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Odegaard joins Mercy Behavioral Well being
Amber Odegaard, non permanent licensed psychological well being counselor, joined Mercy Behavioral Well being Companies. Odegaard is the first therapist for the Intensive Outpatient Program. She earned levels from Minnesota State and Argosy and beforehand labored at services, well being facilities and colleges in southern Minnesota.
Mason Metropolis receives Cultural Affairs grant
The Iowa Division of Cultural Affairs awarded a $9,096 grant to the Mason Metropolis Historic Preservation Fee for the “Melson Mausoleum Historic Rehabilitation” challenge. The native group goals to “develop a therapy plan for the rehabilitation and upkeep of the constructing,” which was designed by distinguished Prairie Faculty architect Barry Byrne.
Winnebago donates hundreds of meals
Forest Metropolis-based Winnebago Industries, Inc. contributed 268,640 meals to its hometown communities, together with Forest Metropolis and Charles Metropolis, main as much as Christmas. The corporate’s purpose for the drive was 60,000 meals.
Haas Chiropractic donates to NIVC
Haas Chiropractic Clinic donated $5,000 to North Iowa Vocational Middle, or NIVC, on Dec. 20 as a part of its annual giving again to the neighborhood. In response to Dr. David Haas, annually they select a nonprofit group to assist and gather funds via gives to new sufferers.
Hofbauer retires from Winnebago board
Rick Hofbauer of Buffalo Middle retired from the Winnebago County Conservation Board on Dec. 10. Hofbauer served on the board for 26 years.
Kossuth EDC plans Ag Training Day
Kossuth/Palo Alto County Financial Improvement Company will host an Ag Training Day from 9 a.m. to three:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 13on the Wild Rose On line casino in Emmetsburg. Subjects embrace Midwest ag developments and commerce insurance policies. For extra info and registration particulars, go to kossuth-edc.com.
Two at Manly Specialty Care win awards
Workers members at Manly Specialty Care claimed two of the seven awards given Dec. 7 on the Care Initiatives annual awards brunch in West Des Moines. Care Initiatives operates 52 services all through Iowa.
Natalie Leewright, a cook dinner at Manly Specialty Care, obtained the Be Constant Award. She joined MSC in 2008 on the age of 16.
Monica Meyer, a CNA/CMA, obtained the Worker of the 12 months Award. Meyer joined MSC in 2016 as a CNA and is finding out to turn out to be an LPN.
Cerro Gordo Well being grant will go towards 5 colleges
The College of Iowa School of Public Well being and its Enterprise Management Community named Cerro Gordo County Division of Public Well being one in all seven winners in its Neighborhood Grant Program. The $3,000 award will probably be used to put in sensory pathways inside 5 elementary colleges in Mason Metropolis and Clear Lake to supply a bodily exercise outlet for college kids between courses. In response to a launch, “Comparable pathways have been discovered to enhance consideration and behaviors of scholars within the classroom, and supply a handy and efficient approach for youth to interact in wholesome way of life behaviors.”
Sonquists earn Entrepreneurs of the Month award
The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Middle and the North Iowa Space SBDC named Dean and Marcia Sonquist of Plas-Tech Tooling because the Entrepreneurs of the Month for December 2018. The couple based the Garner enterprise in 1993 of their two-car storage whereas juggling full-time jobs. Plas-Tech makes a speciality of customized molding wants, working with NIACC and Iowa State for employees growth and enterprise leads and on technological specs.
Henkel Development promotes Phillips
Henkel Development Firm introduced the promotion of Invoice Phillips to enterprise growth director. Phillips joined Henkel in September 2016 as a enterprise growth consultant. He’ll now oversee enterprise growth actions and workers for Henkel’s North Iowa and Central Iowa places of work. Phillips lives in Mason Metropolis along with his spouse; they’ve three grown kids.
