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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.
Devin Hartl has joined the Arc of East Central Iowa as program specialist.
Pat Deignan is now with BankIowa as executive vice president and chief banking officer.
Terry Toale, BankIowa’s chief financial officer, was promoted to executive vice president. Toale will continue in his role contributing to the bank’s management overseeing finances, loan policies and other administration duties.
Jacob Nelson and Drew Powell of Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman was listed on the 2022 Great Plains Supers Lawyers List for business litigation, and Stephen Larson, also with Simmons Perrine, has been listed for real estate law. Managing partner Roger W. Stone of has been recognized on the Top 10 Iowa Super Lawyers list for the 10th time.
Mercy Medical Center has been named to the 2022 Fortune-Merative 100 Top Hospitals list. This is the ninth time that Mercy has been recognized with this honor.
Insights and sessions
The Gazette Business Breakfast panel’s second quarter discussion, “What’s Next: The Future of Downtown Cedar Rapids,” is ready for viewing at thegazette.com/business-breakfast. Participants are Darryl High of High Properties, Cedar Rapids Mayor Tiffany O’Donnell, Cobble Hill and Caucho restaurants co-owner Andy Schumacher, and Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance’s Jesse Thoeming. It was sponsored by BerganKDV.
The next installment of the “Gazette Spotlight on …” series of video interviews also is ready to watch, at https://business.thegazette.com. They will recognize businesses and organizations for their focus on community commitment. Interviewed are Lori Sundberg, president of Kirkwood Community College, for the school’s administering of Last-Dollar Scholarship funds for almost 500 students; James Klein, Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust president, for its extensive community involvement; and Angelica Vannatta, senior manager of Workplace Volunteer Council of United Way, for its work in volunteerism and forging business relationships. The series is sponsored by TrueNorth Cos.