Welcome to the June 11, 2021 Midlands Business Journal
Here is brief summary of our feature stories.

LSI Staffing expands territory with regional autonomy approach
by Richard D. Brown
Although LSI Staffing, a regional employment agency and professional recruitment firm with offices in both Lincoln and Omaha, has been in business for 35 years, the past five years have seen banner growth with expansion into Sioux City, Cedar Rapids and the Quad Cities. Regional Vice President Nuria Archer said the success of the Wichita-based family-owned firm might be largely philosophically based: give each branch over nine states maximum local operational autonomy and know that success comes from effectively changing people for the better.
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New Northwestern Mutual exec embodies progress in leadership
by Michelle Leach
As one of the state’s oldest organizations, Northwestern Mutual’s presence in Nebraska predates its statehood. Abraham Lincoln was still president and the Civil War still raged the year that the first agent’s initial policy was written in Nebraska Territory. Now, Jennifer Brase is making history. As the first female managing partner in the holistic financial planning and services firm’s 157-year foothold in Nebraska, Brase is ascending to this role during the most auspicious of times.

Urban Slicer Pizza Worx announces new products on first anniversary
by Savannah Behrends
Omaha-grown Urban Slicer Pizza Worx is celebrating a year of astronomical achievements this June with the launch of its two new seasonings, Red Pizza Mojo and White Pizza Mojo.
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Good Lookin’ brings new brunch concept to Dundee
by Gabby Hellbusch
At Good Lookin’, a new breakfast and lunch spot located in Dundee, it’s all about creating a customer experience that leaves people feeling “good” when they walk out the door, according to owner Christian Brabec.

Grimes keeps Mutual of Omaha current on employee wellness
by Dwain Hebda
Kellee Grimes is just five years into her role as manager of health aervices for Mutual of Omaha Insurance Companies. Yet in that time, she’s seen the definition of wellness broaden to include a much wider scope of issues and has worked to help keep the company in step with those changes.

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