Business Briefs

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 ...

Two area nurses honored

IOWA CITY — The 100 Great Iowa Nurses program recently announce the 2017 honorees. Two nurses from the area were named as recipents: Kathy Collins, Lake City, Stewart Memorial Community Hospital; and Anne Doolittle-Cheyne, Webster City, UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical ...

Griffin is Employee of Month

Josh Griffin, Ford senior master certified service technician, was voted by his coworkers as one of Fort Dodge Ford Toyota’s Employees of the Month for February. He has been with our team since May 2008. He is a very talented technician and an extremely hard worker. His coworkers stated that ...

Miller is Employee of Month

Terry Miller, automotive sales professional, was voted by his coworkers as one of Fort Dodge Ford Toyota’s Employees of the Month for February. He has been with our team since June 2006. He is extremely knowledgeable on all things Ford and Toyota and takes customer satisfaction very ...

Vermeer to serve on board

Jim Vermeer, vice president, business development, Corn Belt Power Cooperative, has been elected to serve as president of the board of directors of the National Rural Economic Developers Association. Elected at NREDA’s annual meeting in November, Vermeer has previously served as first and ...

Bethke promoted at Citizens CCU

Ashley Bethke has been promoted to assistant branch manager of Citizens Community Credit Union at the Hy-Vee office in Fort Dodge. Bethke has been with Citizens for two years, previously serving as a member service representative. Her responsibilities will include assisting with branch ...

Mitch Lewis joins Schnurr & Co.

Mitch Lewis, of Manson, joined Schnurr & Company, LLP, as a staff accountant and will primarily work with auditing. Lewis is a graduate of Manson Northwest Webster High School. Prior to his employment at Schnurr & Company, he was the business manager for Paton-Churdan Community ...

Yung is Schnurr & Co. staff accountant

Ryan Yung is a staff accountant at Schnurr & Co. He finished up at Iowa State this past fall studying Finance and Accounting. In the Spring and Summer of 2016 he worked as an intern for Schnurr & Co. He will be working in the tax department for Schnurr & Co.