The BLOA Training Institute graduated 15 at the Spring Meeting. The institute is designed to improve the professional and administrative skills of business licensing officials. The three sessions needed to complete the training institute include topics on general licensing, problem areas and personal development. This spring session included topics, such as classification and rates, the S.C. Freedom of Information Act, coin operated machines and communication skills. The graduates will receive the Accreditation in Business Licensing designation, upon passing an exam.
The 15 graduates are Wendell Hall, business license inspector, City of Aiken; Martha Ann Lake, business license clerk, Town of Batesburg-Leesville; Angie Currall, business license coordinator, Town of Bluffton; T. Joby Williams, business license inspector I, City of Columbia; Scott Lang, assistant treasurer/HR coordinator, City of Easley; Victoria Bell, revenue collector, Horry County; Vicki Bell, business license auditor, Horry County; Alten Driggers, supervisor, Horry County; Russell Harris, revenue collector, Horry County; Rhonda Housand, finance accountant, City of Lake City; Jessica Morgan, accounts payable/payroll clerk, Town of Moncks Corner; Melody Dangerfield, senior business license technician, Town of Mount Pleasant; Michael Burgess, business license inspector, City of North Charleston; Barbara Beard, revenue analyst, Richland County; and Lori Puckett, business license specialist, City of Sumter.