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On the Move

Teresa Andrews was named office manager at Bank of Granite's Hibriten office in Lenoir. Christopher Cole was promoted to commercial lender. Kelly Melton was promoted to assistant vice president and office manager.

Paul Atkinson was promoted to chief executive officer at Southend Building Products Inc.

Kimberly Aument was named branch manager of the new Mooresville office of Blue Ridge Savings Bank.

Mitchell Brown joined Luquire George Andrews as group creative director. Tim Maiura joined as new media specialist. Jim Stadler joined as associate creative director.

Bruce Burton joined Charlotte School of Law as a visiting professor of law. Sheryl Buske joined as a professor in family law and professional responsibility. Sandra Jordon joined as a visiting professor. Sean Lew joined as assistant professor of pro bono.

Ken Eidenmiller joined Prudential Hickory Metro Real Estate as in-house trainer.

Dr. Lawton Grier was named director of learning at KnowledgePoints Learning Center.

Kerry Jacobs was promoted to finance director at Toyota Scion of Concord.

Donna Kowalski joined Case Handyman and Remodeling of Charlotte as assistant project designer.

Michael Manar and John Mitchell joined the sales team at Black Pest Prevention.

Robert McLeod joined S&ME's construction department as a senior engineer/project manager.

Charley Reed joined HDR Architecture Inc. as a senior project manager. Steven Ward joined as an architectural designer.

Notable Names

Mary Ann Fowlkes, Megan Gilson, Robert Gimenez, Mikelle Girard, Chris Gladden, Kim Hill, Jeff Jarrett, Jeanne Kemling, Prasanti Khurana, Frank Nelson, David Pamplin, Pam Smith and Tilié Warren graduated from Allen Tate's Winner's Edge Training.

Integra Staffing & Search, NouvEON and SGIS were named some of the fastest growing private companies in America by Inc. 5000.

Mary Elizabeth Murphy, managing director of S.T.A.R. Resources, earned the Certified Professional Coactive Coach certification from the Coaches Training Institute. She has also qualified for the International Coaching Federation's Associate Certified Coach certification.

Bobby Palmer, of Robert Palmer and Associates, received the Rotarian of the Year award from the Fort Mill Rotary Club.

Chris Smith, of the Schneider Corporation, led the winning EarthC.R.E.W. team of the “Sustainable Placemaking Design Challenge,” hosted by Crosland Inc. The team included Diedra Case of Design Workshop Inc., Jim Gleeson of Design Integration, Joe LaMantia of LaMantia Studios, Derek McGarry of Refresco, Aaron Newton of Outdoor Living DPM and Milt Rhodes of New Urban Water Works.

Strategic Employee Benefit Services of the Carolinas Inc. received the Golden Eagle Award from the Leading Producers Round Table of the National Association of Health Underwriters.

Jeff Talley, president at Strategic Investment Advisors in Albemarle, received the Chartered Private Wealth Advisor designation.

This week


Institute for Supply Management Dinner Meeting

Details, registration:

The Charlotte Chapter of the Institute for Supply Management will meet, 6:30- 8:30 p.m. at the Hilton Charlotte Executive Park, 5624 Westpark Drive. Carol Marks, director of business management systems for Industrial Distribution Group, is the featured speaker. $23. Register by Sept. 8.

Next week

SEPT. 15-19

“Keep Your Computer Skills Current”

Details, registration: 704-522-8011 or

The Employers Association will offer one-day computer training courses 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at The Employers Association Conference Center, 3020 W. Arrowood Road. Courses offered are: Microsoft Access 2007, Microsoft Word 2007 Level 1, Microsoft Excel Tips and Techniques, Microsoft Outlook 2003 Level 2, Microsoft Excel 2003 Level 3, Microsoft Excel Recording Macros, Microsoft Word 2003 Level 2, Windows Vista New Features 2007 and Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 Level 2. Each course is $155. Registration required.