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Career Almanac

On the Move

Josalyn Allen of the Pittsburgh-based law firm Dickie McCamey & Chilcote’s Charlotte office was elected a shareholder in the firm.

Sarah Booth and Burke Cathey joined Keller Williams Realty SouthPark office.

Walter Hawkins was named communications manager for Flxon Inc., provider of products and services catering to the flexographic industry.

Jarvis Holliday was hired as a digital content manager for Luquire George Andrews, an advertising and public relations agency.

Larry Howell was hired as project superintendent for the new Southeast regional office of Edwards Construction.

Tess Keen joined Classic Graphics, a privately held commercial printing company, as a fulfillment specialist.

Matthew Kelly joined Hunton & Williams LLP as an associate in the Charlotte office.

Rebecca Nelson joined as a client development attorney in the Charlotte office of Cordell & Cordell, a domestic litigation firm focusing on representing men in family law cases.

Amanda Wright joined Hatcher Law Group as a family law attorney.

Notable Items

The nonprofit 24 Hours of Booty has added Dr. Chasse Bailey-Dorton, Nicole Bills Golomb, Hillary Lacouture, Peter Levinson and Ben Wilhelm to its board of directors.

Michael Barnett and David Hood, partners with the Hickory law firm of Patrick, Harper & Dixon LLP, were honored in North Carolina’s 2015 Super Lawyers publication. Barnett was named a Rising Star for the fourth consecutive year and Hood was named a Super Lawyer for the third consecutive year.

Al Durham and Richard Rayburn Jr. of Rayburn Cooper & Durham, P.A. were named two of the top 25 lawyers in Charlotte by the 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine. Paul Baynard, James Gatehouse and Kirkland Hardymon were also named 2014 North Carolina Super Lawyers. Shelley Abel, Ross Fulton, Dave Melin, John Miller Jr. and Will Smoak Jr. were named 2015 Rising Stars.

Essex Richards Charlotte attorneys Rob Blair, Woody Connette, Heather Culp, Marc Gustafson, Steve Morris and Renee Hughes were named North Carolina’s Legal Elite for 2015 by Business North Carolina magazine. Honorees are chosen by members of the North Carolina State Bar.

George Laughrun II and Michael Greene of the Law Firm of Goodman, Carr, Laughrun, Levine & Greene were selected as Super Lawyers for 2015. They were also chosen for the Top 100 Lawyers in North Carolina. Partner Daniel Roberts was honored in the area of Super Lawyer in the area of Rising Stars in Criminal Defense.

Paul Schaaf of Cameron M. Harris & Co. was named one of 2014’s “12 Best Insurance Pros Under 40” by Property Casualty 360°, a news resource for P&C insurance professionals.

Viking Mergers & Acquisitions opened a new office in the Kenton Circle Business Park at 7930 W. Kenton Circle, #100, in Huntersville. This is Viking’s second office, which complements their headquarters in the Ballantyne.

Weichert, Realtors Rebhan & Associates’ fourth-quarter sales leaders are (by rank): Gary Espin, Carrie Brighton, Tommy Williams, Denise Chavanne and Stacy Foley.

This week

Monday

Business Planning for the Entrepreneur:

In this seminar offered through the Gaston College Small Business Center, local banker Matt Anderson discusses the necessity and technique of developing your business plan. Free. 6:30-9 p.m., Gaston College Lincoln Campus, Old High School Building, 511 S. Aspen St., Lincolnton. bit.ly/1Cf7lzq.

Tuesday

Journey from Local to National:

Learn how Bre Perkins, CEO of Loss of Use Inc., grew her firm from an entrepreneurial endeavor to a national brand. Her company is a professional service liaison providing relocation services to property and casualty insurers. Cost: $30-$50. 5-7:30 p.m. at Byron’s South End, 101 W. Worthington Ave, #110. Register: www.nawbocharlotte.org.

Thursday

Business & Workplace Topics Committee Meeting:

The Charlotte Chamber Business & Workplace Topics Committee will host Kevin Dalton, a partner with national labor and employment law firm Fisher & Phillips LLP. Dalton will provide practical guidance for hiring, disciplining and terminating employees. 8-9:30 a.m. at Elliott Davis, PLLC. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.

GreenWorks Live Case Study:

Charlotte Chamber GreenWorks will host an open discussion with Angela Bauer, owner, and John Bauer, president and CEO of Tropical Nut & Fruit and The Healthy Home Market. Learn about the efforts they have made to be more sustainable. 10 a.m.-noon at Wake Forest University Charlotte Center, 200 N. College St., #150. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.

Feb. 10

Give Them an Offer They Can’t Refuse:

“The Art of Soft Selling for Small Business Owners”: Be one of the first 10 people to register and attend this seminar with Mark Csordos and receive a free copy of his book, “Selling Entrepreneur Style.” Then hear his best tips. Csordos started his first business at age 24 and sold it when he was 28. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, North Campus, Room 4312, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd. S., Salisbury. Register: www.rccc.edu/sbc.

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