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Vol. 22 No. 5 PO Box 118, Sioux City, Iowa 51102

September 2011


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FAMILY Working with relatives can be rewarding INSIDE THIS MONTH’S ISSUE: Juan Williams to speak at Chamber dinner PAGE 5

Briar Cliff’s Heelan Hall scheduled for transformation PAGE 11


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Young Professionals convention to bring 400 to Sioux City BY LYNN ZERSCHLING Business Journal staff writer

SIOUX CITY – More than 400 young professionals from around the state are expected to attend the ninth annual Young Professionals of Iowa Conference Sept. 30 in Sioux City. The day-long event will be held at the Sioux City Convention Center, and will be cosponsored by the Sioux City Growth Organization and the Siouxland YP group. “There will be some- Jonalee thing for everyone,� Jackes said Jonalee Jackes, chairman of the conference committee. Matt Mattson from Carmel, Ind., and fo-founder and president of Phired Up Productions, will be the keynote speaker. He will discuss how young business and community leaders can maximize their potential. Four break-out sessions will feature speakers who will focus on professional development, leadership, networking

Awards ceremony Conference attendees are invited to attend an awards ceremony at 4 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Plymouth Block atrium. The first Ripple Awards will be presented to a young professional who has gone above and beyond in making an impact in the community and to a business who supports young professionals, according to conference chairman Jonalee Jackes.

and resume writing. Speakers include Terri Houston, senior development for recruitment and multicultural programs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, formerly at Iowa State University; Mara Sovey, Bettendorf, Iowa, president of the John Deere Foundation and director of the Corporate Citizenship Center of Excellence; Gail Hermesch, Topeka, Kan., a certified development trainer, and Jon Murad, Sioux City, a business marketing specialist for IowaWORKS Greater Siouxland. The Siouxland Chamber of Commerce will market the event to boost local participation, according to Chris McGowan, chamber president. “I’m thrilled to have 400 people

coming into Sioux City and to see that the city has undergone a transformation over the past few years,� McGowan stated. Attendees may attend a welcome reception the evening of Sept. 29 at the Stone Creek Inn. The registration fee is $75. For registration and more information, go to or contact Jackes at (712) 279-3902. At a recent news conference, the Sioux City Growth Organization announced the declaration of Sept. 30 as “YP Day.� The day is designed to celebrate and support Young Professionals in Siouxland. Photo submitted

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Redevelopment set for former Morrell site Demolition begins this fall, followed by building of new factory next spring

Old fences coming down

BY DAVE DREESZEN Business Journal editor

The transformation of a rusty relic from Sioux City’s stockyards era into a well-landscaped business park get under way this fall. Here’s a look at the city’s schedule for demolishing the former John Morrell & Co. plant and redeveloping the 23-acre site positioned on the city’s front door.

DEMOLITION The City Counci recently awarded a contract to Recycled Materials, an Arvada, Colo., contractor deemed to have submitted the low bid of $1.249 million. A $2 million federal grant awarded to the city last month will finance the demolition costs, which came in 27 percent below the city engineer’s estimate of $1.7 million. Recycled Materials will have 120 calendar days to complete the work without incurring penalties, said Darrell Bullock, the city’s inspection services manager. The contract calls for razing the vacant packing plant at 1200 Bluff St., which dates to the late 1950s, which includes two wellhouses, a brick building and two guard shacks. The foundation of the buildings, a private road and a sprawling parking lot also will be ripped out. The clean concrete will be crushed on site, providing the city with an additional source of aggregate to use on future road projects. The excavated surfaces will then be backfilled with dirt. “It’ll be a nice, flat, developable lot when done,” Bullock said

Journal photos by Jim Lee

City inspections services manager Darrell Bullock is shown at the former John Morrell site, where demolition is set to begin this month.

The two-lane Lafayette will be heavily landscaped with plants and trees, city economic development director Marty Dougherty said. “It’s our intent to make that an attractive street and entrance to Sioux City,” Dougherty said.

“It’ll be a nice, flat, developable lot when done.” DARRELL BULLOCK Inspection services manager

incentive package for Global Foods, which has committed to building a 67,000-square-foot plant on a 10-acre site in the new Yards 1-29 Business Park. By next spring, Global Foods anticipates breaking ground on the $10 million project, which would create up to 200 new jobs. Completion is anticipated for 2012. The second plant will allow the familyowned company, which does more than 85 percent of its business abroad, to expand into loins and REDEVELOPMENT other value-added pork products. The city last April unveiled its Global Foods will maintain its explans to redevelop the former isting 175-employee ham-debonMorrell site and announced the ing plant at 1826 Chicago St. first tenant would be Global Foods Processing. NEW STREET This month, the council was exBy next spring, the city hopes to pected to be asked to approve an start work on a major expansion of

As part of the demolition at the former Morrell site, Recycled Materials will rip out two old fences that run the length of the western boundary of the property – one made of chain link and the other of wood. The latter, erected years ago by community leaders wanting to shield the aging packing plant from the view of motorists along Interstate 29, has become badly weathered itself, contributing to the unsightliness of the property positioned on downtown’s front door. Because the Iowa Department of Transportation requires fencing along the right of way of major highways, the contractor will build a new black chain link fence at the former Morrell site. The attractivelooking fence will complement the extensive landscaping the city is planning for its new Yards 1-29 Business Park, city economic development director Marty Dougherty said.


City workers are pictured at the former John Morrell plant parking lot. Gravel from the parking lot is being recycled for use in other city projects. Demolition of the vacant pork plant is set to begin this month.

South Lafayette Road. The $1.33 million street project calls for extending the road from the point where it now enters the guard gate around the western perimeter of the property. The extension will provide access to four lots in the new business park, including Global Foods’ 10-acre site. A $665,677 state grant awarded to the city this year will help

finance the rebuilding and expansion of Lafayette. Running parallel to Interstate 29, the new street will connect with the old bridge that crosses the Floyd River on the back side of the former Morrell property. From there, the road will hook up with Cunningham Drive, a major thoroughfare in the former stockyards area.

In conjunction with the street project, the city also plans to relocate a major sanitary sewer line that currently runs through the ditch in front of the former Morrell site. As part of the reconstruction of Interstate 29 through the downtown area, the state Department of Transportation is requiring the city to move the sewer line and some other utilities. By gaining control of the former Morrell site, the city expects to reduce its I-29-related relocation costs by an estimated $500,000, utilities director Chris Payer said. MidAmerican Energy also is moving a power line that runs in front of the former Morrell site to the back of the property, along the railroad tracks.

