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Ag industry dynamics, intense study by Omaha-based employee groups, and the pervasive confidence, curiosity, and creativity of in-house talent to both anticipate and solve problems is enabling Scoular — a 128-year-old firm — to better plan and deliver global supply chain solutions across the key industries of grains, food ingredients, animal food ingredients, pet food ingredients, international trade and transportation. “We’re a company of employee-owners, problem-solvers and decision-makers,” said CEO Paul Maass in discussing varied initiatives of the agribusiness firm which employs more than 1,000 people who operate from about 100 offices, grain elevators and processing facilities in North America and Asia. The business, which has created double-digit new jobs the past two years in Omaha, has hit $4.6 billion in annual sales. Scoular employs about 100 at Continued on page 10.

CEO Paul Maass … Integral in the agriculture supply chain, the company has expanded capabilities (Photo by MBJ / Becky McCarville) and is set to move to a new headquarters late 2021.

Jewish Community Center upgrading 1974 facility to meet modern needs by Becky McCarville

Major renovations to the Staenberg Omaha JCC are set to be completed in early 2021, upgrading spaces throughout the 306,000-square-foot facility that was built in 1974 on 28 acres of what was then western Omaha, even while it has remained open to members during the three-year construction process. This summer, the Jewish Com-

munity Center of Omaha was renamed the Staenberg Omaha JCC after philanthropic donor Michael Staenberg, an Omaha native who has worked with JCCs across the country. The Staenberg Kooper Fellman Campus is home to the Jewish Federation of Omaha, the umbrella organization that includes the JCC, the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home, the Jewish Press, Continued on page 22. Co-owners Amy and Jeff Grewe … Growing the business during the pandemic as clients focus on their homes.

New year to bring expansion to Arbor Aesthetics Tree Service by Gabby Hellbusch

From left, JFO CEO Alan Potash, Director of Marketing Margie Utesch, JCC Executive Director Mark Martin, and JFO Chief Development Officer Steve Levinger … Nearing completion on a $37 million renovation so that the facility becomes a west Omaha community hub.

Since its founding in 2005, Arbor Aesthetics Tree Service has homed in on overall customer experience with trust and communication at the core of every interaction, according to co-owners Jeff and Amy Grewe. The business, which started out as a part-time gig for Jeff Grewe while in college, rapidly grew within the first two years. By 2014, Amy joined the team, bring-

ing skills in office management, graphic design and marketing. Today, the company still offers tree trimming and removal services, as well as disease and pest management. In 2020, the business also became accredited through the Tree Care Industry Association. “Our focus will always be on aesthetic pruning,” Amy Grewe said. “Our goal is to make trees Continued on page 20.


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Coach Moe Athletics makes coaching more accessible to local students by David Kubicek

Expanding the online reach of Coach Moe Athletics and someday owning a permanent home for the five-year-old athletic coaching company are the main goals for founder Moe Williams.

Coach Moe Athletics Phone: 402-249-9813 Service: basketball coaching for kids K-12 Founded: March 2015 Employees: 2 Goals: To increase their online presence and have a permanent stand-alone facility. Website: https://coachmoeathletics.com

Williams works with individuals, teams, and coaches to improve players’ speed and agility. Clients range from K-12 to teams for Division 1 colleges. In addition to in-person training, Coach Moe Athletics offers online classes and training. “I’d love to increase our online presence to reach more kids in areas that may not be able to afford a basketball trainer,” Williams said. The company started finding students through word of mouth and then expanded its outreach to Instagram, Twitter, and and other social media platforms. Williams counts individuals, high schools, and other organizations among his clients. Coach Moe Athletics is a two-person organization. Williams does all of the training, and Bryon Hill is in charge of management, the website and marketing.

Founder Moe Williams … Adjusting to virtual training, the company has expanded reach and is aiming to find a permanent location in addition to more virtual training capacity. The company created Coach Moe’s Bas- not meet in person, but [students] can do a lot of ketball Academy, which typically meets once the running and agility drills, and they are able a week — before COVID-19 it was twice a to communicate with us.” week. In addition, students do many exercises Coach Moe rents space when needed for and work on skills outside of class. in-person training. ABIDE Church and The “Since COVID we’re offering them the Hope Center for Kids are frequent locations. option of doing the Basketball Academy online “One of our biggest challenges is not being so we’ve been able to stay ahead of the game, able to have the locations we desire,” Williams do the workouts, and send [materials] to the kids said. “There are lots of wonderful people who and their parents,” Williams said. “So, we may can facilitate rentals for our basketball and speed

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and agility camps. But even before COVID, it was a challenge finding places to host these things, maybe because of the city itself. Cities like New York, Chicago, and Miami have professional teams, so they may have more spaces. “I’d love to have a stand-alone basketball facility that we can own where we can build better athletes the right way, not only for those who are connected to select teams, but to individual kids who want to get better at sports.” Fear of the unknown is another challenge the company must overcome when recruiting students. “They don’t know what to expect,” Williams said. “We try to educate them with our website and videos. Once they get to meet us and try one of our camps and try our training, it makes it easier to let them know that it’s okay to try something to see if they like it.” Originally from Durham, North Carolina, Williams grew up in Omaha where he played every sport. He played football at University of Nebraska at Omaha where he graduated in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He began his career in the Nebraska prison system, went on to loss prevention jobs, and finally to Boys Town. “I was always involved in sports but never thought of it as a stand-alone thing,” Williams said. “I did it on weekends and when I traveled for Boys Town. I wasn’t a highly-recruited player. I didn’t take it seriously enough. I didn’t know there were skill trainers.” Then Boys Town laid him off and instead of jumping back into the corporate world, he decided to start his own business. He had coached basketball informally for about 20 years. Someone asked him to train their child, and word got around that he trained kids. In March 2015, he started his LLC. In addition to coaching basketball, Williams is certified in speed and agility, which helps him train players on how to run and jump.

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Leadership skills fuel Graser’s achievements at UMB Bank by Dwain Hebda As branch manager of UMB’s Village Point Leading by example and through effective branch at 169th and Burke streets, Graser’s coaching has distinguished Nikki Graser as one leadership skills permeate the location’s success. of the elite members of management Last year, her team finished second at UMB Bank. More than that, it’s out of 13 Omaha area branches for helped her elevate her team members overall percentage increase across all to impressive accomplishments. weighted categories, including first “It’s important to get to know in year-over-year improvement in your team members, first of all, in Net Promoter Score and loans closed. how they like to be appreciated and “We’d first get the information how they like to be mentored,” she out to associates in our daily huddle, said. “I really work to get to know make sure they understand, they don’t what their goals are and what they have any questions and make sure ev2020 want to accomplish and to make sure erybody’s on the same page with the they know I’m here to support them to get them same goal,” she said. “I did frequent check-ins to that goal. Accountability is a huge piece and and tried to make it fun for my team members.” coaching is a huge piece, too.” Her expertise in driving such results also

Proud Sponsors of the 2020 40 Under 40: Branch Manager Nikki Graser … Serving the bank not only through branch growth but also exemplary leadership for team. landed her on the newly-formed UMB Small Business Task Force, a hand-picked team of leaders who will assist small businesses in greater Omaha, and St. Joseph and Ashton, Missouri, in strategies to help them grow. This isn’t the first time Graser has lent her expertise to improve the company at large. She’s been involved in several of UMB’s business resource groups, self-managed entities made up of more than 800 associates from across the company. She’s helped lead initiatives with the Green BRG, which focuses on environmental issues, and Women BRG, helping to empower women to excel in the male-dominated banking field. For her part, Graser confessed no magic formula for her success, just a heart to serve others and a work ethic to follow through for clients and co-workers. “Treating people like they’re family and finding ways to help them just like you would your own family are key,” she said. “I want to see them grow financially and be successful and I take the time to get to know them. Then, it’s about holding yourself accountable — knowing what your goals are and work toward them, day by day.” Graser brings equal passion to the many community service roles she holds. Among these activities are the Greater Omaha Chamber and Together Inc., an organization serving the homeless in the Omaha area. She’s also helped with the meal programs at Siena Francis House serving the homeless and at Ronald McDonald House, serving families of sick children. On top of all that, she also helps organize companywide community events including UMB’s annual holiday promotion. Last year, she also put together an education program teaching youth and families about the importance of good saving habits. She considers these extra-effort activities to be all in a day’s work, she said. “I think it’s important to be a part of the community because you’re helping others,” she said. “I have younger kids, so I think it’s important for them to see what you can do for the community by helping. It’s leading by example and helping others.” Graser grew up in Bellevue and received an associates degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Prior to joining UMB Bank three-and-a-half years ago, she served with equal distinction at Wells Fargo Bank for 11 years.


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Pre-pandemic traction put region in position to weather the worst better than most by Michelle Leach

This time last year, organizations were weighing in about how they overcame devastating floods. Now, Greater Omaha Chamber President and CEO David G. Brown indicated the region is doing more than keeping its head above water amid COVID-19 surges. “It would be easy to assume nothing was going to happen,” Brown said. “We did more than $400 million in capital investment, still.” He alluded to 3,000 new jobs, and the Chamber’s preview Brown to its annual meeting noted 40 startup launches and career outreach by 200-plus businesses to 25,000 students. Legislatively, Brown referenced the new incentive bill to replace the sunsetting Nebraska Advantage Act; governmental funding for UNMC; and property tax reform. The region was well-positioned to overcome pandemic-related challenges and long-seated inequities that drove social justice efforts, he indicated. “In 2017, when we were working on the Omaha 2040 plan, we recognized the population shift in the market was significant,” he said. “We were seeing a shift from white to a minority, non-white population.” Ultimately, around 270 CEOs pledged to support diversity and inclusion strategies, and hiring and leadership efforts related to its Commitment to Opportunity, Diversity and Equity (CODE) initiative. Likewise, relationships in the community helped to, for instance, grasp the health situation “without a political filter on it,” he said. Its We Rise pandemic response, partly, outlined recommendations for reopening. The Thrive 2020 Workforce was tasked to create, fund and deliver recovery efforts. Brown referenced marketing opportunities to promote “buy local” and entrepreneurship. When asked to review the year, Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce President Karen Gibler isolated achievements noted by leadership in La Vista, Gretna, Bellevue and Papillion, and from Senator Carol Blood. Gibler noted how La Vista Mayor Doug Kindig shared that sales tax projections adjusted for 25% and 15% declines in 2021 and 2022, respectively, and are projected to resume normal levels in 2023.

Karen Gibler, president of the Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce. Rotella’s, Streck and Securities America Burlington Park and NC Industrial Park activity. expansions, and 84th Street redevelopment, Bellevue Mayor Rusty Hike focused on were sources of optimism. infrastructure, according to Gibler, citing the Gretna Mayor Tim Timmerman, Gibler 36th Street project, South 370 project and the indicated, is encouraged by how Gretna’s eco- expansion of North 370 as facilitating “essential nomic development has transitioned from solely accessibility connections” across community ag-based to projects such as Gretna Crossing hubs. Park (with outdoor waterpark, rec center, ball Facebook Data Center expansion, R&R field amenities), subdivision development, and Commerce Park and OPPD Natural Gas Power

Plant represent crowning Papillion projects. “[Papillion] Mayor [David Black] also explained how the city has been actively planning for an economic downturn for the past five years,” Gibler said. A formal Cash Reserve Policy anticipated the inevitable end of an exceptionally positive economic period. “Nobody anticipated this event would come in the form of a global pandemic, but the city is now executing those business plans to keep Papillion on its course,” she said. Gibler said Senator Carol Blood highlighted LB1107 as “the Field great compromise;” providing property tax relief and economic development incentive measures. “Reformed and renewed tax incentives were developed to maximize benefits to Nebraska,” she said. “The tax incentives are performance-based and earned by businesses that have already created verifiable jobs in the state.” Incentives are rewarded for creation of jobs in Nebraska. Architecture, engineering and construction, and financial services leadership addressed adContinued on next page.


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As companies pivoted in 2020, small business took on big changes by Gabby Hellbusch

Over the course of the past year, small businesses have needed to shift focus es-

pecially amid the coronavirus pandemic. Greg Harr, partner at OFWF, said the lucky ones, as well as all other operations,

are now more concerned about the welfare of the personnel as they have come to realize that in many cases their most valuable asset is their staff. “Currently in our metro area there are significant commercial construction projects that have been delayed in order to redesign building spaces to take into consideration the results of the last nine months,” Harr he said. “In some cases, though, I personally think it’s going to be minor that staff will be working from home full time. Staff have come to like working from home, but there is still

the need to work in the office if nothing else than the culture of the operations, as well as synergies.” According to Harr, businesses and employers are going to need to be sensitive to the desires of their staff and customers and still be able to operate the business. “I don’t know if we will ever get back to the way we Yoder were before all of this happened,” he said. “In addition, we are going to have pandemics in the future. Business owners are going to have to be Continued on page 8.

