Hood-Rich Architecture added Michael Clotfelter as a project architect. He has 10 years of architecture experience and is a member of the American Institute of Architects. Coltfelter spent the last 10 years with his family business, Bestway Moving and Storage Inc., and previously worked for BRP Architects.
Banking and Finance
Guaranty Bank named Rachael Godden and Kelly Ward as retail banking group managers. Godden, who also was promoted to vice president, has 18 years of banking experience. She joined Guaranty in 2004 and now leads four branches in Springfield and one in Ozark. Ward has 11 years of experience, most recently at U.S. Bank. She leads three Springfield branches and two banking centers in Nixa for Guaranty Bank.
Arvest Bank added Darla Marler as a treasury management sales adviser serving the Springfield and Joplin markets. She has 10 years of experience in banking and treasury management and spent the last six years in the health care industry. Marler works with commercial clients on leveraging technology and fraud prevention services to enhance efficiency of cash flow.
Trekk Design Group LLC hired Steve Meyer as an industry specialist. He helps communities better understand their storm and sanitary water systems. Meyer is the former Springfield director of environmental services.
Missouri State University’s Bill and Lucille Magers Family Health and Wellness Center received a perfect accreditation score from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. The primary care clinic was scored on approximately 800 quality points during the on-site survey process. It’s the first perfect score the Magers center has received from the AAAHC in eight surveys since 1997.
Barry County Prosecuting Attorney Amy Boxx was named one of 12 advisers to incoming Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s transition team. She was elected prosecuting attorney in 2014.
Edsel Matthews of the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds was one of five volunteers presented with the Heritage Award at the International Association of Fair and Expositions in San Antonio, Texas. Matthews has served on the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds and Event Center board since 1978 and was part of the three-member committee that established the Ozark Empire Fair Foundation and its funding arm the Gold Buckle Gala.
Pearson-Kelly Technology was one of 132 firms named a 2018 Elite Dealer by ENX Magazine and ENX The Week in Imaging. The selections were based on criteria including growth initiatives, innovative marketing programs, customer service, charitable contributions, progressive workplace cultures and adaptability. Pearson-Kelly also was named an Elite Dealer in 2016 and 2017.
Krissy Sinor was named 2019 vice president for the Oats Inc.’s board of directors. She is currently the training coordinator of the Springfield-Greene County Library District and was appointed to the Oats board in 2017.
Client and revenue growth at Seven Hills Veterinary Clinic fuels move to larger home.
Cody Ritter, owner of Base Construction & Management LLC, attributes the company's fast growth in part to keeping customers happy. Base Construction & Management LLC is one of the Springfield Business Journal 2019 Dynamic Dozen companies, recognizing the 12 fastest growing companies in the area.
"You are a leader," says Carrie Richardson, Executive Director of Leadership Springfield. She gives suggestions as to how you can develop your leadership skills.
Michael Wehreberg, Wehrenberg Design Company, discusses the shift in the last five years in web site design to mobile-first designs. Ultimately, you have to think of the human first and serve them with ease, and Google will give you credit for being mobile friendly.
Ömer Önder, owner of Springfield Diner, struggles with the process of renaming his restaurant. The process led by Dustin Myers and Jeremy Wells, owners of the branding agency Longitude LLC. Ömer expresses all of the emotions he is going through as they work together to revise his seating, menu, hours, and a name to reflect those changes.
It is projected that 10,000 people in the United States will turn 65 years old everyday for 19 years, and non profits are going to be competing over the coming years in a fierce labor market. Give Five was developed as a civic matchmaking program to help connect capable retirees with charitable organizations that need help. Greg Burris outlines the problems the program addresses, opportunities for individuals and organizations, as well as how United Way of the Ozarks is licensing to the program to share with other communities.
Jamie Kinkeade noticed most of the women in her fitness classes at The Studio were wearing Lululemon. She knew her clients were driving to Kansas City to purchase the brand, so she approached the athletic apparel company to stock their merchandise in her store, The Movement. They said "no" at first because they were not looking to expand into the Springfield market, but her persistence paid off.
With more job openings than people to fill them, it is time for your company to evaluate how you are motivating and engaging your team to help you retain and attract the best talent. Sherry Coker, Executive Director at the OTC Center for Workforce Development, walks you through tangible and intangible incentives that encourage employee engagement, performance enhancement, and higher job satisfaction.
"When we first started we thought we could pretty much do this on our own," discloses Vera Gibbons with Baby Foot®. "We thought we knew what would be great...that's not really what happened." Gibbons recommends partnering with a strong marketing partner early and give them a budget.
With four generations in the workplace, understanding the strengths and weaknesses of how each approaches brainstorming can make all the difference in arriving at the best idea. Boomer Kay Logsdon, Director of Applications at CultureWaves, and self-described fossil Millennial Locke Hilderbrand share what their trends research at CultureWaves tells us about generational differences and tips on how to bridge the gaps. Generations in the Workplace is an ongoing multi-episode series tackling the issues of generational conflict.
One year into opening Ellecor, Haden Long gave birth to her second daughter. The first five months of her life, she was with her constantly at work. "They're why we do this," Long explains.