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Women in Business

December 8, 2017 by
Photography by Jeremy Allen Wieczorek

This sponsored content appeared in the Winter 2018 edition of B2B. To view, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/final_20bb0118/30


According to a 2010 study by the U.S. Department of Labor, women comprised 47 percent of the total U.S. labor force. That same study found that women comprise 91.1 percent of registered nurses, but also 66.1 percent of tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents, and 59.3 percent of all insurance writers.

The National Association of Women Business Owners revealed in 2015 that women-owned firms account for 31 percent of all privately held firms.

The women on these sponsored pages own or represent businesses that have been traditionally male-dominated and work for companies that encourage diversity in the workplace. They are advertising professionals, equestrian center owners, saleswomen for industrial products, and more.


HILARY MUHLE
LEANNE BATA
ALLURE HEALTH & MED SPA

13939 GOLD CIRCLE, SUITE 100 OMAHA, NE 68144
402.881.3638
allurehealthmed.com

DOROTHY TURLEY
AMERCIAN LEGACY

7193 COUNTY ROAD 40 OMAHA, NE 68122
402.468.4588
americanlegacycomplex.com

ASHLEY BATTEN
BATTEN TRAILER LEASING, INC.

4511 S. 67TH STREET OMAHA, NE 68117
402.339.1429
battentrailerleasing.com

ERIN STRUNK
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS REAL ESTATE

8026 WEST DODGE ROAD OMAHA, NE 68114
402.598.1504
@erindesignsandsellsit

CINDI INCONTRO
COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL

6464 CENTER ST., SUITE 200 OMAHA, NE 68106
402.345.5866
colliers.com

MARY ANN O’BRIEN
OBI CREATIVE

2920 FARNAM STREET OMAHA, NE 68114
402.493.7999
obicreative.com

BARBARA CHRISTIANSON
INGERSOLL RAND

13205 CENTENNIAL RD. OMAHA, NE 68138
402.330.5831
ingersollrandproducts.com

KELLY BURNS
PAYROLL PROFESSIONALS

2829 S. 88TH STREET OMAHA, NE 68124
402.618.2804
payrollprofessionalsomaha.com

CARMEN TAPIO
NORTH END TELESERVICES

1500 N. 24TH ST., SUITE 111 OMAHA, NE 68110
402.934.3624
northendteleservices.com

KATHY DAVID
REGENCY PARKWAY ART

440 REGENCY PARKWAY, SUITE 137 OMAHA, NE 68114
402.399.9555
regencyparkwayart.com

PAM ALFREY HERNANDEZ
THE RIGHT REFLECTION

305 N. 97TH COURT OMAHA, NE 68114
402.871.8424
therightreflection.com

 

Legacy Business

December 1, 2017 by

This sponsored content appeared in the Fall 2017 edition of B2B. To view, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/bb1117_final_flipbook/36

Forbes magazine has reported that eight out of every 10 new businesses last less than 18 months. Omaha tends to beat that statistic. The Greater Omaha Chamber has reported that there are more than 36,000 businesses in Omaha, and our research says that more than 8,022 businesses in Omaha have been in existence for more than 15 years. Even more impressive, Omaha boasts more than 90 companies that claim centurion status, from the oldest (NP Dodge and The Weitz Co., which started in 1855) to Omaha Steaks, which claims centurion status for the first time this year.

Like the sands of time through an hourglass, these companies continue to work steadily through the years—through recessions and recoveries, staff changes, office moves, and more. Omaha Publications is thankful to have the support of these legacy businesses on the following pages. We’re sure you’ll enjoy reading about these long-running companies.

This sponsored list reflects a portion of the companies in Omaha that can claim legacy status. Some of these logos are clickable, linked to a digital PDF of company profiles as they appeared in the printed issue.


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Malbar Vision

Photography by Katie Anderson

This sponsored content appeared in the Fall 2017 edition of B2B. To view, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/bb1117_final_flipbook/46

Malbar Vision was founded in 1950 by Dr. Stanley Malashock in the back of the jewelry store bearing the same family name. Today, Malbar’s five offices around the Omaha area offer full-scope optometry services, and are located in easy-to-access shopping centers with lots of parking.

