2015 Local Celebrity Apprentice Crowned - December 19, 2015

Job Point congratulates Columbia’s 2015 Local Celebrity Apprentice, Amanda Stone, of Jacobs Property Management.  Matt “The Boss” McCormick, President of Columbia Area Chamber of Commerce, selected Ms. Stone at Job Point’s 6th annual event held at Deja Vu.  Twelve local business people competed in four teams to raise awareness and money for Job Point in a street challenge at 9th and Broadway on Wednesday, October 21st, and in a talent competition on October 29th. The winning GREEN team included Ms. Stone;  and Christopher Rigby with Stephens College; plus Cara Christianson from The Club at Old Hawthorne and sponsored by Frank & Liz Aten.    For the Street Challenge, the green team dressed as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and offered chances to pop a balloon for a prize.  For the Talent Challenge, they brought down the house with their dance to Silento’s “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)”.  The four Green team members were each posed a final question by Mr. McCormick to determine the winner.

Amanda Stone with Matt McCormick

Amanda Stone with Matt McCormick

The BLUE Team included: Audrey Sharp of The Business Times Company; and Drew Bennett from Data Comm, Inc and sponsored by Van Matre, Harrison, Hollis, Taylor & Elliott, PC; plus Sarah Eagon with Monarch Title Company, Inc.   The Blue Team offered delicious Dicky’s Barbeque for a donation at the Street Challenge and sold raffle tickets for great prizes. For the talent competition, they produced a hilarious “Bat Dad” video.

The YELLOW Team consisted of: Ann Merrifield of Columbia College and sponsored by KFRU; Jay Sowash with Manor Roofing & Restoration; and Heidi Buxton from Missouri Employers Mutual. They offered passersby on the Street an answer to the age old question, “Why did the chicken cross the road?”  For their talent, they wrote and performed an amazing musical video with original lyrics for Mark Ronson’s song “Uptown Funk”.

The ORANGE Team was comprised by: Kenzie Staloch of Caledon Virtual; Andrew DeStadler with Veterans United Home Loans; plus Barbie Miller from Newsy.com and sponsored by Law Office of William Ellis. For the Street Challenge, they sold cookies for a cause.   And for their talent, the orange team wowed the crowd with their entertaining rendition of “Jeopardy”, with very creative “commercial breaks”.

The four Apprentice teams raised nearly $15,000 through their two challenges with event proceeds totaling over $26,000.

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