December 2017 Member News


  • U.S. Cellular wants to help you become ELD compliant. If you have any questions, you can call Jacob Neeley at (573) 301-6784. Here is what becoming ELD can do for you and your business.
  • The Central Bank of Boone County Lobby Gallery, located inside the Downtown Bank at 8th and Broadway, features the work of Rebecca Douglas through January 10, 2017. The Lobby Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.
  • More than 175 teams from throughout Missouri will compete in the Show-Me STATE GAMES 3v3 Soccerfest. More than 2,000 competitors and spectators came together at Rock Bridge High School and Hickman High School.
  • Over 134,100 property tax statements, licenses, and special assessments totaling more than $198 million will soon be showing up in Boone County taxpayers’ mailboxes. Brian McCollum, Boone County Collector of Revenue, recommends that taxpayers should always open and inspect their statements as soon as possible and identify any problems. Taxpayers should contact the collector’s office with any issues so that they may be resolved efficiently and effectively before the December 31 due date.
  • The Loop Community Improvement District is in the process of developing a master plan for the Business Loop Corridor. The goal is to beautify and enhance the public space along the street in a way that will increase economic activity, improve the infrastructure, and create a street that is more than just a quick route across town. Much of the focus will be on changing the traffic patterns so that customers will have better access to businesses and on creating a more attractive entrance into Columbia from I-70.
  • Patients who receive care at SSM Health and at members of the Tiger Institute Health Alliance Health Information Exchange (HIE) now can benefit from streamlined information sharing across organizations. The Tiger Institute Health Alliance HIE — which includes University of Missouri Health Care, Capital Region Medical Center and other Missouri hospitals, clinics and post-acute care providers — recently joined the Sequoia Project eHealth Exchange. The Sequoia Project is a national health information exchange that encourages health care interoperability. The exchange enables physicians at different organizations to electronically share and use up-to-date patient medical records. Because SSM Health also is a member of the Sequoia Project eHealth Exchange, information now can be securely shared between the organizations.
  • The Bank of Missouri is expected to add nine additional locations in 2018 and expand its banking services further into Mid-Missouri. Officially, Reliable Community Bancshares, Inc., holding company of The Bank of Missouri and headquartered in Perryville, MO, has entered into a definitive agreement for the merger and acquisition of Martinsburg Bancorp, the holding company for Martinsburg Bank and Trust. After this merger, Reliable Community Bancshares will grow its assets to $1.7 billion, and The Bank of Missouri will then operate 32 locations across the state.  It is anticipated the merger will occur in the first quarter of 2018.


  • Central Bank of Boone County has named Jesse Walters a relationship manager. In his role, Walters works with both current and potential clients to ensure their financial needs are met and their expectations for service exceeded. He markets bank products and services directly to business owners and works to expand relationships with current clients.
  • Barbara Gruner, M.D., associate professor of clinical child health at the University of Missouri School of Medicine and pediatric hematology and oncology physician at MU Children’s Hospital, recently was selected to serve on the National Cancer Institute’s Pediatric Central Institutional Review Board.
  • Central Bank of Boone County announces ten employee promotions made in October:
    Skylar Taylor, at the Downtown Bank has been promoted to consumer banking representative.
    Abby Mora has been promoted to financial associate at the Motor Bank.
    Mark Pfeifer has been promoted to senior teller at the Downtown Bank.
    Bethany Hadsell has been promoted to assistant branch manager at the South County Bank.
    Sanela Abdurahmanovic and Marco Navarro-Rea of the Retail Floater Pool, which is made up of traveling employees who fill in at any branch needing help, have been promoted to teller II.
    The bank’s Customer Service Center, which assists customers with account maintenance by telephone, promoted three employees. Krista Carden and Victoria Yim have been promoted to customer service representative II and Trista Reeder has been promoted to senior customer service representative.
    The Customer Service Center promoted Jacqueline Malloy to manager of the Video Teller Center, a new department connecting tellers to Interactive Teller Machines (ITM) remotely with audio/video interaction.
  • Central Bank of Boone County has named Ashley Bowman manager of the Smiley Lane Bank located on Smiley Lane. Branch managers oversee the day-to-day operations of the branch, including management of the staff, leadership in sales and service, and administrative and compliance functions.
  • Landmark Bank has named a commercial lender with nearly three decades of experience as the new Senior Vice President for Commercial Lending in Columbia. Kelly Gilbert recently joined the bank’s commercial lending team to help customers expand and enhance their businesses in and around Columbia.
  • Columbia native and award-winning journalist Emily Spain is returning to KOMU 8 News. Starting Monday, Nov. 6, Spain will join Jim Riek for KOMU 8 News at Five, Six, and Ten as well as KOMU 8 News at Nine on Mid-Missouri’s CW. Spain previously anchored KOMU 8’s morning newscast from 2012 to 2014 before taking a job as a reporter at WFMY in Greensboro, N.C.
  • Central Bank of Boone County has named Wendy Moore a relationship manager in business banking. In her role, Moore works with both current and potential clients to ensure their financial needs are met and their expectations for service exceeded.

Non-Profit News


  • The holiday season is here and Voluntary Action Center is making final preparations for its annual Holiday Program. For over thirty years, VAC has matched families in need with individuals, families, businesses, and groups who wish to sponsor them for the Christmas holiday. This year, VAC will serve over 1,000 households, helping them to enjoy holiday meals and gifts thanks to the kindness and generosity shown by their sponsors. More than 140 families with children remain to be adopted for this year. Businesses, organizations, groups, schools, or families wishing to sponsor a family or an elderly or disabled individual in need should call VAC at (573) 874-2273. They will match your group with a client family, provide you with a description of the family, and gift ideas for family members. Sponsors may also sign up online through VAC’s website at

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