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Business Briefs

ISU Extension to offer food safety training

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach is sponsoring food safety training for food service professionals on Thursday, November 14th at the Hamilton County Extension office located at 311 Bank Street in Webster City."We live in a time when food safety hazards and risks are prevalent. ...

Wearda elected president of realtors board

Stacy Wearda, broker/owner with Neighborhood Realty in Webster City and Fort Dodge, was recently elected as president-elect of the Wright Hamilton Board of Realtors. The Wright Hamilton Board of Realtors provides networking and support for realtors in the Wright and Hamilton County ...

New treatments available at Shanti Wellness Spa

MedSpa treatments are now available at Shanti Wellness Day Spa in Webster City.Mary Fortune, owner/esthetician of Shanti, received her certification and Iowa license to perform Intense Pulse Light and laser treatments in August. These treatments require extensive training and certification ...

De La Riva named CFR executive director

Michelle De La Riva has recently been named the Executive Director of Community and Family Resources, a local non-profit agency dedicated to assisting individuals to achieve healthy behavior and lifestyle through the advocacy, treatment, and prevention of substance abuse, problem gambling, and ...

Ruppel named to RVDA Board of Directors

FAIRFAX, Va. - Rod Ruppel of Webster City RV, in Webster City, and Mike Regan of Crestview RV Center in Buda, Texas, were elected to the National RV Dealers Association Board of Directors recently during the Board of Delegates meeting at the RV Dealers International Convention and Expo in Las ...

Pruismann earns RICP?designation

BLAIRSBURG Thrivent Financial for Lutherans financial representative Marlin Pruismann, CFP, ChFC, CLU, RICP, FIC, recently earned the designation of Retirement Income Certified Professional after completing an intensive three-part course offered by The American College of Bryn Mawr, Pa., in ...

Hagie Manufacturing honors 63 farm families

Des Moines Sixty-three Iowa farm families named Iowa Environmental Leader Award recipients attended a Hagie Manufacturing Recognition Luncheon where they were honored for their efforts in environmental stewardship by agricultural executives, leaders and state-elected officials.The Iowa Farm ...

Stratford healthcare workers to receive honors

STRATFORD - Two staff members from Stratford Nursing and Rehab Center have been selected for Excellence in Long Term Care Awards from the Iowa Health Care Association. Jodi Berns-Lennon and Karen Fehrman will receive the honors during a statewide convention to be held Sept. 30 in Des ...

Roelfs new marketing director at Crestview

Crestview Nursing and Rehabilitation has welcomed Jaime Roelfs as the new Marketing Director. Roelfs will be in charge of community relations, event planning, advertising, social media, staff motivation and satisfaction.Roelfs graduated from Ellsworth Community College in May 1999 with a degree ...

Gerber Auto Care receives AAR designation

Gerber Auto Care, located at 910 Seneca Street, Webster City, has been named an Approved Auto Repair (AAR) facility by AAA. Gerber Auto Care is the only repair shop in Hamilton County to currently have this designation among the 8,000 approved shops nationwide."We are very honored to receive ...

El Paisita opens in Webster City

A new mexican restaurant opened for business in Webster City on Sunday.El Paisita Family Mexican Restaurant held its soft opening this weekend, and offered free margaritas and beverages to community members who came out for the opening. The restaurant, which is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 ...

Adams work selected for sculpture show

Tim Adams, Webster City landscape architect and sculpture artist, was selected to enter a sculpture in the Reiman Gardems Iowa Naturally: Sculpture Show recently.The display of 12 chosen pieces are available for viewing at the Ames garden until October 2013.Adam's piece, titled "Winged Samaras" ...

Local financial advisor Finucan honored

Tim Finucan, a financial advisor for Edward Jones in Webster City, was recently honored by the firm for his job performance.This recognition earned Tim Finucan an invitation to Edward Jones' annual Managing Partner's Conferenc in Scottsdale, AZ. The three-day meeting pools Edward Jones' most ...

T&C Insurance honored at national conference

Town & Country Insurance was recognized at the Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance Company national sales conference held in Las Vegas, NV as among the company's leading writers of farm insurance. The annual FAST Track Conference was held in recognition of top-producing agents in sales of ...

Bruce Johnson named to YSS board of directors

Bruce Johnson Jr. was recently elected to serve on the Youth & Shelter Services Board of Directors.He also serves on the YSS of Hamilton County Community Advisory Board, is a member of the Jewell City Council, and commissioner for the Hamilton Soil and Water Conservation ...

Mountain joins First State Bank staff

Ryan Mountain, associate marketing manager, began April 1 in the Webster City First State Bank office. He will be providing marketing assistance to both the bank and Town and Country Insurance agency.He has 5 years of previous banking and sales experience. Mountain graduated from Plymouth ...

Stony Creek welcomes new designer

Valerie Gullicksen has joined the staff at Stony Creek Landscapes as a landscape designer.Gullicksen recently moved to the area from Laurel, Neb. She obtained her horticulture degree from Northeast Community College, Norfolk, Neb. She brings 11 years of landscape design experience to Stony ...

Edward Jones rates high in J.D. Powers study

For the fifth time in as many studies conducted, Edward Jones financial advisors rate the firm "Highest in Employee Advisor Satisfaction among Financial Investment Firms," according to a newly released study by J.D. Power and Associates.The J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Financial Advisor ...

Walding receives financial planner certification

Cierra M. Walding, a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Webster City recently obtained the certified financial planner certification.Walding successfully completed the requirements that include course work and a series of examinations covering financial planning, risk management, ...