Business Briefs

Caldbeck to serve Episcopal Church of the Good Shepard

The Rev. Elaine Caldbeck, Ph.D., is serving the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Webster City.The church shares Caldbeck with St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Fort Dodge.Caldbeck, a native Iowan, has worked as a forester, transportation research analyst, seminary librarian, a faculty ...

ISHC marks one year with Iowa Weight Loss Specialists

Belmond - Iowa Specialty Hospitals and Clinics is celebrating their one year anniversary with partners Iowa Weight Loss Specialists. To date, more than 150 gastric sleeve operations have been performed as a result of this partnership.Iowa Weight Loss Specialists sees patients at both Iowa ...

Bethany Life Foundation receives $50,000 contribution

STORY CITY - The Bethany Life Foundation's thrift store, Affordables, has made its annual contribution to Bethany Life. On June 5, Denice Reisetter, Affordables' store manager and many of her volunteers gathered to celebrate the event. Reisetter said, "Our volunteers give over 5,000 hours of ...

PLAEA consultant named Emerging Leader

Leslie Pralle Keehn, an Instructional Technology Consultant with Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency, has been selected by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development for the 2015 class of Emerging Leaders. The Emerging Leaders program recognizes and prepares young, promising ...

NEW Cooperative donates to 4-H programs

The NEW Cooperative Foundation has shown their commitment to supporting the local 4-H youth.Recently, the Foundation donated about $30,000 to area 4-H clubs. The money is donated for each youth in NEW Cooperative's trade territory, which includes Webster, Calhoun, Carroll, Greene, Franklin, ...

Friendship Haven opens wellness center to baby boomers

FORT DODGE -Friendship Haven is opening its wellness center doors as a fitness club to people 55 and over, and to those any age for yoga and aquatic classes. It will be called BOOMERS Fitness Club. Community memberships are now available for people 55 and over including the Cardio gym ...

Brandt achieves Circle of Success recognition

Jeffrey W. Brandt, a Private Wealth Advisor with Ameriprise Financial, has qualified for the company's 2014 Circle of Success annual recognition program and will be honored for this achievement in 2015.To earn this achievement, Brandt established himself as one of the company's top advisors by ...

Youth and Shelter Services receives three-year accreditation

CARF International has announced that Youth and Shelter Services Inc. has been accredited for a period three years through April 2018..This accreditation decision represents the highest level of national accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows YSS's substantial ...

ABCM Corp. homes on list of Iowa’s best

ABCM Corporation, a long-term care leader in Iowa for more than 50 years, announced last week 14 of the company's homes across Iowa have been named to the U.S. News and World Report's Best Nursing Homes in Iowa list.The ABCM Corporation homes with Five-Star ratings include: Rehabilitation ...

Nordstrom joins First State Bank staff

Becky Nordstrom has joined the First State Bank staff in Webster City as a personal banker.Nordstrom and her husband reside in the Fort Dodge area. She has an Associates of Arts degree in Business and has worked in the banking industry for the past 10 years.She is a volunteer for the Dayton ...

Mueller receives Life Rookie of Year award

As part of his ongoing commitment to providing valued service to Farm Bureau Financial Services customers, Webster City Farm Bureau agent Jake Mueller has received the Life Rookie of the Year Award for FBFS' Western Iowa Region.The honor recognizes Mueller's dedication to serving the community ...

MyMedMart awarded ABC accreditation

MyMedmart has announced they have received a Three-Year Accreditation award in mastectomy, off-the-shelf orthotics and durable medical equipment by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics Inc.MyMedMart was recognized for achievements in the areas of ...

Hejlik achieves Million Dollar Round Table

Outstanding client service, ethics and professionalism have enabled Andrew Hejlik, Webster City, to achieve membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table The Premier Association of Financial Professionals. Hejlik is a two year member of MDRT.Attaining membership in MDRT is a ...

Hammitt earns CIMA designation

Nick Hammitt, a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Webster City was recently authorized by the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA ) as a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA).Hammitt successfully completed the rigorous requirements including investment ...

Beem joins First State Bank staff

Sherry Beem joins the First State Bank staff in Webster City as an Operations Specialist.Beem resides in Webster City with her husband Jeff and her 3 children, Brandon, Sydney and Brock. She is a 1989 graduate of Webster City High School and has an AAS Administrative Specialist degree from ...

AXA Advisors welcomes Brodie

FORT DODGE - Bridget Brodie has joined the Fort Dodge branch of AXA Advisors, LLC. The announcement was made by T.Scott Newman, an executive vice president of the American Division of AXA Advisors, LLC and manager of its Great Plains branch.She will work with individuals and business owners to ...

T&C Insurance honored for performance

Town & Country Insurance has been named a Platinum Partner by United Fire Group (UFG), recognizing the agency as one of the highest-performing UFG agencies in the country.United Fire Group sees the value of investing in and recognizing their strongest agency partners. This past year, ...

Susan Ahlers Leman to lead First American Bank, Fort Dodge

FORT DODGE John A. Fisher, CEO and President, First American Bank, announced that Susan Ahlers Leman has been promoted to Fort Dodge Market President. Ms. Ahlers Leman started with First American Bank in 2001 as Vice President & Senior Trust Officer and was promoted to Senior Vice ...

Chally joins Town & Country Insurance staff

Megan Chally has joined the Town & Country Insurance staff in Webster City as the new receptionist and personal lines customer service representative.She is a Webster City High School graduate and has an AA from Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge. Chally was born and raised in ...