Region in position to weather the worst better than most He anticipates more partition systems and Continued from preceding page. less upholstery and carpeting in favor of easyaptations, challenges and opportunities. Prochaska and Associates AIA Architect to-clean wood, tile, vinyl and other surfaces. Conscious of its own office, Curt Field described a clear opField noted frequent and spontaportunity for firms to improve the neous interaction among staff best sophistication of HVAC systems. worked with bullpen-like seating “Older facilities were never held arrangements (already 6-plus feet to today’s requirements for introducapart). tion of outside air indoors,” he said. Their offices (and the vast “Air filtration systems are a logical majority of others in Omaha) were add-on to existing systems, as well as constructed to substantially simpler air purification components.” standards. Electronic air filtration was “So, [they] represent significant available — for a price. opportunities for improved work en“It is becoming the norm for Farber vironments and employee health,” new building systems,” he said. “We learned of the term, ‘sick building syndrome,’ Field said. “We also have staff in this office who some time back. But only recently we have have recently added air purification systems to seen a greater number of companies concerned their home HVAC systems.” Swartzbaugh-Farber & Associates Chief about the improved healthiness of their work Operating Officer Deann Uitts confirmed about environments and occupant health.” half of its office continues to work from home. “We wanted to be sure that everyone has the capability [to work from home remotely] if all of a sudden we had to,” she said, noting work with offsite IT professionals. Their workstation layout allows for proper distancing. “It’s made us test our business continuity plan and realize parts of it may not have been completely seamless,” Uitts said. “We’ve been able to fix those parts so if (and, hopefully, we won’t have to test it), we need to use it again, we’ll be ready.” Industrywide, Account Manager Jim Olson said governmental actions to confront the crisis will likely dampen returns insurers see from investments. “We will likely see the non-guaranteed elements in many of the existing contracts issued by those companies adjusted to reflect that reality,” he said. “Our counsel has been to remain as calm as possible and focus on long-term goals, particularly when discussing retirement savings.” Vice President Jim Farber transitioning from non-saver to long-term saver is a big challenge. He sees an upside; people realizing they can be better off by preparing in good times to weather the bad. Farber also noted, with the exception of the 1929 Wall Street crash, each downturn lasted no more than two years. If this bares out, our savings will be buying securities at a discount. So, Farber said, when the market recovers, values will, too.


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Flexibility and adaptation the watchwords for essential business services in 2020 by Dwain Hebda

Changing work arrangements, digital meetings and shifting health regulations all demanded firms stay as light on their feet as possible in 2020 in order to remain productive. “The service remained the same, the delivery had slightly changed,” said Daniel Morris, senior manager with Frankel Zacharia. “We found ourselves developing remote work procedures and schedules ad-hoc, to keep our business running at maximum efficiency in an uncertain time. “As the months passed by, a lot of Schwartz clients still preferred to meet in person, despite the pandemic. We adopted best practices for in-person and virtual meetings, as well as being diligent about maintaining recommendations from the CDC and local agencies.” Morris said even though technology helped the firm continued doing business, every change brought with it new associated protocols and requirements. “COVID-19 brought about a steep learning curve for casual users of technology,” he said. “Out of necessity, we quickly adopted proper etiquette for virtual meetings and many have embraced this new normal. I would not be surprised to see virtual meetings become much more prevalent in the upcoming years.” Non-client facing operations also required a revamp during the pandemic, said Travis

Daniel Morris, senior manager at Frankel Zacharia, LLC. Schwartz, Omaha Market leader with Merid“Teams were working longer days and ian Business. spending a large portion of the day on meet“We were fortunate to avoid any layoffs. ings. We gradually worked to change the We did pause hiring plans and refocused busi- way we collaborate based on the phase of the ness development activities to key industries project. These solutions provide companies that might be in stronger positions to pursue with greater agility, transparency and control process and technology improvements,” he in managing their businesses.” said. “We pride ourselves on being local Schwartz said the pandemic exposed new and having the ability to be present at the weaknesses in companies’ operations and companies we work with. We are still able structure which, in turn, changed the manner to be effective working virtually, but really in which Meridian assessed a client’s overall challenged our teams to redefine what ‘being performance. present’ meant. “COVID-19 exposed weaknesses across

supply and value chains,” he said. “Management has also realized that they do not have the data to effectively make decisions when a challenging time is encountered. Fixing these weaknesses is creating opportunities in the short term, but also helping companies understand longer term strategic initiatives.” COVID-19 also drove home, in a big way, the efficacy of remote working arrangements, another trend experts predict will become more the norm post-pandemic. “We had to pivot our work-from-home policies and provide our employees with Nelson the ability to continue to do their job,” said Kyle Nelson, vice president of business development for Jelecos. “Protecting our company culture was important as soon as the COVID-19 lockdowns started happening. Our leadership team was essential to keep as much interaction with our teams as possible and not deviate from our standard daily protocol. “For instance, before COVID-19, we would have a company stand-up every morning, which we moved to a daily Zoom stand-up. This allowed us to continue a daily commitment of meeting and we could do it via video.” Nelson said the true underpinning of the company’s management of COVID-19 challenges was the attitude and professionalism of Continued on page 9.


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As companies pivoted in 2020, small businesses took on some big changes to leverage technology for working Continued from page 6. more creative than they have been in the remotely and how to be as effective this way.” past and in some cases this is good.” Leon Milobar, district director at U.S. Brad Yoder, CPA/vice president and shareholder at DeBoer & Associates, PC, Small Business Administration-Nebraska, said the shift for small and mid-size busi- said the business operation and marketing nesses is simply how to continue doing model has changed. “All businesses were impacted by the business within the context of government guidelines of social distancing and reduc- need to maintain a healthy environment in the workplace and for cusing contact points. tomers,” he said. “Shopping “We have seen some with and purchasing patterns have their business shut down or changed due to how businesses operating at a reduced capacihave had to adapt to health regty, others managing the initial ulations.” shut-down to get back on track Milobar said the way busias normal, and still others with nesses communicate with cusbusinesses improving due to tomers is also changing, as changing supply and demand,” businesses are using more social he said. “One of the biggest media, updating and upgrading shifts has been the immediate websites and increasing general shift to remote working where Milobar advertising. it is possible and managing the “Operationally, businesses may conworkforce in that new paradigm.” Even with the pivoting to working tinue to have telework as part of their remotely, Yoder said not all business can operation, health standards within the work be done this way, such as with retail or environment may continue to change — other essential services like gas stations like cleaner air systems,” he said. “With shopping patterns changing, look for deor medical services. “Fortunately, Nebraska has used a livery systems to remain and continue to common-sense approach to escalating grow. We may also see household habit and de-escalating as needed as our state changes like continued cooking at home. has again been able to keep business Business will also need to maintain comand schools open where possible, so munications between the business and the our state is doing much, much better customers. With all this, the public should than others,” Yoder said. “Businesses see produces and services to continue are certainly continuing to identify how to evolve.”


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Financial industry remains strong but changed by pandemic by David Kubicek

Overall, the financial industry remained strong in 2020, but COVID-19 has changed the way firms conduct business. “There are a lot more online meetings and other communication, but how much depends on the type of investment house and where it’s located,” said Chad Peterson, executive vice president of marketing for Tagge Rutherford Financial Services. Peterson For example, Nebraska’s requirements differ from New York’s. In Nebraska, firms still do individual meetings, but it’s a different, ever evolving, process with distancing and masks. “I think face-to-face is better,” Peterson said. “[With Zoom] maybe the personal touch, or the speed at which clients want information, isn’t there. It kind of depends on where you’re getting your information from, whether it’s a wirehouse or an independent broker. When you’re going to your source, maybe they’re working from home. It’s a tough situation that everyone has to deal with. Everyone through the food chain from top to bottom is having to make certain sacrifices and changes to protocols.” There are always opportunities, and investors can’t let fear influence their investments. “With rates being so ridiculously low, there’s more risk in accepting some nominal interest rather than in exploring the market to some degree,” Peterson said. “Don’t shy away from the equities market because of some fear thing. In

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Continued from page 7. the company’s staff. “In 2020, we pivoted our go-to-market approach and adapted how we communicate internally and externally. Our employees have been very resilient,” he said. “They have continued their high levels of productivity, even with all of the changes. We are very proud of our team and their continued dedication to the high levels of service that they provide to our customers.”

my opinion there’s more risk in the fixed income market because of the lack of returns.” Harrison Financial Services experienced a lot of the unexpected throughout the year.

Harrison Lynch “Going into the year, we thought we might have a high single-digit year growth in the overall market,” said Tim Harrison, founder and CEO of Harrison Financial Services. “The economy had been strong for a long time.” Then the pandemic struck, and the financial market was hit hard, and the already low interest rate continued to decline, according to Sean Lynch, director of investments at Harrison Financial Services. “[Despite the pandemic] it’s been a much stronger year than I would have guessed in March or April,” Harrison said. “We’ve had a record year, and we had three or four very strong hires.” The low interest rates impacted other sectors as well. The real estate industry has seen record sale prices for lots in many areas as people move from cities to suburbs. Retail, office buildings, and high-rises have taken a hit as more people shop online rather than in stores. “[For insurance companies] rates are painful because they anticipated rates rising through the year, but the opposite happened,” Harrison said. “A lot of things that were considered safe are painful to have because the interest rates are so low, they’re just not getting any yield anywhere that’s safe,” Lynch said. Individuals are moving from mutual funds — historically a popular investment for retirement money — to exchange traded funds (ETF). “[This shift] has been accelerated by the pandemic,” Harrison said. “We’re talking trillions of dollars flowing from mutual funds to ETFs. Part of that is we started to see a shift from his-

torically only institutional investors investing in ETFs to certain sectors of individuals, whether its women or millennials, where it’s becoming more mainstream, and you’re seeing large providers of individual investments moving to ETFs. We see that continuing through the pandemic.” In the past, the firm met with its clients quarterly and did proactive planning with them throughout the year, but this year it was forced to move from face-to-face to virtual or mobile interactions with clients.

“We do a number of client events throughout the year, but we had to pivot almost everything to more virtual and digital-type experiences,” Harrison said. “That has driven the industry as a whole.” The adjustment to digital operations came more easily to the company’s client base. “The industry was moving toward a more digital presence, but the pandemic made us get there very quickly,” Lynch said. “I’d say our clients have been very receptive to it.”


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New opportunities lead Scoular to varied initiatives Continued from page 1. its world headquarters at 2027 Dodge St. Maass, an Iowa State agri-business program graduate with 29 years of industry experience, joined Scoular in 2016 where he has applied his skill set that includes commodity merchandising and logistics, commercial food ingredient processing, sales and profit and loss management to an analysis of operations. He heads a nine-member senior leadership team, which is undergoing an uncustomary transition due to retirements. Among the new hires: general counsel, CFO, head of risk management, and human resources head. “I’m putting a lot more time into finding talent,” Maass said. “We have a long history

and take pride in embracing our successful past, while taking the right steps for our future growth.” One key decision has involved moving the world headquarters from its long-time home at 2027 Dodge St. to west Omaha. Scoular will be moving into a three-story structure at 13660 California St., was built in 2006, and has about 51,000 available square feet — space that is needed by Scoular, which has increased its Omaha-based workforce by 47% over the past four years. Maass said the new location is crucial to continual growth and the need to attract top talent. Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture is working on renovation plans that will give

tioning into Roger’s CEO position, said “while trucking and agricultural technology have made significant advances in recent years, the bulk Scoular’s expanding employee family more freight shipping process has remained outdated collaborative space. and inconsistent.” The first floor will feature amenities such as He said teamwork within Scoular and within a workout room, training facility and cafeteria. the Roger partnership has been important in Upper floors will be without landlines. bringing new technology to the table. Renovation work is expected to be complet“Working with this team allowed us to ed in Fall 2021. build technology that The California The Scoular Co. can be used across an Street headquarters will Phone: 402-342-3500 entire industry, giving be central to the coordi- Address: 2027 Dodge St., Suite 300, trucking companies nation of Scoular’s re- Omaha 68102 the ability to digitally cently-announced five- Service/product: agribusiness company track each interaction year sustainability plan providing supply chain solutions for end throughout a haul, then with pillars that include users and suppliers of grain, food ingredielectronically request reducing the carbon ents, animal feed ingredients and pet food payment,” Schreinfootprint, fostering ingredients er said. “With Roger, responsible marine Founded: 1892 by George Scoular carriers and shippers sourcing, engaging in Employees: about 1,000; around 100 at also get real-time incommunities served, world headquarters in Omaha formation about the promoting diversity and One-year goal: Move into remodeled west status and location of inclusion, and uphold- Omaha headquarters building. all their current loads, ing workplace health Industry outlook: Fast changes make agdriving significant efand safety. ficiencies.” ricultural industry dynamic with opportunities Jennifer Deitloff, via digital technology and other operational Maass said the sucScoular’s senior associ- efficiencies. cess of the Roger projate general counsel, has Website: www.scoular.com ect has created a “neubeen given additional tral platform” that can responsibilities as the be used industrywide. firm’s first chief diversity officer. The firm “It has resulted from vision, solutions and also has a 10-employee diversity and inclusion investment,” he said. “We gave [Schreiner] aucouncil across the company. tonomy and the permission to think broadly rathMaass said in the past year Scoular has taken er than narrowly in coming up with a solution.” a more innovative approach to business growth Maass said Scoular’s optimism and penopportunities. chant for making things happen was demonOne such opportunity came in April with strated in September with the opening of the $50 the creation of Roger LLC, a collaborative effort million Petsource by Scoular’s 105,000-squarebetween Scoular, The Andersons, Inc., Bushel, foot manufacturing plant in Seward. Cargill, Consolidated Grain and Barge Co. and Petsource, an indirect, wholly-owned subKoch Fertilizer, to build digital tools that help sidiary of Scoular, is estimated to have up to 100 carriers unlock the power of their bulk freight jobs created when the plant is fully operational. networks. The venture creates speed and transThe plant develops, procures, freeze-dries and parency by digitizing the entire shipping process packages high-protein ingredients as a contract from dispatch to payment. partner for pet food manufacturers. A distinguishScoular CIO Jeff Schreiner, who is transi- ing factor is that the venture is one of the first nationally to bring multiple steps together under one roof, positioning itself as the go-to source for pet food companies. In addition, the facility includes a testing laboratory where new pet food ingredients, such as freeze-dried whole organ meats and meat analogue recipes, are created. Maass said Petsource General Manager Amy Patterson is overseeing the first of what he said could be several similar projects for Scoular. “We’ve recognized customer needs and built a facility that will operate with processes and procedures that are innovative,” he said. Another Scoular venture is the construction of a 15,000-square-foot facility in Jerome, Idaho, which will manufacture a new sustainable, plant-based alternative protein made from barley. The end product — to be called barley protein concentrate — will be used in aquaculture feed and pet food. That plant, with 13 jobs, is expected to open in Spring 2021. Whether is comes from acquisitions or constructing new facilities, Maass said the strategic commitment of Scoular is on growth. “I’m finding this is an exciting time to be in our industry and that we’re positioned for great growth due to our thousands of customers, which we take seriously in serving them well for the future,” he said. “We’re going to be looking long-term, not short-term.” A month ago Scoular, in a venture with Ervin & Smith, debuted a new corporate brand identity, including a bold blue and gold logo and a redesigned website. Scoular’s new brand and tag line is “Let’s get growing.”


