Business Briefs

Dr. Tyler Wallingford joins Clay and Associates

Dr. Tyler Wallingford joined Clay and Associates DDS, PLC, 1905 N. 15th St., as an associated dentist on Aug. 1. Clay and Associates provides dental care for the entire family along with dental implants, and other specialized dental health procedures. Wallingford is an Atlantic native where ...

Ronconi Acquisitions receives US patent

Ronconi Acquisitions LLC was recently granted a Utility Patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patent is for a portable ultrasonic descaling device, which has applications in the commercial and residential pool, spa and marine industries. The inventor, Dr. Bob Ronconi, ...

Andee Hammen joins Iowa Central team

Andee Hammen has joined the staff at Iowa Central as an enrollment/recruiting specialist. Hammen is from Jolley and is a graduate of South Central Calhoun High School. She attended Iowa State University and graduated with a B.S. degree in agriculture education. Hammen is active in the Iowa ...

Ky Kramer to coach basketball at ICCC

Ky Kramer began July 1 as assistant men’s basketball coach and housing coordinator at Iowa Central. Kramer is from Cedar Rapids and is a graduate of Iowa Central, Midland University, and Mount Mercy University. While a student at Iowa Central, Kramer was a member of Triton basketball team.

Kris Gracwin is ICCC’s head golf coach

Kris Gracwin has is now part of the coaching staff at Iowa Central as the head men’s and women’s golf coach and an advising and success coach. Gracwin is from Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, and holds a bachelor’s degree in sports management and leadership from Viterbo University.

Cynthia Danielson is a trainer at Iowa Central

Cynthia Danielson, of Dayton, has joined the Iowa Central staff as a leadership and safety industrial trainer. Danielson is a graduate of Eldora High School and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from the University of Northern Iowa and a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from ...

Ryan Kent receives key professional designation

Ryan Kent of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Fort Dodge, has achieved the professional designation of Accredited Asset Management Specialist. Kent successfully completed the Accredited Asset Management Specialist, or AAMS, Professional Education Program from the Denver-based ...

Northwestern Mutual relocates office

Four Northwestern Mutual representatives located in Fort Dodge, moved their offices effective Aug. 1. Brett Lauinger, wealth management adviser, Steve Bedford, financial adviser, Gary Kamrath, financial adviser, and Jason Hamilton, financial representative are now at 1523 Second Ave. ...

Trinity Regional Medical Center welcomes Emeka Nzewi, M.D.

UnityPoint Health – Trinity Regional Medical Center has welcomed Emeka Nzewi, M.D., to its team of hospitalists. Dr. Nzewi received his Medical Degree at University of Nigeria, Enugu, Nigeria, and completed a residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...

Stacey Bochart now teaches at Iowa Central Community College

Stacey Bochart began July 1 as a LifeSkills instructor for Iowa Central. She will be working at the North Central Correctional Facility. Bochart is from Eldridge and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Simpson College. She is also the Sunday School director at Grace Lutheran Church.

Chris Cleveland now at ICCC’s Storm Lake Center

Chris Cleveland became the Storm Lake Center Director for Iowa Central in June. He is from Fort Dodge, and holds a Master of Education degree in curriculum and instruction from Western New England University. Cleveland was previously an advanced instructor in the electrical technology program ...

Raeann Hanlon now part of team at Iowa Central Community College

Raeann Hanlon has joined the team at Iowa Central as the Business and Industrial Technology Department Associate. Hanlon is from Rockwell City. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in event management and apparel merchandising from Iowa State University and a Master of Arts degree in ...

Kolton Kersten is assistant wrestling coach at Iowa Central

Kolton Kersten joined Iowa Central as an assistant wrestling coach in June. Kersten is from Missouri Valley and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in human performance fitness management and will finish his Master of Science degree from Midland University in December. Kersten was a member of the ...

Jaci Stumpf joins ICCC’s admissions team

Jaci Stumpf is now part of the admissions team at Iowa Central as a recruitment and enrollment specialist. Stumpf is from Fort Dodge and is a graduate of St. Edmond High School, Iowa Central Community College, and Grand View University.

Former Fort Dodge resident sells Chicago-area company

Compass, a rapidly expanding real estate firm with a growing presence across the nation has acquired The Hudson Company, which is based in Winnetka, Illinois. Founded in 2001 by Joanne and Steve Hudson, a husband-wife team, The Hudson Company has expanded rapidly and currently has 25 ...

Nick Cochrane joins LifeWorks Community services board

Nick Cochrane, of Fort Dodge, has joined the LifeWorks Community Services board of directors. As a board member, Cochrane provides oversight to LifeWorks’ paid leadership as they fulfill the organization’s mission. The mission of LifeWorks Community Services is to provide opportunities ...

Bev Davis now on LifeWorks Charitable Foundation board

Bev Davis, of Fort Dodge, has joined the LifeWorks Charitable Foundation’s board of directors. As a board member, Davis provides oversight to LifeWorks’ paid leadership as they fulfill the organization’s mission. The mission of LifeWorks Charitable Foundation is to provide financial ...

State Bar Association elects Schnurr

The Iowa State Bar Association has named its 2018-2019 slate of leadership, and a Fort Dodge attorney has been elected as an officer in line for the presidency. Jerry L. Schnurr III will serve as the vice president of the Iowa State Bar Association from July 2018 to June 2019, then ...

Austin Nerhus joins Heartland Bank

Austin Nerhus has joined the team at Heartland Bank as an agricultural lender. His office will be in Somers, but he will spend most of his time visiting clients on their farms. Growing up near Badger, Nerhus was actively involved with helping his family with their cow/calf herd and row crop ...