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    Terena Kumfer joined Fort Wayne’s Gibson as a client manager in the employee benefits practice. Michelle L.
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    Named in the 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition from the Fort Wayne law firm of Barrett & McNagny LLP are Kevin K. Fitzharris, Thomas A. Herr, N. Thomas Horton, Robert T. Keen Jr., Patrick G.
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    Linda Bruinsma is celebrating her 25th year of being a Merle Norman Cosmetic owner at 6386 W. Jefferson Blvd. in Covington Plaza.

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Sweetwater hired Mike Godlove, David Cochran, Paul Eckert, Ben Gilbert, Andy Rice, Lindsey Becker, Matt Krause, Tom Koch, Gilbert Janke, Aaron Christy and Ben Yarger as sales engineers, Elizabeth Huffer as a photographer, Amanda Jackson as a custodian, Jim Parker as a mechanical technician, Cindy Cooper, Ritchie DelBosque, Nate Green, Stuart Hatfield, Mason Ostrander and Matt Browning as shipping specialists and James Baughman as a food preparer at the Downbeat Diner.

Do it Best Corp. hired Greg Fields as electrical merchandise manager and Craig Leichty as director of financial reporting. It also promoted Alison Farrington as a territory sales and business development manager, Linda Smith as an IT computer operator, Scott Sproul as the national retail performance manager, Dan Spuhler as a regional advantage program manager and Lea Ann Werling as an EDI correspondence clerk.

The Sullivan Team, led by John Sullivan, at RE/MAX Results ranked fourth in the state for closed sales during the first quarter of 2012.

Sue Hoaglund, interior decorator and owner of the Fort Wayne Decorating Den franchise, received the top sales award from Decorating Den Interiors for Indiana for the first quarter of 2012.

Zach Bonahoom of CBRE/Sturges was promoted to commercial real estate sales associate. Bonahoom will be working with office, large multi-family properties and industrial flex space.

Chris Bandemer recently opened Bandemer Law Office at 202 W. Berry St., Suite 620. For information, call 428-2208 or go to

Buck Consultants promoted Tim Maxson to principal and Danielle Carleton and Bret Winegardner to senior associates.

Elise Koeneman, former president of Indiana District Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, Gary Nahrwold, assistant vice president for institutional advancement at Concordia Theological Seminary and Bob Floyd, founder and president of Floyd & Partners, were appointed to the board of directors of Hands of Mercy.

Chuck Harris, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Huntington, was appointed as female recruiting leader for the firm’s women’s initiative in northeast Indiana.

Barb Lawrence of Lakeland Skilled Nursing and Rehab in Angola was named a Volunteer of the Year by the Indiana Health Care Association.

Benjamin M.L. Jones is now an associate attorney in the Fort Wayne office of Hunt Suedhoff Kalamaros LLP.

Allen Circuit Court Judge Thomas J. Felts was named to the 2012 list of top 15 Distinguished Barristers by the Indiana Lawyer.

John M. Dreyer was named director of admission for Concordia Theological Seminary. Dreyer was previously served congregations in Iowa, Minnesota and Indiana.

Ann McAlexander, president of Webco Packaging Inc., has become affiliated with Lighting Energy Solutions as a business development manager. McAlexander and Webco Packaging are in the process of becoming certified as a Women-Owned Business by the State of Indiana and are already certified for the city of Fort Wayne.

Charles Bolinger of Chuck’s Foot Support received a Gold Award in the Shoe Repair Category from the Shoe Service Institute of America at the 2012 European trade contest.

Douglas Bomba was appointed chief financial officer of Cameron Memorial Community Hospital. Bomba was previously the CFO at Wilson Memorial Hospital.

George Guy joined the Fort Wayne Housing Authority as deputy director. Guy was previously with Rock Island Housing Authority in Iowa.

Randy McMillan joined Lash Auto Service as a technician. McMillan is ASE certified and has 30 years of experience in the automotive industry.

Mike Robinson recently celebrated his 15th year of employment at Prevail Prosthetics & Orthotics. Robinson is currently a lab tech for the company.