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Butler on wheels, robot cutting salad: How COVID-19 sped automation by Olivia Rockeman, James Attwood and Joe Deaux

For decades, the attitude of unions and their advocates to increased automation could be summed up in one word: no. They feared that every time a machine Trends was slipped into the workflow, a laborer lost a job. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a small but significant shift in that calculation. Because human contact spreads the disease, some machines are now viewed not exclusively as the workers’ enemy but also as SUPER CROSSWORD

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their protector. That has accelerated the use of robots this year in a way no one expects to stop, even after the virus is conquered. “If you keep me six feet away from the other worker and you have a robot in between, it’s now safe,” said Richard Freeman, a professor of economics at Harvard University, who studies labor. “And the robot companies are selling that as a solution and the unions aren’t going to say, ‘No, you should have the workers standing next to each other so they get sick.’ ” The result is the spread of windEMCEE RIVALRY

A dog-like robot leads a tour of dignitaries Friday at the unveiling of a $50 million robotics lab at the University of Texas in Austin, a joint effort with the Army Futures Command. (Ricardo B. Brazziell/American-Statesman/TNS) shield-mounted toll detectors, automated but warned, “If automation is unbridled it’s floor cleaners at factories, salad-chopping going to be a threat.” With office workers at home communimachines in grocery stores, mechanical butlers at hotels and electronic receipts for road cating via remote tools, a knock-on effect is pavers. What remains less clear is where the also being felt: bus drivers, sandwich stall men and women who used to do some of owners and janitors are in trouble as their jobs, which support in-office work, diminthose jobs will work. The impact of technology on employment ish. Jobs in administrative support, which has been a topic of anxiety and study for includes roles in office buildings, are down generations with mixed results. Cars didn’t about 700,000 since last year, according to kill trains, television didn’t end radio. When November data from the Bureau of Labor Stabanks installed ATMs, they hired more peo- tistics. In addition, the stock market, already ple, not fewer, because the variety of their biased toward technology companies, has services grew. But machines have eliminated driven investors away from labor-intensive many jobs, and the current wave will prove industries in the pandemic. New automation also seems to be affectto be no exception, especially with public ing retail jobs. There are 500,000 fewer of health a top concern. “When we come out of this crisis and la- them than last November, according to the bor is cheap again, firms will not necessarily BLS. Transportation and warehousing are roll back these inventions,” David Autor, an about 100,000 jobs below year-ago levels. economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Meanwhile, retail sales are at their highest Technology, said at a September webinar of level on record, mostly driven by e-comthe Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. merce, which often employs more automation than than brick-and-mortar stores do. “These are kind of one-way transitions.” The World Economic Forum reported That’s what worries union leaders. “In the auto industry, we see COVID-19 in October that 43% of businesses surveyed accelerating transformation toward digi- are set to reduce their workforce due to tization,” said Georg Leutert, who heads technology integration while 34% plan to the automotive and aerospace industries at expand their workforce for the same reason. Geneva-based IndustriALL Global Union. By 2025, the time spent on current tasks at While the transition is unavoidable, workers work by humans and machines will be equal. Some argue that turning over repetitive are nervous and need help with up-skilling jobs to robots will free up workers to take on and re-skilling, he said. Mark Lauritsen of the United Food and new roles in what is now a booming industry Commercial Workers International Union in — elderly care. There is an urgent need for North America said that in order to avoid the more workers to look after the “oldest old,” kind of disruption in the meat industry caused Manoj Pradhan, founder of Talking Heads by the virus, automation will clearly continue Macroeconomics, and Charles Goodhart, London School of Economics professor, in their book “The Great Demographic MBJ SUBSCRIBERS argue Reversal.” But Marcus Casey, an economist at the Do you have University of Illinois at Chicago, says that while some high-skilled workers will be an address/ retrained, many low-skilled ones — like toll contact change? collectors — won’t, exacerbating inequality. One case in point: The Pennsylvania For your convenience Turnpike Commission cut 500 jobs after inyou can now update stalling an electronic tolling system in March. your records by simply Some companies are preparing for emailing any new info to more pandemics, meaning more automation subscriptions@mbj.com or and fewer employees. Lucid Motors, an navigating directly to our electric-vehicle startup backed by Saudi website and filling out an update form. Continued on next page.


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Five housing trends for 2021: What’s ahead for mortgage rates, home prices, flight to suburbs? by Jeff Ostrowski

In 2021, mortgage rates will rise from record lows, home-price gains will slow and Americans will continue their migration to less dense regions Real Estate and lower-cost housing markets. That’s according to housing experts who spoke during a recent virtual conference of the National Association of Real Estate Editors. Trend 1: Mortgage rates will edge up in 2021 Mortgage rates have fallen to new lows, hitting yet another record. However, as the economy improves and the coronavirus pandemic fades, rates will trend up, housing economists say. The National Association of Realtors expects mortgage rates to average 3.1 percent in 2021, up from 3 percent in 2020. The Mortgage Bankers Association says rates will average 3.3 percent in 2021. That means the refinancing boom of 2020 should slow dramatically by the second half of 2021, says Michael Fratantoni, chief economist at the Mortgage Bankers Association. However, the refinancing window won’t close entirely. Some 20 million Americans

have loans at rates higher than 4 percent, says Frank Nothaft, chief economist at real estate data firm CoreLogic. He expects many of them to refinance in 2021, even if rates tick upward. Trend 2: Home prices will keep rising, but not as quickly Home values have soared this year, a result of rock-bottom mortgage rates, limited supply of homes for sale and strong demand. Housing economists expect price gains to slow in 2021. CoreLogic reports a 7.3 percent gain in prices nationally in the 12 months ending in October. That pace should cool to 4.1 percent in 2021, Nothaft says. NAR expects home price gains of 3 percent in 2021. The sharp rise in home prices this year has created renewed fears of a tightening squeeze on affordability. “I just hope home price increases moderate so that affordability conditions do not get out of hand,” says Lawrence Yun, chief economist at the National Association of Realtors. Trend 3: Americans are flocking to the ‘burbs The COVID pandemic has sparked debate about the fate of cities. For now, Americans’ move from urban centers to suburbs

Continued from preceding page. Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, has built a 999,000-square-foot electric vehicle factory in Casa Grande, Arizona, where it hopes to start production on a $160,000 EV next year. “After this pandemic, the next pandemic will show up,” said Peter Hochholdinger, Lucid’s vice president of manufacturing. “We have to put more effort in automation in general assembly.” In mining, Swedish suppliers Hexagon and Epiroc say interest in automation has suddenly jumped. Caterpillar Inc. Chief Executive Jim Umpleby said recently that older equipment will probably be replaced by more digital trucks and autonomous technologies will reduce close proximity among workers. Juan Cariamo, chairman of CNP, a public-private group that helps test mining technologies in Chile, said the virus is accelerating long-term changes by forcing companies to relocate employees off-site. “The pandemic has imposed a sense of urgency,” Cariamo said in an interview. “Projects that were already in the pipeline are being sped up.” In Chile, requests have grown for permits to pilot a wide range of technologies from tire pressure sensors to mining waste reprocessing and autonomous vehicles. Chile’s mining regulator signed an agreement with CNP in October to streamline the permit process. BHP Group, the world’s biggest miner, has an $800 million program to add 500 autonomous trucks in iron ore and coal mines in Australia and is considering adopting driverless trucks at copper mines in Chile. Chile’s mining industry employed 201,000 people in September, down 15% from last year and the lowest in at least a decade, according to the country’s Mining Council. Meanwhile, production has risen slightly and the council has lowered by 12% its projection for the number of mining jobs needed over the next decade. Recession is a common time for invest-

ment in automation because borrowing is cheaper and companies that cut jobs — even if due to automation — can attribute the reductions to the economy and avoid negative publicity, said Ethan Pollack, policy director at The Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative. The pandemic only adds to the motives, he said. Currently, Chile, the U.S. and Mexico spend the least on active labor market policies — which are intended to improve job readiness and expand employment — among all countries that belong to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. That isn’t likely to change quickly because health concerns are coming first. “Politicians are still not paying attention,” Pollack said. “We’re going to be paying the cost for decades if we don’t act now.” Tax laws also favor automation. U.S. tax on capital — which includes robots and machinery — is about 5%, whereas the tax on labor is about 25%, according to a study from MIT economists. President-elect Joe Biden acknowledges the threat of job loss but hasn’t mentioned additional funding or changes to the tax code. He has said his administration will ensure that employers give all affected employees advance notice of technology changes and automation in the workplace, put their employees at the front of the line for new jobs and offer paid skills training. Casey, the University of Illinois economist, says the more people without work, the greater the risk of social unrest. “Many of these people are prime-age males who have virtually nothing to do and our social policy directs money away from that cohort by and large,” Casey said. Policy makers are “underestimating the political problem and the social problem that’s going to emerge when we go into a world in which there’s just not enough work to go around. ©2020 Bloomberg L.P. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC

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and smaller cities is “unambiguous,” says Robert Dietz, chief economist at the National Association of Home Builders. “It’s an acceleration of trends that were already in place,” Dietz says. Dietz says long-neglected Midwest markets could see new demand. He named Kansas City, Columbus and Indianapolis as destinations for buyers seeking bargains. “People are moving from high-cost markets like California,” Nothaft says. With Americans spending more time at home, many buyers are looking for bigger homes with home offices, home gyms and spacious yards. “Even people who were very content with their home before the pandemic, now some of them are saying, ‘My home is too small,’” Yun says. Trend 4: Some homeowners will struggle, but the pain will be muted A decade of job gains disappeared in the first month of the coronavirus recession, Yun notes. That dizzying drop, the U.S. labor market has recovered many of the job losses. “Hypothetically, even if there was to be some price decline of say 5 percent, the housing market can easily absorb that,” Yun says. “It will not cause foreclosure problems.” Yun says struggling homeowners will be able to sell their way out of trouble. Rick Sharga, executive vice president at RealtyTrac, likewise predicts that foreclosures will rise in 2021, but the fallout will be manageable. While some homeowners will go into default, most will sell before foreclosure. “Homeowners are sitting on a record level of equity right now,” Sharga says. A chronic shortage of homes for sale and

under construction is propping up prices. “We will see the foreclosure numbers increase. But it is important to remember where we’re starting from,” Fratantoni says. “We’re at a 40-year low in foreclosure rates right now. They’re going to go somewhat higher. But because of the equity positions many homeowners have, you’re just not going to see them get to foreclosure.” Trend 5: The VA loan market is on fire The volume of mortgages backed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has exploded, says Chris Birk, director of education at Veterans United Home Loans. “This was a truly historic year,” Birk says. “This was the biggest year in the history of VA lending.” VA loan volume nearly doubled from 2019 to 2020. It was the first time the VA has issued more than 1 million loans in a year. Younger veterans are driving demand, Birk says. VA loans require no down payment and have loose requirements around credit scores, allowing veterans to accelerate their home-buying schedules. “They don’t need to spend years saving a down payment. They don’t need to build pristine credit,” Birk says. “They’re able to jump into the housing market well ahead of their civilian counterparts.” VA loans once were an afterthought, making up just 2 percent of overall loan volume. VA loans now are about 10 percent of the mortgage market, he says. Birk says VA loans have mostly shed the perception that they were “inferior” to other types of mortgages. ©2020 Bankrate.com. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF a Limited Liability Company NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that WISDOM PAINTING HOME SERVICES LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 6312 N 46th Ave Omaha, NE 68104. The registered agent of WISDOM PAINTING HOME SERVICES LLC is Miguel A Lopez 6312 N 45th Ave Omaha, NE 68104. First publication December 11, 2020, final December 25, 2020

WHITMORE LAW OFFICE LLC 7602 Pacific Street, Suite 200 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that 3H Consulting, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the Company is 7713 N 158th Street, Bennington, Nebraska 68007. The Registered Agent of the Company is Heather Hamilton, 7713 N 158th Street, Bennington, Nebraska 68007. The Company was formed on November 13, 2020. First publication December 11, 2020, final December 25, 2020

GNUSE & GREEN LAW OFFICES, P.C., Attorneys 11311 Chicago Circle Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF I LOVE PAD THAI II, INC. Notice is hereby given of incorporation of I LOVE PAD THAI II, INC. under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The number of shares that the corporation is authorized to issue is up to 10,000 shares of voting common stock. The name and address of the incorporator and the initial registered agent is Rodney G. Gnuse, 11311 Chicago Circle, Omaha, Nebraska, 68154. The Corporation shall engage in any lawful business for which a corporation may be formed under the Nebraska Model Business Corporation Act. Perpetual existence commenced December 1, 2020, when articles were filed with the Secretary of State. Affairs are to be conducted by the Board of Directors and Officers authorized by the Bylaws and the Board. Rodney G. Gnuse Incorporator First publication December 11, 2020, final December 25, 2020

ALLAN M. ZIEBARTH, Attorney 1702 S. 10th Street, Suite 2 Omaha, Nebraska 68108 NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF SINGLETON CONSULTING, INC. LARRY C. SINGLETON, 1702 S. 10 St., Ste. 2, Omaha, NE 68108, President, will manage the wind up and liquidation of its business and affairs. Assets, if any, remaining after paying liabilities will be distributed pro-rata to the shareholders. All claims against the corporation must be forwarded to the corporation at the foregoing address and contain the name of the claimant, the nature and amount of the claim, and the address and a contact person for the claimant. A claim against the corporation is barred unless a proceeding to enforce the claim is commenced within three years after publication of this notice. First publication December 11, 2020, final December 25, 2020

