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Mason joins Central Financial Group

Kerstan Mason (O’Brion) joined Central Financial Group as a financial and insurance coordinator. Mason is a Fort Dodge native; she graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High School in 2009. Mason attended Iowa Central Community College and transferred to Iowa State University where she ...

Lennon earns promotion at Woodruff

Woodruff Construction employee Chad Lennon has been promoted to the executive leadership role of West Region president. Woodruff’s West Region is centered on its office location in Fort Dodge and includes the surrounding communities. “Perseverance, dedication, positivity; the list ...

Dungeons and Dodgers advance in Open 4 Business competition

The Iowa Economic Development Authority recently awarded $40,000 to five Main Street programs around the state, including one business owner in Fort Dodge. Ethan Becker, owner of Dungeons and Dodgers, located at 1018 Central Ave., is moving into the final round of competition. Becker will ...

Srinivas elected to AMA council

Megan Srinivas, the infectious disease and internal medicine specialist at Community Health Center in Fort Dodge, has been elected to serve as one of the 12 members of the American Medical Association’s Council on Medical Service. Srinivas has been a member of the AMA for several years. ...

Christensen joins Community Health Center of Fort Dodge

Tammy Christensen, registered dental assistant, has joined the Community Health Center of Fort Dodge, 126 N. 10th Street. Christensen, of Webster City, has been named dental clinic manager at the Fort Dodge location. She has 40 years of dental experience. Community Health Center ...

One Vision names Pinske chief development officer

CLEAR LAKE — Jennifer Pinske has been named chief development officer for the nonprofit organization, CEO Mark Dodd recently announced. Pinske grew up in northern Minnesota where she began working with people with disabilities while in college. Upon moving to Iowa in 2007, she accepted ...

Northwest Bank to open bank in Ames

SPENCER – Leadership of Northwest Bank has announced plans to open a bank location in Ames. The new Ames location increases Northwest Bank’s footprint to 20 banks located throughout northwest and central Iowa, and eastern Nebraska. “Our company’s vision is to be the employer ...

Public Health, Hanes and Fareway partner to provide cloth masks

BOONE – The Iowa Governor’s Office and the Iowa Department of Public Health donated more than 35,000 masks on May 22 for Fareway to distribute to its customers. “We appreciate the generous donation, and partnership with Governor Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Public Health,” said ...

Heartland Bank provides millions in PPP loans for local businesses

SOMERS — Heartland Bank announced Wednesday that it has processed more than 167 loans totaling $12,394,489 under the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program to help local small businesses support payroll and related costs. The average loan size was approximately ...

Nelson becomes certified healthcare operations professional

Phillip Nelson, director of facilities operations at UnityPoint Health – Fort Dodge, recently became a certified healthcare operations professional through DNV-GL Healthcare USA. This certification supports hospital operations in the physical environment functional areas of quality ...

First State Bank among healthiest in America

CHARLOTTE, N.C., — DepositAccounts.com, a subsidiary of LendingTree, has released its list of the 2020 Top 200 Healthiest Banks in America. “It is such an honor to have First State Bank consistently recognized among the top 200 healthiest in America,” said Dave Taylor, First State ...

Anand joins orthopaedic team in Fort Dodge

UnityPoint Health — Fort Dodge and CNOS have welcomed Dr. Prashanth Anand, orthopaedic surgeon, to its team. Anand will be joining CNOS PC and working full-time at UnityPoint Clinic Orthopedics in Fort Dodge, beginning June 1. Anand is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon who ...

Yung joins Johnson Law Firm

Brian L. Yung has joined the law firm of Johnson, Kramer, Mulholland, Cochrane & Cochrane, P.L.C., as an attorney and partner. Yung has been practicing with a Sioux City firm since 2001 and previously worked in firms in Fort Dodge and Des Moines. His practice areas include: personal ...

Wells Fargo donates to nonprofits

The Wells Fargo Foundation has awarded grants totaling $515,000 to 25 Iowa nonprofits in the last few weeks to support the community response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will help deliver critical relief to assist the most vulnerable in the community as well as small businesses. ...

Community Health Center receives grant

Community Health Center of Fort Dodge was one of 18 community health centers in Iowa to receive a $20,000 grant from the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation. Each of the 18 safety net clinics and/or federal qualified health centers (FQHCs) provide primary health care, dental care and/or mental ...

Hamm joins Midwest Foot and Ankle Center

Dr. Brian Hamm, a podiatrist, has joined Midwest Foot and Ankle Center. He joined the practice in November of 2019. Hamm was previously a provider with Trimark Foot and Ankle Center. He left the area to practice in Illinois for 10 years. Hamm returned to Fort Dodge to partner with Dr. ...

America’s SBDC Iowa announces small business challenge

AMES — America’s SBDC Iowa has announced a social media campaign to support small businesses across the state. Their campaign, Support Small Businesses 5 Day Challenge, is a way that everyone can support small businesses from the safety of their home. The 6-part video series will consist ...

GreenState’s Give & Grow program to benefit schools

GreenState Credit Union is supporting area schools with a matching program for credit union members. Available through May 15, GreenState members are invited to donate to partnering school foundations in markets where GreenState has a branch location. GreenState will match the donation ...

Ashbrook is independent agent at Central Financial Group

Baileigh Ashbrook (O’Brien) started at Central Financial Group in September 2019. Ashbrook, a 2008 Fort Dodge Senior High graduate, has since earned her life and health insurance licenses. She plans to get her securities licenses and pursue a career as a financial advisor. She is an ...

Finucan named to Barron’s list of top financial advisors

WEBSTER CITY — For the seventh year, Edward Jones financial advisor Tim Finucan, of Webster City, has been 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 33 years. “This is ...