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GLOBE GAZETTE

2020 LEADERSHIP SERIES

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Robin Anderson, Chamber of Commerce

For nearly 40 years, the Chamber of Commerce has provided leadership training for up-and-coming business people in North Iowa. In addition to skill development, Leadership North Iowa (LNI) participants meet well-established business leaders and have the opportunity to explore best practices and gain meaningful advice. First and foremost, this program exposes participants to all North Iowa has to offer. At the same time, the Chamber’s goal is to engage Leadership North Iowa participants and alumni—to connect them to the community and to each other. LNI graduates are high-potential prospects who are well-poised to play a more prominent role in the community. This can and does take many forms. For some, it may be the call to action to run for elective office. For others, participation may ignite the desire to seek an appointment to local government boards and commissions. It may provide the foundation to volunteer at a church or service club. It might even help people to assert themselves more in their place of work. Whichever direction our alumni choose to go, Leadership North Iowa is often credited as the catalyst for inspiring participants to seek active involvement in causes they care about.

Networking | Networking Skills & Building Relationships | Robin Anderson, Chamber of Commerce Learning About My Community | Historic Park Inn Hotel Tour | Peggy Bang & Scott Borcherding, Wright on the Park Servant Leadership | Serving My Community | Dennis Reidel, Mason City Noon Lions; Jen Arends, United Way of North Central Iowa; Tessa Trout, Mason City Jaycees; Kenyon Sivels, Salvation Army Law Enforcement | Cerro Gordo County Law Enforcement Center Tour | Cerro Gordo County Sheriff Kevin Pals Leadership Styles | Leadership & Personality Styles | Michael Voet, MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center Leadership & Stewardship | POET Biorefining - Hanlontown Plant Tour | Ben Arentson, POET Biorefining Leadership & Communications | Public Speaking | Matthew Chavers, Shibboleth Toastmasters Government & Citizenship | Public Service | Cerro Gordo County Supervisor Tim Latham and Mason City Councilman Paul Adams The final two sessions of the program, Leadership vs. Management and Local Business & Industry were canceled in March, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 2020 participants will be invited to join the 2021 class for these modules.

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Allyson Krull, Chamber of Commerce

The 2020 Leadership North Iowa class had planned to complete raised garden beds for the elderly and those with disabilities, a project they titled “Uplift North Iowa – “Raising Spirits with Raised Garden Beds.” These custom-built beds were going to be donated to area care and assisted living facilities. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the class postponed the completion of the project out of restrictions and safety of the recipients.

LNI group working on plans for the raised garden beds.

Alpha Roofing Company ▪ Bergland + Cram Architects ▪ Cargill Protein ▪ Clear Lake Bank & Trust Co. ▪ Diamond Jo Casino - Worth Co. First Citizens Bank ▪ First Security Bank & Trust ▪ Hearing Associates, P.C. ▪ Henkel Construction Co. ▪ Holiday Inn Express and Suites - Mason City ▪ Iowa Heartland Credit Union ▪ Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Jane Fischer and Associates LLC ▪ Landus Cooperative MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center ▪ Nora Springs Insurance ▪ North Iowa Area Community College ▪ Overhead Door Company of Mason

City ▪ POET Biorefining - Hanlontown ▪ Smithfield Foods ▪ State Farm Insurance - Kristy Marquis ▪ Sukup Manufacturing Co. ▪ Wells Fargo Bank

SUPPORTING FUTURE COMMUNITY LEADERS

Congratulations! Katelin Lugar North Iowa Leadership Graduate

CONGRATS TO OUR FIRM GRADUATES OF LEADERSHIP NORTH IOWA!

Locally Owned & Operated Since 1987

Mason City Britt lowa Falls

berglandandcram.com | 641.423.6349

“This is a great program that introduces participants to areas of North Iowa and businesses they would not have necessarily seen or visited on their own.”

FCB’s 2020 Leadership North Iowa Graduates!

