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Business Briefs

Fareway to provide additional paid time-off

BOONE — Fareway Stores, Inc. has announced its Fareway Family Frontline Plan to provide cash bonuses and additional paid time-off for its hourly employees who have worked on the frontlines during these unprecedented, last several weeks. A one-time cash bonus will be paid to hourly employees ...

Hy-Vee announces bonus for front line employees

WEST DES MOINES — To show its gratitude during this historic time, Hy-Vee, Inc. is giving a front line employee appreciation bonus to all of its part-time and full-time store employees. The employees will receive a 10% bonus on all their hours worked from March 16 to April 12. The bonuses ...

Iowa Credit Union Foundation opens emergency relief fund

DES MOINES – The Iowa Credit Union Foundation has started a new emergency relief fund to assist Iowans in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused a major disruption to the state’s economy, the income of many Iowans and the health of small businesses across the ...

Pingel graduates with MBA

Amy Pingel, of Badger, has graduated with a Master of Business Administration in organizational development emphasis from Upper Iowa University. Pingel works as the community education assistant director for Iowa Central Community College. She has worked for Iowa Central for three years.

Brandt honored as a top financial advisor

Jeffrey Brandt, a 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. Barron’s Magazine is a publication covering business and finance. The annual Barron’s list ...

Dornath is International Driver Excellence award winner

Duane Dornath, of Fort Dodge, is the recipient of the 2020 Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance International Driver Excellence Award. Dornath is a professional driver for Western Express, Inc. Dornath has been with the company for more than 40 years. He’s safely driven more than 4 million ...

Tyson donates to Iowa Central

Tyson Fresh Meats, the beef and pork subsidiary of Tyson Foods, Inc., has announced the donation of fully-equipped mechanical and hydraulic benches to Iowa Central Community College to support industrial maintenance training in their high school career academies. The donation is part of the ...

Wunder recognized by finance officers association

DUNCOMBE — Lynda Wunder, city clerk/treasurer for the city of Duncombe, has been designated as an Iowa Certified Municipal Finance Officer. She received the designation from the Iowa Municipal Finance Officers Association for achieving its high educational, experience and service ...

WCF Bancorp reports fourth quarter 2019 financials

WEBSTER CITY — WCF Bancorp, Inc., the parent holding company of WCF Financial Bank has announced its results of operation for the twelve months ended Dec. 31, 2019 and 2018. The company’s approximate net income for the twelve months ended Dec. 31, 2019, was $213,000 compared to ...

Neumann earns CIC designation

Ashlee Neumann, account manager of Kingsgate Insurance in Fort Dodge, has received the designation of certified insurance counselor. Neumann successfully completed an insurance education program sponsored by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors. The Society of CIC is a key member ...

Naughton joins IACP committee

Teresa Naughton, executive director of LifeWorks Community Services, recently joined the Iowa Association of Community Providers’ Education and Training Committee. Committee duties include planning educational and training opportunities for the state association; assessing current member ...

Naylor Anderson becomes resident companion at Friendship Haven

Gwenda Naylor Anderson is providing one-on-one care for residents at Friendship Haven as a life enrichment/companion. Her job is to provide resident-centered care and services to meet the individual needs of each resident. These services are done in a residential setting to enhance the ...

UnityPoint at Home earns recognition

UnityPoint at Home — Fort Dodge has been named to the Top 500 of the 2019 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the U.S. For 14 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of agencies and highlighted the top 100 and top 500 agencies ...

Kesterson Realty welcomes Flores

Mary Ann Flores has joined Kesterson Realty as a real estate professional specializing in residential sales. She moved to Fort Dodge from the Philippines in 1997 with son Andre and husband Manny, a Millennium Therapy administrator/physical therapist. Both of her children are finishing ...

Churdan business chosen for SBDC award

CHURDAN — America’s SBDC Iowa has announced Minnehan Metal Works, LLC, of Churdan, as the winner of the organization’s statewide February Small Business of the Month Award. In 1993, Minnehan Metal Works, LLC began as a welding and farm repair shop in a garage in Churdan. Anthony and ...

Caldwell earns All American award

Farm Bureau agent Leslie Caldwell received the 2020 All American Award. The honor recognizes Caldwell’s dedication to serving the community. It’s the ninth time she has won the award. She earned the Million Dollar Round Table in 2017. Caldwell has been an agent with Farm Bureau ...

Roethler joins LifeWorks board

Julie Roethler, of Livermore, has joined the LifeWorks Community Services Board of Directors. As a board member, Roethler provides oversight to LifeWorks’ paid leadership as they fulfill the organization’s mission. The mission of LifeWorks Charitable Foundation is to provide ...

Northwest Bank wins award for well-being of employees

Northwest Bank, an affiliate of Northwest Financial Corp., has been announced as the winner of the 2020 Healthiest State Medium Workplace Award, presented by the Healthiest State Initiative. The award recognizes Northwest Bank for efforts to improve the physical, social and emotional ...

Humboldt native named engineering teacher of the year

HUMBOLDT — Anthony Tegtmeyer, a graduate of Humboldt High School, has been recognized by Project Lead The Way as the Engineering Teacher of the Year, the highest recognition for PLTW engineering educators. Tegtmeyer is an aerospace engineer graduate from Iowa State University. He holds a ...

Family Planning Clinic offers reduced cost screenings

Women age 40 and older who are in need of cervical and breast cancer screenings but can not afford them can now receive these services at the Webster County Family Planning Clinic. The Webster County Family Planning Clinic, located at 110 N. 12th St., has been named a ‘Care For Yourself’ ...