June Member News 2021

Member News is a monthly blog post dedicated to sharing Chamber members’ upcoming events or major news. If you have something to share, email the Chamber’s Director of Communications and Marketing, Mary Kate Hafner, at marykate@comochamber.com.

Cayce Dermatology is pleased to welcome their newest Physician’s Assistant, Brooklynne Fogle. A native of Northeast Missouri, Brooklynne attended the University of Texas, Arlington where she graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in biological sciences. She also served as a senior medical assistant for three years under a Harvard-trained dermatologist in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.

Brooklynne then returned to Missouri, the place she calls “home”, and obtained her Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree at Stephens College in Columbia. She holds a certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and is licensed with the Missouri Board of Healing Arts.

Brooklynne’s professional affiliations include Missouri Academy of Physician Assistants (MOAPA), American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA). When not assisting patients at Cayce Dermatology, Brooklynne enjoys spending time with her family and attending her local church.

Moberly Area Community College’s (MACC) Veterinary Technology Program has been awarded a two-thousand-dollar grant from the MFA Oil Foundation for the Veterinary Technology Program’s barn construction project.

Fred Towbridge, Area Manager for Mexico MFA and Stephanie Gilliam, Director MACC’s Veterinary Technology Program

MACC’s Veterinary Technology Program will use the funds to construct a new barn at the MACC–Mexico campus. This will allow students to gain experience in providing veterinary care to live animals of a variety of species.

“The MACC Veterinary Technology program would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the MFA Oil Foundation for their generosity. These funds will be put towards our barn project, which includes a loafing shed and corral space that will be built on our Mexico campus. This space will be used for teaching production animal nursing techniques to the veterinary technology students,” says Stephanie Gilliam, Director of the Veterinary Technology program at MACC, “This space will allow us to teach handling and nursing skills with live animals, which is essential to the education of veterinary technicians.”

Additional funds are still needed in order to complete the remodel of the veterinary technology space at the MACC-Mexico campus. The 2-year Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology program will see its first classes begin in the Fall of 2021. The degree program will prepare students to deliver the highest quality health care to a variety of animal species.

Travis Cook

The Callaway Bank is very pleased to announce a new strategic partnership.  Effective May 10thConvergence Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor and local financial planning and wealth management firm, assumed management of the investment services offered through Callaway Investment Services. With this partnership, Convergence Financial expands by opening a Fulton office in the space previously occupied by Callaway Investment Services at 9 E. Fifth St.

While the Bank operated Callaway Investment Services for several years, it recently took the opportunity to re-examine its service offerings and determine if there was a better way to serve clients. Kim Barnes, president and CEO, explained the world of investment management and financial planning has seen a great deal of change in recent years, including digitization, and client expectations have evolved, too. “Clients are better informed and are seeking out expertise that fits their needs, which is a great thing. There’s a demand for digital tools and secure visibility online, yet there is an appreciation for local service and convenient access to expertise. To meet our clients’ expanding needs, we believe the answer requires a broader team with both general and specialized expertise, strong experience, fiduciary integrity, and depth of support, along with personal attention, convenient local access, depth and breadth of resources, and digital tools. But above all, our client’s value local decision-making and face-to-face access to their advisors.  As a community bank, we agree and endorse the importance of being able to look someone in the eye and shake hands.  As we evaluated options and gathered feedback, it became clear that partnering with a high-caliber firm would meet our clients’ needs far better than recreating the model we’d been offering. We listened.”

Spencer Hockman

Central Bank of Boone County (CBBC) has promoted Spencer Hockman to commercial loan officer as of May 31, 2021. Commercial loan officers work with business clients to develop and manage their loan needs including secured and unsecured loans in business, real estate and construction.

Hockman received his bachelor’s degree in agriculture and agricultural business from Truman State and will complete his MBA in finance from the University of Missouri in May 2021. He joined Central Bancompany as a loan review intern and moved to Central Bank of Boone County to continue his work as a credit analyst.


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