Abacus CPAs LLC promoted 16 staff members: Michael Sullivan to director; Annette Wright to senior associate; Taylor Graves and Brooke Shepherd to senior client support specialists; Tucker Virnig and Chris Abercrombie to senior analysts; Leona Towe and Christina Cooper to senior executive assistants; Kasey Bippert, John Taylor, Betsy Dyer and Shuhan Gu to consultants; and Jill Coleman, Sam Shafer and Teri Wingo to senior consultants.
CoxHealth was one of four Missouri hospitals honored for volunteer service by the Missouri Association of Hospital Auxiliaries at its annual convention in Osage Beach. The CoxHealth Auxiliary’s 1,380 members provided 168,010 hours of service and supported $241,123 in donations to the hospital and through scholarships to nursing students.
The Best Western Plus Bolivar Hotel & Suites was recognized with the M.K. Guertin Award at Best Western Hotels and Resorts’ 2019 North American Convention in Maryland. The award represents the vision of Best Western’s founder and demonstrates exceptional levels of quality, guest satisfaction and brand dedication. The Bolivar hotel is one of 44 out of 2,100 Best Western North America properties to receive this award and the only one in Missouri.
Criminal defense lawyers Dee Wampler and Joseph Passanise were named to the 2019 Super Lawyers list for Missouri and Kansas by Super Lawyers magazine. The designation is based on a multiphase selection process of peer nominations, evaluations and independent research. Only 5% of attorneys in Missouri and Kansas receive the distinction.
ENX Magazine named CPI Technologies as one of its 137 Elite Dealers for 2019. The selections are based on criteria including marketing prowess, digital transformation, leadership, work environment, technology, customer service and charitable donations.
The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau hired Madison Russell as content coordinator. She manages the CVB’s social media accounts, blogging and assisting with public relations activities.
Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri Inc. named John Lunardini as senior vice president of operations for its 39-county service area. He previously worked as chief operating officer at Catholic Charities Diocese of Jackson, Mississippi.
Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri earned national accreditation through the Council on Accreditation. The 36-month accreditation process reviews and analyzes an organization’s administration, management and service delivery functions against international standards of best practices. Catholic Charities’ wholly owned subsidiary, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Ozarks Inc., also was reaccredited.
Keller Williams Realty of Southwest Missouri broker/partner Donny Allen was inducted into the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council Hall of Fame at the National Association of Realtors Conference & Expo in San Francisco. He has been licensed since 1996 and focuses on residential real estate in Joplin.
Atlas Security Service Inc. hired Paige Townsend as a security consultant. She most recently worked as a project manager at Frank & Maven advertising agency. Townsend earned a bachelor’s in business communication from Westminster College.
SBJ compiles news on the respiratory virus outbreak.
Gary Gibson, general manager of City Utilities, says he’s been very fortunate to have good mentors in his life. Gibson says he tries to give back by mentoring through work and volunteering with Big …
Life coach Ann Leach says having a structured routine helps her maintain a positive attitude during difficult times. She says it might seem to be anathema to a creative spirit, but the framework …
Motivational speaker Zach Troutman says his grandmother and a coach helped him discover his passion. He founded Follow the Leader to normalize conversations about mental health after dealing with …
Independent consultants Mary Overbey, Damion Trout and Lucas Walker discuss ways businesses can reduce the time it takes to recover from the pandemic. They say proactively planning, setting goals …
Technology business consultant Mackenzie Scherer says many small business owners don’t understand the need for a business website or social media. Scherer says there are three steps to establish an …
Joe Daues, CEO of the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks says he wants to focus on collaboration and developing long term partnerships with other not for profits. Daues says this will allow …
Since Justin Larkin hasn’t been able to perform publicly because of the pandemic, the singer-songwriter has been writing new material. Larkin says he’s excited to be creating new music in his …
Richard Ollis, CEO of Ollis/Akers/Arney, says clearly defined goals and teamwork will prepare you for success. Listen to others’ perspectives to help find a better game plan. Duration: 1:22
Author and Consultant Rosie Ward says only one third of employees are engaged in their wellness program. She says one organization has been examining how to reduce healthcare costs and encourage …
Speaker, coach and writer Erika Gerdes says there is a deep seated belief that you must choose between fulfillment and success. Gerdes says she had to change her mindset to see it’s possible to …