Central Bank of the Ozarks added Eric Meruelo as a mortgage loan officer and promoted Ashley Lawler to financial adviser and assistant vice president. Meruelo has 30 years of experience in mortgage banking as a producing manager and loan officer. With nine years of banking experience, Lawler is responsible for making recommendations of investment products and services.
Old Missouri Bank promoted Compliance Officer Luke Hansen to a vice president position. A three-year employee, he ensures the bank’s policies, procedures and customer engagement resources are compliant with state and federal regulations.
Date Lady Inc.’s California Date Syrup and Askinosie Chocolate LLC’s Zamora, Amazonia Dark Chocolate Bar were chosen among 220 Good Food Awards winners at the ninth annual competition in San Francisco. A national panel of specialty food experts scored over 2,000 entries in blind tastings.
Ozark North Elementary Assistant Principal Morgan Kelly was nominated as an Outstanding Assistant Principal through the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals. Kelly, who has been at the school for four years, will be honored at the 2019 MAESP Leadership Conference in March, along with an assistant principal from each of the state’s 11 regions.
U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, was selected to continue serving as chairman of the federal Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. Since joining the Senate in 2011, he has served on the committee, which oversees matters relating to federal elections and rules, procedures and administration of the legislative chamber.
CoxHealth President and CEO Steve Edwards was selected to serve as 2019 chair of the Missouri Hospital Association Board of Trustees for a one-year term. His duties include overseeing and directing activities of the MHA board, day-to-day advisory and testifying before committees of the Missouri General Assembly and U.S. Congress.
O’Reilly Hospitality Management LLC was presented with Marriott Hotel Services Inc.’s Horizon Award for excellence in operations, development reliability on new properties and embodying the philosophy of Marriott International.
Tom Jensen of Connell Insurance Inc. became a certified human resources professional through the Society for Human Resources Management. A producer and consultant in benefits and commercial insurance, he has been with Connell for five years.
Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC affirmed its AA+ long-term rating on City Utilities of Springfield’s outstanding revenue bonds and CU’s AA long-term rating on outstanding certificates of participation.
Battlefield City Clerk Beth Anne West received certification as a professional city clerk from the Missouri City Clerks and Finance Officers Association. She will be recognized during the 2019 Spring Institute banquet.
Officer Mark Priebe of the Springfield Police Department was chosen as one of 88 law enforcement torch runners in the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Representing the Missouri Law Enforcement Torch Run organization, he has worked with Special Olympics Missouri since 2007.
Leadership Springfield added Ashley Clair as communications director. She handles marketing, social media and public relations, and also heads up programs. Clair previously served as community development manager for American Cancer Society-Southwest Missouri and worked in sales for Springfield Business Journal.
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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 …
Taylor Otwell, CEO of Laravel, started his company as a way to prototype ideas, but ended up releasing the application to the world. Now others use it to build their businesses. Duration: 1:16
Hal Donaldson, CEO of Convoy of Hope, says one of their secrets is partnering with others. Look for partners who have the same heart, passion and goals. Duration: 0:55
Elizabeth Hurst, business development manager with HR Advantage, says performance based culture helps build an environment which fosters employee strengths, identifies talent gaps and creates …
Michael Wehrenberg, president of Wehrenberg Design Company says he discovered their business model by accident. He says using a flat fee structure to build and maintain websites is beneficial to them …
Todd Nielsen, chief strategy officer with JMark, says when dealing with a remote team, it’s important to see your coworkers. Seeing expressions can help you read emotional states, observe stress …