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Career almanac

Pam Boileau joined Charlotte-based Ivester Jackson/Christie's International as a broker/Realtor.

Cheryl Brownd was promoted to senior program officer for The Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation.

Marc Cochran was named regional manager in the new Charlotte branch of Hire Dynamics, an Atlanta-based staffing provider.

Brian George was named chief executive officer of Hickory-based Alex Lee Inc., a full-service, wholesale distributor to supermarkets. He will continue to serve as the company’s president and succeeds Boyd George, who will remain chairman of the board.

Paul Getten was hired as Southeast region sales manager for Motion Controls Robotics Inc., a provider of fully integrated material-handling robotic systems.

Eric Habschied is the new director of sales at Embassy Suites Golf Resort & Spa in Concord.

Cory Krasel was hired as a wrap designer by Tier 1 Graphics. The Cornelius design firm recently merged with Image Signs, located in a 5,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Mooresville.

Jonathan Lindner joined Cygnus Asset Management LLC as a portfolio administrator.

John Mixson was promoted to vice president of sales and marketing for National Gypsum, a manufacturer and supplier of building products. He succeeds Craig Weisbruch, who retired after 39 years of service.

Libby Portis was promoted to senior art director by Eric Mower + Associates, an integrated marketing communications agency.

Mary-Alice Warren joined Bissell as digital communications specialist.

Notable Items

Kary Church Watson, of Church Watson Law, was named to the 2014 North Carolina Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers. This is the sixth-consecutive year that she has earned this honor.

Fred DeVore III, William Acton Jr. and Troy Stafford of the civil litigation firm, DeVore, Acton & Stafford P.A., were named as 2014 North Carolina Super Lawyers.

Moore & Van Allen’s intellectual property practice was recognized as one of six recommended North Carolina trademark practices in the fourth edition of World Trademark Review 1000. Research Triangle Managing Member and trademark team leader Arlene Hanks was featured as one of nine leading North Carolina trademark practitioners. The firm’s intellectual property team in Charlotte is led by member Dick Lupo.

Jill Philmon, general manager and chief operating officer of Ballantyne Country Club in Charlotte, was installed as secretarytreasurer of the Club Managers Association of America Board of Directors.

Roger Layman Architecture earned national distinction as a Merit Award winner in Veterinary Economics’ 2014 hospital design competition. The Davidson-based firm designed Rowan Animal Clinic and was one of 12 animal health facilities selected for the design award. RLA worked with consultants Fitzpatrick Engineering of Cornelius and Griffith Engineering of Charlotte. The general contractor was GL Wilson from Statesville.

This week

Monday

QuickBooks Level 2:

This second-level course will help expand your QuickBooks knowledge. Delve into advanced features such as forms creation, report and graph generation, job costing, inventory, payroll and troubleshooting. Cost: $169. 8-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, through March 10, at CPCC Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Road, Matthews. Register: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/sbc/temporary-spring-brochure.

Secrets to Success - Tips from Business Leaders:

Hear from a panel of area entrepreneurs about their success stories and challenges, as well as tools and resources to grow your business at the Charlotte Chamber’s SouthPark chapter luncheon. Dan Roselli, co-founder of Packard Place, will moderate a discussion with the 2013 Power Up Challenge winner Justin Gaither of eCampus, Robert Norris of WNHP Law Firm and Lucia Zapata Griffith of METRO Landmarks. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Maggiano's Little Italy, 4400 Sharon Road. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.

Wednesday

Perspectives in Leadership -Young Professionals Edition:

Join the Charlotte Chamber Metro Chapter for a Perspectives in Leadership session, featuring a panel of 2014 Charlotte Chamber Young Professional Award winners. The Perspectives in Leadership series provides insight from Charlotte leaders on leadership lessons, diversity and inclusion, career path development and other personal coaching tips for being successful in today’s business climate. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.

Thursday

Legislative Agenda Task Force:

The task force will meet to set the Charlotte Chamber’s legislative agenda. The list dictates issues the chamber will advocate for on behalf of the Charlotte business community. 7:45-9:15 a.m. at Charlotte Chamber — Belk Action Center, 330 S. Tryon St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.

What’s New With Electrolux:

Hear from Jack Truong, president and CEO of Electrolux Major Appliances North America and executive vice president of AB Electrolux, on the company’s recent expansion, continued job growth and overall economic impact to the area at Charlotte Chamber’s University City chapter luncheon. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hilton Charlotte University Place, 8629 J.M. Keynes Drive. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.

Business After Hours:

Join Charlotte Chamber for business-to-business networking in a relaxed atmosphere. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Springhill Suites Ballantyne, 12325 Johnston Road. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.

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