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Architecture
Butler, Rosenbury & Partners Inc. partner Geoffrey Butler was granted a certificate of registration from the Washington State Board of Architects. The distinction allows the firm to begin work on an Embassy Suites Hotel and a Homewood Suites Hotel in the tri-cities region of Washington state.

Health Care
Retirement and long-term care facility Maranatha Village named Dr. Martin Alumno as medical director.

St. John’s appointed 10 physicians to its staff: Dr. Steven Bowlin in internal medicine; Dr. Jo Ellen Feugate in rheumatology; Dr. Rajan Goyal in pulmonology; Dr. Olex Krinochkin in intensivists; Dr. Rhett Lakin in podiatry; Drs. Upasna Manchanda and Shamant Tippor in hospitalists; Dr. Nathaniel Miller in physical medicine/rehabilitation; Dr. Gerard Oghlakian in cardiology; and Dr. Jacob Taussig in imaging specialists.

St. John’s Clinic-Ozark and St. John’s Clinic-Family Medicine at Smith Glynn Callaway were awarded Level 3 recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance Medical Home.

Becky Crocker, program director of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Ozarks Technical Community College, was elected to the board of directors for the Southwest Center for Independent Living. Crocker has 40 years of experience in physical therapy and working with people with disabilities.

Tracy Franklin joined the Ozarks Community Hospital Advantage Therapy team. Franklin, who has 14 years of experience working with children in schools, hospitals, private clinics and other programs, is working as a speech/language pathologist at OCH Christian County Clinic in Nixa.

Hospitality
Hilton Worldwide honored Mary Wise, human resources and accounting director of the Doubletree by Hilton in Springfield, with the company’s Spirit of Care Award, presented to less than 1 percent of Doubletree workers each year. Wise was nominated by her peers for exceeding the expectations of her customers and co-workers.

Nonprofit
Branson entertainer Tony Orlando was re-elected to serve a one-year term as national vice president of the Muscular Dystrophy Association at an annual conference in Los Angeles.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks added Teri Harris and Suzi Agee to its board of directors. Harris is vice president/controller of Guaranty Bank.

Agee has served as a Big Sister since 2009 and was named Missouri’s Big Sister of the Year in 2010.

Printing
Steve Counts, owner of Digital Print Ink, received the Golden Ink Knife Award from marketing blog Gutenblog for the direct-mail campaign, Marketing with Crayons. The campaign included oversized envelopes hand-addressed in crayon and a box of Crayola crayons inside.

Retail
Springfield Plato’s Closet franchisee Steve Johnson received the Sales Excellence Award for his store’s outstanding sales performance at the company’s annual conference in Las Vegas.

Services
UniFirst’s north Springfield industrial laundry facility was awarded International Organization for Standardization certification following a weeklong quality audit of its management systems and services by Perry Johnson Registrars.[[In-content Ad]]

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