Chamber Names Garner Ambassador of Fourth Quarter
The Moore County Chamber of Commerce has named Dana Garner the ambassador of the fourth quarter of 2012.
Garner, general manager of Sarvis Management Real Estate Services Inc. in Southern Pines, also served as the top contributor for the third quarter.
"Dana demonstrates the qualities of a Chamber volunteer and an ambassador," the Chamber said in a news release. "She is always willing to help out and does this without any hesitation while still balancing her other volunteer activities and her full-time job at Sarvis Management Real Estate Services.
"She is a great proponent of the Moore County Chamber of Commerce and its members, and realizes the impact the Chamber can make on our business community."
Chamber President and CEO Patrick Coughlin said, "The ambassadors' overall goal is for business owners/mangers to understand how much the Chamber appreciates their investment in the Chamber and just as importantly, in our community. It is no small task, and the Chamber could not accomplish the many things that we do throughout the year without key individuals such as Dana. The fact that she achieved this honor two consecutive quarters demonstrates her commitment"
Garner is a native of Moore County. In addition to serving as an ambassador, she volunteers as a tutor for the Read Moore Center. She graduated from the Moore County Leadership Institute (MCLI) and the Not for Profit Management Program in 2011. She also serves as a co-chair for the 2012 MCLI Program.
Sarvis Management and Real Estate Services was established in February 1996 by Peggy Sarvis. Sharon Stevens purchased the company in August 2009.
Garner has worked for Sarvis Management since 2007 and became the general manager in 2009.
Three Join Staff Of First Casualty
Ann Wooten Kunce, president of FCIG-First Casualty Insurance Group, has announce the addition of three new employees to the firm.
Connie Anderline is joining the staff of professionals as a commercial lines senior account executive. Anderline's insurance career began more than 30 years ago in Pennsylvania, and 19 of those years were spent working in Florida.
She moved to North Carolina in 2006 to be closer to her daughter and her growing family. She also has a son in Knoxville, Tenn., and a daughter in Gainesville, Fla.
As a licensed agent/broker, Anderline said she enjoys being able to assist customers with all their insurance needs. She is a member of a local church that is very involved with many projects servicing the community, a familiar trademark of FCIG, a news release said.
Anderline said she takes great pleasure in spending the majority of her free time with her grandchildren, but loves to read, travel and visit with family.
Jordan Medlin has joined FCIG as business development executive. Medlin comes to FCIG from Sandhills Center in West End, where he served as communications director. He brings four years of communications, marketing and public relations experience.
He is a native of Moore County and graduated with a bachelor's degree in English from East Carolina University. As a business development executive, Medlin will be responsible for facilitating the growth of FCIG by cultivating and maintaining beneficial business relationships with current and potential clients.
Kerry Ross has joined FCIG ready to serve this community in property and casualty insurance. He was a sales consultant for Bill Smith Ford for a year before joining FCIG. Prior to automotive sales, Ross worked for 27 years in pharmaceutical sales with Abbott Laboratories.
Ross has lived locally for eight years, moving to Southern Pines from California. He is an active member of Southern Pines Masonic Lodge. He also serves the community in the Moore County Shrine Club and in the Scottish Rite. He is also a new member of Toastmasters.
Working with First Casualty Insurance Group will expand his community involvement while concentrating in pay-as-you-go workers' compensation, small business and personal lines, the news release said.
First Casualty Insurance Group, one of the area's fastest growing insurance firms, serves individuals and businesses in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Celebrating 28 years in business, FCIG believes in giving back to the community it serves and has a long history of supporting local organizations and pioneering fundraising projects that benefit the local food bank, nonprofit organizations and animal rescue groups, the release said.
More information about the company is available on its website, www.fcignc. com. It is located at 190-A Turner St. in Southern Pines. The phone number is (910) 692-8303.
To United Way
Belk has made a $5,000 contribution to the United Way of Moore County.
The check was recently presented to local United Way officials by Joel Johnson, store manager of Belk at Pinecrest Plaza in Southern Pines.
"We're pleased to present this contribution on behalf of Belk Inc. and our store to benefit the local United Way agencies that serve our community," Johnson said. "This contribution represents one of our core values at Belk, which is to be involved in our communities and to give back in ways that will make a positive difference in the lives of our associates and customers.
"We're proud of the outstanding volunteer efforts of our associates in supporting United Way and many other charities and nonprofit organizations in this community."
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