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Sundberg America opens regional distribution center in Omaha

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Inclusivity, community impact remain biggest driving forces for E Creative. – Page 2

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Sundberg America, a privately held Chicago-based distributor of parts for household appliances and HVAC equipment throughout much of the Midwest, has significantly expanded its Omaha presence by opening a 10-employee distribution center at 13303 F St., in Millard. The 19,000-square-foot facility has a state-of-the-art racking system warehouse. “This is a challenging economical time for many people, so instead of buying new appliances they are repairing their broken ones with the support of a technician or by themselves,” said Sundberg America President Karen Daniels. Sundberg America, a 108-yearold company, is seeking to increase southern U.S. and West Coast customers with shipments from Omaha. “We’re bringing in new inventory every week,” said Daniels, a native of the Sioux City area. Sundberg America has had a Continued on page 7.

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Blair Freeman Group tackles construction, real estate industry challenges and stigmas With 15 years of real estate and construction industry experience, Ashley Kuhn and Maranda Adams have tackled stigmas and major industry challenges, forming their man Group. “It all started with us wanting to be in the center of a project, what you’d call owner’s rep,” Kuhn said.

Three years ago Kuhn, then with Omaha real estate developer White Lotus Group, was trying to help Adams, whom she knew through college, with a real estate development that was hitting road blocks. Together, they solved the challenge with that development and recognized that the industry can be overcomplicated and convoluted, Continued on page 7. Co-owner Gina Vanderheiden … With roots in downtown Papillion, the clinic serves the Sarpy County community, adding services like women’s health, vertigo therapy, TMJ, running mechanics and more.

Gina V Physical Therapy growing, adds services while keeping small town vibe

From left, Blair Freeman co-owners Ashley Kuhn and Maranda Adams … Taking on major hurdles in the construction and commercial real estate.

As a people person with a knack for marketing, Physical Therapist Gina Vanderheiden has established herself in Sarpy County through her business, community connections, sponsorships and contributions. Gina V Physical Therapy was founded in Jan. 2016 by Vanderheiden and her husband, Mark, in the Hike Real Estate building in downtown Papillion. Prior to

starting her own clinic, Vanderheiden worked as a manager at an expanding La Vista clinic for 15 years. but that company was getting bigger, they were getting a lot more clinics … I just wanted my own little clinic and I knew I wanted it to be in Papillion,” she said. Papillion, we’ve just loved PapilContinued on page 10.


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Inclusivity, community impact remain biggest driving forces for E Creative At E Creative, a woman-owned and minority-owned brand strategy and design group, inclusivity has always been at the forefront. Now more than ever, founder/ Creative Director Esther Mejia, said there’s a heightened need for inclusive

E Creative Phone: 402-960-4891 Address: 1111 N. 13th Street, Suite 136A, Omaha 68102 Founded: 2011 Service: advertising agency focused on building brands for organizations that elevate communities Employees: 3 Goal: To continually create meaningful work and invest in local community. Website: https://ecreativeinc.com

marketing in today’s landscape. “Our team is deeply invested in elevating the voices of those who may not otherwise have the opportunity to be heard,” Mejia said. After working in corporate America for a number of years, she began freelancing and officially established the business in 2011. “I wanted to work within my own values and fulfill a desire to serve the community and amplify those who were doing impactful work,” Mejia said. “As a first-generation born American, it has

always been important to me to contribute to society in a meaningful way, and this business was a great opportunity to do so.” Housing a team of three, E Creative focuses on three main capacities, including brand strategy and design, inclusive marketing and communications and website

(Photo courtesy of E Creative) development. Typical clients range from local nonprofits, to small businesses, to national brands. “All of our clients have one thing in common — they are doing extraordinary work and creating positive impacts in cer-

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N&M Brokerage Services’ Pogge sets high bar for women in commercial real estate Any business professional who ascends to but when you’re one of the market’s ranking female executives for your industry, it’s really an accomplishment. As President of N&M set a high bar for other women in commercial real estate. “When you look at male versus female, there are far fewer females in our industry, especially on the brokerage side of the business,” she said. “When I started, I could name a half-dozen other female brokers and there were maybe double that that to the number of men that are in the industry as commercial real estate brokers, we’re a fraction.” Pogge said the dearth of women in the industry isn’t entirely cultural; the business contains some hard facts of life that often don’t appeal to everyone.

uncertainty of what your income is going to be from month to month and from year to year. “It’s just a really tough thing to determine and it takes a while to get established in the industry before you really start to understand it and start having success with getting transactions done and therefore getting a paycheck.” In Pogge’s case, being an independent contractor was a plus. “I knew that I wanted a balanced life. I knew I wanted a family and I wanted children. If you’re an independent contractor you’re accountable for yourself so you can set your schedule,” she said. “What I didn’t anticipate was to be successful, you have to work really the last 15 years to maintain my own schedule, but it still takes a lot of effort and a lot of time.” The Omaha native shares these and other insights of a lifetime in real estate — she was exposed to the industry early through her father, who’s been in the business since the 1970s — with other women as they work to establish

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sometimes when you get started you may have a little bit of a salary, but it’s very temporary and it’s typically not very much,” she said. “The challenge with brokerage in particular is you’re an independent contractor, so there’s the

it forward in the same way others did for her. “My boss at Seldin Company, Deb Graeve, was a wonderful mentor for me when I was just

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path for women in commercial real estate. (photo courtesy of N&M Brokerage Services) starting out,” she said. “She was very patient and A graduate of Texas Christian University very supportive and taught me a lot about the accolades are many, capped by 2015 CCIM “I’m involved with Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), which is a network of coln Crossing Shopping Center, a $23 million commercial real estate professionals who are transaction. women. You don’t have to be a woman to join “There’s only a handful of women who the group, but it’s really there to support and uplift women in the community. It’s a referral “When an associate of mine, another woman, source. It’s a mentoring source. I think that helps and I received this honor, we stood up there to really elevate the industry and make it more literally in front of a room full of men. It was a attainable for women.” proud moment.”


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Senior Living

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July 17, 2020

Opportunities abound for virtual support via creative fundraising, volunteering, collaboration ones safely. Mastny said they quickly realized these small, video-calling devices were very senior-friendly and easy to use, with larger screens, great speakers, and features such as touchscreens and verbal commands. What’s more, Portals are comparatively cost-effective, allowing for the “greatest good.” At the time of this writing, the Connecting Hope Campaign had reserved almost all of its

No strangers to challenges, organizations that serve seniors are working hard and creatively to address social, funding, and other pressures increasingly pronounced in the present environment. As the Eastern Nebegan its fiscal year 2020 to 2021 on July 1, Director of Public Affairs Jeff Reinhardt said the organization faced a series of budget cuts “unrelated to the pandemic.” “A few programs have been reduced or cut and staff positions eliminated,” he said. Yet, ENOA continues to provide the same level of service that allows clients in Douglas, Sarpy, Dodge, Cass and Washington counties to retain their independence and quality of life. “Funding from federal, state, and county sources has always been a challenge; for instance, the Older Americans Act provides only 43% of the funds for ENOA’s Meals on Wheels program,” he said. The 57% balance is secured through state and local sources, federal block grants, and donations from foundations, corporations and individuals. ENOA has responded recently with “Grab and Go Meals” replacing congregate meals at senior centers, and Meals on Wheels drivers place hot meals in plastic bags and leave them on the recipients’ doorknobs “after making visual or verbal contact with the recipients,” Reinhardt said, versus handing meals directly to seniors.

to get 100 more. “The overwhelming response from seniors is excitement,” Mastny said. “It is pure joy to connect with their loved ones in a way that makes it easy to both see and hear. Most seniors

As editor of ENOA’s monthly newspaper, The New Horizons, Reinhardt said it’s running articles on topics like staying safe, resources to get help, the importance of exercising, and avoiding scams. Much has been said of older adults being at risk. Mike Osberg, coordinator of ENOA’s Caregiver Support Program, referred to a caregiver survey that showed, while older men and women are staying home to be safe, side effects include isolation, loneliness and high stress levels. “This is especially true for caregivers,” he said. “Staying in touch with them through phone calls, letters, emails, and FaceTime, or running errands for them are ways to provide care and

support.” Reinhardt encourages volunteering through its telephone reassurance program or sending tax-deductible donations to ENOA’s Carol Gleason. minally ill seniors.

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we have not been able to grant dreams since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Executive Director Cheri Mastny. “Our board was discussing options for continuing to support our mission of serving seniors during this time.” A board member suggested using Facebook Portal so that seniors could connect with loved

access to friends and loved ones.” Since the devices are easy to use, seniors don’t have to rely on others to help them make calls. Plus, while Mastny said many communities have access to a shared device, this arrangement limits usage and decreases potential virus exposure. Seniors with a terminal illness can be nominated to receive either “dream” or a Portal. People can also volunteer time and money to Assisted Living Locators’ eldercare advisers provide a free service, assisting families in the search for assisted and independent living, and memory care communities that meet a loved one’s needs, according to owners and Senior “Senior care and senior living are a rapidly changing landscape of options, and the choices available to the average person looking for a new “This turning point is especially challenging since, very often, the need is unexpected and immediate. An eldercare adviser can help bridge that gap by educating and informing you of the Assisted Living Locators’ eldercare advisers across the country aid in keeping loved ones at home (with a little extra help), they said, or in making seamless transitions into senior living environments. “An eldercare adviser can be an invaluable voice in sorting out the issues and bringing perspective,” said Wulf, who is dementia care provide an “insider’s view” on local communities and short- and long-term options, narrowing down a list of communities that they visit regufamilies’ needs and situations.


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Saving for retirement is an extended process Planning for retired living isn’t someJason Smith, senior vice president at Lockton, said there are many decisions involved in successfully saving for retirement, and it’s important to make these decisions quickly because the sooner a person starts, the more their money can Smith earn and grow. “First, set a savings target,” Smith said. “No single goal works for everyone, but many plan to live on 70% of their working income in retirement, as they’ll need less because expenses will be less. To get there, a person should have about 10 times their salary saved by age 67.” To boost savings, if one has an employer retirement plan, Smith advised saving at least enough to get the full company match. It’s also wise to invest money in a mix of options. “A good way to do this is with the target date fund, an investment that gets more conservative as you get closer to retirement,” Smith said. Jim Farber, vice president at Swartzplanning used to involve saving as much as possible through a retirement plan, social security and personal investments in order to

accumulate enough money at retirement to have income of 70% to 75% of last earnings. In recent years, Farber said there’s been

West a greater emphasis on identifying post working years expenses to zero-in on what will be needed for income in dollars. penses such as rent or mortgage payment, auto payment and cost of use, insurance and medication to daily household expenses, travel, capital purchases, savings and

required minimum distributions (RMDs) waivers in 2020, so retirees should be sure the ability to claw back or waive RMDs. “There will also be more conversations about Roth conversions,” he said. “With potentially lower income in 2020 for many people due to the employment situation, it can be a good time to consider a Roth conversion.” As many people will live in retirement for years or even decades, West said it’s critical to be focused on the outcome, not the daily results. “2020 is like riding a roller coaster and it can be easy to focus on the short-term dips,”

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he said. “However, when we look back 10 years from now, the current volatility will be a mere memory. Pre-retirees and retirees should be concerned about whether they made it to the spot they wanted to get to 2020 and the current events that have rocked the economy.” People should also be mindful of income-related monthly adjustment amount (IRMAA). “When your IRS tax return has a modcertain amount from two years ago, you’ll pay the standard premium amount and an premium amount is $144.60. Most people

Seniors reminded to stay active even during pandemic, lock down workouts online for the asking, but seniors

estimate of your expenses and your post working year’s annual desired income. From there you can calculate the amount of capital needed to provide the correct income.” Planning should begin seriously at age 50 or 55 to be prepared at 65. “Working with your retirement plan

Despite the extraordinary circumstances of the moment, there are ways for seniors to remain healthy and well, even during the pandemic. “I always say some movement is better than no movement,” said Jacey Gengenbach, pecially important to remember in this time

you plan an orderly and successful journey to a comfortable retirement,” Farber said. Paul West, managing partner at Carson Wealth, said there will be a big focus on

have been disrupted and access to places, professionals and services have all been impacted.” Gengenbach said there are lots of free

“Safety should always be the No. 1 priority no matter where the person is exercising and no matter their ability or exercising, they should never feel out of breath, dizzy or have pain. If any of those symptoms occur, the exercise should be stopped immediately.” Engage Wellness, said having fitness goals will help a senior stay on track and


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Technology helps seniors stay connected Staying connected is increasingly important as families become more widely dispersed geographically and the new coronavirus is limiting contact. LifeLoop’s tools improve senior staff center stay connected by sharing photos, videos and other information, according to Territory Manager Joey Carney. The tools streamline many daily operations that were traditionally done on paper like building activity calendars, tracking attendance, putting in requests for maintenance or transportation, and ongoing communication and emergency broadcasting. “Residents of independent and assisted living centers can initiate conversations with their family, sign up for their own activities, and put in their own work order requests,” Carney said. “What we see in dementia and memory care as

well as the skilled or traditional nursing homes is a key for families to stay involved throughout the process because as a society we’ve become really spread out.” The tools will work on any device that has an internet connection. The app is also available in Google Play and the Apple Store. in history [due to the COVID-19 pandemic], we had to implement Carney restrictions on visitors to keep our residents, who are most vulnerable to the virus, safe,” said Nate Underwood, president of Heritage Communities. Heritage purchased dozens of extra tablets to be used at its communities to keep residents

engaged with their loved ones who were unable to visit inside of the buildings. Zoom, FaceTime and Skype have been the most popular platforms for residents. In addition to family video calls, Heritage Communities began using these platforms to keep residents socializing

Underwood with one another.

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company, created an exercise video for residents — which they shared on the community tablet — who were required to stay in their

Seniors reminded to stay active even during pandemic, lock down Continued from preceding page. be consistent. “Set a number of steps per week or per day, or a number of workouts you want to get in,” she said. “Put exercise on your calendar; if it’s on your calendar you’re more likely to do it. If you wake up and say, ‘I’m going to exercise sometime today,’ you might talk yourself out of it.” an actual gym is also no excuse, even for seniors who are used to working out with weights. “They don’t need a whole home gym,” of soup or jars of peanut butter for weights. They don’t have to have this whole big workout area or lots of equipment to move. They should be able to get a decent workout with little to no equipment, at home.” Lakelyn Hogan, gerontologist and caregiver advocate at Home Instead Senior Care, said nutrition is something else seniors need to pay

attention to. “Seniors, and those who shop and prepare meals with them, should try to shop the outside aisles at the grocery store. That is usually where the fresh fruits, vegetables and other natural

Padilla items are shelved,” she said. “I’d also encourage people to watch their snacking habits and avoid foods high in salt, fat and calories. Keep slices of fresh fruits and vegetables in your refrigerator for a healthy snack.” Hogan said. guard against if you're not receiving much

sunlight,” she said. “Some foods, like salmon and tuna, contain Vitamin D naturally, and often Vitamin D. If a senior is considering a Vitamin D supplement, it’s best to consult with their physician prior to doing so.” Finally, seniors should not overlook mental health considerations, especially in this time of being physically separated from friends and loved ones. “Many professionals anticipate a looming mental health crisis among older adults due to pandemic-related isolation, fears and loss,” said Carolina Padilla, executive director of the Intercultural Senior Center. “Community needs assessments show barriers to seeking coverage. The pandemic has made all of these Padilla said families can play a key role in this area of health. “For family members, using technology to keep social connections vibrant and spending time together at a safe distance can help keep a normal routine,” she said. “Family members should not hesitate to contact health care providers with concerns about their older relatives.”

apartments so they could remain active even though they couldn’t participate in group exercise. “Online resident portals are becoming more popular in the industry where residents can directly pay bills, sign up for activities and outings, and communicate directly with building team members,” Underwood said. Since 2014, Hillcrest Health Services has used a standard Electronic Health Record (EHR) system, ensuring continuity of care no matter which Hillcrest service an individual uses, according to Director of Communications Liz Stratman. “No matter the Hillcrest location, there’s just one record for each individual,” she said. “Another advantage of the EHR is its integration with other software. It’s integrated with local hospitals so they can send referrals, which are automatically entered into our system.” During COVID-19, technology has been a welcome tool for connecting Hillcrest residents to their families. The organization uses phones and tablets to assist residents with FaceTime or Skype calls to family members and has used iPads and tablets to stream religious services for residents. “A few locations have an in-house TV channel, so we’ve taken advantage of that technology to live stream a variety of programs directly to resident rooms, such as live concerts by talented Hillcrest team members, virtual exercise classes, university lectures, and virtual tours [for example, Joslyn Art Museum],” Stratman said. restrict in-person tours of senior living communities, Hillcrest has enhanced its virtual tours. communicate with prospective residents and families. Hillcrest Home Care uses tablets to deliver telehealth services. Through special telehealth equipment provided to clients, the telehealth services allow monitoring clients’ vital signs from home, eliminating unnecessary trips to a In March, Hillcrest’s telehealth provider, Medocity, launched a COVID-19 screening and remote monitoring solution, which enables virtual screening, remote symptom monitoring, vital signs tracking and proactive interventions personalized for any population, including high-risk patients with multiple co-morbidities.


