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On the Move

Neil Bardill was named director of operations at West Brother's Companies.

Mike Better joined Signature Event Group as staffing and recruiting manager.

Randy Brantley was named leadership development officer for Habitat for Humanity, Charlotte region.

Joy Braunstein was named president/CEO of the Carolina Raptor Center.

Charles Carnes was appointed to partner at Continuous Learning Group, Inc.

Wil Drennan, Janet Garland, Scott Horn and Zachary Kane were named associate principals at LS3P Associates. John Kincheloe was named a principal.

Dorlisa Flur was promoted to executive vice president of strategy and marketing at Family Dollar Stores, Inc. Marilyn Morse was promoted to vice president of facilities management. Mtu Pugh was promoted to vice president of business development.

Erika Funderburk joined the law offices of Michael A. DeMayo as human resources director. Lisa Saia joined as executive assistant to Michael DeMayo.

Carla Garrison is the new owner of Green Rice Gallery.

Amy Henderson was promoted to general manager of Carolina Arrangements.

Mathias Lee was promoted to vice president of sales at Spiroflow Systems.

Cindy Lyman joined the Western North Carolina Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as patient services manager. Jennifer Mayer was promoted to Light The Night director. Beth Sibley joined as deputy executive director.

Ryan McDaniels was promoted to vice president of economic development at The Cabarrus EDC. Anna Lu Wilson was promoted to vice president for business services.

Ryan Monk, an attorney, joined Peterson Law Firm in Fort Mill.

Jason Moore was promoted to senior vice president at Acoustics Incorporated. Matt Wignot was promoted to senior vice president of corporate operations.

Abby Moreland joined Senior Living Communities as a recruiter.

Lynne Nicol joined Two Sisters Gourmet as a gourmet consultant.

Dr. Sameer Vemuri joined the Ballantyne and Rock Hill offices of Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates.

Ronda Williams was named director of human resources for the Carolinas practice of RSM McGladrey.

Notable Names

John Cantrell, Thomas Elmore, Shawn Heath, Hollis Nixon, Todd Nuccio, Mark Stephens and Kenneth Szymanski, of Charlotte, were selected as members of Leadership North Carolina's sixteenth class.

Cary Printing received GRACoL 7 certification through IDEAlliance.

The Charlotte Area Transit System received an AdWheel Award from The American Public Transportation Association for its “Panther –LYNX Launch” video presentation.

Cintas Corporation received the Environment Excellence Gold Award from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities Department for the second consecutive year.

Hendrick Construction, Inc. received a second Building STAR designation from the North Carolina Department of Labor for implementing a safety program while building Berewick Elementary School.

Premier Resources received certification as a Small Business Enterprise and as a Minority or Women Business Enterprise with the City of Charlotte.

Sam Rhodes, of Carolina First Associates, has qualified to receive the Golden Eagle Award from the Leading Producers Round Table of the National Association of Health Underwriters.

What's New

WebsiteBiz, an online marketing agency, was hired by Visit Charlotte to implement strategic marketing initiatives promoting the region.

Project Managers, Inc. celebrates its 10th anniversary.

Indiblu Design Group has been engaged to create the campaign materials for the 2009 Queen's Cup Steeplechase.

This week

OCT. 27-31

“Keep Your Computer Skills Current”

Details, registration: 704-522-8011 or

The Employers Association offers 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 Word Level 1, Microsoft Excel Formulas 2, Microsoft Word Level 3 and Microsoft Outlook Level 1. Each course is $155. Registration required.