KPM CPAs PC added Lauren Lock, Julie Tulla and Madison Wells as staff accountants. Lock and Tulla started with the firm as interns on the tax team and both earned their bachelor’s degrees in accounting from Missouri State University. Tulla also has a master’s in accountancy from MSU. Wells, who has a bachelor’s in accounting from College of the Ozarks, provides audit services in the nonprofit and government sectors.
Jon Wilson, of Ava, won the People’s Choice Award in the 2018 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest. His picture, titled “Curious,” also was a runner-up in the Farm Selfie category and one of 25 entries statewide selected by a judging panel.
Southwest Missouri contractor R.E. Smith Construction Co. won The Builders’ Association Project of the Year for its work on the Joplin Public Library. The $20 million grant-funded project, which was co-designed by Springfield firm Sapp Design Associates Architects PC, was completed on time and under budget in April 2017.
The Builders’ Association selected Branco Enterprises Inc. for its Community Service Award. Branco staff quickly repaired community baseball fields after torrential rains last year damaged Morse Park in Neosho.
CoxHealth physician assistant Greta Melton earned the Certificate of Added Qualifications from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She was recognized in hospital medicine by meeting licensure, education and experience requirements and passing an exam. Melton is one of two PAs in Missouri with a CAQ in hospital medicine.
Medical Consulting Group hired Anita Burch as a nurse consultant to assist with ambulatory surgery center development and management clients. With a bachelor’s in nursing from Oklahoma Wesleyan University, she’s worked a decade with Mercy, including time as a charge nurse in the Springfield hospital, as well as a manager of surgical services.
Jordan Valley Community Health Center added Sarah Schacher as vice president of administration and Kevin Naeger as vice president of systems and facilities. Schacher, who provides oversight of human resources, business intelligence and corporate communication, most recently worked as executive vice president of human resources and payroll for Preferred Family Healthcare. Naeger, who directs the business and finance offices and manages facilities, previously served as chief financial officer of SRC Electrical LLC.
The Kansas City Press Club recognized Stephanie Garland with honorable mention awards for her work on “A Story of Forgiveness” for KSPR. A former journalist, Garland now works as regional director for the Better Business Bureau.
Patrick Euston joined Advanced Plan Designs LLC as vice president of sales and marketing. He’s worked in the employee benefits industry for 12 years, mostly with DailyAccess Corp./Newport Group. Euston works out of the Kansas City area to extend Advanced Plan Designs’ sales and service support in the Midwest.
D3 Technologies became an Autodesk Platinum Tier Value-Added Reseller with authorizations in product design and manufacturing, architecture, engineering and construction. The platinum tier, Autodesk Inc.’s top program level, recognizes technical expertise, customer service, sales consulting and personnel capability.
First entering the Springfield market 15 years ago, Kum & Go LC’s local construction activity is hard to miss these days.
Learn how customer surveys and the Amazon business model inspired Curtis Millsap to find technology to give his customers a better Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program experience at Millsap Farms. His intention was to create a better product for his customers, but discovered it also opened up new markets for the small family-owned agribusiness.
Michael Doss of Emerson Park didn't want to take away from the company's candle sales, while developing a grooming line. So he and his wife are working to build a new brand Wilder & Co. They started building the new brand on social media first with the entire product line eventually moving under the new brand.
Jumping in to lead a team that is already in place can be a challenge in sports and in business. Dana Ford, Head Men's Basketball Coach at Missouri State University says it's important to keep all …
What's the future of marketing research? Deborah Kassarjian of DK Insights says a lot of current marketing innovations are overpromising and underdelivering. Make sure you trust the data source that …
Why would an employee ever turn down a $200 a month raise? Jody Dow with The Springfield Dream Center explains the “Cliff Effect” that exists in the state of Missouri for people who are employed and on state or federal assistance. “You may be getting $500 in food stamps, and your raise is only increasing your pay that month by $200. Well, that’s a $300 discrepancy.” In the state of Missouri, assistance is all or nothing. The Dream Center helps workers in this situation learn how to prepare for in advance for a pay increase that results in a gap in monthly income.
Jason Gage, City Manager for the City of Springfield, says he wants coworkers to enjoy their job, take ownership, as well as understand and fulfill the mission. Gage says the problem in trying to …
“I’ve had a lot of employees that have given their two weeks notice and it was over things that I didn’t even know about, ” says Lauren Brown, Co-owner of Neighbor’s …
Rob Keck, Director of Conservation at Bass Pro Shops, says whether it’s a child negotiating with their parents for an allowance or partnering with some one to meet a goal, we all make deals. Keck …
Mark Walker, a local CEO and a member of the Drury University Board of Trustees, says employers are increasingly seeking college graduates who have some kind of meaningful real-world, hands-on …
“When I started this, I realized, number one, I have to have grit. I have to be able to know it’s a tough road,” says Julie Higgins, CEO of I Pour Life. Higgins says you shouldn’t focus on …