Welcome to the May 18, 2018 Midlands Business Journal
Here is brief summary of our feature stories.
Vol. 44 No. 20

Briefs in this week's issue

• Mutual of Omaha Bank elevates Fitzgerald to leadership position

• Food Bank for the Heartland names Barks president, CEO

• Mercy High School elects Wessling as new principal

• United Republic Bank appoints four to Omaha-based team

• Mutual names Davenport SVP

• WELLCOM names Nelson to leadership as president, CEO

• Metonic Real Estate Solutions names Birge to leadership role

• Lutz appoints Brown in Omaha

• Consortio Group hires Simpson

Special Sections:

• Education & Career Development

• Locally Grown


Abraham Catering stresses operational efficiencies for growth
by Richard D. Brown

The owners of Abraham Catering, a Ralston-based firm that has grown to be one of the largest food and beverage providers in the state via service at weddings, corporate events and a variety of other occasions, continue to see an annual increase in revenues of 10 percent.

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Robert Half set to expand in Omaha, leverage resources as global firm

by Michelle Leach


Leveraging the resources of a $5 billion professional services organization with 400-plus consulting and staffing locations worldwide, Robert Half is expanding its Omaha presence with new branch and office leadership.
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UBS positioned to build momentum with its revamped Omaha branch

by Michelle Leach


With a focus on retention and coaching advisers, and a wealth of intellectual capital courtesy of its status as the local arm of a global company present in 50-plus countries, UBS recently invested in its longtime branch space at the Valmont building — an expansion and remodel that positions the financial services firm to build upon momentum among high net-worth clients.
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Element Pilates diversifies offerings to appeal to broader range of clients

by Becky McCarville

As the new owner of Element Pilates, Yoga and Fitness at Rockbrook Village, Charlene Covey aims to take the 17-year-old Pilates studio to the next level by adding a variety of group fitness classes like Zumba, aerial yoga and barre Pilates.

Construction background helps Staben build career at Union Bank & Trust

by Dwain Hebda

Malinie Staben, vice president and group manager with Union Bank & Trust, grew up in the construction business and understanding what builders go through has defined her banking career. Staben, who oversees UBT’s residential construction department, has led the department to a four-year average of just over 21 percent annual growth.

idlanders spending more on fitness equipment, sports gear

by Dwain Hebda

From weekend warriors to club athletes to workout fanatics, Midlanders are spending more on their equipment and gear than ever, according to local retailers.


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