Business Notes: April 24, 2022

The Gazette’s Business Notes is a compendium of the week’s promotions, new hires, certifications, added business lines and business events, among other items, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and the rest of the Corridor.

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New Hires

Karl Cassell joined Iowa Plumbing and Heating Wholesale as divisional vice president.

Skywalk Group hired Tammy Leibfried as client development director.


David Stoltenberg was promoted to commercial and industrial manager for the commercial banking department at Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust. He previously served as first vice president of that department.

Eric McCreedy was promoted to commercial loan processing officer with Hills Bank in its Hills office.

New Business

Redhawk Dental Care, 3280 Redhawk St., Coralville, will open May 6. The practice, operated by Dr. Jorge Tapia, is accepting new patients.


Monthly in-person networking and informative breakfasts sponsored by SCORE are held at Scott’s Family Restaurant in Cedar Rapids. Small business owners and those looking at options are invited to attend at 7:30 am on the fourth Thursday of each month through October. The next event will be Thursday, and Ruth Paarman will present “The Link Between Website Copy and SEO.” Go to


The first Gazette Business Breakfast panel discussion for 2022, “Doing Business in Pandemic Year 3: How businesses can gain traction,” can be viewed at Panelists are Jessica Dunker, Iowa Restaurant Association; Michele Miller, Wells Enterprises; Chad Simmons, Iowa Black Wall Street Investment Group; and Denny Van Zanten, Pella Corp.

Also, the first installment of the “Gazette Spotlight on…” series of video interviews recognizing organizations and individuals who’ve successfully adapted to these changing times can be seen at Those interviewed are Pat Airy of Goodwill of the Heartland, Chris Skogman of Skogman Realty and Marty Stoll of Shuttleworth and Ingersoll.

Karl Cassell

Tammy Leibfried

Eric McCreedy

David Stoltenberg

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