Career Almanac

On the Move

Myers & Chapman, Inc., hired Steve Carro as project manager, Chad Marshall as assistant project manager, Lisa Johns as project assistant, and Brenda Burris as accounts payable specialist.

Klaus-Dieter Wurm was named president and CEO of shopping-cart manufacturer Technibilt/Wanzl North America, which has headquarters and over 400 employees in Newton.

McKibbon Hotel Group promoted Kane Flanary to vice president of renovations. Among his projects in Charlotte is the Residence Inn SouthPark, which he renovated in late 2015.

Michelle Young was named director of The Spa at Ballantyne.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty added new sales associates Eric Schneider and Jennifer Weiser to the firm’s Ballantyne area office, and Caren Myers to the Lake Norman office.

Notable Items

Named 2015 Volunteer of the Year by the Mount Holly Community Development Foundation was Robin Quinn, mother of Shannon Gowen, current foundation chair. The two women volunteer together at nearly every event held by the community organization.

American Airlines awarded $400,000 in grants to three Charlotte non-profit community organizations: $150,000 to Renaissance West Community Initiative, a mixed-income housing and support community inWest Charlotte; $150,000 to Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont’s Opportunity Campus in West Charlotte; and $100,000 to the Foundation for the Carolinas for the Carolina Theatre renovation.

The following sales associates from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty received the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Leading Edge Society Award: Scott Sofsian, Carolyn Knauer, Janice Nichols, K.C. Kercher, Adrienne Priest, Sheryl Bare, Marty Briggs, Betty Rorie, Jessika Tucker, Shannon Fioretti, Charleen Thompson, Bonnie Colberg and Melissa Zimmerman.

Advisers from GCG Wealth Management qualifying for the 2016 Million Dollar Round Table, the premier association of financial professionals, are Andy Howe, Joel Burris, Don Campbell, Jonathan Malone, Art Myers, Rhea Shields, Chuck Skipper, Roland Terrell, Bobbi Brumsey, Schuyler Howe, Michael McFadden, John Moravek, Kevin Nervegna, Ron Olsson, John Traynham, Eric Welch and Jeff Peters.


April 13

State of the Matthews Chamber:

Amy Carr, executive director of Matthews Free Medical Clinic and Matthews Chamber of Commerce Board president, gives an overview of the Chamber from the 2015 planning conference. 11 a.m. -1 p.m., Carmel Baptist Church, 1145 Matthews-Pineville Rd., Matthews. Members, $15; non-members, $20. Registration:

May 5

Employment law seminar:

The Charlotte office of labor and employment law firm Fisher & Phillips LLP hosts its annual “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - One Day, Many Solutions” seminar. Lunchtime keynote speaker is Wayne Freeman, special agent with the S.C. Law Enforcement Division and S.C. active shooting coordinator, who will discuss “Active Shooter in the Workplace.” Other speakers include attorneys from Fisher & Phillips who will address upcoming employment law changes and the challenges of managing people in the workplace. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Fairfield Inn, 201 S. McDowell St. Cost: $75 per person; $50 for companies sending two or more attendees. Details: