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Business Briefs

Decker earns IMTA awards

The 2019 IMTA Management Conference was held on Sept. 25 in Des Moines. Professionals and companies were recognized for their outstanding efforts related to safety, maintenance, operations and professionalism during the IMTA Awards and Leadership dinner. Decker was represented by the ...

Walding honored as Top Wealth Advisor Mom

Cierra Walding, a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Fort Dodge, was named to the list of “Working Mother Top Wealth Advisor Moms” published by Working Mother Magazine. The list recognizes women financial advisors with children in the home under the age of 18 who represent high ...

K/PACEDC receives business retention award

Kossuth-Palo Alto County Economic Development Corp. was presented an overall Business Retention and Expansion Program Gold Level Award at the International Economic Development Council in Indianapolis on Oct. 15. This award honors economic development initiatives that focus on retaining and ...

Elbert receives Jeffrey A. Finkle award

Maureen Elbert, executive director of Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation received the 2019 Jeffrey A. Finkle Organizational Leadership Award on Oct. 14 at the International Economic Development Council in Indianapolis. This award recognizes an individual who has ...

Iowa Specialty Hospital receives accreditation

CLARION — Iowa Specialty Hospital has announced the successful completion of its new accreditation process from DNV GL — Healthcare. By earning accreditation, Iowa Specialty Hospital has demonstrated it meets or exceeds patient safety standards (Conditions of Participation) set forth by ...

Post named president of Northwest Financial Corp.

Greg Post has been named president of Northwest Financial Corp, Arnolds Park. Post will also continue to serve as CEO of Northwest Bank. Northwest Bank is a division of Northwest Financial Corp. Post succeeds Jeff Plagge as president of Northwest Financial Corp. Plagge, who was recently ...

UnityPoint to sponsor mental wellness education

DES MOINES — UnityPoint Health has announced it is launching a new mental wellness program for middle and high school students in Iowa and Illinois. The interactive digital course, called Mental Wellness Basics, will equip students in grades eight through 10 with the knowledge and skills ...

Lara earns realtors award

Jamie Lara, co-owner of Legacy Realty, has earned the Iowa Association of Realtors 2018 Diamond Achievement Award for $10-plus million in closed transactions for the year. Lara has been a licensed realtor since 2013. She is a member of the Fort Dodge Board of Realtors, the Iowa Association of ...

Access Systems wins CRN Triple Crown Award

WAUKEE — Access Systems announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Access as a 2019 Triple Crowd Award winner. CRN Triple Crown Award winners rank among the largest IT solution providers in North America in terms of revenue on the Solution Provider 500 list. They are ...

MIDAS welcomes new executive director

The Mid-Iowa Development Association (MIDAS) Council of Governments welcomes their new executive director, Kathy Pfiffner, who began work on Sept. 3. Previously, Pfiffner served as a financial analyst for the U.S. EPA in Washington D.C., special projects coordinator for the USDA Rural ...

Murman receives preferred lender designation

The Iowa Finance Authority announced a total of 20 lenders have earned IFA’s 2020 Preferred Lender designation. IFA Preferred Lenders serve as ambassadors for Iowa home buyers seeking assistance with the homeownership process and are expertly trained in IFA mortgage and down payment ...

Grannon speaks on Trinity Foundation success

Carol Grannon, senior director of development, UnityPoint Health Trinity Foundation, was a keynote speaker in Nashville, Tennessee, on Sept. 30 at the Thompson & Associates National Conference. The conference is for profit and non-profit organizations, focusing on tax law applications and ...

Community Health Center receives funds for oral health

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced that Community Health Center of Fort Dodge and Mason City has been awarded funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration to expand oral health service though new infrastructure enhancements. These investments ...

Shimkat elected to America’s SBDC board of directors

AMES — Lisa Shimkat, state director of America’s SBDC Iowa, has been re-elected to serve on America’s SBDC National Board of Directors. Shimkat has served on the board since September 2017. She is the board liaison for the Research and Data Committee. That committee is responsible ...

McFadden receives SHIIP certification

Rhonda McFadden, financial advocate for the Community Health Center of Fort Dodge has completed SHIIP training and is now a certified SHIIP counselor. SHIIP which stands for Senior Health Insurance Information Program is a free, confidential service of the State of Iowa Insurance Division. ...

UnityPoint welcomes Thacker

UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine – Kenyon Road is proud to welcome Bobbi Thacker, advanced registered nurse practitioner, to our team of experienced and dedicated providers. Thacker has been a part of the UnityPoint Health – Fort Dodge team since 2012. She started as a registered nurse ...

Northwest Bank earns top workplaces award

Northwest Bank has been awarded a 2019 Top Workplaces honor by the Des Moines Register. The Top Workplaces are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by Energage, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace ...

Hawley joins LifeWorks Board

MaKenzie Hawley has joined the LifeWorks Community Services Board of Directors. As a board member, Hawley will provide oversight to LifeWorks’ paid leadership as they fulfill the organization’s mission. The mission of LifeWorks Charitable Foundation is to provide financial support ...

Ronald McDonald House receives $5,000 from Hy-Vee

DES MOINES — Ronald McDonald House recently received a $5,000 donation from Hy-Vee, Inc. to provide Home Away From Homes for out of town families with critically ill children. Families travel to Des Moines to seek the medical care needed to treat and manage their child’s illness. ...

Co-owners of RE/MAX earn award

Lindsey McKinney and Molly Johnson, co-brokers and co-owners of RE/MAX of Fort Dodge, have earned the prestigious RE/MAX 100 Percent Club Award. They were presented this award in Las Vegas, Nevada. This award is given to a RE/MAX Realtor whose paid commissions in a given year totaled ...