Jodee Dupuis
  1. Call & Gentry Law Group announced that Jodee Dupuis has recently joined the firm as a legal assistant. Before joining Call & Gentry Law Group, Jodee was employed as a legal assistant with another well-known Jefferson City law firm for more than eight years, and before that, she was a clerk with the Cole County Circuit Court for three years. She has experience with family law, adoptions, guardianships, criminal law, estate planning, and personal injury law and has become a welcomed addition to the team. 

3218 Emerald Lane Ct.  
(573) 284-8938

  1.  Chez Monet has reopened their oven doors at their new location inside the Governor’s Office Building. Offering a variety of breakfast and lunch fare favorites, the restaurant serves delectable sandwiches and salads as well as their famous freshly baked pastries. You can visit Chez Monet from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. 
    201 W. Capitol Ave.  
    (573) 636-6885 
  1. United Way of Central Missouri named their new board of directors: Chairman Matt Tollerton; Vice Chair Andy Fetchel; Former Chair Greg Meeker; Secretary Beverly Stafford; Treasurer Mark Mueller; members-at-large Gregg Bexten, Sharon Campbell, Ryan Freeman; board members Corey Backues, Amy Berendzen, Tammy Chute, Kirk Duncan, Bob Gilbert, Ryan Gildersleeve, Brenda Leydens, Lindsay Huhman, Dr. Larry Linthacum, Ben Musholt, Stacy Sturm, Connie Vaughan, Chip Webb, Sheriff John Wheeler, Dr. Jerald Woolfolk, and Treaka Young; and ex officios Mike Downey and Britt Smith. The United Way Foundation Board of Directors will be comprised of President Lori Massman, Treasurer Kathy Graessle, Secretary Ann Littlefield, and board members Bernie Fechtel, Brian Francka, Johnny Richardson, Bob Robuck, Ken Theroff, and Dave Turner. 
    205 Alameda Dr.  
    (573) 636-4100
Travis Ford
  1. Wallstreet Group announced that Travis Ford has been promoted to partner. Travis specializes in retirement planning, long-term care planning, and investment management.
    1530 Rax Ct.  
    (573) 636-3222
Becky Weider
  1. Becky Weider of Whaley’s Pharmacy Inc., has successfully completed a rigorous process to earn certification as a mastectomy fitter from the Board for Certification Accreditation. Weider has been the lactation consultant at Whaley’s Pharmacy since 2018 and is excited to serve women in a new way. Certified professionals are qualified to provide patient care and to fabricate and fit appropriate prescribed devices to individuals. Devices are used to support, align, prevent, or correct conditions of the body or skeleton or improve the function of moveable parts of the body. 
    1431 Southwest Blvd. 
    (573) 634-3606
  1. Jefferson City Medical Group recently broke ground on their new $17 million outpatient surgery center, which will be located on West Edgewood Boulevard. The new building, measuring around 28,000 square feet, is expected to be completed by the summer of 2022 and will help accommodate more patients and provide greater accessibility and service. 
    (573) 556-7765  
  1. The Council for Drug Free Youth, a Mid-Missouri coalition that works with community partners to provide inclusive activities that support kids living drug- and alcohol-free, recently welcomed new leadership. The nonprofit added executive director Andrea Block Holloway and executive board president Roger Whittler. Despite their new roles, the two are experienced members of CDFY’s team who’ve served in a number of roles with the coalition over the years. 
    306 Jefferson St.
    (573) 636-2411
  1. Mid America Bank announced the promotion of Kelli Wolfe to operations manager. In this role, Wolfe will plan, direct, and coordinate the bank’s deposit and information technology activities and functions. Additionally, she will oversee the bank’s customer service function and business services program. Wolfe has over 15 years of banking experience in operations and business services. The bank also promoted Gina Meyer to senior vice president. Meyer serves as director of human resources and public relations. As a member of the bank’s senior executive management committee, Meyer will continue to execute the bank’s employee benefits and compensation program, workforce planning, public relations, and marketing. She also serves as board secretary. The bank also promoted Jake Taggart to assistant vice president. Taggart serves as the bank’s credit officer and will continue to facilitate the production and underwriting of commercial credit, ensure documentation is consistent with loan policy, administer prudent lending guidelines, and oversee regulatory compliance. Brenda Veit has been promoted to the compliance officer. In this role, Veit will be responsible for developing, implementing, and administering all aspects of the bank’s compliance management program to ensure the bank is compliant with appropriate laws and regulations. Furthermore, she will ensure bank personnel are informed and in compliance with laws and procedures. Veit joined the bank in 2015, and during her time has become knowledgeable of all aspects of the bank while serving in various roles. Luke Prenger has been promoted to senior vice president. Prenger serves as the bank’s chief investment officer, guiding all aspects of its investment objectives, policies, and processes. As a member of the senior executive management committee and chairman of the asset and liability committee, he also contributes to the development of the bank’s strategic goals and objectives. The bank also promoted Gary Rackers to senior vice president. Rackers serves as the bank’s chief information officer and oversees information security as well as the management, strategy, and execution of IT. Additionally, he serves on the bank’s senior executive management committee. 
    1200 W. Stadium Blvd., Ste. 100  
    (573) 606-6363
  1. Blacksmith Distillery, the first and only distillery in Cole County, has handcrafted “Missouri 2021,” a limited-edition special release bourbon to celebrate the State of Missouri’s bicentennial. It is the only licensed product of, the official site of the Missouri Bicentennial. Missouri 2021 bourbon is made with Missouri corn that is aged in Missouri-made oak barrels, classifying it as the unique style of whiskey now officially recognized as Missouri bourbon.
    11517 Branch Rd., Lohman  
    (573) 469-8580
Gary Plummer
  1. After a nearly three-month search, the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce announced the appointment of Gary Plummer as its new president and CEO. Plummer brings more than 40 years of chamber experience to the position, nine of which came right here in Jefferson City. In his most recent post as president and CEO of the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce, he was lauded for growing chamber membership by nearly 30% and managing a $9 million capital campaign to support a five-year economic development initiative. In addition to those successes, Plummer also led the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce through a separation from an economic development organization.  
    213 Adams St. 
    (573) 634-3616
Theresa McClellen
  1. The Sneaker Project introduced its new executive director, Theresa McClellen. She comes to The Sneaker Project with 31 years of public school experience, having retired in 2009 as Jefferson City High School’s guidance director. She has served Missouri’s Virtual Instruction Program and recruited graduate education students for William Woods University for the last nine years. Theresa serves on the Jefferson City Schools Foundation Board, is a member of the Historic City of Jefferson, and is an active HALO volunteer. 
    P.O. Box 105853 Jefferson City, MO 65110