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Author: Rachel Bussey

Each year, employers spend billions – yes, billions of dollars resolving issues related to overexertion injuries. In fact, these claims have been repeatedly identified as the leading cause of disabling workplace injuries in the United States. What’s more important, however, is that many of these injuries can be prevented through the application of a few ergonomic analysis tools.

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Buildertrend Delivers Streamlined Software Solutions
In 2006, the housing market was at an all-time high, the iPhone hadn’t been released yet and Steve Dugger, Dan Houghton and Jeff Dugger realized that home building software was an open market, ripe for disruption from the rapidly evolving world of technology. Each brought their own unique expertise, combining their skills and ideas to ultimately create Buildertrend. Ahead of the curve, they developed a cloud-based software to help residential construction companies build more homes, reduce costly errors and maximize customer satisfaction. During its first year, Buildertrend was already being used in 20 states and turning a profit – all while operating out of a basement.

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The world is waiting. What will you become? 

How many times were you asked this growing up? More than you can count? You’d think we’d all have pretty good answers by the time we reached adulthood, but for many, the answer does not come easily. Iowa Western Community College (IWCC) understands that people often need an encouraging atmosphere to explore their strengths and fine-tune their skills before they can carve out their path. Located in the Loess Hills of Council Bluffs, Iowa, this campus has been a place of self-discovery and opportunity for 50 years. Growing from an inaugural enrollment of just seven students to nearly 6,000, IWCC has become an educational staple in its region. Students choose IWCC for many reasons – whether it’s to build a career with its construction technology program or to learn about the innovative field of robotics and automated technology, the possibilities are nearly endless with 84 vocational / technical / liberal arts programs to choose from. Ready for an education? It’s time to learn more about IWCC.

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Mention Joslyn Art Museum to someone in the Museum's hometown, Omaha, and you can typically expect a lively conversation or a good story to follow.

Maybe in the form of a memory of a visit long ago or just this past weekend; a “did you know” bit of information (possibly about daily free admission, the Rembrandt or the latest major exhibition); a comment about what an exquisite location it was for a recent wedding; and often an expression of endearment. People speak of their love for Joslyn – for the building, for the art, for its history and for its future. Having served as a cornerstone of Omaha’s cultural life for 85 years, Joslyn Art Museum has played an important role in the lives of generations of families across Nebraska.

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Wellness programs are taking on a new role in organizations throughout the country. They have evolved beyond basic gym membership reimbursements and health screenings into robust programs that make total well-being a top priority.

Companies are getting more creative and competitive with their wellness plans in an effort to develop a corporate culture that fosters a healthier, happier workforce. If you are looking to breathe new life into your current wellness program, or if you are just getting one started, then this article is for you!

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