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December 8, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

SELECTED: Global recognition was given to Renee Pearson of Weirton by Bank of America when she was selected to receive the Silver Award.

She received the Silver Award once before and two Bronze Awards from Bank of America.

Pearson was an original member of the Lending Processing Service of Bank of America in Pittsburgh.

She received her bachelor of business administration degree in marketing and management from Marshall University in 1993. She earned a master's degree in integrated marketing and communication from West Virginia University in 2009.

She is the daughter of Chris Pearson of Weirton and the late Gerald Pearson.

RECOGNIZED: Yvonne Ackerman, an employee of Carroll Electric Cooperative Inc., has earned recognition as a professional communicator in a national program offered by the Council of Rural Electric Communicators, affiliated with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

"Ackerman met the requirements to become a certified cooperative communicator," Larry Fenbers, Carroll Electric CEO/general manager, said.

Since 1985, when the program began, more than 300 electric cooperative communicators have attained CCC status in the program that is voluntary, according to Fenbers.

In order to achieve certification, she had to meet the program requirements and submit a portfolio of work samples in the field of mass communication and/or marketing communication for evaluation.

Her portfolio was judged by peers, communicators in the electric co-op industry who already have earned the designation.

Having passed that evaluation, Ackerman took a four-hour written exam administered by an educational consulting firm whose principals conduct similar examinations for many national organizations throughout the United States.

The CCC credential is offered in order to improve the practice of mass communication and marketing communication in the electric cooperative field, done through the establishment of professional development goals, identification of a body of knowledge and skills necessary to the practice of electric co-ops communication and recognition to those who have demonstrated a professional level of excellence, according to officials.

WORKSHOP: The Ohio State University Extension Agency in Carroll County is offering a workshop to help landowners understand the financial and tax implications of oil and gas leases/royalties.

The workshop titled "Financial & Tax Implications of Oil & Gas Leases/Royalties in Northeast Ohio" will feature David Marrison, OSU Extension associate professor, who will discuss the financial and tax implications of Utica and Marcellus shale leases.

The meeting will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Dec. 19 in the Carrollton High School cafeteria.

The registration fee for this program is $5 per person.

Registration fee is to help defray the cost of program handouts.

Pre-registration is requested due to handouts.

Payment will be collected at the door.

Details may be obtained by calling (330) 627-4310 or go to

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