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Sundberg America opens regional distribution center in Omaha Continued from page 1. presence in Omaha since the early 1980s with a smaller distribution facility and retail store in central Omaha at 67th and Grover streets. Four new positions have been created with the opening of the Millard facility. Millard South High School graduate and six-year veteran in his current position,

Sundberg America Phone: 402-334-1555 Address: 13303 F St., Omaha 68137 Service: appliance and HVAC parts distribution Founded: by C.E. Sundberg in 1912 in Chicago area Employees: 10 in Omaha, 160 nationally One-year goal: To get the Omaha distribution center fully operational and Industry outlook: The economic uncertainty is causing many owners of household appliances and HVAC systems to bypass technicians and complete repairs themselves. Website: www.SundbergAmerica.com

more square feet for inventory, plus a place where UPS, FedEx and similar trucks can back up to one of the three loading docks. and with new racking our storage capabilities have increased from 12 feet to 20 feet,” Klitz said. Packages filled range from a pound to 40 pounds or more in the case of comNebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas. The centers in the Sundberg America network growth targeting the West Coast. Company policy is based on Sundberg America having parts for 75,000 appliances and HVAC SKU in stock daily, plus the technology to easily access another 2.5 million additional SKUs. A service desk with live customer service personnel and support staff is a differentiating factor that has fueled Sundberg America's growth. “‘When you need a part ... we get it,’ Daniels said. The 2006 University of Notre Dame business graduate, who joined Sundberg heavily in the technology to provide not only trained technicians on how to locate and install parts, but also an increasing number of homeowners with little, or often, no training. “There’s a number of customers out there doing this type of repair work as a side hustle, so we’ve made the investment in human talent here — it’s our greatest asset and we’ve built a great in-house team here,” Daniels added. repair procedures videos. An evaluation of operating systems at each of Sundberg America’s 18 locations has been important. Klitz said 200 to 400 packages are shipped daily from the Millard facility.

While many parts are for equipment such as refrigerators, water heaters and dryers within three- to seven-years-old, a microparts for machines manufactured as early as the 1950s. Parts are stocked for about a dozen major brands, although Klitz said General Electric, Life’s Good, Whirlpool, Frigidaire and Samsung account for a large segment

of the business. The Omaha facility’s move was made over Memorial Day weekend. “Our challenge with the Omaha move has been to get things organized at the new building,” Daniels said. “The processes we’re implementing will be very important to our growth.” Sundberg America was founded in 1912 by C.E. Sundberg, who started as a door-to-

door appliance salesman. During the Great Depression in the 1930s, he refocused his efforts on repairing rather than replacing appliances. The dealership he built relied on HVAC parts for much of its Midwestern expansion. That pragmatic growth planning in recent decades has been due to investing in state-of-the-art internal management systems and internet technology.

Blair Freeman Group tackles construction, real estate industry challenges and stigmas Continued from page 1. especially for new developers and/or owners. “[The construction and development process] is so confusing until someone says “no this is what you need to do,” and takes down the crazy mumbo jumbo and gives them the CliffsNotes version,” Kuhn said. “That experience was the deal changer.”

Blair Freeman Group Phone: 402-880-7918 Address: 4616 Dodge Street, Omaha 68132 Services: owner representation, sales, and construction management services for residential and commercial real estate Founded: August 2018 Goals: Pursue larger projects while continuing to mentor and encourage young girls and women to enter the industries. Website: blairfreeman.com

following year with the goal of helping clients navigate through various stages of real estate and Class A construction projects with complete transparency. Transparency not only includes detailed budgeting, but also a dedication to keeping communication lines open at all times. “You have to be able to have those tough conversations about the schedule or budget to help them navigate through the process,” Adams

said. “I think our clients really appreciate the fact that we’ll pick up the phone and say “hey, we’re behind schedule” or whatever the case may be and walking them through that process.” Client satisfaction in the company’s construction division, which is the largest division has necessitated a new division to help clients group of handymen/handywomen that consult with clients to do everything from repairs to remodels. In addition to the construction division and a commercial and residential real estate team that they said “stands on its own.” “We’ve added things because if we didn’t we were only going to be able to help clients so far before it was back to the blindfolds and not knowing what’s going on,” Kuhn said. Kuhn and Adams met a good portion of the team members not only displayed great work ethic and industry knowledge, but their person-

with Girls Inc. for summer externships. For six-to-eight weeks each summer, girls shadow the team and take part in assignments. “It’s changing that dialogue, that it’s not just a male dominated industry anymore,” Kuhn said. “Showing them that it’s not just dirt and boots every day, that there’s a whole spectrum of what we can do in the industry.” Recent projects have included everything from the renovation of 110-year-old church at 24th and Wirt streets to the new event space at The Marriott Downtown at The Capitol District. was the Dining Room at 75 North’s Highlander struction process for the food-hall style dining facility. “[Every project] has a special place in our hearts, but the Highlander Dining Hall was one of the most memorable because of what Othello [Meadows], and now Cydney [Franklin], and 75 North is doing in that community,” Adams said. “For us to be a part of that as one of our Now with a couple of dozen projects under

“We want people who aren’t afraid to ask questions,” Adams said. “People who aren’t afraid to make mistakes, because we’ve all done that. We want people who are going to own it

pursue larger projects. “We were the new kids on the block for

The team is also doing its part to encourage young girls to consider futures in the construction and real estate industries by partnering

now had enough projects that we’ve proved out worth and that shown that we’re good at what we do.”

COVID-19 widens racial wealth gap, hitting Black businesses especially hard Amina Daniels has just that kind of get-toit, high-energy personality you’d expect from Agnes Street in Detroit’s rapidly revitalizing West Village. She’s heard the word no; she just keeps moving anyway toward her goals. She looked at 91 poEconomy tential locations where one landlord after another dismissed her idea for creating an inclusive space an urban community. Daniels kept moving forward until she found a good spot to rent in 2016. She opened Live Cycle Delight — which includes TRX or total resistance exercise, yoga and hot yoga, March 31, 2017. “I’m prepared for work,” says Daniels, 35, as she talks about reopening the studio after Michigan’s lengthy shutdown to stem the spread of COVID-19 and, more recently, after what she calls the racial uprising that has swept metro Detroit and much of the country. “Our last class was Monday, March 16,” Daniels said. For the past 13 weeks, Live Cycle Delight has offered virtual classes and more recently

some small classes outdoors, including outdoor cycling rides. Giving a rough estimate, she says the business has lost about $75,000 in sales in the past quarter. Only about 10% of her clients have participated in classes during the pandemic. “Landlords are still expecting their rent, even though we were closed,” Daniels said. Early numbers show signs of economic trouble

early-stage losses to small businesses may lead to even greater economic inequality. “It is clear that this recession and its im-

even higher as the economy reopens, especially given the racial wealth gap, the higher unemployment rate during the crisis among African Americans and the lack of access that many minority businesses have to traditional loans, even including the new Payment Protection Program. Already some small businesses lost the battle. About 3.3 million small businesses shut their doors, or 22%, from February until April, according to a report by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Many will attempt to come back, but we won’t know for months how many will survive, according to researchers. African American businesses were hit especially hard with 41% shutting down. Latinx businesses followed with 32% closed and Asian businesses fell by 26%. Female-owned businesses also were dis-

coronavirus crisis than white people, much like what happened after the Great Recession, which ran from December 2007 through June 2009.

wealth gap,” said Christian Weller, professor of public policy at the University of Massachusetts Weller, whose research has focused on wealth

virus, triggering both short-term and long-term health care costs. And many African American families have fewer financial resources to weather the public health crisis and the economic storm. Social distancing restrictions have hit people of color, particularly women, hard, as many work in retailing and other service industries that will likely face obstacles ahead as the economy health threat of COVID-19. hotels and direct care work — nursing homes, assisted living and home care,” Weller said. “Many of these jobs have gone away. And, Continued on page 12.


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Emergency Unemployment Compensation criteria is available online. In celebration and support of the construction of the Tri-Faith Center, the fourth and final building on the Tri-Faith Commons, the Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska issued an invitation to Nebraska Episcopalians to make a donation in honor of Tri-Faith Initiative. Despite Episcopal churches being closed for worship across the state for months, the fundraising effort was a great success. The Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska presented a $500,000 gift to Tri-Faith Initiative. The Tri-Faith Center is scheduled to open in July 2020 and will serve as a welcome center, conference facility, educational and research center, and hub for collaboration and interaction. Breeze ability insurance product with a digital application and underwriting process provided by for disability insurance coverage. Individuals can request a personalized disability insurance quote and complete a secure application process data from health records and other sources, medical exam often required by manual underwriting. Policies from the Omaha-based company are issued by underwriting partner Assurity Life.

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Stephanie King, with Care of Omaha, will be honored with the company’s 2020 National Caregiver of the Year Award. The accolade will be presented and his wife, Maribeth. Caregiver of the Year is usually awarded at an annual gala during Firstto COVID-19, the conference was postponed. announced sponsorship of Combined Health Agencies Drive and the 21 charities under its umbrella, which continue to support Nebraska’s most vulnerable populations in the face


Midlands Business Journal • JULY 17, 2020 • REGIONAL LANDSCAPES Continued from preceding page. of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. missions of each of these 21 organizations, as well as enhance CHAD’s existing inter-agency collaboration, community awareness, education and fundraising efforts.

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Omaha Performing Arts will present Farofa during Jazz on Your Green on July 23. The performance begins at 6 p.m. with an opening act from the Omaha Guitar Trio. The Jazz on Your Green concerts, sponsored by Mutual of Omaha, Fran and Rich Juro and KETV, go live on Facebook and YouTube at 6 p.m. each Thursday. No Facebook or YouTube account is required to watch. However, those who follow Omaha Performing Arts on go live. After much consideration Playing with Fire has determined it is in the best interest of fans, artists, and volunteers to postpone the 2020 concert series until 2021. This year’s concerts had been scheduled for July 24 and 25, and August 22. The free annual concerts have been held every summer since 2004, presenting local, national, and international musical artists, drawing thousands of fans. Earlier this year, the Playing with Fire Concert Series had announced its move to the Capitol District for 2021 are July 16-17, and August 13-14. The concerts will be held in the Capitol District.

MEETINGS AND SEMINARS Tuesday, July 21 Julian Caldwell will share the top three things his company has learned during COVID-19 with attendees of the during a virtual Zoom meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Caldwell has spent his entire career engaged in helping businesses of all sizes solve very complex business problems. His work has led him to work in the U.S., Europe, Africa, Canada and Mexico. One of his most recent endeavors includes his role as the founder of Kaada, a professional development organization focused on coaching, connecting, and community service. At noon, and planit inc. (formerly planitomaha) will discuss the ingredients of a successful event and at what point a professional planner could step in and help. With COVID-19 prompting changes in gathering sizes and spaces, it is crucial to incorporate safety while ensuring the event’s goals are accomplished. During this virtual event, learn event planning best practices and gain insight on how to plan effective meetings, both virtual and in-person, in this rapidly changing world. Register at prsanebraska.org. Wednesday, July 22 is hosting a webinar from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. that will focus on (DaaS). Cox DaaS, which gives teams secure access to apemployees to use their own devices, and security. Registration is online. Thursday, July 23 Inclusive Communities announced a partnership with Bellevue University to offer a new educational workshop series de-

signed to bring diversity, equity and inclusion into the leadership skills that frontline leaders need to be successful. The Transbegins in a virtual format on July 23. Registrations are being accepted online. The Transformationsessions focused on leader identity, intentional diversity, equity and inclusion, coaching for performance, succession planning and operationalizing the value of diversity. Expelevue University College of Continuing and Professional Education will teach and lead the interactive sessions. Friday, July 24 Chapter is hosting a free webinar for dementia caregivers throughout the state from 10 a.m. to noon. Covering the topic “Confrontational vs. Supportive Communications” with a COVID-19 overlay, the webinar, facilitated by renowned occupational therapist Teepa Snow, will bring energy and practical tips to caregivers as they navigate their caregiving journey. Snow brings 40 years of clinical practice experience, and is one of the world’s leading educators on dementia and the care that accompanies it. Interested people must register by the morning of July 24 at www.alz.org/nebraka. Thursday, July 30 is hosting its annual virtually from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Connect and share ideas with fellow talent acquisition and HR professionals at the conference. This event will feature thought-provoking speakers and breakout sessions designed to equip recruiters with new tools and practices. Registration is available online until July 23.

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Gina V Physical Therapy growing, adds services while keeping small town vibe Continued from page 1. lion and so we just wanted to work in the town that we live in.” clinic averages 600 visits per month and has had 1,577 new patients and counting.

Gina V Physical Therapy Phone: 402-933-2010 Address: 114 E. 1st St., Suite 105, Papillion 68046 Services: Physical therapy services including functional dry needling, aquatic therapy, balance programs, joint rehab, work conditioning and more. Founded: Jan. 2016 by Gina and Mark Vanderheiden Employees: 8 (including 3 full-time PTs and one full-time PTA) Goal: Eventually hire another full-time PT. Industry outlook: Demand for physical therapy services is growing due to an aging population as well as providing a cost-effective way to manage short-term illness/injuries. Website: ginavpt.com

“I had done a lot of marketing in my past job, which gave me a lot of connections with doctors,” she said. “There’s just a lot of … relationships that I had going into opening Gina V and that really gave me a little confidence. Within a month of opening — I was the only PT and had a part-time front office tech — within a month we were busy enough that I had to hire my first PTA [physical therapy assistant]. “It just kind of grew and grew and grew … and everybody kept saying, ‘you’re going to need a bigger place’ and I love my little clinic. I never want to move but reality is, after all this COVID, if it’s going to keep getting as busy as it was in February … I could see us moving into a bigger clinic.” February 2020 was the clinic’s busiest month to date with 65 new patients. Then because of the pandemic, March, April and May were slow. The techs were furloughed but the physical therapists were able to stay on. “We hung in there; we just prayed a lot. We didn’t go out and market — obviously, we didn’t want to be out and about,” she said. “One thing that we did — we offered

[patients] private appointments … a lot of people took us up on that.” Now business is picking back up with more new patients, and staff is back to marketing to some doctors’ offices. Vanderheiden cherishes the clinic’s small-town vibe, where patients and therapists know each other and where patients sometimes sit and chat between appointments or go out for coffee together after, but she said that the 2,000-square-foot space would be squeezed if another fulltime physical therapist is added. No matter where the clinic is located, she wants to stick with one location. “People always ask me if we’re going to have multiple clinics, if we’re going to grow,” she said. “My goal is to have more therapists, maybe five therapists, but I don’t want to have multiple locations. I don’t want to lose that feeling where everybody knows everybody.” Vanderheiden, who has a doctorate in physical therapy, recently received level two certification in functional dry needling, which covers more of the advanced muscles. She can also treat TMJ (temporomandibular) disorders and specializes in

Virtual events are the future for nonprofits Nonprofit organizations are maximizing technology to bring events straight to the homes of attendees, local event experts say. “Nonprofit fundraising has gone virtual in light of the pandemic,” said Vic Gutman, executive director at VGA. “While some of our clients are planning to host in-person events this fall, they’re also planning a virtual back up, which we strongly recommend for any event this year.” However, just because an event is virtual doesn’t mean it can’t be creative and fun. “You can still have some in-person elements, like incorporating food trucks and having people pick up the food at different times,” he said. “Then, while they’re eating from home you can still have entertainment for people to enjoy online.” Gutman said there are various options for virtual events, such as enlisting performers, offering hands-on activities for people to do at home, or even having a Q&A session with certain guests.

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dry needling and orthopedic and sports injuries. She said that the younger staff at Gina V are taking courses to specialize in different areas, expanding the clinic’s offerings. Some of the newer offerings include women’s health (treating issues like pelvic floor disorders and incontinence), running mechanics, concussions, vertigo, aquatic therapy and vestibular dysfunction. “I’m lucky with all of my staff because they’re not just all there to come work … but they’re all trying to make Gina V better in a way that we can help so many other patients as well, so they’re looking to go to all these courses and specialize in these things,” Vanderheiden said. “They’re all making Gina V for the future.” The expanded services also require more space, especially sports-related therapy. For instance, Gina V uses the YMCA’s swimming pool for its aquatic therapy. Since Gina V Physical Therapy was established, downtown Papillion has sprouted with new businesses and continues to blossom. “I don’t think we were the cause of it growing, but we definitely were involved

“COVID-19 has really brought on a whole new dimension for live events in the future,” he said. “Looking ahead, many organizations are planning to host events both ways to expand audiences.”

Gutman Isaacs With the missing element of in-person networking, Gutman said one challenge for nonprofits is effectively communicating missions so that virtual attendees still feel the impact on an emotional level. Like all businesses, he said nonprofit organizations must also be prepared for an uncertain future, which is why it’s critical to have a virtual plan in place. T.J. Isaacs, chief development officer at Habitat for Humanity of Omaha, said monitoring the COVID-19 situation and following the best practices presented by community leaders is most important right now. “With that being said, we moved our Women’s Power Luncheon from May to November, but still have concerns if this will be viable in 2020,” he said. “We also 2,000 in-person event to an online event.” During these times, Isaacs said there will also be a greater need for safe, affordable housing in communities. “Habitat Omaha is grateful to all of our community partners that continue to support us during these challenging times,” he said. “The families we serve could not be more appreciative.”

when it started to really pop up and become more alive,” she said, adding that the downtown business owners support each other. The Vanderheidens are involved in many community organizations, networking groups, events and charities, ness Association, Papillion Days, the Partner with Papillion/La Vista Community Schools, golf outings, galas and Chariots 4 Hope. “A lot of people know me from a lot of the sponsorships that we do — we’re big sponsors of both Papillion and La Vista, both Monarchs and Titans, do talks inside the schools — so people just know who we are and that was my whole goal,” she said. “My whole goal when starting a business was that I wanted to be able to sponsor and be out there in the community like I wanted to be and not having to ask somebody every time to do that.” Gina V Physical Therapy is planning on having an open house — “a big bash” — in January to celebrate its fiveyear anniversary. Laramy Pieper, event producer at planit inc., said the meeting and event landscape is rapidly changing due to existing pandemic concerns and the reopening standards across the U.S. and globe. According to Pieper, virtual and hybrid events are emerging as a critical event trend due to the pandemic. “With this challenge at the forefront of our business, planit inc. has created two initiatives to safely get back to in-person events: ‘meet smart. meet Pieper n o w. ’ a n d ‘ m e e t well. meet safe,’” she said. “Our meet smart. meet now. initiative is an operational response to the shift to virtual and hybrid events. We know there is already a ‘virtual boredom and fatigue effect’ occurring, so our main goal is to help clients meet today on a digital platform, create unique activations and interest through event technology. Our team of event producers are well-equipped to assist in the forward progression of an event marketing plan that eventually moves the event to a hybrid format.” Pieper said the meet well. meet safe. initiative is a blueprint on how to get back to in-person events safely and successfully in the future. “This is created from the perspective of protecting the client, attendee, event staff and the hotel/venue when onsite,” she said. “We know meetings and events will look different for the foreseeable future and we want to help clients navigate a new roadmap based on best practices and accountability.” Pieper said there’s been an urge to get back to face-to-face events, however the goal of these two initiatives is to safely and effectively return to live events and ultimately get back to better.


