Welcome to the May 29, 2015 Midlands Business Journal
Here is brief summary of our feature stories.
Vol. 41 No. 22

Briefs in this week's issue

NP Dodge Real Estate hires eight associates in residential sales

Midwest Bank promotes Conover

American National Corp. names Sutton director of compliance

Heritage Industries promotes Chamberlain to sales director

Cornhusker Bank promotes Pete, Schaffer to new leadership roles

Together Clinic appoints Farley

Lutz Tech adds Buckley to staff

Thiele Geotech promotes Lapke

Kiewit Building Group appoints Sibley to senior vice president

Källström-Schreckengost joins Omaha office of Jackson Lewis

Five Nines Technology Group promotes Taylor, hires two

Madsen named GM for Lincoln’s the Cornhusker, a Marriott Hotel

Smith named to vice president position for Securities America

Special Sections:

• Energy & utilities

• Salute to Small Business

Terracon sees growth with diverse project portfolio
by Richard D. Brown

The Omaha and Lincoln offices of Terracon, a 50-year-old employee-owned engineering and consulting firm which started in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and has grown to more than 150 offices and 3,400 employees nationally, are seeing double-digit growth that top managers attribute to a varied portfolio of projects and the ability to tackle projects in cities and counties throughout the state.

Anderson Industrial Engines doubles territory with acquisition of K.C. firm

by Michelle Leach

A nod to its focus on one key initiative each year, on the heels of its 2014 computer system and internal process improvements Anderson Industrial Engines is turning its attention to Kansas and Missouri expansion, following completion of an acquisition that effectively doubled its territory on April 30.

Ralston’s Chieftain Van Lines expands its onsite storage and office capacity

by Michelle Leach

A fourth-generation family business, Ralston-based Chieftain Van Lines has added warehouse, office and mini-storage space by growing with generations of clients and by employing generations of workers.

Distribution strategy lends to production growth for Empyrean Brewing Co.

by Dwain Hebda

Strategic distribution and the public’s sustained taste for craft beer have things bustling at Lincoln’s Empyrean Brewing Co. Production Manager Jim Engelbart said the company’s first quarter production is up 20 percent over last year, nearly redlining the Haymarket brewery’s capacity.

Good Samaritan Pet Doctor addresses cost barriers with specialized services

by Michelle Leach

When Dr. Kristin Engel opened Good Samaritan Pet Doctor in April, the clinic rep- resented a model of veterinary care focused on affordable spay and neuter, surgical and dental services — common yet, costly procedures.

Experts suggest plenty of preparation, practice key to effective job interview

by Lori McGinnis Black

Before starting any job, prospective candidates typically have to go through the nerve-wracking experience of a job interview.

Dorsey leads Interface Web School graduates to fill local market needs

by Kristin Durbin

As Managing Director of Interface Web School, Shonna Dorsey is seeing growth in its classes, with it’s most recent anticipated at 28 students to graduate.

Soul Experiences builds client base with researched travel experiences

by Lee Nelson

When Kendra Rathjen and her mother, Glatha Rathjen, began to write up business plans for their new Lincoln travel agency, Soul Experiences, they made sure that research and development became the most important aspects of what they do.

Team building activities provide opportunities to build relationships, morale

by Sarah Bowman

Getting employees out of the office for an outing, while participating in team building activities, is a way to provide a fun learning experience, increase teamwork and communication and improve productivity.

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