On the Move
Peggy Antal was hired as registered nurse by Home Instead Senior Care. Bryan Edwards joined as community service representative. Jessica Quinlan joined as operations manager, and Lindsay Tice joined as client care coordinator.
Moore & Van Allen has elected the following attorneys as firm members: Evan Bass, John Gilson, Joshua Lanning, Renee Miller, Nicholas Naum, Charles Rayburn III and Emily Reynolds.
Rashad Blossom was named partner at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.
Sara Collins joined the staff of Charlotte Works as communications manager.
Cheryl Corallo joined Textum Weaving, Inc. as director of sales.
Charlotte attorneys Shane Gunter and Chad Thorson were promoted to the partnership at the Charlotte office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP.
Michael Juby Jr. and James Lesnett Jr. joined the partnership at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP’s Charlotte office.
Mark Kinghorn and Bart Walker joined the partnership in McGuireWoods LLP’s Charlotte office.
Richard Lafferty and Mike Slipsky were elected partners at Poyner Spruill LLP.
Stephen Loskota is the new civil engineering department manager for S&ME’s Charlotte office.
Ted Pearce joined Nexsen Pruet as special counsel in its Charlotte office.
Charlie Ripple joined Cassidy Turley’s industrial team as senior associate.
Ken Swayze joined Elliott Davis, PLLC, an accounting, tax and consulting services firm, as information technology audit manager in Charlotte.
Kim Weihs was appointed general manager at Ballantyne Business Center.
Charlotte attorney Ryan Beaver of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP was appointed to the Carolinas Associated General Contractors (CAGC) Board of Directors for 2013. Beaver, an associate in the firm’s Construction and Litigation practice groups, will serve as vice chair of the board’s Supplier/Service Advisory Council.
The business assets of Bennett Hall Co., a Charlotte-based staffing firm, were acquired by the national recruitment process outsourcing firm Source2 of Winter Park, Fla. Cliff Edahl, who served as Bennett Hall’s president and chief executive officer, was named executive vice president of business development in the Carolinas, representing Source2.
Derek Farley Public Relations of Charlotte was named the Special Achievement Category Winner for “Most Creative” Communications Campaign of 2012, a national award given to one entry worldwide in the Magellan Awards, sponsored by the League of American Communications Professionals.
HF Financial, a general agency of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., announced that financial planning team members earned additional professional certifications and registrations: Aaron Biller passed the Long-Term Care Insurance exam; Lee Bowman passed the FINRA Series 66 exam; Andrea Hardy and Steve Petrone passed the FINRA Series 65 exam; and Kasper Mingo passed the FINRA Series 7 Exam.
Douglas Jarrell of Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.’s Charlotte office was installed as president of the Mecklenburg Bar Foundation (MBF) and will serve a one-year term.
Judy Simmons of Keller Williams Realty will serve as the 2013 president-elect of the Central Carolina Association of Realtors.
‘Business Start Up’
Get step-by-step instructions on how to start a small business and increase the odds of success. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Room 4213, 400 Building, North Campus, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd., Salisbury. Details: www.rccc.edu/sbc/courses-and-seminars.
‘Business Plan Basics’
Get a general overview and basic understanding of the components of a typical business plan. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Reference # SBX 7805, Section 501. Details: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
‘Perspectives In Leadership’
Join the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce for the “actor’s studio” style Perspectives in Leadership event, featuring Mayor Anthony Foxx. 8-10 a.m. at Charlotte Chamber Belk Action Center, 220 S. Tryon St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
‘Getting to the Core of Business: Strategic Development Program’
Efficio’s Getting to the CORE of Business Strategic Development Program is a systematic process that teaches how to integrate, implement and execute a focused growth strategy. Designed for entrepreneurs who want to expand an existing business and need the skills to make it grow. Cost: $595; partial scholarships may be available. 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 16-May 1 at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Reference #SBX 7353-01. Details: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
‘Funding Your Business’
Review the various forms of equity and debt financing including conventional bank loans, SBA guaranteed loans, private loans, venture capital, factored receivables, credit cards and supplier trade credit. Free. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Beatties Ford Road Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road. Reference #SBX 7529, Section 501. Details: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
‘ABC’s of Starting a Small Business’
Discuss aspects of small business management, including licensing (federal, state, and local), as well as how to start a business. Free. 6:30-9 p.m. at Gaston College, room KCC114B, Kimbrell Campus, 7220 Wilkinson Blvd., Belmont. Details: 704-922-6447; http://startabiz.gaston.edu.
‘Social Media Lab for Small Business Owners: All About LinkedIn’
Presenter Holly Czuba will show how to use LinkedIn for your business. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Room 9206, Cabarrus Business & Technology Center, 1531 Trinity Church Road, Concord. Details: www.rccc.edu/sbc/courses-and-seminars.
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