Business

Career Almanac

On the move

Veteran broker Chuck Adkins joined Keller Willams Charlotte-SouthPark office. Keeley Brown Tase was named leader and CEO. Nancy Turner will transition to the role of productivity coach.

Steve Allen joined as director at Throwing Words LLP, an organization consultancy that helps executive leaders create environments.

Chad Baker was appointed assistant general manager at Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte Ballantyne.

Barbara Cole, a veteran banker and mortgage loan originator for Catawba County and the neighboring area, joined Peoples Bank as mortgage loan originator for the company’s Hickory region.

Greg Dobur joined The Shopping Center Group, a retail-only real estate advisory firm, as retail broker in Charlotte.

Candace Hicks was appointed director, digital strategies for family entertainment network INSP.

Broker associate Chris Johnson joined the sales team of Weichert, Realtors-Rebhan & Associates in Charlotte.

Brent McIntire joined Cygnus Asset Management LLC as an account administrator.

Andrew Miller was hired as an account manager for Professional Builders Supply LLC a supplier of building materials.

Chris Miller is the new visual communications expert for Fastsigns’ South Tryon location.

Sandy Overcash was named mortgage loan officer for CommunityOne Bank, N.A. in Charlotte.

Jason Perry will serve as family support coordinator for YWCA Central Carolinas’ Youth Programs in Mecklenburg and Union counties.

Michelle Pojasek was hired as project management coordinator and Chris Workman as account lead for the client engagement group at Wray Ward, a Charlotte marketing communications agency.

John Weinstock was promoted to senior vice president of North American Marketing for Electrolux.

Notable Items

Yusuf Boyd, certified athletic trainer and owner of BIOMechaniks training facility in Ballantyne, has been invited to be a featured presenter at the Australian Fitness & Health Expo in Melbourne, Australia, in April.

John Carpenter and Christopher Hannum, partners at Culp Elliott & Carpenter PLLC were selected for inclusion in the 2014 North Carolina Super Lawyers list.

Dianne Chase, three-time past president of the Charlotte chapter of The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), was elected chair of the IABC Southern Region board of directors. Chase is senior partner of C4CS LLC and a specialist in crisis communication and media training.

Broker/realtor Denise Chavanne of Weichert, Realtors-Rebhan & Associates earned the Quality Service Certified Platinum award for the sixth year in a row, based on a survey by the independent Leading Research Corp. of real estate buyers and sellers.

Tiffani Ross, a customer service representative with Griffin Home Health Care has become a certified mastectomy fitter from the Board of Certification/Accreditation. With this certification, Ross can measure and fit a patient for external breast prostheses and related supplies, as well as train patients on the proper use and maintenance of post-mastectomy devices.

Tracy Vann, an attorney with Nexsen Pruet in Charlotte, was elected to the House of Delegates for the South Carolina Bar. Her two-year term begins July 1. This is Vann’s first term as an out-of-state delegate to the House, which establishes policy for the Bar.

WebsiteBiz, a digital marketing agency, was chosen for the fourth consecutive year to provide digital marketing services to Celgard, the global leader in the development and production of specialty microporous membranes. The digital marketing services include managing their global Web properties along with email marketing. To support Celgard’s global content marketing needs, WebsiteBiz translates and localizes content for Celgard’s Korean, Japanese and Chinese Web properties.

This week

Monday

Economics Lecture:

Davidson College invites the public to the college’s annual Cornelson Distinguished Lecture in Economics. Cecilia Rouse, dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, will speak about “Financial Incentives and Educational Investment: The Impact of Performance-Based Scholarships on Postsecondary Student Outcomes.” Free. 8 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall of Sloan Music Center, Davidson College. Details: 704-894-3130

Tuesday

BusinessFirst Charlotte Annual Meeting:

Join Charlotte Chamber for an update on the Charlotte business climate. Hear from Charlotte Chamber President Bob Morgan, City Manager Ron Carlee and Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio. 8-9:30 a.m. at Charlotte Chamber-Belk Action Center, 330 S. Tryon St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.

Social Media Seminar:

Kerry Burd of Social Media Consultants will present a seminar on social media as a marketing tool. Free. 9-10 a.m. first Tuesdays at Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Register: www.lakenormanchamber.org.

HOHT Job Networking Event:

Helping Others Help Themselves will host a job search networking event. Free. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 9820 Northcross Center Court Drive, Huntersville. Register: www.lakenormanchamber.org.

NAWBO Charlotte April Meeting:

NAWBO Charlotte (The National Association of Women Business Owners) welcomes Judy Rose, director of intercollegiate athletics at UNC Charlotte, to share with her secrets of perseverance and growing a new venture that can be applied to your own business growth efforts. Cost: $30-$55 for members; $40-$65 for nonmembers. 5-7:30 p.m. at Byron’s South End, 101 W. Worthington Ave., No. 110. Register: www.nawbocharlotte.org.

Power Up Chapter Challenge Luncheon:

Be a part of the next great thing by participating in the Charlotte Chamber’s SouthWest Chapter Power Up Challenge. Competing for a cash prize and package of in-kind services, local entrepreneurs and small-business owners will present how their businesses can support the growth of Charlotte’s economy through innovation and entrepreneurial skills. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park, 5700 Westpark Drive. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.

Greater Matthews Business Expo:

Join Matthews Chamber and area businesses for the Greater Matthews Business Expo. 4-7 p.m. at Carmel Baptist Church, 1145 Pineville-Matthews Road, Matthews. Details: www.matthewschamber.org.

Thursday

Workplace Issues Committee:

Jeremy Stephenson with McNair Law Firm will speak to the Charlotte Chamber Workplace Issues Committee on noncompete agreements and trade secrets. 8-9:30 a.m. at Charlotte Chamber-Bank of America Briefing Center, 330 S. Tryon St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.

Creating a Simple Social Media Strategy:

This Charlotte Chamber Ballantyne Chapter presentation will offer tips on how to create a simple social media strategy to strengthen your brand. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.

Friday

Global Economic Forum:

Staying Ahead Carolina will present a global economic forum, highlighting international business opportunities for small and midsize companies. 2-5 p.m. at Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park, 5700 Westpark Drive, Piedmont Ballroom. Register: sbrown@stayingaheadcarolina.com.

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