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Todd Aldridge was named senior vice president/group creative director in the creative services department of Luquire George Andrews, an advertising and public relations agency.
Bob Bell retired from Smith Turf & Irrigation after a 40-year career with the company.
Wesley Carter was appointed chief financial officer of Morningstar Properties.
Wesley Howell joined Richard L Robertson & Associates, P.A., as an associate.
Charlotte native Jim Moore will serve as president of a new Carolinas division for Virginia Beach-based Bay Mechanical Inc. The division is based in Charlotte.
Terry Young was promoted to managing director - human resources at Bissell.
Charlotte Association of Health Underwriters was recognized with Gold Certification as part of National Association of Health Underwriters’ Chapter Certification Program. The national association represents 100,000 professional health insurance agents and brokers who provide insurance.
Coldwell Banker United, Realtors opened a new office at 4500 Cameron Valley Parkway, Suite 120. The SouthPark office will be managed by Ed Baesel, a Charlotte native and licensed broker in North and South Carolina.
Falinda Farley, marketing executive for Melaleuca wellness company, was awarded the 2013 “Matchmaker” award through the Greater Charlotte Region Chapter of the eWomenNetwork. Monique Stubbs-Hall with Ladihood LLC was awarded the 2013 “Give First, Share Always” Award. Kimberly Trimberger was awarded the 2013 Member of the Year award.
Broker David Hendrick has secured The Fresh Market to Mallard Crossing Shopping Center, near the intersection of Prosperity Church and Mallard Creek roads in the space formerly occupied by Food Lion. This will be the fourth Fresh Market location in the Charlotte area. Hendrick represented the landlord, South Central Oil. Julie Gardner of Katz & Associates represented The Fresh Market. South Central Oil plans a major renovation of the center and has retained Collett as leasing agent.
Sally Higgins of Higgins & Owens, PLLC was included in the Super Lawyers 2014 list of North Carolina Top 50 Women Lawyers, as well as the Super Lawyers list for Business Litigation. Ray Owens, also of the firm, was included in the Super Lawyers 2014 lists of the North Carolina Top 100 Lawyers and Charlotte Top 25 Lawyers.
Kristin Mart, patient services manager for the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter, was invited to serve on the Lupus Foundation of America’s National Education Committee. The committee helps set priorities and support the development of lupus educational resources.
Jean Tuttle of LakeCross Veterinary Hospital in Huntersville earned her certification in veterinary spinal manipulation, making her a certified animal chiropractor as recognized by the College of Animal Chiropractors.
The U.S. Small Business Administration seeks nominations for 2014 North Carolina Small Business Advocates as part of National Small Business Week, which will be observed May 12-16. Individuals who have fulfilled a commitment to the advancement of women, veteran or minority business ownership may be nominated. Nominees may or may not be small-business owners. Nomination packages must hand delivered to the North Carolina District Office in Charlotte or postmarked by Wednesday. Details: 704-344-6811; http://1.usa.gov/1htdbSz.
Mary Vickers-Koch, dean of the Harris Campus and Business & Industry Learning Services of Central Piedmont Community College, joined the board of directors of Freedom School Partners.
Weichert, Realtors-Rebhan & Associates’ national franchise organization, Weichert Real Estate Affiliates Inc., recognized several from the Charlotte agency with its 2013 WREA awards. Anthony D’Agostino and Joe Nicks earned the Sales Achievement award. Mary Brooks is Rookie of the Year. Gary Espin is an inductee into the President’s Club, and was also recognized as the Top Selling Associate in gross commission income for the year. William Allen, Carrie Brighton, Denise Chavanne, AJ Rebhan and Tommy Williams were inducted into the Ambassador Club. Flint Foley was inducted into the Executive Club.
Wray Ward won 24 Addy awards during the 2014 American Advertising Federation/Charlotte annual event, which celebrates the best of creative marketing communications. Wray Ward won 14 gold and seven silver awards for digital advertising, website design, videos and webisodes, collateral materials, traditional print ads and integrated campaigns, as well as the best of copywriting, best of art direction and a judge’s pick award.
Julian Wright Jr., an attorney with Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A., received the North Carolina Bar Association’s Citizen Lawyer Award. The award will be presented June 20 in Wilmington. Previous honorees include lawyers who also serve as elected or appointed government officials, coaches, mentors or voluntary leaders of nonprofit, civic or community organizations.
How to Start and Operate a Small Business:
Plan for starting your business with advice on key elements every business owner must face: idea generation, financing, legal structure, marketing and risk management. Cost: $199. 6-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, through March 24, at CPCC Small Business Center Hall 215, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/sbc/temporary-spring-brochure.
Environmental Resource Center will present mandatory hazardous waste management training. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at the Hilton Garden Inn, 508 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Register: 800-537-2372; www.ercweb.com/classes.
Running Your First Facebook Ad:
Kerry Burd of Social Media Consultants will present a seminar on using Facebook to promote your business. Free. 9-10 a.m. at Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org.
NAWBO Charlotte Meeting
Join NAWBO Charlotte and Valerie McMurray, principal of NorthStar Consulting Group, who will present ways for women to enhance leadership abilities and drive business success. Register today for the early bird price: $30 for members; $40 for nonmembers. Regular price: $40 for members; $50 for nonmembers. Late registration: $55 for members; for $65 non-members. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Byron’s South End, 101 W. Worthington Ave., #110. Register: www.nawbocharlotte.org.
Norfolk Southern Intermodal Update:
Charlotte Chamber SouthWest Chapter presents an opportunity to learn from representatives of Norfolk Southern about the new intermodal facility at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Event includes a bus ride to the site for a firsthand look at the intermodal yard. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Central Piedmont Community College - Harris Campus, 3210 CPCC Harris Campus Drive. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business:
SCORE presents this introductory workshop, which focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. 12:45 p.m. at Morrison Regional Library, 7015 Morrison Blvd., large meeting room on the first floor. Register: http://conta.cc/1eeqGkd.
How to Start a Small Business:
The Winthrop Region SBDC will offer a workshop that touches on business basics, including the development of a business plan. Cost: $25. 6-8 p.m. at Winthrop University College of Business, Thurmond Building, Room 415, Rock Hill. Register: 803-323-2283; http://bit.ly/Mh9x2E
This seminar will cover basic negotiation skills that can help you better understand how to reach the best agreement or compromise possible for you and your company. Free. 6-8 p.m. at Packard Place, 222 S. Church St. Register: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/sbc/temporary-spring-brochure.
East Coast P3 Infrastructure Conference:
The P3 Conference will feature experts in public-private partnerships from around the country sharing tools such as social impact bonds and alternative financing methods. The two-day conference will focus on project delivery and financing infrastructure in the public domain. 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
Business Booster Series - Take Control of Your Days:
Join Charlotte Chamber’s Ballantyne Chapter in learning about brain science and proven techniques that can help you work within your natural style to use time efficiently. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Ballantyne Country Club, 11120 Ballantyne Crossing Ave. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
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