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Cover Feature: Focused on community
NOrthwest bank’s New location takes innovative approach
BY Richard D. Brown
Each of the 20 branches of Northwest Bank benefit from the ability to do largely autonomous, community-based decision-making. Veteran banker and Omaha Region President John Bothof said measured decisions have been crucial to the performance of the institution with more than 400 employees which at present is just shy of $2 billion in assets.
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Investing in Nebraska: Strong Work Ethic
drives nebraska business investment
by David Kubicek
Driven by a strong work ethic and ready workforce, businesses are investing in Nebraska.
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Residential real estate: An update on the
Local Market
by Brooke Strickland
Whether you are a seasoned homebuyer that has owned multiple homes over the years, or you are putting away every extra penny to save toward a down payment on your first home, there is plenty to think about when it comes to the residential real estate market in Nebraska. While the pandemic changed a lot of things in the real estate industry, one thing is certain: Nebraska continues to be a place for people to put down roots.
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Moving forward: Filling Gaps in Elder Care
Truhlsen Elder Care Law of Nebraska
BY BROOKE STRICKLAND
The opportunity to objectively solve problems is one of the reasons Rachel Truhlsen, owner of Truhlsen Elder Care Law of Nebraska, enjoys being a lawyer. But, when clients began asking questions she couldn’t answer, she saw the opportunity to evolve.
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Women Wow rock: CONSTRUCTION pioneer
AMY THOMPSON: A pioneering spirit Building women’s representation in construction
by Michelle Leach
Like those who came before us in the Midlands, Amy Thompson may very well carry the torch as a “pioneer.” Pioneering qualities have characterized every step of her career; she currently serves as director of business development with McCarthy Building Companies’ Omaha office. Despite this lofty moniker, in a perhaps “typical” Midwestern way, Thompson is quite humble about her role as a leader within a traditionally underrepresented field for women.

40 under 40: PAYING IT forward
WINSLEY DURAND III BUILDS LEGACY OF MENTORSHIP
by Dwain Hebda
With a career at the Greater Omaha Chamber spanning 15 years, Winsley Durand III has made his mark investing in others with the REACH program aimed toward small businesses.

Local innovation: Health Care Ninjas
KPI Ninja drives Health care outcomes with analytics
by Michelle Leach
KPI Ninja is doing big things with data analytics in the health care space. The company helps health care institutions provide information for people to better improve health outcomes. Founded in in 2014, the company is owned by Vineeth Yeddula, CEO, Vijay Musunuru, CPO, and Naren Parimi, CTO. The idea for the company came from their real-life experience.

AG trends: Latest Trends in Agriculture:
What’s affecting Lincoln area agriculture professionals?
by Michelle Leach
Without a strong agriculture industry, our nation — and the world — would feel it. The whole industry has faced significant challenges in the last year and a half, but Nebraska continues to remain strong in production, with plenty of job openings at all levels.


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INVESTING IN NEBRASKA: Strong Work Ethic Drives Nebraska Business Investment

RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE: An Update on the Local Market

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CHAMBER NEWS: The Future is Bright for Lincoln

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