GreatAmerica Financial Services hired Beth Hanes (see photo) as account support adviser, Molly Miller (see photo) as operations support specialist and Susan Heffernen (see photo) joins as documentation specialist.
Michelle Altmaier (see photo) joined Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids as coordinator of Women’s and Children’s Services for Mercy’s Birthplace. Altmaier previously was director of Children’s Miracle Network at University of Iowa Children’s Hospital.
Casey Westhoff joined Systems Unlimited in Iowa City as executive director. Westhoff had been executive director of the Arc of Iowa.
Honkamp Krueger & Co. announced two promotions to firm partnership. Katie J. Thomas (see photo) became accounting manager in 2009. Adam R. Reisch (see photo) was promoted to accounting manager in 2011.
The Rev. Kay Mineck (see photo) and the Rev. Paul Monska (see photo), chaplains for Meth-Wick Community, received the 2012 Employee of the Year Award-Support and Services Staff from Leading Age Iowa, an association of not-for-profit senior services providers.
The renovation of the University of Iowa’s Carver-Hawkeye Arena received a 2012 Best Projects Sports/Entertainment Award of Merit from ENR Midwest, an engineering industry publication. The $28 million project was designed by Neumann Monson Architects, Iowa City, with engineering design by KJWW Engineering Consultants and M2B Structural Engineers, both of Cedar Rapids. General contractor was Knutson Construction, Iowa City.
West Music Co. has been awarded Retailer of the Year award from Music Inc. Magazine.
H&R Block will hold a grand opening Monday through Friday at its reopened Lindale Crossing office, 4854 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids. The tax preparer will reopen offices five locations in the Corridor.
Van Meter Inc., in partnership with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, will offer solar photovoltaic training in Des Moines Jan. 28 through 30 for electricians, builders and trade professionals. To register, call Brad Duggan at (319) 368-2850 or email@example.com.
SCORE will hold a “How to Really Start Your Business” seminar at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday and continuing Jan. 15 and 22, at Kirkwood Training & Outreach Services Center, 3375 Armar Dr., Marion. To register, call Dianne Martin at (319) 431-4574 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two meetings of the Eastern Iowa chapter of International Facility Management Association will be held Tuesday. A luncheon meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., will be at Carlos O’Kelly’s, 1411 Waterfront Dr., Iowa City. Jeff Davidson, director of Planning and Community Development for the city of Iowa City, will discuss new projects in Iowa City. A dinner meeting, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., will be at Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano, 320 Collins Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids. Scott Olson of Skogman Realty and the Cedar Rapids City Council, who will present his latest commercial Market Overview. To register, call (319) 358-8448 or email Della McGrath at email@example.com.
Signal 88 Security in Cedar Rapids is offering military veterans a chance to win startup money to open their own business through Operation American Dream: From Battlefield to Boss. For complete contest rules, go to www.signal88.com/OperationAmericanDream.
Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors with offices in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids was selected as a SIRVA Relocation Preferred Broker for 2013-2014.