KENDRA RINGENBERG, Attorney RINGENBERG & RATTNER LAW 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF S. 125TH & WEST GILES, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that S. 125th & West Giles, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 222 S. 15th Street, Suite 1404S, Omaha, Nebraska, 68102. The Registered Agent of the Company is Kendra Ringenberg, Ringenberg & Rattner Law, LLC, 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. First publication December 11, 2020, final December 25, 2020

ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF PJ55 INVESTMENTS, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that PJ55 Investments, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, has been duly organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with its designated office located at 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114 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 December 11, 2020, final December 25, 2020

JODIE MCGILL, Attorney MCGILL LAW, P.C., L.L.O. 1411 N. 72nd St. Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF WILKINSON INDUSTRIAL, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has formed a limited liability company under the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act, as follows: The name of the company is Wilkinson Industrial, LLC. The address of the initial designated office is 2821 Grebe St, Omaha, NE 68112 and the initial registered agent is Jodie McGill of McGill Law, P.C., L.L.O., 1411 N. 72 St, Omaha, NE 68114. The company is organized to engage in and do any lawful act concerning any and all lawful business, other than banking and insurance, for which a limited liability company may be organized under the laws of Nebraska. The limited liability company commenced existence on the filing and recording of its Statement of Qualification with the Secretary of State on November 30, 2020 and shall have a perpetual period of duration from the date the Certificate was filed with the Secretary of State. Management of the Company shall be vested in its members in proportion to their contribution to the capital of the company, as adjusted from time to time, to reflect additional contributions or withdrawals by the members. First publication December 11, 2020, final December 25, 2020

ABRAHAMS KASLOW & CASSMAN LLP, Attorneys 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF AMENDMENT Article IV of the Articles of Incorporation of Quality Refrigerated Services, Inc., a Nebraska corporation, has been amended so as to provide that the corporation is authorized to issue a total of 6,250 shares of Voting Common Stock and 18,750 shares of Nonvoting Common Stock. Article VII of such Articles of Incorporation has been revised to limit the personal liability of directors of the corporation to the corporation or to the shareholders of the corporation in accordance with the Nebraska Model Business Corporation Act. A new Article VIII has been added to such Articles of Incorporation to provide for indemnification of and advancement of expenses to directors of the corporation to the fullest extent permitted by law in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Nebraska Model Business Corporation Act. First publication December 11, 2020, final December 25, 2020

JESSICA E. THOMAS, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF AVENUE ONE MASTER OWNERS ASSOCIATION Notice is hereby given of the incorporation of Avenue One Master Owners Association under the laws of the State of Nebraska, as follows: 1. The name of the Corporation is Avenue One Master Owners Association. 2. The Corporation is a mutual benefit corporation. 3. The address of the initial registered office is 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114, and the name of the initial registered agent at that office is James D. Buser. 4. The name and street address of each incorporator are as follows: Curt Hofer, 16820 Frances Street, Suite 206 Omaha, Nebraska 68130 Jeffrey Hofer, 16820 Frances Street, Suite 206 Omaha, Nebraska 68130 Jeffrey Perdue, 16820 Frances Street, Suite 206 Omaha, Nebraska 68130 5. The Corporation shall have members. First publication December 11, 2020, final December 25, 2020

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MICHAEL K. HUFFER, Attorney CASSEM, TIERNY, ADAMS, GOTCH & DOUGLAS 9290 West Dodge Road, Suite 302 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LOYAL LAWN CARE, LLC A NEBRASKA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Loyal Lawn Care, LLC, a Nebraska Limited Liability Company, has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with its initial designated office at 1517 William Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68108 and with its initial agent for service of process being Michael K. Huffer whose office is located at 9290 West Dodge Road, Suite 302, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The general nature of its business is to engage in any lawful business. The company was organized and commenced June 16, 2020, and its period of duration will be perpetual, unless terminated earlier. The affairs of the limited liability company shall be conducted by its Members until such time as a successor or successors are selected pursuant to the Operating Agreement. First publication December 18, 2020, final January 1, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF JG FITNESS, LLC Notice is hereby given that JG FITNESS, LLC has been organized as a limited liability company under Nebraska laws, with its designated office at 6463 Poppleton Avenue, Omaha, NE 68106. 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 October 7, 2020. Its affairs are to be conducted by the manager John George. Its registered agent is John George and his office is located at 6463 Poppleton Avenue, Omaha, NE 68106. First publication December 18, 2020, final January 1, 2021

ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF BARB DETLEFSEN, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Barb Detlefsen, LLC, a Nebraska professional limited liability company (the “Company”), has been duly organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with its designated office located at 10824 Old Mill Road, Suite 21, 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. The company has been organized to render mental health counseling services. First publication December 18, 2020, final January 1, 2021

ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF BARN SWALLOW, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Barn Swallow, LLC, a Nebraska professional limited liability company (the “Company”), has been duly organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with its designated office located at 10824 Old Mill Road, Suite 21, 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. The company has been organized to render mental health counseling services. First publication December 18, 2020, final January 1, 2021

ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF GARY LEHMER, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Gary Lehmer, LLC, a Nebraska professional limited liability company (the “Company”), has been duly organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with its designated office located at 10824 Old Mill Road, Suite 21, 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. The company has been organized to render mental health counseling services. First publication December 18, 2020, final January 1, 2021

ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF KAREN R STACEY, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Karen R Stacey, LLC, a Nebraska professional limited liability company (the “Company”), has been duly organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with its designated office located at 10824 Old Mill Road, Suite 21, 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. The company has been organized to render mental health counseling services. First publication December 18, 2020, final January 1, 2021


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LEGAL NOTICES ABRAHAMS KASLOW & CASSMAN LLP, Attorneys 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Timmerman Four 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 Howard J. Kaslow, 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication December 11, 2020, final December 25, 2020

THOMAS H. PENKE, Attorney THOMAS H. PENKE, P.C., L.L.O. 12020 Shamrock Plaza, Suite 200 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that Untoxic, LLC, has organized pursuant to R.R.S. Section 21-101 et seq. The registered office is 12020 Shamrock Plaza, Suite 200, Omaha, Nebraska 68154 and the registered agent at that address is Thomas H. Penke. The nature of the business to be transacted is any lawful business. The Designated office address is 12020 Shamrock Plaza, Suite 200, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. The business will commence on December 6, 2020 and is perpetual. The affairs of the company are to be conducted by the President, Secretary and Treasurer. First publication December 11, 2020, final December 25, 2020

BARBARA MEDBERY-PRCHAL, P.C., L.L.O., Attorney 11102 Blondo Street, Suite 103 Omaha, Nebraska 68164 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF PRIMO’S 2, LLC Notice is hereby given that a professional limited liability company has been formed under the laws of the State of Nebraska, and that the name of the company is Primo’s 2, LLC The name and street address of the company’s initial registered agent is Barbara Taylor, 2221 S. 60th Street, Omaha, NE 68106. The designated office is located at 5914 Center Street, Omaha, NE 68106. Travis Taylor, Member First publication December 11, 2020, final December 25, 2020

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF JANE CIUMMO, INC. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Jane Ciummo, Inc., a Nebraska corporation (“Corporation”), has filed Articles of Dissolution with the Nebraska Secretary of State on December 4, 2020, and the Corporation is in the process of voluntary dissolution. The terms and conditions of such dissolution are, in general, that all debts and obligations of the Corporation are to be fully paid and satisfied or adequate provision is to be made therefore. The President, Jane E. Ciummo, will wind up and liquidate the Corporation’s business and affairs. The Corporation has no assets or liabilities as of the date hereof. First publication December 11, 2020, final December 25, 2020

TIEDEMAN, LYNCH, KAMPFE, McVAY & RESPELIERS, Attorneys 6910 Pacific Street, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68106-1045 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that McGUIGAN ARTS ACADEMY, LLC, has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska with its designated office at 6910 Pacific Street, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68106. The initial registered agent is John S. Kampfe, and the registered agent’s address is 6910 Pacific Street, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68106. The general nature of the business is to engage in any lawful business for which a limited liability company may be organized. The limited liability company was formed on December 4, 2020 and shall have perpetual existence. The affairs of the company shall be conducted by its Manager. First publication December 11, 2020, final December 25, 2020

BARBARA MEDBERY-PRCHAL, P.C., L.L.O., Attorney 11102 Blondo Street, Suite 103 Omaha, Nebraska 68164 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF SANTA EXPRESS OMAHA, LLC Notice is hereby given that a professional limited liability company has been formed under the laws of the State of Nebraska, and that the name of the company is SANTA EXPRESS OMAHA, LLC The name and street address of the company’s initial registered agent is Law Offices of Barbara Medbery-Prchal, P.C., L.L.O., 11102 Blondo Street, Suite 103, Omaha, NE 68164. The designated office is located at 20816 W. Gruenther Road, Suite 101, Gretna, NE 68028. Bryan Boyce, Member First publication December 11, 2020, final December 25, 2020

KENDRA RINGENBERG, Attorney RINGENBERG & RATTNER LAW 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF TRIPLE NET ACQUISTIONS, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Triple Net Acquisitions, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. The Registered Agent of the Company is Kendra J Ringenberg, whose mailing address is Ringenberg & Rattner Law, LLC, 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. First publication December 11, 2020, final December 25, 2020

JOHN Q. BACHMAN, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF PNUTL, LLC Notice is hereby given of the organization of PNUTL, LLC. 1. The name of the limited liability company is PNUTL, LLC. 2. The street and mailing address of the initial designated office is 10855 West Dodge Road, Suite 270, Omaha, Nebraska 68154, and the name and street address of the initial agent for service of process is John Q. Bachman, 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication December 18, 2020, final January 1, 2021

KENDRA RINGENBERG, Attorney RINGENBERG & RATTNER LAW 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF 2511 S. 140TH STREET CARWASH RE, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that 2511 S. 140th Street Carwash RE, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 222 S. 15th Street, Suite 1404S, Omaha, Nebraska, 68102. The Registered Agent of the Company is Kendra Ringenberg, Ringenberg & Rattner Law, LLC, 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. First publication December 11, 2020, final December 25, 2020

CRAIG F. MARTIN, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF VINTAGE CUSTOM HOMES, 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 Vintage Custom Homes, LLC. The address of the company’s initial designated office is 10814 South 231st Street, Gretna, NE 68028. 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 December 3, 2020 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 December 18, 2020, final January 1, 2021

WHITMORE LAW OFFICE LLC 7602 Pacific Street, Suite 200 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that FNM Auto Repair, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office of the Company is 4621 S 88th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68127. The Registered Agent of the Company is Mavlyandzhon Tuychiev, 14211 Marinda Plaza Apt 3, Omaha, Nebraska 68144. The Company was formed on November 20, 2020. First publication December 11, 2020, final December 25, 2020

DAVID M. HOHMAN, Attorney FITZGERALD, SCHORR, BARMETTLER & BRENNAN, P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 10050 Regency Circle, 200 Regency One Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3794 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION HARMONIC MOTION 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 3948 “V” Street, Omaha, NE 68107. The name, street and mailing address of the initial agent for service of process of the Company are Vanicsa Czarnick, 3948 “V” Street, Omaha, NE 68107. Dated this 9th of December, 2020. First publication December 18, 2020, final January 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 CONVERSION OF COMMUNITY PHARMACY SERVICES, INC. AND ORGANIZATION OF COMMUNITY PHARMACY SERVICES, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Community Pharmacy Services, Inc. has been converted into Community Pharmacy Services, LLC under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office of the company is 21689 Northstar Drive, Gretna, Sarpy County, Nebraska, 68029. The Registered Agent is Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O. at 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, 68124. The conversion of the corporation into the limited liability company was accomplished by the filing of Articles of Conversion and Certificate of Organization with the Nebraska Secretary of State on November 30, 2020. First publication December 11, 2020, final December 25, 2020

ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION notice is hereby given that Wee Wisdom Christian Preschool and Academy, Inc., a Nebraska Non-Profit Religious Coporation, has been organized under the Laws of the State of Nebraska on November 30, 2020. The registered agent and office: Richard Kennedy, 5201 Old Cheney Road, Lincoln, NE 68516, is also the sole incorporator of the corporation. First publication December 11, 2020, final December 25, 2020

MARTIN P. PELSTER, Attorney C R O K E R , H U C K , K A S H E R , D e W I T T, A N D E R S O N & GONDERINGER, L.L.C. 2120 S. 72nd Street, Suite 1200 Omaha, Nebraska 68124 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF MDC PFLUG PARTNERS, LLC The name of the limited liability company is MDC Pflug Partners, LLC. The address of the initial designated office is 11550 I Street, Suite 200, Omaha, NE 68137. The name and address of the initial agent for service of process is John Hughes, 11550 I Street, Suite 200, Omaha, NE 68137. First publication December 18, 2020, final January 1, 2021

DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF FLATROCK MANAGEMENT, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Flatrock Management, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 11225 Davenport Street, Suite 108, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. The Registered Agent of the Company is Registered Agent Solutions, Inc., 5601 S. 59th Street, Suite C, Lincoln, Nebraska 68516. First publication December 18, 2020, final January 1, 2021

Notice is hereby given that SANDERSON GROUP, INC., has incorporated under the Nebraska Model Business Corporation Act. The general nature of the business is any lawful business. Authorized capital is 1,000 shares of common stock, with a par value of $0.00 per share. Foster & Dolleck CPAs is the incorporator and the registered agent. The incorporator’s address and the address of the registered office is 11516 Nicholas Street, Suite 302, Omaha, ne 68154. The affairs of the corporation are to be conducted by the Board of Directors and such officers as it may elect. First publication December 18, 2020, final January 1, 2021