Thome joins Focus Insurance coverage
Julie Thome joined Focus Insurance coverage Group in St. Ansgar. She brings together with her, over 11 years of expertise within the insurance coverage trade. Thome, an Iowa State graduate, is licensed to promote well being, life, property casualty, annuities and crop insurance coverage. She lives in St. Ansgar together with her husband and three kids.
Uhde, Jones be part of Clear Lake Financial institution & Belief
Clear Lake Financial institution & Belief introduced the addition of two new workers: Tonya Uhde and Hannah Jones.
Uhde, from the Stewartville, Minnesota space, will be part of the Garner workplace. She has 4 years of expertise in retail, shopper lending and actual property banking. She lives in rural Meservey together with her husband; they’ve two grown kids.
Jones, a Mason Metropolis native and graduate of NIACC and Iowa State, will probably be a a belief assistant within the Clear Lake workplace. She most lately labored in insurance coverage, and he or she lives in Clear Lake.
North Iowa Truthful receives award
Mason Metropolis’s North Iowa Truthful was awarded the 2018 Blue Ribbon Truthful Award by the Affiliation of Iowa Festivals throughout the group’s annual assembly, Dec. 7-9 in Des Moines. The award acknowledges the honest that reveals progress in offering youth applications and neighborhood service within the group’s North Central District. The Affiliation of Iowa Festivals is the organizational physique of the honest trade in Iowa.
Younger chosen to steer new respite group
Karen Younger, Mason Metropolis, was named Respite Companions Group’s first program coordinator. The group, launched in October, makes use of a volunteer community to supply household caregivers time without work. Younger, a local of Clear Lake, served as an ordained Methodist minister for 21 years.
Siems joins CASA volunteer community
Linda Siems, Nora Springs, was sworn in as a Courtroom Appointed Particular Advocate Program, or CASA, volunteer Nov. 27 by Decide Adam Sauer. The group advocates for abused and uncared for kids in North Iowa judicial settings.
Wessels joins CENT Credit score Union
Christopher Wessels joined CENT Credit score Union as funding advisor. Wessels, who graduated from Osage, NIACC and Northern Iowa, has held a securities and insurance coverage license since 1996. He lives in Clear Lake along with his spouse; they’ve three grownup kids and one grandchild.
One Imaginative and prescient receives accreditation
Clear Lake-based One Imaginative and prescient lately obtained a three-year accreditation from Fee on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Services, or CARF, following a three-day onsite go to in October. The overview included a have a look at applications, companies, employment, insurance policies and procedures. The analysis highlighted One Imaginative and prescient’s “dedication, compassion, and enthusiasm for the companies they supply,” in line with a launch. One Imaginative and prescient, which gives private and employment helps for people with disabilities in 30 Iowa communities, has been accredited by CARF for the reason that 1980s.
NIACC Pappajohn Middle gives free workshop
The NIACC Pappajohn Middle and the Small Enterprise Improvement Middle will supply a free workshop 6-Eight p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, in room 117. The workshop is for anybody who’s contemplating beginning a enterprise. Individuals will discover ways to create a marketing strategy, do market analysis, think about various kinds of enterprise possession and discover ways to register a enterprise. To register, name Mary Spitz at 641-422-342 or e mail [email protected].
Iowa State Extension hosts annual crop seminar
Iowa State College Extension and Outreach will maintain its annual Crop Benefit Collection Jan. 11 within the Muse-Norris Convention Middle at NIACC. The seminar goals to assist producers “make good, knowledgeable choices for the farming operation,” in line with a launch.
Subjects embrace: market outlook, crop manufacturing, soil pH and liming analysis replace, soybean illness administration, herbicide resistance, nitrogen administration in variable environments, and present standing of tariffs.
For price and registration info, go to cropadvantage.org.
Thomas leads two seminars at NIACC
NIACC will host writer and productiveness advisor Audrey Thomas on Jan. 10 within the Muse Norris Convention Middle on the NIACC campus. Thomas will lead two seminars, one on productiveness and one on group. For extra info, together with price, name 641-422-4358.
