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Newsmakers in business, March 22
0322BIZHeather Pugh
Heather Celeste Pugh
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Crumley new owner of M&R Equipment Rental
Nathan Crumley is the new owner of M&R Equipment Rental and Sales at 128 Enota Ave.

The company features a full line of rental equipment for light construction and other needs. In addition, the store also offers equipment sales.

Watson honored by insurance association
Drane Watson of Liberty Mutual Insurance was honored in February by the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors for his efforts on behalf of the association.

Watson served the association as president in 2008.

Pugh and Javors intern with Rushton & Co.
Heather Celeste Pugh and Samantha Javors are completing a four-month internship program at Rushton & Co., a Gainesville accounting firm.

A resident of Cleveland, Pugh performs data entry for individual income tax returns, and assists with payroll tax preparation, spreadsheet analysis and other projects as needed.

She is working toward a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting at North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega. She holds an associate of arts degree in business administration from Gainesville State College in Oakwood.
Javors of Cumming prepares bank reconciliations and financial statements, assists with payroll tax preparation, performs data entry for individual tax returns, and helps with special projects.

A senior at Kennesaw State University, Javors is pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting.

Southeastern Insurance Group adds Peeples
Southeastern Insurance Group has announced that Gainesville native Will Peeples has joined the agency as a commercial and personal lines property and casualty producer.

Prior to joining Southeastern, Peeples was a commercial lender with BB&T and United Community Bank. He is a 2004 graduate of the University of Georgia and a 2000 graduate of Gainesville High School.

Formerly the Wallace-Rogers Agency, Southeastern Insurance Group is a locally owned and operated independent insurance agency.

Crall named manager of Courtyard by Marriott
Hotel Equities has named Matt Crall as general manager for the Courtyard by Marriott located at 1405 Mall of Georgia Blvd.
The hotel is currently in the pre-opening phase of development. Crall is responsible for overseeing all financial and management operations including hiring the employees and setting and meeting budget goals.

"Matt is an award-winning manager who has been a leader with our company for more than eight years," said Fred Cerrone, president and CEO of Hotel Equities.

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