October 2018 Member News


  • Columbia College announced it has received a significant, seven-figure gift to name the Robert W. Plaster School of Business. Beginning in Fall 2019, it will be housed on the first floor of the new Academic and Residence Hall that has been under construction since March of this year. The facility will also include state-of-the-art classrooms and an event space on the first floor, as well as three floors of residential living area for 150 students in response to continued enrollment growth on the main campus over the course of the last three years.
  • The Loop CID was one of six organizations in the nation to receive a Smart Growth America grant designed to encourage local, small-scale manufacturing as a way to revitalize an underperforming area of the city and create new economic opportunities. The Loop CID is partnering with REDI and other key stakeholders to move this project forward. But more help is needed. A list is needed to be developed of things like what type of small manufacturers and makers do we have here in Columbia, and what type of business support or funding resources are available to them? To get more information, check out the website here.
  • Columbia Housing Authority has announced that you now have the option to help your lowest paid employees, who may be eligible to receive housing assistance payments, to help them pay their rent. The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, often referred to as “Section 8,” is a program that provides housing assistance payments directly to landlords on behalf of income eligible families. You can read all of the details here.
  • Show-Me State Games announced the 6th annual Pumpkin Fun Run will begin at 9 a.m. on October 6 at Philips Lake Park in Columbia. This 1.4-mile run/walk is open to Boone County students grades K-5. There is a $10 entry fee for students, which includes a t-shirt and registration packet. Parents and teachers run free. Students also have the opportunity to win $500 for their school. The three schools in each enrollment category that have the highest percentage of students participate will win $500 for their physical education department.
  • Old Kinderhook would like to announce their new sleek and modern website and encourage people to book their holiday party because dates are quickly filling up.
  • The Columbia Missourian launching The Progress Awards to recognize the people who help make this a great place to live. Take a look at the award categories, ranging from business to sustainability to philanthropy and think about nominating someone you know. The recipient ought to reflect a commitment to their communities and support fellow entrepreneurs.Submit your nominations here. Winners and nominees will be recognized at the Progress Awards event and in a special edition of the Missourian in December. All nominators will be invited as well!
  • MACC is gearing up for its annual fall food drive. They are teaming up with the Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri. The food drive will take place for one month.  It is set up as a competition between the four buildings on the Moberly campus.
  • The Central Bank of Boone County Lobby Gallery, located inside the Downtown Bank at 8th and Broadway, features the works of Robert Scott Gardner and the artists of Woodhaven through Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. A reception will be held at the Downtown Bank on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, from 6-8 p.m. 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.


  • Central Bank of Boone County has named Emily Long as Fraud and Deposit Operations Manager, BSA and Security Officer. Prior to her new position Long served as a customer service rep, customer service team leader and operations assistant.
  • Boone County Circuit Clerk Christy Blakemore was presented with the Honorable Clifford H. Ahrens Excellence in Technical Achievements Award at the Missouri Bar/Judicial Conference 2018 Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Mo. The Missouri Court Automation Committee (MCA) presents this award annually to an individual who has made significant contributions to court automation.
  • Congratulations to EquipmentShare for being one of seven of the fastest growing companies in Missouri. They will be honored on November 15 by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry with the 2018 Fast Track award during the annual Missouri Business Awards. This year’s winners are:
    • EquipmentShare, Columbia
    • Fidler on the Roof KC, Oak Grove
    • Lever1, Kansas City
    • Spring Venture Group, Kansas City
    • Sun Solar, Springfield
    • Sunset Transportation, St. Louis
    • Tomo Drug Testing, Springfield
  • Central Bank of Boone County has promoted Samantha Crane to vice president, controller. Crane manages the accounting functions of Central Bank of Boone County and Central Trust Company.
  • Visionworks Marketing Group announced the addition of two new team members, Abby Warner and Hailey Hauldren.Warner joins the team with a rich fine arts background and an eye for good design. Hauldren, a current senior at the Missouri School of Journalism, ensures each project she touches is crafted with a creative flair and backed by a strategic plan.
  • Central Bank of Boone County has named Scott Pummill manager of the Village Bank located on Paris Road. In this role Scott is responsible for sales management, customer service, and day to day operations of the branch.
  • Central Bank of Boone County announces four employee promotions made in August.
    • Katie Griffith of the Downtown Bank has been named the new classic director. In this role, she will assist with the personal financial needs for customers 50 and over as well as working with local business to provide additional benefits for Classic members and organizing unique travel opportunities.
    • Jessica Garing of the Boonville Bank has been promoted to teller II. Employees are hired as a teller I then, once they’ve completed their training and have had six months of successful experience, they are promoted to a teller II.
    • Haley Kruse and Seth Maberry of the Rockbridge Bank have both been named senior tellers. Senior tellers lead the branches operationally and assist fellow tellers when needed.

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