Seidel joins Hertz Farm Administration
Nevada-based Hertz Farm Administration, Inc. introduced the addition of Carrie Seidel, farm supervisor, to the Mason Metropolis workplace. Seidel, who grew up on a diary farm in northeast Iowa, graduated from Iowa State. She beforehand labored for Wyffels Hybrids and is a licensed actual property agent in Iowa and Minnesota.
FCIS acquires New Jersey company
Forest Metropolis-based Farm & Metropolis Insurance coverage Companies, or FCIS, introduced the acquisition of The Tobin Company situated in Collingswood, New Jersey. The deal is scheduled to shut Jan. 2; phrases weren’t launched in a press launch. FCIS has an workplace in Lake Mills, as effectively, however the Tobin Deal is its first outdoors of Iowa. Each companies, who’ve had a “enterprise affiliation in a associated space since 2014,” concentrate on leisure automobile insurance coverage.
Whalen receives nationwide EDC award
Rick Whalen, director of financial growth for Butler County REC and Franklin REC obtained the 2018 NREDA Rural Financial Improvement Management Award on the Nationwide Rural Financial Builders Affiliation’s annual convention, Nov. 7-9 in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The award “acknowledges excellent management within the discipline of rural financial growth” and a challenge that improves high quality of life and creates new jobs.
Mason Metropolis Clinic proclaims grant recipients
The Mason Metropolis Clinic Charitable Giving Committee lately awarded grants to a number of organizations within the North Iowa space for “initiatives that improve well being, security and academic applications in North Iowa communities,” in line with a launch.
Well being: Elderbridge Company on Ageing, $1,500; Residing Free Ministries, $1,500; Mason Metropolis Soccer Membership, $3,710.
Training: Boy Scout troop 1012, $400; Charles Metropolis Backyard Hall, $6,400; Charles H. MacNider Museum, $3,000; Choral Music Guild, $10,000.
Security: Distinctive Alternatives, $500; Mason Metropolis Faculties – Phys. Ed, $5,000; North Iowa Christian Faculty, $3,000; One Imaginative and prescient, $5,850; Spin Devo Junior Biking, $2,630.
Constructing and Reconstruction: Mason Metropolis Senior Exercise Middle, $5,000; North Iowa Vocational Middle, $2,000.
MacNider household donates to museum
The Charles H. MacNider Artwork Museum Basis obtained $50,000 from Margaret MacNider, who died Sept. 19. The museum additionally obtained a number of presents in her reminiscence.
MacNider, in line with a launch, “understood the museum’s significance to the North Iowa neighborhood and the necessity for funding its future.” The muse is a non-public nonprofit, whereas the museum receives about half of its funding from the town. Grants, donations, memberships and courses are the opposite funding sources.
Clear Lake Arts Middle reaches capital purpose
The Clear Lake Arts Middle surpassed its $350,000 capital marketing campaign purpose, in line with a launch. The most recent tally of $410,000 will full a number of initiatives on the facility and begin a capital reserve fund. The to-do listing contains: changing the roof; repairing inside and electrical harm because of leaks from the roof; relocating a handicap entrance; updating different electrical wants; portray; repairing restrooms; including space for storing; and start work on a sculpture backyard. The ability drew greater than 20,000 guests and hosted greater than 500 occasions in 2017, in line with the discharge.
Fischer attends CEO Mastery program
Jane Fischer of Jane Fischer & Associates attended the CEO Mastery program Oct. 17-19 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Subjects included: serving to dwelling sellers value their properties, advertising, navigating the financing course of with minimal stress, negotiating, and work-life steadiness.
Moormans earn Entrepreneurs of the Month award
The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Middle and the North Iowa Space SBDC named Scott and Susan Moorman of Moorman Clothiers because the Entrepreneur of the Month for November 2018. The couple bought Quinn’s Clothes in 1993; added a girls’s line to the shop in 1997; added a location in Ames catering to Iowa State followers; and moved to its present location in 2009 to make approach for the renovation and reopening of the Historic Park Inn.
