Business Briefs

Faiferlick to offer defensive tactics program

Justin Faiferlick is a certified instructor for Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Survival Tactics. GST is Gracie University’s specialized Defensive Tactics (DT) program for military and law enforcement professionals. It is built on the three “truths:” 1) The bad guy always has the ambush advantage, ...

Kossuth/Palo Alto development receives award

DES MOINES — The Kossuth-Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation received the Overall Business Retention and Expansion Program Award, which was presented at a recent SMART Conference in Des Moines. Maureen Elbert is the executive director of K/PACEDC. She said a number of ...

O’Hern presents at ISU symposium

Cheryl O’Hern with Spin Markket recently presented at the 2019 Iowa State University Business Analystic Symposium. The presentation was for the ISU Ivy College of Business held at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. More than 600 people from businesses in agriculture, transportation, ...

Intern Breakfast to be held in Algona

ALGONA — The Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation will provide interns a networking opportunity during their 20th Annual Intern Breakfast. The breakfast will be held May 22 at 7:30 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Algona. The Intern Breakfast allows interns a ...

Suhrbier joins Community Health Center

Regina Suhrbier has joined the staff of Community Health Center Fort Dodge as the Outreach Coordinator. She will coordinate special events and promotions of the Community Health Center. Suhrbier has nearly 20 years of event and marketing experience. The center’s mission is to provide ...

Davis advances in business contest

Angela Davis, owner of Angela’s Hair & More Beauty Supply, won $250 at the Main Street Fort Dodge Live Pitch Open 4 Business contest April 29. Davis will move on to the state competition, which was launched in 2015. It is an opportunity for businesses located within a state-designated ...

One Vision and Exceptional Persons, Inc. commit to partnership

CLEAR LAKE — One Vision announced today the development of a partnership with long-term collaborator Exceptional Persons, Inc., headquartered in Waterloo. One Vision provides services to more than 550 individuals in communities including Clear Lake, Mason City, Osage, Lake Mills, Fort ...

Bottorff named Shive-Hattery Iowa City VP, office director

IOWA CITY— Shive-Hattery has announced that Doug Bottorff will succeed Phil Larson as vice president and office director of its 70-person Iowa City design office. Bottorff has 23 years of service with the architecture and engineering firm. He has held a variety of leadership and management ...

Jaime Brinkman joins Smitty’s Lawn and Landscape

Jaime Brinkman recently joined Smitty’s Lawn and Landscape. Brinkman is a 2012 graduate of Iowa State University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in critical studies of design and horticulture. She grew up on a row crop farm in Clarion. Brinkman is an International Society of ...

Carey Kemna appointed to Automobile Dealers board

Carey Kemna, owner of of Kemna Auto of Fort Dodge, was appointed to the Iowa Automobile Dealers Association Board of Directors. He will serve as District Four Director for a two-year term ending in 2021. “Carey Kemna brings a wealth of automotive knowledge and experience to this ...

Kim Schilling accepts administrator position

Kim Schilling is now vice president of health services operations/administrator at Friendship Haven. She is a licensed nursing home administrator. Schilling will be responsible for all licensed areas on campus including the Simpson Health Center, the Gardens Assisted Living, River Ridge ...

GoServ Global announces $56,000 matching challenge

EAGLE GROVE — GoServ Global has announced a $56,000 matching challenge for its Sukup Safe T Homes. Any donation offered for the cause will be matched up to $56,000 because of the generosity of an anonymous donor. The challenge will go through June 15, 2019. The goal is to raise ...

Hy-Vee milk drive raises more than $360,000

WEST DES MOINES — Hy-Vee, Inc. has announced that generous customer donations and its corporate participation during The Great American Milk Drive helped raise $360,846 to purchase much-needed milk for local food banks throughout Hy-Vee’s eight-state region. During the monthlong ...

Edward Jones ranks highest in investor satisfaction

Financial services firm Edward Jones ranks highest in investor satisfaction with full service brokerage firms, according to the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study, the firm recently announced. The study measures overall investor satisfaction with 18 full service ...

Valero Renewables celebrates 10 years

Valero Energy Corporation, the San Antonio-based company, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary, the company recently announced. Valero, through its Valero Renewable Fuels Company LLC subsidiary, became the first traditional petroleum refiner to enter large-scale ethanol production with the ...

Lizard Creek open house is Saturday

Lizard Creek Ranch and Event Center, 1762 Johnson Ave., is hosting an open house on Saturday. Tours will be offered from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Lone Tree Revival will perform at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Jondle joins Kesterson Realty

Kathy Jondle is taking her real estate experience to Kesterson Realty. Jondle, a Moorland native, joined Kesterson on April 1. She was previously a realtor in the Des Moines area and worked for two custom home builders in Dallas, Texas. “We built two of our homes and love ...

Brandt honored as top adviser

Jeffrey Brandt, a private wealth advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Fort Dodge, was named to the list of “400 Top Financial Advisers” published by the Financial Times. The annual list recognizes the most outstanding financial advisors who represent the highest levels of ethical ...

Mulroneys join RE/MAX

Cindy and Mike Mulroney have joined the RE/MAX, of Fort Dodge, team. The Mulroneys specialize in residential, lake, recreational, income and commercial properties. They have a combined 36 years of real estate experience.

General surgeon Cheney joins SCMH

LAKE CITY — Stewart Memorial Community Hospital is pleased to welcome Midwest Iowa Surgical Services’ Ronald Cheney, D.O. to its staff. Dr. Cheney is a board certified general surgeon and will provide general surgery services including laproscopic, gynecological, tissue and breast, colon ...