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Norton joining Roth Dental Care; Rawson, Waugh promoted at Cambridge; Jobless, injury benefits increase

Jun 26, 2017

Norton inducted into dental honor society, returning to practice with family business

Dr. Melanie Norton, DDS of Fairfield, was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society May 25 in Coralville.

The purpose of the organization is to recognize those who distinguish themselves by a high degree of professionalism and scholarship. Norton was selected to receive thr honor by the faculty at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.

Norton graduated from Fairfield High School in 2009 and will be returning to southeast Iowa with her husband, Fairfield native Ben Norton, to practice dentistry with her father, brother, and sister at Roth Dental Care.

 

Cambridge promotes Laura Rawson

Laura Rawson has been promoted to senior director of public relations and creative marketing at Cambridge.

In this role, Rawson leads the creative direction of all firm materials.

Rawson joined Cambridge in 2008 and has spent nearly 10 years supporting the firm’s corporate branding strategy initiatives, advertising campaigns, and financial advisor-focused marketing.

Rawson oversees a team of in-house print relations and multimedia designers who serve both internal and external clients. She assisted with the creation and implementation of the Cambridge Brand Style Guide and was instrumental in the creative development of the You Control the Journey advertising tagline.

Rawson is an active member in the Mount Pleasant community Parent Teacher Association and serves as a board member of the Blackhawk Chapter of 100+ Women Who Care.

Rawson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in advertising as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in apparel merchandising, production, and design from Iowa State University. She also completed Cambridge’s Leadership development Program and holds FINRA Series 7 and 24 licenses.

Cambridge promotes Barry Waugh

Cambridge announces Barry Waugh has been promoted to vice president of project management.

In this role, he is responsible for leading the project management ream and providing guidance to Cambridge’s corporate project management strategy. Additionally, Waugh facilitates the implementation of cross department initiatives and supports business process improvements for the firm.

Waugh joined Cambridge in 2011 and has nearly 25 years of financial services experience, including 15 years of project management and information technology experience. Under his guidance, the Cambridge Project Management Team has grown to offer support to the firm on numerous inter-departmental value-add initiatives. Waugh was also instrumental in the launch of Cambridge Source, an outsourcing program designed to support Cambridge independent financial advisors.

Waugh earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simpson College and an MBA from the University of Iowa. He holds FINRA Series 7, 24, and 66 licenses.

 

Iowan’s jobless, injury benefits increase

DES MOINES – Maximum weekly benefits paid to jobless Iowans and to workers injured on the job will increase July 2, announced Iowa Workforce Development.

The rise in benefits was triggered by an increase in wages covered by unemployment insurance. The average annual wage for insured Iowa workers increased to $44,722.93 in 2016, up from $43,878.12 the previous year.

The new benefit payment schedules will apply to people who file new unemployment insurance claims on or after July 2 and to workers who are injured on or after July 2.

Under Iowa law, the number of people covered by unemployment insurance and their gross wages are primary elements of a formula Iowa Workforce Development uses each year to compute maximum and minimum benefit amounts paid to jobless workers. Iowa Workforce Development officials noted that about half of those eligible for unemployment insurance benefits have enough earnings to qualify for the maximum benefit. The 2018 taxable wage base will be $29,900.

Beginning July 2, the workers’ compensation maximum weekly benefit for temporary total disability, healing period, permanent total disability and death will rise to $1,720. For permanent partial disability, the weekly maximum will be $1,583.

For information, visit the website www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov or call 866-239-0843.

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