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Jan 12

Tom Dunn CPA Firm Launches YouTube Channel

St. Louis (Jan. 12, 2021) – Tom Dunn CPA Firm, a St. Louis-based accounting, business advisory and tax preparation firm for small business owners and entrepreneurs, recently launched a new YouTube channel.

Videos posted on the YouTube channel feature Tom Dunn, founder and CEO, of Tom Dunn CPA Firm, where he discusses steps entrepreneurs need to take to succeed in business, shares his experiences from being in entrepreneur for more than 20 years, and why it is important for business owners to have the right professional team to help them succeed.

To subscribe to the Tom Dunn CPA Firm YouTube channel, please visit, https://www.youtube.com/user/TomDunnCPA

Tom Dunn CPA Firm has a unique process with the way it manages client relationships. Dunn explained that he asks clients to come in each week for a weekly 20-minute meeting where clients need to sign their personal and business checks prepared by his team of accountants, discuss business strategies, and understand the general financial direction of their businesses.  A benefit is that clients meet with Dunn, who is an entrepreneur having owned more than 10+ businesses throughout his career, and he shares his experience with each client to help guide his clients to make better informed decisions.

Dunn has been selected by Small Business Monthly readers for past multiple awards including Best Accounting Firm, Best in Reliability, Best in Customer Service, and voted One of the Most Innovative Companies in St. Louis. He has also been voted one of the “Top 100 People to Know in Business in St. Louis.”

Last month, Tom Dunn CPA Firm launched a new website, http://tomdunncpafirm.com.

About Tom Dunn CPA Firm

Tom Dunn CPA Firm, founded by Tom Dunn, CPA, is a St. Louis-based accounting, business advisory and tax preparation firm that serves small and mid-sized businesses, nonprofits, families, and trusts.  Nearly 20 years ago, Tom decided to focus on his passions of accounting and helping entrepreneurs find solutions. Tom and his team can manage the business and personal financial, accounting and tax needs of their clients by partnering with them so they have a better chance at success, life-changing-results and peace of mind. To learn more, please visit, http://tomdunncpa.com.

Dec 08

Tom Dunn CPA Firm Launches New Website

Dec. 8, 2020 (St. Louis) – Tom Dunn CPA Firm, a St. Louis-based accounting, business advisory and tax preparation firm for small and mid-sized businesses, nonprofits, families, and trusts, recently launched a new website.

“As our business has grown, our website needed to grow to become more responsive for the growing use of mobile devices, stay competitive, and attract prospective clients,” said Tom Dunn, CPA, founding-partner of Tom Dunn CPA Firm.

To view the new Tom Dunn CPA Firm website, please visit, http://tomdunncpa.com.

The new website speaks more directly to the different client types served with better descriptions of the different services offered and value/benefits provided by the firm.  It is also very user friendly for prospective clients to set up a meeting directly with a firm partner for a free consultation.

Dunn said that he asks clients to come in on a regular basis for meetings where clients sign their checks prepared by his team of accountants, discuss business strategies, and understand the general financial direction of their businesses.  The other benefit of the Tom Dunn CPA Firm is that Dunn is an entrepreneur himself having owned more than 10+ businesses throughout his career, and he has the experience to help guide his clients to making informed decisions.

Dunn has been selected by Small Business Monthly readers for past multiple awards including one of the most innovative companies in St. Louis, and best customer service and best in reliability. He has also been voted one of the “Top 100 People to Know in Business in St. Louis.”

 

About Tom Dunn CPA Firm

 

Tom Dunn CPA Firm, founded by Tom Dunn, CPA, is a St. Louis-based accounting, business advisory and tax preparation firm that serves small and mid-sized businesses, nonprofits, families, and trusts.  Nearly 20 years ago, Tom decided to focus on his passions of accounting and helping entrepreneurs find solutions. Tom and his team can manage the business and personal financial, accounting and tax needs of their clients by partnering with them so they have a better chance at success, life-changing-results and peace of mind. To learn more, please visit, http://tomdunncpa.com.

Dec 04

The Association of Corporate Counsel – St. Louis Chapter Receives 2020 Innovation Award

ACC STL Recognized for 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Summer Internship Program

Dec. 3, 2020 (St. Louis) – The Association of Corporate Counsel – St. Louis Chapter (ACC STL) received the 2020 Innovation Award from the national Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) for its 2019 Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Summer Internship Program.

Started in 2012, the D&I Committee began work to launch the Summer Internship Program as part of the Chapter’s commitment to develop diversity programs and initiatives throughout the St. Louis region. The program places a diverse student who has successfully completed his or her first year of law school in the legal department of a corporation, and in 2019 there were 6 student interns.

