Welcome to the April 20, 2018 Midlands Business Journal
Here is brief summary of our feature stories.
Vol. 44 No. 16

Briefs in this week's issue

• WoodmenLife promotes McMahan, Driffill, Molineu and Carroll

• Jackson Lewis selects Evans

• DLR Group appoints Ahlers to director of financial operations

• Arbor Bank adds Hazen to team

• Lincoln-based UNICO Group names Champoux president

• Swanson Russell appoints Schott, Placzek, Wiley and Lorraine

• Mutual adds Prieto and Woods

• First National Bank adds Sutko

Special Sections:

• Investing for Retirement

• Small Business Administration

New equipment positions First Star Recycling for greater accuracy
by Richard D. Brown

As residential and corporate acceptance of recycling gains momentum, one of the state’s largest players is positioning itself for greater productivity in sorting a wider range of material. First Star Recycling, with its main plant in southwest Omaha and a 14,000-square-foot facility in Lincoln, is investing at least $2.5 million on one of the region’s most sophisticated sorting mines.

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HDM Corp adds new cloud-based, health products to enhance services

by Michelle Leach

New General Manager Chris Woodhouse expects a 50 percent boost to just one of HDM Corp.’s five divisions by reviewing the likes of production schedules, and ramping up and making good adjustments to products, when asked about how the 22-year-old Omaha-based health data firm is being rejuvenated.
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J. Development Co. expands with projects in Omaha, Council Bluffs and Sioux City

by Becky McCarville

From the Centerline complex along South 72nd Street, to the Rise mixed-use apartment building in Council Bluffs, to historic preservation projects in downtown Sioux City, to the Sheltering Tree near 72nd and Ames streets, J. Development is expanding its portfolio to in- clude more commercial projects and market rate housing.
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Carrie Dayton Events & Consulting poised to diversify, expand offerings

by Michelle Leach

Since officially launching with three clients in 2011, Carrie Dayton Events & Consulting’s year-on-year growth necessitated the addition of a senior event producer, administrative assistant and operations manager, as the Omaha-based venture is poised to expand its industry presentation and social and corporate event management presence.

Jilek builds E&A environmental services from ground up

by Dwain Hebda

Zach Jilek, shareholder with E&A Consulting, said he experiences hot and cold reactions from the clients he serves as the company’s environmental services manager.

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