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The Gazette’s Business Notes is a compendium of the week's promotions, new hires, certifications, added business lines and business events, among other items, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and the rest of the Corridor.
Diane Lehmkuhl joined the Rinderknecht Associates team as a payroll specialist.
Variety-the Children’s Charity hired Carissa Johnson as Eastern Iowa director. She previously was executive director of Cedar Rapid’s Freedom Festival.
Junior Achievement’s annual Taste of Achievement fundraiser will be held 6 to 9 p.m. May 27 at the Epic Event Center in Marion, with beer, wine, food tasting, live music and raffles. All proceeds will help fund Junior Achievement programs in Eastern Iowa for 3,012 students.
The second-quarter Gazette Business Breakfast Series panel will be live online at 9 a.m. June 8 on “The Power Grid of the Future.” Panelists will be Mayuri Farlinger of Alliant Energy; Michaela Freiburger, Dubuque County Energy District; Kerri Johannsen, Iowa Environmental Council; Dusky Terry, ITC Midwest; and Chad Wiltz, Van Meter. Viewers can submit questions to panelists during the 60-minute session. The event will be free, but registration is required at thegazette.com/special-events/business-breakfast. The discussion will be recorded and can be watched later on The Gazette’s site. BerganKDV, the business, financial and technology solutions company, is the series sponsor. Supporting partners are NewBoCo and Corridor Careers.
Red-Roxy Quilt Co., a quilt shop in Decorah, was chosen as one of the Top Shops from across North America to be featured in Quilt Sampler magazine. Red-Roxy Quilt is co-owned and operated by Roxanne Schnitzler and Jessica Rediske.