Business Briefs

Kemna awarded by Buick and GMC

Kemna Auto of Fort Dodge has been recognized as a high performing dealership for Buick and GMC. GMC named Kemna as one of three dealerships in Iowa to receive the 2016 Mark of Excellence Award. Kemna was one of five dealerships in Iowa to receive the Buick Recognition Plaque. The awards ...

FD hotel receives Pride of Super 8 award

The Super 8 of Fort Dodge, 3755 Fifth Ave. S., has been recognized for outstanding quality and service by the Super 8 hotel brand. The local hotel has received the Pride of Super 8 award. This honor is reserved for the very best hotels in that brands portfolio, according to a statement released ...

O’Hern featured speaker at conference

Cheryl O’Hern with Spin Markket was the featured speaker on social media and digital marketing at the 2017 Municipal Broadband Conference of the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities held in Des Moines March 22-23. O’Hern discussed how municipal utilities can implement and improve their ...

Kerrie Kuiper graduates from Tourism Institute

Kerrie Kuiper, executive director of the Fort Dodge Convention & Visitors Bureau, is a graduate of the Year 3 Curriculum of the Iowa Tourism Leadership Institute held April 6 and 7 at the Hotel Pattee in Perry. The institute provides Iowa tourism professionals an opportunity to expand their ...

Jeff Haupts earns Ambassador Award

Jeff Haupts was selected as a 2016 Ambassador Club recipient. The award is sponsored by State Farm Insurance and is based upon assisting customers with their life, health, bank, and mutual fund needs. This year approximately 61 State Farm agents in Iowa qualified for this prestigious award ...

Trost recognized at Abra Auto Body

Angie Trost, customer service representative of Abra Auto Body and Glass, was voted by her coworkers as one of our Employees of the Month for March. She has been with our team since March 2016. She is very friendly and has a great work ethic. Her coworkers stated that she is a hard worker and ...

McField named Employee of Month at FD Ford

Sidney McField, finance manager at Fort Dodge Ford Lincoln Toyota, was voted by his coworkers as one of our Employees of the Month for March. He has been with our team since July 2013. He is friendly and very passionate about making sure our customers are happy. His coworkers stated that he ...

Architect recognized for public service

Terry Allers, AIA, a member of the American Institute of Architects, Iowa Chapter (AIA Iowa) has been recognized as a participant in the AIA Iowa Citizen Architect Program by AIA Iowa for service to the Fort Dodge area. Allers, of Allers Associates Architects PC in Fort Dodge, was elected ...

Trost recognized at Abra Auto Body

Angie Trost, Customer Service Representative of Abra Auto Body and Glass, was voted by her coworkers as one of our Employees of the Month for March. She has been with our team since March 2016. She is very friendly and has a great work ethic. Her coworkers stated that she is a hard worker and ...

McField named Employee of Month

Sidney McField, Finance Manager, was voted by his coworkers as one of our Employees of the Month for March. He has been with our team since July 2013. He is friendly and very passionate about making sure our customers are happy. His coworkers stated that he always has a positive attitude and is ...

Stephens joins Younkers Salon

Chelsie Stephens joins Younkers Salon in Fort Dodge as a stylist. Chelsie lives in Fort Dodge with her family. She has been a licensed cosmetologist since graduating from La James International College in 2011. Chelsie performs a variety of cosmetology services and specializes in balayage, ...

Mannheimer joins McClure Engineering

CLIVE — Former executive director and founder of the Des Moines Social Club, Zachary Mannheimer, will join McClure Engineering Company, a Clive-based Civil Engineering firm, to bring a focus on community planning and economic development in-house. Mannheimer has served as vice president of ...

Stuhrenberg joins First State Bank as teller

Stacey Stuhrenberg joins the First State Bank staff in Fort Dodge as a teller. Stacey lives in Fort Dodge with her husband Tim and their three daughters, Alexis, and twins Mykenzie and Mykaela. She is a graduate of Pomeroy-Palmer High School and has an Associate in Science degree in ...

Taylor honored by Corn Belt

HUMBOLDT — Kathy Taylor, vice president of corporate relations at Corn Belt Power Cooperative in Humboldt, was honored with the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Distinguished Service Award during NRECA’s annual meeting in San Diego, California, on Feb. 28. Taylor was honored for her ...

Brandt named to top advisors list

Jeffrey W. Brandt, CRPC, CMFC, APMASM, a private wealth advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Fort Dodge, has been named to the list of “America’s Top 1,200 Advisors: State-by-State” published by Barron’s Magazine, a publication covering business and finance. The annual Barron’s list ...

Two attend State Farm seminar

Amanda Hruska, sales associate and Roxanne Flattery, team member for the Dan Flattery State Farm Insurance Agency, recently attended the Team Member Hall of Fame — Mid-Year Seminar in Red Wing, Minnesota. The event hosts the top sales producers in both life insurance and bank loan production ...

Caldwell receives Farm Bureau award

Leslie Caldwell recently received the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table Award. The award is designated to Farm Bureau agents who demonstrate their commitment to providing valued service to their clients and community. Caldwell has been a Farm Bureau Financial Services agent for over 13 ...

Lawler receives safety certification

Jennifer Lawler, director of safety at Decker Truck Line Inc., recently received her Certified Director of Safety Certification from North American Transportation Management Institute. This certificate was created by the University of Central Florida. Lawler is a graduate of Iowa State ...

Dencklau honored by IMT Group

The IMT Group recently honored John Dencklau, of Dencklau Insurance Services. Dencklau Insurance Services was named a 2017 Gem Agency for IMT — an award given to agences that demonstrate outstanding performance in the areas of rank, growth, loss ratio and profitability. It is located at 120 ...

Froisland is licensed real estate agent

Lynsey Froisland has successfully completed her education and testing to become a licensed real estate agent with Guthrie and Associates Real Estate. She joined Guthrie and Associates in October of 2016 as office staff. Lynsey is a Fort Dodge native and currently resides here with her husband ...