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Career Almanac

On the move

Mike Adams joined Red Moon Marketing as account director. Foster Whitney joined as account executive.

Brooke Clay was hired as social media manager in the digital department at Luquire George Andrews.

Bobby Hinson has joined Kirk Palmer & Thigpen as a partner.

Catherine Hoffmann, Herman Little and Mark Simmons Jr. are new attorneys with the Mecklenburg County Public Defender’s Office.

Kristen Johnson was hired as executive producer of WUTV at Wingate University.

Kimberly Kaiser accepted the position of catering manager at K&W Cafeterias Inc.

Frances Kammeraad, Jordan Temple and Wendy Wright joined Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP.

Paula Kastanek joined The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge as sales manager.

Rodney Porter joined Site Solutions, a Charlotte-based landscape architecture and civil engineering firm, as a project landscape architect.

Notable Items

Allen Tate Realtors Keisha Alston, Rosalind Amir, Nichell Collier, Joel Drach, Leslie Giddens, Deborah Hudson, Mark Hutchins, Casey Lawrence, Ray Mares, Lindsey McIntosh, Lori McIntyre, Jessica McVey, Catherine Montsinger, Roger Phillips, Betty Pittman, David Protze, Ashley Sieck, Linda Soldo, Tom Tindal, Tara Trow, Kristin Wing and Rieca Yao have graduated from the company’s Winner’s Edge training in the Charlotte region.

Averitt Express, a provider of freight transportation and supply chain management, honored associates Rodney Gillespie, Sean Nelson and Phil Stroud for 20 years of service. They are now among more than 750 Averitt associates who have served 20 or more years with the company.

Coroplast Tape Corp., a maker of adhesive and insulating tapes used in the auto industry, is planning to locate its first U.S. production plant in Rock Hill. The $12 million investment is expected to generate 150 jobs. Coroplast, which has headquarters in Germany, will set up its manufacturing facility in the York County Spec Building, 1230 Galleria Blvd., and will start operations in the second quarter of 2014.

Cushman & Wakefield Thalhimer represented Selective Insurance Company of America in its lease renewal and expansion of 26,383 square feet of office space in Toringdon VIII at 3426 Toringdon Way in Charlotte. Brian Brtalik and Dan Woodley handled the lease negotiations.

Nicholas Deneault, financial adviser at Waddell & Reed in Charlotte, was authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards to use the Certified Financial Planner and CFP certification marks in accordance with CFP Board certification and renewal requirements.

Dolf Dunn at Dolf Dunn Wealth Management LLC received the Women’s Choice Award for Financial Advisors from WomenCertified Inc. The Women’s Choice Award is a recognition program for those who are committed to the women’s market and serving female clients.

Primary Integration Solutions Inc., a mission critical commissioning firm with headquarters in Charlotte, was named a Certified Commissioning Firm by the Building Commissioning Association.

Weichert, Realtors-Rebhan & Associates announced the company’s 2013 third-quarter sales leaders. By rank, they are Carrie Brighton, Tommy Williams, Bill Allen, Flint Foley and Peter Breeyear.

This week

Monday

‘MicroMasters in Entrepreneurship’

This intensive certificate program is designed to train and condition entrepreneurs to develop a framework for business success. Cost: $369. Class meets 8 a.m.-noon Mondays through Oct. 25, at CPCC Main Campus, Charlottetowne Avenue. Reference: #SBX7487-Section 02. Register: 704-330-6775; www.cpcc.edu/sbc.

‘MED Week: Recognizing the Big Business of Small Business’

Workshop topics include marketing, bonding/finance, construction/contract law and MWSBE Certification. Free. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Central Piedmont Community College - Central Campus, 1201 Elizabeth Ave. Details: http://bit.ly/GNI8TM

Tuesday

‘Business Proposal Writing’

Learn the five keys to a business proposal and how to write from the customer’s point of view. Free. 8-10 a.m. at CPCC Central Campus, Charlottetowne Avenue. Register: 704-330-6775: www.cpcc.edu/sbc

‘East Chapter Power Up Luncheon’

Competing for a cash prize and package of in-kind services at the Charlotte Chamber’s East Chapter Power Up Challenge, 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 SMS Catering Services, 1764 Norland Road. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.

‘Open Enrollment has Begun. … Now What?’

Heather Haebler, an independent insurance agent, will present a seminar on the Affordable Health Care Act. Free. 1-2 p.m. at Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org.

Wednesday

‘NAWBO South Breakfast Meeting’

NAWBO South is an expansion group of NAWBO Charlotte, which meets bimonthly to provide business education and networking for members and nonmembers who live or work primarily in the South Charlotte area. Jon Szymanski of ClickCom will discuss how to make your website work for you. $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. 8-9:30 a.m. at Carolina Premier Bank, 13024 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Harris Building, second floor. Register: http://conta.cc/GDq52J

‘Meet The Candidates’

The Latin American Chamber of Commerce will host a meet-the-candidates lunch. Register by 5 p.m. Monday. $20 members; $35 nonmembers. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at The Mint Museum Uptown, fifth floor, 500 S. Tryon St. Register: 704-343-2525; www.lacccharlotte.com.

‘Charlotte Chamber Young Professionals Mixer’

Network with some of Charlotte’s top young professionals at the Charlotte Chamber Young Professionals Mixer, open to 21- to 39-year-old professionals. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Howl at the Moon, 210 E. Trade St., No. 308. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.

Thursday

‘Candidates Reception at the Charlotte Chamber’

Meet candidates for local elected offices, including mayors for municipalities in Mecklenburg County, Charlotte City Council seats, town council seats and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools district seats. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Charlotte Chamber - Belk Action Center, 330 S. Tryon St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.

‘How Mediation Works’

Diversified Consulting will present an interactive discussion on the origins of mediation and steps to resolving conflict. 6 p.m. at The U Center, 517 Alcove Road, Suite 202, Mooresville. Register: 704-660-5510; www.theucenteronline.com.

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