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Career Almanac 07.27.13

On the Move

David Beaver III was appointed chief financial officer of Uwharrie Capital Corp.

Christopher Belcher was named practice administrator at Providence Eye & Laser Specialists.

Andy Bryant was named vice president of business development at Mumy Financial Advisors, LLC in Hickory.

Attorney Bob Donlon will lead Horack Talley’s new corporate practice group.

Sean Fenerty was appointed district sales manager for Sandmeyer Steel Company’s Southeast Territory, following the retirement of William Laverty Jr.

Frank Hamrick of Rock Hill joined Capitol Financial Solutions, a financial services firm in Charlotte, as a registered representative.

Brian Holofchak was named a partner at Kirk Palmer & Thigpen, P.A.

Brian Jones was appointed interim dean of the college of arts and letters at Johnson C. Smith University. He replaces Joseph Turner, who retired in May. Kelli Rainey was appointed dean of academic support services.

Stafford Kelly was named vice president and commercial banker in Charlotte for NewBridge Bank.

Peter Leo was appointed artistic director of Carolina Voices.

Jack Nelson was promoted to Mooresville city executive at Bank of North Carolina and will be responsible for managing the Lake Norman region while continuing the Bank’s deposit and loan growth efforts.

Dave Rettell was promoted to the east region landfill manager for Advanced Disposal, an integrated environmental services company.

Notable Items

The Charlotte Writers’ Club, which creates a supportive writing environment within the greater Charlotte area, announced a new board: President, Gina Howard; vice president, Matthew Calloway; secretary, Alica Laurido; treasurer, Chuck Lindblom; programming chairs, Bridgett Langson and Gary Powell; contest chairs are Eddie Bell, Helen Kimbrough and Blair Peery; membership chairs, Mary Deery and Gary Martin; newsletter editor, Rebecca Vincent; webmaster, Erin Ryan; CWC-North liaison, Tasha Steimer; meeting coordinator, Charles Israel; critique groups coordinators, Sandra Niedzialek and Lorraine Fico-White; publicity chair, Ronald Berry.

DLS Retreading, a provider of truck tire retreading services, opened a new manufacturing, warehousing, sales and service facility at 9057 Northfield Drive in Lancaster County. The $2.5 million investment is expected to generate 53 new jobs over the next four years. The company is a licensee of Continental Tire the Americas LLC’s ContiTread retreads for truck tires. In addition, the company will also offer new Continental and General brand truck tires as well as mobile truck tire service.

Theresa Evans of Carolina One Real Estate Services has earned the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation, placing her among 2,000 elite real estate professionals worldwide. The designation was awarded by the National Association of Realtors for completing coursework in international real estate practices and demonstrating proficiency in international business. Evans will be formally recognized at the organization’s Realtors Conference & Expo in November.

Amanda Groves, a Winston & Strawn LLP partner, was appointed to the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Mecklenberg County Bar. She was also elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Legal Services of Southern Piedmont.

Geoff Kemble, a certified financial planner with Matthew’s Prudential North Carolina office, was named a member of the Prudential Agency Distribution President’s Council. The program recognizes the achievement of top-performing financial professionals. Kemble, of Charlotte, owns Kemble Financial, a privately operated business.

Moore & Van Allen PLLC was named one of North Carolina’s leading intellectual property firms in Managing Intellectual Property’s inaugural edition of IP Stars, a legal directory that provides state-by-state analysis of the nation’s IP market. The firm’s Intellectual Property practice received a Tier 1 “Highly Recommended” ranking. Additionally, member and IP team leader Dickson Lupo, member and trademark team leader Arlene Hanks, member Charles Moore and member Henry Ward were recognized as “IP Stars.”

Phanteams by Phantom Consulting, which develops mobile apps, software and IT staffing for companies and non-profits, has spun off from its parent company, Direct Response Concepts. The company is headquartered in Charlotte and has offices in Hong Kong; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Mumbai, India; and Lahore, Pakistan.

Supreme Lending, a Dallas-based national mortgage lender, was named a Scotsman Guide 2012 Top Mortgage Lender. The company, which was ranked No. 29 in overall volume and No. 22 in retail volume, maintains a mortgage origination office in Carmel Executive Park in Charlotte.

Tracy Vann, an attorney with Nexsen Pruet, is the recipient of the President’s Award from the South Carolina Bar. The award is given annually to individuals of the S.C. Bar based upon dedication to outstanding service and leadership in the legal profession. Vann was also elected chair of the construction law section for the S.C. Bar.

This week

Tuesday

‘Business and Social Media’

SCORE and Constant Contact will present a workshop with Anissa Starnes, designed to give small businesses and nonprofit organizations simple ideas for growing their organizations using email marketing and social media. Free. 2-5 p.m. at Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park, 5700 Westpark Drive. Register: www.charlotte.score.org.

‘Employee Motivation and Morale Seminar’

Boatsman Gillmore Wagner PLLC will host a seminar with Doug McVadon of Doerre Underwood, who will discuss the principles behind employee motivation. 5:30 p.m. at 222 S. Church St. Details: Rachel Templin, 704-552-0553.

‘LACCC Seminar- Managing and Growing Your Business Financially’

The Latin America Chamber of Commerce will present a seminar on “Managing and Growing Your Business Financially” with Veronica Calderon. Free. 6:30- 8:30 p.m. at Wells Fargo South Park Location, 4525 Sharon Road. Register: www.lacccharlotte.com.

Wednesday

‘Business Before Hours’

Matthews Chamber will host a networking event with coffee and treats at Matthews’ newest gift shop. Free. 7:30-8:30 a.m. at The White Stag, LLC, 100 W. John St., Suite E, Matthews. Register: www.matthewschamber.org.

Thursday

‘Ballantyne Chapter Power Up Luncheon’

Be a part of the next great thing by participating in Charlotte Chamber’s Ballantyne Chapter Power Up Challenge. Competing for a cash prize and package of in-kind services, local entrepreneurs and small business owners will present how their businesses can support the growth of Charlotte’s economy through innovation and entrepreneurial skills. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.

Friday

‘Manufacturers Council Quarterly Meeting’

Join Charlotte Chamber for an opportunity to network with manufacturers in the region, listen to a guest panel of local manufacturing leaders and catch a sneak preview of a manufacturing documentary, “American Made Movie.” 9:30 a.m.-noon at Ayrsley Grand Cinemas 14, 9110 Kings Parade Blvd. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.

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