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Boys Town

October 20, 2017 by

The Big Give was published in the September/October 2017 edition of Omaha Magazine. To view this sponsored content as it was printed, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/omahamagazine_1017_2_125/72


Changing the way America cares for children, families and communities by providing and promoting an Integrated Continuum of Care® that instills Boys Town values to strengthen body, mind and spirit.


Since 1917, Boys Town has given thousands of at-risk girls and boys the love, support and education they need to succeed. Every day, abused and neglected children and broken and struggling families find help at Boys Town. The care Boys Town provides is uniquely effective because it is driven by our unwavering belief that every child and every family has the potential to succeed, regardless of their circumstances. When Boys Town saves a child, the positive effects ripple through the community, contributing to greater progress for society as a whole.


  •  Boys Town is celebrating 100 years as a leader in child and family care.
  •  In 2016, Boys Town served 508,817 children across the country.
  •  Crisis Counselors at the Boys Town National Hotline® prevented more than 450 suicide attempts last year.
  •  Boys Town programs and services touch the lives of more than 2 million people nationwide every year.
  •  Boys Town conducts applied research that focuses on understanding the problems children and families face in today’s world and identifying the most effective ways to help them.


You can help a child break free from the cycle of abuse and neglect and enter adulthood prepared to succeed. Get involved and help spread the word—Boys Town kids are everywhere. They are teachers, parents, engineers, and artists. Given a second chance, they have triumphed. Now Boys Town needs your support to continue the amazing work our organization does every day—and has been doing for 100 years.


  • Monetary donations
  • Trade Life SM aftercare program donations
  • School supplies
  • Backpacks


Boys Town National Hotline: Fine Wine and Hors D’oeuvres Fundraiser
Oct. 12, 2017

Boys Town National Research Hospital®: Pure Inspiration Art Exhibit & Food-Wine Pairing Event
Oct. 19, 2017

Community Event: Christmas Family Festival
Dec. 9, 2017

Youth Athletic Program: Booster Banquet
May 1, 2018


14100 Crawford St. Boys Town, NE 68010



Batten Trailer Leasing Inc.

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



Bellevue Public Schools Foundation

October 13, 2017 by

The Big Give was published in the September/October 2017 edition of Omaha Magazine. To view this sponsored content as it was printed, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/omahamagazine_1017_2_125/70


Bellevue Public Schools Foundation partners with the community to provide financial support otherwise not available to help enhance educational opportunities for the students and staff of the district.


Bellevue Public Schools Foundation relies on contributions from the community, staff, alumni, and others to expand what is possible for Bellevue Public Schools. Earned income pieces like Kids’ Time before- and-after-school daycare and the internal operations of the BPS Lied Activity Center help cover overhead expenses and currently offer the opportunity for 100 percent of donor dollars to directly fund programs and services.


  • Since January of 2016, the Bellevue Public Schools Foundation has awarded:
  • more than $55,000 in Classroom Innovation Grants
  • $24,000 in Student Scholarships
  • nearly $12,000 in National Academic Trip Assistance
  • nearly $3,000 to Operation Read Quiz Bowl Challenge
  • nearly $4,500 to Bellevue’s 8-12 Spring Choral Festival
  • more than $3,000 toward Bellevue Alumni Association assistance
  • more than $85,500 in a variety of student, teacher, district, and community supports


Thanks to sponsors, donors,
and volunteers, Bellevue Public Schools Foundation is able to provide widespread support to Bellevue’s growing needs in education. A favorite win-win is being able to promote people and businesses as event sponsors— either for the Purple Apple Gala in the fall or the Community Breakfast in the spring. Other opportunities to show support throughout the year include the BPSF Annual Campaign, Giving Tuesday, and Omaha Gives.