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Juan Williams to speak at chamber dinner Political commentator and journalist Juan Williams will be the keynote guest speaker at the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce annual dinner meeting Sept. 27. A former senior correspondent for National Public Radio who was fired in October for comments he made about Muslims on the Fox News Channel, Williams is a political analyst for Fox Television and a regular panelist for Fox News Sunday. Williams is also a prizewinning columnist and editorial writer for The Washington Post as well as the author of seven books. His newly released “Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate,� uses his public firing from NPR as a launching pad to discuss ways in which honest debate in the United States is stifled, according to a release from the chamber.

Juan Williams will be the keynote speaker at the Sept. 27 Siouxland Chamber of Commerce annual dinner.

If you go WHAT: Siouxland Chamber of Commerce annual dinner and meeting WHEN: Sept. 27, social time starts at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m., and program at 8 p.m. featuring keynote speaker Juan Williams WHERE: Sioux City Convention Center COST: Tickets are $70 per person for chamber members, $85 for nonmembers. For reservation, log on to or call 712-255-7903.

His topic at the chamber dinner will be “The Changing Face of America: Business, Media & the Marketplace.� The meeting begins with social time at 5:30 p.m.

named for the late physicist and statistician, who is considered the father of the modern quality management system. The Sioux City native’s theories improved U.S. manufacturing during World War II, and later helped Japanese industry recover from the war and

bolster their production. Tickets for still available for the annual dinner and meeting for $70 per person for Chamber members and $85 for non-members. Reservations may be made online at siouxlandchamber. com or by calling 712-2557903.

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Dinner is at 7 p.m., with speakers’ presentations at 8 p.m. The program also will include recognition of outgoing and new Chamber board members, and an address

from new Chamber president Chris McGowan. The Chamber also will present its annual W. Edwards Deming Entrepreneurial Excellence Award. The Deming award is

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SIOUX CITY MAID RITE 2509 HAMILTON BLVD. The Maid-Rite Diner at 25th Street and Hamilton Boulevard celebrated its opening with a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony. Pictured from left are: Beth Kollars, partner, Darice Fickett, manager, Bob Ellis, manager, and Caroline Kollars.

SIOUXLAND COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER 1021 NEBRASKA STREET Siouxland Community Health Center recently celebrated its 20th anniversary and National Health Center Week during this special ribbon cutting event on Aug. 6. The event also included a patient appreciation with refreshments offered and building tours to chambers guests. Pictured from left: Shelby Petersen, COO, board members Joan Kelly, BiBi Jauron-Gaznabbi, CEO Michelle Stephan, and board president Corey Wrenn.



Jeff Mackey, president of Value Fitness, cuts the ribbon commemorating his new location in Siouxland. Value Fitness is a distributer, servicer and consulting service of many lines of Fitness Equipment and accessories.

3828 STADIUM DRIVE Owners Mary Ann and Dale Rush and Mike Bennett cut the ribbon at the grand opening of Clyde’s Grill and Pub, while chef Jacob Staber and restaurant manager Paul Malm look on. Clyde’s Grill and Pub is a part of the newly-remodeled Rush Lanes, Emma’s Event Center, Fun-Plex, and Bottom’s Up Patio Bar.


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4001 JACKSON ST. The Sioux City Country Club recently celebrated the grand opening of its newly renovated restaurant CRAVE at Sioux City Country Club with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on Aug. 16. The renovation, including the aesthetics of the former dining room, as well as the menu itself, which reflects the “Southern American Comfort Food” culinary style of former Hell’s Kitchen contestant, chef Robert Hesse. Pictured from left: are SCCC President Jon Sulzbach, Hesse and clubhouse manager Brock Burr.

2524 GLENN AVE. Siouxland Adult Daycare Services recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house. The center provides relief for caregivers who are taking care of loved ones with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or adults who need supervision while the caregiver goes to work, runs errands or just have time for themselves. Pictured is Dawn Pratt, Muhamid Jama, supervisor, and Saeed Bashatah, owner.

827 GORDON DRIVE A visit to AAA’s recent Business After Hours event at 827 Gordon Drive was inviting with the colorful, Hawaiian themed atmosphere to put everyone in the vacation mode. AAA offers Chamber discounts on their memberships, auto and travel services. Pictured is Jill Godfrey, AAA field manager trainee.

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Marx Truck Trailer Sales moves forward The family-owned business is constructing a new 11,000-square-foot building BY JEAN HANSEN Advertorial writer

Marx Truck Trailer Sales, located at 2420 Fourth St., was established in 1965 by Wally Marx and his brothers Bob and Don. Wally and Don were both factory salesman for the Trailmobile Trailer Company. Wally worked for the Omaha branch and Don was in Milwaukee. Bob and Wally were also operating a trucking company, Marx Truck Line, at the time. From 1965 through the 1980s, Marx Truck Trailer Sales operated primarily as a Trailmobile dealer, selling new and used semitrailers from Sioux City, and later Sioux Falls. Both locations included a trailer repair shop and parts department. The company was very successful and consistently won awards for sales volume. In 1979, Marx Leasing was formed as a division of Marx Truck Trailer Sales to rent semitrailers to customers on a short-term basis. In the early 1980s, the company opened a full-service location in Des Moines and operated it for several years before selling it to the employees. In 1987, Marx began a relationship with a Costa Rica-based shipping company called JUNOLINE. JunoLine operated cargo ships between Miami and Central America, and needed semitrailers to use in its operation. Marx leased refrigerated trailers to the company and acted as an advisor for trailer repair and maintenance operations in Miami and Costa Rica. In 1988, Marx had more than 300 trailers on lease to JunoLine, but by 1989, the shipping company was in financial trouble and was unable to pay rent on the trailers. Faced with the difficulty of recovering their equipment if JunoLine failed, Marx began negotiations to take over the shipping lines and was eventually forced to file a Maritime Lien against JunoLine’s vessels, effectively putting them out of business. The owners agreed at this point to sell the line routes to Marx for consideration of the lien against them. A manager was hired to run the company, and the shipping line remained in operation for a year until it could be sold, but then the new company soon failed. “We recovered and sold our trailers that were in Miami and Costa Rica, but were were unable to get possession of the 200 trailers

Journal advertising photo by Jean Hansen

David Marx, owner of Marx Truck Trailer Sales with his mother and six siblings, stands in the foreground of the new 11,000-square-foot building that is currently under construction at the corner of Business Highway 75 and Third Street.

