Urbana-based Clickstop hired Jon Larson (see photo) and Jobe Heick (see photo) for the warehouse and fulfillment team; Dustin Roster (see photo) as sales specialist; Carla Weeks (see photo) as part of the customer service team; and Nikki Dudley (see photo) as culture/wellness coordinator in the mission and culture group.
Ream Auto Body Ltd. in Cedar Rapids hired Mike Berns (see photo) as estimator. Berns has more than 31 years of body shop experience.
Clickstop in Urbana promoted Cody Smith (see photo) to warehouse supervisor; Sarah Barron (see photo) to vice president marketing; and Tom Altman (see photo) to director of e-commerce for the U.S. cargo control division.
Deb Pullin-Van Auken (see photo) of Columbus Junction, a private banker and vice president of U.S. Bank’s Iowa City Office, was elected president of the Iowa 4-H Foundation.
The American Institute of Architects’s Iowa chapter elected Joseph Tursi as second vice president. Tursi is an architect at OPN Architects Inc. in Cedar Rapids.
Loren Coppock (see photo), one of the founding principals of TrueNorth Companies in Cedar Rapids, has been named chairman of TrueNorth’s board.
The Eastern Iowa chapter of the Financial Planning Association installed 2013 officers and directors: James Anderson (see photo), Clifton Larson Allen Wealth Advisors, president; Mark McCombs, Lincoln Savings Bank, president elect/membership chairman; Steven Odegaard, Principal Financial, secretary/treasurer; Wesley Hilleshiem, BankIowa, past president; Cedar Rapids; Mary Schneekloth, Guaranty Bank & Trust, director at-large; and Larry Fox, Ameriprise Financial, director at-large.
The Better Business Bureau named Chelsey McDill (see photo) of ImOn Communications and Steve Drake (see photo) of Mercy Medical Center to its advisory council.
Two Coe College professors were honored. Steve Feller (see photo), the B.D. Silliman Professor of Physics, was presented with the Sigma Pi Sigma Worth Seagondollar Award at the 2012 Quadrennial Physics Congress. Mario Affatigato (see photo), the Fran Allison and Francis Halpin Professor of Physics, was named by the American Physical Society to receive the 2013 Prize to a faculty member for research in an undergraduate institution.
The Iowa Quality Center and the Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence Executive Council announced winners of the Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence Awards. The Iowa Valley Community College District was named in Eastern Iowa.
Telecom Services of Iowa Inc. in Cedar Rapids was honored by Samsung Telecommunications America with the Samsung’s 2012 Commitment and Dedication Award.
Brand Driven Digital, the social media and digital marketing division of Westergaard agency, will host the Social Strategy Boot Camp Jan. 24 at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. Cost for the all-day event is $95 through Dec. 31, then changes to $115. Fusionfarm, part of Iowa SourceMedia Group, parent company of The Gazette, is a media sponsor. To register, visit socialstrategybootcamp.com.
The Driftless Region Beef Conference will be held Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at the Grand River Convention Center in Dubuque. Registration for the conference is $80 before Jan. 23, and $100 after. Visit www.aep.iastate.edu/beef.
The Iowa Quality Center will hold a Corporate Sustainability Workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Feb. 7, at Kirkwood Training and Outreach Services, 3375 Armar Dr., Marion. It will be led by Donn Fisher, author of “Corporate Sustainability: Planning Assessment Guide.” Cost is $295. Call (319) 398-7101 or email email@example.com.
The Cedar Valley APICS Chapter announced three upcoming courses. “Advanced Supply Chain Management” will begin Jan. 21. Cost: $1,299. “Basics of Supply Chain Management” will start Jan. 21. Tuition: $499. “Detailed Scheduling and Planning” will begin Jan 23. Tuition: $499. All classes will be held at the Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids.
Sam’s Club and the Sam’s Club Giving Program and SCORE will provide more than $500,000 in supplies and training to 102 U.S. small businesses nationwide. Gilded Pear Gallery in Cedar Rapids, which launched in 2011, was selected in Eastern Iowa. Each business will receive a $1,000 Sam’s Club gift card in addition to training through SCORE.