Arvest Bank hired Mandy Anthes as a commercial banker. With 14 years of banking experience, she’s responsible for generating, evaluating and approving commercial loans. Anthes has a bachelor’s in business management from Missouri State University.
BancorpSouth Bank promoted Chrys Craig to first vice president-loan officer and Nickie Bland to vice president-loan officer. With each more than 20 years of financial industry experience, they serve on the Premier Banking team providing concierge-style banking to clients with specialized needs.
Nixa Public Schools teacher Sarah Miesner and Springfield Public Schools teacher Jean Lawson were selected as regional teachers of the year through a program by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Miesner previously was named Nixa’s 2018 Teacher of the Year, as was Lawson in the Springfield district. Both are now among 32 teachers in the state eligible to compete for the Missouri Teacher of the Year in the fall.
Tamara Stine, the numeracy coach at Springfield’s Bowerman Elementary School, visited the White House to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. One of 108 K-6 science and math teachers nationwide selected, she was the lone representative from Missouri. Stine received a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation.
Central High School debate teacher Jack Tuckness was inducted into the 2018 National Speech & Debate Association Hall of Fame. He’s taught at Central for 19 years, turning a 12-student program into currently more than 200. Tuckness previously coached speech and debate at Kickapoo High School.
Trust Healthcare Consulting Services CEO Torrey Barnhouse was named among the Top 50 CEOs of small and midsize businesses in the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award. The job and recruiting site ranked him No. 41 with a 96 percent approval rating.
Metro Woman Magazine received the Clarion Award in the Magazine Series or Special Section, External Publication category for its rebranding and growth strategy. Publisher Angela Frizell will be recognized at the Association for Women in Communications’ 2019 national conference.
The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau earned reaccreditation from Destinations International during the group’s annual convention in Anaheim, California. The Destinations Marketing Accreditation Program reviews governance, finance, management, membership, market intelligence and other industry standards. The CVB earned DMAP accreditation in 2009 and must reapply every four years.
Lost & Found Grief Center elected its fiscal 2019 board officers: Chairman Ron Prenger, senior vice president and chief hospital officer at CoxHealth; Vice Chairman Gary Leonard, a Steak ‘n Shake franchisee; Secretary Shannon Nagy, a community volunteer; and Andrea Stevens, a manager at Elliott, Robinson & Co. The center also added Joe Johnson, general counsel of International Dehydrated Foods, and David Stotelmyer, a managing director at BKD LLP, as board members.
Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri hired Tish Boothe as human resources director. She’s the organization’s first in that position and supports 100 employees in nine offices. With 13 years of experience, Boothe previously managed HR for Gardner Capital and has a bachelor’s in international business management from Missouri State University.
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 …