Cary on the Move
CALYX Engineers & Consultants - Steve Payne, RLS named as Georgia Survey Group Manager
CALYX has promoted Steve Payne, RLS, to Georgia Survey Group Manager. Steve joined CALYX with over 12 years of experience in the land surveying field, serving in various roles such as survey crew chief, project manager, and subsurface utility engineering (SUE) project manager for clients throughout Georgia.
Operating out of CALYX’s Roswell office, Steve is responsible for operations, project management, quality control, and project delivery for all survey services in Georgia. “We are excited to have Steve as group manager,” says David Lee, PLS, Principal and CALYX’s Survey Program Manager. “His experience in the practice and management of land surveying and utility location will enhance our service capabilities and help us grow our team and strong client base.”
Steve is a Registered Land Surveyor in Georgia and holds a Bachelor of Science in Surveying and Mapping from Kennesaw State University.
About CALYX Engineers + Consultants For the past 24 years, CALYX has been instrumental in shaping cities, towns, and neighborhoods across the Southeast—enhancing our quality of life through innovative engineering and a commitment to excellence. Headquartered in Cary, NC, CALYX currently has 168 employees with offices in Charlotte, NC; Rock Hill, SC; and Roswell and Columbus, GA.
Elliott Davis Decosimo - Elliott Davis Decosimo Admits Six New Shareholders
Elliott Davis Decosimo, one of the largest accounting, tax and consulting services firms in the Southeast, is delighted to announce that it has admitted six new shareholders into the company effective September 1, 2017.
“Becoming a shareholder is a significant achievement in one’s career,” said chief executive officer Rick Davis. “These individuals have been important to the growth of Elliott Davis Decosimo and help us live out our vision of being the leading firm in our markets. Our firm’s growth enables us to promote new shareholders. These promotions are truly a result of our continued success.”
The six new shareholders are:
Lucy Gates, CPA, focuses primarily in the areas of corporate, partnership and state taxation. She is based in the firm’s Chattanooga office. “I am very proud to become a shareholder at a firm where giving back to our communities is a part of our culture. One of Elliott Davis Decosimo’s values is service to others, and we live out this value by investing time and resources in strengthening our community relationships.”
Melody Horton, CPA, provides comprehensive tax planning and compliance services to clients with multistate and international operations specializing in the manufacturing, distribution and technology sectors. She also extensively works with international companies to create efficient global tax strategies. “Collaboration is vital to making good business decisions. It is key to fostering a vibrant culture as individuals learn from each other and many times achieve unexpected results.”
Brett Lanzl, CPA, offers assurance and transaction advisory services, including merger and acquisition due diligence, to a diverse client base. He is based in the firm’s Greenville office. “We have been able to build relationships and trust with our clients because we have a team of people who work with a sense of urgency and create real value. Our team works hard to understand and develop relationships with our clients to anticipate and satisfy their needs.”
Bobbi Jo Lazarus, CPA, has more than 12 years of public accounting experience focusing on tax planning and compliance services specifically in the partnership and individual income tax return reporting areas with a specialization in the real estate industry. “Working for a firm like Elliott Davis Decosimo allows me to have a very present home life without sacrificing my career aspirations has been critical to my success.”
Cory Ouellette, CPA, provides tax planning and compliance services to real estate clients and assists with partnership tax issues. Ouellette also has experience supporting clients with the development of project return calculations and financial models. “As Elliott Davis Decosimo continues to grow, we encourage each other to think creatively and to look at issues from multiple angles. This creative thinking allows us to find solutions we didn’t know existed.”
Joe Wall, CPA, CFP, has more than 20 years of experience in public accounting and works with high-net-worth individuals, as well as businesses and the families who own them so they may attain greater financial independence and mitigate the dilutive effects of taxes. “The modern closely held business needs more than a tax return prepared by a CPA. The business and the family or families behind it need guidance and a deep understanding of operations, markets, and the impact of taxes and regulations. Through Elliott Davis Decosimo’s specialty groups, clients can expect value added beyond routine tax compliance.”
The Blood Connection - Blood Donors Urged to Donate in Hurricane Harvey Aftermath
Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding in Texas is currently impacting the nation's blood supply. The Blood Connection (TBC) is urging eligible donors to make a blood donation as soon as possible and keep any scheduled appointments. TBC is also encouraging local businesses and community organizations to help Texas residents by holding a blood drive.
Blood centers in and around Houston are shut down due to flood conditions and are expected to be out of operation for several days. "But blood is still needed for hospital patients in those areas so they are seeking donations to come from elsewhere" said Donna Ehrlich, a spokeswoman for The Blood Connection.
The Blood Connection will be holding a special Blood Drive Saturday September 2, 2017 from 9:00am to 6:00pm in the old Macy's department store at Cary Towne Center located at 1105 Walnut Street, Cary, NC. All blood types are needed. The Blood Connection's mission is to ensure all hospital partners have the blood supplies needed for patients at any given time. Blood donors must be healthy, weigh at least 110lbs, and be 17 years old (or 16 with written parental consent) and have a valid photo ID.
