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Presley tickles Pink at party

Mortgage network Pink rewarded its top achieving appointed representatives for their performance over the past year with a trip to Las Vegas that included a helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon for a champagne brunch, enjoying Vegas by night from the lofty heights of the VooDoo Lounge, and dinner at GiGi’s – one of the finest restaurants in Caesars Palace.

Their final evening was rounded off with a show starring Tom Jones. The highlight of the trip, however, was a Sunday morning briefing. This gave the sponsors (BM Solutions, edeus, Mortgage Express and The Mortgage Works) the opportunity to brief them on market trends and the benefits of doing business with them which, some might have thought, was self-evident anyway.

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