The Summer Internship Program is designed to provide students with exposure to and experience in in-house practice. It is also designed to be a “diversity pipeline,” opening up opportunities to populations within law schools that may lack access to and/or knowledge of in-house legal practice, such as students from demographic groups who are under-represented in the legal profession and students whose family backgrounds lack in professional careers, college degrees or exposure to the law, explained Vikas Sunkari, 2020 ACC STL D&I Summer Internship Program Chairperson, and Senior Legal Counsel, System Legal Affairs, SSMHealth.

Members of the D&I committee work with local companies to provide an in-house counsel internship for students to gain hands-on experience and receive valuable career advice from seasoned veterans. Each internship is a 40-hour work week over a 10-week period. The interns are exposed to issues in-house counsel of the host company experience each day.

“We are thrilled to receive the Innovation Award. The ACC STL has made a commitment to expand the programming, education, and events of the D&I Committee. This year, we’ve introduced and co-hosted with the ACC Kansas City Chapter a book club that has been extremely successful among our members and generated meaningful conversations,” said, Tamee Reese, 2020 ACC STL D&I Chairperson, and Assistant Vice President, Senior Legal Counsel, AT&T Mobility & Entertainment.

Introduced this year, the D&I Committee book club brings members together to learn from one another to discuss topics individuals may experience in their corporate environments and personal lives on matters regarding race, cultural, and interpersonal relationships. The programs involve Diversity & Inclusion experts who serve as moderators to guide the book discussions among the members.

About the ACC STL:

The Association for Corporate Counsel of St. Louis (ACC STL), the pre-eminent professional development organization serving in-house counsel, was founded in 1987. The St. Louis chapter has more than 620 members who represent more than 169 organizations.  The ACC STL has been recognized as one of the leading chapters in the country by the national Association of Corporate Counsel, having received the 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Gold Level Award of Distinction, and selected for the 2018 Best Membership / Recruitment Award. To learn more, please visit  https://www.acc.com/chapters/stlouis/.

Nov 30

Suggestions When Looking At Medical Second Opinions

Themedicalconsultant.com announces launch, Radiology services

Springfield, Missouri (October 28, 2020) –The Medical Consultant in collaboration with a medical doctor second opinion announces the formal launch of its business website and a full list of services. This company now has a fully functional website that helps to provide patients with a way to acquire a second opinion on radiology imaging they have received. Clients can fill out a form and submit their MRI, CT, US, mammograms, x-ray, nuclear medicine exams, and radiology reports to a doctor that will evaluate the submission and provide feedback. The Medical Consultant in collaboration with the second opinion phyisician has also expanded into offering second opinions as they pertain to legal cases. If a court or lawyer is making decisions and a medical opinion is relevant, it can be quite pertinent to have a doctor take an independent look at the corresponding imaging data and radiology report. Both avenues are ways in which The Medical Consultant works to positively affect patient care.

The medical consultant offers the opinions of doctors to patients. These medical experts can review initial radiology diagnoses and offer additional advice or a second opinion. Further evaluation of a diagnosis can lead to better decisions by the affected party and often, peace of mind. The Medical Consultant offers information in written reports, phone calls, and even video consultations. The first added benefit is that if a diagnosis is confirmed, patients are far more likely to follow through with the treatment plan. The second benefit is that The Medical Consultant with a second opinion mammogram can help fill in gaps in healthcare knowledge and provide more credible help than searching on the internet.

Dr. Earl B Maes, MD, founded The Medical Consultant offer remote online second medical opinions to help patients better understand their radiology diagnosis. He offers 20 years of experience in clinical medicine and radiology alike. His time in the field showed him how often a second opinion can help, so he started a business to do just that: offer a medical consult to help patients.

The Medical Consultant

205 Park Central East, Suite 511B,

Springfield MO 65806

1-866-315-8884

Nov 30

Medi-Leadership Offers Great Help With Coaching

St. Louis, MO — MEDI Leadership (MEDI) has announced the addition of William Barnes, Ph.D., MBA as executive coach to healthcare leaders and teams. In this role, Dr.Barnes will equip healthcare organizations to better meet emerging patient care demands and thrive in a fast-evolving environment through medi help with healthcare coaching.

A clinical psychologist for more than two decades, Dr.Barnes has served in executive leadership roles at Children’s National Health Systems, and the National Association of County and City Health Officials. During that time, his impact and reputation earned him large-scale, global consulting roles for the World Health Organization, UNAIDS and UNICEF. His coaching experience spans various industries including healthcare, banking and the military.

“Throughout my career, I’ve grown deeply passionate about the evolution of healthcare and public health dynamics,” Barnes said. “I’m excited to join forces with MEDI Leadership in equipping healthcare leaders to navigate uncharted waters in healthcare delivery.”

