LimoLink Inc. in Marion announced 11 new employees: Lisa Stigge (see photo) as marketing manager; Zach Danekas (see photo) as client account manager; Rochelle Mikulas (see photo), Darcie Derby (see photo, Tim Hampton (see photo), Taylor Weberg (see photo), Chad Vick (see photo) and Kevin Keating (see photo) as members of the logistics team; Julie Hendricks, (see photo), Amber Galgiani (see photo) and Jason Urwin (see photo) as members of the client services team.
Knutson Construction hired four new employees: Steve Wilson (see photo) as project manager; Clayton Reitz (see photo) as assistant project manager; Duane Kikkert (see photo) as general superintendent; and Jeff Knutsen (see photo), who has 13 years of experience.
Former Cedar Rapids Transportation and Parking Director William Hoekstra (see photo) was named the museum director of the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa.
Corey Luedeman (see photo) joined Rush & Nicholson. Luedeman has more than 12 years experience in representing claimants for Social Security Disability.
Infinity Contact added several new employees: Kameron Hobbs (see photo) as client solutions coordinator; Meri Sell (see photo) as director of inside sales; and Tom Theis (see photo) as sales manager.
Jim Conard (see photo) is now vice president of commercial lending at West Bank. Conard has 16 years of experience.
Jennifer Kramer Williams (see photo) was promoted to senior copywriter and marketing strategist at ME&V. Williams joined ME&V in 2007 as a marketing writer.
Reggie Gillis (see photo) was promoted to sales manager with Infinity Contact. Gillis was most recently team lead.
Joy Goodrich of Cedar Rapids completed the Birth Doula Workshop in Ames through DONA International. Goodrich is now a private practice doula in the Cedar Rapids area.
McGladrey Wealth Management was ranked at No. 3 by Accounting Today on its annual list of Top Billion Dollar Club Firms by assets under management.
The Cedar Rapids Fire Department received the 2011 Life Safety Achievement Award, presented by the National Association of State Fire Marshals Fire Research & Education Foundation and Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co.
For the third time in four years, Raddon Financial Group, an independent credit union research firm, has recognized Dupaco Community Credit Union as one of the top 10 U.S. performing credit unions with more than $500 million in assets, based on the credit union’s 2011 performance.
Tektivity in Cedar Rapids achieved a Microsoft Corp. silver small-business competency.
Kevin H. Collins and Glenn Johnson of the Cedar Rapids law firm of Nyemaster Goode were selected for the 2012 Great Plains Super Lawyers list.
Sandra Fischer (see photo) of the Horizons, A Family Service Alliance, mental health counseling staff was named the 2012 recipient of St. Luke’s Child Protection Center’s Kathleen Opdebeeck Award for Professional Excellence.
Collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship will be showcased during two upcoming events supported by the Iowa City Area Development Group, Oct. 5-7, at the University of Iowa’s Pappajohn Business Building. The event is targeted to anyone who has a scalable business idea, or can contribute to a larger team. Tickets are $50, $35 for students. Register at iowacity.startupweekend.org.
In addition, Corridor entrepreneurs are invited to enter the Creative Corridor Dream Big business idea contest for a chance to win up to $10,000. Go to www.DreamBigGrowHere.com to upload your business idea. Submissions deadline is Oct. 19.
The 2012 Iowa Recycling and Solid Waste Management Conference will be held Oct. 1-3 at the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. The exhibit hall will be open to businesses interested in learning about developments in the recycling and solid waste industries. Visit www.iowaconference.org.
SCORE will host a Small Business Evening Roundtable 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, at Coffeesmith’s, 2300 Edgewood Rd. SW, Cedar Rapids. Contact Dianne Martin at (319) 431-4574.
The Society for Technical Communication’s Eastern Iowa chapter will meet at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 9, at Gage Memorial Union, Coe College. The meeting is for college students and others who are interested in writing professionally. RSVP to Ben Leu at (319) 573-7113 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 7. More information is available at www.stc-easterniowa.org.