Business Briefs: Stephens joins Lindsey’s

From Staff Reports
business@newnan.com
Lori H. Stephens has joined the full-time staff of agents at Lindsey’s Inc. Realtors.
A long-time resident of Coweta County, Stephens is a graduate of Newnan High School and holds a master’s degree in science education from the University of West Georgia. She earned her real estate license from Atlanta Partners Real Estate School.
Stephens is a member of the Newnan-Coweta Board of Realtors, the Georgia Board of Realtors, the National Board of Realtors and Georgia MLS.
She is a passionate horse enthusiast and enjoys various school and sports activities with her two children and her husband, Chris.
Stephens is excited about returning to the local real estate business and looks forward to serving the real estate needs of her clients.
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Agape In-Home Care opens
Agape In-Home care, a Christian-based, in-home care agency, has opened in Newnan.
The agency specializes in providing non-medical, in-home companion and personal care for seniors and other adults requiring in-home assistance. The firm offers a wide variety of services for its clients, including bathing and exercise, meal planning and preparation, and light housekeeping, among others.

“Our mission is to enable senior and disabled citizens to enjoy the privacy and comfort of their own homes, to be readily accessible to family and friends, and to enjoy their independence for as long as possible,” said Agape Owner Rhonda Kelly.

“We provide caregivers who will perform their duties with confidence, concern, commitment, cheerfulness, and superior care. Our caregivers will provide the utmost in honestly, integrity and reliability,” she said. “Our caregivers will treat every contact as a friend, and every client as family.”

The agency also provides free resources for family caregivers to help them deal with the challenges of caring for an aging loved one, Kelly said.

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Sequoia Golf expands again

Sequoia Golf Group has been selected to manage Jefferson Lakeside Country Club in Richmond, Va.

Following an initial six-month contract, the board of directors for the course unanimously voted to engage Sequoia as managing partner.

Through the partnership, Sequoia is committed to enhancing the total membership experience and solidifying Jefferson Lakeside as one of the most sought after Richmond area clubs. Sequoia will also oversee future course renovations and improvements to various club facilities.

Sequoia Golf Management, based in Newnan, owns and manages more than 50 properties, making it the country’s seventh largest golf course operator.

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Averitt wins industry award

“World Trade 100” magazine, a leading transportation industry publication, and SMC3, an industry trade association, have awarded Averitt Express and its customer, Tuesday Morning, an Alliance Award in the Domestic Freight Multimodal category.

The Alliance awards program, which began this year, recognizes alliances in high-performing supply chains that are driving results.

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Charter Financial announces earnings

Charter Financial Corporation has announced its earnings for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2013.

The company reported net income of $2.3 million, or $0.13 per basic and diluted share, for the quarter ending Dec. 31, 2012, compared to $488,000, or $0.03 per basic and diluted share, for the quarter ending Dec. 31, 2011.

Improved net income was the result of lower non-interest expense and lower credit costs, partially offset by a decrease in non-interest income and net-interest income.

“We are pleased with our earnings improvement, the continued advances in our asset quality and the growth in our stockholders’ equity,” said Robert L. Johnson, chairman and CEO.

“These trends confirm our strategy of seeking organic growth in retail and small business segments and acquisition of those segments by purchasing other banks in attractive community markets. Our announced second step conversion will boost our already strong capital position and further sustain this strategy of purchasing smaller or weaker banks in need of a strong partner.”

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