Briefcase Aug. 14

Area native named young careerist rep

Chantel (Whipkey) Daia, an owner of Two Minds Design of Concord, N.C., was one of four young women who competed for the honor of North Carolina’s Young Careerist Representative in the Virginia Allan Young Careerist Program. The competition was held during the conference of the North Carolina Business and Professional Women (BPW) in Charlotte, N.C. from June 20-21st. Daia represented the Concord-Cabarrus Chapter of BPW, where she has been a member since August 2013 and is currently vice president.

Daia is a Parkersburg native and daughter of Richard Whipkey and Catherine and Curtis Walther. She graduated from the University of Central Florida and Parkersburg High School.

The Virginia Allan Young Careerist Program, inaugurated by Business and Professional Women/USA in 1964, highlights the achievements of outstanding young women/men. Judging was based on the Young Careerist Representative’s career achievements and ability to project an image that reflects the role of today’s young work force in society. Young Careerist Representatives were judged on four phases of the competition: written biographical information, personal interview, group interaction, and prepared speeches. Daia spoke about her professional accomplishes and how BPW has impacted that.

Daia attended a national Women’s Professional Empowerment Alliance (WPEA) Conference in Cleveland on July 24-26. There she gave her speech and represented the state of North Carolina.

Peoples Bancorp earnings for 2Q

Peoples Bancorp Inc. recently announced results for the three and six months ended June 30. Net income totaled $3.5 million for the second quarter of 2014, representing earnings per diluted share of $0.32. In comparison, net income was $4.8 million or $0.44 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2014, and $4.9 million or $0.46 per diluted share for the second quarter of 2013. On a year-to-date basis, net income totaled $8.3 million, or $0.76 per diluted share, through June 30, 2014, versus $9.9 million, or $0.93 per diluted share, a year ago.

From local reports