Welcome to the March 6, 2015 Midlands Business Journal
Here is brief summary of our feature stories.
Vol. 41 No. 10

Briefs in this week's issue

Bland & Associates hires Postlewait, promotes eight employees

Mutual promotes Poppe to VP

Arbor Bank in Omaha appoints Pinkerton, Williams to its staff

Leo A Daly makes appointments

OBI Creative adds three to staff

Adams & Sullivan appoints Miller

Pinnacle Bank promotes three

First Westroads Bank promotes Wisdom, appoints Walker, Schuler

First State Bank & Trust selects Gibney as its new credit analyst

Special Sections:

• ICAN Women's Leadership Conference

• Home Trends

NRG Energy targets north downtown for growth
by Richard D. Brown

NRG Energy, an energy con- glomerate with major operations in Houston and Princeton, N.J., is looking just north of downtown Omaha as expansion opportunities are being tallied for Energy Sys- tems Co., a steam and chilled-water thermal energy firm it purchased 15 months ago.

Taylor Made Home Solutions sees rising demand, plans for expansion

by Becky McCarville

Since purchasing Taylor Made Home Solutions in December 2013, owner Doug Taylor has grown sales by setting goals and increasing ef- ficiencies, and plans on expansion into neighboring states.

Lincoln-based R.U. Nuts diversifies offerings with teas, bulk food items

by David Kubicek

R.U. Nuts — which stands for Ralston Unlimited Nuts — has grown with new products, including a line of tea and new trail mixes, according to owner Charlotte Ralston, who owns the company with her husband, Mike.

Comper Care & Rehab grows with home health care, new office space

by Kristin Durbin

Comper Care & Rehab has moved to 11110 Fort St. nearby its former office, an expansion last fall that gave the growing staff 2,240 square feet of office space to complete administrative work and other tasks as patient numbers have been rising.

New software, innovations bring more opportunities for local businesses

by Sarah Bowman

As technology continues to evolve, and there is a large demand for technology integration, businesses continue to look at ways to stay efficient.

McKeever set to open new Pitch restaurant, updates Jams to attract crowds

by Becky McCarville

With the purchase of Pitch, located in Dundee, in 2013, an additional Pitch currently under construction near Village Pointe, and the purchase and remodel of long-time Omaha restaurant Jams Bar & Grill, United Holding Group is tapping into the robust restaurant market in Omaha.

Liu spurs collaboration, innovation in behavioral health care at UNMC

by Kristin Durbin

Aiming to see that Nebraska will equip and retain its future mental health care providers for the 21st centu- ry, Dr. Howard Liu describes common goals of his different responsibilities on the campus of the University of Nebraska Medical Center — from his recruiting and teaching of future pro- viders, to his focus on workforce development in the state, to his work as director of faculty development at the medical school.

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