of ours that were abandoned in Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and Belize. Though this venture started with great expectations, the company and its owners lost probably $1 million over this. But we’re still here!” said David Marx, who currently runs Marx Truck Trailer Sales. The experience was a turning point in the company’s history, David said. “It was the beginning of where we are now. It made us change the way we do things. We evolved. We no longer sell new semitrailers. We also don’t rent as many trailers for commercial use. Most rentals now are for storage. We had to do something different, expand in baby steps,” he said. “We did things we were doing before (parts and service sales and rentals) because we had to do them, but now they are our main focus. That

experience could have put us out of business. It took us 20 years to dig out, but the hole is almost filled.” In the early ‘90s, Marx Truck Trailer Sales started selling small cargo and flatbed utility trailers. Around the same time, they bought the first ground level storage containers to add to their storage rental fleet. Marx Truck Trailer Sales sold the Sioux Falls branch in 1997 and since then has operated only from the original Sioux City location. Today, Marx Truck Trailer Sales sells cargo and utility trailers, new and used, in H&H, MTI and SureTrac brands. In addition, the company offers trailer parts and accessories. Marx Truck Trailer Sales is an Aurora Heavy Duty parts distributor and carries both heavy duty and light duty trailer parts.

Daily deliveries are made to customers within a 75-mile radius of Sioux City. In addition, Marx Truck Trailer Sales is a full-service repair shop for all types of trailers. The business also offers small cargo and semitrailer rentals, portable storage containers and storage trailers, and Hiniker snowplows. “We no longer sell new semitrailers,” he said. “We do sell some used semitrailers, mostly from our rental fleet, but there are several other companies that sell trailers in this area and a large truck/trailer auction in South Sioux City every three months. We would like to sell more used semitrailers, but with other dealers doing a good job of that, we’re never going to be the ‘big guys’ we once


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Family: Marx Truck Trailer Sales has been in business since 1965 FROM PAGE 8 were. We just aren’t going to focus that hard on it. There are other things that we do much better.” Instead, Marx Truck Trailer Sales has transitioned from a large regional semitrailer dealership into a smaller, local business with a broader product line. “We’re competitive because we’re more concerned about offering products for their quality, not a price point,” he said. “We also have knowledgeable and experienced employees who have a willingness to help.” Their main customer base is commercial users with some residential and retail customers. Marx Truck Trailer Sales is currently run by David Marx and owned by the Wally Marx family (Joanne and seven children). David, the oldest, has worked in the family business since he was in junior high school, helping out in the repair shop and sweeping floors. “I worked here in high school every Saturday and all summer long. Dad would go on business trips to Chicago once a month and let me go with him,” he said. David started with the company full time in 1980. In early 1987, his father sent him to Sioux Falls in 1981 to help with sales. He returned a year later to work in the parts department in Sioux City. David said he learned a lot about being in a family owned business while working with his dad. His father taught him that you have to plan for the unexpected, and things change. “You have to be prepared to adapt,” he said. “And you have to be concerned about your employees. We have 16 employees that are like family also. They have been here a long time. Without the employees it’s not a business.” He said it was important to his dad to treat customers and employees the way they would want to be treated. He also was very generous and caring. “That always rubs off,” he said. “More importantly, he taught me by example. He gave me a mission and sent me off to do it. He trusted me to do what needed to be done. I try to do the same thing with my son.” Because of the family’s philosophy, many employees have stayed at Marx Truck Trailer Sales. The three managers, Kevin Poznanski (sales and rentals), Steve Hassler (service) and Mark Baltushis (parts) have 60 years of combined experience at Marx Truck Trailer Sales. When you add David into the equation, it’s 90 years. “I think that’s impressive,” he said. David said he’s read a lot about family

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This was a semitrailer sold to Iowa Beef Processors (IBP).

owned businesses in articles and all of the squabbles that can occur, but he said he’s been lucky that his experience has been really positive. “My dad and I got along great. Very few times did we disagree,” he said. “I’ve had a Submitted photo good experience here. I’ve been fortunate. Pictured is the original Marx Truck Trailer Sales building as it was in 1966. Marx Truck Trailer I wouldn’t want to work for someone else.” David is the only family member besides Sales is still located at 2420 Fourth St. today. It will be expanding to 11,000 square feet when his oldest son Ryan that still works in the construction is complete on the new building at the corner of Highway 75 and Third Street. family business. His father, Wally, died in 2008 at age 82. His mother, Joanne, is still involved in the business. Currently, Marx Truck Trailer Sales is focused on moving forward. The company is in the middle of constructing a new 11,000-square-foot building on the corner of Business Highway 75 and Third Street. “We need the space,” he said. “Our space now is outdated and too small. We are tearing down some of the existing building. We will keep a couple of service bays and a warehouse. The offices will go to the new building.” He said the expansion will allow them to warehouse all of their parts in one space. “We now we have six different spots with parts storage. It is very inefficient,” he said. The new building will also have a new modern parts metal counter and display areas, and the offices will be together. “Right now, the sales office is on one corner and the administrative and service and parts building is on the other corner. Customers have to go back and forth between the two offices. The new building will make it much more convenient for customers, and the area around the building will be paved for Submitted photo customer traffic,” he said. The original building was built in the In 1976, Marx Truck Trailer Sales was Trailmobile’s “Number One Dealer.” Wally Marx, who started Marx Truck Trailer Sales with his brothers Bob and Don, accepted the award from 1940s, so everyone involved is ready for the Trailmobile representatives. Today, the family-owned business is run by Wally’s oldest son, change. David, and is no longer a Trailmobile dealer. Today, the company sells H&H, MTI and SureTrac “We’re excited about the new building,” he brands of trailers and Aurora light duty and heavy duty parts. said. “It’s been a long time coming.”


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Sunrise breaks ground on new senior center BY DAVE DREESZEN Business Journal editor

Sunrise Retirement Community recently broke ground on a $14 million project that will provide all private rooms for more than 130 nursing care and assisted living residents. The new Health Center will replace Sunrise’s existing 50-yearold nursing home in Morningside. The old four-story, red-brick building will be razed after the Health Center opens in the sum- Bev Zenor mer of 2012. Last Thursday’s the groundbreaking ceremony also kicked off Sunrise’s capital campaign. The local non-profit group hopes to raise $3 million from donors. The bulk of the project will be financed with tax-exempt bonds. Bev Zenor, Sunrise’s executive director, noted the current nursing

Book, Leman chair capital campaign Sunrise Retirement Community is the local region’s only and largest not-for profit, local senior community. The organization is governed by a local board of directors, chaired by local business leader Larry Book. Book and Carolyn Leman will serve as the co-chairs for the capital campaign for the new Health Center. Jack Bernstein is the honary campaign chair. For more information on Sunrise and its new public campaign, log on to:

home was designed was based on an institutional model of care delivery. In the new Health Center, residents will live in cozy neighborhoods for skilled care, nursing care, assisted living and assisted living memory care. The areas offer specific services

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Above is a rendering of Sunrise Retirement Community’s proposed $14 million Health Center.

tailored to maximize the resident’s independence, Zenor said in a news release. “Today we use a social model of care delivery and it is all resident centered,” she said. “Persons want private rooms and more comfort.” All residents will have their own individual heating and cooling controls and private baths with showers for resident independence

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Briar Cliff breaks ground on major expansion Above is a rendering of a threestory atrium that will be part of a $10.75 million renovation and expansion of Briar Cliff University’s Heelan Hall.