Lee Angus, president of MEDI Leadership, added, “We’ve watched Wiliam’s impact and rapport with healthcare leaders for a long time, and had the pleasure of collaborating on various assignments. We’re thrilled to have him on our team of coaches, and confident our clients will benefit greatly from his diverse leadership and clinical experiences.”

Dr. Barnes earned his BS in Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University, his MA and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from DePaul University, and MBA from George Washington University. He is also a graduate of the George Mason Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance. He lives in Washington DC with his wife, and has two daughters and son.

About MEDI Leadership

Founded in 2000, MEDI Leadership is the nation’s largest executive coaching firm dedicated exclusively to the healthcare industry. MEDI coaches are known and respected industry experts with a unique blend of healthcare leadership and coaching experience. We offer executive coachingteam transformational development, and cohort-based coaching. MEDI Leadership is a service of Navvis.

MEDI Leadership
555 Maryville University Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141
Phone: 855.823.5292

Nov 19

Kyle Kozel, Lakenan Insurance Group Risk Advisor, Selected as 2020 Top Producer by Insurance Business America

Kozel recognized for his leadership contributions and for being a leading national producer

St. Louis (Nov. 17, 2020) – Lakenan Insurance Group recently announced that Kyle Kozel, Risk Advisor, was selected as one of the 2020 Top Producers by Insurance Business America (IBA) magazine.

A total of 90 insurance brokers were selected by IBA, who collectively earned $160.4 million in commission revenue in 2019. This is the sixth consecutive year of the award.

“This is an honor to be recognized as one of the 2020 Top Producers by IBA with such an accomplished group of insurance brokers and industry leaders,” said Kozel.

Kozel joined Lakenan in 2019. He c

ombined his former firm with Lakenan to expand the service offerings to his clients. Kozel has more than 15 years of risk management and insurance brokerage experience serving clients nationwide in the property management, commercial real estate, multi-family, contractor, construction, hospitality, manufacturing, and automotive industries.

“We are thrilled for Kyle. He has made significant contributions to the Lakenan agency since he joined, and he is a colleague who is generous with this time to support others and serves his clients well,” said Jason Spore, Lakenan Insurance Group Executive Vice President.

Kozel attended The University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and is a Graduate of the Hartford School of Insurance. He holds the Certified Work Comp Advisor Designation (CWCA), Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS), and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC).

To read Kozel’s profile and of the other IBA “2020 Top Producers” recipients, please click on the link, https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/us/special-reports/top-producers-2020-214288.aspx

About Lakenan

Founded in 1939, Lakenan is a multi-faceted independent insurance broker dedicated to providing the resources, products, and expertise serving clients throughout the country with reducing risk, securing assets, and protecting their futures. Lakenan maintains its headquarters in St. Louis, and with four offices throughout Missouri. The firm is part of the Sunstar Insurance Group nationwide network. To learn more about Lakenan, please visit, http://lakenan.com.

Sep 21

The Association of Corporate Counsel – St. Louis Chapter Receives 2020 Gold Chapter of Distinction

ACC STL is recognized as one of the best chapters in the United States

September 18, 2020 (St. Louis) – The Association of Corporate Counsel – St. Louis Chapter (ACC STL) received the 2020 Gold Chapter of Distinction by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), which is an award bestowed on the best chapters in the United States.

The award recognizes an individual Chapter’s accomplishments in areas including programming, membership recruitment, and governance / operations.

“This is an incredible honor for the St. Louis chapter and a reflection of the support, commitment and involvement from the ACC STL board, committees, members, and sponsors. Since the pandemic started, we’ve have been creative with our programming, member engagement and community outreach. As an organization, we’ve learned new ways of doing things. As we go into 2021, we’ll be able to continue offering a wider variety of programming and services to engage more members,” said Brian M. Parsons, ACC STL 2020 President.

In 2017, 2018 and 2019, the ACC STL received the Gold Level Award, and in 2018 the Chapter also received the Innovation Award for Best Membership / Recruitment.

Contact:
Ann Marie Mayuga, AMM Communications
314.485.9499
annmarie@ammcommunications.com

About the ACC STL:

The Association for Corporate Counsel of St. Louis (ACC STL), the pre-eminent professional development organization serving in-house counsel, was founded in 1987. The St. Louis chapter has more than 550 members who represent more than 100 organizations.  The ACC STL has been recognized as one of the leading chapters in the country by the national Association of Corporate Counsel with having received the 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Gold Level Award, and selected for the 2018 Best Membership / Recruitment Award. To learn more, please visit, www.acc.com/chapters/stlouis/.

