March 22, 2019 by

Who wants to see more snow? If you answered the question “yes,” then please move to Minnesota and leave spring with those of us in the metro area.

Spring is a prime time for people to buy and sell real estate. Our cover story is about two popular local real estate agents, Jeff Beals and Trenton Magid. They have hosted the radio show Grow Omaha for about 15 years, and in that time, they have reported on exciting developments in the city, such as The Cheesecake Factory coming to Omaha, as well as commenting on the state of the construction and real estate industries in the area. Scott Stewart sat down with the pair to ask the secrets behind their longevity, and some questions about this year’s growth.

Spring leaves many college students (and parents of college students) thinking of graduation. Some of those graduates will spend the summer at internships—a word rife with controversy these days. Reports from Forbes to Huffington Post to college newspapers expound the benefits of unpaid internships and the reasons to stay away from them. Megan Fabry, herself a former intern of mine, explains a couple of different approaches to internship programs in this issue.

Other graduates will look for full-time employment, and while many local graduates may dream of warm places such as California for that first job, Omaha is a great choice. The city was chosen as the No. 1 City for College Graduates by ZipRecruiter. In my roundtable this month, I spoke with three professionals in big fields (medicine, insurance, and public relations) who could have gone to Phoenix or Rochester, Minnesota, for a job, but chose Omaha as the best place to start their careers.

Speaking of the best, this is our Best of B2B results issue. Happy spring!


This letter was printed in the April/May 2019 edition of B2B Magazine.

B2B managing editor Daisy Hutzell-Rodman

Daisy Hutzell-Rodman is the managing editor of B2B.