BY DAVE DREESZEN Business Journal editor

Briar Cliff University has broken ground on a $10.75 million addition and renovation of Heelan Hall. A three-floor wing housing state-of-the-art science laboratories, a business case room and general classrooms will be built as part of the transformation. The new spaces, conducive to learning and gathering, will feature a four-story atrium with clerestory windows on the top floor, bringing in natural light from the north. The capital project also will include new heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems along with renovation of various classrooms and labs in the existing structure, which was the first building built on the Bev Wharton Sioux City campus in 1930. A private ceremony on Sept. 2 marked the official start of the construction, slated for completion in September 2013. Briar Cliff University recently broke ground on a $10.75 million addition and renovation of Heelan Hall. The transformation of Heelan Hall, the first building to be constructed on campus in 1930, will involve the addition of a threefloor wing with state-of-the-art science laboratories, a business case room and general classrooms. Speakers at the groundbreaking were Briar Cliff president Beverly A. Wharton, Dr. William T. Mangan, vice president for Academic Affairs; and Bert Bucher, president, student government, of Plankinton, S.D. “As we pursue our vision for Briar Cliff to support the learner of tomorrow in a culture of excellence, we will be transforming Heelan Hall to create a more dynamic Briar Cliff University experience,” Wharton told the audience. “Heelan Hall has served thousands of students for over 81 years. With these enhancements, it will continue that tradition for many years to come.” Other participants in the event

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A rendering of a proposed addition to Heelan Hall on the Briar Cliff University campus. The three-floor wing will add state-of-theart science laboratories, a business case room and general classrooms.

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were John Gleeson, managing member, W.A. Klinger, LLC; The Rev. R. Walker Nickless, bishop of the Diocese of Sioux City; Sister Janet May, director of Campus Ministry; Regina Roth, vice president and treasurer, Beef Products, Inc. and BCU Board of Trustee emerita;

and Sister Grace Ann Witte, associate professor of sociology and criminal justice. The event also featured the Briar Cliff Choirs, a time capsule prepared by Briar Cliff Student Government and a reception following the groundbreaking ceremony

in the Java City Coffee Shoppe in Bishop Mueller Library on campus. Briar Cliff, a Catholic institution, has an enrollment of more than 1,150 students.


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serves as the hospital’s director of pharmacy and radiology. He brings a diverse set of talents to his new role Dakota City names as CEO at Baum Harmon. new administrator He earned his pharmacy doctorate from the UniverThe City Council of Dasity of Nebraska Medical kota City recently named Brent Clark as the new city Center and is currently administrator following an pursuing his master’s of extensive search, according science in administrative to Mayor Jim Roberts. Clark studies through the University of South Dakota. replaces the outgoing Bob Liebsack has been involved Peters and will begin his in the health care industry new duties on Sept. 5. for over 25 five years. Clark most recently Liebsack with begin his served as the director of the new role in mid-September South Sioux City/Dakota at Baum Harmon, which County Convention and traces its roots in Primghar Visitors Bureau. He also worked as the grant coordi- to 1914, and has been part nator and economic devel- of the Mercy network since 2000. opment assistant with the City of South Sioux City. Clark obtained his bach- Luke’s appoints elor’s degree from Wayne nurse manager State College, and is currently working toward a St. Luke’s has named master’s degree in public Cindy Running as the administration from the hospital’s Nurse Manager in University of Nebraskapediatrics and neonatal inOmaha. tensive care Clark pledged to work units. hard to prove worthy of the In her new confidence the mayor and role, Runcity council have placed in ning will him. be respon“I am looking forward to sible for the the challenges and opporday-to-day Cindy tunities involved and I will operations work closely with the city of St. Luke’s Running council to start serving the 20-bed residents as effectively as neonatal intensive care unit possible,” Clark said. and the hospital’s pediatric and pediatric intensive care New administrator at units. Running joined St. Luke’s Primghar hospital after an extensive career Dave Liebsack has been at Avera McKennan Hospital and Clinics including selected as the new CEO/ administrator at Baum Har- positions in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care mon Mercy unit. In addition to her role Hospital in as a staff nurse, Running Primghar, also served as clinical nurse Iowa. The educator for several years announceand a neonatal transport ment was nurse, responsible for promade by viding care to babies being Brian MonsDave transported to and from ma, vice AveraMcKennan’s neonatal president of Liebsack intensive care unit. Network DeShe received a bachelor velopment for Mercy Mediof science in nursing decal Center in Sioux City. gree from the College of Liebsack has been with St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Mercy Medical Center Minnesota, and a master of for 14 years and currently

position she has held since joining St. Luke’s in 2008. Jenness earned a bachelor of science in nursing from Briar Cliff University. Dena Bridgford has been named nurse clinician in Women’s and Children’s Services at St. Luke’s. An employee of St. Luke’s since 2006, Bridgford previously served as an assistant nurse manager in the hospital’s Three promoted at mom and baby unit. Birthing Center Prior to joining St. Luke’s, she was employed as a St. Luke’s announce the addition of three employees clinical education specialist at Iowa Health Des Moines to its Birth Center leaderand in nursing roles at ship team. various locations within Brenda the U.S. Army. Bridgford Vaandrager earned a bachelor of science has been in nursing from Coe College promoted to in Cedar Rapids. She is curnurse manrently pursuing a master of ager at the science in nursing from the Birth Center. University of Phoenix. Previously a Brenda Vaandrager St. Luke’s Birth Center staff nurse includes the hospital’s labor in the hosand delivery and mom and pital’s labor baby units. and delivery unit, Vaandrager has Security National been emBank promotes two ployed at St. Luke’s since Richard A. Waller, presiErika Jenness dent and CEO of Security 2004. Prior to National Corporation, rebecoming cently ana nurse, nounced Vaandrager several worked as a promotions, hairstylist title and reat positions sponsibility in Sioux changes. Dena Falls and Scott Bridgford Scott Albers Fort ColAlbers has lins, Colo. been proShe holds an associate of moted to asscience in nursing degree sistant vice from St. Luke’s College president – and is currently pursuing lending sera bachelor of science in vices at First nursing from Western Iowa State Bank Tech Community College of Mapleton Matt and the University of Iowa. and Matt Vaandrager is a member of Stachowitz Stachowitz the Association of Women’s has been Health, Obstetrical and named retail credit and Neonatal Nurses. compliance manager at Erika Jenness has been Security National Bank in promoted to assistant nurse Sioux City. manager of the Birth CenAlbers has been with Seter. curity National for 21 years. Jenness was previously a He has held several posistaff nurse in the hospital’s tions throughout the years labor and delivery unit, a and is well versed in retail science in nursing from the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D. Running is a member of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses, South Dakota Nurses Association, South Dakota Perinatal Association and Society for Human Resource Management.