SAS Championship - Yvonne Camus Highlights Executive Women's Day
Yvonne Camus, the COO of the fitness club World Health, will provide the keynote address for the 2017 Executive Women’s Day presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. The annual event takes place on Tuesday, October 10, as a part of the SAS Championship, a PGA TOUR Champions event at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary. For many years, Camus competed internationally in Adventure Racing. At Eco-Challenge, the World Championships of Expedition Racing, Camus and her team became the first all-rookie team to complete the world’s toughest race. Her fascination with the creation of performance excellence and twenty years’ experience as senior business executive led Camus to deliver presentations that have benefited people and companies all over North America.
Executive Women’s Day presented by Blue Cross NC brings over 250 Triangle-area professionals together with the theme this year focusing on one’s personal advisory board – the team that supports you both personally and professionally. The day-long forum features breakfast, networking, a panel discussion, and lunch in addition to the keynote address. For more information visit www.saschampionship.com.
CALYX Engineers - CALYX Engineers and Consultants has promoted David Lee
CALYX Engineers and Consultants has promoted Charlotte Survey Group Manager, David Lee, to Survey Program Manager. David is a licensed Professional Land Surveyor and a 19-year veteran of the firm, having joined CALYX as a survey party chief in 1998. He is also a principal and shareholder of the company. In this role, David will oversee survey operations across all CALYX offices. CALYX provides surveying services for public and private entities as well as departments of transportation in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. They currently hold on-call contracts with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, and multiple municipalities and universities.
S&A Communications - NC Chapter of Public Relations Society of America awards S&A Communications
The North Carolina Chapter of Public Relations Society of America hosted many of the areas's best and brightest public relations and communications professionals at its annual InSpire Awards banquet May 10, 2017 at the City Club in Raleigh. S&A Communications was five for five that evening, winning awards for each of its submitted entries. In addition to one Honorable Mention and four Awards of Excellence, it also won Best in Category for websites.
S&A Communications - S&A Communications accepted into Public Relations Global Network
S&A Communications, a full-service integrated communications firm based in Cary, North Carolina, was recently accepted into the Public Relations Global Network during its bi-annual meeting held in Dallas, Texas. PRGN is an international consortium now numbering 50 public relations firms across six conintents. S&A was invited to join along with asoluto, one of the biggest PR firms in Austria.
Friends of Page-Walker Hotel - Friends of Page-Walker Hotel award 2017 Scholarship winner, Emma Lopes
The Friends of Page Walker are pleased to announce Emma Lopes, a high school senior from Middle Creek High School, is the recipient of the 2017 Scholarship. The $1,000 award was presented on June 7 by President Peggy Van Scoyoc at the Friend's monthly board meeting. In the fall, Emma will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she will pursue her academic goal to attend medical school and prospectively become an emergency medicine doctor. The Friends of Page Walker established it's scholarship in 2012 to advance its mission to enrich the community by serving as guardians for the Page Walker Arts & History center, by advocating preservation of Cary historic sites, by archiving history and facilitating history preservation, and by promoting the cultural arts.
Moore & Van Allen PLLC - Moore & Van Allen PLLC receive 2016 Outstanding Firm Pro Bono Award
Moore & Van Allen PLLC received the 2016 Outstanding Firm Pro Bono Award from Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) for its Housing Rights Project. The project is a pro bono initiative that enabled attorney volunteers to help Charlotte-area tenants avoid homelessness and to secure safe, habitable homes. To date, Moore & Van Allen’s efforts have helped approximately 200 local low-income families retain housing and prevent homelessness. More than 40 of the firm’s attorneys have participated in the project, donating 3,500 hours in total.
Paragon Bank - Paragon Bank Rings Opening Bell for NASDAQ's Trading Day
Paragon Bank had the honor of ringing the opening bell for Nasdaq’s trading day on Monday, December 5th. Representatives from the bank’s management team and board of directors were on hand to participate in the ceremony. Paragon was also recognized for its initial public offering in June, making it one of the newest members of the Nasdaq.
Brilliant You - Brilliant You Electrical Engineer, Terry Davis Selected Triangle for High-Fashion Denim Company
Electrical engineer Terry Davis selected the Triangle for Brilliant You, a high-fashion denim company focused on designing jeans that conform to a woman’s ever-changing body. Davis created a new design that will accommodate the frequent body fluctuations women experience, saving women from spending extra dollars and time in building a wardrobe. Key factors in choosing the Triangle were the strong commitment the State has to helping businesses grow and the support provided by a proliferation of manufacturing and textile experts.
The Pyramid Resource Group and Team Advantage Announce S&A Communications as Agency of Record
The Pyramid Resource Group has S&A Communications as its agency of record for the company and the re-launch of its proprietary team-coaching program known as Team Advantage. As a full-service communications firm, S&A will assist The Pyramid Resource Group and Team Advantage with their communications, marketing, digital and design needs and goals. For more information on S&A Communications, visit www.sacommunications.com, and for The Pyramid Resource Group, visit www.pyramidresource.com.
Theraputic Solutions - Theraputic Solutions Now Offers In-Office Dynavision services!