The name Malbar came from combining Dr. Malashock’s last name with his wife’s first name: Barbara. Their sons, Neal Malashock, O.D., and Larry Malashock, O.D., took over the practice in 1988.

The Malbar team addresses a wide range of vision issues, including headaches, eyestrain, double vision, reading difficulties, computer vision syndrome, dry eye problems, floaters, and the treatment of eye disease.

In addition, Malbar provides vision analysis, the treatment and management of eye diseases, complete eye exams, and treatment for acute eye condition and trauma; and they fit hard-to-fit contact lenses.

Malbar has long been known for thorough vision and eye care. Their longtime motto is, “The difference is clear. The difference is care.” It’s a motto that applies to everything they do.

malbar.com

Jet Linx

November 24, 2017 by

This sponsored content appeared in the Fall 2017 edition of B2B. To view, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/bb1117_final_flipbook/46

Since 1999, Jet Linx has successfully built a global private jet operation from its roots in Omaha. Throughout 18 years of business, we have remained focused on delivering the strength and infrastructure of a national organization on a local basis.

To better serve clients and their needs, we deliver our guaranteed Jet Card and Aircraft Management solutions through individual, city specific, local operations rather than a remote national operation with an 800 number and floating fleet.

We are thus able to provide clients with a local team they know and trust—including planes, pilots, and a private terminal—creating an unparalleled level of personal service and value. Our commitment to the best in customer service and safety has propelled us to an industry milestone of over 100 aircraft in fleet, including 12 aircraft based locally in Omaha.

3910 Amelia Earhart Plz Omaha, Ne 68110

402.422.0393

Jetlinxomaha.com

Futuramic’s Clean Water Center

November 17, 2017 by
Photography by Katie Anderson

This sponsored content appeared in the Fall 2017 edition of B2B. To view, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/bb1117_final_flipbook/46

In August 1969, Phil Rhodes Sr. started a business selling, renting, and servicing commercial and residential water softeners, reverse osmosis systems, and other water devices to handle most water problems.

Today, 48 years later, the business—Futuramic’s Clean Water Center—is going strong and continues to grow and evolve by serving new markets and supplying customers with the latest technology.

“We believe in constantly adjusting to new ideas and keeping up on new equipment,” Rhodes says. “Today’s consumers are very knowledgeable, and when they have a question, we need to have the answers for them.”

In addition to water treatment, Futuramic’s Clean Water Center also furnishes water dispensing systems for retail grocers and others largely in the Midwest within a 150-mile radius of Omaha — but has new and longtime customers as far away as St. Louis and eastern Iowa.

“We are a family business with very dedicated employees and family members,” Rhodes says. “We also have great customers, some of whom have been with us most of our 48 years.”

1514 S. Saddlecreek Road Omaha, NE 68106

402.453.5730

omahawater.com

EverGreen Capital Management

November 10, 2017 by
Photography by Ariel Fried

This sponsored content appeared in the Fall 2017 edition of B2B. To view, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/bb1117_final_flipbook/44

Despite changes and advancements in regulations and technology, at its core, EverGreen Capital Management continues to thrive because of the personal relationships nourished over the past 28 years.

Founder Michael Green started EverGreen Capital Management in 1989 following a successful career in banking. As a commercial loan officer, he came to admire his customers who owned their own businesses–which proved to be the genesis for him to start his own business.

The company provides private wealth management advice for people and small businesses. Its primary clientele consists of retirees and people who are planning to retire in the next 5-15 years.

“I believe the most important factor for our success has been the consistent service to our clients,” Green says. “We work very hard to understand their needs and wants. Money is just a tool to help them attain the goals for their lives. We focus on their goals.

“Statistics say there are 10,000 people retiring every day and we are living longer than ever before. That’s a great opportunity.”

909 N. 96th St., Suite 101 Omaha, NE 68114

402.392.1220

evergreencapitalomaha.com

Design Four

November 3, 2017 by
Photography by Katie Anderson

This sponsored content appeared in the Fall 2017 edition of B2B. To view, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/bb1117_final_flipbook/45

Succeeding in the printing business means staying on top of—and right ahead of—the latest trends and innovations. Design Four President and Co-Owner Mindy Chesnut says they continually strive to bring unique products and services to their roster of offerings.

