Business enterprise Notes for Dec. 4, 2022

The Gazette’s Small business Notes is a compendium of the week’s promotions, new hires, certifications, included business enterprise strains and company situations, amid other merchandise, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Town and the relaxation of the Corridor.

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New Hires

Sara Volz has joined ChildServe as director of progress.

Kelsi Harms now is with Amperage Promoting and Fundraising as an account govt.


Trial attorney Lezli Luneckas-Broomhall of Cedar Rapids gained the Iowa Association for Justice’s Tom Staack Public Training Award for her operate in spotlighting the human impact of negligence and office personal injury by means of acquired media throughout the state of Iowa.

Pressley Henningsen and Brian Ivers, the two of Cedar Rapids, have been offered with the Iowa Association for Justice’s General public Company Award for their advocacy for Iowa nursing property inhabitants.

Matthew Brandes of Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman has been identified by Ideal Legal professionals as 2023 Attorney of the Yr for Loved ones Regulation.


The Iowa Association for Justice not too long ago installed J. Dean Keegan, of Keegan, Tindal and Jaeger, Iowa Metropolis, as president. Darin Luneckas, Cedar Rapids, was elected to its board of governors from Judicial District 6 Emily Anderson, Ann Gronlund and Ben Extensive, all Cedar Rapids, and Steven Ballard, Iowa Metropolis, had been elected to at-significant positions, and Eric Tindal, Iowa Metropolis, as chairman of IAJ’s prison legislation part.

Small business start

Covenant Spouse and children Methods, a Cedar Rapids-primarily based mental and behavioral wellness organization, has spun off Covenant Place of work Answers, formerly a CFS division, as a full-assistance place of work mental well being and wellness group.


The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance is having programs from member dining places to participate in the 11th Annual Cafe 7 days, Feb. 17 by means of 26, at Non-member dining establishments can choose component but will will need to become a member just before Jan. 20.

Insights and periods

The Q4 Hiawatha Business enterprise Summit will 4 to 6 p.m., Dec. 6, at Stillwater Espresso, 1275 N. Heart Issue Rd., Hiawatha. There is no price tag to go to, but registration is asked for.

The Gazette Business Breakfast panel’s third-quarter discussion, “A Smaller Business’ Device Kit for 2023: Classes we have uncovered and troubles — and chances — for which we can be organized,” now is on line at https://little Panelists are Paul Andreasen, founder and owner, Saucy Focaccia Sydney Rieckhoff, CEO, Nearly Popular Popcorn and Kymberly Stevenson, Specific Little Enterprise Growth Plan manager, Iowa Financial Growth Authority. The dialogue collection was sponsored by BerganKDV.

The remaining 2022 installment of the “Gazette Spotlight on …” sequence of recorded interviews also is offered to look at at This group recognizes enterprises and businesses for their aim on growth. Interviewed are Luke Bishop of BAE Systems Matt Swift of Significant Grove Sarah Nelson of Comm-Unity Crisis Support and Drew Martel of Foundation 2. Also, the Superior Small business Bureau Cedar Rapids business joined The Gazette in speaking with Marc Meyer of Inteconnex. The sequence was sponsored by TrueNorth Cos.

Matthew Brandes

Kelsi Harms

Sara Volz

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