Business Briefs

Dr. John Clay attends training

Dr. John Clay of Clay & Associates DDS PLC, 1905 N. 15th St. recently attended the advanced treatment training With Clear Correct that was held In New York.This is a new option for straightening teeth.

Blake Whalen now at Schnurr & Co.

Blake Whalen joined the staff of Schnurr & Company LLP, 822 Central Ave., as a staff accountant this summer. Whalen was born in Dubuque. He graduated from Dubuque Senior High School in 2013, Iowa Central Community College in 2015 and West Texas A & M University with a Bachelor of Arts ...

Brady Anderson joins Schnurr & Co.

Brady Anderson joined the staff of Schnurr & Company LLP, 822 Central Ave., as a staff accountant this last spring. He worked as an intern there prior to accepting full-time employment upon graduation. Anderson graduated from Humboldt High School in 2012 and University of Northern Iowa in ...

Liz McHenry now at Hair Odyssey

Liz McHenry, formerly of the J.C. Penney salon, has taken a full-time position at Hair Odyssey Inc., 2419 Fifth Ave. S., Suite B. McHenry has 24 years of experience in the cosmetology industry. She specializes in cuts, perms, colors and waxing. McHenry is a lifelong resident of Fort Dodge.

Angie Richardson joins Hair Odyssey

Angie Richardson has joined the staff at Hair Odyssey Inc., 2419 Fifth Ave. S., Suite B, as a full-time cosmetologist. A La’James graduate in 1990, Richardson has 27 years of experience in the industry. She was formerly with the J.C. Penney salon in Fort Dodge. Richardson specializes in ...

Promes achieves board certification

Joetta Promes RN, BSN, ONC, CMPE, practice administrator for Orthopedic Specialists, has earned the professional designation of Certified Medical Practice Executive by the American College of Medical Practice Executives, the certification entity of the Medical Group Management Association. ...

Mel Smith now on LifeWorks Charitable Foundation board

Mel Smith, of Dakota City, has joined the LifeWorks Charitable Foundation board of directors. Smith graduated from Humboldt High School and attended Northwest Iowa Technical College in Sheldon. He is a resident of Dakota City, and is the vice president of Campus Support Services at Friendship ...

Charlene Kelley and Brennan Vaverek join LifeWorks board

Charlene Kelley and Brennan Vaverek have joined the LifeWorks Community Services board of directors. Kelley is a substitute teacher in the Southeast Valley School District. She a member of the LifeWorks Charitable Foundation board of directors, is involved with Christian education at ...

John Ueltschy now a commercial banker at Northwest Bank

Northwest Bank in Fort Dodge has announced that John Ueltschy, of Fort Dodge, is part of its team as a commercial banker. His responsibilities include developing and servicing commercial businesses to help meet their banking needs while supporting their business growth and development ...

Gottula now at UnityPoint Clinic Palliative Medicine

UnityPoint Clinic Palliative Medicine has welcomed Rod Gottula, M.D., who will also be serving as the new UnityPoint Hospice medical director for the Fort Dodge region. Gottula received his Medical Degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Lincoln, Nebraska. He completed a ...

Danielle Berglund joins UnityPoint Clinic Palliative

Danielle Berglund is now providing care at UnityPoint Clinic Palliative Medicine as a nurse practitioner. Bergland, a Webster City resident, who started with UnityPoint Health as a nurse in March 2017. She recently completed her education to become a nurse practitioner at the University of ...

Joe Larson, D.O., joins UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine

Joe Larson, D.O., is now part of the team of primary care physicians at UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine. Dr. Larson received his Medical Degree at Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa. He completed a residency at Iowa Lutheran Family Medicine. Larson is board certified by the American ...

Mahesh Shrestha, M.D., now at UnityPoint Clinic Pediatrics

Mahesh Shrestha, M.D., has joined UnityPoint Clinic Pediatrics. Dr. Shrestha received his Medical Degree at the Universal College of Medical Sciences in Nepal, India, and completed a residency at Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York. Shrestha is board eligible by the American ...

Rose Zach is part of UnityPoint Clinic Surgery team

Rose Zach has signed on with UnityPoint Clinic Surgery as a nurse practitioner. Zach is a Fort Dodge native and has been a part of the UnityPoint Health family for six years as a nurse. Rose received her nurse practitioner degree at Clarkson College. She has experience in treating patients ...

Stephanie Bishop joins Kesterson Realty

Stephanie Bishop, of Fort Dodge, is now part of the team at Kesterson Realty, 1926 First Ave S. She brings 25 years of experience to her new role. She has extensive expertise in the sale of residential properties.

Changes announced at Salon Posh

Toryn Pederson has joined Salon Posh, 21 S. 12th St. Pederson specializes in eyelash extensions and facial and body waxing. Carmie Halligan is new co-owner of the business along with Alecia Moritz. Moritz is a cosmologist with 17 years of experience specializing in cuts and color. Halligan is ...

Darci Mersch is now part of CASA

Darci Mersch, of Clare, is this area’s newest Court Appointed Special Advocate. She was sworn in June 16 by the Honorable Judge Adria Kester and joins other volunteers for the Iowa Child Advocacy Board, which provides oversight and training for the CASA program. As a CASA, Mersch will ...

Shandra Birkett now at Friendship Haven

Shanda Birkett, RN, of Fort Dodge,recently joined the Friendship Haven assisted living team as residential nurse in The Gardens. She comes to Friendship Haven with 11 years of nursing experience. Birkett started her career in Ames working as a medical surgical nurse then moved to Fort Dodge ...

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. ...