Midlands Business Journal October 1, 2021

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LOOKING AHEAD WITH OPTIMISM

LOCAL LEADERS CONSIDER THE COMMUNITY’S ASSETS, CHALLENGES AND FUTURE

David Brown

PRESIDENT AND CEO, GREATER OMAHA CHAMBER




WHO’S WHO IN LOCAL BUSINESSES

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CORE BANK

Lindsay Borgeson How I got into the business: My banking career started like many in the industry as a teller in college. Banking is a sector that can lead to many diverse opportunities with hard work and a desire to learn. Through a willingness to take on stretch projects outside of my scope and leaders that took a chance on me, I was able to continuously reach new career milestones over the last 13 years. First job: An assistant at the Omaha Community Playhouse, which was so fun. After school I got to comb through headshots and make calls to talent to recruit them for upcoming productions. The toughest part of the job: Keeping up with the pace of change and staying focused on priorities. Community banks need to stay disciplined to ensure strategic energy is given in the areas that they do best. It is easy to see what the competition is doing and feel the need to “keep up,” but knowing who you are, who your customer is, and your organizational values must remain at the center of all you do. The best advice I have received: Recently at the ICAN conference I was introduced to the concept of “rounding up.” Women often hold back from pursuing opportunities due to a perception of lacking certain skills. Go for it and “round up!”

About my family: I have been married to my husband and best friend, Rob, for 11 years. We have three amazing, loving, smart, and strong-willed children: Reed is 6, Ryker is 3, and Rowen is 2. Something else I’d like to accomplish: Professionally I am embarking on an Executive Development Institute at the Colorado School of Banking with the goal of graduating in two years. Personally, and from a community perspective, I hope to continuously increase my impact and grow my engagement in the nonprofit segment. How my business will change in the next decade: Banking is an ever-evolving industry and the next decade will only accelerate the pace of change. Partnerships with FinTechs, Banking as a Service (BaaS), client experience delivery, technology innovation, digital currency, and data analytics will continue to rise in priority. I believe in banking change can be difficult for many, however, to stay relevant the “way things have always been done” will not allow an organization to stay relevant in the coming decade. Mentor who has helped the most in my career: My mother. Outside interests: Shopping, travel, concerts, time with family, wine tasting, and hosting gatherings for loved ones.

Favorite vacation spot: Anywhere with sun, sand, and sleeping in. Other careers I would like to try: If money was not an object and talent not required, I would be a touring rock star! Favorite cause or charity: Omaha has so many amazing organizations! I have found a ton of value in SHARE Omaha. I am a big fan of RESPECT and other organizations that help children, provide access, or promotes DEI.

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PUBLISHER ANDREA L. “ANDEE” HOIG

My Point of View SEASON OF CHANGE I started working at Midlands Business Journal around the time I was 10 years old. My first job? Stuffing envelopes. From there I cleaned the office, helped with layout, took photos, developed film in the darkroom, sold advertising, drove the final layout sheets to the printer in Fremont… I am sure I am missing a few other “tasks” that I performed. You can certainly say MBJ is in my blood. My father created something very unique, very special, something that has made a big impact with Midlands Business Journal. His love of small and local business, entrepreneurship and the Omaha metro community was a perfect recipe for success. I ventured out on my own at the age of 28 when I became publisher of Metro Monthly, now know as metroMAGAZINE, and founded ALH Publications, Inc. My love of journalism and this community has been my recipe for success as metroMAG covers the philanthropic, cultural and charitable sectors. It’s a great sister publication that compliments MBJ as I bring the two together. OCTOBER There is something special about October. October 1975 is when my father founded MBJ. A year ago in October I became publisher/CEO/owner of MBJ. And on October 1, 2021, we launch a complete redesign and expanded content to MBJ. The newspaper hasn’t changed much over the past 46 years. I felt it was time to shake things up a bit and put my stamp on the publication. What do you think? I would love to hear from you. You can connect with me directly at andee@mbj.com. I would truly appreciate your feedback. So many people were involved in making this happen; please check out the credits on page 1. The entire MBJ team, myself included, is looking forward to a bright future. More announcements, launches and surprises are in the works. Stay tuned! Lastly, THANK YOU for supporting our local publishing business through advertising and subscribing. MBJ would not have been able to share over 30,000 small and local business stories or interview thousands of CEOs, community leaders and entrepreneurs over the last 46 years without you. It takes a community and commitment for small and local businesses to thrive. We not only THANK YOU, but we support you as well. What else is possible? - Andrea “ANDEE” Hoig

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DAVID BROWN, PRESIDENT GREATER OMAHA CHAMBER

We are having a daily impact on the world. We’re a beautiful, remarkable, quality place for that to happen, and it’s about time for the world to recognize that. - DAVID BROWN, PRESIDENT AND CEO, GREATER OMAHA CHAMBER

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ACCORDING TO A CROSS-SECTION OF BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS, THE OMAHA-COUNCIL BLUFFS METRO AREA IS RIFE WITH OPPORTUNITY FOR ITS CITIZENS AND BUSINESSES ALIKE. WORK MUST CONTINUE ON ENSURING THOSE OPPORTUNITIES ARE EXTENDED TO EVERYONE, BUT THE CONSENSUS IS THAT WE AS A COMMUNITY CAN LOOK FORWARD WITH CONFIDENCE.

Local leaders representing a spectrum of business sectors— women and men with a variety of backgrounds and life experiences, some native to the area and some transplanted from other communities—were asked to reflect on the character of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area. They painted a picture of the community as a great place to live and work, but also with challenges its people are working to resolve to ensure an even better place to be in the future. They were quick to call out the community’s strengths and assets. “It’s a community with a tremendous amount of integrity, a work ethic that has its roots in an ag background, great schools and academically very capable people,” said Mickey Anderson, president and chief executive officer of Baxter Auto Group. CHI Health Interim President and CEO Jeanette Wojtalewicz, MHA, said the business community’s commitment to teamwork

and collaboration was especially demonstrated during the COVID19 pandemic. “We know and have proven that we are stronger together,” she said. “We have a collaborative business community, a strong work ethic and a desire to improve the cities and communities we serve.” Metropolitan Community College President Randy Schmailzl said a commitment to partnerships has been notable during the pandemic recovery period. “If we want to recapture the positive community momentum we lost due to the pandemic, we cannot tackle each problem individually, business by business, or industry by industry,” he explained. “This community has a rich history of addressing wicked problems through partnerships among businesses, schools, nonprofits, and others. If ever there was a time to tap into that strength, it is now.”

Looking ahead with optimism local leaders consider the community’s assets, challenges and future As a small-business owner and central Nebraska transplant, E Creative President and Chief Creative Officer Esther Mejia said she sees the community’s welcoming environment for businesses a big plus, but also that the community has a lot to offer in general. “We have a great business community. We have a very strong chamber. We have wonderful nonprofits and philanthropist community. I feel like Omaha is a unique blend of arts and culture,” she said. “We have a (mix) of incredible assets.” “The Omaha area has a lot to offer employers and their employees. Clean air and water, relatively low cost of living, great schools. From a business development standpoint, Omaha’s cheap power and ready access to water are draws for certain kinds of businesses, like data centers,” said Steve Grandfield, President and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. Perhaps Greater Omaha Chamber President and CEO David Brown summed it up best: “There’s a common underlying commitment to make this a great place for everybody.”

MORE THAN FLYOVER COUNTRY Despite its assets obvious to the people who live and work here, the metro area seems to be seen differently by outsiders, the business and community leaders said.

“Oftentimes, people visualize the Midwest as fields of crops and countryside. While we have those beautiful things and we feed the nation, we also have bustling cities with so much opportunity,” Wojtalewicz said. “I would love for anyone looking at Omaha or Council Bluffs from the outside in to see those opportunities, along with a chance to grow a career in ‘Silicon Prairie’ at a start-up and to raise and grow a family. “I’d like people to realize what a gem Omaha is and not be a very well-kept secret, but right now I think it’s sporadic depending on the time of year it is and what events are going on here,” Brown said. “Most of the country has only a vague idea where we are. It’s ironic that Peyton Manning put us on the ‘non-geographic’ map when he used ‘Omaha’ as one of his audibles in the huddle. For many people in other parts of the country, that’s the extent of their knowledge about our city,” Granfield said. “We want to see ourselves as a robust economic center, but we’re not—at least not yet.” Chanda Chacón, who joined Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in 2020 as president and CEO, said she knew of Omaha as the home of the NCAA Men’s College World Series (she was previously at a children’s hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas) but not many details about the community. Now she sees the community as “the best story not being told big enough.”

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“Coming here, it’s been such an eye-opener of how amazing the community is, how they invest in infrastructure and people and the connection you can have. It’s the best example of a community where individuals can still make an impact, and that is powerful.” “People are surprised by Omaha. They are pleasantly surprised, but we need to do something so they’re not surprised. It’s clear we are not doing a good job of letting people across the company know what to expect when they came to Omaha. We are far more cosmopolitan,” Anderson said. “Not passing judgment on any initiative or effort, but my litmus test is that as long as people are coming to Omaha and they’re surprised, I know we’re not doing a good enough job.” Noddle Companies Chairman and CEO Jay Noddle agreed. “I think the stereotypical image is getting better but I still think Omaha is seen by many as a place you fly over, and you don’t stop,” he said. “But I think it’s changing. There are a number of things that have given Omaha exposure lately: the swim trials, the volleyball tournament, CWS, and the golf tournament. It’s interesting. One of the reasons I think Omaha is sometimes perceived as a flyover place is because people perceive— incorrectly—that there’s not of substance here, and that there’s not a lot to do, and then all of a sudden for 90 days all we are is on television on prime time every week.”

FINDING TRUE EQUITY FOR EVERYONE The community has some challenges to address, Brown said, like economic inequality. “We have this strange paradox of remarkable prosperity on one hand and we still have far too high a rate of poverty on the other. It isn’t strategic, it isn’t systematic; it has just continued to drag that way. While we are all very happy to see all the great things that are happening, there are parts of the community that are not benefiting,” he said. “I think that’s just a challenge we need to take head on; we know there are some things we can do to fix it and we need to fix it.” Mejia had a similar position. “I think there is an awareness that maybe for some the needle hasn’t been moved very far, and maybe it hasn’t but I think there is a genuine concern or effort to examine some of those things and see how they can be changed,” she said. “I’m not saying it’s unique to Omaha; this is an issue that’s everywhere, but it’s really finding true equity for everyone. This spans from education to employment to health care; it crosses the gamut of several spectrums. I think equity is the biggest challenge for any community… I think there is direction in changing that, but it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon.” “We need to be a place that’s more inclusive; we need to work harder and more intentionally on making it a more inclusive environment for people of all ages but particularly for young people who thinking about where to plant roots,” said Derek Leathers, Chairman, President and CEO of Werner Enterprises.

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“I think the perception of Omaha is changing and that we’re on the cusp of being a first-choice community. - JAY NODDLE, CHAIRMAN AND CEO, NODDLE COMPANIES Grandfield said “brain drain” is part of the concern for continuity in the local workforce. “Low unemployment is a challenge. It’s tough to find workers. The tendency is for younger workers to feel like they need to leave Omaha—the so-called ‘brain drain.’ They may eventually return to raise their families here, but this ‘I have to get out of here’ mentality hurts us,” he said. “We are holding our own population-wise, but we aren’t seeing the kind of growth we need to be competitive. In comparison, look at cities like Tulsa, Austin and Nashville. They are about the same size as the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro, but are experiencing tremendous growth, and are very attractive to workers, especially younger workers.” “I think our biggest challenge is talent. The workforce has to be more robust. There’s a number of great organizations and certainly the university system and academic leaders; everybody is working together. The Aksarben Foundation is taking a leading role. The University of Nebraska is taking a leading role,” Noddle said.

“We have to find a way to keep our kids here and recruit more kids here, and when they graduate we have to have the jobs to keep them here.” “From our perspective at Metropolitan Community College, one of the main ways business leaders can ensure the community’s bright future is by doing their part to help build career awareness, job skills and work-based learning experiences for tomorrow’s workforce,” Schmailzl said. “There is a whole host of ways businesses can help build the talent pipeline for the future; for example, they can offer job shadows, internships, mentoring, and well-paying entry level jobs on growth pathways tied to ongoing education and training. A long-term investment in workforce development not only helps individuals find their purpose and paths, but also strengthens families, neighborhoods, and communities.” Noddle said that getting past the “best-kept secret” problem starts at home.

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local leaders consider the community’s assets, challenges and future

Mickey Anderson

Chanda Chacón

BAXTER AUTO GROUP

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER

David Brown

Steve Grandfield

GREATER OMAHA CHAMBER

Derek Leathers WERNER ENTERPRISES

BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF NEBRASKA

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Esther Mejia

Randy Schmailzl

E CREATIVE

Jeanette Wojtalewicz

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Jay Noddle

CHI HEALTH

Carmen Tapio

NODDLE COMPANIES

NORTH END TELESERVICES, LLC

Metropolitan Community College has always been responsive to industry and community needs. Two industries—automotive and manufacturing—need more skilled workers to fill the jobs of today and tomorrow. MCC has answered this need with new facilities and expanded programming at its South Omaha Campus. Center for advanced Manufacturing The College’s efforts started with a renovation to the existing Industrial Training Center, creating the Center for Advanced Manufacturing. The new facilities include space for current manufacturing programs and additional ones such as industrial robotics.

Automotive TRaining Center Automotive Technology, Auto Collision Technology and the Toyota T-Ten program are among the College’s robust trade programs, providing skilled technicians to Omaha-area businesses for decades. The Automotive Training Center brings these programs under one roof.

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Veterans Recognizing the opportunity to match strong students with high-demand career fields, MCC incorporated renovated space within the Center for Advanced Manufacturing to serve as a center for active military and veteran students.


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LOCAL LEADERS’ PERSPECTIVES

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Oftentimes, people visualize the Midwest as fields of crops and countryside. While we have those beautiful things and we feed the nation, we also have bustling cities with so much opportunity. - JEANETTE WOJTALEWICZ, INTERIM PRESIDENT AND CEO, CHI HEALTH

“I was always fearful that outsiders, if you will, would come to Omaha and hurt our business because there would be more competition and we wouldn’t win. What I’ve learned is that it works 180 degrees opposite of that,” Noddle said. “When people from other markets start to take an interest in Omaha, that means Omaha can become more active. Yes, it raises the bar and we all have to be a little bit better, a little sharper, and the quality of our projects maybe needs to inch up fairly steadily. But at the end of the day, it makes for a better community. So, I think that it is important to embrace new people who are coming to our community to do business as opposed to being fearful of that.”

