October 2017 Member News


  • Sideways LLC D.B.A. Potbelly Sandwich in Columbia, locally owned by resident Evan Thomas, is hosting a fundraiser on Oct. 4 benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Columbia. 25 percent of all sales from 5 – 8 p.m. will be donated to the organization. The store is located at 2500 Broadway Bluffs.
  • The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) announces that Regional Economic Development Inc. (REDI) has been recognized as one of 60 economic development organizations accredited by IEDC as an Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO). Earning the AEDO accreditation tells the community and prospects that REDI has attained a measure of excellence assuring that their trust is well-placed and their business is in good hands.
  • The City of Columbia has announced there will be a public hearing about the Nifong Intersections Improvement Project on Monday, October 16 at the City Council meeting at 7 p.m. This is your opportunity to influence and let your opinion be known.
  • Midwest Computech announced it has acquired EasyPC. Currently, the company consults with school districts and small- to medium-sized businesses throughout the state of Missouri on IT planning, budgeting and purchasing. EasyPC grew 400 percent over the past three years under the leadership of Jessie Yankee and Michael Eckley. Midwest Computech CEO, David Nivens, will oversee Midwest Computech’s business operations and strategic growth plan. Yankee will focus on business development and marketing for the company.
  • Regional Economic Development Inc. (REDI) announced the Missouri Department of Economic Development will have the State Directors from their China and Hong Kong Offices available for one-on-one meetings the afternoon of Wednesday, October 11 at the REDI Offices. These will be opportunities for businesses interested in developing and expanding their exports into the China and Honk Kong markets. You can see the flyer here.
  • University of Missouri Health Care’s amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) clinic has become the first ALS clinic in the country to make the Schwartz Center’s National Compassionate Caregiver Honor Roll. The Schwartz Center is a national nonprofit organization with more than 425 health care members in the United States, Canada and Australia. Also called Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.
  • After 40 years in the broadcast industry and 18 years as General Manager of KOMU 8, Marty Siddall is set to retire November 9, 2017. During his time at KOMU 8, Siddall was responsible for leading the station through many technological advances and outstanding commercial success while enhancing the station’s academic mission at the Missouri School of Journalism. Siddall oversaw the station’s digital broadcast transition and the successful expansion of local news programming that enriched the experience of broadcast journalism students.
  • U.S. Cellular is hosting an interactive technology expo to help local business owners learn more about how the Internet of Things (IoT) can enhance and simplify their operations. Recognized business leader, Gene Marks, will lead a discussion detailing the latest IoT technologies, trends and tools every business needs to know. This will be on Tuesday, October 17 from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Columbia Public Schools Foundation will have their Annual Fall Event at 5:30 p.m.. on Tuesday, October 17 at Kimball Ballroom on the Stephens College campus. You can find more information at cpsf.org/event-sponsors.
  • The Central Bank of Boone County Lobby Gallery, located inside the Downtown Bank at 8th and Broadway, features the art of Mark Langeneckert and Eonju Jeon through Thursday October 12, 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.
  • The Cultural Association of India (CAI) at the University of Missouri will celebrate the 26th India Night in Jesse Hall Auditorium from 7 – 9 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. India Nite will showcase a variety entertainment of performing arts that include classical Indian dance, Bollywood dance, instrumental music, folk songs, and fusion music of east & west.


  • Sarah Grueber, R.R.T, C.I.C., F.A.P.I.C., and Eileen Phillips, R.N., C.I.C., F.A.P.I.C., infection control professionals at University of Missouri Health Care, recently were named fellows of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). The APIC fellows program recognizes exemplary members for being advanced practitioners of infection prevention and leaders in their field.
  • Landmark Bank has sharpened its suite of services aimed at supporting local businesses with the addition of a new Columbia Business Services Officer, lifelong Boone County resident Cara Christianson. Christianson recently joined Landmark Bank’s business services wing, designed to help companies of all sizes save time and money with many key business solutions, including merchant services, internet banking and business credit cards.
  • Landmark Bank has named Columbia executive Randa Rawlins the newest member of the Columbia Landmark Bank Board of Directors. Rawlins currently serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Shelter Insurance Companies. Her responsibilities include legal and compliance operations, as well as oversight of customer communications and claims.
  • Central Bank of Boone County has named Jaime Palmer a commercial loan officer. Palmer brings a broad range of experience to her new position where she will develop and manage credit relationships with businesses and individuals who seek a variety of loans.

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