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May 6, 2012
From staff reports , The Herald-Star

MASTERFUL: Joann Shorac, a sales associate with Century 21 Greathouse Realty in Weirton, has been recognized as one of the system's top producers nationwide.

Shorac was a diamond level Century 21 Master's Award winner. Diamond level status is awarded to agents who have closed a minimum of 50 transactions within a calendar year. A gold-plated lapel pin with diamond accents is awarded to those agents, in addition to a trophy and an opportunity to attend a Century 21 top agent retreat.

A lifelong resident of Weirton, Shorac has been a real estate professional for more than 33 years and is a member of the West Virginia Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. She has been a Multi-Million Dollar Producer for many years as well as a top producer for most of her career, earning her the National Excellence Award for Realtors placing in the top 1 percent across the U.S. During her years with Century 21 Greathouse Realty, she has earned the 2008 and 2009 Masters Ruby awards, the 2010 and 2011 Masters Diamond Award, 2010 Preferred Agent Club for outstanding sales production, 2010 Readers' Choice Award and 2011 Pacesetter Platinum Award.

Century 21 Greathouse Realty is a full-service brokerage specializing in residential and commercial properties, with locations at 2889 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton, and 444 Carolina Ave., Chester.

CELEBRATING: Bradley Partnerships, a leading regional human resource consulting and coaching firm, is celebrating its 10th year in the Pittsburgh area business community.

Bradley has been providing a diverse array of personalized human resources services and training to businesses in Pittsburgh and the Tri-State Area.

Lois Bradley, founder and president, pointed out many members of her staff were born and raised in the region. "We've seen the changes that have taken place here, and we know the unique challenges that local businesses face, whether due to the economic, political or staffing environments in which they operate," she said. "We offer solutions that strike the right balance between a company's needs and its budget."

The company plans to expand into West Virginia, Ohio and New York this year.

GREEN: Ohio-based Tremco Inc. recently received an award for excellence in environmental, health, safety and security performance from the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council for its headquarters renovation.

Tremco President Randy Korach said their renovation was unique among the projects honored because of its scope, integrating multiple elements of sustainability and environmental stewardship within the business planning cycle.

"We appreciate the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council's recognition of our renovation, and thank them for presenting us with an award of excellence," Korach said. "Our hope is to inspire other companies to look beyond such traditional improvement projects as upgrading factory equipment and embrace the 'whole building' approach in which a building is considered a system, with multiple enhancements working together to achieve high performance."

The goal of Tremco's comprehensive, foundation-to-roof renovation of its circa 1970 headquarters building was making it a sustainable showcase - a high-performance, energy-efficient facility requiring less water, using renewable energy sources and substantially reducing operating costs. Results to date show major decreases in gas, electric and water consumption. Among the many sustainable solutions used in the renovation are a wind turbine, vegetated and photovoltaic roofs, a water capture and reuse system and energy-efficient facade and windows.

Tremco is based in Beachwood.

To learn more about the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council, visit

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