Jonathan Wolf, of RE/MAX Tyler, received Realtor of the Year honors from the Greater Tyler Association of Realtors.
Wolf has been a licensed professional realtor, a member of the National Association of Realtors, a member of the Texas Association of Realtors and a RE/MAX associate for 10 years. He has been affiliated with the RE/MAX Tyler office since 2003 and is a past president of the Greater Tyler Association of Realtors.
“I'm very honored to be selected by my colleagues as this year's Realtor of the Year by the Greater Tyler Association of Realtors,” Wolf said in a statement. “I enjoy serving my neighbors and putting the needs of my clients first, and I'm humbled to be recognized by such an incredible organization.”
The Greater Tyler Association of Realtors presented Wolf with the honor during its General Membership Meeting on Jan. 23. Awards were also presented to Celia Flowers, Affiliate of the Year; Leslie Cain, Rookie of the Year; and Tom Woldert, Glover Tunnel Award.
Ms. Flowers is board certified in oil and gas law, real estate law and civil trial law. After graduating from law school and being admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1990, she began private practice in civil litigation with an emphasis on oil and gas matters, business and commercial litigation and real estate. Ms. Flowers owns 12 title companies, which are licensed in 13 East Texas counties. She is serving as 2011-12 president of Independent Title Agents of Texas and serves on several organizations. She is a frequent speaker to lenders and realtors on real estate mineral issues.
Ms. Cain is a buyer's and seller's agent for RealEdge Real Estate in Lindale, Hideaway Lake, Mineola, Tyler and surrounding areas. She is a former public relations manager and joined the Greater Tyler Association of Realtors in 2010.
Woldert, co-owner of RE/MAX Tyler, has 25 years of real estate experience, was named 1987 Realtor of the Year, was president of the Tyler Board of Realtors in 1990 and has served several organizations, including as chairman of the Salvation Army and Better Business Bureau and president of the Texas Rose Festival.
The Greater Tyler Association Realtors' officers for 2013 include President Lorri Loggins, President-Elect Jason Gregory, Treasurer John Jarvis, Secretary Claudia Carroll and Past President Debbie Ezzell. Directors include Russel Enright, Andrea Lynch, Holly Hightower, Larry Lewis, Carla Turner, and Alice Ann Brown.
Ms. Cao, a certified family physician assistant, joined Dr. Leo M. Holm, the primary care physician at the Overton practice, after working in the internal medicine outpatient clinic at Parkland Hospital's Irving Health Center.
Ms. Cao received her master's of science degree and physician assistant training from the Physician Assistant Program, School of Allied Health Sciences, at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She earned her bachelor's in communication studies at The University of Texas at Austin and completed coursework in biology at UT Dallas.
In addition, UTHSCT's Rehabilitation Services welcomed speech language pathologist Ruth Fadely and physical therapist Cindy Heimbaugh.
Ms. Fadely, a certified speech language pathologist, has 24 years of experience working with pediatric patients, and has expertise in helping children with feeding, articulation disorders, apraxia, language disorders, Down syndrome, autism and congenital anomalies.
She has worked with preschool and early-intervention programs, private clinics and hospitals. She has a master's degree in communication disorders and sciences from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kan.
Ms. Heimbaugh, a certified physical therapist, has more than 30 years of experience working with children to improve their gross motor skills and mobility, including children with autism, cerebral palsy, congenital anomalies, developmental delays, Down syndrome, traumatic brain injury, and torticollis.
She specializes in pediatrics, geriatrics and specified orthopedics rehabilitation. Ms. Heimbaugh has worked in hospitals, private clinics, private homes, and public school districts.
She received her bachelor's in physical therapy and psychology from West Virginia University and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.
It enables Beddingfield to work with architects, designers, contractors and owners who are seeking LEED certification for their projects, providing consultation and documentation support.
RLM is the one of the first contractors in East Texas to offer consultation services for sustainable building, according to a prepared statement. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, by 2015, an estimated 40 percent to 48 percent of new nonresidential construction by value will have LEED designated characteristics, Beddingfield said. The State of Texas ranks among the top 10 states practicing green building techniques.
Beddingfield serves as RLM's LEED construction consultant for the Centene Core Claims Processing Center in Tyler. The three-story facility will include office space and a cafeteria, recycling center and training center. The development also includes a walking trail and child development center.