WHITMORE LAW OFFICE LLC 7602 Pacific Street, Suite 200 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION Notice is hereby given of the dissolution of REAL WORLD HVAC INC as of December 9, 2020. The affairs of the corporation will be wrapped up by David E. Swett, President and Sole Shareholder. All creditors have been paid, and remaining assets have been distributed. Total assets: $0.00. Total liabilities: $0.00. David E. Swett, President and Sole Shareholder First publication December 18, 2020, final January 1, 2021

KENDRA RINGENBERG, Attorney RINGENBERG & RATTNER LAW 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF 88 TACTICAL BUILDING GROUP II, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that 88 Tactical Building Group II, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 222 South 15th Street, Suite 1404S, Omaha, Nebraska, 68102. The Registered Agent of the Company is Kendra J. Ringenberg, Ringenberg & Rattner Law, LLC, 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. First publication December 18, 2020, final January 1, 2021


Midlands Business Journal • DECEMBER 25, 2020 • LEGAL NOTICES GROSS & WELCH, P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 2120 South 72 Street, Suite 1500 Omaha, Nebraska 68124 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF GATES 5, LLC a Nebraska Limited Liability Company Notice is hereby given that GATES 5, LLC, a Nebraska Limited Liability Company, has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with its designated office located at 1404 North 189th Street, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022, 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 November 25, 2020, 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 December 11, 2020, final December 25, 2020

ANDREW J. HUBER, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF OMAHA FLIP, 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 Omaha Flip, LLC. The address of the initial designated office is 16908 Virginia Street, Omaha, NE 68136. 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 December 7, 2020 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 December 11, 2020, final December 25, 2020

ERIN K. ARTZ, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP, Attorneys 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF JSHC INVESTMENTS, 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 JSHC Investments, LLC. The address of the initial designated office is 5641 South 85th Circle, Omaha, NE 68127. 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 November 30, 2020 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 December 11, 2020, final December 25, 2020

NOTICE OF PUBLICATION TO: BRANDON PRUSS You are hereby notified that on, 08/18/20, the Plaintiff, Credit Management Services, Inc., filed a Complaint in the COUNTY Court of DOUGLAS County, Nebraska against you shown as Case Number CI20 14769. The object and prayer of which is a judgment in the amount of $619.00, plus court costs and prejudgment interest and attorney fees, if applicable. The Complaint prays that judgment be entered against you. You are hereby notified that you must answer the petition on or before 01/24/21, at the COUNTY Court of DOUGLAS County, OMAHA, Nebraska. BY: MEGAN L BISCHOFF, #25206 P.O. Box 1512 Grand Island, Nebraska 68802 308 398-3801 Attorney for the Plaintiff First publication December 11, 2020, final December 25, 2020

KENDRA RINGENBERG, Attorney RINGENBERG & RATTNER LAW 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF 140TH STREET CARWASH, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that 140th Street Carwash, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 222 S. 15th Street, Suite 1404S, Omaha, Nebraska, 68102. The Registered Agent of the Company is Kendra Ringenberg, Ringenberg & Rattner Law, LLC, 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. First publication December 11, 2020, final December 25, 2020

MARY E. VANDENACK, Attorney VANDENACK WEAVER LLC 17007 Marcy Street, Suite 3 Omaha, Nebraska 68118 NOTICE OFAMENDMENT TO CERTIFICATE OF ORGANIZATION OF EVENTIVE MARKETING LLC Notice is hereby given that EVENTIVE MARKETING LLC has amended its Certificate of Organization as a limited liability company under the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. The amended notice of organization reflects the change of organization name from EVENTIVE MARKETING LLC to OMAHA UNCOVERED LLC. First publication December 18, 2020, final January 1, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LLC Notice is hereby given that SOUDER ENTERPRISES, LLC (the "Company") has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office address of the Company is 20908 Camden Avenue, Elkhorn, NE 68022. The Registered Agent of the Company is Steven Ahlf, 11590 West Dodge Road, Suite 1, Omaha, NE 68154. First publication December 18, 2020, final January 1, 2021

NOTICE OF INCORPORATION of a Non-Profit Organization. Notice is hereby given that the ProSIghtful Foundation, Inc has been incorporated under the laws of the state of Nebraska on 11/24/2020. The Registered Agent and initial designated Office is Gerald C. Igboanusi, 14204 Huntington Ave, Omaha, NE 68164. The general nature of business is providing mental, spiritual, and health care services. The organization shall be Board-managed. First publication December 18, 2020, final January 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 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Dustin McMurry CPA, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The limited liability company shall conduct the practice of accountancy. The designated office of the limited liability company is 17316 Woolworth Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska 68130. The registered agent and office of the limited liability company is Dustin McMurry CPA, 17316 Woolworth Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska 68130. The limited liability company commenced business on December 8, 2020. First publication December 18, 2020, final January 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 SEDONA SUNSHINE, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Sedona Sunshine, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 8419 Loveland Drive, 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 December 9, 2020. First publication December 18, 2020, final January 1, 2021

ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF LAKESIDE CONSTRUCTION GROUP, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Lakeside Construction Group, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company (the “Company”), filed a Statement of Dissolution with the Nebraska Secretary of State on December 10, 2020. The terms of the dissolution provide for the payment of liabilities of the Company and distribution of any remaining assets. The Company requests that persons with claims against it present them in accordance with this notice. Any claimant shall describe the claim and the date on which the claim arose and mail the claim to the above address. A claim against the company will be barred unless a proceeding to enforce the claim is commenced within five years after the publication of this notice. First publication December 18, 2020, final January 1, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF MOVING MOUNTAINS DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES, L.L.C. Notice is hereby given that Moving Mountains Developmental Services, LLC has been organized as a limited liability company under Nebraska laws, with its designated office at 1724 Spring Street, Omaha, NE 68108. 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 December 4, 2020. Its affairs are to be conducted by the manager Katrina J Harris. Its registered agent is Katrina J Harris and her office is located at 1724 Spring Street, NE 68108. First publication December 18, 2020, final January 1, 2021

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WAYNE S. RASMUSSEN, Attorney SMITH SLUSKY POHREN & ROGERS LLP 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 400 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 N O T I C E O F A M E N D M E N T O F T H E A RT I C L E S O F INCORPORATION OF FARMSTEAD ACRES, INC. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on December 9, 2020, the Articles of Incorporation of Farmstead Acres, Inc. were amended by action of the shareholders and directors to change the name of the corporation to: Schwer Farm, Inc. First publication December 18, 2020, final January 1, 2021

MARTIN P. PELSTER, Attorney C R O K E R , H U C K , K A S H E R , D e W I T T, A N D E R S O N & GONDERINGER, L.L.C. 2120 South 72nd Street, Suite 1200 Omaha, Nebraska 68124 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF RUSTIC RIDGE DEVELOPMENT, LLC The name of the limited liability company is Rustic Ridge Development, LLC. The address of the initial designated office is 1941 South 42nd Street, Suite 550, Omaha, NE 68105. The name and address of the initial agent for service of process is Martin P. Pelster, 2120 South 72nd Street, Suite 1200, Omaha, NE 68124. First publication December 18, 2020, final January 1, 2021

ROBERT M. GONDERINGER, Attorney C R O K E R , H U C K , K A S H E R , D e W I T T, A N D E R S O N & GONDERINGER, L.L.C. 2120 South 72nd Street, Suite 1200 Omaha, Nebraska 68124 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF WYATT BROKERAGE SERVICES, LLC The name of the limited liability company is Wyatt Brokerage Services, LLC. The address of the initial designated office is 2120 South 72nd Street, Suite 1200, Omaha, NE 68124. The name and address of the initial agent for service of process is Robert M. Gonderinger, 2120 South 72nd Street, Suite 1200, Omaha, NE 68124. First publication December 18, 2020, final January 1, 2021

BENJAMIN C. DEAVER, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF PAUL LUTHER, LLC Notice is hereby given of the organization of Paul Luther, LLC 1. The name of the limited liability company is Paul Luther, LLC 2. The street and mailing address of the initial designated office is 6803 N. 68th Plaza, Apt. 401, Omaha, Nebraska 68152, and the name and street address of the initial agent for service of process is Paul J. Nelson, 6803 N. 68th Plaza, Apt. 401, Omaha, Nebraska 68152. First publication December 18, 2020, final January 1, 2021

CERTIFICATE OF ORGANIZATION LIMITED LIABILTY COMPANY l. Name. The name of the limited liability company shall be Fountain Ridge Office Park East, LLC (the "Company"). 2. Designated Office. The street and mailing addresses of the Company's initial designated office are as follows: 13616 California Street, Suite 110 Omaha, NE 68154 3. Agent for Service of Process. The name and address of the agent for service of process is as follows: Michael Jon Homa, 13616 California Street, Suite 110 Omaha, NE 68154 4. Effective Date. The effective time and date of this document is the time and date of its filing with the Nebraska Secretary of State. EXECUTED by the undersigned this 7th day of June, 2018 By: Wendy E. Ogden, Organizer First publication December 18, 2020, final January 1, 2021

CERTIFICATE OF ORGANIZATION LIMITED LIABILTY COMPANY l. Name. The name of the limited liability company shall be ICON Companies, LLC (the "Company"). 2. Designated Office. The street and mailing addresses of the Company's initial designated office are as follows: 13616 California Street, Suite 110 Omaha, NE 68154 3. Agent for Service of Process. The name and address of the agent for service of process is as follows: Michael Jon Homa, 13616 California Street, Suite 110 Omaha, NE 68154 4. Effective Date. The effective time and date of this document is the time and date of its filing with the Nebraska Secretary of State. EXECUTED by the undersigned this 6th day of October, 2020. By: Chris J. Langpaul, Organizer First publication December 18, 2020, final January 1, 2021


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• DECEMBER 25, 2020 • Midlands Business Journal

LEGAL NOTICES Notice of Organization of Hope Korner, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Hope Korner, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska for the purpose of providing independent mental health services. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 11414 West Center Road, Suite #300, Omaha, NE 68144. The registered agent of the Company is Northwest Registered Agent Service, Inc., 530 South 13th Street, Suite 100, Lincoln, NE 68508. First publication December 18, 2020, final January 1, 2021

ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF MARQUARDT COUNSELING, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Marquardt Counseling, LLC, a Nebraska professional limited liability company (the “Company”), has been duly organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with its designated office located at 10824 Old Mill Road, Suite 21, 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. The company has been organized to render mental health counseling services. First publication December 18, 2020, final January 1, 2021

ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF MEG QUINTANA, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Meg Quintana, LLC, a Nebraska professional limited liability company (the “Company”), has been duly organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with its designated office located at 10824 Old Mill Road, Suite 21, 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. The company has been organized to render mental health counseling services. First publication December 18, 2020, final January 1, 2021

NOTICE OF PUBLICATION TO: SHAWN THOMAS You are hereby notified that on,07/07/20, the Plaintiff, Credit Management Services, Inc., filed a Complaint in the COUNTY Court of DOUGLAS County, Nebraska against you shown as Case Number CI20 12241. The object and prayer of which is a judgment in the amount of $470.00, plus court costs and prejudgment interest and attorney fees, if applicable. The Complaint prays that judgment be entered against you. You are hereby notified that you must answer the petition on or before 01/31/21, at the COUNTY Court of DOUGLAS County, OMAHA, Nebraska. BY: STEVEN J MORRISON, #24708 P.O. Box 1512 Grand Island, Nebraska 68802 308 398-3801 Attorney for the Plaintiff First publication December 18, 2020, final January 1, 2021

ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF MARK D. ZIEGENBEIN LIMHP, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Mark D. Ziegenbein LIMHP, LLC, a Nebraska professional limited liability company (the “Company”), has been duly organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with its designated office located at 10824 Old Mill Road, Suite 21, 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. The company has been organized to render mental health counseling services. First publication December 18, 2020, final January 1, 2021

ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF JONES FARRELL, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JONES FARRELL, LLC, a Nebraska professional limited liability company (the “Company”), has been duly organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with its designated office located at 10824 Old Mill Road, Suite 21, 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. The company has been organized to render mental health counseling services. First publication December 18, 2020, final January 1, 2021

LAW OFFICES OF EVELYN N. BABCOCK 16264 Rolling Ridge Road Omaha, Nebraska 68135 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that D S Avionics Unlimited, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska on August 3, 2011. The street and mailing address for the initial designated office is 16264 Rolling Ridge Rd, Omaha, NE. The street and mailing address for the initial agent for service of process is 16264 Rolling Ridge Rd, Omaha, NE 68135. The name of the initial agent for service of process is George T. Babcock. The general nature of the business is any and all business which is lawful under the Uniform Limited Liability Act of the State of Nebraska. The business of limited liability company will be conducted by its Managers. George T. Babcock, Organizer First publication December 18, 2020, final January 1, 2021

LAW OFFICES OF EVELYN N. BABCOCK 16264 Rolling Ridge Road Omaha, Nebraska 68135 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Aircrew Leasing, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska on May 31, 2012. The street and mailing address for the initial designated office is 16264 Rolling Ridge Rd, Omaha, NE. The street and mailing address for the initial agent for service of process is 16264 Rolling Ridge Rd, Omaha, NE 68135. The name of the initial agent for service of process is George T. Babcock. The general nature of the business is any and all business which is lawful under the Uniform Limited Liability Act of the State of Nebraska. The business of limited liability company will be conducted by its Members. George T. Babcock, Organizer First publication December 18, 2020, final January 1, 2021

ROBERT J. KIRBY, Incorporator and Attorney, C R O K E R , H U C K , K A S H E R , D e W I T T, A N D E R S O N & GONDERINGER, L.L.C. 2120 South 72nd Street, Suite 1200 Omaha, Nebraska 68124 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF SCRUB-A-DUB-DUB, INC. Scrub-a-Dub-dub, Inc. has been incorporated under the Nebraska Model Business Corporation Act. The Articles of Incorporation were filed on December 10, 2020. The street address of the corporation's registered office is 2120 South 72nd Street, Suite 1200, Omaha, Nebraska, 68124, and the name of the initial registered agent at that office is Robert J. Kirby. The corporation is authorized to issue 3,000 shares of common stock. First publication December 18, 2020, final January 1, 2021

