Welcome to the April 29, 2016 Midlands Business Journal
Here is brief summary of our feature stories.
Vol. 42 No. 18

Briefs in this week's issue

Omaha-based Steier Group promotes Dillin, Simms and Knape to associate vice presidents; hires Keisling, Becker and Norton

Design Basics names Kathy Dick president of Omaha-based firm

Peters, Bruening appointed to senior associates at Leo A Daly

Case, Lewis join P&L Technology

Nebraska Community Foundation appoints Kennedy its new CFAO

DP Management appoints Elliott

Immanuel Communities selects Meacham, promotes Iverson

Smith Slusky Law adds Kaplan

Lockton selects Riley, McMartin

Bank of Nebraska hires Henry

Special Sections:

• Legal Profession

• Greater Omaha Business Excellence Awards

Manufacturing investment leads Quality Glass to record year
by Richard D. Brown

Ten years ago Quality Glass & Mirror President Kevin Kuta was at a fork in the road: an investment of at least $5 million dollars in manufacturing equipment was needed to make the Omaha-based company that serves customers in five states more competitive for the growth challenges in an industry that was facing a myriad of changes.



Securities America targets new technology, support programs

by Michelle Leach


Securities America is not only competing in a rapidly-changing environment by nimbly deploying support technologies, but the 32-year-old, La Vista-based firm is reaching all-time highs in key indicators, from internal hires and adviser network to revenue.


Hiring needs driven by Object Partners’ footing in tech community
and training

by Michelle Leach


In the past four of its 20 years, Object Partners’ growth in Omaha has been particularly pronounced as the custom software solutions firm employs around 30 people locally but demand for specialized IT expertise and awareness spread through extensive involvement in the tech community is reportedly driving present needs for around another 10 employees.


Omaha Performing Arts plans upgrades on Holland, Orpheum facilities

by Richard D. Brown

Facility upgrades to the Orpheum Theater and Holland Performing Arts Center have been important to the aggressive schedule of events maintained by Omaha Performing Arts, the nonprofit arts organization that oversees those two downtown venues.

Homebuilders identify variances in housing requests
among generations

by Michael Foutch

Baby boomers with housing dollars to spend still rank at the top of many builder customer lists, even as meeting the needs of millennials have sent others scrambling to tailor trendy abodes for the next generation of buyers.

Maddex helps Jet Linx grow through efficient marketing

by Dwain Hebda

Omaha-based Jet Linx Aviation has grown into 13 major markets thanks in part to an effective marketing department, led by Jordan Maddex, marketing and brand director. The department’s efforts are all the more impressive considering the amount of work being produced relative to the size of the team.


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