Therapeutic Solutions, an occupational therapy company, now offers Dynavision services in-office. Through combination of skills gained through the use of Dynavision D2 and occupation-centered therapy in the client’s natural home environment, we are able to promote independence of individuals who are experiencing visual deficits due to their neurological illness and help improve their overall quality of life. For more information, visit www.therapeuticsolutionsofnc.com, call 919-239-4905, or stop by our office at 100 Parkway Office Court, Suite 202 Cary, NC 27518 between 9am and 1pm.
S&A Communications - New Statewide Newsletter Debuts – The North Carolina 100
S&A Communications, a full-service marketing and communications company, has launched The North Carolina 100, a free bimonthly statewide e-newsletter featuring 100-word stories and 100-second videos on intriguing topics such as business, travel, history, and the digital age. The North Carolina 100 joins The Atlanta 100 and The Oklahoma 100 as part of the The 100 Companies Publishing Network. For more information, or to subscribe, visit www.thenorthcarolina100.com. Also, connect with The North Carolina 100 on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
CALYX Engineers & Consultants - CALYX Announces New Building Structures Senior Project Manager
CALYX Engineers and Consultants has announced new building structures senior project manager Michael Neubert, PE, LEED AP. Michael joins CALYX with over 16 years of experience managing and designing building structures projects, and has built an impressive list of successfully completed projects for clients in the academic, healthcare, government, residential, and commercial sectors, and graduated from Virginia Tech. To learn more, visit www.CALYXengineers.com, or find them on Twitter - @CALYXengineers, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
CALYX Engineers & Consultants - Christopher Jognson, PE Joins CALYX as Building Structures Project Manager
CALYX Engineers and Consultants has announced New Building Structures Project Manager Christopher Johnson, PE, LEED AP. Christopher comes to CALYX with over eight years of structural engineering experience in the commercial and industrial sector, and is a graduate of North Carolina State University. For more information about CALYX, visit www.CALYXengineers.com, or find them on Twitter - @CALYXengineers, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
Cary Family Dental - Cary Family Dental Event Provides Free Care to Nearly 200 Patients
As part of Cary Family Dental’s Fifth Annual Dentistry from the Heart event, held on Saturday, April 23, the Dr. Allan Acton and his team of dentists, staff, and volunteers provided approximately $80,000 in free dental care to 197 adults. Adults with a valid ID could receive a free extraction, filling, or cleaning on this day. Patrons were treated throughout the day to refreshments from Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, and Ruckus pizza, as well as entertainment from musician Christ Overstreet. The event has provided free care to more than 800 adults in its five years. For more information about Cary Family Dental, visit www.carydental.com, or call (919) 439-9867.
SearStone Announces Winners of Second Annual Ageless Hero Awards
SearStone continuing care retirement community is pleased to announce the winners of the Second Annual Ageless Hero Awards. This awards program aims to honor individuals and organizations that provide exemplary service, support, and opportunities to Wake Country seniors. They are as follows: Ageless Hero Student of the Year: Unika Boyce-Cooley; Ageless Hero of the Year (55+): Jeanette Lee; Ageless Hero Business of the Year: Silver Connections; Ageless Hero Person of the Year: Brian Blum; Ageless Hero Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. William Dunlap. The winners will be celebrated at a special gala Awards Banquet May 17 from 5-9 p.m., emceed by UNC-TV Reporter/Producer Julia Carpenter and featuring a keynote address from the Honorable Gale Adcock. For more information about SearStone, visit www.searstone.com, or SearStone’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SearStoneRetirementCommunity.
Aspire - Aspire Breaks Ground on Home2 Suites by Hilton Hotel
Aspire Construction Management, LLC celebrated the ground breaking of a new 4-story 102-unit Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel in Coralville, Iowa. Being constructed under a fast-tracked Construction Management delivery method, the project is slated to open in the spring of 2017.
“We are honored to serve as a trusted partner to the hotel’s owners and operators, Lincoln and Lisa McIlravy,” said Aspire President Jason Imhof. “The McIlravy’s are widely respected for their hotel developments and operating experience.”
The ground breaking ceremony, held on May 11, included Lincoln and Lisa McIlravy, the Mayor of Coralville, John Lundell, the Iowa City/Coralville Convention and Visitors Bureau’s President, Josh Schamberger, Aspire Construction Management, and members of the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce. www.aspire-construction.com
Town of Cary - Stegall to Become Town of Cary’s next CEO
The Cary Town Council has selected Sean R. Stegall to serve as the Town of Cary’s next Town Manager; his first day with Cary will be August 4, 2016. Stegall, 43, was chosen after two national searches that yielded more than 80 applicants in total from 26 states including Alaska, Massachusetts, and Texas. Stegall comes to Cary from Elgin, Illinois, where he has been the City Manager since 2009. Stegall holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Western Illinois University as well as a Master’s in Public Administration from Northern Illinois University. He is a graduate of the Senior Executive Institute at the University of Virginia, Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the University of Colorado’s Center for Improvement of Public Management, Rocky Mountain Program.
A native of Galesburg, IL, Stegall and his wife, Michele, along with their daughter will relocate to Cary this summer. Stegall enjoys golf, reading and spending time with family and friends.
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