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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.
Jill Gustin, Ashley Haas and Tori Sovers joined Skogman Realty as Realtors.
GreenState Credit Union hired Mark Nolte, previously project director of Project Better Together in Iowa City, as vice president of partnership development.
Lindsey Gauntiz is now with Honkamp Krueger as a staff accountant and Tori Davison is an administrative assistant. Both will be in the Hiawatha office.
GreatAmerica Financial Service hired Taylor Pink as sales and operations support specialist; Lukas Lengwin, property tax specialist; Chris De Groot, financial analyst; Michelle Nguyen, credit analyst; Jordan Brandt, tax accountant; Jen Johnson, cash applications specialist; and Amy Lojewski, legal analyst.
The Cedar Rapids Fire Department promoted Matt Woerner from captain to battalion chief and Greg Hankins from firefighter to fire captain.
Hills Bank and Trust Co. promoted Shelley Asher to senior vice president, director of operations. She will be located at the Hills office.
UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital earned the Joint Commission’s Certificate of Distinction in the management of Joint Replacement-Hip and Knee. The commission is a not-for-profit that evaluates, accredits and certifies more than 20,500 U.S. health care organizations.
Gregory Bosch of Bosch Financial Inc. Equitable Advisors was inducted into the 2021 Hall of Fame Class for Equitable Advisors.
Dr. Peter Ruggiero is the new owner of Cedar Dental, 4201 First Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, following the retirement of Dr. Thomas A. Anderson. Ruggiero previously was with Dental Health Partners of Cedar Rapids.
Participants in Women Lead Change’s 2021 Elevate Leadership Program will be Stephanie Azzi, Lora Baughman and Debarati Ray of Collins Aerospace; Jenna Bates and Amanda Paprocki, Alliant Energy; Lisa Brunie-McDermott, HNI Corp.; Andjela Calasan, TrueNorth; Kelly Clougher, Angela Ibrahim-Olin, Megan McVancel and Jade Rogers of the University of Iowa; Jenny Conkel, ImOn Communications; Christina Djerf and Jennifer Woods, Mercy Medical Center; Anna Fisher, Women Lead Change; Natalie Fuller and Lori Garin, Ingredion; Alison Gates, MediRevv; Meredith Hershner, United Way; Jessica Lansing and Beth Rissman, Pearson; Laura Marxen, Transamerica; Lydia Sax, de Novo Marketing; Karla Scriven, Kirkwood Community College; Heather Stauffacher, Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust; Alyssa Stockman, Frontier Co-op; Kristen Temple, Green State Credit Union.
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.