Emily Kampeter, second vice president in Central Bank’s government division, recently graduated from the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking. The Stonier program, based at the University of Pennsylvania, stresses high-level management decision making processes, leadership solutions, and specialized skill development in banking. Kampeter has worked at Central Bank since 2013.

Dr. Michael Snyder, a provider at JCMG, has been inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Throughout his career, Snyder has provided team coverage to area sports teams, including work with Jefferson City Public Schools and Helias Catholic High School.

Safeco Insurance has selected Charlene Noring of Naught-Naught Agency for an Award of Excellence. Fewer than five percent of insurance agents across the country who sell Safeco Insurance personal policies receive the honor. 

Dr. Tamara Hopkins has joined the staff of JCMG. Hopkins, who is board certified by the American Board of Hematology and Oncology, will focus on cancer care at the facility. After graduating medical school at the University of Missouri in 1997, Hopkins completed her residency at the University of Missouri and her fellowship at the Ellis-Fischel Cancer Center in Columbia. Prior to joining JCMG, she owned and operated a private oncology practice.

Dish Network recently designated Spyder Technologies as a Premier Local Retailer, the company’s highest honor for businesses that demonstrate excellence in performance and customer experience. Following a highly selective process, Spyder Technologies joined the top five percent of authorized Dish Network retailers in the Premier program.

The Missouri Bankers Association presented its Chairman’s Award to Cindy Cook. The recognition is the highest honor the organization can bestow on an individual. Cook has called Jefferson City home since 1991.

Genesis Medspa has welcomed two new specialists to the practice. Dr. George Hahm received his medical degree from St. Louis University and completed a general surgery residency at The National Naval Medical Center and a cosmetic surgery fellowship at Mandell-Brown Plastic Surgery in Cincinnati. In Jefferson City, Hahm will focus on a large range of facial and body cosmetic surgery to help patients attain a natural, more youthful appearance. Ariel Bell also joined the team as an aesthetician. She has four years experience in esthetics and will offer manicures, pedicures, massages, and an assortment of facial services. 

Hope L. Gerdes, financial advisor with Edward Jones, received three recognitions during the Edward Jones Summer Regionals in Branson. Gerdes took home an Edward Jones Sr. Founders Award for her work building client relationships, a “TNT” Client Development Award for service efforts, and a Century Award for outstanding performance during 2018.

Edward Jones has hired Savannah Gerloff as the new financial advisor for its downtown Jefferson City branch. Gerloff will be based at 333 Madison St.

Becky Bowman is now owner of Classic Travel and Tours, which provides professional travel consulting. As of September 1, the company, along with Bowman Realty, can be found on Hyde Park. 

The Little Theatre of Jefferson City recently celebrated its 50th year of activity. The group, founded in 1969, runs solely through the work of volunteers. Its 2019-2020 season features “Matilda,” “Steel Magnolias,” “Sherwood,” and “Evita.”Mid Rivers Insurance has a new location in Jefferson City. Agent Joey O’Connor will now practice at 1515 E. High St., Ste. 101. A Jefferson City native, O’Connor joined Mid Rivers Insurance Group in 2015.