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GROWTH REPORT A section prepared by the staff of the Midlands Business Journal • June 18, 2021

Sarpy County economy boosted by large projects by Gabby Hellbusch

Sarpy County is growing at a rapid pace with projects set to boost the economy well into the future. Andrew Rainbolt, executive director at Sarpy County Economic Development Corporation, said the Sarpy economy continued its prolonged economic expansion even through the uncertainty of 2020. Rainbolt said building permit valuations were down a bit from 2019, but that was due more to the timing of project starts rather than a pullback in the economy. “Large projects like Amazon, Facebook and Google have huge impacts on our construction market, but light industrial, car dealership and public school developments dominated the list of projects in 2020,” he said. Additionally, the LaMontagne intersection of Highway 50 and 370 is about to become a major employment with the addition of an Amazon sortation center, which will employ 1,000 people. “Immediately east of that site, the former ShopKo distribution center is now Papillion Foods, a division of Hormel,” Rainbolt said. “Papillion Foods is set to employ more people than ShopKo at higher wages and could potentially employ many more as they build out the property.” This year, Google announced spending another $500 million on its Papillion data center and Facebook announced its expansion into Springfield along with 100 more jobs. “To help serve this expansion, the Sarpy County and Sarpy Cities Sewer Agency started design on a major sewer expansion that when complete will open up the southern half of Sarpy County to development,” he said. “The importance of this project can’t be understated if we want to continue our current pace of growth.” Jeff LaMontagne, project manager at E&A Consulting Group, said the firm is currently working on the development of a mixed-use site in the northwest corner of Highway 370 and 84th Street in Papillion. Once approved, the site will be named “The Tower District” and will include single family homes, town homes, apartments, office space, retail, trails, park areas and green space. “The name for the development is fitting,

as the existing Papillion water tower sits in the middle of the site on the south edge of the property and can be seen from miles around Papillion, a very iconic feature of the area,” he said. “The city of Papillion is currently approving funding to repaint the water tower in the next few years.” LaMontagne said the new development will have two access points from 84th Street, and three access points from 90th Street. Additionally, the new development will provide a connection to the existing Harrison Street to the north. “The 90th Street corridor will be improved as part of the project,” he said. “Additional right of way will allow for the road to be widened and drainage improvements will be designed along the corridor. The community will be able to Gay enjoy the park, trails and green space areas.” Tonee Gay, executive director at Midlands Community Foundation located in Sarpy County, said “investing in the power of community” is at the heart of everything MCF does. “As our community faced unprecedented challenges this past fiscal year due to the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis, we centered ourselves to help find partnerships, hope and inspiration through these troubling times,” Gay said. “As a result, we created the MCF Coronavirus Response Fund, which financially supported more than 30 nonprofit organizations providing critical services to our community.” She said MCF is committed to building more programs, projects and initiatives to resolve and lead to positive change, strengthening Sarpy County. “Through our biannual grants program, we remain solid in our commitment to serve the many nonprofit organizations facing an increase in demand for their services to Sarpy County,” Gay said. “The community and economic need was apparent during our spring grant program when we received a record number of requests and distributed our highest number of grants. Despite these trying times, our community and donors continued to maintain their philanthropic giving. MCF will be on the forefront and help respond to the needs in Sarpy County.”

Andrew Rainbolt, executive director of the Sarpy County Economic Development Corp. at the intersection of 153rd Street and Gold Coast Road, overlooking the Google campus. (Photo by Roger Humphries)

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Over the past 25 years Crown Trophy’s northwest Omaha retail store has grown by putting an emphasis on creating innovative awards for athletic teams and corporate recognition programs. As the popularity of soccer has grown, so has fantasy football, which owners Robert C. Blanchard and Robert Berry IV credit with helping the business reach the point where it can bring full-color production work in-house. Crown Trophy, which has doubled its space to 4,800 square feet at 3040 N. 90th St., has been farming out specialized full-color production work. Investment of up to $5,000 in the next year will enable the firm to reach an important goal. “We want to become a one-stop shop and cut out the middleman,” said Berry. He is now COO of the business that he joined as a part-time employee in the late ‘90s. Berry said athletic teams account for about 45% of the Continued on page 23.

Owner Rob Berry is making investments in the business to be a one-stop shop for recognition products. (Photo by Monica Sempek)

Giles to lead Women’s Fund in next phase to drive policy and advocacy by Michelle Leach

Since its inception in 1990, the Women’s Fund of Omaha has spurred $35 million-plus in grants to support local agencies and programs that address gender-based inequities. More recently, the nonprofit has made public policy and advocacy inroads in areas such as violence against girls and women, which represent traction that Jo Giles plans to build upon in her new role as executive director.

“Every leader has a defining style and imprint on an organization and sees the world based on their lived experience,” Giles said. “The COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately impacted women, especially women of color, in the workplace. “Our next phase could explore ways to lead and influence policies and practices that give working women and parents the Continued on page 23. Founder and CEO Raechel Van Buskirk and husband Zach aim to make deviled eggs a year-round staple. (Photo by Monica Sempek)

Deviled Egg Company aims for wider distribution of products by Brooke Strickland

New Executive Director Jo Giles seeking opportunities for nonprofit to lead policies that lift women. (Courtesy of Women’s Fund)

Raechel Van Buskirk’s business, Deviled Egg Co., has been serving up wickedly delicious deviled eggs since 2017. The founder and CEO of the company originally started the business to provide snacks for patrons at a lounge she managed, and it wasn’t long before people fell in love with the products. Today, she and her husband Zach operate the

company and in September 2020, two investors joined the business — Gordon Whitten and I See It Ventures. Their goal: expand the company’s growth and take it to new heights. “After a lot of research, it was apparent that we had stumbled upon an amazing and very unique concept that no one in the nation had yet to capitalize on,” Van Continued on page 24.


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Midwest Matchmaking makes finding love convenient for locals by Gabby Hellbusch

Local singles who are looking for love choose Midwest Matchmaking for its personalized, safe and private approach, according to owner Courtney Quinlan, who has worked in the industry for over a decade.

Midwest Matchmaking Phone: 402-991-4053 Founded: 2009 Service: personalized matchmaking service Employees: 6 Goal: expand team, territory and services Website: midwestmatchmaking.com

Since forming the Omaha-based business in 2009, Quinlan has not only tripled staff, but expanded to serve the entire Midwest region, helping thousands of couples find love. “We provide a route for busy, selective singles to meet like-minded singles through a very thorough process,” she said. “We make sure everyone we work with is who they say they are, and that they are stable in all areas. In other words, our clients don’t need a partner — they genuinely want a partner to spend their life with.” The business works with individuals ages 25 and up who all have one thing in common: they are serious about finding long term monogamous relationships. From the vetting process, to determin-

Owner Courtney Quinlan gives localized approach to online dating. (Photo by Monica Sempek) ing compatibility, to setting up the actual honesty is imperative for successful results. date, Midwest Matchmaking does it all. “We do all of the work and put the best Additionally, part of the process involves options in front of our clients,” Quinlan said. offering feedback, coaching and advice to “For people who are busy and don’t want to clients before and after dates. While ensur- deal with online dating or apps, our service ing expectations are feasible and realistic is especially attractive. Not to mention, we can sometimes be challenging, Quinlan said have many different membership levels and

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work with each client’s budget.” During the pandemic, she said virtual technology has been extremely effective for consultations and has helped the business reach even more clients. “Virtual dating is also a new trend,” Quinlan said. “People have been a little more open to meeting people when there's distance involved. In those instances, we suggest virtual dates, which are both convenient and comfortable.” The ability to make such an impact in people’s lives is what continues to be most appealing to Quinlan. “I love the industry and as a business owner, I love knowing that what I put into my business, I will get in return,” she said. “The relationships, happy clients and referrals we’ve received shows success. This profession is so special because I am able to help people who come to me with amazing lives already, but they are missing that one thing that’s so important — love. I’m able to help them find that.” Business remains busier than ever, Quinlan said, and growth is on the horizon. Plans to continue to expand to different cities, such as Chicago and Denver, are on the radar. Expanding the team and growing the business’ current coaching program are also a main focus. Currently, the business is also in the process of developing a niche service for very successful men that will be launched later this year. “Now more than ever, people are dating with more purpose,” she said. “The pandemic brought out some fears and unknowns. People don’t want to be isolated again and many are really looking for a partner. There’s someone out there for everyone. We have hundreds of singles we are working with and love connecting them with others who are also searching for love.”

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Ellenberger turns homecoming into thriving career at Lockwood Development by Dwain Hebda

Kristen Ellenberger’s career in commercial real estate, where she is currently director of property management with Lockwood Development, is best illustrated by the numbers. Since being hired in 2011, she has individually managed all properties owned by Lockwood, totaling over 1 million square feet of Class A office, retail and large land developments of over 150 acres. She’s increased owner net income on properties by 15% in the first three 2020 years and she’s collected more than $1 million in insurance reimbursement while managing the re-construction process on four buildings, totaling 65,000 square feet. Top that off with Sterling Ridge, a 150-acre former golf course turned to mixed-use project that won the 2020 CRE Summit’s Development of the Year, and you have a formidable career just starting to gain momentum. And it almost didn’t happen, at least not in her home state. “After high school, I went to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and when I graduated, I wanted to move out-of-state. So, I moved down to Florida in 2007, right in the middle of the recession,” she said. “Nothing was going on in Florida in commercial real estate and the company I was working with then was doing more multi-family. “Once I got into that for a couple years,

Director of Property Management Kristen Ellenberger finds stronghold in commercial real estate. (Photo by Monica Sempek) I really found that I loved commercial over to a commercial and residential development,” multi-family and wanted to get back home. she said. “What we’re really proud of here is So, I started looking for jobs in Omaha and that we came in with a design and we really reached out to my network of friends from stuck with it.” “It’s a gorgeous commercial center with college and high school in the real estate community. I was recommended to connect with residential features. We’ve got a ton of walkLockwood and very shortly after connecting ability within here. We’ve got miles of trails. with them, flew back a week later. It was We planted over 400 trees within the developvery quick.” Sterling Ridge was just a site plan when ElProud Sponsors of the 2020 lenberger landed back in Omaha, but it quickly became a signature development both for the company and of Ellenberger’s young career. “There are particular challenges with the neighbors when you’re changing a golf course

ment and really kept to our design to keep it a Class-A facility all while working through different challenges with wetland mitigation.” Staying on top of her various responsibilities takes meticulous organization, to say nothing of strategic management of team members, Ellenberger said. “I’m a good, old-fashioned notebook user,” she said. “I keep a notebook, pen and pad and it goes with me everywhere. I write down everything I go through and at the end of the day and beginning of the day, I take a look at it, and cross off or add to the next day’s list if it didn’t get there.” For all of the technical expertise and schedule juggling her life demands of her, success in the commercial real estate business really boils down to the most essential of elements. “I think it’s just keeping in line with doing what you say you’re doing to do, having that integrity,” she said. “If I say I’m going to do this, you’ve got my word and you know that it’s going to happen. Same thing company wide. When we show renderings of plans to clients, yes things change here and there, but the overall scope and plan we always stick to and deliver.” A native of Omaha, Ellenberger has a Bachelor of Science in Business Education from UNL, which she received in 2007.

