Carl Williams has joined Exit Hawk Realty in North Liberty.
Kate Bell (see photo) and Andrea Nus (see photo) have joined Covenant Family Solutions, Cedar Rapids, as independent contractors providing individual, couples and family therapy.
Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa hired Carrie Campbell (see photo) to its team of vascular and endovascular surgery providers.
Brucemore hired Jessica Peel-Austin (see photo) as manager of interpretation and collections.
Sharon Cummins, VenuWorks national director of planning and development, will oversee the company’s Cedar Rapids properties as interim executive director while a nationwide search for a new executive director is conducted.
McGladrey LLP has promoted Shawna Huls (see photo) to tax manager, Cristina Hurley (see photo) to marketing director, Jeff Kohl (see photo) to technology services supervisor, Stacy List (see photo) to assurance senior associate, Justin Maiers (see photo) to assurance supervisor, Ethan Manning (see photo) to risk advisory services supervisor, Vicki Peifer (see photo) to business development director, Dave Pierce (see photo) to technology services senior associate and Brady Quinn (see photo) to tax senior associate, all in its Cedar Rapids office; and Joe Adducci (see photo) to tax supervisor, Megan Kluesner (see photo) to assurance supervisor, Tyler Overmohle (see photo) to assurance senior associate, Brandon Passon (see photo) to assurance senior associate and Samuel Weitzel (see photo) to assurance supervisor, all in its Iowa City office.
The HiCrew Kiwanis Club installed Rod Jasa (see photo) as its president. Also installed were Matt Shock, secretary; and Byron Tabor, treasurer. Tony Balik retired as outgoing president.
Bridgehaven Pregnancy Support Center named Michael Pearson (see photo) to its board of directors.
Mount Mercy University has opened The Gerald and Audrey Olson Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic. The clinic offers low cost mental health counseling services to the public while providing hands-on, supervised training for graduate students in Mount Mercy’s marriage and family therapy program. The clinic is located at Mount Mercy’s CRST International Graduate Center, 1599 Wenig Rd. NE. For more information, visit www.mtmercy.edu/Olson-Clinic.
West Music has opened its Artisan Fine String Shoppe at 1212 Fifth St., Coralville. For more information, visit www.strings.westmusic.com.
ACQUISITIONS AND PURCHASES
TaxACT, Cedar Rapids, has acquired Balance Financial, a provider of web-based personal finance management tools. Balance Financial will retain all of its employees and continue to operate out of its Bellevue, Wash., office.
Marco Inc., based in St. Cloud, Minn., with offices in Cedar Rapids and Decorah, has purchased the hosted/cloud services business of Twin Cities-based InCompass IT.
The Iowa League of Cities inducted Coralville Mayor Jim Fausett (see photo) into its 2013 Hall of Fame and honored State Sen. Bob Dvorsky, (see photo), D-Coralville, with the Legislative Service Award.
Scott Sanborn of KGAN CBS 2 and KFXA Fox 28, Cedar Rapids, received the Upper Midwest Emmy for the business/consumer program “Created in the Corridor.” Jared Aarons received the Upper Midwest Emmy for sports anchoring.
Tom Anderson, executive director, senior portfolio management director and financial advisor with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Cedar Rapids, attended Barron’s Top Advisors Summit in Orlando, Fla. Anderson’s new book, “The Value of Debt,” is No. 5 on the New York Times bestseller list and No. 9 on this month’s New York Times Hardcover Business bestseller list.
The Cedar Rapids Baymont Inn & Suites at 1220 Park Place NE was awarded the 2013 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor (www.tripadvisor.com).
Cedar Rapids native and Coe College graduate Ruth Kinzey (see photo) will discuss her book, “Promoting Nonprofit Organizations: A Reputation Management Approach” from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Oct. 18 at Kesler Lecture Hall, Hickok Hall, on the Coe campus. The free event will conclude with a book signing.
SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES
A three-day seminar on simulation process, “Customer Centric Lean Advantage,” will be Nov. 13-15 at The Iowa Quality Center, 3375 Armar Dr., Marion. To register, go to www.iowaqc.org or call (319) 398-7101.