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Business

Aureon to Host Meet and Greet in Tama

Tama – Representatives from Aureon, a fiber optic Internet provider and IT services company, will host a meet and greet in Pocket Park on September 21. Area businesspeople are invited to stop by between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to learn more about the company’s high-speed Internet offerings and ...

State Bank of Toledo expanding in 2022

State Bank of Toledo recently announced the addition of four new employees to the team of financial professionals serving Tama-Toledo and the surrounding areas. This month the bank is celebrating 95 years in business. John Koshak serves as Lender and Assistant BSA Officer for the Bank. His ...

WCF announces local hire, promotion

WCF Financial Bank recently announced new personnel movements and acquisitions for their branch in Tama. Lesa Haughey has joined the bank in a Customer Support role while Jenn Thiessen has been promoted to Assistant Vice President/Customer & Loan Support/Assistant Compliance Officer. ...

Chamber welcomes Birkwood Village

The Tama-Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new member into its organization recently. Birkwood Village senior center officially opened in November 2021 but recently completed and opened their memory support unit that serves tenants diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The ...

Upah joins Wedmore Realty

Wedmore Realty recently announced the hiring of a familiar face to some in the community. Wes Upah joined the local real estate company in January and has been working since that time helping to list and sell properties in and around Tama County. Upah is a 2020 graduate of South Tama County ...

Crack An Egg in Downtown Tama

The Easter bunny has visited some of the stores in Tama. Starting April 1st, customers in participating stores can make a purchase and select an egg as part of a prize incentive program. Customers participating will either get a piece of chocolate, or with luck, they might pick the egg that has ...

Pinnacle Bank announce area promotions

Pinnacle Bank recently announced promotions for four of its employees. Alyssa McCarthy has been promoted to Vice President/Financial Officer/Human Resource Manager. McCarthy joined the staff of Pinnacle Bank, in June 2014, as a summer intern. After graduation from college, she returned to ...

Upah begins work as Chamber Coordinator

The Tama-Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce has its first paid coordinator in over two years. The local business organization recently hired Marlys Upah to fill the part-time role after the position had been vacant since 2018 following the resignation of former coordinator Janet Busch. Chamber ...

Local investment firms merge as Else moves toward retirement

One of Tama’s longest-tenured financial professionals recently announced his intent to retire from the industry after 33 years. Over the past couple months Jeff Else and his investment firm, The Investment Center of Tama, have been working toward a merger with Tama County Investment Services ...

WCF Financial Bank continues strong growth in Tama-Toledo

Despite having a presence in the Tama-Toledo market for a short time, WCF Financial Bank’s Tama branch continues to record impressive growth. Bank employees Kelly Smith and Jenn Thiessen are both well-established, long-time bankers in Tama-Toledo as they lead the bank’s efforts in the ...