Welcome to the September 23, 2016 Midlands Business Journal
Here is brief summary of our feature stories.
Vol. 42 No. 39

Briefs in this week's issue

BVH Architects of Lincoln, Omaha has new leadership structure, appoints Dorn, Bacon, Miller, Lewis, Jeffrey, Reeves and Coudriet

Pinnacle Bank promotes Juhl

Schultze joins Lutz as accountant

NU appoints Whitcomb Jenkins

ACEC/N elects two new board members, officers for group

Doane University names Butler director of online education

American National Bank names Kruse as first vice president

West Gate promotes Thornton

Croker Huck law firm names True new associate attorney

RDG Planning & Design appoints Cowell, Lehmann to new posts

Renaissance Financial hires Wells

Anderson joins BD Construction

Special Sections:

• Millennials

• Aviation in the midlands

WoodmenLife focuses on technology for sales gains
by Michelle Leach

Omaha-based Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society is enjoying record assets of $10.8 billion and a near doubling of net income, as the nonprofit has focused on harnessing efficiencies through sales force and tech investments.



Wellcom expands into Iowa with workplace wellness resources

by Richard D. Brown


Omaha-based Wellcom, one of the nation’s first 501(c)(3) standalone nonprofits focused on workplace wellness programs, is in its 34th year of operation. The six-employee organization that previously concentrated on Nebraska, is expanding its scope to include Iowa, and President and CEO Rebecca Vinton said Wellcom’s geographic scope could eventually be expanded even farther.


Omaha’s Jelecos poised for growth with advisory services, new office

by Michelle Leach


Jelecos is poised for growth in areas such as advisory services, with its move earlier this year from Regency to an open office space near 96th and West Dodge Road and with the migration from its former Chicago data center space, reportedly designed with “mirrored infrastructure” to the Omaha Scott Data Center site.


Tabitha transforms aging process with residential concept in Crete, EngAGE service

by Michelle Leach

In its 130th year, Tabitha is aiming to help transform the aging process with its “Embrace the Aging Journey” campaign, the debut of proactive EngAGE services, and the roll-out of residential-style living concepts.

Volunteers and businesses find professional benefits with SCORE

by Lori McGinnis Black

Entrepreneurs looking for mentoring and educational opportunities can find several options through SCORE.

Alloway leads Nebraska Realty to growth with agent-centric environment

by Dwain Hebda

The 18-month-old building may still feel new, but the philosophy at Nebraska Realty is the same as it ever was. Andy Alloway, president and CEO, said the agent-focused environment is what’s fueled the company’s growth.


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