Welcome to the February 12, 2016 Midlands Business Journal
Here is brief summary of our feature stories.
Vol. 42 No. 7

Briefs in this week's issue

Olsson Associates promotes Corr, Farnum, Heideman, Grone, Golka

Swearingen, Kermoade, Ritchison join Access Bank in Omaha, Lincoln

DataVizion names Patrick VP

Norris joins CanCooker team

Lockwood, Otterstein named to of cer posts at Assurity Life

Aon Risk appoints Krause, McAlpine

Pinnacle Bank selects Hesser, Pippitt to assistant VP posts

Enhance Health adds Hellem

Special Sections:

• Technology

• Omaha Business Journal Pages

Leo A Daly focuses on holistic approach to projects
by Richard D. Brown

Christopher J. Johnson, vice president and managing principal of Omaha-based Leo A Daly, said the mantra that’s taking the rm into its second century ensures that attention is given to clients and their projects that will enable them to differentiate themselves within their business, industry or profession.



Albers Communications Group poised for growth, to expand video services

by Michelle Leach


Under the leadership of new President Gina Pappas, Albers Communications Group lives the legacy of service to community and clients first established by namesake and founder, the late Tom Albers, by distinguishing with media relations expertise and evolving with the likes of digital services, which are now firmly integrated into the firm.


Lincoln Financial Group invests in staff as Omaha base leads group protection

by Michelle Leach


From its Omaha headquar- ters, Lincoln Financial Group’s Group Protection business has bolstered its staff to 1,265 local employees and invested in new technologies to help clients manage the benefits so critical to their attracting and retaining top talent, especially in a low unemployment environment like the metro.


Body Basics marks 30 years with growth in commercial client base

by Lee Nelson

Alongside more technology being built into exercise equipment, David Kutler, president of Body Basics Fitness Equipment, is also seeing an uptick in commercial Omaha clients.

Area libraries embrace technology within brick and mortar locations

by Michael Foutch

Meeting the demands of the digital age for area libraries means meeting the demands of its customers for e-books checked out from the comfort of home. But hold on: the days of brick and mortar li- braries with stacks of books aren’t over yet.

ICAN’s McLaughlin brings leadership training to the college classroom

by Dwain Hebda

Responding to requests both from the business community and institutions of higher education, the Institute for Career Advancement Needs has forged partnerships with local universities with an eye on more in the future.


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