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Business Notes: Oct. 17, 2021 – The Gazette

The Gazette’s Business Notes is a compendium of the week’s promotions, new hires, certifications, added business lines and business events, among other items, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and the rest of the Corridor.

Information and photos can be submitted to Business Notes by email to [email protected], or on our site at

New hires

Jolene Mauer joined EDC Inc. as marketing and communications director.

Skywalk Group hired Beth Henderson as a recruiter.


RSM US promoted in its Cedar Rapids office in consulting services Kim Dougherty as manager; Tara Funk, supervisor; Alex Gade, supervisor; Ted Graves, senior associate; Matt Hickman, senior associate; Amanda Lyons, senior associate; Matt McGraw, supervisor; Scott Towler, director; Micah Van Deusen, supervisor; and in internal client services Danielle Andrews as project management senior associate, consulting support; Christel Gustafson, report processing specialist senior; Ruth Hospodarsky, project manager, consulting tech; Laurie Montgomery, billing supervisor; Molly Rooney, HR director; Jo Scanlon, senior director, consulting operations; and Ryan Schultz, report processing specialist senior, consulting.


MRA-the Management Association announces Cherrie Spurlin, SHRM-CP, as the new executive director of the western Illinois and Iowa office.


BRAVO awards were will be presented by the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance to Cedar Ridge Winery, In Tolerance and Suburban Lumber. Community Spotlight Awards will be given to the Catherine McAuley Center, Iowa Giving Crew and Prospect Meadows. Award winners will be recognized at Good Morning Cedar Rapids on Nov. 10 at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center. To register, go to


Informatics Inc. has been named an AWS Select Consulting Partner. Companies receiving that status must obtain a certain number of AWS professional certifications and complete a minimum number of AWS cloud migration projects.


Dupaco Community Credit Union will expand services in Coralville with a new branch office at 2530 Corridor Way. A learning lab branch office using live video teller technology will open in fall 2022.


NewBoCo’s 2021 annual meeting will start at 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 16, 2021, at the Olympic Southside Theater. The meeting will be hosted by touring musician and visual artist Alisabeth Von Presley, owner and founder of TINT. For more information about the event and to purchase tickets, go to


Linn County’s website is now Linn County email addresses also have changed, to [email protected].

The Iowa Go-To-Market Accelerator’s new website is Applications have now opened for the next program start in February 2022. For more information, contact [email protected].


Watch interviews with this year’s Gazette Business Award recipients — plus the keynote interview with Rand Corp. economist Kathryn Anne Edwards — at Award recipients discuss business decisions they made over the past year and what they see in the years to come. TrueNorth is presenting sponsor.

Also, The Gazette’s Iowa Ideas In-Depth week series’ focus on workforce issues — panel discussions plus a national overview from Andy Challenger of global outplacement and executive placement firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas — can be viewed at

Danielle Andrews

Kim Dougherty

Tara Funk

Alex Gade

Ted Graves

Beth Henderson

Matt Hickman

Ruth Hospodarsky

Amanda Lyons

Jolene Mauer

Laurie Montgomery

Jo Scanlon

Cherrie Spurlin

Scott Towler

Micah Van Deusen