February 2018 Member News


  • The Central Bank of Boone County Board of Directors named Ajay Vinze to the board at its December meeting. Vinze is dean of the University of Missouri Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business. Chairman of the Board Steve Erdel welcomes Vinze’s broad business and academic expertise.
  • Job Point proudly announces a new partnership with Moberly Area Community College (MACC) allowing the opportunity for area adults to attend classes at Job Point with the goal of passing the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET). Prospective students must complete a three-day orientation by MACC.  The next orientation will be held February 5, 6 and 7, 2018, from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the MACC campus, 601 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO.
  • Socket is proud to announce the expansion of its fiber-optic broadband network to Centralia, which brings ultra-fast internet and reliable telephone service to nearly 200 area businesses. With speeds up to one gigabit per second or even faster, fiber-optic technology is the fastest, most reliable connection available. Its large bandwidth capacity is considered future-proof and will accommodate increased internet usage for decades to come.
  • The Central Bank of Boone County Lobby Gallery, located inside the Downtown Bank at 8th and Broadway, features East-West Dialogues through Wednesday, March 7, 2018. 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. East-West Dialogues features artwork by Chinese visiting scholars and their hosting professors.
  • The University of Missouri School of Health Professions Career & Opportunities Fair will be held Tuesday, March 6th from noon – 3 p.m. at the Reynold’s Alumni Center located on MU’s campus.  Registration includes a large booth, 1-2 parking passes, and lunch for up to four recruiters. The fee will increase incrementally as the fair approaches. If you represent a volunteer organization (meaning you are not attending to recruit students for employment or graduate/professional programs), please email shpcareer@missouri.edu to apply for a fee waiver.
  • First Midwest Bank is pleased to announce the new High Interest Checking Account. The account will pay 3.04% APY for balances up to $20,000 as long as:
    • There are 12 debit card swipes during a statement cycle
    • There is at least one auto reoccurring payment (debit) or credit (such as a direct payroll deposit, social security, pension payments, etc.) posting once per statement cycle

    This new checking account is geared to be an individual or family’s “workhouse” account, which handles your direct deposits, auto-debits, etc., all while also offering what I would assume is a higher rate of interest on idle deposits as compared to other Interest Checking products that are available as well as other money market accounts.

  • University of Missouri Health Care presents “Heartful Living,” a series of talks on holistic heart health. There is no cost to attend and is open to the public. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to starkch@health.missouri.edu. There will be two presentations:
    • Friday, February 9, 12 – 1 pm, Chamber Community Room: “Stress and Heart health – What can we really do about it?”
    • Thursday, February 22, 12 – 1 pm, Chamber Community Room: “Crucial role of diet in preventing heart attacks”


  • Central Bank of Boone County announces one employee promotion made in December. The bank’s Customer Service Center, which assists customers with account maintenance by telephone, promoted Stephanie Corrigan to customer service representative II. Customer service representatives at the Customer Service Center help customers with daily activities such as answering questions, solving problems, and assisting with a variety of online needs.
  • Socket is proud to announce the addition of Jackie Marcink to its business sales team. Marcink will work with business clients across the state to provide high-speed internet, local telephone and other telecommunications services.
  • Central Bank of Boone County has named Jessica Ellison a loan officer at the Boonville Bank. In her role, Ellison works with both current and potential lending customers to ensure financial needs are met and their expectations for service are exceeded.
  • Central Bancompany, Inc., announced that, as a result of the new federal tax reform, it will distribute a special bonus to its more than 2,500 employees residing across four states. Full-time employees will receive a $1,000 bonus and part-time employees will receive a $500 bonus.

Non-Profit News

  • Ragtag Film Society and True/False Film Fest need volunteers. If you want to be part of the dedicated team that breathes life into the True/False Film Fest each year, they are now accepting volunteer applications for the 2018 festival (March 1-4). Give us up to 20 hours and we’ll say thanks with a volunteer pass and t-shirt, free access to movies via the Q, and other special perks! Apply today at volunteer.truefalse.org. Spots fill quickly, so sign up early.
  • The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to give now to help address a winter blood donation shortage that could affect patient care. The recent bad weather has forced more than 150 blood drives to be canceled causing more than 5,500 blood and platelet donations to go uncollected.

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