Welcome to the February 15, 2019 Midlands Business Journal
Here is brief summary of our feature stories.

FireGuard gains traction with sector-specific growth targets
by Richard D. Brown
Not too long ago, the fam- ily-owners of FireGuard — an Omaha-based firm that designs, sells, installs, inspects and services all types of fire protection and life safety equipment — faced a strate- gic decision: find a new approach to expanding the penetration of the business within a 100-mile radius of Omaha or opening operations in other large localities in the Midwest..
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Midwest Design Imports evolves by diversifying products to reflect trends
by Michelle Leach
Midwest Design Imports has grown over 20 years with long- time vendors in Asia, custom capabilities, and diversification into higher-end items that resonate with craft and consumer trends. Kristin Mangelsen is continuing the legacy built by father and founder, Harold “Hal” Mangelsen, Jr., and embarking on new efforts not limited to an increased social media presence online in this milestone year.
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Entrepreneurial Advisors coaches entrepreneurs in business and life
by Becky McCarville
Serial entrepreneur Kris Kluver and his wife Reka Kluver live out their business and marriage goals through their work as entrepreneurs, advisers to high level business leaders and owners, authors, couples’ counselors and adventure enthusiasts.
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Populus aims to create entrepreneur community through coworking space
by Savannah Behrends
In an increasingly tight real estate market, Populus is looking to capitalize on shifting workplace trends with flexible workspaces.

Developing the potential of young people is Rencher’s passion
by Dwain Hebda
LaTina Rencher very nearly missed her true calling in life. In college, she was en route to a degree in marketing and accounting when her adviser told her she had to add an elective class. Sociology 101 caught her eye.


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Briefs in this week's issue

RE/MAX Results Real Estate adds Meyer as director of development

Mutual of Omaha Bank names Adamson executive vice president

Nelson Murphy appoints Aken to partner of the firm

Farm Bureau Financial Services adds Bisson to wealth management team

The Mid-America Council selects Gilner for chief development post

UNMC names Doyle BHECN director

The Carson Group adds Hopkins, Rodawig to leadership positions

Seim Johnson, LLP admits Cooley to its partnership

Liss Technologies Group selects Fisher as sales account manager

Goodwill Omaha adds Maddock as organization’s finance director

Tigerpaw Software names Owen development director


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