SAAB contract narrowly survives school board vote

Springfield, MO—A contract to expand the Student African American Brotherhood within Springfield Public Schools was narrowly approved at the August meeting in a 4-3 board vote. A four-person board majority — Denise Fredrick, Danielle Kincaid, Shurita Thomas-Tate, and Scott Crise — voted in support of spending $64,605 in the coming year to offer the mentoring […]

Black pastors lend their support to local health and wellness program

Springfield, MO— Area black pastors were called upon to help spread the message about the importance of taking care of your health. Thirteen pastors representing predominantly black congregations in the Springfield area were called together on a Saturday morning to hear about the SpringMo Black Wellness Initiative. The initiative is a multi-year strategy designed to […]

Commerce Bank DEI Senior VP Felicia Hogan speaks at Local MBA Event

Felecia Hogan, Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion(DEI) at Commerce Bank was the guest speaker at the Multicultural Business Association Networking event in September. She shared information about Commerce’s employee resource group (ERG) for multicultural team members and other services and programs implemented by Commerce Bank.