Cresco New Hampton

Charles City Hampton Osage

hearingassociatesmc.com | 1-877-321-6372 • 641-494-5180

Congratulations

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Ben Arentson - POET Biorefining - Hanlontown Employer: POET Biorefining - One of the world’s largest producers of ethanol, and also produces corn oil, wet cake, DDGs and syrup. Position within Organization: General Manager Definition of Leadership: Influencing people through humble servitude and caring, professional relationships.

Jeffrey W Badger - First Security Bank & Trust Employer: First Security Bank & Trust - Provides expert and progressive financial services backed by outstanding and personalized customer service. First Security has locations across North Central Iowa and headquarters in Charles City. Position within Organization: Vice President Ag/Commercial Lender Definition of Leadership: The ability to communicateand have self-awareness, to be able to delegate, influence, and to be involved.

Fawn T Bellinghausen - Jane Fischer and Associates LLC Employer: Jane Fischer & Associates - Realtors specializing in the North Iowa real estate market where customer satisfaction is their number one priority. Position within Organization: Licensed Realtor & Sales Associate Definition of Leadership: Leadership is being able to guide, direct, communicate, and motivate others to do a specific task or implement a specific plan. Leaders are role models for their peers.

Amanda Black - Nora Springs Insurance Employer: Nora Springs Insurance - providing for all insurance needs in Nora Springs and surrounding area since 1926. Position within Organization: Office Manager/Agent Definition of Leadership: Leadership is being able to problem-solve in order to reach a common goal.

Jeanene Blickenderfer - Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Employer: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Builds a strong Iowa by engaging all Iowans in research, education, and extension experiences to address current and emerging real-life challenges. Position within Organization: Office Assistant

Chadd Christopher - Diamond Jo Casino - Worth Co. Employer: Diamond Jo Casino - Gaming and entertainment venue providing an opportunity to win in a safe, funfilled environment upheld by high standards of integrity. Position within Organization: Casino Shift Manager Definition of Leadership: Solving problems for a team and recognizing a problem before it becomes an emergency. Good leadership will encourage others to recognize issues and take the actions they need to succeed.

WE CONGRATULATE ALL LEADERSHIP NORTH IOWA

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Katlyn Cox - Holiday Inn Express and Suites - Mason City Employer: Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Modern hotel offering the best in amenities and service, as well as an outstanding staff with many years of experience in the hospitality industry. Position within Organization: Housekeeping Manager

Lindsay Dalrymple - North Iowa Area Community College Employer: North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) - Nationally-ranked, two-year institution that serves students of all ages and abilities, promotes a skilled workforce, and encourages a culture of lifelong learning. Position within Organization: Performing Arts & Leadership Series Director Definition of Leadership: Working toward a unified vision and ensuring every member of the team is engaged and achieving their goals. It is about working together as a team to build something far greater than one person can achieve alone.

Jessica Graham - Jane Fischer and Associates LLC Employer: Jane Fischer & Associates - Realtors specializing in the North Iowa real estate market where customer satisfaction is their number one priority. Position within Organization: REALTOR® Associate Definition of Leadership: Realizing hidden potential, playing on strengths, and always lighting the path for others so all can succeed. There is room at the top for all of us, and when you light someone else’s path - you also brighten yours.

Adrian “Abe” Hackman - Wells Fargo Bank Employer: Wells Fargo Bank - Financial institution with a top priority to help people achieve their financial goals in life. Position within Organization: Home Mortgage Consultant Definition of Leadership: Having integrity, skills, faith, talent, morals, ethics, intelligence, energy, humor, or some other human trait of similar description that one would like to emulate or follow.

Mason Harms - Henkel Construction Company Employer: Henkel Construction Company – General Contractor offering a full line of professional construction services delivering negotiated, design-build, general contracting, and construction management projects in many different markets. Position within Organization: Controller Definition of Leadership: Giving people the tools, opportunities, and support to make meaningful contributions to the organization and never underestimating the value of empathy.

Teranie Heinzerling - Iowa Heartland Credit Union Employer: Iowa Heartland Credit Union - A member-owned, not-for-profit financial co-operative that offers a variety of financial services. Position within Organization: Operations Manager Definition of Leadership: The ability to lead by example and influence others to strive to be and do better, keeping an open mind while motivating others. Working with others and showing them that no task or job is too big or too small and no one is better than one another.

