Branco Enterprises Inc. promoted Garrett Dowling to business development manager from project manager. With 20 years of experience in the construction industry and 10 years in sales, he previously served as a managing partner at Modern Woodmen of America.
Diane Smith, an associate professor of nursing at College of the Ozarks, was selected as a volunteer item writer for the Nation Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination. Chosen for her clinical specialty and nursing expertise, Smith joined the college in 2009 and became an associate professor in 2015.
Nixa Public Schools received the 2018 Governance Team Award from the Missouri School Boards’ Association. Received by 20 of Missouri’s 518 public school districts overall, the award honors professional development, regional and statewide leadership, and participation in legislative advocacy.
Rusty Osborne, associate professor of biblical and theological studies at C of O, received the school’s Mildred Letton Wittick Professional Achievement Award. The award honors faculty for professional accomplishments in research, publications, performance and professional organizations.
Kara Boehmer was named principal of Portland Elementary School in Springfield, replacing Josh Holt, who will serve as principal of Harrison Elementary during the 2018-19 academic year. Boehmer is currently principal at Marshfield’s Hubble Elementary School.
Tammy Flowers was named assistant director of early childhood at the Campbell Early Childhood Center of Springfield Public Schools. For the past nine years, she coordinated early childhood for the St. Joseph School District.
Drury University journalism professor Jonathan Groves earned a Tow-Knight Disruptive Journalism Educator fellowship for a second year from the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism. The fellowship comes with a $1,500 stipend and recognizes innovation in the classroom.
Gerald Chambers was hired by the Ozark School District to serve as executive director of student services for the 2018-19 academic year. He will oversee federal programming, school resource officers, nurses and counselors for the district. With 21 years of experience, Chambers is currently principal of Sparta Elementary School.
Missouri State University awarded Faculty and Staff Excellence in Public Affairs Awards to five employees: Gib Adkins, central region administrator of Missouri State Outreach; Priscilla Childress, assistant director of New Student and Family Programs; Susan Martindale, academic adviser at the Advisement Center; Abigale Ehlers, senior instructor of hospitality leadership; and Ana Estrella-Riollano, assistant professor of biology and biomedical sciences.
Tara Chandler was promoted to vice president of strategic initiatives and population health at Phoenix Home Care Inc. For the company, she’s earned certification for an accountable care organization, called Keep Well ACO, and been contracted by The Remington Report.
Deryk Morelock joined Nixon & Lindstrom Insurance as a commercial insurance specialist. With three years of experience in commercial property risks, he previously worked for American Family Insurance as a sales specialist.
Judge Thomas Mountjoy of the 31st Circuit Court was presented with a Judicial Excellence Award from the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association. The award recognizes adherence to legal and ethical standards during his judgeship.
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 …