CERTIFICATE OF ORGANIZATION LIMITED LIABILTY COMPANY l. Name. The name of the limited liability company shall be R&R Realty Group, LC (the "Company"). 2. Designated Office. The street and mailing addresses of the Company's initial designated office are as follows: 735 N 162nd Street Omaha, NE 68118 3. Agent for Service of Process. The name and address of the agent for servce of process is as follows: Michael Jon Homa, 735 N 162nd Street Omaha, NE 68118 4. Effective Date. The effective time and date of this document is the time and date ofits filing with the Nebraska Secretary of State. EXECUTED by the undersigned this 28th day of July 2017. By: Wendy E. Ogden, Organizer First publication December 18, 2020, final January 1, 2021

HUSCH BLACKWELL LLP, Attorneys 13330 California Street, Suite 200 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF CONVERSION OF DRIVER DOC, LLC TO DRIVER DOC INC. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DRIVER DOC, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, has filed Articles of Conversion with the Nebraska Secretary of State converting the limited liability company to DRIVER DOC INC., a Delaware corporation, effective December 14, 2020. The Company has designated its registered agent as The Corporation Trust Company, with registered office at Corporation Trust Center, 1209 Orange Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801. First publication December 25, 2020, final January 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 BLUEJAY NEST, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Bluejay Nest, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 216 North 96th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The registered agent and office of the limited liability company is Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O., 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The limited liability company commenced business on December 14, 2020. First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

MARY E. VANDENACK, Attorney VANDENACK WEAVER LLC 17007 Marcy Street, Suite 3 Omaha, Nebraska 68118 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF THE KINGDOM IS HERE MINISTRIES Notice is hereby given that THE KINGDOM IS HERE MINISTRIES has been incorporated under the Nebraska Nonprofit Corporation Act. The corporation is a Public Benefit Corporation. The street address of the corporation’s initial registered office is 17007 Marcy Street, Suite 3, Omaha, NE 68118, and the name of the initial registered agent of the corporation at that office is Mary E. Vandenack. The corporation is organized for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes. The corporation commenced on December 11, 2020. The name and street address of the incorporator of the corporation is Mary E. Vandenack, 17007 Marcy Street, Suite 3, Omaha, NE 68118. The corporation will not have members. First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

ANDREW J. HUBER, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF 406 WOOLWORTH AVE, 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 406 Woolworth Ave, LLC. The address of the initial designated office is 14993 Charles Circle, Omaha, NE 68154. 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 December 7, 2020 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 December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

JUDITH A. WELLS, Attorney at Law 5062 South 108th Street, #246 Omaha, Nebraska 68137 LEGAL NOTICE In the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska. PR20-1828 Estate of MARYELLEN CONNELLY, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on 9th day of Dec., 2020, in the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska, the Registrar issued a written statement of Informal Probate of the Will of said deceased, Maryellen Connelly and that Arlene Johnson, whose address is 3013 South 35th Avenue, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska 68105, has been appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Maryellen Connely, Decedent named herein. 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 February 25, 2021 or be forever barred. CARROL L. MILLS Registrar First publication December 25, 2020, final January 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 DISSOLUTION OF DR. MEERA DEWAN, P.C. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Dr. Meera Dewan, P.C., a Nebraska professional corporation (“Corporation”), has filed Articles of Dissolution with the Nebraska Secretary of State on December 14, 2020, with an effective date of December 31, 2020, and the Corporation is in the process of voluntary dissolution. The terms and conditions of such dissolution are, in general, that all debts and obligations of the Corporation are to be fully paid and satisfied or adequate provision is to be made therefore. The President, Dr. Meera Dewan, will wind up and liquidate the Corporation’s business and affairs. The Corporation has no assets or liabilities as of the date hereof. First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

JOHN S. KAMPFE, Attorney for Petitioner Tiedeman, Lynch, Kampfe, McVay & Respeliers 6910 Pacific Street, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68106 LEGAL NOTICE In the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska. PR20-1861 Estate of ZOE MATSUKIS WHITE, Deceased Notice is hereby given that a Petition for Formal Probate of a Signed Copy of Last Will of said Deceased, Determination of Heirs, and Appointment of Llyod James White, II, as Personal Representative has been filed and is set for hearing in the Douglas County Probate Court, 17th & Farnam Street, Omaha, Nebraska, on the 5th day of February, 2021, at the hour of 9:00 o'clock, a.m. CARROL L. MILLS Registrar First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021


Midlands Business Journal • DECEMBER 25, 2020 • LEGAL NOTICES KATHRYN J. DERR PC LLO 1301 S. 75th Street, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68124 PREMIER URGENT CARE/FAMILY CARE OF NEBRASKA, LLC Pursuant to the provisions of NEB. REV. STAT. § 21-150, you are notified as follows: 1. Premier Urgent Care/Family Care of Nebraska, LLC filed its Articles of Dissolution on October 29, 2020. 2. If you have a claim against the dissolved corporation, you must send your claim, including your name, address, telephone number, and the basis and amount of your claim, to the following address: Premier Urgent Care/ Family Care of Nebraska, LLC, Attn: Kathryn J. Derr, 1301 S 75th Street, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. 3. Your claim against the corporation will be barred unless a proceeding to enforce your claim is commenced within five years from the date of publication of this notice pursuant to NEB. REV. STAT. § 21-150(c). First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

MATTHEW WURSTNER, Attorney CARLSON & BURNETT, LLP, Attorneys 17525 Arbor Street Omaha, Nebraska 68130 NOTICE OF CONVERSION OF PONCA CREEK, LLC Notice is hereby given that PONCA CREEK, INC. was organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska on July 7, 2009. Pursuant to Articles and a Plan of Conversion filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on December 14, 2020, PONCA CREEK, INC. converted to a limited liability Company named PONCA CREEK, LLC. The designated office is 17525 Arbor Street, Omaha, NE 68130. The Company’s registered agent is Darren R. Carlson, whose address is 17525 Arbor Street, Omaha, NE 68130. The purpose of the Company is to engage in any lawful business and activity, as may be mutually agreed upon by the Members from time to time, and which are not prohibited by the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. The Company shall have a perpetual period of duration. The Company is a Manager Managed Limited Liability Company. The initial Manager of the Company is Jeffrey L. Jensen whose address is 11555 North 60th Street, Omaha, NE 68152. Matthew Wurstner, Attorney First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: B.O.N./L.O.N Clothing Name of Applicant: Robin Montgomery Address:4009 wirt street Omaha, Ne 68111 Applicant is a Individual If other than an Individual, state under whose laws entity was formed: Date of first use of name in Nebraska: 11/23/2020 General nature of business: Clothing Line ROBIN MONTGOMERY Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative First publication December 25, 2020

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DMT Properties, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, filed its Statement of Dissolution with the Nebraska Secretary of State on December 15, 2020, effective January 1, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., and the company is in the process of voluntary dissolution. The terms and conditions of such dissolution are, in general, that all debts and obligations of the company are to be fully paid and satisfied or adequate provision is to be made therefore, and that the balance of any remaining assets are to be distributed to its Members. Dan Marak will wind up and liquidate the company’s business and affairs. If you have a claim against DMT Properties, LLC, please provide the following information with respect to your claim: (1) your name or the name of your entity; (2) the nature of your claim; (3) the amount of your claim; and (4) the date your claim arose. All claims shall be mailed to 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. A claim against DMT Properties, LLC is barred unless an action to enforce the claim is commenced within five (5) years after the publication date of the third required notice. First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: Candlewood Dental Name of Applicant: VC13 LLC Address: Registered Office -- 11811 I STREET STE 204 OMAHA, NE 68137 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: 10-03-2018 General nature of business: Dental Practice STEPHANIE VONDRAK, DDS, Managing Member Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative First publication December 25, 2020

ANDREW J. HUBER, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF PML AIR, 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 PML Air, LLC. The address of the initial designated office is 15102 South 231st Street, Gretna, NE 68028. 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 December 16, 2020 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 December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

THOMAS H. PENKE, Attorney THOMAS H. PENKE, PC, LLO 12020 Shamrock Plaza, Suite 200 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 LEGAL NOTICE In the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska. PR20-1631 Estate of JOHN L. POVONDRA, JR., Deceased Notice is hereby given that on 16 day of December, 2020, in the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska, DEREK J. O'BRIEN, whose address is 28026 Sunrise Court, Valley, Nebraska 68064, 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 February 25, 2021 or be forever barred. KELLEY GOLDEN Douglas County Court Clerk First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

HALEY REAL ESTATE GROUP, LLC 10703 J Street, Suite 101 Omaha, NE 68127 NOTICE OF AMENDED AND RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF ORGANIZATION FOR PARACHUTE THERAPEUTIC SERVICES, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Certificate of Organization of Parachute Therapeutic Services, LLC (the “Company”) has been amended and restated. The street and mailing address of the designated office has changed to 641 S. 93rd Street, Omaha, NE 68114. The registered agent remains the same: Carl J. Troia, Jr., whose mailing address is 10703 J Street, Suite 101, Omaha, NE 68127. The Company is now organized to render the professional service of mental health counseling, in compliance with the rules promulgated by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, and shall be permitted to engage in and do any lawful act concerning any and all lawful business, for which a limited liability company may be formed and organized under the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. This Amended and Restated Certificate of Organization was filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on December 10, 2020. First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

STEVEN G. RANUM, Attorney C R O K E R , H U C K , K A S H E R , D e W I T T, A N D E R S O N & GONDERINGER, L.L.C. 2120 South 72nd Street, Suite 1200 Omaha, Nebraska 68124 NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF H & M TRUCKING, INC. H & M Trucking, Inc. amended its Articles of Incorporation effective December 11, 2020, authorizing the issuance of 100,000 shares of Class A Voting Common Stock, having a par value of $1.00 per share and 900,000 shares of Class B Non-Voting Common Stock, having a par value of $1.00 per share. First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

ALTON E. MITCHELL , Attorney at Law, LLC 1905 Harney Street, Suite 711 Omaha, Nebraska 68102 Notice of Organization of Wisdom Sales, LLC Notice is hereby given that a Limited Liability Company has been formed under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The initial Registered Agent is: Alton E. Mitchell, 1905 Harney Street, Suite 711, Omaha, NE 68102. The address of the initial Designated Office is: Wisdom Sales, LLC, 2107 South 214th Avenue, Elkhorn, NE 68022. The Certificate of Organization was filed with the Secretary of State on September 17, 2020. The Company has perpetual existence; the general nature of its business is furniture sales. Company business will be conducted by its Manager as described in the Company’s Operating Agreement. Alton E. Mitchell, Authorized Representative First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

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MARY E. VANDENACK, Attorney VANDENACK WEAVER LLC 17007 Marcy Street, Suite 3 Omaha, Nebraska 68118 NOTICE OFAMENDMENT TO CERTIFICATE OF ORGANIZATION OF JILLIAN’S MOBILE PET SPA LLC Notice is hereby given that Jillian’s Mobile Pet Spa LLC has amended its Certificate of Organization as a limited liability company under the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. The amended notice of organization reflects the change of business name from JILLIAN’S MOBILE PET SPA LLC to WAG N SWAG LLC. First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

HALEY REAL ESTATE GROUP, LLC 10703 J Street, Suite 101 Omaha, NE 68127 NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO THE CERTIFICATE OF ORGNAIZATION FOR PARACHUTE & THERAPEUTIC SERVICES, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Certificate of Organization of Parachute & Therapeutic Services, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company (the “Company”), has been amended as follows: the Company has changed its name to Parachute Therapeutic Services, LLC. The Amended Certificate of Organization was filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on November 30, 2020. First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

MATTHEW WURSTNER, Attorney CARLSON & BURNETT, LLP, Attorneys 17525 Arbor Street Omaha, Nebraska 68130 NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF DISMAL RIVER LAND COMPANY, LLC Notice is hereby given that DISMAL RIVER LAND COMPANY, LLC was dissolved by the Members by filing a Statement of Dissolution with the Nebraska Secretary of State on December 16, 2020. The terms of dissolution provide for the payment of liabilities of the Company and distribution of any remaining assets. Joel Jacobs, Manager, is to manage the corporate affairs and distribute assets. The Company requests any persons with claims against the Company present the claims in accordance with this Notice. Any claimant must submit the amount due, and description of the claim. Claims must be sent to Matthew Wurstner, Carlson & Burnett, LLP, 2002 Douglas Street, Ste. 100, Omaha, NE 68102. A claim against the Company will be barred unless a proceeding to enforce the claim is commenced within 5 years of this notice. First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

WALENTINE O'TOOLE, LLP Jamie M. Hurst, Esq. 11240 Davenport Street P.O. Box 540125 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF JJ METAL WORX, LLC JJ Metal Worx, LLC, with its initial designated office 8640 Park View Boulevard, La Vista, Nebraska 68128, gives notice that it filed its Certificate of Organization with the Nebraska Secretary of State on October 27, 2020, and that it has been organized as a Nebraska limited liability company under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The initial agent for service of process is Jamie M. Hurst, and her initial mailing address is 11240 Davenport Street, P.O. Box 540125, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. The company’s period of duration is perpetual, and the general nature of its business 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. Jamie M. Hurst, Organizer First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

MARY E. VANDENACK, Attorney VANDENACK WEAVER LLC 17007 Marcy Street, Suite 3 Omaha, Nebraska 68118 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF MERIDIAN FINANCING LLC Notice is hereby given that MERIDIAN FINANCING 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 16934 Frances Street, Suite 200, Omaha, NE 68130. 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 December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF GCP III STEMMONS, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that GCP III Stemmons, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 10340 North 84th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68122. The Registered Agent of the Company is Zachary A. Wiegert, 10340 North 84th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68122. First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021


