Banking and Finance
Guaranty Bank promoted Fred Osborn to commercial relationship manager from and business development officer. He joined the bank in 2019 and has 35 years of experience with Howard State Bank, Commerce Bank, Equity Bank Southeast Kansas and U.S. Bank Wealth Management.
Central Trust Co. promoted Kristin Carter to vice president and tax officer and Maria Stockton to vice president and relationship manager. With 10 years of experience in income, trust, estate and gift taxation, Carter is responsible for tax filings, compliance and up-to-date education for staff. Stockton, who has 10 years of bank retail and trust administration experience, works in a fiduciary capacity on investment accounts, retirement accounts and trust administration.
Springfield Public Schools selected five educators as finalists for 2020-21 Teacher of the Year: Shannon Bossing of Harrison Elementary School, Betsy Cannella of Kickapoo High School, Armando Johnson of Central High School, Cary Sikes of Gray Elementary School and Michelle Slominsky of Sequiota Elementary School. The annual April banquet where the winner is announced has been postponed until August due to COVID-19.
The Commercial Street Community Improvement District Board of Directors appointed four new members: Connie Rhoades Hinds, owner and manager of C-Space on C-Street and publisher/editor-in-chief of Tame Pet Magazine; Irene Schaefer, co-owner of Footbridge Trading Co.; Justin Skinner, co-owner of Prixel Creative LLC on Commerical Street; and Ryan Dock, area property owner. Hinds, Schaefer and Skinner’s terms run through July 2023, and Dock’s term, as a new appointment to fill an unexpired term, will expire in July 2021.
Empower:abilities hired Amy Temple as marketing and development director. She most recently worked as manager of the local fundraising walks for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Missouri Chapter. Temple handles marketing and development following Empower:abilities’ rebranding last year.
Springfield Sign and Graphics Inc. named Matt Law as controller, the first to hold the position with the company. He has 12 years of accounting experience, previously serving as a financial analyst for John Deere Reman. Law earned a bachelor’s in finance and economics with a minor in accounting from St. Ambrose University in Iowa.
CoxHealth announced nine physicians joining Cox Family Medicine Residency this summer: Sara Christianson, Joshua Etcheson, Alexandra Jones and Nichole Norgard, of Kirksville, from A.T. Still University; Hannah McCarthy and Elizabeth Moore, of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Grant Ralston, of Saint Kitts, West Indies, from University of Medicine and Health Sciences; John Tillack, of Jonesboro, Arkansas, from New York Institute of Technology; and Brittany Dahlager, of Kansas City, from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.
In SBJ's spring project report, 15 active construction jobs represent more than $167.5 million in investments and 1.25 million square feet of new construction, additions and renovations.
Jeff Eiserman, a senior risk advisor at Ollis/Akers/Arney, says the first priority in preparing for unexpected disaster is shoring up your financial house. In addition, Eiserman says vetting your suppliers, and making sure you have a diversified supply chain is a sure way of getting through difficulties like the COVID-19 pandemic.
Callie Carroll says the different jobs she has held over her career have given her more assets than she would have had with a cookie cutter resume. Now the vice president of business development and a shareholder relations officer at Old Missouri Bank, Carroll says those experiences make her more dynamic. Callie Carroll is a Springfield Business Journal 2021 40 Under 40 honoree.
Aaron Elliott never imagined he would get into medical device or create a self-defense fitness-based business. Now the co-owner of F8 Fitness and Self-Defense at the age of 46, he says Dr. Seuss nailed it on the head with “Oh, The Places You’ll Go.” He says as long as you have the passion for it, you can do anything.
Senior Vice President and Commercial Loan Manager of Arvest Bank Steve Kelly says now is the time to start looking at your financial situation—such as where you can cut back or prepare yourself for economic recovery.
John Lopez, managing member at Old Route 66 Dispensary, talks through the Dispensary’s decisions to manufacture and transport its own goods. Lopez says the ultimate goal is to cut the cost of their product by around 30-50%. John Lopez is a Springfield Business Journal 2020 12 People You Need to Know.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a variety of impacts on the labor force, with some businesses doing well and others taking a hit. Elizabeth Hurts, business development manager at HR Advantage, says as much as we look forward to moving on, the effects of the pandemic aren’t over.
Mackenzie Scherer, small business technology consultant and owner of Mackenzie Scherer, LLC, discusses how scheduling software can help you keep ahead of your to-do list. Technology like chatbots and email templates...
Molly McCleary, owner and farmer of Maypop Flower Farm, says she’s seen edible flowers used many ways in different areas of the country. McCleary was initially contacted by several bakers, but says …
Carley Joy, sales and marketing director of SafeSpace Company says she and her father, CEO Rick Williams, have an honest and open communication style. Williams says the key is never to take things …
Brad Noble, co-founder of Art of Everyone, says art is the one thing that remains open to expression. He says art goes beyond the activity and helps build connections between people. Springfield …