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Newsmakers in business, March 6
Beth Baldwin

Carriage Kia’s Basha is selected to President’s Club

David Basha of Carriage Kia has been named by Kia Motors America Inc. as one of only 24 dealers nationwide who earned membership in the 2015 Kia President’s Club.

Members are selected from more than 771 U.S. dealers who have earned the highest overall sales volume and outstanding customer satisfaction.

“I would like to especially recognize David Basha and the staff at Carriage Kia for their tremendous contributions over the past year,” said Justin Sohn, President and CEO Kia Motors America.

“Kia is proud to have achieved our best-ever annual sales total in 2015. We could not have attained such impressive results without Carriage Kia’s commitment to exemplary sales performance and top-notch customer satisfaction. They are very deserving of membership in the 2015 Kia President’s Club.”

Gainesville’s Baldwin is honored by Edward Jones

A recent conference to recognize successful female Edward Jones financial advisers included Beth Baldwin of Gainesville. She was one of six from Georgia who joined more than 200 female advisers in St. Louis.

The Feb. 17-19 conference provided attendees with the opportunity to network, hear from internationally recognized speakers, participate in elective sessions that explore performance excellence best practices and interact with firm leadership.

“We are thrilled to be bringing together our most successful women financial advisors to recognize their contributions and facilitate mentorship,” said Alan Kindsvater of Edward Jones Branch Training. “The success of women financial advisers is a firm priority because it will enable us to serve more diverse clients and have greater choices for future leaders.”

Today, about 19 percent of Edward Jones’ financial advisers are women, compared to the industry average of less than 16 percent, according to global research firm Cerulli Associates. Edward Jones strives to have at least 25 percent women in its financial adviser population.

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