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LEGAL NOTICES ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF G3 IC, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that G3 IC, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company has been duly organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with its designated office located at 16199 Capital Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska 68118 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 December 25, 2020, final January 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 OMAHA HANGAR, LLC The name of the Company is Omaha Hangar, LLC. The Designated Office of the Company is: 13030 Pierce Street, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68144. 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 December 16, 2020. First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

MARY E. VANDENACK, Attorney VANDENACK WEAVER LLC 17007 Marcy Street, Suite 3 Omaha, Nebraska 68118 NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO CERTIFICATE OF TRADE NAME OF RESTORATION STATION Notice is hereby given that RESTORATION STATION has amended its Trade Name Certificate. The amended notice of trade name reflects the address change from 9663 “V” Plaza, Apt. 43, Omaha, NE 68127 to 10840 204th Avenue Circle, Gretna, NE 68028. First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

BENJAMIN C. DEAVER, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF LOCAL OMAHA LADIES ADVANCING, LLC LOCAL OMAHA LADIES ADVANCING, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company (the "Company"), filed its STATEMENT OF DISSOLUTION with the Nebraska Secretary of State on December 17, 2020. Persons with claims against the Company must present such claim to: Local Omaha Ladies Advancing, LLC, c/o Benjamin C. Deaver, 10250 Regency Circle, Ste. 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. Claims against the Company must include the following information: (i) claimant's name, address and telephone number during business hours; (ii) any facts which may support the claim; and (iii) any amounts allegedly owed by the Company under the claim. Claims not including this information will not be reviewed. Any claims against this Company will be barred unless a proceeding to enforce such claims is commenced within five (5) years after the date this Notice is last published. First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

BENJAMIN J. PICK, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF EBONY PATRIOT, LLC Notice is hereby given of the organization of Ebony Patriot, LLC. 1. The name of the limited liability company is Ebony Patriot, LLC. 2. The street and mailing address of the initial designated office is 3000 Farnam Street, Suite 7H, Omaha, NE 68131. 3. 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 December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

BENJAMIN J. PICK, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LRC PROPERTIES I, LLC Notice is hereby given of the organization of LRC Properties I, LLC. 1. The name of the limited liability company is LRC Properties I, LLC. 2. The street and mailing address of the initial designated office is 3000 Farnam Street, Suite 7H, Omaha, NE 68131. 3. 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 December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

ERIN K. ARTZ, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF BOCOZAWH1, INC. Notice is hereby given that a corporation has been formed under the laws of the State of Nebraska, and that the name of the corporation is BOCOZAWH1, Inc. The corporation is authorized to issue 100 shares of common stock. The general nature of the business to be transacted is all lawful business. The company commenced existence on December 11, 2020 and shall have perpetual duration. The name and street address of the corporation's initial registered agent and office is LDM Business Services, Inc., 10306 Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The name and address of the incorporator is LDM Business Services, Inc., 10306 Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, NE 68114. LDM Business Services, Inc., Incorporator First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

NOTICE OF INCORPORATION Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has formed a corporation under the laws of the State of Nebraska. 1. The name of the corporation is OAK HILLS PRINTING INC. 2. The address of the registered office is 6411 S 120TH Plaza, Omaha, NE 68137, and the initial registered agent at the address is William Dickson. 3. The general nature of business is to provide a business, and to do business which is not forbidden by the laws of the State of Nebraska. 4. The authorized capital stock of the corporation is 1,000 shares of common stock with a par value of $1.00 per share, each of which may be issued for any medium permissible under the laws of the State of Nebraska and as is determined from time-to-time by the Board of Directors. 5. The corporation commenced existence on December 15, 2020 and shall have perpetual existence. 6. The affairs of the corporation shall be conducted by a Board of Directors, President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, and such other officers as may be chosen by the Board of Directors. 7. The incorporator is William Dickson. The address of incorporator is 6411 S 120th Plaza, Omaha, NE 68137 William Dickson, Incorporator First publication December 25, 2020, final January 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 INCORPORATION OF NOCI HOLDINGS, INC. 1. The name of the Corporation is NOCI Holdings, Inc. 2. The Corporation is authorized to issue 10,000 Shares having a par value of $0.01 each designated as common stock. 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 corporate existence began on December 17, 2020, when Articles of Incorporation were filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State. 5. The name and address of the Incorporator is: Brian L. Harr, 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska 68124. First publication December 25, 2020, final January 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 CSGBD HOLDINGS, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CSGBD Holdings, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 11011 Q Street, Suite 101B, Omaha, Nebraska 68137. 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 December 17, 2020. First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

MARK J. LAPUZZA, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION Notice is hereby given of incorporation of V3D, Inc., under the laws of the State of Nebraska as follows: 1. The name of the Corporation is V3D, Inc. 2. The number of shares that the Corporation is authorized to issue is 10,000 shares of common stock. 3. The name of the initial registered agent is Mark J. LaPuzza, and the address of the initial registered office is 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. 4. The name and address of the incorporator is Mark J. LaPuzza, 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. 5. The general nature of the business to be transacted by the Corporation is to engage in the transaction of any or all other lawful business operations for which corporations may be incorporated under the provisions of the Act as now constituted or as may be hereafter altered or amended. First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: Wilson Dental Name of Applicant: VR13, LLC Address:Registered Office -- 11811 I Street STE 204 OMAHA, NE 68137 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: 02-13-2017 General nature of business: Dental Practice STEPHANIE VONDRAK, DDS Managing Member Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative December 25, 2020

ROBERT J. LIKES, Attorney LIKES MEYERSON HATCH LLC 444 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF TOMBSTONE LLC Notice is hereby given that Tombstone 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 11805 Skylark Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68144. The street and mailing address of the Company’s initial agent for service of process is 11805 Skylark Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68144 and the Company’s initial agent for service of process at such address is Patricia Ferguson. First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

ERIN K. ARTZ, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF BOCOZAWH2, INC. Notice is hereby given that a corporation has been formed under the laws of the State of Nebraska, and that the name of the corporation is BOCOZAWH2, Inc. The corporation is authorized to issue 100 sharess of common stock. The general nature of the business to be transacted is all lawful business. The company commenced existence on December ,2020 and shall have perpetual duration. The name and street address of the crporation's initial registered agent office is LDM Business Services, Inc., 10306 Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The name and address of the incorporator is LDM Business Services, Inc., 10306 Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, NE 68114. LDM Business Services, Inc., Incorporator First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is given that GREAT PLAINS REMODELING, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska with the following registered agent and registered office: Cesar Dominguez Munoz at the designated office address of 1115 Ave F #431 Wisner, NE 68791. The general nature of the Company's business is to engage in any lawful business permitted under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The company was organized on October 28, 2020, and it shall continue in perpetuity unless sooner terminated in accordance with the terms of its operating agreement. In general, the Company's business is to be managed by its primary member Cesar Dominguez Munoz in accordance with the Company's operating agreement. First publication December 25, 2020, final January 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 LOVEOURROOF LINCOLN, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that LoveOurRoof Lincoln, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 4526 South 143rd Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68137. 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 December 18, 2020. First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: G8 Natural Landscapes Name of Applicant: G8 Management, LLC Address:14206 Woolworth Circle Omaha NE 68144 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: 1/1/2021 General nature of business: landscaping KEITH M. GLEASON Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative December 25, 2020


Midlands Business Journal • DECEMBER 25, 2020 • LEGAL NOTICES ERIN K. ARTZ, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF NL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, 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 NL Property Management, LLC. The address of the initial designated office is 5641 South 85th Circle, Omaha, NE 68127. 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 December 18, 2020 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 December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

JUSTIN A. SHELDON, Attorney VANDENACK WEAVER LLC 17007 Marcy Street, Suite 3 Omaha, Nebraska 68118 AMENDED NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF SHINE 365 LLC Notice is hereby given that SHINE 365 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 18520 Van Camp Drive, Omaha, NE 68130. The agent for service of process for the Company is VW Agents LLC located at 17007 Marcy Street, Suite 3, Omaha, NE 68118. The amended notice of organization reflects the following change: The agent for service of process for the Company from Douglas G. Wilwerding located at 18520 Van Camp Drive, Omaha, NE 68130 to VW Agents LLC located at 17007 Marcy Street, Suite 3, Omaha, NE 68118. First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

MATTHEW T. PAYNE, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF CQUENCE HEALTH GROUP TWO, LLC Notice is hereby given of the organization of CQuence Health Group Two, LLC: 1. The name of the limited liability company is CQuence Health Group Two, LLC 2. The street and mailing address of the initial designated office is 13808 F Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68137, and the name and street address of the initial agent for service of process is Matthew T. Payne, 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication December 25, 2020, final January 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 ABCD HOLDINGS, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ABCD Holdings, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 11011 “Q” Street, Suite 101B, Omaha, Nebraska 68137. 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 December 21, 2020. First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

JUSTIN A. SHELDON, Attorney VANDENACK WEAVER LLC 17007 Marcy Street, Suite 3 Omaha, Nebraska 68118 AMENDED NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF KMAM LLC Notice is hereby given that KMAM 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 5522 Mayberry Street, Omaha, NE 68106. The agent for service of process for the Company is VW Agents LLC located at 17007 Marcy Street, Suite 3, Omaha, NE 68118. The amended notice of organization reflects the following changes: The address of the initial designated office of the company from 522 Mayberry Street, Omaha, NE 68106 to 5522 Mayberry Street, Omaha, NE 68106; and The agent for service of process for the Company from David G. Wilwerding located at 8010 Woolworth Avenue, Omaha, NE 68124 to VW Agents LLC located at 17007 Marcy Street, Suite 3, Omaha, NE 68118. First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

ANNE K. BURNETT, Attorney CARLSON & BURNETT, LLP 17525 Arbor Street Omaha, Nebraska 68130 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF G & R HOME SERVICES GROUP, LLC Notice is hereby given that G & R HOME SERVICES GROUP, LLC is organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The initial designated office is 17525 Arbor Street, Omaha, Nebraska, 68130. The Company’s initial registered agent in the State of Nebraska is: Anne K. Burnett, whose address is 17525 Arbor Street, Omaha, Nebraska, 68130. The purpose of the Company is to engage in any lawful business and activity, as may be mutually agreed upon by the Members from time to time, and which are not prohibited by the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. The Company commenced with filing its Certificate of Organization on December 16, 2020, and shall have a perpetual period of duration. The Company is a Member Managed Limited Liability Company. Anne K. Burnett, Organizer First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021 SCOTT A. MEYERSON, Esq. LIKES MEYERSON HATCH LLC 444 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF MXD360 LLC Notice is hereby given that MXD360 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 3900 Canary Lane, Omaha, Nebraska 68152. The street and mailing address of the Company’s initial agent for service of process is 3900 Canary Lane, Omaha, Nebraska 68152 and the Company’s initial agent for service of process at such address is Bret Schnittgrund. First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF MICHAEL BRIARDY AGENCY, L.L.C. Notice is hereby given that Michael Briardy Agency, LLC has been organized as a limited liability company under Nebraska laws, with its designated office at 2201 N 90th Street, #124, Omaha, NE 68134. 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 December 8, 2020. Its affairs are to be conducted by the manager Michael P Briardy. Its registered agent is Michael P Briardy and her office is located at 1731 South Street, Blair, NE 68008. First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

JENNIFER L. RATTNER, Esq. RINGENBERG & RATTNER LAW 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF DIMEPIVA, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DIMEPIVA, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 400, Omaha, NE 68114. The Registered Agent of the Company is Jennifer L. Rattner, Esq., Ringenberg & Rattner Law, LLC, 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF RAINWOOD MANOR FARM, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Rainwood Manor Farm, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 19802 Rainwood Road, Bennington, Nebraska 68007. The Registered Agent of the Company is DDLG Business Services, Inc., 9500 W. Dodge Road, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LLC Notice is hereby given that Hardline Holdings LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office address of the Company is 16502 S 78th St. Papillion, NE 68046. Its purpose is any lawful business. The Registered Agent of the company is Mitchell Scanlan, 16502 S 78th St. Papillion, Ne 68046. First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LLC Notice is hereby given that Aperture Development LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office address of the Company is 16502 S 78th St. Papillion, NE 68046. Its purpose is any lawful business. The Registered Agent of the company is Mitchell Scanlan, 16502 S 78th St. Papillion, Ne 68046. First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

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MYRON J. KAPLAN, Attorney 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 DISSOLUTION OF AMERICAN LAWN & LANDSCAPING, INC. Notice is hereby given that American Lawn & Landscaping, Inc., a Nebraska corporation, has filed Articles of Dissolution with the Nebraska Secretary of State, and such Corporation is in the process of voluntary dissolution. The terms and conditions of such dissolution are, in general, that all debts and obligations of the corporation are to be fully paid and satisfied or adequate provision is to be made therefor. The balance of the corporate assets are to be distributed to its shareholders. The name of the person who is to manage, wind up and liquidate the corporation's affairs and his official title is David Lagerstrom, President. The statement of the corporation's assets and liabilities as of the date hereof is as follows: Assets: $0.00 Liabilities: $0.00. David Lagerstrom, President First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LLC Notice is hereby given that Kulm Construction LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office address of the Company is 11905 Mitchell Rd. Springfield, Ne 68059. Its purpose is any lawful business. The Registered Agent of the company is Morgan Kulm, 11905 Mitchell Rd. Springfield NE 68059. First publication December 25, 2020, final January 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 INCORPORATION 1. The name of the Corporation is Christ Church Omaha. 2. The Corporation is a religious 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: Alexander J. Wolf, 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. 5. The Corporation shall have no members. 6. The corporate existence began on December 21, 2020, when Articles of Incorporation were filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State. First publication December 25, 2020, final January 8, 2021

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New year to bring expansion to Arbor Aesthetics Tree Service Continued from page 1. beautiful.” Clientele is typically upper-middle class to wealthy individuals who are looking for a professional experience, Jeff

