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.
The community’s architectural and engineering professionals present these 25 projects as an insight into their portfolios.
Vineese Knight with the Massengale Group Of Keller Williams says when she was a young salesperson the biggest mistake she made was looking at people as numbers. She started experiencing real success when she made the mental shift to thinking of her customers as people and genuinely caring about their needs above her own.
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.