Welcome to the October 17, 2014 Midlands Business Journal
Here is brief summary of our feature stories.
Vol. 40 No. 42

Briefs in this week's issue

Lincoln-based Ameritas elects six employees to officer positions

Olsson Associates hires Bausch

Council Bluffs Savings Bank adds Nordquist as commercial lender

Renze Display appoints Richter

NP Dodge Real Estate adds eight associates to residential sales

Gawecki named CKF Consolidated Kitchens & Fireplaces’ VP of sales

American National Bank names Fitzgibbons to assistant VP role

Albers Communications Group adds Protzman to Omaha staff

Special Sections:

• Residential Real Estate

• Technology

Pinpoint Holdings targets broadband network growth
by Richard D. Brown

Holdings, with roots going back to 1918 in Cambridge as a local phone provider, is targeting Douglas and Sarpy counties as a primary provider of telecom backbone services to carrier and enterprise companies.

CHI Health navigates industry issues by leveraging new resources for care
by Michelle Leach

Effective February, what was Alegent Creighton Health got a new market CEO, Dr. Cliff Robertson, and since then the long-time physician executive has led its shift in name to CHI Health — solidifying an integration with CHI Nebraska that began in 2013 — and the genesis of a medical complex to sit on 12 acres at 24th and Cuming streets.

RDG Planning & Design expanding its portfolio of diverse project types
by Richard D. Brown

Omaha-based RDG Planning & Design has achieved an average of 12 percent growth with the firm’s market-sector portfolio being almost evenly divided between projects for colleges and universities, corporate buildings, K-12 and early childhood education, medical/health care, senior living communities and community and regional planning.

David Day Associates expands branding efforts as Chicago market clients increase
by Kristin Durbin

David Day Associates, a branding agency with clients in Greater Omaha and Chicago, has expanded its access to increased clientele in the Chicago market this quarter.

Banks, investors eager to boost solid small businesses
by David Kubicek

With so many more funding options available today than in the past, a new company with a strong idea and plan and a good credit rating is almost assured of raising the capital it needs to grow the business.

Nebraska State Bar Association to debut value-added services
by Michelle Leach

The Nebraska State Bar Association’s new member benefits and initiatives are being shaped by structural changes and disparities associated with access to legal services.

Yano’s Nursery expands business through residential clientele, retail
by Sarah Bowman

Yano’s Nursery, a full-service landscaping company located near 192nd and Q streets in Omaha, hopes to grow the business by adding a retail shop to the location, and working with commercial and residential clients.

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