As president, chief operating officer and chairman of the board of Mid-Missouri Bank, Brian Riedy is in charge of the bank’s strategic direction and vision. Leading through example and communication while empowering team members to success, Riedy says he has a passion for thinking and leading outside of the box.
In his role, he has overseen the new look and growth of the bank. Mid-Missouri Bank has built three new branches in the last five years and is currently working on a new operations/retail center.
In the community, Riedy coaches youth sports teams, adding there “is nothing more rewarding than helping children develop a passion for sports and team building.”
What is your proudest moment? When I see my children make good decisions to help someone or treat someone kindly and with respect.
What about your job would shock clients? The large amount of time we spend researching and developing improvements to products, services and procedures. Staying still is moving backwards.
Have you ever met a celebrity? Once, during lunch when skiing, Heidi Klum was sitting next to our family. My son threw the biggest fit at the feet of Heidi. As I stood a foot away from her (retrieving my son), all I said to her was, “I’m so sorry!”
What app gets you through the day? Calendar. If it isn’t in my calendar, I won’t be there.
Cuban cuisine arrived on C-Street with the opening of La Habana Vieja; independent brokerage Gateway Real Estate opened its first office; and a veteran of the restaurant industry invested in her first food truck.
Barak Hill gives advice based on what he learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and how it affected his business. He says we should all have a backup plan ready to use.
Sandy Higgins, owner of the Crackerjack Shack, recommends the book "The E-Myth Mastery" by Michael E Gerber. She says it changed the course of how she runs her business.
Aaron York describes the work culture he tries to foster at Donco3 and why he attributes to it a part of Donco3's success. Rachel York is a co-owner of Donco3 and Aaron is the General Superintendent.
Hollie Elliott, executive director of the Dallas County Economic Development Group, explains how local schools factor into business decisions and affect a local community.
Rachel Barks, owner of Artistree Pottery, says an important lesson she learned was not to over-expand and to do her research before hand. She gives examples from her experience as a startup business owner.
Jim and Debbie Meinsen own TCI Graphics, and are now celebrating 50 years of business. Jim Meinsen takes some time to explain his philosophy on debt, and how to stay out of it.
Caleb Scott, owner and coach of Queen City Insane Asylum semi-professional football, says the early grind was hard, but it was worth it. The team is in their second season carrying a national ranking of number 2 in the NFA IDFL.
Barak Hill, local musician and entrepreneur, tells about his switch to livestreaming in 2020. He says it was a necessary move, but also not an easy one.
Jessica Burkland, a SCORE mentor and an instructor at the MSU Department of Management, gives us a rundown of the non-profit organization SCORE. SCORE stands for Service Corps of Retired Executives and offers free consultation and advice to business owners.
Hollie Elliott, the executive director of the Dallas County Economic Development Group, discusses some of the ways helping small town businesses is different than in larger cities. The Dallas County Economic Development Group is a 501(c)(3) non-profit aimed at helping local existing and new businesses in the county.