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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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Terry Vanette, Indiana Farm Bureau, has been elected the 2013-14 president of NAIFA-Fort Wayne Chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. Other elected association officers are Dave Knuth, president-elect, Lighthouse Wealth Management Group; Lee McAllister, vice president, Allstate Financial Services; Bruce Andrews, treasurer, Mutual Financial Services; Melissa Satterthwaite, secretary, State Farm Insurance; Kevin Bontrager, past president, Northwestern Mutual; and Neil Bryson, national committeeman, New York Life. Other elected directors are Dan Doehrmann, New York Life; Arlene Stutzman, American Family Insurance; Tracy Troyer, Troyer & Good PC; John Becker Jr., Advocate Financial; Richard Gnau, New York Life; and Matt Henry, Northwestern Mutual.

Caliber Funding hired Ty McInturff as a loan consultant, Kelly Wehr, production assistant; Jeremy Swonger has opened up its Columbia City office; Alicia Rollings was promoted to local processor; and Sean McKenna was the top producer in volume and units for May.

Do it Best Corp. hired Misty Hernandez as an accounting specialist; Patrick Luce, assistance merchandise manager for housewares; and Jerry Reff, PC/web support analyst. Shane Burnworth was promoted to associate merchandise manager; and Susan Rucker to member accounts specialist.

Kelly Hudson has joined the staff of Summit Mortgage Inc. as a loan originator.

Dr. Andrea Murray, an assistant professor of pharmacy practice (ambulatory care) at Manchester University, has received the 2012-13 Outstanding Service Award of the Manchester University College of Pharmacy.

Bruce Scranage of Wible & Associates received the status of Realtor Emeritus from the National Association of Realtors.

Mike Wallace joined Star Bank AVP, mortgage banking.

Chris Leeuw was promoted to senior therapist at Indiana Physical Therapy’s newest clinic at 3300 Lake City Highway in Warsaw. The clinic is scheduled to open July 15.

The University of Saint Francis announced that Don Schenkel, vice president for university relations, moved to a consulting position; Matt Smith was appointed vice president of advancement; Earl Kumfer will act as interim dean of the School of Arts and Sciences; and Adam DeVille will replace Kumfer as chair of the Department of Philosophy and Theology.

Kelly Johns was promoted to vice president of human resources at Partners 1st Federal Credit Union.

The Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium announced that Angie Logan, RN, PCCN is the recipient of the Colloquium’s prestigious Heart Failure Nurse Maven Award for 2013. Logan is the nurse manager of the advanced cardiac therapy unit and the aquapheresis inpatient and outpatient program at Lutheran Hospital.

80/20 Inc. hired Willard Anderson, Ron Mudrack, Fraser Jewell, Rosemary Scott and Yvonne Wakeman in the extrusion processing department; Brittney Gregory and Devon Woodard, shipping department; Rebecca Hill, saw operator; and Lori Danalds, CNC machinist.

Patti Lehman was chosen as one of 75 Luxury Travel Advisors to attend its recent Inaugural ULTRA Luxury Exchange in Miami in June sponsored by Luxury Advisor Magazine and Questex.

Grace College varsity mediation team members Mary Wick, Jacob McCarthy, Drake Darrah, Young Sun Seong and Ashley Brewster attended a recent Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program in Elkhart.

Greg Thomas was the top loan originator companywide for Ruoff Home Mortgage and Larry Dickey Jr. for the southwest office for the month of June.

Nick Staker with Academy Mortgage was No. 1 in purchase units and total volume for the month of June in the five-state region.

Melissa Schenkel, The DeHayes Group, recently received the Certified Senior Advisor designation through the Society for Certified Senior Advisors.

Bernie Beier, director of the Allen County Office of Homeland Security, is among 59 candidates who were recently approved by the International Association of Emergency Managers USA-Certification Commission to receive the Certified Emergency Manager credential.

Robert Gietl has joined the Asher Agency as an account executive and Brent Williams as vice president of account service.