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SARPY COUNTY

GROWTH REPORT A section prepared by the staff of the Midlands Business Journal • June 18, 2021

Sarpy County economy boosted by large projects by Gabby Hellbusch

Sarpy County is growing at a rapid pace with projects set to boost the economy well into the future. Andrew Rainbolt, executive director at Sarpy County Economic Development Corporation, said the Sarpy economy continued its prolonged economic expansion even through the uncertainty of 2020. Rainbolt said building permit valuations were down a bit from 2019, but that was due more to the timing of project starts rather than a pullback in the economy. “Large projects like Amazon, Facebook and Google have huge impacts on our construction market, but light industrial, car dealership and public school developments dominated the list of projects in 2020,” he said. Additionally, the LaMontagne intersection of Highway 50 and 370 is about to become a major employment with the addition of an Amazon sortation center, which will employ 1,000 people. “Immediately east of that site, the former ShopKo distribution center is now Papillion Foods, a division of Hormel,” Rainbolt said. “Papillion Foods is set to employ more people than ShopKo at higher wages and could potentially employ many more as they build out the property.” This year, Google announced spending another $500 million on its Papillion data center and Facebook announced its expansion into Springfield along with 100 more jobs. “To help serve this expansion, the Sarpy County and Sarpy Cities Sewer Agency started design on a major sewer expansion that when complete will open up the southern half of Sarpy County to development,” he said. “The importance of this project can’t be understated if we want to continue our current pace of growth.” Jeff LaMontagne, project manager at E&A Consulting Group, said the firm is currently working on the development of a mixed-use site in the northwest corner of Highway 370 and 84th Street in Papillion. Once approved, the site will be named “The Tower District” and will include single family homes, town homes, apartments, office space, retail, trails, park areas and green space. “The name for the development is fitting,

as the existing Papillion water tower sits in the middle of the site on the south edge of the property and can be seen from miles around Papillion, a very iconic feature of the area,” he said. “The city of Papillion is currently approving funding to repaint the water tower in the next few years.” LaMontagne said the new development will have two access points from 84th Street, and three access points from 90th Street. Additionally, the new development will provide a connection to the existing Harrison Street to the north. “The 90th Street corridor will be improved as part of the project,” he said. “Additional right of way will allow for the road to be widened and drainage improvements will be designed along the corridor. The community will be able to Gay enjoy the park, trails and green space areas.” Tonee Gay, executive director at Midlands Community Foundation located in Sarpy County, said “investing in the power of community” is at the heart of everything MCF does. “As our community faced unprecedented challenges this past fiscal year due to the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis, we centered ourselves to help find partnerships, hope and inspiration through these troubling times,” Gay said. “As a result, we created the MCF Coronavirus Response Fund, which financially supported more than 30 nonprofit organizations providing critical services to our community.” She said MCF is committed to building more programs, projects and initiatives to resolve and lead to positive change, strengthening Sarpy County. “Through our biannual grants program, we remain solid in our commitment to serve the many nonprofit organizations facing an increase in demand for their services to Sarpy County,” Gay said. “The community and economic need was apparent during our spring grant program when we received a record number of requests and distributed our highest number of grants. Despite these trying times, our community and donors continued to maintain their philanthropic giving. MCF will be on the forefront and help respond to the needs in Sarpy County.”

Andrew Rainbolt, executive director of the Sarpy County Economic Development Corp. at the intersection of 153rd Street and Gold Coast Road, overlooking the Google campus. (Photo by Roger Humphries)


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A powerful combination: Booming Sarpy County meets thriving construction sector by Michelle Leach for the 150,000-square-foot, 362-unit facility. Construction represents a highly active “The installation of the foundations and essential industry during the pandemic are on track to begin this month,” Hoodjer and amid more precedented times. When said. “The project’s design allows for future combined with Sarpy’s long history of rapid expansion opportunities and includes a dedgrowth, the volume of projects in the county icated behavioral health unit, secure courtis undeniable and hard to miss. room, video arraignment areas and space “Sarpy County has done a for rehabilitative and educational phenomenal job attracting great programming.” companies to this region, includSarpy County Board Chairman ing several that operate on a global Don Kelly reportedly spearheaded scale,” said John Hoodjer, senior the center project. project manager with JE Dunn “The existing 148-bed jail was Construction. “Those efforts built in 1989 and designed to meet are driving a significant volume the county’s needs through 2020, increase in construction. The enbut the facility reached capacity tire construction industry within by the mid-1990s,” Kelly said, Sarpy County is really booming when asked about the genesis of across all market sectors.” the project. “So, the county began Hoodjer The current pipeline, Hoodjer several alternatives to incarceracontinued, is overflowing with opportunities tion programs, which are designed to keep — be it with mission critical, corrections, low-risk offenders out of jail. Those programs residential, mixed-use, industrial, education have been incredibly successful.” or health care projects. On any given day, he said, anywhere from “We have been fortunate over the years to 250 to 300 people are taking part in these work with a lot of great clients in Sarpy Coun- programs (instead of staying in the facility). ty; Offutt Air Force Base, Fontenelle Forest, “Those programs extended the life of the CHI Health, Nebraska Medicine, Lane 4, current jail, but as the county’s population Jensen Tire and Auto, Nebraska Multi-Sports continued to grow, overcrowding continued …,” he said. “Currently, we have large teams to be an issue,” Kelly continued. “My fellow focusing on very exciting opportunities in commissioners and I recognized that small the mission critical and corrections sectors, patchwork solutions were only pushing the including the new Sarpy County Correctional problem down the road, and the solution Center project.” was to build a new facility designed to meet More to this specific project, Hoodjer not- the needs of the fastest growing county in ed that a groundbreaking was recently held the state.”

Rendering of the new Sarpy County Correctional Facility (Courtesy of DLR) When asked about how the new center live or where to build their business. will compare to the current facility, Kelly “This new facility will ensure that our said it’s designed to house 362 people — in- community remains a safe place to live, work, cluding areas for future expansion. play and prosper,” he said. “The dedicated behavioral health unit Transitioning from big picture to big will allow us the space to properly treat project, CONNECTSarpy represents one inmates’ underlying mental health and sub- of the largest construction projects in the stance abuse issues,” he said. “We recently county’s history. partnered with UNMC to create the state’s In fact, Jim Warren, county commissioner first forensics psychology fellowship, to for District 5 who pushed for the project, assess and treat inmates experiencing mental noted that it is an unprecedented project in illness, and the fellow will support the behav- terms of both size and investment. ioral health unit.” “In the past, we’ve paved roads as the From details and phases about the space, developments were built, but we’ve shifted to the “big picture,” Kelly emphasized that our approach,” he said. “Now, we’re planning public safety is one of the most important ahead for future development by creating Continued on page 8. elements people consider when choosing to


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Sarpy County events returning to enthusiastic response by Dwain Hebda

Community events and festivals are popping up throughout the Sarpy County calendar, as people and organizations look to rebound from last year’s mass cancellations. “People are excited to get back a sense of normalcy,” said Fred Uhe, director of Sarpy County Tourism. “Many of our events are outside, such as sports and festivals, and the public is more comfortable being outside during these times. Leisure travel has been very brisk this year as well as the sports tourism market. We are in the making-memory business. It is personally gratifying to see events and venues reopening.” Uhe said the return of baseball to Werner Park with the Omaha Storm Chasers, the Sarpy County Fair in August and community festivals such as Papillion Days, Gretna Days, Bellevue Rocks! Riverfront Festival and Arrows to Aerospace, to name a few, make for a full summer calendar. He encouraged visiting gosarpy.com for a full roster of events, as well as the COVID-19 safeguards still in place. “Many of our events and venues are still operating on a cashless basis, plexiglass is present in many locations as well as hand sanitation stations,” he said. “Depending on the event and location, masks may be required or optional and social distancing is still encouraged.” Jason Richards, board chairperson for the Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce, shared the excitement for the return of that

organization’s events and programs. “Personally, I think it’s good to start doing things in person and interacting with others as we plan out and partake in our events,” he said. “Our volunteers have stepped up and seem very excited and motivated to make our events top notch and meet the needs of our members and the community.” Richards specifically pointed out the resumption of monthly membership luncheons on the third Tuesday of the month, which are built around a guest speaker and are a great source of networking. He also mentioned the 61st Ralston Independence Day Celebration, set for July 4, to include a parade and fireworks show. Full details on these events are available

at ralstonareachamber.org. “Feedback has largely been positively by chamber members and the community as well as those excited to be able to participate and partake in normal celebration activities,” Richards said. “With vaccination rates at a high level and subsequent CDC guidelines for vaccinated people, we're excited to have a large turnout and response for this significant annual event.” Jim Shaw, owner of Soaring Wings Winery and Brewing, said the Springfield attraction has brought back its most popular events. “We are back to our four major festivals, including the Spring Wine, Beer, Blues and Balloon Festival earlier this

month,” he said. “That also includes the Edge Festival on July 3; Tribute Festival on Aug. 14 and our Harvest Festival the last Saturday in September.” In addition, Shaw said, Soaring Wings is back to featuring live music on Sundays all year and on Friday nights through October (for all events, see soaringwingswine. com). “We lost our butt the first half of the season because we lost all of our bookings,” he said. “The second half of the season we did okay as long as we could continue to do stuff outdoors where people felt safe. But now, I think, they’re ready to do the indoor stuff, to a great degree. “We just had our blues festival and we had over 1,000 people here. So far, events have been a good experience. We’re having nice weather, getting good crowds. People are just hungry to get out and start doing stuff.”

Continued from page 6. an overall infrastructure vision for nine square miles between Harrison Street and Highway 370 from 168th to 204th streets. This represents a $90 million investment in the area.” When asked about the implications for the future of Sarpy, Warren spoke to how a “well thought-out and well-designed road network is the key to growth. “This area in particular is primed for new development, bringing new residents, businesses and jobs to Sarpy County,” he said. Warren further emphasized that CONNECTSarpy-West Sarpy is actually seven separate projects combined into one.

“By collaborating with private development and building the arterial road network as a single project, we’re able get more for each dollar we invest in the project,” he said. “It also allows us to significantly cut down on the amount of time it takes to complete the project, which will be done in 2023.” More specifics about these projects can be found at the CONNECTSarpy.com dedicated website. JE Dunn’s Hoodjer further referenced its work on a proposal for a park pavilion and site improvements in La Vista. “The Sarpy County municipalities continue to invest in community-based projects

and we value our role in developing those,” he said. Embodying what Hoodjer characterized as its workforce’s ability to self-perform a large volume of concrete, carpentry and multi-trade work, he also highlighted its recent large distribution facility project. Located off Highway 370 and Highway 50, the team placed 22,000 cubic yards of concrete in seven months. A “Total Recordable Incident Rating” of “0” was recorded, across around 20,000 labor hours. In recent years, Hoodjer added that its self-perform work supports the mission-critical sector in Sarpy to the tune of more than 300,000 labor hours in recent years.

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Real estate in Sarpy County nuanced like much of Nebraska by Brooke Strickland

Whether you are a seasoned investor in commercial properties or saving for a down payment for your first home, there are some important things happening in the Sarpy County area when it comes to real estate. The pandemic has re-defined how people do business. That means that commercial and office real estate has been impacted drasRensch tically. “From an office perspective, the pandemic has obviously really shaken up the market,” said Mike Rensch, office broker for Investors Realty. “The current market could be described as volatile, trending toward stability.” He noted that while this area has been negatively impacted, the industrial sector has seen a boost in their need for space. That’s because large, mass-scale distribution centers are needed to house products in order to make deliveries more efficient and available. Adam Maurer, associate broker at The Lerner Company, noted that for the retail industry, this last year was tumultuous. “Fortunately, the slow and steady way of life in the Midwest provided retailers a small layer of protection from the damage caused by COVID-19 and has [the local

market] poised for a quicker recovery than coastal markets,” he said. “Many brick and mortar retailers still see their physical presence as a critical means to reaching

Maurer White traditional customers, however, some have been able to use these locations to serve as pickup destinations for e-commerce orders as well.” Multi-family residential developments are tapping into a more neighborhood feel. “We are paying close attention to the fact that consumers are desiring to live in a smaller neighborhood setting, so how do we as developers and builders accommodate that need,” said Josh White, VP investor relations at Metonic. “One way is to build, fewer apartments, possibly townhome or “apartminiums” on smaller pieces of land that have some density where people feel like they are building a neighborhood they will feel comfortable in.” The market is especially ready for new developments — particularly in the area of multi-family real estate. White

said that there are already many products in mid-development and the trend should continue well into next year and beyond to help satisfy the demand. When looking to purchase real estate in the county, the experts have some tips. “Be patient, knowledgeable, and prepared. Do not take any deal — take the right deal and be ready to act,” Rensch said. “It’s important to be speaking with a real estate professional … the market is tight right now, so knowledge and insight are imperative.” Understand the value.