Congratulations to Aldair Trujillo on your graduation from the Chamber Leadership North Iowa Class!

Congratulations Mason Harms, Our 2020 Leadership North Iowa Graduate

We support our business community!

Jeanene Blickenderfer Supporting Leadership in North Iowa

Cerro Gordo County ISU Extension & Outreach 601 S. Illinois Ave Mason City, IA 50401

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Lindsey Isaacson - Overhead Door Company of Mason City Employer: Overhead Door Company of Mason City - A leading provider of residential and commercial overhead garage door systems with innovative solutions and unmatched professional installation. Position within Organization: Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator Definition of Leadership: Effective leadership is based upon ideas that are communicated to others in a way that motivates and inspires a team while connecting a vision with people’s individual needs, goals, and aspirations.

Hannah Jones - Clear Lake Bank & Trust Co. Employer: Clear Lake Bank & Trust Co. - Locally owned, full-service bank in operation since 1934, supporting countless community projects, programs, and area businesses. Position within Organization: Trust Assistant Definition of Leadership: The ability to take charge in a respectful manner, while being able to look at situations from all different angles and viewpoints. A leader should be able to motivate, empathize with, and educate others.

Kali Kriener - Cargill Protein Employer: Cargill Protein - Leading marketer of high value, further-processed egg products in the United States. Position within Organization: Food Safety Quality and Regulatory Associate

Katelin Lugar - Hearing Associates, P.C. Employer: Hearing Associates - Audiology practice serving northern Iowa and southern Minnesota with ten locations within medical facilities. Conducts hearing tests, balance/dizziness tests, and fits hearing aids. Position within Organization: Front Office Coordinator Definition of Leadership: Having the ability to take lessons learned and forge a different path that incorporates the good of everyone. To be a leader means you have the strength and security to accept the advice and teachings others offer to constantly improve your skill sets.

Nichole Malta - State Farm Insurance – Kristi Marquis Employer: State Farm Insurance-Kristy Marquis - Insurance agency offering auto, home, life, and health insurance to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. Position within Organization: Agent Team Member

Miles Martin - Cargill Protein Employer: Cargill Protein - Leading marketer of high value, further-processed egg products in the United States. Position within Organization: Operations Supervisor

Lindsey Isaacson

On the completion of the North Iowa Leadership Program.

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to our Leadership North Iowa graduate!

Hannah Jones

Great people are the foundation of great success!


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Jaclyn Meier - First Citizens Bank Employer: First Citizens Bank - Progressive community bank committed to excellence in delivering the financial solutions for customers and the community. Position within Organization: Personal Banker II Definition of Leadership: To motivate and inspire people to work together toward a shared goal. A leader builds a team based on positivity and respect.

Jackie Schmidt - Diamond Jo Casino - Worth Co. Employer: Diamond Jo Casino - Gaming and entertainment venue providing an opportunity to win in a safe, funfilled environment upheld by high standards of integrity. Position within Organization: Jo Stop - Manager Retail Definition of Leadership: Leadership is the ability and willingness to adapt and learn from all situations. When things don’t go as planned, leaders can think on their feet, accept the challenge, and make improvements for future situations.

William Schmidt - Alpha Roofing Company Employer: Alpha Roofing Company - Commercial and residential roofing experts Position within Organization: Co-Owner and CFO Definition of Leadership: If you want to lead, you first need to listen. You need to understand your team’s goals and motivations.

Clinton Schwarz - Sukup Manufacturing Co. Employer: Sukup Manufacturing Co. - The world’s largest family-owned and operated manufacturer of grain storage, grain drying and handling equipment, and steel buildings. Position within Organization: Engineering & Sales Manager, Steel Buildings Definition of Leadership: Leadership provides guidance to accomplish a common goal.