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‘Return to work’ COVID antibody testing comes with warning Doctors say employers should not use COVID-19 antibody tests to decide whether employees are safe to return to WorkplacE work, yet such testing is being promoted by lab companies and hospitals to businesses through “back to work” programs. The idea is tantalizing: If scientists knew a COVID-19 infection caused the body to produce antibodies that reliably SUPER CROSSWORD

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protect against re-infection, determining who’s safe to return to work could be as simple as a well-designed blood test. Yet the American Medical Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Minnesota Department of Health each say the evidence backing test accuracy and protectiveness from antibodies is not yet strong enough. Even the lab companies and hospitals admit they can’t offer “immunity certificates” to people who have the antibodies today. INITIALLY ADORED

“We don’t know what level of antibodies makes someone immune to COVID-19. All we can tell is that the person has

from COVID-19, bringing the state’s tally to 1,502. Nationally, nearly 135,000 have died.

Texas allergist and immunologist who is president of the American Medical Association. “We don’t necessarily know what that immune response means, in terms of someone’s ability to go back to work or to school.” National lab companies like Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp, as well as Minnesota health care providers such as Health-

not stopped even high-contagion businesses such as meatpacking plants, hair salons and bars from reopening. And last week, 64% of Minnesota parents in an informal online survey with 130,000 responses said they would feel comfortable sending their students into school buildings in the fall. Dr. William Morice, an immunologist and blood disorder doctor who is president of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, said antibody testing can be useful in workplace settings, despite the drawbacks and caveats. “It gives you a sense for how much of your workforce has been exposed to the virus, and we know there is some level of protective immunity from that — we don’t know how much,” Morice said. The first company to sign up for Mayo Clinic Laboratories’ comprehensive antibody and PCR testing services is Delta Air Lines, which is testing its entire workforce. North Memorial Health started working directly with smaller and midsize companies last month. A spokeswoman said employers make their own decisions about what screening to do and what value it offers. North Memorial recommends employers in its testing program screen their employees every 14 days.

Health in Robbinsdale and Mayo Clinic in Rochester, are all offering antibody tests as part of a suite of “return to work” and “stay at work” offerings. Those organizations say any decision to use antibody testing in a workforce is based on individual factors, such as which industry is involved, the proximity of workers to other people, and the overall exposure level to COVID-19 in a community. Antibody tests are typically used together with diagnostic testing to give a fuller picture of a person’s infection status. Specimens can be drawn at work, at a clinic or elsewhere. “We would consult with our lab experts and our occupational medicine experts and ensure that we’re using the best evidence … to make the recommendations that support what they’re needing to accomplish for the business,” said Dr. Kevin Ronneberg, associate medical director overseeing ness” testing program at HealthPartners. HealthPartners says all samples that test positive for COVID-19 antibodies are run through a second instrument from a different company, per federal recommendations, leading to what the system said is a 99.9% positive predictive value for the IgG antibody. the fact that researchers don’t know yet whether antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus are totally protective, how long they last, or why some people don’t produce them after having COVID-19. The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 was discovered late last year in China. Although antibodies to past respiratory syndromes like SARS and MERS last a year or more, a study of 37 asymptomatic COVID-19 patients in China reported last month that antibodies to the new coronavirus declined within three months of initial infection, study authors wrote in Nature Medicine. A second study, not yet peer reviewed, examined antibodies in 5,300 Chinese health care workers and COVID-19 patients and concluded last month that “people are unlikely to produce long-lasting protective antibodies against this virus.” Antibody blood tests are one of the two kinds of COVID-19 screens people will encounter at work. The other kind is “molecular” PCR testing, using nasal or throat swabs. PCR tests are the only tools that can diagnose active cases and have prompted long lines in cities with outbreaks. On Sunday, PCR testing confirmed 715 new cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota, bringing the state’s tally to 42,281 since March 5. The Minnesota Department of Health also reported three new deaths

program has signed up about 20 employers as clients from among 200 initial inquiries since mid-May. Clients include retail and manufacturing businesses and public entities like cities and school districts. The system’s laboratory experts and occupational-medicine doctors are consulted to ensure the best evidence is used. “As you know, that is changing frequently,” Ronnenberg said last week, adding that test usage “will be determined based on business needs and the best available medical evidence.” Though employees are often provided the results of their work-sponsored antipeople should talk to their doctors about understanding the results. Testing “needs to be done taking that person’s individual case into account and looking at the total picture of their health,” the validity of any kind of immunity certificate that was given at this point in time.”

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COVID-19 widens racial wealth gap, hitting Black businesses especially hard Continued from page 7. if they have not gone away, workers are in the unenviable position that they have to choose between their health (and that of their families) and their ability to pay their bills.” Daniels, who did qualify for a Payment Protection Program loan and other grants, fully expects to remain in business, help Live Cycle Delight keep growing and work through the long list of challenges ahead. “We’re really ready to get open whenever we can do it the right way,” she said. Daniels is frank about how business, no doubt, will change even once Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer gives a green light to reopening exercise facilities. Even when Daniels reopens, she will be operating in a post-COVID world of restricted class sizes to allow for social distancing, as well as other added safety measures and costs to stem the spread of the disease. a new business dynamic, as well. said, “and a customer could feel like they don’t want to have to deal with it or it makes them confront their privilege or I might have been too vocal about my experience.” “There are a lot of people who don’t agree “There are a lot of people who don’t agree with defunding the police.” She knows the risk of being politically outspoken but she says it’s her duty to help educate people about why it’s essential to be an ”anti-racist” in the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody in Minneapolis. She has not joined in this summer’s protests because of concerns about being arrested, and a need to keep running her business. She has been vocal on social media platforms and has made donations to the Detroit

hammad, who serves as chief of race, wealth and community for the National Community Reinvestment Coalition in Washington, D.C. The federal supplemental unemployment unless they are extended, can cover some of the

by June 12, even though some other clothing retailers in metro Detroit could begin under the order to see customers without an appointment a week earlier.

recession, given the depth of the racial wealth divide. “I do think that COVID highlighted racial inequality,” Asante-Muhammad said. Lisa Cook, professor of economics and international relations at Michigan State University, said much of family wealth for African Americans and Hispanics was wiped out during the Great Recession when many people lost jobs, homes and money. Predatory lending

isn’t there yet. The plan is to open Detroit is the New

contributing to foreclosures. households don’t have enough savings or wealth to weather the fast-moving COVID-19 storm. “This is what we call in economics a sudden stop, there was no time to prepare,” she said. Those who have limited savings likely tapped into an emergency fund to cover extra grocery costs as people were encouraged to stay safe and stay home as much as possible. “Everything that we’ve seen laid bare by the pandemic has had a long history, whether it’s health inequality, wealth inequality, income inequality, policing inequality,” Cook said. jobs,” she said.

“If you don’t experience racism,” Daniels said, “you don’t know.” Pain of pandemic still not fully felt The pandemic, the protests, and the reces-

she believes will be a need for greater support of mental health services in communities. “People are being retraumatized and they’re saying to themselves: ‘That can be me,’ ” she said. Staggering racial wealth disparities The safety nets just aren’t as strong because of a long history of racism and inequality, experts say. The median wealth for white families, for example, was nearly 10 times greater than for

some job losses and pandemic-related shortfalls, experts say the long-standing, systemic wealth during a recession. “I don’t think the true pain of this has been discovered yet,” said Dedrick Asante-Mu-

business has taken since her store on Woodward Avenue closed on March 16 because of the governor’s stay home order.

people in service industries, who once often had to work two jobs to make ends meet, could still be vulnerable. “More likely than not, you were using that extra job not just for extra cash but to pay regular bills,” Asante-Muhammad said. “Even as people start going back to work, are people going to be making the same salaries as they were before?” He fears that people of color will have a far

groups. About 70% of the studio’s customers are white. A client recently told her that they were enlightened about the extent of police brutality after seeing videos in the last few years that captured the use of excess force in the deaths

money, temporary debt relief for mortgages and other loans, and an emergency $600 extra

Karamoko, who is originally from Seattle, moved to Detroit in 2012 and launched her

at full capacity. What had been an exciting summer concert schedule at Comerica Park, year. The Detroit Tigers aren’t playing baseball yet this summer.

week of July. artistic expression, as it is about fashion. The downtown space offers room for events such as art exhibits, trunk shows and poetry slams. All events that must adjust to the new COVID-19 reality. “Financially, it’s hard to put a number to it,” said Karamoko, who is a majority owner in the store. lost in missed sales from the store being closed.” “It was already a challenging business for wasn’t always where it necessarily needed to be and she was aiming to do something unusual and build a cultural community, too. Already there wasn’t a lot of cushion to carry her through.

Avenue in 2016. She said the pandemic has given her time to review how best to handle the space on Woodward, as well as to hold discussions on right-siz“It has given us a time to recalibrate.” ployed as part of the coronavirus relief effort and she is working with other programs. She didn’t apply for PPP money but she did apply for an emergency disaster loan, was told she was eligible but has yet to see any money. estate company, has been working with her to provide temporary rent relief. Karamoko is looking forward to announcing a new collaborative partnership that can help her continue her community-driven, cultural “We’re not strictly retail,” Karamoko said. “It serves the city. It serves the narrative of the city.” and programs will enable the business to keep going, even though she knows times ahead will “When you have such a short runway and this type of thing happens, it’s do or die for the business,” Karamoko said.

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neurs have had a harder time getting PPP funds than their white counterparts,” Cook said. In addition, Cook said, the video showing Floyd’s death has triggered a great deal more

White families had a median wealth of $171,000 in 2016, compared with $17,600 families, according to a 2017 study by the Federal Reserve based on Survey of Consumer Finances data. According to the data from the Census’ spondents in the fourth week of May said that they had experienced an income loss in the past seven days. That compares with 43.1% of whites, Weller said. didn’t pay their mortgage or deferred it, compared with 8.6% of whites.

and-mortar operation in the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art in Midtown in 2015,

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on June 24, 2020.

Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68134. The purpose or purposes for which this Company is formed is to own conduct, operate, maintain and carry on the business of a restaurant and to prepare and sell food and beverages of all kinds; and to conduct all things incidental and necessary to said operations and all related matters, including sales and promotions thereof, whether in this State or any other and to conduct all related activities thereto. The Company shall conduct the transactions of all or any lawful business or engagement in any commercial venture permitted by the Nebraska Limited Liability Company Act, as amended, and all other applicable laws. The initial capital of the Company has been contributed and evidence of membership in the Company will be issued by the Management Board. The Company commenced doing business on June 24, 2020, and shall have perpetual existence. The affairs of the Company shall be conducted by a Management

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 LEGAL NOTICE In the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska. PR20-442 In the matter of the trust of the Olivia G. Lincoln Trust Number One

the last week.

Operating Agreement of the Company. of Trust is schelduled for August 20, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. The Petition for KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF 11302 WRIGHT LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that 11302 Wright LLC has been

with the Court prior to the date of hearing. EDWARD M. LINCOLN, Trustee of the OLIVIA G. LINCOLN TRUST NUMBER ONE

of the limited liability company is 1125 S 103rd Street Suite 800, Omaha, company is Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O., 1125 S 103rd Street Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The limited liability company commenced business on June 29, 2020.

ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION of the dissolution provide for the payment of liabilities of the corporation and the distribution of any remaining assets. Leslie Vaughn, Jr., as President, is to manage the corporate affairs relating to the dissolution of the Corporation. Any Corporation assets will be distributed in accordance with the Corporation’s plan of dissolution and it has no known liabilities. in accordance with this notice. Any claimant shall send notice of a claim to the Corporation to the above address. A claim against LLVJR, Inc. will be barred unless a proceeding to enforce the claim is commenced within three (3) years after the publication of this notice.

DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF BATES FLORIDA PROPERTIES, LLC a Statement of Dissolution with the Nebraska Secretary of State on June 10, 2020, and the company is in the process of voluntary dissolution. The terms and conditions of such dissolution are, in general, that all debts and provision is to be made therefor, and that the balance of any remaining assets are to be distributed to its Members. Robert D. Bates, as Manager, a claim against Bates Florida 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 Robert D. Bates, 8910 Douglas Court, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. A claim against Bates Florida Properties, LLC is barred unless an action to enforce the claim is commenced

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys ABRAHAMS KASLOW & CASSMAN LLP, Attorneys 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Amanda’s Crafty Creations, LLC has been organized as a limited liability company under the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company company is 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The name and street and mailing address of the initial registered agent of the company for service of process are Andrew P. Deaver and 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114.

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LLC The Nebraska limited liability company’s name is Magnolia Therapy STREET, SUITE 6 EAST OMAHA, NE 68131. Its purpose is any lawful business. It commenced on October 1, 2015. Its affairs shall be managed by a Member/Manager. Joseph J. Skudlarek, Organizer

ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION of the dissolution provide for the payment of liabilities of the corporation and the distribution of any remaining assets. Leslie Vaughn, Jr., as President, is to manage the corporate affairs relating to the dissolution of the Corporation. Any Corporation assets will be distributed in accordance with the Corporation’s plan of dissolution and it has no known liabilities. in accordance with this notice. Any claimant shall send notice of a claim to the Corporation to the above address. A claim against LLVJR, Inc. will be barred unless a proceeding to enforce the claim is commenced within three (3) years after the publication of this notice.

Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF WL OMAHA HOLDINGS, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that WL Omaha Holdings, LLC has been

SEAN D. MOYLAN, Attorney MOYLAN LAW, LLC 1010 South 120th Street, Suite 320 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF J.E. ENTERPRISES, LLC The name of the Company is J.E. Enterprises, LLC, a Nebraska limited Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska 68116. The initial registered agent Sean Moylan of the Company is located at 1010 S. 120th Street, Suite #320, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. This limited liability company commenced business on June 24, 2020.

HALEY REAL ESTATE GROUP, LLC 10703 J Street, Suite 101 Omaha, NE 68127 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION FOR STONEGATE APTS HC5, LLC State for Stonegate Apts HC5, LLC (the “Company”) on April 15, 2020. Omaha, NE 68127. The name and address for the Company’s registered agent is Carl J. Troia, Jr., 10703 J Street, Suite 101, Omaha, NE 68127.

HALEY REAL ESTATE GROUP, LLC 10703 J Street, Suite 101 Omaha, NE 68127 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION FOR ASHTON PINES HC5, LLC State for Ashton Pines HC5, LLC (the “Company”) on May 12, 2020. The Omaha, NE 68127. The name and address for the Company’s registered agent is Carl J. Troia, Jr., 10703 J Street, Suite 101, Omaha, NE 68127.

of the limited liability company is 3814 Farnam Street, Suite 203, Omaha, 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 June 25, 2020.

SCOTT A. MEYERSON, Esq. LIKES MEYERSON HATCH LLC 444 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF WORKS CONSULTING LLC Notice is hereby given that Works Consulting 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 68114. The street and mailing address of the Company’s initial agent for service of process is 706 N. 129th St., Suite 121, Omaha, Nebraska 68154 and the Company’s initial agent for service of process at such address is Legalinc Corporate Services, Inc.

SCOTT A. MEYERSON, Esq. LIKES MEYERSON HATCH LLC 444 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 N O T I C E O F A M E N D M E N T T O C E R T I F I C AT E O F ORGANIZATIONCHANGE OF NAME has been amended, changing the name of the company from WORKS CONSULTING LLC to WWORKS CONSULTING, LLC, effective June unchanged.

HALEY REAL ESTATE GROUP, LLC 10703 J Street, Suite 101 Omaha, NE 68127 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION FOR LAGO HC5, LLC State for Lago HC5, LLC (the “Company”) on May 21, 2020. The address NE 68127. The name and address for the Company’s registered agent is Carl J. Troia, Jr., 10703 J Street, Suite 101, Omaha, NE 68127.

AMANDA M. BARRON, Attorney P.O. Box 597 Fremont, Nebraska 68026 LEGAL NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANT(s), MICKAYLA D ZELLNER 04/07/2020 on Case Number CI20-7432, the object and prayer of which is 08/24/2020 or the allegations in said complaint will be taken as true and judgment entered accordingly. CREDIT BUREAU SERVICES, INC., A CORPORATION

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LLC The Nebraska limited liability company’s name is Magnolia Therapy STREET, SUITE 6 EAST OMAHA, NE 68131. Its purpose is any lawful business. It commenced on October 1, 2015. Its affairs shall be managed by a Member/Manager. Joseph J. Skudlarek, Organizer


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LEGAL NOTICES 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 LEGAL NOTICE In the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska. PR20-436 In the matter of the trust of the Edward M. Lincoln Trust Number Four

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF FORT 90 RE, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Fort 90 RE, LLC has been organized liability company is 5122 North 90th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68134. The

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 LEGAL NOTICE In the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska. PR20-440 In the matter of the trust of the Edward M. Lincoln Trust Number Three

P.C., L.L.O., 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The limited liability company commenced business on June 11, 2020. of Trust is schelduled for August 20, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. The Petition for

of Trust is schelduled for August 20, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. The Petition for with the Court prior to the date of hearing. EDWARD M. LINCOLN, Trustee and Settlor of the Edward M. Lincoln Trust Number Four

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 LEGAL NOTICE In the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska. PR20-439 In the matter of the trust of the Lincoln Family Trust Number Two

of Trust is schelduled for August 20, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. The Petition for with the Court prior to the date of hearing. EDWARD M. LINCOLN, Trustee of the LINCOLN FAMILY TRUST NUMBER TWO

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 LEGAL NOTICE In the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska. PR20-438 In the matter of the trust of the Edward M. Lincoln Trust Number Five

WHITMORE LAW OFFICE LLC Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that Elegant Enterprises, L.L.C. (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated The registered agent of the Company is Amy Lindhorst, 12903 Deer Creek Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68142. The Company was formed on June 24, 2020.