“Knowing the nuances of every corridor and the current opportunities and risks are paramount to creating or buying something with value,” Mauerer said. Researching and building your knowledge base are key elements in making the right real estate decisions. “Do your research and understand what type of real estate investment you favor,” White said. “Real estate generally appreciates in value, hence if you partner with the right real estate investment company, you are more likely to not only see an increase in cash flow, but also net worth.”

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Strong small business growth expected to continue in Sarpy County by David Kubicek

Business leaders are optimistic about Sarpy County’s continued strong growth

as we emerge from the pandemic. “People are returning to the stores,” said Karen Gibler, president of the Sarpy

County Chamber. “It’s exciting to see people going to businesses, going to ice cream shops, and shopping in stores. You go down to the malls and you’re seeing more cars. I think we’re on the upswing for sure.” Even during the pandemic there were many small business startups. In July alone the chamber dropped off 22 welcome baskets to businesses that opened from March to July of last year. “In Sarpy County we’re seeing small Gibler business flourish, and lots of larger companies are doing extremely well,” Gibler said. “Banks kept very busy with the low interest rates and PPP loans. Construction companies continue to build. We’re one of that fastest growing counties.” Although supply chain problems continue to be a challenge, Gibler believes supply flows are beginning to return to normal as many store shelves that had been empty during the pandemic start filling up again. Gibler expects to see meetings through Zoom and other videoconferencing platforms continue at a higher rate than pre-pandemic. “People enjoy meeting in person, but for transportation and time efficiency where relationships are pretty strong it’s sometimes easier to save 30 to 45 minutes in drive time to do a quick video call,” she said. “Business will continue to be strong. We have many businesses that are looking to hire people. Businesses are doing so well that we need lots of employees. There are

so many jobs available.” Local businesses that were greatly affected are seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. “While our industry took a big hit in 2020, this year holds a lot of promise,” said Sarah Norman Rowe, office manager for Patricia Catering and Cocktails. “We’ve had to adapt to the new needs and changing priorities in our customers. They have responded positively.” Having a plan in place for the unpreMiller dictable has been the most crucial adjustment the firm will carry over from the pandemic. “Fortunately, due to our industry, we have always worn gloves and held hygiene and public health in high regard,” Rowe said. She expects the industry to remain strong over the coming year. “People are eager and excited to get together,” Rowe said. “We are seeing everything from family reunions and weddings to just friends getting together.” Miller Financial Group is a full-service financial investment firm with offices in Bellevue and Red Oak, Iowa, and has clients in 22 states. “Last year didn’t hurt us too much,” President and co-owner Dan Miller said. “There was a period when it hit the worst. Our business is fairly cyclical. The worst of the pandemic was during the summer, and that’s when we’re slow anyway, so we didn’t notice a huge difference from what we normally do. We were open all the time. We did see people remotely, but we also saw people in the office. From that point until now we’ve seen a lot of people who have questions and are looking for answers. We had an average year [and] we had one of the best late winter/springs that we’ve ever had in our history.” The firm has always done many remote meetings because of the size of its footprint, but Miller said it will continue to do many more remote meetings than before the pandemic. “One thing we did that we hadn’t done before is we brought some clients on 100% virtually,” Miller said. “I’ve never met these people. We’ll continue to build that out and market our services nationwide.” In May the firm brought on another staff member, gearing up to expand its footprint and its market share. “I [expect 2021 to be] one of our best years ever,” Miller said.  

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Lumber is wildly expensive now. Even picnic table prices are through the roof by Andrew Khouri, Carly Olson, Andrew Mendez

The cost of a common commodity has scrambled summer plans, and it’s not gas: Soaring lumber prices are making new homes, renovations and even simple picnic tables drastically Construction more expensive. At times, bills are coming in thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars over estimate. In the most extreme cases, projects have come to a screeching halt as prices spiral

out of control. Ken Kahan, president of developer California Landmark Group, said he paused work on a 50-plus unit apartment project in the Los Angeles area after a lumber bid came in triple the original projection. “When you look at commodities do that — either the world is turning upside down or there is just a gyration that just needs to settle down.” Kahan hopes to restart the project in coming months if lumber prices stabilize, but analysts said pricing is likely to remain TINKERING WITH THE ELEMENTS

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elevated for a prolonged period because of the COVID-19 pandemic. When the coronavirus started to spread in the U.S. last year, lumber suppliers assumed demand would plunge, and they stalled production accordingly. Distributors followed this lead, stopped buying lumber and sold off inventories. But the companies predicted wrong. Many Americans, stuck spending more time at home, decided they wanted a change and sought to remodel. Others sought out a newly built home, including well-off renters who wanted more space and a yard. Those kinds of construction require a lot of lumber. Suppliers and distributors can’t immediately reverse the effects of their decision because there aren’t enough skilled workers or active mills to process the wood. “It was just this mad catch-up to ramp everything back up, but it just doesn’t work that way,” said Greg Kuta, chief executive of Westline Capital Strategies, which specializes in lumber trading. In early May, lumber futures peaked, up more than 300% from a year earlier. Prices have since come down somewhat, but they’re still up more than 200% compared with this time last year. The inflated prices may last a while. “I don’t think that you’re going to see this level out for probably 12 to 18 months,” said Tony Uphoff, CEO of Thomas, a sourcing platform that connects companies with industrial suppliers. Part of the problem is that the U.S. relies on lumber from Canadian forests — a supply that has shrunk in recent years, Uphoff said. In 2017, the Trump administration imposed a 24% tax on softwood lumber imported from Canada, and in response, several Canadian mills shut down. “That actually was the initial step that created some of the problems we’re still seeing in the supply chain today,” Uphoff said. Despite the constraints, construction of new homes is still on the rise this year, reflective of a hot housing market developers say they are rushing to meet. But some builders are starting to slow down. If that choice becomes widespread, it could exacerbate a supply shortage that’s been driving up housing costs for years. Some are pressing pause on existing projects, while others say it’s harder to find new deals that still work financially given the rise in lumber prices. For some companies, the big issue isn’t even price, but rather whether they can find supplies, whether it’s wood or other staples made scarcer by pandemic-ravaged supply chains. Shay BenZvi, a contractor and owner of Green Remodeling Solutions in Canoga Park, said he sometimes walks into the store only to find two-by-fours that are warped and ruined. “A lot of the companies took out their bad stock ... and they put it out there on the shelves so people will have lumber,” he said. “But this is not something that can work.” At the Black Cat restaurant in Silver Lake, manager Benjamin Schwartz struggled to track down affordable picnic tables for the eatery’s outdoor dining section. When he called home improvement stores such as Lowe’s and looked online, he often found the wooden tables at double or triple the price he’d expected.

Finally, he found something in the normal range. “We have some picnic benches that we bought for $100 each that were really hard to come by,” Schwartz said. Among those pausing projects are affordable-housing developers who have to cobble together financing from myriad sources that enable them to subsidize rents. “We are getting to a point where we have to slow down our pipeline,” said Jesús Hernández, director of housing development at Community Corp. of Santa Monica, a nonprofit builder. Continuing at the former pace, he said, would cut too deeply into the group’s funds and prevent it from putting together projects. Rapidly rising home prices, on the other hand, give developers of single-family homes more of a chance to keep building, and some developers said they’ve been able to pass along price increases. According to the National Assn. of Home Builders, rising lumber costs are adding nearly $36,000 to the cost of an average newly built house and some developers are getting creative at passing that along. When buying a newly built home, buyers before the pandemic typically signed up for a waiting list and then paid a set price for a builder to construct the house on a vacant lot in a new-home community. But an April survey from the trade group found a majority of builders now have “escalation” contracts that allow them — if construction costs rise — to increase the sales price after a buyer makes a down payment. Doug Bauer, chief executive of national home builder Tri Pointe Homes, said that despite the price increases, he isn’t seeing buyer fatigue and noted that his company could sell homes faster. Rather than escalation clauses, he said Tri Pointe has decided to slow the number of lots it releases to homeowners for sale. He said that enables Tri Pointe to price the homes at a point that better covers surging lumber costs. It’s a go-slow strategy more and more builders report employing. Contractor Chris Williams said he’s consistently raised the price he charges to build backyard homes known as ADUs, an increasingly popular investment for homeowners after the state loosened development restrictions in recent years in a bid to ease the housing shortage. So far Williams said people are paying, but lumber prices sometimes move fast and don’t enable him to cover his costs. “Once I sign that contract for that amount of money, say $300,000 or whatever it is, I have to stick to that,” he said. “I just got to take a hit and then on the next project put my prices up to adjust.” Mike Moore, co-owner of Snap ADU in Oceanside, said he’s had to raise prices by about 30% on the ADUs his company builds, with a common 500-square-foot one-bedroom model rising from $125,000 to about $170,000. In addition to the lumber issue, he said the costs of metal, windows and appliances are on the rise as well: “Almost on a weekly basis our supply houses and vendors are emailing us saying, ‘I’m so sorry, more price increases are coming.’” ©2021 Los Angeles Times. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.


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Students and young workers benefit from best summer job market in years by Christopher Quinn

The reopening economy — coupled with the reluctance of some older workers to go back to lower-wage positions during a pandemic — has brought a shower of jobs to young people, economists say. A report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics said that more than 5.4 million U.S. teenagers between 16 and 19 Jobs years old had jobs in May, an increase of 400,000 over May 2019 and 1.5 million over the same month in 2020. The unemployment rate for the age group fell to 9.6% last month. “It’s something we have not seen for decades,” said Lisa Lynch, a former U.S. Department of Labor chief economist who now teaches at Brandeis University. BLS numbers say the last time teenagers hit a single unemployment digit rate was 1956. Even among Black youths, who are more likely to be jobless than their white counterparts, unemployment was at a 31year low of 12.1%, according to the BLS. It’s a far cry from last year, when the coronavirus pandemic closed businesses

and hit young people particularly hard. While the unemployment peaked at 14.8% for the general U.S. population in April 2020, it was 32.1% among all 16- to 19-year-olds. But, while more Americans told the BLS this year than last that they aren’t looking for jobs because of increased family responsibilities, illness or school, that’s not the case for teenagers and other young people. In a survey of those not in the workforce, the number of people in the 16 and 24 age group who say they are not looking for work shrank by roughly 700,000 over May 2020. When 16-year-old Jada Faulks saw counselor positions listed for the Marietta (Ga.) Police Athletic League summer day camp, it seemed a natural fit. “I am around kids 24/7,” at home, church and in 4-H programs, she said. She chose it during a job fair organized by WorkSource Cobb. “It’s close to where I live and seemed the most fun,” Faulks said. She plans to save half the money she makes for college, half for a car. Summer jobs can be a way for young

workers to pick up not only cash but life skills, said fellow camp counselor Ethan Sandhagen. His three summers working at the Police Athletic League gave him spending money and more. After this year’s camp, the 23-year-old Kennesaw State University graduate will head home to Statesboro, Ga., to teach elementary school. “It’s been really helpful to get me more comfortable around kids,” he said. Of course, the summer influx of workers doesn’t just help those who land jobs. It helps businesses, too, particularly this year. Companies across the country from restaurants to chicken processors have reported problems staffing up. Jaime Hoefling, who co-owns several fast-food restaurants, said he’s having trouble finding workers. His Moe’s Southwest Grill in Newnan, Ga., which should have 25 workers, is down to nine. He’s relying on paying overtime to keep the restaurant staffed. The businesses typically hire some teenagers during the summer months. This year, he had so few applicants that he asked

