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Business Briefs

Kent receives certification

Financial Advisor Ryan Kent of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Fort Dodge, 1411 First Ave. S., has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards to use the certification mark CFP. Kent successfully completed the CFP Board’s initial certification ...

Webster County clinic named PrEP provider

The Webster County Family Planning Clinic, 110 N 12th St. in Fort Dodge, is one of the Iowa health care clinics to be named an approved PrEP provider. PrEP, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV, is one pill taken once a day to aid in preventing the HIV infection from taking hold if a person is ...

Jakeman receives designation

Dave Jakeman, commercial/personal insurance agent at Kingsgate Insurance, has been awarded the Certified Risk Architect designation by the Beyond Insurance Global Network. The Certified Risk Architect is a new breed of insurance agent who is diagnostic, results-oriented, and focused on ...

Walding honored as wealth advisor

Cierra Walding, a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Fort Dodge, was named to the list of “Forbes Best-in-State Next-Generation Wealth Advisors” published by Forbes Magazine. The list recognizes millennial financial advisors who have demonstrated high levels of ethical ...

Unger to provide care at SMCH

LAKE CITY— Stewart Memorial Community Hospital is pleased to welcome Dr. Rick Unger to its staff. Unger is a board certified general surgeon and will provide general surgery services including laproscopic, gynecological, endoscopy, tissue and breast, colon cancer, gall bladder, and hernia ...

SMCH welcomes Kluver to the board

LAKE CITY — The Stewart Memorial Community Hospital Board of Directors welcomes Scott Kluver, of Sac City, to its membership. Kluver graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a business degree. He is a contractor relations representative for American Home Shield. Kluver is ...

Longtime SCMH board members step down

LAKE CITY — The Stewart Memorial Community Hospital Board of Directors gratefully acknowledges the contributions of longtime board members Chuck Schmitt, of Lohrville, and Heather McClue, of Lake City, who are both stepping down after 12 year terms. In 2007, Schmitt joined the board because ...

Area businesses graduate Goldman Sachs program

Four area businesses were the first 73 businesses in Iowa to graduate from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. The businesses included Ben Pingel; Pingel Farm, Brian Pedersen; Blue Ribbon Pelhams Water, Todd McCubbin; Shiny Top Brewing and Cheryl O’Hern; Spin Markket. The ...

Valero recognized as community-minded company

Valero Energy Corporation has been named to The Civic 50, a list of the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. It’s the sixth consecutive year Valero was named to The Civic 50. Valero ...

Meyer receives designation

Dr. James C. Meyer recently became credentialed for a Fellow Membership with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. This designation signifies Meyer’s professional achievement in the field of sleep medicine. Meyer, of Fort Dodge, has served with UnityPoint Clinic Pulmonology (formerly ...

First State Bank hires Thoreson

Bart Thoreson recently joined the First State Bank team in Fort Dodge as an ag/commercial lender. Thoreson, of Lake View, attended Northwest Missouri State University where he majored in ag business. He has more than 15 years of banking experience, spending the past 10 years with United ...

Hough will offer care at KRHC

ALGONA — Northwest Iowa Bone, Joint and Sports Surgeons will be offering care at Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona, with care provided by Dr. Jason Hough. Hough, a native of Emmetsburg, has been a part of Northwest Iowa Bone and Joint since 2006. He graduated from Des Moines ...

KHI hires Arlaban

Kim Arlaban recently joined the staff of KHI Solutions as an agency support specialist. Her main responsibility will be helping support the agent and the client teams within the agency. Arlaban will assist by maintaining database changes, client and agent customer service, ...

Tepfer joins KHI

Jan Tepfer recently joined the staff of KHI Solutions as their new concierge. She is part of the administration team, which provides support and service for both their locally-based clients and their independent agents statewide. Tepfer’s main responsibility will be to help direct ...

UnityPoint Clinic welcomes Dr. Ilceski

UnityPoint Clinic OB/GYN is proud to welcome Dr. David Ilceski, to our team of experienced and dedicated physicians. Ilceski received his undergraduate degree from Brock University, Ontario, Canada, and went on to receive his medical degree from St. George’s University, St. George’s, ...

Hy-Vee, Pinky Swear fundraise for children with cancer

WEST DES MOINES — Hy-Vee, Inc., in partnership with Pinky Swear Foundation, a national charitable organization that supports children with cancer and their families, announced today that its register round-up fundraising event will be held on Aug. 1-18 at Hy-Vee’s more than 260 stores. ...

UnityPoint Clinic welcomes Dillon

UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine — Walk-In, formerly Urgent Care, is proud to welcome Amberlyn Dillon, physician assisant, to our team of experienced and dedicated providers. Dillon received her undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. She went on to receive her ...

Redmond joins UnityPoint clinic

UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine — Second Avenue North is proud to welcome Kelsey Redmond, advanced registered nurse practioner, to our team of experienced and dedicated providers. Redmond received her undergraduate degree from St. Ambrose University in Davenport and went on to receive ...

Access Systems earns high ranking worldwide

WAUKEE — Access Systems has been named as one of the world’s premier managed service providers on the prestigious 12th-annual Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings. Every year, MSPs worldwide complete an extensive survey and application to report their product offerings, growth rates, annual ...

Dr. Wallace honored with award

Dr. Kelli Wallace, along with her staff at the Webster County Family Planning Clinic, were twice nominated and recently honored as a Triple A Recipient by the BEE Inspired CAPP program. The Triple A award recipient is an individual who is deemed to be an approachable adult in the community ...