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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.
Zack Writer joined OPN Architects as an architect.
Larry Kolontar was named president at auto electrical service business KELTEK Inc., Baxter.
GreatAmerica Financial Services has hired Holly Webster as administrative assistant; Staci Shaffer, cash applications leader; Lisa Martino, credit analyst; Jeff Moberley, account support adviser; Jenny Herzberger, IT business partner; Tammy Miller, documentation specialist; and Jacob Michelson, service desk intern.
Jill Kilkenny joined Advanced Therapy Specialists as an orthopedic physical therapist and functional dry needling practitioner.
OPN Architects promoted Justin Bishop to principal; Toby Olsen, associate principal; Joseph Tursi and Landon Burg, senior project architects; Elisha Horsfall and Matthew Stewart, project architects; and Jamie Craine, emerging professional 2.
Erin Brown stepped up to senior human resources consultant at Skywalk Group.
Monthly in-person networking and informative breakfasts sponsored by SCORE are held at Scott's Family Restaurant in Cedar Rapids. Small business owners and those looking at options are invited to attend at 7:30 a.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month. The next event is Thursday, Jan. 27. Go to scorecr.org for more information.
The Gazette Business Breakfast panel, “Working Through Workplace Tangles for 2022,” can be viewed at thegazette.com/businessbreakfast. Panelists are Brandon Blankenship, SEC Midwest and ProCircular; Terri Davis, Shuttleworth and Ingersoll; Talinda Pettigrew, University of Iowa; Samantha Rogers, Skywalk Group; and Becky Streff, ESP International.
And watch interviews with 2021’s Gazette Business Award recipients — plus the keynote interview with Rand Corp. economist Kathryn Anne Edwards — at thegazette.com/businessawards. Award recipients discuss decisions they made over the year and what they see on the horizon.