Making a Better Life for Herself

November 21, 2018 · Posted In: Business, People On the Rise

One month after the twin towers fell in New York City, Quetzalli Pliego and her three younger siblings crossed the boarder of Mexico into the United States to reunite with their mother and father. It […]

The King of Christmas Music

October 24, 2018 · Posted In: Music, Omaha Magazine

Despite Best Buy no longer selling CDs, and big-box stores like Target reducing their music inventory to a few small rows of releases, Chip Davis remains married to the physical product.  His Omaha recording-rehearsal studio is […]

Employment and the National Guard

September 17, 2018 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business

Rare is the job today with simple, fixed 9-to-5 hours and weekends off. Many jobs require a laptop, and it is usually a given that the machine will be joining its owner on off-hours and weekends. […]

The Last Breakfast

September 3, 2018 · Posted In: Downtown, Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine

It’s the weekend before the Fourth of July, and The Diner is doing its final breakfast service at the corner of 12th and Harney streets.  Business is brisk, but not frenzied. There’s still a seat […]

Nadia Shinkunas

August 15, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Encounter

The shapes and forms in many of Nadia Shinkunas’ works have a geometric rigidity about them. To achieve their three-dimensional feel, the angles are sharp and defined. Her career path, on the other hand, is […]

Cornhuskers Relieve Hurricane Catastrophes

May 16, 2018 · Posted In: Giving, Omaha Magazine

Like everyone who serves in the National Guard, Master Sgt. Matthew Jordan is accustomed to “the call” in all its variations. It could come in the form of a two-month advanced notice that he’ll be […]

Chase Thomsen

April 14, 2018 · Posted In: Chefs, Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine

A former Dundee-area eyesore is now one of the hottest places in Omaha to scarf down eggs and waffles. For years, a decaying, vacant service station sat near the roundabout that connects Seward, Happy Hollow, […]

Kabul Cousins Find Common Ground

March 9, 2018 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Entrepreneurs, Family

A trained sniper and special forces service member from Kabul, Afghanistan, is not who people expect to see standing behind the counter of a grocery store. Even more uncommon is that the store is run […]

The Hidden Menace of Elder Abuse

February 20, 2018 · Posted In: Health, Omaha Magazine

During Labor Day weekend in 2014, Jill Panzer and her youngest aunt set out for a seven-hour drive to Hemingford, Nebraska, to pick up Jill’s grandmother, Edna. The two were going under the guise that […]

Omaha’s Salvation for Many

December 13, 2017 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Leaders

The Salvation Army is certainly a legacy in Omaha, having started around 1912, two years before World War I began. The international organization was founded in London in 1865. Fast forward through a Great Depression, […]