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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.
Dakota Red Corp. hired Donny LeGrand as fleet manager; and Nichole Willey as purchasing associate.
Ben Williams joined UFG Insurance as director of enterprise analytics.
The National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library promoted Sarah Henderson to director of outreach and innovation.
NewBoCo will host “Creating a Spark for Artificial Intelligence.” Participants will meet Tuesday evenings in June to discuss ideas and ways to connect those topics to classrooms. It is free for K-12 educators. Visit newbo.co
The Gazette’s first online Business Breakfast panel for 2021, “How Do We Rebuild: Workforce Hiring and Retention,” can be viewed free at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hw1cvNSR82I. Panelists were Jason Glass, Glass People Solutions; Claudia Schabel, Schabel Solutions; John Sorensen, Iowa Bankers Association and Iowa Business Council; Ryan West, Iowa Workforce Development; and Bethany Wilcoxon, McClure. The next panel, on the power grid of the future, will be live online June 8.