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.
Bo Black joined Rinderknecht Associates as an estimator.
The ARC of East Central Iowa hired Jenny Bosking as development and communications director, Kelby Gittings as service and support coordinator and Nikolai Cairy as employment specialist.
Scott Stimart now is chief growth officer ImOn Communications.
Acterra Group Inc. promoted Bryan Kohler to vice president and general manager.
The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation added Jim Haddad, Kari Cooling of Holmes Murphy and Stacey Halyard of Morgan Stanley to its board.
Think Iowa City announced its 2020 BRAVO Awards virtually over a series of social media posts. Recipients included Katy Brown from Ohnward Bancshares, Jim Conard from West Bank, Nick Craig from Brix Cheese Shop and Wine Bar, and Deb Dunkhase from Open Heartland and The Nest.
Other recipients included Johnson County’s inclusion and equity specialist Keshia Fields, Mike Frasier from Iowa Coalition of Off Road Riders, Dave Koch from Johnson County Public Health, Sam Jarvis from Johnson County Public Health, Marlén Mendoza from Colectivo de Mujeres en Negocios (Collective of Women in Business), Royceann Porter from the Johnson County Board of Supervisors and Coalition for Racial Justice, and Jamie Powers from Deluxe Cakes and Pastries and Food With Love.
Andy Streit, the district store director for the Marion Hy-Vee, First Avenue Hy-Vee and Mount Vernon Road Hy-Vee in Cedar Rapids, was inducted into the Hy-Vee Hall of Fame as the 2020 store director of the year for Hy-Vee’s northern region.
Two practice leaders in TrueNorth’s transportation division, Peter Berg and Trent Tillman, were among Insurance Journal’s 2020 Agents of the Year.
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The open heart program at Mercy Medical Center’s Heart Center earned a distinguished, three-star rating in overall performance from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for its patient care and outcomes in coronary artery bypass grafting.
You can watch the recipients of the 2020 Gazette Business Awards as they discuss lessons learned during this challenging year, at businessawards.thegazette.com. The interviews were conducted by Gazette staff.