“A symptom of the K-shaped consumer recovery is that those on steady financial footing or with higher incomes are able to buy a home or refinance the mortgage on an existing home,” says Greg McBride, CFA, Bankrate chief financial analyst. “The pool of borrowers in 2020 seems to increasingly come from the upper leg of the K.” The highest possible credit score in the FICO system is 850. A score higher than 740 is considered excellent. “A FICO score is not an indication of wealth,” says radio host and author Chris Hogan, a personal finance expert. “It’s more of an indication of how you’ve dealt with debt.” Rising scores come with an upside for both lenders and borrowers: A homeowner with a credit score approaching 800 is exceedingly unlikely to default. For borrowers, that means little risk of a financially devastating foreclosure. “If you sign on to buy a home before you’re ready, it can be more of a curse than a blessing,” Hogan says. What you can do Your credit score is the single most important factor in determining your mortgage rate. Here’s how you can boost it — and what to do if your score won’t go any higher: Pay down credit card debt: If you have a choice between tackling debt or scraping together a larger down payment, it’s wiser to focus on the debt, because that should improve your credit score. Pay monthly bills on time: Payment history plays the biggest part in your credit score. To keep from forgetting to write a check, automate your routine payments. To avoid a missed payment, build your emergency savings. Consider an FHA or VA loan: Compared to conforming loans backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, mortgages backed by the Federal Housing Administration and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs carry less stringent rules about credit scores. However, the upfront fees are higher. Know when enough is enough: The best

mortgage deals go to borrowers with scores above 740, but improvements beyond that point won’t do much to affect your rate. Keep an eye on your score, of course, but understand that boosting it from 790 to 800 won’t get you a better deal. ©2021 Bankrate.com. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

Mortgage borrowers’ credit scores rise to new record high by Jeff Ostrowski

Americans with near-perfect credit scores are reaping the rewards of record-low mortgage rates, a trend that underscores the economic divide created by the coronavirus recession. Financial The typical credit score for mortgage borrowers rose to 788 in the first quarter, a record high, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said in a quarterly report. That’s the highest level in at least two decades. During the era of loose lending that led to the Great Recession, the median credit score of mortgage borrowers fell as low as 707. Meanwhile, only a quarter of borrowers who landed home loans during the January-through-March period had credit scores of less than 742. Just 10 percent had credit scores below 688, according to the New York Fed’s data. The numbers have been skewed upward in part by the large share of mortgage refinancings in 2020 and 2021. People who already own homes generally have higher credit scores than first-time buyers. What’s more, mortgage lenders grew more risk-averse during the coronavirus pandemic. In the early months of the recession, mortgage brokers described being required to complete near-obsessive verifications of borrowers’ employment and incomes. A symptom of the K-shaped recovery Americans’ fortunes have diverged widely during this recession. Those who can work remotely have continued to collect paychecks. Home prices have soared, and stocks have recovered the value they lost earlier in the year. However, lower-wage workers struggle as restaurants, hotels and other service-sector employers continue to be battered by the pandemic. Economists have invoked the K-shaped recovery to describe the disconnect — affluent Americans’ fortunes are rising like the top half of the letter, while the working classes are experiencing the downward slope of the bottom half of the K.

his teenage employees to talk their friends into applying. “But it’s still far short of where we need to be,” Hoefling said. He thinks the extra unemployment benefits being paid out by the federal government may be keeping some older people out of the workforce. Georgia officials have said the state will stop participating in those federal pandemic programs later this month. State and federal benefits can add up to the equivalent of more than $16 an hour. Alexandra Edwards, a 20-year-old Georgia Tech student interning at the Amazon fulfillment center in Stone Mountain, Ga., said that, because of the pandemic, she and many of her friends had more time to commit to looking for jobs, and the competition for them seemed tougher this year. “I am seeing people applying to more things outside of their fields,” she said. She is a neuroscience major learning onthe-ground management skills. “This is very hands on ... learning all the nitty-gritty operations behind the scene of one of the largest supply chains in the world,” she said. “I am getting my hands dirty and learning everything I can while I am here.” Ashley Lansdale, an Amazon spokeswoman, said the company has more interns than ever — nearly 1,300 students, 33 of them in Georgia. Edwards said she’s enjoyed the work. And the money. “Quite honestly, I plan to invest it,” she said. ©2021 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF C&E GRADING, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that C&E Grading, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company has been duly organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with its designated office located at 4 Martinview Road, Bellevue, Nebraska 68005 and designating its registered agent as Erickson & Sederstrom, P.C. a limited liability organization with its registered office at 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication June 4, 2021, final June 18, 2021

DENNIS P. LEE, Attorney JAKE T. HOULIHAN, Attorney LEE LAW OFFICE 2433 South 130th Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68144 NOTICE OF SUIT TO: ALLENIQUA WILSON, 5439 Fontenelle Blvd, Omaha NE 68111, you are hereby notified that on March 25, 2021, American Family Mutual Ins. Co., S.I. filed a suit against you in the Douglas County Court at docket CI21-5670, the object in prayer of which was to secure a judgment against you in the amount of $4,542.30, together with court costs, interest and attorney's fees as allowed by law. Unless you file your Answer with the Douglas County Court on or before the 19 day of July, 2021, the Petition against you will be considered as true and judgment will be entered against you accordingly. First publication May 28, 2021, final June 18, 2021

Albert P. Burnes, Attorney BURNES LAW OFFICE 5017 Leavenworth Street, Suite 103 Omaha, Nebraska 68106-1438 In the District Court of Douglas County Nebraska: TO:WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: You are hereby notified that on May 18, 2021, Shirley Tina Morris as Plaintiff filed her Petition for Name Change in the District Court of Douglas County Nebraska at Case No: CI21-5464. The object of the Petition is for the Plaintiff so change her name from Shirley Tina Morris to Prisco Shirley Tina Morris. You must file an Answer/responsive pleading with the Douglas County District Court on or before July 26, 2021 or said Petition will be granted. First publication May 28, 2021, final June 18, 2021.

Notice is hereby given that Superior Workforce, LLC (the "Company") has been organized under Nebraska state laws with a designated office address of Company 5401 A St Omaha, NE 68106. The Registered Agent of the Company is Ryan McDonnell 5401 A St Omaha, NE 68106. First publication June 4, 2021, final June 18, 2021

DENNIS P. LEE, Attorney JAKE T. HOULIHAN, Attorney LEE LAW OFFICE 2433 South 130th Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68144 NOTICE OF SUIT TO: NYAMAL DENG, 10655 Charles Plaza #513, Omaha NE 68114, you are hereby notified that on March 17, 2021, American Family Mutual Ins. Co., S.I. filed a suit against you in the Douglas County Court at docket CI21-5038, the object in prayer of which was to secure a judgment against you in the amount of $14,098.51, together with court costs, interest and attorney's fees as allowed by law. Unless you file your Answer with the Douglas County Court on or before the 19 day of July, 2021, the Petition against you will be considered as true and judgment will be entered against you accordingly. First publication May 28, 2021, final June 18, 2021

BRENT NICHOLLS., Attorney KN LAW, P.C., L.L.O. 300 South 19th Street, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68102 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION: Legal Software Consulting, LLC was formed pursuant to the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act, Nebraska Revised Statutes Section 21-101 et seq. on March 3, 2021 and commenced business on that same day. The purpose for which the Company has been organized is to acquire, develop and license software and other intellectual property and engage in such other business activities as allowed under Nebraska Law. The company’s affairs shall be conducted by its manager, Tom Mann who may also be contacted at the principal place of business, which is 422 South 153rd Circle, Omaha, NE 68154. First publication June 4, 2021, final June 18, 2021

DOWDING, DOWDING, DOWDING & URBOM 2121 N. Webb Rd., Suite 210 P.O. Box 5315 Grand Island, NE 68802-5315 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Notice is hereby given of the organization of FOR THE ONE, LLC. The designated office of the limited liability company is 3526 No. 124th Ave., Omaha, NE 68164. The name and address of the limited liability company’s registered agent is Morgan Knuth, 3526 No. 124th Ave., Omaha, NE 68164. The limited liability company is organized to engage in and to do any lawful act concerning any and all lawful business, other than banking or insurance, for which a limited liability company may be organized under the laws of Nebraska. The limited liability company commenced business on May 19, 2021 and shall have perpetual existence. The business of the limited liability company is conducted by its members, Morgan Knuth and Dylan Knuth. Dated May 27, 2021. FOR THE ONE, LLC First publication June 4, 2021, final June 18, 2021

BRENT NICHOLLS., Attorney KN LAW, P.C., L.L.O. 300 South 19th Street, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68102 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION: Special Journeys Tours, LLC was formed pursuant to the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act, Nebraska Revised Statutes Section 21-101 et seq. on December 17, 2020 and commenced business on January 1, 2021. The purpose for which the Company has been organized is to act as a provider of chaperoned travel experiences for developmentally or physically disabled and special needs adults. The company’s affairs shall be conducted by its manager, Marywoods Enterprises, LLC and may be contacted through its Registered Agent, Brent Nicholls, KN Law, PC, LLO at the Registered Office, located at 300 S. 19th Street, Suite 300, Omaha, NE 68102. First publication June 4, 2021, final June 18, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Friendship Program, Inc., a Nebraska nonprofit corporation (the "Corporation"), has filed Articles of Dissolution with the Nebraska Secretary of State on June 9, 2021, and the Corporation has voluntarily dissolved. The terms and conditions of such dissolution are, in general, that all debts and obligations of the Corporation have been fully paid and satisfied and any remaining assets will be distributed in accordance with the Corporation’s Articles of Incorporation. The Executive Director, Katherine C. Young, will wind up the Corporation’s business and affairs. The Corporation’s remaining assets shall be distributed in accordance with the Plan of Dissolution. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

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APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: Parkview Animal Hospital Name of Applicant: CaliVet Veterinary Group, LLC Address:1300 Infinity Court Lincoln NE 68512 Applicant is a Limited Liability Company If other than an Individual, state under whose laws entity was formed: Nebraska Date of first use of name in Nebraska: August 1, 2019 General nature of business: veterinary services JAREN RIEF Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative June 18, 2021

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: Dairy Twist Name of Applicant: Bailey Boo LLC Address: 12905 Cady Ave, Omaha, NE 68164 Applicant is a Limited Liability Company If other than an Individual, state under whose laws entity was formed: Nebraska Date of first use of name in Nebraska: May 17, 2021 General nature of business: ice cream shop MACY ROBERTSON Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative June 18, 2021

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: Farmhouse Hill Name of Applicant: PRAIRIE'S EDGE MASSAGE LLC Address: 15784 County Road 5 Hooper NE 68031 Applicant is a Limited Liability Company If other than an Individual, state under whose laws entity was formed: Nebraska Date of first use of name in Nebraska: Upon approval General nature of business: Handmade items, massage/spa supplies, Body Care items, Boutique items & gifts HEATHER A RUWE Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative June 18, 2021

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: GoSammyStrong Name of Applicant: SammyStrong Address: 15931 Jones Circle, Omaha, NE 68118 Applicant is a Other: nonprofit corporation If other than an Individual, state under whose laws entity was formed: Nebraska Date of first use of name in Nebraska: upon filing General nature of business: to support families and organizations fighting pediatric brain cancer DANIEL M. MCMAHON Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative June 18, 2021

ROBERT M. GONDERINGER, Attorney CROKER HUCK LAW FIRM 2120 S. 72ND STREET, SUITE 1200 OMAHA, NEBRASKA 68124 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF RAMBLER PROPERTIES, LLC The name of the limited liability company is Rambler Properties, LLC. The address of the initial designated office is 2120 South 72nd Street, Suite 1200, Omaha, NE 68124. The name and address of the initial agent for service of process is Robert M. Gonderinger, 2120 South 72nd Street, Suite 1200, Omaha, NE 68124. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: Dip Design & Dye Name of Applicant: Ecomm7 LLC Address: 2216 N 178th St Omaha NE 68116 Applicant is a Limited Liability Company If other than an Individual, state under whose laws entity was formed: Nebraska Date of first use of name in Nebraska: Upon filing General nature of business: Tie dye products and party services MICHAEL VAN GERPEN Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative June 18, 2021


