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Business Briefs

Brandt honored as top 1,200 financial advisor

Jeff Brandt, private wealth advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Fort Dodge, has been named to the list of “Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors” published by Barron’s Magazine, a publication covering business and finance. The annual Barron’s list recognizes the most outstanding ...

Construction has begun at SMCH

LAKE CITY — Big equipment and construction crews have moved in at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital. Fencing surrounds a large area of the hospital’s parking lot to prevent access to this area for the safety of patients, visitors and staff. Patients and visitors to the hospital or ...

Finucan named to Barron’s list of top financial advisors

WEBSTER CITY - For the eighth consecutive year, Edward Jones financial advisor Tim Finucan, of Webster City, was named to Barron’s magazine’s annual list of “America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, State by State.” Finucan has served area investors for the past 34 ...

Casey’s starts 16 campaign for Special Olympics Iowa

Casey’s General Stores has begun a giving campaign to support Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners across its 16-state footprint. From March 31 to April 15, Casey’s guests can round up their purchases to provide funding for the Special Olympics athletic, health, school and ...

McClure is fast-growing company

CLIVE – Inc. magazine recently ranked Clive-based civil engineering firm, McClure, as the 99th fastest-growing private company in the Midwest. The magazine listed McClure on its 2021 Inc. 5000 Regionals: Midwest list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies ...

Scott named CEO of Citizens Community Credit Union

Dan Scott has been named CEO of Citizens Community Credit Union, the Board of Directors announced recently. Scott, a Fort Dodge native, has been with Citizens since 2007 and has previously held a number of different roles, including interim CEO, executive vice president/chief operations ...

Iowa’s grocers offer grant

Is there a park, school playground, recreation trail or community gathering space in your hometown that needs a little sprucing up? Iowa’s grocers would love to help with a Build with Bags Grant from the Iowa Grocery Industry Association. The Build with Bags program awards grants of ...

Walding achieves private wealth advisor status

Cierra Walding, financial advisor with Ascendant Wealth Management Group, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC has become an Ameriprise financial private wealth advisor. Walding, with offices in Fort Dodge, is among the 17% of approximately 10,000 ...

Armstrong receives safety certification

Shannon Armstrong, director of safety for 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. NATMI exists to improve the ...

Caldwell earns All American Award

Farm Bureau agent Leslie Caldwell received the 2020 All American Award and Hall of Fame. The pretigious honor recognizes Caldwell’s dedication to serving the community. It’s the 10th time she has achieve this honor. She previously earned Million Dollar Round Table. Caldwell has ...

World’s largest carbon capture and storage project underway

GOLDFIELD — As a producer of clean, renewable energy, Corn, LP is partnering with Summit Carbon Solutions to make a clean energy source even more environmentally friendly, The partnership, announced Thursday, will allow 200,000 tons of carbon dioxide to be captured, transported and ...

PCEDC awards Jump-Start grants

POCAHONTAS—Pocahontas County Economic Development Commission have awarded Jump-Start Accelerator grants to two businesses. Powhatan Travel Service of Pocahontas was awarded one of the grants to assist in the transition of the business to a new owner in the county. Eva’s Berries, of ...

Fareway celebrates Supermarket Employee Day

BOONE — As the Food Industry Association celebrates Supermarket Employee Day on Monday, Fareway Stores, Inc. will showcase its appreciation of employees in a week-long event. More than 11,000 Fareway employees in a six-state region will receive a fifteen percent discount to use in-store ...

Reiling joins GreenState as financial advisor

Joni Reiling has joined the GreenState Wealth Management team as a financial advisor. She is primarily located at the 1207 Central Ave. location. Reiling, of rural Webster City, has been in the financial services industry since 2001. Prior to joining GreenState Wealth Management, she was ...

Ashbrook passes testing for financial licenses

Baileigh Ashbrook is an investment advisor representative with Central Financial Group’s Fort Dodge office. She recently passed her testing for Financial Securities Licenses Series 7, 63, and 65. She also has her Life and Health insurance licenses. Ashbrook joined Central Financial Group ...

Flattery earns Ambassador Award

Dan Flattery, agent for State Insurance, was selected for a second year in 2020 as an Ambassador Club recipient. The award is sponsored by State Farm to honor the agents that have been top performers in customer service needs within the Iowa, Nebraska and parts of South Dakota for ...

Hruska to be inducted in insurance HOF

The Iowa Agency Resource Group announced the 2020 inductees to the Team Member Hall of Fame for Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota participants. Qualifications for the honor include helping customers with the highest levels of customer service in financial services including Life Insurance, ...

Doyle earns financial securities licenses

Eddie Doyle, of Fort Dodge, is an Investment Advisory Representative working at Central Financial Group. He recently passed his Financial Securities Licenses Series 7 and 66 . Doyle also holds Life and Health insurance licenses. Doyle moved back to Fort Dodge in 2020 after working at ...

Bowser & Richman welcome Willer

Danelle Willer, CPA, became a partner in Bowser & Richman, LLP, effective Jan. 1. She joins David Bowser, CPA and Jerry Richman, CPA at their office,124 N. Ninth St. Willer has 15 years of public accounting experience. She has worked at Bowser & Richman since 2015.

Ramthun new secretary of enrollment management

Hunter Ramthun is the new secretary of enrollment management and student development at Iowa Central. Ramthun, a native of Manson, graduated from Manson Northwest Webster High School and earned a liberal arts degree from Iowa Central.