Business notebook (Feb. 3)

Friday, February 1, 2019
Jeremy Schlosser

MRV Banks hires Jeremy Schlosser as Sikeston market president

SIKESTON — MRV Banks has announced that Jeremy Schlosser has been hired as Sikeston market president. Schlosser has over 10 years of experience in the financial industry and will be responsible for managing the bank’s commercial and agricultural relationships in addition to overseeing operations for the Sikeston branch.

“Jeremy has a great background in credit and financial services, and he also possesses strong leadership and communication skills,” said MRV Banks President and CEO Doug Watson. “He also shares our banks’ values of prioritizing customer service and building relationships. We’re excited to see him lead our Sikeston branch.”

Schlosser previously worked for six years as a credit analyst at U.S. Bank in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  He developed credit analyses, monitored credit policy compliances and worked on credit approvals. In addition, Schlosser works as a rental property manager in Cape Girardeau while handling marketing and building maintenance roles. Schlosser also has previous experience as a loss mitigation specialist, loan processor and credit underwriter at CitiMortgage in O’Fallon, Missouri.

Schlosser graduated from Lindenwood University with a bachelor of arts in business administration and a bachelor of arts in human resource management. He graduated in 2008 and was a member of the men’s basketball team and dean’s list designee.

Founded in 2007, MRV Banks is one of the fastest growing banks in Missouri. With more than $450 million dollars in assets, it is the 75th largest bank in the state of Missouri out of 240 state-chartered banks. MRV Banks has locations in Ste. Genevieve, Cape Girardeau, Sikeston and a new location in Festus. MRV Banks has a reputation of delivering premium banking products and services to local consumers and small business customers throughout Missouri. For more information about MRV Banks, go to or call (573) 481-0310.

Recruiters Websites adds two to run new marketing division

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri – Recruiters Websites, a local web design and development company, has expanded its marketing services with the addition of Emily Blattel, marketing manager and Sarah Shanahan, social media coordinator. With this newly created division of the company, Recruiters Websites can go beyond website design and development and assist businesses with social media, digital advertising, branding, public relations, email automation, copywriting, SEO and strategy.

“We are excited to add another level of customer care for clients with the addition of our marketing team members,” says Jeff Gipson, founder of Recruiters Websites. “From the beginning, our company has grown to meet the needs of our clients. The addition of marketing services helps complete our portfolio and allows us to provide a fully integrated experience built upon their web products.”

Emily Blattel

Blattel has more than 15 years of marketing, public relations and corporate branding experience. She comes to Recruiters Websites from Saint Francis Healthcare System, where she served as marketing manager. Blattel earned a Master of Arts in strategic communication from the University of Memphis and a bachelor’s degree in mass communication with an emphasis in public relations from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a graduate of Leadership Cape Girardeau and Leadership Jackson and serves on the professional advisory council for Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Mass Media. She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and past president of Tri-State Advertising and Marketing Professionals.

Shanahan has more than five years of experience in public relations, marketing and social media management, as a publicist at Acclaim Press and communications coordinator at Saint Francis Healthcare System. Shanahan obtained her bachelor’s degree in mass communication with an emphasis in public relations from Southeast Missouri State University.

Sarah Shanahan

She is very involved in her church, Connection Point in Jackson, where she volunteers with the children’s ministry.

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