Business Briefs

Andrea Doster achieves health coach certification

Andrea Doster, Friendship Haven wellness assistant, recently received the certification as an ACE Health Coach. Health coaches are qualified to help individuals safely and effectively lead healthier lives, by encouraging and implementing long-term change. ACE certified health coaches can assist ...

Jeremy Price attends National Tax Practice Institute

In order to stay up-to-date on the latest changes in tax regulations, Jeremy Price E.A. with Price Tax Consulting attended the three-day National Tax Practice Institute in Las Vegas, July 31 through Aug. 3 to further develop and fortify his skills in representing taxpayers before the IRS. ...

Security Savings Bank promotes Trevor Johnson

FARNHAMVILLE — Trevor Johnson has been promoted to the position of marketing director at Security Savings Bank. Johnson joined the Security Savings Bank team at the bank’s Farnhamville office one year ago as administrative secretary.

Shelby Wright earns certification

Shelby Wright, account manager for Kingsgate Insurance in Fort Dodge, recently earned the prestigious Certified WorkComp Advisor designation, conferred by the Institute of WorkComp Professionals. The Asheville, North Carolina-based organization trains insurance professionals to locate costly ...

First American Bank welcomes Andy Reed as a VP

Andy Reed has joined the Fort Dodge team of First American Bank as vice president/community banking. Reed received his Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration at Buena Vista University and has more than eight years of experience in the banking industry. He has expertise in commercial ...

Christa Willson promoted at Security Savings Bank

Security Savings Bank has promoted Christa Willson to customer service supervisor. Willson is a 2008 graduate of Eagle Grove High School and of Buena Vista University with a major in finance and accounting. She began her career with Security Savings Bank as a summer intern and then became a ...

Tom Condon joins Kesterson Realty

Tom Condon has joined the team at Kesterson Realty, 1926 First Ave. S. He earned his real estate license in 2005 and his broker’s license in 2013. Condon has a family farming operation in the Barnum area. He has been a member of the Manson Northwest Webster school board and the St. Edmond ...

Donni Mitchell now at Kesterson Realty

Donni Mitchell, broker/associate has joined Kesterson Realty, 1926 First Ave. S. She has been a licensed Realtor in Iowa since 1987. Mitchell specializes in listing and selling residential, income and commercial properties.

Britt Shelton joins Kesterson Realty

Britt Shelton has begun a real estate career at Kesterton Realty Inc. after receiving his real estate license. Shelton farms in Woolstock with his family. He attended Iowa State University and has been a life-long farmer.

Lindsey McKinney earns ReMax award

Lindsey McKinney, broker and co-owner of Re/Max of Fort Dodge Inc. has earned the prestigious Re/Max 100 Percent Club Award. This award is given to a RE/MAX Realtor whose paid commissions in a given year totaled above $100,000. McKinney has been a licensed Realtor since 2008. She is a ...

Renae Lane retires from Security Savings Bank

FARNHAMVILLE — Renae Lane retired from her position as marketing director at Security Savings Bank on July 31. Lane started with Security Savings Bank in 1999 as the Travel Club coordinator and in 2005 moved into her fulltime position by adding the responsibilities of marketing director. ...

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 ...