Dalton Whitfield Bank promotes one

Vonda J. Bledsoe was recently promoted to vice president of Dalton Whitfield Bank, according to bank president and CEO J. Alan Wells.

Bledsoe was previously branch manager at the Cleveland Road office.

She is an honor graduate of Southeast High School and attended Dalton State College. She has taken several banking courses through the American Institute of Banking.

Bledsoe has more than 16 years experience in the local banking industry.

She serves as secretary/ treasurer of the Dalton Noon Lions Club.

She and her husband, Dwayne, reside in Dalton with their two children, Dylan Bledsoe and Geoff Beavers.

“We are extremely proud of Mrs. Bledsoe,” Wells said. “She has proven herself with the knowledge, experience, professionalism and community involvement that is necessary to provide the excellent service our customers deserve. Her leadership will assist our bank in striving toward higher levels of performance.”

Jones receives top producer award

Patrick Jones of Century 21 Belk Realtors recently received the Century 21 “Grand Centurion” producer award for 2005, according to Darren Payne, broker/ owner of Century 21 Belk Realtors.

The “Grand Centurion” producer award is presented to system sales associates who excel in sales production or have 180 closed transactions within a calendar year.

“Receiving the ‘Grand Centurion’ producer award is a tremendous accomplishment for Patrick and is a testament to his unwavering commitment to professional excellence and customer satisfaction,” Payne said. “Patrick is a valued and trusted real estate resource for the north Georgia area and we are proud to have him as part of the Century 21 Belk team.”

Jones has been with the company since obtaining his real estate license in 2003.

“I am extremely honored to receive this award,” Jones said. “I appreciate all of the support from the office and the community that helped make last year so successful.”

Century 21 Belk Realtors has offices in Dalton, Chatsworth and Ringgold.

Kyer wins cruise from Lady Emily cosmetics

Dalton resident Casey Kyer recently won a cruise to the Bahamas from cosmetics company Lady Emily for “excelling at both selling and recruiting.”

“The Georgia market has shown tremendous growth, and Casey is a perfect fit to demonstrate and sell our products to her customers, and she also demonstrates outstanding leadership skills to her team.”

Kyer started her independent business in June 2005.

Faus Group founder recently passed away

Andres Faus, founder of floorcovering manufacturer Faus Group and chairman of the board of directors until December 2005, passed away this week in Spain. He was 68.

“The Faus family were carpenters of great vision and strength who founded our company in 1953,” said Juan Flores, president of Faus Group. Faus has operations in Calhoun.

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