Habitat for Humanity elected new members to its board of directors. Among the new members are Tom Howard, president; Larry Butler, vice president; Jeffrey Roberts, treasurer; Judy Williams, secretary of the board; and board members Cristi Shuler, Dolph Woodman, Mike Hoffman and Loree Quinn.
Three new members were appointed to the James River Basin Partnership board of directors. Those new board members are Jan Blase, Gary Ellison and Todd Parnell.
Greg Williams, manager of business development at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, has earned the designation of certified economic developer. The designation recognizes the professional economic developer and sets the standard for excellence within the profession of economic development.
New officers have been installed for the Ozark Mountain chapter of the Appraisal Institute. Officers are William M. Rohlfing Sr., SRA, of Branson, president; Ron Hawkins, SRA, of Walnut Grove, vice president; Dale Janssen, SRA, of Joplin, treasurer; and Charles Crowley, associate member, secretary. The immediate past president is Linda Truitt, MAI, of Springfield. The Ozark Mountain chapter encourages local real estate appraisers to earn Appraisal Institute professional membership designations, and promotes competent and reliable appraisal services to the property-owning public.
The Harvard Business Review finds more than 75% of brands have a dedicated budget for influencer marketing, and a study from social media resource Influencer Marketing Hub said the industry is expected to grow $21.1 billion this year.