Business Notes: September 19, 2021


The Gazette’s business notes are a compendium of the week’s promotions, new hires, certifications, added lines of business and business events, among others, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and the rest of the Corridor.

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New employees

Rory Wiebel joined Knutson Construction as a senior project manager.

Madalynn Adams is now with the Arc of East Central Iowa as an on-site coordinator.


Dupaco community credit cooperative promoted Dorothée Back to the appointed consumer credit / mortgage consultant, Amanda Bieber the member service representative II, Jim doyle to the Assistant Vice-President and Branch Manager, and Rachel Westerhoff to the training representative II at its Marion site.

At Cedar Rapids, Dupaco promoted Erin Douglass the Senior Mortgage Advisor, Morgan Weapons member service / loan consultant / operations assistant, Cydney porter to the branch manager, Teal Stueck the member service representative, Alisea Wilcox the member service representative and Sarah tadych to the Member Services Representative II.

Profol promoted Jeff Wittmer to the plant manager.

New business

Private Wealth opened in the Corridor market as an independent private wealth management company.


UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital received the NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award from the American College of Cardiology, the highest chest pain award.


Watch interviews with this year’s Gazette Business Award recipients – as well as the main interview with the economist at Rand Corp. Kathryn Anne Edwards – at The winners discuss the business decisions they have made over the past year and what they see in the years to come. TrueNorth is the presenting sponsor.

Additionally, starting Monday, The Gazette’s weekly Iowa Ideas In-Depth series continues with a focus on workforce issues. You can sign up to watch these roundtables live – along with a nationally recorded preview of Andy Challenger of global outplacement and executive placement company Challenger Gray and Christmas – at

Madalynn Adams

Dorothée Back

Amanda Bieber

Erin Douglass

Jim doyle

Morgan Weapons

Cydney porter

Teal Stueck

Sarah tadych

Rachel Westerhoff

Alisea Wilcox

Jeff Wittmer


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