BKD LLP promoted Kayla Bell, Jessica Carr, Nick Hughes, Nicole Troutman and Whitney Wendler to managing positions. Bell and Wendler provide tax services, while Hughes and Troutman handle audit services and financial consulting to community health centers. Carr specializes in tax services in manufacturing, distribution, construction and real estate.
Gary Wood, partner at Compere Robinette CPAs, attended by invitation the American Institute of CPAs’ Executive Roundtable in New York City. He was invited as the voice for some 39,000 small firms across the United States.
Betsy Dyer, tax coordinator at Abacus CPAs LLC, earned the enrolled agent professional designation after passing three exams. With the firm since 2010, she works in the transportation division.
Evangel University promoted Lisa Tyson to the new position of dean of the College of Adult and Graduate Studies. She leads all nonseminary adult programs, including the accelerated degree completion programs, master’s and doctoral degree programs, and online certificate programs.
Gov. Mike Parson made several board and county office appointments: Wayne Blades as Stone County Northern District commissioner, Matt Daugherty as Stone County assessor, Janice Martin as Lawrence County public administrator, Mike Robertson as Christian County Eastern District commissioner, John Russell as Greene County Eastern District commissioner and Bob Whetsten as Dallas County coroner. Blades is a farmer and pastor of Hilltop Church in Crane. Daugherty previously served as Stone County’s deputy assessor. Martin is the social service director at Mount Vernon Place Care Center. Robertson is a retired sergeant of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Russell is the president of Pillar Insurance LLC and a management consultant for L&W Industries LLC. Whetsten is the administrative coordinator of the ambulatory laboratory at CoxHealth.
Dr. Ryan Denney, gastroenterologist with Citizens Memorial Hospital Gastroenterology Clinic in Bolivar, earned board certification by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine. Already board certified in internal medicine since 2015, he completed three years of training in gastroenterology and a seven-hour written exam. He has been with CMH since August 2018.
CoxHealth added Dr. Ruth Ann Nevils for palliative care, Dr. Joshua McElderry in trauma surgery and Drs. Rachel Hankins and Heather Bridges to deliver family medicine. Nevils practices primarily at Cox South, McElderry at the Ferrell-Duncan Clinic, Hankins at CoxHealth Center Chesterfield and Bridges at CoxHealth Urgent Care.
Missouri Trust & Investment Co. hired Tylar Grant as marketing and administrative assistant. She most recently worked as an intern for Columbia Marketing Group Inc.
The Network’s Leadership Council added six new members for three-year terms: Celeste Cramer of CoxHealth, Tyler Drenon of Self Interactive, Bryan Fisher of Neale & Newman LLP, Dee King of Guaranty Bank, Daniel Ogunyemi of Court Appointed Special Advocates of Southwest Missouri and Ben Shantz of Spencer Fane LLP. Paden Wilcox of Computer Recycling Center LLC is the 2019 council chairman, and Ryan Sivill of BKD is vice chairman.
Crave Cookie Dough owners eye store No. 2 as they enter the second year in business.
ighty percent of questions are common across industries, so you don't need industry-specific experience to do effective market research according to Debra Kassarjian, independent consultant and owner of DKInsights. As a matter of fact, she thinks there is a great deal to be gained from exchanging ideas outside of your industry.
Danny Collins, 37 North founder and guide, says the biggest leap they took in the first year was to purchase a vehicle. That major financial investment, however, allowed them to provide their outdoor guide services at a price point they felt was more appropriate.
Springfield Diner owner Ömer Önder sits down with a restaurant consultant who starts challenging the menu offerings."No bashful food." The blunt conversation is the launching off point to determine how the Mediterranean influence will affect the young restaurant's offerings in the future. Made to Order is an ongoing sbjLive documentary series in collaboration with Springfield Business Journal tracking the rebranding of a local restaurant.
Haden Long, owner of Ellecor, opened a retail home decor business five years ago in a traditional retail space. When the interior design side of the business took off, she decided to renovate a 100-year old bungalow to better show off product samples and installations.
Scott Shotts, partner with Missouri Spirits, says when they started in 2011 there were approximately 300 distilleries in the U.S. and now there are more than 3,000 so competition has grown significantly. Diversification of their business model has helped them succeed.
Matthew Blystone of Theta Float Spa had the financial means to start the unique business, but used crowdsourcing for pre-orders to determine market interest in addition to gathering a nice cash reserve before opening.
Avery Parrish with the Springfield Regional Arts Council explains how businesses can display local art in their spaces for a fraction of the price of investing in a permanent collection. The corporate partnership program allows a business to select from a customized portfolio of local artists' work curated based on the company's mission and aesthetic that can be switched out every six or 12 months.
After a year of experiential market research, Danny Collins, 37 North founder and guide, found three ways they plan to expand. Some were anticipated and others were not expected until they …
Inspirational speaker Chad Porter shares his story of turning a tragic accident that took him to the darkest depths into a rewarding career as a motivational speaker and business coach.
"For me success is...a little bit fleeting. Today's success and goal achieved only lasts about that long," says Curtis Millsap, owner of Millsap Farms. Look beyond the day-to-day financial achievements to the long-term victories.