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF AMENDED CERTIFICATE OF ORGANIZATION OF HASCALL LAB SERVICES, LLC Hascall Lab Services, LLC has been amended as follows: (1) The name of the limited liability company has been changed to WDL Omaha, LLC and to 5122 North 90th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68134. The amendment was

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 LEGAL NOTICE In the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska. PR20-444 In the matter of the trust of the Georgia R. Lincoln Trust Number Three Notice is hereby given that a Petition for Modification of Trust the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska. Hearing on said Petition

of Trust is schelduled for August 20, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. The Petition for with the Court prior to the date of hearing. EDWARD M. LINCOLN, Trustee and Settlor of the Edward M. Lincoln Trust Number Five

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 LEGAL NOTICE In the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska. PR20-441 In the matter of the trust of the Edward M. Lincoln Trust Number Six

of Trust is schelduled for August 20, 2020, at 2:00p.m. The Petition for with the Court prior to the date of hearing. EDWARD M. LINCOLN, Trustee of and Settlor of the Edward M. Lincoln Trust Number Six

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF ROCKETSHIP VENTURES, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Rocketship Ventures, LLC has been the limited liability company is 4331 North 156th Street, Omaha, Nebraska is Elliot Bassett, 4331 North 156th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68116. The limited liability company commenced business on June 17, 2020.

BRUCE J. GORACKE., Attorney GORACKE LAW, L.L.C. 10846 Old Mill Road, Suite #4 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY OutSource One Bookkeeping Services, L.L.C., with its initial designated July 6, 2020. The name and street mailing address of the initial registered agent is Debra Jean Gatzemeyer, 7315 Bedford Avenue, Omaha NE 68134

GEORGIA R. LINCOLN, Co-Trusttee and Settlor of the Georgia R. Lincoln Trust Number Three

HUSCH BLACKWELL LLP, Attorneys 13330 California Street, Suite 200 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LINDLEY REAL ESTATE HOLDINGS, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Lindley Real Estate Holdings, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska on June 22, 2020 (the “Company”). The Company has designated its registered 52st Street, Omaha, NE 68132. The Company shall be governed by one or more managers. The general nature of business is any lawful purpose.

BENJAMIN J. PICK, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF TBP, LLC Notice is hereby given of the organization of TBP, LLC. 1. The name of the limited liability company is TBP, LLC. 720 North 164th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68118, and the name and street address of the initial agent for service of process is Peter C. Hanley, 720 North 164th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68118.

with the Court prior to the date of hearing. EDWARD M. LINCOLN, Trustee of and Settlor of the Edward M. Lincoln Trust Number Three

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 LEGAL NOTICE In the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska. PR20-443 In the matter of the trust of the Olivia G. Lincoln Trust Number Four

of Trust is schelduled for August 20, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. The Petition for with the Court prior to the date of hearing. EDWARD M. LINCOLN, Trusttee of the OLIVIA G. LINCOLN TRUST NUMBER FOUR

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 LEGAL NOTICE In the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska. PR20-437 In the matter of the trust of the Lincoln Family Trust Number One

of Trust is schelduled for August 20, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. The Petition for with the Court prior to the date of hearing. EDWARD M. LINCOLN and GEORGIA R LINCOLN, Co-Trustees of the LINCOLN FAMILY TRUST NUMBER ONE

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 LEGAL NOTICE In the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska. PR20-445 In the matter of the trust of the Georgia R. Lincoln Trust Number Four

of Trust is schelduled for August 20, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. The Petition for with the Court prior to the date of hearing. GEORGIA R. LINCOLN, Co-Trusttee and Settlor of the Georgia R. Lincoln Trust Number Four

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF DIABETES & ENDOCRINE ASSOCIATES, P.C. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Diabetes & Endocrine Associates, of Dissolution with the Nebraska Secretary of State on June 26, 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

HUSCH BLACKWELL LLP, Attorneys 13330 California Street, Suite 200 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LINDLEY’S COFFEE SHOP, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Lindley’s Coffee Shop, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska on June 22, 2020 (the “Company”). The Company has designated its registered agent as Nathan

is to be made therefore. The President, Claire H. Baker, M.D., will wind

NE 68132. The Company shall be governed by one or more managers. The general nature of business is any lawful purpose.

68022. The Registered Agent of the Company is Steven P. Ahlf, 11590 West Dodge Road, Suite 1, Omaha, NE 68154.

has no assets or liabilities as of the date hereof.

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LLC Notice is hereby given that Souder Enterprises (the "Company") has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated


Midlands Business Journal • JULY 17, 2020 • LEGAL NOTICES SCUDDER LAW FIRM, P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 411 S. 13th Street, Second Floor Lincoln, NE 68508 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION 240, Arnold, Nebraska 69120. The registered agent and address for service of process is: Heidi Hornung-Scherr, 411 South 13th Street, Suite 200, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508. ANDREW J. HUBER, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF VWX, 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 North 128th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. The name and address of Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The general nature of the business to be transacted is all lawful business. The company commenced existence on June 24, 2020 and shall have perpetual duration. The affairs of the company shall be conducted by the Members, as prescribed by the Operating Agreement.

DANA ROCHE, Attorney RINGENBERG & RATTNER LAW 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF 8736, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that 8736, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Nebraska 68154. The Registered Agent of the Company is Kendra Ringenberg, 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204, Omaha, Nebraska 68154.

SCOTT A. MEYERSON, Esq. LIKES MEYERSON HATCH LLC 444 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF WORKS CONSULTING LLC Notice is hereby given that Works Consulting 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 68114. The street and mailing address of the Company’s initial agent for service of process is 706 N. 129th St., Suite 121, Omaha, Nebraska 68154 and the Company’s initial agent for service of process at such address is Legalinc Corporate Services, Inc.

MATTHEW WURSTNER, Attoryney CARLSON & BURNETT, LLP 17525 Arbor Street Omaha, Nebraska 68130 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF SUITE LOGIC, LLC Notice is hereby given that SUITE LOGIC, LLC is organized under Englewood St., Omaha, NE 68135. The initial registered agent is Matthew Wurstner, whose address is 17525 Arbor Street, Omaha, NE 68130. The purpose of the Company shall be to engage in any lawful business and such activity, as may be mutually agreed upon by the Members from time to time, and which are not prohibited by the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. The Company commenced on June 25 2020, and shall have a perpetual period of duration. The Company is to be managed by its initial Members of the Company who are: Nicole Neesen and Brian Neesen, 17610 Englewood St. Omaha, NE 68135.

DANA ROCHE, Attorney RINGENBERG & RATTNER LAW 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF R&T INSURANCE, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that R&T Insurance, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. Suite B, Lincoln, Nebraska 68512. The Registered Agent of the Company is Dana F. Roche, Ringenberg & Rattner Law, LLC, 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204, Omaha, Nebraska 68154.

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LLC Notice is hereby given that 11th & Grant St. Storage, LLC (the "Company") has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska.

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Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF 11302 WRIGHT LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that 11302 Wright LLC has been

Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF INTEGRATED MSP LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Integrated MSP LLC has been

of the limited liability company is 1125 S 103rd Street Suite 800, Omaha,

of the limited liability company is 11112 John Galt Blvd, Omaha, Nebraska

company is Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O., 1125 S 103rd Street Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The limited liability company commenced business on June 29, 2020.

Curt Peters, 11112 John Galt Blvd, Omaha, Nebraska 68137. The limited liability company commenced business on June 30, 2020.

ANDREW J. HUBER, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF 15843 WILLOW STREET, 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 15843 Willow Street, LLC. The address of the initial

ADAMS & SULLIVAN, P.C., Attorneys 1246 Golden Gate Drive, Suite 1 Papillion, Nebraska 68046-2843 N O T I C E O F A M E N D M E N T T O T H E A RT I C L E S O F INCORPORATION OF POWERS ORTHOTIC INNOCATION, CORP. 68046 Registered Agent: Patrick J. Sullivan Corporation has amended its Articles of Incorporation. The ammendement amended the name of the corporation to TPX CORPORATION Michael Powers, President

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 June 24, 2020 and shall have a perpetual duration. The affairs of the company shall be conducted by the Members, as prescribed by the Operating Agreement.

WHITMORE LAW OFFICE LLC Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that M. York Jr Financial Strategies, L.L.C. (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The 68154. The registered agent of the Company is Thomas E. Whitmore, 7602

DANIEL J. WATERS, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF GOOD LIFE SMILES, P.C. Notice is hereby given that the Articles of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation of Good Life Smiles, P.C. were adopted on June 30, 2020 to change the principal address of the corporation. The name and street Services, Inc., 10306 Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, NE 68114. The full text of such Articles of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation is

on June 24, 2020.

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LAND & LORE, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Land & Lore, LLC has been of the limited liability company is 3717 Farnam Street, Omaha, Nebraska Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O., 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The limited liability company commenced business on June 29, 2020.

HUSCH BLACKWELL LLP, Attorneys 13330 California Street, Suite 200 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF 10,000 COLLISIONS LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that 10,000 Collisions LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska on June 24, 2020 (the "Company"). The Company has designated its registered agent as Nathan NE 68104. The Company shall be governed by one or more managers. The general nature of business is any lawful purpose.

ANDREW J. HUBER, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF RALLY TIME, LLC Notice is hereby given of the formation of a professional limited liability company under the laws of the State of Nebraska, and that the name of the professional limited liability company is Rally Time, LLC. The name and 10306 Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The general nature of the business to be transacted is all lawful business, including the practice therapy. The company commenced existence on June 25, 2020 and shall have perpetual duration. The affairs of the company shall be conducted by the Members, as prescribed by the Operating Agreement.

BENJAMIN J. PICK, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO THE CERTIFICATE OF ORGANIZATION OF APARTMENTS ON CASS, LLC Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the applicable provisions of the APARTMENTS ON CASS, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company (the the Company to 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114.

AMANDA M. BARRON, Attorney P.O. Box 597 Fremont, Nebraska 68026 LEGAL NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANT(s), IVY J GOBBER on02/12/2020 on Case Number CI20-4126, the object and prayer of which 08/24/2020 or the allegations in said complaint will be taken as true and judgment entered accordingly. CREDIT BUREAU SERVICES, INC., A CORPORATION

State of the State of Nebraska on June 30, 2020. In all other respects, the

DENNIS P. LEE, Attorney LEE LAW OFFICE 2433 South 130th Circle, Suite 300 P.O. Box 45947 Omaha, Nebraska 68145 NOTICE OF SUIT TO: BRAXTON D. REICHENEKER, 2303 Ave G, Kearney, NE 68847, the object in prayer of which was to secure a judgment against you in the

NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF FERRO-ORSI PROPERTIES, LLC Ferro-Orsi Properties, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company on June 8, 2020. Notice is hereby given to all creditors or others with claims against the Company that such claims must be sent to the Company to the attention of Matthew J. Ferro, 7207 S. 103rd St., La Vista, NE 68128 and the claim(s) must document the basis for such claim. All claims must

Court on or before the 31 day of August , 2020, the Petition against you will be considered as true and judgment will be entered against you accordingly.

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LLC The Nebraska limited liability company’s name is WGM, LLC. Its

claim. A claim against the Company will be barred unless a proceeding Blair, NE 68008. The Registered Agent of the Company is Steven P. Ahlf, 11590 West Dodge Road, Suite 1, Omaha, NE 68154.

publication of this Notice.

purpose is any lawful business. It commenced on June 22, 2016. Its affairs shall be managed by a Member/Manager. Joseph J. Skudlarek, Organizer


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LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION 1. The name of the limited liability company is Sarah Abegglen Professional Services, LLC Sherwood Circle Gretna NE, 68028 3. The purpose for which the company is organized under the Uniform Limited Liability Company Act of the State of Nebraska is to provide licensed to do so 4. The company commenced its existence on June 12, 2020, and the period of duration of the company shall be perpetual 5. The affairs of the company shall be conducted by its members in accordance with the company’s operating agreement.

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF DICE HOLDINGS, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Dice Holdings, LLC has been of the limited liability company is 4509 South 143rd Street, Suite 5, Omaha, 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 June 29, 2020.

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF ARBOR CARE CENTERS TEKAMAH, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Arbor Care Centers – Tekamah, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The

ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF JCK TRUCKING, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JCK Trucking, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company (the “Company”), has been duly organized under Crest Drive, Papillion, Nebraska 68046 and designating its registered agent as Erickson & Sederstrom, P.C. a limited liability organization with

liability company is Kenneth W. Klaasmeyer, 18807 Sahler Street, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022. The limited liability company commenced business on April 30, 2019.

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF ARBOR CARE CENTERS – O’NEILL, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Arbor Care Centers – O’Neill, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The liability company is Kenneth W. Klaasmeyer, 18807 Sahler Street, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022. The limited liability company commenced business on April 30, 2019.

Nebraska 68114.

WAYNE S. RASMUSSEN, Attorney SMITH SLUSKY POHREN & ROGERS LLP 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 400 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF ZIEGLER ENTERPRISES, LLC Ziegler Enterprises, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company (the “Company”) has been dissolved under the laws of the State of Nebraska and 2020. The Company will dispose of those assets as may be necessary to pay for all liabilities of the Company. Any assets remaining will be distributed to the Members of the Company. Any party having a claim against the Company shall LLC, c/o Erich C. Ziegler, 21201 Brentwood Road, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022. Any claim against the Company will be barred unless a proceeding to of this Notice.

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys DANA ROCHE, Attorney RINGENBERG & RATTNER LAW 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF AMENDMENT OF TESTIFY STRENGTH & CONDITIONING, LLC Strength & Conditioning, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, has been amended and restated in its entirety to change (i) the Designated Nebraska 68144, and (ii) the Registered Agent of the Company to Jennifer L. Rattner, c/o Ringenberg & Rattner Law, LLC, 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite

Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF ARBOR CARE CENTERS HARTINGTON, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Arbor Care Centers – Hartington, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The

on 03/18/20 on Case Number CI20-6709, the object and prayer of which 08/24/2020 or the allegations in said complaint will be taken as true and judgment entered accordingly. CREDIT BUREAU SERVICES, INC., A CORPORATION

ABRAHAMS KASLOW & CASSMAN LLP, Attorneys 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF AMENDMENT Article III of the Articles of Incorporation of KH Sub, Inc., a Nebraska corporation, has been amended so as to increase the number of authorized shares to 10,000.

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF MYTTY REAL ESTATE HOLD INGS, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Mytty Real Estate Holdings, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated company is Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O, 1125 S 103rd Street, Suite 800, the Nebraska Secretary of State on June 29, 2020.

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 M & C INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INC. M & C Information Systems, Inc. amended its Articles of Incorporation effective June 18, 2020, to change Article I to provide that the name of the corporation shall be M & D Information Systems, Inc. William S. Mattern, Jr., President

Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF OWNER’S PRIDE CARE, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Owner’s Pride Care, LLC has been limited liability company is 4522 South 108th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68137.

liability company is Kenneth W. Klaasmeyer, 18807 Sahler Street, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022. The limited liability company commenced business on April 30, 2019.

P.C., L.L.O., 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The limited liability company commenced business on July 2, 2020.

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Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that Painless Prep, L.L.C. (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated

Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 N O T I C E O F A M E N D M E N T T O T H E A RT I C L E S O F INCORPORATION OF CCC PARTNERS FOUNDATION Notice is hereby given that the Articles of Incorporation of CCC Partners Foundation have been amended to change the name of the corporation to: Global

The registered agent of the Company is Thomas Thompson, 2116 S. 91st Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The Company was formed on July 1, 2020.

State on July 1, 2020.

2020.

AMANDA M. BARRON, Attorney P.O. Box 597 Fremont, Nebraska 68026 LEGAL NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANT(s), TRONESHA T TONEY

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KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF TRUCK CENTER HOLDINGS, INC. 1. The name of the Corporation is Truck Center Holdings, Inc. 2. The Corporation is authorized to issue 10,000 Shares having a

BRUCE J. GORACKE., Attorney GORACKE LAW, L.L.C. 10846 Old Mill Road, Suite #4 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY OutSource One Bookkeeping Services, L.L.C., with its initial designated July 6, 2020. The name and street mailing address of the initial registered agent is Debra Jean Gatzemeyer, 7315 Bedford Avenue, Omaha NE 68134

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 June 29, 2020, when Articles 5. The name and address of the Incorporator is: Taylor C. Dieckman, 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124.

