Banking and Finance
Ozark Bank added Shane Strahl as senior vice president and commercial lender at the Highway NN branch in Ozark. He handles loan portfolio management, new business development and community relations. Strahl has 25 years’ experience in banking, including a stint at The Bank of Missouri.
Ying Cao was named director of the Center for Innovation in Teaching at Drury University. She previously spent 13 years at Zhengzhou No. 1 High School in China and also taught at Tufts University in Massachusetts and Oregon State University.
Andy B’s Entertainment & Bowling Centers hired Jordan Lewis as an accountant. Lewis has worked in public accounting as a staff assistant and holds a bachelor’s in accounting and an MBA from Missouri State University.
Burrell Behavioral Health Inc. received a $2.7 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to fund its Treatment and Recovery Expansion and Enhancement project. The funds will be spread out over five years to enhance and expand addiction treatment, intervention and recovery services for youth and young adults with substance abuse disorders.
Nixa City Council appointed Joe Campbell as interim chief of police following the promotion of former chief Jimmy Liles to Nixa city administrator. Campbell, a former major for the Nixa department, will stay in the position until a council review in 2019.
Jasmine Bailey was named public affairs officer for the Springfield Police Department. She most recently worked as a news anchor for KNSF-TV in Joplin and holds a bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Missouri.
U.S. Rep. Billy Long, R-Springfield, received the National Federation of Independent Business Guardian of Small Business Award. It’s given to members of Congress for their commitment to protecting small business.
Dizmang Properties Inc. broker and owner Paul Dizmang received the 2018 Richard A. Mendenhall Award from Missouri Realtors for leadership skills, commitment to service and enthusiastic spirit throughout his career.
La Nora Kay of Good Life Realty of Missouri in Branson was named 2018 Realtor of the Year by Missouri Realtors. The award is given to a member who exemplifies dedication to the National Association of Realtors’ code of ethics, efforts to encourage good real estate practices among other brokers, volunteer work and business accomplishments.
Deana Wolfe of ReeceNichols Real Estate received the R. Layne Morrill Award from Missouri Realtors. Recognizing career-long political involvement to advance the legislative agenda of Realtors, Wolfe was honored for her work in a real estate political action committee.
The Missouri Public Transit Association elected Kelly Turner of City Utilities as an officer on its board of directors. He spent 11 years as a consulting engineer before joining CU and holds a bachelor’s in civil engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology.
First entering the Springfield market 15 years ago, Kum & Go LC’s local construction activity is hard to miss these days.
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 …
Miles Boyer says he’s able to schedule most of his photography side gigs after business hours so it doesn’t interfere with his job as Office Manager for the Southern Region of the …