Real estate agent receives national honor
The National Association of Realtors has announced that Thomas M. Meyer of Cape Girardeau has been awarded membership in the Omega Tau Rho fraternity, given to those who have completed their term as an officer of the National Association of Realtors, served as a past state president and recognized as a Realtor of the Year for Missouri. The honor was first established in 1950 by the executive committee of the National Association of Realtors and recognizes the recipient with a medallion. Meyer is only the second person in this area to receive this honor -- his father, Thomas L. Meyer, received the recognition more than 30 years ago.
Independent bankers group elects local VP
R. David Crader was elected vice president for The Missouri Independent Bankers Association for the 2006-2007 term. Crader has served on various MIBA committees and has been actively involved as a community banking leader throughout his career at The Bank of Missouri. The association's elections were held at its 29th annual convention Sept. 12 to 15 at The Lodge of Four Seasons, Lake Ozark, Mo. The Missouri Independent Bankers Association serves community banks throughout Missouri, providing legislative representation, education and seminar programs, as well as other services designed exclusively for community banks.
Worldwide company Cape distributor
Jeff Emmenderfer, who operates a Kirby Distributorship in Cape Girardeau, was recently recognized by Kirby World Headquarters for reaching business goals. The recognition is part of the Challenge of Champions "Your Road Map to Success Campaign," a yearlong promotion in which distributors can win prizes and trips for their outstanding performance. The Kirby Co. of Cleveland, Ohio, has been manufacturing American-made home-care systems for 92 years.
Buchheit hires Jackson store manager
Jon Buchheit, director of stores for Buchheit Inc., announced the appointment of Tyler Russom of Chaffee, Mo., as the new store manager for the Jackson location. Russom brings more than 13 years of retail experience in the do-it-yourself/home improvement area. Russom, a graduate of Delta High School and Metro Business College, previously served as the manager of the Lowes Home Improvement store in Cape Girardeau. Meanwhile, Peter Rabbitt III, the current store manager at Jackson, is being transferred to assume the role as manager of Buchheit's Herculaneum, Mo., store. Rabbitt, of Patton, Mo., is a graduate of St. Louis University and began his career with the Buchheit organization in 1995. In 1999, Rabbitt accepted the challenge to build on his success at the Herculaneum location to open a new store in Jackson. Prior to joining the Buchheit team, Rabbitt served in a variety of management positions with the former Venture Inc. group.
P&G manager named IAAP exec of the year
The Girardot Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals celebrated its annual executive night at Bella Italia restaurant in Cape Girardeau Oct. 17, with two administrative assistants and executives attending. The Girardot chapter selected Bill E. Barkley, the local Procter & Gamble family care plant manager, as executive of the year. His administrative assistant, Donna L. Wills, nominated Barkley and presented him with a certificate. Barkley has been employed by Procter & Gamble since 1982 and has been the family care plant manager at the Cape Girardeau facility since January 2004. Patricia Eck, president of Girardot Chapter, recognized three chapter members who received the certified professional secretary rating this year: Wanda Lang, Dale Chronister and Shelby Hediger. Eck also recognized two members who recently recertified as professional secretary and/or administrative professional: Anita Hahs and Sherri Jenkins.
-- From staff reports