NOTICE OF INCORPORATION Notice is hereby given that Indian Creek Reserve – Villas Owners Association, Inc. has been incorporated under the laws of the state of

NOTICE OF PUBLICATION TO: TENAHA PATTERSON

Street, Omaha, Nebraska, 68144. Its initial registered agent is Jana Faller whose address is 3827 S. 148th Street, Omaha, NE, 68144. The general nature of its business is to provide for the maintenance, preservation and architectural control of the improvements and common areas within the Indian Creek Reserve subdivision, a residential subdivision in Douglas

Nebraska against you shown as Case Number CI20-6680. The object and prejudgment interest and attorney fees, if applicable. The Complaint prays that judgment be entered against you. You are 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

the Nebraska Secretary of State on February 24, 2020. Its affairs shall be conducted by a Board of Directors, President, Secretary and Treasurer as may be prescribed by the bylaws, or appointed by the Board of Directors. Its two incorporators are Jana Faller & Steve Faller whose address is 3827 S. 148th Street, Omaha, Nebraska, 68144.

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been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated

Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF ARBOR CARE REALTY NELIGH, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Arbor Care Realty – Neligh, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated

68104. The Registered Agent of the Company is Mario J. Orsi, 1820 North 53rd Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68104. The Company commenced business on May 26, 2020.

company is Kenneth W. Klaasmeyer, 18807 Sahler Street, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022. The limited liability company commenced business on July 2, 2020.

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF RIFFL, LLC


Midlands Business Journal • JULY 17, 2020 • LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF PUBLICATION TO: DARIANN RITONYA Nebraska against you shown as Case Number CI20-5361. The object and and prejudgment interest and attorney fees, if applicable. The Complaint prays that judgment be entered against you. You are the COUNTY Court of DOUGLAS County, OMAHA, Nebraska. BY: EDWINA HEISE, #25377 P.O. Box 1512 Grand Island, Nebraska 68802 308 398-3801 Attorney for the Plaintiff

ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF THE HISTORIC PLATTSMOUTH APARTMENTS, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that The Historic Plattsmouth Apartments, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company (the “Company”), has been duly organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with its and designating its registered agent as Erickson & Sederstrom P.C. a limited Drive, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114.

ANDREW J. HUBER, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF BC ANESTHESIA, P.C. Notice is hereby given that a professional corporation has been formed under the laws of the State of Nebraska, and that the name of the corporation is BC Anesthesia, P.C. The corporation is authorized to issue 1,000 shares of common stock. The name and street address of the corporation’s initial Parkway Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The name and address of the incorporator is Becky Corum, 17824 Island Circle, Bennington, Nebraska 68007.

SEAN D. MOYLAN, Attorney MOYLAN LAW, LLC 1010 South 120th Street, Suite 320 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF CANOE, LLC The name of the Company is Canoe, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022. The initial registered agent Sean Moylan of the Company is located at 1010 S. 120th Street, Suite #320, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. This limited liability company commenced business on July 1, 2020.

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Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF ARBOR CARE REALTY HARTINGTON, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Arbor Care Realty – Hartington, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated

Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 N O T I C E O F A M E N D M E N T T O T H E A RT I C L E S O F INCORPORATION OF BATTEN TRAILER LEASING, INC. Notice is hereby given that the Articles of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation of Batten Trailer Leasing, Inc., a Nebraska corporation,

Kenneth W. Klaasmeyer, 18807 Sahler Street, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022. The limited liability company commenced business on July 2, 2020.

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF ARBOR CARE REALTY FRANKLIN, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Arbor Care Realty – Franklin, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated company is Kenneth W. Klaasmeyer, 18807 Sahler Street, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022. The limited liability company commenced business on July 2, 2020.

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF ARBOR CARE REALTY FULLERTON, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Arbor Care Realty – Fullerton, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated company is Kenneth W. Klaasmeyer, 18807 Sahler Street, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022. The limited liability company commenced business on July 2, 2020.

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF ARBOR CARE REALTY – O’NEILL, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Arbor Care Realty – O’Neill, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated company is Kenneth W. Klaasmeyer, 18807 Sahler Street, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022. The limited liability company commenced business on July 2, 2020.

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LLC The Nebraska limited liability company’s name is CGR, LLC. Its Its purpose is any lawful business. It commenced on November 16, 2016. Its affairs shall be managed by a Member/Manager. Joseph J. Skudlarek, Organizer

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF ARBOR CARE REALTY, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Arbor Care Realty, LLC has been of the limited liability company is 18807 Sahler Street, Elkhorn, Nebraska Kenneth W. Klaasmeyer, 18807 Sahler Street, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022. The limited liability company commenced business on July 2, 2020.

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF ARBOR CARE REALTY TEKAMAH, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Arbor Care Realty – Tekamah, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated Kenneth W. Klaasmeyer, 18807 Sahler Street, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022. The limited liability company commenced business on July 2, 2020.

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NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF DREAMS DO COME TRUE, L.L.C. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Dreams Do Come True, L.L.C. (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. Omaha, NE 68112. The Registered Agent of the Company is Anna M. Lemieux, 2714 Newport Avenue, Omaha, NE 68112

THOMAS H. PENKE, Attorney 12020 Shamrock Plaza, Suite 200 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 LEGAL NOTICE In the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska. PR20-904 Estate of Pinkie M. Foster, Deceased Notice is hereby given that a Petition for Formal Adjudication of Intestacy, Determination of Heirs, and Appointment E. Ray Allen, whose address is 3417 North 48th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68104, as Personal County Court Probate Division, Courtroom #330, on the 21 day of July,

July 7, 2020, to amend Article I, changing the name of the corporation to Batten Enterprises, Inc.

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION of a Limited Liability Company Notice is hereby given the registration with the Nebraska Secretary of Nebraska as follows: The name of the company is Naymex Properties, Carmona at 3020 S 43rd Street, Omaha, NE 68105. The designated address is 3020 S 43rd Street, Omaha, NE 68105. Initial members: Jorge Carmona & Humberto Carmona. General nature of the business is to transact any and all lawful business for which limited liability companies are allowed by statute. The LLC was organized on July 2020 for the perpetual duration and is managed by its members.

DANIEL J. WATERS, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF MEDICAL IMAGING CONSULTANTS, P.C. Notice is hereby given that the Articles of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation of RNA Management, P.C., f/k/a Medical Imaging Consultants, P.C., were adopted on July 1, 2020 to change the name of the corporation. The name and street address of the corporation’s registered agent is Robert M. Faulk, M.D., 9925 Devonshire Drive, Omaha, NE 68114. The full text of such Articles of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation

ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF MERGER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Gary and Mary West Foundation,

with the Nebraska Secretary of State, wherein the Merging Corporation will merge with and into the Surviving Corporation effective as of July 2, 2020. BENJAMIN J. PICK, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LUMEN BEER COMPANY, LLC Notice is hereby given of the organization of Lumen Beer Company, LLC: 1. The name of the limited liability company is Lumen Beer Company, LLC; and S. 69th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68132, and the name and street address of the initial agent for service of process is Benjamin J. Pick, 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114.

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION of Reksuh KBTA, LLC Notice is hereby given that Reksuh KBTA, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, has been organized under the laws of Nebraska, with its 68122. The initial agent for service of process is Zachary A. Wiegert, 10340 North 84th Street, Omaha, NE 68122. The company is manager-managed and may engage in all lawful business for which limited liability companies formed under Nebraska law are permitted.

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION of GLD Services, LLC Notice is hereby given that GLD Services, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, has been organized under the laws of Nebraska, with its 68122. The initial agent for service of process is Zachary A. Wiegert, 10340 North 84th Street, Omaha, NE 68122. The company is manager-managed and may engage in all lawful business for which limited liability companies formed under Nebraska law are permitted.

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WHITMORE LAW OFFICE LLC Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION Vapes & Tobacco, Inc., whose registered agent is Dennis Guinn and on July 6, 2020 to engage in any lawful business. The corporation has authorized 10,000 shares of capital stock. The name and address of the incorporator is

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF DREAMS DO COME TRUE, L.L.C. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Dreams Do Come True, L.L.C. (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. Omaha, NE 68112. The Registered Agent of the Company is Anna M. Lemieux, 2714 Newport Avenue, Omaha, NE 68112

Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 N O T I C E O F A M E N D M E N T T O T H E A RT I C L E S O F INCORPORATION OF KEESNERE CORP. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Articles of Incorporation of KeeSnere Corp., a Nebraska corporation, have been amended to show that the Corporation shall have the authority to issue 100,000 shares of stock, the Nebraska Secretary of State on July 14, 2020.


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LEGAL NOTICES MATTHEW T. PAYNE, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF AMENDMENT OF CERTIFICATE OF ORGANIZATION OF PERFORMANCE LAWN CARE, L.L.C. Notice is hereby given of an Amendment to the Certificate of Organization of Performance Lawn Care, L.L.C. under the laws of the State of Nebraska as follows: amended so that, as amended, said Article shall provide that the name of the Company shall be SEAY ENTERPRISES, LLC. The Amendment to remain unchanged.

LEGACY DESIGN STRATEGIES 9859 South 168th Avenue Omaha, NE 68136 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION 1. The name of the Limited Liability Company is IMPRINT HOMES, LLC 153rd Street, Bennington, NE 68007. is Marcy Wempen at 7921 North 153rd Street, Bennington, NE 68007. 4. The purpose for which the company is organized is to engage in any and all business which is lawful under the Uniform Limited Liability Company Act of the State of Nebraska. 5. The company commenced its existence on July 2, 2020, and the period of duration of the Company shall be perpetual. 6. The affairs of the company shall be conducted by its Members in accordance with the company’s operating agreement.

NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF OESTMANN & ALBERTSEN LAW, P.C. L.L.O. Notice is hereby given that OESTMANN & ALBERTSEN LAW, P.C., L.L.O. a Nebraska Professional Corporation, has been incorporated under the laws of the state of Nebraska. The Company’s initial designated

CERTIFICATE OF ORGANIZATION OF Ceara Kirkpatrick Media, LLC

name and street mailing address of the initial agent for service of process is Melissa Oestmann at 3406 Blackhawk Drive, Bellevue, Nebraska 68123. The general nature of its business is to engage in the practice of law. The

1. Name. The name of the Company is Ceara Kirkpatrick Media, LLC. 2. Initial Agent for Service of Process and Address. The initial agent for service of process of the Company is Ceara Kirkpatrick, whose address is 4519 S. 167th Ave. Omaha, NE 68135. 3. Initial Designated Office . The initial designated office of the Company is 4519 S. 167th Ave. Omaha, NE 68135. IN WITNESS HEREOF, the undersigned, an authorized person of the

of State on January 9, 2020. Company commenced business thereon, and shall have perpetual existence. The affairs of the Company are to be the company is 2,000.

TIMOTHY J. BUCKLEY, Attorney GOVIER, KATSKEE, SUING & MAXELL, PC, LLO 10404 Essex Court, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 LEGAL NOTICE In the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska. PR20-871 Estate of JEROME E. CORCORAN, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on 18TH day of June, 2020, in the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska, the Registrar issued a written statement of Informal Probate of the Will of said Decedent and that Kathleen M. Curnyn, whose address is 1708 N. 107th St., Omaha, Nebraska 68114, was informally appointed by the Registrar as Personal Representative of the Estate. at Courtroom No. 30, Third Floor, Probate Division, Douglas County Hall of Justice, 17th & Farnam Streets, Omaha, NE 68183, on or before August 26, 2020 or be forever barred. CARROL L. MILLS Registrar

MATTHEW BURNS, Attorney LEFLER | KUEHL | BURNS 300 S 19th Street, Suite 304 Omaha, NE 68102 LEGAL NOTICE In the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska. PR20-539 Estate of MARILYN TOURTELLOT, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on 11TH day of June, 2020, in the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska, the Registrar issued a written statement of Informal Probate of the Will of said Decedent and that MATTHEW BURNS, whose address is 1213 Jones St., Omaha, NE 68102, was informally appointed by the Registrar as Personal Representative of the Estate. at Courtroom No. 30, Third Floor, Probate Division, Douglas County Hall of Justice, 17th & Farnam Streets, Omaha, NE 68183, on or before August 26, 2020 or be forever barred. KELLY J. GOLDEN Registrar

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF TERRACRAFT AGGREGATE, LLC. Notice is hereby given that TERRACRAFT AGGREGATE, LLC has been organized as a limited liability company under the Nebraska Limited is 5035 Arbor Circle, Omaha, NE 68106. The general nature of the business to be transacted by the company is any lawful business which may be carried on by limited liability companies organized under the Nebraska Limited Liability Company Act. The company commenced on June 17th, 2020, and has perpetual duration. The manager of the company is Devyn Lambrecht.

(the “Company”) is being executed by the undersigned for the purpose of forming a limited liability company pursuant to the Nebraska Uniform

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION of Gold Dog One Hillcrest GP, LLC Notice is hereby given that Gold Dog One Hillcrest GP, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, has been organized under the laws Street, Omaha, NE 68122. The initial agent for service of process is Zachary A. Wiegert, 10340 North 84th Street, Omaha, NE 68122. The company is manager-managed and may engage in all lawful business for which limited liability companies formed under Nebraska law are permitted.

WHITMORE LAW OFFICE LLC Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that Ellie Raine, L.L.C. (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated Street, Ste. 200, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The Company was formed on July 8, 2020.

WHITMORE LAW OFFICE LLC Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that High Roller Enterprises, L.L.C. (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. Omaha, Nebraska 68137. The registered agent of the Company is Perry Wiseman, 6860 S. 118th Street, Ste. 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68137. The Company was formed on July 8, 2020.

as of the 10th day of January, 2019. Ceara Kirkpatrick, Organizer WHITMORE LAW OFFICE LLC DANIEL C. PAULEY, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF TL Speaks, 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 TL Speaks, LLC. The name and address of the registered

Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that Nebraska Venom, L.L.C. (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated 68130. The registered agent of the Company is Julie McCoy, 3015 N. 90th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68134. The Company was formed on July 9, 2020.

Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The general nature of the business to be transacted is all lawful business. The company commenced existence on May 20, 2020 and shall have perpetual duration. The affairs of the company shall be conducted by the Members, as prescribed by the Operating Agreement.

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CERTIFICATE OF ORGANIZATION OF Ceara Kirkpatrick Media, LLC

P.C., L.L.O., 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. This limited liability company commenced business on July 9, 2020.

(the “Company”) is being executed by the undersigned for the purpose of forming a limited liability company pursuant to the Nebraska Uniform 1. Name. The name of the Company is Ceara Kirkpatrick Media, LLC. 2. Initial Agent for Service of Process and Address. The initial agent for service of process of the Company is Ceara Kirkpatrick, whose address is 4519 S. 167th Ave. Omaha, NE 68135. 3. Initial Designated Office . The initial designated office of the Company is 4519 S. 167th Ave. Omaha, NE 68135. IN WITNESS HEREOF, the undersigned, an authorized person of the as of the 10th day of January, 2019. Ceara Kirkpatrick, Organizer

CAMERON M. RIECKE, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF CERNIK APPRAISALS, 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 Cernik Appraisals, Inc. The corporation is authorized to issue 1,000 shares of common stock. The general nature of the business to be transacted is all lawful business. The company commenced existence on June 22, 2020 and shall have perpetual duration. The name and street address of the 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.

Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LEMON SQUEEZY, LLC

LEGACY DESIGN STRATEGIES 9859 South 168th Avenue Omaha, NE 68136 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION 1. The name of the Limited Liability Company is ELKHORN MOTORSPORTS, LLC 207th Circle, Elkhorn, NE 68022. Jered Kuhfahl at 7737 North 207th Circle, Elkhorn, NE 68022. 4. The purpose for which the company is organized is to engage in any and all business which is lawful under the Uniform Limited Liability Company Act of the State of Nebraska. 5. The company commenced its existence on July 8, 2020, and the period of duration of the Company shall be perpetual. 6. The affairs of the company shall be conducted by its Members in accordance with the company’s operating agreement.

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF WILLIAMSBURG OMAHA, LLC The name of the Company is Williamsburg Omaha, LLC. The Jessen P.C., L.L.O., 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. This limited liability company commenced business on July 2, 2020.

WHITMORE LAW OFFICE LLC NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LLC The Nebraska limited liability company’s name is TACTManagement, 68154. Its purpose is any lawful business. It commenced on March 4, 2020. Its affairs shall be managed by a Member/Manager. Joseph J. Skudlarek, Organizer

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF DREAMS DO COME TRUE, L.L.C. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Dreams Do Come True, L.L.C. (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. Omaha, NE 68112. The Registered Agent of the Company is Anna M. Lemieux, 2714 Newport Avenue, Omaha, NE 68112

Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION is 1501 S. 192nd Ave, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022, was formed on July 10, 2020 to engage in any lawful business. The corporation has authorized 10,000 shares of capital stock. The name and address of the incorporator is


Midlands Business Journal • JULY 17, 2020 • LEGAL NOTICES WHITMORE LAW OFFICE LLC Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION is 1501 S. 192nd Ave, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022, was formed on July 10, 2020 to engage in any lawful business. The corporation has authorized 10,000 shares of capital stock. The name and address of the incorporator is

DAVID J. SKALKA, 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 EL AGAVE, LLC The name of the limited liability company is El Agave, LLC. The The name and address of the initial agent for service of process is David J. Skalka, 2120 South 72nd Street, Suite 1200, Omaha, NE 68124

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION of GCP II Old Hickory, LLC Notice is hereby given that GCP II Old Hickory, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, has been organized under the laws of Nebraska, NE 68122. The initial agent for service of process is Zachary A. Wiegert, 10340 North 84th Street, Omaha, NE 68122. The company is managermanaged and may engage in all lawful business for which limited liability companies formed under Nebraska law are permitted.

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BARBARA MEDBERY-PRCHAL, P.C., L.L.O., Attorney 10305 Joseph Circle La Vista, Nebraska 68128 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF Beauty by Triina, LLC Notice is hereby given that a limited liability company has been formed under the laws of the State of Nebraska, and that the name of the company is Beauty by Triina, LLC The name and street address of the company’s initial

SCOTT A. MEYERSON. Esq. LIKES MEYERSON HATCH LLC 444 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF HOLD THE BEANS LLC Notice is hereby given that Hold The Beans LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, has been organized under the laws of the State of

11102 Blondo Street, Suite 103, Omaha, Nebraska 68164. The designated

is 7623 Irvington Road, Omaha, Nebraska 68122, and the initial agent for service of process at such address is Trish Glass.

