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IdeaBank adds two to marketing team

HASTINGS — IdeaBank Marketing in Hastings has added a new finance manager and human resources coordinator and a new copywriter and digital content creator to its team.

As finance manager and human resources coordinator, Sara Swanson handles financial reports, accounts payable, accounts receivable, benefit administration and payroll.

Before joining IdeaBank, she served as staff accountant at PaperWorks in Hastings. She has 18 years’ experience in the manufacturing accounting/management field.

Swanson earned her Bachelor of Science in business administration/finance from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She is a graduate of Leadership Hastings and volunteers at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Roseland and Silver Lake Public Schools in Roseland and Bladen.

Her husband, Bryan, farms near Holstein. They have two children.

As copywriter and digital content creator, R.J. Post writes text for print and broadcast advertisements, press releases, website content and video scripts.

Before joining IdeaBank, he served as assistant managing editor of The Grand Island Independent. He has 31 years’ experience as a writer and editor.

Post earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from St. Mary of the Plains College in Dodge City, Kan. He is a graduate of Hall County Leadership Tomorrow and previously served on the boards of the Grand Island Multicultural Coalition and Friendship House. He serves as a lector and sings in the men’s choir at Resurrection Catholic Church in Grand Island.

He and his wife, Susan, have three daughters.

IdeaBank Marketing has been providing comprehensive marketing and advertising services, including strategic marketing plans, social media marketing, traditional and online ad campaigns, corporate identity packages, and public relations services for a wide variety of businesses and industries in Nebraska, for 35 years.

South Beach Tanning promotes two

Courtney Niemoth and Victoria Rojos are now the co-managers for South Beach Tanning Co. in Grand Island.

Niemoth and Rojos have both successfully completed Smart Tan Certification as well as certification with DaVinci Teeth Whitening. Both have been employed with South Beach Tanning Co. for more than a year and will be sharing the responsibilities and duties of managing the salon.

South Beach Tanning 2104 Lawrence Lane, is locally owned and operated by Greg and Tanya Stephens. The state-of-the-art salon offers five levels of UV tanning as well as a UV free spray tanning booth. The salon offers teeth whitening services by certified staff with DaVinci Teeth Whitening which is an all-natural plant based product using the latest in LED cold laser technology.

The salon is open daily and no appointments are necessary.

AMA honors Ord family physician

ORD – Dr. Jennifer Bengston, a family medicine physician at Valley County Health System in Ord, has been recognized as a 2017 Inspirational Physician honoree by the American Medical Association – Women Physicians Section.

One of fewer than 80 physicians nationwide to receive this recognition in 2017, the honor recognizes Bengston’s support and contributions to medicine throughout her professional career.

Bengston’s nomination, submitted by Vicki Bredthauer, VCHS chief nursing officer discussed her unwavering service to patients, fellow practitioners and VCHS during her 14 years at VCHS.

“Her dedication and selfless service has enabled VCHS to progress to the health system it is today,” Bredthauer said, “one with an eight-person medical staff, growing specialty clinic, numerous satellite clinics and rehab centers, extensive outpatient services and a strong community presence,” the nomination read, in part.”

The nomination also discussed her commitment to taking time with patients and their families, providing excellent end of life care to hospice patients and their families and staying current with evidence-based research to provide the highest quality care to patients. Bengston was also recognized for her instrumental role in meeting the certification requirement for state trauma designation in 2006, as well as her continuous role in mentoring mid-level practitioners, physicians and medical students.

The honoree program is part of the AMA-WPS’s Women in Medicine Month, observed every September, which celebrates physicians who have offered their time, wisdom and support to advance women in medicine.