Blueprint Nebraska's executive director, Jim Smith

Jim Smith Has a Plan

January 20, 2020 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business

Jim Smith has a plan for Nebraska. The former state legislator is not running for a higher office. He is building a coalition to put Nebraska on the path to sustained economic development through Blueprint […]

Local Mensa secretary Wes Shaw

Mensa Brings the 2% Together

November 4, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Some people enjoy taking examinations. A short quiz, or a longer test, can provide stimulation from boredom and a quick boost of confidence, or motivation to do something better. For those who enjoy such challenges, […]

Scott Macklin of Virgin Orbit

Hometown Rocket Scientist

September 26, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

“I saw the images of NASA spacewalks with astronauts and was just totally inspired,” Scott Macklin says. “As a very young kid, I just wanted to float around in space—what could be cooler than that?” […]

We Built This City Omaha Illustration

We Built This City

August 21, 2019 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine

“Omaha is a big little town,” says Anne Hindery, CEO of the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands. “Omaha is a city with big hearts and deep pockets.” It is not a big surprise to those […]

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Building a Legacy

July 25, 2019 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business

The transcontinental railroad brought prosperity to Omaha during westward expansion, and many of the companies with the deepest roots in the city can trace their fortunes to those boom times. Union Pacific built the railroad. […]

Sears' kit home

Sears’ History Lives Through Preservation of Historic Kit Homes

June 11, 2019 · Posted In: OmahaHome

The decades-long rise of Sears, Roebuck & Co. to the country’s largest retailer, and its recent collapse into bankruptcy, reflects more than a shift in American consumer preferences. Sears was an important part of life […]

Yves Menard and his family

Family Tradition Creates Full Hearts, Full Bellies

May 30, 2019 · Posted In: At Home, OmahaHome

Those who know Yves Menard, chef and owner of Charlie’s on the Lake, might imagine a gourmet meal the likes of which could grace a specials menu at Omaha’s top seafood restaurants. Yet dishes like […]

Lance Perez, UNL Engineering

Building an Industry

May 28, 2019 · Posted In: B2B Magazine

Omaha may not have the towering skylines of Chicago or New York City, but this humble Midwestern city’s geography and values have forged an engineering legacy it can trace back to the days of steamboats […]

Trenton Magid, Jeff Beals of Grow Omaha

Growing Omaha

March 13, 2019 · Posted In: Business

Trenton Magid and Jeff Beals share their vision each week for a bigger, better Omaha. The co-hosts of KFAB’s Grow Omaha have a dynamic that’s rooted in their childhood friendship and intertwined careers in Omaha’s […]

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Lifeguard Plans Career Saving Lives

March 6, 2019 · Posted In: FamilyGuide

Cecilia Stevens grew up in the water. She says her parents took her and her two brothers swimming as toddlers. “I have always loved swimming and being in the water,” Cecilia says. The 17-year-old says […]