Welcome to the February 17, 2017 Midlands Business Journal
Here is brief summary of our feature stories.
Vol. 43 No. 7
Briefs in this week's issue

Mutual of Omaha promotes Coyle

Woods & Aitken appoints Vint new associate in Omaha office

Vetter Health Services names Terry chief operations officer

MAPA appoints Gross, Helgerson

NAI NP Dodge appoints Al-Turk as firm’s new regional manager

Swanson Russell appoints Dump, Legree to new posts in Lincoln

KidGlov adds Nullmeyer to firm

Konen, O’Siochain promoted to shareholder at Fraser Stryker

Principal Financial Group adds Kamerzell to Great Plains center

P&L Technology adds Cronkhite, Peterson as dispatch coordinators

BVH Architects hires Wieseman

Special Sections:

• Health Insurance

• Printing and Graphics

UNMC-UNO collaboration to fuel entrepreneurship with UNeTech
by Richard D. Brown

While there’s been considerable invention work by medical professionals on the University of Nebraska Medical Center campus for several years, a recent partnership between those doctors and University of Nebraska at Omaha biometrics research and business college expertise is resulting in the creation of UNeTech, an institute being designed to identify prom- ising startup companies and help make them successful.



Nebraska Book Co. combines century in textbooks with tech-based solutions

by Michelle Leach


Building upon a more than 100-year-old foundation in higher-education curriculum, Nebraska Book Co. is evolving with technologies that help independent college booksellers operate more efficiently and profitably, and through the likes of partnerships with technology-enabled collegiate content solutions provider, Sidewalk, and digital learning materials supplier, Redshelf.


SignIT leveraging civic projects, technology efficiencies for growth

by Richard D. Brown


SignIT, a 20-year-old sign, graphic and promotional design and production firm, has steadily built its clientele past the 1,000 mark by involvement in a number of civic projects in the Ralston and southwest Omaha area, and making a six-figure investment in the latest technology that trims production time.


ModernEyes Eyecare focuses on eyewear, emphasizes infant vision tests

by Lee Nelson

Newly opened ModernEyes Eyecare + Eyewear is focusing growth on a variety of eyewear brands and offering different options in eye care.

More US workers, especially women, delaying retirement to stay in workforce

by Savannah Behrends

After working 25 years for Commercial Federal/Bank of the West, a then 56-year-old Karen Baldwin decided to retire. She planned to spend it with her husband at their lake house in Iowa, but that didn’t happen.

Habitat for Humanity’s Ilahi helps improve neighborhoods one property at a time

by Dwain Hebda

Shaun Ilahi wears a lot of hats in his role as general counsel for Habitat for Humanity, but the source of his greatest satisfaction — seeing entire neighborhoods revitalized thanks to Habitat homes in their midst — is singular.


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