Business Briefs

Brenda Eckard attends NAIFA event

Brenda Eckard of KHI Solutions attended the 2018 National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors State Convention March 7-8. Eckard participated in several educational workshops designed to enhance and improve her knowledge of the health insurance and financial services industry. She ...

Dr. Christopher Palmer now at UnityPoint Clinic

UnityPoint Clinic Orthopedics has welcomed Christopher Palmer, M.D., to Fort Dodge. Dr. Palmer most recently worked as an orthopedic surgeon at UnityPoint Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Dubuque. He is board-certified in orthopedic surgery. Palmer is a graduate of the U.S. Air ...

Jeffrey Brandt honored by Forbes Magazine

Jeffrey Brandt, a private wealth advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Fort Dodge, 1400 Central Ave., was named to the list of “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” published by Forbes Magazine. The list recognizes financial advisors who have demonstrated high levels of ethical standards, ...

Neven Mulholland receives prestigious honor

Neven J. Mulholland, of Fort Dodge, has been named to the ranks of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators for 2018. Selection is by invitation only and is intended to identify the nation’s most exceptional trial attorneys in high value, high stakes legal matters. To be considered for ...

Mark Passow achieves certification

Farm Bureau Financial Services has announced that Mark Passow, of Fort Dodge, has been certified as an Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS). This insurance certification recognizes proficiency in the fundamentals of agribusiness, farm risk management and insurance. To obtain the ...

Dr. Adam Swisher named medical director

Adam Swisher, DO, is the regional medical director of UnityPoint Hospice. Dr. Swisher received his medical degree from the Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center. He completed a family medicine residency at Mercy Medical Center North Iowa in Mason City. Swisher specializes in family ...

Brad Duffy joins Farm Bureau Financial Services

HUMBOLDT – Farm Bureau Financial Services has announced that Brad Duffy has joined the Humboldt Farm Bureau office as a sales associate. Prior to this career move, Duffy was co-owner of C & D Garage Door Services in Humboldt. Duffy is also an active member of the Humboldt Community ...

Iowa Realty recognizes Friederichs as top agent

Dennie Friederichs was named by Iowa Realty as one of the top agents in 2017, earning him recognition as a leader for the Iowa Realty franchises. Friederichs works out of the Fort Dodge office. He received this award based on a personal sales volume of one to $2 million. This is the 16th time ...

Dr. Shaun O’Neill offers dental implant services

Dr. Shaun O'Neill is now providing dental implant services at Clay & Associates DDS, PLC, 1905 N. 15th St., after completing additional training. The Dental Implant Continuum course provides dentists the education and training to provide the implant services. Dental implants have become ...

Friendship Haven promotes Sue Blanchet

Sue Blanchet has recently been promoted to marketing director at Friendship Haven. For the last 18 years, Blanchet been part of the Friendship Haven team. She served as executive assistant to the chief executive officer and executive team. In her new role, Blanchet will handle all areas of ...

Amanda Moore takes position at Friendship Haven

Amanda Moore, RN, has returned to Friendship Haven as the care coordinator in the Arbor Lane neighborhood. As care coordinator, Moore is responsible for managing Arbor Lane, coordinating with other neighborhoods and advocating for patients and employees. Moore has five years of nursing experience.

Joanne Lee elected chair of Friendship Haven group

Joanne Lee was elected in December in as Resident Advisory Board chair of Friendship Haven. She began her duties Jan. 1. Lee will serve as the representative for residents during Friendship Haven board meetings, monthly resident Town Hall meetings and will also lead the Resident Advisory ...

Sayers and Lundberg named to board

Friends of UnityPoint Health — Fort Dodge has named Jane Lundberg and Cheryl Sayers to its board of directors. Lundberg has 40 years of experience as a registered nurse at UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center. She is currently a volunteer at UnityPoint Health — Fort Dodge ...

Kelly Hindman is a VP at Friendship Haven

Kelly Hindman is the new vice president of campus support services at Friendship Haven. Hindman oversees all entities that support Friendship Haven. From building and ground maintenance to housekeeping and laundry, he manages the necessary services the campus requires to function properly. ...

Stacy Poldervaart named to direct Catalyst

Friendship Haven has named Stacy Poldervaart the director of Catalyst. The Catalyst neighborhood has long served as the transitional neighborhood on campus, and recently expanded from 16 to 30 rooms, allowing for additional service offerings. For the 14 months prior to her new role, Poldervaart ...

Teresa Banks directs Schmoker Adult Day

Schmoker Adult Day at Friendship Haven is now under the direction of Teresa Banks. As director of the adult day program, Banks is responsible for leading staff, and organizing schedules and activities for participants. For participants, Schmoker Adult Day Services offers opportunities to ...

Corn Belt Power honors longtime employees

HUMBOLDT — On Jan. 6, 14 employees of Corn Belt Power Cooperative, headquartered in Humboldt, were honored for service to the cooperative and received awards at a company event in Emmetsburg. Recognized were Rick Skow, electrical maintenance foreman, 30 years; Mike Finnegan, journeyman ...

Cameron Nelson now at Shimkat

Cameron Nelson, of Fort Dodge, has joined the team at Shimkat Motor Co. as the commercial sales/fleet manager. Nelson is a 2010 graduate of St. Edmond High School and attended Iowa Central Community College. Previously, he was the general manager of the Sears Hometown Store in Fort Dodge. ...

Andy Hejlik earns professional designation

WEBSTER CITY — Andy Hejlik of KHI Financial Solutions has been awarded the Professional Plan Consultant designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies, the standards-setting body for Fi360. The PPC designation signifies specialized training on retirement plan management and ...

Meghan Baldridge joins Youth Shelter Care

Meghan Baldridge, LISW, has joined Youth Shelter Care of North Central Iowa Inc. as a licensed independent social worker. Baldridge holds a Master of Social Work degree from Southern Illinois University and has 10 years of experience working with children and families. She is also a ...