November 2017 Member News


  • REDI annoucned that Cradle to Career Alliance shared its Community Report Card during a “leadership luncheon.” The Cradle to Career Alliance is a collaborative effort to bring together people from across the community to work on common goals that can put Boone County students on a path to life-long success. Its mission is to improve the success of children in Boone County by aligning the efforts of schools and community organizations to reduce educational disparities.
  • Nora Dietzel, Boone County Recorder of Deeds wishes to announce that beginning November 1, 2017, The Recorder’s office will provide the original marriage license to the couple, or their designee, once it has been recorded and scanned. Either party on the license may request the license, or may request in writing that someone else be authorized to pick up the license on their behalf.
    If both parties are deceased, an immediate family member of either party may request the license by proving death and relationship. Forms to request the license, and to authorize another party, are available on our website under the “Forms” tab. If the license is to be mailed, a certified mail charge of $8.00 may apply.
  • Old Kinderhook is announcing that brand new Ledgestone Villas are coming soon. For more information, you can contact them at
  • The Loop has compiled topics and input from the community about the future of the Business Loop. There will be a town hall on November 1, from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Parkade Center in room 136.
  • JobPoint‘s quarterly newsletter featured Chamber staff member Lakeela Mings. The article focused on how Lakeela built her confidence through Job Point’s programs and has now become the friendly Chamber greeting.


  • Julie Irvin has been appointed as the new Director of Sales of the Residence Inn Hotel. The 80-room extended stay hotel, is one of the premier extended stay hotels in Columbia. As Director of Sales, Irvin will direct the sales and marketing efforts of the hotel and will participate in community activities throughout Columbia.
  • Central Bank of Boone County announces twelve employee promotion made in September. Skylar Taylor has been promoted to senior teller at the Hallsville Bank. Danielle Kiplinger of the Smiley Bank and Jalen Mahaney of the Retail Floater Pool, which is made up of traveling employees who fill in at any branch needing help, have been promoted to financial associate. Taylor Strope and Brian Lopez of the Downtown Bank, Kathy Lybarger of the Boonville Downtown Bank and Leslie Lumb of the Hallsville bank have been promoted to teller II. Gregory Stegeman has been promoted to consumer loan officer at the Downtown Bank. Marissa Bacon of the Downtown Bank has been promoted to consumer loan officer; collections manager. Margaret Myers, Carmen Stransbury and Katie Mason has been promoted to customer service representative II.
  • Providence Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Laura Brownfield as Assistant Vice President, Mortgage Banking Officer. Brownfield will be responsible for originating Residential Mortgage Loans in Columbia and surrounding areas.


Non-Profit News

  • Voluntary Action Center’s 2017 Holiday Program sign-up for families are set. VAC’s Holiday Program matches low-income families in need with individuals, groups, and organizations who purchase gifts based on a provided wish list or donate money for the client to shop for themselves with vouchers provided by VAC. The agency anticipates serving over 1,000 Boone County households in need through the Holiday Program this year.

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