Welcome to the April 9, 2021 Midlands Business Journal
Here is brief summary of our feature stories.

Analytical approach builds Fremont Contract Carriers reach
by Richard D. Brown
Sixteen years at Fremont Contract Carriers — the past three as President and CEO — has enabled Tim McCormick to hone his management skills, which he said marries a sense of calm and professionalism. That approach is working in guiding the nationwide transportation specialty firm with 465 late model tractors and a variety of products to haul through pandemic issues and continual initiatives to update technology and to strengthen its arsenal of drivers.
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AmeriSphere Companies transforms downtown landscape, looks to affordable housing projects
by Becky McCarville
Four years ago, when Rodrigo and Mary López bought land at 9th Street and Capitol Avenue for Capitol Place, a new apartment complex adjacent to what is now CHI Health Center, none of the major downtown redevelopments had been announced yet — from the revamp of the Gene Leahy Mall and the RiverFront to the Kiewit Luminarium to the Omaha Performing Arts’ new live music venue. From the Capitol Place vantage point, they’re right in the middle of it all.

Commitment to staff, authentic flavors drives ingenuity for The Churro Truck
by Savannah Behrends
The Churro Truck owner Omar Garrido has one piece of advice for any entrepreneur thinking about starting a food truck: be passionate.
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Anvil Ready guides professionals through communication planning process
by Gabby Hellbusch
As a communications professional with nearly 20 years of experience in the industry, Monique Farmer has first-hand knowledge of the challenges involved in communication planning. In an effort to deliver a solution that would simplify the creation, implementation and evaluation of communication plans for both communications professionals and novices, Farmer developed the online platform, Anvil Ready.

Commitment to community service drives, inspires BKD’s Colby Jensen
by Dwain Hebda
In eight years with BKD, Colby Jensen has steadily risen to become one of the bright young stars of the company. As audit senior manager, she’s worked to streamline processes, improve internal and external communications and attract and retain talent within her department.

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