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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.