Last week, Tammy and Megan attended the SMART Conference in Des Moines. At the conference, the region we belong to, Cedar Valley Region of Iowa, was honored for our outstanding efforts of local and regional economic development initiatives in supporting growth and expansion of existing Iowa companies.
"Supporting Iowa's existing industry is a key priority for PDI's (Professional Developers of Iowa) membership," stated Wayne Pantini, PDI President. "The BRE (Business Retention & Expansion) Awards are intended to increase the focus on fostering Iowa business growth by economic development organizations and spotlight BRE programs and projects that have made a significant impact on Iowa communities."
Founded in 1973, with current membership of over 320, PDI is an organization dedicated to advancing the professionalism of its members through a wide range of programs and services. As an association, PDI provides professional training that helps its members do a better job for their community. PDI creates an atmosphere of support and offers an instant network of seasoned experts for local professionals to seek advice and support.
New Hampton—Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) is offering "Garden Art: Making a Leaf Casting" on Wednesday, June 8 & 15 at 6:30 pm at the Becky Schoenfeld Residence. Leaf Casting - the use of real foliage as a concrete mold - is a creative process that captures the organic beauty of nature in a durable piece of art. In addition to attractiveness, when filled with water, a cast leaf basin attracts birds and other wildlife. During the first session, students will choose from a variety of leaf types and pour their castings to dry and cure until the second session. The following week, the cast basins are resealed and students paint them for outdoor use. A $30 supply fee is due to the instructor at the first session. Course fee is $19.
For more information or to register for "Garden Art: Making a Leaf Casting" (#46984) visit www.nicc.edu/solutions
or call NICC Business and Community Solutions at (800) 728-2256 ext. 399
New Physicians to Join Mercy
Mercy Medical Center - New Hampton and Mercy Family Clinic are excited to welcome two new family physicians, Drs. Nathan & Heather Harms.
Drs. Nathan & Heather Harms visited New Hampton the beginning of March and were impressed by our hospital facilities and staff, the progressive community and friendly people they met.
"Mercy physicians and staff feel so blessed to welcome Dr. Nathan and Dr. Heather to the Mercy Medical Center - New Hampton family," stated Aaron Flugum, CEO. "They will both be amazing additions to our clinic, hospital and community."
Drs. Nathan and Heather are trained in family, inpatient and emergency medicine. They will also both care for obstetrics patients. Similar to the other Mercy Family Clinic physicians, they will do medical missions in Canillá, Guatemala with DOCS for Hope on a rotating schedule.
Dr. Nathan Harms graduated from Kansas State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in biology/pre-medicine with a minor in history. He then attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine where he earned his Doctorate of Medicine and also met his wife, Heather. Dr. Harms is currently finishing his family medicine residency at St. Mary's in Grand Junction, Colorado. During his training, Dr. Nathan has traveled to Africa and Tanzania for medical missions.
Dr. Heather Harms attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Spanish with a minor in Biology. Dr. Heather then graduated with her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. She is currently completing her residency program at St. Mary's in Grand Junction, Colorado. Dr. Heather has been doing mission work in Canillá, Guatemala since she was in middle school. Her parents work in an orphanage close to the DOC for Hope hospital site. Dr. Heather is excited to continue to serve the people of Canillá and also spend time with her family and the many friends she has met there.
Drs. Harms will begin seeing patients at Mercy Family Clinic in October. When they arrive in New Hampton a meet and greet celebration with the community will be held.