2017 Summer Business Meeting

June 21–23, 2017
705 Cherokee Orchard Road, Gatlinburg, TN

Registration closed 6/15/2017

Last updated 6/16/2017


The Kentucky REALTORS® Summer Business Meeting is a great chance to network with colleagues in a relaxed, casual atmosphere while learning more about the current real estate market and what the state association is doing for you. This meeting will be the most fun you'll have all year!

This year the meeting will be held in the middle of the majestic Great Smoky Mountains at the Park Vista Hotel. The Park Vista sits nestled among the mountains overlooking the city lights of Gatlinburg. Enjoy a night out on Wednesday to explore downtown Gatlinburg. On Thursday night, Kentucky REALTORS is holding a cook-out for all attendees (see below).

Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For the cook-out on Thursday night, the $10 fee is waived if you want to help support the Boys and Girls Club by bringing a backpack and school supplies. Use code BGCA to waive the cook-out fee if you plan to attend.


RPAC Trivia Night
Being held after the cook-out, members can team up to participate in a game of trivia. Teams of up to 5 can donate to RPAC ($20 per person/$100 per team) for a chance to show off their knowledge. You can sign up in advance or once you arrive for the meeting so get your team ready.

Gatlinburg Trolley
You can board the trolleys at more than 100 locations throughout the City of Gatlinburg. Anywhere you see the Street Trolley sign, you’re just minutes away from climbing aboard. The Red and Green Routes run to the Park Vista Hotel (click here to learn more). Departures are approximately every 30 minutes. Fare is 50 cents. Exact change required.

Things to Do in Gatlinburg


Park Vista
705 Cherokee Orchard Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Rates: $131/night
Reserve online (use KAR for the Group Code)
Reserve by phone: 800.421.7275
Room cut-off is May 29

The Park Vista hotel is a newly renovated Doubletree brand hotel featuring 300 accommodating guestrooms and suites. At The Park Vista, it is our nature to provide spacious guestrooms, each with a private balcony and stunning views of the Great Smoky Mountains. You will fall in love with the sunrise, city lights and the mysterious "Blue Smoke" indigenous to our mountains.

Take a stroll through the beautifully landscaped gardens surrounding the hotel or relax in an Adirondack chair while enjoying the serenity of a Smoky Mountain sunset, with the Gatlinburg city lights illuminating the Smoky Mountain valley below. The Park Vista hotel provides guests with a warm and welcoming mountain experience surrounded by limitless recreational activities and breathtaking scenery.

In an effort to preserve the beautiful Smoky Mountains, The Park Vista DoubleTree has several programs and "green" initiatives in place.  These initiatives include: Low voltage, energy efficient lighting; ongoing maintenance programs focused on weather-proofing all outdoor entrances, minimizing electrical and gas consumption where ever possible; locally purchasing fruits and vegetables as well as other supplies when available; offering guests the option to forgo daily bed sheet changes during an extended stay; and a committee of team members who meet monthly focusing on the hotel's Energy Consumption and ways to improve and reduce their carbon footprint.

About the hotel:

  • Located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee nearby Pigeon Forge
  • On the Gatlinburg Trolley Route, minutes from downtown restaurants and attractions
  • 300 newly renovated guestrooms and suites
  • Multi-level indoor pool/mini-waterpark and whirlpool
  • Circular high-rise design overlooking the Smoky Mountains
  • Two restaurants featuring indoor and outdoor dining
  • Over 25,000 square feet of meeting and conference space
  • Graciously accommodates families and groups

Print-Friendly Schedule


We make every effort to provide an accurate schedule as early as possible, but changes happen. The meeting schedule is always subject to change. Please check back often to make sure you have the latest meeting schedule.

