Welcome to the September 26, 2014 Midlands Business Journal
Here is brief summary of our feature stories.
Vol. 40 No. 39

Briefs in this week's issue

NP Dodge Real Estate hires eight associates in residential sales

Ag Processing appoints Alberts, Hansen, Wilwerding to new posts

Schemmer adds Brown, Heaney, and Conway as new associates

Children’s names Phipps as VP of quality and patient safety

Aon Risk Solutions selects McCue

Lutz Financial appoints Briganti

Snyder & Associates selects Hall

Emspace Group adds Lindquist, promotes Webb to new position

Special Sections:

• Buy the Big O! Show

• Aviation in the Midlands

Bozell builds on strategic approach over 93 years
by Richard D. Brown

As a 93-year-old, native-grown advertising and public relations firm, Bozell hasn’t lost any of its focus when many of its 90-some clients — most of them located outside of the Omaha area — have tightened their belts at a time when more new media avenues have opened and grown.


Growth in service offerings brings new offices for B2 Environmental
by Michelle Leach


A new corporate office in Omaha and office openings in Utah and California reflect growth for B2 Environmental in areas ranging from indoor air quality testing to government work on projects predating the U.S. and demanding archaeological expertise.


Omaha’s GY6 Solutions poised for gains with eye on small businesses
by Michelle Leach


Bolstered by offering a variety of services in the security segment, including experienced expert witnesses, and eagerness from small- and midsize businesses that formerly couldn’t afford a suite of security services, GY6 Solutions leadership anticipates the need for more hiring by first quarter of 2015.


Growth leading Cornhusker Bank into $10 million headquarters
by Dwain Hebda

Growth in several core banking areas, fed by a steadily mounting consumer preference for locally-based companies, is pushing Cornhusker Bank into new corporate digs for the first time in decades.

Corporate recycling programs can offer savings, worker involvement
by Lee Nelson

Companies, small to large, have opportunities to be environmentally conscious with a variety of recycling efforts. Everything from old computers and printers to pop cans to newspapers can be recycled, reused or refurbished instead of going into the landfill. And many area companies are helping to make that happen.

USI Insurance Services debuts in Omaha following firm acquisition
by Michelle Leach

When USI Insurance Services acquired 40 Wells Fargo Insurance brokerage and consulting branches across the country in May, it also marked the debut of the 20-year-old company in Omaha, which Senior Vice President Gina Samland reports is helped along locally by its status as the third largest privately- held brokerage in the nation and its focus on serving the middle market.

Council Bluffs’ Cellar 19 sees growth in wine club and catering, future expansion
by Becky McCarville

When Jim and Lona Smart first moved to the Council Bluffs area from Pennsylvania, Cellar 19 was one of their first stops, and the wine and sandwich deli made an impression. The casual yet upscale restaurant and wine retailer, owned by Jon Nelson and his family, has been in the Council Bluffs community since 2006, located on Valley View Drive.


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