Business Briefs

HealthPartners UnityPoint Health Medicare plans earn 5 stars

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – HealthPartners UnityPoint Health Medicare Advantage plans have been awarded an overall 5 out of 5-Star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for 2022. The top rating from CMS places HealthPartners UnityPoint Health as one of the highest ...

Hiveley a marketing specialist for Iowa Central

Fort Dodge native Molly Hiveley is the newest marketing specialist at Iowa Central. Hiveley, who graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High before attending Iowa Central, previously worked for the Fort Dodge Community School District as the human resources administrative assistant. She also ...

Munoz joins Iowa Central Storm Lake Training Center

Eric Munoz, a graduate of Iowa Central, has joined the Storm Lake Training Center. A Storm Lake native, Munoz will serve as the welding and industrial mechanics industrial trainer along with being an adjunct instructor at the Iowa Central site. He previously worked for Meridian Manufacturing.

Carmichael newest financial aid coordinator

Iowa Central has hired Erin Carmichael as a financial aid coordinator. Carmichael, a Marshalltown native, graduated from Iowa State with her bachelor’s degree in financial counseling and planning. She previously worked as an accounting tech with Iowa Veterans Home.

Van Diest to acquire NorthStar Bank

WEBSTER CITY — Van Diest Investment Company, of Webster City, and NorthStar Bancshares, of Estherville, have announced an agreement under which Van Diest will acquire NorthStar Bank and Agency. The transaction is expected to close by Nov. 30, 2021, pending regulatory approval. “We ...

Alliant Energy to host safety training

CEDAR RAPIDS – Professionals involved in crisis planning are invited to the Iowa Pipeline Association’s 2021 Pipeline Safety Awareness and Emergency Response programs in October. Alliant Energy is participating in the Coordinated Response Exercise and encourages emergency responders ...