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Custom Diesel Drivers Training, Inc.

December 1, 2017 by

This sponsored content was printed in the November/December issue of Omaha Magazine. To view, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/80623_omag_city/78

James Walker bleeds red, white, and blue. As a young man, Walker served under the military occupation code 63F, Army Recovery Specialist, from 1979-1982. In the years just post-Vietnam, this position was especially important to the military. Walker performed operator maintenance on all types of wreckers, recovery vehicles, and associated equipment.

“We used an M-88 tank and got other tanks and brought them back,” Walker says. “We had a 28-wheel tractor-trailer, that was my specialty.”

Walker and his unit spent three years recovering vehicles and sending them back to his base at Fort Riley, Kansas. It was three proud years for Walker—three that helped guide the course of his life.

“I probably would have made a career out of the military, if I hadn’t not gotten married,” Walker says.

Walker came back to the Midwest and began a life with his now-wife of 37 years, Bonnie. Transitioning from military service to civilian life was not easy.

“It was awfully hard for me to come out of the military and have someone stand over my shoulder and tell me what to do,” Walker says.

Instead, he turned to a profession with a natural fit for his skill set, and his mind set. One in which he could be his own boss. As a truck driver, Walter served his country by moving supplies from place to place. He had learned to drive a truck years before from “the guy across the street.” The guy was Denzil Edwards, Bonnie’s father.

In 2003, he dropped off a resume at Custom Diesel Drivers’ Training. At that point, he was tired of driving and wanted to try a new profession. Five years later, then-director Walt Craft called Walker and wanted to speak with him.

Walker accepted a position as an instructor for one year before then-president Roger Alger asked Walker if he was interested in buying the business. Walker was not, but Alger told Craft that Walker should look into all the company files and learn as much as he could about the business. One year later Walker bought the company, with some financial help from Alger.

Under Walker’s ownership, the business has grown from 41 students in his first year to more than 300 students annually. Many of those students are veterans. Walker and his employees work hand-in-hand with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to obtain funding for veterans interested in studying to get a commercial driver’s license. They also maintain relationships with other trucking companies and serve as an unofficial unemployment office for their students, since they have knowledge of who is hiring in the industry. Walker says most trucking companies are veteran- friendly, and trucking is a good way for someone coming out of the military to earn a decent income and be their own boss.

They also created a commemorative truck, featuring an image of a soldier on the cab and an image of an American flag on the trailer. The company displays this truck as a symbol of gratitude at veteran-friendly events, such as those with the First Responders Foundation, whenever requested.

“I wouldn’t be in the position I’m in if people hadn’t helped me out,” Walker says. “So I try to help out as many people as I can.”

Custom Diesel Drivers Training, Inc.

14615 Cornhusker Rd., Omaha, NE 68138 402.894.1400


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.


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



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



Children’s Scholarship Fund of Omaha

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_125/76


Children’s Scholarship Fund of Omaha provides tuition assistance scholarships so children from low-income families can access the private or parochial K-8 education of their choice.


Children’s Scholarship Fund of Omaha (CSF) believes that all families, regardless of income, should be able to choose the best educational setting for their children. By providing low-income families with K-8 scholarships, CSF empowers parents to choose their children’s school during the time their educational foundation is being established.

CSF awards scholarships solely on the basis of financial need, following guidelines similar
to the National School Lunch Program. CSF is destination neutral. Scholarship recipients attend approximately 80 different schools throughout Omaha and
northeast Nebraska.

A crucial piece of the CSF program is the commitment we make to our families, and the long term commitment we require from them in return. Provided a CSF family continues to be financially eligible, CSF provides scholarships to each student in a family every year until they graduate eighth grade. In return, each CSF family must contribute $500 toward their children’s education and their children must achieve a 90 percent attendance rate each year.


CSF is the only provider of K-8 scholarships in the state. For the 2017-18 school year, CSF has awarded nearly 1,800 scholarships totaling $2.7 million. Since 1999, relying solely on private donations, CSF has awarded over 33,000 scholarships totaling nearly $34 million dollars to families in the community.


While CSF is able to assist many families, the demand for scholarships outpaces CSF’s funding. For the 2017-18 school year nearly 500 scholarships went unfunded. If you or your company would like to provide scholarship funding, please contact the CSF office.


» Scholarship funding


CHANCE Luncheon 2018 TBA


7101 Mercy Rd., Ste. 150 Omaha, NE 68106



Wounded Warriors Family Support

November 10, 2017 by

This sponsored content was printed in the November/December edition of Omaha Magazine. To view, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/80623_omag_city/76

Jesus ‘Chuy’ Vasquez was only 17 when he enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2001. During his time with 2nd Force Reconnaissance he deployed with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit in 2003 to Iraq, and then again in 2005. He was awarded two Combat Action Ribbons, the Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, and the National Defense Medal among others. He also became a jumpmaster.

