Welcome to the March 27, 2015 Midlands Business Journal
Here is brief summary of our feature stories.
Vol. 41 No. 13

Briefs in this week's issue

OPPD appoints Burke new CEO

Behlen promotes Miller, Macholan

Weitz promotes three employees

Mutual of Omaha appoints Suter to senior vice president position

Client Resources appoints Bittner

Vanicek, Krick, Parks promoted to new roles at Hancock & Dana

Rodgers joins U.S. Bank in Omaha

Nebraska Medicine names Morris its interim chief executive officer

Five named VP at Pinnacle Bank

Feltz WealthPlan adds seven employees to Omaha-based offices

Advent selects Honz as partner

Special Sections:

• 2015 CRE Summit

• Guide to Company Outings

MMC Contractors adds services to meet project demand
by Richard D. Brown

MMC Contractors, which has seen growth in Nebraska and Iowa in the number of health care and mission-critical projects, has added in-house sheet metal fabrication services as the firm is seeking to increase its footprint in projects throughout the two- state area.



Nebraska Realty expands to new headquarters with market growth

by Michelle Leach


Twenty-two years ago, Deeb Realty was a business based out founder Van Deeb’s basement. Today it is one of the region’s biggest independent real estate companies, with more than 315 real estate agents, a new name — Nebraska Realty — and a new, 45,000-square-foot headquarters at 171st Street and West Dodge Road.


Omaha-based Proxibid leverages partnerships, high-value auctions

by Tiffany Brazda


Driven not only by its geo- graphic expansion in the U.K. and partnerships with the likes of eBay, Proxibid is also seeing increased demand for high-value auctions.


Fremont-based CanCooker expands as cream can technique grows in popularity

by Michelle Leach

Seth McGinn’s CanCooker has been growing two- to three-fold every year, starting in 2010. This household answer to “traditional” cream can cooking fare of chuckwagons has a following in nine countries across every continent but Antarctica.

Make Believe Studios grows with new space, larger client base

by Becky McCarville

Make Believe Studios, a recording stu- dio and record label, is under construction at its new location near 20th and Leaven- worth streets, and is scheduled to be com- pleted in July. The roughly 4,000-square- foot space will be divided into three studio spaces, with Lund-Ross Constructors providing construction services.

Marketplace Fairness Act would level playing field, impact all retailer outlets

by Sarah Bowman

The Marketplace Fairness Act is leading the way for a balanced playing field, and could have a significant impact on both online and brick and mortar retailers, said Jim Sadler, general manager of Westroads Mall.

Dakota Guardian Trust makes debut featuring collaborative trust services

by Michelle Leach

When Dakota Guardian Trust officially debuted in early January, it represented a departure from the traditional trust admin- istration model, a shift that is being helped along by its officers’ 100-plus years of indus- try experience.

Franklin places focus on community impact at Greater Omaha Chamber

by Kristin Durbin

Cydney Franklin, manager of business retention and ex- pansion for the Greater Omaha Economic Development Partnership, said the best decision she has made as a young profes- sional was to come back to Omaha after her education and professional experiences on the East and West Coasts.


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