People on the move 8/13/07

Monday, August 13, 2007

Wolfe marks five years with mentoring group

Nikki Wolfe celebrated five years with the Missouri Mentoring Partnership. Wolfe works with young mothers and their mentors in Cape Girardeau and Bollinger counties and has worked to expand the program through outreach efforts in Bollinger County. The Missouri Mentoring Partnership is a two-pronged organization that seeks to provide local teenagers and young adults with necessary life and work skills. It is funded through the Southeast Missouri Workforce Investment Board and the Missouri Department of Social Services.

Commerce Bank names Bartels to VP post

Commerce Bank, Southeast Missouri Region, announced that Wade "Pee Wee" Bartels has been promoted to vice president. Bartels joined Commerce Bank in 2005 and is responsible for helping commercial clients grow their businesses by offering customized financial and loan solutions. Bartels has four years of business and banking experience and holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University.

Miget named Buchheit assistant store manager

Buchheit of Perryville, Mo., announced the promotion of Lori Miget to assistant store manager. Miget has been employed by the Buchheit organization for 11 years and has worked as a cashier, customer service manager, buying support office staff member, corporate trainer and, most recently, department manager. Miget is married to Eric Miget and they have a daughter, Alivia. They reside in Perryville.

Area Red Cross hires development specialist

Kessie Hinkle will join the Southeast Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross as a development specialist. Her responsibilities will be to work out of the Cape Girardeau office, meeting with people in the nine-county service area of Perry, Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Scott, Stoddard, Mississippi, New Madrid, Dunklin and Pemiscot counties to expand the chapters support base. A lifelong resident of Missouri, Hinkle graduated from high school in Fredericktown and holds a bachelor of science in economics from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Rental Land employee gets $3,000 scholarship

An employee of Rental Land, 1922 Independence St., deserves congratulations for landing a $3,000 scholarship from American Rental Association Insurance Services. Jennifer Kasten of Pocahontas, a student at Southeast Missouri State University, is pursuing a career in the equipment rental industry. Rental Land is owned by her father, Mark Kasten, and her grandfather, Eugene Kasten. The scholarships are awarded based on academic and leadership achievements, rental industry involvement, a written essay on the applicant's future plans in the rental industry and references.

Eden Salon brings in three new stylists

The Eden Salon & Boutique, 97 N. Kingshighway, Suite No. 4, added three new stylists in July. Beth Sterling, who is also a nail technician, and Sarah Marra moved to Eden Salon in the first week of the month and Courtney Thompson, fresh from styling school, began working the second week of July. Eden Salon opened May 15 and is owned by Tina Schumer, formerly of Techniques. When the salon opened, Schumer was joined by Martha Parson, Joanie Foeste, Cammie Seabaugh and Janet Kluesner.

-- From staff reports

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