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Business People

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    Terena Kumfer joined Fort Wayne’s Gibson as a client manager in the employee benefits practice. Michelle L.
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    Named in the 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition from the Fort Wayne law firm of Barrett & McNagny LLP are Kevin K. Fitzharris, Thomas A. Herr, N. Thomas Horton, Robert T. Keen Jr., Patrick G.
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    Linda Bruinsma is celebrating her 25th year of being a Merle Norman Cosmetic owner at 6386 W. Jefferson Blvd. in Covington Plaza.

Business people

Pamela Clark with New Heights Educational Group in Defiance, Ohio, won bronze as “Female Executive of the Year – Government or Non-Profit – 10 or Less Employees” at the eighth annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

Karma Muter with Covington Travel Inc. was recently invited by Sandals to visit its resorts in the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Bahamas.

Laura Cobbs with Century 21 Bradley Inc. was a top individual sales producer for October.

Shawn Noe joined the information technology team at 80/20 Inc. in Columbia City.

Natalie Woods was promoted to corporate membership director with the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne, and Wendy Spitznagel will serve as the director of health initiatives.

Larry Campbell, fleet management director for the city of Fort Wayne, placed fifth out of top 100 best government fleets at the 2013 Government Green Fleet Awards for the city’s alternative fuels and technologies initiatives and programs.

Jennifer Wiebke and Chad Pugh joined Thrivent Financial for Lutherans as associate representatives with the organization’s mid-America regional financial office.

Michelle Widenhoefer with Legacy Lending Group was the top loan originator for October.

D. Randall Brown will assume the role of office managing partner for the Fort Wayne office of Barnes & Thornburg.

Erik Chickedantz of Hawk, Haynie, Kammeyer & Chickedantz LLP received the annual Niemann Citation for Excellence and Professionalism at a recent meeting of the Allen County Bar Association.

TransWorks, a transportation software development company in Fort Wayne, hired Zach Miller as a business analyst I; Justin Hale as senior software engineer; and promoted Kevin Hunt to assistant vice president, infrastructure.

Greg Galecki of Galecki Financial Management was named in the 2013 list of Best Financial Advisers for Doctors in Medical Economics.

Sue Parrish of MKM architecture + design was hired as an interior designer. Zach Benedict, partner, recently spoke at the Indiana Library Federation state conference in Indianapolis.

Liza Moore of Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC was chosen as one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s “Up & Coming Lawyers” for 2013.

Jason Rey began Snowbird Services LLC, a home watch business, in 2012 and gained accredited member status in the National Home Watch Association. Snowbird serves the counties of Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Wells and Whitley.

Nick Staker was ranked No.1 in the five-state region for October in closed purchase units and volume for Academy Mortgage.

Ray Davis is the new senior project manager for museum exhibits at Group Delphi in Fort Wayne.

Abigail Butler, a partner in the product liability practice at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, was named leader of its Fort Wayne office, effective Dec. 1.

Crystal Weber joined the law firm of Murphy Ice LLP as the accounting/human resources manager.