Two Vice Presidents Hired in the Springfield Office - October 2014

Springfield, MO – October 1, 2014 – Central Trust Company of Springfield (affiliated with Empire Bank and Ozark Mountain Bank) is pleased to announce the hiring of two new Vice Presidents: Janet Cyr Helfrecht, JD and Candice Reed. Click below to read each press release:

Teresa Douglass Hired as Vice President & Relationship Manager in Columbia - September 2014

Columbia, MO – September 2, 2014 – Central Trust Company (affiliated with Boone County National Bank) is pleased to announce the hiring of Teresa Douglass JD, LLM, CPA as Vice President & Relationship Manager with the company’s Columbia office.

“We are again strengthening our commitment to provide the highest level of service to our clients here in the Columbia area by adding a highly respected and client-focused wealth management professional to our team,” said Dave Stepanek, Executive Vice President and Western Regional Manager at Central Trust. “Teresa brings more than 25 years of wide-ranging experience to her role, and will assist us in the management of irrevocable trusts, special needs trusts, and estate administration.” 
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Central Trust & Empire Bank Make $10,000 Donation to Red Cross -
March 2014

Southern Missouri Region — The American Red Cross in southern Missouri is proud to accept a donation from Central Trust and Empire Bank in the amount of $10,000 to help fund Red Cross’ efforts with the response to the large number of fire disasters in our community. 
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Kevin A. Carey Hired as Vice President & Senior Portfolio Manager -
January 2014

Central Trust Company (affiliated with Boone County National Bank) is pleased to announce the hiring of Kevin A. Carey as Vice President & Senior Portfolio Manager with Central Trust Company's Columbia location.  "We are strengthening our commitment to provide the highest level of service to our Columbia area clients by adding a well-respected and client-focused wealth management professional to our team," said Dave Stepanek, Executive Vice President and Western Regional Manager with at Central Trust. 
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Central Trust's President & CEO, Bob Jones, Interviewed on KMOX St. Louis (CBS Radio) - December 2013

Central Trust Company's President & CEO, Bob Jones, sat down for an interview with Mike Claiborne, host of "At Your Service" on the St. Louis CBS Radio affiliate. The conversation centers on preparing your personal finances for the New Year and touches on several important issues that will be helpful to many listeners.
Click to listen to the KMOX Radio Interview  (will open in your default media player)

David A. Richards Hired as Vice President & Senior Portfolio Manager at Springfield Location - December 2013

Central Trust Company is proud to announce the hiring of David A. Richards as Vice President & Senior Portfolio Manager with Central Trust Company's Springfield location. "We recognize the importance of a highly qualified and experienced investment team. To bolster that commitment, we are pleased to announce the addition of David Richards. He comes to us with tremendous experience in the wealth management arena and will make an outstanding addition to our team," said Jami Peebles, Executive Vice President & Southern Regional Manager at Central Trust. Click to Read More

Leah Murray Named to Board for the Center for Plant Conservation - November 2013

Central Trust Company and the Center for Plant Conservation are pleased to announce that Leah A. Murray, J.D., Vice President & Wealth Strategist, has been named a trustee of the Center for Plant Conservation.  Click to Read More

Jami Peebles Named a 2013 Trusts & Estates Magazine "Practitioner With Heart" Award Winner - October 2013

Central Trust Company is pleased to announce that Jami Peebles, Executive Vice President and Southern Regional Manager, has been named a 2013 “Trust & Estates Practitioners With Heart” national award winner. This is an accolade designed to honor estate-planning professionals who exemplify the highest standards of professionalism, and are active in charitable giving and mentoring. The award was published in the October edition of Trusts & Estates Magazine, which began shipping on September 27.
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Central Trust's CEO (Bob Jones) on St. Louis Television -  July 2013

Bob Jones appeared on two networks in the St. Louis region on 7/26. He discussed the U.S. markets rallying, the current state of the economy, and touched on the current status of the housing market. Click below to see these interviews:

Central Bancompany Again Recognized by Forbes - January 2013

For the fourth year in a row, the prestigious business publication, Forbes Magazine, has recognized Central Trust & Investment Company's holding company (Central Bancompany) as one of America's Best Banks in its annual review of the nation's 100 largest financial institutions. Click to Read More

Article by Jami Peebles, Regional Manager of Central Trust in Springfield, Featured in Living Well Magazine - November 23, 2012

Click the link below to view the fall/winter 2012 edition of Springfield's Living Well Magazine. Jami Peebles authored an outstanding article on the subject of estate planning.

Click here to view the full magazine, courtesy of Living Well magazine - Springfield:

Long-Term Care: Helping Clients Make the Right Choices - November 2012

This article summarizes where long-term care insurance currently stands as an industry, the benefits and costs associated therein, some compelling statistics related to long-term care and much more.
Click the following link to read the article: Long-Term Care: Helping Clients Make the Right Choices

[Link posted with permission by the Financial Planning Association, Journal of Financial Planning, November 2012, Long-Term Care: Helping Clients Make the Right Choices by Karyn L. Neuhauser, Ph.D.. For more information on the Financial Planning Association, please visit or call 1-800-322-4237.]

American Red Cross License Plates Are Helping Others - August 29, 2012

On August 15, 2012 Governor Jay Nixon met with representatives from the American Red Cross and Central Trust & Investment Company to show his support of the Red Cross in Missouri. Due to a generous donation from Central Trust, the $5,000 application fee has been paid, and at this time we are encouraging YOU, our neighbors, family and friends to not only show support visually, but also financially, for the Red Cross in Missouri by being one of the first 200 friends of the Red Cross to apply for this very special plate. It is available now and here is how YOU can get involved! Visit the Department of Revenue online and download the application for your plates.
-Click here to read more. 
-Click here to view a photo from the bill signing.
-Click here to view a promotional flyer from the American Red Cross.

Central Trust Partners with American Red Cross: Missouri License Plate Initiative Kicks Off at the Capitol - August 13, 2012

This act allows interested individuals to obtain Missouri Chapter American Red Cross specialty personalized license plates. In order to obtain the special license plate, a person must pay a $25 emblem-use contribution to the American Red Cross Trust Fund, submit an application to the Department of Revenue accompanied by an emblem-use authorization statement and pay a $15 fee in addition to regular registration fees.
Click here to learn more:   2012 MO License Plate Initiative (124.2 KB)
Click here to see an example of the new license plate: License Plate Image (293.6 KB)

Bob Jones TV Interview: Should You Buy Facebook Stock? - May 18, 2012

Bob Jones, President & CEO of Central Trust Company, was recently interviewed by KMOV, the St. Louis CBS affiliate on the subject of whether or not to buy stock in Facebook. His answer may surprise you! Click here to watch: Should You Buy Facebook Stock? 


Bob Jones TV Interview: The National Unemployment Rate - May 4, 2012

Central Trust Company's CEO, Bob Jones, was interviewed by Fox 2 in St. Louis on Friday, May 4. The interview covered the current state of the economy, youth employment projections and the national unemployment rate. View the interview by clicking here: National Unemployment Trends

Bob Jones Print Interview: Impact of Expiring Tax Laws - February 12, 2012

Central Trust Company’s CEO Bob Jones, was interviewed by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on the subject of the impact of expiring tax laws. View the full article by clicking here: The Impact of Expiring Tax Laws