BARBARA MEDBERY-PRCHAL, P.C., L.L.O., Attorney 10305 Joseph Circle La Vista, Nebraska 68128 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF BF PATCHES, LLC Notice is hereby given that a limited liability company has been formed under the laws of the State of Nebraska, and that the name of the company is BF Patches, LLC The name and street address of the company’s initial is located at 2111 Titan Springs Drive, Papillion, NE 68133.

BARBARA MEDBERY-PRCHAL, P.C., L.L.O., Attorney 10305 Joseph Circle La Vista, Nebraska 68128 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF Double Danger, LLC Notice is hereby given that a limited liability company has been formed under the laws of the State of Nebraska, and that the name of the company is Double Danger, LLC The name and street address of the company’s initial is located at 1423 S. 13th Street, Omaha, NE 68108.

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF PASSPORTS AND PREEMIES, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Passports and Preemies, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. Elkhorn, NE 68022. The Registered Agent of the Company is Registered Agents Inc., 530 S 13th St, Ste 100, Lincoln NE 68508

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 ORGANIZATION OF WVR, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that WVR, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, is organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with

The general nature of the business is to engage in any lawful business for which a limited liability company may be organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The limited liability company was formed on July 10, 2020, and its duration is perpetual. Management of the company shall be vested in its Members.

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Name of Applicant: M&M Limited Address: 964 South 110th Plaza Omaha NE 68154 Applicant is a Corporation If other than an Individual, state under whose laws entity was formed: Nebraska THOMAS WHITMORE Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative July 17, 2020 DANA ROCHE, Attorney RINGENBERG & RATTNER LAW 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF 3540 N. 167 CAR WASH, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that 3540 N. 167 Car Wash, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. 1404S, Omaha, Nebraska 68102. The Registered Agent of the Company is Kendra Ringenberg, 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204, Omaha, Nebraska 68154.

DANA ROCHE, Attorney RINGENBERG & RATTNER LAW 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF AMENDMENT OF 3540 N. 167 CAR WASH, LLC

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: THE DALMORE APARTMENTS Name of Applicant: 204 HOLDINGS, LLC Address:11102 BLONDO STREET, SUITE 100, OMAHA, NE 68164 Applicant is a Limited Liability Company If other than an Individual, state under whose laws entity was formed: Nebraska General nature of business: APARTMENTS BARB PRCHAL Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative July 17, 2020 LEGACY DESIGN STRATEGIES 9859 South 168th Avenue Omaha, NE 68136 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION 1. The name of the Limited Liability Company is LA BELLE LAVANDE, LLC Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68516. Amanda Blue at 2930 Forest Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68516. 4. The purpose for which the company is organized is to engage in any and all business which is lawful under the Uniform Limited Liability Company Act of the State of Nebraska. 5. The company commenced its existence on February 19, 2020, and the period of duration of the Company shall be perpetual. 6. The affairs of the company shall be conducted by its Members in accordance with the company’s operating agreement.

N. 167 Car Wash, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, has been amended to change the name of the entity to Rocket Carwash, LLC. The of State on July 13, 2020.

BARBARA MEDBERY-PRCHAL, P.C., L.L.O., Attorney 10305 Joseph Circle La Vista, Nebraska 68128 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF EK Marketing, LLC Notice is hereby given that a limited liability company has been formed under the laws of the State of Nebraska, and that the name of the company is EK Marketing, LLC The name and street address of the company’s initial is located at 21871 Marinda Street, Elkhorn, NE 68022.

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: CDG Ironworks, LLC Name of Applicant: CDG Enterprises, L.L.C. Address:7240 North 71st Avenue Omaha, NE 68152 Applicant is a Limited Liability Company If other than an Individual, state under whose laws entity was formed: Nebraska General nature of business: Steel fabrication SHAY GARVIN Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative July 17, 2020

JULIA K. PALZER. Attorney at Law 10828 Old Mill Road, Suite 6 Omaha, Nebraska 68154-2647 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION REPAIR, LLC.

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LOVELY SMILE HOME CARE, LLC Notice is hereby given that Partners Bid, LLC has been organized as a at 11204 William Plaza, Omaha, NE 68144. It is organized to transact any lawful business for which a Limited Liability Company may be organized pursuant to Nebraska statute and its duration is perpetual commencing on July 9, 2020. Its registered agent is Daniel J Goaley 11204 William Plaza, Omaha, NE 68144.

W. ERIC WOOD, Attorney Downing, Alexander & Wood 3818 San Lorenzo Dr. Punta Gorda FL 33950 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF Boat, Motor, Trailer Sales, Inc. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Boat, Motor, Trailer Sales, Inc. was incorporated under the laws of the State of Nebraska on December 3, 2019. The name and address of the Incorporator is W. Eric Wood, 3818 San Lorenzo Dr., Punta Gorda FL 33950. The general nature of the business of the Corporation is to engage in the wholesale and retail purchase and sale of marine products including but not limited to boats, marine motors and boat and other trailers and do any lawful act concerning any and all lawful business, other than banking or insurance, for which a corporation may be organized under the laws of Nebraska. The Corporation is authorized at 10702 South 144th Street, Omaha NE 68138 and the registered agent is Scott D. Stevens.

DANIEL C. PAULEY, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF TEAMLEE, 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 TeamLee, LLC. The address of the initial designated

Omaha, NE, 68135. The registered agent is Julia K. Palzer and the Registered 3. The general nature of the Company is window screen repair services. 4. The Company commenced on July 10, 2020, and shall have perpetual existence. 5. The affairs of the Company are to be conducted by Members, the

Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The general nature of the business is any or all lawful business. The company commenced existence on October 28, 2019 and shall have perpetual duration. The affairs of the company shall be conducted by the Members, as prescribed by the Operating Agreement.

the Members shall determine.

DANA ROCHE, Attorney RINGENBERG & RATTNER LAW 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF AMENDMENT OF 3540 N. 167 CAR WASH, LLC N. 167 Car Wash, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, has been amended to change the name of the entity to Rocket Carwash, LLC. The of State on July 13, 2020.

DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF OMAHANDY PROPERTIES, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that OmaHANDY Properties, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. Omaha, Nebraska 68135. The Registered Agent of the Company is DDLG Business Services, Inc., 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114.


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Announced

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Mark Kjar

Dan Getz

Dirk Snyder

Jen Rust

President, General Manager

Project Engineer

Field Engineer, Central Iowa Region

Office Administrative Assistant, Central Iowa

Graham Construction Co.

Graham Construction Co.

Graham Construction Company welcomes Dirk Snyder in their Central Iowa Region as a Field Engineer. He

Jen Rust joined Graham Construction Company as an

Graham Construction Co.

Chief Agri

DJ Eihusen, President/CEO of Chief Industries, announced Mark Kjar as the new President/General Manager of Chief Agri, headquartered in Kearney, Nebraska. Kjar is going back to his roots where he began his career with Chief in 1998. He advanced to Manufacturing Manager at Chief Fabrication in 2006, and promoted in 2010 to General Manager. Chief Agri specializes in the design, manufacture, and sale of grain storage systems around the world. As President/General Manager of Chief Agri, Kjar will provide the vision and leadership for global market growth, uphold high quality expectations, and satisfy ongoing consumer needs. “Our many stakeholders should be encouraged to learn that Mark has been selected for this leadership role at Chief Agri,” said Eihusen. “His proven track record as a General Manager at Chief Fabrication, coupled with his vast experience in various positions during his career with the company, will prove to be valuable. Mark has a strong understanding of the culture of Chief and the importance of upholding our mission.” Mark graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in human resources and business management, and double minors in accounting and finance. Mark is also an advocate for manufacturing awareness and education, through his roles as Chairman of the Nebraska Manufacturing Advisory Council, Co-Champion of the Central Nebraska Manufacturing Partnership, and member of the Industrial Technology Community College. “I’m excited to lead the dedicated team at Chief Agri, continuing to build on established customer relationships and enhance the excellent product offerings,” said Kjar. “I have full confidence all stakeholders will embrace our commitment to brand recognition globally through customer service and quality products.”

Graham Construction Company is excited to announce Dan Getz has joined the team as a Project Engineer in their Central Iowa located in Des Moines. He attended the University of Northern Iowa and operations management experience.

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graduated from Iowa State University

located in Des Moines. She graduated from the University

Engineering. Dirk previously had internships focused in construction.

Zoey Tudovic

Ryan Roberts

Project Coordinator, Central Iowa

Project Manager The Graham Group, Inc.

The Graham Group, Inc. Construction Division in Omaha is excited to announce Ryan Roberts has joined the team as

Zoey Tudovic has been hired with Graham Construction Company as a Project Coordinator in their Central Iowa located in Des Moines. She has over seven years of customer service experience and is committed to achieving high production and quality standards and building relationships.

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a Project Manager. He came to Graham with previous experience in construction working as a superintendent.

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Michael Hedderman

Robert Heydon

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Madonna

Madonna

Hedderman joined Madonna in 2017 as administrator of years of health care at Chicago Lakeshore Hospital, Michael Reese Hospital, and a lengthy career at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital serving new role at Madonna, Hedderman directs

has a passion for customer service and enjoys providing support to others.

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Chief Information Officer

In his 20th year at Madonna, Heydon oversees the leadership, organization and direction of the communication and information system, including Information Technology Services and Telecommunication Services teams and related operations for the Lincoln and Omaha Campuses. Heydon most recently served as director of Technical Services. Prior to Madonna, Heydon worked for 15 years at First Commerce Technologies in various roles, including vice president of Data Center.

Jeff Gromowsky Vice President and Physician Practice Administrator Madonna

Gromowsky brings extensive leadership experience, most recently at LymanRichey Corporation where he held positions as director of information technology, vice president of administration and chief financial officer. He previously worked as a consulting manager for Arthur Andersen. In his new role at Madonna, Gromowsky collaborates with the vice president of medical affairs/ chief medical officer to ensure the delivery of quality physician services. Additionally, he is responsible for coordinating effective physician clinic operations, managing the hospital’s contracted services and assisting with development of institutional affiliations and other business opportunities.


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Lincoln businesses create incentive programs, collaborate in challenging economic conditions The world may have changed, but the race to attract businesses and investment in the state is no less competitive. “Nebraska needs to strike while the iron is hot,” said Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development Pat Haverty. “Our state cannot be left behind as every state currently has a business incentive program to attract outside business and investment.” Haverty emphalegislation to replace the sunsetting Nebraska Advantage Act and increase the value of existing incentives programs. “As companies continue to increase their local investment, their expansions also prove vital to projects in other communities across the state,” he said; for example, the Lincoln manufacturer who works with companies in 25 other Nebraska communities, strengthening the supply chain and providing “additional jobs and economic benefit due to expansion.” Existing incentives, Haverty noted, contributes to Lincoln’s ability to compete. “Lincoln has real opportunity to attract new businesses to the area, as we have seen an increase in the number of companies that are looking at our area for a possible expansion or relocation of existing facilities,” he said, surmising that companies will focus more on the Midwest — a shift from major metros. Combined with the region’s work ethic, low costs and talent pipeline, Haverty indicated Lincoln remains competitive with other locations for business. “LPED continues to work with several companies considering opening a new operation in Lincoln,” he said. Haverty also noted its collaboration with MyTern, a community immersion experience for interns; EmployLNK, a workforce development/employer collaborative; The Lincoln Circle, a monthly diversity and inclusion discussion; and LaunchLNK, a grant initiative for startup — alongside researching new programs and funding opportunities. Downtown Lincoln Association has a long tradition of collaborating with like associations, via the International Downtown Association.

through all of this, what’s working as far as social distancing or curbside [delivery],” said President and CEO Todd Ogden. Additionally, he referred to exploring potential opportunities to support travel, tourism, and entertainment with other downtown groups. “It’s really made people be more versatile and adaptive as a business,” Ogden said. “A lot restaurants have adapted to take-out.” And, as businesses reopen, they’re employing ingenuity to see how they can “spread out,” balancing safety considerations with service. “Some have adapted really well,” he said. “A lot weren’t built for Feyerherm carryout.” The hope is, once the pandemic is in the rearview (and a vaccine is introduced) that these businesses will do even better with additional services as “dual businesses,” Ogden indicated. DLA is exploring what economic development looks like when events can’t be planned at Tower Square — how the public can congregate in spaces, or the possibility of virtual events. The organization is also supporting The Railyard and working with the health department, as the destination reintroduces events (adapted to current conditions). “We’re working with businesses, encouraging people to wear masks,” he said. “It’s just good business for a lot of them … there is less of a chance of having a bigger ‘second wave’ that could kill a lot of businesses.” Senior Director Derek Feyerherm said the slowdown gave the Lincoln Convention promoting the city from all angles — event and meeting planners, and visitors and Lincolnites. “We worked with our attractions and venues to begin collecting virtual walkthroughs, experiences, and other ways that visitors could experience Lincoln right from their own homes,” he said. “This will be a lasting change that we will continue to expand on even after tourism returns.” For now, they’ve created “Lincoln Travel Trips” offered by Morrill Hall and the Lincoln Children’s Zoo. Additionally, its mantra to meeting and sports planners has been: “Don’t Cancel,

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Banks shift focus, rely on tech during pandemic The pandemic has certainly taken its toll on a number of businesses across industries. -

and businesses have scaled back and are holding more cash due to economic uncertainty.” This liquidity in the banking system has driven deposit rates down to 2009 recession levels, he said, which hurts those living on

stepped up to the plate to help business customers during the COVID-19 crisis. Outside the large increase in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for business customers, the demand for loans has remained fairly stable. “The largest increase affecting banks is the amount of liquidity in the system,” he said. “Most banks have seen large increases in deposits, as customers are saving more,

centage of event organizers were postponing events instead of outright canceling them,” Feyerherm said. “There were some, primarily national events, which due to their size and the logistics involved were unable to postpone but the silver-lining is that many of these organizers have agreed to contract their events to be held in Lincoln in future years to make up for a lost opportunity.” At a time when it would be easy to “hang our heads,” Feyerherm said, the pandemic is allowing organizations to step back, evaluate how to combat issues that have developed, and allowed for collaboration, idea-sharing and cross-promotion.

Trust, have seen strong loan growth, primarily in the commercial and industrial sector,” Robertson said. “It’s possible that all banks may see higher credit losses in the future

at Lincoln Federal

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to improve customer experience.

bank professionals.” Most banks re-opened their lobbies during June or early July and have implemented additional directed health measures to help protect customers and employees. “There is no perfect playbook for navigation through the current pandemic, but I believe the industry and community banks are positioned well to assist our customers and communities as we chart a course forward collectively,” Seaman said. While there has certainly been some rnes, vice president/

interest returns, but those looking to borrow time low rates. Doris Robertson, executive vice presitrend in banking continues to be the shift to mobile and online banking. “Our customers still want personal interactions, strong relationships and access to physical branches, but they also want convenient and easy ways to access their accounts and apply for loans online,” she said. “The pandemic has only increased that demand.” online applications for the government’s PPP program, she said, and recently, the bank also released an update to its mobile banking app

Seaman Byrnes from businesses hard hit by the pandemic. any challenges.” Ryne Seaman, president/CEO at Cattle extremely busy during the second quarter of 2020 assisting small business customers as they applied to receive a PPP loan. “The majority of banks in Nebraska closed their lobbies in mid-March in an effort to protect their customers and employees and slow the spread of the coronavirus in the area,” he said. “During the time of lobby closure, customers were encouraged to utilize drive-thru and electronic banking services to do their banking and

the pandemic has not Arkfeld slowed operations. In fact, she said the current housing supply isn’t keeping up with the demand, deeming the market very competitive at this time. In turn, this has created a fast paced and high-volume environment. Dave Arkfeld, assistant vice president/ also started to pull back on lending products. “Right now, it’s critical to keep professionalism at a high in this industry,” he said. “The pandemic is changing how we function, but we must remember to still make a connection with those we serve. For example, something as simple as taking the time to video chat with a client will create a more personal interaction for them to think back on even after the pandemic is over.”


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Residential real estate market still going strong The residential real estate market is holding strong, and although the new coronavirus has forced some changes to how business is conducted, it has not depressed the demand. Lincoln is still a seller’s market, with the demand greater than the available inventory, according to realtor.com. The median list price in June was $235,000 with the median sale price being $212,300, and homes are on the market for an average of 53 days. The Lincoln housing market has appreciated at an annual rate of 11.4%, which is greater than the national average of 6.7%, according to fortunebuilders.com. More than 902 new housing permits were issued over the past 12 months, exceeding the national average but a slight decrease for Lincoln from last year, which may be a sign that the number of new permits may be headed back up. Heidi Cline, co-owner of Tenacious Realty, said the market is similar to last year. have more money to put down with less need

for seller-paid closing costs for entry homes,” she said. “Upper price point homes are also selling very quickly if a home is priced right and move-in ready. The low interest rates and money saved has really allowed buyers to spend more on housing. We are seeing a boom in the rural communities surrounding Lincoln as well as East Lincoln.” Cline expects next year to be much the same if interest rates remain low. “I believe houses will increase in value between 6 and 12% for homes below $250,000,” she said. Since the pandemic has imposed social distancing and limited group gatherings, the vate group walkthroughs for clients, allowing

them and their families to view the property in the comfort of their homes. “We have limited the showings on our listings to one group at a time [rather than] overlapping appointments and extended the showing and collection period to allow for more showings and more offers,” Cline said. “This has actually been very helpful to our sellers and has pushed the multiple Burleigh offers much higher [with] better terms for our sellers.” Over the next year, the outlook is positive, over 700 transactions, on the listing — or putting in place. All of Lincoln continues to be hot and

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push for the middle and northeast side of the town. “We have led the way when adjusting to “Every agent has mandatory masks, sanitizer, and practices social distancing. These are different times. I believe we will be using a few of the new practices in the future real estate.” Real estate, said she has not seen a slow-down in sales. “We have approximately 40% lower invenloan to win a multiple offer bid,” she said. “I think we have pent-up demand, and sellers that are holding off listing because of [COVID-19] will be listing once things are better with Covid, so I think it will be a good year next year.” pandemic include social distancing, wearing masks, leaving doors open, frequent hand washing, wiping down doorknobs and surfaces with disinfectant wipes, and asking buyers not to touch things during showings.


