Business Briefs

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 ...

Kelly Lochray now at QPS Employment Group

Kelly Lochray has joined QPS Employment Group as a placement coordinator. She previously worked for 17 years as an operations supervisor for JC Penney and performed hiring, scheduling and set up training for new employees.

Robert Myott now at Humboldt law firm

HUMBOLDT — Robert L. Myott has joined the firm of Arends, Lee, Emick and Legvold in Humboldt as an associate attorney. Myott received his J.D. degree from Drake University in 2015 after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in accounting and finance and banking from ...

Drs. Mason and Keys attend seminar

Dr. Joshua Mason and Dr. Sarah Keys attended the ICPA Perinatal Care: Webster Certification seminar. The seminar focused on the role chiropractors have in the care of pregnant women. This specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment addresses the nervous system and pelvic imbalance that may ...

Citizens Community Credit Union promotes Kenzie Brennan

Kenzie Brennan has been promoted to director of marketing at Citizens Community Credit Union. Her primary responsibilities include directing all advertising, branding and promotions, as well as developing and maintaining marketing materials. Brennan has been with Citizens since August 2016 and ...

Danielle Pingel joins UnityPoint Clinic — Fort Dodge

Danielle Pingel has joined UnityPoint Clinic — Fort Dodge as director of operations. She previously was as a manager of population health for Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. In that position she collaborated with site, regional and health system leadership and providers to improve ...

Nancy Leo receives award for her Civitan work

Nancy Leo, a member of Fort Dodge Civitan, has been recognized by the North Central District of Civitan. She received the District Honor Key as well as a plaque for her service to Civitan at the district level. She currently is the public relations chair for the district. Leo has been a ...

Fitzgerald starts ValuTech Pest Control

Pat Fitzgerald is the owner/operator of ValuTech Pest Control LLC. Besides having more than 25 years of experience, Fitzgerald has had extensive pest control education including correspondence courses from Purdue University. Fitzgerald is a lifelong member of the community, growing up in ...

Rev. Sara Hill takes on new role

The Rev. Sara Hill, associate pastor at First Presbyterian Church, was recently installed as the Moderator of the Presbytery of North Central Iowa for 2018. As Moderator of the Presbytery, Hill’s roles will include moderating Presbytery meetings, serving as a delegate at the General ...

Petersen joins Central Financial Group

Fort Dodge native Kole Petersen has joined Central Financial Group as a financial adviser. He will be working out of the Fort Dodge office, 301 S. 25th St. He was previously living in Waukee and working at Principal Financial Group. Petersen has more than 11 years of experience working in ...

Stewart Memorial Community Hospital receives award

LAKE CITY — Stewart Memorial Community Hospital has been named a 2017 Guardian of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have consistently achieved the 95th percentile or above of performance in patient ...