BANKING & FINANCE
Tavette A. Martin has been named assistant vice president/financial advisor at Ameris Bank in Irmo. She will offer financial planning services in the Midlands and Upstate. She worked with Wachovia for 24 years.
Meg Pridemore, construction manager at DESA Inc., has received the Green Building Certification Institute's LEED Green Associate certification.
The Municipal Association of South Carolina has won three honors from the International Association of Business Communicators Palmetto Awards in print communications, single publication and event marketing materials.
Michael C. Shealy of Lexington has been elected to the board of Woodmen of the World/Omaha Woodmen Life Insurance Society. Shealy is vice president of the Woodmen's Oak Grove Lodge 273 and has been president of the group's South Carolina jurisdiction.. He co-owns Carroll's Electric Service and CarrMike Builders.
PHT Services, Ltd. associate Karin M. Allen has earned the Associate in Claims professional designation.
Catherine H. Kennedy of Turner Padget has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.
Coldwell Banker United, Realtors has added new sales associates in its Midlands offices: Rhett Corley; Tammy Gable; Mironda Harper; Shontae Jones; Katharine Kelchner; Cindy Robbins; Pat Schuster-Frick; and Danielle Scott.
Connie Best and Marisa Meier have joined Lake Carolina Properties as sales professionals.
Realty and Marketing Services has named Lauren Sawyer and Sandy Cleaves as site agents for the Rabon's Farm community.
Darren J. Bouknight has joined Kennedy Watson McKinney & Associates as an appraiser.
Hahl Inc. of Lexington has been recognized by the S.C. Recycling Market Development Advisory Council and the S.C. Department of Commerce for its recycling efforts. Hahl - a manufacturer of monofilament, bristle and abrasive bristle - recycles cardboard, plastic bottles, aluminum cans, paper and fluorescent light bulbs.