Business Briefs

Wednesday, October 10, 2018


Candice L. Getting, a Modern Woodmen of America representative from Spencer, recently participated in the Investment Leaders Conference at Modern Woodmenís home office in Rock Island, Illinois. She was part of a select group of Modern Woodmen representatives invited to the investment learning event. The conference included presentations by leading industry experts on the current state of the economy, financial markets outlook and managing client portfolios.

Jamie Billings, advanced registered nurse practitioner, has joined the staff of Milford Family Care to meet the health care needs of people in the area, from birth to geriatric services. Billings will provide general family practice including preventative care, treatment of episodic illness, physicals, chronic disease management and referral to specialists. She specializes in diabetes management, cardiac issues such as heart failure and coronary artery disease and womenís health issues. Previously, Billings served as a family nurse practitioner with Dr. Stephen Veit in Cherokee for the past 13 years. Billings graduated from Augustana College with a bachelorís degree in business administration and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Iowa. She received her masterís degree from South Dakota State University, graduating summa cum laude.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Clay County is offering a food safety training for food service managers on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at ISU and Outreach Extension in Spencer. The program is based on the National Restaurant Associationís ServSafe certification program and the Iowa Food Code. The class is beneficial for foodservice managers from all areas such as schools, restaurants, convenience stores, child care, senior meal sites and health care. Participants will receive a copy of the ServSafe manager training manual and will take the ServSafe certification exam. Registration is available online at For more information about the program, contact Renee Sweers at or call ISU Extension and Outreach ó Clay County at 262-2264

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