Welcome to the November 20, 2020 Midlands Business Journal
Here is brief summary of our feature stories.

Foundation for Educational Services launches Filament for nonprofits
by Michelle Leach
With a unique mission as a service-designated nonprofit, Foundation for Educational Services (FES) has grown through its roughly 34 years with the introduction of back-office solutions for municipalities, schools, and nonprofits in areas such as content management, branding, data security, tech support and, more recently, payroll and bookkeeping. This organic growth sparked the rollout of the Filament Essential Services brand in late June.
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A1 Garage Door Service expands to metro with comprehensive services
by Richard D. Brown
A1 Garage Door Service, a fast-growing family-owned business that was started in 2007 in Phoenix, has opened in the Omaha market via a four-employee branch in La Vista. The firm, specializing in commercial and residential garage door repairs, sales, maintenance and installation, has grown to 19 locations in 12 states and expects overall sales this year to hit $55 million.

Customers flock to Lincoln’s Francie & Finch Bookshop amidst pandemic
by Becky McCarville
Francie & Finch Bookshop owner Leslie Huerta attributes a 20% sales increase in 2020 — during the pandemic — to the intrinsic value of books and reading, affordability, the ability to sell a physical product even with closed doors, and community support.
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Omaha-based Moxie Mentoring grows national health care staffing client base
by Gabby Hellbusch
Now in its fifth year of business, Moxie Mentoring, a training and expert consulting provider for the health care staffing industry, has expanded to serve 130 clients spanning across the country.

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