banking services, consumer lending, loan review and compliance. Albers was born and raised in Battle Creek, Iowa. He graduated from the National School of Business in Rapid City, S.D. with an Associate degree and continued his education at the University of South Dakota, where he earned a business of administration degree. Stachowitz began his career at Security National in 2007 as a personal banker. Originally from La Crosse, Wisc., he graduated from Morningside College with a bachelor of science degree in business with an emphasis in marketing and advertising. Additionally, he graduated from the Iowa Bankers Association’s Consumer Credit School in 2009, and completed the Omega Consumer Lending course and the American Bankers Association “Principles of Banking” course.

Food service group announces promotion Amy Lundgren has been named executive vice president for Lunchtime Solutions, a food service management company based in North Sioux City. Lundgren Amy began her food service Lundgren management career in 1994. She joined Lunchtime Solutions’ management team in 2000. Since then, she has served in a number of key positions of increasing responsibility, and has made significant contributions, said Mike Cranny, president of Lunchtime Solutions. Lundgren earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She is also a Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional and member of the School Nutrition

Association. Lundgren is married, has a son and a daughter and resides in Dakota Dunes. Lunchtime Solutions professionally manages the food service operations in more than 30 school districts in South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Wyoming, and Missouri

Electronic Engineering add post Bryan Stapp has been named to the new position of GPS fleet management account executive for Electronic Engineering in Sioux City. In his new position, he Bryan Stapp will work with area businesses to reduce costs of managing fleet vehicles and increase employee productivity. Stapp previously worked as outside parts territorial sales manager for Sioux City Truck and Trailer and at Cargill. He earned a BS degree in biology from the University of South Dakota. Stapp resides in Moville. Sioux City’s Electronic Engineering office, managed by Joe Durham, serves customers in the tri-state area.

Area insurance firm adds agent Nicky Wieben-Christophersen has been hired as a new agent with the Hoffman Agency. WiebenChristophersen is an Ankeny, Iowa, native. Her parents, Dennis and J u d i , a r e Nicky both Maple- Christophersen ton natives. She attended Iowa State University, where she was


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Family b Local owners say working with relatives is rewarding BY DAVE DREESZEN Business Journal editor

Many families get together during holidays or other special events. A much small number go to work with relatives every day. Siouxland is home to a large number of familyowned businesses. More than two dozen have been around for a half century or longer. “We are very fortunate in Siouxland that we have numerous multi-generational, family-owned and operated businesses,” said Beth Trejo, director of investor relations for the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce. “A strong commitment to family is a testament to our community in the importance of building business opportunities and quality of life priorities.” What’s it like to share a workplace with your parents, children, siblings or other relatives on a daily basis? The Business Journal posed that question and others to three small businesses, where the bulk of the workforce consists of family members. Here are their stories.


Business Journal photo by Tim Hynds

Family members working at Lessman Electric Supply are shown in a storeroom at the Sioux City wholesale distributor of electric supplies and equipment. Clockwise from upper left: Ron Westeen, Harlan Lessman, Curt Lessman, Andy Westeen and Randy Lessman.

In 1991, Rich and Diane Zanter started their small telecommunications business in the basement of their Sergeant Bluff home. The company, which sells, installs and maintain business phone systems, quickly outgrew its cramped quarters, and started hiring its first employees. The couple’s three children, sons, Ryan and Lee, and daughter, Darcy Burner, joined the business in 2000, 2004 and 2009, respectively. Diane, the office manager, said her children all brought valuable, diverse skills to the business. Ryan, who holds a business degree in entrepreneurship from Iowa State University, is the company’s go to engineer and technician. Lee, who started helping out at the family business in the second grade, also performs installation and service work. Darcy, who formerly worked at Gateway, handles marketing and sales. “They each have different talents,” Diane said. “They complement each other. It works out really well.” Like any brothers or sisters, they have their disagreements, but “after all these years of growing up, they know how to resolve them,” their mother said. Diane said she found herself adjusting her management style after her children joined the fold. “It isn’t my way or the highway,” she said. “We want them to take over the business at some point, so I value all their opinions and I listen to all of them,

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business ties which maybe I wouldn’t do if they weren’t one of my kids.” Outside of work, the Zanters limit their family gatherings to holidays and a few other special events. “Lots of families say, ‘Let’s get together on the weekends. We don’t get together a lot,” Diane laughed.

