Welcome to the June 23, 2017 Midlands Business Journal
Here is brief summary of our feature stories.
Vol. 43 No. 25

Briefs in this week's issue

Zaiss & Co. promotes team members Bargenquast, Kirk, Huges, Catania, McAuliffe

Lockton Companies appoints Petrovich to VP, Omaha office

HSMC Orizon promotes Pfeiffer, Templin to management posts

D.A. Davidson & Co. hires Iwansky

Omaha-based Proxibid appoints Peters to chief marketing officer

Omaha Outward Bound School promotes Mercural-Chapman

Mutual of Omaha promotes Bakker

The MSR Group names Carlson VP of research, energy division

Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Cos. promotes Beck to assistant VP post

United Farm and Ranch Management hires Sorensen as manager, associate

Special Sections:

• Human Resource Management


• Technology

Diversity in services lifts Kohll’s Pharmacy & Homecare
by Richard D. Brown

When brothers David and Justin Kohll evaluated their family’s pharmacy business they found that it was largely centered on an almost total dependence on filling prescriptions — a time-intensive and low profit endeavor that didn’t offer the most desirable growth opportunities as future generations of the family contemplated entering the business.



Dundee Venture Capital broadens scope in technology with key hire

by Michelle Leach


As Dundee Venture Capital has rounded the bend on what was reported to be the state’s largest fund ever at $31 million, the Omaha-based early-stage investor has also added John Jenkins to its team as a partner. A familiar name to many, Jenkins will diversify its portfolio of companies by leveraging expertise represented partly by his building COBRA Outsourcing Co., AlterBen and Benaissance.


KidGlov projects 35 percent sales growth in 2017, opens Omaha office

by Michelle Leach


KidGlov, the branding and full-service marketing firm founded seven years ago around Lyn Wineman’s dining room table, expanded into a second suite at its Downtown Lincoln location and grew year-on-year sales in 2016 by 71 percent with clients locally, in Omaha and rural Nebraska, and on a national level.


Golfinch Solutions gaining interest on international level for beef tech

by Michelle Leach

From its nest at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Goldfinch Solutions has taken flight to accurately, scientifically measure the tenderness of beef, and the technology is attracting international interest and, closer to home, Nebraska Business Development Center Innovation Business of the Year status.

Village Pomegranate sees growth as shopping center gains tenants

by Lee Nelson

After opening in Countryside Village in September, gift store Village Pomegranate is seeing growth in customer traffic as the shopping center located at 87th and Pacific streets is adding new tenants.

Smith helps shepherd Dvorak Law Group through growth

by Dwain Hebda

When attorney Brenda Smith and five of her co-horts struck out in 2015 from a large legal firm, determined to establish a different kind of practice, they couldn’t have known their concept firm founded on work-life balance would take off as quickly or as exponentially as Dvorak Law Group has.


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