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    Kathy Callen joined Old National Bank as community engagement executive for its Fort Wayne region.
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    Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network designated Byron Braun, president and fundamental choice portfolio manager of Braun Wealth Management Group LLC, as a member of its Premier Advisors Program.
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    Do it Best Corp. hired Travis Adams as a business technical support technician and Bryan Chamberlain, forecasting and logistics planner.

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James and Lynn Reecer, owners of Reecer Properties, have hired the following real estate agents: Lynn Ault, Kathy Howenstine, Kyle Newcomb, Heather Regan and Shane Anglin.

iAB Financial Bank has announced the following promotions and new corporate officers: Matt Blair, vice president/relationship banker; Joe Byers, first vice president/wealth management; Cindy Delagrange, vice president/relationship banker; Jeff Krivacs, vice president/regional branch administrator; Sean Maroney, assistant vice president/IT manager; Andy Marshall, first vice president/community banking manager; Curt Rash, assistant vice president/loan operations; Michael Rice, manager executive vice president/operations; Angie Topp, vice president/mortgage center regional manager; Nancy Tumbleson, vice president/regional branch administrator; Jeff Wyckoff, assistant vice president/loan review manager; and Jim Yonker Jr., first vice president/community banking manager.

Sweetwater Sound recently hired 16 new employees, bringing total employment to more than 500. The new workers are: Doug Stitt, marketing account director; Nicholas Morrow, technical specialist; Steph McDowell, retail store sales engineer; Kacie Taivalkoski, receptionist; Clara Cooper, receptionist; Jesse Pollack, guitar technician; Brian Davidson, guitar technician; Shaun Bryan, guitar technician; Amy Houck, verification specialist; Cassandra Ecenbarger, baker in the Downbeat Diner; and Matt Snyder, kitchen staff. Shipping specialists recently hired are Alex White, Troy Shifflett, Robert Johnson, Scott Singleton and Casey Ware.

Craig Pommer, infrastructure consultant at ENS Group, has earned a Cisco Certified Network Associate Certification. The certification validates the ability to install, configure, operate and troubleshoot medium-size route and switched networks. ENS core practices include data center design, network technologies, managed services, strategic consulting and training.

The Indiana Tech Law School has added three more faculty members for the school set to open in 2013. James Berles, Adam Lamparello and Charles MacLean will teach primarily in the legal research and writing curriculum, but also will teach other courses.

Jacque R. Wilson has joined Carson Boxberger LLP as a partner. Wilson focuses his practice on all areas of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright law. Wilson advises clients in intellectual property licensing, freedom to operate, patent and trademark prosecution, intellectual property litigation, software agreements and the intellectual property matters unique to small businesses as well as mergers and acquisitions.

Orizon Real Estate of Kendallville announced its top sales team and listing agent for the month of November. Anita Hess and Tim Hess were named the top sales team of the month. Michelle Eggering was named the top listing agent of November.

Re/Max Results has hired Sandy Hanson and Jenny Jones to its firm as real estate professionals.

The New Haven Chamber of Commerce has two new additions to its board of directors for 2013: David Lowe, of O’Neal Steel, and Sharon Shiffbauer, of Go Graphics.

Ian Boyce, a certified financial planner and founder of Dickmeyer Boyce Financial Management Inc. in Fort Wayne, has been elected to the board of trustees for the University of Saint Francis. Boyce had been serving as a director on the board’s Academic Affairs Committee.

Verizon Wireless’ John Granby, president of the company’s Indiana/Kentucky/Michigan region, has received the CareerFOCUS 2012 Eagle Award from the National Eagle Leadership Institute and CareerFOCUS Magazine.

Jim Casaburo, owner of Casa Restaurant Group, was nominated for the 2012 Spirit Award for the Children’s Oncology Camping Association International in recognition of his contributions to Camp Watcha Wanna Do Ltd. Camp Watcha Wanna Do serves children and families affected by childhood cancers in northern Indiana.

Ellen Ross has joined Legacy Lending Group as a licensed mortgage originator.

Lydia M. Runge-Quinn was recently nominated for the 2012 Governor’s Service Award for Volunteerism. A certificate was awarded from Gov. Mitch Daniels and James Huston, executive director for the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.

Mark R. Charron has joined Caliber Funding as branch manager in northeast Indiana. His office will be at 10315 Dawsons Creek Blvd., Suite D, Fort Wayne.

Academy Mortgage has announced that Nick Staker was ranked No. 1 and Anne King was ranked No. 2 in the five-state region for purchase loan volumes in the month of November.

Kathy Creager has joined LTS CPA Group LLC as staff accountant.