People on the move 6/11/12

Monday, June 11, 2012

Griggs named chief operating officer of BWW and Bagger Dave's

Lonnie Griggs

Bill Zellmer, franchisee of Buffalo Wild Wings & Bagger Dave's, has named Lonnie Griggs chief operating officer. Griggs partnered with Zellmer in 2007 to open and oversee all operations of the six Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants and the new Bagger Dave's. The chief operating officer title recognizes Griggs' on-going responsibilities for all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the seven restaurants. All the general managers report directly to Griggs. Griggs has 24 years of experience in the restaurant field. He has been recognized with frequent national achievement awards while at Darden Restaurants.

McCluskey and Hardesty join Big River Broadband team

Zach Hardesty
Christopher McCluskey

Big River Broadband recently welcomed Christopher McCluskey and Zach Hardesty to the technology side of the business. McCluskey has joined as a network engineer for the Advanced Wireless Spectrum Big River Broadband is working to deploy. He recently graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a bachelor of science in business administration in computer information systems. Hardesty has joined the team as a systems administrator. Hardesty recently graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor of science in industrial technology-telecommunications and computer networking.

Three local physicians receive MD Anderson credentials

Dr. Louis P. Caragine Jr.
Dr. Bradley K. Bittle
Dr. W. Keith Graham

Saint Francis Medical Center has announced that the following three physicians and medical partners have been credentialed by MD Anderson Physicians Network through the Medical Center: Louis P. Caragine Jr., neurosurgeon and endovascular neurosurgeon at Cape Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery; and Bradley K. Bittle and W. Keith Graham, pulmonologists/sleep medicine physicians at Cape Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine. The credentialing gives them access to treatments developed by MD Anderson Cancer Center, the nation's leader in cancer care.

Schnurbusch becomes member of Round Table

Bernard Schnurbusch of Greater Heartland Agency has achieved membership in the Million Dollar Round Table -- The Premier Association of Financial Professionals. Obtaining membership in the association is achieved by less than 1 percent of the world's life insurance and financial services professionals. It requires Schnurbusch to follow a strict code of ethics, focus on providing top-notch client services and continue to grow professionally through involvement in at least one other industry association. The Million Dollar Round Table provides continuing education and skills improvement designed to help members provide the best in client services.

Novak recognized for work as financial adviser

Financial adviser Tom Novak recently received an award from RiverSource Life Insurance Co. The award recognizes Ameriprise financial advisers who have helped clients use annuity solutions to help plan for retirement in 2011.

Mo. Broadcasters honors two locals

Two broadcasters from Mississippi River Radio LLC received top honors at a banquet of the Missouri Broadcasters Association at Lake of the Ozarks. Erik Sean, sports director of MRR LLC and host of the HUDDLE on ESPN 1220, received first place for his play-by-play announcing for the Southeast Missouri State University Redhawks games. Faune Riggin, KZIM KSIM Morning News Watch host and news director, received first place for feature reporting for her coverage of the Teddy Hearts Program assisting small children undergoing heart surgery and recovery.

McDonald completes Farmers course

Kyle McDonald, a Farmers Insurance agent in Scott City, has completed the Career Agents Course at the University of Farmers training facility in Grand Rapids, Mich. CEO Robert Woudstra said the university is national in scope and offers training to Farmers' 15,000 agents and their staff, 500 district managers and 10,000 claims staff year round.

-- From staff reports

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