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Career Almanac

On the Move

Ryan Barkes joined the Charlotte office of the design firm LS3P as an intern architect. Meredith Ray joined the firm as a marketing coordinator. Angelica Ritter joined as interior designer.

Tom Filopoulos joined the Hickory-based law firm of Patrick, Harper & Dixon LLP as an associate. He will concentrate his practice in civil litigation with a particular emphasis on employment law and insurance defense.

Broker associates Stacy Foley, Sue Glaze and Haresh Kurani joined the sales team of Charlotte-based Weichert, Realtors-Rebhan & Associates.

Doug Fowler was hired as chief operating officer for The Daniel Group in Charlotte.

Notable Items

Leigh Brown of RE/MAX Executive Realty will be a featured speaker at the 2014 Realtors Conference & Expo, an annual conference produced by the National Association of Realtors, Nov. 7-10 in New Orleans.

The real estate law firm, FrickTrent PLLC acquired the Law Office of Brad Watson PLLC. Attorney Brad Watson has been named managing attorney of FrickTrent PLLC’s North Carolina offices located in north and south Charlotte.

L.A. Management Co., a strategic marketing firm specializing in website development, online marketing, social media management and video production, has recently received a Bronze Telly Award for their newly produced corporate video. Selected from 12,000 entries from all 50 states, L.A. Management’s corporate video won in the category of Internet/Online Commercial – Media Promotion.

The Law Office of Thomas D. Bumgardner has officially opened its doors in Ballantyne Corporate Park. The practice will specialize in family law, personal injury and DUI/DWI defense.

Robert Maddox of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, which has an office in Charlotte, was elected a Fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, an association of consumer financial services attorneys.

Direct diamond importer Malak Jewelers announced the opening of a new 5,000-square-foot showroom at The Arboretum Shopping Center.

Ryan Mumy, of Hickory, and Charles Pendergraft II, of Charlotte, were awarded membership to the Capital Investment Companies’ President’s Council. The President’s Council is the Raleigh-based company’s honor society for financial advisers.

This week

Sunday

Reset Your Buttons

Mary Elizabeth Murphy, chief executive officer of STAR Resources and author of “Reset Your Buttons,” will be presenting a life-improvement seminar. 1 p.m. at IKEA Charlotte, 8300 IKEA Blvd. Details: 704-535-5610; starresources.biz.

Monday

Research, Prospect and Grow with ReferenceUSA

ReferenceUSA is a no-cost tool for entrepreneurs and small-business owners. Discover how to use this resource to create sales lead lists, to locate vendors and check out your competition. Free. 2-4 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register: 704-330-4223; bit.ly/Sze7N1.

Real Estate Investing: Is It Right for You?

This class delves into various types of real estate investments and helps you discover which type best fits your entrepreneurial vision. Find out how a real estate investment business differs from operating other small businesses. Cost: $129. 6-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, through July 2, at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register: 704-330-4223; bit.ly/Sze7N1.

Wednesday

WACC Speaker Series

World Affairs Council of Charlotte welcomes David Rothkopf, CEO and editor-at-large of Foreign Policy and author of “Power Inc.: The Epic Rivalry between Big Business and Government and the Reckoning that Lies Ahead.” Cost: $20 for WACC student/educator members; $28 for WACC members; $40 for nonmembers (lunch included). 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Charlotte City Club, 121 W. Trade St. Register: 704-687-7762; http://www.worldaffairscharlotte.org/.

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