Welcome to the September 20, 2019 Midlands Business Journal
Here is brief summary of our feature stories.

Atlas MedStaff eyes expansion of Omaha facility in fast-growing industry
by Richard D. Brown
Omaha-based Atlas MedStaff, a provider of temporary contract health care professionals to hospitals across the country, is receiving recognition as one of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The firm's two top executives — President Steve Ryan and co-founder/Vice President of Brand and Content Strategy Rich Smith — cite an important organizational strategy decision they've made as crucial to their firm's success.
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Omaha Community Playhouse programs spotlight accessibility in its 95th year
by Michelle Leach
Now in its 95th year, the Omaha Community Playhouse is staying true to the original mission: “To raise the drama from a purely amusement enterprise into an educational, cultural force.”
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No More Empty Pots opens Food Hub, brings programming under one roof
by Savannah Behrends
After nine years No More Empty Pots has officially opened its Collaborative Community Centered Food Hub, a $4 million community investment aimed at fighting poverty through education and economic opportunity.
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Omaha chapter of global Women in Machine Learning and Data Science gains momentum
by Michelle Leach
Data science is among today’s most sought-after professions, and at the heart of Women in Machine Learning and Data Science, a New York City-based nonprofit that has in roughly six years expanded to chapters worldwide, including Lagos, Nigeria; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Ankara, Turkey; Manila, Philippines; Mumbai, India; Madrid, Spain; and Melbourne, Australia. Now, Omaha is among their ranks, thanks to the efforts of Mutual of Omaha Associate Data Scientist Emily Kenney and WiMLDS Omaha’s early supporters.


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Briefs in this week's issue

Mark Canney, Hired, Ochsner Hare & Hare, the Olsson Studio

Matt Hillestad, Hired, Veridian Credit Union

Brent A. Frahm, Hired, First Westroads Bank

Brad Yoder, CPA, Hired, DeBoer & Associates, PC

Jason Stanek, Promoted, Metropolitan Utilities District

Andrew Melville, Promoted, Metropolitan Utilities District

Shalon Buffum, Promoted, Metropolitan Utilities District

William Rice, Promoted, Metropolitan Utilities District

James Bewley, Promoted, Metropolitan Utilities District

Ronald Schell, Promoted, Metropolitan Utilities District

Shane Docken, Promoted, Metropolitan Utilities District

Ryan Querry, Hired, The Omaha Storm Chasers, USL Omaha


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