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Libertyville Savings Bank; Midwest Ambulance; First Resources; Betsy Neff Luck

Oct 07, 2013

Libertyville Savings Bank receives Excellence Award

Libertyville Savings Bank has been selected for the 2013 Iowa Excellence Award among all its peers and competitors by the Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce.

Each year the SBIEC conducts business surveys and industry research to identify companies that have achieved demonstrable success in their local business environment and industry category. They are recognized as having enhanced the commitment and contribution of small businesses through service to their customers and community. Small businesses of this caliber enhance the consumer driven stature that Iowa is renowned for.

Libertyville Savings Bank has consistently demonstrated a high regard for upholding business ethics and company values. This recognition by SBIEC marks a significant achievement as an emerging leader within various competitors and is setting benchmarks that the industry should follow.

As part of the industry research and business surveys, various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the selected companies in each category. The research is part of an exhaustive process that encapsulates a year long immersion in the business climate of Iowa.

More information on SBIEC can be found at www.sbiec.org.


Midwest Ambulance ends first year of service

Midwest Ambulance Service of Iowa is celebrating its first year of service to the citizens of Fairfield and Jefferson County.

Kim Chapman president and CEO of Midwest Ambulance said, “Our first year of service has gone incredibly well. We are grateful to the citizens of Fairfield and Jefferson County for welcoming us to their community and for the opportunity we have to serve them.”

Midwest Ambulance has increased services to the community during its first year of service by increasing the licensure of the previous provider from a paramedic level service to a critical care paramedic service. “Having a critical care authorization increases the skills and types of equipment that we can provide and operate,” said Chief Operating Officer Jake Chapman. “We have introduced three major pieces of equipment that have improved patient care in the community. Those items include our critical care monitor, which allows us to perform advanced skills, such as intracranial pressure monitoring. Secondly, we added an enhanced ventilator, which is one of the most advanced ventilators on the market today, and has been a great tool to assist patients with breathing issues. Lastly, we added an electrically powered ambulance cot. This cot will provide safety for both the patient and our employees. We will continue to evaluate how to enhance the care we provide to the community.”

Midwest Ambulance of Iowa was founded in 1984 by Kim Chapman and provides both emergent and non-emergent services throughout Iowa.


Ford joins First Resources

Eva Ford has joined the First Resources therapy staff in Mount Pleasant.

Ford, a licensed mental health professional, is a respected professional with many years of experience. She has a proven history of success with children, family and adults in the Mount Pleasant area. Most recently, she worked with the Area Education Agency providing services with children.


Neff Luck named middle school PE teacher of year

Betsy Neff Luck, daughter of Sally Denney of Fairfield and Dave and Sheri Blough Neff of Fairfield, was recently named Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year for the state of Iowa by the Iowa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Luck has taught physical education at Oskaloosa Middle School since August 2000.

Luck received the honor at the beginning of the current school year. Both she and the Oskaloosa Middle School will receive a plaque Oct. 20 at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake.

Luck was nominated by her peers.

Middle school principal Andy Hotek said it wasn’t a surprise that Luck was honored with the recognition. He said she is extremely dedicated to students and staff, and has the ability to turn students on to physical health and fitness.

Her caring attitude and superior knowledge of the subject make her effective with students at all levels of ability. ...” he said. “Mrs. Luck is creative and innovative in her approach and has been selected on several occasions to lead at the building and district levels ... She is our go-to person. She lives and breathes fitness.”

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