Welcome to the August 18, 2017 Midlands Business Journal
Here is brief summary of our feature stories.
Vol. 43 No. 33

Briefs in this week's issue

Renze Display selects Bosworth

Papillion Community Foundation names Schwartz new director

M.U.D. promotes Mendenhall, Koenig, Patterson, Carter, Willis

Wells Fargo appoints Wheeler

Swearingen named HR manager for Gallagher Benefit Solutions

Oasis Senior Advisors names Godwin outreach coordinator

Rossitto & Associates adds Stava

Seim Johnson names O’Doherty rm’s new managing partner

Omaha-based Anderson Partners names Allumbaugh media buyer

Mayrose joins The Lerner Co.

Mutual of Omaha taps Magli as assistant general counsel

NRG Energy Center names Boles director of sales and marketing

Dicon appoints Mason, Zeller

McCarthy Building adds three to leadership team in Omaha

Special Sections:

• Property & Casualty


• Career Transitions & Job Search

Nebraska Methodist College seeks to spotlight initiatives
by Richard D. Brown

Dr. Deb Carlson, who earlier this month became the third president and CEO of Nebraska Methodist College since that school became a degree-granting institution in 1985, is quite clear about an overriding goal she has set. Carlson, who succeeds Dr. Dennis Joslin, who recently retired after more than 40 years at the college, is leading an allout campaign to increase the awareness of residents toward the campus that has been located on the hills a couple of blocks north of the Cass Street and West Dodge Road intersection at 87th St.



Marriott Downtown opening represents Capitol District growth, new opportunities

by Michelle Leach


What started with one to two associates has grown into the 140-member launch team for Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District, reportedly the first new full-service hotel in Omaha in 10 years and among one of 55 “Redesigned Marriott” hotels across the global brand’s footprint.


Lawlor’s distinguishes in competitive landscape with deep roots, niche gear

by Michelle Leach


The unique nature of Lawlor’s Custom Sportswear as a locally-grown retailer, screen-printer and embroiderer means leadership has a finger on the pulse of the metro environment in a way that the e-commerce giants can’t.


Pretty in Patina doubles in size with hope to increase vintage jewelry sales

by Savannah Behrends

Before opening Pretty in Patina in 2014, Elizabeth Kittell knew she was on to something when she bought $400 worth of boots and handbags from a friend and sold the items at double the cost on PoshMark.

GRNE Solar seizing opportunities to increase company’s footprint

by Lee Nelson

GRNE Solar is seeing revenue growth as demand increases for its solar solutions for residential, and commercial industries.

Lovgren keeps Lovgren Marketing Group going strong after nearly 40 years

by Dwain Hebda

It’s been nearly four decades since Linda Lovgren founded Lovgren Marketing Group, but the Greater Omaha Chamber Omaha Business Hall of Fame inductee still attacks each day with the same work ethic she learned growing up on the farm.


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