Welcome to the August 23, 2019 Midlands Business Journal
Here is brief summary of our feature stories.

BAT Logistics finds creative answers to client pain points
by Michelle Leach
When Ashley Jankowski joined BAT Logistics in 2008, the transportation solutions provider based in Council Bluffs had nine employees. Eleven years later, its 33-member team is poised for further growth by specializing in clients’ “pain points.
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American Hearing & Audiology’s focus on customer experience propels growth
by Richard D. Brown
American Hearing & Audiology, a three-year-old business with 18 offices — four of them in Nebraska — is growing in its three state service area by placing a strong emphasis on the experience of its customers. The firm, with two locations in west Omaha, plus stores in Papillion and Lincoln, uses an independently operated philosophy at each of its company-owned outlets.
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Region’s first Pokéworks opens to reach consumer demand for Hawaiian staple
by Michelle Leach
The first Pokéworks in the Northern Great Plains is now a reality, with the opening of the Omaha store celebrating highly-customizable bowls and pioneering poke burritos, located at One Pacific Place.
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Beyond the Vine secures growth by specializing in one-of-a-kind products
by Gabby Christensen
Over the course of almost 35 years, Rose McCormick, owner/founder of boutique flower and home decor store Beyond the Vine, has grown her business from a 500-square-foot showroom to a 4,500-square-foot showroom located at 13206 Grover St.

Johnson learns, teaches as she grows LifeLoop
by Dwain Hebda
Establishing LifeLoop as a communications tool for families of those living in senior communities, Amy Johnson gave clients a measure of control over the care their loved ones receive. Growing the company into an operational platform for those communities gave Johnson a real-world entrepreneur’s education and those lessons have allowed her to act as mentor and shining example for other women entrepreneurs.


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Briefs in this week's issue

Patricia Aldrich Hired, Great Plains State Bank

JasonTiedtke, Promoted, American National Bank

Natalie Hadley, Promoted, Outlook Business Solutions

Joel Michalski, M.D., Hired, Nebraska Cancer Specialists

Chris Conrad, Promoted, Pinnacle Bank


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