Welcome to the March 23, 2018 Midlands Business Journal
Here is brief summary of our feature stories.
Vol. 44 No. 12

Briefs in this week's issue

• Carson Wealth appoints Mack

• Bland promotes Goodwin, McMahon, Peterson, Johnson, Lerdahl

• Goosmann Law Firm’s Omaha office adds attorneys Roland and Epstein

• WoodmenLife names Mau vice president, chief security official

• Northwest Bank elevates Olson, Morrow to leadership positions

• Baird Holm selects Pedersen

• Union Bank & Trust names Fosdick vice president, residental mortgage

• Lockton’s Omaha office adds Smith to retirement practice

• Encounter Telehealth hires Rall as manager, nursing facility relations

• Herrmann joins the Joslyn Castle

• Security First Bank adds Kozisek

• Grafton & Associates appoints Meduna as its new shareholder

Special Sections:

• Omaha's Districts

• Office Services Guide

Swan Engineering competes with niche products
by Michelle Leach

With 6,000 different items, 60 percent of its customers characterized as many “small accounts” and a niche that actually grows in “bad times,” Swan Engineering isn’t just merely chugging along as the equipment supplier and service provider approaches 65 years of operations.

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OPC Direct expands into vertical services to chart new growth path

by Richard D. Brown

Omaha Paper Co., a 57-year-old family-owned paper distributor, is expanding into verticals such as janitorial and facility maintenance products, dishwashers for restaurants and medical facilities, packaging supplies, and chemicals as the firm seeks to grow in a society that is using less paper.
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Legacy Design Strategies builds team, footprint with depth of planning expertise

by Michelle Leach

In just north of a decade, Omaha-based Legacy Design Strategies has grown to span either formal or satellite locations in Minot, North Dakota; Iowa Falls, Iowa; Des Moines; Kansas City; and Denver, and more recently its home office relocated from Millard to a new space at the Outland Crossing Office Park to accommodate another indicator of growth: personnel.
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The Garden Gallery brings unique plants, local art to Olde Towne Elkhorn

by Savannah Behrends

When Michele Minnick opened the Garden Gallery 12 years ago, friends, family and potential customers were confused.

Needed correction or damaging disruption? Brands abuzz over Facebook’s algorithm update

by Michelle Leach

Facebook serves many purposes for Brandon Pappas and his team at Omaha-based Right at Home; the in-home care and assistance company uses social media platforms to motivate franchisees spanning its 400-some offices, educate consumers (like seniors’ adult children) and build referral networks.

Competitiveness, past work experience fuels Klemke’s growth in real estate

by Dwain Hebda

Shelli Klemke didn’t set out to be one of the fastest-rising figures in real estate, but the experience she gained in her pre- vious career — broadcast journalism — prepared her to do just that.

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