Business Briefs

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 ...

Fox recognized with award from KHI Solutions

Jean Fox of Seamonds Insurance was recently recognized by KHI Solutions with the 2015 Partners in Excellence Grow Your Business Award.This award acknowledges the expertise and sales experience Fox uses to find the right products to fit the individual needs of her clients. KHI presented this ...

Brandt named one of Top 1,200 Advisors

Jeffrey W. Brandt, a private wealth advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Webster City has been named to the list of "America's Top 1,200 Advisors: State-by-State" published by Barron's Magazine, a publication covering business and finance.The annual Barron's list recognizes the most outstanding ...

Doering is new WCF Financial Bank CFO

WCF Financial Bank recently announced that Kasie Doering has joined their executive team as Chief Financial Officer and that she will oversee all financial activities of the institution."Kasie brings expertise to our executive team that will assist our organization in moving forward as we ...

Town & Country Insurance named Gem Agency

The IMT Group, a leading provider of personal and commercial insurance products, recently announced its list of 2016 Gem Agencies, distinguishing Town & Country Insurance as one of the qualifying recipients.The IMT Group recognized Town & Country Insurance as one of the highest ...

Brown completes third year of IOM training

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, has announced that Debra Brown, Executive Director of the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce has recently completed her third year at Institute for ...

Quinteros, Osthus join staff at First State Bank

Two new employees have joined the staff of First State Bank in Webster City.Chelsea Quinteros is a new teller with the bank. She resides in Webster City with her husband Luis and her step-son Kaysen. Quinteros is a 2004 graduate of Webster City High School. She enjoys spending time with her ...

T & C Insurance welcomes Beeck to its team

Samantha Beeck joined the Town & Country Insurance staff in Webster City as a Personal Lines Customer Service Representative in September 2015. She recently moved to Webster City with her fianc who is the new assistant manager at the Fareway store in town. Beeck is a graduate of Hinton ...

Curtis named editor of The Messenger

FORT?DODGE?- Two veteran journalists have been named to key posts in The Messenger's newsroom.Publisher Larry Bushman announced that Jane Curtis, of Webster City, has been selected as the newspaper's editor. Terrence Dwyer, of Fort Dodge, is the new editorial page editor."Jane's experience in ...

Ralph Hejlik joins KHI Financial Solutions

KHI Financial Solutions has announced that Ralph Hejlik recently joined their team as Vice President of Sales to provide an enhanced customer experience and to create the capacity for future growth. Hejlik's primary responsibility will be working with small business owners and assisting their ...

New regional director named for SBDC center in Fort Dodge

FORT?DODGE - America's SBDC Iowa has hired Pam Johnson of Fort Dodge to advise and train entrepreneurs and existing businesses for the North Central Iowa SBDC hosted by the Webster Co Agricultural Extension District Council. Johnson started work for the SBDC as its regional director on Sept. ...

McCollough honored for years as hybrids dealer

AMES?- Cindy McCollough of Blue Stem Enterprises in Webster City, Iowa has been recognized as a Ten Year Dealer as part of Blue River Hybrids' tenth anniversary celebration banquet. The award recognizes dedicated seed dealers who have played an integral role in building Blue River Hybrids from ...

New taxi service begins in WC

A?new taxi business has begun in Webster City.Paul Dahl, Webster City, operates the Out and About Taxi. The service will provide rides for up to four people to destinations within the city limits of Webster City.The service will operate Monday through Thursday from 7 to 11 p.m.; Friday, 7 p.m. ...