BKD LLP promoted Katie Holmes, William Jones, Laura Knese and Ryan O’Grady to senior managers. Holmes is a member of the firm’s construction, retail and business services, and employee benefits teams. Jones provides audit and review services to retail and business service clients. Knese has seven years’ experience providing accounting and audit services to real estate clients with low-income housing tax credit properties and solar tax credit facilities. O’Grady provides audit and consulting services to health care providers across the country.
Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective hired Keith Webb as professional engineer. He has 26 years’ experience in engineering and project management with an emphasis in industrial markets. Webb has a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from the Missouri School of Science & Technology.
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Old Missouri Bank promoted Marketing Director Shanda Trautman to senior vice president of marketing. She was instrumental in OMB’s digital marketing efforts and its advertising partnership with Missouri State University.
Jason Carson of Carson-Mitchell Inc. was named as a director of The Builder’s Association board. Carson became CEO of the company in May 2018.
The Evangel University Department of Kinesiology presented its 2019 Distinguished Alumnus Award to 1988 graduate Don Decker. He is currently in his sixth year as the director of sports performance for New Mexico State University and previously spent time on the coaching staff at the University of Mississippi and the University of Arkansas. While at Evangel, Decker was an all-district and all-conference quarterback, as well as an All-American honorable mention.
CoxHealth added nine resident physicians to Cox Family Medicine Residency: Jacob Bolt, Rachel Brown, Margaret Givens, Edward Hansen, Victoria Jackson, Mario Martinez, Kristen Snyder-Hernandez, Shelby Steinbecker and Rachel Watson. The residency program recently was reaccredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education after an annual review.
Springfield Business Journal added Jessica Lamb-Rosa as editorial designer and photographer. She succeeds Wes Hamilton, who was hired by Culture Flock Clothing LLC as art director. Lamb-Rosa previously ran J Rosa Photography & Design as a freelance photographer and has 25 years of experience in photography.
The Springfield Fire Department was reaccredited for another five years by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International/Center for Public Safety Excellence. The department was assessed on 10 broad categories, including financial resources, programs, training and competency.
The Diaper Bank of the Ozarks hired Lori McLerran as executive director. She was formerly the center communications supervisor for the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, where McLerran implemented support programs for local sponsors while supervising the volunteer and LifePoints programs.
The Community Foundation of the Ozarks and Missouri Foundation for Health awarded a $10,000 grant to the Nixa Community Foundation. The grant, provided through the Rural Ozarks Health Initiative, will address health issues in CFO’s rural service area.
The first of SBJ's forums detailing Economic Growth Survey results is held.
Scott Shotts, partner with Missouri Spirits, says when they started in 2011 there were approximately 300 distilleries in the U.S. and now there are more than 3,000 so competition has grown significantly. Diversification of their business model has helped them succeed.
Matthew Blystone of Theta Float Spa had the financial means to start the unique business, but used crowdsourcing for pre-orders to determine market interest in addition to gathering a nice cash reserve before opening.
Avery Parrish with the Springfield Regional Arts Council explains how businesses can display local art in their spaces for a fraction of the price of investing in a permanent collection. The corporate partnership program allows a business to select from a customized portfolio of local artists' work curated based on the company's mission and aesthetic that can be switched out every six or 12 months.
After a year of experiential market research, Danny Collins, 37 North founder and guide, found three ways they plan to expand. Some were anticipated and others were not expected until they …
Inspirational speaker Chad Porter shares his story of turning a tragic accident that took him to the darkest depths into a rewarding career as a motivational speaker and business coach.
"For me success is...a little bit fleeting. Today's success and goal achieved only lasts about that long," says Curtis Millsap, owner of Millsap Farms. Look beyond the day-to-day financial achievements to the long-term victories.
Danny Collins, 37 North founder and guide, took his experience as an expedition manager for National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World in Ecuador to start his Ozarks based outdoor activity company. Since launching the company, he has relied on post-trip evaluations and prospective customer input to guide the course.
Jennifer Rothschild, author and speaker, says, "With the blessing of the success that we've experienced came something I did not expect, which was the need to lead. And, I am a reluctant leader." She realized that her ministry was managed very well, but the ministry's most valuable asset, the people, were not being led well. She gives you three choices she had to make as a reluctant leader. Jennifer Rothschild was one of nine leaders who presented at the 2018 Springfield Business Journal's 90 Ideas in 90 Minutes.
Miles Boyer, Office Manager for the Southern Region of the Builders’ Association, recognizes they are competing for their members' time. That means doing new and different thing are of value to guarantee that their members will participate in classes and events.
Ömer Önder, owner of Springfield Diner, learns the results of a customer survey conducted by Longitude LLC. Dustin Myers and Jeremy Wells, owners of the branding agency, inform Ömer that his customers are looking for a shift in his menu offerings. Made to Order is an ongoing sbjLive documentary series in collaboration with Springfield Business Journal tracking the rebranding of a local restaurant. See ongoing coverage at: sbj.net/madetoorder