BKD LLP promoted seven team members: Nathan Fitzgerald, senior manager; Casey Greenway, senior managing consultant; James Robertson and Alaina Shaffer, managers; Mary Knaup, managing consultant; Leia Breithaupt, managing adviser; and Julie Thompson, senior associate II.
Andrew Peters joined Buddy Webb & Co. Inc. as a project architect. With 29 years of industry experience, he serves on the U.S Green Building Council, the Construction Specifications Institute and City Utilities Citizens’ Advisory Council.
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Central Trust Co. promoted Will Carter to marketing officer. He joined the company in 2015 as a marketing coordinator. Carter graduated from the University of Memphis-Tennessee with a bachelor’s in journalism.
Penny Morgans, branch manager and loan officer at Old Missouri Bank’s Buffalo branch, completed the Dale Carnegie training course. She received the Crashing Through and Outstanding Performance awards in the 12-week program, as well as a gold seal for perfect attendance.
Forbes magazine ranked Monett-based Jack Henry & Associates Inc. as No. 12 on its list of 500 of America’s Best Employers with more than 5,000 employees. The publication also named Commerce Bancshares Inc. as No. 68 on its list of the top midsize employers, which have between 1,000 and 5,000 employees.
Martha Atkisson was promoted to vice president and relationship manager at Central Trust Co. She’s worked with the company since 2009.
Nicole Holt was named director of learning development for Springfield Public Schools, effective July 1. She has 14 years of educational experience, previously serving five years as an elementary teacher and six years as principal of Holland Elementary.
Erin Hayes, professor of journalism at College of the Ozarks, received the school’s New Faculty Member Five-Fold Mission Award, which honors faculty members of six years or less who embody the school’s academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic and cultural goals. Hayes is a former ABC World News correspondent.
College of the Ozarks awarded its Veteran Faculty Member Five-Fold Mission Award to David Dalton, professor of history. Dalton has worked at the college for nearly 30 years.
Toth & Associates Inc. hired Joseph Tierney and Jeffrey Mueller as vice presidents with the firm. Tierney serves as a substation engineer, and Mueller works as an electrical planning engineer.
State Rep. Mike Kelley, R-Lamar, was appointed to the Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. He represents parts of Jasper and Cedar counties and also serves as chairman of the state’s Special Committee on Tax Policy for Working Families.
Sunterra Springs' incoming rehabilitation clinic and nursing home hired Deanna Beckenholdt as executive director. The south Springfield facility is scheduled to open Aug. 1.
The Missouri Association of Manufacturers handed out its 2018 Safety Excellence Awards: SRC Heavy Duty West, Leader of the Pack; CNH Industrial Reman, Safety Manufacturing Company of the Year; Kevin Mau of Holloway America, Safety Professional of the Year; Chris Love of SRC Heavy Duty West, Safety Champion of the Year; NorthStar Battery Co. LLC, Innovation Safety Excellence; Paul Mueller Co., Most Improved Safety Excellence; Leslie Tuter of Paul Mueller Co., Horizon Safety Excellence; and SRC Heavy Duty East, Horizon Safety Excellence.
Revival 98 opened a dispensary; the 101st store for Andy’s Frozen Custard Inc. debuted; and Collectomaniacs card shop consolidated two stores in a move.
Oftentimes it takes a while before your sidegig starts rolling. Barak Hill gives his experience slowly seeing his business improve, and how he used his connections and reputation to gain more clients. Barak Hill is a local professional musician.
Sandra Smart, a technology and commercialization specialist, shares helpful tools and resources to use for the customer discovery phase of launching a new tech business. Smart works with tech entrepreneurs and hosts training workshops through the Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University's efactory.
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.