March 16, 2014

Business news in brief, March 16, 2014


---- — Nurse practitioner now certified for exams

Nurse Practitioner Wonda Elmore, FNP-C, has recently completed the necessary testing and training to become a certified medical examiner.

The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners is a federal program that establishes requirements for healthcare professionals who perform physical qualification examinations for truck and bus drivers. In two years, all interstate CMV drivers will be required to have their physical examination performed by a certified medical examiner listed on the National Registry.

If you have any questions about this qualification or wish to make an appointment with Wonda Elmore, FNP-C, call Healthy Companies at 574-753-1548.

Helton promoted to bank branch manager

Stephanie Helton has been promoted to branch manager at the BMO Harris Bank Logansport location.

Helton started with BMO Harris in 2007 as a part-time teller and worked her way up to become manager at the branch. She is also a Logansport/Cass County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador.

BMO Harris Bank is located at 340 Mall Road. Staff may be reached at 574-722-4516.

Crispen named certified fundraising executive

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — CFRE International has named Deanna D Crispen as a Certified Fund Raising Executive.

Crispen, president for the Cass County Community Foundation, joins over 5,300 professionals around the world who hold the CFRE designation. Individuals granted the CFRE credential have met a series of standards set by CFRE International which include tenure in the profession, education, demonstrated fundraising achievement and a commitment to service to not-for-profit organizations. They have also passed a rigorous written examination.

CFRE recipients are awarded certification for a three-year period. In order to maintain certification status certificants must demonstrate ongoing fundraising employment and fundraising results, and continue with their professional education.

CFRE International is an independent organization dedicated to the certification of fundraising executives by setting standards in philanthropic practice.

Ivy Tech, IUK inviting employers to job fair

KOKOMO — Ivy Tech Community College and Indiana University Kokomo are inviting area employers who may be hiring soon to register to participate in the annual spring Kokomo Area Job Fair. The job fair is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 15 at the Kokomo Event & Conference Center.

The job fair is open without charge to both area employers and people seeking new employment. Last year, more than 800 job seekers attended and planners are expecting an even bigger crowd. Workshops will be offered on a variety of career-building skills and a photographer will be available to take professional photos for use in e-portfolios and profiles.

Employers who want to register for the Kokomo Area Job Fair or who want more information should contact Tracy Springer, manager of IUK’s Career and Accessibility Center, at 765-455-9301 or