2007-10-19 / Business

Folks about town

L. Garner Corley Jr. has

L. Garner Corley Jr. L. Garner Corley Jr. John S. Hill has been been named the banking officer and branch manager at Carolina National Bank's Trenholm Plaza branch.

Wendi Spratt has been named the major gifts support coordinator for the Palmetto Health Foundation.

Chappelle Broome, Dorothy Jex- Woods, Ivonne Laureano, and Candy Summer graduated from the S.C. Chamber of Commerce's Human Resources Institute Certificate Series, which provides trainees with an extensive overview of human resources, management and supervisory development, employee benefits, diversity, and safety and health.

Dean McMahan has joined First Citizens' IT team as a network analyst.

F. Earl Ellis, Jr., Ernest G. Lawhorne,William L. Harbison, Mary Sowell League, Lana H. Sims, Jr., Rita Bragg Cullum, David C. Sojourner, Karen Hudson Thomas,William O. Higgins,William P. McElveen, Jr. and John T. Lay, Jr., all of Ellis, Lawhorne, & Sims, P.A., were named to the 2008

edition of Best Lawyers in


Wendi Spratt Wendi Spratt

The 2007 Parade of Homes winners are The Portofino by Vesta Builders, Inc., People's Choice Award for Best Home; and The Portofino by Vesta Builders, Inc., Interior Design by LTI Designs, LLC.

Eric Gluse, investment services division executive of South Carolina Bank and Trust, will relocate to the bank's Columbia division.

Grady L. Beard, Elizabeth Van Doren Gray, Rebecca Laffitte, Shannon Till Poteat, Thornwell F. Sowell, Robert E. Stepp, Monteith P. Todd, J. Calhoun Watson of Sowell Gray were selected for the 2008

edition of Best Lawyers in

America. appointed to the nine- member board of commissioners for the S.C. State Housing, Finance, and Development Authority.

Wren Cook was selected to receive the 2007- 08 S.C. Dance Association Honor Award.

Nelson Mullins attorneys John Hagerty, Elizabeth Laffitte, Jay Claypoole, and Brian Hellman represented MeadWestvaco in two land transactions covering almost 400,000 acres in Georgia, Alabama, and West Virginia in deals totaling almost a half- billion dollars.

Eric Gluse Eric Gluse The following real estate agents have joined Coldwell Banker United, Realtors: Tonia Peppers, Irmo office; Ashley Knight, Midtown office; Sharon Robinson, Midtown office; Karen Feigh, Lexington office; and Robyn Jones, Lancaster office.

The Columbia Museum of Art presented local lawyer and philanthropist Claude M. Scarborough Jr., with the 2007 John Richard Craft Leadership Award September 20, in honor of the late Jack Craft, the Museum's founding director.

Midlands Education and Business Alliance (MEBA) board officers for 2007- 2008 are Chair Robert Dozier, COO and managing director, Homeowners Mortgage; Vice- Chair Sister Judith Ann Karam, president, Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals.

Emily Cooper will assume

the position of editor of The

South Carolina United

Methodist Advocate with the December issue.

The Humanities Council SC announced the recipients of this year's annual Governor's Awards in the Humanities. They are Sen. Ernest F. Hollings, former governor and United States senator, and Dr. Jeffrey R.Willis, upstate historian and professor at Converse College in Spartanburg.

Wren Cook Wren Cook Jay Claypoole Jay Claypoole John Hagerty John Hagerty Brian Hellman Brian Hellman Elizabeth Laffitte Elizabeth Laffitte Tonia Peppers Tonia Peppers Karen Feigh Karen Feigh Robyn Jones Robyn Jones Sharon Robinson Sharon Robinson Ashley Knight Ashley Knight Robert Dozier Robert Dozier

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