Business Briefs

Seneca Foundry selected as one of Iowa’s top workplaces

Seneca Foundry Inc. has announced that it has been selected as one of Iowa's Top Workplaces as a Workplace Achiever.The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health ...

Southfield earns five-star ranking

For the first time in Southfield Wellness Community history, the Webster City care center owned and operated by ABCM Corporation, has achieved the coveted Five Star National Nursing Home Ranking. Every care center in the United States is evaluated by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid ...

WC pharmacist to be featured in State Fair booth

Life-size photographs of recent University of Iowa graduates who are living and working in Iowa communities will grace the walls of the UI's exhibit at the Iowa State Fair Aug. 7 to 17 in Des Moines.The photos, taken by UI photographer Bill Adams, are part of the UI's "University for IOWA" ...

Stenger provides services to children, adults at YSS

Dr. Michaela Stenger, an independently licensed clinical social worker with a PsyD in Clinical Psychology, is providing mental health assessments and therapy for children, individuals, couples and families in the Ames and Webster City Offices.Stenger also provides clinical supervision to ...

New Extension field agronomist is named

AMES - Angela Rieck-Hinz is the new extension field agronomist for north central Iowa. She brings expertise in crop production and protection to this position, which serves a nine-county area. Farmers, agribusiness and ag partners have worked with Rieck-Hinz in her previous Iowa State ...

Webster City graduate promoted to CEO

PEKIN, Ill. Mark Beemer was recently promoted to president and CEO of Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings Inc., Pekin, Illinois. He joined the company as acting president in 2012, with responsibilities encompassing corporate turnaround and leadership, strategic planning, capital expenditures, ...

Jeffrey W. Brandt earns membership in Ameriprise Diamond Ring Club

Jeffrey W. Brandt, a private wealth advisor with Ameriprise Financial, has earned membership in the company's Diamond Ring Club.Advisors earn this prestigious distinction by achieving years of consistently high performance that includes an exceptional commitment to financial planning and ...

Taylor Knuth joins FSB staff

Taylor Knuth has joined First State Bank staff in Webster City in the accounting services department as an operations specialist.The Johnston High School graduate has a degree in Accounting from Iowa State University. Prior to joining the First State Bank staff she worked as a Tax Associate at ...

Brandt earns membership in Diamond Ring Club

Jeffrey W. Brandt, a private wealth advisor with Ameriprise Financial, has earned membership in the company's Diamond Ring Club.Advisors earn this prestigious distinction by achieving years of consistently high performance that includes an exceptional commitment to financial planning and ...

Pruismann named to Million Dollar Round Table

BLAIRSBURG Marlin Pruismann, CFP, ChFC, CLU, RICP, of Blairsburg, a Financial Consultant with the Heartland Group of Thrivent Financial has been named a Qualifying and Life Member of the Million Dollar Round Table. Qualifying and Life status is earned once approved for the 10th year of ...

Rank is new customer service representative

Jennifer Rank has joined the Town and Country Insurance staff in Webster City as a Crop Insurance Customer Service Representative.Rank attended Webster City High School prior to transferring to Paullina where she was a 2010 graduate of South O'Brien High School. Following graduation she ...

Sosa hired for IT department at FSB

Zoami Calles Sosa has joined the First State Bank staff in Webster City in the IT Department as PC tech support. She graduated from East Sac County High School and attended Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science with a minor in Art. ...

Sanders joins staff at T & C Insurance

Hillari Sanders has joined the Town & Country Insurance staff in Webster City as Personal lines CSR/Receptionist.Sanders is a 2009 graduate of Eagle Grove High School and a 2013 graduate of Iowa State University with a Bachelor in Science and Agriculture Studies. She currently resides ...

Asmus serves as UNI alumnus in residence

CEDAR FALLS - Brian Asmus, a 1997 alumnus of the University of Northern Iowa, originally from Webster City, was the 2014 Alumnus in Residence for the Department of Management at the University of Northern Iowa.Asmus, who now lives in Omaha, Neb., is the IT Director for First Data Merchant ...

Wessels named one of 100 great Iowa nurses

BELMOND - Mandy Wessels, RN at Iowa Specialty Hospital in Belmond, has been named one of the 100 Great Iowa Nurses for 2014.Wessels has been employed with Iowa Specialty Hospital since August of 2004. She said she was overwhelmed by the honor."When I was notified that I was selected, I ...

New business opens in Stratford

STRATFORD - Andersen Automotive Repair is the newest business in Stratford.Owner Steven Anderson, formerly employed by Wilde Repair for four years, offers all kinds of automotive and light truck repair from his shop at 1301 Dryden.A Stratford native and 2009 graduate of WCHS, Andersen is ASE ...

Kroona is nursing alumna of year at Morningside

SIOUX CITY - The Morningside College Nylen School of Nursing and the Morningside Student Nurses' Association have named Shelby Kroona of Webster City as the 2014 nursing alumna of the year.Kroona graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a minor in biology from Morningside in 1995. ...

Corn stover gains attention for industrial uses

AMES Corn stover, used for decades as silage and bedding, is now being harvested for industrial use. Currently in Iowa, two cellulosic ethanol plants have biomass needs for corn stover. Producers can learn about engineering, agronomic and financial issues related to corn stover harvest in a ...