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It is with great sadness that we share the passing of one of the Greater Ozark APICS board members. Micah Emmerson was our Director of Marketing.

Micah Eli Emmerson, 42, of Niangua, Missouri, passed away February 2, 2018. Micah was born August 12, 1975, to Mark Emmerson and Denise Marler Emmerson Graham in Enid, Oklahoma.

On July 27, 2003, Micah married Stephanie L. Lake and to this union, 3 sons were born.
He is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Loy Marler and Milo Emmerson.

Micah is survived by his wife, Stephanie, three sons, Eli, Nathan, and Shaun; his parents, Denise (Marler) Graham and husband, Tim, and Mark Emmerson and wife, Vicki; his grandmothers, Anna Mae Marler and Mary Emmerson; sister, Aranda Gulick and husband, Danny, brother Jesse Emmerson; his father and mother in law, Michael and Mary Lake, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Micah was a kind and gentle man that loved his wife and children. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

APICS Greater Ozarks Chapter Wins CBAR Silver Award for the Third Straight Year!

     Chapter management excellence is an integral component to enhancing the member experience. Successful APICS chapters provide their members with opportunities for stellar education, career development, and networking. The APICS Chapter Benchmarking and Reporting (CBAR) program recognizes chapters that have exceeded minimum standards and exemplify excellence in overall chapter management. We are proud to announce the APICS Greater Ozarks Chapter received the 2016 CBAR Silver Award designation, an admirable accomplishment for an APICS chapter. As a member of an APICS Silver Award Winning Chapter, the CBAR designation signifies commitment to providing an exceptional membership experience.

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APICS is a not-for-profit international educational organization respected throughout the world for its education and professional certification programs. With more than 50,000 individual and corporate members in 20,000 companies worldwide, APICS is dedicated to using education to improve the business bottom line. APICS is recognized globally as:

  • the source of knowledge and expertise for manufacturing and service industries across the entire supply chain in such areas as materials management, information services, purchasing and quality.
  • the leading provider of high-quality, cutting-edge educational programs that advance organizational success in a changing, competitive marketplace
  • a successful developer of two internationally recognized certification programs, Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
  • a distribution center for hundreds of business management publications and educational materials
  • a source of solutions, support, and networking local chapters, workshops, symposia, and the annual APICS International Conference and Exposition.

Founded in 1957 as the American Production and Inventory Control Society, APICS has since expanded its focus to include a full range of programs and materials on individual and organizational education, standards of excellence, and integrated resource management.

NOTE: Thanks to our friends at the APICS-Twin Cities chapter for the above text.