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For nearly three decades, SecureCare has grown from a small group of chiropractors looking to provide a streamlined suite of network management services to a trendsetter in the conservative care arena nationwide. During that time, the Omaha-based company has compiled an impressive set of numbers that attests to its success: 15,000 network providers and annually, 8.1 million patients seen and $1.5 billion managed. Louis Andersen, CEO, said the company’s growth has been partly thanks to a renaissance in health care, whereby insurance companies are more welcoming of conservative care, such as physical therapists, chiropractors, speech therapists, occupational therapists and athletic trainers. This reverses the field on decades of standard practice with SecureCare positioned on the crest of the new tide. “What’s happened over the course of decades is large insurance Continued on page 25.

CEO Louis Andersen has taken the health care network management company into 12 states. (Photo by Monica Sempek)

Dornan Law Team poised for growth in 15th year with practice specialties by Michelle Leach

Financial services firms helping Omahans plan for the future. – Page 9

When Dornan Law Team launched, the world was confronting a crisis of a different kind. Now, 15 years onward from its Great Recession origins, the practice now known as Dornan, Troia, Howard, Breitkeutz & Conway is growing with a variety of legal specialties ranging from criminal, civil, and family law, to personal injury workers’ compensation, and immigration, to estate planning and business law.

It’s been in the favorable position to hire three attorneys and two paralegals in the past 18 months, and to advance two associate attorneys to partnership with the firm. “There are going to be challenging times in any business over the years, but one thing has always held true: there is a constant need for excellent legal representation,” said founder and Partner Stuart “Stu” J. Dornan. “We help our clients through Continued on page 27. Owner Andrea Lawse opened a brick and mortar location in the Blackstone District this spring. (Photo by Monica Sempek)

Artemis Tea & Botanical opens storefront, increases its reach by Brooke Strickland

Partner and founder Stuart “Stu” J. Dornan sees benefits in range of legal specialties amid flurry of technological adaptation. (Photo by Roger Humphries)

People and plants: a connection between the two exists, and Artemis Tea & Botanical is helping people rekindle that relationship or discover it for the first time. Artemis Tea & Botanical is a small, artisan, woman-owned tea company that is focused on rewilding traditional tea culture. Owned and operated by Andrea Lawse, the company officially

began in 2017. Today, there are seven employees that help run the company and it is poised to double its revenue by the end of 2021, largely in part to its retail space at 4013 Farnam St., opened in March. “We occupy the ‘wild’ edges of tea culture, re-imagining what ‘tea’ is and what it can be, as we blend traditional herbalism with Continued on page 26.


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Six outstanding journalists will be inducted on Saturday, Sept. 18 into the Omaha Press Club Hall of Fame. The 2020 Hall of Fame event was postponed due to the COVID pandemic. Todd Andrews, director of integrated communications for the Salvation Army of Omaha, will emcee the 12th annual event, which begins with a 5:30 p.m. reception

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followed by dinner and the induction ceremonies. The event is open to the public. Cost is $50 for Press Club members and $60 for non-members. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 402-345-8008 or emailing opcchristine@gmail.com. You also may go to omahapressclub.com and click on the RSVP button. Non-members need to provide their credit card information.

Malcolm (Mal) Adams – Mal Adams’s brilliant career has spanned the gamut starting as a broadcast journalist in Omaha and now as an entrepreneur in Japan. The Omaha native graduated from Central High School in 1967 and worked as a reporter/photographer at KETV in 1969, his sophomore year at Omaha University. Adams was only the second Black to report on air in Nebraska TV history and was the first to anchor a regular daily newscast in Nebraska. Adams first went to Japan in 1976 as a news anchor for KNX radio in Los Angeles. In 1981, he became the TV/radio correspondent for the Tokyo bureau of CBS News. Adams helped to start the Cable News Network in Japan in 1984. He produced and hosted CNN’s series, “This Week in Japan,” which featured interviews with celebrities and government leaders. He interviewed four U.S. presidents – Nixon, Carter, Reagan and George H.W. Bush. Adams created Totown, the first Black-owned record label in Japan. He expanded it into a lucrative enterprise known as Totown Communications Group Japan and has become an icon in the field of cross-cultural corporate communications. Adams has received the Maejima Prize, Japan’s equivalent to the Pulitzer Prize in journalism. He is the only non-Japanese to have received the award. Now 72, Adams still lives in Japan.

Trina Creighton – As an award-winning anchor/reporter at Omaha’s KMTV for 15 years, Trina Creighton wanted to make a difference. Now, as a college professor, she’s hoping to inspire her broadcasting students – and her colleagues in academia – to strive for the same goal. The longtime midday anchor began teaching at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2001, quickly becoming a highly respected faculty member in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Her efforts there have grown well beyond the classroom. In recent years, Creighton has emerged as a leader at UNL, spearheading new diversity and inclusion efforts while working to ensure that everyone on campus has a voice. Creighton started down this career-expanding path in 2018 when she took over the college’s “Social Justice, Human Rights and the Media” course while also being selected to serve on UNL’s N 150 Subcommittee for Diversity and Inclusion. Today, she’s chair of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications’ Diversity and Inclusion Committee and recently became a diversity professional after completing a certificate program at Cornell University. In addition to her work in teaching journalism to a new generation of students, Creighton is striving to ensure that future faculty and staff at UNL come from a diverse array of backgrounds.

Chris Christen – Chris Christen’s interest in a career in journalism started in high school. She was influenced by her newspaper-reading mother and summer internships at her hometown paper, The Oakland Independent. She attended Midland Lutheran College, and then headed to southwest Iowa to work as a reporter-photographer at the Red Oak Express. Two years later, she was named editor of the tri-weekly newspaper. Stringer work for the Omaha World-Herald prompted an invitation from the daily’s managing editor to interview for a copy editing position in Lifestyles. She initially turned down the job thinking it was too “fluffy,” but was convinced to reconsider. Her plan was to stay at the World-Herald for five to seven years. She found her niche in features journalism, serving as the paper’s first special sections editor and later as niche publications editor. She also had a stint as design director. At the time of her resignation in May, she was serving as features/special sections/magazine/book editor. She made the hard decision to leave the newsroom for a chance to blaze a new trail at the University of Nebraska Medical Center as senior manager of creative services. The coolest part, she said, is that people have stopped asking her when she is going to retire. “Clearly, not anytime soon.”

Susan Eustice (posthumous) – Susan Eustice was divisional director of public and media relations for the Salvation Army division headquarters in Omaha. In this role, she was the public face – and voice – of the organization for more than 20 years. In addition to Eustice’s impactful media presence, she oversaw numerous fundraisers and events, including the Salvation Army/KETV Back-to-School Backpack Drive and Adopt-A-Family Radiothon at Christmastime. She previously worked for the Leukemia Society and Opera Omaha. Eustice was a past president and board member of the Omaha Press Club and was co-chair of the club’s Communications Committee for many years. She also was past president of the Public Relations Society of America and the International Association of Business Communicators. Eustice passed away on May 11, 2019, following a brief illness. She was married to her husband, Bill, for 43 years, and they had three children: daughters, Kyle and Ellen, and son, Sean.

Henry Cordes – Henry Cordes has been a reporter and staff writer for the Omaha World-Herald for more than 35 years. The Omaha native joined the paper’s sports department months after graduating from Central High School in 1981. In 1985, he graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and moved over to the World-Herald’s news division, first as a police reporter. He served for seven years as the paper’s statehouse bureau chief in Lincoln and he’s covered politics, the military and public policy. He’s a five-time winner of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Sorensen Award, given each year to recognize the state’s most distinguished journalism, and has won national or regional awards for deadline writing, sports writing, feature writing, business writing, enterprise reporting and investigative reporting. His deadline story on a 2007 mass shooting in Omaha was featured in the Poynter Institute’s 2008 book, “Best Newspaper Writing.” He also has authored four books, including two on the history of Nebraska football, and one on an Omaha serial killer. In 2018, Cordes was inducted into the Central High School Hall of Fame. He served as president of the Omaha Press Club in 2000. He also has twice served as president of the Omaha Press Club Foundation and currently serves as chairman of its scholarship committee.

Doug Parrott – Doug Parrott began his career as a reporter for KETV immediately after graduation from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. During his 15 years at KETV, he opened the first Lincoln Bureau for an Omaha TV station and helped successfully push for cameras in Nebraska courtrooms. He later returned to Omaha to serve as assignment editor for KETV and as the station’s Crime Stoppers reporter. Parrott left the station to launch his public relations career as communications director for Nebraska Gov. Kay Orr. For the past 30 years, he has been one of the state’s leading PR executives, working primarily with Bailey Lauerman. A threetime recipient of the Professional of the Year Award from the Nebraska Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, Parrott helped build community support for several civic projects including Aksarben Village, TD Ameritrade Park and Qwest Center Omaha (now CHI Health Center). He also has served as the local communications director for the past four Olympic Swim Trials.


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September 10, 2021

Diversification, central location, support promising metro area recovery by Michelle Leach

It was a familiar refrain during the Great Recession, and it is a familiar refrain again; how indicators of regional economic health in the Midlands area are robust when compared to other parts of the country during the present recovery. These indicators tell just a part of the story of Omaha’s traction in the face of persistent global health concerns. “Our resilience throughout the pandemic was formidable, and has allowed us Johnson to recover, and even accelerate, favorably,” said Todd Johnson, senior vice president, economic development, with the Greater Omaha Chamber. “Our June 2021 unemployment rate is 3.1%, which is lower than the overall U.S. according to [U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics] data. “We’ve grown the number of jobs almost 9% in June 2021 as compared to April 2020, and the overall employment numbers are up 5% over that same timeframe.” When asked about the recovery when compared to “peer markets,” Johnson said the region is “nation-leading,” citing the Brooking Metro Recovery Index. “By that measure,

Hannah Young, public policy and communications manager at the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands. (Photo by Monica Sempek) we are literally No. 1 in the ‘Large Metro’ more jobs at all income levels than the nation category.” as a whole.” Consumer spending statewide is up 17%, He attributes the region’s well-diversified Johnson added, compared to January 2020 — economy as a factor supporting recovery from reportedly higher than the national average. the “worst of the pandemic’s impact.” “This could correlate with double-dig“Omaha is not overly reliant on any one it employment at jobs earning more than sector or industry to drive our prosperity, which $27,000 in the state since January of 2020,” allowed us to flatten the curve of economic he said. “So, while every job lost is impact- distress,” Johnson said. ful, we’ve recovered much faster and created Additionally, the Chamber and many

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member organizations swiftly pivoted. “We saw it in the [Paycheck Protection Program] loan numbers from the local banks,” he explained. “We saw it in the amount of personal protection equipment and sanitizer produced and distributed locally. We still see it to this day as businesses of all sizes continue to restaff to meet growing market activity.” To lingering challenges, Johnson referred the complicated issue of workforce development. “It’s [an issue] we’ve been working for years,” he said. “It is critical that we unlock the available workforce we have here in the region.” He referenced work to create more paths to unemployment. “There is a distinct gap in our minority educational attainment and workforce participation outcomes that we can close with a committed effort,” Johnson said. Julie Sigmon is the director of the Omaha STEM Ecosystem, a citywide partnership to build the skilled workforce in science, tech, engineering and math careers. “Our mission is to work with education and with business and industry to grow that future workforce, and we look at it from preschool to lifelong learning,” she said. “Everybody has a role, and you have to get business and education to talk to each other.” Noting that the biggest influences in career choices are parents, educators and experiential learning experiences, Sigmon highlighted their internship efforts to build students’ exposure to careers. “Kids are more savvy than they ever were before,” she said. “We have to take that spark of excitement and innovation … and help them make that link to education.” Organizations can add as much or as little information as they want about available opportunities, via OmahaSTEM.com, including videos that represent virtual tours of facilities and that provide insights into what a job really looks like. “It evens out the playing field for businesses that may not have a big recruiting platform,” she said. Furthermore, it’s a “leveler” for diversity by communicating opportunities for all youth, including those traditionally underrepresented in given industries or fields. As it relates to nonprofit employment in the state, Nonprofit Association of the Midlands Public Policy and Communications Manager Hannah Young said its last two economic impact reports have shown that 1 in 11 NebrasContinued on next page.


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Diversification, central location, support promising metro area recovery Continued from preceding page. kans work for a nonprofit, with 36% of those people working in the human services sector.  “Nebraska is the sixth-highest-ranked state for volunteerism across the nation,” she said. Citing noted educator and author, Peter Drucker, Young said “every great social innovation of the last century began with the passion of a nonprofit organization. “We can credit nonprofit organizations, she continued, “for our first hospitals, vaccine research, educational programming, and even our public libraries.” She also noted the term, “nonprofit,” may lead some to believe these organizations are operated in the absence of financial practices. “Nonprofits generate revenue, maintain assets and acquire expenses much like their for-profit counterparts,” she added. “Nonprofit organizations purchase goods and provide services, which produces an economic ripple effect that benefits the entire state of Nebraska.” Reportedly, nonprofits generated more than $12 billion in annual revenue and hold in excess of $23 billion in assets. “While these totals are large, the majority of nonprofits are striving to achieve large missions on small budgets,” Young said. “This is one indicator of the passion and efficiency used by nonprofit leaders and staff to achieve their missions.” As NAM’s research indicates, the pandemic is bringing to light the importance of nonprofits’ efforts in our communities. “Throughout the last 18-plus months, nonprofits have continued to provide services to the most vulnerable populations in our

communities without hesitation,” she said. “Industrial development continues to be “They have stepped up and become even more the No. 1 inquiry, and the size and scope of flexible, innovative, and creative to provide these projects has increased over the past services to those in need.” two years,” he said. “There is a strong focus Young said NAM has also stepped up; on manufacturing, supply-chain, distribution since the onset of the pandemic, it has kept and mission-critical facilities being located in nonprofits up-to-date on federal relief pack- Greater Omaha.” ages, including three American Rescue Act Its central geographic location is advanPlan Roundtables that focused on how non- tageous, as Norman noted companies have profit organizations would like to evaluated challenges in their supsee billions of dollars of federal ply chain through the pandemic. funding allocated and spent within “From Omaha, companies the nonprofit sector. can get their product to most of “This community input will be the U.S. in two days, and we are crucial next winter when the Nebrassquarely located in the center of ka Legislature will help decide how raw material and food production these funds will be spent,” she said. pipelines,” he said. As it relates to investment in the Additionally, its seven-county region from industry, the Greater economic development partnership Omaha Chamber’s Senior Director, was characterized as a “key factor” Business Attraction and Expansion, behind its success. Mark Norman, characterized it as Sigmon “We have access to multiple “tremendous,” with successful companies sites within the region, which makes it much growing and reinvesting throughout Omaha. easier for clients to take a long look in our “Many of our existing businesses have area,” Norman added. “Developing ‘Go shown a strong commitment to the region,” Ready’ sites that have cleared due diligence he said; for instance, Norman called out recent and engineering certifications allow us to show headquarters expansions for The Scoular Com- multiple turn-key site options to interested pany, Applied Underwriters, Carson Group companies.” and Valmont; RTG Medical’s new $18 million Landed projects that have used these headquarters in Fremont; Ramsey’s Market/ “Go Ready” sites include: Facebook and Fresh Out of the Box’s innovative grocery Google data centers in Sarpy County along locker system to provide fresh groceries to the Highway 50 corridor; Dollar General’s rural Pottawattamie County; and Cornhusker Distribution Center in Blair on the Blair South Beef’s diversification with a storefront. Business Park; Vireo Resources expansion in There has also been a “steady stream” of Plattsmouth at the Four-Mile Industrial Park; project inquiries. and CyrusOne Data Center in Council Bluffs

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at the South Point Business Park. The stark reality for the lodging industry, by way of Visit Omaha’s Executive Director Deborah Ward, is that the pandemic-induced losses wiped out more than a decade of growth – to below 2010 levels. “Recovery will not happen overnight, but we are starting to see positive signs,” she said; for instance, “When you look at hotel occupancy numbers throughout the city, 72% of all hotel rooms were filled during the month of June 2021, the highest in 23 months. You have to go back to June of 2019 to reach a higher occupancy — 77%. June is typically our highest occupancy month due to CWS and summer travelers.” Average occupancy, nationwide for June, was 66%. A caveat: “When you look at 2021 compared to 2019, the pandemic is still having an impact. For the first half of 2021, hotel revenue came in at $94 million, even with the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials that is 26% below revenue numbers for the same period in 2019 ($119 million) without the Trials.” Convention-wise, she described the market as being on “unstable ground.” “Many associations, which hold meetings, are still trying to recover themselves,” she said. “As cities come back, we will all be fighting to entice those associations to choose Omaha — so competition will be fierce. Even so, year-to-date, the Visit Omaha sales team has secured 70 meetings and events that will bring $66.6 million dollars into local community. While it will take time to fully recover, we are making progress.”


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• SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 • Midlands Business Journal • Omaha Growth Report

Construction projects are changing the city’s skyline by David Kubicek

Numerous construction projects are underway that will shape Omaha’s skyline over the next several years. The RiverFront project is an approximately 72-acre transformation taking place in downtown Omaha, beginning at the Missouri River shore and spanning westward into the city’s core. Work began at The RiverFront in March of 2019 in Gene Leahy Mall, followed by the closure of Heartland of America Park in late 2019 and then Lewis Engdahl & Clark Landing in September of 2020.  “[The Parks] will reopen following their individual completions — starting with Gene Leahy Mall on Memorial Day weekend, 2022, followed by Lewis & Clark Landing, then Heartland of America Park in 2023,” said Kristyna Engdahl, director of communications for the Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority (MECA).  In the next nine months permanent amenities will be installed and finalized in Gene Leahy Mall in preparation for reopening. Over the next year in Heartland of America Park, the Conagra Lake edge will be reshaped to make way for an expansive great lawn capable of hosting largescale events and festivals, and the innovative Skate Ribbon — just under the size of a football field and able to accommodate inline skating and

Rendering of Joslyn Art Museum's Rhonda and Howard Hawks Pavilion. (Courtesty of Moare) ice skating — will begin to take shape. building will have retail on the ground level, Under construction at 12th and William parking owned and operated by the city, and streets, in the Little Bohemia area, are 107 161 apartments on the upper levels. market rate apartments, according to Clarity “We hope to break ground in the next couple Development President Thomas McLeay. The of months on an affordable housing tax credit firm is also redeveloping several small com- project at 27th and Leavenworth,” McLeay said. mercial buildings. “It will be the largest tax credit project done in “We were able to get a national historic urban Omaha in the past couple of decades. district put in place a couple of years ago for “We’re really excited. The next decade in the Little Bohemia area, which makes these Omaha can set the tone for the next 100 years. commercial buildings eligible for historic tax Omaha is a Goldilocks city — not too big and credits,” McLeay said.  not too small — and could be a destination city Construction is underway on a nine-story for people across the region as they’re looking building west of the Cottonwood Hotel, which for a place to settle down in and prosper.” is the completed Clarity remodel project. The In late July, Joslyn Art Museum unveiled the

design for its new 42,000-square-foot Rhonda and Howard Hawks Pavilion. International architectural firm Snøhetta led the design team in partnership with Omaha’s Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture. New construction includes day-lit galleries, community spaces, and a reorientation of the grounds around a new point of public arrival anchored by an atrium named for Phillip G.

McLeay Becker Schrager. Renovations include additional classrooms, enhanced amenities that support increased public programs, and a redesign of more than three acres of public gardens and outdoor space. Site work for the expansion has begun and construction will occur in phases. For the safety of visitors, staff, and the art, the museum will be closed from May, 2022, through reopening in 2024. “Joslyn Art Museum is one of Nebraska’s greatest assets, and Snøhetta’s energized, inspired work on our twenty-first century expansion has set the stage for the next phase of the Museum’s life while honoring its storied past,” Joslyn’s Executive Director Jack Becker said. “Snøhetta’s visionary design celebrates what Joslyn means to us, to our city, and to Nebraska.”


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Financial services firms helping Omahans plan for the future by Brooke Strickland

The pandemic shifted financial priorities for many people around the state and the country. Mindy Helfrich, vice president of Vintage Financial Group, said she’s seen more people looking at long-term investments and how to best manage money that they’ve received from the national stimulus package. Others have also asked about methods to best get their estate in order. “In the last 18 months, we have noticed clients and prospects paying more attention to their investment strategies and looking to a financial adviser to help,” she Harrison said. “Some are simply overwhelmed by the number of investment options, and they don’t feel comfortable making decisions on their own, and some want an adviser to look at their whole financial picture. Because of the stimulus, people are more aware of their finances and have more cash on hand than they might have traditionally had, so they are looking for advice on how those funds should be implemented in their plans. We are also seeing more people who want to complete their estate plans to ensure assets get passed in the most efficient way possible.” Tim Harrison, founder and CEO of Harrison Financial Services, said that more clients are taking the time to plan for the future. “In my opinion, one of the biggest ways the pandemic has impacted the financial services sector in Omaha is the increased sense of urgency around wealth planning,” Harrison said. “Individuals have seen the toll the pandemic has taken in terms of mental and physical health, and I believe that has prompted people to recognize the need to ensure their financial affairs are ‘buttoned up.’” John Bothof, Northwest Bank Omaha president, recommended that when looking at finances, people should consider looking at mortgage interest rates and determine if a restructure is in order. “If you are a homeowner and have not evaluated your current interest rate on your mortgage, you should,” he said. “We continue to have historic low interest rates on mortgages and, it is a great time to evaluate restructuring household debt. You may be able to shorten your mortgage from a 30 year to a 15- or 20-year mortgage, without much change in payment. This will increase the equity in their homes much faster. If the consumer can take advantage of the lower rates and reduce their monthly outflow, one should consider increasing their contributions to their retirement accounts.” Helfrich said that finding a financial partner can greatly alleviate confusion for the average person looking for assistance with their finances. “The financial world can seem complex, but it doesn’t need to be,” she said. “As your life gets busy, sometimes you need an adviser to help you understand different solutions. Assisting clients with those decisions is the best part of being an adviser. Everyone feels better when they have an advocate working with them, and a financial adviser can be that advocate.” Last, focus on finding a financial adviser or banker that takes time to build a relationship, with

Mindy Helfrich, vice president of Vintage Financial Group. (Photo by Monica Sempek)

the goal of keeping your best interests in mind. “Getting to know your banker can provide you with the peace of mind that your needs are being satisfied with your best interest in mind and not just another transaction,” Bothof said. Harrison reiterates that wealth management goes far beyond just the wealth — it involves a commitment to learning about the client as a person, too. “Individuals should seek a financial professional who will incorporate every component of their life, including health, family, legacy, friendBothof ships, and finance,” he said. “Excellent professionals will aim to understand every aspect of your life, ensuring a holistic approach that will support individual goals.”

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• SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 • Midlands Business Journal • Omaha Growth Report

From ag to health care, flurry of new education programs ready students for careers by Michelle Leach

Just as there is a “war” for talent among businesses, competition for next-generation

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For Creighton University, innovation professionals, which the Bureau of Labor comes in the form of the likes of its inau- Statistics predicts will increase by 14% gural Creighton Pre-Professional Scholars through 2026,” according to information (CPPSP) program, which can provide guar- provided by the Clarkson College Leadanteed admission to a professional school ership Council. “This interdisciplinary and other advisory services for qualifying program is ideally suited for individuals pre-professional students. seeking to pursue advanced education in “We have always provided an psychology, human services or admission preference to Creighhealth care, whether in a hospiton undergraduates pursing a tal, clinical research or academic professional degree at Creighton, settings.” but now we are being more intenThey note the second-listed tional in our efforts to formalize program is designed for those our approach,” said Mary E. who want to enroll in medical, Chase, Ed.D., vice provost for endental, occupational therapy, rollment. “We … have more than pharmacy, physical therapy or half of our students enrolling as physician assistant professional freshmen expressing an interest programs following completion in professional education. It just of their bachelor’s degree. Kottich made sense for us to put a formal Lastly, Dr. Regina M. Toman, and intentional program together to support, director of healthcare education and leaddirect and guide these students.” ership, said the post-graduate certificate in She described CPPSP as “mission-fo- leadership was designed for “experienced cused,” working with students, advising leaders who seek to enhance and advance them. their knowledge and ability to lead and faThe program is based on its current ad- cilitate change in healthcare and education vising offering, EDGE, coupled with admis- environments.” sions offerings in professional programs, In addition to academic offerings, and Chase said they looked at shadowing, Clarkson is working in partnership with mentoring, and other activities that students UNMC College of Public Health to host participate in. informational sessions about individuals “Our prospective undergraduate stu- suffering from the long-term effects of dents seem more and more dialed in on not COVID-19. just the next four years, but what happens Guest speakers included sufferers, and after,” she said. “This is the reason we have health care and mental health providers, created the program.” and the sessions were attended by more Clarkson College’s newest offerings than 170 people, across 17 states and three include the Bachelor of Science in Psychol- countries. ogy degree; a bachelor’s degree in commu“This fall, Clarkson College launchnity health, pre-health professional option; es ‘Shaping Health Care,’ a campaign and a post-graduate certificate in leadership. showcasing our innovative approach to The first option was implemented to “help health care education and commitment to meet the demand for qualified psychology excellence while remaining true to our roots,” added President Dr. Gary Pack. “Our 133 years of experience helps us prepare our students to be their best and illustrates the critical need for Clarkson College graduates in the today’s health care field.” College of Saint Mary is offering Health Profession Pathways; Provost Dr. Sarah Kottich said a recruitment specialist works with new students to help them determine which path is best for them at this time in their life, whether that be as a Registered Nurse (through the three-year bachelor’s degree), as a pre-nursing student (taking pre-requisites), a Licensed Practical Nurse (with a nursing certificate) or as a Certified Nurse Assistant. “We also offer accelerated entry pathways for students interested in pursuing careers in occupational therapy or as a physician assistant,” she said. “Students meeting the program criteria can earn their Continued on next page.

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New education programs ready students for careers Local nonprofits grow through renovations, Continued from preceding page. spot in these graduate programs during their first three years as undergraduates. This can reduce the number of years in college (and associated costs), as well as alleviate the stress of applying to multiple graduate schools throughout the region/country for these competitive programs.” Additionally, CSM is launching BOLD, an engagement, inclusion and support program, which Kottich said stands for Belonging, Overcome (obstacles), Leaders and Destination (as it relates to their professional and personal destinations after college). “New undergraduate students will have BOLD Advisors who will work with them as they transition into college, connecting them to campus and community resources and serving as a consistent, caring coach along their journey toward their professional and career goals,” Kottich said. “CSM’s BOLD Advisors will serve all new undergraduate students; however, we expect the additional outreach will be especially beneficial for students who are first-generation, academically disadvantaged, student mothers, racial/ethnic minorities and/or financially disadvantaged.” Kottich referred to the likes of a lack of racial diversity among nurses in the metro (only 7% are ethnic/racial minorities) while serving a 25% minority patient population — so, there is a disparity. “This is an area where CSM can help our community, considering that 23% of our Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates over the last three years were racial/ethnic minorities,” she said.

There is also a great shortage of nurses; citing Nebraska Center for Nursing stats, the state has a shortfall of 4,000 nurses. This shortage is expected to climb to almost 5,500 in the next four years. To other investments, the $18 million, 90,000-square-foot Lied Fitness Center and Fieldhouse opened last month. She said the 75,000-square-foot addition houses a Human Performance Lab, whereby faculty and students conduct research. She indicated the center is better able to accommodate CSM’s 11 varsity teams and allows for the college to expand fitness-related outreach and partnerships. Midland University highlighted agribusiness as a new major, which was announced by the school in December 2020. The major was also announced alongside three “compressed majors” in agribusiness, crop production management and agricultural marketing, and a minor in animal production management. Business Chair Nick Schreck said the program was created by those in ag, with the idea of helping others fill the talent void in the industry. “We know that both Fremont and Nebraska are rooted in agriculture and we know there are opportunities to learn about agriculture from other schools,” he said. “With Midland, we wanted to take a different approach by offering an academic program that connected our students to those opportunities. When we consulted with local agriculture professionals, their message was clear: they want business people that can speak the ag language.”

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mergers, increased outreach post-pandemic by David Kubicek

Several local nonprofits are positioning themselves for growth after a rough year. The Nebraska Humane Society renovated its adoption area, according to Pam Wiese, vice president of PR and marketing. “It was donor-driven,” she said. “When our former CEO, Judy Varner, retired after 19 years, some donors decided they wanted to do something that would make an impact in her name. Our shelter was 20 years old, had some wear and tear, and needed a little updating based on the progress in animal sheltering [over Wiese the past] 20 years.” The Humane Society opened for walk throughs on July 1 after doing adoptions by appointment during the COVID-19 lockdown. The Humane Society’s goals reach beyond adoption. “If we can keep pets in the homes they are already in, it’s a much more efficient system, it’s much less expensive, and it’s better for the pet to stay in the home it really loves,” Wiese said. “We’re working toward making that process as good as it can be. We work with pet owners so they don’t have to surrender their pets.” Kim Jubenville had been with WhyArts as an artist since 2006. When Executive Director Carolyn Anderson left in 2019, Jubenville agreed

to step in as executive director to help the board forge a new path for the organization, which provides quality arts experiences that includes other underserved populations such as at-risk, early childhood, seniors, and family services. “First, we needed to decide what we wanted the new WhyArts to grow into, and then create a strategic plan on how to expand and build our capacity to reach that goal,” Jubenville said. “We approached Arts in Motion in January of 2020 and the timing seemed right and our missions were aligned. When the pandemic hit, we were already committed to the process Filipi and the extra time gave us the ability to focus on what we wanted the newly merged organization to look like.” The merger became official on July 1, 2021, and the organizations merged their boards and staff.   “This merger almost doubled our size,” Jubenville said. “We now have an annual operating budget of $600,000 and expect our programming to meet or exceed that when we return safely back into the community. Now that the organizations are merged and have a bold strategic vision, we will be starting the search for a new executive director to continue the plan. That search will start in October with hopes to have Continued on next page.


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• SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 • Midlands Business Journal • Omaha Growth Report

Staffing situation critical and getting worse, say health care experts by Dwain Hebda

Experts say the pandemic conditions of 2020 have continued to create myriad challenges for Omaha’s health care community. “We are seeing nurses leave in-patient nursing to take other roles in the hospital or to retire early or stay home with their kids,” said Kathy English, executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief nursing officer with Children’s Hospital and Medical Center. “Replacing those nurses is tough.” English said hospitals are not able to dip into short-term personnel reserves as they once did to fill gaps. “Hospitals have historically relied on travelers to come in and fill gaps and are offering $165, $175 an hour to travelers,” she said. “But there aren’t travelers to be had.” Kenny McMorris, CEO for Charles Drew Health Center, said stress is a major concern for the health care workers who have stayed on the job. “Everyone is maintaining,” he said. “We’ve tried to do everything we can as a company to implement practices that stem from mindfulness, doing everything we can to balance the demands of home life for our employees which we’ve done

pretty decently as an organization. “We have roughly 196 employees and since the onset of the pandemic, I think we’ve had a

McMorris Distefano total of about 46 that have contracted the virus at one point or another. We’re finding a lot are fighting an uphill battle of being able to mentally wake up every day and come and put their best foot forward.” McMorris said even as vaccinations have become available, the escalating waves of COVID-19 patients is a gut-punch to morale. “As we all see in the numbers around country and state, the Delta variant is highly transmissible

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and the level of disease is at an all-time high,” he said. “We know what we’re up against; we’ve got to continue to keep sticking to our basic principles and make sure that we’re doing the best that we can to keep the community informed.” Hospitals aren’t the only ones hurting for help, home health is another area that’s desperate for people. “We have a lot of challenges right now and No. 1 is the same challenge everyone is having right now and that’s staffing,” said Dustin Distefano, CEO of A Place at Home. “We get constant inquires every single day, every single week, for in-home care services that we can’t fulfill. And it’s not just us, it’s everybody.” Distefano said the options are limited when it comes to combing an already-tight labor market alongside everyone else. “We’ve switched our mindset from just marketing to consumers to really, marketing to the staffing supply chain. That’s all we do all day, every day, try to recruit and put things together that can bring in people.” Mike Feagler, Nebraska Hospital Association vice president of finance, said labor is only one of the challenges constituent hospitals are facing. “The recent increase in patients is really a concern,” he said. “Dealing with what the governor has issued, especially for our large hospitals, in terms of elective inpatient procedures is concerning. A lot of our hospitals, especially in Omaha and Lincoln, have voluntarily held those back, but that’s still revenue lost.” Feagler said recent surges and other challenges related to the pandemic have returned to the association to its war-room operational mentality. “We spend a lot of time communicating with members,” he said. “We have a weekly member call providing updates and we do a call with Dr.

Gary Anthone with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. We had slowed those down to every other week, but increased it to keep our members up to date.”

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Continued from preceding page. someone to bring on board by January.” Give Nebraska connects donors to the causes they care most about, primarily through workplace employee giving campaigns, according to Executive Director Melissa Filipi. “Representing over 70 nonprofits in Nebraska, we raise money for everything from arts, environment, and animals to education, basic needs, and mental and physical health,” she said. “The past year has been challenging for many nonprofits. It was incredible to see how many of our business partners — through their employees — raised as much as they had in prior years, in some cases even more during such difficult times.” Overall, the organization, like many others, saw overall increased expenses and decreased revenue in 2020 and into 2021. This year the organization added six new nonprofit members: Bright Lights Summer Learning Adventures in Lincoln, Omaha Girls Rock and Omaha Public Library Foundation,  Kearney Area Children’s Museum, Disability Rights Nebraska, and Down Syndrome Association for Families. “Looking forward, we are increasing our outreach to corporate and nonprofit partners, raising awareness of Give Nebraska and our 74 nonprofit members, and increasing our fundraising,” Filipi said. “As we grow in these areas, we can provide even more support to these vital nonprofits and their missions throughout Nebraska.”

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China’s corn-buying binge may fall short as bumper harvest looms by Alfred Cang

China’s record corn-buying spree — a cornerstone of its trade deal with the U.S. — may be running out of steam, with risks growing that imports by the top buyer will fall short of U.S. ofAgriculture ficial estimates. The domestic harvest season is looming and China is expecting a bumper crop after farmers sharply boosted corn planting this year. This is already starting to weigh on Chinese corn

prices, narrowing the gap with overseas prices and hurting the attractiveness of imports, according to traders and analysts. China’s corn purchases in 2021-22 will probably miss the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s prediction of 26 million tons, said Darin Friedrichs, senior Asia commodity analyst at StoneX Group Inc. That forecast “is pretty aggressive and I don’t think we’ll see it.” The nation’s agricultural imports, especially from the U.S., have been closely VISITING THE ISLE OF WIT

watched by investors and businesses tracking the progress of the trade deal. Prices across a variety of farm products have soared in the past year because of Chinese demand for crops to feed its expanding hog herd, stoking concern about food inflation. Corn in Chicago jumped to an eight-year high in May. China has imported about 23 million tons in the 2020-21 marketing year, close to USDA’s forecast of 26 million tons. The department kept its official forecasts unchanged for 2021-22, while the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service said imports would likely be 20 million tons. Up until 2020, the Asian nation was never a huge buyer of U.S. corn. But its supply deficit has widened after years of reducing state corn stockpiles and as its hog herd recovers from a devastating African swine fever outbreak. The purchases

also help meet commitments under the U.S. trade deal. High corn prices have spurred Chinese farmers to switch away from soybean planting in the northeast, so there should be increased corn production this year, Friedrichs said. Additionally, there are problems with China’s wheat quality due to bad weather. While that wheat can’t be used for food, it can be used for animal feed, further reducing corn demand.  “The market is bifurcated — China’s diet is becoming more western, and that creates a supply deficit for high-quality wheat,” he said. “China will likely import relatively large amounts of wheat this year to help supplement the stocks of high-quality wheat.”  ©2021 Bloomberg L.P. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

China’s amassing of genomic data highlighting global biotech race by Gopal Ratnam

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“Losing your DNA is not like losing your credit card.” That little-noticed warning from the top U.S. intelligence office came in February, alerting Americans of the risks of inadvertently handing over their genetic codes to China. Unlike a misTechnology placed credit card, lost DNA cannot be replaced, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said in the bulletin, adding that Beijing, as part of its quest to become a global leader in biotech, is aggressively collecting large quantities of genomic data from around the world. To meet the surging global demand for tests as the COVID-19 pandemic spread last year, one of the leading Chinese biotech firms, BGI, sold test kits to 180 countries and established labs in 18, the lead spy agency says, warning that the genetic data it was collecting could be flowing into Chinese databases. Although there are no Chinese COVID-19 test labs or kits in the United States yet, China is seeking Americans’ genetic data either by acquiring U.S. genomic sequencing companies or by buying a stake in popular genetic testing companies such as 23andMe. Beijing also has been partnering with U.S. hospital chains to provide cheap genomic sequencing services, according to the agency and a recent report by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. Left unchecked, China’s advances in biotech could lead to drug discoveries capable of undermining the U.S. pharmaceutical industry, the agency said. “No 23andMe genetic testing is performed in China or by any China-based or Chinese-owned entities,”Andy Kill, a spokesman for the company said in an email. “We do not share any individual level customer data with any entity located in China, or any China-based or Chinese-owned entities.”  Some lawmakers, national security experts and biotech researchers are concerned about the kinds of advances China is seeking to make in the world of life sciences even as most of the world’s attention is focused on

China’s advances in military hardware and Beijing’s role in ongoing cyberattacks and internet-based espionage. “China has amassed the largest genomic holdings of anywhere in the world,” Anna Puglisi, a senior fellow at the Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology, told the Senate Intelligence Committee at a recent hearing. “Understanding what genes do, and so access to that kind of data, both their own and from other places in the world, gives them an advantage in figuring out” how to develop medicines. Faced with an aging population and expected massive costs associated with future health care needs, China is focusing on precision medicine, or formulating medications tailored for people with specific genetic conditions. Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., are among lawmakers alarmed at China’s global genome grab and are pushing agencies to ensure that Americans’ health data doesn’t end up in Chinese hands. Biological revolution But the potential for advances in biotech to yield tailored medicines is only a small part of a much larger set of gains for any country that masters the coming revolution in biology, which experts say could rival or even exceed that of the digital age that yielded computers and the internet. “Advances in biological sciences, combined with the accelerating development of computing, data processing, and artificial intelligence, are fueling a new wave of innovation that could have significant impact in sectors across the economy, from healthcare and agriculture to consumer goods and energy,” the McKinsey Global Institute said in a May 2020 report titled “Bio Revolution.” McKinsey collected examples of as many as 400 potential applications, more than half of them outside health care, and estimated that they could have “direct economic impact of up to $4 trillion a year over the next 10 to 20 years.” Synthetic biology, which refers to redesigning biological organisms to have new properties, could lead to as much as 60 percent of the world’s physical inputs being Continued on next page.


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China’s amassing of genomic data highlights global biotech race Continued from preceding page. made using biological means, including manufactured silk, leather and non-carbon-based plastics, the McKinsey report said. Alarmed by China’s aggressive ambitions to become the world leader in science and technology in the next decade, the Senate and House have individually passed bills that would provide nearly $80 billion to the National Science Foundation and to national labs overseen by the Department of Energy. The measures would provide funding to the NSF and labs to focus on 10 critical areas, including biotech. None of the bills has passed both chambers. Despite such legislation, policymakers and members of Congress are still more focused on competition in digital technologies — such as artificial intelligence and quantum computing, for example — than on the potential for synthetic biology to transform the U.S. economy,

according to experts. Although the United States “basically invented the bio revolution,” national investments are still focused on health care needs such as beating cancer or finding cures for other illnesses, and less on translating gains in biology into the broader economy, said Tara O’Toole, executive vice president at In-Q-Tel, a venture capital firm that focuses on investing in technologies relevant to U.S. intelligence agencies. China, on the other hand, is rapidly building a government-funded, commercially oriented translation machine that aims to take the fruits of synthetic biology to transform agriculture, food production and other manufacturing on a global scale, O’Toole said. ‘Carbon efficient’ Biotech experts often cite the example of Impossible Foods for how biology can revolutionize broad sectors of the economy.

The California company’s burgers and sausages are made using altered plant proteins that mimic the taste and feel of beef and pork without downsides of animal proteins, such as high cholesterol or factory farming of cows and pigs. The plant-based alternatives “are just cheaper and more carbon-efficient” than the animal products, said Jason Kelly, co-founder of Gingko Bioworks, a Boston-based biotech company that programs biological cells to create new strains that are more cost-efficient in developing medicines, food and manufacturing. Instead of trying to bring electronics manufacturing back to the United States from cheaper locations in East Asia, for example, the country could focus on building a new category of manufacturing using genetically engineered plants that make products, Kelly said. The vast farmlands of the Midwest could

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the start of the deferment period. Contact your servicer if you’d like to start automatic payments again. —Suspended collections activities Collections activities for federal student loans have been paused since March 2020, and defaulted loans from the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program were added to the list of eligible loans in March 2021. Borrowers who have defaulted on FFEL loans since March 13, 2020, will have their seized wages and tax returns automatically restored, have their defaulted accounts set to good standing and have refunds offered on voluntary payments made since that date until Jan. 31, 2022. Private student loans Private student loan debt isn’t covered under the presidential action — there are no government protections that require private lenders to waive interest or defer payments for borrowers. However, your private lender might offer a hardship relief program or temporary student loan forbearance. For example, Earnest offers a short-term student loan forbearance for eligible borrowers upon request. If you can’t pay your private student loans because the pandemic has affected your income, reach out to your lender immediately. Keep in mind that eligibility for hardship relief programs varies among lenders. Personal loans Many banks are stepping up to waive fees and help consumers stay on track with their loans despite losses in income. For example, Marcus by Goldman Sachs is letting customers defer payments on their personal loans for one month without accruing interest. If you’re unsure if your lender is offering assistance on personal loans, contact it directly to ask. New programs may be announced on a rolling basis, so regularly check to see if help is available. Home equity loans Homeowners with home equity loans should reach out to their lenders if payments can’t be made on time. Some financial institutions are offering temporary deferment on home equity loans for those who are eligible. For example, Bank of America is of-

fering a three-month or longer payment deferment if your income has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. If you’re struggling to stay on top of your home equity loan, call your lender to learn more about your options. List of lenders providing loan relief This is not an exhaustive list. Contact your lender for details about hardship assistance programs it offers. -Bank of America: Payment deferral on home loans is available upon request. -Fifth Third Bank: Mortgage customers can request up to 180 days of payment Continued on page 24.

What to do if you can’t pay your loans during the pandemic As the coronavirus pandemic carries on and the economy recovers, some U.S. workers still face financial uncertainty. For those struggling to keep up with their debt, there are reFinancial lief options available from banks, lenders and the federal government. If you can’t pay your loans or soon won’t be able to, one of these programs may be able to help. Federal student loans In August, the U.S. Department of Education extended the federal student loan payment pause through Jan. 31, 2022. The pause was set to expire Sept. 30, 2021, and the administration has made it clear that this is the last extension. For an extra four months, federal student loan borrowers and borrowers with defaulted Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans can take advantage of several relief measures —Interest waiver Federal student loan interest rates will remain at 0 percent through the end of January 2022. Borrowers don’t need to take any action to put this into place. However, check your student loan statements each month to ensure that interest isn’t charged on your federal loans through January. —Payment suspension Federal student loan borrowers also have extended relief when it comes to monthly student loan payments. Payments on Direct Loans owned by the Department of Education are paused until Jan. 31, 2022. This payment suspension is also automatic. This suspension does not make your student loan debt disappear, but it does allow you to save on monthly payments through January. If you’re working toward Public Service Loan Forgiveness, you will continue to receive credit during the suspension period if you work full time for a qualifying employer. Borrowers can also choose to continue making payments during this temporary deferment. If you want to continue your regularly scheduled student loan payments, your entire payment will be applied to your principal balance, which helps you pay down your debt faster. If you use automatic payments, these may have been automatically suspended at

become a new kind of manufacturing facility growing engineered plants, Kelly said. Scientists already have engineered mushrooms to make leather and programmed DNA to store data files — all of Shakespeare’s sonnets and a snippet of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech have been encoded in DNA because it can store vastly more information for longer periods than a silicon chip can. The use of mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 is another example of synthetic biology in action. The importance of biotech for U.S. national and economic security is not lost on mathematician and geneticist Eric Lander, who is director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and President Joe Biden’s top science adviser. In a recent op-ed in The Washington Post, Lander wrote that the United States should set a goal of developing an effective vaccine within 100 days of detecting any future pandemic and then be able to make enough doses to supply the world within 200 days. The U.S. should aim to get rid of sterile needles and injections and deliver vaccines through skin patches, Lander wrote, adding that a global early-warning system ought to be in place to monitor and respond to biological threats. “These goals are ambitious,” Lander wrote. “But they’re feasible,” he said, citing the example of NASA’s Apollo program that sent humans to the moon. ©2021 CQ-Roll Call, Inc., All Rights Reserved. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF TRAVEL NE1, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Travel NE1, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 19252 Marcy Court, #8, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022. The Registered Agent of the Company is DDLG Business Services, Inc., 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

Notice of Formation of: The Designated office: 3157 Farnam Street, Suite 7104PMB7321, Omaha, Nebraska 68134. The registered Agent: Boykrew Clothing, 3157 Farnam Street, Suite 7104PMB7321, Omaha, Nebraska 68134. The general nature of the business is Clothing and Accessories. The company shall be member managed. First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

ABRAHAMS KASLOW & CASSMAN LLP, Attorneys 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Lebens Investments (McCarthy), LLC has been organized as a limited liability company under the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. The street and mailing addresses of the initial designated office of the company are 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The name and street and mailing addresses of the initial registered agent of the company for service of process are Thomas J. Malicki, 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF 345EFG, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that 345EFG, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company has been duly organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with its designated office located at 5062 South 108th Street, Box 230, Omaha, Nebraska 68137 and designating its registered agent as Erickson & Sederstrom, P.C. a limited liability organization with its registered office at 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

Notice of Formation of: The Designated office: 8515 Pratt Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68134. The Registered Agent: BIG Fellerz Towing, 8515 Pratt Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68134. The general nature of the business is Towing vehicles. First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

MONTE L. SCHATZ, Attorney VANDENACK WEAVER LLC 17007 Marcy Street, Suite 3 Omaha, Nebraska 68118 NOTICE OFAMENDMENT TO CERTIFICATE OF ORGANIZATION OF ASF INVESTMENTS, LLC Notice is hereby given that ASF INVESTMENTS, LLC has amended its Certificate of Organization as a limited liability company under the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. The amended notice of organization reflects the change of registered agent from Adam E. Astley of Lieben, Whitted, Houghton, Slowiaczek, & Cavanagh, 2027 Dodge Street, 100 Scoular Building, Omaha, NE 68102 to VW Agents, 17007 Marcy Street, Suite 3, Omaha, NE 68118. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

KENDRA RINGENBERG, Attorney RINGENBERG & RATTNER LAW 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF SCM 10X Fremont East 23 A, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that SCM 10X Fremont East 23 A, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 1303 South 72 Street, Suite 209, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The Registered Agent of the Company is Kendra J Ringenberg, 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

KENDRA RINGENBERG, Attorney RINGENBERG & RATTNER LAW 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF SCM 10X Fremont East 23 B, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that SCM 10X Fremont East 23 B, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 1303 South 72 Street, Suite 209, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The Registered Agent of the Company is Kendra J Ringenberg, 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

KENDRA RINGENBERG, Attorney RINGENBERG & RATTNER LAW 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF SCM 10X Fremont East 23 C, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that SCM 10X Fremont East 23 C, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 1303 South 72 Street, Suite 209, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The Registered Agent of the Company is Kendra J Ringenberg, 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

KENDRA RINGENBERG, Attorney RINGENBERG & RATTNER LAW 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF SCM 10X G2 – Mish 2, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that SCM 10X G2 – Mish 2, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 1303 South 72 Street, Suite 209, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The Registered Agent of the Company is Kendra J Ringenberg, 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

KENDRA RINGENBERG, Attorney RINGENBERG & RATTNER LAW 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF SCM 10X G2 – OV3, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that SCM 10X G2 – OV3, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 1303 South 72 Street, Suite 209, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The Registered Agent of the Company is Kendra J Ringenberg, 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

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KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF XCANCER STORE, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that XCancer Store, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 17607 Gold Plaza, Omaha, Nebraska 68130. The registered agent and office of the limited liability company is Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O., 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The limited liability company commenced business on August 17, 2021. First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

CHARLES E. DORWART, J.D. Massih Law, LLC 226 North 114th Street Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Prudence Home Care, L.L.C. has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with its registered office located at 111479 Locust Street Omaha, NE 68116. The general nature of the business is to transact all lawful business for which a limited liability company may be organized under the Nebraska law. The company was organized on _8/14/21 and shall have a perpetual existence. Its purpose is to provide in home health care to individuals. The affairs of the company are to be conducted by Member Managers as designated in the operating agreement. Abdel Manaf Tchakpedeou, Member Manager By: Charles E. Dorwart, Attorney First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO THE CERTIFICATE OF ORGANIZATION OF CARROLL CABINET COMPANY, LLC Notice is hereby given that the Certificate of Organization of Carroll Cabinet Company, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, has been amended changing the name of the company to Ruck Cabinet Doors, LLC. The Amended Certificate of Organization was filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on August 18, 2021. First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

JAMES D. BUSER, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF PIGSKIN PLAYHOUSE, LLC Notice is hereby given of the organization of Pigskin Playhouse, LLC 1. The name of the professional limited liability company is Pigskin Playhouse, LLC. 2. The street and mailing address of the initial designated office is 12910 Pierce Street, Suite 110, Omaha, Nebraska 68144, and the name and street address of the initial agent for service of process is James D. Buser, 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF MAY FAMILY, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that May Family, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 432 S. 88th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The Registered Agent of the Company is Edward W. May, Jr., 432 S. 88th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF BAS PRIVATE EQUITY, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BAS Private Equity, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 5855 South 77th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68127. The Registered Agent of the Company is DDLG Business Services, Inc., 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021


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Legal notices LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF SVARTSVAN VENTURES LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that SvartSvan Ventures LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The Registered Agent of the Company is DDLG Business Services, Inc., 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO THE CERTIFICATE OF ORGANIZATION OF ROY HOLDINGS – CH, LLC Notice is hereby given that the Certificate of Organization of Roy Holdings – CH, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, has been amended to reflect its designated office as 3543 S. 210th Avenue, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022 and changing the name of the company to Roy Holdings FDORY, LLC. The Amended Certificate of Organization was filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on August 17, 2021. First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

MATTHEW T. PAYNE, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF DL INTERNAL MEDICINE, LLC Notice is hereby given of the organization of DL Internal Medicine, LLC 1. The name of the professional limited liability company is DL Internal Medicine, LLC 2. The street and mailing address of the initial designated office is 2212 S 64th Plaza, Apt 432, Omaha, Nebraska 68106, and the name and street address of the initial agent for service of process is Deanna Larson, M.D., 2212 S 64th Plaza, Apt 432, Omaha, Nebraska 68106. First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF 545 W ELM STREET, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that 545 W Elm Street, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 13520 Giles Road, Suite E, Omaha, Nebraska 68138. The registered agent and office of the limited liability company is Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O., 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The Certificate of Organization was filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on August 18, 2021. First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF TVRDIK ENTERPRISES LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Tvrdik Enterprises LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 2711 South 99th Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The registered agent and office of the limited liability company is Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O., 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The limited liability company commenced business on August 18, 2021. First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF BAS REALTY, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BAS Realty, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 5855 South 77th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68127. The Registered Agent of the Company is DDLG Business Services, Inc., 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

BENJAMIN J. PICK, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF BELLEVUE 36, LLC Notice is hereby given of the organization of Bellevue 36, LLC: 1. The name of the limited liability company is Bellevue 36, LLC; and 2. The street and mailing address of the initial designated office is 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114, and the name and street address of the initial agent for service of process is Benjamin J. Pick, 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

HUSCH BLACKWELL LLP, Attorneys 13330 California Street, Suite 200 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 N O T I C E O F A M E N D M E N T O F T H E A RT I C L E S O F INCORPORATION OF BARON COMMERCIAL, PC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Baron Commercial, PC, a Nebraska professional corporation (the “Company”), has filed Articles of Amendment with the Nebraska Secretary of State on August 21, 2021. The amendments include a change in the Company name to BARON, P.C. The Company is also changing its principal office address and registered office address to 501 S. 16th Street, Omaha, NE 68102. The name of the registered agent at the registered address is David J. Carrig. First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

WHITMORE LAW OFFICE LLC 7602 Pacific Street, Suite 200 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION Pham Printing Inc, whose Registered Agent is Steven Pham, and whose Registered Office is located at 15633 Drexel Circle, Omaha, Nebraska 68135, was formed on August 21, 2021 to engage in any lawful business in the State of Nebraska. The corporation has authorized and issued 10,000 shares of common stock at a par value of $1.00 per share. The name and address of the Incorporator is Thomas E. Whitmore, 7602 Pacific Street, Suite 200, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. Thomas E. Whitmore, Incorporator First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO THE CERTIFICATE OF ORGANIZATION OF ROY HOLDINGS – HOM, LLC Notice is hereby given that the Certificate of Organization of Roy Holdings – HOM, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, has been amended to reflect its designated office as 3543 S. 210th Avenue, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022 and changing the name of the company to Roy Holdings SW, LLC. The Amended Certificate of Organization was filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on August 17, 2021. First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF ONGO LOGISTICS, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that OnGo Logistics, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 1248 South 112th Plaza, Omaha, Nebraska 68144. The registered agent and office of the limited liability company is Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O., 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The limited liability company commenced business on August 21, 2021. First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO THE CERTIFICATE OF ORGANIZATION OF ROY HOLDINGS – OM, LLC Notice is hereby given that the Certificate of Organization of Roy Holdings – OM, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, has been amended to reflect its designated office as 3543 S. 210th Avenue, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022 and changing the name of the company to Roy Holdings SBTB, LLC. The Amended Certificate of Organization was filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on August 17, 2021. First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

ERICKSON & SEDERSTROM, P.C. 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 (402) 397-2200 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION Corporate Name: Cody Joe White Trade School Scholarship Fund, Inc. Type of Corporation: Public Benefit Registered Agent: Kaitlyn D. White Registered Office: 7025 Country Club Rd., Omaha, NE 68152 Members: Corporation will not have Members Incorporator: Connor W. Orr Erickson & Sederstrom, P.C, a limited liability organization 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

BROWN & WOLFF, LLC Attorneys and Counselors at Law 1925 North 120th Street Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF QUANTUM DEVELOPMENT 2, LLC NOTICE is hereby given that Quantum Development 2, LLC is organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The address of the designated office of the Company is 1925 North 120th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. The Registered Agent for service of process on the Company is PAUL M. BROWN and his mailing address is 1925 North 120th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. The purpose of the Company shall be to have such purposes and to engage in such activities with the exception of banking and insurance as may be mutually agreed upon by the Members from time to time, and which are not prohibited by the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. The Company commenced on the 18th day of August, 2021, and shall have perpetual existence. The Company shall be managed by one (1) manager, RANDY BROWN. First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

ANDREW J. HUBER, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF STEP STONE PROPERTIES, LLC Notice is hereby given of the formation of a limited liability company under the laws of the State of Nebraska, and that the name of the limited liability company is Step Stone Properties, LLC. The address of the initial designated office is 3157 Farnam Street, Suite 7104-7170, Omaha, NE 68131. The name and address of the registered agent and office is LDM Business Services, Inc, 10306 Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The general nature of the business is any or all lawful business. The company commenced existence on August 21, 2021 and shall have a perpetual duration. The affairs of the company shall be conducted by the Members, as prescribed by the Operating Agreement. LDM Business Services, Inc., Organizer First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF THE HOOKAH EXPERIENCE, L.L.C. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that THE HOOKAH EXPERIENCE, L.L.C., is organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with a designated office at 1703 North 84th Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska 68114, manager Jasmine R. Carter, and its registered office at 3018 South 87th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68124, with the registered agent at such office being Anthony L. Gross. The Limited Liability Company is organized to transact any and all business, and perform services of every kind and nature whatsoever, which are not inconsistent with law. The Limited Liability Company commenced doing business on August 11, 2021, and filed Certificate of Organization with the Nebraska Secretary of State on August 21, 2021, and shall have perpetual existence. JASMINE R. CARTER, Organizational Member 1703 North 84th Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska 68114 First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO THE CERTIFICATE OF ORGANIZATION OF AMTJ AGLAND, LLC Notice is hereby given that the Certificate of Organization of Roy AMTJ AgLand, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, has been amended to reflect its changing the name of the company to AMTJ, LLC. The Amended Certificate of Organization was filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on August 16, 2021. First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021


Midlands Business Journal • SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 • Legal notices LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF BATISTA HOLDINGS, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Batista Holdings, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The Registered Agent of the Company is DDLG Business Services, Inc., 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

ABRAHAMS KASLOW & CASSMAN LLP, Attorneys 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Trainforce Management-Consulting, LLC has been organized as a limited liability company under the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. The street and mailing address of the initial designated office of the company is 4314 South 199th Avenue, Omaha Nebraska, 68135. The name and street and mailing address of the initial registered agent of the company for service of process is Andrew P. Deaver, 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

SCOTT A. MEYERSON, Esq. LIKES MEYERSON HATCH LLC 444 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF HSL, LLC Notice is hereby given that HSL, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The street and mailing address of the Company’s initial designated office is 1902 Harlan Drive, Bellevue, NE 68005. The street and mailing address of the Company’s initial agent for service of process is 5601 S. 59th Street, Suite C, Lincoln, NE 68516 and the Company’s initial agent for service of process at such address is Registered Agent Solutions, Inc. First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

SCOTT A. MEYERSON, Esq. LIKES MEYERSON HATCH LLC 444 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF HSR, LLC Notice is hereby given that HSR, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The street and mailing address of the Company’s initial designated office is 1902 Harlan Drive, Bellevue, NE 68005. The street and mailing address of the Company’s initial agent for service of process is 5601 S. 59th Street, Suite C, Lincoln, NE 68516 and the Company’s initial agent for service of process at such address is Registered Agent Solutions, Inc. First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

RADLEY E. CLEMENS, Attorney of Law 5717 North 127th Street Omaha, Nebraska 68164 In the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska. PR21-1267 Estate of Mary Jean Hope, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on August 3, 2021, in the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska, the Registrar issued a written statement of Informal Probate of Will of said Decedent and that Ramasine M. Clemens whose address is 5717 N 127th St., Omaha, Nebraska, 68164 was informally appointed by the Registrar as Personal Representative of the Estate. Creditors of this estate must file their claims with this Court, located at Courtroom No. 330, Third Floor, Probate Division, Douglas County Hall of Justice, 17th & Farnam Streets, Omaha, NE 68183, on or before October 20, 2021 or be forever barred. CARROL L. MILLS Registrar First publication August 20, 2021, final September 10, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF WAYSTONE, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Waystone, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 13233 C Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68144. The Registered Agent of the Company is Jaime Suarez Delgado, 13233 C Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68144. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF MCMENAMIN TRAVEL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, INC. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that MCMENAMIN TRAVEL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, INC., is incorporated under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with a registered office at 1510 North 214th Street, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022. The registered agent is JOSEPH MCMENAMIN. The general nature of the business is to operate a general property management business, to own, operate and perform services of every kind and nature whatsoever, which are not inconsistent with law, which are necessary, suitable, proper, convenient or expedient to the operation of a general property management business. The authorized capital stock is $10,000.00, consisting of 10,000 shares of stock having a par value of $1.00 each, which stock shall be paid for wholly or partly by cash, by labor, by personal property and by real property. The corporation became a corporate body on August 6, 2021, and upon its Articles being filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on August 21, 2021, and shall have perpetual existence. The affairs of the corporation are to be conducted by a Board of Directors, the number of directors to be provided in the By-Laws, and the officers shall be a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, and such other officers as shall be designated in the By-Laws. ANTHONY L. GROSS, Incorporator CATHERINE L. WHITE, Incorporator 3018 South 87th Street, Omaha, NE 68124 First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

RODNEY S. SEDERSTROM, Attorney SEDERSTROM LAW OFFICE, PC, LLO 7701 Pacific Street, Suite 312 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 LEGAL NOTICE In the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska. PR21-1363 Estate of JOYCE LYNN TRIFILLIS, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on August 24, 2021 in the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska, the Registrar issued a written statement of Informal Probate of the Will of said Decedent and that Michael J. Trifillis, 13005 Cady Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska 68164, was informally appointed by the Registrar as Personal Representative of the Estate. Creditors of this estate must file their claims with this Court, located at Courtroom No. 330, Third Floor, Probate Division, Douglas County Hall of Justice, 17th & Farnam Streets, Omaha, NE 68183, on or before October 27, 2021 or be forever barred. KELLEY GOLDEN Clerk of the County Court First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF La Mirada, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN on June 21, 2021, La Mirada, LLC was organized as a limited liability company under the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act, with a designated office at 16216 Hartman Avenue, Omaha, NE 68116. The Company’s initial agent for service of process is Joseph Grimaldi, whose address is 16216 Hartman Avenue, Omaha, NE 68116. First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

BENJAMIN J. PICK, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF TIMBER CREEK HOME SOLUTIONS, LLC Notice is hereby given of the organization of Timber Creek Home Solutions, LLC: 1. The name of the limited liability company is Timber Creek Home Solutions, LLC; and 2. The street and mailing address of the initial designated office is 17225 Clay Street, Bennington, Nebraska 68007, and the name and street address of the initial agent for service of process is Benjamin J. Pick, 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO THE CERTIFICATE OF ORGANIZATION OF ROY HOLDINGS – MG, LLC Notice is hereby given that the Certificate of Organization of Roy Holdings – MG, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, has been amended to reflect its designated office as 3543 S. 210th Avenue, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022 and changing the name of the company to Roy Holdings MG, LLC. The Amended Certificate of Organization was filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on August 17, 2021. First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

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CATHERINE E. FRENCH, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF FAMILY OF THINGS, LLC Notice is hereby given of the formation of a limited liability company under the laws of the State of Nebraska, and that the name of the limited liability company is FAMILY OF THINGS, LLC. The address of the company’s initial designated office is 1234 S. 13th St., #203, Omaha, NE 68108. The name and address of the registered agent and office is LDM Business Services, Inc, 10306 Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The general nature of the business to be transacted is all lawful business. The company commenced existence on August 21, 2021 and shall have perpetual duration. The affairs of the company shall be conducted by the Members, as prescribed by the Operating Agreement. LDM Business Services, Inc., Organizer First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION 1. The name of the Corporation is KCJH, Inc. 2. The Corporation is authorized to issue 10,000 shares of common stock, having a par value of $1.00 each, all of which shall be common. 3. The Registered Office of the Corporation is: 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska 68124, and the Registered Agent at such address is Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O. 4. Articles of Incorporation were filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on August 23, 2021. 5. The name and address of the Incorporator is: Matthew J. Speiker, 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska 68124. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF SORRENTINO HOLDINGS, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Sorrentino Holdings, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 13295 Cuming Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. The registered agent and office of the limited liability company is Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O., 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The Certificate of Organization was filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on August 24, 2021. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

Allan M. Ziebarth, Attorney for Co-Personal Representatives 1702 S. 10th St., Suite 2 Omaha, Nebraska 68108 NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska. PR21-1409 ESTATE OF PAMELA K. INSERRA, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on August 20, 2021 in the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska, the Registrar issued a written statement of Informal Probate of the Will of said Decedent's estate and that DION J. INSERRA, whose address is 1423 Phelps St., Omaha, NE 68107, and SHAWN D. LeCLAIR, whose address is 12006 N. 158 St., Bennington, NE 68007 have been appointed Co-Personal Representatives of this estate. Creditors of this estate must file their claims with this Court, located at Courtroom No. 330, Third Floor, Probate Division, Douglas County Hall of Justice, 17th & Farnam Streets, Omaha, NE 68183, on or before October 27, 2021 or be forever barred. KELLEY GOLDEN Clerk of the County Court First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF MEGHAN SHEEHAN, MD SPECIALIZED PSYCHIATRY, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Meghan Sheehan, MD Specialized Psychiatry, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The limited liability company shall provide medical services. The designated office of the limited liability company is 3157 Farnam Street, Suite 7104 #7182, Omaha, Nebraska 68131. The registered agent and office of the limited liability company is Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O., 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The Certificate of Organization was filed on August 23, 2021, with an effective date of September 1, 2021. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021


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• SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 • Midlands Business Journal

Legal notices LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES ANDREW J. HUBER, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF COMPANY #205, INC. Notice is hereby given that a corporation has been formed under the laws of the State of Nebraska, and that the name of the corporation is Company #205, Inc. The corporation is authorized to issue 1,000 shares of common stock. The general nature of the business to be transacted is all lawful business. The company commenced existence on August 20, 2021 and shall have perpetual duration. The name and street address of the corporation’s initial registered agent and office is LDM Business Services, Inc., 10306 Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The name and address of the incorporator is LDM Business Services, Inc., 10306 Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, NE 68114. LDM Business Services, Inc., Incorporator First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

ABRAHAMS KASLOW & CASSMAN LLP, Attorneys 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Invictus Apparel, LLC has been organized as a limited liability company under the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. The street and mailing addresses of the initial designated office of the company are 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The name and street and mailing addresses of the initial registered agent of the company for service of process are Thomas J. Malicki, 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF TWO BROTHERS REAL ESTATE, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Two Brothers Real Estate, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 13520 Giles Road, Suite E, Omaha, Nebraska 68138. The registered agent and office of the limited liability company is Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O., 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The Certificate of Organization was filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on August 19, 2021. First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

ANDREW J. HUBER, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF OVERSEAS PORTFOLIO RECOVERY, LLC Notice is hereby given of the formation of a limited liability company under the laws of the State of Nebraska, and that the name of the limited liability company is Overseas Portfolio Recovery, LLC. The address of the initial designated office is 8602 N. 30th Street, Omaha, NE 68112. The name and address of the registered agent and office is LDM Business Services, Inc, 10306 Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The general nature of the business is any or all lawful business. The company commenced existence on August 18, 2021 and shall have a perpetual duration. The affairs of the company shall be conducted by the Members, as prescribed by the Operating Agreement. LDM Business Services, Inc., Organizer First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

CATHERINE E. FRENCH, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF GREATER OMAHA NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE REMODELING INDUSTRY Notice is hereby given that the Articles of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation of Greater Omaha National Association of the Remodeling Industry, were adopted on June 24, 2021 to change the name of the corporation to Professional Remodeling Organization of NE-IA. The name and street address of the corporation’s registered agent is Sarah Jensen, 11204 Davenport Street, Suite 201, Omaha, NE 68154. The full text of such Articles of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation is on file with the Secretary of State. Dan Rueting, President First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

Carlson & Blakeman, LLP 2002 Douglas Street Omaha, NE 68102 NOTICE OF MERGER of WYNNE TRANSPORT SERVICE, INC. and WRP ENTERPRISES, LLC Notice is hereby given that WYNNE TRANSPORT SERVICE, INC. and WRP ENTERPRISES, LLC were merged pursuant to a Plan of Merger, with an effective date of January 1, 2021. As a result of the merger, WRP ENTERPRISES, LLC, the non-survivor, was dissolved. WYNNE TRANSPORT SERVICE, INC. was the survivor. All 12,593.89 issued and outstanding shares of WYNNE TRANSPORT SERVICE, INC. voted in favor and the Merger was duly approved by the shareholders in a manner consistent with the act and the Articles of Incorporation. The Articles of Incorporation of WYNNE TRANSPORT SERVICE, INC. remain unchanged. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

WHITMORE LAW OFFICE LLC 7602 Pacific Street, Suite 200 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that CF Plumbing LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office of the Company is 19014 S Circle, Omaha, Nebraska 68135. The Registered Agent of the Company is Chris Falcone, 19014 S Circle, Omaha, Nebraska 68135. The Company was formed on August 24, 2021. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that PROVERBSSIXTEENTHREE, LLC, has organized pursuant to R.R.S. Section 21-2601 et seq. The registered office is 11516 Nicholas St., Suite 303, Omaha, Nebraska 68154 and the registered agent is Frank X. Haverkamp. The nature of the business to be transacted is Real Estate Management. The business commenced on August 19, 2021. The affairs of the company are to be conducted by the President, Secretary and Treasurer. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF DOMESTICATION OF SK PUBLISHING, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Landmark Publications, LLC has domesticated to the State of Nebraska from the State of Virginia. The LLC name has been changed to SK Publishing, LLC. The Designated Office of the Company is 111 South 108th Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. The Registered Office of the Company is: 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124, and the Registered Agent at such address is Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O. The domestication was accomplished by the filing of Articles of Domestication with the Nebraska Secretary of State on August 12, 2021. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF SPIRIT AND GRACE ACADEMY, LLC The name of the Company is Spirit and Grace Academy, LLC. The Designated Office of the Company is: 4221 North 203rd Street, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022. The Registered Agent and Office of the Company is: Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O., 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. This limited liability company commenced business on August 24, 2021. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF ONE BILLING SOLUTIONS, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that One Billing Solutions, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company has been duly organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with its designated office located at 11718 Nicholas Street, Suite 101, Omaha, Nebraska 68154 and designating its registered agent as Erickson & Sederstrom, P.C. a limited liability organization with its registered office at 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF WESTHOFF FARMS, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Westhoff Farms, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 11115 S. 70th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68516. The Registered Agent of the Company is DDLG Business Services, Inc., 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

STEVEN G. RANUM, Attorney CROKER, HUCK LAW FIRM 2120 South 72nd Street, Suite 1200 Omaha, Nebraska 68124 LEGAL NOTICE IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, NEBRASKA IN RE NAME CHANGE OF NIRAJ AGARWAL, Petitioner. Case No. CI 21-8564 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: You are hereby notified that Niraj Agarwal filed a Petition in the District Court of Douglas County, Nebraska on the 27th day of August, 2021, the prayer of said Petition being to change his name from Niraj Agarwal to Neeraj Agarwal. You are further notified that Niraj Agarwal intends to present his Petition for change of name before the Honorable Shelly R. Stratman, Courtroom No. 315, Hall of Justice, 1701 Farnam Street, Omaha, Nebraska, on the 12th day of October, 2021, at 11:30 a.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard. At that time, any person or persons objecting to such change of name may be present and present their objections to the court. DATED: August 27, 2021. NIRAJ AGARWAL, Petitioner First publication September 3, 2021, final September 24, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF Dusty Road Management, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN on July 29, 2021, Dusty Road Management, LLC was organized as a limited liability company under the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act, with a designated office at 16216 Hartman Avenue, Omaha, NE 68116. The Company’s initial agent for service of process is Joseph Grimaldi, whose address is 16216 Hartman Avenue, Omaha, NE 68116. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO THE CERTIFICATE OF ORGANIZATION OF ROY HOLDINGS – OM, LLC Notice is hereby given that the Certificate of Organization of Roy Holdings – OM, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, has been amended to reflect its designated office as 3543 S. 210th Avenue, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022 and changing the name of the company to Roy Holdings SBTB, LLC. The Amended Certificate of Organization was filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on August 17, 2021. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that FOX REALESTATE, LLC, has organized pursuant to R.R.S. Section 21-2601 et seq. The registered office is 11516 Nicholas St., Suite 303, Omaha, Nebraska 68154 and the registered agent is Frank X. Haverkamp. The nature of the business to be transacted is Real Estate Management. The business commenced on August 19, 2021. The affairs of the company are to be conducted by the President, Secretary and Treasurer. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

HUSCH BLACKWELL LLP, Attorneys 13330 California Street, Suite 200 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF SFF LA, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that SFF LA, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska on August 26, 2021 (the “Company”). The Company has designated its registered agent as Sower Farmland Managers, LLC, with registered office at 13575 Lynam Drive, Omaha, NE 68138. The Company’s initial designated office is at 13575 Lynam Drive, Omaha, NE 68138. The Company shall be governed by one or more managers. The general nature of business is any lawful purpose. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021


Midlands Business Journal • SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 • Legal notices LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF THE NAME OF THE SUB CH, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that THE NAME OF THE SUB CH, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 13233 C Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68144. The Registered Agent of the Company is Jaime Suarez Delgado, 13233 C Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68144. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF THE NAME OF THE SUB GR, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that THE NAME OF THE SUB GR, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 13233 C Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68144. The Registered Agent of the Company is Jaime Suarez Delgado, 13233 C Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68144. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF THE NAME OF THE SUB TC, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that THE NAME OF THE SUB TC, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 13233 C Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68144. The Registered Agent of the Company is Jaime Suarez Delgado, 13233 C Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68144. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF THE NAME OF THE SUB WM, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that THE NAME OF THE SUB WM, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 13233 C Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68144. The Registered Agent of the Company is Jaime Suarez Delgado, 13233 C Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68144. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF GCP III ASCENSION ROCK REGIONAL, LLC. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that GCP III Ascension Rock Regional, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 10340 North 84th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68122. The Registered Agent of the Company is Zachary A. Wiegert, 10340 North 84th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68122. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF GCP III ROCK REGIONAL, LLC. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that GCP III Rock Regional, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 10340 North 84th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68122. The Registered Agent of the Company is Zachary A. Wiegert, 10340 North 84th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68122. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

Notice is hereby given that Project Redline LLC, a Nebraska Limited Liability Company, has been organized under the laws of the state of Nebraska, with its initial designated office at 12904 Marcy St., Omaha, NE 68154. The initial agent for service of process of the Company is Alexander Engelkamp, 12904 Marcy St., Omaha, NE 68154." First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

Notice is hereby given that Elevate Lofts, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The address of the Company’s designated office is 1910 S 44th Street Omaha, Suite 101, NE 68105, and the name of the registered agent at such address is Andrew Panebianco. The general nature of the business is real estate and any legal and lawful activity allowed pursuant to the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act and the laws of the State of Nebraska and elsewhere. The Company commenced business on 01/01/2021 and shall have perpetual existence. The affairs of the Company are to be managed by its managers. Andrew Panebianco, Member First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

Notice is hereby given that Inception Realty, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The address of the Company’s designated office is 1910 S 44th Street Omaha, Suite 101, NE 68108, and the name of the registered agent at such address is Andrew Panebianco. The general nature of the business is real estate and any legal and lawful activity allowed pursuant to the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act and the laws of the State of Nebraska and elsewhere. The Company commenced business on 07/01/2021 and shall have perpetual existence. The affairs of the Company are to be managed by its managers. Andrew Panebianco, Member First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF JJS FAMILY, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JJS Family, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 400 South 90th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The registered agent and office of the limited liability company is Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O., 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The limited liability company commenced business on August 30, 2021. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF MBS FAMILY, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that MBS Family, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 400 South 90th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The registered agent and office of the limited liability company is Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O., 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The limited liability company commenced business on August 30, 2021. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF KAS FAMILY, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that KAS Family, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 400 South 90th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The registered agent and office of the limited liability company is Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O., 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The limited liability company commenced business on August 30, 2021. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LSS FAMILY, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that LSS Family, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 400 South 90th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The registered agent and office of the limited liability company is Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O., 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The limited liability company commenced business on August 30, 2021. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

LEGAL NOTICE IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, NEBRASKA IN RE NAME CHANGE OF Ana Isabel Bremers. Case No. CI 21-8566 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that on the 27 day of August, 2021, a petition was filed in the District Court of Douglas County, Nebraska, the object and prayer of which is for the change of the petitioner's name from Ana Isabel Bremers to Ana Isabel Ramirez-Herrera. A hearing will be had on said petition before the Honorable James M Masteller, in the courtoom no. 409, 1701 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 68183 on the 1 day of October, 2021 at 8:45 a.m., or as soon thereafter as will be convenient for the court and that unless sufficent cause is shown to the contrary, the petitioner's name will be changed from that of Ana Isabel Bremers, to Ana Isabel Ramirez-Herrera. Ana Isabel Bremers, Petitioner First publication September 3, 2021, final September 24, 2021

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NICK R. TAYLOR, Attorney FITZGERALD, SCHORR, BARMETTLER & BRENNAN, P.C., L.L.O. 200 Regency One, 10050 Regency Circle Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3794 NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska. PR21-1375 ESTATE OF PATRICIA J. ANDERSON, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on August 20, 2021 in the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska, the Registrar issued a written statement of Informal Probate of the Will of said Decedent and that U.S. Bank, N.A., whose address is 525 North 132nd Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68154, was informally appointed by the Registrar as Personal Representative of the Estate. Creditors of this estate must file their claims with this Court, located at Courtroom No. 330, Third Floor, Probate Division, Douglas County Hall of Justice, 17th & Farnam Streets, Omaha, NE 68183, on or before October 27, 2021 or be forever barred. KELLEY GOLDEN Clerk of the County Court First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Krisfinlea, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, filed its Statement of Dissolution with the Nebraska Secretary of State on August 24, 2021, and the company is in the process of voluntary dissolution. The terms and conditions of such dissolution are, in general, that all debts and obligations of the company are to be fully paid and satisfied or adequate provision is to be made therefore, and that the balance of any remaining assets are to be distributed to its Member. Lisa K. Hoffman, as the authorized representative, will wind up and liquidate the company’s business and affairs. If you have a claim against the company, please provide the following information with respect to your claim: (1) your name or the name of your entity; (2) the nature of your claim; (3) the amount of your claim; and (4) the date your claim arose. All claims shall be mailed to 5553 Ponderosa Drive, West Des Moines, IA 50266. A claim against the company is barred unless an action to enforce the claim is commenced within five (5) years after the publication date of the third required notice. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

ABRAHAMS KASLOW & CASSMAN LLP, Attorneys 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF AMENDED CERTIFICATE OF ORGANIZATION LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY An Amended Certificate of Organization of ROK Financial Group, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, was filed on August 12, 2021, with the Nebraska Secretary of State to change the name of the company to Envision Wealth Strategies LLC. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF ZINK FRANCHISE GROUP, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Zink Franchise Group, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 332 South 243rd Street, Waterloo, Nebraska 68069. The registered agent and office of the limited liability company is Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O., 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The limited liability company commenced business on August 24, 2021. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

CATHERINE E. FRENCH, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF EMERALD FOX APARTMENTS, LLC Notice is hereby given of the formation of a limited liability company under the laws of the State of Nebraska, and that the name of the limited liability company is EMERALD FOX APARTMENTS, LLC. The address of the company’s initial designated office is 1867 S. 33rd Street, Lincoln, NE 68506. The name and address of the registered agent and office is LDM Business Services, Inc, 10306 Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The general nature of the business to be transacted is all lawful business. The company commenced existence on August 21, 2021 and shall have perpetual duration. The affairs of the company shall be conducted by the Members, as prescribed by the Operating Agreement. LDM Business Services, Inc., Organizer First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021


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Legal notices LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES ERIN K. ARTZ, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF Z & Z COFFEE, LLC Notice is hereby given of the formation of a limited liability company under the laws of the State of Nebraska, and that the name of the limited liability company is Z & Z Coffee, LLC. The address of the registered office is 6301 North 60th Street, Lincoln, NE 68529. The name and address of the registered agent is LDM Business Services, Inc, 10306 Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The general nature of the business to be transacted is all lawful business. The company commenced existence on August 30, 2021 and shall have perpetual duration. The affairs of the company shall be conducted by the Members, as prescribed by the Operating Agreement. LDM Business Services, Inc., Organizer First publication September 10, 2021, final September 24, 2021

ANDREW J. HUBER, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF CARBONBRIDGE, LLC Notice is hereby given of the formation of a limited liability company under the laws of the State of Nebraska, and that the name of the limited liability company is CarbonBridge, LLC. The address of the initial designated office is 5104 Cuming St., Omaha, NE 68132. The name and address of the registered agent and office is LDM Business Services, Inc, 10306 Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The general nature of the business is any or all lawful business. The company commenced existence on August 26, 2021 and shall have a perpetual duration. The affairs of the company shall be conducted by the Members, as prescribed by the Operating Agreement. LDM Business Services, Inc., Organizer First publication September 10, 2021, final September 24, 2021

ERIN K. ARTZ, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF DZEDO CAFÉ, LLC Notice is hereby given of the formation of a limited liability company under the laws of the State of Nebraska, and that the name of the limited liability company is Dzedo Café, LLC. The address of the registered office is 6301 North 60th Street, Lincoln, NE 68529. The name and address of the registered agent is LDM Business Services, Inc, 10306 Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The general nature of the business to be transacted is all lawful business. The company commenced existence on August 30, 2021 and shall have perpetual duration. The affairs of the company shall be conducted by the Members, as prescribed by the Operating Agreement. LDM Business Services, Inc., Organizer First publication September 10, 2021, final September 24, 2021

ERIN K. ARTZ, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF TERRY’S CAFE, LLC Notice is hereby given of the formation of a limited liability company under the laws of the State of Nebraska, and that the name of the limited liability company is Terry’s Cafe, LLC. The address of the registered office is 6301 North 60th Street, Lincoln, NE 68529. The name and address of the registered agent is LDM Business Services, Inc, 10306 Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The general nature of the business to be transacted is all lawful business. The company commenced existence on August 30, 2021 and shall have perpetual duration. The affairs of the company shall be conducted by the Members, as prescribed by the Operating Agreement. LDM Business Services, Inc., Organizer First publication September 10, 2021, final September 24, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF GFAM6, LLC The name of the Company is Gfam6, LLC. The Designated Office of the Company is: 19483 Walnut Circle, Omaha, Nebraska 68130. The Registered Agent and Office of the Company is: Greg Gaggini, 19483 Walnut Circle, Omaha, Nebraska 68130. This limited liability company commenced business on August 30, 2021. First publication September 10, 2021, final September 24, 2021

ABRAHAMS KASLOW & CASSMAN LLP, Attorneys 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF TERYL CORP. TERYL CORP., a Nebraska corporation, has been dissolved pursuant to the Nebraska Model Business Corporation Act. The corporation has collected its assets, disposed of its properties which were not distributed in kind to its shareholders, discharged or made provision for the discharge of its liabilities, distributed its remaining property among its shareholders according to their interests, and done every other act necessary to wind up and liquidate its business and affairs. A. Allen Hager, President of the corporation, was the person who was responsible for winding up and liquidating the business and affairs of the corporation. The corporation has no remaining assets or liabilities. First publication September 10, 2021, final September 24, 2021

ERIN K. ARTZ, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF CENTRAL REGION PROPERTIES, LLC Notice is hereby given of the formation of a limited liability company under the laws of the State of Nebraska, and that the name of the limited liability company is Central Region Properties, LLC. The address of the registered office is 12572 O. Street, Omaha, NE 68137. The name and address of the registered agent is LDM Business Services, Inc, 10306 Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The general nature of the business to be transacted is all lawful business. The company commenced existence on August 30, 2021 and shall have perpetual duration. The affairs of the company shall be conducted by the Members, as prescribed by the Operating Agreement. LDM Business Services, Inc., Organizer First publication September 10, 2021, final September 24, 2021

WHITMORE LAW OFFICE LLC 7602 Pacific Street, Suite 200 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION SA and JA Limited, whose Registered Agent is Sylvester M. Armstead Jr., and whose Registered Office is located at 5015 North 139th Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska 68164, was formed on August 26, 2021 to engage in any lawful business in the State of Nebraska. The corporation has authorized and issued 1,000 shares of common stock at a par value of $1.00 per share. The name and address of the Incorporator is Thomas E. Whitmore, 7602 Pacific Street, Suite 200, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. Thomas E. Whitmore, Incorporator First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF SCS PROJECTS, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that SCS Projects, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The registered agent and office of the limited liability company is Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O., 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The limited liability company commenced business on August 21, 2021. First publication August 27, 2021, final September 10, 2021

NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF BICYCLEBOOCH, INC. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BICYCLEBOOCH, INC., is incorporated under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with a registered office at 3018 South 87th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The registered agent is ANTHONY L. GROSS. The general nature of the business is to operate a general sales of beverages named kombucha business, to own, operate and perform services of every kind and nature whatsoever, which are not inconsistent with law, which are necessary, suitable, proper, convenient or expedient to the operation of a general sales of beverages named kombucha business. The authorized capital stock is $10,000.00, consisting of 10,000 shares of stock having a par value of $1.00 each, which stock shall be paid for wholly or partly by cash, by labor, by personal property and by real property. The corporation became a corporate body on August 12, 2021, and upon its Articles being filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on August 24, 2021, and shall have perpetual existence. The affairs of the corporation are to be conducted by a Board of Directors, the number of directors to be provided in the By-Laws, and the officers shall be a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, and such other officers as shall be designated in the By-Laws. ANTHONY L. GROSS, Incorporator CATHERINE L. WHITE, Incorporator 3018 South 87th Street, Omaha, NE 68124 First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

DENNIS P. LEE, Attorney LEE LAW OFFICE 2433 South 130th Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68145 NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska. PR21-1477. Judge Vaughn. Date of Death: March 6, 2021, Age 67 IN RE ESTATE IF DAVID C. DRAGON, JR. Notice is hereby given that on the 1st day of September, 2021, in the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska, the Registrar issued a written statement of Informal Testacy of the Estate of David C. Dragon, Jr. and that the following surviving child was appointed as the Personal Representative of this estate. Rita J. Salucci 105 Fox Meadow Court Bellevue, NE 68005 Creditors of this estate must file their claims with this Court, located at Courtroom No. 330, Third Floor, Probate Division, Douglas County Hall of Justice, 17th & Farnam Streets, Omaha, NE 68183, on or before November 9, 2021 or be forever barred. CARROL MILLS Registrar of the County Court First publication September 10, 2021, final September 24, 2021

MATTHEW T. PAYNE, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION Notice is hereby given of incorporation of Kugler Vision Holdings, Inc. under the laws of the State of Nebraska as follows: 1. The name of the Corporation is Kugler Vision Holdings, Inc. 2. The number of shares that the Corporation is authorized to issue is 1,000 shares of common stock. 3. The name of the initial registered agent is Matthew T. Payne, and the address of the initial registered office is 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. 4. The name and address of the incorporator is Matthew T. Payne, 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. 5. The general nature of the business to be transacted by the Corporation is any and all lawful business for which a corporation may be incorporated in Nebraska. First publication September 10, 2021, final September 24, 2021

NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF DOUGLAS HALBERT MEMORIAL AMATEUR RADIO CLUB, INC. Frank R. Vondra, whose street address is 6625 South 91 Street, Omaha, NE 68127, has incorporated Douglas Halbert Memorial Amateteur Radio Club, Inc., a public benefit nonprofit corpo­ration, with its registered office at 6625 South 91 Street, Omaha, NE 68127, having perpetual existence commencing with the filing of its articles of incorporation, and whose affairs are conducted by the board of directors and the usual corporate officers. The corporation has no members. Its registered agent is Frank R. Vondra. September 10, 2021

ERIN K. ARTZ, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF DESERT EXPRESSO CAFÉ, LLC Notice is hereby given of the formation of a limited liability company under the laws of the State of Nebraska, and that the name of the limited liability company is Desert Expresso Café, LLC. The address of the registered office is 6301 North 60th Street, Lincoln, NE 68529. The name and address of the registered agent is LDM Business Services, Inc, 10306 Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The general nature of the business to be transacted is all lawful business. The company commenced existence on August 30, 2021 and shall have perpetual duration. The affairs of the company shall be conducted by the Members, as prescribed by the Operating Agreement. LDM Business Services, Inc., Organizer First publication September 10, 2021, final September 24, 2021

Notice is hereby given that SVOBODA REAL ESTATE INC, has incorporated under the Nebraska Model Business Corporation Act. The general nature of the business is any lawful business. Authorized capital is 1,000 shares of common stock, with a par value of $0.00 per share. KRL Accounting & Tax LLC is the incorporator and the registered agent is JAY SVOBODA. The incorporator’s address is 11516 Nicholas Street Suite 302 Omaha, NE 68154, and the address of the registered agent is 2735 N 120th Ave Omaha, NE 68164. The affairs of the corporation are to be conducted by the Board of Directors and such officers as it may elect. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021


Midlands Business Journal • SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 • Legal notices LEGAL NOTICES ROBERT J. LIKES, Attorney LIKES MEYERSON HATCH LLC 444 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF WVP LAND COMPANY LLC WVP Land Company LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company (the “Company”), filed its STATEMENT OF DISSOLUTION with the Nebraska Secretary of State on September 1, 2021. Persons with claims against the Company must present such claim to: WVP Land Company LLC, c/o Tucker B. Magid, 12915 West Dodge Road, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. Claims against the Company must include the following information: (i) claimant’s name, address and telephone number during business hours; (ii) any facts, which may support the claim, and (iii) any amounts allegedly owed by the Company under the claim. Claims not including this information will not be reviewed. Any claims against this Company will be barred unless a proceeding to enforce such claims is commenced within five (5) years after the date this Notice is last published. First publication September 10, 2021, final September 24, 2021

GREG ABBOUD, Attorney ABBOUD LAW FIRM 6530 South 84th Street Omaha, NE 68127 LEGAL NOTICE IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF LANCASTER COUNTY, NEBRASKA TO: KEVIN FERGUSON, whose place of residence is known and upon whom personal service and summons cannot be had, Defendant: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that on the 9th day of June, 2021, DANIEL E. EBBERS as Plaintiff filed his Complaint against you in the District Court of Lancaster County, Nebraska, at Case Number CI 21-2609 the object and prayer of which is to secure a judgment against you for special and general damages arising out of a personal injury automobile collision which occurred on July 10, 2017 on Highway 77 at or near the exit ramp from I-80 West, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, along with interest and costs. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO answer said Complaint on or before the 17 day of October, 2021, or said Complaint against you will be taken as true. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

ROBERT J. LIKES, Attorney LIKES MEYERSON HATCH LLC 444 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF WVP MEDICAL BUILDING LLC WVP Medical Building LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company (the “Company”), filed its STATEMENT OF DISSOLUTION with the Nebraska Secretary of State on September 1, 2021. Persons with claims against the Company must present such claim to: WVP Medical Building LLC, c/o Tucker B. Magid, 12915 West Dodge Road, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. Claims against the Company must include the following information: (i) claimant’s name, address and telephone number during business hours; (ii) any facts, which may support the claim, and (iii) any amounts allegedly owed by the Company under the claim. Claims not including this information will not be reviewed. Any claims against this Company will be barred unless a proceeding to enforce such claims is commenced within five (5) years after the date this Notice is last published. First publication September 10, 2021, final September 24, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF A&D HOLDINGS LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that A&D Holdings LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 5702 South 60th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68117. The registered agent and office of the limited liability company is David P. Hansen, 5702 South 60th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68117. The limited liability company commenced business on August 25, 2021. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO THE CERTIFICATE OF ORGANIZATION OF 545 W ELM STREET, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Certificate of Organization of 545 W Elm Street, LLC, have been amended to change the name of the corporation to: Two Brothers Real Estate Holdings, LLC. The Amendment to the Certificate of Organization was filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on August 30, 2021. First publication September 10, 2021, final September 24, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO THE CERTIFICATE OF ORGANIZATION OF TWO BROTHERS REAL ESTATE, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Certificate of Organization of Two Brothers Real Estate, LLC, have been amended to change the name of the corporation to: Two Brothers Real Estate Nebraska, LLC. The Amendment to the Certificate of Organization was filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on August 30, 2021. First publication September 10, 2021, final September 24, 2021

JUSTIN A. SHELDON, Attorney VANDENACK WEAVER LLC 17007 Marcy Street, Suite 3 Omaha, Nebraska 68118 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF INCONTRO FLOORING LLC Notice is hereby given that INCONTRO FLOORING LLC has been organized as a limited liability company under the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. The address of the initial designated office of the company is 6520 South 154th Street, Omaha, NE 68137. The agent for service of process for the Company is VW Agents LLC located at 17007 Marcy Street, Suite 3, Omaha, NE 68118. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF OAK INVESTMENT REAL ESTATE, LLC The name of the Company is Oak Investment Real Estate, LLC. The Designated Office of the Company is: 912 South 31st Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68105. The Registered Agent and Office of the Company is: John Heine, 912 South 31st Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68105. This limited liability company commenced business on August 25, 2021. First publication September 3, 2021, final September 17, 2021

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Nick R. Taylor, Attorney of FITZGERALD, SCHORR, BARMETTLER & BRENNAN, P.C. 10050 Regency Circle, Suite 200 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 LEGAL NOTICE Estate of Barry G. Smith, Deceased In the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska. PR21-1474 Notice is hereby given that on August 25, 2021, in the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska, Cynthia Smith, whose address is 12360 Seward Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68154, was informally appointed by the Registrar as Personal Representative of the estate. Creditors of this estate must file their claims with this Court, located at Courtroom No. 30, Third Floor, Probate Division, Douglas County Hall of Justice, 17th & Farnam Streets, Omaha, NE 68183, on or before November 9, 2021 or be forever barred. CARROL MILLS Registrar First publication September 10, 2021, final September 24, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 N O T I C E O F A M E N D M E N T T O T H E A RT I C L E S O F INCORPORATION OF B. J. SHOWER DOOR CO. Notice is hereby given that the Articles of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation of B. J. Shower Door Co., a Nebraska corporation, were filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on September 1, 2021, to amend Article I, changing the name of the corporation to BJGS, Inc. First publication September 10, 2021, final September 24, 2021

JUSTIN A. SHELDON, Attorney VANDENACK WEAVER LLC 17007 Marcy Street, Suite 3 Omaha, Nebraska 68118 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF APOSTLES 2:45 ENTERPRISE LLC Notice is hereby given that APOSTLES 2:45 ENTERPRISE LLC has been organized as a limited liability company under the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. The address of the initial designated office of the company is 2304 Campanile Road, Waterloo, NE 68069. The agent for service of process for the Company is VW Agents LLC located at 17007 Marcy Street, Suite 3, Omaha, NE 68118. First publication September 10, 2021, final September 24, 2021

KATHRYN J. DERR PC LLO 1301 S. 75th Street, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68124 Attorneys NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF Compass Philanthropic, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Compass Philanthropic, LLC has been organized as a limited liability company under the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. The address of the initial designated office of the company is 12515 Mormon Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68142. The registered office of the Company is 12515 Mormon Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68142, and the agent at such office is Jennifer T. Strako. The general nature of the business to be transacted by the company is any lawful business which may be carried on by a limited liability company organized under the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. The company commenced operations on August 19, 2021, and shall have a perpetual duration. First publication September 10, 2021, final September 24, 2021

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: Metcalf Images Name of Applicant: Beth Metcalf Address: 2298 Country Club Avenue Omaha NE 68104 Applicant is a Individual If other than an Individual, state under whose laws entity was formed: Date of first use of name in Nebraska: October 8, 2020 General nature of business: Photography services BETH METCALF Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative September 10, 2021

BENJAMIN J. PICK, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF ONE MIRACLE PLACE, LLC Notice is hereby given of the organization of One Miracle Place, LLC: 1. The name of the limited liability company is One Miracle Place, LLC; and 2. The street and mailing address of the initial designated office is 12910 Pierce Street, Suite 110, Omaha, Nebraska 68144, and the name and street address of the initial agent for service of process is James D. Buser, 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication September 10, 2021, final September 24, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is given that ALMA CONVENIENCE STORE AND MONEY TRANSFERS , LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska with the following registered agent and registered office: Alma Zapien at 1952 S 14th St Omaha, NE 68108. The general nature of the Company's business is to engage in any lawful business permitted under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The company was organized on April 2, 2021, and it shall continue in perpetuity unless sooner terminated in accordance with the terms of its operating agreement. The designated office is 1952 S 14th St. Omaha, NE 68108. In general, the Company's business is to be managed by its primary member Alma Zapien in accordance with the Company's operating agreement. September 10, 2021

MARK J. LAPUZZA, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF AJKL, LLC Notice is hereby given of the organization of AJKL, LLC. 1. The name of the limited liability company is AJKL, LLC. 2. The street and mailing address of the initial designated office is 9655 N. 288th Street, Valley, Nebraska 68064. 3. The name and street address of the initial agent for service of process is Mark J. LaPuzza, 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication September 10, 2021, final September 24, 2021

ALLAN M. ZIEBARTH, Attorney 1702 S. 10th Street, Suite 2 Omaha, Nebraska 68108 NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF EINSTEIN EVALUATION GROUP, LLC All claims against the company must be forwarded to the company c/o CAROL ANN ENGELMANN, 1702 S. 10th St., Suite 2, Omaha, NE 68108, and contain the name of the claimant, the nature and amount of the claim, and the address and a contact person for the claimant. A claim against the company is barred unless an action to enforce the claim is commenced within five years after the publication date of the third required notice. First publication September 10, 2021, final September 24, 2021


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Legal notices LEGAL NOTICES STATE OF NEBRASKA PAROLE BOARD HEARING N O T I C E A total of 133 cases will be heard by the Board in September 2021. The following case(s) sentenced in Douglas County will be seen by the Board of Parole. September 15, 2021 – 8:30 a.m. Nebraska Correctional Center for Women, York, Nebraska Newson, Trennesha 392473 Robbery (2 counts) Rhoades, Sharee 392651 Manu/Dist/Del/Disp or Poss W/I Pos Cntrl Sub Except Marijuana September 22, 2021 – 8:30 a.m. Community Correctional Center – Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska Brown, Royce 79152 Sexual Assault of Child 1st Deg Carroll, Tony 84172 Motor Vehicle Homicide Robbery Carter, Jerry 87116 Arson 1st Degree Matlock, Randell 88442 Poss Deadly Weap by Felon/Fug Black, Dennis 88789 Driving Under Revoked License Baker, Jonathan 88829 Burglary (3 counts) Pos Cntrl Sub Except Marijuana Ashley, Phillip 210616 Poss Deadly Weap by Felon/Fug Mikesh, Brandon 211446 Robbery Bass, Maurice 211968 Aslt Peac Ofcr/DCS Emp 3rd Dgr Assault 3rd Degree Theft by Receiving Stolen Prop (2 counts) Dorrall, Billy 212238 Poss Deadly Weap by Felon/Fug Felipe-Miguel, Santiago 212423 Driving While Intoxicated Brown, Dwan 212819 Assault 2nd Degree Chandler, Kerry 213043 Poss Deadly Weap by Felon/Fug Barrs, Stephanie 392205 Pos Ctnrl Sub Except Marijuana Cruz, Vincent 213001 Unlawful Discharge of Firearm Donaldson, Labrone 85803 Robbery Jones, William 71665 RobberyUse Deadly Weap to Commit Fel September 23, 2021 – 8:30 a.m. Community Correctional Center Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska Sanders, Deandre 70340 Assault 2nd Degree Use Firearm to Commit Felony Anderson, Tyshun 89758 Unlawful Discharge of Firearm Perez-Gonzales, Leonires 210954 Manu/Dist/Del/Disp or Poss W/I Nauden, Terrell 212126 Manu/Dist/Del/Disp or Poss W/I Romero, Juan 85686 Manu/Dist/Del/Disp or Poss W/I September 24, 2021 – 8:30 a.m. Omaha Correctional Center, Omaha, Nebraska Burks, Tony 70494 Burglary False Imprisonment 1st Degree (2 counts Terroristic Threats (2 counts) Use Deadly Weap to Commit Fel Weaver, Sidney 87450 Poss Deadly Weap by Felon/Fug Verratti, Codi 87977 Sexual Assault 1st Degree Stugart, Adam 88818 Aslt Peac Ofcr/DCS Emp 3rd Dgr Assault by a Confined Person Manu/Dist/Del/Disp or Poss W/I (3 counts) Cheatams, Carlos 89154 Theft by Receiving Stolen Prop Caniglia, Joshua 89669 Pos Cntrl Sub Except Marijuana Wilson, Ryan 89972 Sexual Assault 1st Degree Davis, Tyree 210478 Manu/Dist/Del/Disp or Poss W/I (2 counts) Thorne, Johnathon 211124 Assault 1st Degree Robbery Theft by Receiving Stolen Prop Unlwfl Discharge of Firearm September 27, 2021 – 8:30 a.m. Te c u m s e h S t a t e C o r re c t i o n a l Institution, Tecumseh, Nebraska Shaban, Shaban 87067 Criminal Impersonation Pos Cntrl Sub Except Marijuana Poss Deadly Weap by Felon/Fug Ewing, Lawrence 87729 Sexual Assault 1st Degree Thomas, Leo 80738 Terroristic Threats Use Deadly Weap to Commit Fel Summage, Henry 70541 Domestic Assault Strangulation Use Deadly Weap to Commit Fel September 28, 2021– 8:30 a.m. Lincoln Correctional Center, Lincoln, Nebraska Turner, Rodney 77702 Incest (2 counts) Miller, Charles 88937 Viol of Financial Trans Device Anderson, Steven 89635 Burglary Killingsworth, Jemel 213284 Poss Deadly Weap by Felon/Fug Hillyer, Justin 213387 Theft by Unlwfl Taking or Disp September 29, 2021 – 8:30 a.m. Community Correctional Center Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska McNeil, Jamaal 86301 Manu/Dist/Del/Disp or Poss W/I McFarland, Eli 89970 Poss Deadly Weap by Felon/Fug Emmanuel, Michael 210421 Pos Cntrl Sub Except Marijuana Viol of Financial Trans Device Sherman-Wright, Davonta 212391 Carry/Poss Concealed Weapon Domestic Assault Poss Deadly Weap by Felon/Fug Milton, Tiahna 392478 Assault 3rd Degree (2 counts) Criminal Impersonation September 30, 2021 – 8:30 a.m. Nebraska State Penitentiary, Lincoln, Nebraska Rodriguez-Rojas, Roman 70058 Manslaughter Motor Vehicle Homicide Use Deadly Weap to Commit Fel Dean, Preston 70365 Assault 1st Degree Use Deadly Weap to Commit Fel Harshbarger, Joseph 87409 Poss Deadly Weap by Felon/Fug Oneal, Kaliph 88313 Robbery (3 counts) Saxton, Matthew 210110 Driving While Intoxicated Escape Maben, Troy 211088 Poss Deadly Weap by Felon/Fug Unlawful Discharge of Firearm Covarrubias, Saturnino 211141 Robbery (2 counts) Wallace, Jeffrey 211380 Theft by Deception Johnson, Shawn 211609 Aslt Peac Ofcr/DCS Emp 3rd Dgr Driving Under Revoked License Turpen, John 212101 Driving Under Revoked License (2 counts) Borelli, Aaron 213254 Burglary Theft by Unlwfl Taking or Disp ROSALYN COTTON, CHAIR NEBRASKA BOARD OF PAROLE September 10, 2021

Julia K. Palzer Attorney at Law 10828 Old Mill Road, Suite 6 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION 1. The name of the Company is CUTUCACHE CONSOLIDATED, LLC. 2. The street address of the initial designated office is 109 Bellevue Blvd. N., Bellevue, Nebraska, 68005. The registered agent is Christine Cutucache and the Registered Agent's address is 109 Bellevue Blvd. N., Bellevue, Nebraska, 68005. 3. The general nature of the Company is management and leadership consulting. 4. The Company commenced on August 10, 2021, and shall have perpetual existence. 5. The affairs of the Company are to be conducted by Members, the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and such other officers as the Members shall determine. First publication September 10, 2021, final September 24, 2021

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: Razor's Edge Painting Name of Applicant: Kelly Steffes Address:1417 N 18th St Apt 112 Omaha NE 68102 Applicant is a Individual If other than an Individual, state under whose laws entity was formed: Date of first use of name in Nebraska: 05/01/2021 General nature of business: commercial and residential painting KELLY STEFFES Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative September 10, 2021

MARTIN P. PELSTER, Attorney CROKER HUCK LAW FIRM 2120 S. 72ND STREET, SUITE 1200 OMAHA, NEBRASKA 68124 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF MIDWEST CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE, LLC The name of the limited liability company is Midwest Climate Controlled Storage, LLC. The address of the initial designated office is 608 North 114th Street, Omaha, NE 68154. The name and address of the initial agent for service of process is Croker, Huck, Kasher, DeWitt, Anderson & Gonderinger, LLC, 2120 South 72nd Street, Suite 1200, Omaha, NE 68124. First publication September 10, 2021, final September 24, 2021

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: Rooted Tree Specialists Name of Applicant: NEMED1, LLC Address: 11102 Blondo Street, Suite 103 Omaha NE 68164 Applicant is a Limited Liability Company If other than an Individual, state under whose laws entity was formed: Nebraska Date of first use of name in Nebraska: August 1, 2021 General nature of business: Total Tree Care JOHN TAULBORG Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative September 10, 2021

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: LA CAMPECHANA Name of Applicant: NOEMYD. LOPEZ-LIZCANO Address: 2721 S 49TH STREET OMAHA NE 68106 Applicant is a Individual If other than an Individual, state under whose laws entity was formed: Date of first use of name in Nebraska: UP ON FILING General nature of business: FOOD TRUCK NOEMY LOPEZ Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative September 10, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF THE TROUPE, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that The Troupe, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 1125 S 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The registered agent and office of the limited liability company is Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O., 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The Certificate of Organization was filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on September 3, 2021. First publication September 10, 2021, final September 24, 2021

NOTICE OF INCORPORATION 1. The name of the Corporation is Nebraska Music Hall of Fame Inc. 2. The Corporation is a public benefit corporation. 3. The Corporation will not have members. 4. The Registered Agent of the Corporation is: Jaguar Group Inc. at 11225 Davenport Street, Ste 108, Omaha, NE 68154. 5. Articles of Incorporation were filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on May 5, 2021. 6. The name and address of the Incorporator is: Steven Zenovieff, 14001 W Hwy 29, Ste 102, Liberty Hill, TX 78642. September 10, 2021

DAVID J. SKALKA, Attorney CROKER HUCK LAW FIRM 2120 S. 72ND STREET, SUITE 1200 OMAHA, NEBRASKA 68124 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF AJ'S GARAGE, LLC The name of the limited liability company is AJ's Garage, LLC. The address of the initial designated office is 2120 South 72nd Street, Suite 1200, Omaha, NE 68124. The name and address of the initial agent for service of process is Croker, Huck, Kasher, DeWitt, Anderson & Gonderinger, LLC, 2120 South 72nd Street, Suite 1200, Omaha, NE 68124. First publication September 10, 2021, final September 24, 2021

SCOTT A. MEYERSON, Esq. LIKES MEYERSON HATCH LLC 444 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF PINNACLE POOLS & SPAS LLC Notice is hereby given that Pinnacle Pools & Spas LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The street and mailing address of the Company’s initial designated office is 14021 Shirley St., Omaha, NE 68144. The street and mailing address of the Company’s initial agent for service of process is 5601 S. 59th Street, Suite C, Lincoln, NE 68516 and the Company’s initial agent for service of process at such address is Registered Agent Solutions, Inc. First publication September 10, 2021, final September 24, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is given that Arte Commercial LLC, has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska with the following registered agent and registered office: Silvia Lizcano Neira at 77 Country Club Rd. Omaha, NE 68127. The designated office is located at 77 Country Cub Rd. Omaha, NE 68127. The general nature of the Company's business is to engage in any lawful business permitted under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The company was organized on August 21, 2021, and it shall continue in perpetuity unless sooner terminated in accordance with the terms of its operating agreement. In general, the Company's business is to be managed by its primary member Silvia Lizcano Neira in accordance with the Company's operating agreement. First publication September 10, 2021, final September 24, 2021

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: MY BNB NOW Name of Applicant: SILVIA J. LIZCANO NEIRA Address: 77 COUNTRY CLUB ROAD, OMAHA, NE 68127 Applicant is a Individual If other than an Individual, state under whose laws entity was formed: Date of first use of name in Nebraska: Up on filing General nature of business: Real Estate Rentals SILVIA J. LIZCANO NEIRA Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative September 10, 2021

SANDRA STERN, Attorney 1299 Farnam St., Suite 369 Omaha, Nebraska 68102 LEGAL NOTICE On August 23, 2021, Dante McClellan, filed a Petition in Douglas County, Nebraska, District Court, Case No. CI 21-8412, on behalf of his minor child, Jasiah Deshawn Murray, to change his name to Jasiah Deshawn McClellan. A hearing on the Petition will be held October 8, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom No. 410, 4th floor, Hall of Justice, 1701 Farnam Street, Omaha, Nebraska. Anyone objecting to the Petition may be heard. By: Sandra Stern, Petitioner’s Attorney. SANDRA STERN 1299 Farnam St. #369 Omaha, NE 68102 (402) 342-6627 First publication September 10, 2021, final September 17, 2021


Midlands Business Journal • SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 • Legal notices LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF CASSONE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Cassone Technologies, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 1412 Beechwood Ave, Papillion, Nebraska 68133. The registered agent and office of the limited liability company is Victor Cassone, 1412 Beechwood Ave, Papillion, Nebraska 68133. The limited liability company commenced business on June 25, 2021. First publication September 10, 2021, final September 24, 2021

DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 N O T I C E O F A M E N D M E N T T O T H E A RT I C L E S O F I N C O R P O R AT I O N O F O M A H A C O N C R E T E S AW I N G INCORPORATED Notice is hereby given that the Articles of Incorporation of Omaha Concrete Sawing Incorporated, a Nebraska corporation, have been amended changing the name of the corporation to Valhalla Holdings, LLC. The Articles of Amendment were filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on September 3, 2021. First publication September 10, 2021, final September 24, 2021

Julia K. Palzer Attorney at Law 10828 Old Mill Road, Suite 6 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION 1. The name of the Company is ACUITY HOME INSPECTIONS, LLC. 2. The street address of the initial designated office is 21904 Rustic Ridge Road, Elkhorn, Nebraska, 68022. The registered agent is Alan M. Stephens and the Registered Agent's address is 21904 Rustic Ridge Road, Elkhorn, Nebraska, 68022. 3. The general nature of the Company is home inspection services. 4. The Company commenced on September 7, 2021, and shall have perpetual existence. 5. The affairs of the Company are to be conducted by Members, the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and such other officers as the Members shall determine. First publication September 10, 2021, final September 24, 2021

DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF RENT-A-DAD RESTORATIONS, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Rent-A-Dad Restorations, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 5276 Willit Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68152. The Registered Agent of the Company is DDLG Business Services, Inc., 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication September 10, 2021, final September 24, 2021

DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF STH SKYLINE TWO, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that STH Skyline Two, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 1040 South 211th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68022. The Registered Agent of the Company is DDLG Business Services, Inc., 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication September 10, 2021, final September 24, 2021

DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF MSJJ BONANZA FOUR, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that MSJJ Bonanza Four, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 1040 South 211th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68022. The Registered Agent of the Company is DDLG Business Services, Inc., 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication September 10, 2021, final September 24, 2021

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Auction helps to revive small vegetable farms in Pennsylvania – helps build Amish communities by Joseph N. DiStefano

In box trucks and horse-drawn wagons, Amish farmers and others carry corrugated crates of bright vegetables and fruits to an open-sided auction house in Oxford, Chester County, Pa., to meet buyers for grocers, restaurants, and caterers three mornings a week. It seems like a scene out of time. But the Oxford Produce Auction LLC, owned by 40 Amish farmers, is only 10 years old. Just off U.S. Agriculture 1 highway from Philadelphia to Baltimore, the auction signals a surprising shift in the 300-year-old farm communities of western Chester and southern Lancaster Counties, where young families are making a living from smaller pieces of ground, instead of leaving the region or seeking wage jobs. With irrigation, greenhouses, and family labor, they raise glossy tomatoes and sweet corn, peppers and eggplants, watermelons and cantaloupes, and much more. They know they can sell these items to produce-conscious city and local buyers at the auction, for prices that are competitive with the durable produce trucked east from big industrial growers. Starting at 9 a.m., auctioneers from Petersheim & Longenecker, hired by the market, begin their rapid-fire chant and patter, drawing bids from the crowd. At a minute or two per lot, it takes more than two hours to sell it all. “Sweet corn picked at 4 a.m., we sell it at 9, it’s on the store shelves by 11. This is the way to market produce,” says Jeff Stoltzfus, who grows strawberries and melons on his family’s 35 acres in Cochranville, 10 miles up the road. He’s not Amish, but his name is a common one here. A trio of bearded growers in bright blue and deep green shirts step close and ask his advice on fighting the phytophthora blight that can turn new-picked watermelons to mush. Stoltzfus is also a state agricultural extension service agent. He estimates there are as many as 100 similar auctions based in Amish and other faith communities across the country. Wherever Plain communities with their larger families are expanding, “once there’s a critical mass, there’s an auction.” A smaller market in Leola, Lancaster County, dates to 1985. “Vegetables have replaced dairy around here,” Stoltzfus added. “You can make a living on produce, because you have thousands of neighbors. It gets into Philly restaurants and local markets. “Twenty years ago, I thought the Amish were moving away from suburban areas. But now the bankers are doing loans on vegetable-only farms. You never used to see that. Now, you can make as much on 25 acres of vegetables as from 70 acres of dairy. They are buying the ‘farm-ettes,’ where a family might have kept a weekend horse farm, and putting in a couple greenhouses and a few acres of peppers.” In the concrete-floored shed, twice expanded until it’s now longer than a football field, the farmers crowd by their boxes, some in bright shirts and straw hats. Children scurry on errands, or stretch their necks to watch. The buyers — neighborhood grocers, Philadelphia restaurant suppliers, and immigrant caterers — examine the late-August produce. Auction markets don’t guarantee good returns. One day in mid-August, corn at the Leola market started at $2.50 a dozen and slipped to 50 cents, when trading stopped for lack of buyers, recounts Becky Clawson, a state extension agent. The food is then donated to the Chester County Food Bank. She checked stands at Lancaster Central Market the following Saturday and found the glut hadn’t affected the retail price there of local sweet corn for urban buyers. That’s how strong demand is for fresh local produce. “Nobody has what these guys do; nobody can compare,” says Tomm Stone, a veteran produce buyer who

fills orders for businesses such as the century-old Wolff’s Apple House produce market near Media and Yates produce distributor in West Grove, as well as wholesalers and markets in the Philadelphia and Baltimore areas. He also visits the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Center and the Vineland Cooperative Produce Auction, larger markets that handle bigger growers for customers including supermarket chains. Remote buyers give broker Stone a ceiling price on each item they need. For a 3% cut, he buys them boxes and skids of produce, filling trailers. Though the pandemic boosted prices, they have come back to earth. “Nobody can figure out what prices will do” on a given day, adds Stone, one of the few of the hundreds at Oxford on a recent Tuesday who arrived wearing a face mask. The market is also open on Thursdays and Fridays. But regular visitors get a feel, Stone adds, showing a long list on his smartphone of the day’s produce offerings by farmers with familiar Amish names: Beiler, Esh, Lapp, Martin, a couple of Zooks, and no fewer than eight Stoltzfuses. Also Milburn Orchards of Elkton, Md., one of the many non-Amish businesses within a hundred-mile radius that also sell here. “Ike Stoltzus has seven sons. Every one of them is an excellent grower. And they’ve all been able to stay right around here,” Stone said, marveling at how the auction has helped keep the family from scattering. The growers aren’t necessarily “organic.” Many are certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as following GAP — Good Agricultural Practices, auditor-certified for avoiding food safety and chemical hazards. Some growers, known by their assigned numbers tagged on every lot, are so well-respected their boxes start at and get higher prices. “I’m here buying jitomates for the salsa,” says Cristobal Castaneda, who arrived in the area as a laborer in the mushroom sheds and has developed a catering business called Taste of Puebla in Kennett Square. He used the Mexican word for red tomatoes. In southern Chester County, customers have come to expect excellent produce, he says. The Oxford bidding space is less than a quarter of the size of the Vineland auction in Cumberland County, N.J., a 90-year-old seasonal trading floor in the heart of that historically Italian American farm community, where buyers include large grocery chains. “The Block,” as the 80-year-old farm auction in Laurel, Del., is known, attracts Amish growers and others along the Delmarva peninsula. The farm auction in Swedesboro, N.J., closed in 2010 as tomato fields have given way to warehouses along U.S. 322 in Gloucester County. The Oxford market remains open in the winter for one day, Friday. It can open that day due to the proliferation of greenhouses in the area, warmed by ground pipes heated by propane or by beech and oak from local woodlots. The Amish generally eschew big electric or phone services, favoring spring-wound, solar, bottled-gas, or battery-powered motors and other unplugged technologies. At the market in Oxford at 190 Union School Road, auctioneer David Longenecker walks the rows as he delivers his pitch. Colleague Alvin Fisher, in straw hat and red shirt, works one row over, making his sales. Longenecker’s wife, Amish-born Ophra Rose, leads auctions on Fridays. “Dollar bill, fifty, dollar thirty-five, sixty-five, seventy-five, sold, sixty-five annnd a buck,” sings Longenecker. “Fifty-five, sixty-five, eighty,” calls out Fisher, his back to Longenecker’s, pointing at bidders as his bonneted, long-skirted assistant marks the bids and lot numbers down. “Make it a dollar bill,” he coaxes. Longenecker has moved on: “All right, we got melons. Dollar, dollar fifty, one seventy-five, sold, one-fifty.” ©2021 The Philadelphia Inquirer, LLC. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.


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• SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 • Midlands Business Journal

How penny stocks are traded — and why they’re so risky for investors by Giovanny Moreano

Penny stocks are small companies whose shares trade for a relatively low price and often on thin volume. They are considered speculative investments and can be highly volatile, Investing appealing to traders trying to capture outsized returns. However, the losses can be just as severe. But not all penny stocks are the same,

and one factor that sets them apart is where they trade. How are penny stocks traded? According to the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), penny stocks are shares of equities that trade for under $5. Some of these companies are new to the market, may not have complete financial records, or lack a solid product, service or revenue stream. In certain instances,

some of them could even be going through bankruptcy filings. Companies with all their documents in order can list on major stock exchanges like the NYSE or NASDAQ, which have strict rules, such as frequently disclosing financial statements with the SEC. Since most penny stock issuers do not qualify to list on a large exchange, their shares trade over the counter (OTC) via

for up to 180 days with no late fees and an additional 180-day extension if they request it through their online accounts. Other steps you could take now if you can’t pay your loans Talking with your lender as soon as possible is one of the most effective ways to get immediate payment relief during financial hardship. In addition to setting up payment deferment or forbearance, there are a few other steps you can take if you can’t pay your loans: -Apply for unemployment benefits: The March 2021 American Rescue Plan Act increases the total number of weeks that individuals can collect unemployment benefits to 79 weeks. It also provides an additional $300 weekly benefit for those who are unemployed through Sept. 6. -Cut discretionary spending: Review all of your nonessential spending, like dining out, shopping and streaming subscriptions. Find areas that you can cut from

your monthly budget to free up money for loan payments. -Refinance your loans: If you have strong credit, you might be eligible for current low interest rates. Refinancing can help reduce your interest rate and lower your monthly payment. -Consider a coronavirus hardship loan: Available from some banks and credit unions, coronavirus hardship loans are short-term loans that typically have low or no interest. While the loan amounts aren’t very large, these loans do come with favorable terms for borrowers. Regardless of what type of loan you’re struggling with, there’s a good chance that your lender has options that can relieve some of the financial pressure. The best move is to contact your lender if you already know you won’t make your next loan payment. ©2021 Bankrate.com. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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Continued from page 14. forbearance with no late fees, and up to an additional 180 days by using an online portal or calling a representative at 877366-5520. -Marcus by Goldman Sachs: Marcus’ customer assistance program allows borrowers to use an online form to postpone loan payments for one month with no interest. -PNC: The bank is offering temporary hardship relief for qualified customers with auto loans, personal loans, mortgages, home equity loans or lines of credit and student loans. Customers can use an online portal or call a representative. -TD Bank: The TD Cares program offers forbearance for eligible customers with mortgages or home equity loans or lines of credit. Customers can learn more by calling a representative at 800-7422651. -U.S. Bank: Individuals with mortgages may qualify for payment suspension

the OTC Bulletin Board (OTCBB), an electronic trading service managed by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, or via the private Pink Sheets marketplace. For the penny stock issuers that file financial statements with the SEC, their ticker symbols start with an “OB” suffix on the OTCBB. For penny stocks trading on the Pink Sheets platform, their ticker symbols have a “PK” suffix. For retail investors, it’s important to note that over-the-counter trading takes place between parties outside a major stock exchange and without the supervision of an exchange regulator or a market maker to ensure liquidity in the stock. The absence of a more stringent listing process and low liquidity, for example, open the door for numerous risks such as potential market manipulation. What other factors make penny stocks risky? Investors often rely on publicly available information to assess a potential investment opportunity. This information can be from reputable news outlets, a broker’s research team, SEC filings, and so on. However, these materials can be hard to find for small companies and may not always come from trustworthy sources. Since some of the penny stock issuers are newly formed, historical data isn’t likely to be available, making it challenging for investors to assess current and future valuations. Similarly, not all penny-stock comContinued on page 26.

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Continued from page 1. ‘You should look at the SecureCare model.’ companies sought to really limit access to That’s kind of what’s happening. conservative care providers,” he said. “The “The same thing is happening with opioid crisis really triggered this renais- Aetna; we’re looking at adding two or sance where insurance companies now are three additional markets with Aetna that’s racing to open up access to conservative just kind of organic or opportunistic within care providers, because they realize that the insurance company. As long as we’re people with pain are going to seek care one doing a good job for them in delivering way or the other.” results and the providers are happy, that’s As they do so, Andersen said, the indus- what they really want. We can deliver high try is grappling with provider satisfaction outdated, expensive SecureCare along with work manoperational models, Phone: 402-934-4744 agement solutions things SecureCare Address: 13215 Birch Dr. #200, Omaha to the big insurance has eliminated from 68164 companies.” the start. In fact, Andersen Service: Health care network manageAndersen said ment said the company is he finds providers Employees: 45 currently in negotidislike prior authori- Website: securecarecorp.com ations with a major zation and treatment insurance carrier that plans. could double the size of the company with “What that means is, if your neck hurts the stroke of a pen. He was tight-lipped on or you’re recovering from a knee surgery, details except to say the prospective deal your provider has to contact the insurance would add roughly 10 new employees to company and they authorize, as an exam- the current 45-worker headcount. ple, 10 physical therapy visits,” he said. At the same time, company leadership “The providers hate it because they’ve is looking for ways to deploy its processes had to hire thousands of people to sit on horizontally into other health care specialthe phones and send in treatment plans ties, something that could materialize in the or medical notes. Our process, the better next two to four years. mousetrap, is that we have no treatment “If you notice the characteristics of all plans and no prior authorizations. As a re- of the disciplines that we serve, they have sult, the industry now has an option to move one thing in common. They’re what I refer away from old school thinking on limiting to as high-velocity, low-cost services,” Anvisits and care.” dersen said. “It doesn’t make sense to prior At the same time SecureCare’s method authorize a $75 chiropractic visit, right? frees up conservative care providers, it You’re going to spend $50 to authorize a also gives assurances as to the validity and $75 visit. Yet all of these other companies necessity of care, leveraging technology to built these huge, multi-billion-dollar comcut out fraud and abuse. Andersen said the panies around that very concept. company’s approach is more precise be“So, any other medical profession, like cause it only targets the bad actors without ophthalmology, dentistry, that’s relatively penalizing the entire client base. low-cost but high-velocity, are perfect “There’s always some bad actors out candidates for us to expand into, specialties there, about 10-15% of providers that are where all this prior authorization for routine just what we call revenue maximizing pro- care makes no sense.” viders. We’re able to strategically target The company’s balance sheet belies the them through the use of technology and difficulties that still exist in the marketclaims and data mining to identify over-uti- place. COVID-19 was a major disruptor, as lization,” he said. “We’ve proven that pretty many people put off or canceled conservamuch 85% of providers treat patients ac- tive care treatment out of fear of the virus. cording to the correct clinical needs of that And there are other challenges to be dealt patient and according to standard of care with, even as the company offers a superior and medical necessity. network management model. “Our process strictly targets the over-uti“Our first challenge is the entrenchlizing providers and leaves everybody else ment of our competitors in the health care alone. And the providers absolutely love system,” Andersen said. “It’s very hard to it. That’s another secret to our success and extract these companies that have embedwhy we’re growing so rapidly.” ded themselves in the insurance industry SecureCare’s innovation in the market like a virus. We’re trying to extract them has helped it survive in an industry dom- but implementing a new model within the inated by behemoths. Andersen said these insurance industry is hard. would-be competitors find it difficult to “Another is regulatory; the Medicaid break out of legacy thinking, making the system in Nebraska was historically very redevelopment of new processes extremely strictive, allowing almost no access, for excumbersome. SecureCare has pressed its ample, to chiropractic care. We successfully advantage, gaining market share among worked with the Nebraska Department of providers and insurance carriers alike. Health and Human Services to dramatically “Players in this industry all talk to each increase access to conservative care in the other,” Andersen said. “If we do a really, Nebraska Medicaid system, because in the really, really great job for one Blue Cross long run increasing access to conservative [& Blue Shield] plan, they all go out to din- care is going to reduce overall costs. Now, ner and one says, ‘Oh my God, our phone other states are looking to Nebraska as a is ringing off the hook because physical thought leader in large part by the work that therapists are so mad at us,’ another says, SecureCare has done.”

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Passing down the family business requires planning and a little formality by Jasmine Heimgartner

After potentially decades of building a successful business, passing the torch is typically not an easy decision. When the succession plan involves family members, it can ease some of the headache but still requires a neutral approach to ensure the business continues to flourish. “The hardest thing about business succession planning is you have people making lots of decisions every day with respect to their business, but they aren’t usually the people who stop and think about themselves,” said Dan Pauley, Fraser Stryker attorney. “They are used to wearing multiple hats. For them to just stop and think about what they want out of life is not an easy thing. There a lot of emotions involved. When it is family succession, there can also be expectations from a kid’s perspective and from the parent’s expectation.” While every situation is different, a successful transition requires collaboration from team players. If the right team is in place, it makes dealing with the changing dynamics clearer for everyone involved. “It is important that the skills of the owner be distributed among the leadership team and not with just one or two people, and we consider the same thing when we look at family businesses,” said Katie Todd, The McFarland Group project manager. “Is there an ability of the family member moving into ownership to operate in an ownership capacity, and are they qualified to lead the next team of leaders?

We find that some family members say they would love to be in ownership but not in a leadership position. That allows the conversation to direct the succession plan.” While family nuances may make an informal plan seem easier, it may have long-lasting effects that can be dealt with beforehand with a neutral, head-on approach that is more formal. “If you are a famPauley ily member and the heir apparent, it’s important that you are capable and demonstrate your capabilities in ownership as well as have a team of people who support you in your development and help you grow,” Todd said. “If you start early, it gives the company and team time to transfer into roles that they may not be in yet. It allows the professional team to get to know the succession team and not get spooked when the transition. It creates a level of comfort and camaraderie that is necessary for a business to be successful.

comes to a family business is deciding how to have equitable allocation for children. “When it comes to the effort and relationship with the company, it doesn’t make sense to award stock in a company that a sibling isn’t interested in,” Todd said. “The value is growing because of the efforts of successor. We recommend that family members who are not active do not receive equity as majority owners. If they do, set it up so they don’t have any controlling vote. That is probably the most frustrating for people involved in the day to day.” Luckily, passing down a family business offers the advantage to gift ownership. This allows for flexibility and to create a plan that benefits past, present and future parties. “The business owner can structure non-compensation plans or salary plans that state as an owner, even as minority, they retain the benefit of having health insurance covered or having other company benefits and not have to exit entirely,” Todd said. “There is an opportunity to set yourself up in retirement. If you can plan for seven years, the performance metrics tied continue to grow. You harvest more distributions, which goes into your retirement.”

Artemis Tea & Botanical opens storefront, increases its reach Continued from page 1. progressive tea culture,” Lawse said. Every tea blend that Artemis Tea & Botanical offers is a hand-blended, original formulation. There are currently over 30 different botanical blends available. It

How penny stocks are traded — and why they’re so risky for investors Continued from page 24. panies are required to disclose financial statements. As a result, these businesses may not receive the same level of investor oversight as more established names like blue-chip stocks. Pink Sheet stocks are thought to be the riskiest because issuers are not required to disclose any financial information. Low trading volumes also provide opportunities for astute traders to take advantage of volatility — often driving prices on penny stocks artificially higher (or sometimes lower). For example, in a “pump-and-dump” scheme, traders will incentivize investors to get in on the next “hot stock,” causing the share price to rise quickly as buying orders come in. But when investors come to their senses and realize the inflated prices are likely unwarranted,

Without it, it can lead to defection and losing good talent.” Even if retirement or slowly backing away from everyday operations may be off in the distant, businesses should start planning for succession a minimum of three years beforehand, but preferably five to seven. “Key elements are identifying a timeline or timeframe for how this succession is going Todd to start and when it will end,” Pauley said. “It also requires a collaborative team with an attorney, CPA, financial adviser and insurance. There is a process, but you want to be ready for when the time comes. Owners have to consider how different their lifestyle will be. Perhaps they are running car payments or other payments through the business. Once the transition happens, going through this process better ensures that what the owner is trying to achieve is accomplished.” Another sensitive nuance when it

those stocks often come crashing down, leaving those who bought at high levels holding the bag. Are penny stocks a good investment? For small businesses, listing their stock publicly helps them access public funding, which can be their lifeline as they attempt to grow. And for investors, supporting the companies that succeed can be lucrative – particularly if those products or services really take off. Of course, for investors, identifying a winner in a sea of penny stocks could be viewed as finding a needle in a haystack. When it comes to penny stocks, the appeal for traders is the potential for making significant returns with small amounts of capital. So, while a large stock like Apple typically trades within a 2 percent range over the course of a day or week, a penny stock could see its shares move north of 10 percent or more in either direction during a single day. Because of the added volatility and the low share price, many penny stock traders see it as an opportunity to make quick profits. And to mitigate the risk associated with companies trading over the counter, they go after penny stocks listed on large exchanges like the NYSE. There are plenty of strategies on how to trade penny stocks. But, like other investments, it’s always prudent to do your homework, look at the financial filings, start small, and avoid letting greed or fear influence your decision-making. ©2021 Bankrate.com. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

sources a large portion of its teas, herbs, Botanical unique is that the team is truly and supplies from woman-owned farms, committed to helping inspire people to be estates, and businesses and curate pre- healthier and to connect with the beauty of mium organic and sustainable teas and nature. For them, they aren’t in business to botanicals. chase fads or mimic the latest trends in tea. Lawse is a clin“Artemis exists ical herbalist and Artemis Tea & Botanical to help create small tea artisan that is Phone: 531-375-5844 moments of revelap a s s i o n a t e a b o u t Address: 4013 Farnam St., Omaha tion in tea-drinkers, the vegetal world 68131 small moments that and learning how to Service: hand-blended, original formulaover time add up connect with nature tion botanical tea blends to something much through plants and Founded: 2017 more significant their distinctiveness. Goals: Rekindle a sense of intimacy and transformative,” The company grew between people and plants. Lawse said. “We all out of her years of Industry outlook: There is a big delove plants passiondoctoral research mand for products that help people live ately, as well as the and teaching in eco- healthier — especially those that help health and wellness criticism and critical them connect to themselves and the of people, plants, and plant studies. planet.” world around them. “If we grow to Website: artemisteas.com Lawse noted that care about the thrivopening a storefront ing of individual plant species, we will amid the pandemic was incredibly diffiquickly grow to care about the health of cult and came with many challenges, but entire ecosystems, and broader ecological they have been working hard to establish well-being,” Lawse said. a regular retail customer base. Artemis Tea The response to her products has been & Botanical recently expanded its hours positive, too. of operation and is cultivating a strong “I think there is an ever-growing de- connection with neighboring institutions mand for products and brands that speak and businesses, as well. to a genuinely healthier way of living, and “Our Blackstone community has been that there is a real hunger for products that an integral part of our success since openhelp folks feel more connected both to ing,” Lawse said. themselves and to the natural world around Looking at the future, Lawse and her them,” Lawse said. “For a great many of team are enthusiastic about what’s to us, our daily experiences are mediated by come. They have a vibrant wholesale proscreens and technology. gram and partner with many restaurants, “I think this fact increases our desire boutiques, hotels, and other institutions. to feel reconnection with our bodies and But most of all, they are excited about senses, with sun, dirt, water, and grass — continuing to connect people with nature with trees and garden flowers, delicious and promote a healthy way of life. tastes and scents, and real, natural textures “We really do believe that an excepand sounds. Nature feels real, authentic, tional cup of tea, made with intention, can soothing, and restorative. And if done well, change a person from the inside out — and tea can assuage so many of these needs/ help them to feel and see differently over desires at once.” time,” Lawse said. “Part of that happens as Part of what makes Artemis Tea & we tell the stories of the plants.”


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Dornan Law Team poised for growth in 15th year with practice specialties Continued from page 1. some of the most difficult times in their lives and those difficult times don’t stop no matter what’s happening in the world. “The most important thing for us as a business during the pandemic was to find ways to make our team members and our clients feel safe and supported. In many ways, the legal system slowed down over the past year. So, it was important for us to advocate for our clients and continue pushing to get their cases resolved.” Dornan started the firm based out of 1403 Farnam St. in Omaha in 2007 with another attorney and an office administrator. Today, the firm employs 13 attorneys and 11 paralegal and support staff. “Our firm doesn’t have institutional clients — we don’t represent large businesses or banks that would provide our firm with a steady revenue stream,” Dornan said. “Instead, we rely on providing our clients with excellent legal representation and exceptional service. We have found that when our clients have a great experience with us, they return to us for help in other legal areas.” For instance, he recalled how a client they helped with a business matter will turn to them in the future if they need help with a personal injury claim following a car accident. “Other law firms may specialize in MBJ-REBRAND-2021.qxp_GIVING ADS out 8/31/21 one area of law and refer that work to another law firm,” he added. “At Dornan

“Our clients understood that we were Law Team, we are fortunate to have about every legal area covered within our own learning right along with them, but they firm. Return clients have made our busi- appreciated that we helped them make conness grow. So, we have found additional fident decisions along the way,” he said. Internally, Dornan said the pandemic team members who possess that same commitment to the clients and excellent helped them learn the benefits that come with remote work and the value of being legal knowledge to add to our team.” in an office. The practice of “We’ve always law was no different Dornan Law Team (Dornan, allowed our employthan other industries; Troia, Howard, Breitkeutz & ees the flexibility some aspects of the they need to tend to practice went away Conway) family and personal p r a c t i c a l l y o v e r- Phone: 402-884-7044 Address: 1403 Farnam St., #232, Omaha matters and know night, he said. they will take care of “ F o r e x a m p l e , 68102 our clients in return,” t r i a l s a n d o t h e r Founded: 2007 by Stuart J. Dornan he said. in-person hearings Services: criminal practice, divorce and They ensure pay were all but suspend- family law, immigration, personal injury, civil and benefits packed for a number of practice Website: www.dtlawyers.com ages for employees months,” he said. are competitive, and But Dornan also noted how with the landscape changed so they pay for continuing education for lawrapidly, clients were seeking answers on yers and paralegals. “We also cover the cost of Spanish how to address situations that no one had classes for employees who want to become experienced before. “Naturally, they turned to us,” he bilingual, which is especially important for said. “We helped them navigate through a our team members who practice immigravariety of situations, such as handling em- tion law,” Dornan said. Regular lunches and happy hours are ployee health issues, restarting operations, the various SBA programs, and a host of complemented by the novel; its sand volleyball team and firm pet, a hedgehog, who unique problems they faced.” At the time of this writing, Dornan said went home with various team members the team was advising clients on ongoing over the weekends. 5:15 PM Page 1 Dornan also indicated that technology pandemic-related issues — landlord-tenant acceleration helps to provide a competiand leasing, and vaccine mandates.

tive edge, in an environment rife for such initiatives. “Like many law firms, we quickly learned how to do hearings over Zoom, meet with clients virtually, and speak to jury members and judges through a mask,” Dornan added. “Our attorneys who work with incarcerated clients had to be particularly creative. The pandemic meant we could no longer meet face-to-face with clients who were incarcerated. Our firm worked closely with jails across the state to come up with new ways of meeting with our clients and getting them to view their discovery.” Going forward, Dornan said they are leaning into technology, finding that many changes in this area have allowed for additional efficiencies. “Our support staff has played a key role in keeping our schedules running and our technology working,” he said. “Many of our attorneys are busier than ever. So, we anticipate additional hiring soon to handle all the work.” Those attorneys (and staff) also spend a lot of time in the community volunteering with various community and legal organizations. “We do a great deal of pro-bono work, especially in our criminal and immigration law groups,” Dornan said. “We love Omaha and Nebraska, and do what we can to make our community a great place to live and work.”

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REGIONAL LANDSCAPES

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First National Bank of Omaha will be joining a new digital lending platform launched by Citi dedicated to expanding access to capital and financial services for small business owners. The first-of-its-kind platform, Bridge built by Citi, will match local and regional banks with local small businesses in need of capital for improvements and expansion post-pandemic. A total of 18 local banks across the Southeast and Rockies region are currently participating on the platform. The Rotary Club of Omaha will be setting up the 9/11 Tribute of Flags Omaha in Memorial Park again this year. This tradition was started in our community by Lynn Castrianno as a way to honor her brother, Leonard Castrianno, who was killed in the World Trade Center. This is the 17th consecutive year of the tribute. The attack on Sept. 11, 2001, killed 2,977 people. Each flag bears the name and age of a victim, the location of where they died and personal

information. The flags of those who have a Nebraska connection will be placed in a special section. Home Instead has acquired Honor Technology, Inc. The combined organization represents more than $2.1 billion in home care services revenue. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Honor’s technology and operations platform, paired with Home Instead’s leading global network, training leadership and relationship-based care, will serve as a foundation for an increase in innovation to benefit caregivers and clients through expanded offerings. To drive innovation, Honor will substantially increase its investment in research and development through engineering and technology. The Institute for Career Advancement Needs Leadership Award recognizes people who live and lead authentically through collaboration, compassion, confidence and creativity. This year’s recipient is Carmen Tapio, founder, president and CEO, North

End Teleservices. Tapio’s current role is the culmination of her passion for business and community by creating jobs in Northeast Omaha. Her leadership has translated into numerous accolades including Small Business of the Month, Business Excellence Small Business of the Year and Business Excellence in Innovation by the Greater Omaha Chamber, Best Corporate Culture by the Urban League of Nebraska Young Professionals and the 2020 Urban League African American Leadership Award for Business. After pausing for a year-and-a-half in light of coronavirus, Sing Omaha’s student choirs are back. The local nonprofit has opened enrollment for its children’s, youth, and auditioned girls and boys ensembles, which have begun convening to rehearse for fall and Christmas concerts. Matt Hill established Sing Omaha 15 years ago to provide a high-quality choir experience for students of all ages. The opportunities range from children’s (K-2nd Grade) and youth (3rd-6th Grade) choirs to auditioned

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boys and girls choirs (7th-12th Grade), and adult choirs. First National Bank of Omaha has awarded a total of $817,000 in Impact Grants to 45 nonprofit organizations in Nebraska, Iowa, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas and Texas. Locally, grant recipients include: AIM Institute; Autism Action Partnership; Child Saving Institute; Completely KIDS; Credit Advisors Foundation; Financial Hope Collaborative at Creighton University; Goodwill Industries; Heart Ministry Center; Heartland Family Service; InCOMMON Community Development; Latino Center of the Midlands; Metropolitan Community College Foundation; No More Empty Pots; Omaha Home for Boys; OneWorld Community Health Centers, Inc.; RISE Academy; Urban League of Nebraska; New Visions Homeless Services; Care Corps LifeHouse; Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties; and Nebraska Children & Families Foundation. Inc. Magazine has named KPI Ninja to its annual Inc. 5000 list. KPI Ninja, a health care technology company, has demonstrated strong growth. With the pandemic crippling hospitals and the push for higher quality of care, its innovative technology is aligned to the urgent needs and ongoing efforts to support clients with the transition to value-based care. KPI Ninja experienced record-breaking growth in 2020, with revenue increasing over 1000% over the last three years, earning its 448 spot on the list. Nelson, Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Management Group, LLC has rebranded to Avior Wealth Management, LLC. Ten years ago, Kent Nelson, Dutch Van Denburg, and Britt Campbell opened the wealth management firm in Omaha with the intention of deeply understanding our clients and making an impact in their lives. Over the last decade, it has grown to a team of over 40 people with offices in San Antonio, Texas and Jacksonville, Florida.

Education notes…

Metropolitan Community College now offers more than 25 credit and noncredit certificates that qualify for the GAP Assistance Program, a financial aid program designed to help individuals and families earn better paying jobs in a short amount of time. Certificates earned are industry recognized and, depending on the class, can take just weeks to complete. Credits earned while in a GAP Assistance Program course can also go toward an associate degree or transfer to another institution. There are requirements to qualify for GAP assistance. For more information on qualification and a full lineup of courses and schedules, visit mccneb.edu/gap. The Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs is making changes to the Reservist Tuition Credit program to increase assistance amounts and expand eligibility. Credits for undergraduates are rising from 50% to 75%, and a new 50% tuition credit is available for graduate and professional degrees. In addition, eligibility has been extended to officers and enlisted members of the Active Selected Reserve and the previous eligibility cut off after ten years of service has been eliminated. The changes to the Reservist Tuition Credit Program were made through Legislative Bill 4, introduced earlier this year Continued on next page.


Midlands Business Journal • SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 • REGIONAL LANDSCAPES Continued from preceding page. by Senator Tom Briese and co-sponsored by 44 senators.

Health care notes…

Hy-Vee KidsFit has launched a free yearlong program for schools to promote health, fitness and nutrition. The Hy-Vee KidsFit School Wellness Club allows students to build healthy lifestyles through educational programming and consistency throughout the school year. School administrators can enroll an individual school or a full district into the program now through Oct. 11. The Hy-Vee KidsFit School Wellness Club features lesson plans, activities, resources, giveaways for students and more. Club members can also participate in three special challenges throughout the year for the chance for students to earn prizes. OneWorld Community Health Centers, Inc., was awarded $253,500 from United Way of the Midlands. With the grant, OneWorld will provide access to comprehensive medical and behavioral health care to low-income and uninsured children and adults from Douglas, Sarpy and Cass counties.

Activities of nonprofits…

The Wellbeing Partners was awarded a $25,000 one-year grant from United Way of the Midlands. The grant will aid The Healthy Neighborhood Store project, which aims to increase the availability and affordability of healthy foods and increase knowledge of nutrition, meal planning and preparation by providing consumer and store owner education with technical assistance and point of sale promotions. The program

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MEETINGS AND SEMINARS is currently being implemented at Las Nenas Zamora Market in southeast Omaha. The aim of this project is to reach 45,000 members in the community. Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy was awarded a $10,000 one-year grant from United Way of the Midlands. With the help of this grant, HETRA is able to offer 114 weekly, individualized therapy services sessions to participants of all ages and a wide variety of diagnoses. At the end of last year, HETRA therapists reported a 95% increase in physical abilities and 76% increase in mental/social/cognitive abilities for participants. Participants in therapy services are matched with an occupational or physical therapist as well as an equine partner. Working with horses has been shown to impart therapeutic benefits including increased flexibility, problem solving skills, range of motion and self-esteem. Project Houseworks was awarded a $30,000 one-year grant from United Way of the Midlands. The grant will help 165 senior homeowners stay in their homes by providing free critical plumbing and electrical repairs, roof replacement and other renovations requiring immediate attention. The Home Repair Program’s focus is to provide home repairs to low-income senior homeowners at no cost in Douglas and Sarpy counties. Kids Can Community Center was awarded a $210,000 grant from United Way of the Midlands. The grant will help ensure that children and families in Douglas and Sarpy Counties continue to receive comprehensive early childhood care and out of school programming. This grant funding

will ensure the over 1300 children Kids Can serves each year will be able to participate in programming that will provide the necessary resources to build skills to be prepared for school and become life-long learners.

Arts & events…

Bike Walk Nebraska is hosting its inaugural fundraising event, the Goldenride Bikefest, on Sept. 18 and Sept. 19. Participants will bike from Lincoln to Beatrice on the Homestead Trail, stay overnight in Beatrice, and return the following day. Proceeds will benefit Bike Walk Nebraska’s bicycle tourism initiatives. A pre-ride kick off party with live music will be held in Lincoln on Sept. 17 at the Jayne Snyder Trails Center. Participants will be riding on a mostly flat trail with plenty of rest stops. Experienced campers can bring their own gear, but there will also be tent service for those who don’t have equipment. A hotel option is also available. Registration is online. The Durham Museum will open its doors free of charge on Sept. 18, as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s annual Museum Day. Museum Day is an annual celebration hosted by Smithsonian Magazine. On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institutions’ Washington D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Sept. 18. The Museum Day ticket is available for download at SmithsonianMag.com/museumday.

Thursday, September 16 Heartland Workforce Solutions is tackling worker training grants during its Better Business Workshop series from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Finding the right talent for a business often means upskilling existing personnel to meet challenges. In this session, attendees will learn about a funding opportunity from the State of Nebraska that allows businesses to apply for grants to skill-up their existing teams. This grant program is designed to train, retain, and upgrade the skills of existing employees. Registration is online. Tuesday, September 21 Hastings Community Foundation and the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands have teamed up to offer a webinar on performance management & coaching from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Ralph Kellogg, presenter and assistant vice president of human resources for Lutheran Family Services, will discuss the continuum of performance management, from how to create a performance management plan, to delivering feedback (good & bad), to making termination decisions. Best practices and legal considerations will be covered. The cost to attend the event is $15 thanks to underwriting from the Peter Kiewit Foundation. Registration is online. The Sarpy County Chamber is hosting the Economic Outlook 2021 at the Tiburon Golf Club. Topics will include: An update on the Sarpy County I-80 interchange; Connect Sarpy road construction projects update; DoD Skillbridge Program; Project Reset Program; and Workforce Initiatives: pipeline, certification training programs. Registration is online.

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