Business

Career almanac

On the Move

Jorrdan Combs and Eric Hogue were hired as financial representatives for Northwestern Mutual.

Dan Crist was promoted to vice president of A M King. Donna Morris was named director of corporate administration.

Phillip Drye joined CommunityOne Bank as vice president, mortgage loan officer. Fred Poore joined as production manager. Chuck Wingo was named senior vice president mortgage banking manager for external production.

Jessica Fortune joined Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm as a paralegal.

Felice Holley, Meghan Manges, Marybeth Morgan and Tufan Ulak joined Keller Williams Realty SouthPark office.

John Lucey Jr. was named president and chief executive officer of McKim & Creed, Inc., an engineering firm with offices throughout the South. Lucey succeeds Michael Creed, who will continue serving as McKim & Creed’s chairman of the board. Herbert McKim Jr. will remain on the board of directors and will continue full-time work assisting with major client retention, business development and special projects.

Nancy Niehous was named conference sales manager at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge.

Notable Items

Bill Allen, Carrie Brighton, Denise Chavanne, Gary Espin and Tommy Williams were the third-quarter sales leaders, who achieved the top closed volume honor, at Weichert, Realtors — Rebhan & Associates in Charlotte.

Ann Marie Burke, Ray McDougal, Susan Rodriguez and Richard Toler have transferred to the Coldwell Banker United, Realtors’ new SouthPark office, at 4500 Cameron Valley Parkway.

This week

Monday

Constant Contact and SCORE-Charlotte:

Learn how to make the most of the combination of email and social media for your business. Free. 2-5 p.m. at Crowne Plaza Executive Park Hotel, 5700 Westpark Drive. Register: 877-461-1704; www.charlottescore.org.

Design a Powerful Business Website with WordPress:

This interactive course will guide you through setting up your own website using WordPress. Learn how to customize the look and feel of the site, add widgets, drive traffic and more. Cost: $129. 6-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, through Nov. 12, at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/sbc/schedule.

The Power of Online Marketing for Small Business:

Be a part of the entrepreneur’s journey and leave inspired, encouraged and ready to springboard into your own business success. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/sbc/schedule.

Tuesday

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business:

Start-up Basics is a three-hour seminar devoted to helping evaluate whether starting a business is feasible and to provide guidelines for the development of a marketing/business plan. Free. 2:45-3:45 p.m. at SCORE Office, 6302 Fairview Road. Register: 704-344-6576; www.charlottescore.org.

BB&T Distinguished Leaders in Action Series:

Queens University of Charlotte and McColl School of Business professor Will Sparks hosts a conversation about leadership with John Ferriola, chief executive officer and president of Nucor. 5:30 p.m. at Ketner Auditorium, Sykes Learning Center, Queens University of Charlotte Main Campus, 1900 Selwyn Ave. Register: 704-337-2352; www.queens.edu.

Wednesday

Workforce Development & Education Committee Meeting:

The Charlotte Chamber Workforce Development & Education Committee will host Betty Doster of UNC Charlotte, Jonathan Sink of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Adam Rhew of MeckEd and Jeff Lowrance of CPCCfor a discussion about the 2015 Legislative Session. 8-9:30 a.m. at Charlotte Chamber — Bank of America Briefing Center, 330 S. Tryon St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.

Time Management:

Learn quick and easy ways to better organize each day and use time more efficiently. This seminar will provide strategies, techniques and tips to set priorities and manage the daily pressures of operating a small business. Free. 6:30-8 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register: 704-330-4223; www.cpcc.edu/sbc/schedule.

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