Welcome to the October 24, 2014 Midlands Business Journal
Here is brief summary of our feature stories.
Vol. 40 No. 43

Briefs in this week's issue

Intertwine Interactive adds Miller, Grossman, Wilkinson, Rasdal

CHI Health St. Elizabeth names Ferris as chief medical officer

American National hires Barker

Premier Bank adds Wolfe to staff

Person joins Schemmer in Omaha

Singer, Wilbur named to posts at Smith Hayes’ Omaha office

Omaha-based Lutz hires Boetel, King, Patent, Powell and Richter

Special Sections:

• Business & Industrial Parks and Leasing

• Employee Benefits

Swine vaccines aimed at new diseases drive MVP Labs
by Richard D. Brown

By developing new vaccines aimed at diseases in baby swine, Omaha-based MVP Laboratories is hoping to get a leg up in an industry where the four largest players are scrambling to get new medications into the hands of veterinarians.

National Property Inspections adds new territories, increases services
by Michelle Leach

National Property Inspections has navigated economic ups-anddowns by offering a diverse set of 20 home and business services that have put the company in a position to add franchisees to take the brand into new territories in Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Canada.

Landscapes Unlimited of Lincoln sees gains with various offerings
by Michelle Leach

As new golf course construction and participation stalls, Landscapes Unlimited has scored with services for the life of golf and recreation client-operations — from construction to ongoing management and consulting — diversification helped along by an economic rebound resulting in 30 to 50 projects at any given time with greater per-project value.

Prairie Cloudware’s startup status transforms as payments product emerges
by Kristin Durbin

The popularity of online shopping and use of digital devices in stores — amid high profile criminal investigations into retailer data breaches — has spurred newly formed Prairie Cloudware, a team of payment industry experts and IT professionals who are designing a solution for financial institutions and their customers.

Cornerstone Print & Marketing expands through acquisition
by David Kubicek

On April 1, 2014, Cornerstone Print & Marketing of Lincoln acquired the exhibit and trade show department of Pickering Creative Group, which has changed its name to Unanimous. Unanimous had begun by offering exhibit and trade show services but over the years its focus evolved into other areas, according to Cornerstone CEO Kevin Thomas.

Recycling franchise Mil-tek Central aims to save disposal costs for Midwest clients
by Lee Nelson

Mil-tek Central Recycling & Waste Solutions LLC, a franchise of a global supplier of waste solutions, is helping businesses clean up their backrooms, save money and time on employees handling trash and sometimes make money on their recyclables. Mil-tek, located at 4533 S. 134th St., sells small balers and compactors to businesses in order to reduce their carbon footprints. For instance, the smallest compactors compress 15 to 20 bags of trash into one bag of trash, said Dianna Johnson, co-owner of the franchise with her husband, Jeff.

Social media integration requires planning, research, and resources
by Kendra Strasser

When looking to integrate social media into a business, experts say to have a plan and be sure that the business has the resources and manpower allocated to successfully use social media.

Omaha’s House of J sees boost with increased traffic at location
by Lee Nelson

When Denise Willett, owner of House of J, found out a national competitor was going to move next to her home accessories and furniture store, she didn’t expect the change to help her business.

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