Career Almanac

On the Move

Leah Clevinger was promoted to human resource manager at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. Lisa DeBerardino was promoted to the role of clinical nurse manager of the hospital’s float pool, supervisors, agency and sitters. Tina Hunter was promoted to director of women’s services. Corey Lasker is assistant CFO. Patrick Owensby was named director of the orthopedic, neurology and spine department.

Jeffrey Miller was appointed as the inaugural associate director of bands/director of athletics bands for the UNC Charlotte Department of Music. Miller will join the UNCC faculty in fall 2014.

Marie Merow joined Homewatch CareGivers of Charlotte as director of nursing.

Stephanie Oberg joined the Employers Association as compensation and research manager. Kim Overcash joined as marketing associate.

Donna Roseman was hired by Deluxe Printing Group as client services manager.

Notable Items

The Charlotte City Club has begun renovations on approximately 25 percent of the clubhouse on the 31st and 32nd floors of the 121 W. Trade St. building. The renovations include the addition of upscale areas for work and informal business meetings, additional casual dining space, a coffee/wine bar, a billiards/game room as well as additional private wine lockers. The general contractor for the project is R.J. Leeper. Jenkins-Peer of Charlotte is the project architect. Chambers of Baltimore is the interior designer for the project. The renovations are expected to be completed in early May.

Charlotte attorney Joycelyn Eason of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP joined the national faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy Gulf Coast Program, a provider of legal advocacy skills training. Eason will be among the faculty facilitating the 2014 Gulf Coast Regional Deposition Training Program, April 23-24, in New Orleans.

Nicolai Froehlich received the 2013 All Star Award as a Constant Contact Solution Provider. He helped Charlotte-based businesses Davetta Moore Designs and Aloha Nails Salon excel at using Constant Contact tools to engage with customers.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton received the highest possible ranking in the 2014 Managing Intellectual Property Copyright Survey. Kilpatrick Townsend is ranked Tier One nationally for the second straight year. The ranking was released in the April issue of Managing Intellectual Property Magazine.

David Porter of Alliance Credit Counseling was recently presented the Hall of Honor Award during the Mortgage Bankers Association 2014 Mid-Winter Housing Finance Conference. The award recognizes corporations and individual corporate leaders who have committed their support to the military community on both a national and local level. Alliance earned the award as a result of the organization’s consistent efforts to help veterans save their homes from foreclosure.

Thomas Porter Jr. of Concord was elected to the AgFirst Farm Credit Bank board of directors. Porter owns and operates Porter Farms Inc., a swine, poultry and cattle operation.

Dr. John Powderly II, president and founder of Carolina BioOncology Institute in Huntersville, received the Association of Community Cancer Centers 2014 David King Community Clinical Scientist Award in recognition of his dedication to cancer research and education.

Stephen Priestley, CPA, PLLC has partnered with Mumy Financial Advisors Inc. to offer clients comprehensive financial care including tax strategies, planning and preparation to investments and retirement planning for corporate and individual investors.

Charlotte-based Saussy Burbank earned a national award for its construction of The Portland, a home design in The Cottages at Baxter Village, a neighborhood of cottage homes in the Baxter Village community of Fort Mill, S.C. The honor comes from the 2013 Best in American Living Awards, the nation’s top awards program for design excellence in the residential building industry. Judges honored The Portland with a Silver Award in the detached home up to 2,000 square feet, home built for sale category.

Walter Simpson of All American Relocation, Inc. in Charlotte was honored as one of the van operators of the month by Mayflower Transit.

This week


‘Impact of Amateur Sports and Upgraded Tourism Facilities in the East Chapter Footprint’

Join the Charlotte Chamber East Chapter to hear from Steve Bagwell, vice president of facilities with the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, who will discuss the proposed amateur sports changes to the Bojangles’ Coliseum and Ovens Auditorium complex. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the VanLandingham Estate, 2010 The Plaza. Details:

‘Meet & Eat – Matthews’

Matthews Chamber will host a networking event. 5-7 p.m. at John's Place, 3016 Weddington Road, Suite 100, Matthews. Details: 704-847-4884;

Job Costing in QuickBooks

Discover how to use QuickBooks as a powerful job costing tool to help your business grow and prosper. Cost: $99. 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register: 704-330-4223;


NAWBO South Breakfast Meeting

Russ Gill, owner of Professional Communications LLC, will discuss how video can jump-//start your marketing at the NAWBO South meeting. Cost: $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. 8-9:30 a.m. at Carolina Premier Bank, 13024 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Harris Building, 2nd floor. Register:

Encore Entrepreneur

April is Encore Entrepreneur Month. Bring your lunch and join SBA, AARP and the Charlotte SCORE Chapter for an informative session on starting a business. Free. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at US Small Business Administration, 6302 Fairview Road, Suite 300. Register: 704-344-6576;

Graduate School ROI - Charlotte Chamber Young Professionals Luncheon

Hear from representatives of Charlotte’s leading graduate programs to determine if the return on investment for grad school is worth the cost of admission. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Marriott City Center, 100 W. Trade St. Details:

LACCC Monthly Lunch

Manuel Rodriguez of Chiquita Brands International will be the guest speaker at the Latin American Chamber of Commerce’s monthly lunch. Register by Monday. Cost: $20 for members; $35 for nonmembers. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at BB&T Ballpark, 324 S. Mint St. Register:


Connecting the Dots: Networking 101

Join Charlotte Chamber’s NorthWest Chapter for an interactive networking session with Terri DeBoo, owner of Ideas@Work, who will share strategies and tips to strengthen your skills and improve your bottom line. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Event Location: Drury Inn & Suites Northlake Mall, 6920 Northlake Mall Drive. Details:

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