Welcome to the September 21, 2018 Midlands Business Journal
Here is brief summary of our feature stories.

Localized focus lifts Nebraska Realty in low inventory market
by Richard D. Brown
Localized ownership with an agent-centric focus has enabled Ne- braska Realty to grow from 350 to 550 independent Realtor agents in the past three years and in 2017 to hit 4,000 transactions and a total of $780,000,000 in sales. While numbers remain important to broker/ owner Andy Alloway, the Nebraska native and former athlete said the local ownership of the 25-year-old firm cannot be overemphasized.
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NeHII aims to streamline medical data, improve access to health care
by Dwain Hebda
Jaime Bland, new CEO of the Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NeHII), said providing consistent, on-demand access to medical information statewide is the daily mission of the organization and her primary goal as its leader.

Security, energy-efficiency drivers for Mid-States Performance Films
by Michelle Leach
For at least 25 years, Mid-States Performance Films focused strictly on window tinting products for homes. Under Walt Grantski’s ownership, the company has expanded into commercial work for clients seeking to protect their valuables from UV rays or to protect their assets and confidential info from prying eyes.
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City Sprouts expands community gardening initiative with education
by Savannah Behrends
In 2012 the nonprofit City Sprouts was revived when newly elected board members approached Roxanne Williams Draper to lead the community garden. In six short years Draper has rallied local support, doubling staff, programs and locations to help empower underserved communities struggling with food insecurity.

Fruit @ My Office to branch out to Lincoln; wellness programs ripe for healthy options
by Michelle Leach
With roots tracing back more than 50 years, Fruit @ My Office is cultivating a following among small and large organiza- tions throughout metro Omaha as all things “wellness” are increasingly supported (and incentivized by insur- ance companies) — prompting the deliv- ery service to branch out to the capital city.

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Briefs in this week's issue

Methodist Fremont Hospital elects Richmond president, CEO

Omaha’s Carson Group names Kurz and Matheny to new roles

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center selects Makari, McCulloh, Schwartz

Metonic Real Estate Solutions names Ruhlman to leadership

Union Bank & Trust selects Fousek, adds Brown, Bergen

Berry Law Firm adds Pallesen

Mutual of Omaha names Groninga, Zabloudil to VP

The Olson Group names Scholl account executive

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