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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.
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The Cedar Rapids Fire Department promoted Vance McKinnon to assistant fire chief.
Josie Velles is now senior director of development services with the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation.
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art promoted Kate Kunau to curator of collections and exhibitions.
The Cedar Rapids branch of the American Association of University Women elected Linda Armitage as president, Deanna Howard as secretary and Trudy Sundermann as treasurer. It also elected Sue Jorgensen, Gwen Randall, Barb Goings and Carole Bernard as advisory board members.
Kristen Shaffer, vice president at Shuttleworth and Ingersoll in Coralville, is the new president of the Iowa State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.
The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance will present “Law and Libations” 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, July 28, at Lion Bridge Brewery in Cedar Rapids. Jonathan Schmidt with 303 Legal and Terri Davis with Shuttleworth and Ingersoll will talk about best practices for an operating agreement and corporate by-laws. Register at bit.ly/36fmQMK
Cedar Dental, 4201 First Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, is now owned by Dr. Peter Ruggiero.
The Marion Chamber of Commerce’s BizMix fiesta block party will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at 700 11th St. in Marion.
The Community Foundation of Johnson County is now accepting applications for its Community Grants Program. Eligible not-for-profits can receive grants of up to $10,000. Information and applications are at cfjc.org/grants/apply/.
The Gazette’s June 8 Business Breakfast panel on “The Power Grid of the Future” can be viewed at thegazette.com/special-events/business-breakfast. Panelists were 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. BerganKDV, the business, financial and technology solutions company, is the series sponsor. Supporting partners are NewBoCo and Corridor Careers.