Business people - June 9

June 09, 2013

Small Business Development Center of the Eastern Panhandle

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Christina Lundberg, business coach and center manager at the Small Business Development Center of the Eastern Panhandle in Martinsburg, recently was named Minority Small Business Champion as part of the 2013 West Virginia Small Business Week Awards.

Among Lundberg’s accomplishments are securing funding for multicultural events and publications; producing the 2012 Eastern Panhandle Multicultural Business Directory, which includes local businesses; organizing expos and workshops; co-chairing the Berkeley County Diversity Committee of Berkeley County Schools; and co-chairing the economic development committee of the Berkeley County Chapter of the NAACP.

Every year since 1963, the president of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small-business owners.

Lundberg and the other W.Va. award winners were honored during a May 29 dinner at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown, W.Va., in conjunction with the 2013 Teaming to Win Conference.

Love & Co.

FREDERICK, Md. — Pepper Van Tassell recently was hired as director of public relations and integrated media at Love & Co., a Frederick marketing, advertising and sales firm in the senior housing field.

Van Tassell brings extensive experience in public relations and journalism to the position, where she is developing the company’s new line of public relations and integrated media services.

Prior to joining the Love team, Van Tassell served as a public relations manager at The Humane Society of the United States, where she coordinated media outreach for various animal-welfare campaigns and for sanctuaries throughout the United States, and publicized political initiatives and related activities for its lobbying arm, Humane Society Legislative Fund. Van Tassell’s experience also includes nearly six years as a reporter at The Herald-Mail in Hagerstown, where she earned several awards for her news and feature stories about crime, education and general news.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts in mass communications/print journalism in 2001 from Hood College in Frederick.

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — Angela Fairchild recently joined the sales team at Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA’s Greencastle office.

Fairchild is licensed to list and sell all types of real estate in Pennsylvania. She is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Pennsylvania Association of Realtors, Pen Mar Regional Association of Realtors and Metropolitan Regional Information System.

She has received Jack Gaughen’s intensive in-house Skill Builders training.

Fairchild has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and has three years of experience in property management. She is a member of Mothers of Preschoolers, teaches 2- and 3-year-olds on Wednesday evenings and volunteers at her church.

She is married and has three sons.

Scott Palmer, Peggy Hays and Joyce Fye, with Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA, were recognized as agents of the month for April in the Greencastle office.

The award is given based on listings taken, listings sold and sales made.

Palmer has been selling real estate for 27 years and is an associate broker. He lives in Greencastle with his wife, Dawn, and daughter.

Hays is licensed in Pennsylvania and Maryland. She has been selling real estate for 28 years and lives in State Line, Pa., with her husband, Jack.

Fye recently joined Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA and is licensed in Pennsylvania. She lives in Greencastle with her husband and two sons.

Raymond James

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. —  Karen Coyne, a certified financial planner and financial adviser at Raymond James in Martinsburg, has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards to use the CFP and CFP certification marks in accordance with board certification and renewal requirements.

She specializes in guiding clients through life transitions such as retirement or sale of a business.

The CFP marks identify those who have met the experience and ethical requirements of the CFP board, have successfully completed financial planning course work and have passed the CFP certification examination covering the financial planning process, risk management, investments, tax planning and management, retirement and employee benefits, and estate planning.

CFP professionals also agree to meet ongoing continuing education requirements and to uphold the board’s code of ethics and professional responsibility, rules of conduct and financial planning practice standards.

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