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Mary Kay Independent Sales Director Carrie Coffey of Mt. Jackson earned the use of a new Chevy Malibu sedan as a result of her outstanding achievements in operating her independent Mary Kay business.

The Mary Kay Career Car Program began in 1969 to provide the independent sales force with an opportunity to earn the use of a visible symbol of their success, according to Mary Kay president Darrell Overcash in a company news release.

Mary Kay has issued the use of career cars to more than 120,000 independent sales force members. Over 5,600 career cars are currently on the road nationwide.

Mary Kay is one of the world's largest direct-selling companies, with more than $2.5 billion in annual wholesale sales worldwide. The company's high-quality skin care and color cosmetic products are sold in more than 35 countries.

To learn more about Mary Kay, visit www.marykay.com.

The Virginia Manufactured and Modular Housing Association recently named Golden Rule Homes of Mt. Crawford as its Single-Lot Retailer of the Year, according to a release by the VAMMHA.

The award is designed to recognize excellence among factory-built housing retailers whose operations are confined to one location.

Golden Rule Homes is a family owned and operated business that was started in 1975 by the late Dallas C. Herring. Company president Kurt Herring accepted the award at the VAMMHA's convention in Virginia Beach.

Nicholas A. Redding has been named executive director of the Long Branch Historic Home and Farm in Clarke County effective Aug. 27, according to a news release.

David Goff, chairman of the Long Branch Board of Directors, said one of Redding's first tasks will be a strategic view of Long Branch's current operations and its future opportunities.

Redding was deputy director for advocacy for the Civil War Trust in Washington, D.C., and is currently a member of the Historic Preservation Commission of Frederick County, Md.

Long Branch Historic Home and Farm is a nonprofit organization created to preserve and use the estate for the benefit of the local and regional community. Long Branch's plantation house, built in 1811, and working farm promote education, provide environmental preservation and host community events.

For more information, visit www.historiclongbranch.com.

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