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Business Briefs

Walding honored as Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisor

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

WCF Bancorp announces financial results

WCF Bancorp, Inc., the parent holding company of WCF Financial Bank, today announced its results of operations for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019. The company’s approximate net income for the six months ended June 30, 2020 was $145,100, compared with approximate net income ...

Altaie joins Clay and Associates

Associate Dentist Dr. Nadeen Altaie has accepted a position at Clay and Associates. On Aug. 1, she will join Dr. John Clay, Dr. Shaun O’Neill and Dr. Tyler Wallingford at the Fort Dodge clinic. Altaie attended Drake University. She graduated there with a degree in biology. She ...

Opportunity Living receives multiple grants

LAKE CITY — Opportunity Living will be adding things like automatic external defibrillators thanks to multiple grants the organization has received recently. “We are very excited to announce the grants we have received,” said Jayne Wilhelm, community relations and development ...

Hy-Vee to hand out millions of free masks

In an effort to protect its customers and employees from COVID-19, Hy-Vee will distribute free masks to those entering its stores starting Monday. The company will hand out more than 3 million free masks in an effort to help support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s ...

Fisher Joins EXIT Realty Frontier

EXIT Realty Frontier has announced that Sauscha Fisher has joined its growing team of dedicated real estate sales professionals. Fisher is a Fort Dodge native. EXIT Realty Frontier, located at 321 Central Ave, Fort Dodge, Iowa (50501), is a member of EXIT Realty Upper Midwest’s ...

Anderson joins Community Health Center

Doctor of Dental Surgery Heather Anderson has joined the Community Health Center of Fort Dodge’s dental department. Anderson, of Clarion, obtained her Bachelor of Science from Creighton University in 2006 and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Iowa in 2014. After ...

Schnurr will serve as ISBA President

Jerry Schnurr III, a solo practitioner in Fort Dodge, will serve as the 134th president of The Iowa State Bar Association during the 2020-2021 year. Schnurr grew up in Fort Dodge, attended undergrad and law school at University of Iowa and began practicing law in Fort Dodge in 1986. He has ...

Dutcher named senior VP at Northwest Bank, FD

Matt Dutcher, of Fort Dodge, has been named senior vice president of Northwest Bank in Fort Dodge. John Taets, regional bank president of Northwest Bank in Fort Dodge, recently made the announcement. “We are happy to have Matt join our Northwest Bank team,” Taets said. “His years ...

Hepperle, Olson join LifeWorks Board

Cari Hepperle and Dr. Cody Olson have joined the LifeWorks Community Services Board of Directors. As board members, they will provide oversight to LifeWorks’ paid leadership as they fulfill the organization’s mission. The mission of LifeWorks Community Services is to provide ...

Filloon hired by the Marian Home

Travis Filloon has accepted the position of director of buildings and grounds at the Marian Home & Village after being hired in January. Filloon is a Fort Dodge native. He is a Fort Dodge Senior High and Iowa Central Community College graduate. Filloon’s 40-plus years of ...

GreenState introduces contactless cards

GreenState Credit Union is one of the first issuers of contactless credit cards in Iowa, the credit union recently announced. All new and reissued GreenState credit cards now include this feature. It will go into effect for debit cards in August. “In this time of heightened ...

Jones named chief nursing executive

UnityPoint Health – Trinity Regional Medical Center announced Kari Jones, Bachelor of Science in nursing and registered nurse, will become the chief nursing executive of Trinity Regional Medical Center effective Monday. “On behalf of Trinity, I am very pleased to announce Kari as our ...

Hy-Vee’s End Summer Hunger campaign is underway

WEST DES MOINES — Hy-Vee, Inc., in partnership with Kellogg’s and Keurig Dr Pepper, has announced its End Summer Hunger campaign to provide food for children and families in need. During the month of July, for every qualifying purchase at a Hy-Vee grocery store, one meal will be ...

Hotz named Senior Lender, EVP for Northwest Bank

Sharon Hotz has been promoted to senior lender, executive vice president for the North Central Iowa region of Northwest Bank. Her responsibilities include supervision and production of all agricultural lending, small business, commercial and construction real estate in the North Central ...

O’Hern takes part in Virtual on the Hill

Cheryl O’Hern with Spin Markket + Digital was recently asked to be a representative for Iowa and personally speak during the 10,000 Small Businesses Voices Virtual on the Hill Week. O’Hern was one of 2,100 of the 10,000 Small Businesses Voices community logged in and showed up to ...

Access Systems partners with Sharp to support local restaurants

Access Systems is partnering with Sharp to provide support to select local restaurants around each of its branch locations. Through Aug. 20, with the purchase of a Sharp Multifunction Device, Sharp will offer a $250 gift certificate to spend at specified local restaurants. The promotion ...

Pocahontas County offering $10,000 to new businesses

POCAHONTAS — Pocahontas County Economic Development Commission is hoping to expand the county’s business community by offering up to $10,000 to at least one startup business per year. The offering is made possible through the Jump-Start Accelerator Grant Program. PDEC will provide ...

Mason joins Central Financial Group

Kerstan Mason (O’Brion) joined Central Financial Group as a financial and insurance coordinator. Mason is a Fort Dodge native; she graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High School in 2009. Mason attended Iowa Central Community College and transferred to Iowa State University where she ...

Lennon earns promotion at Woodruff

Woodruff Construction employee Chad Lennon has been promoted to the executive leadership role of West Region president. Woodruff’s West Region is centered on its office location in Fort Dodge and includes the surrounding communities. “Perseverance, dedication, positivity; the list ...