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Wesner and his wife, Keitha, pause to enjoy the occasion. Family, friends and co-workers gathered at Club Soda.

Surprise! Party marks 50 years in realty biz

Photos by Samuel Hoffman | The Journal Gazette
Realty broker Stephen J. Wesner, right, receives a plaque from David Dumas of BND Commercial. Wesner was honored Monday for 50 years of real estate service.

Civic and community members turned out Monday to recognize a half-century of real estate service.

Stephen J. Wesner, a senior broker with BND Commercial, was guest of honor during an afternoon surprise celebration in his honor at Club Soda in Fort Wayne. The event included a proclamation by Mayor Tom Henry who dubbed the occasion “Stephen J. Wesner Day.”

The decree lauded the real estate agent as a “highly-respected broker providing exemplary service to the community and his clients through his work … ”

According to the firm’s website, Wesner joined BND Commercial, 1021 S. Calhoun St., as part of the Goldstine Knapke acquisition in August 2010. He began his career in commercial real estate in 1962.

Wesner graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business from Indiana University. Besides involvement in multiple professional organizations, he is board president for the Robert Goldstine Foundation, which provides funding for economic development, the arts, civic projects and human services.

– Paul Wyche, The Journal Gazette

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