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2017 Best In The Business Nomination Form

The Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association is proud to sponsor this signature event and invite you to join us by nominating one of your best and brightest employees and/or colleagues. The evening will recognize and honor the ‘Best in the Mortgage Business’ who have achieved exceptional levels of business achievement.

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Send completed nomination form to: Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association, 111 W. Washington Street, #1311, Chicago, IL 60602 312.236.6208
Fax 312.236.7117 Email: or complete online at

IMBA Best in the Business Award Nomination Instructions:


Best in the Business Award Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Be employed with a member Company of the IMBA and have at least 2 years of experience in the business
  • Demonstrate excellence, outstanding performance and achievement in the mortgage business


Include any additional information you feel is important for consideration of your nominee. Please note individuals cannot nominate themselves. Provide specific examples of how the nominee has demonstrated excellence, outstanding performance and initiative in their position. Resumes may be included, but must be in addition to the completed nomination form. Other supporting documentation may include awards, honors received, publications or articles supporting the nominee’s service to his/her profession, industry or community.

Some items to consider when nominating an individual:

Residential Loan Originator Awards:

  • Production (Units and Volume)
  • Purchase and Refinance %
  • Conventional and Government %
  • Team vs. Individual Production
  • Affordable Lending/LMI lending
  • Pull-through ratio (Application to Funding)
  • Community Involvement (organizations, volunteer work, etc.)

Residential Loan Operations Award:

  • Number of loans processed/underwritten/closed
  • Pull-through ratio
  • Turnaround time
  • Community Involvement (organizations, volunteer work, etc.)

Industry Service Providers Awards:

  • Outstanding service and performance in his/her position at the company
  • Mortgage/housing industry involvement (industry associations, boards, etc.)
  • Community Involvement (organizations, volunteer work, etc.)


The Best in the Business Awards Committee, consisting of a diverse group of directors from the IMBA Board, will screen all nominations and may contact nominators and nominees for additional information. The committee is exempt from being nominated. The committee will then select the winners. Winners will be announced at the event on October 5, 2017.

BEST IN THE BUSINESS Award Winners will be announced and celebrated:

Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Event: Best in the Business Awards Reception/Dinner
Location: Hyatt Lodge, 2815 Jorie Blvd., Prairie Ballroom, Oak Brook, IL

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