January
11

Jonas Arjes Named Director of Business Development

BRANSON, Mo. – Jonas Arjes, a longtime Taney County resident and Branson business leader, has accepted the position of Director of Business Development for the recently organized Taney County Business Development Partnership.

The Partnership structure has been established, and participants are still being recruited. Financial support of the partnership has been committed by Taney County, Kirbyville, Merriam Woods and the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau. Verbal support has come from several public and private entities, with presentations being scheduled.

Arjes’ duties will include new business development and retention, and expansion of existing business within Taney County.
Arjes has been a Corporate Sales Executive with Akers & Arney insurance since 2007. Arjes received his Bachelor’s Degree from Missouri State University. He is married to Jennifer Arjes. They have three children.

He’s a charter member of the Rotary Club of Hollister where he serves as Sergeant-At-Arms. He also is Chairman-Elect of the Board of Directors of Christian Action Ministries.

Arjes is a graduate of the 2008 Leadership Academy of the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. Since 2008, he has served as an ambassador for the Chamber. In 2009, Arjes was presented the Jim Langham Ambassador of the Year Award.
Arjes had been slated to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau for 2012.

“In selecting Jonas for this position, we knew we were losing a great leader, but this is the best decision for our community,” said Ross Summers, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau.

“His active involvement in many committees and activities over the years throughout the area, and his dedication to many Chamber efforts helped us realize he could be of greater benefit to the entire community in this capacity.”

Chamber Board Chairman-Elect for 2013 Janet Oller, director of marketing for Silver Dollar City, will now assume the position of chairman for 2012.
The choice of Arjes for this position has the support of Jeff Seifried, manager of regional development for the Springfield Regional Economic Partnership.

“Jonas’ passion for relationship-building and for Taney County will be of benefit to a multi-city-county economic partnership,” Siefried said.
David Akers of Akers & Arney said Jonas has been a great staff member and will remain a good friend.
“We are extremely excited for the new opportunity Jonas has to help further our community, and everyone here wishes him the best of luck, Akers said.

For more information, contact Bethany Thomas, Senior Vice President of the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau. 417-334-4084. [email protected]

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January
3

Branson Businessman Elected Director to Springfield Chamber

Tim Connell, president of Hollister-based Connell Insurance, has been named to the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors. Tim is the first Branson/Hollister-based director in the chamber’s history since the chamber was founded in 1919. The chamber’s board currently consists of 8 executive committee members and 15 directors.

Connell, a native of the Branson area, commented, “It is a true privilege to have been accepted as a director to this vibrant chamber organization. As the president of a regional insurance agency with clients throughout the states of Missouri and Arkansas, I am dedicated to the continued and sustainable economic development in the area. That’s why we have been involved with the Springfield chamber, as well as others, for many years.”
Connell added that his goals closely match the mission statement of the chamber in serving as an advocate for business in partnership with the community, support and assist existing businesses, act as a primary catalyst in promoting the economic health of the Springfield area, stimulating jobs and improving the quality of life. As an Ozarks Greenscore award recipient, Connell Insurance also reflects the chamber’s economic impact in the Partnership for Sustainability.

In addition to holding the positions of President and Commercial Producer for Connell Insurance, Tim also currently serves on the political action committee for the Missouri Association of Independent Insurance Agents and is a board member of Developmental Connections in Taney County. Tim currently resides in the Branson area with his wife Kim with three sons. Tim and his family all enjoy outdoor activities especially ones that involve boating and hiking on and around the area lakes and rivers.

Connell Insurance, based in Hollister, MO, is one of the largest insurance agencies serving southwestern Missouri. An independent insurance agency, Connell specializes in both commercial and personal lines of insurance, representing numerous insurance companies. For more information, visit www.Connell.com or call (417) 334-2000.