Twyla Shellhart - Holiday Inn Express and Suites - Mason City Employer: Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Modern hotel offering the best in amenities and service, as well as an outstanding staff with many years of experience in the hospitality industry. Position within Organization: Front Desk Manager

Maria Slusarek - Cargill Protein Employer: Cargill Protein - Leading marketer of high value, further-processed egg products in the United States. Position within Organization: Production Supervisor Definition of Leadership: Leadership is encouraging success and facing challenges with a positive attitude and leading by example. Strong leaders are empathetic and understanding of the people or teams they lead.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations

Amanda Black!

Teranie Heinzerling Chamber Leadership North Iowa Graduate

1602 S. Monroe Ave., Mason City, IA

641-424-5391

Federally Insured by NCUA.

www.iowaheartland.org

Congratulations

2020 LEADERSHIP

NORTH IOWA

GRADUATE NORA SPRINGS INSURANCE

Serving the needs of Nora Springs, Iowa and surrounding areas since 1926.

805 W Congress St., Nora Springs, IA 641-749-2505 | www.NoraSpringsIns.com

Congratulations

to Laura Thomas and to Kali Kriener,Miles Martin all of the Leadership & Maria Slusarek on your graduation from the Chamber Leadership North Iowa Class!

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Rachael Swanson - First Citizens Bank Employer: First Citizens Bank - Progressive community bank committed to excellence in delivering the financial solutions for customers and the community. Position within Organization: Senior Credit Analyst Definition of Leadership: The ability to guide a group of individuals to achieve a common goal.

Laura Thomas - MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center Employer: MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center - A community healthcare system serving 14 counties through a wide range of services from open-heart surgery to general medical care. Position within Organization: Security Manager Definition of Leadership: Leadership is guiding others by example and inspiring them to achieve more by instilling a sense of pride and ownership in everything they do.

Aldair Trujillo - Smithfield Foods Employer: Smithfield - Further processing plant, making hams, semi-dry sausage, and lunch meats sold nationwide, while striving to protect the environment and make positive impacts on the community. Position within Organization: Superintendent Definition of Leadership: To guide others toward success through examples and knowledge.

Sonia Alexandra Trujillo - Bergland + Cram Architects Employer: Bergland + Cram Architects - Architecture and interior design firm that specializes in design for residential and commercial architecture. Position within Organization: Project Manager Definition of Leadership: Ability to be flexible and understand personalities/behaviors from different groups or individuals in order to guide and motivate them to achieve common objectives.

Charlie Weiner - Landus Employer: Landus - Farmer-owned agricultural cooperative offering agronomy services, precision ag, field services, AcreEdge soybean seed, grain marketing and animal nutrition. Position within Organization: Operations superintendent Definition of Leadership: Leadership is teaching and guiding others through your own decisions and actions.

Alicia Winters - Jane Fischer and Associates LLC Employer: Jane Fischer & Associates - Realtors specializing in the North Iowa real estate market where customer satisfaction is their number one priority. Position within Organization: Realtor Definition of Leadership: Leading by example, learning from mistakes, and making a positive influence in the lives of others.

Congratulations To Our Chamber Leadership North Iowa Graduates!

To First Security’S Jeff Badger!

Jessica Graham

Fawn Bellinghausen

Alicia Winters

641-424-HOME 1002 East State St. Suite B, Mason City, IA 50401 JaneFischer.com

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATES OF LEADERSHIP NORTH IOWA!

Chadd Christopher 777 DIAMOND JO LANE, NORTHWOOD, IA DIAMONDJOWORTH.COM

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Jackie Schmidt

Jeff, who works as an ag/Commercial Lender at the Manly office, recently graduated from Leadership North Iowa.

Scan here to see a video message from jeff!

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Allyson Krull, Chamber of Commerce

YIELD is modeled after the Leadership North Iowa program. The acronym stands for Youth Investing Energy in Leadership Development. In 2003, the Chamber partnered with the Mason City Youth Task Force to develop leadership skills in promising young adults by forging a connection between youth and the business community. Local business has a huge stake in area youth as future workers and leaders. The class is comprised of high school juniors from Mason City High School and Newman High School. Chamber members generously share their knowledge and resources to serve as speakers at YIELD sessions. The course consists of 10 modules and each class selects and completes a Community Impact Project. Examples of Community Impact Projects include advocating for an ordinance restricting the sale of pseudoephedrine within Mason City, making fleece blankets for children in need, and creating interactive sidewalk paintings throughout Mason City. The YIELD program is now in its 18th year and has become a model for other communities interested in providing leadership training to youth. School administrators report that YIELD graduates are among their most successful and engaged students.

