SNL 6:39 p.m. CDT May 10, 2014
Bruce Johnson, from left, head brewer; Colin Laursen, assistant brewer; and Ashton Lewis, master brewer of the Springfield Brewing Company, show their gold medal.(Photo11: Christine Temple/News-Leader)
Springfield Brewing Company brought home an International Gold Medal from the World Beer Cup in Denver.
This is SBC’s first World Cup Medal and its first entry into this biennial, international competition coinciding with the Craft Brewers Conference.
Drawing the highest number of entries to date, this edition of the World Beer Cup saw 4,754 beers from 1,403 breweries representing 58 countries.
Brewers from five continents earned awards from an elite international panel of judges at this 10th biennial competition, with brewers from 22 countries — ranging from Australia and Brazil to Taiwan and the United Kingdom — honored.
Judges awarded 281 out of 282 total possible awards, reflecting the chance for one gold, one silver and one bronze award in each of 94 categories.
A total of 253 breweries took home awards in 2014.
Akers & Arney recently announced the hiring of Rusty Meyer. Meyer grew up in Branson and earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Central Missouri at Warrensburg. After returning to Branson, Meyer worked for Earls Broadcasting and the Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks before joining Akers & Arney as a risk adviser.
Angela Scott has joined Nixon & Lindstrom Insurance as a personal lines and small business insurance specialist. Scott is a native of Springfield and licensed property and casualty agent.
BluCurrent Credit Union has promoted Priscilla Simon to branch manager of its Seminole branch. Simon’s responsibilities include assisting in the administration and efficient daily operation of a full-service branch office. This includes lending, new accounts, products, member service, scheduling, balancing and overall branch operations. Simon most recently was assistant branch manager and joined the credit union in 2010. She obtained an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Crowder College.
BKD LLP’sSouthern Missouri practice announced that six staff accountants have obtained the Certified Public Accountant designation. They are: Jason Griffin, an associate in the tax department and graduate of Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kan., with a B.S. degree in business administration/accounting; Caleb Harris, an associate in the audit department and graduate of Southwest Baptist University with a B.S. degree in accounting and economics/finance; Ashley Jones, an associate in the audit department and a graduate of Missouri State University with a B.S. degree and an M.Acc. degree in accounting; Kyle Miller, an associate in the audit department and a graduate of MSU with two bachelor’s degrees — one in accounting and one in administrative management — and an M.B.A. degree; Courtney Smith, an associate in the tax department and graduate of MSU with a B.S. degree in finance and an M.B.A. degree; Craig Stark, an associate in the tax department and graduate of Missouri Southern State University, with bachelor’s degrees in accounting and marketing.
The Springfield Chapter of the American Institute of Architects hosted its biannual Design Awards program to recognize and celebrate great architectural design. Nineteen architecture firms submitted 45 projects. This list of winners is as follows:
Carrington Hall: Dake Wells; Gobbler Mountain House: Dake Wells; MSU Bill R. Foster Rec Center: Cannon Design; Curved House: Hufft Projects; and 338 Boonville: Hufft Projects.
KLF Architectural Systems: Dake Wells Architecture; Spokane School: Dake Wells Architecture; Jordan Valley Maintenance: Butler, Rosenbury & Partners; MSU Gohn Hall West Plains: Dake Wells Architecture; Reeds Spring Middle School: Dake Wells Architecture; and the Shed: Hufft Projects.
Public Recognition Awards
Joplin Irving Elementary: Sapp Design Associates; MSU Bill R. Foster Family Rec Center: Cannon Design; Mid Continent Public Library: Sapp Design Associates; MSU Gohn Hall- Dake Wells Architecture; Deep Elm: Bates & Associates; and the Watershed Center: Butler, Rosenbury & Partners.
Porch House: Hufft Projects; Hickory Hills K-8 School: Jack Ball Architects; Tatami House: Hufft Projects; History Museum on the Square: Casey Architecture; and Donald W. Reynolds Library: Sapp Design Associates.
Judges Appreciation Award
Gobbler Mountain House: Dake Wells
MSU Bill R. Foster Family Rec Center: Cannon Design