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Lisa Casey joined Skywalk Group as human resources client consultant.
Jenna Maere joined the Arc of East Central Iowa as service and support coordinator.
Ben Delgado is now programming director at not-for-profit FilmScene in Iowa City. He formerly worked at the American Film Institute’s Silver Theatre and Cultural Center.
F&M Bank promoted Ashley Faust to assistant vice president, training and compliance specialist; Britta Grebner and Megan Cozad, assistant vice presidents, universal banker; Rylee Owens, assistant vice president, cash management; Ben Stutt, assistant vice president, senior credit analyst; and Spencer Goettsch, vice president, commercial loan officer.
Worldmaker International, a Cedar Rapids-based not-for-profit human resilience organization, announced former Chief Operating Officer David Richmond now is board chairman and Ivy Kusinga now serves as board vice chairwoman.
The Brown’s Family of Dealerships, headquartered in Dyersville, has acquired West Branch Ford, in West Branch. The dealership will be rebranded as Brown’s West Branch Ford.
Per Mar Security Services is ranked 15th in SDM’s 2021 Top 100 list, moving up five spots from last year.
The June Biz Mix will be 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, at McGrath Buick/GMC/Cadillac, 1600A 51st St. NE, Cedar Rapids. This event is for members of the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and the Marion Chamber of Commerce. Go to https://bit.ly/2StIDwJ for details.
“Hybrid Offices and Hiring Remote Workers” will be the topic from 8 to 9:15 a.m., Tuesday, June 22, at Stillwater Coffee Co., 1275 N. Center Point Rd., Hiawatha. To register for the free event, go to https://bit.ly/3ixXl0h.
Thompson Truck and Trailer announced a strategic partnership with two trailer manufacturers, Side Dump Industries and Maxxim Industries.
BDC Group Inc. moved into its newly constructed corporate headquarters at 1525 Ketelsen Dr., Hiawatha. The 25,000-square-foot facility has a mix of office, warehouse and flex space, allowing for expansion.
Geonetric, a digital agency and software developer for the health care industry, has begun its annual Operation Overnight by accepting applications from area not-for-profit organizations in need of a new website or digital marketing services. The event is set for Oct. 11 to 15. For details, go to geonetric.com/operation-overnight. Deadline is June 24.
The 2021 Corridor Business Hall of Fame, presented by U.S. Bank, will induct three laureates and one young entrepreneur into its Corridor Business Hall of Fame on Sept. 23 at the Cedar Rapids Marriott — Dr. Brian Darrow, Anamosa Veterinary Clinic; Lura McBride, Van Meter Inc.; Duane Smith, TrueNorth Cos. Inc.; Andre Wright, Humanize My Hoodie.