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Business awards and achievements

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 6:54 am

•The Zacher Company/CORFAC International director of finance, property manager and sales associate Joy Neuenschwander has received a certified property manager designation, whish is conferred by the Institute of Real Estate Management . She has been with the company since 2008 and has experience handling management assignments for industrial, office and retail properties of all sizes.

City of Fort Wayne grant administrator Aliza Tourkow and redevelopment assistant director John Wallace recently accepted the gold excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council for the city of Fort Wayne's Commercial Fašade Grant Program. The honor was presented at an awards ceremony held Oct. 8 in Philadelphia.

Junior League of Fort

Wayne selected Cheryl Felger, Amy Shurley, Stephanie Theide and Nicole Penar to represent the local league at the Organizational Development Institute held Oct. 18-20 in Indianapolis.

Central Branch YMCA welcomes Kati Leach as membership director. She recently served as a member services representative at the Jorgensen Family YMCA. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in communication studies and Japanese at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

DuPont & Associates president and CEO Terry E. DuPont has been named a Top Wealth Advisor in Indiana by Five Star Professional, published in October's Indianapolis Monthly. He is also founder and managing director of Equity Asset Advisors, a registered investment advisor firm and legal fiduciary. He is an independent financial professional who has helped consumers with tax-advantaged investment alternatives since 1979 and is recognized as a leading expert on safe money strategies.

•Zazueta & Company has been opened by Jorge Zazueta, Ph.D. The company provides a holistic framework and comprehensive tool set to help companies reduce costs, improve processes and increase the organization's overall profitability and value. He earned both an MBA and M.S. in strategic management from the Kelley School of Business in Indiana University Bloomington and an M.A. in mathematics from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

Lutheran Health Network pharmacist Amy Hyduk has been sworn in as president of the Indiana Pharmacists Alliance. She received her doctor of pharmacy from Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and her MBA with a health care management endorsement from Indiana Wesleyan University. She is network director of clinical pharmacy services and the pharmacy residency program.

Mahara Wealth Partners announces that Rudy Mahara II LPL financial advisor, has obtained his certified financial planner designation, for meeting strict standards for experience, knowledge and ethical conduct. He specializes in personal financial planning and works with clients who are preparing for financial events such as retirement, college, estate planning and gifting strategies.

The Good Ones Clothing has hired Olivia Fabian as sales and product development assistant. She is a Fort Wayne native and graduated from Indiana Tech with a bachelor of science in marketing. She founded Ofabz Swimwear and was the 2011 Ivy Tech New Venture Business Plan Competition winner.

CANI (Community Action of Northeast Indiana) has added 10 new CANI Corps members to the agency. Members include: Shayne Abrahams, Kelsey Barta, Andrea Cassel, Tracee Cooley, Angionete Rickets, Denaris Green, Dan Nae Lewis, Maria Marquez-Llamas,

Alexzandria McCowan, and Kayla Smith-Gonzalez. Each one will complete 1,700 hours of service while gaining professional experience and making a difference in the community.

Office Concepts announces that Dana Lehman has earned her 11th Million Dollar Club award for outstanding sales achievement and Casey Masek is the 2013 Sales Person of the Third Quarter.

American Senior Communities recently honored these employees with the Quest for Excellence Award: Helen Leitch, laundry aide, Avalon Village, Ligonier; Val Yoder, LPN, Heritage Park; Val Walker, nursing scheduler/receptionist, Bethlehem Wood; Nikki Kerby, CNA, Coventry Meadows; Tina Whitlow, CNA, Glenbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation; and Sheena Craighead, social services director, Summit City Nursing and Rehabilitation. Clinical Leader of the Year: Lisa Terry, Heritage Park. The employees were recognized at a dinner at the Fountains in Carmel. Speaker was author and consultant Andy Andrews.

STAR Financial Bank welcomes Kim Carpenter as assistant vice president private banking. She will cultivate relationships with high net worth clients by assisting them with all their financial needs. She received a bachelor degree in finance from Defiance College.

MKM architecture+design associate Andrew Mitchell, AIA, has become a licensed architect. He is a Fort Wayne native. He received a bachelor of architecture and a bachelor of science in environmental design from Ball State University. He was recently nationally recognized as one of the nine Jason Pettigrew Scholars by the American Institute of Architects.

Rothberg Logan & Warsco managing partner Michael T. Deam was the guest speaker at the Oct. 10 ICLEF Aviation Law Seminar held at the Swan Lake Resort Conference Center, Plymouth. His topic was “Restricting First Amendment Rights in Airport Terminals.”

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