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Career Almanac

On the Move

Michael Andersen and Stuart Jones Jr. joined the real estate practice in Troutman Sanders LLP’s new Charlotte office as associates. Stephanie Greer Fulcher and Jonathan Goldberg joined as partners. Senior associate Thomas Rivers will also join the firm.

William Andrews joined the Charlotte-based real estate investment and development firm, Proffitt Dixon Partners, as partner.

Realtors Lynn Burnett, Dave DeSilva and Lisa Satterfield joined Keller Williams Realty and will be opening a new office in the southeast Charlotte/Matthews area.

Mark Hutchins and John McEntyre joined the real estate sales team at Showcase Realty as agents.

Broker associates Robert Lauer and Frances McKinnon joined the sales team of Weichert, Realtors – Rebhan & Associates in Charlotte.

Amanda Owensby is the new executive assistant at Lyerly Agency, a business-to-women communications firm based in Belmont.

Danielle Zawislak was hired as senior project manager for Eric Mower + Associates in Charlotte.

Notable Items

The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge was named to the 2014 Starwood Preferred Guest Member Favorite Hotels & Resorts list. The Ballantyne was one of 67 of Starwood’s nearly 1,200 hotels and resorts selected as “Best of the Best” of Starwood Hotels & Resorts from around the world. The hotel was recognized in two categories – Top 10 USA Resorts and Best Golf Getaways.

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP’s Charlotte office and its attorneys received recognition from the referral directory Chambers USA. The 2014 edition lists attorneys Cybil Abrao, Robert Cox Jr., Patricia Gordon and Jolie Tenholder as leaders in their practice areas. The Chambers USA guide also recognized Bradley Arant Boult Cummings as one of the top firms in North Carolina for Banking & Finance.

Patty Delgado of Hickory, a solutions consultant at The Vestige Group, was named the 2014-2015 national president of the Professional Construction Estimators Association of America.

Patrick Kelly, Daniel Merlin, John Morrice, Wanda Townsend and Constance Young of Johnston Allison & Hord, P.A. were selected as leaders in their respective fields by Chambers USA. The firm’s corporate and financial services practice groups were also ranked by Chambers USA in the state of North Carolina.

McGuireWoods’ 2014 Chambers USA rankings, included recognition of Charlotte attorneys Kenneth Bell, Jonathan Buchan, Boyd Campbell Jr., Larry Dagenhart, Douglas Ey Jr., Benne Hutson, Trevor Johnston, Bradley Kutrow, Lynwood Mallard, Robert Pryor, Robert Simmons, Bruce Steen, Scott Vaughn and David Whelpley Jr. as leaders in their respective fields. The firm also received statewide rankings for banking & finance, bankruptcy/restructuring, corporate/M&A, environment, litigation: general commercial, and real estate.

Anne Pfeiffer, executive director of Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center, was awarded the 2014 Liberty Bell Award.

This week

Monday

How to Do Business with Mecklenburg County:

Business opportunities with Mecklenburg County include purchasing opportunities, construction projects, professional services and procurement programs. Find out how to become a registered Minority, Woman and/or Small Business Enterprise vendor, and how to prepare to take advantage of the numerous business opportunities with Mecklenburg County. Free. 2-4 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu.

Tuesday

Business Before Hours:

Join Lake Norman Chamber for networking. Free. 8-9:30 a.m. at The Wine Cellar, 19712 One Norman Blvd., Cornelius. Register: www.lakenormanchamber.org.

Babson Capital/UNC Charlotte Economic Forecast:

Belk College economist John Connaughton will present his quarterly forecast for the North Carolina economy. Free. Register by Friday. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 E. Ninth St., auditorium, second floor. Details: http://bit.ly/TXIJJw.

NAWBO Charlotte:

NAWBO Charlotte will present the 2014 Rising Star and Woman Business Owner award winners and induct the 2014-2015 board. Cost: $40-$60. 11:30 a.m. at Byron’s South End, 101 W. Worthington Ave. #110. Register: http://conta.cc/1tujESD.

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business:

This SCORE introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence startup success. Free. 12:45-3:45 p.m. at University Regional Library, 301 E. W.T. Harris Blvd. 704-344-6576; http://charlotte.score.org/localworkshops.

How to Start A Small Business:

This Winthrop Regional SBDC workshop touches on business basics, including the development of a business plan, anticipated expense and projected income. Cost: $25; materials will be provided. 6-8 p.m. at Winthrop University, Thurmond Building, Room 208, Park Avenue at Memorial Circle, Rock Hill. Register: http://bit.ly/Rj6eKA.

Wednesday

Small Business Resources:

This seminar will assist you with resources available for small businesses, including the programs and services provided by the Women’s Business Center and N.C. Institute of Minority Economic Development. Free. 10 a.m.-noon at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu.

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