June 14, 2014

Business Calendar

On the move.

On the Move

Shanna Anderson was promoted to senior manager of retail coaching for Fifth Third Bank. Chris Carmichael was promoted to regional CFO for Fifth Third’s Mid-South, Florida and Chicago regions. Beau Evans was promoted to regional manager. Jada Grandy was promoted to regional community and economic development director for the South region.

Brendan Beach joined Bissell as PC support technician.

Joanne Beam joined Wake Forest University Charlotte Center as chief development officer and director of non-degree programs.

Lindsay Davis is the newest member of the sales team at Proforma Identity Pros, a local marketing and brand management company. Davis will be based in Hickory.

Melissa Laws joined Winston & Strawn as a labor and employment practice attorney.

Jenny Martella was promoted to director of financial planning for Keatley Wealth Management, and recently achieved the certified financial planner designation awarded from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.

Kate Novy joined Charlotte office LS3P, a design firm, as intern architect.

Notable Items

Russell Bumgarner, a member of the Lake Norman Regional Medical Center plant operations department, was recently recognized at the hospital’s annual service awards banquet for 50 years of dedicated service.

The Catawba Valley Chapter of the Professional Construction Estimators Association of America was awarded the “Bill Helms Award” for National Chapter of the Year at the association’s annual convention awards banquet.

Jack Cobb, Thomas Cottingham III, Jack Knight, Wood Lay, René LeBlanc-Allman and Molly McGill, partners in Winston & Strawn LLP’s Charlotte office, were recognized by Chambers USA as leaders in their fields.

Patty Comer and Amy Pack, principals with the professional services staffing firm AccruePartners, were secured as the 2015 co-chairs of the local Go Red For Women Luncheon and Education Forum for the American Heart Association. Their company will also be the first Cities Go Red top- level sponsor of the annual Go Red For Women campaign in Charlotte.

David Pressly, president of Pressly Development Co. of Statesville, was inducted into the National Housing Hall of Fame by the National Association of Home Builders.

Dr. Gregory Reynolds of the Novant Health Bradford Clinic was appointed chairman of the department of OB-GYN at the Novant Health Matthews Medical Center. He will be serving a two-year term.

Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A. was recommended for its intellectual property practice area by Managing Intellectual Property, the leading source for news and analysis of intellectual property developments worldwide. Attorneys Robert Bryan and Stokely Caldwell Jr. were named IP Stars for the second consecutive year and recommended for their experience in both commercial matters and IP law.

Charles Rogers Jr., managing partner, Capital Concepts Financial Group, has earned the chartered financial consultant professional designation from The American College.

Michael Scharf, a founding partner in the Charlotte-based full-service accounting firm Scharf Pera & Co., PLLC, was appointed to a three-year term on the board of trustees of the Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community (FCJC). The FCJC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising and managing long-term charitable resources to sustain the quality of Jewish religion, life and culture in the greater Charlotte region.

This week


DNA of a Military Veteran Entrepreneur:

Discover how to translate your military skills into successful business ownership. This interactive workshop will delve into the basic mechanics of opening a business and emphasize key resources available to assist in your entrepreneurial journey. Free. 6-8 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register: 704-330-4223;


Newsmaker Breakfast:

Doug Jones, executive vice president of MSC Industrial Supply, is the guest speaker at Lake Norman Chamber’s Newsmaker Breakfast. Free. 7:30-8:55 a.m. at the Peninsula Club, 19101 Peninsula Club Drive, Cornelius. Register:

Land Use and Transportation Committees Joint Meeting:

Charlotte Chamber will host a joint meeting of the Land Use and Transportation Committees. Randy Harrington, budget and evaluation director for the City of Charlotte, will talk about the Community Investment Plan. Meeting participants will learn about projects included in the plan that are designed to meet the community’s infrastructure needs. 8-9:30 a.m. at Charlotte Chamber – Bank of America Briefing Center, 330 S. Tryon St. Details:

East Chapter Luncheon:

Join the Charlotte Chamber East Chapter for its monthly luncheon where featured speakers address and provide updates to topics that affect businesses across the chapter's geographic footprint. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the VanLandingham Estate, 2010 the Plaza. Details:

World Affairs Council of Charlotte - Annual Meeting:

The World Affairs Council of Charlotte will host Reed Perkins and Carolyn and Sam McMahon of Queens University of Charlotte, who will discuss “Facing Trouble in Paradise: The Effects of Climate Change in Micronesia,” the effect of global climate change on food supply. Cost: $10 for WACC student members/WACC education members; $18 WACC members; $28 for nonmembers (includes heavy hors d’oeuvres). 6-8 p.m. at K&L Gates, Hearst Tower, 47th Floor, 214 N. Tryon St. Register: 704-687-7762;


LACCC Monthly Lunch:

Javier Diaz de Leon, Consul General of Mexico, is the guest speaker at the Latin American Chamber of Commerce monthly lunch. Cost: $20 for members; $35 for nonmembers. Register by 5 p.m. Monday. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Wells Fargo – Building 1, Executive Dining, 301 S. College St., 41st Floor. Register: 704-343-2525;


The Affordable Care Act:

Charlotte Chamber NorthWest Chapter’s presentation will cover employer obligations regarding the Affordable Care Act and recent survey results from local Charlotte-based companies. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Drury Inn & Suites Northlake Mall, 6920 Northlake Mall Drive. Details:

Business After Hours:

Join Charlotte Chamber for business-to-business networking in a relaxed atmosphere. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 4400 Sharon Road. Details:

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