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June
5
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Cotton Candy Creations
417-818-8797
1120 Stanley Blvd. Suite B
Branson , MO   65616

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May
27

Join the relief effort for Joplin tornado victims
Choose from a number of ways to reach out to our
Missouri neighbors and businesses

Following the devastating storms in southwest Missouri on Sunday evening, your immediate action is requested to assist in the Joplin recovery efforts. Many members of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry have already contributed to this recovery, but vital resources are still in need. Donate money, items or your time through a variety of organizations that are on the ground serving in the Joplin area.

Monetary Donations
Joplin-native Sen. Ron Richard is encouraging Missouri businesses that are looking to help to call the donation desk at the State Emergency Management Agency command center in Joplin at 573.526.9364. The line is being used to coordinate large shipments of supplies and monetary donations from individual and corporate donors.

You can help immediately by texting the word “Redcross” to 90999 or by donating online on the American Red Cross website by clicking here. Donations will go toward the purchase of medical supplies, food and other basic necessities that families are in desperate need of right now.

Recovery Items
A number of items are also in demand, specifically bottled water, non-perishable food, can openers, toiletries, clothing (please have boxed and labeled), work gloves, and construction-grade trash bags. To locate a fundraiser near you, please visit the Joplin, Mo.,Tornado Recovery Facebook page.

Blood Donations
The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks has issued a Code Red Alert for Type “O Negative” blood. Please consider making a blood donation at a center near you, if you are able.

Volunteer Your Time
Officials are asking for volunteers with medical skills to register at the Show-Me Response website or by calling 417-832-9500. All others are asked to wait 3 to 5 days to sign up by calling 800.427.4626 or 211.
If you have relatives or friends in the Joplin area that you have not been able to contact, please visit the Red Cross’s Safe and Well registry. Authorities are asking that you keep the phone lines clear by using text messaging and social networks on the Internet.

And to keep up-to-date on the latest news and aid requests, visit the KY3 News website.
Thanks in advance for stepping up to support Joplin as the community recovers from the tragic natural disaster. Please contact the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s office if you need further assistance as to how to make a contribution: 573.634.3511.

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January
11

MYER HOTELS UPDATES BRAND IDENTITY

Posted In: Business by Dawn Black


logo Dawn Black
dawn@myerhotels.com
Myer Hotels
417.336.4345
www.myerhotels.com
3601A Shepherd of the Hills Expwy
Branson, MO   65616

For Immediate Release

January 11, 2011
Contact: Chris Myer, CHA
Myer Hotels – Vice President of Marketing
417.334.6835

For Immediate Release:
MYER HOTELS UPDATES BRAND IDENTITY

Branson, MO – Myer Hotels of Branson is pleased to announce the launch of a new corporate identity.

“At Myer Hotels we strive to continually progress. We felt it was time to update the brand,” according to Chris Myer, Vice President of Marketing. “Our last corporate logo was conceived in the early 1990’s so it was around for a long time.” Myer Hotels has always valued the input of its guests so four proposed designs were surveyed with hotel guests at all Myer hotels in Branson. “The design that was chosen received great feedback from our guests “stated Myer.

Going forward, the new corporate design standard will be incorporated into printed materials, web sites, and advertising on a rolling change where appropriate.

The new logo presents an easy to read format, has a professional yet leisure feel to it. Some have commented that the design incorporates the Ozarks Mountains via the green aspects of the design and the fresh Ozark mountain air with the blue colors.

About Myer Hotels
In the lodging business for 44 years, the Myer family has actively contributed to Branson’s hospitality market for 28 years and received numerous national awards. Myer Hotels includes the Best Western Center Pointe Inn, Best Western Music Capital Inn, Comfort Inn at Thousand Hills, Comfort Inn & Suites Branson Meadows, Comfort Inn West, and Holiday Inn Express Green Mountain Drive. The properties emphasize excellent locations, countless amenities and exceptional customer service while focusing on great value in the upper mid-scale area. For more information about these hotels please visit www.myerhotels.com.

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January
11

Hollister Chamber Monthly Membership & Networking Luncheon
Thursday, January 14, 2010
The Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks
Networking begins at 11:30 am with lunch and program to follow.
Cost is $15.00 per person.
Our program will be meet the Hollister Chamber Board & Officers

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