Tuesday June 20
12:00–4:00 pmBoard of Directors Retreat (Board Members Only) - Mountain View B

Lunch at noon.  Welcome & start of meeting at 12:30pm by President Mike Becker

5:00–7:00 pmLeadership Team Meeting - Garden View B
Wednesday June 21
8:00 am–4:00 pmKy REALTORS Meeting Registration - Lower Lobby
9:00–9:30 amKentucky REALTORS - What You Need To Know - Tennessee Ballroom 3 & 4

Kentucky REALTORS & KRI Branding

9:30–11:30 amConvention Committee - Tennessee Ballroom 3 & 4
10:00–11:00 amProfessional Standards Committee - Garden View A
11:30 am–12:00 pmMember Services Committee - Tennessee Ballroom 3 & 4
1:00–2:00 pmStrategic Planning Committee - Garden View A
2:00–3:00 pmLeadershipKAR Alumni Networking - Garden View C & D
2:00–2:30 pmAudit Committee - Garden View B
3:00–4:00 pmRPAC Trustees - Garden View A
4:00–4:30 pmREALTOR of the Year Committee - Garden View B

Closed Meeting

4:30–10:00 pmExplore Gatlinburg

Open evening - attendees are free to explore Gatlinburg, shop, eat and have fun. Gatlinburg trolleys run from Park Vista to downtown every 30 minutes. Cost is .50 each way (must have exact change). Learn more about the trolleys here. The red and green lines run to the hotel.

Thursday June 22
8:00 am–4:00 pmKY REALTORS Meeting Registration- Lower Lobby
8:00–8:30 amDSA (Closed Meeting) - Garden View B
8:30–10:00 amBOD/Delegate Body/Regional Representation - Garden View E

 New Task Force

8:30–10:00 amPersonnel & Committee Structure - Garden View C

New Task Force

10:00–11:00 amEconomic & Local Issues Committee - Tennessee Ballroom 3 & 4
11:00 am–12:00 pmGovernment Affairs Committee - Tennessee Ballroom 3 & 4
11:30 am–12:30 pmCRS Lunch Meeting - Meet in the Restaurant
12:00–2:00 pmAssociation Executives Luncheon Meeting - Garden View A
12:00–1:00 pmPast President's Luncheon Meeting - Garden View B
1:00–2:30 pmBylaws, Policies & Procedures - Garden View E

New Task Force

1:00–2:00 pmBuilding Committee - Garden View D
2:00–3:00 pmInvestment Committee - Mountain View A
2:00–3:00 pmLeadershipKAR Class - Past President Discussion - Garden View A
2:30–4:00 pmBylaws, Policies & Procedures - Garden View D
2:30–3:30 pmMeetings Committee - Tennessee Ballroom - 3 & 4
3:30–4:30 pmFinance Committee - Mountain View A
4:30–5:30 pmRegion Caucuses

Region 1: Garden View A

Region 2: Garden View C

Region 3: Garden View E

Region 4: Garden View D

Region 5: Garden View B

Region 6: Mountain View A

6:00–7:00 pmKentucky REALTORS COOKOUT

REALTORS Cookout to support  the Boys & Girls Club.  

Admission is $10.00 or a donation of school supplies to the Boys & Girls Club.   Some supplies needed are:  Backpacks, Notebooks, Pocket Folders, Lunch Boxes,  Crayons, Glue Sticks, Markers, Index Cards, Pens, Pencils, Scissors, etc.

Use the coupon code "BGCA" if you will be bringing supplies to remove the cookout registration fee.

If you register for this event and don't attend you will be billed the $10.00 fee.

7:00–9:00 pmRPAC Event
Friday June 23
8:00–8:30 amKAR Meeting Registration - Lower Lobby
8:15 am–12:00 pmBoard of Director's Meeting - Tennessee Ballroom 3 & 4

Guest Shelly Saffran, KREC Administrative Coordinator, will give a report.

Delegate Body Meeting (immediately following Board of Directors)

Registration Fees

General Registration
Standard Registration Fee
Standard Registration Fee

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your registration in whole or in part online. Depending on the date you cancel, you may not receive a full refund and/or may incur a cancellation fee. See the table below for details.

Cancel On or BeforeRefundCancellation Fee
Cancellations are NOT allowed after 6/3/2016

Exceptions to this policy due to extenuating circumstances may be made at the discretion of the Chief Executive Officer. Please contact us if you need to cancel because of a special situation.