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Architecture
Andrew Wells and Brandon Dake of Dake Wells Architecture received an interior architecture merit award from the American Institute of Architects-Central region. Their downtown Springfield studio was selected from a field of entries from Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Iowa.

Engineering
Great River Associates received the 2011 Outstanding Plan for its Missouri Route 66 Corridor Management Plan, and principal Spencer Jones earned the 2011 Distinguished Leadership Award from the Missouri Chapter of the American Planning Association.

Finance
Empire Bank named Chris Harville senior vice president and commercial loan officer. Harville has 18 years of experience in banking and financial services.

Judy Kjellberg and Eric Willmeth of Edward Jones in Springfield received the Client Service Excellence Award based on the results of a survey in which clients at random rated their service. The Springfield office was one of 232 out of the firm’s more than 12,000 locations with a team recognized.

Government
The Springfield-Greene County Health Department named Mike Brothers public information administrator. Brothers worked previously as the co-interim director for the city’s Department of Public Information.

Mitzie Zerr, administrator of business retention and expansion at City Utilities, received the Chapter Star Award from the Association of Women in Communications at its national conference in Tulsa.

Branson Public Works Director David Miller was selected for membership in the University of Missouri’s Civil Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni based on his 21-year career with the city.  

Health Care
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery presented Dr. Keith LaFerriere with the 2011 Larry D. Schoenrock Award for Distinguished Service. The award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Registered nurse Ruth Napier of Edu-Care was the opening motivational speaker at the Missouri Assisted Living Association’s fall conference in Lake Ozark.

The American Association of Interactive Medicine named Chuck Renner of Advantage Therapy a member.

Dr. Logan Banks was named Cox Family Medicine Residency Program’s first obstetrical fellow. The fellowship provides training for family physicians in operative and high-risk labor and delivery procedures.

Five agencies in the Springfield region received grants from the Missouri Foundation for Health totaling more than $840,000: The Southwest Center for Independent Living, $150,000; Jordan Valley Community Health Center, $196,626; The Kitchen Inc., $192,537; Ozarks Regional YMCA, $296,911; and Burrell Behavioral Health, $10,000.[[In-content Ad]]

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