Lisa Schettler (see photo) joined Shive-Hattery in Iowa City as an interior designer.
Amy Schuerer (see photo) joined the residential interior design staff of Phelan’s Interiors in Cedar Rapids. Schuerer is a graduate of Kirkwood College’s Interior Design program.
The board of directors of the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature named John Kenyon (see photo) executive director of the organization. Kenyon had been serving as interim executive director since mid-May.
Kathy Hotz (see photo) joined St. Luke’s Hospital as emergency department nurse manager. Hotz previously worked at Mercy Iowa City.
Abbe Inc. announced that Diane Brecht (see photo) was promoted to vice president for community housing and quality improvement. Brecht will remain executive director of Penn Center Inc. and Abbe Inc. affiliate. Kathy Horan (see photo) was promoted to vice president for aging services. Horan will remain executive director for Aging Services Inc. and Abbe Inc. affiliate.
Southgate Development Services in Iowa City announced Terry Sill (see photo) was appointed chief executive officer. Before joining Southgate, Sill was chief financial officer of XL Specialized Trailers Inc. in Manchester.
CliftonLarsonAllen announced David Little (see photo) was named partner in the firm’s Cedar Rapids office. Little recently transferred to Cedar Rapids from the firm’s Minneapolis office.
Sarah Baumert (see photo) was named 5 East nurse manager with St. Luke’s Hospital. Baumert was previously supervisor of the unit.
Jane Boyd Community House announced the following new board members: Erin Koester (see photo), Van Meter Inc.; Barbara Rhame, New Bo Books; Lloyd Edward Smith (see photo), Regional Economic Development Institute; and Kevin Torner (see photo),
Denise Wall (see photo), certified paralegal of Wertz & Dake, received the 2012 Affiliate Award at the National Association of Legal Assistants’s annual convention in Omaha, Neb.
The Kirkwood Small Business Development Center will host “Viral Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses” from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, at the Kirkwood Training and Outreach Services Center, 3375 Armar Dr., Marion. The class is designed to help small businesses learn about online marketing, social media and other marketing tools available at low or no cost. Registration and payment can be made at http://smgs.us/24oy.For more information, email email@example.com or call (319) 377-8256.
More than 50 industry experts will present and/or exhibit at Van Meter Inc.’s 2012 ThinkEnergy Expo Sept. 12, at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids. The event is dedicated to promoting sustainable business practices. Stephen Roosa, author of “The Sustainable Development Handbook,” will deliver the keynote address. Cost is $69. Go to www.vanmeterinc.com/thinkenergy.
“Sharpen Your Financial Coaching Skills” begins Sept. 12 at the Cedar Rapids Public Library. The five-week Iowa State University Extension and Outreach course is designed for those working in not-for-profit organizations who assist others with financial management concerns. Registration deadline is Sept. 7. The course fee is $60 and includes a book and other resources. Contact Phyllis Zalenski at (319) 462-2791 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will keynote the Women’s Connection’s Sept. 18 “Women in Leadership” luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., at Whispering Pines, 1963 N. Tipton Road, Muscatine. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for non-members. To register, call Amanda Garrett at (309) 631-0167 or online at www.womens-connection.org.
Author and founder of Next Generation Consulting Rebecca Ryan will speak at two events in the Corridor. She’ll be the keynote for Impact CR and EPIC’s Next Gen. Summit, set for 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center, 7725 Kirkwood Blvd. SW. Go to http://impactcr.org. Ryan also will speak at the Iowa City Area Development Group annual meeting and breakfast, set for 7:30 to 9 a.m. Oct. 16 at the Celebration Farm, Iowa City. The meeting is sponsored by the Eastern Iowa Airport. Register at www.icadgroup.com/rebecca or call (319) 354-3939. Cost to attend is $25 for ICAD Group 2030 Visionaries and investors, and $35 for the public.
The Economic Alliance and Innovation Center will hold an open house from 5 to 7 p.m., Sept. 25, at its new facility at 501 First St. SE, Cedar Rapids. The space was formerly the Science Station and IMAX theater
Infinity Contact. Inc, an integrated contact company in Cedar Rapids, received a contract with the U.S. Postal Service working on the Every Door Direct Mail campaign. The USPS contract also offers renewal options through 2023.