BLAISE SCHALEY has been named assistant controller at Courier Communications, Lee Enterprises Inc. Schaley, previously assurance associate at RSM, earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and management in 2015 and is a licensed CPA.

GALE BONSALL of Oakridge Realtors was awarded the Platinum Achievement Award from the Iowa Association of Realtors.

VGM Group Inc. hired three new associates. PAT GRAFF joined Homelink as a patient care coordinator for Nursing and Clinical Services. Graff is a graduate of Hawkeye Community College and was at HGS. STEPHANIE LANGAN joined VGM Education. She is the long-term care program specialist and was at EZ Way. JESSICA SPARKS is a patient care coordinator for Homelink. She is an Upper Iowa University graduate and was employed with Waterloo Leisure Services.

KARA BARTELS of ReMax Alliance was presented the Silver Achievement Award from the Iowa Association of Realtors.

NICOLE HAPPEL joined Prairie Lakes Church as multi-site administrative assistant. She has a bachelor’s degree in family services from the University of Northern Iowa and was a program supervisor at Lutheran Services in Iowa.KRYSTAL TOOTELL joined Farm Bureau Financial Services of Black Hawk County as an agent. A recent graduate of Hawkeye Community College, she is licensed in property, casualty, life and health.