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Business Roundup: Allstate recognizes local agent as top performer

KANNAPOLIS ó Allstate Insurance Co. has recognized Allstate exclusive agency owner Stephen Hodge with the Regional Champions award for high standards in customer satisfaction, customer retention and profitable business growth.
Hodge’s is now one of the top Allstate agencies in the nation in auto, property, commercial, power sports insurance and financial services sales.
With his team, Hodge is dedicated to helping customers meet their protection and retirement needs while managing a successful small business.
“It’s a tremendous honor to earn Regional Champion recognition,” Hodge said. “My agency’s commitment is to serve customers and the Kannapolis community.”
Hodge has been a prominent entrepreneur in the Kannapolis community for 15 years.
His agency is located at 2801 S. Cannon Blvd. and can be reached at 704-933-1500.
RCCC offers HR certification program
The Office of Corporate and Professional Development at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will offer the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) certification program, “Essentials of HR Management.”
The 15-hour certificate course will meet Oct. 15 and 16 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at RCCC’s Cabarrus Business & Technology Center in Concord.
The course fee is $395. Those who take the course will receive a certificate of completion from RCCC and earn 1.5 continuing education units.
The SHRM Essentials of Human Resource Management certification program is an introductory course providing a comprehensive overview of HR roles and responsibilities. Persons who will benefit from the course include:
– New and junior HR practitioners who need to increase their knowledge base;
– New and experienced managers interested in learning more about efficient employee management skills;
– Business managers who want to learn basic best HR practices to help their companies avoid costly litigation;
– International HR professionals who wish to increase their knowledge of U.S. personnel practices.
The Office of Corporate and Professional Development encourages early registration. SHRM classes fill quickly, and space is limited. Call 704-216-3598 for more information.
The program is a blended format of printed workbooks, classroom instruction and interactive case studies. To see an overview of the course, go to www.LearnHRM.com.
RCCC’s Office of Corporate and Professional Development, part of the college’s Continuing Education Department, provides on-site quality and process improvement training for large manufacturing operations and small business environments.
Offerings include Lean; Six Sigma Yellow, Green and Black Belt; ISO; project management; green practices and sustainability and more. The customized training is client-driven. Course content, schedule, methodology and location are based on the client’s needs and preferences.
Call DeAnn Basden, director of corporate and professional development, for more information at 704-216-3530.

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