Welcome to the September 17, 2021 Midlands Business Journal
Here is brief summary of our feature stories.

i3 Bank represents expansion for institution founded in 1928
by Michelle Leach
Many are familiar with i3 Bank, they just may not realize it at first blush. That’s because the organization featured recently on Husker Football radio spots and on digital billboards has been around since the Great Depression era — only that rare-breed, fifth-generation family bank operated under a different brand over the preceding 90-plus years: Bank of Bennington.
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Appsky’s KIPS offers early childhood development tool to broader base
by Michelle Leach
Since acquiring 17-year-old KIPS (Keys to Interactive Parenting Scale) last summer, Omaha-based Appsky leadership note the parenting assessment tool has acquired its own “steady stream” of new programs and organizations to its client roster, with a more “significant push” in the works with the rollout of a KIPS 2.0 designed to increase access for non-native English speakers.

T.E.A.C.H. Omaha honors local teaching professionals, students
by Brooke Strickland
Teachers invest a lot — their time, their energy, their creativity, and even their financial resources. T.E.A.C.H. Omaha, a nonprofit that opened in 2020, recognizes the value that teachers have and strives to strengthen the Omaha community by supplying monetary teacher awards, in addition to providing scholarships for graduating seniors pursuing an education degree.
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