Business Briefs

Area businesses graduate Goldman Sachs program

Four area businesses were the first 73 businesses in Iowa to graduate from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. The businesses included Ben Pingel; Pingel Farm, Brian Pedersen; Blue Ribbon Pelhams Water, Todd McCubbin; Shiny Top Brewing and Cheryl O’Hern; Spin Markket. The ...

Valero recognized as community-minded company

Valero Energy Corporation has been named to The Civic 50, a list of the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. It’s the sixth consecutive year Valero was named to The Civic 50. Valero ...

Meyer receives designation

Dr. James C. Meyer recently became credentialed for a Fellow Membership with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. This designation signifies Meyer’s professional achievement in the field of sleep medicine. Meyer, of Fort Dodge, has served with UnityPoint Clinic Pulmonology (formerly ...

First State Bank hires Thoreson

Bart Thoreson recently joined the First State Bank team in Fort Dodge as an ag/commercial lender. Thoreson, of Lake View, attended Northwest Missouri State University where he majored in ag business. He has more than 15 years of banking experience, spending the past 10 years with United ...

Hough will offer care at KRHC

ALGONA — Northwest Iowa Bone, Joint and Sports Surgeons will be offering care at Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona, with care provided by Dr. Jason Hough. Hough, a native of Emmetsburg, has been a part of Northwest Iowa Bone and Joint since 2006. He graduated from Des Moines ...

KHI hires Arlaban

Kim Arlaban recently joined the staff of KHI Solutions as an agency support specialist. Her main responsibility will be helping support the agent and the client teams within the agency. Arlaban will assist by maintaining database changes, client and agent customer service, ...

Tepfer joins KHI

Jan Tepfer recently joined the staff of KHI Solutions as their new concierge. She is part of the administration team, which provides support and service for both their locally-based clients and their independent agents statewide. Tepfer’s main responsibility will be to help direct ...

UnityPoint Clinic welcomes Dr. Ilceski

UnityPoint Clinic OB/GYN is proud to welcome Dr. David Ilceski, to our team of experienced and dedicated physicians. Ilceski received his undergraduate degree from Brock University, Ontario, Canada, and went on to receive his medical degree from St. George’s University, St. George’s, ...

Hy-Vee, Pinky Swear fundraise for children with cancer

WEST DES MOINES — Hy-Vee, Inc., in partnership with Pinky Swear Foundation, a national charitable organization that supports children with cancer and their families, announced today that its register round-up fundraising event will be held on Aug. 1-18 at Hy-Vee’s more than 260 stores. ...

UnityPoint Clinic welcomes Dillon

UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine — Walk-In, formerly Urgent Care, is proud to welcome Amberlyn Dillon, physician assisant, to our team of experienced and dedicated providers. Dillon received her undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. She went on to receive her ...

Redmond joins UnityPoint clinic

UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine — Second Avenue North is proud to welcome Kelsey Redmond, advanced registered nurse practioner, to our team of experienced and dedicated providers. Redmond received her undergraduate degree from St. Ambrose University in Davenport and went on to receive ...

Access Systems earns high ranking worldwide

WAUKEE — Access Systems has been named as one of the world’s premier managed service providers on the prestigious 12th-annual Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings. Every year, MSPs worldwide complete an extensive survey and application to report their product offerings, growth rates, annual ...

Dr. Wallace honored with award

Dr. Kelli Wallace, along with her staff at the Webster County Family Planning Clinic, were twice nominated and recently honored as a Triple A Recipient by the BEE Inspired CAPP program. The Triple A award recipient is an individual who is deemed to be an approachable adult in the community ...

Hy-Vee, Variety to give bikes to children in need

WEST DES MOINES — Hy-Vee in partnership with Variety — the Children’s Charity, a national charitable organization that improves the lives of children in need, announced that its Petals for Pedals fundraising event will take place through July 30 across more than 250 Hy-Vee stores. ...

FDSH grad completes otology program

Dr. Hallie (Lehman) Baker, a 2005 Fort Dodge Senior High graduate, completed her fellowship program in otology and neurotology with the Paparella Ear Head and Neck Institute in Minneapolis on June 30, 2019. She will continue her surgical practice at Freeman Ear, Nose, and Throat center, with ...

McCrary Rost Clinic welcomes Halbur

LAKE CITY — The medical staff at McCrary Rost Clinic welcomes Liz Halbur, physician assistant. Halbur, an East Sac County High School graduate, will begin seeing patients at McCrary Rost Clinic in Gowrie and Lake City this month. Halbur began her career as a certified nursing assistant, ...

UnityPoint At Home office transitions

LAKE CITY — UnityPoint At Home Homecare and Hospice has transitioned to Storm Lake and Fort Dodge as the home office for leadership and administrative support. That included the closing of the Lake City office space for home care and hospice. Any new hospice referrals residing in the ...

Allers inaugurated as president of NCARB

Terry L. Allers, FAIA, NCARB, Hon. FCARM, was inaugurated as the president of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards at its Centennial Annual Business Meeting. As president, Allers will lead the organization that supports the 55 U.S. architectural licensing boards in their ...

O’Brion joins Smitty’s Lawn and Landscape

Joey O’Brion, of Fort Dodge, has joined Smitty’s Lawn and Landscape, 2305 Second Ave. N, as a lawn and landscape associate. O’Brion said he prides himself on his attention to detail. “I love the fact that I get the opportunity to see the before and after effect on a job well ...

Steburger’s recognized for its hot dogs

Steburger’s, the Fort Dodge restaurant that serves burgers, coneys, and ice cream, was recently listed as one of the best places in the country to enjoy a hot dog. Taste of Home, an American food magazine, listed Steburger’s in its article titled “The best hot dogs in every ...