Welcome to the March 24, 2017 Midlands Business Journal
Here is brief summary of our feature stories.
Vol. 43 No. 12

Briefs in this week's issue

Seim Johnson appoints Furasek, Samuelson, Luedders to posts

Ryan joins D.A. Davidson & Co.

First State Bank & Trust elects Weaklend to board of directors

Kirkpatrick named to Lincoln board of directors for MRCIE

M.U.D. hires Ausdemore as VP

Investors Realty appoints Morris

Union Bank & Trust promotes Taylor to health benefit position

Lincoln’s KidGlov appoints Wright

Nebraska Ethanol Board taps McPheeters as representative

Baird Holm names Eckhoff, Lawerson partners in firm

Omaha-based Lutz hires Thelen as health care staff accountant

Veridian adds Williams to post

Special Sections:

• ICAN

• Guide to Company Outings

Lueder shifts to construction management for boost
by Richard D. Brown

In its 133 years of operation, Omaha-based Lueder Construction has competed as one of the area’s largest contractors by taking a more traditional approach to projects — getting the plans for the job, building it, and turning the building over to the client. While that option will continue to be offered, the top leaders of the company are directing a shift toward an emerging alternative in the industry: construction management.



Hub International focuses Nebraska growth on employee benefit interest

by Richard D. Brown


Hub International, an insurance, bonding and risk management firm, which opened its first Omaha of ce two years ago and with the acquisition of BW Insurance — formerly an entity of Bank of the West — is focusing on the increased interest in employee bene ts for much of its growth.


Franchise FastLane poised for future with new office, industry expertise

by Michelle Leach


With more than 40 years combined franchise and sales experience, Carey Gille and Ryan Zink formed Franchise FastLane at the start of the year to accelerate emerging brands into pro table operations by leveraging their connections and expertise to identify and convert qualified leads into franchisees, a fit for both franchisor and franchisee.


Whisk And Measure aims to offer variety of treats, serve as community hub

by Lee Nelson

She was either going to pursue her dream of owning a bakery or just stop talking about it, so Beth Brown quit her job as an actuary and found the right location to start Whisk and Measure Specialty Bakery, at 2505 S. 133rd Plaza, near 132nd and West Center Road. Sales have grown and the bakery has focused on becoming a community space.

Lincoln’s GenR8 aiming to help businesses with ever-changing digital marketing world

by Lee Nelson

After seven years, Holly and Jason Petersen have changed the name of their digital marketing firm Turbine Digital to GenR8 Marketing, to reflect how the business has evolved with technology and demands.

Stavick leads Do Space as new library of the future

by Dwain Hebda

Rebecca Stavick’s career started out in a profession with a staid, conservative reputation — five years working in public libraries. As Do Space executive director, she leads a facility redefining how a library looks and acts, while itself defying definition.


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