Business Briefs

Hy-Vee milk drive raises more than $360,000

WEST DES MOINES — Hy-Vee, Inc. has announced that generous customer donations and its corporate participation during The Great American Milk Drive helped raise $360,846 to purchase much-needed milk for local food banks throughout Hy-Vee’s eight-state region. During the monthlong ...

Edward Jones ranks highest in investor satisfaction

Financial services firm Edward Jones ranks highest in investor satisfaction with full service brokerage firms, according to the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study, the firm recently announced. The study measures overall investor satisfaction with 18 full service ...

Valero Renewables celebrates 10 years

Valero Energy Corporation, the San Antonio-based company, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary, the company recently announced. Valero, through its Valero Renewable Fuels Company LLC subsidiary, became the first traditional petroleum refiner to enter large-scale ethanol production with the ...

Lizard Creek open house is Saturday

Lizard Creek Ranch and Event Center, 1762 Johnson Ave., is hosting an open house on Saturday. Tours will be offered from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Lone Tree Revival will perform at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Jondle joins Kesterson Realty

Kathy Jondle is taking her real estate experience to Kesterson Realty. Jondle, a Moorland native, joined Kesterson on April 1. She was previously a realtor in the Des Moines area and worked for two custom home builders in Dallas, Texas. “We built two of our homes and love ...

Brandt honored as top adviser

Jeffrey Brandt, a private wealth advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Fort Dodge, was named to the list of “400 Top Financial Advisers” published by the Financial Times. The annual list recognizes the most outstanding financial advisors who represent the highest levels of ethical ...

Mulroneys join RE/MAX

Cindy and Mike Mulroney have joined the RE/MAX, of Fort Dodge, team. The Mulroneys specialize in residential, lake, recreational, income and commercial properties. They have a combined 36 years of real estate experience.

General surgeon Cheney joins SCMH

LAKE CITY — Stewart Memorial Community Hospital is pleased to welcome Midwest Iowa Surgical Services’ Ronald Cheney, D.O. to its staff. Dr. Cheney is a board certified general surgeon and will provide general surgery services including laproscopic, gynecological, tissue and breast, colon ...

Jeffrey Brandt honored as financial advisor

Jeffrey Brandt, a private wealth advisor with Ascendant Wealth Management Group, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services in Fort Dodge, was recognized by Barron’s Magazine, Forbes and Ameriprise Financial. Brandt has been named to the list of “Barron’s Top ...

Orchard Glen welcomes Wendy Jo Kelley

Wendy Jo Kelley, licensed public accountant, recently joined Orchard Glen Business Solutions. Kelley has over 26 years of accounting and business experience. “I am committed to providing quality tax and accounting services while establishing lasting relationships with my clients,” she ...

Josie Simonson joins Town & Country

Josie Simonson recently joined the Town & Country Insurance team in Fort Dodge as a customer service representative and receptionist. Simonson, of Callender, worked at Fareway for 13 years.

RoJohn honored for roofing excellence

RoJohn Home Improvement received the 2019 Silver Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Excellence Awar for its industry-leading contributions to roofing. “This industry recognition reflects our continued focus on bringing a results-oriented, customer-driven approach to running our business and ...

Keely Grell joins Moore Bonding

Keely Grell recently joined Moore Bonding Company as administrative assistant. Grell, a Fort Dodge Senior High graduate, previously worked as a receptionist at Active Health Chiropractic.

Fareway shamrock campaign nets record amount for MDA

The annual shamrock campaign at Fareway supermarkets raised a record $164,70 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the group reported. That is the highest amount raised through the shamrock program during the 25-plus year history of the partnership between MDA and Fareway. From Feb. 25 ...

Bailey is one of 100 Great Iowa Nurses

Jessica Bailey, Bachelor of Science in nursing, registered nurse, and manager of clinical performance and quality improvement at UnityPoint Health – Trinity Regional Medical Center, was selected as one of the 100 Great Iowa Nurses. Bailey began her career at Trinity in 2005 as a nurse in ...

Yoakam is new instructor at McSweeny’s

McSweeny’s School of the Performing Arts would like to welcome Kathy Yoakam as a new instructor. Yoakam graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Arts in music education. She taught elementary band/vocal at Stratford Elementary School and high school band at South ...

Google workshop scheduled in Rockwell City

ROCKWELL CITY — Calhoun County economic development is co-hosting a Google Business workshop with the North Central Iowa Small Business Development Center. The workshop will be held April 24 in the Community Room at the Rockwell City Public Library. It is open to any business or ...

State Farm recognizes Wetter

LAKE CITY — State Farm recently recognized Agent Tracy Wetter and his agency for their personal commitment to meeting customers’ multiple needs in 2019. By providing remarkable customer experiences, building customer relationships and positively impacting the growth of State Farm, he is ...

Corn Belt names directors

HUMBOLDT — Corn Belt Power Cooperative named its directors during its annual meeting on April 3. • Gary Poppe, Butler County Rural Electric Cooperative • LaVerne Arndt, Calhoun County Rural Electric Cooperative Association • Dale Schaefer, Franklin Rural Electric Cooperative • ...

Hammer is tops in sales

Judi Hammer won top salesperson in Group AA of the entire Riddle’s Jewelry company for the 2018 year. Hammer is an assistant manager at Riddle’s Jewelry located at Crossroads Mall. September will mark Hammer’s 10th year with Riddle’s.