  • Donors of unrestricted funds are always at the top of the BPSF Wish List!
  • Gala sponsors for the BPS Foundation Purple Apple Gala
  • Auction items for the BPS Foundation Purple Apple Gala
  • Volunteers for the BPS Foundation Purple Apple Gala
  • Sponsors for the BPS Foundation Community Breakfast
  • Volunteers for the BPS Foundation Community Breakfast
  • Office Volunteers


BPS Foundation Purple Apple Gala Oct. 26, 2017

BPS Foundation Community Breakfast April 19, 2018







2820 Arboretum Drive Suite 603 Bellevue, NE 68005

American Legacy Complex

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

Ardith Starostka

October 6, 2017 by
Photography by Katie Anderson

This sponsored content appeared in the Fall 2017 edition of Omaha Magazine. To view, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/omahamagazine_1017_2_125/60

Ardith Starostka is an internationally recognized, award-winning figurative artist who creates stunning portraits out of her private art studio. Although her work appears in prestigious museums and collections (including the White House), her work could be commissioned
to adorn the walls of your home or office.


The Nebraska-based artist’s work—sought after for its realistic yet romantic qualities— has been published in magazines and books; meanwhile, Starostka has received a dizzying

array of awards and recognitions from the arts community. Her accolades are listed on the “about” page of her website.

Starostka’s gallery is not open to the general public, but she allows access to her private art studio by appointment.

She is available for commissioned paintings, specializing in portraits that are “men
or women, formal or creative,” she says, adding with a laugh that as long as it falls

within the “realm of figurative,” she can paint anything and anyone—including children, pets, and posthumous portraits.

Art connoisseurs can contact Starostka to discuss commissioning a painting or having a look at completed pieces from her impressive collection now available for purchase.




Ballet Nebraska

The Big Give was published in the September/October 2017 edition of Omaha Magazine. To view this sponsored content as it was printed, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/omahamagazine_1017_2_125/70


Ballet Nebraska provides enrichment through quality professional dance performances, educational programs, and community outreach.


Ballet Nebraska’s talented professional dancers hail from around the nation and abroad, making the Midwest their home to share the excitement of dance with others. Through the company’s expressive performing artists, acclaimed choreographers, and skilled teachers, Ballet Nebraska plays a key role in the cultural vitality of the region.


  • Founded by visionary artistic director Erika Overturff
  • The Nutcracker attracts 7,000 mainstage viewers
  • Outreach programs attract an additional 7,500 students
  • Coming season highlights Broadway superstar Ann Reinking to stage a Bob Fosse medley for its fall Momentum
  • Spring performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Repertoire includes Swan Lake, Giselle, and Valse Fantaisie
  • Outreach tickets and learning opportunities for 1,000 underserved
  • Partnerships with 23 social service agencies
  • Collaborations with other leading organizations


  • Ballet Nebraska is a 501(c)3 non- profit organization.
  • Become a season subscriber
  • Donate as an individual or corporation
  • Become a sponsor
  • Join the Ballet Nebraska Guild
  • Attend a performance
  • Partner with the company to bring dance to your audience
  • Follow Ballet Nebraska on social media for updates and news


  • Season sponsorships
  • Production sponsorships
  • Education and outreach sponsorships
  • Artist, costume, and scenic sponsorships
  • Individual donations
  • In-kind donations
  • Guild volunteers


Ballet Nebraska presents Momentum: Fosse Style!
Oct. 20 and 22, 2017

The Nutcracker Gala

Dec. 1, 2017

The Nutcracker

Nov. 19, and Dec. 2 and 3, 2017

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

May 5 and 6, 2018





P.O. Box 6413 Omaha, NE 68106

Valmont Industries Inc.

This sponsored content appeared in the Fall 2017 edition of B2B. To view, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/bb1117_final_flipbook/42

Global Leadership Grown from Midwestern Roots

Like most great companies, Valmont began with one person who had a vision, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a strong desire to create something of lasting value. So strong was that desire, he put his life savings—$5,000—on the line. That man was Robert B. “Bob” Daugherty.