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Legal notices LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES MARK J. LAPUZZA, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF MERINO DRYWALL, LLC Notice is hereby given of the organization of Merino Drywall, LLC. 1. The name of the limited liability company is Merino Drywall, LLC. 2. The street and mailing address of the initial designated office is 3558 S. 121st Ave. Omaha, NE 68144. 3. The name and street address of the initial agent for service of process is Mark J. LaPuzza, 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication June 4, 2021, final June 18, 2021

BRENT NICHOLLS., Attorney KN LAW, P.C., L.L.O. 300 South 19th Street, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68102 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION: Above All Custom Creations, LLC, was formed pursuant to the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act on February 18, 2021 and commenced business on February 19, 2021. The purpose for which the Company has been organized is to engage in the transaction of any lawful business that a limited liability company may participate in under the laws of the state of Nebraska, including but not limited to the business of designing, constructing and selling custom tables and other furniture. The Company’s affairs shall be conducted by its Member, namely Bryan Gilbert, who may be contacted at the designated office, which is also the principal place of business, located at 5611 S. 152nd Street, Omaha, NE 68137. The Registered Agent, Brent Nicholls, can be found at 300 South 19th Street, Suite 300, Omaha, NE 68102. First publication June 4, 2021, final June 18, 2021

BRENT NICHOLLS., Attorney KN LAW, P.C., L.L.O. 300 South 19th Street, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68102 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION: SeaShell Management Group, LLC, was formed pursuant to the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act on April 26, 2021 and commenced business on April 27, 2021. The purpose for which the Company has been organized is to transact all lawful business permitted under the act as determined by the sole discretion of the Manager or Managers. Further the Company is by this Certificate specifically authorized to engage in its business both within and without the State of Nebraska. The Company’s affairs shall be conducted by its Manger, namely Austin Compton, who may be contacted at the designated office, which is also the principal place of business, located at 9762 Ontario Street, Omaha, Ne 68124. The Registered Agent, Brent Nicholls, can be found at 300 South 19th Street, Suite 300, Omaha, NE 68102. First publication June 4, 2021, final June 18, 2021

Allan M. Ziebarth, Attorney to Personal Representative 1702 S. 10th Street, Suite 2 Omaha, Nebraska 68108 LEGAL NOTICE In the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska. PR21-803 Estate of SYLVIA L. LOVE Notice is hereby given that on May 20, 2021, in the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska, the Registrar issued a written statement of Informal Probate of the Will of said Decedent's estate and that SHIRLEY J. LOVE, whose address is 16636 Chicago Plz. #3, Omaha, NE 68118, has been appointed Personal Representative of this estate. Creditors of this estate must file their claims with this Court, located at Courtroom No. 330, Third Floor, Probate Division, Douglas County Hall of Justice, 17th & Farnam Streets, Omaha, NE 68183, on or before August 3, 2021 or be forever barred. KELLEY GOLDEN Clerk of the County Court First publication June 4, 2021, final June 18, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that Zhouse Investmentz, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The address of the Company’s designated office is 1910 S. 44th Street, Suite 101, Omaha, NE 68105, and the name of the registered agent at such address is Tran & Associates Law, LLC. The general nature of the business is any legal and lawful activity allowed pursuant to the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act and the laws of the State of Nebraska and elsewhere. The Company commenced business on 01/01/2021 and shall have perpetual existence. The affairs of the Company are to be managed by its managers. Khanh NgocLuu Tran, Organizer First publication June 4, 2021, final June 18, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF SMPLANS, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that SMPlans, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 5117 North 139th Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska 68164. The registered agent and office of the limited liability company is Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O., 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The limited liability company commenced business on May 26, 2021. First publication June 4, 2021, final June 18, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF THINKING NET EAGLE, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Thinking Net Eagle, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The limited liability company shall provide real estate services. The designated office of the limited liability company is 17838 Burke Street, Suite 102, Nebraska 68118. The registered agent and office of the limited liability company is Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O., 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The limited liability company commenced business on May 26, 2021. First publication June 4, 2021, final June 18, 2021

ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION AF Closing, Inc., a Nebraska corporation, filed Articles of Dissolution on May 27, 2021 with the Nebraska Secretary of State’s Office. The terms of the dissolution provide for the payment of liabilities of the corporation and the distribution of any remaining assets. Thomas Schweers, 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. The Corporation requests that persons with claims against it present them in accordance with this notice. Any claimant shall send notice of a claim to the Corporation to the above address. A claim against AF Closing, Inc. will be barred unless a proceeding to enforce the claim is commenced within three (3) years after the publication of this notice. First publication June 4, 2021, final June 18, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF IRC III, LLC Notice is hereby given that IRC III, LLC has been organized, with its initial designated office at 1044 North 115th St., Suite 500, Omaha, Nebraska 68154, under the laws of the State of Nebraska on May 27, 2021. The street and mailing address of the initial agent for service of process is 1125 South 103rd St., Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The name of the initial agent for service of process is Capital Corporate Services, Inc. Adam B. Kuenning Organizer IRC III, LLC First publication June 4, 2021, final June 18, 2021

The Nebraska limited liability company’s name is Watea Life, LLC. The name of its initial agent for service of process is Donald A. Hansen. The street and mailing address of its initial designated office and of its initial agent for service of process is 14710 West Dodge Road, Suite 203, Omaha, NE 68154. The Company is not organized to render a professional service as defined in § 21-117(b). Joseph J. Skudlarek, Organizer. First publication June 4, 2021, final June 18, 2021

WHITMORE LAW OFFICE LLC 7602 Pacific Street, Suite 200 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that Antler Point Chiropractic Sports Rehab LLC has been organized as a professional limited liability company under the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. The Designated Office of the Company is 3424 N 190th Street, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022. The Registered Agent of the Company is Travis Bangert, 3121 South 11th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68502. The Company's members, managers and professional employees are licensed or otherwise legally authorized to engage in the practice of chiropractic care and rehabilitation in the State of Nebraska. The Company was formed on May 28, 2021. First publication June 4, 2021, final June 18, 2021

The Nebraska limited liability company’s name is Tri-Pole, LLC. The name of its initial agent for service of process is Kenneth J. Stoysich. The street and mailing address of its initial designated office and of its initial agent for service of process is 2532 South 24 Street, Omaha, NE 68108. The Company is not organized to render a professional service as defined in § 21-117(b). Joseph J. Skudlarek, Organizer. First publication June 4, 2021, final June 18, 2021

The Nebraska limited liability company’s name is GCM Investments, LLC. The name of its initial agent for service of process is Juliana Mattea. The street and mailing address of its initial designated office and of its initial agent for service of process is 2828 Bridgeford Road, Omaha, NE 68124. The Company is not organized to render a professional service as defined in § 21-117(b). Juliana Matea, Organizer. First publication June 4, 2021, final June 18, 2021

WHITMORE LAW OFFICE LLC 7602 Pacific Street, Suite 200 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that Mojave Drifter Motor Transport LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office of the Company is 1237 S 119th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68144. The Registered Agent of the Company is Perry K. Wiseman, 1237 S 119th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68144. The Company was formed on May 28, 2021. First publication June 4, 2021, final June 18, 2021

SCOTT D. JOCHIM, Incorporator and Attorney with CROKER HUCK LAW FIRM 2120 South 72nd Street, Suite 1200 Omaha, Nebraska 68124 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF LEGACY CREATORS GROUP, INC. Legacy Creators Group, Inc. has been incorporated under the Nebraska Model Business Corporation Act. The Articles of Incorporation were filed on May 28, 2021. The street address of the corporation's registered office is 2120 South 72nd Street, Suite 1200, Omaha, Nebraska, 68124, and the name of the initial registered agent at that office is Scott D. Jochim. The corporation is authorized to issue 10,000 shares of common stock. First publication June 4, 2021, final June 18, 2021

WHITMORE LAW OFFICE LLC 7602 Pacific Street, Suite 200 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION [RESTATED] Notice is hereby given that JMS AW LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office of the Company is 4331 S 90th Street, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68127. The Registered Agent of the Company is Jeffrey M. Shoemaker, 11229 Sahler Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68164. The Company was Amended on June 1, 2021. First publication June 4, 2021, final June 18, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF RETROGLO, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that RETROGLO, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The street and mailing address of its designated office is 6015 Hartman Ave., Apt. N210 Omaha, Nebraska 68104. The street and mailing address of its agent for service of process is USCA, Inc. 1603 Farnam Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68102. First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021

NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF AFFIRMATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION LTD CO ​AFFIRMATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION LTD CO, a Nebraska limited liability company (the “Company”), has been dissolved under the laws of the State of Nebraska. Any and all persons having claims against the Company should present them in accordance with R.R.R. Neb. § 21-150. All claims must include creditor name, address, phone number, account number, amount owed, and date of service. Claims should be mailed to PO Box 209, Boys Town, NE 68010. A claim against the Company is barred unless an action to enforce the claim is commenced within five years after the publication date of the third required notice. First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021


Midlands Business Journal • JUNE 18, 2021 • Legal notices LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF FONNER CASINO GAMING, INC. 1. The name of the Corporation is Fonner Casino Gaming, Inc. 2. The Corporation is authorized to issue 10,000 Shares having a par value of $1.00 each. 3. The Registered Office of the Corporation is: 1125 S 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124, and the Registered Agent at such address is Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O. 4. The corporate existence began on May 18, 2021, when Articles of Incorporation were filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State. 5. The name and address of the Incorporator is: Matthew D. Maser, 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. First publication May 28, 2021, final June 11, 2021

Steven G. Ranum, Attorney CROKER HUCK LAW FIRM 2120 South 72nd Street, Suite 1200 Omaha, Nebraska 68124 LEGAL NOTICE In the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska. PR21-749 Estate of Tanya Lynn Burnside, a/k/a Tanya Lynn Beacham-Whaley, a/k/a Tanya Lynn Whaley, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on May 19, 2021, in the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska, the Registrar issued a written statement of Informal Appointment of Personal Representative in Intestacy and that Joyce Beacham, whose address is 2526 Grant Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68111, was informally appointed by the Registrar as Personal Representative of the Estate. Creditors of this estate must file their claims with this Court, located at Courtroom No. 330, Third Floor, Probate Division, Douglas County Hall of Justice, 17th & Farnam Streets, Omaha, NE 68183, on or before August 11, 2021 or be forever barred. CARROL L. MILLS Registrar First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is given that BURRO’S LAWN & LANDSCAPE SERVICES, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska with the following registered agent and registered office: Orlando Arzate Martinez at 3919 S 33rd St. Omaha, NE 68107. The designated office is located at 3919 S 33rd St. Omaha, NE 68107. The general nature of the Company's business is to engage in any lawful business permitted under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The company was organized on April 1, 2021, and it shall continue in perpetuity unless sooner terminated in accordance with the terms of its operating agreement. In general, the Company's business is to be managed by its primary member Orlando Arzate Martinez in accordance with the Company's operating agreement. First publication June 4, 2021, final June 18, 2021

DENNIS P. LEE, Attorney JAKE T. HOULIHAN, Attorney LEE LAW OFFICE 2433 South 130th Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68144 NOTICE OF SUIT TO: NYAMAL DENG, 10655 Charles Plaza #513, Omaha NE 68114, you are hereby notified that on March 17, 2021, American Family Mutual Ins. Co., S.I. filed a suit against you in the Douglas County Court at docket CI21-5038, the object in prayer of which was to secure a judgment against you in the amount of $14,098.51, together with court costs, interest and attorney's fees as allowed by law. Unless you file your Answer with the Douglas County Court on or before the 19 day of July, 2021, the Petition against you will be considered as true and judgment will be entered against you accordingly. First publication May 28, 2021, final June 18, 2021

