Home-Based Businesses of the Ozarks inducted its 1999 officers during its Christmas dinner at Riverside Inn. New officers are: Geraldine McNamara, director; Ron Shawgo, associate director; and Lin Shawgo, secretary. Committee chairpersons are: Debbie Moody, financial; Theresa Gallup, membership; Kathy Iman, program; Sandy DeCamp, public relations; Pat Combes, newsletter; Sharlene McKee, hospitality; and Bruce Helm, graphics.
Tom Beisner, a CPA with Whitlock, Selim & Keehn LLP, recently obtained accreditation as a certified valuation analyst with the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, a nationwide group of professionals who provide business valuation services, mostly on behalf of attorneys.
Deana Crouch attended a seminar at sea aboard the first and only smoke-free cruise ship. Carnival Cruise Line's "Paradise" is a completely smoke-free vacation environment. Crouch met with top cruise executives to discuss what lies ahead for the cruise industry.
The designation of certified insurance counselor has been conferred upon Chris Stack of Gallagher-Morris Insurors. Completing the designation demonstrates a professional competence through a combination of experience, formal training and a series of comprehensive written examination focusing on all areas of insurance.
UMB Bank has received the TALON award for its quality service, ranking it as the No. 1 Stock Transfer Agent in the country. This accomplishment is measured by a national survey conducted by Stockholder Consulting Services. UMB scored a 4.7 out of a possible 5, which is the best overall score of any bank in the survey.
Port Arrowhead-Springfield's sales and service staff attended several Searay training sessions. Ray Hutchison and Mark Mitchell attained certified sales status for yachts, sport yachts, sport cruisers and sport boats. Ginny Johnston and Dan Stephens earned sales associate status in sport boats and sport cruiser training. Bob Broyles was also certified in sport yacht and yacht training.
The Springfield Sister Cities Association has announced its slate of officers for 1999. Among the new officers are Cindy Jobe, president; Carrol Lund, vice president; Jay Titus, treasurer; Pam Rubert, secretary; Cathe Cardin, member; Ralph Williams, member; and Yolanda Lorge, member.
Emily Montgomery, a staff accountant with Davis, Lynn, & Moots, attended "1120 & 1120 S." This course is prepared by the Continuing Proffesional Education Division of the American Institute of CPAs.
GuildMaster Inc., a furniture accessory manufacturer and importer, was nominiated for the 10th Arts Award. Arts Award winners represent top manufacturers in the furniture and accessory industry in the area of innovative product. GuildMaster is one of five companies nationwide nominated for the award in the category of decorative accents.
Sen. Roseann Bentley, 30th District, was appointed by the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education to serve on its newly formed state Commission of the Affordability of Higher Education. The CBHE formed the commission in response to public concern over rising college tuition and at the request of Gov. Mel Carnahan.
J. Michael Phillips, CPA, and Steven D. Hufham, CPA, CFP, shareholders in Kirkpatrick, Phillips & Miller, CPAs, PC, attended the annual meeting of CPA Associates International, one of the largest accounting firm associations in the world.
Susan "Hug" Kirkpatrick, of Carol Jones, Realtors, in Branson West, has been awarded the certified international property specialist designation. She was formally recognized at the National Association of Realtors Annual Convention in Anaheim, Calif., Nov. 7.
New officers for the Rotary Club of Springfield Sunrise for 1999-2000 are: Dick Bartow, president; Tim Rosenbury, president-elect; Rod Finkle, treasurer; Lynn Herndon, secretary; David Knight, sergeant-at-arms; and directors Susanne Allen, Steve Everest, Judy Strattman and Bob Adams.
Erin Jacobs, director of client relations for BKD Investment Advisors LLC, has been licensed as a broker by the National Association of Securities Dealers. She completed the Series 7 exam in December.
Adrianna Norris became a first-time business owner with the opening of Finley River Chiropractic; PaPPo’s Pizzeria & Pub launched its newest location; and Huey Magoo’s opened its second store in the Ozarks.