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Business awards and achievements

Monday, May 20, 2013 - 7:28 am

•Barrett & McNagny LLP retired partner Howard J. Chapman has published a book titled “The Wisdom of Howard.” It is a compilation of essays he wrote over 30 years as a guest columnist for The News-Sentinel. The essays reflect on his background in law, economics and public affairs and are rooted in his Midwestern values. The topics of the columns and the insights are timeless. The book is published by WindSpan Press and is available on Amazon.com.

MKM architecture + design partner Dodd Kattman recently spoke at the LeadingAge Indiana annual conference in Indianapolis. His presentation was entitled “There's No Place Like Home: Understanding the Critical Connection Between Residents and Home.”

Sweetwater Sound has hired the following. Sales engineer: Brahyam Martinez Ryan Limbeck, Jimmy Hart, Chris Rice, Matt

Alexander and Patrick Cobley; sales assistant: Brett Moore; accounting specialist: Breanna Jacquay; administrative assistant, Academy of Music, Zoe Eastwood; maintenance team: Jennifer Hughes; receptionist: Brittany Schumm and Stacie Rennecker; and kitchen staff: Kathy Littlejohn.

Rothberg Logan & Warsco LLP partner Thomas B. Trent was a guest lecturer at Notre Dame Law School. He addressed the topic of Indiana mortgage foreclosure law.

•Prudential Financial announces that financial professional Kyle Metzger has qualified for membership in the Million Dollar Round Table one of the life insurance industry's most prestigious organizations. His office is located at 24520 N. Coliseum Blvd, Suite 100.

I&M has hired Tracy Warner a longtime Journal Gazette writer and editor, as a communications consultant. It has also promoted Erica Putt, a seven-year veteran of the company, as a communications representative. They will work with Sarah Bodner communications director to provide information about I&M and electrical service in the area.

Partners 1st Federal Credit Union congratulates Kelli Muehlmeyer as top loan originator for the month of April.

Rotary Club of Fort Wayne welcomes its first corporate member Indiana Stamp Co. Inc./Signs Now division of Indiana Stamp. Representatives will be Tom Beaver, CEO Indiana Stamp/Signs Now; Sarah Chesebrough, director of marketing and communications for the Indiana Stamp Companies; and Shannon Morgan, director of sales, Signs Now Division of Indiana Stamp Co.

University of Indianapolis has named Karl Knapp acting dean of the University of Indianapolis School of Business. He has 17 years experience in positions that included manager of information services and Six Sigma expert for Raytheon Technical Services Co., director of information technology for Indianapolis Life Insurance Co., and nine years in academia that include being named UIndy Teacher of the Year in 2013 and Business Professor of the Year in 2009 and 2010. He holds master's and doctoral degrees in business administration from Anderson University.

•On-Site Health Solutions (South Bend) owner Connie Bryan, RN, announces that the company was recently certified by the state of Indiana as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise. She started the company to serve companies in Indiana, Michigan, and other areas of the country to control health care costs with on-site workplace health and wellness services and education.

Century 21 Bradley Realty announces that Vince Lochbihler was a top 5 producer for the month of April.

Perfinity Biosciences has named Robert H. Ellis president and CEO of the bioscience company based in the Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette. He has 39 years of experience in analytical and biotechnology instrumentation, including 26 years of experience in the field of life sciences. He earned a bachelors degree from Hartwick College and attended graduate school at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

BKD LLP has promoted Ed Baker to director, Jeremy Carnahan to senior manager and Luke Sermersheim to manager.

Indiana Dietetic Association has awarded registered dietitian Marcia Crawford the 2013 IDA Member Media Award. To be considered for the award, she submitted samples of her TV segments for INSight which airs on local ABC affiliate station WPTA. She is a graduate of Purdue University in the field of food and nutrition.

Mayor Tom Henry recently presented Fort Wayne Komets broadcaster Bob Chase with a “Key to the Fort” award. For his extraordinary commitment to the community through a lifetime of stewardship and involvement.

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