Welcome to the March 22, 2019 Midlands Business Journal
Here is brief summary of our feature stories.

WoodmenLife reassesses product delivery, fraternal presence
by Richard D. Brown
Omaha-based Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society, a 129-year-old insurance firm that historically has pegged much of its growth nationally in cities with populations under 30,000, is coming off a multi-year, companywide assessment of its insurance products, service delivery to customers and — with equal emphasis — the contemporary relevance of its multiple fraternal initiatives in communities throughout the country.
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V2verify disrupts conventional user authentication with voice technology
by Michelle Leach
Omaha-based V2verify is positioning itself as an industry disruptor with its precision alternative to the passwords or credentials that, when lost or stolen, are responsible for more than 80 percent of data breaches, according to global industry resource FindBiometrics’ Year in Review.
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Hawthorne Finished Basements bridges communication gap using technology
by Becky McCarville
As the ice and snow melts, Hawthorne Finished Basement’s Managing Partners Cam Vacek and Lindsay Warren anticipate an increase of homeowners looking to finish their basements in Elkhorn and west Omaha’s new subdivisions, including Gretna and Bennington.
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Solid Surface Care in Omaha, formerly BlueCloud Care, expands reach
by Gabby Christensen
As the Omaha market has continued to expand with new construction and renovation, Solid Surface Care, a specialty maintenance company with locations across the nation, has remained busy serving clients throughout the Omaha area, according to Regional Vice President of the Midwest Brandon Tenney.

Community involvement informs Ferguson’s career at Pinnacle Bank
by Dwain Hebda
Hastings-born Lowell Ferguson honed his community-first mindset early and honestly, a natural byproduct of his small-town upbringing. Today, he points to those connections as a major catalyst for his success with Pinnacle Bank.

FSBOHomes leverages technology, modern structure to grow in metro
by Michelle Leach
“For sale by owner” has traditionally inspired fear in the hearts of many an impending home-seller. But FSBOHomes is turning the conventional agent model on its head, with clients of the non-agent real estate franchise’s 20-month-old Omaha arm reportedly retaining, on average, almost $15,000 from the sale of their homes — monies traditionally going to agent commissions — and at 99.7 percent of the pre-market certified appraisal value.



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Briefs in this week's issue

Rochester Armored Car names Dreessen director following Cahill

Makovicka Physical Therapy - Omaha selects Schrader, Setlik and Morrow

Cushman & Wakefield/ The Lund Co. selects Flynn for directorship position

NRG Media selects Thompson as operations manager and director

PromiseShip names Zychowski to succeed Newell as president, CEO

Legacy Design Strategies adds Kastrick, Garman and Berryman

Kotzin Valuation Partners names Kosmacek Omaha office director

Burns & McDonnel adds Tuch

Alliant selects Jacobsen, employee benefits consultant in Omaha office

Methodist Bariatric Surgery adds White to surgical team

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