Welcome to the May 20, 2016 Midlands Business Journal
Here is brief summary of our feature stories.
Vol. 42 No. 21

Briefs in this week's issue

Security National promotes Blake, Bloomquist, Poots, Patterson

Schemmer appoints Sinclair project architect in Lincoln

Lehan selected as shareholder for Omaha’s Koley Jessen firm

American National Bank names Rossman its ag division leader

McLellan appointed to oversee DLR Group’s Healthcare Studio

HDR selects Walbridge to head architectural studio in Lincoln

David Day Associates appoints Anderson to graphics, Web post

Garner appoints Sackschewsky as its new chief nancial officer

Intertwine Interactive of Omaha names Hyland to specialist role

Des Moines-based Bankers Trust appoints Shiu as Omaha president

DeBehnke selected as new CEO for Nebraska Medicine in Omaha

Clark and Choiniere appointed new agents for NAI NP Dodge

Special Sections:

• Marketing, Advertising & Promotions

• Celebrate Construction

AOI expands Omaha space to meet increased demand
by Michelle Leach

Leveraging partnerships with manufacturers DIRTT and Herman Miller, AOI — which has offices in Omaha and Lincoln — is growing with ergonomic and tech-driven products, and the firm’s workspace is evolving to accommodate growth and increase collaboration.



KB Building Services sees gains with an emphasis on employee retention

By Richard D. Brown


D.J. Rezac, president of KB Building Services, an Omaha-based commercial cleaning firm with a growing operation in Lincoln, has taken a focus on team culture to retain employees and expand its reach.


M.E. Group’s Forte Building Science plans for growth with new services

by Michelle Leach


From a foundation in commissioning and sustainability, Forte Building Science, a division of engineering rm M.E. Group, is broadening its services in areas such as anthropology and social science — a nod to leveraging the latest research and a holistic approach to building performance.


Window & Door Store brings Chicago Lumber Company to Lincoln

by Dwain Hebda

The opening of the Window & Door Store at 56th Street and Old Cheney Road in Lincoln ushered Chicago Lumber Co. of Omaha into the Lincoln market for the first time in its history, putting one of the oldest lumber companies in the country in the unfamiliar position of being the new, unfamiliar face in the market.

Craters & Freighters expands into new location with additional services

by Lee Nelson

Ever since opening the doors to a Craters & Freighters franchise, owners Mike and Vicki Jones have seen at least a 10 to 15 percent growth each year.

Swartz’ leadership principles drive Creative Planning to $1 billion mark

by Dwain Hebda

During a 14-year career in the nancial ser- vices industry, Managing Director Ryan Swartz has benefited from experienced mentors,butnoneofferedadviceas impactful as that handed out under his own roof three years ago.

Commercial renovations trending toward more natural materials, energy efficiency

by Lee Nelson

For business owners who are looking to remodel or renovate existing office or retail space, they are turning to contractors to make spaces more open like people want in their homes and to make more collaborative environments for their employees, said Zak Olsen, president of Ronco Construction.


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