Tobi Mathouser of Goodwill Industries

Building Skills, Creating Jobs

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

Goodwill Industries has long been known as America’s go-to thrift store, but more importantly, it provides many areas of job training. By the 1970s, Goodwill’s mission had grown to include job placement programs and outsourcing […]

Omaha Jaycees winners of TOYO awards

Organization Cornerstones Working for Change

Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, People

Featured Image: top row, Sarah Sjolie, Liz Codina, Ashlei Spivey; middle row, Rachel Fox, Dominique Morgan, Lacey Studnicka, Eric Crawford; bottom row, Kelsey Haswell, Andrew Aleman, and Jodi Benenson. Since 1933, the Omaha Jaycees each […]

Keith Backsen

Odds are in Omaha’s Favor

Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, People

Omaha has a rich history when it comes to hosting sporting events. Aksarben Race Track and Coliseum was an indoor arena and horse racing complex built in 1919. For decades, people traveled to Omaha from […]

Mike Mancuso in front of desk

Tasting The City Through A Large-Scale Event

January 15, 2020 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, People

Omaha in 1991 was a different city than it is today. The population was 362,000, compared to the population of 468,262 in 2019. The riverfront was heavily industrial, as railroad yards and the Asarco lead […]

Rose Rutherford

Welder, Painter, Glass Blower

January 2, 2020 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine

“Getting 50 artists to agree on anything is like herding cats,” said artist John Prouty. Rose Rutherford is an expert at getting artists to agree—she’s even able to get them to agree to a reduced […]

Jackson Parks at Bergan Mercy Hospital

Beyond the Front Desk

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Jackson Parks is a sophomore at Creighton University with a passion for volunteering. “He has completely rewritten what our volunteer jobs are,” said Michaela Kanoski, Volunteer & Guest Services manager at CHI Bergan Mercy Hospital. […]

Zach Willard at his home No Weapons Required | Art Conquers All

No Weapons Required

Posted In: Art, Health, Omaha Magazine

Warranted or not, creative ability and mental illness are viewed as traveling companions. Since Lord Byron’s day, many literary critics have leaned into a poetic notion connecting “genius” and “madness.” Many artists have been posthumously […]

Michael Johnson photographed at Petshop

Downtown Disruptor

December 31, 2019 · Posted In: Art, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine

Michael Johnson sat in an abstract, red and white bird costume as an audience gathered around. Blue and pink streamers and an “It’s A Boy” banner hung in confident festivity. Johnson revealed a needle; this […]

David Murphy at home

A Timeless Voice

Posted In: Health, Music, Omaha Magazine, People

A self-described creator of “original songs and gibberish,” David P. Murphy is a jack of all trades—and master of them all. Writing is writing, Murphy insists. Listening to the torch songs, tributes, and satirical asides […]

Michelle Kaiser, MarQ Manner, Becky Grey

Losing Weight, Gaining Perspective

Posted In: Health, Omaha Magazine, People

Fibromyalgia. Fatty liver disease. Seizures. Depression. Raynaud syndrome. Walking pneumonia. These ailments plagued Michelle Kaiser day in and day out for a decade. Even her resting hours were disrupted by back spasms. It was enough […]