Mike Hoyle, nursery manager at Missouri Wildflowers Nursery, has been awarded the 2022 Grow Native Ambassador Award. Yearly, the Grow Native program recognizes an individual who has made large strides in the cultivation and promotion of native plants and native plant landscaping. Mike has been an essential member of the Missouri Wildflowers Nursery team for nearly 20 years.
9814 Pleasant Hill Rd. (573) 496-3492 | mowildflowers-net.3dcartstores.com

Joe McFerron Plumbing is excited to welcome Alex Bargielski to the team. Alex brings 17 years of experience and says he is excited to be a part of a growing company. Together they specialize in plumbing service, bathroom remodels, and backflow testing and repair.
(573) 301-9552 | @joemcferronplumbingjoemcferronplumbing@gmail.com

Macadoodles has officially opened its doors for business on Missouri Boulevard. The new 10,000-square-foot facility offers a wide variety of fine wine, beer, and spirits.
1806 Missouri Blvd., Ste. B | (573) 616-1571

RE/MAX Jefferson City would like to congratulate Beth McGeorgeon becoming a RE/MAX torchbearer. Beth is the first recipient of the torchbearer designation for RE/MAX Jefferson City in its 29-year history. The torchbearer honor goes to the top 40 agents under 40 years old in diff erent RE/MAX regions. Agents are selected based on transaction side counts and represent some of the brightest minds within RE/MAX. Beth’s dedication to homebuyers and sellers is apparent through her impressive number of closed transactions within the 2021 year.
2316 St. Marys Blvd., #200 | (573) 761-3489 | bethmcgeorge.com

Capital Region Medical Center is pleased to welcome family practitioner David Badami, MD, to Capital Region Physicians (CRP) – Primary Care Clinic and CRP – Linn clinic. Dr. Badami received his medical degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine. He moved to Texas in 2017 after being accepted into Christus Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency program in San Antonio, Texas. Upon returning to Missouri, following his residency, he practiced at Mercy Family Medicine Clinic in Branson. There, he provided full-spectrum primary care services to patients of all ages, many of whom were in the geriatric age range. CRMC is also pleased to welcome Brian Kenkel, MD, to Capital Region Physicians –Radiology. Dr. Kenkel received his medical degree from University of Missouri – Kansas City where he graduated cum laude. He completed his residency at MU, completed an eight-year education in just six years, and is certified by the American Board of Radiology. Prior to joining Capital Region Physicians, Dr. Kenkel served as chief of staff at Labette Health in Parsons, Kansas.
1125 Madison St. | (573) 632-5000 | crmc.org

Andrew Bailey has been appointed by Gov. Mike Parson as the next attorney general for the State of Missouri. Currently, Bailey serves as General Counsel to the governor’s office. His appointment fulfills the opening created by the election of Attorney General Eric Schmitt to the U.S.Senate. Gov. Parson commends Bailey on his commitment to family and the promise he will bring to his new position.
207 W. High St. | (573) 751-3321 | ago.mo.gov

SSM Health has reshaped its employment approach to create innovative and flexible nursing options. These new programs allow nurses the ability to shape their careers while working with greater freedom and flexibility. Since each program has slightly different work expectations, nurses are able to select a role that fits their individual and professional preferences. The PRN 1-3 programs let nurses work around their schedule to pick up a few extra shifts every month. With PRN 4, nurses can enjoy the benefits of full-time travel nursing without missing home or experiencing the uncertainty of agency or freelance work.

Hello Belle has opened a store front, expanding beyond its online offerings. Hello Belle seeks to provide size inclusive, trending, and affordable women’s clothing. Open hours are posted on their website.
315 State Road AE, New Bloomfield | hellobelle.com

KRCG 13 is pleased to announce the addition of Jared Porter to its sales team. Jared will work with local businesses to develop successful digital and on-air marketing campaigns. He brings three years of media sales experience to KRCG 13, and most recently, worked for the Jefferson City News Tribune. Jared enjoys his involvement with the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce as well as their Young Professionals group.
(573) 896-5144 | krcgtv.com | @krcgtv

Mid America Bank is pleased to announce Erin Larimore has joined the bank as AVP treasury management support specialist. Erin will be responsible for sales, administration, and development of the bank’s treasury management products and services as well as digital banking solutions. Erin brings 14 years of banking experience to Mid America Bank, having held a variety of positions from customer service representative to branch manager over the years. Mid America Bank has also announced the following promotions. Jacqueline Koetting to AVP, regional retail manager, and Carl Sweezer to market president of Jefferson City. In Jacqueline’s new capacity, she will ensure effective branch performance, including operations, customer service, and training. She has been in banking for 20 years, most recently as the branch manager of Mid America Bank’s Wardsville branch. Carl, a graduate of Barret School of Banking, has worked in the industry for 18 years. As Jefferson City’s market president, he will work to develop new business and maintain the existing loan and depository portfolio in the Jefferson City market.
1511 Friendship Rd. | (573) 635-0019 | midambk.com

Steve Houser, general manager at U.S. Rents-It, received the Region Six Impact Award from the American Rental Association of Missouri (ARA). Made possible by ARA’s board of directors, the award was presented at the ARA Leadership Conference in Chicago.
1513 Industrial Dr.(573) 635-6171 | usrentsit.com

Dukes on the Boulevard has now opened its doors as a sister restaurant to Sweet Smoke BBQ. Open for lunch and dinner, the menu offers burgers, salads, sandwiches, and shareables. The restaurant also offers cocktails and local beers on tap in addition to creating a more relaxed atmosphere for people to hang out.
2125 Missouri Blvd. | (573) 635-3334 dukesontheblvd@gmail.com