ACCREDITED: Cory Wingett of the Edward Jones financial office in Steubenville has earned the professional designation of accredited asset management specialist.
Wingett successfully completed the Accredited Asset Management Specialist Professional Education Program from the Denver-based College for Financial Planning. Those who complete the program pass a final exam and sign a code of ethics and disclosure.
Wingett may be reached by calling (740) 283-6558 or visiting his office at 141 Brady Circle W. Information also is available by visiting www.edwardjones.com.
HONOR: Nikolas Kamarados, a certified financial planner with Prudential Western Pennsylvania Agency, has achieved Million Dollar Round Table designation for the seventh consecutive year.
The Round Table is an independent, international association of less than 1 percent of the world's best life insurance and financial services professionals. Membership is one of the highest professional honors a representative can obtain.
To contact Kamarados, call (304) 748-3156 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
W-N CHAIRMAN: Fumio Oda has been elected as the new chairman of the board of Wheeling-Nisshin Inc. Oda took the position effective July 1.
He replaces Kenji Minami, who was chairman of the board since April 2009, the company said, crediting his guidance with helping the company maintain its success during the economic downturn.
Oda has 40 years of steel-related experience, including working at Nisshin Steel USA in New York city in the early 1980s.
He is a former executive vice president and director of Nisshin Steel. In addition, he is a previous member of the W-N board.
PROCUREMENT: Businesses that want to do business with government will receive information during a pair of seminars scheduled in July and August.
Sharon Hopkins of the Procurement Technical Assistance Center at Ohio University will offer two seminar sessions. The first will be a general introduction to government contracting, scheduled for July 27 in the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce conference room, 630 Market St.
The second session will be Aug. 10 for a more detailed look at set-aside contracting for minority-owned, veteran-owned or women-owned businesses.
Each of the two sessions will be held twice, at 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. to accommodate varying schedules.
The presentations are co-sponsored by Progress Alliance, the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Development Center.