Welcome to the May 26, 2017 Midlands Business Journal
Here is brief summary of our feature stories.
Vol. 43 No. 21

Briefs in this week's issue

Holland Basham promotes Akert, Eckmann, Fredrickson, Jarosz

Union Bank & Trust promotes Carkoski, Garcia to new posts

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City selects Rich as assistant VP

Decision Logic names Mack CEO

First National Bank names Cota to new executive VP position

Nebraska Health Care Association promotes Truscott to new position

Woods Bros appoints Hardesty to Lincoln sales manager post

Knowles rejoins McGrath North

Husker Auto Group adds Mosley

SilverStone Group adds Ryan

Bankers Trust appoints Knust as assistant vice president

Special Sections:

• Salute to Small Business


• Energy and Utilities

ACI invests to seize electronic payment opportunities
by Richard D. Brown

The biggest challenge facing the executives at ACI Worldwide’s nine-year-old regional headquarters in Elkhorn is meeting the expectations of retail business and banking clients worldwide at a time when mobile and online transactions are becoming a vital part of the marketplace.



Honeyman Rent-All poised for 50 years of with longtime employees, partnerships

by Michelle Leach


Starting in 1968 with a General Contractor store, a few party rentals and a couple of employees, Honeyman Rent-All’ s equipment location is now joined by a dedicated parties location, and its team has grown to 35 excluding employees through its temporary service, which reflects a 10 to 15-year partnership, accord- ing to family leadership.


Good Samaritan Pet Doctor grows with interest in niche business model

by Michelle Leach


From Benson Park Plaza, Dr. Kristin Engel and her team at Good Samaritan Pet Doctor are transforming the industry’s “conventional” business model, inspiring veterinarians in other markets to potentially offer the same affordable, quality approach to surgery, dental care, and spay and neuter procedures.


Veteran nancial services professionals aim to meet demand with Bellwether Wealth

by Michelle Leach

Bellwether Wealth’s debut in January represented the latest incarnation for the veteran financial services team led by Clark Bellin — formerly the wealth management arm of Mundy & Associates.

KinderCare opens fourth location in Omaha with new features

by Lee Nelson

Omaha is now home to one of the newest prototype buildings for KinderCare. In April, the fourth KinderCare in the city was opened at 520 N. 152nd Avenue Cir., near 156th Street and West Dodge Road.

Lawse’s love of environment launches, shapes Verdis Group

by Dwain Hebda

Helping to improve the planet one company at a time is the mantra for Verdis Group, co-founded by Daniel Lawse, principal and chief century thinker.


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