Business Briefs

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 ...

Destinee Johnson joins RE/MAX of Fort Dodge

Destinee Johnson, associate realtor, has recently joined RE/MAX of Fort Dodge. She is a member of the Fort Dodge Board of Realtors, the Iowa Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. Johnson moved to Fort Dodge in 2012 from Arkansas, and has since married Kyle ...

Doyle wins award for builder excellence

Eric Doyle, owner of the local Wausau Homes in Fort Dodge, recently earned the Voice of the Customer award by excelling at being the trusted advisor to past home buyers by earning a 93 percent rating. J.D. Power and Associates average rating for new home builders is 83 percent. The award ...

Fisher is selected for America’s SBDC Iowa award

AMES — America’s SBDC Iowa is pleased to announce that Audra Fisher, business partner for the Webster County Extension & Outreach SBDC, has been chosen as Small Business Development Center Support Person of the Year. Kimberly Tiefenthaler, regional director of the Webster County ...

PRO Cooperative donates to 4-H in area counties

POCAHONTAS — PRO Cooperative recently presented a check to the Iowa 4-H Foundation for $10,000. The funds will support 4-H Programs in six Iowa counties. The donation will be divided among the counties PRO Cooperative serves: Calhoun, Dickinson, Emmet, Humboldt, Palo Alto and Pocahontas. ...

Journey of Hope donates to Trinity Foundation

Shirley Hanna Hottman and Megan Hanna from Journey for Hope, recently presented Trinity Foundation with $6,836.94. Funds were raised to support the mission of the organization to help families with seriously ill children and the expenses that occur or families that have lost a child due to ...

Access Systems recognizes Fort Dodge as Branch of the Year

WAUKEE — Access Systems recently recognized their Fort Dodge location as Branch of the Year. The Fort Dodge branch was honored at the company’s annual Christmas party on Dec. 14. This branch was recognized because of its tremendous growth over the past year and the high level of service ...