LINDSEY A. SCHULER, Attorney CROKER HUCK LAW FIRM 2120 South 72nd Street, Suite 1200 Omaha, Nebraska 68124 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF PRIM PROPERTIES, LLC The name of the limited liability company is Prim Properties, LLC. The address of the initial designated office is 2120 South 72nd Street, Suite 1200, Omaha, NE 68124. The name and address of the initial agent for service of process is Lindsey A. Schuler, 2120 South 72nd Street, Suite 1200, Omaha, NE 68124. First publication June 4, 2021, final June 18, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that The Three Musketeers, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The address of the Company’s designated office is 1910 S. 44th Street, Suite 101, Omaha, NE 68105, and the name of the registered agent at such address is Tran & Associates Law, LLC. The general nature of the business is any legal and lawful activity allowed pursuant to the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act and the laws of the State of Nebraska and elsewhere. The Company commenced business on 01/01/2021 and shall have perpetual existence. The affairs of the Company are to be managed by its managers. Khanh NgocLuu Tran, Organizer First publication June 4, 2021, final June 18, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that V Connections Home Services, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The address of the Company’s designated office is 1910 S. 44th Street, Suite 101, Omaha, NE 68105, and the name of the registered agent at such address is Tran & Associates Law, LLC. The general nature of the business is any legal and lawful activity allowed pursuant to the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act and the laws of the State of Nebraska and elsewhere. The Company commenced business on 01/01/2021 and shall have perpetual existence. The affairs of the Company are to be managed by its managers. Khanh NgocLuu Tran, Organizer First publication June 4, 2021, final June 18, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that Rainfall Home Rental, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The address of the Company’s designated office is 1910 S. 44th Street, Suite 101, Omaha, NE 68105, and the name of the registered agent at such address is Tran & Associates Law, LLC. The general nature of the business is any legal and lawful activity allowed pursuant to the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act and the laws of the State of Nebraska and elsewhere. The Company commenced business on 01/01/2021 and shall have perpetual existence. The affairs of the Company are to be managed by its managers. Khanh NgocLuu Tran, Organizer First publication June 4, 2021, final June 18, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that DHT Rental, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The address of the Company’s designated office is 1910 S. 44th Street, Suite 101, Omaha, NE 68105, and the name of the registered agent at such address is Tran & Associates Law, LLC. The general nature of the business is any legal and lawful activity allowed pursuant to the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act and the laws of the State of Nebraska and elsewhere. The Company commenced business on 01/01/2021 and shall have perpetual existence. The affairs of the Company are to be managed by its managers. Khanh NgocLuu Tran, Organizer First publication June 4, 2021, final June 18, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that AVK Properties, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The address of the Company’s designated office is 1910 S. 44th Street, Suite 101, Omaha, NE 68105, and the name of the registered agent at such address is Tran & Associates Law, LLC. The general nature of the business is any legal and lawful activity allowed pursuant to the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act and the laws of the State of Nebraska and elsewhere. The Company commenced business on 01/01/2021 and shall have perpetual existence. The affairs of the Company are to be managed by its managers. Khanh NgocLuu Tran, Organizer First publication June 4, 2021, final June 18, 2021

BRENT NICHOLLS., Attorney KN LAW, P.C., L.L.O. 300 South 19th Street, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68102 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION: Special Journeys Travel Companions Association has been exclusively organized as a public benefit corporation and incorporated pursuant to the provisions of the Nebraska Nonprofit Corporation Act, Neb. Rev. Stat. Sec. 21-1901 et seq. The initial Board of Directors was appointed on May 18th and operations were first commenced as of that date. Its affairs shall be conducted by its President Thomas Mann acting pursuant to oversight and instruction of the board of Directors. The Incorporator and Registered Agent, Brent Nicholls, can be found at 300 South 19th Street, Suite 300, Omaha, NE 68102. The association’s principal office shall be 422 South 153rd Circle, Omaha, NE 68154. First publication June 4, 2021, final June 18, 2021

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DENNIS P. LEE, Attorney JAKE T. HOULIHAN, Attorney LEE LAW OFFICE 2433 South 130th Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68144 NOTICE OF SUIT TO: ALLENIQUA WILSON, 5439 Fontenelle Blvd, Omaha NE 68111, you are hereby notified that on March 25, 2021, American Family Mutual Ins. Co., S.I. filed a suit against you in the Douglas County Court at docket CI21-5670, the object in prayer of which was to secure a judgment against you in the amount of $4,542.30, together with court costs, interest and attorney's fees as allowed by law. Unless you file your Answer with the Douglas County Court on or before the 19 day of July, 2021, the Petition against you will be considered as true and judgment will be entered against you accordingly. First publication May 28, 2021, final June 18, 2021

RADLEY E. CLEMENS, Attorney 5717 North 127th Street, Omaha, NE 68164 LEGAL NOTICE In the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska. PR21-466 Estate of Rex E. Daywalt, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on April 1, 2021, in the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska, the Registrar issued a written statement of Informal Probate of the Will of said Decedent and that Donna Daywalt, whose address is 6814 Parkview Lane, Omaha, Neb., 68104, was informally appointed by the Registrar as Personal Representative of the Estate. Creditors of this estate must file their claims with this Court, located at Courtroom No. 330, Third Floor, Probate Division, Douglas County Hall of Justice, 17th & Farnam Streets, Omaha, NE 68183, on or before July 13, 2021 or be forever barred. CARROL L. MILLS Registrar First publication May 14, 2021, final June 4, 2021

AMANDA M. FORKER, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF CORE-DAVIS, LLC Notice is hereby given of the organization of Core-Davis, LLC. 1. The name of the limited liability company is Core-Davis, LLC. 2. The street and mailing address of the initial designated office is 5922 N 159th Circle, Omaha, Nebraska 68116. 3. The name and street address of the initial agent for service of process is Amanda M. Forker, 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68111. First publication June 4, 2021, final June 18, 2021

Notice is hereby given that 96 Investments, LLC, a Nebraska Limited Liability Company has been organized under the laws of the state of Nebraska with its initial office located at 834 S 129th Ave, Omaha, NE 68154. The initial agent for service of process for this company is Registered Agents, Inc, 530 S.13th Street Ste 100, Lincoln, NE 68508. The company is member-managed and nature is Leasing. First publication June 4, 2021, final June 18, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION FOR BLUE LAKE INVESTMENTS, LLC A Certificate of Organization was filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State for Blue Lake Investments, LLC (the “Company”) on May 24, 2021. The address of the Company’s designated office is 7303 S. 171st Street, Omaha, NE 68136. The name and address for the Company’s registered agent is Carl J. Troia, Jr., 10703 J Street, Suite 101, Omaha, NE 68127. First publication June 4, 2021, final June 18, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that Amazing Four, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The address of the Company’s designated office is 1910 S. 44th Street, Suite 101, Omaha, NE 68105, and the name of the registered agent at such address is Tran & Associates Law, LLC. The general nature of the business is any legal and lawful activity allowed pursuant to the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act and the laws of the State of Nebraska and elsewhere. The Company commenced business on 01/01/2021 and shall have perpetual existence. The affairs of the Company are to be managed by its managers. Khanh NgocLuu Tran, Organizer First publication June 4, 2021, final June 18, 2021


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• JUNE 18, 2021 • Midlands Business Journal

Legal notices LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES WHITMORE LAW OFFICE LLC 7602 Pacific Street, Suite 200 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that Christina M. Smith Counseling LLC has been organized as a professional limited liability company under the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. The Designated Office of the Company is 10826 Old Mill Road, Suite 103A, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. The Registered Agent of the Company is Christina Smith, 10826 Old Mill Road, Suite 103A, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. The Company's members, managers and professional employees are licensed or otherwise legally authorized to practice mental health counseling in the State of Nebraska. The Company was formed on June 1, 2021. First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT OF LIVE LIFESTYLE, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the Certificate of Organization of Live Lifestyle, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, has been amended to change the address of the designated office address to 10811 Elm Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68144. The Amended Certificate of Organization was filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on May 26, 2021. First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021

ABRAHAMS KASLOW & CASSMAN LLP, Attorneys 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Meade Consulting Services, LLC has been organized as a limited liability company under the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. The street and mailing address of the initial designated office of the company is 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The name and street and mailing address of the initial registered agent of the company for service of process are Andrew P. Deaver, Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP, 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF BUILD GRAND ISLAND, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Build Grand Island, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 123 North Locust Street, Suite 201B, Grand Island, Nebraska 68801. The registered agent and office of the limited liability company is Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O., 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The Certificate of Organization was filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on June 8, 2021. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

JAMES D. BUSER, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF JB & PB FARMS, LLC Notice is hereby given of the organization of JB & PB Farms, LLC. 1. The name of the limited liability company is JB & PB Farms, LLC. 2. The street and mailing address of the initial designated office is 13240 North 74th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68122, and the name and street address of the initial agent for service of process is James D. Buser, 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

JAMES D. BUSER, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF ROYCE 180, LLC Notice is hereby given of the organization of Royce 180, LLC. 1. The name of the limited liability company is Royce 180, LLC. 2. The street and mailing address of the initial designated office is 12910 Pierce Street, Suite 110, Omaha, Nebraska 68144, and the name and street address of the initial agent for service of process is James D. Buser, 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: America Cash Offers Name of Applicant: The Sabarro Company, LLC Address: 8790 F Street, Suite 330 Omaha NE 68127 Applicant is a Limited Liability Company If other than an Individual, state under whose laws entity was formed: Nebraska Date of first use of name in Nebraska: 05/15/2021 General nature of business: purchase real estate. TIFFANY THOMPSON Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative June 18, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Company Name: The Classroom Community Copilot LLC Initial Designated Office: 12635 Ames Plz, #309, Omaha, NE 68164 Registered Agent and Office: Alexandria L. Elliott, 12635 Ames Plz, #309, Omaha, NE 68164 Date of Organization: June 2, 2021 Modern Law Firm, PC, LLO, Organizer First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021

NOTICE OF PUBLICATION TO: STACI CARROLL You are hereby notified that on 03/08/21, the Plaintiff, Credit Management Services, Inc., filed a Complaint in the COUNTY Court of DOUGLAS County, Nebraska against you shown as Case Number CI21-4278. The object and prayer of which is a judgment in the amount of $2,963.61, plus court costs and prejudgment interest and attorney fees, if applicable. The Complaint prays that judgment be entered against you. You are hereby notified that you must answer the petition on or before 07/25/21, at the COUNTY Court of DOUGLAS County, OMAHA, Nebraska. BY: DANIELLE IHLE, #26177 P.O. Box 1512 Grand Island, Nebraska 68802 308 398-3801 Attorney for the Plaintiff First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021

HUSCH BLACKWELL LLP, Attorneys 13330 California Street, Suite 200 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF CYBERTRAIN INC. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CyberTrain, Inc. (hereinafter the “Company”) was organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska and commenced perpetual existence on June 3, 2021. The Company is authorized to issue 10,000,000 shares of common stock and 5,000,000 shares of preferred stock. The Company has designated its registered agent as Troy Cogswell with registered office at 16513 Longbow Loop, Omaha, NE 68136. The incorporator is Troy Cogswell with address at 16513 Longbow Loop, Omaha, NE 68136. First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021

AMANDA M. FORKER, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF ROYAL PROPERTIES, LLC Notice is hereby given of the organization of Royal Properties, LLC. 1. The name of the limited liability company is Royal Properties, LLC. 2. The street and mailing address of the initial designated office is 17005 Chutney Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68136, and the name and street address of the initial agent for service of process is Austin J. Toney, 17005 Chutney Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68136. First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021