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Lincoln health care entities focus on providing care for underserved Serving the most vulnerable and underserved populations is a priority for the Lincoln health care community, especially in the era of coronavirus. providing primary medical and dental care to uninsured and underserved populations in Lancaster County. “We provide a wholistic approach to

“From March through end of May, we only saw about 25% of the patients that we did prior to COVID-19. We estimate that we will lose approximately $1.5 million or more in patient revenue due to the pandemic. Howand we have yet to see any major threats with our cash balances.” expanding its reach via remote locations to provide patients better access. “This summer we are opening two new urgent cares here in Lincoln,” said Eric

Meyer, chief execubehavioral health consultants embedded in the primary care teams. We have cer-

Meyer

paramedic/community health coordinator who works to make sure our most complex patients have the resources they need. “According to our 2019 Uniform Data care to 19,430 medical, dental and behavioral health patients and had 54,866 visits throughout the year. Of these, 10,631 patients fell below the 200% of the Federal fee discount. Of those 19,430 patients, 7,394 patients were uninsured, 5,194 were Medicaid, 1,911 were Medicare and 4,931 had private insurance.” The impact of COVID-19 was particularly

Mooss

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operates one urgent care on our LifePointe campus on S. 27th St., near Pine Lake Road. Effective Monday, July 13, we will open our location at 5901 N. 27th St. “And, we have been constructing a new 15,000-square-foot clinic on the southeast part of Lincoln at 84th and Pioneers. That practice is called Southeast Lincoln Family Medicine and it will move into this new building, giving us much more space and allowing us to recruit and grow the number of primary care doctors we have there.” The new locations are also expected to ease logjams in the main hospital’s emergency department.

courtesy of Bluestem Health) the right setting for their care,” he said. “The notion of going into the emergency department for a sore throat or urinary tract infection is a very expensive and, frankly, less patient-friendly setting than a faster and cheaper urgent care visit.” Lincoln also has a reputation for specialty services, something promoted through Lincoln Specialty Care, a collaborative project between practitioners and the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.

(Photo “We’re a support mechanism to the president. “We want St. E’s to thrive, we want specialty care physicians to thrive as well as our long-term health care facilities. Through our LSC website, we created a landing spot for people seeking health care here in Lincoln who may not be very familiar with the community.”


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Midwest tech industry expected to come out on top post pandemic The future looks optimistic for the Lincoln tech scene, as the need for technology is at an all-time high.

at Don’t Panic Labs,

attempting in other industries are requiring changes to underlying software. Other more insulated industries, though, may potentially

Scott said the outlook for the industry continues to remain strong, but it is highly affected based on the macro outlook for industries in which this practice supports. “Certain technology companies have

Zimmer look at IT as a cost center and look to reduce as they weather the storm.” David Chait, founder/CEO at Travefy, said tech businesses have been put to the test in the current environment. “Sales are declining as purchasing power has decreased and many businesses are on Continued on page 27.

tech startups are building solid, traditional, These companies have a much stronger foundation and can weather adverse effects to the market, like a pandemic, much better than others. “Many tech startups are looking to their investors for help to keep the business running cannot operate on their revenue alone and have relied primarily on equity investment to support their growth,” he said. According to Scott, there will be many tech startups closing their doors as a result of the pandemic. “It is my assumption there will not be high rates of Midwest tech companies closing their doors, in relative comparison to the coastal tech ecosystems,” he said. “Time will tell, but the tech industry, as we knew it six months ago, will not be the same going forward and the Midwest mentality may become the new cool.” Carrick Detweiler, CEO at Drone Amplito monitor and ignite backburns, said the panrisk, as they now have to face the risks of the ers operate from safer places and in socially distant ways while still giving them eyes on Service has already adopted our technology and we expect the growth in this area will be huge moving forward.” Doug Durham, co-founder/CEO at Don’t Panic Labs, said the pandemic has caused companies to look to completely transition their business applications and services to the cloud. Additionally, companies with operations currently dependent on physical co-location will look to decouple from the enables employees to be as effective in remote settings. “They say necessity is the mother of invention and I think we are seeing this happening right before our eyes in all areas of our country and economy,” Durham said.

Lincoln health care Continued from preceding page. evolved into a successful partnership over the years and has established Lincoln’s reputation as a medical center of excellence. “As the medical community in Lincoln has grown by leaps and bounds, we’ve become known across the country,” she said. “We’ve been on a number of ‘best’ Birdsall lists and health care has been one reason for that. Lincoln Specialty Care has really helped with that; it’s playing an important supporting role.”

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Architecture, engineering markets remain strong despite pandemic The coronavirus hasn’t put a damper on the amount of work Lincoln’s architecture and practitioners. “Locally we’ve been fortunate in the areas where we operate,” said John Hathaway, principal of Architectural Design Associates and president of The American Institute of Architects, Lincoln. “The construction market has stayed vibrant and strong. Other than some materials shortages and other anomalies creating issues with the construction process, we’ve not seen a substantial drop-off in work.” Hathaway said the brisk business climate applies across the board, thanks partly to ready sources of funding. “We haven’t seen the lending tighten up like

it has in past times,” he said. “It’s still available and there might be a few people who are taking advantage of projects that are maybe scheduled out a little bit just to take advantage of the competitive lending.” Erin Dobesh, associate with Davis Design and secretary of AIA Lincoln, said the pandemic did have a negative effect on new events the association was planning as part of its reorganization. “Part of our preCOVID was figuring out what the membership desired out of the association. A big part of that was public outreach,” she said. “Even working with the Parade of Homes, we were having problems with public outreach in any effective way. We were trying to come up with events when COVID-19 put a big hold on that.” Dobesh said another AIA priority, improv-

2020. (Photo courtesy of Berggren Architects) ing communication between AIA and various pandemic will be the way in which team members communicate going forward. building departments, was moving forward. “In the past, we maintained a schedule of “There is always some transition when someone retires or there’s a new person in the regular staff meetings to keep everyone connected,” he said. “In the future, there may be more read codes a little bit utilization of Zoom or differently,” she said. Skype for all-inclusive “One thing we want to staff meetings. Howdo is have regular conever, there are limitaversations with them to talk through some expect Zoom will be a of those issues. We’re backup used when one looking to create more or more staff cannot open, consistent dialog.” staff meetings.” Berggren Mitenko Coronavirus has - also inspired new virus mitigation technology, said Katherine Mitenko, marketing coordinator navirus storm operationally as well. “There has been a learning curve as most at Engineering Technologies, Inc. “We are seeing pathogen control,” she said. motely,” he said. “Some had limited experience “Ion particle generation and UV lights are being working remotely, but nothing as all-encom- used to help cut down on and deactivate potential pathogens. We expect these to continue. We staff telecommute for more than a decade.”

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Creativity and innovation keeps arts and entertainment thriving While it may seem like the worst of times, when the goal is to educate and inspire people of all ages, the inherent creativity of the arts has been in full bloom and looks to continue the trend, even if it requires some major changes. “In 2019, we had our biggest ever in ticket sales, and now we have never had so many cancelations, as well as many young artists still waiting to perform their dances executive director at Lied Performing Arts Center. “We were progressive with our response because the arts are an essential part of life, and they are needed more now than ever to provide hope and inspiration.” The Lied Center team has been busy developing new ways to support artists and bring the arts back into the community.

Lied Live was launched, which is a virtual concert held live every Friday. “One of the good things is that it gave us an opportunity to showcase a great number of local artists,” Stephan said. “We get viewers from all over the world, so it’s fun and inspiring to share the talents we have. We have a Lied relief fund, Stephan which many people have been donating to. It enables us to pay those artists, thus allowing us an opportunity to provide a little help Nebraskan artists.” Although virtual is becoming the new normal, seeing artistry live and in person is

Midwest tech industry Markets remain strong Continued from page 25. hold as far as growth goes,” he said. “With that being said, Lincoln businesses are in a fantastic position to survive and thrive due to the conservative Midwest nature. Lincoln also has a very supportive community that will help businesses push through this.” Right now, the industry is moving toward scalable solutions and sustainable business models. The pandemic, he said, has highlighted the importance of technology tools that enable businesses, especially in a remote setting, and there’s never been a brighter future for the tech landscape.

Continued from preceding page. Overall, though, Mitenko said it’s hard to picture exactly what the workplace will look like going forward. “A lot of our engineers are thinking strategically about what’s next,” she said. “Prioritizing innovative, comprehensive and proven engineering design is what we’re known for throughout the state, and we aren’t making an exception in that quality because of climate volatility. Our engineers love a puzzle, and navigating this new space is just another one for them to solve.”

still important. Adhering to social distancing and other new requirements, the Lied Center launched Music on the Move. Similar to a bike chariot, artists travel through different neighborhoods each week. The LUX Center for the Arts also felt the brunt of the pandemic. As an educational institution, it was forced to shut its doors, but its team of educators quickly beShaw gan thinking of ways to ensure people had access to art. “We talked and decided we needed to be part of the solution, part of making our community feel better in a time with so much fear and uncertainty,” said Joe Shaw, executive director of LUX Center. “Art, and teaching art is really teaching creativity and new ways of looking at things. If anything, right now we need creative solutions to the problems we have and new ways of looking at things. Even the unique masks people are making is art. Those are the kinds of things that will get us through this.” LUX is a staple in after-school programs and at community centers. To ensure kids had what they needed to keep their art alive, the center distributed 400 art supply bags in March and April. The next step was to create a community art alley in which paints and supplies are left out for people to safely spread out and create art. Increasing its online presence has been important, especially

since its annual major live auction had to be canceled and a smaller online version was held. It has also created online tutorials and live artist talks. While the future may be uncertain, being bold and planning ahead remain at the foreground. opportunity is to keep the momentum going,” Stephan said. “We have a full season of top performers planned for next year. For the fall, we are planning for social distancing and will be at 25% capacity. We want to build on connecting greatest artists in the world with students, the people of Nebraska make that possible. Hopefully, 2021-2022 will be another record year and keep us on track.” LUX plans to continue its innovation and make changes as necessary to its educational opportunities. It currently has a mural project with nine Nebraska artists that are being unveiled at locations throughout Lincoln. It has created a map so people can bike or walk to see them. The center will also be holding an innovative art safari, turning its parking lot in an immersive experience. As for educating students, safety and taking it one day at a time are the focus. “We are hoping that we can return to the model we had before, but for now were doing events, we will probably continue to do that in the future. As the school year approaches, we likely won’t be able to do the same outreach we normally do, but we are planning on turning that into a mentor program with one artist and two students.”


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2020 ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference shows power of teams by Michelle Leach Themes come and go. But the 27th annual Institute for Career Advancement Needs (ICAN) Women’s Leadership Conference on August 19, is set to continue the tradition that has orchestrated consecutive “sellout” performances, attracting more than 3,000 attendees and 300-plus companies from across the region: timely, relevant experiences and Zach speakers notable in

Erica Volini speaking at the 2019 ICAN Women's Leadership Conference. (Courtesy of ICAN)

audience yet. We expect approximately

4,000 leaders from various industries, catogether virtually for one day to hear from an intentionally-crafted lineup of national thought leaders on leadership, and elevate their core performance individually or as part of a team,” said ICAN Director Marketing, Communications and Events Allison Schorr Zach. “We take very seriously

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perspectives are particularly relevant to the events and the challenges and opportunities for the theme “ENSEMBLE: Elevating Team Performance.” part of our general research into the digital age conducted for last year’s ADAPT theme,” said Lisa Kaplan, ICAN’s conference development manager. “The digital disruption is fundamentally changing traditional hierarchical models to teams

scape to elevate their team and business performance.” The musical reference of “ensemble,” model to a great symphony orchestra. “The multiple elements are brought together the musical score (the strategy), the different types of instrumental musi(functional leaders), and the conductor said. “We built this agenda and theme around this idea of ‘symphonic leadership’

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Naturally, Deloitte Consulting’s Global day, delivering the keynote: “Symphonic Performance.” Volini as a member of the panel moderated by journalist Judy Woodruff last year.

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largest survey of its kind. “Back in 2017, the title of our report

Continued from preceding page. technology alone. It’s not because the tech-

teams are a huge part of that,” she said. “You come together in different teams to talk about different issues.

performance reference,” she added. Kaplan said the ICAN team loved the idea of “engaging the senses” in talking Simmons teaches about collaboration

they didn’t have processes aligned for they can not only survive but thrive in the to bring their empathy and relationshipbuilding to this environment.”

Accordingly, in the next year, Volini

happening there are tremendous opportuni-

they found these leaders rarely, if ever, environment. “[The conference] is a great opportunity to do that,” she said. “I left the conference last year and remember calling my husband in ages.’ Frankly, the region is a model for tackle challenges. Communities can’t go out at it alone.” Volini is returning as a keynote presented on the 10th anniversary of Deloitte’s

Kaplan noted author and keynote speaker Marissa Orr picks up the theme tackle things like going digital and evolv-

this process of talking to the concept of

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ICAN speakers to share leadership perspective by Gabby Christensen

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The 2020 ICAN Women’s Leadership -

“Early in life, I learned that making -

this year’s theme, “ENSEMBLE: Elevating Team Performance.” Lisa Kaplan, conference development at ICAN, said this year’s selection of breakout speakers examines the dynamics of inclusivity and diversity of thought and innovation. “As ever, ICAN designs the conference to be inspiring and informative for all our attendees, providing practical tips and tools

Donnelly Hira create positive feelings,” Donnelly said.

to bring this conversation to our audience -

she’s ever covered. keep and shape the very best talent, espe-

shared perspectives and goals.

positive for any engaged leader,” Hira said. Claire Haidar, technology entrepreneur, has recently started training as a pilot and

too, and lead us to understand and value those differences,” Donnelly said. “I have come to understand that leadership can come from anyone, that even a cartoonist can quietly be a leader. Through

mate,” Haidar said. “chaos theory applied

able to help people truly see themselves, the good and the notso-good. Humor also

formation is a behemoth undertaking for businesses and it is a very daunting task for the individual employee. “By understanding the variables driving it, and by creating a roadmap to navigate

Haidar

change that is happening so rapidly.”

Also at the conference, Nadira Hira, communicate and helped me, a shy child, come out of my shell.”

things are headed,” she said. for young people actually improves the

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discussed so that the audience is able to is being discussed.

and extend the experience. All existing

Continued from preceding page. a guest(s) to experience the virtual conferhave controlled access to the platform for recordings again, or catch the breakout session they didn’t join day-of. “Registration remains open for a limited

Discounted rates are available for small businesses. Additional information on the virtual conference agenda and all sessions can be found later in this section and at ICANConference.com.

matters to them — the lives they’re leading, their communities — and chances are that -

at a rapid rate,” she said. “More than ever before business leaders have the opporWe are at an interesting crossroads of the our future story is more important than ever

She said this has been the foundation of every successful ensemble environment

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Leadership development programs cornerstones of ICAN education by Dwain Hebda

Of all the professional skills ICAN instills in partner companies and individuals, leadership development ranks among the most important, president of strategic partnerships. “The role of leadership development is critical to intentional, successful team performance,” she said. “The business climate today is more complex than ever. With the ambiguity created

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by the pandemic, the speed of social change, calls for greater inclusion, virtual advances, volumes of data and the rise of the social enterprise, it’s critical to develop people who can lead people and foster collaboration, teamwork and connectivity.”

program that works best for their teams.” In many cases, ICAN’s methodology accentuates what a company already has in place, said Joni Wheeler, chief talent and information of Nebraska. “We paired ICAN methodologies with our leadership competencies and created a training for mid-level managers centered on authentic-

ICAN’s effectiveness lies in its ability to craft custom leadership development solutions for partner companies. skill, leadership needs to be cultivated. ComLillig their employees an ICAN experience whether that be our conference, public programs or custom programs,” she said. “We’ve seen strong growth in custom programs where ICAN and a company collaborate to craft and tailor the

Huerter Kaminski ity,” she said. “It’s completely individualized, leader they aspire to be.” “ICAN has a proven record of developing employees at various levels. They’re highly suc-

leaders. We connected with ICAN when we for our mid-tier leadership team. When we sense to engage ICAN because of their focus on authentic leadership.” Holly Huerter, vice president of human organization originally embraced ICAN as one of the only sources of leadership development for women. “Methodist has been involved with ICAN for more than 25 years,” she said. “ICAN brought an opportunity for women to learn women ‘do leadership’ which is very different than men. “Today, we’re providing the same access to great thinkers, but not just women leaders and not just women in leadership. We’ve expanded our participation to leaders, emerging leaders and men. As leadership in today’s world has evolved, so has leadership at Methodist, much due to the fact that ICAN provided great education for participants to build on and exposure to Continued on page 9.

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VIRTUAL AGENDA Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Times subject to change. Current agenda can be found at ICANconference.com

#ICAN2020

7:30 – 9 a.m.

Virtual Conference Opens / Networking

9 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

GENERAL SESSION • Welcome/Opening Remarks: Susan Henricks, ICAN President & CEO • Keynote: Erica Volini, Symphonic Leadership: Teams and Organizational Performance • Presentation of the 2020 ICAN Leadership Award • Keynote: Marissa Orr, Lean Out

10:30 – 10:40 a.m.

