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Elliott, Robinson & Co. LLP was named as one of Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work For in 2020. To be eligible, firms must operate in the United States for at least one year and have a minimum of 15 employees. A survey evaluating workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, demographics and an employee survey determined the 100 firms on the list.
Banking and Finance
Commerce Bank named Sherry Lynch as Bolivar market president, succeeding the retiring Bob Moreland. She is responsible for the bank’s market share in the area, banking operations, and business and relationship management. Lynch has 30 years of banking experience and earned her bachelor’s in management from Evangel University.
Craig Wright, wealth manager for Strategic Financial Concepts Inc., was awarded the 2020 Five Star Professional Wealth Manager Award for the second year in a row. The award is based on 10 objective criteria.
SFC Bank added Tim Stack to its board of directors. Stack, executive vice president at SRC Holdings Inc., has worked in the SRC Holdings family of companies since 2007.
Mid-West Family Broadcasting added Cerena Cavanaugh as sales representative. She most recently worked as a business relations representative for Better Business Bureau of Springfield. Cavanaugh’s responsibilities involve building brand awareness, generating qualified leads and increasing brand engagement.
Rotaract Club of Springfield appointed new officers for fiscal 2020-21: Derek Chaney of Mid-Missouri Bank, as president; Victoria Gorham of Grooms Office Environments, as president-elect; William Black of Commerce Bank, as secretary; Valerie Tims as director of membership; Cristian Rath of Abacus CPAs LLC, as treasurer; Kelsea Suarez of Great Southern Bank, as director of public relations; Callie Carroll of Missouri State University, as director of professional development; and Conner O’Mealy of Drury University, as sergeant-at-arms.
The Salvation Army added four new members to the Springfield Corps Advisory Board: Frances Bixler of Bixler Cleaning & Disaster Restoration Corp.; Kerri Huff of Ozarks Technical Community College; Tijuana Julian of Drury University; and Libby Salisbury, a community volunteer.
The Salvation Army-Springfield added Majs. Jon and Kris Augenstein as executive directors. The couple have 23 years of experience with the nonprofit, most recently at The Salvation Army’s Heartland division headquarters in Peoria, Illinois. In the roles, the Augensteins oversee a $3 million budget locally.
Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium was voted America’s Best Aquarium by a national USA Today poll for a second time. The aquarium was nominated for the top 20 list of national institutions by a panel of travel experts as part of USA Today’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
Silver Dollar City was named the top amusement park in the nation in the USA Today Readers’ Choice Awards. Two other SDC attractions also were ranked by USA Today readers: Buckshot Annie’s as the No. 5 Best Restaurant and Outlaw Run as the No. 10 Best Roller Coaster.
With two new buildings under construction – a 144,000-square-foot preengineered metal building and an 8,000-square-foot office building – remanufacturing company SRC Holdings Corp. is expanding its Logistics division.
Jared Rasmussen, Office Leader for Springfield and Joplin with the engineering firm Olsson, explains the vision of the Renew Jordan Creek Project. He says the city's investment demonstrates it's commitment to the community.
Both Jeramey and Julia Henson talk about their experience in PDR (paintless dent repair), and elaborate on the need for efficient time management. Sometimes you need to know when to move on to the next project. Jeramey and Julia Henson are co-owners of the HM Dentworks Academy with Chris McWhirter.
Jessica Oliva, owner of Pickles and Buns food truck and co-owner of Tinga Tacos, says not to assume you know everything. She says her time in the industry has taught her that she always has more to learn.
Sandra Smart, a technology and commercialization specialist, explains what entrepreneurs should know about starting the customer discovery phase for launching your great tech business idea. Smart works with tech entrepreneurs and startups and hosts training workshops through the Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University's efactory.
Hollie Elliot describes the trends she sees in small towns after the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. She says that people see opportunity in these rural places they might not have seen before. Elliott is the Executive Director of the Dallas County Economic Development Group.
Sean Thouvenot, vice president of Branco Enterprises, gives an overview of what the process looks like once you have decided to invest in a new building. This video is sponsored by Branco Enterprises.
Caleb Scott, owner and coach for Queen City Insane Asylum semi-professional football team, talks about team cohesion. He says that despite the fact he may not look the part of a coach, the men look past it to see how they can work together.
Barak Hill, a professional musician living in the Springfield area, recounts when he first realized he could take his music career seriously. He recounts his journey to the point when he realized his passion could do more than pay for itself.
Rachel Barks walks through her experience as an interior designer and a basic understanding of what she considers when looking at an interior space. Barks currently owns Artistree Pottery, a business she started in 2020 after a career in interior design.
Jim and Debbie Meinsen, co-owners of TCI Graphics, offer the Bible as a part of our booked series. The Meinsens discuss how they feel the Bible impacts their perspective on their day to day operations.