August 2019 Member News


MEMBER NEWS

  • Central Bank of Boone County has released the schedule for August for ProsperU. YOu can find more details here: www.centralbank.net/prosperu
  • University of Missouri Health Care has been named an ALS Certified Treatment Center of Excellence by the ALS Association, the first hospital in mid-Missouri to earn the designation. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose the ability to control muscle movement. It often leads to total paralysis and death within two to five years of diagnosis. There is no cure.
  • The Columbia Convention and Visitor’s Bureau announced that CoMo200, the Mayor’s Task Force on Bicentennial Celebration Planning, comprising volunteers from across the community, has partnered with KBIA, an NPR-affiliate station, to produce a multi-part series delving into the often unheard histories of Columbia’s black community.
  • The Columbia Public Schools Foundation announced that October 15, 2019, will be the date for the Under the CPSE 2019 Hal of Leaders Annual Fall event. It will be held in Kimball Ballroom on the Stephens College Campus.
  • Since opening the doors to Papas Cat Cafe on July 31, 2018, the café has facilitated 102 adoptions. While surviving a full year as a small business is certainly a milestone, the milestone café owners Ryan Kennedy and MacKenzie Everett-Kennedy are more focused on is reaching 100 adoptions within their first year. Without Papa’s and BCAC, many of the cats who have found homes would not have had the chance.  The odds of a nine-year-old, one-eyed, toothless cat finding a shelter willing to take him (let alone finding an owner!) aren’t good.
  • Boone County Office of Emergency Management announced that on Tuesday, July 23 and Thursday, July 25, local, state and federal representatives conducted an emergency preparedness exercise on the University of Missouri campus at the Hearnes Center. The purpose of this exercise focused on receiving evacuees as a result of a nuclear incident at the Callaway Energy Center near Fulton, MO.
  • The United Way of Missouri announced that the State of Inclusivity Conference is coming up. You might be able to earn 6.25 continuing education Social Work clock hours. The conference fee includes lunch and CEU certificates available. General admission is only $25 per individual or there is a group discount if you would like to purchase tickets for five or more individuals. The variety of breakout session topics allow attendees to tailor their experience to best fit any profession. For more information, visit https://www.inclusiveimpact.org/copy-of-conference-page

AWARDS, PROMOTIONS AND NEW HIRES

  • Columbia was ranked as the most educated cities in Missouri according to Insurify. If you want to see the full list, you can view it here:
    https://insurify.com/insights/2019-most-educated-cities-awards/
  • Jen Megee, Executive Vice President, Director of Retail Banking and Deposit Services for Providence Bank, is pleased to announce the addition of Billie Connally as Vice President, Retail Market Manager for the Central Missouri and Texas markets. In her role, Connally will be responsible for developing a service culture, relationship building strategies and facilitating banker development for the retail line of business.

NON-PROFIT NEWS

  • Voluntary Action Center presented Christmas in July on July 11. This was an opportunity for families and individuals to enjoy a free picnic meal and for children to visit with Santa Claus, who had gifts. The event took place at the Missouri United Methodist Church. There were about 350-400 people in attendance.