Business Briefs

SMCH seeks nominations for extraordinary nurses

LAKE CITY — Stewart Memorial Community Hospital and McCrary Rost Clinic are seeking nominations for outstanding nurses. In partnership with the DAISY Foundation, SMCH has made a tradition of recognizing nurses who, by virtue of their exemplary work, rise above and beyond. The ...

Erickson honored

Tara Erickson, CNA at Grandview Care Center in Dayton, was named Trillium Health Care Employee of the Year recently. Trillium employs over 2,500 people nationwide in 36 facilities. She is pictured with Steve Mulford, Grandview administrator, who presented her with the award. 

Holiday Inn wins excellence award

The Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Dodge recently received the InterContinental Hotels Group 2018 Quality Excellence Award. The award is given to those hotels that have achieved the highest levels of excellence based on guest satisfaction surveys. The Fort Dodge Holiday Inn ...

Rides Bar & Grill pursues burger honors

Rides Bar & Grill, 723 S. 31st St., is once again in the running for the distinction of having the best burger in Iowa. This is the fifth time in six years that the restaurant has been in contention for the honor. The Iowa Beef Industry Council and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association ...

Calhoun County native gets 30 Under 30 Award

ROCKWELL CITY — A Calhoun County native has been honored as a top young professional in agriculture. Andrew Lauver, who now lives in West Des Moines, has received an AgGrad 30 Under 30 Award. He is the manager of industry relations at Syngenta. He has experience in seed and precision ...

Trucking industry pays over $560 million in taxes

DES MOINES — According to data recently released by the American Transportation Research Institute and the Iowa Motor Carriers Foundation, the Iowa trucking industry pays over $561 million in Federal and State roadway taxes. “There should be no doubt that our industry pays its fair ...

Trinity Regional is a top rural hospital in US

UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center has been named one of the top 100 rural and community hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. It’s the fourth consecutive year the Fort Dodge hospital has been recognized that category. Regarded as one ...

Highland Medical earns certification

GOWRIE — Highland Medical Group recently earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for health care staffing services certification. The certification demonstrates Highland Medical Group’s commitment to providing qualified and competent health care professionals. “Highland ...

Essing a top Iowa Realty agent

MANSON — Pat Essing with Manson Iowa Realty recently received an award for being one of the top agents for Iowa Realty in 2018. Essing received the award based on her personal sales volume in real estate sales. She has been with Iowa Realty for 25 years. Essing has 38 years of real ...

Blomker has new role at Friendship Haven

Jennifer Blomker, registered nurse, has accepted the position of Catalyst Neighborhood director and assisted director of nursing at Friendship Haven. In her new role, Blomker will be responsible for planning, monitoring progress, enhancing productivity, and ensuring compliance with rules and ...

Schuur receives sales award

Keenan Schuur, broker associate at Coldwell Banker Associated Realtors has received the Coldwell Banker International President’s Circle Award for his 2018 sales performance. This achievement ranks him among the top independent sales professionals worldwide in the Coldwell Banker ...

Breitsprecher honored for 30 years of service

Youth Shelter Care of North Central Iowa is proud to honor Dean Breitsprecher for 30 years of excellent service to the youth and families we serve. Breitspecher has been a valued and dedicated youth advocate who always displays caring and compassion to our youth.

Mulroney recognized among Iowa Realty agents

Cindy Mulroney, Iowa Realty of Fort Dodge, was named as a top agent for 2018, earning her recognition as a leader for the Iowa Realty statewide network. “Mulroney is one of the leaders within Iowa Realty, and more importantly is a leader within the Fort Dodge local market,” said Brennan ...

Hy-Vee to support The Great American Milk Drive

WEST DES MOINES — Hy-Vee has announced its commitment to delivering much-needed milk to local food banks in its eight-state region by partnering with The Great American Milk Drive throughout the month of March. This is the third consecutive year of the companywide partnership. During the ...

Fareway participating in Shamrocks program

BOONE — Fareway Stores throughout Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota are participating in the Muscular Dystrophy Association Shamrocks program. Fareway Stores invite customers to join them in the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser by adding an iconic paper ...

Citizens Community Credit Union announces new CEO

Citizens Community Credit Union recently announced E.J. Donaghey as its new president and CEO. Donaghey has more than 30 years of experience working in the credit union industry at the retail, state, national and international levels. For the past decade, Donaghey served as president and ...

Great Western Bank Top-10 nationally

SIOUX FALLS, SD —Great Western Bank, the wholly owned subsidiary of Great Western Bancorp, Inc., has been named a Top 10 Best National Bank in GOBankingRates seventh annual Best Banks series. This is the second year Great Western Bank was named to that list. In determining its rankings, ...

Friederichs is a top Iowa Realty agent

Dennie Friederichs was recently named as on of the top agents in 2018 by Iowa Realty Corporate. Friederichs worked out of the Iowa Realty Fort Dodge office. He received the award based on personal sales volume of 1 to 2 million dollars. Friederichs was honored at the the Hy-Vee ...

Bradley is named a top agent of Iowa Realty

David J. Bradley, an Iowa Realty of Fort Dodge agent, was recently named a top agent for 2018. Bradley received the award based on a personal sales volume of millions of dollars in real estate sales. It’s the 17th year he has been recognized. Bradley was honored at the Hy-Vee Corporate ...

FD Young Professionals announce board

The Fort Dodge Young Professionals have announced its 2019 Board of Directors. The Young Professionals provide professional, social, and volunteer opportunities to young professionals in the region. “Our organization works to get young professionals involved & engaged in the ...