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Shoe retailer hires pair

Julie Barr and Kim Auman-Fanning have joined Rack Room Shoes and Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse, sister companies owned by Germany-based shoe retailer The Deichmann Group, as human resources director and loss prevention director, respectively. Barr succeeded Susan Winstead who retired after 24 years of service. Barr was vice president of HR at Bank of America Merchant Services. Auman-Fanning succeeded Johnny […]

3 Kannapolis employees on top boards

Three City of Kannapolis employees have been elected to serve in leadership positions for their respective professional organizations. Gary Mills, director of Parks and Recreation, has been elected to serve as president of the North Carolina Recreation and Parks Association. Tina Cline, director of Human Resources, has been elected to serve as an officer on the board of […]

Cabarrus lands financial reporting award

May 3. Susan Fearrington, Cabarrus County’s finance director, has announced that the county has earned the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association for its annual financial report. The Certificate of Achievement recognizes a high-level of transparency and full disclosure.  The report was judged by an impartial panel and was found to demonstrate […]

Contorno lands national insurance award

David Contorno, founder and president of Charlotte-area Lake Norman Benefits, received the 2017 Leadership Award at ASCEND, the annual conference of The Association for Insurance Leadership (AIL), held in Nashville, TN, January 26-29. The award recognizes those whose leadership in support of improving the value and performance of employee benefits has significantly advanced the industry. […]

Bryan launches TruBlue

John Bryan​ has launch​ed TruBlue of Lake Norman​, a concierge service for a variety of home needs. A veteran landscaper, the new business, a franchise, ​specializes in providing handyman services, maid and cleaning services, lawn care, emergency repairs​ and​ home watch program​s, among others. ​TruBlue of Lake Norman serves Mooresville, Huntersville, Cornelius, Denver, Lincolnton, Maiden, […]

Concord aviation director takes flight

March 9. Concord Aviation Director Rick Cloutier, who has run Concord Regional Airport since 2012, will take a position as assistant director of airports in Horry County, SC. He will resign his position in Concord effective March 31. Notable during Cloutier’s tenure was the expansion of Allegiant Air here, as well as a new commercial service facility. City officials credited his leadership for helping grow the […]

UNCC faculty member earns top award

Anthony “Tony” Brizendine, a faculty member at UNC-Charlotte’s Lee College of Engineering, received the Construction Management Association of America 2016 National Educator of the Year Award. According to CMAA President and CEO Bruce D’Agostino, the association bestows its Educator of the Year Award on a construction faculty member as acknowledgement of exceptional accomplishments as advisors, […]

New mortgage banker

Tammy Stowe has joined Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group in Cornelius. She has more than 10 years of mortgage experience.

Aquesta hires HR Director

Aquesta has Kristen Maxwell Human Resources Director for Aquesta Bank and Insurance. She graduated from UNC-Charlotte with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR). She comes to Aquesta from Yadkin Bank, where she was a Senior HR Business Partner. Prior to that, she served as HR Manager for Zenmonics, Inc. Kristen lives […]

Glenda Parker on NC Board of Nursing

Glenda Parker is a new board member with the North Carolina Board of Nursing. A provider for Minute Clinic, she is an adjunct faculty member at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences as well as a graduate of the nursing program. The Board of Nursing is comprised of 14 members.

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