Allyson Krull, Chamber of Commerce

Each year, YIELD students complete a Community Impact Project as a graduation requirement. This year’s YIELD (Youth Investing Energy in Leadership Development) class decided to restore Mason City’s beloved Prairie Playground, located in East Park. They are passionate about restoring a place they grew up playing and want it to be available for future generations to enjoy. To assess the condition of the playground, students completed a safety report card from the National Program for Playground Safety. With broken equipment, unsuitable fall surfacing, and other criteria identified as sub-par, Prairie Playground scored a C- on an A-F scale. In addition, the components need sanding in some areas and the entire structure is in dire need of staining. Students met with city staff to address concerns and evaluate the status of the on-going project. They gathered estimates for engineered mulch (an approved material for fall surface) and students completed an inventory of equipment repairs. To set an accurate budget, students then contacted playground companies for quotes on broken and missing equipment. Plans will be finalized in January, and students will return in the spring to stain the playground structure, repair equipment, and spread the new mulch. The community’s response to the project has been overwhelming. YIELD will continue to collect funds through January with the goal of purchasing additional mulch to improve safety at the park. To make a donation toward the project, please send checks to the Chamber of Commerce (9 N Federal Ave, Mason City) and note “YIELD project” in the memo.

Taking measurements at Prairie Playground.

Grant Bohls MCHS

Eli Brinkley Newman

Olivia Crom MCHS

Madi Elwood Newman

Jennaya Everist MCHS

Samuel Fabian MCHS

Gretchen Garrett MCHS

Makenna Hansen MCHS

Matthew Henrich Newman

Lane Kruger MCHS

Grant Lee MCHS

Logan McDonough MCHS

Isabella Monarch MCHS

Claire Reidel MCHS

Guest Speakers

Jack Siglin MCHS

Kylee Sullivan Newman

Emma Weiner Newman

J Brooks, 98.7 KISS Country ▪ Bob Fisher, KGLO News ▪ Amy Fleming, KIMT News 3 ▪ Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, Office of the Governor ▪ Lindsey James, Visit Mason City ▪ Melanie Mergen, Globe Gazette ▪ Steve Noto, Stoney Creek Hospitality Corporation ▪ Kim Pang, River City Morning Kiwanis ▪ Michael Voet, MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center

98.7 KISS Country / 103.7 The Fox ▪ Ag Processing, Inc. ▪ Alpha Orthodontics Powered by Smile Doctors ▪ Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company Bergland + Cram Architects ▪ Cargill Protein ▪ Central Park Dentistry ▪ Children’s Dental Center of Mason City ▪ Clear Lake Bank & Trust Co. Dental Center of North Iowa ▪ Diamond Jo Casino - Worth Co. ▪ Drs. Weber & Otto Family Dentistry ▪ First Citizens Bank ▪ Heartland Asphalt, Inc. ▪ Henkel Construction Co. ▪ Holiday Inn Express and Suites - Mason City ▪ Jane Fischer and Associates LLC ▪ Laird Law Firm ▪ Lee Realty Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory ▪ Mason City Clinic ▪ MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center ▪ Metalcraft, Inc. ▪ Mid-West Roofing Company/Custom SheetMetal Works ▪ North Iowa Eye Clinic, P.C. ▪ North Iowa Orthodontics NSB Bank ▪ Overhead Door Company of Mason City ▪ Ozzie Ohl POET Biorefining - Hanlontown ▪ REG Mason City, LLC ▪ River City Morning Kiwanis ▪ Stoney Creek Hospitality Corporation Sukup Manufacturing ▪ The Nettleton Dental Group, PC ▪ Transform Hot Yoga ▪ Wells Fargo Bank ▪ WHKS Engineers, Planners & Surveyors

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2020 Leadership Series  

2020 Leadership Series