Briefcase

Posted: August 16, 2014

SheriDonivan
TimMcLaughlin
Elizabeth “Betsy” Moseley
TammyRogers
Kerry Stinson

The Top of Virginia Regional Chamber will host a Business and Breakfast from 7:30 to 9 am. Tuesday at the Holiday Inn-Front Royal, 111 Hospitality Drive, Front Royal.

Chamber members and prospective members are welcome to attend. Bring business cards for networking and door prizes.

The Northern Virginia Chapter of the Appraisal Institute will hold a 7-hour Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice update course in Winchester on Sept. 5.  J. Craig Sewell, a certified residential real estate appraiser, will be the instructor.

This one-day update course, copyrighted by The Appraisal Foundation, focuses on recent changes to USPAP requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers. The course, which clarifies several commonly misunderstood aspects of USPAP, will aid appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice seeking updated competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

Note: An appraiser must successfully complete the 7-hour USPAP Update Course every two years to meet the USPAP continuing education requirement.

The cost is $125 for Appraisal Institute members and $130 for all others. Register online at appraisalinstitute.org or call Sewell at 540-868-2751.

Karen Cifala, Ed Butler, Donna Winfield and Maureen Cunningham, all of Re/Max Roots, completed the Brian Buffini Peak Producers course, mentored by Dan Wall, of Re/Max Roots.

Selma Medical Associates Inc. named Elizabeth “Betsy” Moseley its August employee of the month. She is the payroll-accounts payable clerk in the administration department, having joined the Selma staff in 2010.

Kittie Bly, accounts receivable patient account/insurance clerk, and Autumn Wilfong, medical assistant with Selma Medical Open Door Walk-in Clinic, were employee of the month nominees.

Stephen Adamo, president of Weichert Financial Services, has announced that Tim McLaughlin has been named to the newly created position of chief operating officer (COO).

In addition to assuming this new role, McLaughlin will retain his responsibilities in the company’s Capital Markets division.

McLaughlin joined Weichert in 2004 as senior vice president of secondary marketing, and has successfully taken on several additional functions during his tenure with the company.

“Promoting Tim to chief operating officer will better prepare us for 2015 and beyond,” said Adamo. “This position will be critical as we continue to chart the course for the future and implement new technologies and processes that will further streamline the loan manufacturing process. I am confident that Tim is up to the task, and I look forward to working more closely with him in his new role.”

For more information about  Weichert Financial Services, or to learn about the real estate-related financial products and services it offers, visit www.weichertfinancial.com or call 800-837-3031.

Nancy Shiley has joined the Colony Realty team as a licensed agent. She has been a real estate agent in Virginia since 1996.

Alan Good, an awarding-winning local Realtor, also has joined the Colony Realty sales team. Good has been licensed in Virginia and West Virginia since 2005 and is a lifelong resident of the area.

Prudential PenFed Realty has announced that Kerry Stinson was its top sales and top producer for July. The top lister for the month was Tammy Rogers.

Sheri Donivan has joined the Winchester office of Prudential PenFed Realty as a sales associate. She has an extensive background in customer service and real estate sales.

Call Donivan for your real estate needs at 540-722-9300, ext. 121.

PVL Design Associates, an award-winning interior architecture, interior design and procurement firm, has announced the completion of renovations at its new office location at 3031 Valley Ave., Suite 102, in Winchester.

Renovations at the almost 4,000-square-foot space began in May and encompass a complete reinterpretation and reprogramming of former retail space at Creekside Station to create professional office suites, creative consultation spaces, a collaborative design studio, and expanded resource libraries for residential and commercial interior design.

Carroll Construction of Winchester was the contractor for the project and completed the renovations in record time.

According to PVL President Eileen Isola, the new office suite is designed to support the company’s continued growth into new markets and facilitate the delivery of expanded services to its residential and commercial clientele.

At the Virginia Wine Classic 2014 in Suffolk in June, the Bogaty Family Vineyard won distinctions and medals for 11 different wines:

Gold — Bogati Bodega Petit Verdot, Albarnio and Malbec; also for the Veramar Vineyard two Chardonnays and Merlot.

Silver — Bogati Bodega’s Collection I, Seyval Blanc and Veramar Vineyard's Cabernet Franc, Norton and Riesling/Vidal

Briefcase submissions may be emailed to Janice Sanders at jsanders@winchesterstar.com, faxed to 540-667-1649, or sent to 2 N. Kent St., Winchester, Va. 22601. The deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday. Head-shot photos may be sent by email, but group photos cannot be published.