Keith Backsen

Youth Sports is Good for All of Us

May 28, 2019 · Posted In: B2B Magazine

Sports is a serious business in the United States. Ticket sales for the NFL total $900 million annually, more than 22 million fans attend NBA games in a single season, and Major League Baseball generates […]

Keith Backsen

Celebrate Tourism

March 13, 2019 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, People

The Lone Tree Ferry Co. was one of the first businesses in the area to represent the tourism industry. The crew transported speculators from Council Bluffs across the Missouri River as early as 1850–four years […]

Keith Backsen

Omaha is a Pro When it Comes to Amateur Sports

January 21, 2019 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, People

Anybody who knows anything about Omaha’s sports history knows the name Bob Gibson. One of Omaha’s most notable athletes, Gibson started as a member of the Harlem Globetrotters in 1957; everyone expected him to have […]

Keith Backsen

Omaha is Growing as a Holiday Destination

November 21, 2018 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, People

Omaha has a long history of welcoming visitors during the holidays. In the 1930s Omaha’s Union station was considered one of the busiest train stations in the nation, welcoming more than 10,000 travelers a day. […]

Keith Backsen

Omaha is a 52-Weekend Destination

September 18, 2018 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, People

When a Minnesota mom was looking for a December weekend getaway, she looked toward Omaha. Yes, you read that correctly: December and Omaha. Greta,* a blogger living in Minnesota, visited Omaha during the summer a […]

Omaha Offers a Travel-Worthy Food Experience

July 26, 2018 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Food & Drink

There are numerous reasons why visitors travel to Omaha. Some are in the city for business or a convention, while others come for an extended weekend getaway to see attractions like the zoo and museums. […]

Omaha is 120 Years Old (In Tourism Years)

May 15, 2018 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Opinion

The year of 1898 was a huge tourism year for Omaha. It was the year that an event lasted five months and attracted 2.6 million people from around the world—the Trans-Mississippi and International Expo, also […]

Take a Vacation and Create Jobs

March 23, 2018 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business

When is the last time you took a vacation? I mean a real vacation, not just time off work to paint the kitchen or clean out the garage. Has it been a while since you’ve […]

It’s True, Tourism Touches All of Our Lives

January 19, 2018 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business

Astonished. That’s the word that describes colleagues, friends, family, and groups when they learn what tourism looks like in our city. Ask a family member or friend to guess how many visitors come to Omaha […]

Women Mean Business

November 22, 2017 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Opinion

Omaha’s tourism industry has come a long way since the Windsor Hotel, a three-story brick building constructed in 1885 in the Old Market, welcomed railroad workers coming into the city’s train station. The Windsor was […]