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The U.S. Small Business Administration has presented a Vision 2000 Award in the area of tax incentive initiatives to the Missouri Department of Economic Development. The state was recognized for its Capital Tax Credit Program.

Barbara Burns will serve as one of 26 members on the Missouri Commission on the Affordability of Higher Education. The commission will study a national commission's findings and recommendations in the context of Missouri higher eduction and determine how some of those findings might be implemented in Missouri.

Cox Health Systems Vascular Laboratory received accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories. Cox is one of the first vascular laboratories in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico to be accredited.

Megan Nichols of Nichols & Associates became as a member of the Business Builders Breakfast Club. Nichols & Associates is a communications consulting firm.

The Missouri Department of Mental Health honored media representatives for their involvement with Community 2000 prevention programs. Gov. Mel Carnahan issued proclamations to Ozarks Public Television stations KOZK and KOZJ, and Murray Bishoff, managing editor of the Monett Times.

Gary D. Duncan of Freeman Health System in Joplin was elected to a one-year term as vice president of the Missouri Hospital Association Southwest District Council. The district is made up of 25 hospitals.

The Small Business Survival Committee awarded southwest Missouri Congressman Roy Blunt its Champion of Small Business Award for his distinguished voting record in the 105th Congress protecting the interests of small businesses.

Tim and Aimee Hite of DialNet Internet Services Inc., attended the Internet Service Providers Business Forum in Monterey, Calif. They took part in workshops on becoming a competitive local exchange carrier, Internet telephony, and the current Internet regulatory issues before Congress in Washington, D. C.

Dr. William D. Rosen, of Cox Senior Health Center, completed continuing medical education requirements to retain active membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians. Members must complete 150 hours of credit every three years.

Kirt Edwards, account manager for KSPR, Springfield 33, was a 1998 CEO Award recipient. The award is presented annually by the president of Gocom, Ric Gorman, to the account manager achieving the highest revenue total, most new business, and most local, direct business.[[In-content Ad]]

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