Iowa Affiliation for Justice provides Three North Iowa attorneys to board
The Iowa Affiliation for Justice put in new government officers and members of its Board of Governors for 2018-19 throughout its annual conference Nov. 8-9 in Des Moines. North Iowa trial attorneys elected to the Board included: Tim Lapointe, Mason Metropolis, subdistrict 2A; and Kim Snitker, Mason Metropolis, at massive. Algona’s Conrad Meis can even function the group’s rapid previous president.
Spotts earns award from Iowa 4-H
Cerro Gordo County Youth Coordinator Kelsey Spotts obtained the Iowa 4-H Achievement in Service award Oct. 30 in Ames. The award acknowledges new workers members who’ve made a distinction in a short while, in line with a launch. Spotts has elevated the variety of applications, academic contact hours and complete youth reached.
Dean Snyder Development receives Better of Des Moines award
Clear Lake-based Dean Snyder Development obtained the Better of Des Moines Normal Contractor runner-up honor from the Enterprise Report primarily based on greater than 5,000 votes by the publication’s readers. The agency obtained the award for the second consecutive yr.
NIACC Pappajohn Middle gives free workshop
The NIACC Pappajohn Middle and the Small Enterprise Improvement Middle will supply a free workshop 6-Eight p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in room 117. The workshop is for anybody who’s contemplating beginning a enterprise. Individuals will discover ways to create a marketing strategy, do market analysis, think about various kinds of enterprise possession and discover ways to register a enterprise. To register, name Mary Spitz at 641-422-342 or e mail [email protected].
ABCM services make Finest Nursing Houses listing
Hampton-based ABCM Company, a long-term care supplier, had 16 of its Iowa houses named to the U.S. Information and World Report’s Finest Nursing Houses in Iowa listing for 2018. The ABCM Company houses in North Iowa with the “High Performing” score included: Harmony Care Middle of Garner, Dumont Wellness Middle, Rehabilitation Middle of Allison, Rehabilitation Middle of Belmond, Rehabilitation Middle of Hampton, and Westview Care Middle of Britt.
The journal rated 439 services in Iowa; 80 obtained the very best score. Rankings have been calculated utilizing a median of a number of month-to-month federal high quality and efficiency experiences.
Rosburg joins Boston Mutual
Boston Mutual Life Insurance coverage Firm, named Doug Rosburg its regional gross sales director for the corporate’s Heartland area, which incorporates Iowa. Rosburg, a graduate of Iowa State, beforehand labored with Lincoln Monetary, Time Warner Cable Media and Florida Weekly.
Vogelson receives Iowa Public Well being Hero award
Kara Vogelson, organizational growth and analysis supervisor and assistant deputy director of administrative operations for Cerro Gordo County Division of Public Well being, will obtain one in all three Iowa Public Well being Hero awards Nov. 28 in Iowa Metropolis. The awards acknowledge “leaders whose contributions throughout a spread of disciplines are serving to to advertise higher well being and forestall illness all through the state of Iowa.”
Vogelson has held a number of positions with Cerro Gordo Well being since 2002. She led the division’s accreditation, simply the second division in Iowa to achieve it, in February 2018.
Award recipients have been nominated by Iowa public well being observe friends.
Lathrop, Bleile be part of First Residents
Terry Bleile and Bryan Lathrop have joined First Residents Wealth Administration, in line with a launch.
Bleile, a wealth advisor, beforehand labored as a CPA with McCoy & Co. and Hogan-Hansen CPAs & Consultants. He was additionally a monetary advisor with Thrivent Monetary Companies. Bleile, a Dubuque native, graduated from Northern Iowa. He lives in Mason Metropolis along with his spouse and 4 kids.
Lathrop, a NIACC graduate, is a wealth administration assistant. He joined First Residents as a private banker in August 2016 and beforehand labored at Godfathers and Titan Equipment.
