Sweetwater recently hired nine employees: Jeff Jent, Ben Vehrs, Alex Pribula and Roq Martin, sales engineers; Chelsea Freistroffer, sales assistant; Jessica Stevens, receptionist; Brian Malone, vendor administrator; and Bennett Wilson and David Goeglein, guitar technicians.
Marjorie Fear and James Elliott of New Haven received a Company Drivers of the Year Award from CRST Expedited Inc. at its recent banquet.
Terri Ashment with NuCentury Therapy has been certified as a personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Katie Brown with Century 21 Bradley Realty Inc. was honored with Master’s Emerald status at its annual banquet.
Kari Peters was the top overall loan originator in February for the Legacy Lending Group.
Chad Faurote, formerly of Fort Wayne, joined E.E. Ward Moving & Storage Co. as its long-distance operations manager.
Dean Spangler, chairman of Spangler Candy Co., was recognized for his industry contributions with the National Confectioners Association’s Distinguished Service Award at its recent annual conference.
Lawrence E. Davis, director of culinary and nutritional services with Byron Health Center, competed in a cook-off competition at The Art Institute of Indianapolis and placed second overall.
Chip Hill, Pierceton’s town superintendent, received a certified public manager designation from the Bowen Center for Public Affairs at Ball State University, and Carrie A. Gillenwater, Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, received a certified public supervisor designation.
Cornelius B. (Neil) Hayes of Hayes & Hayes was elected to a two-year term as chairman of the Indiana State Bar Association’s Family & Juvenile section.
Amy Mattox joined Clear Elevation, a digital creative agency in Roanoke, as an account executive and marketing specialist.
New hires at 80/20 Inc. are Amanda Vetor, accounting; Joe Bruss, Jacob Leisinger and Lisa Demo, extrusion processing department; and Krystal Spaulding and Jolee Diamente, shipping department.
The Early Childhood Alliance board of directors recently approved the addition of two board members, Dena Jacquay with Parkview Health; and Margaret Sturm, PNC Bank.
Duane Miller was the top producing agent for February at the Coventry southwest office of Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber.
Chris Hoy joined Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance as an agent in the Fort Wayne office at 7217 Engle Road.
TransWorks, a transportation software development company in Fort Wayne, promoted William Mearns to programmer analyst I; Jay Nair to senior technical specialist; and John Brandon to technical specialist.
The Whitley County Economic Development Corp. announced that Kelley Sheiss, co-owner of Three D Stock Farms and program director for Leadership Whitley County, is leading the EDC Agribusiness Initiative.
Dr. Michael O’Donnell of Back In Action Chiropractic was named a diplomate in sports medicine through the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians.
Adam Lamb joined Academy Mortgage Corp. as a licensed loan originator.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Northeast Indiana Chapter announced its 2014 board members and executive officers: Kelly Dreibelbis, Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, president; Jeri Rusk, WBCL, president-elect; Jennifer Renner, CANI, past president; Kelly Hardesty, PBS 39, vice president, education/membership; Linda Miller, Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, treasurer; and Judy Thomas, Impact Strategies, secretary.
Linda Sloat joined the Women’s Bureau as the react clinical counselor and victim advocate, and Fonda Brown joined as the career center coordinator for Dress for Success.
iAB Financial Bank recently recognized employees for years of service: Carol Ebler, 45; Phylian Keefer and Kevin Roth, 35; Nancy Bicknese, 25; Mary Anne Frank, Cindy Langel, Cheri Meek, Noreen Preston, Marilyn Scherer and Brenda Stuckey, 20; Mike Gonya, Jill Keim, Angie Kuhn, Beth McKee, Donna Misner and Merlie Thinnes, 15; Dave Atherton, Kim Heyde, Kevin Himmelhaver, Tarrah Jasso, Andy Marshall and Mary Parrot, 10; and Michelle Ahrens, Terri Beck, Emily Doss, Nick Felger, Laura Harris, Marilyn Haslup, Cyndy Humbert, Kody Kumfer, Travis McEowen, Linda Morr, Thom Obergfell, Jessica Seago, Denny Walker, Jeff Wyckoff and Dave Young, five years of service.