Business Briefs

Williams, Jackson join staff at First State Bank

Kristen Williams joins the First State Bank staff in Webster City as a Credit Administration Specialist. She is a new member of the Webster City Community where she currently resides with her boyfriend Beau Crystal (Webster City), her dog Holden and cat Quinn. Williams is a graduate of Forest ...

Blinkowski joins Maharry Family Dentistry

Dr. Daniel Blinkowski, D.D.S., will begin at Maharry Family Dentistry in early October. He will be at the office every Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Blinkowski specializes in IV sedation for the comfort of his patients. He is one of few dentists in the central Iowa region to offer this ...

Fareway Stores Golf Classic raises $78,000 for MDA

DES?MOINES Fareway Stores, Inc. recently partnered with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to host the 6th Annual Fareway Stores MDA Golf Classic at the Tournament Club of Iowa in Polk City. The event raised over $78,000 for MDA of Iowa, making it the best year for the golf tournament. Funds ...

Kruger graduates from advanced curriculm fellowship program

WEST?DES?MOINES - Registered Nurse Practitioner Alissa Kruger, A.R.N.P., N.P.C., recently graduated from the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) Advanced Curriculum Fellowship Program. Kruger completed the program in less than one year. She is the only provider in Iowa to have completed this ...

Haman joins the team at First State Bank

Melody Haman joined the First State Bank staff in Webster City in April of 2016 as the Human Resources Assistant. She is a 2011 graduate of Southeast Webster Grand High School and a 2015 graduate of Iowa State University with a Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management with a concentration ...

Iowa Specialty Hospitals welcomes new OB/GYN

CLARION?- Iowa Specialty Hospitals and Clinics have welcomed Carlos Rodriguez, MD. Rodriguez specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology including high risk obstetrics, laparoscopic surgery, and the treatment of diseases affecting women.He is board certified with the American Board of Obstetrics ...

Grand opening set

Darlene Johnson's Tax Service and Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors are having a grand opening celebration on June 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be door prizes, drawings, games and grilled food available. The location is 1724 Superior St. in Webster City.

Andy Hejlik receives AIF designation

Andy Hejlik of KHI Financial Solutions has been awarded the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies (the Center), the standards-setting body for fi360. The AIF designation signifies specialized knowledge of fiduciary responsibility and the ...

Orton receives her health insurance license

Mady Orton, of KHI Financial Solutions, has recently received her health insurance license from the State of Iowa. Mady is an Executive Assistant in the Webster City office. Her main responsibilities include handling the processes pertaining to transferring, distributing, and contributing to ...

Brandt achieves Circle of Success recognition

Jeffrey W. Brandt, a Private Wealth Advisor with Ameriprise Financial, has qualified for the company's Circle of Success annual recognition program and will be honored for this achievement in 2016.To earn this achievement, Brandt established himself as one of the company's top advisors by ...

Andy Hejlik attends state NAIFA convention in May

Andy Hejlik of KHI Financial Solutions attended the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors annual state convention in Cedar Rapids on May 5-6.Hejlik participated in educational workshops as well as legislative activities designed to enhance and improve the insurance and ...

Orton joins the staff of KHI Financial Solutions

Mady Orton has recently joined the staff of KHI Financial Solutions. Mady is the new Executive Assistant in the Webster City office.She assists with duties pertaining to any financial service including processing, handling, and submitting applications, and any account transfers, contributions, ...

Hejlik named to Million Dollar Round Table

PARK?RIDGE, ILLINOIS - Outstanding client service, ethics and professionalism have enabled Andrew Hejlik, of Webster city, to again achieve membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table - The Premier Association of Financial Professionals. Hejlik is a three-year member of ...

Fitch upgrades Thrivent Financial to AA+ rating

MINNEAPOLIS Fitch Ratings has upgraded Thrivent Financial's Insurer Financial Strength rating to AA+ (Very Strong), the second-highest of Fitch's 19 categories, and given the organization a stable outlook.Fitch cited Thrivent's extremely strong level of capitalization, which was enhanced by ...

Finucan named to Barron’s list of top financial advisors

For the fourth time, Edward Jones Financial Advisor Timothy Finucan of Webster City has been named to Barron's magazine's annual list of "America's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, State by State".Finucan, who has served area investors for over 30 years, ranked No. 5 in Iowa."I am honored to be on ...

AgSource Labs holds ground breaking

ELLSWORTH - On AgSource Laboratories' staff and community partners, braving brisk spring weather, gathered for a ceremonial groundbreaking April 7 at the site of the future AgSource facility."We can't say enough about how much we look forward to serving clients from this new building," notes ...

Teachers, tools, and llamas

This week was full of adventure. I got to observe a shop class at the high school, visited Blairsburg for the first time, and may even get the chance to see a llama competition this weekend. I am a lover of llamas and even moreso of alpacas.I was given the gift of gab, not woodworking. In all ...

Abens Realty expands sales team

Abens Realty has announced the addition of three real estate agents to its sales team.Loran Seiser, Veronica Garcia and Tami Hejlik add their experience to this second generation, family-owned, local business.Loran Seiser has returned to Abens Realty with the re-activation of his license. ...

Iowa Specialty Hospitals and Clinics welcomes plastic surgeon

BELMOND?- Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics is welcoming W. Dale Franks Jr., MD, to Iowa Specialty Hospital in Belmond. Franks is a board certified plastic surgeon and Diplomat of The American Board of Plastic Surgery. Some of the procedures Franks offers include breast augmentations, ...

Town & Country Insurance recognized for performance

Town & Country Insurance has been named a Leading Partner by EMC Insurance Companies, which means the agency is one of the highest-performing EMC agencies in the country. This designation places the agency in the top 20 percent of all EMC agencies nationally.The Leading Partner award is ...