Good Shepherd begins addition, renovation challenge
Good Shepherd introduced the event of a brand new remedy middle situated within the present well being middle.
The house, in line with a launch, will triple the services remedy house, together with a kitchen and loo areas and extra gear and privateness. Plans additionally embrace reworking the entrance entrance, foyer and eating space.
Work on the challenge, designed by Bergland and Cram Structure, is scheduled to start this month beneath Henkel Development.
TechTalk focuses on AI
Three synthetic intelligence consultants will share their expertise and ideas on the Cyber Safety TechTalk, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 14 on the North Iowa Regional Commerce Middle in Mason Metropolis. The occasion will characteristic 15-minute displays by the audio system – Dr. Drew Zhang, Iowa State; Jason Toyne, Kingland Methods Corp.; and Dr. Kristi Thiel, Immortagen – after which a question-and-answer panel dialogue. RSVP at bit.ly/AITechTalk.
NIACC Pappajohn Middle gives free workshop
The NIACC Pappajohn Middle and the Small Enterprise Improvement Middle will supply a free workshop 6-Eight p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Pappajohn Middle Room 117 on the west facet of the NIACC campus. The workshop is for anybody who’s contemplating beginning a enterprise. Individuals will discover ways to create a marketing strategy, do market analysis, think about various kinds of enterprise possession and discover ways to register a enterprise. To register, name Mary Spitz at 641-422-342 or e mail [email protected].
Hanft to function public well being ambassador
The State Hygienic Laboratory named Brian Hanft, deputy listing with the Cerro Gordo County Division of Public Well being, as its 10th Public Well being Ambassador.
Hanft, the environmental well being service supervisor for Cerro Gordo County, has been with county for 16 years. He beforehand labored for Polk and Black Hawk counties.
In this system, Hanft plans to bettering planning between the state lab and native companies and boards.
Accord wins Individuals’s Alternative Award
Mason Metropolis- and Ames-based Accord Structure, a subsidiary of Henkel Development, was awarded the Individuals’s Alternative Award by the Masonry Institute of Iowa for its architectural design of Prairie Ridge Built-in Behavioral Well being Care in Mason Metropolis.
Servantez joins CENT Credit score Union
Casey Servantez joined CENT Credit score Union as a mortgage lender. Servantez, a graduate of NIACC, has labored in lending for 10 years. She lives in Mason Metropolis together with her husband, two daughters and one son.
Studying Connection earns state credential
The Iowa Division of Administration and Public Well being introduced that the Studying Connection applications of Mitchell and Floyd counties earned the Iowa Household Help Credential. The designation is awarded to household assist and father or mother teaching programs “which are validated via an exterior analysis to be in substantial adherence to the Iowa Household Help Requirements.”
Fabrian gives breakthrough surgical procedure
Dr. Matthew Fabian, with Mason Metropolis Clinic, is the primary North Iowa surgeon to supply the LINX process to handle gastroesophageal reflux illness, or GERD, a continual situation that impacts the digestive system. The process includes the laparoscopic implantation of the LINX system, which is made up of magnetized titanium beads, round an individual’s esophagus simply above the abdomen, in line with a launch. An schooling seminar on the process is scheduled for five:30 p.m., Nov. 14 in the primary Foyer of Mercy–North Iowa.
Three from First Residents full Lending Faculty
Dalton Hamm, Sara Kriener, and Tiffany Nonnweiler of First Residents Financial institution efficiently accomplished the Iowa Bankers Affiliation’s Business Lending Faculty held in October in Ankeny. The one-week coaching program included macroeconomics, enterprise buildings, administration evaluation, analytics, and banking roles.
Hamm, a credit score analyst on the west Mason Metropolis workplace, joined First Residents Financial institution in 2016. He graduated from Iowa State.
