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Gwynn McCombs, vice president of membership and marketing for the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce, graduated recently from the Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

McCombs completed 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management. She joined fellow Cabarrus Chamber staff graduates John Cox, Deborah Carter and Pam Hayworth.

Tina Anderson, the chamber's sponsorship sales and investor relations manager, recently completed her second of four years of the intensive weeklong leadership training.

Lake Norman

Local businesses and organizations interested in promoting "green" practices at the Davidson Land Conservancy's Green Day Festival should apply by Aug. 22.

The festival coincides with the conservancy's Run for Green and will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 17 on the Davidson Village Green, at Main Street at Davidson-Concord Road. Exhibitor applications are at

Volunteers are also needed that day. Contact the conservancy at 704-892-1910;

Chairs that were decorated for the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce's Sitting Pretty Contest will be sold at silent auction from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Artisan Market at the Mooresville Town Square retail center, Brawley School and Williamson roads, Mooresville.

All proceeds will benefit the scholarship that will be awarded to the newly crowned Miss Race City.

Details: 704-664-3898;

Dr. David Shope, a former staff physician at the W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury, recently joined Southern Oncology in Huntersville.

Shope moved from Winston-Salem, where he completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology in June at Wake Forest Baptist Health.

He completed residency in internal medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire and earned a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Ill.

He has a master's degree in clinical chemistry and a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Scranton (Pa.).

Shope's research background includes cellular and molecular characterization of breast cancer genes. Before his medical education, he was a research associate in the biopharmaceutical industry. He was honored with an Excellence in Teaching award from the Department of Internal Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Southern Oncology: 704-947-5005;

Tammi Murphy, client relations manager at Karp Financial Strategies in Mooresville, recently earned her associate's degree through LPL Financial's AdminU Program.

The associate's degree is the second of three levels offered, each involving 10 to 15 hours of course work.

Dr. Emily Nabors, who practices at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center and Primary Care Associates in Mooresville, was recently named a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Nabors is also certified through the American Board of Family Practice.

Details: 704-664-2216;

Mary Jo Olmstead was recently promoted to director of medical/surgical/ONS at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center in Mooresville.

Olmstead has worked at the hospital for five years, most recently as clinical nurse manager of the medical/surgical/pediatric unit.

The hospital also announced the hiring of Corey Furin as assistant controller in the accounting department.

He received his business management degree from Brigham Young University and completed an internship at Atlantic Southeast Airlines in Atlanta. He also lived in Brazil for two years doing a service mission.

Lake Norman Regional Medical Center hosted a summer learning program called Camp Med July 11-15 for high school students interested in medical careers.

The program was cosponsored by Northwest Area Health Education Center of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Activities included 25 hours of presentations, tours/observations and clinical experiences.