TrueNorth, Cedar Rapids, has hired Natalie Becker (see photo), previously with Yellowbook, as customer service representative for the firm’s Truckers Service Association. Also, Megan Blair (see photo) joined the company as corporate support specialist.
Sean Smith (see photo) has joined TD & T CPAs and Advisors in Cedar Rapids as staff accountant.
Mark Morehouse (see photo) has joined NXT Bank in Central City as community president.
CliftonLarsonAllen, Cedar Rapids, has hired Rick Lundgren (see photo) as an information technology consultant.
Benjamin Klaus (see photo) has joined Orchestra Iowa, Cedar Rapids, as operations manager on its administrative team.
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, has hired Kristina Bridges (see photo) as director of human resources. Previously, Bridges was with the University of Iowa and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
Acterra Group, Marion, has hired Brian Clark (see photo) as account manager.
Epic Life Insurance Co., based in Monona, Wis., with agents throughout Iowa, has hired Christopher Noffke (see photo) as regional sales director for the southwest Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska markets.
Paula Rohach (see photo), formerly with Carrington Place in Toledo, Iowa, has joined Amperage Marketing in Cedar Rapids as an account coordinator.
The City of Marion has promoted Mike Barkalow (see photo) from project engineer to assistant city engineer.
Collins Community Credit Union, Cedar Rapids, has promoted Patrice Matthew (see photo) from assistant vice president of change management to branch manager of its C Street SW location. Also, Brittany Paullins (see photo) was promoted from member consultant supervisor to branch manager of the firm’s Wilson Avenue Hy-Vee.
Attorney Kyle Wilcox (see photo) of Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman, Cedar Rapids, has been appointed to a three-year term with the Iowa State Bar Association Tax Section Council.
The Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids named the following board members and officers for 2014: Allen Witt, incoming president; Karl Cassell, director; John Wasta, past president; Laurie Dawley, Marilee Fowler, Bradley Hart, Dennis Jordan, Mary Klinger, Christine Landa, Gail Naughton, Chris Mueller, Leighton Smith, directors; Diane Potter, secretary/treasurer; and Michael Shive, sergeant-at-arms. Committee chairs for 2014-2015 are: Leighton Smith, membership; Dennis Jordan and Elizabeth Schott, communications; Mary Klinger, service projects; Karl Cassell, international service; John Lohman, program; Chris Mueller, foundation; and Michael Shive, fellowship.
Corey Phillips (see photo) of MidWestOne Bank, Iowa City, was named chairman of the Iowa Bankers Association’s Iowa School of Banking Advisory Board.
Esthetician/skin care specialist Teri Sissel (see photo) of Spa 600 in The Warehouse on Third in Cedar Rapids, has earned certification in Oncology Esthetics through Touch for Cancer.
Two child and family service agencies, Four Oaks of Cedar Rapids and Family Resources of Davenport, have agreed to affiliate, beginning in July and continuing in stages over the next year. For more information about the two agencies, visit www.FamRes.org and www.FourOaks.org.
Marco, with a branch office in Cedar Rapids, has partnered with Applied Global Technologies to provide cloud-based video conferencing.
Lil’ Drug Store Products, Cedar Rapids, took top awards in the annual CSP Business Media 2014 Perception Brand Study.
Jon Bancks (see photo) of Morgan Stanley, Cedar Rapids, received a 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Award for his service to United Way of East Central Iowa.
The Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center received a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor for maintaining an overall rating of four or higher on a scale of five as ranked by travelers.
The Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids presented the Club Community Service Award to Drew Skogman and Steve Gray. The Club Appreciation Award went to Mikinzie Farmer and Patrick DePalma.
“We Don’t Make Widgets” will be the topic of the Iowa City Learning Network meeting from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, at the State Hygienic Lab, 2490 CrossPark Rd., Coralville. For more information, contact Iowa Quality Center, Marion, at (319) 398-7101 or visit www.iowaqc.org.
WORKSHOPS AND FORUMS
FMLA Administration in the Real World-A Method to the Madness, a workshop sponsored by MRA Institute of Management, will be offered from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 3 and 4, at the Educational Leadership/Support Center, 2500 Edgewood Rd. NW, Metro Conference Room, Cedar Rapids. To register, contact Debra Carlson at (309) 277-4182 or go online at http://www.mranet.org/Training/ClassesRegistration.aspx.
SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES
“Innovation in the Workplace,” sponsored by the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at BioVentures Center, 2500 Crosspark Rd., Coralville. Chuck Peters, CEO of The Gazette Co., will teach the importance of innovation in changing competitive markets. Cost: $25-$40. For more information and to register, visit www.iowacityarea.com.
“How to Really Start Your Own Business Seminar,” sponsored by Kirkwood Community SCORE East Central Iowa, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Kirkwood Training & Outreach Service Center, 3375 Armar Dr., Marion. The three-part seminar series will cover critical aspects of starting or running a business. In addition to class, free follow-up mentoring and six hours of education/continued help are available. Cost: $59. For more information, contact Dianne Martin at email@example.com or (319) 431-4574.