BARBARA MEDBERY-PRCHAL, P.C., L.L.O., Attorney 11102 Blondo Street, Suite 103 Omaha, Nebraska 68164 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF GRETNA PERFORMANCE CENTER, 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 Gretna Performance Center, LLC The name and street address of the company’s initial registered agent is Law Offices of Barbara MedberyPrchal, P.C., L.L.O., 11102 Blondo Street, Suite 103, Omaha, NE 68164. The designated office is located at 212 W. Gruenther Road, Suite B, Omaha, Nebraska 68102. Bryan Boyce, Members First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021

NOTICE OF PUBLICATION TO: ARICA SCHNEIDER You are hereby notified that on 01/04/21, the Plaintiff, Credit Management Services, Inc., filed a Complaint in the COUNTY Court of DOUGLAS County, Nebraska against you shown as Case Number CI21-179. The object and prayer of which is a judgment in the amount of $235.00, plus court costs and prejudgment interest and attorney fees, if applicable. The Complaint prays that judgment be entered against you. You are hereby notified that you must answer the petition on or before 07/25/21, at the COUNTY Court of DOUGLAS County, OMAHA, Nebraska. BY: MEGAN L. BISCHOFF, #25206 P.O. Box 1512 Grand Island, Nebraska 68802 308-398-3801 Attorney for the Plaintiff

NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF Bultez Enterprises, Inc. The name of the Corporation is Bultez Enterprises, Inc. The address of the registered office of the Corporation is 16915 Camden Ave., Omaha, NE 68116 and the registered agent of the said Corporation is Richard Bultez. The designated office of the Corporation is 16915 Camden Ave., Omaha, NE 68116. The Corporation has One Thousand (1,000) shares of common stock authorized, each having the par value of $1.00. The corporate existence began on May 11, 2021, when Articles of Incorporation were filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State. First publication June 4, 2021, final June 18, 2021

ERIN K. ARTZ, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF MOONSTRUCK TIMBERS, 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 Moonstruck Timbers, LLC. The address of the registered office is 2201 Platte River Dr., Bellevue, NE 68123. The name and address of the registered agent is LDM Business Services, Inc, 10306 Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The general nature of the business to be transacted is all lawful business, including providing review, analysis, and expert opinion of practice outcomes among nurses, advanced practice professionals, and other allied health care services. The company commenced existence on June 2, 2021 and shall have perpetual duration. The affairs of the company shall be conducted by the Members, as prescribed by the Operating Agreement. LDM Business Services, Inc., Organizer First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF QUANDARY PROPERTIES, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Quandary Properties, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The registered agent and office of the limited liability company is Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O., 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The limited liability company commenced business on May 6, 2021. First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021

The Nebraska limited liability company’s name is Moore Fit, LLC. The name of its initial agent for service of process is S. Scott Moore. The street and mailing address of its initial designated office and of its initial agent for service of process is 4550 North 216 Street, Omaha, NE 68022. The Company is not organized to render a professional service as defined in § 21-117(b). Joseph J. Skudlarek, Organizer. First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021

ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF HM PIPER, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that HM Piper, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company has been duly organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with its designated office located at 208 South 88th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68114 and designating its registered agent as Paul LaFave with its registered office at 208 South 88th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021


Midlands Business Journal • JUNE 18, 2021 • Legal notices LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF BT ELECTRICAL SERVICES, INC. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BT ELECTRICAL SERVICES, INC., is incorporated under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with a registered office at 3018 South 87th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The registered agent is ANTHONY L. GROSS. The general nature of the business is to operate a general electrical services business, to own, operate and perform services of every kind and nature whatsoever, which are not inconsistent with law, which are necessary, suitable, proper, convenient or expedient to the operation of a general electrical services business. The authorized capital stock is $10,000.00, consisting of 10,000 shares of stock having a par value of $1.00 each, which stock shall be paid for wholly or partly by cash, by labor, by personal property and by real property. The corporation became a corporate body on June 1, 2021, and upon its Articles being filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on June 4, 2021, and shall have perpetual existence. The affairs of the corporation are to be conducted by a Board of Directors, the number of directors to be provided in the ByLaws, and the officers shall be a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, and such other officers as shall be designated in the By-Laws. ANTHONY L. GROSS, Incorporator CATHERINE L. WHITE, Incorporator 3018 South 87th Street, Omaha, NE 68124 First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021

NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF CHAMPION ORTHODONTICS, INC. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CHAMPION ORTHODONTICS, INC., is incorporated under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with a registered office at 3018 South 87th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The registered agent is ANTHONY L. GROSS. The general nature of the business is to operate a general dental supply business, to own, operate and perform services of every kind and nature whatsoever, which are not inconsistent with law, which are necessary, suitable, proper, convenient or expedient to the operation of a general dental supply business. The authorized capital stock is $10,000.00, consisting of 10,000 shares of stock having a par value of $1.00 each, which stock shall be paid for wholly or partly by cash, by labor, by personal property and by real property. The corporation became a corporate body on June 1, 2021, and upon its Articles being filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on June 4, 2021, and shall have perpetual existence. The affairs of the corporation are to be conducted by a Board of Directors, the number of directors to be provided in the By-Laws, and the officers shall be a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, and such other officers as shall be designated in the By-Laws. ANTHONY L. GROSS, Incorporator CATHERINE L. WHITE, Incorporator 3018 South 87th Street, Omaha, NE 68124 First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021

NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF A TEAM RENOVATION, INC. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that A TEAM RENOVATION, INC., is incorporated under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with a registered office at 11005 V Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68137. The registered agent is AARON HANCOX. The general nature of the business is to operate a general installer and renovations business, to own, operate and perform services of every kind and nature whatsoever, which are not inconsistent with law, which are necessary, suitable, proper, convenient or expedient to the operation of a general installer and renovations business. The authorized capital stock is $10,000.00, consisting of 10,000 shares of stock having a par value of $1.00 each, which stock shall be paid for wholly or partly by cash, by labor, by personal property and by real property. The corporation became a corporate body on May 27, 2021, and upon its Articles being filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on June 3, 2021, and shall have perpetual existence. The affairs of the corporation are to be conducted by a Board of Directors, the number of directors to be provided in the By-Laws, and the officers shall be a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, and such other officers as shall be designated in the By-Laws. ANTHONY L. GROSS, Incorporator CATHERINE L. WHITE, Incorporator 3018 South 87th Street, Omaha, NE 68124 First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF DODS REAL ESTATE, L.L.C. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DODS REAL ESTATE, L.L.C., is organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with a designated and regis¬tered office at 3010 N. Main Street, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022. The affairs of the company are to be conducted by the manager and registered officer, JERRY L. DODSON. The Limited Liability Company is organized to transact any and all business, and perform services of every kind and nature whatsoever, which are not inconsistent with law. The Limited Liability Company commenced doing business on May 28, 2021, and filed Certificate of Organization with the Nebraska Secretary of State on June 4, 2021, and shall have perpetual existence. JERRY L. DODSON, Organizational Member 3010 N. Main Street, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022 First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021

NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF EASY FINANCIAL & ACCOUNTING SERVICES, INC. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that EASY FINANCIAL & ACCOUNTING SERVICES, INC., is incorporated under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with a registered office at 6219 South 39th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68107. The registered agent is DIEGO DIAZ. The general nature of the business is to operate a general bookkeeping services business, to own, operate and perform services of every kind and nature whatsoever, which are not inconsistent with law, which are necessary, suitable, proper, convenient or expedient to the operation of a general bookkeeping services business. The authorized capital stock is $10,000.00, consisting of 10,000 shares of stock having a par value of $1.00 each, which stock shall be paid for wholly or partly by cash, by labor, by personal property and by real property. The corporation became a corporate body on June 1, 2021, and upon its Articles being filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on June 4, 2021, and shall have perpetual existence. The affairs of the corporation are to be conducted by a Board of Directors, the number of directors to be provided in the ByLaws, and the officers shall be a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, and such other officers as shall be designated in the By-Laws. ANTHONY L. GROSS, Incorporator CATHERINE L. WHITE, Incorporator 3018 South 87th Street, Omaha, NE 68124 First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021

NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF MAD 8 PRINT, INC. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that MAD 8 PRINT, INC., is incorporated under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with a registered office at 11005 V Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68137. The registered agent is HANNAH HANQUIST. The general nature of the business is to operate a general print shop business, to own, operate and perform services of every kind and nature whatsoever, which are not inconsistent with law, which are necessary, suitable, proper, convenient or expedient to the operation of a general print shop business. The authorized capital stock is $10,000.00, consisting of 10,000 shares of stock having a par value of $1.00 each, which stock shall be paid for wholly or partly by cash, by labor, by personal property and by real property. The corporation became a corporate body on May 27, 2021, and upon its Articles being filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on June 3, 2021, and shall have perpetual existence. The affairs of the corporation are to be conducted by a Board of Directors, the number of directors to be provided in the By-Laws, and the officers shall be a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, and such other officers as shall be designated in the By-Laws. ANTHONY L. GROSS, Incorporator CATHERINE L. WHITE, Incorporator 3018 South 87th Street, Omaha, NE 68124 First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021

ERIN K. ARTZ, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF LOUISVILLE MEDICAL CENTER, 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 Louisville Medical Center, LLC. The address of the registered office is 227 Main Street, Louisville, NE 68037. The name and address of the registered agent is LDM Business Services, Inc, 10306 Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The general nature of the business to be transacted is all lawful business, including providing review, analysis, and expert opinion of practice outcomes among nurses, advanced practice professionals, and other allied health care services. The company commenced existence on June 4, 2021, and shall have perpetual duration. The affairs of the company shall be conducted by the Members, as prescribed by the Operating Agreement. LDM Business Services, Inc., Organizer First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF AMENDMENT AND RESTATEMENT OF THE ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF 1115 HARNEY CORP. Notice if hereby given that the Articles of Incorporation of 1115 Harney Corp. have been amended and restated in their entirety as follows: Articles 1 states the name of the Corporation as 1115 Harney Corp. Article 2 states the registered Office of the Corporation is 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124, and the registered agent at such address is Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O. Articles 3 states the purpose. Article 4 states that the Corporation is authorized to issue 10,000 shares of common stock, having a par value of $1.00. Article 5 states that the Corporation shall have perpetual existence. Article 6 states the provisions relating to amending the Articles and Bylaws. Article 7 states the provisions relating to director liability. The Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation were filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on June 4, 2021. First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021

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KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF PAGE TRUCKING LLC The name of the Company is Page Trucking LLC. The Designated Office of the Company is: 605 2nd Street, Waterloo, Nebraska 68069. The Registered Agent and Office of the Company is: Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O., 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. This limited liability company commenced business on June 4, 2021. First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021

SCOTT A. MEYERSON, Esq. LIKES MEYERSON HATCH LLC 444 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF ON THE UP AND UP LLC Notice is hereby given that On The Up and Up LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The street and mailing address of the Company’s initial designated office is 707 Bellevue Blvd North, Bellevue, NE 68005. The street and mailing address of the Company’s initial agent for service of process is 707 Bellevue Blvd North, Bellevue, NE 68005 and the Company’s initial agent for service of process at such address is Russell Ehrlich. First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021

DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF JW & DW PROPERTIES, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JW & DW Properties, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 17317 Madison Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68135. The Registered Agent of the Company is DDLG Business Services, Inc., 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021

JAMES D. BUSER, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF KEARNEY WAREHOUSE ONE, LLC Notice is hereby given of the organization of Kearney Warehouse One, LLC. 1. The name of the limited liability company is Kearney Warehouse One, LLC. 2. The street and mailing address of the initial designated office is 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114, and the name and street address of the initial agent for service of process is James D. Buser, 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION 1. The name of the Company is Daniel Miller dba Millard Auto Service and was acquired on June 1, 2008. 2. The Company was organized as a single member Nebraska Limited Liability Company under the laws of Nebraska on December 11, 2017. 3. The street address of the designated office is 13306 B Street, Ste. 2, Omaha, NE 68144. 4. The Company's registered agent and office is Andrea Miller, 3925 N. 66th Street, Omaha, NE 68104. 5. The affairs of the Company are conducted by the owner, Daniel Miller and consist of automotive repair services. First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021

