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Faces of Omaha 2018

April 19, 2018 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

Faces of Omaha is an annual sponsored publication that introduces a variety of “faces,” local industry leaders and experts, to the community. This exclusive publication was carefully cultivated​,​ so only one person and company per business category is invited to participate.

In the publishing industry, this sort of publication is known as “native advertising.” Native advertising is a unique form of sponsored content produced by editorial staff in conjunction with advertisers. The end result is an enjoyable book that has value to both the readers and advertisers.

Everyone featured in the book is truly the “face” of their field. Our sales team spent considerable time cultivating this list.

The following pages introduce more than 100 people and companies, the leaders in their respective areas of expertise, who stand ready to serve their community.  

Todd Lemke, publisher Omaha Publications

This sponsored content was printed in a special annual. To view, click here: Faces of Omaha 2018

Michael Shonka

April 7, 2018 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

Investing in solar panels offers immediate and long-term benefits for homeowners and businesses. “Residential and commercial users get a 30 percent federal tax credit, and commercial users get an additional five-year accelerated depreciation,” explains Michael Shonka, owner of Solar Heat and Electric. “All residentials break even within the first decade, and commercial jobs usually break even in year six, so it’s a very reasonable return on investment.” Shonka has more than 30 years of experience in the solar industry and is a NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer—the highest national rating for a solar installer. He has been an adjunct instructor at UNO, Metropolitan Community College, Creighton University, and Iowa Western Community College, and he speaks on solar energy topics to local groups and regional conferences. 

For Shonka, renewable energy is not just a career but a calling. “Nebraska doesn’t have coal or natural gas, so our reliance on these fuels means we’re exporting our energy dollars,” he says. “This is a huge trade imbalance—worse than our trade imbalance with China. Nebraskans need to invest in solar to take charge of our energy future.”   

Solar Power
7342 Farnam St., Omaha, NE 68114

This sponsored content appeared in Faces of Omaha 2018. To view, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/faces_2018/90