“We have people who have been customers for years who will notice something displayed on our counter and say, ‘I didn’t know you guys did this!’ We’re not afraid to try new materials and be innovative.”

Design Four is in its 27th year of operation— an impressive feat in an ever-changing industry. Chesnut attributes part of their success to their willingness to try new things. “We welcome odd requests,” she says, adding that they boast quick turnarounds and impressive accuracy rates. Chesnut and husband Nic purchased Design Four three years ago.

They stand out because they have the capability to print just about anything—yard signs, metal signs, decals, banners, magnets, static clings, and vinyl graphics as well as being able to route custom shapes in wood, metal, or plastic. If a customer can imagine it, it’s likely Design Four can make it.

3232 H St. Omaha, NE 68107

402.339.6856

design4inc.com

Bellevue Travel

October 27, 2017 by
Photography by Ariel Fried

This sponsored content appeared in the Fall 2017 edition of B2B. To view, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/bb1117_final_flipbook/44

Bellevue Travel president Julie Imgrund loves to travel. “My favorite city in the world is London, and my favorite place to relax is Jamaica,” she says. But even more, she enjoys “opening people’s eyes” to new places and cultures.

“My favorite thing about being a travel agent is when people, especially when they’ve never traveled before, come back and say, ‘That was wonderful! Where can we go next?'” she says.

Bellevue Travel originated as Television Travel, a venture by late local newsman John Hlavacek, before employee Phyllis Meyer bought and incorporated the business as Bellevue Travel in 1982. Imgrund worked there for two years before husband Richard’s military career took the family overseas, but she returned in 1998 and assumed ownership with her husband nine years ago.

Today, Bellevue Travel operates out of the Tower Square office plaza, and Imgrund still is an active agent alongside Brenda Robinson and Katie Seymour. “We’re very happy with where we’re at. We’re one office, one location, there are three of us; this is who we are,” she says.

Imgrund says travel agencies remain vital.

“We look for the best value for your money—not the cheapest thing—because sometimes paying a little bit more gets you a whole lot more. We look for the best experience for your budget,” she explains, adding that travel agents know what questions to ask about what’s included, what costs extra, and what’s optional. “There are details people don’t think about.”

1508 J.F. Kennedy Drive, Suite 101 Bellevue, NE 68005

402.292.6600

bellevuetravelne.com

Batten Trailer Leasing Inc.

October 20, 2017 by
Photography by Ariel Fried

This sponsored content appeared in the Fall 2017 edition of B2B. To view, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/bb1117_final_flipbook/44

Having grown up in nearby Valley, Nebraska, it made sense for Blaine Batten to start Batten Trailer Leasing Inc. in Omaha more than 30 years ago.

“My dad has spent nearly his entire career in the Omaha area,” says Blaine’s daughter, Ashley Batten, who is the business’ general manager. “It just seemed like a natural fit to start the business here when he knew the local market and had a solid network established.”

Batten’s business involves leasing a variety of different types and sizes of semi-trailers. They primarily lease to other businesses with access to semi-trucks, which are required to pull all of their trailers.

Being agile and continuously looking ahead and evolving have allowed Batten Trailer Leasing to grow and flourish over the course of its existence.

“We are so busy during the summer months— renting trailers to hold products, equipment, or staging for events like the College World Series, U.S. Olympic Swim Trials, and Berkshire Hathaway shareholders’ meeting—that we are routinely completely out of stock,” Ashley says.

4511 S. 67th St. Omaha, NE 68117

402.339.1429

battentrailerleasing.com

American Legacy Complex

October 13, 2017 by
Photography by Provided

This sponsored content appeared in the Fall 2017 edition of B2B. To view, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/bb1117_final_flipbook/44

Interaction with horses can bolster empathy and cognitive abilities in children, and there is no denying the appeal horses have to kids and adults. For nearly 20 years, American Legacy Complex has offered children the opportunity to interact with horses in a positive environment.

Owner Dorothy Turley attributes this success to their youth programs. “We give city kids the opportunity to learn about horses,” she says.

 

 

7193 County Road 40
Omaha, NE 68122
402.468.4588
americanlegacycomplex.com