The Whitlock Co. hired Neil Frost as marketing director. He most recently worked as director of business development for Lakeland Behavioral Health System and held marketing director positions for Mercy in Springfield and CoxHealth in Branson. Frost has a bachelor’s in marketing and management from Missouri State University.
Old Missouri Bank hired Stephen Bishop as its chief operations officer. He comes from Jack Henry & Associates Inc., where Bishop spent seven years as director of client services. He holds a bachelor’s in finance and economics from Missouri Southern State University, as well as a master’s in technology change management and project management, and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.
The Evangel University Alumni Board of Directors issued five 2020 alumni awards: Rebecca Donaldson, principal of Weller Elementary School, was named Distinguished Alumna, recognizing contributions to a chosen field, church, community, state, nation or to the university. She’s a 1982 graduate with a bachelor’s in elementary education.
Kelsey Bardwell, a general practice attorney in Arkansas, received the Outstanding Young Alumna. She’s a managing partner with Sprott, Golden & Bardwell in Harrison, Arkansas, and in 2018 won the Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Rising Star Award. Bardwell is a 2003 graduate with a bachelor’s in management and marketing.
John Easter was honored as the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary Alumnus of the Year for his work overseeing the AG’s Africa’s Hope and the Association for Petecostal Theological Education in Africa. He is also vice chancelor of the Pan-Africa Theological Seminary and an associate professor of intercultural studies for Evangel and AGTS. Easter received a bachelor’s in Bible studies from Central Bible College in 1995 and a doctorate in international studies from AGTS in 2011.
Steve Pulis, Convoy of Hope’s senior director of community events, received the Distinguished Alumnus from CBC for community contributions. He earned a bachelor’s in missions and Bible studies and an associate degree in music from CBC in 1990.
The Rev. Saehee Duran was honored as Outstanding Young Alumnus by CBC for her work as lead pastor of Life360 Intercultural Church in Springfield, the national training director at the Assemblies of God Network of Women Ministers and a volunteer chaplain with the Springfield Police Department. She’s a 2013 graduate from CBC, with a bachelor’s in Bible/theology, and in 2016 earned a master’s in leadership in Christian ministries from AGTS.
The city of Nixa hired Garett Tyson as director of the Planning and Development Department. Tyson worked for 10 years as the city of Republic’s community development director and has consulted for municipalities as the founder of CivicMinded Consulting.
The Missouri Public Utility Alliance presented Nixa City Council Member Scott Perryman with its Public Official Award for his participation in municipal utility issues. He is a member of MPUA’s Legislative Committee, where he’s advocated for local control of municipal utilities, the federal budget for hydropower and its agencies, pole attachment legislation and regional water supply. Also, Perryman was appointed earlier this year to serve a year on the American Public Power Association’s Policy Makers Council, which meets in Washington, D.C., and visits with elected representatives and congressional staff to support APPA’s national agenda for public power.
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.