In 1946, following the war, Frank Daugherty (Bob’s uncle and mentor) encouraged Bob to consider business opportunities. Bob took his uncle’s advice, investing in a farm machine shop in Valley, Nebraska. From those humble beginnings grew Valmont. The company leads the world in the five primary business segments: engineered support structures, coatings, irrigation, utility support structures, and energy and mining. Valmont conducts business in over 100 countries, and its 10,000 employees operate from facilities in more than 23 different countries. Valmont is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol (VMI).

Making a Difference Every Day

Valmont creates ever-improving lighting and traffic structures to guide the way, communications towers that keep people connected, utility structures that bring power to homes and businesses, and irrigation equipment that helps grow the food to feed a growing world population.

If you’ve driven under the lights of the Dodge Street expressway, been to a game at TD Ameritrade Park, or noticed a Valley Irrigation center pivot irrigating a field, Valmont has touched your life. Valmont’s products can be found on the Golden Gate Bridge, Chicago’s Navy Pier, Daytona International Speedway, the Copenhagen Opera House, and Singapore’s Garden by the Bay.

Valmont touches billions of people around the world every day. According to the International Energy Agency, 1.2 billion people don’t have access to electricity. Valmont is helping to design and build the infrastructure that will bring it to them. The United Nations reports that by 2050, the world’s population is expected to reach 9.6 billion people. Valmont is at the forefront, helping ag producers manage the finite fresh water supply required to feed the world’s growing population.

A Steel Company Focused on People

Valmont’s culture places a premium on its employees having passion for its products. All 10,000-plus members of the global Valmont family pride themselves on being people of integrity who excel at delivering results. With nearly 30 percent of all promotions coming from within, employees at every level have opportunities to take their careers in any direction and to nearly any place in the world.

According to Valmont Utility Engineer Barbara Cunningham, “You can learn about yourself and fine-tune your professional goals at Valmont. Some people start in one field, then find that their passion is in one of the other departments. Valmont will foster and encourage this type of growth.”

Valmont’s Midwestern roots continue to move the company forward. Dig deeper, and one will find those roots are the people who comprise Valmont and the culture that unites them.

1 Valmont Plaza
Omaha, NE 68154

Assistance League

September 29, 2017 by

The Big Give was published in the September/October 2017 edition of Omaha Magazine. To view this sponsored content as it was printed, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/omahamagazine_1017_2_125/68


Assistance League volunteers transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs.


Assistance League of Omaha is an all-volunteer organization serving Omaha since 1974.
The organization returns 100 percent of proceeds (after expenses) to the community through its philanthropic programs.


The organization has achieved Platinum level in GuideStar. ALO received a 2017 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. Their signature programs include: » Operation School Bell®

» Operation Recovery
» ACT/PSAT Review Sessions » Assault Survivor Kits®
» Operation Teen Parent
» Operation Bear Hug
» Operation Literacy


There are many ways you can support Assistance League’s work:

  • Become a member and use your time and talent to support ALO’s philanthropic programs
  • Provide a monetary donation—$85 clothes one schoolchild
  • Attend the Christmas Caravan and Preview Party
  • Support the Assistance League Thrift Shop with your donations and patronage


» Monetary donations

» Volunteers

» Tax deductible donations of housewares, adult clothing, and accessories to the Thrift Shop

» Books for young children

» Printing services


Operation School Bell
Oct. 3 – 15, 2017

Christmas Caravan Preview Party
Nov. 1, 2017

Christmas Caravan
Nov. 2, 2017

Style Show
April 10, 2018


3569 Leavenworth St. Omaha, NE 68105-1907





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/42

Steamatic of Omaha owner Bret Burianek earned his first paycheck from Steamatic when he was 10 years old. His parents, Bud and Arlene, owned the Omaha Steamatic franchise then, and Bret “earned money by doing little things around the shop.” Now the owner of this legacy business, he’s joined by his sister Becky Canaday, who serves as the office manager.