Kriener, additionally a credit score analyst on the west Mason Metropolis workplace, joined First Residents Financial institution in 2015. She, graduate of Northern Iowa, was additionally elected to the advisory board of IBA’s Business Lending Faculty.
Nonnweiler, AVP lending officer on the west Mason Metropolis workplace, joined First Residents Financial institution in 2009. She graduated from Northern Iowa.
Doctor assistant group honors Mason Metropolis PA
Jay M. Thomas was acknowledged because the Iowa Doctor Assistant of the 12 months by the Iowa Doctor Assistant Society on the group’s fall medical schooling convention. He was acknowledged for his affected person care and for educating medical professionals. Thomas obtained an identical award from the American Academy of Doctor Assistants earlier this yr.
RBKS receives FedEx award
Randy Huling, president of Sheffield-based RBKS’ Inc., was lately awarded District Entrepreneur of the 12 months recognition from FedEx Floor. The award acknowledges customer support and security. Huling companions with FedEx floor for pickup and supply companies within the Mason Metropolis space.
Curriers, Obtained You Coated acknowledged as Entrepreneur of the Month
The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Middle and the North Iowa Space SBDC named Deb and John Currier of Obtained You Coated because the Entrepreneur of the Month for October 2018. Based in 2003 in Butler County as a part-time enterprise, Obtained You Coated rapidly expanded to Hampton, and the couple started working with NIACC in 2005. The enterprise gives printed and embroidered clothes, athletic uniforms and fan put on, presents, and customized promotional merchandise.
New member joins RSVP advisory council
Jim Cross of Riceville and Kim Sales space of Hampton have joined the advisory council of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, or RSVP, of North Central Iowa. Cross is the regional editor for North Iowa Media Group, in addition to the excessive college speech and drama coach at Riceville Excessive Faculty. Sales space is the after college program coordinator for Franklin County Extension and Community Coordinator for Mission Potential.
Bob Perry of Northwood will function the chair and Dean Swenson of Buffalo Middle will function the vice-chair for the 2018-2019 program yr.
Heitland reaches 30 years at Oak Leaf
Dennis Heitland, supervisor at Oak Leaf Comics & Collectibles, lately celebrated 30 years on the enterprise. He began in 1988 as an affiliate.
Fogwell joins GoServ International
Eagle Grove-based GoServ International named Doug Fogwell as its new advertising director. He beforehand held executive-level advertising positions with corporations in Illinois and Ohio.
Gooch presents at group’s convention
Dr. Charlene Gooch introduced “Retirement: Rigors, Realities, Rewards” on the The Worldwide Affiliation of Worker Help Professionals in Training’s annual convention Oct. 8-10 in Minneapolis. The affiliation is a gaggle of worker help professionals who work in academic settings.
NIACC Pappajohn Middle gives free workshop
The NIACC Pappajohn Middle and the Small Enterprise Improvement Middle will supply a free workshop 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, Oct. 24, at IowaWORKS, 600 S. Pierce Ave. The workshop is for anybody who’s contemplating beginning a enterprise. Individuals will discover ways to create a marketing strategy, do market analysis, think about various kinds of enterprise possession and discover ways to register a enterprise. To register, name Mary Spitz at 641-422-342 or e mail [email protected].
IMT golf outing raises funds for five Loaves 2 Fish
Garner-based Iowa Mould Tooling lately contributed $700 to Garner nonprofit 5 Loaves 2 Fish from its annual crew member golf outing Sept. 14 on the Garner Golf Course. The 20-team event of foursomes included workers, spouses, and distributors.
North Iowa teams promote employment consciousness month
Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Companies, IowaWORKS, One Imaginative and prescient and NIVC are collaborating in Nationwide Incapacity Employment Consciousness Month to advertise incapacity employment points and “have fun the various and various contributions of America’s employees with disabilities.” The native teams will host at occasion 8:30 to 10 a.m. Oct. 24 on the Lake View Room to “educate North Iowa on incapacity employment points and its dedication to an inclusive work tradition.”