Welcome to the November 9, 2018 Midlands Business Journal
Here is brief summary of our feature stories.

Graepel North America gets big boost from rail contract
by Michelle Leach
The Omaha-based North American arm of German sheet metal specialist, Graepel, anticipates 35 percent growth in 2018 and is positioned for long-term gains by breaking into the railway industry via securing an exclusive contract with rail car giant Union Tank Car Co. (UTLX).
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Heritage Communities grows with expanded operations, programming
by Richard D. Brown
Omaha-based Heritage Communities, which began 16 years ago with one senior living building in Fremont, has grown to eight properties in Nebraska, two in Iowa, three in Arizona with plans to open next year in Peoria, plus — in Nebraska — expanding services into home health care.
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17th class of 40 Under 40 winners encompasses driven local workforce
by Tiffany Brazda
The 17th annual 40 Under 40 Awards showed that leaders come in many forms, with winners rep- resenting diverse industries from colleges to coffee shops.
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Evensen Personal Menus accommodates growing clientele with daily hours
by Savannah Behrends
In the midst of packing her bags to move from Texas to Nebraska, Kaila Evensen sat down to figure out what makes her happy. The result? Cooking. Before she left Texas, she had a business consultant in Nebraska and the idea for Evensen Personal Menus.

Inspired by animals, Ream keeps Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in the news
by Dwain Hebda
Dawn Ream wears a lot of hats in her job at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. The 38-year-old communications, marketing and sales director is responsible for a dizzying number of functions including, to name a few, special events, public relations, marketing, advertising, social media and sales for both the zoo and Wildlife Safari Park.


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Briefs in this week's issue

Lutz hires Boulay, Hammitt, McQuiston, Tichenor, Jenkins

Carlson West Povondra Architects names Krause, Eckmann, partners

Peoples Mortgage Company hires Brant as marketing rep

Boys Town National Research Hospital adds Kolb to leadership

Metonic Real Estate Solutions selects Inness for directorship

UNMC selects Olsen as dean of the College of Pharmacy

Goosmann Law Firm in Omaha hires on Huiskamp, Holterhaus

Firespring adds Howe to team, promotes Kubicek in marketing

MyStaff Inc. adds Todd as recruiter

Creighton University names Chadwick vice provost, Phoenix regional campus

Mutual of Omaha promotes Comins to head asset finance, collateral

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