Business personnel 10/22/01

Monday, October 22, 2001

IAAP presents 2001 executive award

The Girardot Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), recently announced its 2001 Executive of the Year Award.

Dr. Rebecca Summary, the chairperson of the Department of Economics at Southeast Missouri State University, was the recipient of this year's honor. Summary's administrative assistant, Debbie McKee, and the Girardot Chapter President, Marie Steinhoff, presented the award at the annual Executive Recognition Banquet held at the Drury Lodge.

Heidi Hall, managing editor of the Southeast Missourian, was the keynote speaker for the event.

The IAAP, a not-for-profit professional association, has 40,000 members and affiliates and 700 chapters worldwide.

Three real estate agents attend ERA rally

Melinda Hilterbrand, Lisa Keppner and David S. Glastetter of ERA Cape Realty recently attended an ERA Real Estate Fall Rally in Evansville, Ind.

The two-day rally featured top agents and speakers discuss ways to be successful in today's real estate market. The rally focused on idea-sharing and how agents deal with the day-to-day changes, competition and ever-changing technology in today's real estate market.

ERA Cape Realty, 1409-A N. Mount Auburn Road, is a local leader in the resident real estate industry, with more than 40 years serving he Cape Girardeau area.

Patrick joins Comfort Keepers in marketing

Kim Patrick has joined the staff of Comfort Keepers at 35 Doctors' Park, as marketing specialist.

Comfort Keepers is a national franchise that specializes in non-medical, in-home care.

The companies offers in-home companionship, transportation services, meal preparation, light housekeeping, laundry and linen washing, and errand services.

Patrick has had a number of years of experience in marketing for the telecommunications industry and medical profession. Her most recent position was as sales manager at Sleepy Hollow Home Center.

Local doctor speaks at national seminar

Dr. Tom Critchlow, medical director of the Esthetic Center, 3065 Auburn Park Place, Suite 101, Cape Girardeau, was guest speaker at a national seminar in Chicago recently.

Critchlow's topic was cosmetic services. He discussed FotoFacial rejuvenation, BOTOX injections, collagen injections and cosmetic treatment of vein problems.

He explained the most recent advancements in cosmetic enhancement.

Two accountants finish special training

Holly A. Thomas and Michael A. Radake, CPAs with Schott & Van de Ven, Certified Public Accountants, have completed specialized training in retirement planning and distribution strategies. The workshop focused on building long-term multi-generational wealth through retirement planning. The workshop was presented by the Missouri Society of CPAs and held in St. Louis.

Thomas has the designation of certified specialist in estate planning. Thomas and Radake are professional members of the Missouri Society of CPAs.

Schott & Van de Ven is a full-service public accounting firm at 1020 N. Kingshighway, Suite D, Cape Girardeau. Founded in 1959, the firm has satellite offices in Marble Hill, Mo., and Marion, Ill.

Dentist buying candy from younger patients

Dr. Shanon Kirchhoff, a Cape Girardeau dentist, will be buying Halloween candy from his young patients, to help prevent injury to their braces.

Kirchhoff's office will accept patients' Halloween candy at a weigh-in form 3:30 to 5 p.m. Nov. 1.

"When we pay our patients for their Halloween candy, we help them avoid the potential for harming their braces or teeth," said Kirchhoff. "It's a fun way to reward the youngsters for their efforts on Halloween.

Some candy is permissible for orthodontic patients, according to Kirchhoff, but many are "brace busters."

Kirchhoff says that immediately following Halloween are usually an orthodontist's busiest time of year for broken braces.

-- From staff reports

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