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Faith Technologies ranked 18th on the 2010 Electrical Construction and Maintenance magazine’s Top 50 Electrical Contractors list.

Education
James P. Ferguson, president of the Heart of America Beverage Co., was selected by the Missouri State University board of governors to receive the 2010 Bronze Bear Award, presented during the Dec. 17 commencement ceremony at JQH Arena.

Josh Bradley, a pest management professional at Bug Zero Inc., completed the pest management technology course from Purdue University.

Finance

Simeon Shelton was promoted to chief financial officer for Hamra Enterprises. Shelton, an 11-year Hamra Enterprises employee, graduated from MSU.

Health Care
The Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry appointed Dr. James Bureman of Missouri Eye Institute to its optometric competence committee and judicial council. As a member of the committee, Bureman will work to ensure proper education for optometrists across the country. Bureman, who graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1980, has practiced optometry in southwest Missouri since 1985 and has served as an appointed member on the Missouri State Board of Optometry since 1992.

The CoxHealth Foundation received a $17,000 donation from the proceeds of the 2010 Julian Golf Classic, which honors the life of professional golfer Jeff Julian. The donation will support a room for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients in the CoxSouth Emergency Department and for direct patient care needs. The golf tournament, held at Ledgestone Country Club in Branson, also raised $10,000 for the Skaggs Community Health Center Foundation and $18,000 for research by the national ALS Association.

Insurance
Alan Humphreys, an American Family Insurance agent, was recognized by the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Insurance Agency Program for excellence in customer satisfaction. Humphreys has been an agent for American Family since 1993.

Nonprofit
Mark McNay, a City Utilities of Springfield board member, received a Public Official Award by the Missouri Public Utility Alliance for his participation in statewide utility issues. McNay, who is vice president of operations at SMC Packaging Group, also serves on the board of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce and participates in the chamber’s manufacturing council and public policy task force.

Ozarks Counseling Center named three members to its board of directors: Brittany Hopp of Clayton CPAs & Advisors, Nichole Goddard of Commerce Bank and Brittany Waugh of Ollis & Co. Risk and Benefit Advisors.

Convoy of Hope received the National Community Service Award during the Christian Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn.

Real Estate
Six teams of area Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realtors ranked in the top 10 in the third quarter of Coldwell Banker’s Northern Region, which comprises 712 offices and more than 12,900 agents. The teams are led by Ethel Curbow, Stacy Clem, Peggy Mitchell, Faunlee Harle, Kirk and Barbara Hewitt, and King, Angela and Ben Owens.

Sales
Melissa Evans was named sales manager for the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, responsible for booking social, military, educational, religious and fraternal groups in the city. Evans, previously sales director for Stonebridge Resort, received her degree in hospitality and restaurant administration from Missouri State University.[[In-content Ad]]

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