Business Briefs

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 ...

Eischenberger is teaching about CBD oils

BANCROFT — Jenny Eischenberger, of Natural Wellness in Bancroft, is helping to educate others about CBD oils. Eischenberger has been hosting seminars where interested individuals can learn more about the product. CBD or Cannabidiol is made from the cannabis plant, and is diluted with a ...

Hoag joins Youth Shelter Care

Nicole Hoag, licensed master social worker, recently joined Youth Shelter Care of North Central Iowa. Hoag has been licensed as a master social worker for 15 years. Most recently, she worked with hospice as a bereavement coordinator and social worker. Hoag has provided grief support ...

Stem cell therapy offered in Lake City

LAKE CITY — Redenius Chiropractic, of Lake City, has teamed up with Dr. Lee Merritt, MD, of Omaha, Nebraska, to offer stem cell therapy. Some studies on stem cell therapy have shown that the therapy relieves pain in joints and pain experienced from neurodegenerative diseases. Until ...

Weideman joins McFarland Clinic

WEBSTER CITY — Jill Weideman, advanced registered nurse practitioner, recently joined the McFarland Clinic at its Webster City office. Weidman joins Dr. Angela Olerich and Julia Egli, physician’s assistant. Weidman received her Master of Science degree in nursing from Purdue University ...

Duffield attends training

Curt Duffield, vocational director for Lifeworks Community Services, recently attended the 2019 Leadership Institute at the University of Delaware. The National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities offered the training from Jan. 26 to Feb. 1. It was sponsored by the American ...

Hy-Vee is helping replenish food banks

WEST DES MOINES — Hy-Vee has launched a campaign called “Feed the Need” to help replenish local food banks across its eight-state region. The supermarket chain was recently made aware that many food banks were extremely low on food due an influx of additional people over the past ...

Beck will serve as interim CEO

SAC CITY — Jim Beck, of UnityPoint Health — Fort Dodge, will serve as interim CEO at Loring Hospital in Sac City. Brian Martin recently resigned as Loring CEO. Beck will serve the hospital until a replacement for Martin his hired. Beck previously served as interim CEO at Loring in ...

Reeder joins UnityPoint urology center

UnityPoint Health Center for Urology — Fort Dodge is proud to welcome Jordan Reeder, nurse practitioner, to their team and announce the expanded presence within the Fort Dodge community. The clinic is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon. ...

Hauck becomes sole owner of Broadway Vision

EAGLE GROVE — Dr. Brandon Hauck is now the sole owner of Broadway Vision of Eagle Grove. Hauck, a 2007 Humboldt High School graduate, bought the Eagle Grove clinic from Dr. Patrick Lenane in January. Hauck and Lenane had owned the business together since 2015. The two split time ...