Business

Faces and places: Stone selected to broker advisory council

David R. Stone, president of Stone Insurance, was selected to the National Broker Advisory Council for Medical Mutual of Ohio. The term will be for three years and he will represent the Middle Georgia area.

Yoder named Coldwell Banker general manager

Coldwell Banker SSK Realtors announced Douglas Rex Yoder is its new general manager. Yoder has 27 years of experience in real estate sales, customer service, education and management. Most recently, he served as manager of several Coldwell Banker offices in Florida and as a senior business consultant for Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corp. Yoder has a bachelor’s of science degreee in education from Oglethorpe University. In addition, he is a certified mediator and a licensed real estate broker in Florida and Georgia.

Bass named manager of credit union branch

Robins Federal Credit Union announced that David Bass has been named the manager of Robins Federal’s downtown Macon branch. Bass has nearly 4 1/2 years experience in the financial industry. For the past year he has been a member service representative for Robins Federal. Prior to that, he was a branch manager for Bank of America. Bass has a master’s degree in kinesiology from Georgia Southern University.

Binion named Coldwell Banker managing broker

Coldwell Banker SSK Realtors announced Robert Binion is the new managing broker of its Milledgeville office. Binion is a lifelong resident of Milledgeville and Lake Sinclair, graduating from Baldwin High School and then attending Georgia College & State University. He began his real estate career in 1997, received his broker’s license in 2000 and his instructor’s license in 2009. He is currently serving his seventh term as vice-chairman of the government affairs committee for the Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Binion currently serves on the board of directors for the Middle Georgia Association of Realtors and was appointed to a six-year term as a commissioner to the Milledgeville Housing Authority.

Green-Barnes receives college’s agriculture award

Rhonda Green-Barnes, director of Wesleyan College’s Lane Center, was awarded the 40th Anniversary EFNEP Champion Award by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Colleges of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences and Family and Consumer Services. EFNEP, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, is a 40-year-old federally funded program found in every state and U.S. territory, and provides nutrition education for low-income families with children, helping them learn how to feed their children healthy meals and snacks, stretch their food dollars, and reduce the risk of food-borne illnesses. Green-Barnes currently serves on EFNEP’s advisory board. Green-Barnes’ professional service includes more than 15 years of social service experience devoted to developing and implementing motivational, educational and cultural arts programming designed to uplift disadvantaged families and children.

As director, Green-Barnes works with students eager to gain insight about community needs and develop leadership skills through projects like Aunt Maggie’s Kitchen Table, the William and Ellen Craft Saturday School, Wesleyan Volunteers for Literacy, Habitat for Humanity, WOW Days for Macon and numerous conferences about women’s health and wellness.

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