Business Briefs

Drzycimski earns Mastership Award from dentistry academy

Dr. Nicholas Drzycimski, of Fort Dodge, received the Mastership Award from the Academy of General Dentistry on July 15 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Mastership Award is the highest honor available in the AGD and one of the most respected designations in the profession. To accomplish this, ...

Steven Heddinger of Central Financial receives awards

Steve Heddinger, a partner with Central Financial Group in Fort Dodge, received the Central Financial Group Agent of the Year and the Securities Representative of the Year Award at the Central Financial Group’s Awards luncheon held recently. Heddinger has received both of these awards ...

Alexa Eastwood is now at Haupts Agency

Alexa Eastwood has joined the team at Jeff Haupts State Farm Agency, 226 N. 15th St., in May. She recently obtained her property and casualty insurance license. Her primary role is to help new and existing customers with their insurance needs.

Terry Allers elected to NCARB post

Architect Terry L. Allers, AIA, has been elected to serve as second vice president of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Allers, owner and architect-of-record for Allers Associates Architects in Fort Dodge, which he founded in 1979, has served on NCARB committees since ...

Dr. Diane Happel retires

After more than 20 years as a chiropractor, Dr. Diane Happel has announced her retirement. Her last day of practice was Friday. She has had a practice in Fort Dodge since 2003.

Lara receives Realtor award

Jamie Lara of Re/max of Fort Dodge has earned the Platinum Achievement Award from the Iowa Association of Realtors. The IAR individual achievement awards were initiated in 1988 to recognize excellence in real estate activities. Lara is a member of the National Board of Realtors, Iowa ...

Stewart Memorial announces home care partnership

LAKE CITY — The home care and hospice service line at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital has entered into an enhanced partnership with UnityPoint at Home. SMCH has been a rural affiliate of UnityPoint Health since 2012. “As providers of healthcare, our goal is to always provide the best ...

Shaun O’Neill joins Clay & Associates

Dr. Shaun O’Neill has joined Clay & Associates DDS, PLC dental clinic, 1905 N. 15th St. Born in southern Wisconsin, O’Neill has spent the last decade in Iowa attending both Luther College and the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He has been recognized with numerous awards from ...

Jane Berg receives Realtor award

Jane Berg, CRS, GRI, broker/wwner of Egemo Realty has earned a Platinum Achievement Award from the Iowa Association of Realtors. Berg participated in more than $7.5 million of sales and/or listings to achieve this award. The IAR Individual Achievement Awards were initiated in 1988 to ...

James Mueller joins UnityPoint Clinic

UnityPoint Clinic has welcomed James Mueller, M.D. to its team orthopedic surgeons. Dr. Mueller received his Medical Degree at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He completed a residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan and a fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, Hand Surgery ...

Ted Hugghins named ILTA president

Ted Hugghins, co-owner and manager of Abstract Associates of Webster County, Wright County and Calhoun County, was elected president of the Iowa Land Title Association at its annual meeting in May. He previously served as north central Iowa regional vice president, and as a member of the ...

Tricia Widlund joins Mercy Clinics Family Medicine

Tricia Widlund, ARNP, has joined the team at Mercy Clinics Family Medicine Fort Dodge, 119 Avenue O West. Widlund earned a Master of Science degree in nursing from the University of Iowa in Iowa City in 2010. She also earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of ...

Anna Veltri is new editor of Emmetsburg newspapers

EMMETSBURG — Anna Veltri has been named editor of The Reporter and The Democrat newspapers in Emmetsburg. She replaces longtime Editor Jane Whitmore. Veltri grew up outside Washington, D.C., and earned a college degree from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. Previously, she lived ...

Eischeid Joins SMCH Foundation board

Stewart Memorial Community Hospital has announced that Gary Eischeid is joining the hospital foundation board of directors. The foundation was established in January 2016 for the purpose of inspiring giving to support the hospital. Eischeid brings more than 25 years of leadership to the ...

Bhooma is Hospital Medicine director at TRMC

UnityPoint Health — Fort Dodge has welcomed Vinay Bhooma, M.D., as the new medical director of Trinity Hospital Medicine. He began his new post on May 15. Dr. Bhooma received his medical degree from Kurnool Medical College in India. He completed a family medicine residency at the Mercy Mayo ...

Harmon is named general manager of The Station

Jasmine Harmon, of Fort Dodge, is the new general manager of The Station, 23290 N. 15th St., which is owned by W&H Cooperative. Harmon, 23, took over the new position on May 29. She has worked at The Station for three and a half years, two and a half of them as assistant manager. She ...

Collins named one of Iowa’s top nurses

LAKE CITY — Iowa’s 100 Great Nurses were recently recognized at a ceremony in Des Moines. Kathy Collins, a Lake City nurse was included in the elite group. Collins, quality and utilization management director at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital, was nominated by her peers for the award. ...

Secor honored by IOMA

The Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association has awarded Janet Secor D.O., of Fort Dodge, a life membership.119th Annual Conference and Scientific Seminar held in Des Moines. This status is granted by the association’s board of trustees to members who have reached age 70 and have been an IOMA ...

Macke Motors recognized by GM

LAKE CITY — General Motors and Chevrolet recognized Macke Motors with the 2016 Mark of Excellence Award. The award is presented to Chevrolet dealers from across the country who achieve outstanding sales performance and customer satisfaction. Macke Motors has now been the recipient of this ...

John Perkins joins Johnson law firm

John Perkins, of Fort Dodge, has joined the Johnson, Kramer, Mulholland, Cochrane, Driscoll and Cochrane law firm, 809 Central Ave., Suite, 600, as an of counsel lawyer. He has practiced law in Fort Dodge since 1975. Perkins specializes in personal, estate, charitable and business planning ...