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    Capt. Geneori Hogan, a 17-year veteran of the Fort Wayne Fire Department, was recently sworn in as district chief of information & technology. Scott Heim joined F.
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    Fort Wayne Meijer pharmacist Jeremy Thain was recently honored with the Joseph E. McSoley Pharmacist of the Year award by the Indiana Pharmacists Alliance.
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    Tamela Zollinger and Donzionetta Pegues were hired in the maintenance department of 80/20 Inc., and Adam Bridges, James Fisher and Scott Roberts joined the extrusion processing team.

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Tower Bank has promoted Cathy Stidham to vice president regional retail manager; Andrew Dance, downtown manager; Dan Beechy, Stellhorn manager; and Lavina Taylor, Waynedale manager.

Rudy Mahara II of Mahara Wealth Partners in Fort Wayne obtained his certified financial planner designation.

Julie Carroll of Legacy Lending Group was the top overall loan originator in September.

Olivia Fabian joined The Good Ones Clothing as a sales and product development assistant.

Community Action of Northeast Indiana announced the addition of 10 CANI Corps members to the agency. The new members are Shayne Abrahams, Kelsey Barta, Andrea Cassel, Tracee Cooley, Angionette Rickets, Denaris Green, Dan Nae Lewis, Maria Marquez-Llamas, Alexzandria McCowan and Kayla Smith-Gonzalez.

Kim Carpenter joined STAR Financial Bank as assistant vice president, private banking.

Helen Leitch, a laundry aide at Avalon Village in Ligonier, was recently honored by American Senior Communities with the Quest for Excellence Award; and Lisa Terry, Heritage Park in Fort Wayne, was honored as Clinical Leader of the Year.

The Asher Agency in Fort Wayne hired Tonya Connor, senior vice president; John DelTatto and Jan Reed, account supervisors; Michael Floeter, account coordinator; and Meagan Vaughn, media buyer.

Katie Brown, Century 21 Bradley Realty, graduated from the Indiana Association of Realtors Leadership Academy at its convention Sept. 18. Brown also earned her designation as an accredited buyer representative and was recognized by Century 21 with a midyear Pacesetter Award for residential real estate sales.

Tondra Call was hired by LaBov Marketing Communications and Training as controller at its Fort Wayne location.

Dana Lehman with Office Concepts Inc. earned her 11th Million Dollar Club Award for outstanding sales achievement, and Casey Masek was honored as 2013 salesperson of the third quarter.

Brock Bell, senior manager of risk control at Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Co., was recently honored with the Insurance Loss Control Association’s Meritorious Service Award at its annual conference.

New hires for 80/20 Inc. are John Richards, Travis Parker and Emiley Plassman, factory representatives; and Matt Wagner and Tami Angel joined the shipping team.

David Irmscher of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP in Fort Wayne was named a Local Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation 2014.

Cina Higgins joined Advance Travel as a travel consultant, and Raven Deleon is in charge of marketing and social media.

Jim Weaver, manager of Kroger’s St. Joe Center Road location in Fort Wayne, received the highest recognition given to a Kroger associate, the 2013 President’s Award.

Brian Carteaux was named one of Purdue University’s College of Science Outstanding Alumni. Carteaux is currently the senior vice president, L&H liability portfolio manager at Swiss Re American Holding Corp. in Fort Wayne.

Gloria Beau was hired by St. Joe Vision in Fort Wayne as an optician, and Jennifer Randle as an ophthalmic technician.

John Simpson was appointed sales director for Indiana for Acculube, a distributor for industrial lubricants, coolants and metalworking fluids.

Mark Steffen joined API Alliance Inc. as manager of purchasing and material control.

Jon Bomberger and Jeff Beck of Faegre Baker Daniels, along with Nancy McAfee, the Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator for the city of Fort Wayne, recently gave a workshop on “Obligations of State and Local Governments Under Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act” at the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns Annual Conference in Indianapolis. On Oct. 17, Bomberger led a roundtable discussion on “The Americans With Disabilities Act and Retail Websites” at the International Council of Shopping Centers Law Conference in San Diego.