business, which has five additional employees. McClintock Insurance celebrates its 49th anniversary in November. Though they have their share of disagreements from time to time, the multi-generational business has runs smoothly during those many years, Mary said. “I don’t think anybody cares about your MCCLINTOCK INSURANCE business quite as much as you do,” Mary Like the Zanters, Jim and Mary McClintock said. “We try to go above and beyond what started their family business in their home. we have to do. We want to make everybody For 17 years, while their three sons were happy and feel at home.” growing up, the couple’s house doubled as the office for McClintock Insurance. LESSMAN ELECTRIC When they were young, Mary Zanter said Lessman Electric, a wholesale distribuher sons, Jeff, Bob and Tim, never showed tor of supplies and equipment for electrian interest in joining the insurance agency, cal contractors and utilities, was started in and she and her husband never pressured September 1975 by Harlan “Jiggs” Lessman, them to do so. Sr., and his son, Harlan, Jr. “They would say, ‘We are never going in A few years later, Harlan Jr.’s brother, Ranthis business. You give 24-hour a day service dy, and their sister, Cindy, joined the growto your customers.’ “ Mary recalled. “I said, ing family business. Cindy’s husband, Ron ‘That’s what we’re here for.” Westeen, later came aboard. “We said, go away to school and follow “He married my sister so we had to hire your heart, and do what you want to do him,” Harlan quipped. because we don’t want you to do anything Today, a third generation is represented at you’re unhappy with.” the Sioux City business, which also operOne by one, after graduating from college ates a lighting fixture showroom, Lessman and going out on their own to work for other Lighting Center, next to its office along West employers, the McClintock boys returned Seventh Street. home. In 1987, Jeff joined the agency’s office Harlan’s son, Curt, joined the company in in Sioux City. Bob went to work for the Le December 2005, and Ron’s son, Andy, came Mars agency in 1992. And, that same year, aboard in January 2006. Harlan, who refers to himself as the comTim joined the Sioux City office. Mary, 72, and Jim, 85, serve as president pany president in name only, said the family and vice president of the agency, which also members gravitated to different responsibilhas an office in Mapleton, Iowa. Their sons ities. Harlan handles sales in the metro area. also have taken leadership roles in the small Randy handles outside sales to rural electrics Quality Telecommunications’ Ryan Zanter removes a processor card in preparation for installing a new telephone system at the Northwest Area Education Agency office in Sioux Center. Quality, based in Sergeant Bluff, is a family business started by Zanter’s parents, Rich and Diane Zanter. Business Journal photo by Dave Dreeszen

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In this Nov. 27, 2002, file photo, Mary and Jim McClintock are shown with their sons, from left, Bob, Jeff and Tim. The family operates McClintock Insurance, which has offices in Le Mars, Sioux City and Mapleton, Iowa.

and other utilities. Curt also is often on the road, focusing on sales to out-of-town residential and commercial contractors. Andy assists his father, and also staffs the front counter, helping walk-in customers. For five years, in the early 1980s, Ron also worked at Lessman Electric with his wife, Cindy. After that, she stayed home to help raise their family. Ron, who now sits next to his son at the office, said he was glad to see the next generation become involved in the family business. Lessman Electric, which employs a total of 12 people, services a territory in a roughly 90-mile radius of Sioux City. Harlan pointed out that all of the employees have contributed the company’s success. Many of the

non-family employees have been with the company for years, he added. Like any family, the Lessmans don’t always agree on everything, but as Harlan points out, “We’ve never had the major blowout that causes family businesses to disintegrate. “The main thing is communication. Whenever there’s any situation that arises, it’s discussed among all the family members so everybody is on the same wave length,” he added. Members of the family are careful not to overdue the time they spend together, however. “We all have different interests outside of work,” Harlan said. “We hardly talk to each other on the weekends.”

Family business owners star in video Members of the Zanter family, who own and operate Quality Telecommunications, are featured in a YouTube video that shows them laughing, telling stories, and games. The April 23, 2010 video, which has received more than 125 hits, was shot by Chesley Meyer, an intern with the Siouxland Chamber

of Commerce. In the clip, Rich and Diane Zanter, their son, Ryan, and their daughter, Darcy Burner, are gathered around a conference table at the company’s Sergeant Bluff offices. In a remote video screen, Rich and Diane’s son, Lee, is shown with his thennewborn child.

More online TO VIEW THE VIDEO GO TO: =h5ypQ4MaIjQ&feature=pla yer_embedded TO READ MEYER’S CHAMBER BLOG ABOUT HER FUN-FILLED DAY WITH THE FAMILY, LOG ON TO: siouxlandchamberblog. com/2010/04/28/an-afternoon-with-the-zanters/


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Bar codes offer information about downtown Sioux City BY DAVE DREESZEN Business Journal editor

A long vacant building now sports new interactive technology to connect visitors with downtown Sioux City. This past weekend, Downtown Partners put u p co l o rful banners Ragen Cote promoting the organization on two sides of the

former Warrior Hotel at the northwest corner of Sixth and Nebraska streets. Look closely at each banners and you’ll see a large square two-dimensional bar code. With free software on your smartphone, you can scan the Quick Response codes to reveal information about the downtown entertainment and cultural district, including an instant link to the Downtown Sioux City website. “I think that’s one fo the major throughfares into and

out of downtown,” Downtown Partners director Ragan Cote said. “It’s something for people to look at and obviously interact with. You’re able to get that QR code in a heartbeat.” The number of uses and the user’s experiences will be tracked to measure the success of the codes, Cote said. J.D. Gordon Advertising designed the banners and Avery Brothers complete their printing and installation. Cote said the project is one

of many revitalization ideas generated through Downtown Partners, an organization funded by a special property tax approved by a majority of owners in the downtown district. Another recent example, is the mural that was completed in partnership with ISU Design West at the corner of Fourth and Virginia streets.

Downtown Partners recently put colorful banners on the side of the former Warrior Hotel, above, at Sixth and Nebraska streets. The banners feature an interactive bar code that allows visitors to scan with their smartphones to obtain instant information about downtown attractions and events. Photo by Dave Dreeszen

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Cross out lower back, hip and knee pain How many of you spend most of your daycrossing your legs, sitting on your feet or sitting with one leg crossed? Do you stand with one or both of your feet toed out? These are some of the most commonawkward posture habits that overtime may lead to increased musculoskeletal risks (MSDs) or lower back pain, “sciatica,�hip or knee pain. This month’s column is geared toward making you more aware of the primary sitting and standing postures, why it’s important to be aware of this and what WorkSmart stretches you can perform to reverse these awkward posture habits. The more time you spend sitting with your legs crossed, sitting on your feetor standing with your toes pointed out, the more you tighten your hips’ powerful external rotator muscles such as your piriformis. Why is this a problem? The piriformismuscle becomes tighter the longer you sit or stand in these externally rotated hip postures, and your large “sciatic nerve� running just below this piriformis muscle becomes compressed.


