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by Cherokee Tribune staff writers
February 25, 2011 12:00 AM | 439 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Mableton author releases newest novel

MABLETON - Mableton resident Wayne E. Beyea released the book "The Treasure of Valcour Island" this week. The book is a blend of science, history, science fiction, terrorism and murder.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide. Beyea completed a 25-year career in the New York State Police as a trooper and investigator. He supervised a detective unit located in the Hudson Valley for nine years and was trained in terrorism, hostage negotiation and suicide intervention. Beyea is retired and has authored six books.

Sales students set to compete

KENNESAW - Students from the best business school sales programs in North America will face off at the 13th Annual National Collegiate Sales Competition March 4-7 at Kennesaw State University. The 122 students participating in the National Collegiate Sales Competition, the largest collegiate sales competition in the world, will test their skills in one-on-one sales call challenges. About 35 corporate partners - including Xerox, Verizon and FedEx - also will be present to recruit these students at an exclusive career fair.

The competition has become a hot spot for Fortune 500 corporate recruiters looking for young sales talent, said Terry Loe, director of the Center for Professional Selling at KSU's Coles College of Business. "This sales competition brings together students who are actually studying to be professional salespeople and companies that need entry-level talent," Loe said.

Synovus honored at conference

MARIETTA - Synovus and two of its bank divisions, Columbus Bank and Trust and Bank of North Georgia, were recently recognized at the 2011 American Bankers Association National Conference for Community Bankers in San Diego for their contributions to the community. Synovus and Bank of North Georgia, which has numerous locations in Cobb and the metro area, each received letters of recognition for outstanding service to the community. CB&T was presented the Revitalizing Your Community award.

"Our team members have always gone above and beyond to contribute to making a difference in the communities we serve, and the success of our company is directly linked to the level of caring and concern our team members demonstrate for the needs of individuals and organizations across our footprint," said Kessel D. Stelling, president and CEO of Synovus.

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