Chestnut Labs added Dylan Walker as marketing communication manager. He previously worked in a similar role for Integrity Home Care LLC and remains a contracted employee for Integrity’s digital marketing efforts. At Chestnut Labs, Walker is responsible for internal and external communication, marketing, advertising and public relations.
The Evangel University Alumni Association recognized David Stair and J. Calvin Holsinger III during a Trees of Honor ceremony. Stair served as physical education department chair and athletic director, also coaching women’s basketball and tennis over 38 years of service. Holsinger, who was honored posthumously, spent 33 years at Evangel, mostly as social sciences department chair. They’re among 33 Evangel alumni, staff and friends honored by tree plantings on campus.
Missouri State University named Christopher Collins director of the Missouri Fine Arts Academy in its College of Arts and Letters. An assistant professor in MSU’s department of communication, Collins has played leading roles at the Shaw and Tabernacle theaters in London, and the Muson Center in Nigeria.
Dr. Brian Clonts was voted by the Branson Board of Alderman to fill the open Ward 3 alderman position. Clonts, the hospitalist department medical director at Cox Medical Center Branson and medical director for Shepherd of the Hills Living Center in Branson, succeeds Betsy Seay, who resigned Sept. 1 after she moved out of the district.
Gov. Mike Parson appointed Don Phillips to the Board of Probation and Parole. A former state representative for Christian, Stone and Taney counties, Phillips was a Missouri state trooper for 28 years before his legislative service.
The 31st Court en Banc selected Kevin Austin as treatment court commissioner. He will succeed Peggy Davis, who is retiring Dec. 1.
Donald Chenevert Jr. and Matthew Hudson were recognized in the Remanufacturing Industries Council’s ACE Awards for advocating, collaborating and educating in the industry. Chenevert, the deputy general counsel for SRC Holdings Corp., won the Collaborate Award from his work chairing the RIC committee that developed and gained approval of the official American National Standards Institute definitions for remanufacturing. Hudson, the dean of technical education at Ozarks Technical Community College, received the Educate Award for developing and implementing new remanufacturing courses.
The Spa Gallery was named regional dealer of the year by Artesian Spa. The pool and hot tub dealer will be featured in an upcoming issue of the SpaRetailer trade magazine.
Farm 2 Counter Inc. was one of eight companies featured in the 2018 National Association of Convenience Stores’ Ideas 2 Go program in Las Vegas, Nevada. In showcasing the concepts redefining convenience among retailers, Farm 2 Counter was selected for using its warehouse as a convenience store.
The Missouri Trucking Association elected Mark Walker as chairman and Amber Edmondson as second vice chairman and American Trucking Associations’ vice president. Walker is the chairman and CEO of TransLand in Strafford and Edmondson is president of Trailiner Corp.
Paladin Managed Solutions LLC received the 2018 Pro-Tech Service Award from Konica Minolta for commitment to technical expertise, inventory control, dispatch systems, managerial skills and customer satisfaction.
First entering the Springfield market 15 years ago, Kum & Go LC’s local construction activity is hard to miss these days.
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 …
Dustin Myers and Jeremy Wells, co-owners of branding agency Longitude LLC, are using an online survey to get insights from customers about Springfield Diner. “Just as far as feedback, one of …