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    Sweetwater recently hired three nationally known music professionals: producer and keyboard player Phil Naish; drummer and vocalist Nick D’Virgilio; and guitarist Don Carr. Ken W.
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    Asher Agency hired Beth Chester as a staff accountant; Tina French and Mary Modezjewski, media processors; Laura Lichauer, account coordinator; and Jenny Murphy, account executive.
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    Kimberly Waugh, a school counselor for Eagle Tech Academy at Columbia City High School, was named a director to the University of Saint Francis board of trustees.

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Mike Landwehr of VoMac Truck Sales was recognized by Volvo Trucks North America for sales in the central U.S. region. Landwehr was also promoted to used truck sales manager at VoMac Truck Sales.

Laura Stine has opened a new design and installation landscaping business called Laura Stine Gardens. Email is

Mary Campbell of RE/MAX Results was given the Sagamore Club Award by RE/MAX of Indiana for outstanding sales achievements in 2011.

Peggy Gaylord joined Northeast Indiana Public Radio as director of underwriting. Gaylord was previously a management consultant with ADVISA in Carmel.

Barb Schneider was promoted to chief information officer and privacy officer at Park Center. Schneider has been with the company for 20 years.

Doug Wood joined PNC Bank as senior vice president and market leader for corporate banking in the northern Indiana market. Wood has more than 25 years of banking experience.

Ken Niese, Gerald Heitmeyer and Tim Derck were elected to the Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative board of trustees. Each will serve a three-year term.

Former Whitley County Economic Development Corp. board members John Lefever and Jim Argerbright were honored for their service to economic development in Whitley County with special resolutions from the Indiana General Assembly.

Kristian Kiser joined RE/MAX Results as a real estate professional.

Kroger honored Timothy Bauman, dairy manager at 1125 W. State Blvd., and Bruce Johnson, produce clerk at 1005 W. Seventh St., Auburn, as Community Service Award winners.

Carl Jylland-Halverson was promoted to professor in the Department of Psychology and Counseling in the School of Professional Studies at the University of Saint Francis.

Britney Shoda was promoted to an inventory control team leader position at 80/20 Inc. Shoda has been with the company for three years.

Patti Shaffer joined Legacy Lending Group as a senior loan originator. Shaffer has more than 25 years of experience in the mortgage industry.

Jeffrey Griggs, Kevin Gwozdz, Susan Law, Merle Maples, Keith Miller and Steve Westrick were recognized as Allstate Premier Service Agents for 2012.

Andrew Louderback joined Primary Engineering as a mechanical HVAC engineer.

Paul Craven was promoted to Redwood product manager at Redwood RV. Craven will be product manager for both the Redwood and Blackwood lines.

Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast hired Jason R. Jolicoeur as dean of the school of social and public services and the school of education and Zachary Rodgers as assistant director of admissions.

Larry Bolinger joined Northern Apex Corp. as a software design engineer.

Do it Best Corp. hired Shane Burnworth as an assistant merchandise manager, Scotty Kessler as an IT web developer, Janice Koogler as a merchandise coordinator, Bryant McClellan as an IT web developer, Tom Mowery as outbound operations manager, Kathy Thieme as a human resources administrator and Lauren Wilson as the global sourcing assistant merchandise manager. It also promoted April Pfeiffer to insurance coordinator.