KPM CPAs PC hired Lynn Morris as a department coordinator to assist with daily operations and administrative functions of the tax and accounting outsourcing departments. She has 14 years of banking experience and holds a bachelor’s in speech communications from University of Northern Colorado.
BKD LLP promoted its northern regional managing partner, Abe Cole, to chief operating officer. A BKD employee since 1996, he has a bachelor’s in accounting from Missouri State University.
Logan Hinnant joined Electronic Contracting Co. as a solutions consultant in the company’s Springfield office. He was previously the managing director of Odyssey Integration in Virginia and has experience in audiovisual sales, design and management, including AV work for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ozark Bank appointed Tyrell Molleck as senior vice president of lending, responsible for loan portfolio management and building customer relationships. He joined the bank in September as a commercial lender. Molleck has 13 years of banking experience and holds a bachelor’s in finance from MSU.
The Bank of Missouri hired Gabe Magnuson as a commercial loan officer in Bolivar. He has five years of banking experience at Mid-Missouri Bank.
RMI Business Finance recognized Arvest Bank among 24 Elite Lenders for its work issuing U.S. Small Business Administration 504 Loans. It’s the second consecutive year Arvest has been on the list.
Emery Sapp and Sons Inc. earned second place for its work on the Greene County Route 65 rebuilding project in the Associated General Contractors of Missouri’s 2020 Construction Keystone Awards. The award was given in the General Contractor/Construction Manager/Prime Contractor of Transportation and Infrastructure category.
College of the Ozarks was named Best Culinary School in Missouri Life magazine’s Best of Missouri contest. The college’s culinary hub is The Keeter Center, a multifunctional facility with a dining room, lodge and event center.
The Keeter Center and Dobyns Dining Center at C of O were recognized by the 2020 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for hotels and restaurants for the sixth consecutive year. The results are based on reviews prior to pandemic-related changes.
Springfield Sign hired Susan Wiser as human resources manager. She has 19 years of HR experience, previously working for Jarden Plastic Solutions and SGC Foodservice.
Springfield Remanufacturing Corp. promoted Spencer Cunningham to general manager of SRC Whole Goods, a facility of SRC Heavy Duty. He has worked at multiple SRC companies during his 14-year career there, starting as an accounting intern. Cunningham holds a bachelor’s in finance from Arizona State University and an MBA from Drury University.
OzAir Charter Service hired pilot Jared Braschler to fly its newly acquired Citation Sovereign aircraft. He’s spent the last 13 years flying for ExpressJet as a captain and check airman.
A health care worker became a first-time business owner; a home baker decided to pursue a longtime dream of starting her own business; and Springfield-based Premier Choice Tax and Accounting Solutions LLC expanded its reach in Greene County.
Aaron Elliott never imagined he would get into medical device or create a self-defense fitness-based business. Now the co-owner of F8 Fitness and Self-Defense at the age of 46, he says Dr. Seuss nailed it on the head with “Oh, The Places You’ll Go.” He says as long as you have the passion for it, you can do anything.
Senior Vice President and Commercial Loan Manager of Arvest Bank Steve Kelly says now is the time to start looking at your financial situation—such as where you can cut back or prepare yourself for economic recovery.
John Lopez, managing member at Old Route 66 Dispensary, talks through the Dispensary’s decisions to manufacture and transport its own goods. Lopez says the ultimate goal is to cut the cost of their product by around 30-50%. John Lopez is a Springfield Business Journal 2020 12 People You Need to Know.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a variety of impacts on the labor force, with some businesses doing well and others taking a hit. Elizabeth Hurts, business development manager at HR Advantage, says as much as we look forward to moving on, the effects of the pandemic aren’t over.
Mackenzie Scherer, small business technology consultant and owner of Mackenzie Scherer, LLC, discusses how scheduling software can help you keep ahead of your to-do list. Technology like chatbots and email templates...
Molly McCleary, owner and farmer of Maypop Flower Farm, says she’s seen edible flowers used many ways in different areas of the country. McCleary was initially contacted by several bakers, but says …
Carley Joy, sales and marketing director of SafeSpace Company says she and her father, CEO Rick Williams, have an honest and open communication style. Williams says the key is never to take things …
Brad Noble, co-founder of Art of Everyone, says art is the one thing that remains open to expression. He says art goes beyond the activity and helps build connections between people. Springfield …
Carol Taylor, former president of Evangel University, tells features editor Christine Temple about the new challenges she faced leading students, staff and faculty through a year of learning in a …
Michelle Romero, owner of PKD Venue, says because of her busy schedule, using social media has helped her marketing efforts. Incorporating your journey, including struggles as well as victories, can …