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Anderson added to UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown Women’s Care team

UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown announced Dr. MaryBeth Anderson, MD, will join the UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown Women’s Care clinic effective Jan. 28.

“UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown is very excited to welcome Dr. Anderson as a leader in our Women’s Care clinic,” Jenni Friedly, president of UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown, said. “Dr. Anderson’s experience and knowledge as an Obstetrics and Gynecology physician will continue to move us in the right direction. Continuing to build our women’s health expertise is a top priority and Dr. Anderson is a great addition to this provider team. Our entire team is thrilled to have Dr. Anderson joining this practice.”

Anderson, a graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin, began her career in obstetrics and gynecology after completing her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Franklin Square Hospital Center in Baltimore, MD. In 2003, Anderson began her career in medicine and started in Obstetrics and Gynecology practices at the Virginia Women’s Health Associates. Anderson is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Outside of her career, she has personal interests in cooking, dancing, music, theater, sewing/quilting and is a huge movie fan. Anderson is married, has two children and a dog named Elvis.

America’s SBDC Iowa announces new regional director

AMES — America’s SBDC Iowa announced that Dave Biedenbach is the new regional director for the Iowa State University Small Business Development Center in Ames. He started his new position on Jan. 2.

Biedenbach will be advising and training entrepreneurs and existing business owners in the Ames and surrounding area, including Boone, Marshall and Story counties.

“America’s SBDC Iowa is pleased to add Dave Biedenbach to our team of professional, experienced and knowledgeable business advisors,” SBDC State Director Lisa Shimkat said. “He brings years of financial expertise and counseling experience to our organization. He will build stronger connections with area resource partners and encourage new business growth in his central Iowa region.”

Biedenbach has more than 25 years of finance and accounting experience, working for both private businesses and public organizations. He recently was employed with a successful small business in West Des Moines, serving as their General Manager. Prior to that, he served the president of Iowa State University as the Assistant Vice President for Financial Planning and Budgets. Biedenbach received his Bachelors of Business Administration, specializing in Finance, as well as his Masters of Accounting degree, from Iowa State University. He and his wife are both Iowa natives and have lived in the Ames community since 2002.

For more information on America’s SBDC Iowa programs or services, call 515-294-2030 or visit www.iowasbdc.org, www.facebook.com/AmericasSBDCIowa or twitter.com/IowaSBDC.

Marshalltown Hy-Vee Store director recognized at company’s stockholders’ meeting

Marshalltown Hy-Vee store director Ric Anderson was one of 11 employees recently awarded the Hy-Vee Chairman’s Above & Beyond Award at the company’s annual stockholders’ meeting.

Hy-Vee Chairman, CEO and President Randy Edeker stated that Anderson was the perfect individual to receive the award, which recognizes employees who exceptionally performed their jobs over the last year.

“Ric always does an outstanding job,” Edeker said. “I couldn’t be more proud to have a store director who is constantly dedicated to going above and beyond for Hy-Vee and his local community.”

This past year, Anderson was a key figure in helping his community during a time of need. In July 2018, devastating tornadoes struck several central Iowa communities, with Marshalltown sustaining extensive damage. In response, Hy-Vee corporate leaders sent five Hy-Vee Healthy You Mobiles to the Marshalltown area that provided meals, snacks and beverages as they traveled through the city. The Marshalltown Hy-Vee parking lot was a distribution area for individuals to pick up needed snacks, beverages and cleaning supplies.

Anderson played a major role in the recovery efforts, personally delivering meals and beverages to first responders and leading his store employees in their efforts to work alongside emergency personnel in distributing meals and bottled water in damaged neighborhoods.

In addition to his receiving the Chairman’s Above & Beyond Award, Anderson was named to a one-year term on the Hy-Vee Board of Directors. The 22-member board includes six store directors along with other Hy-Vee executives and retired employees.

Anderson began his career at the Hy-Vee West store in Mason City. In 1976, Anderson became a shift manager and served in various store management positions until his first store director assignment at the Denison Hy-Vee in 1989. Since 2005, Anderson has been the store director at the Marshalltown Hy-Vee.

Anderson graduated from Mason City High School and earned his associate degree in business from North Iowa Area Community College.


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