Arbor Aesthetics Tree Service Phone: 402-408-5600 Address: 6724 Irvington Rd., Omaha 68122 Founded: 2005 Service: tree trimming and removal, insect and disease management Employees: 17 Goal: Owners to enter more strategic roles, continue growth into future. Website: https://www.arboraesthetics.com

Grewe said. “From the first phone call into the office to the last twig raked from the yard, it is a beautiful experience because it is just so unbelievably the way it is supposed to be,” he said. “It is friendly, it is timely and there is communication all the way through. If they aren't delighted, we will do whatever it takes to make it right.” For the Grewes, watching their employees grow is a gratifying experience. “Our employees are attentive, highly educated and trained,” Amy Grewe said. “We invest a lot of money into their continuing education to be certified arborists. The people who work here matter so much to us, and as a result of us investing, coach-

ing and mentoring them, they take really good care of our clients.” At times, raising a young family and managing a growing business can be hard to juggle, they noted. “We’re learning to split our time evenly,” Amy Grewe said. “It can be a struggle, but it’s all really worth it in the end.” As more people are spending time at home or outside during the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been a greater focus on improving landscaping. “Clients have extra cash right now because they aren’t spending money on entertainment or vacations,” Jeff Grewe said. “Instead, they’re remodeling their homes or doing more landscaping.” The pandemic has also caused some staffing challenges, in which crews often need to be over-staffed to account for employees who might be out. Within the past few years, the business

has added employee benefits, including paid vacation time, paid holidays, health insurance and a company matching IRA. “Our employees do hard work and they deserve it,” Amy Grewe said. “We feel fortunate to have enough padding in our bottom line that we can give back to our employees and help them support their families. We want to do even more, and we have plans to do more. This season, we are excited to give our employees a paid week off during the holidays.” The Grewes also find joy in giving back to the community, which is why they started an annual program dubbed the Gift Of Beautiful Trees. Each year, the program accepts nominations from the community regarding those who are in dire need of tree work, such as hazardous dead trees, but cannot afford it. “We look at where the need is greatest, then set aside a day for our crews to go

and do the tree work for free,” Amy Grewe said. “We have donated over $25,000 of tree work to the community in the past six years. Eventually, we would like to involve other tree companies so we can expand the reach.” Between now and the summer of 2021, the business will be growing substantially and is likely to hire an additional seven employees. In the past, the Grewes have been heavily involved in the day-to-day operations, but recently Amy has started working in a more strategic role. “Within the next year, the goal is that I will also be out of my full-time sales position and can spend more time strategizing on how we’re going to continue to grow,” Jeff Grewe said. “There’s a lot of changes that need to be made between now and then, but we’re grateful and excited for the opportunity.”

Increased time at home changing views on residential design by Jasmine Heimgartner

Many people have long considered their home their castle, but that is quickly evolving into home being work, school, the gym, day care and much more. Trying to balance most facets of life into one location has created a boon for the residential design industry. “We have been busier than ever designing new custom homes in 2020,” said Garrett Friesen, Structur Design lead designer. “I

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think it’s a combination of people being stuck at home for so long and realizing all the elements their current home may be lacking, along with record low interest rates, that is driving so many clients to design or build new. People are spending so much time at home and feel like they probably will be for the foreseeable future, so they want to maximize the enjoyment and potential of their home with upgrades.” Area designers and architects are seeing an uptick in home offices or homeschool rooms, as well as other amenities such as theatre rooms, home gyms Friesen and pools. When it comes to office space, many families are faced with a need for two work areas. Some easy solutions include a pocket office in the mud room or master bedroom or dual office spaces on the main floor. While open floor plans continue to be desired, there is a small shift back to have some separation with a closed kitchen or dining area. Bringing the outdoors in is also a steady trend that provides a healthy dose of nature and a separate area to work or play. “Indoor/outdoor living is a great feature,” said Brian Friehe, VirtuActive lead designer. “Clients often look at homes in California and see the large folding glass walls and want something similar. However, we don’t see those very often due to our climate, humidity and bugs unless they open to a screened area. They are also four to five times more expensive than a traditional sliding or swing door. More common we see large double sliding doors that open to a deck or patio. Phantom, or retractable screens, are a great way to close off a deck or patio allowing them to be an extension of the house. Covered areas can incorporate heat either from the ceiling or a fire feature extending your usability into the colder seasons.” Every homeowner has their own unique ideas about their perfect home, but there does tend to be some common ground when

it comes the materials being used. Natural materials and earthy tones are very popular as it brings a peaceful and relaxing vibe to the home. Luckily, newer materials on the market make it easier to add a uniqueness to the home without going too overboard on the budget. “Tile has become a more popular exterior option with large format or wood look instead of stone,” Friehe said. “We typically see a lot of lap siding and stone in different variations, but brick has been slowly getting more popular as well and is sometimes painted. “Four years ago, Friehe the craftsman look was very popular with shake siding. That has been replaced with modern farmhouse and vertical board and batten siding. Interior we hear a lot of clients using laminated vinyl plank or tile instead of hardwood or tile as a more durable and cost-effective option. Shiplap or decorative trim patterned accent walls are used often. Painted cabinets and millwork are still more common than stained wood, however, clients are branching out with different colors than just white.” Whether still in the initial design process or picking the perfect colors, technology has made it easier for the homeowner to better visualize their dream home. “Visualization is definitely the way of the future,” Friesen said. “Long gone are the days of designing strictly on blueprints. Our clients absolutely love the 3D model option. To be able to walk through the space — virtually, of course — before its built gives our clients the ability to make changes to the space prior to even breaking ground. That results in happier clients and often times substantial cost savings, as changes can be made on the front end not after the structure is already in place. The photorealistic renderings are also very popular amongst our clients as they get an almost life-like representation of the exterior elevation, so we are able to perfect it to their liking before finalizing the plans.”


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Jewish Community Center upgrading 1974 facility to meet modern needs Continued from page 1. the Anti-Defamation League/Community Relations Committee, the Institute for Holocaust Education, Jewish Senior Outreach and Jewish Family Service.

Staenberg Omaha JCC Phone: 402-334-6426 Address: 333 S. 132nd St., Omaha 68154 Founded: 1926 Employees: 425, including seasonal/parttime Goals: Emerging from COVID, to increase campus visitors through an increase in JCC membership, visits to the Learning Commons and Hall of History, and audiences attending unique programming in the theater. Website: jccomaha.org

“The motivation is a 46-year-old building that we want to continue to be relevant as an organization, and the JCC has been a great resource for the general community going back to our original location downtown,” said JFO CEO Alan Potash. “We think of ourselves as an organization that’s for the whole community of Omaha, and as an organization we know that upgrading our facility is really the key to do that.” The JCC is inclusive and welcomes all, regardless of religion, race or creed, attracting many non-Jewish members because of its programming and facilities, leadership said. “As a large organization, the JCC is probably the biggest one that does the most programming for the general community,” Potash said. JCC Executive Director Mark Martin and his staff created virtual programs in response to COVID-19, increasing community touchpoints despite the pandemic. The organization looked to CDC and state guidelines when it reopened in June. Educational programming, “School Day at the J,” was instituted as a resource for families whose kids are learning remotely but need a place to go during the day since not all parents can work from home. The “Virtual J” is for members who want to exercise from home, with live and on-demand workout options and kids’ programming. Martin said that the only addition to the construction project was the 6,500-square-foot indoor swimming pool, complete with a family-friendly aquatic play area, 15-foot water slide, lazy river and six full lap lanes. The rest of the project has repurposed existing spaces throughout the building. For example, former racquetball courts are now outfitted with exercise equipment for small group or individual training sessions and cinder

From left, Jewish Federation of Omaha’s Board President Jon Meyers and Executive Director of Operations Phil Malcom in the 317-seat theater under renovation. block walls have been replaced by glass, making said, adding that the last capital project for the an existing hallway brighter and more open. JCC was in 2000 along with a Rose Blumkin Coordinated finishes — colors, artwork, Jewish Home renovation project that was comflooring and lighting — add cohesiveness pleted in 2009. throughout the entire facility. The “everyone is Throughout the process, members and welcome” phrase was considered in every space, employees were asked what they wanted in the leadership said. facility. The most requested feature was famMuch of the work was directed toward ily changing rooms. Each of the five separate updating HVAC and electrical, upgrading “cabanas” has its own shower, toilet, sink and finishes from cinder block to drywall, adding changing table. Private lactation rooms have a new roof and windows — infrastructure that also been added. needed investment. Separate men’s and women’s health club Along with efficiency gains from updating areas, part of the JCC’s premium membership program, are near completion. The spas include Photos by MBJ / Becky McCarville a whirlpool, steam room, sauna, lounge area its infrastructure, ensuring that the facility stays and televisions. relevant and meets the community’s needs by Another major renovation has taken place adding modern technology and amenities as in the 317-seat theater. The “floor-to-ceiling well as redirecting cash flow to the organization’s mission-based services were also stated as reasons for the renovation. “I think at the end of the day, going back five years, we were really a successful operation yet kind of spinning our wheels a little bit,” said JFO Chief Development Officer Steve Levinger. “We felt that to truly transform this campus and to leverage what we have here at this amazing location … we needed to do something significant.” MCL Construction has been the construction manager and general contractor for most of the project. Farnsworth Group is the architect. The organization tapped RDG Planning & Design for the theater renovation, who brought in a specialized theater architectural firm out of Denver. To date, about 170 donors have contributed $30 million to the project. Another $4 million in capital is needed along with approximately $2.5 million more for the endowment, Levinger

redo” includes new rigging, HVAC, electrical, acoustics/sound technology, and an art installation — making the space adaptable to various types of meetings and performances. “One of the goals prior to COVID, was in our renovation project for creating an environment for corporate and nonprofit organizations to come and be part of the organization,” Potash said. “We have great renovated meeting spaces that we hope will attract people to come. And then we have, as Steve likes to say, the only theater in west Omaha that’s designed to really be a community theater, a 317-seat theater that allows for performances and also allows for a company to come in and do an annual meeting and then have breakout spaces. It’s a great resource … the idea is that we want to be the hub in west Omaha for businesses and nonprofits — we really want to make the community a better place.” The main entrance to the facility is also getting an overhaul. The former library area will house the Learning Commons, with some physical books and a new inventory checkout system, as well as a space dedicated to the museum. “A lot of folks that are members of the fitness center, the JCC, haven’t been over on this side of the campus,” Levinger said. “We’re really looking to change that and to activate spaces on the entire campus. “The Hall of History tells the heritage of Jewish Omaha [since 1865]. A lot of people don’t know much about how we got here and what’s transpired over that period of time, and so we’re trying to tell that story … through understanding … it’s all about the theme of welcoming all and helping people understand each other better.”

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times of change, Janelle led the GPC operations charge and worked with appropriate teams to put safety measures into place immediately to protect both our customers and employees. In addition to that, she spearheaded the efforts in applying for funding to bring Fiber-to-the-Home to seven communities through Nebraska DED funding grants. These are just a couple examples of Janelle’s forwardthinking leadership to help drive broadband further into the rural areas of the state of Nebraska even through extensive societal and industrial changes brought forth by the pandemic.

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American Express has selected 100 Black women entrepreneurs for its “100 for 100” program. Together with IFundWomen of Color, American Express surprised 100 entrepreneurs with grants of $25,000 each and 100 days of resources — including business education, mentorship, marketing, virtual networking and more — to help them jump start and grow their business. In Nebraska, Carina Glover recieved funding for her Omaha-based business HerHeadquarters. The app that makes brand partnerships more accessible to women entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses. VCA MidWest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center is the first location in Nebraska to have a veterinary neurologist on staff. Dr. Logan Donaldson’s team utilizes the advanced diagnostics of magnetic resonance imaging and surgical correction to care for patients.

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Lincoln resident Germaine Yelkin, LPN, has been named the John “Doc” Langley National Caregiver of the Year by Maxim Healthcare Group for her 28 years of care to a patient she’s cared for since the patient was 1 year old. Yelkin, a full-time nurse, provides care for Josie, who had a spinal injury during birth, which resulted in her being ventilator-dependent and quadriplegic. Yelkin has always been by Josie’s side — riding the bus together to preschool, zip lining the Colorado Mountains and celebrating Josie’s engagement. Yelkin was selected from hundreds of nominations across the country for this national honor.

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Sam Wortman, associate professor of horticulture at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, launched a new decision support tool for specialty crop producers and gardeners: Vegetable Variety Navigator. The tool can guide specialty crop growers and gardeners as they

look for high-yielding, high-quality vegetable varieties for their soil climate in the Midwest. The university’s Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, along with the Nebraska Extension, received a grant last year to support on-farm variety trials.

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First National Bank of Omaha selected the winners of its Standing Strong Together 2020 Employee Impact Awards. Winners will each receive a $10,000 donation. FNBO’s Employee Impact Awards are new this year and employees were asked to nominate a nonprofit organization in their area that is “working hard to help individuals impacted by COVID-19.” Finalists were chosen from within the three regions that FNBO services. Locally, winners include: Pathways Shelter for the Homeless, OneWorld Community Health Center, and Neighbor to Neighbor. Veridian Credit Union awarded $34,000 to 12 nonprofit organizations across Iowa and eastern Nebraska to conclude its Spark the Spirit giving

campaign. Veridian employees nominated their favorite local nonprofit organizations and the public voted. Organizations with the highest vote totals in each of four geographic regions. Omaha/ Council Bluffs winners include: Latino Center of the Midlands ($5,000), Heartland Hope Mission ($2,500) and Chariots 4 Hope ($1,000).

Arts and events…

Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a global network of more than 14,000 business owners in 61 countries, is hosting its EO Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) on Jan. 7 at 6:30 p.m. EO GSEA is a global competition for students who own and operate a business while attending college or university. Held annually by EO, the competition’s mission is to give student entrepreneurs the opportunity to accelerate their successes, challenge the status quo, connect to an instrumental peer group and make the greatest impact possible in their communities. More information can be found at www.eonebraskagsea.com.


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