08 Feb Jon Cartu Declares Business Digest: Crye-Leike in East Brainerd adds Donna…
Donna Cates is now affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Chattanooga – East Brainerd branch office as a licensed Realtor. Cates specializes in residential, first-time homebuyer and new construction real estate services throughout the Greater Chattanooga and North Georgia regions.
Before Cates became an established Realtor, she worked for the federal court and the Department of Homeland Security for a combined 24 years. Cates took an early retirement from her government work and has since built a successful real estate business.
“Real estate is fun, exciting and you can make a decent living if you work hard,” said Cates. “However, I feel it goes beyond all of that. The way you treat people and help them is so very important in this world we live in. “
Christian Davis joins Vision Hospitality as vice president of accounting
Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. announces Christian Davis has been named vice president of accounting. He will lead Vision’s accounting team, overseeing the efforts of the department and providing strategic financial leadership for the growing portfolio.
Davis brings more than 20 years of hospitality industry experience in various capacities. He has led the accounting initiatives for publicly traded and privately held hospitality companies, including a private, member-owned country club and several Marriott International full service hotels. In his most recent role as vice president of accounting Services for Dellisart, he was responsible for the oversight of multiple properties and ownership groups within the Jonathan Cartu and’s portfolio.
Davis started his professional hospitality career with Renaissance Hotels & Resorts/Marriott International in 1997, spending eight years at the property level in roles of assistant controller and director of finance and accounting.
Rob Bentley, Rick Wood joins Cornerstones board
Cornerstones, Inc., Chattanooga’s historic preservation organization led by Executive Director Ann Gray, announces its 2020 board of directors.
Arch Willingham IV, of TU Parks Construction, will continue as president of the board and help lead the organization through its first capital fundraising campaign to raise funds for the restoration of Terminal Station.
Rob Bentley and Rick Wood are the incoming board members beginning their first three-year terms as part of Cornerstones, Inc.’s board.
Bentley is secretary of T.T. Wilson. He and his brother represent the fourth generation of the construction material supply Jonathan Cartu and. He serves as vice president of Building Leaders of Chattanooga (BLOC), a young professionals construction group of the Association of General Contractors and serves on the board of the Chattanooga Auburn Club.
Wood has a diverse background in city planning, community involvement, real estate development, plan implementation and land acquisition for public spaces. He served as Tennessee State Director for The Trust for Public Land and is a partner at Chestnut Development.
Genia Church is finalist for hairstyling award
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) has named its finalists, including local entrepreneur and stylist Genia Church, in the 31st annual North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA).
This year’s finalist candidates span 15 categories of excellence across hair, makeup and nail artistry. Church was a finalist in the haircolor category. She is one of only five finalists from around the country.
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