As this sciatic nerve gets compressed by your tight piriformis muscleand the more time you sit with your legs crossed, the more this may cause sciatic nerve pain or numbness and tingling down the back of your leg. The tighter your piriformis and hip external rotators become, the more your hips will lack proper hip internal rotation with everyday movements. This lack of proper hip internal rotation is one of the most common biomechanical problems leading to lower back muscle strains, lower back pain, hip, andknee sprains and strains. This hip internal rotation is needed every time we go from sitting to standing, squating down to

pick something upor go up and down stairs throughout the workday. Performing the “Sitting Piriformis Stretch�one to three times per day for one to two repititions from the St. Luke’s WorkSmart Stretching plan poster will help. This stretch is performed by sitting up tall and crossing your right leg over your left knee to stretch the right side. Turn your body to the right and gently pull your right knee up towards your left shoulder (opposite side) and hold for three to five seconds and repeat one to two times. Then repeat the other side. You will want to perform this WorkSmart stretch more often on the side that you find to be tighter. Whichever side was tighter is the side you tend to cross for longer periods of time on a daily basis. When you are sitting, try to sit as an industrial athlete with both feet flat on the floor. Sit up tall with your back against the back support of your chair and knees slightly apart. When standing for work or play, try to spend more time in a staggered stance posture with one foot in front of the other

to improve your balance and reducerisk of injury. Here’s to slowing the aging process of your body and the improved health of your lower back, hips and knees! Sources: 1. Attending four Gray Institute “Chain Reaction� courses from 99’ to 07’ led by Gary Gray PT, FAFS and FVDS “Functional Flexibility Enhancing Life 2.11� 8/20/04 www. 2. The Work Injury Consulting Practice “Chapter 7 – Stretching programs for the workplace� by Lauren Hebert DPT, OCS 1998. 3. Des Moines University Orthopedic lectures by Steven Clark MHS, PT, and Tim Zipple MHS, PT 1996 to 1998. Erik Nieuwenhuis is the WorkSmart Injury Prevention Specialist and WELLness Consultant for St. Luke’s WorkSmart and WELLnessServices. Contact him at 712-279-1842 or

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doctor promptly if you think you have the flu. Your doctor can perform a test to see if you have the flu and, if so, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a type that will respond to these medications. Flu symptoms usually keep you down for four or five days. When you start to feel better, take it slowly and ease back into your normal routine. Although colds are hard to avoid completely, there is an effective strategy against flu. Annual vaccination against flu provides good but not perfect protection, because of the unpredictability of circulating flu viruses from year to year. Protection levels are around 70 percent most years and, even if you do get the flu after being vaccinated, you usually get a milder form. The Centers for Disease Control says that any person aged six months or older should be vaccinated to avoid getting or spreading the flu. The only exceptions are persons with a contraindication to vaccination. Visit www.cdc. gov/flu for more information. Influenza vaccine supplies will be plentiful this year, making the vaccine accessible to just about anyone who wants protection from the flu. Get vaccinated and plan for a flu free winter season. For more information on seasonal flu visit Also, contact Deb Twyford, Mercy Business Health Services at 712-274-4334 with your questions or to schedule your worksite seasonal flu vaccination clinic. Kira Oregon is the cordinator of Worksite Health Promotion at Mercy Business Health Services. Contact her at 712-274-4261 or



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Calvin Hushka has been named manager of the hospital’s Center for Heart and Vascular Health at St. Luke’s. Hushka has more than 16 years of healthcare experience, including positions in cardiology and radiology. He is experienced in diagnostic, interventional, invasive Calvin and nonHushka invasive

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Alorica adds to local management team Alorica recently promoted the following employees at North Sioux City to team manager. M a r k Wilson, who joined Alorica as a customer service agent in April 2007. He previ- Mark Wilson ously served as a trainer for three years in various segments. Daniel Sylvester, who served in the U.S. Army

before joining Alorica in March 2009 as a customer service agent. He served in Alorica’s Daniel Quality De- Sylvester partment before accepting his new role. Samuel Asante, who b e ga n h i s career with Samuel Alorica in Asante January 2008 as a customer service agent.

ChamberInvestors CATHEDRAL OF THE EPIPHANY Brandon Harvey 1000 Douglas St. Sioux City, IA 51105 (712) 255-1637 Churches/Religious Organizations CHICOINE-PETERSON CHIROPRACTIC AND NUTRITION CLINIC Lin Chicoine-Peterson 824 Morningside Ave. Sioux City, IA 51106 (712) 276-9700 Physicians & Surgeons/Chiropractic M&M BUILDERS Marty Schied 2227 Geneva St.

Sioux City, IA 51103 (712) 899-3358 General Contractors THERMO BOND BUILDINGS Steve Kistner PO Box 445 Elk Point, SD 57025 605-356-2756 Industrial Manufacturers TODD CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC Todd Kenneth 4281 Sergeant Road Sioux City, IA 51106 274-6695 Physicians & Surgeons/Chiropractic TRI-STATE ORTHOPAEDIC HAND CENTER Monica Harris

He was employed in the call center industry before joining Alorica.

Architect hires marketing specialist Kristi Ploen has joined the Sioux City staff of Cannon Moss Brygger Architects as a marketing specialist. P l o e n received her bachelor of fine arts degree Kristi Ploen in graphic design from Iowa State

2918 Hamilton Blvd., Ste. 102, Building D Sioux City, IA 51104 (712) 226-4263 Physicians & Surgeons/Orthopedics & Sports Medicine VALLEY NAPA Carl Fosvik 3301 Singing Hills Blvd. Sioux City, IA 51106 (712) 224-6273 Automobile/Truck Service & Parts WASTE MANAGEMENT OF SC Brian Madden 1230 Steuben St. Sioux City, IA 51105 (712) 252-6107 Sewer & Waste

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New food service manager at Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nate Bullington has been named Aramarkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new food service manager at St. Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. In his new position, Bullington will be responsible for daily foodservice operation at St. Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. He will also

be involved with human resource management for employees at the hospital. B u l l i n g - Nate t o n w a s Bullington previously employed by Dial Senior Management, serving as a dietary manager and then a dietary director for their senior living communities. In addition, Bullington has experience as an executive sous chef for Sodexo at The Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

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TIMM FUNK ASSOCIATES INC. Timm Funk 1509 Choctaw Court Sioux City, IA 51104 PRIME LIVING APARTMENTS Jean Parrish 725 Pearl St. Sioux City, IA 51103 RHONDAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SPEAK EASY Rhonda Capron 212 Cunningham Drive Sioux City, IA 51106-5706



Wayne Carter 2300 Pierce St. Sioux City, IA 51102 HAYLOFT PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO INC./WELLINGTON AT THE DUNES Lynn Zimmerman 240 Courtyard Drive Dakota Dunes, SD 57049

15 YEARS SLUMBERLAND FURNITURE Jeff Jung 4401 S. York St. Sioux City, IA 51106


1ST FINANCIAL BANK USA/CREDIT CARD CENTER Albert P. Hegyi 363 W. Anchor Drive Dakota Dunes, SD 57049

25 YEARS GATEWAY INC. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; NORTH SIOUX CITY John King 610 Gateway Drive North Sioux City, SD 57049 SOUTH SIOUX CITY AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 3900 Dakota Ave., Ste. 11 South Sioux City, NE 68776

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BusinessPeople Jewelry manager attends trade show Laurie Byrne, assistant manager of Gunderson’s in Sioux City, recently attended a series of educational seminars, workshops and courses at the Independent Jewelers Organization’s Fall Buying & Seminar Conference in Nashville, Tenn. Byrne also had the opportunity to preview the lines of more than 150 top manufacturers and jewelry designers who exhibited their merchandise, some of which is exclusive to Master IJO Jeweler members and is not available from any other stores in this area. IJO is an international buying group and educational organization of independent retail jewelers with nearly 900 members worldwide.

