On the Move
Laura Burget joined the Weichert, Realtors - Rebhan & Associates sales team.
Frank Fanelli was announced as the second athletic buyer for Rack Room Shoes, a national footwear retailer.
Alan Hoyle was promoted to investment executive at Fifth Third Bank. Candice Mason was promoted to investment support manager, officer.
Andrew McCullough was named partner at the firm of Wishart Norris Henninger & Pittman, P.A.
Jeff Roman joined Little, a national architecture and design firm, as national director of engineering.
Dennis Abbott, president and chief executive officer of Abbott Enterprises Inc., was elected president of Community Associations Institute (CAI), an international, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to building successful homeowners associations, condominium communities and cooperatives.
Charlotte-based A M King Construction was awarded Best Project Renovation/Rehabilitation/Restoration by the Southeast Chapter of the Design-Build Institute of America for its work on the ALDI corporate office building expansion in Batavia, Ill. DBIA is an organization devoted to promoting single-source (design-build) project delivery in the design and construction community.
Lynn Chandler, Jonathan Heyl, Robert Marcus, Larry Sitton and Julianna Theall Earp of Smith Moore Leatherwood were honored as North Carolina Super Lawyers. Bailey King Jr., Heather White and Clinton Wimbish were named Rising Stars.
Ann Clausen, a shareholder and CPA with Daniel, Ratliff and Company, was recently a guest speaker on the topic of nonprofit tax returns at the “Girls on the Run” organization’s national conference in New Orleans.
The Charlotte law firm of Dean & Gibson, PLLC announced the firm’s name change to Dean, Gibson, Hofer & Nance, PLLC. The name change acknowledges the longtime contributions of partners Susan Hofer and Thomas Nance II.
Executive Women of Lake Norman announced the association’s board of directors and officers for fiscal 2013: president, Cristen Morgan, Lake Norman Financial Group; vice president, Kathy Holden, Home Helpers & Direct Link; secretary, Tricia Sisson, the Range of Lake Norman; treasurer, Lisa Squatriglia, Summit Insurance Group Inc.; programs/education, Starr Miller, Starr Miller Design; membership, Diana Howard, LKN Savings and Patricia Rickard, Freedom Group Inc.; past president, Erika Erlenbach, McIntosh Law Firm.
Sally Higgins and Ray Owens of Higgins & Owens were named as 2013 North Carolina Super Lawyers. Owens was also named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in North Carolina, and Higgins was named one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in North Carolina.
George Laughrun II of Goodman, Carr, Laughrun, Levine and Greene was selected for inclusion in the 2013 North Carolina Super Lawyers. Michael Greene, Rob Heroy and Daniel Roberts were chosen as rising stars in the 2013 North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine.
Erin Nixon received the 2013 Realtor of the Year Award at the Albemarle Area Association of Realtors annual awards banquet. Nixon is currently a board member of Albemarle Hopeline, serves on the N.C. Association of Realtors Diversity Committee and on the Albemarle Area Association of Realtors Finance Committee, Professional Standards Committee, Social Committee and Realtors Partners Committee.
Jennifer Pollino, former executive vice president, human resources and communications at Goodrich Corp. in Charlotte, was named to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Board of Directors.
Eric Trosch, a partner in the Charlotte law firm of Conrad, Trosch & Kemmy, was named one of Business North Carolina Magazine’s Legal Elite, lawyers whose peers think they are the best in their fields. Trosch is a board-certified specialist in family law as certified by the N.C. State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.
Womble Carlyle Charlotte-based attorneys Michael Barnhill, Cornelius Coghill III, Jim Cooley, James Daniel, Debbie Harden, Mark Horoschak, Cyrus Johnson Jr., William Matthews Jr., Gary McDermott, Richard Morton, Richard Rainey, William Raper and Raboteau Wilder Jr. were named to the 2013 list of North Carolina Super Lawyers. James Cooney III was named in the Top 100 listing. Meredith McKee and Sarah Stone were named Rising Stars.
‘New Product Idea: From Concept to Commercialization’
Invention expert Louis Foreman gives step-by-step instructions on defining, developing and protecting your new product idea. Cost: $129. Class meets 6-9 p.m. on Mondays through March 4 at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Reference: #SBX 7335, Section 501. Details: www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
‘Low Cost, No Cost Methods to Create an Effective Web Presence’
Learn tips for developing Web presence and effectively marketing your website. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CPCC Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Road, Matthews. Reference Course # SBX 7880, Section 501 Details: www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.
‘Real-World Networking Solutions: NAWBO Monthly Meeting’
NAWBO-Charlotte welcomes Sybil Melton, area director consultant for BNI (Business Network International), for a networking workshop designed to give you real-world solutions. Cost: $30-$40 for members; $40-$50 for nonmembers (includes lunch). Reservations accepted online through 5 p.m. Friday. 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at Byron’s South End, 101 W. Worthington Ave., #110. Registration: www.nawbocharlotte.org.
‘Power Up Challenge Kickoff’
Charlotte Chamber’s SouthWest Chapter Power Up Challenge identifies and cultivates high-potential entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses from the Chamber membership to support the growth and diversification of Charlotte’s economy. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Marriott Executive Park, 5700 Westpark Drive. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
‘Simple Steps for Starting Your Business’
This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying key factors that influence startup success. Startup Basics provides an overview of the skills and tools you need when deciding to start a business. Cost: $25. 1- 4 p.m. at the SCORE Office, 6302 Fairview Road. Details: http://charlotte.score.org/events.
‘Income Taxes: Important Issues for the Small Business Owner’
This course covers what you need to know about reporting and record keeping requirements, payroll taxes, independent contractors, estimated taxes, choice of tax entity and business deductions. Gain helpful ideas on how to minimize your tax liability. Cost: $79. Class meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Reference: #SBX 7450, Section 501. Details: www.cpcc.edu/einstitute.Wednesday
‘Meet & Greet’
Charlotte Chamber speed networking event. 7:30-9 a.m. at Costco, 500 Tyvola Road. Free for Chamber members; $25 for nonmembers (includes continental breakfast). Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
‘Green Works Quarterly Meeting’
Katie Kross, president of the NC Sustainability Center will discuss how the center benefits business owners. Dave Navey of Duke Energy will give a Fleet Initiatives update. 10:30 a.m.-noon at Seventh Street Public Market, 224 E. Seventh St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
‘2013 Economic Forecast’
John Connaughton, director of the Babson Capital/UNC Charlotte Economic Forecast will be the guest speaker at Charlotte Chamber’s Ballantyne Chapter Luncheon. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
‘Charlotte Chamber Young Professional Awards’
The inaugural Charlotte Chamber Young Professional Awards (The YPs) will honor individuals between the ages of 21 and 39 who exemplify excellence in business, leadership and community service. More than 40 nominees have been narrowed down to 15 finalists in four categories. 6-9 p.m. at Extravaganza Depot, 1610 N. Tryon St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
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