In 2006, his career as a Marine came to a screeching halt when he had an accident during a free fall parachute training exercise in North Carolina that resulted in a severely broken leg and required a plate with 12 screws in his leg. This accident was also the cause of his traumatic brain injury. His leg was not healing with the plate and screws so after several attempts to salvage his leg, involving over 20 surgeries, doctors recommended that his leg be amputated. On Oct. 1, 2010, his medical team amputated his leg.

Seven months later, after lots of rehabilitation at the Center For the Intrepid, he was able to come back home for good.

Chuy, his wife Penny, and their three daughters were guests of Wounded Warriors at their Bahama Bay retreat in Florida. This was especially important because Chuy had appointments at a prosthetic clinic in the Orlando area. This made his life, and his family’s, much easier. These Bahama Bay retreats are an important program that is made possible generous donations.

Wounded Warriors Family Support’s mission is to provide support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured, or killed during combat operations. Rated a four-star nonprofit by Charity Navigator, WWFS supports veterans and their families, even after physical needs are met, to help them heal, recover, and reconnect. WWFS provides the following services free of charge to veterans and their families:

• Caregiver Respite Services to ensure that family members who are thrust into caregiver roles are provided with the support they need to keep their families intact while keeping themselves healthy.

• Family Programs that give wounded veterans a chance to heal and reconnect with their loved ones in a peaceful, non-stress environment, strengthening the bonds of their families and making lasting memories.

• Veterans Welding Training Program, a partnership with UAW-Ford, provides veterans with skills to pursue in-demand careers in welding. The program prepares veterans to pursue apprenticeships and entry-level positions in welding.

• Native American Veterans Support, Transition, and Respite (NAVSTaR) Program, provides vehicles to Native American tribes to assists in getting veterans to and from VA hospitals. Many tribes are hundreds of miles from the nearest facility and are in need of safe, reliable transportation.


Central High School Foundation

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_125/74


To improve the education of present and future students at Central High School.


Central High School Foundation was established in 1996 to provide support for present and future CHS students to ensure that the tradition of excellence continues. Contributions of time, energy, and resources are essential to preserving and enhancing the timeless values of a Central

High School education. CHSF supports the school through a variety of activities including alumni relations, fundraising, grant writing, student scholarships, capital projects, and teacher and classroom grants.


Central High School Foundation recently broke ground on a $22 million 50,000 square foot Arts and Library Addition for Central High School. The addition will house a new digital library, a 300- seat black box theater, visual and performing arts, instrumental and vocal music and drama classes. The existing building space will be repurposed to meet the needs of a variety of educational programs, including Special Education and English Language Learners.


We are proud of the accomplishments that our students, staff and 35,000 alumni worldwide achieve every day. Your support helps make Central the finest downtown high school in the nation. With your support, the foundation can continue to honor the past, live successfully in the present, and plan for the future. To become a member of Generation C, the foundation’s annual giving campaign, or join the mailing list, please visit our website.


» Become a member of Generation “C”

» Join the Central High School Alumni Association

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» Scholarship funding

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Soar with the Eagles in the Sand Hills at Dismal River Club Sept. 17-19, 2017

CHS Hall of Fame Ceremony Oct. 5, 2017

Passing Periods Alumni Luncheon Oct. 6, 2017

Rock the Nest Trivia Night March 2018


1823 Harney St. Ste. 203 Omaha, NE 68102



EverGreen Capital Management

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



Cancer Alliance of Nebraska

November 3, 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_125/74


To offer clinical trials to all cancer patients in Nebraska.


Cancer Alliance of Nebraska (CAN) collaborates with experienced physicians, hospitals, cancer clinics, and patients

across Nebraska and provides breakthrough cancer treatment via clinical trials directly from
the National Cancer Institute and pharmaceutical companies to cancer patients in the comfort of places they call home.

The purpose of a clinical trial is to find ways to prevent, diagnose, or treat cancer. Through cancer clinical trials, our physicians continuously test new drugs and new drug combinations.


Cancer Alliance of Nebraska (CAN) was founded in 1993. The network of clinics and hospitals continues to expand. Through the successful collaboration of their research team and the support of physicians, clinics, and hospitals across Nebraska, CAN has, to date, administered 725 cancer clinical trials impacting over 8000 patients in Nebraska. When this research is shared—across the state and around the globe—we get closer to the cure even faster.


Help get closer to the cure!
Make a donation, share CAN’s story in your newsletter, host the organization for a presentation at your next meeting, attend the annual fundraiser “Screw Cancer,” join the sand volleyball tournament, follow CAN on social media, and help spread the word about the organization’s important work. Every dollar stays in Nebraska to support cancer patients enrolled in clinical trials.


  • Financial contributions
  • In-kind printing for a program brochure
  • Sponsors,donations, and auction items
  • Gas cards and hotel gift cards for patients
  • Participants for the annual sand volleyball tournament
  • Social media followers


Screw Cancer

July 2018

Blockout After Dark Co-ed Sand Volleyball Tournament

July 2018

6818 Grover St., No. 301 Omaha, NE 68106



Design Four

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