BKD LLP promoted Sam Schriver to senior consultant II in BKD’s forensics and valuation services division. He has a master of accountancy, bachelor’s in accounting and a certificate in forensic accounting from Missouri State University.
Revel Advertising won 11 Addy awards at the American Advertising Awards ceremony at Downstream Casino Resort. The company received five silvers, five golds and the Judges Award for its black walnut packaging for Hammons Product Co.
BRP Architects added George Mandrik as an architect. He has experience designing banks and residential, health care and educational facilities in southwest Missouri. A Ukraine native, Mandrik is a LEED green associate and a member of the American Institute of Architects.
Banking and Finance
Guaranty Bank promoted Nick Lofaro to chief information officer. He joined the bank in 2014 as vice president and chief technology officer and has 25 years’ experience as an information technology professional and 16 years of banking experience. Lofaro retains his CTO duties for the bank.
Achieve Private Wealth adviser Paula Dougherty qualified for Ameriprise Financial Services Inc.’s Circle of Success annual recognition program. She has 23 years of experience with Ameriprise.
NewStream Enterprises LLC added James Christian as information technology manager. He is responsible for aligning IT polices and procedures to the goals of the business, as well as providing IT infrastructure and tools to NSE employees. Christian also has served as a reserve deputy sheriff for the Greene County Sheriff’s Office for 17 years.
Mercy Hospital Springfield received a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The CMS rating considers 100 measures from seven categories: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness and effective use of medical imaging. Less thsn 7 percent of hospitals nationwide earn this distinction.
The Leapfrog Group named Mercy as a top hospital and awarded it an “A” grade for patient safety. The group is a national nonprofit that surveys hospital performance.
Arrow Insurance Group LLC owner Andy Ebbrecht was named to the 2019 Elite Circle of Champions by CMS. He enrolled more than 400 clients into the marketplace during the 2019 open enrollment period.
J. Miles Sweeney was accepted into the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, an association of alternative dispute resolution professionals. Through his Judicial ADR Group LLC, Sweeney has performed over 400 mediations and arbitrations since his 2007 retirement from the Greene County Circuit Court bench.
Tri-Lakes United Way presented more than $25,000 in grants to 10 nonprofit organizations in Stone and Taney counties: Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks, Christian Action Ministries, The Crisis Center, Dignity Now, Faith Community, Gift of Hope Inc., Jesus Was Homeless Inc., The Salvation Army-Branson, Stone County Health Department and Taney Hills Community Library.
Paperwise Inc. received the Enterprise Technology of the Year Award at Biz 417’s annual Excellence in Technology Awards. The company was nominated for its cloud-based Rhooster platform, which is slated for launch later this year.
SBJ compiles news on the respiratory virus outbreak.
CEO Jen Davis and founder Dan Holt of Holt Homes Group with Keller Williams discuss safety precautions and virtual tour options realtors are taking in light of COVID-19. Duration: 2:19
Amy Greene, owner of IPA Educational Supply says with distance learning in effect, parents are looking for help. Green says though they are an essential business, they are encouraging customers to …
Are you part of a temporary layoff? The Missouri Department of Labor’s electronic mass claims filing system helps employers and employees file claims quickly and efficiently. Mass claims are …
Katherine Trombetta with the Missouri Job Center says they’ve been using social media to try to help people with their job search during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Job Center will host several …
Community Foundation of the Ozarks has committed $1 million to help community nonprofits dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. CFO President Brian Fogle says though they have helped with natural …
With employees working remotely, it’s critical to be vigilant with computer security. Todd Nielsen, chief strategy officer with JMark, says even the best software can’t eliminate all spam or …
The Missouri Department of Labor has a Shared Work Program, which is a lay-off aversion program for businesses faced with a reduction in available work. Duration: 2:23
Richard Ollis, CEO of Ollis/Akers/Arney, says there are analogies between being deployed in the military and current events. Ollis says he learned some tricks of the trade during his three, seven …
Chrystal Irons, director of the Missouri Small Business Development Center at Missouri State University, says they have created a landing page of resources for small businesses. The website is …
Sarah Walters, organizational leadership coordinator with Evangel University, says the role of a leader can be tricky. Recognition of leadership skills often comes with many requests for assistance. …