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Braun, Forsyth, and Rush named to President’s Club
Three employees at First Citizens Bank were recently named to the Iowa Mortgage Association’s President’s Club for their 2017 efforts as home loan originators: Dawn Marie Braun, vice president and private banking in Mason City; Kelsey Forsyth, real estate lending officer in Charles City; and Kelly Rush, vice president and real estate lending officer in Mason City.
The awards, recognizing 130 closed loans or loans in excess of $20 million, were given at the recent IMA Spring Conference in Cedar Rapids.
Mercy Home Care named Top Agency for 2017
HomeCare Elite named Mason City's Mercy Home Care one of the top 25 percent home health agencies for 2017. The group's rating measures outcomes, best practices implementation, patient experience, quality improvement and consistency, and financial health.
Solberg recognized by KHI Solutions
Janet Solberg of Town & Country Insurance Agency was recently recognized by KHI Solutions with the 2017 Partners in Excellence Grow Your Business Award. The award is presented to the top 10 percent of KHI agents based on 2017 sales production. They were recognized at a reception in early March.
Coppes, Gee join Lichtsinn RV
Forest City-based Lichtsinn RV announced the addition of Teresa Coppes, inventory parts specialist, and Jamie Gee, administrative assistant.
Coppes is a graduate of DeKalb (Illinois) High School and is pursuiing a business administration degree from Columbia Southern. She previously worked as an inventory control manager at Winnebago.
Gee grew up in Ankeny and earned degrees from Kirkwood and Iowa State. She was previously a chiropractic assistant at Haas Chiropractic in Mason City.
NIACC recognizes 5 Alarm Brewing
The NIACC Pappajohn Center and North Iowa Area SBDC named Jim Boehmer, Ross Hanson, Nathan Ostrander, and Jason Peterson of the Lake Mills-based 5 Alarm Brewing Company as the Pappajohn Center Entrepreneurs of the Month for April 2018. For more information, visit niacc.edu/pappajohn/entrepreneur-of-the-month.
Extension hosts retirement workshop
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a workshop on saving for retirement from 6-8 p.m., Monday, April 16 at the Cerro Gordo County Extension office located at 601 S. Illinois Ave. Register at bit.ly/wyrp9425 or by calling the Cerro Gordo County Extension office at 631-423-0844.
CENT locations light blue for autism
The blue LED outdoor lighting at CENT Credit Union will be turned on at sundown throughout the month of April as a show of support for Autism Awareness Month and Our Loving Children, a local nonprofit dedicated to supporting families of children with disabilities.
Mason City grad earns awards from AAFS
Dr. Andrew Baker, chief medical examiner for Minnesota's Hennepin County, received two awards - the Milton Helpern Award and the Kenneth S. Field Award of Appreciation - for lifetime achievement in forensic pathology and for contributions to the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Baker is a 1985 graduate of Mason City High School and the son of Mick and the late Sally Baker.
Vaith earns Century 21 awards
Lola Vaith, broker associate with CENTURY 21 Preferred, earned the CENTURY 21 System's Pinnacle Producer Award for customer satisfaction in 2017. The award is given to associates who receive a minimum index of 95 percent for two consecutive years.
Bills recognized by KHI Solutions
Rhonda Bills of Long Term Care Strategies was recently recognized by KHI Solutions with the 2017 Partners in Excellence Grow Your Business Award. The award is presented to the top 10 percent of KHI agents based on 2017 sales production. They were recognized at a reception in early March.
MBT Bank promotes Stensrud
Forest City-based MBT Bank announced the promotion of Rachel Stensrud to the position of vice president, loan support services. Stensrud will add operation and project implementation to her duties. She has been with MBT for more than 15 years, attended Garner-Hayfield and earned degrees form NIACC and Northern Iowa. Stensrud lives in Forest City with her husband and their two children.
Richards joins Mercy Cancer Center
Rebecca Richards, doctor of nursing practice, has joined the department of Medical Oncology at Mercy Cancer Center in Mason City. Richards, a native of Juneau, Wisconsin, received degrees from Wisconsin and Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has worked on a contract basis with Mercy since 2016.
New distillery coming to Bancroft
S & B Farmstead Distillery announced plans to build a distillery in Bancroft. Once running, it will produce 160 gallons a week. Corn for the product will be produced on distillery owners Sara & Brian Winkleman’s farmland.
NICCU promotes two, hires two
Mason City's North Iowa Community Credit Union recently hired two new employees and promoted two staff members.
Jill Lutcavish, from Mason City, is a personal account representative at the West Branch. She has worked in finance for about 17 years.
Sue Phinney, a Clear Lake native, is a teller at the West Branch. She recently married and now has a daughter and two granddaughters.
Jamie Smith, who lives in Garner with her two children, was recently promoted to indirect lending specialist. She has been in finance for more than 20 years.
Kyle Mussman, Mason City native, was promoted to personal account representative at the Main Branch. He has been with NICCU for almost five years, is married and has two kids.
NutriQuest hires director of finance
Nick Gales has joined NutriQuest as director of finance. Prior to joining NutriQuest, Gales served as a business initiatives consultant for Wells Fargo. He holds master's and bachelor degrees from St. Thomas and lives in Mason City with his wife and children.