Sep 11

Tom Dunn CPA Firm Selected as one of Small Business Monthly’s “2020 Future 50” Recipients

September 11, 2020 (St. Louis) – Tom Dunn CPA Firm, the leading accounting, tax and audit firm for St. Louis small business owners and entrepreneurs, was named one of Small Business Monthly’s “2020 Future 50” companies, an award recognizing privately held companies that are key economic indicators for regional business growth.

“This is an honor to be selected as one of the Future 50 award recipients. We are thrilled to be included with this amazing group of local companies. Given the caliber of the Future 50 companies, St. Louis has a bright future,” said Tom Dunn, founding shareholder of Tom Dunn CPA Firm.

For more information about Small Business Monthly’s “Future 50” 2020 recipients, please click on the following link of recipients, www.pageturnpro.com/St-Lo…age/27.

Dunn has been selected by Small Business Monthly readers for past multiple awards including one of the most innovative companies in St. Louis, and for best customer service and best in reliability. He has also been voted one of the “Top 100 People to Know in Business in St. Louis” in 2017.

Tom Dunn CPA Firm, founded by Tom Dunn, CPA, is a St. Louis-based accounting, business advisory and tax preparation firm that serves small and mid-sized businesses, nonprofits, families and trusts.  Nearly 20 years ago, Tom decided to focus on his passions of accounting and helping entrepreneurs find solutions. Tom and his team can manage the business and personal financial, accounting and tax needs of their clients by partnering with them so they have a better chance at success, life-changing results and peace of mind. To learn more, please visit, tomdunncpa.com.

Sep 10

AMM Communications Selected as one of Small Business Monthly’s “2020 Future 50” Recipients

September 10, 2020 (St. Louis) – AMM Communications LLC, a WBE-certified, St. Louis-based strategic communications, public relations, communications skills training and digital marketing firm, was named one of Small Business Monthly’s “2020 Future 50” companies, an award recognizing privately held companies that are key economic indicators for regional business growth.

 

“This is an honor to be selected as one of the Future 50 award recipients. We are thrilled to be included with this amazing group of local companies. Given the caliber of the Future 50 companies, St. Louis has a bright future,” said Ann Marie Mayuga, AMM Communications principal and co-founder.

For more information about Small Business Monthly’s “Future 50” 2020 recipients, please click on the following link of recipients, www.pageturnpro.com/St-Lo…age/18.

AMM Communications has also been voted one of the “Best St. Louis Public Relations Firms” by the readers of Small Business Monthly for eleven consecutive years from 2010-20, and was selected as a 2017 “Future 50” recipient.

About AMM Communications
Founded in 2008, AMM Communications LLC, the leading St. Louis-based strategic communications firm, provides media relations, digital marketing, business development, crisis communications, content marketing, internal communications, communications skills training, reputation management, social media consulting, and executive communication skills training. AMM Communications is a nationally certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), and certified by State of Missouri, St. Louis County and St. Louis City.  The company is federally certified as a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) by the SBA and is certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). AMM Communications has been voted one of the “Best PR Firms in St. Louis” by Small Business Monthly from 2010-2020. For more information, please visit, ammcommunications.com or call 314.485.9499.

Sep 03

Childhood Vaccinations Still Required, Legal Services Can Help.

St. Louis (Sept. 3, 2020) – Regardless if students are attending Missouri schools in the classroom o

r remotely at home, the requirements for standard vaccinations are still in place.

According to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the 2020-2021 Missouri School Immunization Requirements must be up-to-date and “students must present documentation of the immunization status.”

“Upon investigation, we have confirmed that children must still have current vaccinations even if they are attending school virtually,” said Geoff Oliver of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri.

Routine childhood vaccinations are needed to help children stay safe and healthy.
According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, as of April 2020 vaccinations for children age 18 and younger were down by nearly 50 percent compared to the previous year.

“If families need help accessing health care for their children, including vaccinations, Legal Services can help,” stated attorney Oliver.” As schools re-open, we want to remind families that Legal Services is a resource for you and your children during these troubling times,” he added.

“Services for families and children include free health insurance enrollment help for families eligible for no-cost or low-cost health insurance and help with issues with Missouri’s Managed Care Medicaid (MO
HealthNet) programs.”

To see if your children qualify for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, please contact Legal Services of Eastern Missouri at 314-256-8735. Outside of the St. Louis region call 800-444-0514 for help from Legal Services’ Union or Hannibal offices.

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About Legal Services of Eastern Missouri: Legal Services of Eastern Missouri has provided free civil legal help for low-income families for 64 years. In 2019, nearly 30,000 people in 21 counties of eastern Missouri received services from four regional offices. For more information, please visit www.lsem.org.