Edward Jones in Jefferson City is pleased to announce financial advisors Robin Leach and Ryan Green of the financial services firm have been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP® board). The CFP® certification is awarded to individuals who meet the CFP® board’s stringent requirements. To gain certification, a financial advisor must complete a CFP® board registered educational program, pass the CFP® examination and background check, and agree to comply with the CFP® board’s code of ethics and standards of conduct. edwardjones.com

Midwest Independent Bancshares, Inc. (MIB, Inc.) announces the recent hiring of Vernon Kempker. Vernon has joined the holding company as senior vice president/chief financial officer and leads the finance and accounting team across all
organizations as a member of the executive management team. His well-established career includes many years of finance and accounting experience with large corporations where he has held various senior financial management roles. 910
Weathered Rock Rd. | (573) 636-9555 | mibanc.com

Vernon Kempker from Midwest Independent Bancshares, Inc.

SSM Health Mid-Missouri Values in Action Awards winners are James Smith, PhD, LPC, Keri Smith, OTA, and Bobby Reed. James is SSM Health outpatient behavioral health lead therapist and was nominated by Beth Berhorst, for being a gifted public speaker and having a passion to educate the public. Keri is an occupational therapy assistant at SSM Health Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, and was nominated by Mary Bunch for being one of the most kindhearted people to work with. Bobby Reed is SSM’s Chaplain and was nominated by David Tolliver for exemplifying compassion, respect, excellence, stewardship, and community in the way he approaches the chaplaincy ministry.
2511 W. Edgewood Dr. | (573) 681-3000 | ssmhealth.com

Dental Lifeline Network in Jefferson City

To help individuals in need get vital dental care, Delta Dental of Missouri was recently awarded a $12,000 oral health grant to Dental Lifeline Network in Jefferson City. This funding completes the second cycle of the nonprofit company’s annual mission giving efforts, which provided a total of $730,931 to 22 organizations in Missouri and in South Carolina, where it also does business. Dental Lifeline Network will use the grant funding to help support free comprehensive treatments for those who lack adequate income for dental care and have a permanent disability, are age 65 or older, or qualify as medically fragile.
(573) 636-4440 | wood@dentallifeline.org | dentallifeline.org

SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital Jefferson City lab has been reaccredited by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s accreditation programs. Stacy Fuller, BSN, RN, cardiology stress lab has also been selected as an evidence-based practice (EBP) fellow for 2023. Stacy will be an edge runner, a nurse who embarks on the integration of putting evidence into practice. There will be 10 fellows from across SSM Health in this inaugural class working with Johns Hopkins University. New to SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital is Amy Campbell, MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR, as the vice president – patient care services and chief nursing officer. In this position, she will ensure the quality of care for nursing services at the hospital. Amy received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Central Methodist University and her MBA with an emphasis in healthcare management from Western Governors University.
2511 W. Edgewood Dr. | (573) 681-3000 | ssmhealth.com

Catholic elementary students in the Diocese of Jefferson City have collectively scored above national averages in every grade level according to this year’s standardized test results. Last October, the Iowa Assessment was administered to students in third through eighth grade at 37 Catholic elementary schools across the Diocese of Jefferson City. The results show that collectively diocesan students in every grade exceeded the national averages. 2207 W. Main St. | (573) 635-9127 | diojeffcity.org

Diocese of Jefferson City

Mid America Bank has announced the promotion of Mindy Kremer to AVP, internal auditor, and Kelli Wolfe to AVP, operations manager. Mindy has over 10 years of experience in the auditing and financial industry. In her role, Mindy is responsible for the overall internal audit program. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Missouri State University and a Masters of Business Administration degree in Accounting from William Woods University. Kelli has over 15 years of banking experience in operations and business services. In her role, Kelli is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating the bank’s deposit operations center. She is a graduate of Chamois High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Colorado.
1200 W. Stadium Blvd., Ste. 100 | (573) 606-6363 | midambk.com

Capital Region Medical Center is pleased to welcome pediatrician, Sunny Buchler, DO, to Capital Region Physicians – Pediatrics. Sunny received her medical degree from Alabama College of Osteopathic nMedicine in Dothan, Alabama. She completed her pediatric residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi.
1125 Madison St. | (573) 632-5000 | crmc.org

Sunny Buchler from Capital Region Medical Center

Claudia Visnich from Missouri River Regional Library

Missouri River Regional Library has honored Claudia Visnich as the 2022 Library Volunteer of the Year. Claudia has volunteered to help at various library programs and many of the library’s special events, including Summer Reading Kick-Off
parties, Kids’ Fest, and National Library week’s patron appreciation day.
214 Adams St. | (573) 634-2464 | mrrl.org

VenuWorks has announced the promotion of Lori Smith-Schollmeyer to general manager of the Capital Region MU Health Care Amphitheater. After a career in real estate, Lori joined the VenuWorks team in 2021. Her previous experience coordinating events provides her with the skills to hire, train, and manage the event services team during the venue’s inaugural season.
Ellis Porter Dr. | (573) 424-4964 | crmuamphitheater.com

Capital Region Medical Center.

Capital Region Medical Center (CRMC) is pleased to announce they have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check mark for Primary Heart Attack Center Certification. Last August, a joint commission reviewer evaluated compliance with related certification standards, including adherence to up-to-date clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) patients. CRMC has been a certified Level II, percutaneous coronary intervention capable, ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) certifi ed hospital through the Missouri Time Critical Diagnosis program by the Department of Health and Senior Services since 2015.
1125 Madison St. | (573) 632-5000 | crmc.org

Heisinger Bluffs is pleased to announce Joe Schepers has been promoted to administrator of independent living. Joe has been with Heisinger Bluff s for 22 years with experience in human resources, dining services, resident activities, and quality standards. Heisinger Bluff s is also delighted to announce Haley Johannpeter has been promoted to director of community sales and marketing. Haley has been highly successful in her role as health services counselor and has more than 10 years of experience in senior living sales, marketing, social media, and event planning.
1002 W. Main St. | (573) 636-6288 | @heisingerbluffs

Jefferson City West Side Business Association.

The Jefferson City West Side Business Association (JCWSBA) recently installed the association’s 2023 slate of board members and officers. Officers include Renee Duenkel (Jefferson Bank), president; Natalie Newville (Missouri River Regional Library), first vice president; Arlene Vogel (Central Bank), second vice president; Ronna Wilson (Legends Bank), treasurer; Kerri Gates (NH Scheppers Distributors), secretary; Jeff DeLong (Custom Promotional Branding), past president. Board members include Stephanie Lehmen (C&S Business Services), Jana Lehmen (Hawthorn Bank), Erik Janeczko (AMAG), Sheila Suess (Vogel Insurance), Susan Neill-Dawdy (Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce), Nick Schnieders (Central Investment Advisors), Josh Hanlin (First Mid Bank & Trust), Kent Kaiser (NH Scheppers Distributing), and Deb Buschman (Hollon Family Chiropractic).
P.O. Box 105522 | info@jcwsba.com | www.jcwsba.com