Welcome to the February 21, 2020 Midlands Business Journal
Here is brief summary of our feature stories.

Truck Center Cos grows in consolidated Omaha headquarters with acquisitions
by Michelle Leach
Since moving into its consolidated corporate offices at 14321 Cornhusker Rd. around two and a half years ago, President and CEO Trey Mytty said Truck Center Companies’ 24-hour turnaround time to get customers back on the road has gone from the low 30th-percentile to 65%; its fill rate (parts in stock) is up by about 15% to approximately 85%; and its “express assessment” is at 75% — from a percentage in the low 20s-range.
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Bakers Candies builds on 32-year tradition of chocolate in Nebraska
by Becky McCarville
General Manager Todd Baker is not only well-versed in the lore of his family’s 32-year-old business, Bakers Candies, but he can also expound the social and economic factors that shaped the chocolate industry. Many Nebraskans know the chocolate factory’s origin story by heart, he said.
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Omahan debuts Village Pointe arm of global Kumon educational franchise
by Michelle Leach
Before native Omahan Daniel Cornwell returned to the States a year ago this March, he was becoming acquainted with the Kumon method that would evolve into Kumon of Omaha-Village Pointe while teaching second-graders in South Korea.
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Goldfish Swim School emphasizes safety for young children
by Gabby Christensen
Opening Goldfish Swim School a year ago in Omaha, a franchise originally based out of Michigan, owner RJ Meade intends to offer the metro area a unique swim instruction facility for families, while also raising awareness for the importance of teaching young children how to swim.

Dredge looks for innovative ways to build up students at Green Hills Area Education Agency
by Dwain Hebda
Looking for new and innovative ways to help students reach their full potential, no matter what their learning style or ability, is the life calling of Dr. Stephanie Dredge, field director at Green Hills Area Education Agency in Council Bluffs. It’s a goal Dredge, a native of Illinois, has chased since entering the field seven years ago.


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Briefs in this week's issue

Jim Hood, President, Home Instead, Inc.

Megan Holtorf, Hired, Premier Bank

Matthew Johnson, Hired, Premier Bank

Chris Maher, Elected, Premier Bank

Todd Clevenger, Promoted, Premier Bank

Jill Money, Promoted, Premier Bank

Adam Miller, Promoted, Premier Bank

Tom Augustine, Promoted, Premier Bank

Janelle Lacy, Promoted, Premier Bank

Alex Ablan, Promoted, Veridian Credit Union

Jeremiah Gudding, Named, Arbor Bank

DebiDodson, Named, Arbor Bank

Tony Thakur, Named, Great Plains Communications

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