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Pilot Grove announces expansion plans

October 8, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF WEST BURLINGTON – Pilot Grove Savings Bank received approval letters from both the Iowa Division of Banking (IDOB) and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to expand their operations to West Burlington. The [Read More…]

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Spannagel Named New Dean of CTE at SCC

August 12, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

WEST BURLINGTON – Southeastern Community College recently named Dr. Ashlee Spannagel as its new Dean of Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Workforce Development. Spannagel comes to SCC after working in education for nine years, [Read More…]

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Chrisman tapped for SCC tech post

August 2, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

WEST BURLINGTON – Southeastern Community College recently named Chuck Chrisman as its new Vice President of Technology Services. Chrisman has been with SCC for over 25 years. As the Executive Director of Technology Services, he [Read More…]

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Oltmans closes in on U.S. Chamber leadership designation

June 22, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

SUBMITTED ARTICLE WASHINGTON D.C. – Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Shelley Oltmans, Executive Director, of the Keokuk Area Chamber of [Read More…]

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Price named FMCH’s Employee of the Year

May 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

The American Hospital Association describes National Hospital Week as a week that “celebrates hope and healing, and the hospitals, health systems, and the women and men who support the health and well-being of their communities [Read More…]

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LCEDG recognized for another state program award

May 13, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR DES MOINES – The Lee County Economic Development Group continues to collect plaques for the walls of the Keokuk office as state groups recognize the local efforts to bolster business retention [Read More…]

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Klann earns ACFS designation for underwriting

May 7, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – Thomas Klann, Agency Owner, State Farm has earned the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) professional designation from The American College of Financial Services. Candidates for the CLU designation must complete a minimum of [Read More…]

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Gibb moves 6-ton oven into future Coal Haus 337

April 13, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR BURLINGTON – Chase Gibb, the owner of Fort Madison’s Buffalo61 Bar and Grille, spent a cold Friday morning overseeing the installation of a pizza oven. But it wasn’t just any pizza [Read More…]

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RBD taking Sensational Chef event to a new height

April 8, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Riverfront Business District is literally taking it’s Sensational Chefs fundraiser to a new level. The annual fundraiser the helps promote activities in the downtown district  [Read More…]

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Chamber looking for small business nominations

April 4, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON, IA – Each May during National Small Business Week the Fort Madison Area Chamber of Commerce honors the greater Fort Madison small business community for their efforts and achievements during the [Read More…]

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Greene to showcase art at Holtkamp’s showroom

March 28, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – A new collaboration launches on April 1, 2019 in Fort Madison. Bob and Jessica Holtkamp of Holtkamp’s Floors, Decor & Furniture are pleased to announce they have invited Lori Illner [Read More…]

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Denning to be honored for 2019 advisor achievement

February 25, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

FORT MADISON – Joshua R Denning, CRPC, CLTC a Private Wealth Advisor with Joshua Denning & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Fort Madison, Iowa, has qualified for the [Read More…]

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Fullenkamp Agency gets IMT designation

February 24, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

WEST POINT – IMT Insurance, a Midwest-based provider of personal and commercial insurance products, recently announced its list of 2019 IMT Gem Too Agencies, distinguishing Fullenkamp Insurance Agency as one of the qualifying recipients. IMT Insurance is proud [Read More…]

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Griffin, staff earn automotive honors

February 23, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Nannette Griffin, Owner of Griffin Muffler & Brake Center, located at 535 Ave G Fort Madison, IA completed the necessary requirements to earn her Accredited Master Automotive Manager (AMAM) designation. [Read More…]

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Denning named to Forbes top advisor listing

February 21, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – Joshua R Denning, CRPC®, CLTC® a Private Wealth Advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Fort Madison, was named to the list of “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” published by Forbes magazine. The list [Read More…]

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Steffensmeier picked for Goldman Sachs program

February 20, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

ANKENY – Jenny Steffensmeier, owner of Steffensmeier Welding & Manufacturing in Pilot Grove, is one of two area businesswoman selected to participate in the first Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program in Iowa. Steffensmeier is [Read More…]

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FM Siemens gets contract for Ohio windfarm

January 24, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Siemens-Gamesa wind blade production facility has another large order for windblades. On Tuesday company officials announced that the firm will be building 72 wind turbines for a [Read More…]

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Jones Corp. of West Point earns safety award

January 19, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

DES MOINES – Jones Contracting Corp., of West Point received a state safety excellence award this week. The company’s Portland Cement Paving Division was honored for first-place recognition in the ” Less than 100,000 Work [Read More…]

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Pilot Grove donates $3K to Keokuk library group

January 10, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

KEOKUK – Pilot Grove Savings Bank donated $3,000 to the Keokuk Public Library Foundation in support of their new Library Park.  Pilot Grove Savings Bank just celebrated its 5th anniversary of having a presence in [Read More…]

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Iowa Fertilizer employees donate coats to FM students

January 6, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF WEVER – Earlier this week, Iowa Fertilizer Company and its employees donated winter coats and other winter clothing items to students attending Richardson Elementary School and Lincoln Elementary School in Fort Madison. Through [Read More…]

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DuPont employees receive service awards

January 2, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – In appreciation of their long commitment, the following employees at the DuPont Company were recognized in the 4th Quarter of 2018 for their service milestones. Kelley Joe Clark, Jerry Merschman, [Read More…]

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County leadership team looking for non-profit projects

December 26, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

PCC STAFF KEOKUK – The Lee County Leadership Program is requesting applications from nonprofit organizations throughout Lee County for community projects. The eleven participants of this year’s Lee County Leadership Program will use their new [Read More…]

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Featheringill gets October FMCH honor

November 28, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Community Hospital recognized Darrell Featheringill as their October Employee of the Month. Featheringill is part of the Information Technology Services (ITS) team. He has been with FMCH for [Read More…]

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Fastenal outlet no longer on city’s west side

November 5, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The Fastenal outlet on the city’s west side has closed and consolidated operations with another area facility. According to Josh Anderson, Fastenal’s district manager for southeast Iowa, [Read More…]

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Alliant acquires freight management group

October 25, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

CEDAR RAPIDS – Alliant Energy Transportation (AET), a wholly owned subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corp., has entered into a purchase agreement with Cedar Rapids-based, Hybrid Transit Systems. Headquartered in Cedar Rapids, AET currently operates the [Read More…]

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Pilot Grove donates $25K to Keokuk community group

October 8, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF KEOKUK – Pilot Grove Savings Bank has made a generous commitment in providing tri-state area nonprofit organizations critical grant funding. This week, Pilot Grove Savings Bank made a gift of $25,000 to [Read More…]

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Goldman Sachs launches Iowa small business program

September 26, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF DES MOINES  – Iowa small business owners and entrepreneurs can grow their businesses with the help of the Goldman Sachs “10,000 Small Businesses Program.” Beginning in January 2019, the program will be [Read More…]

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Kempker’s brightens up area schools

September 22, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article FORT MADISON – Students in both the Burlington Community Public School District and Holy Trinity Catholic School District are gaining a fresher look this school year with the help of Kempker’s True Value and [Read More…]

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