Welcome to the October 21, 2016 Midlands Business Journal
Here is brief summary of our feature stories.
Vol. 42 No. 43
Briefs in this week's issue

FNTS names Whittaker president, hires Caldwell to executive post

Ervin & Smith appoints Arnold to firm’s development team

Wadman selected as chair of emergency medicine at UNMC

Baird Holm hires Buda, Firestone, Jensen as attorneys in Omaha

Renaissance Financial appoints Hughes as new nancial advisor

BKD’s Omaha office taps Holley as its new managing consultant

Access Bank appoints Ertz

Mutual of Omaha Bank names Minchow to new officer position

Hightower Reff selects Williams

Special Sections:

• Employee Benefits

• Business & Industrial Parks/Leasing

PenFed Credit Union expands area presence with new Papillion branch
by Richard D. Brown

Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed), with roots in Alexandra, Virginia, and operations serving more than 1.4 million members with more than $20 billion in assets, has significantly increased its footprint in the Omaha area with the recent opening of a Papillion branch. The 81-year-old institution, which has had activities in Omaha since 1981, has primarily been known as an employer of 503 at two, 45,000-square-foot service centers.

Omaha-based Global Financial Solutions segment helps drive First Data Corp

by Michelle Leach

In its earnings report for second quarter ended June 30, First Data’s consolidated revenue and total segment revenue were both up over prior-year period by 2 percent, excluding currency impacts, to $2.9 billion and 1.8 billion respectively, with Chairman and CEO Frank Bisignano isolating “impressive growth” in one of three business segments of particular interest to local readers: the Omaha-based Global Financial Solutions.

Nebraska Heart builds upon specialized training, medical technology capabilities

by Michelle Leach

Leveraging specialized training and technologies such as Left Ventricular Assistive Device (LVAD) and TAVR (Transcether Aortic Valve Replacement), statewide offices, and dozens of outreach sites in and around the state, Nebraska Heart’s advancements are being validated as one of 102 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services five-star hospitals.

Johnson Deconstruct experiences record growth in 16 years

by Michelle Leach

What started around 16 years ago by Zack Johnson as a demolition-based business, Johnson Deconstruct has transitioned to “responsible deconstruction” and “selective-demolition” work, while spinning off another business: Not the Dump.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop franchise expands to three stores in metro

by Lee Nelson

Opening up a third Potbelly Sandwich Shop with a drive-through window is right in line with brothers Craig and Kendall Frantz’ vision of growth. When they opened their first shop in November 2014 at 2056 N. 117th Ave., they exceeded their expectations of revenues by 20 percent. That fueled their ability to grow a second at 74th and Dodge and then this new third location in Papillion within two years.

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