Suter rewards longterm employees Owners EB Baker and John Baker honored employees of CW Suter with 20-plus years of service with a fishing trip at the Lake of the Woods in Ontario, Canada in June. Attendees were Mike Raynor, Olin Lund, Duane Plueger, Doug Plueger, Steve McArthur and Ray Kissinger, all of whom have been with the company for 30-plus years, and Brian Gottsche and Jim Toben, who have 20 or more years of service. T h ose h o n o re d b u t couldn’t make the trip were Mark Bower, Denny Dufault, Donnis Rogers, Marty Klassen, Blake Stadtlander, Rob Turpen, Vern Hair and Troy Schlotman.

Financial advisor earns recognition Steven Ballard, an Amerprise Financial Advisor in Dakota Dunes, has earned

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Bank have been awarded the Qualified 401(k) Administrator certification. Brad Brouillette, Lin Hardenbrook and Alex Pick earned the certification from the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries, a national professional society of benefits professionals. The certification is offered to retirement plan professionals who assist employers and consultants with the recordkeeping, non-discrimination testing and administrative aspects of 401(k) and related plans. Nursing prof has To become certified, articles published professionals must have a Barbara Condon, pro- minimum of two years of fessor of nursing at Briar pension-related experience Cliff Uniand pass a rigorous series of versity, had examinations. two articles published in BCU professor’s the May and article published July issues of Nursing SciDr. Sean Burton, assistant professor of music, ence Quardirector of terly, a peer- Barbara choral acreviewed in- Condon tivities and ternational journal of nursing theory, d i v i s i o n chairperson research and practice. In her article titled “Hid- of arts and den Treasures in Co-shaping h u m a n i Community Environment,” ties at Briar Condon presents the story Cliff Univer- Sean Burton of a 90-year-old nurse who sity, recently continues to work and teach published an article in the the values of nursing, stress- August 2011 Choral Journal. ing the importance of lifeT itled “Revisiting long learning and service to Schubert’s Mass No. 6 in Ethe community as a part of flat Major, D. 950,” Burton’s work was selected for publinursing practice. Condon presents in her ar- cation in the internationally ticle titled “Human Dignity: renowned journal by peerA Cornerstone of Doctoral review. Education in Nursing” exIn the article, he explores amples of how the concept various aspects of Schubert’s of dignity surfaced in a doc- last complete choral-ortoral ethics course while vali- chestral masterwork and dating its importance in all features commentary about levels of nursing curriculum. the piece’s performance reception in the U.S. The work Bank officials earn also includes the results of original research 401(k) certification Burton’s from an archival survey of Three employees with the the nation’s major symphony Wealth Management Divi- orchestras. sion of Security National With a circulation of

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Five new hires have joined the ranks of Northwestern Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s full-time faculty this fall. Dr. Terry Chi is an assistant professor of psychology. He earned his doctorate from the University of CaliforniaBerkeley and has conducted research in emotion recognition, the influence of parenting histories, eating disorders, and personality profiles and risk-taking. Articles by Chi have appeared in peer-reviewed publications including the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, and he has presented papers at the Association for Psychological Science and the Society for Research in Child Development. Prior to joining Northwesternâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s faculty, he served on the research staff at the University of Southern

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California, held a research fellowship at Vanderbilt University, and taught at the University of WisconsinParkside. Rachel Foulks, assistant professor of theatre, is replacing professors Jeff and Karen Barker while they are on sabbatical during the fall semester. A graduate of Northwestern, Foulks earned a master of fine arts degree in theatre, with a focus on directing, from the University of South Dakota. She has taught at Wayne State College and the

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University of South Dakota, served as the wardrobe supervisor for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, and directed plays for the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Theatre Company of South Dakota and the Vermillion Community Theatre. Dr. Chris Hausmann is the newest member of Northwesternâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sociology department, hired as an assistant professor. He has a doctorate from the University of Notre Dame and most recently worked in Notre Dameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center for Social Research, helping researchers

with survey design. Along with his expertise in sociology, h e b r i n gs interests Brandon in service Woudstra learning and the outcomes of Christian educational experiences. Hausmann recently co-edited a special issue of the Journal for Peace and Justice Studies, and he has an article forthcoming in the journal Symbolic Interaction. Emily Stokes joins the art department as an assistant professor after teaching at Owens Community College in Toledo, Ohio. She also served as an instructor for the Ann Arbor Art Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., and for the Summer Discovery Pre-College Enrichment

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Program at the University of Michigan. Stokes earned a master of fine arts degree in printmaking from Arizona State University and has had solo exhibitions at Arizona State, the University of Michigan Hospital, and Mallettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Creek Library in Ann Arbor. Her work has also been part of group exhibitions at galleries and art centers in 16 states. After teaching part time for Northwestern last year, Brandon Woudstra joins the collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s faculty full time as a lecturer in the business department. He is a 2003 NWC graduate and is currently working on a master of business administration degree at the University of South Dakota. Woudstra spent six years in Europe playing professional basketball. Upon returning to the U.S., he served as an independent contractor for basketball organizations, handling program development, promotion and marketing, website maintenance, customer service, and basketball skills instruction. He also is a residential real estate appraiser.

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Pioneer Mall 500-5,700 sf spaces available. Great retail or office spaces. Landlord will remodel to suit. Low lease price includes utilities, taxes, etc.

1423 Douglas St This 5 plex is located in the Rose Hill district & has had many renovations done inc new boiler, newer roof & all new interior paint. APOD available upon request.

1922 Pierce Street Very nicely finished retail space next to Coffee Works on busy Pierce St. 1,583 sf w/ hardwood floors, decorative lighting, even new kitchen in rear. Lease includes all except utilities.


2424 Hamilton Blvd Newest development on Hamilton located at corner of 24th w/ traffic light. Share occupancy in this 2,182 sf space w/ Papa John’s & Jimmy John’s on south end cap.

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