Career Almanac

On the Move

Haley Bishop was hired as a digital specialist for Classic Graphics, a commercial printing company. Garrett Bollinger joined as a technical specialist. Tyler Deluccia joined as program manager/client services.

Kat Carter was promoted to senior graphic designer at Bissell.

Mary DeBaggis was hired as a business associate for Evergreen Retirement Planning Inc., an independent retirement planning company. Janet Taranto is president.

J ohn Durnovich joined Poyner Spruill LLP’s litigation section in Charlotte. His practice focuses primarily on professional liability defense, business, financial services and construction litigation.

Jeff McMahon was hired as the new market lead for North Highland’s Charlotte office. Jim Arnold, who has served Charlotte clients in the role for the last four years, will remain with the global management consulting firm as the global industry lead for retail and consumer packaged goods as president for North Highland’s central region.

Jennifer Price and Cody Ritchie joined Keller Williams Realty’s SouthPark office.

Notable Items

Outside sales professionals Allie Andrejko from FASTSIGNS of Charlotte – South Tryon, Phillip Broome from the Matthews/Ballantyne store, and Charles Summerfield from the Charlotte - Independence Boulevard store were recognized with the company’s Bronze Sales Award.

John Bowers, Thomas Cannon, Clayton Curry Jr., Robert Donlon, Elizabeth Hodges, Elizabeth James, Mitchell Kelling, Robert McNeill, Gena Morris, Kristin Ogburn, David Powell, Cheryl Steele, Tate Sterrett, Kimberly Sullivan, James Talley Jr. and Robert Turner III from the law firm Horack Talley in Charlotte were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015. In addition, Sterrett was named Charlotte’s “Lawyer of the Year” in Family Law.

Immedion LLC, a South Carolina-based dedicated data center and Cloud services provider, will open its fifth data center at 471 Lakeshore Parkway in Rock Hill by the end of the year. Tech Park will be launched in conjunction with Comporium, Immedion’s major investor.

This week


Business Plan Basics:

Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. Attending this seminar will help you commit your ideas to paper and provide a general overview of the components of a typical business plan. Free. 6:30-8 p.m. at CPCC Harris Campus, 3210 CPCC Harris Campus Drive. Register: 704-330-4223;


Going Global - Exporting:

Two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power is outside of the United States. Take advantage of this opportunity for growth by going global. Determine whether you should export your product or service and learn the basics of the exporting process. Cost: $149. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through Sept. 30, online or at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register: 704-330-4223;


Business Executives Networking Group:

A new Charlotte chapter of Business Executives Networking Group, or BENG, is being started by Michael Hall, president of FranNet Carolina, to help professionals in job transition. BENG meetings target professionals from a variety of disciplines including financial management, sales and marketing, information technology, legal, manufacturing, engineering, transportation, logistics, distribution and general management. 8:30-10:30 a.m. third Wednesdays at 6100 Fairview Road, Suite 205. Register:

Bridging the Generation Gap:

Charlotte Chamber Young Professionals will host an interactive discussion on generational diversity in the workplace. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College St. Details:

Charlotte Chamber - East Chapter/LACC Luncheon

The Charlotte Chamber East Chapter and the Latin American Chamber of Commerce will meet jointly to hear from Michael Tarwater, CEO of Carolinas HealthCare System. Register by 5 p.m. Monday. Cost: $20-$35. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at SMS Catering Services Inc., 1764 Norland Road. Details:

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