September 2018 Member News


  • You’re invited to the Moberly Area Community College Fall College, Career & Health Fair on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, in Moberly at the Activity Center from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The event provides professional networking opportunities for college and nearby high school students as well as community members! More than 100 employers, college, and health representatives will be present.
  • Iron Mountain Inc. is hosting a customer appreciation event from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. on October 3. The event is FREE and everyone is welcome. If you would like to register, please do so here:
  • PWArchitects, Inc. celebrated its 40th Anniversary with an event that benefited Great Circle, CPS Foundation, and Cradle to Career Alliance.
  • JobFinders Employment Services is No. 4569 on Inc. magazine’s 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This is the sixth consecutive year that JobFinders has been named to the list. The company has experienced a three-year revenue growth of 71 percent.
  • Monarch Title Company is hosting Bingo for Babies on September 20 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at DogMaster Distillery. This helps children and families in the community! Last year, First Chance for Children was able to provide 480 families with 256 cribs, 802 screenings, 2,205 packages of diapers and 6,739 books.
  • Central Bank of Boone County and the Columbia Art League seek professional and non-professional entries in the 59th Annual Boone County Art Show to be held at Central Bank of Boone County at 8th and Broadway, October 13 and 14. Any Boone County resident, full-time student or Columbia Art League member, 18 years of age or older, can submit one work completed within the last year. Cash prizes are awarded. Entry forms are available at any Central Bank of Boone County, the Columbia Art League and online at or  Entry forms must be completed and returned to the Columbia Art League by September 30 at 5 p.m.
  • Boone County announces that Governor Mike Parson recently signed legislation to modify age requirements for marriage licenses in Missouri that took effect on August 28. This prohibits marriage licenses from being issued if either party is under 16 years of age. Additionally, the legislation bars the marriage of individuals 21 or older to anyone under age 18. Parental consent will still be required for minors to marry someone under age 21.
  • Old Kinderhook has released it’s Thanksgiving menu. You can see it here.
  • The Loop Community Improvement District is one of only six organizations in the nation selected to receive a federal grant that will be used as technical assistance tailored to help Columbia identify and support local, small-scale manufacturing along the Business Loop Corridor.
  • Westminster College is hosting the 2018 Career Fair on Tuesday, September 25 from 10:20 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Mueller Student Center on the Westminster College campus. Now is the time to reserve your booth space. You can get more information here.
  • More than 10,600 megawatts of solar power were installed last year in the United States, and local installer, Sun Solar, has been recognized by Solar Power World magazine for its contributions to the industry. Sun Solar achieved a rank of 135 out of 450 U.S. solar companies on the magazine’s 2018 Top Solar Contractors.


  • Kat Cunningham, CEO of Moresource, Inc., was awarded the 2018 Outstanding Women Owned Business Award at the first annual Minority & Women Business Expo and Showcase on August 11th. Cunningham started Moresource in 1994 has grown the business to operate in 25 States. She has successfully diversified the business offerings to a multitude of services, and her continued involvement throughout the community has made her a well-known leader for women and minority entrepreneurs.
  • Show Me Leaders; Valerie Zumwalt, CEO, was awarded the Outstanding Emerging Women-Owned Business 2018 Show Me Leaders was founded in 2014 and true to its name is a leader in leadership development for companies through business events, workshops, training and coaching. Over the past 4 years, they have provided development opportunities for 3,199 leaders representing 212 companies and organizations. Show Me Leaders mission is to create leadership growth opportunities that profoundly impact the lives of people they serve.
  • Matt Garrett has been named general manager of KOMU 8 and Mid-Missouri’s CW. He has served in the role on an interim basis since November 2017.
  • Central Bank of Boone County announces the promotion of Katie Griffith to Classic Director. In her role, Griffith will assist with the personal financial needs of customers 50 and over. Katie will also join forces with local business to provide additional benefits for Classic members in addition to organizing unique travel opportunities.
  • Central Bank of Boone County announces the appointment of Austin Powell as a commercial loan officer. Commercial Loan officers develop and manage credit relations with individuals and businesses who seek business-related financing. Powell will meet with clients and potential clients to discuss business loan opportunities as well as analyzing borrower financial documents.

Non-Profit News

  • Voluntary Action Center’s 2018 Holiday Program sign-up period begins Tuesday, September 4, 2018 for both families and family sponsors. 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. VAC anticipates serving at least 950 Boone County households through the Holiday Program this year. Clients can submit applications at the VAC office from Tuesday, September 4 through Friday, October 12 at noon. Applications are available online or in the lobby of the VAC office. Interested persons should visit the VAC Holiday Program website at or may call the VAC office at (573) 874-2273 for specifics regarding days and times for signing up.
  • The Columbia Public Schools Foundation is hosting its annual fall event on October 16.

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