On the Move
Jim Bechtold, Ronnie Giberson and Caroline Lamm joined Supreme Lending as senior loan officers.
Nancy Beatty was named athletic director at Providence Day School. Gordon Bynum was named upper school dean of students. C.D. Cater was named middle school athletic director. Derrick Willard was named assistant head of school for academic affairs. They will begin their new roles on July 1.
Rick Belden has taken the position of vice president of business development for Total Nutrition Technology, a Charlotte-based company specializing in helping people lose weight, manage their health and enhance their sports performance.
Rick Dorman was hired as western regional sales manager for the fabrication division of Murata Machinery.
Sarah Helms was hired as senior account executive in the client services department for Luquire George Andrews, the advertising and public relations agency.
Josh Ridgeway was promoted to director of managed service programs delivery for Kavaliro, a national staffing services agency.
Maureen Weidele was named branch leader of Allen Tate Co.’s Monroe office.
Geoff Blount, head of the baking and pastry arts program at CPCC, was named the “Pastry Chef of the Year” at the regional level by the American Culinary Federation (ACF). Blount will travel to Las Vegas to participate in the ACF National Convention in July.
Denise Chavanne, a Weichert, Realtors - Rebhan & Associates broker/Realtor, earned the Quality Service Certified Platinum award for the fifth year in a row.
Ingersoll Rand won the 2012 Plant Engineering Product of the Year Award. The Ingersoll Rand R-Series Contact-Cooled Rotary Screw Air Compressor claimed the grand award by receiving the most overall votes from Plant Engineering readers. The Ingersoll Rand Heat of Compression (HOC) dryer also earned a gold award in the compressed air category.
The Targeted Group, a social business technology firm, will be rebranded and change its name to rFactrTM to more closely align with the focus of generating tangible returns, revenue and results for enterprise companies through social business.
‘Technology and Small Business’
This seminar will present an overview of hardware, software and Web options that can help connect to your consumers. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CPCC Main Campus, Charlottetowne Avenue. Reference: # SBX 8055, Section 501. Details: www.cpcc.edu/eintitute.
‘Business Before Hours – Concord’
Join the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce for networking, a light breakfast and door prizes. Free, registration requested. 7:30-9 a.m. at BB&T, 9685 Harris Road, Concord. Details: www.cabarruschamber.org.
‘Carolina Franchise Forum’
Hear about the variety of franchised businesses that are expanding into North Carolina and why franchise ownership is appealing. Free, registration required. 2-5 p.m. at Raintree Country Club, 8600 Raintree Lane. Register: www.frannetseminar.com.
‘Choosing Your Legal Structure’
Know the right questions to ask when choosing a legal structure and understand the benefits and disadvantages of each. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CPCC Main Campus, Charlottetowne Avenue. Reference: #SBX 7812, Section 502. Details: www.cpcc.edu/eintitute.
‘The Dynamic Duo - MWBE Connect Event’
Join Wil Brooks of State Farm Insurance and Linda Lockman-Brooks of Lockman-Brooks Marketing Services LLC for a dialogue focused on the value of being a member of the Charlotte Chamber. 8-10 a.m. at Charlotte Chamber - Belk Action Center, 330 S. Tryon St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
‘Go Forth & Export’
Discover new markets for your product or service by learning from local successful exporters along with federal, state and private-sector export service providers. Free. 8:30-10 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month, location varies. Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 E. Fourth St. Details: 704-333-4886, ext. 229.
‘How The Affordable Care Act (ACA) Will Impact Small Business’
Panel discussion at Charlotte Chamber’s Metro Chapter Luncheon. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
‘Avoid Succession and Exit Planning Mistakes’
Boatsman Gillmore Wagner will hold a seminar on anticipating issues and avoiding succession planning mistakes. 5:30-7 p.m. at Packard Place, 222 S. Church St. Details: 704-552-0553, www.boatsmangillmorewagner.com
‘Small Business Solution Series’
Join the Charlotte Mecklenburg Black Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce for the Small Business Solution Series. Cost: $15 (includes lunch). 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. at Wells Fargo CIC Community Room, 1525 W. WT Harris Blvd. Details: 704-378-1370; www.cmbcc.org.
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