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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.
Dr. Andrew Liu joined Mercy Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic in Cedar Rapids as an otorhinolaryngologist.
Dr. Keri Mounce is now with MercyCare Prairie Creek in Cedar Rapids as a family practice physician.
Mercy Cardiology Clinic, also in Cedar Rapids, hired Dr. Miruais Hamed as a cardiologist.
Stephanie Lukaszka joined Mercy Urology Clinic in Cedar Rapids as a nurse practitioner.
Skywalk Group hired Lori Smith as a senior recruiter.
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield has named Keith Shah as executive vice president and chief health and innovation officer.
Skywalk Group promoted Sami Sandecki to sourcing manager.
Paul Morf of Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman has been recognized by Best Lawyers as 2023 Lawyer of the Year for trusts and estates.
Gregg Bosch of Bosch Financial was recognized as the 2022 Newell C. Day Agent of the Year by the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors of Iowa.
Cedar Rapids Toyota in Hiawatha has been awarded Toyota Motor North America’s 2022 Board of Governors Award.
Insights and sessions
NewBoCo will hold its annual meeting 4:15 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Olympic South Side Theater, 1202 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids. More information can be viewed at newbo.co/annualmeeting.
Monthly in-person workshops for networking and business skills, sponsored by SCORE, are set for this Thursday — 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Scott's Family Restaurant and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chrome Horse. For more information email email@example.com.
The Gazette Business Breakfast panel’s third-quarter discussion, “A Small Business’ Tool Kit for 2023: Lessons we’ve learned and challenges — and opportunities — for which we can be prepared,” now is online at https://bit.ly/3eD04Wv. Panelists are Paul Andreasen, founder and owner, Saucy Focaccia; Sydney Rieckhoff, CEO, Almost Famous Popcorn; and Kymberly Stevenson, Targeted Small Business Development Program manager, Iowa Economic Development Authority. The discussion series was sponsored by BerganKDV.
The final 2022 installment of the “Gazette Spotlight on …” series of recorded interviews also is available to view at business.thegazette.com. This group recognizes businesses and organizations for their focus on growth. Interviewed are Luke Bishop of BAE Systems; Matt Swift of Big Grove; Sarah Nelson of Comm-Unity Crisis Service; and Drew Martel of Foundation 2. Also, the Better Business Bureau Cedar Rapids office joined The Gazette in speaking with Marc Meyer of Inteconnex. The series was sponsored by TrueNorth Cos.