VISION FOR THE FUTURE In addressing these challenges, the community has some important goals to consider, Brown said. “It all comes down to talent and population. The way the Omaha and Council Bluffs region is going to be successful near-term and even into the future is to be able to develop and retain and attract the best talent that we can find for our community and our employer,” he said. “That has a huge implication on everything from public policy to tax structure to quality of life to park development to philanthropy and public-private partnerships, to health care—everything you think about in our community ultimately leads to that question of, “How can we be so attractive to people that they want to stay here or want to come here?” “In the medium to longer-term future, I think the goal now more than ever needs to be to continue to attract and retain the national talent that could and should make Omaha and Council Bluffs their home,” Leathers said. “We’ve got a great story to tell here but we have work to do in attracting at the individual level and the corporate level.” “Omaha has a good work ethic, relatively low cost of labor, it’s an easy city to get in and out of—but the tax infrastructure is a problem for us. It makes us less attractive to employers than other cities of our size. At the state level, Nebraska is challenged in its

economic development funding—What’s good for Omaha isn’t necessarily good for the rest of the state. It’s a tough balance,” Grandfield said. “Business leaders need to continue to advocate for our community’s continued growth. We need to make faster progress. There is still a lot of work to do to eradicate disparities that still exist in areas like North and South Omaha. As a business community, we need to continue to engage city leaders to address these issues.” Mejia added that opportunities need to reach everyone. “DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) is really important, but I think it needs to be true equity work where we’re building equity across this area and not just for some,” she said. “My greatest hope is that we live in a community where there is true equity for all, a city that celebrates our diversity and understands the unique lens that we all bring.”

QUALITY OF LIFE Leaders said they have many reasons to be optimistic about the future of the community. “I believe there’s been an open and renewed focus on diversity and equity and how we, as a community and business leaders, can help embrace these efforts across the metro and all of Nebraska and Iowa,” Wojtalewicz said. “I think we have clearly taken seriously the notion that quality of life matters, that sense of place matters. We continue to see remarkable improvements in place in facilities and amenities across all kinds of spectrums from sports to culture to recreation to the arts to education to medicine. If you think of a key area, we’ve been working on it. I think it’s a remarkable harbinger of what is to come,” Brown said. “We’re paying attention to those things that we need to get better at and we’re getting better at it.” He added, “We are having a daily impact on the world. We’re a beautiful, remarkable, quality place for that to happen, and it’s about time for the world to recognize that.”

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local leaders consider the community’s assets, challenges and future

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LOOKING ahead

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There’s a common underlying commitment to make this a great place for everybody. - DAVID BROWN, PRESIDENT AND CEO, GREATER OMAHA CHAMBER

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“We feel very fortunate to be located in North Omaha, an area we recognize as the ‘next’ economy and a growing innovation hub supported by surrounding communities. North Omaha is diverse, expanding, supportive and integral to Nebraska’s overall success,” said Carmen Tapio, the president and CEO of North End Teleservices, LLC. She added that she wants her company to be part of the solution. “North End Teleservices is committed to a future that includes competitive wages, investment in our human capital, economic prosperity and collaborative goals that benefit a diverse population—a population fueled by exceptional education, access to transportation, and diverse leadership with 50 percent of our leadership positions held by women and minorities,” she said. “One piece I love about living here is that there is a lot of big thinking and impressive innovation, so I think it’s around making sure we keep thinking big but remember to act locally, too, and then scale,” Chacón said. “If you put people first, the other things have a tendency to follow because people are what make culture happen; they’re what does the amazing thinking and innovation.” “I think the perception of Omaha is changing and that we’re on the cusp of being a first-choice community. We’re also on the cusp of some remarkable growth over the next 10 to 15, 20 years,” Noddle said. “People are thinking that they are willing to give up parts of their current lifestyle on either coast for a little more peace of mind in the Midwest.”

ALL VOICES IN THE CONVERSATION Everyone—whether business leader, community leader or private citizen—plays a role in shaping the community’s future, Grandfield said. “The more engaged and aware everyone is, the better off we will be. We have strong, capable city leaders, but they need input and support from the community,” he said. . Mejia agreed. “We all have such a unique lens and it’s important for our voices to be incorporated in these conversations or in these decisions that are being made.” “We really have to have new generations being as committed to making Omaha a remarkable place as past generations have,” Brown said.

A FAVORITE PLACE Overall, leaders expressed great confidence in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area as a great place to live and work. “The work ethic is incredible, the character and the integrity of the people here is very high,” Leathers said. “There’s a lot to like here, and as a transplant myself I can tell you that I reluctantly agreed to relocate to Omaha 22 years ago and now it’s one of my favorite places on the globe. I think it’s an amazing place to live and work and I’m proud to say I raised my kids here. I certainly had it all wrong in my perception as an outsider 20-plus years ago.”

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People are surprised by Omaha. They are pleasantly surprised, but we need to do something so they’re not surprised. - MICKEY ANDERSON, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, BAXTER AUTO GROUP “The Omaha/Council Bluffs metro is where I’ve raised my family and spent almost my entire working life. In a great many ways, it is a wonderful place to live and work,” Grandfield said. “I want to see our community continue to grow and thrive, and I know many other business leaders feel the same way. With support from city government leaders and engaged citizens, we can make a difference.” “The reason we moved here was the potential we saw, and the people. That, for me, is what builds a place where people want to live,” Chacón said. “I remembered when I interviewed that I said to my husband how engaged the entire organization and community was. That was our hook.” “There is no weather, no geographic feature, no entertainment district or athletic offering that stacks up to the quality of the people who live in this community,” Anderson said. “Every day we deal

with the most delightful people and it is a privilege and a pleasure. And I promise you there are a lot of people all across the country who would enjoy it as much as I do; we really have to let them know it’s here.” “No matter where they come from, people here are genuine, hardworking, and eager to make a difference for each other. Our local work ethic reinforces those who are not in it for themselves, but for the good of the cause,” Schmailzl said. “I think the future for Omaha and the region is really bright. I think we can persevere through the tough times ahead, whatever those are going to be, because of our people and their commitment to one another and a great quality of life. We have a lot to do and it starts with talent,” Noddle said. “The people are our best asset, second to none.”

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What do you like best ABOUT LIVING AND DOING BUSINESS IN OMAHA? WE ASKED THIS QUESTION OF THESE MBJ YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR WINNERS…HERE’S HOW THEY ANSWERED:

Andy Alloway

Keith Fix

Bill Hipsher

Chris Hughes

I love living and working in Omaha because we have a thriving business climate, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a wide range of entertainment and leisure activities. I love our common-sense attitude about getting things done and the smalltown feel of always being connected with someone no matter where you go. Omaha is a vibrant and fast-growing community that offers many opportunities for jobs, education and innovation. The people and businesses are very charitable and are always finding ways to improve our community and serve those in need.

Omaha is the best of both worlds. You get the amenities and world-class business opportunities of a large city with the accessibility, affordability and quality of life of a mid-tier city. There’s a culture of supporting one another, and community actually means something here. Omaha’s been a great launching pad for my professional career and you can grow a career, start a business, and just have the freedom to do what you want and be successful here. Lots of growth, activities and opportunity abound in Omaha.

Last month, a household name in media with offices on both coasts said, “What amazes me most about you, Bill, is that with your client and talent roster, you are still working from Omaha instead of making the jump to New York or LA.” I understand his point, but while airplanes and technology easily solve for what we lack in proximity by being based in Omaha, there’s not an equalizer for the intangibles we enjoy by being Nebraska-based.

As an e-commerce business owner, I like being centrally located in the country, in a city with a reasonable cost of living. This enables me to own the building we operate in. My business peers in other cities do not have the same opportunity, and many are being pushed out of the communities they were instrumental in creating due to rent hikes and short-sightedness.

Amy Johnson

Abby Jordan

Timothy Rexius

Zac Triemert

I have found that the Midwest, and Omaha in particular, is a great place to start a business. This community support its startups and small businesses with a lot of pride and enthusiasm. Also, the talent and drive from the people that live here is incredible. The individuals we have working at LifeLoop have been critical to the culture and success of our business. They are loyal, genuine and incredibly hardworking. Our employees personify LifeLoop; they have shaped us into the company we are today.

At eCreamery, we have always been proud to call Omaha our home. Since our first days as a small ice cream parlor in Dundee, we have been humbled by the continued encouragement, kindness, and support that we have always received from the Omaha community. Delighting our customers— both local and nationwide— with delicious ice cream and sweet treats is at the heart of everything we do. There’s just no place we would rather do business than here at home. We look forward with genuine enthusiasm to growing, along with the Omaha metropolitan area, in the years to come.

After doing business coast-to-coast and having retail locations in 10 states, the best part of keeping our corporate headquarters in Omaha is the quality of the people themselves. It makes a huge difference in the culture of our company and with our corporate structure that, when I bring somebody in, their core values and understanding of success and work ethic match what we stand for as a company. To state it simply: Omaha provides us the best quality people anywhere to make that happen. I’m honored to own four companies here and plan on keeping them here for the future!

I have lived in multiple states and countries. Everywhere has unique characteristics, but living and doing business in Omaha has been amazing. I moved here in 1999 and only planned to stay a few years. Omaha seemed to grab onto me tightly. Omaha residents are quite proud of and defend their city and their state. At first I thought it was over-the-top, but after living here more than 20 years and raising two children, I find myself defending Omaha and Nebraska as well. The people are terrific! The food, music and entertainment are fantastic. I’m proud to be an Omahan.

DESIGNATED BROKER NEBRASKA REALTY

CO-FOUNDER & CEO LIFELOOP

FOUNDER & CEO RETAIL AWARE

PRESIDENT HURRDAT

PRESIDENT AND CEO, ECREAMERY ICE CREAM AND COOKIES

PRESIDENT & CEO REXIUS NUTRITION INC.

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PRESIDENT, BRICKWAY BREWERY AND DISTILLERY


MIDLANDS BUSINESS JOURNAL

As the Chamber president in your community, what do you see as one of the most important initiatives for businesses and organizations, looking forward?

Michelle Andahl

PRESIDENT & CEO, GREATER BELLEVUE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

As I talk with business owners, schools and municipal organizations, one of their number-one concerns is focused on workforce development and retention. The shortage of skilled and unskilled labor necessary to fill ever-expanding job openings is affecting every industry in our area, directly impacting the bottom line for every business and organization that can’t operate at its full potential. The State Chamber and many prominent business leaders initiated the Blueprint Nebraska program two years ago, with a key initiative to attract and retain residents to ensure workforce availability. Our chamber understands that a collaborative approach at all levels— across county and city boundaries—will need to be our focus to solve this very real problem."

Drew Kamp

PRESIDENT & CEO, COUNCIL BLUFFS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Talent attraction and retention is the most pressing issue we are facing, and we are doing everything we can to address the issue. It permeates every sector and working to address the issue requires a multifaceted approach with all stakeholders. We also need to start gauging all advocacy efforts at the local and state level by the impact they will have on our ability to attract and retain talent and grow our local and state population. Now is not the time to think in an insular manner, and the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce workforce development and advocacy strategies are as inclusive as they are broad and far-reaching.

Karen Gibler

PRESIDENT, SARPY COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Workforce development needs to be a top priority for supporting our business community and economy. It was a pressing matter even before the economic shifts and upheavals that we saw as a result of the pandemic, and it’s only become more urgent. The important questions that need to be asked are: “How do we enable our existing workforce to get back to work?”, “How can the region and state attract the workforce we need for the years to come?” and “How we can set up businesses for success in retaining talent?” Part of our focus is working with business leaders to answer those questions with a vision that leverages our area’s many strengths into building an attractive workforce destination.

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Q&A with David Brown GREATER OMAHA CHAMBER PRESIDENT AND CEO In July, Greater Omaha Chamber President and CEO David Brown announced that he will retire in 2022 after leading the Chamber since 2003. As he begins to wrap up his professional responsibilities, Brown reflected on his Chamber career, the local business community, and his life in Omaha. Q. What Greater Omaha Chamber accomplishments during your tenure are you most proud of? A. We’ve had a huge role to play in making sure the economy kept growing. The GDP (gross domestic product for the metropolitan area) has grown 88 percent since 2003, wages have gone up significantly, there have been more than $12 billion in capital investments, and there are almost a thousand projects that we’ve done, 47,000 jobs and almost 500 new companies to the market. But I think some of the work I’m most proud of is the work that we’ve done in the community. As an example, most of the folks don’t understand the role that we’ve played in helping to shape how K-12 education is measured in the state. When I first got here, the standardized testing that was done across the state was different in every district, so you couldn’t compare schools in one district to another… The business community, led by the Chamber, went down to the Legislature and got that changed… That was a huge, huge undertaking to get that done but I think the impact it had on the quality of education around here was dramatic. In more recent times, the Greater Omaha 2040 Plan might be the thing that will have the longestranging impact on the community. This was developed in 2017 in partnership with the United Way and the Urban League and (many) other people, trying to figure out what Omaha could be by 2040. Q. Do you feel you’re leaving with any unfinished business? A. That the Chamber agenda is going to continue on its path over the next decade is really important and I don’t see the Chamber dropping the ball on some of the things I have identified. It might be unfinished now but it’s not going to be dropped. It just takes time to get some of these big issues done. Q. What has been your biggest challenge during your tenure at Greater Omaha Chamber? A. Sometimes our desire to do great things exceeds our bandwidth. It’s tough to turn down big, cool projects, but…you have to pick and choose… There are so many great things that could get done. And there are so many things that are crucial and that you have to get done; you have to do those things first and then start moving on to the others. Q. How do you want to be remembered after you retire from the Chamber next year? A. Hopefully, they’d think that I was a good leader, that I could work with just about anybody and tried to get the right thing done every time. Q. Just for fun: How many other David Browns have you met in your lifetime? A. It might only be a half a dozen or so that I’ve met, but I’ve known about hundreds in the different communities I’ve been in. There was one place where the mayor of one city was David White and the mayor of the other city was David Black, and of course I’m David Brown—so whenever we’d show up for ribbon-cuttings, it would be ‘The David White, David Black and David Brown Show.’ Q. What would you like to say about your family? A. My wife Maggie is the ultimate partner. We met back in the early ‘80s and were married about six months after we met and have been together almost 40 years now. She has been behind me every step of the way. My sons are 27 and 37. They’re both here in Omaha. Elijah, 27, is an aspiring opera singer and just got his master’s in opera performance at the University of Alabama. And Greg, 37, finished his master’s degree in marketing, and is in marketing at the UNMC School of Public Health… I’m really proud of both of them. Q. What else would you like to say? A. Chambers, by virtue of our membership, tend to have members all over the political spectrum but most of them congregated around the middle… I think chambers are uniquely positioned to make a difference in communities by just recognizing that we are supposed to be building those communities and that business organizations are great places to get that done.

DAVID BROWN, PRESIDENT AND CEO, GREATER OMAHA CHAMBER

I think chambers are uniquely positioned to make a difference in communities by just recognizing that we are supposed to be building those communities and that business organizations are great places to get that done.

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- DAVID BROWN


CORPORATE STRATEGIST MICHAEL VANDEVOORT, VICE PRESIDENT OF PEOPLE BRANDY MENAUGH AND CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER DAVID ARNOLD

Buildertrend launches INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH HOME IMPROVEMENT GIANT Buildertrend, a 15-year-old Omaha-based software company, is forging a first-of-its-kind partnership with the world’s largest home improvement brand, The Home Depot, to help professional contractors, homebuilders and remodelers increase customer satisfaction, reduce delays and eliminate communication hiccups amid a flurry of activity within the construction industry — heavy workload represented partly by several months’-worth of backlogged projects. Leadership indicated the integration of Buildertrend’s software with the giant’s Pro Xtra loyalty program may be a first, but it won’t be the last — as it’s keen to carve out partnerships with other suppliers — and the program is spurring additional value-adds for customers. “The goal was to not only diversify revenue streams, but also expand the scope of our relationship with the residential contractors who signed up for our project management software,” said Chief Strategy Officer David Arnold. “Outside of our involvement with The Home Depot, this exploration has led to offerings such as payment processing, Builders Risk Insurance, as well as a focus on contractors’ material purchasing needs.” Based out of 11818 I St., Buildertrend’s cloud-based project management software has grown to be used by more than 1 million users across 100-plus

countries. In late August, the companies announced their “newly integrated experience,” which was characterized as allowing Buildertrend users who enroll in the Pro Xtra program to view real-time availability and buy products from The Home Depot within Buildertrend’s app. Buildertrend users can also enjoy discounts on products at The Home Depot, and Pro Xtra members are also eligible for discounts on Buildertrend’s software. Arnold was the lead strategist and key player behind the two brands joining forces. “Buildertrend has been evaluating partnership opportunities with The Home Depot for years and, ultimately, formalized a strategic partnership in March of 2020,” he said. “Both companies have had great respect for each other from the very start of our discussions.” But, Arnold noted, it did take a number of conversations, trips and pilot collaborations to determine how the supplier and software-as-a-service, as he puts it, “could and should work together.” “What brought the companies to the table originally is the same thing that runs throughout all the partnership focus areas: a laser-like focus on helping contractors by providing them tools and services that save them time and money,” he said.

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We … have long-term plans to duplicate this partnership model with other material suppliers in the industry. - CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER DAVID ARNOLD Additionally, Arnold said that millions of professional contractors are members of the loyalty program. “This mutual target audience represents a big opportunity for Buildertrend,” he said. Partners like The Home Depot make “strategic sense,” he continued, adding that Buildertrend is taking on private equity partners and increasing investment in new growth opportunities related to this rife-with-opportunity contractor market. “We … have long-term plans to duplicate this partnership model with other material suppliers in the industry,” he said. Corporate Development Strategist Michael Vandevoort oversaw integration beta testing with a select group of Buildertrend users. “It’s been a multiple-year iterative process,” he said, describing a “lightweight integration” in 2018 with a simple Excel import and export into Buildertrend. “With each feature update to the integration, we would spend one-on-one time with customers to ensure we were receiving user feedback through every step of the process,” he said. “We are lucky to have such a strong relationship with our customers to ask for their feedback during the development of this integration. Their feedback ensured that we were creating the best experience possible for our customers.” Vandevoort recalled how those early testers liked the integration’s seamlessness; updates on daily pricing and inventory from preferred The Home Depot stores are pushed out. “Having the ability to give them confidence in both price and materials availability is a game-changer and can significantly impact accuracy and profitability of their businesses,” he said. Vandevoort also described “a lot of excitement” associated with its receipt management tool. “It automatically syncs purchases made at The Home Depot, online or in person, to the corresponding Buildertrend account,” he said. “It includes a feature where you can manually upload and reconcile receipts to a specific job. “It is not uncommon for construction crews to make several trips to The Home Depot to purchase miscellaneous supplies during a project. It is easy to lose sight of these transactions. And, all too commonly, these purchases can really add up.” The receipt management tool’s overall expense management benefits allow builders, he said, to focus on what they do best. “While Buildertrend helps them better manage their businesses,” he said. When asked how the recent integration has gone over with users, Vandevoort said more than 13% of all eligible customers had connected their Pro Xtra accounts to their Buildertrend accounts just seven days after the launch. “We are extremely encouraged,” he said. Over the longer term, Vandevoort indicated the partnership will significantly improve customers’ efficiency.

“This integration seamlessly helps builders from project start to finish, and helps to manage and organize all the hiccups in between,” he said. “Builders who utilize this tool will never have to guess on material pricing or if they are staying on the project’s budget.” Buildertrend and its subsidiaries are powered by almost 800 employees, 650 of which are in Omaha, and in more than 25 states, according to Vice President of People Brandy Menaugh. “We plan to continue to grow over the next 12 months,” she said, adding that they project a net headcount growth of at least 150 employees. “The hybrid work environment allows us to explore remote opportunities for more focused positions, which expands our footprint and enables us to pursue the most qualified talent nationally.” Menaugh, who oversees people and recruiting teams (and all HR efforts), is actively growing its executive-level team with top talent to lead new business units, which support the growth and expansion of revenue streams. She also said that they awarded eight hours of volunteer time off at the beginning of 2020 to each employee for use throughout the year. “VTO was originally intended to encourage teams to engage in community service activities together,” she said. “The pandemic broadened our view of our VTO program and led us to foster deeper relations in the community by getting involved and assist with more organizations in need.” This year, Buildertrend expanded the ways VTO can be used (individually and virtually) and by awarding each employee 16 hours annually. A quarterly volunteer spotlight award also debuted, which recognizes an employee for his or her outstanding contributions to the community by donating $1,000 to their choice charity. 2021 also saw the debut of Buildertrend’s employee wellness program, providing incentives to employees for wellness activities and volunteerism. Since the pandemic, Menaugh said, employee favorites for in-person service activities include Heart Ministry Center, ABIDE, Nebraska Community Blood Bank, Together Inc., Food Bank for the Heartland, Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy, Girls in STEAM and Completely Kids. “Virtual engagements have included the United Way’s virtual read-aloud, Keep Omaha Beautiful and Big Brother Big Sisters Mentoring program,” she said. Company-wide efforts range from Project Harmony and Adopt-a-Family (through the Salvation Army) to Habitat for Humanity and Brew-Haha. Longstanding relationships include those with Habitat for Humanity and Building Homes for Heroes.

PHONE: 888-415-7149 ADDRESS: 11818 I ST., OMAHA 68137 (HEADQUARTERS) SERVICES: CLOUD-BASED PROJECT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE TOOL USED BY FOUNDED: 2006 BY DAN HOUGHTON, AND JEFF AND STEVE DUGGER WEBSITE: BUILDERTREND.COM

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JILL SLUPE, FOUNDER AND CEO OF VERDE MARTIN

Every year on Sept. 11, a pall falls over the country. But Jill Slupe, the president of “Omaha first” sales agency Verde Martin, was there — in New York City, watching as the Twin Towers fell. Just as the direction of history was forever altered — there will always be a “pre-9/11” and a “post-9/11” — Slupe’s career trajectory was also altered and defined at least partly by the tragedy that prompted such monumental change. “It was a difficult time; I did some soul searching and decided I wanted to move back to Omaha,” Slupe recalled. “[It] took two demotions to get here, and it was the best decision I ever made.” Formerly, the self-described “lifelong learner and teacher at heart” went to school in England — an experience that motivated her desire to work internationally. “A professor suggested I look at working for the Department of Defense,” Slupe said. “I wrote to over 20 bases looking for an internship. I landed an internship working at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, that led to a civil service job working at Minot Air Force Base.” “Then,” she continued, “I was promoted and transferred to Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines and worked on special projects in Asia. I was lucky. I had bosses who supported me.”

Slupe recalled how she ran facilities that were characterized as “profit centers.” “Think golf course, bowling alley or youth activities,” she said. “I won several awards for performance and was then recruited to develop a training program for Air Combat Command that trained facility leaders on how to accelerate sales in their operations. I traveled all over the world studying operations and training leaders.” Slupe wanted a career change; she didn’t see an opportunity in her previous line of work. “So, I earned my MBA,” Slupe said, a reference to her degree from Creighton University. “Then, I worked in outside sales and moved into leadership. I was promoted many times and my responsibility grew.” While she always enjoyed “being a top performer in sales,” Slupe said, her greater passion has been teaching and watching sales, peers, students and clients grow from new knowledge. She ended up working for a national advertising firm, leading the countrywide rollout of training reps to sell Google Ads. “I wanted a change,” she said. “Instead of leading team members, I wanted to partner with business owners and help them with their sales and advertising.”

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MIDLANDS BUSINESS JOURNAL BY MICHELLE LEACH | PHOTOGRAPHY BY DEBRA S. KAPLAN

When an individual opens their mind, they create energy, enthusiasm and new ideas. - JILL SLUPE, PRESIDENT, VERDE MARTIN

Slupe started Verde Martin in 2007, designing the firm around feedback that she had received from business owners regarding their needs. “I … created training, tools and systems to help the owner get to where they wanted to go,” she said. “I … love working with business owners, helping them accelerate sales and obtain their goals.” She said the most satisfying part of the job has always been that “lightbulb moment,” when the client expands their mind and creates new ideas. Verde Martin’s niche is in training city leaders on how to increase revenues — efforts that have resulted in the firm being recognized twice in the National Recreation and Parks Association magazine. “Publicity and awards are nice,” she continued, “but the greatest recognition is when a peer calls or emails and shares a story about how our training program impacted a customer or the organization.” Slupe said “selling is selling,” regardless of if the salesperson is a man or a woman. Both can excel; however, technology has transformed the process. “And will change it further,” she added. When Slupe started her career, she met with clients in person or via phone. “Now I can text, Zoom, email, call, instant message, see in person or communicate through social media, or not even communicate with a customer and let artificial intelligence do the selling,” she said. “Sales is changing, and AI is having the greatest impact on the sales process.” She described “success” as delivering on one’s personal values. “I feel successful when my team members, clients, mentees, organizations I serve (boards and committees), and peers obtain their goals,” Slupe explained. “My philosophy is to ‘hold the ladder.’ So, the people I am supporting are steady as they climb progressively closer to their goal. Success may be raising money for a nonprofit to fund a program or making an introduction for a business to develop a new partnership. Their excitement is my excitement.” A past president of West Omaha Rotary, awarded with the organization’s highest honor (Outstanding Club – for District 5650), Slupe said she inspires others by listening, asking questions and encouraging others to open their minds.

“When an individual opens their mind, they create energy, enthusiasm and new ideas,” she said. “I believe these ideas are what inspire people. Simplified, having a clear understanding of what is important to others, and using my skills and resources to encourage, open doors and help them get what they want.” Slupe, who also teaches undergrad and graduate programs for Creighton, Midland University, Nebraska Wesleyan University and Bellevue University, is personally inspired by the visual. “I have dyslexia,” she said. “So, I am less inspired by words and more inspired by art.” She shared with the Midlands Business Journal her screen shot; it’s a painting by Dr. David Jasper that features a large, green-hued eye. “I see this painting many times a day,” Slupe said. “It inspires me to ‘look,’ to really look at people and not just listen, but hear them.” As with all businesses, it’s not all puppies and rainbows. “In 2019, more than half of all the Verde Martin clients were preparing their businesses for exit and I loved working with the business owner on their transition,” she said. “I saw a need for a product that consolidated exit expertise. So, we partnered with over 20 exit professionals and created Exit Playbook, a website with tools, by exit experts, for business owners planning to exit. “It is a beautiful site with 16,000 business owners receiving weekly information.” Since Exit Playbook launched in 2020, though, Slupe said “only half the revenue model worked.” “Our timing may have been off because of COVID,” she said. “But mostly, business owners did not want to pay for content. It was a hard lesson.” It isn’t all business, all the time for Slupe. “For over 13 years, I have tried to take a trip every month to explore new cities or shores, enjoy great restaurants, and view art and architecture,” she said. “Minus a couple months in 2020, I have met that goal. I have Kansas, Chicago, Minnesota and Arizona planned to round out 2021.” When asked about what she aspires to for her future, Slupe said: “Owning a business is often a lot of responsibility. And, sometimes, I dream of working for the Zaha Hadid architecture firm, doing business development in the U.S. They do the most beautiful work, and I would love to use my sales skills to expand their presence here.”

JSLUPE@VERDEMARTIN.COM ADDRESS: 821 PACIFIC ST, OMAHA, NE 68108 PHONE: (402) 305-6596 WEBSITE: WWW.VERDEMARTIN.COM

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TRAVIS FREEMAN, PRESIDENT, BRITE IDEAS

The traditional image for inspiration as a light bulb has never been more apt than when applied to Travis Freeman. Not only has the 50-year-old entrepreneur built a twinkling empire through his holiday lighting company Brite Ideas Decorating, but he’s also expanded it to a Colorado office and branched into marketing his own brand of holiday lights. All of which, by the way, comes as the serial entrepreneur continues to dabble in real estate and the restaurant business. Even with all of that, the light bulb of inspiration continues to go off for the entrepreneur, a 2003 Midlands Business Journal 40 Under 40 honoree and father of four. “I always say if you’re going to do something every day, do something you love because you’ll excel at that and have fun doing it,” he said. “To me, if you have that, it’s not a job. You’re just blessed to be doing something every day that you love.” Freeman launched the company in 1990 as an offshoot of his landscaping business to help fill the winter months. Decorative lighting quickly eclipsed the landscaping venture and, in the time since, Brite Ideas Decorating has grown to serve a long roster of residential, commercial and civic clients. In just two years, the company expanded from its original lighting options and

developed the patented Linkable Lights and many other custom pieces. By 1998, Brite Ideas began offering distributorships for its products, signing up 15 in the first year. Today, Freeman puts that number at more than 600 distributors nationwide, making Brite Ideas one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of specialized outdoor holiday lighting. Tony Gowan, parks and facilities director for the City of Papillion, is a longtime client and friend. He said he saw Freeman’s expertise and drive from the very start of their working together in 2008 when Freeman walked Gowan, then brand new to his role, through the first Winter Wonderland city display. “I think the thing that jumps out at me with Travis is, he’s always willing to try new things to move his business to greater heights,” Gowan said. “I saw that when he moved from his location on Farnam Street out to the location at 150th and Blondo in the old grocery store or opening the distributor site down in Atlanta and, of course, getting involved in the production aspect with the facility in China where he actually makes his own product. “All those things show innovation. It shows a great knowledge of the field he is in to be able to attack and to run offshoots of what used to be a fairly small business into making it now global for him. That just really appeals to me. I’m so proud of him.”

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MIDLANDS BUSINESS JOURNAL BY DWAIN HEBDA | PHOTOGRAPHY BY DEBRA S. KAPLAN

I always say if you’re going to do something every day, do something you love because you’ll excel at that and have fun doing it. - TRAVIS FREEMAN

Freeman said the decision to expand into manufacturing was a natural one, given the narrow window for holiday lighting installs and the wide disparity of decorating tastes from region to region in the country. Manufacturing lights helps even out revenue over a bigger swath of the year, he said. “Christmas is 90% of the decorating business,” he said. “If you look geographically, most of our sales come from the Northeast and places with different seasons. It’s still not as big in California as it is in Colorado, New Jersey and New York where people do more decorating during holiday months.” Freeman’s other entrepreneurial passion is as a restauranteur. “I’ve always owned real estate, since I was 20,” he said. “I had an opportunity to buy land at 72nd and Dodge, which then we bought Fudruckers at that time. Another friend of mine wanted to open a restaurant with me, so we bought a building at 6913 Maple which is now Mantra.” His longtime association with the restaurant business also widened his circle of mentors and advisors. Willy Thiesen, founder of Godfather’s Pizza, said he was impressed with Freeman from the start and continues to serve as a mentor and friend. “Travis’s strategy is not ‘I hope I get this done.’ Hope is not a strategy for him,” Thiesen said. “We’re alike in that sense; I expect results, I don’t hope I get them. And he’s that guy who can do everything he expects you to do, and he can probably do it better. If you need a left-handed monkey wrench with a three and a half socket and a self-tightening bolt, he says, ‘I think I got one right here in my truck.’” Thiesen said the thing he most admires about Freeman is how he earned everything he has through hard work and never-say-die determination. Even these very traits he came by honestly, through watching his father, Jim. “His father had one of the most difficult jobs there could possibly be. He was a vacuum cleaner door-to-door salesman,” Thiesen said.“

But those are where the skills I’m talking about came from. He got confidence from his dad. He got perseverance from his dad. He got salesmanship from his dad. He saw how hard his dad worked to put food on the table. Those are skills not everybody has.” For his part, Freeman credits all kinds of influencers for helping him navigate his career in business and various entrepreneurial ventures. “I say I never made it here on my own, there’s always been a steppingstone,” he said. “I’ve had a lot of influential people help me. There’s a lot of people who have worked for me that have gone and found their own success in landscaping, nurseries, even the lighting industry world. They start their own company and they’re buying lights from us, decorating customers’ homes. I’m not one of those people who says I did it all on my own.” Still, when Freeman faced his ultimate challenge in business — a devastating 2005 fire set off by lightning that razed the company headquarters and handed him a $2 million loss — he showed the depth of his grit and determination. The company was back up and running in 24 hours and exactly one year later, Freeman moved back into the refurbished building. As other challenges have come along since then, as they invariably do in business, he points to that event as proof of what a company can do when it just won’t quit. “You can get down on yourself quickly about things and circumstances happen to everybody. Everybody gets knocked off the horse; it’s how quick you get back on,” he said. “I refer back to when I had my fire; it took pretty much everything from me. “This year, getting product in from overseas, the lack of workers and truckers getting things here, things have been challenging. But if I can get through the fire, I can get through anything. You also have to understand how important it is to hire the right people. No one is going to do everything the way you would, and you have to accept that. But you can’t grow or even run your business if you don’t keep the right people around you.”

ADDRESS: 2011 N 156TH ST, OMAHA, NE 68116 PHONE: (402) 553-1178 WEBSITE: WWW.BRITEIDEA.COM

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CO-OWNERS TRISHONNA HELM AND VANDRA CALDWELL

What makes our company stand apart is that it is continuously ‘cutting edge.’ - CO-FOUNDER VANDRA CALDWELL

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Mixins Rolled Ice Cream OPENS SECOND LOCATION, PLANS FOR FRANCHISING Now reaching its third anniversary, Mixins Rolled Ice Cream is set to expand after opening a second location in the spring and aiming to franchise in 2022. The business was founded by Vandra Caldwell and Trishonna Helm, two business owners in their mid-20s that had the idea after Helm’s trip to Los Angeles three years ago. She was visiting the city and tried rolled ice cream for the first time, then posted a photo to her Snapchat story. Caldwell saw the story, was interested in where the ice cream was from, and once the two women connected, the rest was history. They knew they wanted to bring rolled ice cream to the Midwest. Rolled ice cream is literally just that: rolled. It is different than the traditional spoonfuls that are found in many other ice cream shops around the country. Mixins Rolled Ice Cream flavors are homemade and rolled out on super-chilled flat tops for their customers in a variety of different sweet and savory flavors that range from key lime pie, strawberry cheesecake, and all sorts of other flavors in between. In August, Mixins Rolled Ice Cream marked its third year of business operations. When Helm and Caldwell first started out, they put in 16-hours a day, side by side, for three months straight. Their goal was to create a company that was going to be an asset to the community that sparked joy and brought people together. After beginning with just five staff members and realizing that this was not enough to keep up with the demand for their products, the company now has two locations, 1405 Jackson St. in downtown Omaha and 2821 S. 108th St. in Rockbrook Village. During the winter, there are fluctuations in staff due to demand and the colder temperatures outside, but when summertime weather is at its hottest, they employ up to 40 people total. The team also works with marketing specialists, social media managers, and a business consultant to help increase brand awareness and cultivate a bigger following. When asked why Mixins Rolled Ice Cream has become a popular addition to the Omaha area, Caldwell said, “The product is high quality and completely different from anything around. As owners, we uphold a positive persona and are well known in the community. Omaha loves to rally around us to show support.”

Unique flavors are also what keeps people coming back for more. Menu items range in flavors from “Matcha Madness,” which includes matcha Pocky sticks, a fortune cookie and mochi, to “112,” a mix of peaches, graham crackers and cinnamon drizzle on top of the rolled ice cream. “What makes our company stand apart is that it is continuously ‘cutting edge,’” Caldwell said. “We take risks with our flavors and merchandise. Our slogan is ‘More than ice cream, it’s a lifestyle.’ We live this slogan everyday as we continue trend-stacking with all of our products. The apparel also remains upbeat, streetwear, and trendy.” Mixins recently added “ice cream sickles” to the menu and is known for spelling names out in ice cream for their customers. When the pandemic hit, sweet treats were the go-to recipe that hit the spot for many people dealing with stress and the chaos happening around the world. While there have been staff shortages this summer and now moving into the fall months, Caldwell said that overall, business has been steady. “With business comes plenty of challenges and many unforeseen circumstances,” she said. “We’ve grown over the years, steadily improving costs of goods, payroll percentages, balancing inventory, building culture amongst our walls, and expanding overall. Surprisingly, Covid has impacted our industry very minimally, as people use ice cream to help cope during these trying times. We consider ourselves a comfort food and this is what keeps our customers coming back.” Looking ahead, Mixins Rolled Ice Cream has a vision that is already coming to fruition. Helm and Caldwell are planning on bringing plenty of delicious rolls to young and old alike across the country, as they are set to become an official franchisor in the next three months. In the beginning of 2022, the team plans on opening another brick-and-mortar store in Atlanta, Georgia. By the end of next year, they hope to have at least 10 franchises open.

ADDRESS: 1405 JACKSON ST, OMAHA, NE 68102 PHONE: (402) 578-1793

ADDRESS: 2821 S 108TH ST, OMAHA, NE 68144 PHONE: (402) 281-4251

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TOP, FROM LEFT: ANGELIA LEWIS, MICHAEL BROWN, COLIN NABITY, AND CODY LEACH. BOTTOM, FROM LEFT: MATT HOOVER, MARIA VORONINA AND JACK WOLSTENHOLM

BREEZE

BREEZE, AN OMAHA-BASED INSURTECH COMPANY, HAS REPORTEDLY RECEIVED THE LARGEST RECORDED SERIES A FUNDING FOR A NEBRASKA STARTUP. The $10 million in financing will help the startup continue to build a platform that makes supplemental disability and critical illness insurance more accessible. Colin Nabity, Midlands Business Journal’s 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year recipient, founded the company with Cody Leach in 2019. In 10 to 15 minutes, the platform is able to use artificial intelligence and a users medical records to create individualized policies. Nabity noted that while Breeze can support and write individuals ages 18-60, most of its customers are in their late 30s to 40s. “People start to become more concerned about potential health-related matters and how they may affect personal finances when they’re in their prime earning years and have major responsibilities like a spouse, children or a mortgage,” he said. The funding will not only help Breeze continue to build its product, support and distribution teams in Omaha, but also add other products. “Most notably, a new short term disability insurance product that will also help support women while on maternity leave,” Nabity said. “This is a huge issue, especially for women working independently that don’t have access to traditional employer benefits.” Noting that Omaha is “surrounded by a lot of great insurance companies and insurance talent,” Breeze partnered with Lincoln-based Assurity, as well as and Des Moines-based Principal, to issue policies.

MIDLANDS AFRICAN CHAMBER PRESIDENT KARINE SOKPOH (LEFT) AND MARTINE QUARTEY (RIGHT) CELEBRATE ACCURATE SCREENING SOLUTIONS’ GRAND OPENING AT 6311 AMES ST.

ACCURATE SCREENING SOLUTIONS

OPENING AT 6311 AMES AVE. IN OMAHA, ACCURATE SCREENING SOLUTIONS IS AIMING TO REMOVE BARRIERS FOR COMMUNITY MEMBERS. “North Omaha is predominantly a low to middle income earning community,” said owner Martine Quartey. “This part of the community has a larger transit challenge than other parts of Omaha which equates to higher unemployment rate.” The company, which opened its doors on Aug. 20, facilitates drug testing services, alcohol EtG, fingerprinting services, and paternity tests for a variety of reasons, including court orders, employment opportunities and work mandates. For example, if a client was applying for a job driving a city bus in Omaha through Metro Transit they would need a Department of Transportation drug test, which tests for marijuana, cocaine, opiates, amphetamines and methamphetamines, and phencyclidine (PCP). Accurate Screening is qualified and able to administer the test and report its results. As a business owner and community member in North Omaha, Quartey said she recognized a gap in accessible services in the area. “I understood one of the dynamics behind unemployment rates in the Black community,” she said. “Prior to our office opening for business, these services could only be obtained in west Omaha and in areas not situated on the bus line for the most part.” The business is open seven days a week, again, with the intention of eliminating barriers. Appointments can be made online.

RIBBON CUTTING

NORTHPOINT RECOVERY

NORTHPOINT RECOVERY HAS OPENED THE FIRST OF ITS THREE PLANNED FACILITIES DEDICATED TO HELPING TREAT ADDICTION AND MENTAL HEALTH IN THE OMAHA AREA. The first facility, located at 7215 Ontario St., is geared towards inpatient treatment for up to 44 adults. The two remaining facilities will be for outpatient care of adults and adolescents. Dr. Mark Jones, who received his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in counseling and recently serviced as general director of health and medical services at Union Pacific, is leading the Nebraska expansion. Northpoint Recovery also has locations in Colorado, Washington and Idaho. In 2020, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Rural Drug Addiction Research Center released a report from 2017 data concluding that out of 13,467 admissions to publically funded treatment facilities, 52.61% where in areas such as Omaha, Lincoln and Grand Island. Alcohol, methamphetamine and marijuana accounted for 87.55% of admissions. “Northpoint is unique in that we offer a full range of integrated substance use disorder services,” said Jones, vice president-Nebraska. Staff includes physicians, advance practice professionals, registered nurses, therapists and recovery techs, who help patients understand triggers so they can avoid relapses and live sober lives. In addition to inpatient programs, a range of outpatient services with varying intensities are available. For example, an all-day care program is available, as well an intensive program that’s three hours a day, three days a week. “These offerings help patients transition to a lower level of care as they progress in treatment, or increase the intensity of the care as needed,” Jones said. More information on programs and the company can be found at www.northpointrecovery.com.

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OLSSON, THE ENGINEERING FIRM HEADQUARTERED IN LINCOLN WITH MORE THAN 1,000 EMPLOYEES, HAS OPENED UP ITS 30TH OFFICE IN NORFOLK, NEBRASKA. “We have considered the Norfolk office as a potential area for expansion for several years, but the key factor that let us to move forward at this time was finding the right personnel,” said Jeff Palik, Greater Nebraska office leader. Leading the branch will be Seth Lange, a professional engineer with more than 10 years of experience. Palik said that opening this office will not only help Olsson serve current clients in and around Norfolk, but it will also help them reach new clients in northeast Nebraska. “This will allow us to market to new clients that used to feel like we were too far away in our Grand Island or South Sioux City offices,” he said. Recent projects in Norfolk include the 25th Street project (transportation planning, structural engineering and construction management services) and the East Norfolk Avenue Bridge (landscape architecture, civil engineering, geotechnical, materials testing, surveying, construction management, traffic management systems and project visualization services). The East Norfolk Avenue Bridge project won the 2017 Outstanding Achievement award from the American Concrete Institute, Nebraska Chapter. Previously the Grand Island office handled these projects.

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER

AFTER NEARLY FIVE YEARS UNDER CONSTRUCTION, CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER WAS FINALLY ABLE TO OPEN THE DOORS TO THE NEW HUBBARD CENTER FOR CHILDREN. The expansion, which doubles the hospitals physical capacity, will house the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Fetal Care Center, and the Hematology/Oncology Unit. Children’s Hospital President & CEO Chanda Chacón also noted enhanced surgical space, expanded Radiology and Emergency Departments and a new rooftop helipad. “One truly innovative feature is the addition of an intraoperative MRI,” she said. “This allows us to see images of the brain during surgery to get the very best outcomes for children.” Taking a progressive approach to future care, the Hubbard Center also houses Children’s Hospital’s first ever-Cardiac Care Unit. “The unit is exclusively dedicated to providing the full range of high-quality pediatric cardiac care, from admission to discharge,” said Chacón. “The CCU represents an entirely new care model, where we will have one highly skilled and specialized team in one place.” The building will also include a new dining and cafeteria facility, meeting space for learning and continuing education, chapel space and outdoor gardens, according to construction manager Kiewit Building Group. The project also included 50,000 square feet of renovation to the existing hospital building, adding an operating room, expanding the emergency department lobby and waiting area, updating existing patient check-in, and expanding the pharmacy, according to Kiewit. HDR provided the architecture and engineering services. The Center is named after Dr. Theodore F. Hubbard and Claire M. Hubbard, Omaha residents who have left a legacy of philanthropy across the metro.

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REALTOR AND MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER

Van Deeb writing book on branding My message…is that there’s nothing [people] can’t do if they have the work ethic and the discipline. - VAN DEEB

Branding is the topic of Omaha Realtor, motivational speaker, and author Van Deeb’s next as yet untitled book. “I believe that in our new world in the business climate we are successful because of the way we brand ourselves,” Deeb said. “I think you’ll see more and more people brand themselves and not just sit back and wait for the phone to ring. I want to help people with that because that’s what I’ve been doing my whole career.” Deeb’s career began in the early 1980s when he received a marketing degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and then enrolled in a real estate specialty school in Dallas in 1983. Deeb remained in Dallas — which was the No. 1 real estate market in the U.S. at that time — for 10 years. To build a list, real estate students are advised to call everyone they know and tell them they are in real estate. “I had no one, so I had to start from scratch and organically create customers without any resources,” Deeb said. Deeb moved back to Omaha in 1993 where he started Deeb Realty out of his 200-square-foot basement. He slowly added agents, eventually bringing on 350 agents and becoming recognized as one of the largest independent real estate firms in the Midwest. In 2009 he sold the firm — known today as Nebraska Realty — to Andy Alloway who had started as Deeb Realty’s receptionist and advanced to assistant manager, manager, general manager until finally Deeb sold him the company. Deeb, who has been doing motivational speaking for 25 years, opened Big Omaha Realty in 2011. “This company was designed to remain extremely small and more customer service oriented,” Deeb said. “It makes me a better motivational speaker when I can tell my audience that I’m still in business, that I’m still doing it. It makes me very relatable to my audience.” Deeb has written five books, beginning with “Selling From The Heart” in the late 1990s. His latest is “Baxter: My First Dog at 59,” which he put his branding book on hold to write. “I had to write about the joy [Baxter] brings me,” Deeb said. “He’s a 10-pound, 2-and-a-half-yearold Havanese. I named him after [Will Ferrell’s character] Ron Burgundy’s dog in Anchorman.” His previous business book was “The Power of Asking.” “It goes with my seminar’s design,” he said. “It teaches people how to ask people for business as

well as how to be the person people want to do business with. It’s very beneficial for entrepreneurs and people who are trying to build their business.” Deeb writes all of his books to share his victories and his failures, which he hopes will encourage and empower others with the knowledge that they can accomplish anything they set their minds to. “My message when I go out to speak to people is that there’s nothing they can’t do if they have the work ethic and the discipline,” he said. “A big reason why I write these books is because of my own experiences. “When I read inspirational, motivational, and spiritual literature, if I get one thing out of it, it was worth reading the whole book. I want people to know what I’ve experienced in business. It’s experiences of what to do and what not to do. Being a business leader, I want them to know the failures and the victories. My books aren’t encyclopedias — they may be 95 to 195 pages — but my whole mission is to hopefully resonate with something they’re going through in their business lives, something that will be helpful.” In several of his books, Deeb talks about the power of the handwritten note. People often tell him that they are writing five handwritten notes a day or are writing 10 each week. He knows many people who keep his books in the front seats of their cars as a reminder of the basics and fundamentals of being successful in business. About three years ago, Deeb started a monthly podcast. “It’s a great way to reach my audience because they can listen in their car or their office,” he said. “[The podcasts] are designed to help people move forward, to feel that they’re OK, that there are ups and downs of being in sales and in business. The purpose of the podcast is to help people in their journey, not just in business, but their journey of life as well.” Reflecting on his career, Deeb noted how technology has revolutionized the real estate industry. “When I got into the business in 1983 we had no cell phones, no internet,” he said. “You were considered high-tech if you had a fax machine. We didn’t have the resources. Today there’s no excuse for real estate agents to not be extremely successful because the resources are abundant.”

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WE’RE MOVING FORWARD The need for more equitable access to opportunity, continued economic growth and enhanced quality of life requires a change in how we approach transportation in Greater Omaha—which is why the Greater Omaha Chamber partnered with Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (MAPA), Metro Smart Cities and Metro Transit to develop a new regional transportation strategy. The partnership, known as ConnectGO, has been gathering perspectives from people throughout the region since January 2019 to better understand our greatest needs and to prioritize strategies to address them. We aim to make our metro area more vibrant, equitable and accessible for everyone. ConnectGO Regional Strategy Overview Based on community input, the coalition developed an actionable strategy including 10 priorities for policy, programs and specific transportation projects for the next 10 years, plus an added focus on maintenance. ConnectGO will continue to elevate local conversations on transportation needs while working with our community partners to turn these ideas into reality. ORBT - Starting two additional bus rapid transit lines (like the Dodge Street ORBT), with the next line running north and south. Local Bus Improvements - Running buses more frequently, improving bus stops and expanding the bus system into areas currently lacking service. Urban Core Mobility System - Creating a coherent transportation system for greater Omaha’s urban center in Downtown and Midtown with an urban circulator, more two-way streets, shared parking districts and new bikeways. Streetscapes - Improving the streets and sidewalks in five historic commercial districts. Sidewalks - Filling in 100 miles of sidewalk gaps near elementary schools and along transit routes.

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ness as a long-term contributor to the Omaha region. Grow Professionally As a Chamber member, you’ll also have access to tools and programming that can expand your leadership skills. For example, Leadership Omaha is a 10-month program that creates awareness of our community’s challenges and will motivate you to define your personal commitment to a lasting impact. Maybe your team wants to attend some of our signature professional development events. Employees of member organizations have access to all Chamber events and receive registration discounts on our programming, from the YP Summit to the upcoming Conference on Diversity, Opportunity and Equity.

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Erin Schneiderhan has joined the client service team as account coordinator. Schneiderhan joins RCG after managing accounts for a leading national photography firm. She is a graduate of Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota where she also managed social media for the women’s soccer program.

Kerstin Douglass has joined the client service team as account coordinator. Douglass is also joining RCG as an account coordinator after most recently assisting with marketing several product lines for a national subscription box company. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is certified in Google Ads and Google Analytics.

Kalli Imig will join the media team as a digital media buyer. Imig joins RCG’s industry-leading media team after a serving as a data analyst for a successful healthcare actuarial firm. She is a marketing and IT graduate of St. Louis University. She is familiar with a number of leading analytics platforms including Tableau, IBM SPSS, SQL Anywhere and Google Analytics.

Kyle Olson, P.E. is promoted to Director of Engineering. Olson has been with Supportworks since 2008, joining the company just days after the it was established. In his new role, Olson will lead the Engineering Department as it develops new products, improves existing solutions, implements cost saving initiatives and promotes Supportworks products to engineers and architects throughout North America.

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Alexander S. Arkfeld joins Fraser Stryker’s litigation practice area, with a focus on appellate, class action, and commercial litigation. Mr. Arkfeld graduated with a J.D., high honors, from the University of Washington School of Law in 2018. Prior to joining Fraser Stryker, Mr. Arkfeld was a law clerk at the Washington State Supreme Court for the Honorable Justice Sheryl Gordon McCloud from 2018-2020, and at the United States District Court, District of Oregon for the Honorable District Judge Michael W. Mosman from 2020-2021. He is admitted to practice in California and Nebraska.

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Kaitlin A. Madsen focuses her practice on litigation, labor and employment law, and nonprofit and charitable organizations. Ms. Madsen started her law practice in 2021 after graduating with a J.D., high distinction, from the University of Nebraska College of Law. Ms. Madsen was a Summer Associate for Fraser Stryker in both 2019 and 2020. Before starting law school, Ms. Madsen worked as a Health Care Access Community Organizer for Nebraska Appleseed where she helped lead a successful ballot measure to expand Medicaid in Nebraska. She is admitted to practice in Nebraska.

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Jeff Kortan, P.E., is promoted to Senior Director of Supply Chain. Kortan has been with Supportworks for 15 years, leading the engineering team in developing foundation repair products and educating contractors across the nation on how foundation repair systems can be best utilized both residentially and in commercial applications. In Kortan’s new role, he will lead the procurement and warehouse teams through the current global raw material shortage and continue to assess supply chain opportunities, ensuring Supportworks is able to supply its customers with foundation, concrete repair and garage renovation products.

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Andrea Joy Pearson DIRECTOR OF BELONGING AND INCLUSION, OPERA OMAHA

Opera Omaha welcomes Andrea Joy Pearson, its new Director of Belonging and Inclusion, to the company’s senior leadership team. This role is new to the company, and as the Director of Belonging and Inclusion, Andrea Joy will work with the staff and Board of Directors to create organization-wide equity-based goals and strategies, with an initial focus in the areas of recruitment, onboarding, and employee engagement. Andrea Joy will help weave equity and inclusion initiatives throughout the company’s new strategic plan, currently in development. Through this work, Opera Omaha will clearly define its values, beliefs and strategies, and extend them more broadly throughout all facets of the organization. Andrea Joy Pearson is an optimization strategist who specializes in process improvement, employee engagement, human capital knowledge, and emergency management. Andrea Joy is passionate about inclusion and equity in the workplace and organizational change management because she believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to bring their best and most authentic selves to the table. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Voice Performance from Oberlin Conservatory of Music and her Master of Music in Voice and Opera from the University of Kentucky. Additionally, she is certified in Human Resources Management and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace. She is a member of the Black Opera Alliance, NAAAHRATL, National Association of African Americans in Human Resources, Oberlin Alumni Association of African Ancestry, and the Institute for Young Dramatic Voices. Currently based in Atlanta, Georgia, Andrea Joy will relocate to Omaha in early October. Andrea Joy shared, "I am excited to join hands with Opera Omaha in curating the voice of opera in the 21st century by bolstering awareness and opportunities to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion within the operatic field for artists, administrators, and guests. It is imperative to intentionally create safe spaces where everyone has the opportunity to thrive, participate, and belong. Here at Opera Omaha, we will not be silent in the face of injustice. We will listen and we will act." “I am thrilled that Andrea Joy Pearson will join Opera Omaha in this crucial role,” said General Director Roger Weitz. “The skills, experience, and dynamism she brings will be invaluable in our continued pursuit of a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive organization and community. Omaha is fortunate to have recruited such a talented new leader to our city.”

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STEVEN G. RANUM, Incorporator and Attorney With CROKER HUCK LAW FIRM 2120 SOUTH 72ND STREET, SUITE 1200 OMAHA, NE 68124 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF JUNIPER VILLAS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION Juniper Villas Homeowners Association has been incorporated under the Nebraska Nonprofit Corporation Act on September 27, 2021. The corporation is a mutual benefit corporation. The street address of the corporation’s registered office is 2120 South 72nd Street, Suite 1200, Omaha, Nebraska 68124, and the initial registered agent at that office is Steven G. Ranum. The corporation will have members. First publication October 1, 2021, final October 15, 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

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 PAXTON 1103, LLC The name of the Company is Paxton 1103, LLC. The Designated Office of the Company is: 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. 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 September 22, 2021. First publication October 1, 2021, final October 15, 2021

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: Teresa’s Natural Living Name of Applicant: Teresa’s Guided Solutions, LLC Address: 24206 Bluff Road Alvo NE 68304 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 31, 2021 General nature of business: Promoting natural living TERESA SCHUELKE-HARMS Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative October 1, 2021

DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF TRI-SHARE VENTURES, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Tri-Share Ventures, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 1501 Schropp Circle, Ashland, NE 68003. The Registered Agent of the Company is Chad W. Johnson, 1501 Schropp Circle, Ashland, NE 68003. First publication September 17, 2021, final October 1, 2021

JENNIFER L. RATTNER, Esq. RINGENBERG & RATTNER LAW 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF CARD CAP, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Card Cap, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 8105 Howard Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The Registered Agent of the Company is Jennifer L. Rattner, whose mailing address is 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204, Omaha, NE 68154. First publication September 17, 2021, final October 1, 2021

JENNIFER L. RATTNER, Esq. RINGENBERG & RATTNER LAW 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF PACKBOY402 SPORTSCARDS, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Packboy402 Sportscards, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 8105 Howard Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The Registered Agent of the Company is Jennifer L. Rattner, whose mailing address is 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204, Omaha, NE 68154. First publication September 17, 2021, final October 1, 2021

Catherine E. French, Attorney LAMSON DUGAN & MURRAY LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF NORTHERN STAR PARTNERS II, 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 NORTHERN STAR PARTNERS II, LLC. The address of the company’s initial designated office is 200 South 31st Avenue, #4303, Omaha, Nebraska 68131. The name and address of the registered agent is LDM Business Services, Inc., 10306 Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, NE 68114. The general nature of the business to be transacted is all lawful business. The company commenced existence on September 21, 2021 and shall have perpetual duration. The affairs of the company shall be conducted by the manager as prescribed by the Operating Agreement. LDM Business Services, Inc., Organizer First publication October 1, 2021, final October 15, 2021

SCOTT A. MEYERSON, Esq. LIKES MEYERSON HATCH LLC 444 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF AMENDMENT OF HILLCREST SHADOW LAKE, LLC Notice is hereby given that the Certificate of Organization of HSL, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, has been amended as follows: the limited liability company has changed its name to Hillcrest Shadow Lake, LLC. The Amended Certificate or Organization was filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on September 22, 2021. First publication October 1, 2021, final October 15, 2021

WHITMORE LAW OFFICE LLC 7602 Pacific Street, Suite 200 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that Schank Properties, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office of the Company is 932 Grant Street, Blair, Nebraska 68008. The Registered Agent of the Company is Andrew L. Schank, 932 Grant Street, Blair, Nebraska 68008. The Company was formed on September 21, 2021. First publication October 1, 2021, final October 15, 2021

CATHERINE E. FRENCH, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF THE PARTY BAR, 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 THE PARTY BAR, LLC. The address of the company’s initial designated office is 7919 N. 173rd Terrace Circle, Bennington, NE 68007. 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 31, 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 17, 2021, final October 1, 2021

KENDRA RINGENBERG, Attorney RINGENBERG & RATTNER LAW 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF 48 DODGE QOF, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that 48 Dodge QOF, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 1303 South 72nd 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 17, 2021, final October 1, 2021

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MARTIN P. PELSTER, Attorney CROKER, HUCK LAW FIRM 2120 South 72nd Street, Suite 1200 Omaha, Nebraska 68124 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF PIVOT CAPITAL, LLC The name of the limited liability company is Pivot Capital, LLC. The address of the initial designated office is 5130 North 27th Street, Suite 1, Lincoln, NE 68521. 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 17, 2021, final October 1, 2021 GROSS & WELCH, P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 2120 South 72 Street, Suite 1500 Omaha, Nebraska 68124 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF 100 PERCENT PROFIT, LLC a Nebraska Limited Liability Company Notice is hereby given that 100 Percent Profit, LLC, a Nebraska Limited Liability Company, has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with its designated office located at 2613 N. 42nd Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68111, its registered agent is Frederick D. Stehlik, and its registered office located at 2120 South 72 Street, Suite 1500, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The general nature of its business is to engage in and do any lawful act concerning any and all lawful business, other than banking or insurance, for which a limited liability company may be organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Certificate of Organization was filed in the office of the Nebraska Secretary of State on September 3, 2021, the Company commenced business thereon, and shall have perpetual existence. The affairs of the Company are to be conducted by the Managing Member. Frederick D. Stehlik, Organizer First publication September 17, 2021, final October 1, 2021 Tim Buckley, Attorney SMITH SLUSKY POHREN & ROGERS LLP 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 400 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 LEGAL NOTICE In the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska. PR21-1537 Estate of Bonita J. Hannum, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on September 2, 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 James Hannum, whose address is 19609 Dutch Hall Road, Bennington, NE 68007, has been appointed 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 November 17, 2021 or be forever barred. KELLEY GOLDEN Clerk of the County Court First publication September 17, 2021, final October 1, 2021 The Law Office of Robert E. Burns 11330 Q Street, Suite 220 Omaha, NE 68137 402-331-9497 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF MSF PROPERTIES, LLC Notice is hereby given of the organization of MSF PROPERTIES, LLC. 1. The name of the limited liability Company is MSF PROPERTIES, LLC. 2. The company’s Initial agent for service of process is Michael R. Faue. The Initial agent’s address and the address of the Initial designated office of the Company is 1203 Mayberry Plaza, Omaha, NE 68108. 3. The general nature of the business to be transacted by the Company is to engage in and transact in any and all lawful business enterprises for which a Limited Liability Company may be organized under the Nebraska Limited Liability Company Act, and specifically to engage in the ownership and management of real estate, and all other related activities, and to own, hold and sell or assign any and all licenses necessary or advisable to conduct said business. 4. The Company commenced on August 8, 2021, and shall have a perpetual duration. First publication September 17, 2021, final October 1, 2021


Notice is hereby given that Connected Properties LLC, a Nebraska Limited Liability Company, has been organized under the laws of the state of Nebraska, with its initial designated office at 3320 N 125th Street, Omaha, Nebraska, 68164. The initial agent for service of process of the Company is Brooke Steppat, 3320 N 125th Street, Omaha, Nebraska, 68164. First publication September 17, 2021, final October 1, 2021 BENJAMIN J. PICK, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF SCC GRETNA, LLC Notice is hereby given of the organization of SCC Gretna, LLC: 1. The name of the limited liability company is SCC Gretna, LLC; and 2. The street and mailing address of the initial designated office is 2116 N. 179th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68116, 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 September 17, 2021, final October 1, 2021 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF EIGHTY “O” FIVE BLONDO, L.L.C. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that EIGHTY “O” FIVE BLONDO, L.L.C., is organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with a designated office at 8005 Blondo Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68134, manager Danny Tran, 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 27, 2021, and filed Certificate of Organization with the Nebraska Secretary of State on September 3, 2021, and shall have perpetual existence. DANNY TRAN, Organizational Member 8005 Blondo Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68134 First publication September 17, 2021, final October 1, 2021 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF RUTHIES JEWELS, INC. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that RUTHIES JEWELS, 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 jewelry sales 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 jewelry sales 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 26, 2021, and upon its Articles being filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on September 3, 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 17, 2021, final October 1, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF ROBINSON TREE PUBLISHING COMPANY, L.L.C. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ROBINSON TREE PUBLISHING COMPANY, L.L.C., is organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with a designated office at 3018 South 87th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68124, manager Kasara K. Robinson, 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 26, 2021, and filed Certificate of Organization with the Nebraska Secretary of State on September 3, 2021, and shall have perpetual existence. KASARA K. ROBINSON, Organizational Member 3018 South 87th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68124 First publication September 17, 2021, final October 1, 2021

PUBLICATION NOTICE OF SUIT In the District Court of Sarpy County, Nebraka. CI 21-1788 RICHARD DOLPHENS AND JOHN CICH, Plaintiffs vs. JACQUELINE GIBBONS, Defendant. TO: Jacqueline Gibbons Defendant Jacqueline Gibbons is hereby notified that on or about July 29, 2021, Richard Dolphens and John Cich filed their Complaint in the District Court of Sarpy County, Nebraska, Case No.CI 21-1788, the object and prayer of which is to quiet title to real property located at 7115 Railroad Avenue, Bellevue, Nebraska 68147, and legally described as Lot 4, Bartak Addition, an Addition to the City of Bellevue, as surveyed, platted, and recorded in Sarpy County, Nebraska. Plaintiffs pray for a judgment against Defendant to enforce a written agreement, quiet title to the property in Plaintiffs, and in the alternative, unjust enrichment, plus costs and attorney’s fees as allowed by law. You are required to answer said Complaint on or before the 17th day of October, and if you fail to do so, your default will be taken and judgment entered accordingly. Dated this 17th day of September, 2021. RICHARD DOLPHENS AND JOHN CICH, By: /s/ Steven G. Ranum Steven G. Ranum, #24716 CROKER, HUCK, KASHER, DeWITT, ANDERSON & GONDERINGER, L.L.C. 2120 South 72nd Street, Suite 1200 Omaha, Nebraska 68124 (402) 391-6777 (402) 390-9221 (Fax) sranum@crokerlaw.com Attorneys for Plaintiffs First publication September 17, 2021, final October 1, 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 BIG O HOLDINGS, LLC The name of the Company is Big O Holdings, LLC. The Designated Office of the Company is: 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. 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 September 13, 2021. First publication September 17, 2021, final October 1, 2021

ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF YES VMS, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Yes VMS, 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 17, 2021, final October 1, 2021

MIDLANDS BUSINESS JOURNAL Thomas H. Penke #11579, Attorney for Applicant Thomas H. Penke, P.C., L.L.O. 12020 Shamrock Plaza, Suite 200 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 402-330-6869 LEGAL NOTICE In the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska. PR21-1571 Estate of EUGENE P. TOMASELLO, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on September 8, 2021, in the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska, TAMMY P. TOMASELLO, whose address is 9423 Adamns Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68127, has been appointed Personal Representative of this 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 17, 2021 or be forever barred. CARROL L. MILLS Registrar First publication September 17, 2021, final October 1, 2021

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LEGAL notices NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF PYCARE, LLC PUBLICATION NOTICE OF SUIT In the District Court of Sarpy County, Nebraka. CI 21-1788 RICHARD DOLPHENS AND JOHN CICH, Plaintiffs vs. JACQUELINE GIBBONS, Defendant. TO: Jacqueline Gibbons Defendant Jacqueline Gibbons is hereby notified that on or about July 29, 2021, Richard Dolphens and John Cich filed their Complaint in the District Court of Sarpy County, Nebraska, Case No.CI 21-1788, the object and prayer of which is to quiet title to real property located at 7115 Railroad Avenue, Bellevue, Nebraska 68147, and legally described as Lot 4, Bartak Addition, an Addition to the City of Bellevue, as surveyed, platted, and recorded in Sarpy County, Nebraska. Plaintiffs pray for a judgment against Defendant to enforce a written agreement, quiet title to the property in Plaintiffs, and in the alternative, unjust enrichment, plus costs and attorney’s fees as allowed by law. You are required to answer said Complaint on or before the 17th day of October, and if you fail to do so, your default will be taken and judgment entered accordingly. Dated this 17th day of September, 2021. RICHARD DOLPHENS AND JOHN CICH, By: /s/ Steven G. Ranum Steven G. Ranum, #24716 CROKER, HUCK, KASHER, DeWITT, ANDERSON & GONDERINGER, L.L.C. 2120 South 72nd Street, Suite 1200 Omaha, Nebraska 68124 (402) 391-6777 (402) 390-9221 (Fax) sranum@crokerlaw.com Attorneys for Plaintiffs First publication September 17, 2021, final October 1, 2021

ROBERT J. LIKES, Attorney LIKES MEYERSON HATCH LLC 444 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF AMENDMENT OF OMAHA CONCRETE SAWING INCORPORATED Notice is hereby given that Omaha Concrete Sawing Incorporated, a Nebraska corporation, has changed its name to Valhalla Holdings Corp. The Articles of Amendment were filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on September 3, 2021. First publication September 17, 2021, final October 1, 2021

ABRAHAMS KASLOW & CASSMAN LLP, Attorneys 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION LBT HOLDINGS, 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 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The name and street and mailing address of the initial registered agent of the company for service of process are Andrew P. Deaver, Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP, 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication September 17, 2021, final October 1, 2021

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that PYCARE, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 11609 S 111th St, Papillion, Nebraska 68046. The Registered Agent of the Company is Casey D Meyer, 11609 S 111th St, Papillion, Nebraska 68046. First publication September 17, 2021, final October 1, 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 KENILWORTH, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Kenilworth, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 950 South 10th Street, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68108. 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 September 10, 2021. First publication September 17, 2021, final October 1, 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 ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF CLEANUP CONTAINERS, INC. Notice is hereby given that the Articles of Incorporation of Cleanup Containers, Inc. have been amended to change the name of the corporation to: Cleanup Pumping, Inc. The Amendment was filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on September 10, 2021. First publication September 17, 2021, final October 1, 2021

STEVEN G. RANUM, Attorney CROKER, HUCK LAW FIRM 2120 South 72nd Street, Suite 1200 Omaha, Nebraska 68124 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF C&C PROPERTIES, LLC The name of the limited liability company is C&C Properties, LLC. The address of the initial designated office is 16907 Portal Street, Omaha, NE 68136. 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 17, 2021, final October 1, 2021

ABRAHAMS KASLOW & CASSMAN LLP, Attorneys 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Evergreen 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 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The name and street and mailing address of the initial registered agent of the company for service of process are Andrew P. Deaver and 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication September 17, 2021, final October 1, 2021

DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF J B & J FAMILY ENTERPRISES, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that J B & J Family Enterprises, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 3817 19th Street, Columbus Nebraska 68601. The Registered Agent of the Company is DDLG Business Services, Inc., 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication September 17, 2021, final October 1, 2021

JENNIFER L. RATTNER, Esq. RINGENBERG & RATTNER LAW 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF CALLAN, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Callan, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 516 S. 198th Street, Elkhorn, NE, 68022. The Registered Agent of the Company is Jennifer L. Rattner, Esq., whose mailing address is Ringenberg & Rattner Law, LLC, 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204, Omaha, NE 68154. First publication September 17, 2021, final October 1, 2021

KENDRA RINGENBERG, Attorney RINGENBERG & RATTNER LAW 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF 48 DODGE GP, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that 48 Dodge GP, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 1303 South 72nd 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 17, 2021, final October 1, 2021

KENDRA RINGENBERG, Attorney RINGENBERG & RATTNER LAW 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF 48 DODGE, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that 48 Dodge, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 1303 South 72nd 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 17, 2021, final October 1, 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 ETM, 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, 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 September 14, 2021. 5. The name and address of the Incorporator is: Roberta L. Christensen, 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. First publication September 24, 2021, final October 8, 2021

JENNIFER L. RATTNER, Esq. RINGENBERG & RATTNER LAW 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF 1432 S 13TH ST, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that 1432 S 13TH ST, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 2405 Harney Street #12, Omaha, Nebraska 68131. The Registered Agent of the Company is Jennifer L. Rattner, Esq., whose mailing address is Ringenberg & Rattner Law, LLC, 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204, Omaha, NE 68154. First publication September 17, 2021, final October 1, 2021

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ANDREW J. HUBER, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF SURF’S UP PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY, P.C. 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 Surf’s Up Pediatric Dentistry, P.C. The corporation is authorized to issue 1,000 shares of common stock. 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 10352 S. 71st Terrace, Papillion, NE 68133. Said corporation filed Articles of Incorporation with the Secretary of State on September 7, 2021 and shall have perpetual existence. Dr. Bryce Cushing, DDS, Incorporator First publication September 17, 2021, final October 1, 2021 DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF 01 AIRLINES, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that 01 Airlines, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 200 North 55th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68132. The Registered Agent of the Company is DDLG Business Services, Inc., 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication September 24, 2021, final October 8, 2021 BRUCE J. GORACKE., Attorney GORACKE LAW, L.L.C. 10846 Old Mill Road, Suite #4 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Alysha Nicole Consulting, L.L.C., with its initial designated office at 1715 South 61st Avenue, Omaha, NE 68106 has been organized effective September 7, 2021. The name and street and mailing address of the initial registered agent is Alysha N. Collins, 1715 South 61st Avenue, Omaha, NE 68106. Bruce J. Goracke, Organizer First publication September 17, 2021, final October 1, 2021 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF GROUNDHOG HOLDINGS, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Groundhog Holdings LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 10018 Idora Street La Vista NE 68128. The Registered Agent of the Company is Michael Scott Belik, 10018 Idora Street La Vista NE 68128. First publication September 24, 2021, final October 8, 2021

ANDREW J. HUBER, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF NPM, 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 NPM, LLC. The address of the initial designated office is 10306 Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, NE 68114. 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 September 13, 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 24, 2021, final October 8, 2021


MATTHEW T. PAYNE, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF ARTICLES OF AMENDMENT TO THE ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF SUPERIOR METAL PRODUCTS, INC. Notice is hereby given of Articles of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation of SUPERIOR METAL PRODUCTS, INC. as follows: Article I of the Articles of Incorporation of the Corporation is hereby amended so that, as amended, said Article shall provide that the name of the Corporation shall be EROF, INC. The Articles of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation were filed with the Secretary of State of Nebraska on September 16, 2021, with an effective date of September 15, 2021. In all other respects, the Articles of Incorporation remain unchanged. First publication September 24, 2021, final October 8, 2021 HUSCH BLACKWELL LLP, Attorneys 13330 California Street, Suite 200 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF MAVERICK ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOUNDATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Maverick Entrepreneurship Foundation has been organized as a nonprofit public benefit corporation under the laws of the State of Nebraska on September 10, 2021 (the “Company”). The Company has designated its registered agent as Levi Cermak, with registered office at 6708 Pine St., Omaha, NE 68182. The incorporator is Levi Cermak with address at 6708 Pine St., Omaha, NE 68182. The Company will not have members. First publication September 17, 2021, final October 1, 2021 CATHERINE E. FRENCH, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF SOUTHHILLS, 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 Southhills, LLC. The address of the company’s initial designated office is 3200 Pine Lake Road, Suite A, Lincoln, NE 68516. The name and address of the registered agent is LDM Business Services, Inc., 10306 Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, NE 68114. The general nature of the business to be transacted is all lawful business. The company commenced existence on January 1, 2021 and shall have perpetual duration. The affairs of the company shall be conducted by the manager as prescribed by the Operating Agreement. LDM Business Services, Inc., Organizer First publication September 24, 2021, final October 8, 2021 HUSCH BLACKWELL LLP, Attorneys 13330 California Street, Suite 200 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of the voluntary dissolution of Seven Enterprises, L.L.C., as of September 15, 2021. Any person having a claim, whether known or unknown, against the Company is requested to present such claim in writing to the Company at the following address: c/o Jake White, 1110 Hickory Hill Rd., Papillion, NE 68046. The claim must be in writing, must be sent by mail to the address set forth above, and must set forth the name, address and telephone number of the claimant, a detailed description and amount of the claim, the date of occurrence of the claim and any tangible evidence to support the claim that is available to the claimant. Unless sooner barred by any other statute limiting actions, any claim against the Company is barred if an action to enforce the claim is not commenced within five years after the publication date of the third required notice. First publication September 24, 2021, final October 8, 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 VIOLET SAGUARO, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Violet Saguaro, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 2603 North 125th Circle, Omaha, Nebraska 68164. 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 16, 2021. First publication September 24, 2021, final October 8, 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 SUGAR CITY PROPERTIES, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Sugar City Properties, 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 September 16, 2021. First publication September 24, 2021, final October 8, 2021 MATTHEW T. PAYNE, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF MARTROY STORAGE, LLC Notice is hereby given of the organization of Martroy Storage, LLC. 1. The name of the limited liability company is Martroy Storage, LLC. 2. The street and mailing address of the initial designated office is 4024 South 175th Ave, Omaha, Nebraska 68130, and the name and street address of the initial agent for service of process is Matthew T. Payne, 10250 Regency Circle, Ste 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication September 24, 2021, final October 8, 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 AM & DM F LEAVENWORTH 243 PROPERTIES, LLC The name of the Company is AM & DM F Leavenworth 243 Properties, LLC. The Designated Office of the Company is: 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. 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 September 16, 2021. First publication September 24, 2021, final October 8, 2021 ROBERT J. LIKES, Attorney LIKES MEYERSON HATCH LLC 444 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF EMERLD PLUMBING LLC Notice is hereby given that Emerald Plumbing 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 8001 S. 68th Ave. Cr., LaVista, NE 68128. 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 24, 2021, final October 8, 2021

The Nebraska limited liability company’s name is Alexander the Great, LLC. The name of its initial agent for service of process is John Gajewski. The street and mailing address of its initial designated office and of its initial agent for service of process is 17935 Welch Plaza, Suite 101, Omaha NE 68135. The Company is not organized to render a professional service as defined in § 21-117(b). Joseph J. Skudlarek, Organizer. First publication September 24, 2021, final October 8, 2021

ANDREW J. HUBER, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF 3N 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 3N Properties, LLC. The address of the initial designated office is 10306 Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, NE 68114. 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 September 13, 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 24, 2021, final October 8, 2021

McGILL, GOTSDINER, WORKMAN & LEPP, P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 11404 West Dodge Road, Suite 500, First National Plaza Omaha, Nebraska 68154-2584 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF IBEX CONSTRUCTION, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that IBEX CONSTRUCTION, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, is organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with a registered office at 3105 North 194th Street, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022, and the registered agent is Phillip Pontow. Its initial designated office is 3105 North 194th Street, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022. The general nature of the business is to engage in any lawful business for which a limited liability company may be organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The limited liability company was formed on September 15, 2021, and its duration is perpetual. Management of the Company shall be vested in a Manager. First publication September 24, 2021, final October 8, 2021

MARY E. VANDENACK, Attorney VANDENACK WEAVER LLC 17007 Marcy Street, Suite 3 Omaha, Nebraska 68118 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF JKZULKOSKY LLC Notice is hereby given that JKZULKOSKY 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 11404 W Dodge Road, Nebraska, NE 68104. 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 24, 2021, final October 8, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF Wilhite Services, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Wilhite Services, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 4820 S 186th Ave Omaha, Nebraska 68135. The registered agent and office of the limited liability company is Brian Wilhite, 4820 S 186th Ave Omaha, NE 68135. The limited liability company commenced business on August 24, 2021. First publication September 24, 2021, final October 8, 2021

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MIDLANDS BUSINESS JOURNAL NOTICEOF ORGANIZATION OF RSW CONTRACTING LLC NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN that RSW Contracting, LLC has been organized as a limited liability company under the laws if the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is, RSW Contracting LLC, 20823 Clark St, Elkhorn, NE. 68022. The registered agent and office of this limited liability company is Raimond Wojtalewicz, 20823 Clark St, Elkhorn, NE. 68022. The limited liability company commenced business on August 26, 2021. First publication September 24, 2021, final October 8, 2021

HUSCH BLACKWELL LLP, Attorneys 13330 California Street, Suite 200 Omaha, NE 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF ELITE GLOW LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Elite Glow LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska on September 17, 2021 (the “Company”). The Company has designated its registered agent as Haleigh Smith with registered office at 19282 Poppleton Avenue, Omaha, NE 68130. The Company’s initial designated office is at 19282 Poppleton Avenue, Omaha, NE 68130. The Company shall be governed by its members. The general nature of business is any lawful purpose. First publication September 24, 2021, final October 8, 2021

Moylan Law, LLC 1010 S. 120th Street, Suite 320 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION & NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF TINHUT INVESTMENTS, INC. Pursuant to §21-2, 185 et seq. of the Nebraska Model Business Corporation Act, notice is hereby given that Tinhut Investments, Inc., a Nebraska Corporation, filed Articles of Dissolution with the Secretary of State on September 16th, 2021. The corporation has no assets or known liabilities. Kirk Hutton, President, shall wind up and liquidate its business and affairs. If you have a claim against the Corporation, you should mail notice to Moylan Law, LLC, 1010 S 120th Street, Suite 320, Omaha, Nebraska 68154, and include the following information: name of claimant, amount of claim, goods or services covered by the claim, date claim originated, and supporting documentation (if available). Any claim against the corporation will be barred unless a proceeding to enforce said claim is commenced within three years of the date of this published notice. First publication September 24, 2021, final October 8, 2021

CARLSON & BLAKEMAN, LLP 2002 Douglas Street Omaha, NE 68102 NOTICE OF THIRD AMENDED AND RESTATED ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION OF OMAHA CLUB BUILDING, L.L.C. Notice is hereby given that Omaha Club Building, L.L.C., a Nebraska Limited Liability Company, has amended and restated its Articles of Organization. The address of its registered office is 2002 Douglas Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68102. The purpose of the Company shall be to engage in any lawful business and such activity, as may be mutually agreed upon by the Members from time to time, and which are not prohibited by the Nebraska Limited Liability Company Act. The Company commenced on the filing of its original Articles of Organization on September 22, 2000, and the Third Amended and Restated Articles of Organization were filed effective July 1, 2021. The company shall have a perpetual period of duration. The Company is to be managed by its Manager who is Darren R. Carlson, 2002 Douglas Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68102. Darren R. Carlson, Manager First publication September 24, 2021, final October 8, 2021


LOCAL LEGAL

LEGAL notices ROBERT J. KIRBY, Attorney with CROKER, HUCK, KASHER, DeWITT, ANDERSON & GONDERINGER, L.L.C. 2120 South 72nd Street, Suite 1200 Omaha, Nebraska 68124 NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF PORTER-TRUSTIN-CARLSON CO. Porter-Trustin-Carlson Co. amended its Articles of Incorporation effective August 13, 2021, authorizing the issuance of 1 share of Class A Voting Common Stock having a par value of $100.00 per share, and 99 shares of Class B Non-Voting Common Stock having a par value of $100.00 per share. First publication September 24, 2021, final October 8, 2021

ABRAHAMS KASLOW & CASSMAN LLP, Attorneys 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF WWK INVESTMENTS, INC. WWK INVESTMENTS, INC., 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. Daniel J. Welch, 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 24, 2021, final October 8, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF AMENDED AND RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF ORGANIZATION OF BISBEE BROS. L.L.C. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Amended and Restated Certificate of Organization for Bisbee Bros. L.L.C., a Nebraska limited liability company, was filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on September 20, 2021, wherein the following was amended and restated: (i) the name of the Company is Bisbee Bros. L.L.C, (ii) the Designated Office of the Company is 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124, and (iii) 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. First publication September 24, 2021, final October 8, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Wheelhouse Omaha, LLC has organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The initial designated office of the Company is 5115 Webster Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68132. The initial registered office of the Company is 5115 Webster Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68132, and the name of the initial registered agent of the Company at such address is Shannon Lerda. The purpose for which the Company is organized is to engage in any and all lawful business for which a limited liability company may be organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Certificate of Organization was executed on the 16th day of September 2021. First publication September 24, 2021, final October 8, 2021

Russell S. Daub, Attorney at Law 2800 S. 110th Court, Suite 1 Omaha, Nebraska 68144-4818 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION FOR INCONTRO ASSETS, L.L.C. Notice is hereby given that a Company has been formed under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The name of the Company is INCONTRO ASSETS, L.L.C. The address of the registered office is 16325 Grover Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68130 and the name of the company’s initial registered agent is CYNTHIA INCONTRO. The Company shall engage in any lawful business for which a Company may be formed under the Nebraska Limited Liability Company Act. The Company commenced business on August 4, 2021, and its duration shall be perpetual. The affairs of the Company are to be conducted by its Members. First publication September 24, 2021, final October 8, 2021

WHITMORE LAW OFFICE LLC 7602 Pacific Street, Suite 200 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that Mathews Enterprises, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office of the Company is 1715 S 94th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The Registered Agent of the Company is Barbara Onken, 1715 S 94th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The Company was formed on August 31, 2021. First publication September 24, 2021, final October 8, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Wheelhouse Management, LLC has organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The initial designated office of the Company is 5115 Webster Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68132. The initial registered office of the Company is 5115 Webster Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68132, and the name of the initial registered agent of the Company at such address is Shannon Lerda. The purpose for which the Company is organized is to engage in any and all lawful business for which a limited liability company may be organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Certificate of Organization was executed on the 16th day of September 2021. First publication September 24, 2021, final October 8, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF MED-RIGHT HOME MODIFICATIONS & INNOVATIONS, LLC Notice is hereby given that Med-Right Home Modifications & Innovations, LLC has been organized as a limited liability company under Nebraska laws, with its designated office at 6504 S 108th Avenue, Omaha, NE 68137. It is organized to transact any lawful business for which a Limited Liability Company may be organized under Nebraska laws and its duration is perpetual commencing from August 5, 2021. Its affairs are to be conducted by the manager Douglas K Harl. Its registered agent is Douglas K Harl and his office is located at 6504 S 108th Avenue, Omaha, NE 68137. First publication September 24, 2021, final October 8, 2021

DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF DAHLGREN FAMILY, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Dahlgren Family, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 1702 South 79th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The Registered Agent of the Company is DDLG Business Services, Inc., 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication October 1, 2021, final October 15, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Teresa’s Guided Solutions, 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 24206 Bluff Road, Alvo, Nebraska 68304. The name and street and mailing address of the initial registered agent of the company for service of process are Teresa Schuelke-Harms, 24206 Bluff Road, Alvo, Nebraska 68304. First publication September 24, 2021, final October 8, 2021 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF NOCTIS TRANSPORT, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Noctis Transport, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address is 6315 Evans St, Omaha, Nebraska 68104. The Registered Agent of the Company is USCA Inc. 1603 Farnam StreetOmaha, NE 68102. First publication September 24, 2021, final October 8, 2021 CATHERINE E. FRENCH, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF UPLIFTING WARRIORS Notice is hereby given that a nonprofit corporation has been formed under the laws of the State of Nebraska, and that the name of the corporation is Uplifting Warriors. The corporation is a public benefit corporation and will not have members. The name and street address of the corporation’s initial registered agent and office is LDM Business Services, Inc., 10306 Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, NE 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 September 24, 2021, final October 8, 2021 Charles E. Dorwart, Attorney Massih Law, LLC 226 North 114th Street Omaha, Nebraska 68154 LEGAL NOTICE In the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska. PR21-1616 Estate of Richard J. Carroll, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on September 15, 2021, in the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska, the Registrar issued a written statement of Informal Probate of the Intestacy of said Decedent and that Morrill Carroll of 2297 County Road 13, Fremont, NE 68025 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 December 1, 2021 or be forever barred. CARROL L. MILLS Registrar First publication October 1, 2021, final October 15, 2021

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: Impact Auto & Diesel Repair Name of Applicant: Big Red Auto & Diesel Repair, LLC Address: 6911 C Street Omaha NE 68106 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: January 2018 General nature of business: Auto and Diesel Repair MATTHEW WURSTNER Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative October 1, 2021

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BENJAMIN J. PICK, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF ROYCE 90 MAPLE, LLC Notice is hereby given of the organization of Royce 90 Maple, LLC: 1. The name of the limited liability company is Royce 90 Maple, 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 Benjamin J. Pick, 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication October 1, 2021, final October 15, 2021

SCOTT A. MEYERSON, Esq. LIKES MEYERSON HATCH LLC 444 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF AMENDMENT OF HILLCREST SILVER RIDGE, LLC Notice is hereby given that the Certificate of Organization of HSR, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, has been amended as follows: the limited liability company has changed its name to Hillcrest Silver Ridge, LLC. The Amended Certificate or Organization was filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on September 22, 2021. First publication October 1, 2021, final October 15, 2021

WALENTINE O’TOOLE, LLP Attorneys at Law 11240 Davenport Street P.O. Box 540125 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF AMENDMENT AND RESTATEMENT OF ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF SICULA ITALIA FOUNDATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Sicula Italia Foundation filed Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation amending and restating the original Articles of Incorporation in their entirety and in particular, by expanding the provision describing the purposes of the Corporation and clarifying the provisions pertaining to the liquidation and dissolution of the Corporation. The date of adoption of said Amendment and Restatement is August 12, 2021. The Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation were filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on September 10, 2021. Sheryl Kanger, Incorporator First publication October 1, 2021, final October 15, 2021

Burnes Law Office 5017 Leavenworth Street, Suite 104 Omaha, Nebraska 68106 In the District Court of Douglas County Nebraska: TO: ZACHARY MORRIS-GOTTLIEB whose place of residence is unknown and upon whom personal service of summons cannot be had. You are hereby notified that the trial on the Plaintiff’ s Petition For Paternity filed with the Douglas County District Court at Case No: C121—2206 on March 9, 2021 shall be heard on the 21st day of October, 2021, beginning at the hour of 11:00 a.m. , or as soon thereafter as the parties may be heard, before the Honorable Timothy Burns in Court Room No. 316 on the 3rd Floor of the District Court of Douglas County Courthouse, 1701 Farnam Street, Omaha, Nebraska. First publication October 1, 2021, final October 15, 2021


SCOTT A. MEYERSON, Esq. LIKES MEYERSON HATCH LLC 444 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF ADVENTURE WORTH LIVING LLC Notice is hereby given that ADVENTURE WORTH LIVING LLC, a Nebraska professional limited liability company (the “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 11319 P St., Omaha, NE 68137. The street and mailing address of the Company’s initial agent for service of process is 11319 P St., Omaha, NE 68137and the Company’s initial agent for service of process at such address is Robert William Runion. First publication October 1, 2021, final October 15, 2021 Rodney G. Gnuse, Attorney GNUSE LAW OFFICE, P.C. 11311 Chicago Circle Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF A-LIST AUTO SERVICES, L.L.C. A Nebraska Limited Liability Company Notice is hereby given that A-List Auto Services, L.L.C., a Nebraska Limited Liability Company, has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with its designated office located at 6479 S 86th Circle, Omaha, NE 68127. The general nature of its business is to engage in and do any lawful act concerning any and all lawful business for which a limited liability company may be organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The address of the limited liability company’s initial registered office is 11311 Chicago Circle, Douglas County, Omaha, NE 68154 and the name of its’ initial registered agent at such address is Rodney G. Gnuse. The Certificate of Organization was filed in the office of the Nebraska Secretary of State on September 21, 2021. The Company commenced business thereon and shall have perpetual existence. The affairs of the Company are to be conducted by the Members. Rodney G. Gnuse, Organizer First publication October 1, 2021, final October 15, 2021 APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: Pearson’s Pumpkin Place Name of Applicant: Pearson Entertainment, LLC Address:19006 Ohio Street, Elkhorn, NE 68002 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 23, 2021 General nature of business: Pumpkin patch sales and associated entertainment. DANIEL J. WATERS Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative October 1, 2021 Notice of Formation of: The Name of the company is Big Fellerz Towing L.L.C. The Designated office for Big Fellerz Towing L.L.C. is located at 8515 Pratt Street Omaha, Nebraska 68134. The Registered Agent is Christopher Caldwell. The registered agent’s office address is located at 8515 Pratt Street Omaha, Nebraska 68134. The genral nature of the business is towing vehicles. October 1, 2021 Notice of Formation of: The Name of the company is BoyKrew Clothing L.L.C. The Designated office for BoyKrew Clothing L.L.C.. is located at 3157 Farnam Street, Suite 7104PMB7321, Omaha, Nebraska 68134. The Registered Agent is Rushana Perry. The registered agent’s office address is 3157 Farnam Street, Suite 7104PMB7321, Omaha, Nebraska 68134. The general nature of the business is selling Clothing and Accessories for boys. October 1, 2021

STATE OF NEBRASKA PAROLE BOARD HEARING NOTICE 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 24, 2021 – 8:30 a.m. Omaha Correctional Center, Omaha, Nebraska Weaver, Sidney 87450 Poss Deadly Weap by Felon/Fug Verratti, Codi 87977 Sexual Assault 1st Degree Caniglia, Joshua 89669 Pos Cntrl Sub Except Marijuana Wilson, Ryan 89972 Sexual Assault 1st Degree ROSALYN COTTON, CHAIR NEBRASKA BOARD OF PAROLE October 1, 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 ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION FRANCHISE FASTLANE, INC. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Articles of Incorporation of Franchise FastLane, Inc. have been amended to reflect that that the Corporation shall now have the authority to issue 1,000 shares of voting common stock and 99,000 shares of nonvoting common stock, all at a par value of $0.10. The Amendment was filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on September 22, 2021. First publication October 1, 2021, final October 15, 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 Code Black Professional Tech Network. 2. The Corporation is a public benefit corporation. 3. The Registered Office of the Corporation 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. 4. The name and address of the Incorporator is as follows: Nicholas O’Brien, 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. 5. The Corporation shall have no members. 6. The corporate existence began on September 22, 2021, when Articles of Incorporation were filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State. First publication October 1, 2021, final October 15, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that Power Your Partnerships, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, has been organized under the laws of the state of Nebraska with its designated offices at 12122 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 68154. The general nature of the business is any lawful activity a Nebraska limited liability company may be organized, including but not limited to consulting services. The initial agent for services process shall be Virginia R. Curley, 12122 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 68154. VIRGINIA R. CURLEY, Registered Agent October 1, 2021

NOTICE OF AMENDED CERTIFICATE OF ORGANIZATION OF EOTN, LLC. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of the Amended Certificate of Organization for EOTN, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability corporation, filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State, on September 1, 2021, as Filing Document 9000697343, whereby the name EOTN, LLC was changed to Islander Capital, LLC. The Certificate of Organization for EOTN, LLC was filed on March 17, 2021 with the Nebraska Secretary of State. Kiely Sindelar, Authorized Representative. First publication October 1, 2021, final October 15, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF Islander Real Estate, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN on September 22, 2021, Islander Real Estate, LLC was organized as a limited liability company under the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act, with a designated office at 7618 County Road P32, Fort Calhoun, NE 68023. The Company’s initial agent for service of process is Kiely Sindelar, whose address is 7618 County Road P32, Fort Calhoun, NE 68023. First publication October 1, 2021, final October 15, 2021

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: Incontro Closets Name of Applicant: Incontro Assets, L.L.C. Address: 16325 Grover Street Omaha NE 68130 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 15, 2021 General nature of business: Manufacturing and installation of cabinets and storage solutions CYNTHIA INCONTRO Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative October 1, 2021

KATHRYN J. DERR PC LLO 1301 S. 75th Street, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68124 (402) 827-7000 Attorneys NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF Nebraska Pave, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Nebraska Pave, 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 10156 West Center Road, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The registered office of the Company is 10156 West Center Road, Omaha, Nebraska 68124, and the agent at such office is Destiny J. Navarro. 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 September 17, 2021, and shall have a perpetual duration. First publication October 1, 2021, final October 15, 2021

KATHRYN J. DERR PC LLO 1301 S. 75th Street, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68124 (402) 827-7000 Attorneys NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF Fleshman’s Flooring, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Fleshman’s 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 4607 L Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68117. The registered office of the Company is 4607 L Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68117, and the agent at such office is William Fleshman. 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 September 10, 2021, and shall have a perpetual duration. First publication October 1, 2021, final October 15, 2021

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MIDLANDS BUSINESS JOURNAL BENJAMIN J. PICK, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF NCCS PROPERTIES, LLC Notice is hereby given of the organization of NCCS Properties, LLC: 1. The name of the limited liability company is NCCS Properties, 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 October 1, 2021, final October 15, 2021

BENJAMIN J. PICK, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF NCCS PROPERTIES, LLC Notice is hereby given of the organization of NCCS Properties, LLC: 1. The name of the limited liability company is NCCS Properties, 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 October 1, 2021, final October 15, 2021

MATTHEW T. PAYNE, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF JSM CONSTRUCTION, LLC Notice is hereby given of the organization of JSM Construction, LLC. 1. The name of the limited liability company is JSM Construction, LLC. 2. The street and mailing address of the initial designated office is 17862 Olive Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68136, and the name and street address of the initial agent for service of process is Stephanie Adams, 17862 Olive Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68136. First publication October 1, 2021, final October 15, 2021

ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF ROCKEMANN, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Rockemann, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company has been duly organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with its designated office located at 7319 South 74th Street, La Vista, Nebraska 68128 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 October 1, 2021, final October 15, 2021


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LEGAL notices LEGAL NOTICE IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, NEBRASKA IN RE NAME CHANGE OF Bile M Mohamud. Case No. CI21-9063 Notice is hereby given that on the 15 day of September, 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 Bile M Mohamud to Ahmed Hussein Mohamed. A hearing will be had on said petition before the Honorable T. Olon Engleman, in courtroom no. 410, 1701 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE on the 3rd day of November, 2021 at 10:00 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 Bile Mohamed Mohamud to Ahmed Hussein Mohamed. First publication October 1, 2021, final October 15, 2021

STEVEN G. RANUM, Attorney CROKER HUCK LAW FIRM 2120 S. 72ND STREET, SUITE 1200 OMAHA, NEBRASKA 68124 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF RSN, LLC The name of the limited liability company is RSN, LLC. The address of the initial designated office is 2120 S 72nd Street #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 October 1, 2021, final October 15, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF BURNING LOTUS RECORDS, LLC Notice is hereby given that Burning Lotus Records, LLC has been organized as a limited liability company under Nebraska laws, with its designated office at 305 South 16th St. Omaha, NE 68102. It is organized to transact any lawful business for which a Limited Liability Company may be organized under Nebraska laws and its duration is perpetual commencing from September 1, 2021. Its affairs are to be conducted by the owner Shawn L. Corppetts. Its registered agent is LegalZoom and their office is 101 N. Brand Ave., 10th floor, Glendale, CA 91203. First publication October 1, 2021, final October 15, 2021

AMANDA M. BARRON, Attorney P.O. Box 597 Fremont, Nebraska 68026 LEGAL NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANT(s), RANAE D HUG You are hereby notified that Credit Bureau Services, Inc., a corporation, filed its complaint in the County Court of DOUGLAS County, Nebraska on 05/20/2021 on Case Number CI21-9425, the object and prayer of which is to recover the sum of $1,694.12, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs. You are required to answer the complaint of the Plaintiff on or before 11/15/2021 or the allegations in said complaint will be taken as true and judgment entered accordingly. CREDIT BUREAU SERVICES, INC., A CORPORATION First publication October 1, 2021, final October 15, 2021 CERTIFICATE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is Hereby Given that Secret Link Marketing LLC, has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska on 07/20/2021. The initial designated office: 3413 S. 109th Cir., Omaha, NE 68144. The street address and initial agent: 706 N. 129th St., Suite 121, Omaha, NE 68154, Legalinc Corporate Services Inc. The general nature of business is a marketing company. The company shall be Member Managed. First publication October 1, 2021, final October 15, 2021 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION 1. The name of the Corporation is HEGI INCORPORATION. 2. The Corporation is authorized to issue 1,000 shares of common stock having a par value of $1.00 each. 3. The Registered Office of the Corporation is: 13007 Josephine St, Douglas County, Nebraska 68138, and the Registered Agent at such address is Nathan Hegi. 4. Articles of Incorporation were filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on September 14,2021. 5. The name and address of the Incorporator is: Nathan Hegi, 13007 Josephine St, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska 68138. First publication October 1, 2021, final October 15, 2021 DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF ELEVATE REAL ESTATE, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Elevate Real Estate, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 3543 South 210th Avenue 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 October 1, 2021, final October 15, 2021

MONTE L. SCHATZ, ATTORNEY VANDENACK WEAVER LLC 17007 Marcy Street, Suite 3 Omaha, Nebraska 68118 APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: Capital CRA Consulting Name of Applicant: Capital CRA Consulting LLC Address: 17332 Edna Street Omaha NE 68136 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: September 10, 2021 General nature of business: Business consulting including strategic leadership, business development, and training MONTE L. SCHATZ Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative October 1, 2021 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION NoticeisherebygivenoftheorganizationofIronwellHoldings,LLC,withits registered office address at 222 South 15th Street, #316, Omaha, NE 68102 and the registered agent at that address being Russell J. Kreikemeier. The designated office location of the Company is 14717 Corby Street, Omaha, NE 68116. The purpose or purposes for which this Company is formed is to own, manage, lease, and deal with all types of entities and ownership groups owning real property and investment interests in real property and otherwise, whether in this State or any other and to conduct all related activities thereto. The Company shall conduct the transactions of all or any lawful business or engagement in any commercial venturepermittedbytheNebraskaLimitedLiabilityCompanyAct,asamended,and all other applicable laws. The initial capital of the Company has been contributed and evidence of membership in the Company will be issued by the Management Board. The Company commenced doing business on September 2, 2021, and shall have perpetual existence. The affairs of the Company shall be conducted by a Management Board and such other Officers and Managers as may be provided for in the Operating Agreement of the Company. First publication October 1, 2021, final October 15, 2021

P.O. Box 597 Fremont, Nebraska 68026 LEGAL NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANT(s), CYNTHIA L SEMLER You are hereby notified that Credit Bureau Services, Inc., a corporation, filed its complaint in the County Court of DOUGLAS County, Nebraska on 05/17/2021 on Case Number CI21-1982, the object and prayer of which is to recover the sum of $2,430.68, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs. You are required to answer the complaint of the Plaintiff on or before 11/15/2021 or the allegations in said complaint will be taken as true and judgment entered accordingly. CREDIT BUREAU SERVICES, INC., A CORPORATION First publication October 1, 2021, final October 15, 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. PR21-1629. IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF PATRICIA KAYE POLSTON, Decedent. Date of Death: July 30, 2021 Notice is hereby given that on the 22nd 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 Patricia Kaye Polston and that the following was appointed as the Personal Representative of this estate. Lori M. Milan 2535 Laredo Avenue Missouri Valley, IA 51555 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 20, 2021 or be forever barred. CARROL MILLS Registrar of the County Court First publication October 1, 2021, final October 15, 2021

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: Gubbels Family Management Company Name of Applicant: Shannon Gubbels Address: 9908 HARNEY PKWY N Omaha NE 68114 Applicant is a Individual If other than an Individual, state under whose laws entity was formed: Date of first use of name in Nebraska: 8/16/2021 Generalnatureofbusiness:Providesupporttoadditionalbusinesses SHANNON GUBBELS Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative October 1, 2021 AMANDA M. BARRON, Attorney

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