BBB Accredited Businesses must adhere to BBB's “Standards of Trust,” a set of policies, procedures and best practices representing trustworthiness in the marketplace. Browning earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Tyler in 1993 and has obtained an Investment Management Consultation designation.
Prior to co-founding Income Solutions Wealth Management along with his partner, Ali Cantua, Browning was a senior vice president with Raymond James/Morgan Keegan. He is past president of the Tyler board of directors for Junior Achievement and of the Board for the Association of Retarded Citizens in Tyler.
The Alliance awards program recognizes alliances in high-performing supply chains that drive results. Attention is focused on why and how the alliance was formed, the roles of the various partners, and the results attained by the close collaboration and cooperation represented by the alliance.
The awards were presented at the SMC≥ Jump Start 2013 conference on Jan. 22. Tony Allison, regional vice president at Averitt, and Brian Turner, director of logistics and planning for Tuesday Morning, made a presentation at the conference and accepted the award.
On Jan. 17, FSA started offering microloans designed to help farmers and ranchers with credit needs of $35,000 or less. The loan features a streamlined application process.
In 2012, the FSA provided $196.4 million in farm loan assistance to agricultural producers of all sizes in Texas. That year, operating loans accounted for the majority of the loans extended totaling $129.4 million, while farm ownership loans totaled more than $61 million. In 2012, $5.7 million in emergency loans were made to producers in Texas recovering from natural disasters.
The current interest rate for microloans is 1.25 percent and the maximum term for microloans is seven years, Grier said. Microloans can be used to pay for initial start-up expenses, essential tools, irrigation, delivery vehicles and annual expenses such as seed, fertilizer, utilities, land rents and marketing and distribution expenses.
Contact The Smith County USDA Service Center at 903-561-6042, Ext. 2.
Ms. Rice contributes her expertise as a content development and communications specialist. who provides written content for businesses, web designers, marketing agencies and publications. Her role will include content development, media announcements and marketing for the group.
Formed last May in Longview, The Miracle League of East Texas encourages businesses and people within the East Texas community to donate funds that will help build a custom-designed, rubberized turf field that accommodates wheelchairs and other assistive devices while helping to prevent injuries.
With the help of The Miracle League, barriers are removed that keep children with mental and physical disabilities off the baseball field and lets them experience the joy of America's favorite pastime. Visit www.miracleleagueofeasttexas.com.
H. Chuck Bauman will speak on the topic, “Supplemental Needs Trust.” He is a certified elder law attorney who focuses his practice on assisting clients in properly planning for long-term care costs, probate and preserving their assets.
To RSVP, contact Kristina Brown, with Texas Bank and Trust in Longview, at 903-295-4239 or email@example.com
For the past 28 years, Abington served as chairman of Many, La.-based Peoples State Bank, which merged with MidSouth Bank in December. Now serving on MidSouth Bank's Directors' Loan Committee and the Bank Compliance and Bank Building Committees, he remains active in the operations of the bank.
Abington formed the one-bank holding company PSB Financial Corp. in 1984 and purchased the outstanding shares of Peoples State Bank. He was the bank's primary shareholder until its merger with MidSouth Bank and is now the largest individual shareholder of MidSouth Bank.
For three decades, Abington owned and operated automobile dealerships throughout the state and now works as a real estate developer and cattle farmer. He also is a partner in nursing homes.
More than 1,500 IHOP restaurants across the country will give away complimentary stacks of IHOP's buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., with hopes to raise $3 million.
In Tyler, Longview, Nacogdoches and Lufkin, guests will be encouraged to make a voluntary contribution to the local Shriners Hospitals. This will mark the eighth year that IHOP has held National Pancake Day, which has raised more than $10 million for Shriners Hospitals and other local charities. In 2012 alone, IHOP raised more than $3 million. Visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.
To bring awareness to the issue and find solutions, Olive Garden is asking students, “How would you help end hunger in your community?” as part of the 17th-Annual Pasta Tales national essay contest.
Though March 22, students in first through 12th grade can submit an essay with their ideas for ending hunger in their communities. The grand-prize winner will receive a three-day trip to New York City that includes dinner at the Olive Garden in Times Square and a $2,500 savings bond. Olive Garden will provide a $5,000 grant to support hunger initiatives in their local community.
The winners in each of the 12 grade categories will be awarded a $500 savings bond and a family dinner. Entry forms and rules are available at www.olivegarden.com/About-Us/News-and-Media/Pasta-Tales/. Contact Lauren Simo or Catie Jackson at 954-776-1999.