Bill Gonzalez

March 2, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Chat with Bill Gonzalez for a short while and one thing becomes clear: It really is hard to keep a good man down. Nearly 20 years ago, Gonzalez was down. In August 1999, while working […]

Encounter Destinations

February 27, 2018 · Posted In: Destinations, Encounter

AKSARBEN VILLAGE Moving Day is coming to Aksarben Village in more ways than one. Moving Day is a national day created by the Parkinson’s Foundation that is dedicated to raising awareness about Parkinson’s Disease. It […]

Monarch Prime & Bar

December 22, 2017 · Posted In: Destinations, Encounter

Perhaps it’s fitting that downtown’s newest dining establishment, Monarch Prime & Bar, opened on Halloween weekend. First, there was a trick—flipping the space used by the two previous restaurants with the event space to call […]

Encounter Destinations

Posted In: Destinations, Encounter

AKSARBEN VILLAGE When a building gets its own Twitter account, you know it’s big news. So it is with @newHDRhq—handle for the new global headquarters being built for HDR. The building was “topped out” in […]

Encounter Destinations (Nov./Dec.)

November 6, 2017 · Posted In: Destinations, Entrepreneurs

Kelly Newell had a great idea—a consignment-style retail store—and needed a great location for it. She whittled her options to two bays, one in well-established Dundee, the other in Omaha’s redeveloping north downtown. “That was […]


August 31, 2017 · Posted In: Destinations, Encounter, Entertainment

AKSARBEN VILLAGE Everyone knows drinking beer is good for you, right? Turns out when you have a cold one, it’s good for others, too. You can prove that Sept. 7 at the 11th annual Brew […]

Getting Down to Business in India

August 24, 2017 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Business Profiles

Take a bus ride through the traffic-jammed, people-packed, animal-filled, and trash-cluttered streets of Delhi, and it won’t take long to realize that the way business is done in India is not exactly how it happens […]

Dropping Bombs

August 9, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Theatre

Suzanne Withem has to size you up before she decides how to tell you the name of her next play. After all, you don’t drop an F-bomb on just anybody. Withem has spent the better part […]


July 13, 2017 · Posted In: Destinations, Encounter

This article appears in the July/August 2017 edition of Encounter. AKSARBEN VILLAGE Like music? Of course you do—you’re cool. That’s why you’ll want to boogie woogie to Aksarben Village (67th and Center streets) for the […]


May 5, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Neighborhoods

AKSARBEN VILLAGE Every spring, everyone in Aksarben Village gets a spring in their step. No wonder, given all the walks and runs that take place there in spring and summer. Beginning in May that includes […]