The Happiness Project | Book Mockup by Marcinjarka

Weekends Are For Resting

Is it just me or does it feel like we are all moving faster than…

Man in tie working with a calculator and financial documents

Who’s responsible for those 401(k) fiduciary duties? 

Jerry Seinfeld memorably turned the idea of being responsible on its head during the “The…

Cowboy Caviar

Cookin’ With Hoss: Texas Caviar

It’s just around the corner. Yes, the summer soiree season is coming right up, and…


Ready to get away? Try a COMO staycation

In my role as mayor, one of my favorite tasks to do is provide the…

Woman Looking Down a Zig Zag Path

Questions and Arrows  

What is prayer and how do we pray? Such a good question.  Like any relationship…

Cropped Shot of an Unrecognizable Diverse Group of Businesspeople Applauding

Empowering the Next Generation 

I am honored to be one of the first to extend my heartfelt congratulations to the…

Cookin With Hoss Hot Bacon Dressing

Cookin’ With Hoss: Hot Bacon Dressing

Springtime in Missouri. There’s probably not a better season to enjoy, although being able to…

Woman blowing out candle on birthday cake

Reflections: Counting the Years

As I celebrated my fortieth birthday, it felt like a significant milestone, a point of…

Loaves and Fishes

I Am the Bread of Life 

We often live in fear that we won’t have what we need.  I remember when…

2016 20U40 Magazine Spread

Thankful and Optimistic: Reflecting on 20 Under 40

In 2016, I was recognized in CBT’s 20 Under 40 class. I had never heard…

Erica Pefferman

A Moment to Reflect

This last week has been filled with opportunities to really reflect on what we are…

Hoss Koetting's Pepper Steak topped with bacon onion mixture.

Cookin’ With Hoss: Pepper Steak (a la Chef Roi)

Jim “Hoss” Koetting teaches us how to prepare Pepper Steak a la Chef Roi with tips on cooking a perfect steak.