Break / Virtual Networking + Exhibits • Keynote: Ritu Bhasin, Unleashing Diversity as a Team Strategy • Keynote: Liza Donnelly, Humorous Connections

11:25-11:45 a.m.

LUNCH BREAK • Keynote: Mark Sato, Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter • Keynote: Karen Cvitkovich, Leading Cross-Cultural and Virtual Teams

12:55 - 1:05 p.m.

Break / Virtual Networking + Exhibits • Keynote: Jade Simmons, Creative Collaboration: A Musical Exploration

1:40-1:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks to End General Session + Transition

1:45 – 2:15 p.m.

BREAKOUT SESSION • Claire Haidar, The Future of Work is Chaos - Or • Nadira Hira, Misled: How a Generation of Leaders Lost the Faith (and what you’ll need to do to Get it Back)

2:15 – 2:20 p.m.

Virtual Networking + Transition

2:20 – 3 p.m.

Continuing the Conversation! Optional Post-Event Networking + Discussion Chat Sessions • Options Include: Multipliers: Live Q&A with Keynote Mark Sato, ‘Connecting Through Conversation...Weaving it all Together’ with ICAN Faculty Members Karen Baldwin & Dawn Gelderloos, and ‘It’s Time to Be Bold: A Conversation on Diversity, Inclusion and Unconscious Bias’ with ICAN Faculty Members Laura Roccaforte & Moniki Cannon


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GENERAL SESSION KEYNOTES Speaker bios can be found at ICANconference.com ERICA VOLINI

Global Human Capital Leader, Deloitte Consulting Symphonic Leadership: Teams and Organizational Performance

The evolution from traditional organizational hierarchies to cross-functional teams – and networks of teams - is well underway. Data from Deloitte’s Human Capital Trends Report shows that adopting team structures improves organizational performance for those organizations that can make this shift. How can leaders, HR departments and employees get “teaming” right? Erica Volini, Global Human Capital Leader from Deloitte offers insight directly from her research on the changing work environment and the most important leadership skills required to manage these future challenges.

MARISSA ORR

Author of Lean Out: The Truth about Women, Power and the Workplace Former Google and Facebook Executive

More than half a century since the equal pay act, the wage gap still hovers at 80% and only 5% of CEOs in the Fortune 500 are women. With her book “Lean Out” Marissa Orr attempts to answer the question few dare to ask: what have we gotten wrong about women at work? Based on in-depth research and personal experiences Marissa exposes the systemic dysfunction at the heart of today’s most powerful corporations and how their pursuit to close the gender gap has come at the expense of female well- being. She doesn’t simply present a counterargument to modern feminist rhetoric but offers a revolutionary path forward to change the trajectory of the lives of women and men in the corporate world and beyond.

RITU BHASIN

Unleashing Diversity as a Team Strategy

We’re hearing more than ever before about the critical importance of inclusion—in workplaces and in society at large. Through effective allyship, leaders can better interrupt bias, work across cultural differences, and create environments that are authentic, empowering, and innovative. Informed leaders today want to create inclusive workplace cultures and supporting diverse team members, but often don’t know how to make this happen. In this compelling and practical keynote, Ritu Bhasin, a global diversity and inclusion consultant, will give us the “how” for making diversity work, including the tools, skills, and language to boldly move forward into the role of ally.

LIZA DONNELLY

Cartoonist and Writer for The New Yorker magazine Drawing Disruption: Using Humor to Connect

We are in an era where people – particularly millennials – want leaders and work environments that are relatable and approachable. Humor makes leaders seem more approachable and creates trust - a foundation for creativity and productivity! Enter Liza Donnelly – to demonstrate the power of using humor to make connections, reveal what is unspoken, or to simply provide a much-needed laugh to release tension.

MARK SATO

Master Practitioner, The Wiseman Group Multipliers: How the Best Leaders make Everyone Smarter

Do you make those around you smarter? We all hope we a leader who can amplify or “multiply” the smarts and capabilities of the people around us. A Multiplier. And the world needs more such leaders, especially now, when leaders are expected to do more with less. But some of us – perhaps unknowingly – may be a “diminisher”: one who drains intelligence, energy, and capability from the people around them. These are the idea killers, the energy sappers, the “diminishers” of talent and commitment. Mark Sato will help us to gain insights into where talent is being fully utilized and where it may be slipping through the cracks in our organization or on our teams, and help us analyze our own leadership behavior, guiding our learning to where it’s needed most.

KAREN CVITCOVICH

Global Leadership Expert, Mosaic Global Solutions Leading Cross-Cultural and Virtual Teams

No matter our country of origin, our culture, or our physical distance, we all wish to be respected, understood, and listened to. It is simply our behaviors that makes us different. Digitally connected leaders of today must strive not only to get the balance between ‘global’ and ‘local’ right in the channels they manage, but also to work successfully with colleagues and partners from all around the world.

JADE SIMMONS

Rockstar Concert Pianist, Media Host and Author Creative Collaboration: A Musical Exploration

In today's evolving landscape, great leaders increasingly rely on collaboration and creativity. They encourage individuals to take risks to discover something new. The result? An organization that can improvise, and where every player is simultaneously led both by the needs of the group and by the leader’s subtle direction. The same can be said of a nuanced musical performance. Renowned pianist Jade Simmons will deliver some musical examples of collaboration – showing us how to bring out the best in ourselves and our teams.

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BREAKOUT KEYNOTE SESSIONS Speaker bios can be found at ICANconference.com These experts will provide a more focused presentation on elevating team performance, along with the opportunities to evolve and elevate your own leadership. What will help you elevate performance in your ensembles? Attendees will decide which topic and expert speaker interests them most that day to join the virtual breakout session in the afternoon – then, can catch the other session presentation after the conference by logging back into the virtual platform where all speaker recordings will be available for viewing for 30 days after the event.

CLAIRE HAIDAR

The Future of Work is Chaos

Claire Haidar is a Tech entrepreneur, future thinker and speaker who is passionate about human acceleration and workplace transformation, and by the intersection between systems and human behavior. She believes that if people are going to spend 90% of their time at work, it should be the place where their souls, hearts and minds come alive. Claire will guide us in re-discovering our childhood sense of creativity and chaos, and to find work solutions to the challenges that the digital age is bringing to the workforce.

NADIRA HIRA

Misled: How a Generation of Leaders Lost the Faith (and what you’ll need to do to Get it Back)

An award-winning journalist, sought-after host, and recognized Millennial expert, Nadira Hira relishes examining contemporary culture from all angles. And she’s had the chance to do it on pages and stages across media and around the world — from the United Nations, to HBO and MTV News, to many a print outlet, including Newsweek, Smithsonian, and Fortune, where Nadira profiled such singular subjects as Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, the rollicking ancient art trade, and twentysomethings in the 21st century. Nadira will help prepare us all for leading teams with a Millennial workforce that is demanding inclusion, transparency, and a holistic approach to work-life that embraces non-traditional workplaces and job descriptions.

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Keynotes give in-depth look into themes of popular books by David Kubicek

Two ICAN keynotes will be centered on valuable information on two different topics. In the general session keynote Marissa Orr about Women, Power, and the Workplace.” “I’ve always been passionate about helping women and women’s issues in general, but over time I became disenchanted with the current approach to closing the gender gap and the national conversation on women at work,” Orr said. “Instead of listening to all Orr of the valid and reasonable concerns we had as working women, we were mostly being lectured on how to act more like men.” Orr couldn’t think of anything less feminist or empowering than holding up men as the “norm” or benchmark to which women should aspire. In addition, the issues are being addressed from a limited and narrow perspective, and as a result, many everyday working women don’t hear their voices, concerns, and challenges

and tell a different side to the story of women at work,” Orr said. Her keynote will include several stories from her 15 years working at Facebook and Google, but they won’t be the typical highlight reel of a experience as a single mom of three kids trying to navigate the corporate world and all the success and failures which that entailed. real about my journey is what makes it relatable,” Orr said. “In simply sharing my truth, other women feel heard Sato and understood.” The gender gap is not a female problem; it is a systems problem, Orr noted. The corporate hierarchy was designed by men in the industrial age, a time when there were fewer women in

economy and the composition of the workforce has transformed, these structures have remained exactly the same. “To close the gender gap, what makes more sense, rewiring women’s personalities to conform to an outdated system or rewiring the system to better meet their needs?” Orr said. job or reduce your ambition or take your foot off the pedal of your career. It simply means leaning out of anyone else’s story of who you should be and what your career should look like. It’s rewhich is the very essence of empowerment.” master practitioner with The Wiseman Group,

intelligence of others. Multipliers challenge, other people to increase the willingness to use their brains. Diminishers shut down the will or capacity for people to use their own intelligence.

A few examples contrasting diminishers with multipliers — Diminishers create a tense environment that suppresses people’s thinking and capability; multipliers create an intense ing and work. Diminishers interfere with every detail to make sure it is done their way; multipliers give other people ownership for results and invest in their success. Diminishers make abrupt decisions that confuse the organization; multipliers drive sound decisions through rigorous debate. all worked with or for both multipliers or diminishers in our careers and personal lives. Next we’ll explore the diminisher tendencies that we may doing accidentally, despite some of our best intentions. In closing we’ll discuss the most important multipliers traits. The session holding a live Q&A session for attendees as one of the Continuing the Conversation virtual networking chat session options at the end of the conference day for those that would like to hear more and interact with him.

Leadership development Continued from page 5. leadership trends beyond our industry.” Tonya Kaminski, vice president of talof Omaha, said even though the company’s partnership with ICAN is relatively recent, it’s already paying dividends. “We started our partnership with ICAN to develop a custom Management Development Program in 2019, focused on resetting our expectations of managers and offering them development to live into these expectations,” she said. “We run this program in cohorts, so the same group of managers work together throughout a managers growing their skills, they are building relationships across the organization. “Of the 50 managers who have already completed the program, we are hearing from many of them that this experience has helped them reset their roles have even described it as ‘life changing.’” Partner executives also cite the diversity of learning opportunities that ICAN offers Sebby as one aspect of the group’s effectiveness. “We have had a long relationship with tive with Fiserv. “Our associates have attended the leadership programs, 7x7x7s and every year, we’ve been a sponsor of the annual ICAN Conference. We also have had a board seat for many years. “Our associates have found value in all of these formats and, I believe, it also gives par-

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Inclusion, diversity keys to success and building strong leadership, teams by Jasmine Heimgartner

The right leaders will lead their teams toward success and innovation. Finding, as dedication to embracing diversity. During one of the breakout sessions, “Unleashing Disultant, will share her expertise and insights on the importance of leveraging differences

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to create success. A global speaker, author and yoga and “The Authenticity Principle,” focuses on the relationship between inclusion and authenticity. An authentic leader embraces the differences needed to be successful, challenges the need to address discrimination in any form and encourages others to be authentic. This insightful breakout session, which

aims to create more awareness, aligns with local programs from ICAN and Greater Omaha Chamber that encourage others to delve deeper into the importance of diversity and inclusiveness. The Chamber’s diversity and inclusion

opportunities and community needs have been developed to create positive, measurable outcomes for increased opportunities In an effort to help businesses develop

Greater Omaha. Its many layers, including

Roccaforte Bhasin their leadership teams, ICAN has developed This program, which includes a two-day session with optional follow-up sessions and coaching, is designed to help people become more aware of their unconscious biases to minimize them in the workplace, as well as apply strategies to address them. Along with videos, assessments and panelists, the trained facilitators will help address four key points. These include training needed for inclusive leadership, understanding what unconscious bias is, how to be an ally, and how to move forward. “We want to create a safe environment for people to talk about things they don’t always talk about in a nonjudgmental way,” said “It can be hard for us to identify our own Continued on next page.


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ICAN Leadership Award gives recognition to individual who encourages positive influence by Barbie Mully

ICAN’s four C’s of leadership — collaboration,

there is a strong correlation between mastering such interpersonal skills and an individual’s career victories. “These soft skills, which include being able to collaborate with others, showing up with con-

grams and operations at ICAN, said the award creates an awareness of key attributes and encourages engagement around the topic of strong, healthy leadership in the local community and beyond. It is her hope that sharing the winners’ stories will spark inspiration in others. “ICAN believes that recognizing these leaders will encourage others to lead in the same manner,” she said. “Research tells us that these leadership skills are critical to business success and retention of employees.” Rynearson, and the 2020 recipient of the ICAN an intentional inner belief system that is guided in wisdom, grace and authenticity. “I believe in being prepared and working hard,” Pridal said. “That I have to lead by example but must remember that I am human. I believe we must be continuous learners, to believe we have bias, and try to check them out with curiosity and grace.” looking for the resolution that is in the highest good of all involved.

Keys to success Continued from preceding page. diversity and biases or understand the biases others face. We were each raised differently and opening ourselves up to listen and hear other being treated differently and how it made them feel, can be a way into understanding that person and ourselves. And, it may change how we see them — not only as color, gender, disability or age. We can see all of who they are, and that can help us make better decisions about who we hire, who we include on projects and who we promote.” The program will also educate participants on how important diversity truly is to success. research, concluded that socially diverse groups are more innovative. That eventually impacts the bottom line, employee retention and growth. For the community, embracing these concepts creates a welcoming environment that is essential to bringing more talent to the area, as well as keeping the talent here. “When you don’t have diversity in the room and are just looking at a few people to help you make decisions, you lose the ability to innovate,” Roccaforte said. “While an organization’s ultimate goal is to generate revenue, how we do that in the most inclusive way can bring out the great ideas, help us make the right hiring decisions and let all voices be heard. It’s a way to allow the richness of what already sits in your organization out. That is the beginning of the conversation. The continuance of that is that it takes time for people to adopt a change in thinking. If the leader embraces something, whatever it is, they are able to bring their team along when they truly embrace it and understand.”

McLaughlin Pridal and offering your co-workers compassion, have a direct link to success in the workplace,” she said. Created and presented in partnership with Kiewit Corporation since its commencement in

ference in front of an audience of 3,000 men and women from organizations across the country and the world. mitted to leadership development and our organizations believe this event provides a great platform to honor leaders going above and beyond for their organizations and communities,” member for ICAN. Pridal said the ceived from the award was invaluable. “Having an opportunity to tell a portion of my story in front of 3,000 people was a great honor and was very humbling,” she said. “ICAN is a wellEdsen respected community partner and leadership organization.” Pridal is a civil engineer with a master's responsible for the strategic direction, remote

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tation ceremony will be part of the the virtual conference. Nominations for 2020 have closed, but nominations for the 2021 award will open in January at icanglobal.net. All nominations are reviewed by a selection committee made up of ICAN board of directors members, ICAN and Kiewit representatives and other community business leaders. “My favorite part of the award process is reviewing the nominations and discovering the incredible things that leaders are doing in our many leaders who are inspiring and helping to grow their workforce in creative and collaborative ways.” winners’ presentations as they accept the award at the conference. “The message is so impactful. You discover that these leaders face the same obstacles and challenges that we all do. They were able to use the four C’s in their journeys to overcome incredibly inspiring.”


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The ensemble: a delicate and precise blending of harmonious elements. It allows for authenticity and creativity, but within the boundaries of the team. Business success — like beautiful music — doesn’t just happen. It is orchestrated through symphonic leadership — directing the ensemble to play together in harmony. Without leadership, there is no harmony, and without harmony, music is just noise.

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Bring the team: Each person within the ensemble brings their own contribution toward harmony, and together they create the masterpiece. Last call! Register now for your virtual ticket at: Visit our conference website for speaker bios, virtual agenda and to reserve your registration.

FEATURING KEYNOTES: Jade Simmons Erica Volini Global Human Capital Leader for Deloitte Consulting

Symphonic Leadership: Teams and Organizational Performance

Marissa Orr

Rockstar Concert Pianist, Media Host and Author

Creative Collaboration: A Musical Exploration

Karen Cvitkovich

Global Leadership Expert, Mosaic Global Solutions

Leading Cross-Cultural and Virtual Teams

Author of Lean Out, Former Google and Facebook Executive

Ritu Bhasin

Lean Out

Unleashing Diversity as a Team Strategy

Mark Sato

Breakout Keynotes:

Multipliers: How the Best Leaders make Everyone Smarter

Claire Haidar, Tech Entrepreneur The Future of Work is Chaos

Master Practitioner, The Wiseman Group

Liza Donnelly

Cartoonist and Writer for The New Yorker

Humorous Connections

Life Coach & Authenticity Advocate, Author

Nadira Hira, Millennial Expert, Writer and Journalist Misled: How a Generation of Leaders Lost the Faith (and what you’ll need to do to Get it Back)

ABOUT : The mission of the Institute for Career Advancement Needs is to develop inspired, authentic leaders to transform the organizations and communities they serve. For nearly 40 years, ICAN has developed leaders who create limitless possibilities for themselves and their organizations. We are your trusted and credible partner for all things leadership. ICAN inspires bold thinking, deepens self-awareness, expands capacity & builds leadership networks that define the future of business. Our leader development programs include Defining Leadership, individual and team development through on-site custom programs & services, coaching, assessment workshops and dynamic Leadership Exchange 7x7x7 events. Learn more at ICANglobal.net

THANK YOU to our Conference Partners. View full list of conference partners at icanconference.com

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Midlands Business Journal July 17, 2020 Vol. 46 No. 29 issue  

The Midlands Business Journal is a weekly news publication based in Omaha, Nebraska featuring in-depth business coverage of the Greater Omah...

Midlands Business Journal July 17, 2020 Vol. 46 No. 29 issue  

The Midlands Business Journal is a weekly news publication based in Omaha, Nebraska featuring in-depth business coverage of the Greater Omah...

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