January 2017 Member News

Member News

Newly elected and re-elected Boone County officials will be sworn in on Saturday, December 31, 2016. The Swearing In Ceremony will begin at 11 a.m.in the Commission Chambers of the Roger B. Wilson Boone County Government Center, located at 801 E. Walnut in Columbia, MO. These Elected Officials’ terms will begin Sunday, January 1, 2017.

Burr Oak Brewing Company has created a new video series that spotlights local community members who have both a love for what they do and where they do it. We call them our well crafted heroes. Bur Oak is inspired by those who share a deep connection to their craft and their community. They hope the stories encourage you to continue pursuit of a life well crafted.

The Central Bank of Boone County Lobby Gallery, located inside the Downtown Bank at 8thand Broadway, features the art of Beverly Borduin through Thursday, January 19th, 2017. The Lobby Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. – noon. Beverly Borduin is a fiber and ceramic artist, who believes in renewal as inspiration for her art. Through her work, unwanted clothes become portraits, landscapes, and abstract quilts. Borduin recaptures the value of hidden and discarded items and makes them vital once again. Borduin is a retired educator and will donate all art sale proceeds to the Grant Montessori Preschool to provide scholarships for children in need.

You’re invited to the Spring 2017 College, Career & Health Fair on Thursday, March 9, 2017 in Columbia at the Parkade Center from 1 to 5 pm. Hosted each year by Moberly Area Community College, the event provides professional networking opportunities for college and high school students as well as community members! Over 50 employer, health care and college representatives will be present. MACC’s Allied Health students and area health providers will also be available to provide information on basic preventive medicine and medical screenings including blood pressure checks, glucose screenings and much more! Campus student organization representatives will share information about campus activities and resources available to students and the community. Explore how your skills, interests and values relate to career options, explore a range of careers, prepare for a targeted internship/job search or learn how to expand your education through an Associate of Applied Science, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. Achieve your goals by attending and bring a friend or encourage others to explore with you. There is a program for everyone! We also have many door prizes for attendees! Spend an afternoon with us! Come to participate or simply support our students. For more information, feel free to contact Sonda Stuart, Director of CTE Data & Student Success at 660.263.4100 ext. 11232 or Elaine Avery, Career Specialist at 660.263.4100 ext. 11319.

Awards, Promotions and New Hires

Atkins, Inc. is pleased to announce the advancement of Lee Holt to Contract and Corporate Director of Building Services. Lee joined Atkins, Inc. in 2009. He has been successful as the Regional Manager as well as overseeing the Jefferson City branch. Lee will oversee contractual arrangements for the customer and will direct the development and maintenance process.

Atkins, Inc. is pleased to announce that Dale Spry is the new Chief Operating Officer for the company. Dale will support the divisions of Atkins to drive extensive and sustainable growth. He brings 35 years of management experience to include customer service programs that optimizes quality services for our customers. Dale brings the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency guided by the objectives of the company.

Non-Profit News

Gifts filled the first floor and hallways of Trinity Presbyterian Church that were collected from numerous individuals, churches, businesses, and other organizations as part of Voluntary Action Center’s (VAC) 33rd Annual Holiday Program. The gifts were distributed to several hundred Columbia families. Gifts consist of everything from children’s clothing, toys, and bicycles to clothing, hygiene products, and basic household items. Families also receive gift cards and vouchers for the purchase of food for holiday meals.


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