What started as a carpet cleaning business evolved over the years into a company that also offers restoration services and helps clients reclaim a sense of order and cleanliness after a devastating event such as a fire, flood, or mold infestation. Their carpet cleaning continues to impress customers, but Steamatic’s ability to restore after disaster is what puts this company in a more elite category than other carpet cleaners in the Omaha area.

Steamatic of Omaha has the distinction of being the oldest franchise in the entire Steamatic franchise system. Opened on July 1, 1968, by Burianek’s parents, Steamatic of Omaha is looking forward to celebrating their 50th anniversary in business next year. “We’ve been there for fires, floods—you name it,” says Burianek. “We’ve had a lot of different projects over the years.” They were involved in the restoration and clean-up after the devastating tornado of 1975 hit Omaha. More recently, Steamatic helped restore and clean the condos next door to M’s Pub after the 2016 explosion and fire. They have not only watched Omaha change over the years, they’ve also been there to help pick up the pieces when disaster strikes.

The weather doesn’t stop them, nor does the time of day (or night). “We’re on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year,” says Burianek. He added that while they may not necessarily like getting calls at 2 a.m., “customer service means doing what we promise.” Customers rely on Steamatic to always answer the call, whether it comes in at 2 a.m. or during regular business hours. Customers praise Burianek’s team for having the ability to seemingly erase the signs of damage caused by disasters and to restore worn, soiled carpets to pristine condition.

For nearly 50 years, that promise has meant that no matter what time it is and no matter what the temperature outside, Steamatic will be there and ready to help. Burianek stresses the importance of taking care of customers and credits that high standard for his company’s long history of success. “For any service company, taking care of customers should be their primary goal,” he says, offering valuable advice as a successful business owner.

Burianek envisions a bright future for his company. “Hopefully, we’ll continue to grow,” he says. Undoubtedly, they’ll continue to grow by delivering on the promises they make to their customers, because that’s what Steamatic of Omaha has always done. Burianek admits that the dynamics of owning a business have changed over the years, but his customer service model has not.

8834 Washington Circle Omaha, NE 68127



Angels Among Us

September 22, 2017 by

The Big Give was published in the September/October 2017 edition of Omaha Magazine. To view this sponsored content as it was printed, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/omahamagazine_1017_2_125/68


Angels Among Us exists to provide financial and emotional support to families battling pediatric cancer who are living-in or being treated in Nebraska.


Angels Among Us started in 2006 by two women who wanted to give back after their own childhood cancer experience. In the last eleven years, Angels Among Us has assisted over 300 families with $1.3 million in support. Families are identified through the social work offices of Children’s Hospital & Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine. Bills are paid directly to the identified creditor ensuring that funds are used for their intended purpose. Angels Among Us has assisted with mortgage and rent payment, car payments, utility bills, and more.


Yes, Angels Among Us supports families financially, but more importantly, Angels Among Us has helped more than 300 families read bedtime stories and play board games without the all- consuming worry of paying rent, insurance or utility bills. We are a community of people helping people. There is strength in numbers. There is also hope, help and monetary relief.


There are so many good causes that could use your help.We understand that. But if you could give a cancer family just a little relief and allow them to worry less about where their mortgage, rent or utility money will come from – well then, would that tip the scale? Life isn’t fair. But with your help, life just got a little fairer. Doing good is, well, good. Doing good for others….well that makes you an angel.


  • Fuzzy socks ages 3-19
  • Coloring books
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Small portable games
  • Gift cards for gas, fast food, coffee
  • Books for ages 1-19
  • Plastic expandable files
  • Cotton fabric to be used for journal covers
  • Small toys, puzzles


Angels Among Us Gala

Aug. 26, 2017

Wine Event at Flemings Steakhouse

Oct. 28, 2017

Angel Flix at Aksarben Cinema

Dec. 2, 2017

3516 N. 163rd Plaza Suite 3
Omaha, NE 68116 402-934-0999