Welcome to the May 17, 2019 Midlands Business Journal
Here is brief summary of our feature stories.

Cobalt Credit Union enhances services with Universal Video Banking tech
by Richard D. Brown
Cobalt Credit Union, which reached its milestone of $1 billion in assets almost a year ago, has spent about $13.7 million in the past two years on technology that its leadership believes will make the 72-year-old institution with more than 110,000 members an even more competitive player in its 15-county Nebraska and Iowa service area.
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G4S Omaha benefits from opportunities in cross-selling within multiple divisions
by Michelle Leach
Efforts spearheaded by new Regional CEO, Americas, John Kenning, to approach the market as a streamlined “One G4S” have resulted in, partly, a 600% boost in cross-selling, spanning multiple revenue streams, for the company boasting technology, systems integration, security personnel and consulting divisions.
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From former carwash to hardware store: OutrSpaces gives performers a platform
by Savannah Behrends
Frustrated by the lack of affordable rental spaces for performers to practice, three friends banned together in early 2017 to create the nonprofit OutrSpaces to fill that gap.
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First Watch expanding its metro footprint, seeing success in fresh menu
by Becky McCarville
Since Cutchall Management opened its flagship First Watch restaurant at 1222 S. 71st St. in Aksarben in January 2014, the breakfast, brunch and lunch destination has grown to include four more metro locations — south- west Omaha, northwest Omaha, Bellevue and Papillion.

Morehead growing Collaborative Planning Group on her own terms
by Dwain Hebda
Many of Eryka Morehead’s most profound life lessons came a very early age. She learned the value of hard work on her parents’ Christmas tree farm in Bennington. She learned perspective when the family home burned down and every material thing she had went up in smoke.


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Briefs in this week's issue

Goosmann Law Firm in Omaha selects Madathil

The Council of Independent Nebraska Colleges Foundation selects Haugaard

Metropolitan Utilities District promotes DeBoer, Schaffart

Mutual of Omaha adds Elkins-Rogers to leadership position

KPMG promotes Anderson, Cruise, Booker to leadership positions

SCORR Marketing names Boutin vice president, communications

Green Plains Inc. promotes Simpkins, Neppl, Kolomaya

Oxbow Animal Health adds Denker, Riecken to team


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