MARY E. VANDENACK, Attorney VANDENACK WEAVER LLC 17007 Marcy Street, Suite 3 Omaha, Nebraska 68118 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF GUZMANARTZ LLC Notice is hereby given that GUZMANARTZ LLC has been organized as a limited liability company under the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. The address of the initial designated office of the company is 11702 Trumble Loup East, Bellevue, NE 68123. The agent for service of process for the Company is VW Agents LLC located at 17007 Marcy Street, Suite 3, Omaha, NE 68118. First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021


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Legal notices LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES MATTHEW T. PAYNE, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF D3 HOLDINGS LLC Notice is hereby given of the organization of D3 Holdings LLC. 1. The name of the limited liability company is D3 Holdings LLC. 2. The street and mailing address of the initial designated office is 10525 I Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68127, and the name and street address of the initial agent for service of process is Matthew T. Payne, 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF ODYSSEY VENTURES GROUP, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Odyssey Ventures Group, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 19256 Ames Circle, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022. The Registered Agent of the Company is DDLG Business Services, Inc., 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

ABRAHAMS KASLOW & CASSMAN LLP, Attorneys 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Omaha Swim II, LLC has been organized as a limited liability company under the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. The street and mailing address of the initial designated office of the company is 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The name and street and mailing address of the initial registered agent of the company for service of process are Andrew P. Deaver, Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP, 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF AMENDED CERTIFICATE OF ORGANIZATION OF THINKING NET EAGLE, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Thinking Net Eagle, LLC has changed it’s name to: Net Eagle, LLC. The name change was accomplished by the filing of an Amended Certificate of Organization with the Nebraska Secretary of State on June 8, 2021. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

AMANDA M. BARRON, Attorney P.O. Box 597 Fremont, Nebraska 68026 LEGAL NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANT(s), RADELL A NARED You are hereby notified that Credit Bureau Services, Inc., a corporation, filed its complaint in the County Court of DOUGLAS County, Nebraska on 12/23/2020 on Case Number CI21-347, the object and prayer of which is to recover the sum of $304.00, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs. You are required to answer the complaint of the Plaintiff on or before 08/02/2021 or the allegations in said complaint will be taken as true and judgment entered accordingly. CREDIT BUREAU SERVICES, INC., A CORPORATION First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF GOATCO II, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Goatco II, LLC, has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 10615 South 210th Street, Gretna, Nebraska 68028. The registered agent and office of the limited liability company is Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O., 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The limited liability company commenced business on June 9, 2021. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF KAH-RE, LLC The name of the Company is KAH-Re, LLC. The Designated Office of the Company is: 1505 North 203rd Street, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022. The Registered Agent and Office of the Company is: Marilyn Ellingson, 1505 North 203rd Street, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022. This limited liability company commenced business on June 7, 2021. First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021

NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF S ANDERSEN’S HONEY, INC. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that S ANDERSEN’S HONEY, INC., is incorporated under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with a registered office at 3018 South 87th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The registered agent is ANTHONY L. GROSS. The general nature of the business is to operate a general bee hives and honey business, to own, operate and perform services of every kind and nature whatsoever, which are not inconsistent with law, which are necessary, suitable, proper, convenient or expedient to the operation of a general bee hives and honey business. The authorized capital stock is $10,000.00, consisting of 10,000 shares of stock having a par value of $1.00 each, which stock shall be paid for wholly or partly by cash, by labor, by personal property and by real property. The corporation became a corporate body on June 1, 2021, and upon its Articles being filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on June 4, 2021, and shall have perpetual existence. The affairs of the corporation are to be conducted by a Board of Directors, the number of directors to be provided in the By-Laws, and the officers shall be a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, and such other officers as shall be designated in the By-Laws. ANTHONY L. GROSS, Incorporator CATHERINE L. WHITE, Incorporator 3018 South 87th Street, Omaha, NE 68124 First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF DEEP CLEAN AUTOMOTIVE, LLC Notice is hereby given of the organization of Deep Clean Automotive, LLC. 1. The name of the limited liability company is Deep Clean Automotive, LLC. 2. The street and mailing address of the initial designated office is 13935 Y Circle, Omaha, Nebraska 68137, and the name and street address of the initial agent for service of process is Sandy Kasada, 5820 S. 190th Terrace, Omaha, Nebraska 68135. First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021

MATTHEW WURSTNER, Attorney CARLSON & BURNETT, LLP, Attorneys 17525 Arbor Street Omaha, Nebraska 68130 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF NEXT LEVEL STORAGE, LLC Notice is hereby given that NEXT LEVEL STORAGE, LLC is organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The initial designated office is 17416 Clay St., Bennington, NE 68007. The Company’s initial registered agent in the State of Nebraska is Matthew Wurstner, whose address is 2002 Douglas Street, Ste 100, Omaha, NE 68102. The purpose of the Company is to engage in any lawful business and activity, as may be mutually agreed upon by the Members from time to time, and which are not prohibited by the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. The Company commenced with filing its Certificate of Organization on June 7, 2021, and shall have a perpetual period of duration. The Company is a Member Managed Limited Liability Company. Matthew Wurstner, Organizer First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021

SCOTT A. MEYERSON, Esq. LIKES MEYERSON HATCH LLC 444 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF HELPING HANDS OF THE LYDIA HOUSE ASSOCIATION Notice is hereby given that Helping Hands of the Lydia House Association, a Nebraska nonprofit corporation (the “Association”), has filed Articles of Dissolution with the Nebraska Secretary of State on June 7, 2021, and the Association has voluntarily dissolved. The Association’s sole assets are cash reserves held in financial or banking accounts maintained by the Association, and the Association has no liabilities. The terms and conditions of such dissolution are, in general, that all debts and obligations of the Association have been fully paid and satisfied and any remaining assets will be distributed in accordance with Association’s Articles of Incorporation. The President, Dustin West, will wind up the Association’s business and affairs. The Association’s remaining assets shall be distributed in accordance with the Plan of Dissolution. First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF AMENDED AND RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF ORGANIZATION OF ELEVEN FIFTEEN, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Certificate of Organization of Eleven Fifteen, LLC has been amended and restated as of June 4, 2021. The designated office was changed to 14450 Eagle Run Drive, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68116. The registered agent and registered office was changed to Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O., 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is given that AZTECA TRUCKING LLC, has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska with the following registered agent and registered office: Juan Luis Rodriguez Medina at 4212 S 36th Ave. Omaha, NE 68107. The designated office is located at 4212 S 36th Ave. Omaha, NE 68107. The general nature of the Company's business is to engage in any lawful business permitted under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The company was organized on May 14th, 2021, and it shall continue in perpetuity unless sooner terminated in accordance with the terms of its operating agreement. In general, the Company's business is to be managed by its primary member Juan Luis Rodriguez Medina in accordance with the Company's operating agreement. First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: Azteca Painting Name of Applicant: Efrain Salas Address: 4328 S 25th Street, Omaha, NE 68107 Applicant is a Individual If other than an Individual, state under whose laws entity was formed: Date of first use of name in Nebraska: Up on filing General nature of business: Commercial and Residential Painting Services. EFRAIN SALAS Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative July 18, 2021

BARBARA MEDBERY-PRCHAL, P.C., L.L.O., Attorney 11102 Blondo Street, Suite 103 Omaha, Nebraska 68164 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF REICHMUTH FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORY, 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 Reichmuth Funeral Homes and Crematory, LLC. The name and street address of the company’s initial registered agent is Law Offices of Barbara Medbery-Prchal, P.C., L.L.O., 11102 Blondo Street, Suite 103, Omaha, NE 68164. The designated office is located at 21901 W. Maple Road, Elkhorn, NE 68022. Aaron Janssen, Member First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021

LINDSEY A. SCHULER, Attorney CROKER HUCK LAW FIRM 2120 South 72nd Street, Suite 1200 Omaha, Nebraska 68124 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF TIMELESS EXPRESS, LLC The name of the limited liability company is Timeless Express, LLC. The address of the initial designated office is 3075 South 41st Street #2, Omaha, NE 68105. The name and address of the initial agent for service of process is Lindsey A. Schuler, 2120 South 72nd Street, Suite 1200, Omaha, NE 68124. First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021

BARBARA MEDBERY-PRCHAL, P.C., L.L.O., Attorney 11102 Blondo Street, Suite 103 Omaha, Nebraska 68164 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF R.A.H. CARRIERS, 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 R.A.H. Carriers, LLC The name and street address of the company’s initial registered agent is Law Offices of Barbara Medbery-Prchal, P.C., L.L.O., 11102 Blondo Street, Suite 103, Omaha, NE 68164. The designated office is located at 1702 Diane Street, Papillion, NE 68046. Rod Hansen and Angela Hansen, Member First publication June 11, 2021, final June 25, 2021


Midlands Business Journal • JUNE 18, 2021 • Legal notices LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION 1. The name of the Limited Liability Company is JVP, LLC. 2. The designated office of the limited liability company is 17311 Monroe Circle, Omaha, NE 68135. 3. The registered agent and office of the limited liability company is Andrew Sigerson of Andrew C. Sigerson, PC, LLO, DBA Legacy Design Strategies, at 9859 South 168th Avenue, Omaha, NE 68136. 4. The purpose for which the company is organized is to engage in any and all business which is lawful under the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act of the State of Nebraska. 5. The company commenced its existence on June 2, 2021, 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. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION 1. The name of the Limited Liability Company is BJK ENTERPRISES, LLC. 2. The designated office of the limited liability company is 19355 Woolworth Avenue, Omaha, NE 68130. 3. The registered agent and office of the limited liability company is Brad Kratky, at 19355 Woolworth Avenue, Omaha, NE 68130. 4. The purpose for which the company is organized is to engage in any and all business which is lawful under the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act of the State of Nebraska. 5. The company commenced its existence on June 6, 2021, 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. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

AMANDA M. BARRON, Attorney P.O. Box 597 Fremont, Nebraska 68026 LEGAL NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANT(s), COURTNEY L MOORE You are hereby notified that Credit Bureau Services, Inc., a corporation, filed its complaint in the County Court of DOUGLAS County, Nebraska on 12/29/2020 on Case Number CI21-346, the object and prayer of which is to recover the sum of $7, 496.00, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs. You are required to answer the complaint of the Plaintiff on or before 08/02/2021 or the allegations in said complaint will be taken as true and judgment entered accordingly. CREDIT BUREAU SERVICES, INC., A CORPORATION First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

AMANDA M. BARRON, Attorney P.O. Box 597 Fremont, Nebraska 68026 LEGAL NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANT(s), AMANDA A JOHNSON JAMIE L JOHNSON You are hereby notified that Credit Bureau Services, Inc., a corporation, filed its complaint in the County Court of DOUGLAS County, Nebraska on 07/31/2020 on Case Number CI20-14086, the object and prayer of which is to recover the sum of $962.35, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs. You are required to answer the complaint of the Plaintiff on or before 08/02/2021 or the allegations in said complaint will be taken as true and judgment entered accordingly. CREDIT BUREAU SERVICES, INC., A CORPORATION First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

NICK R. TAYLOR, Attorney FITZGERALD, SCHORR, BARMETTLER & BRENNAN, P.C., L.L.O. 200 Regency One, 10050 Regency Circle Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3794 NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska. PR21-893 ESTATE OF MARK L. GORAT, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on June 4, 2021, in the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska, the Registrar issued a written statement of Informal Probate of the Will of said Decedent and that Maurie A. Gorat, whose address is 511 Morrison Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68154, has been appointed Personal Representative of this estate. Creditors of this estate must file their claims with this Court, located at Courtroom No. 330, Third Floor, Probate Division, Douglas County Hall of Justice, 17th & Farnam Streets, Omaha, NE 68183, on or before August 18, 2021 or be forever barred. CARROL L. MILLS Registrar First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF OWEN FOUNDRY, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Owen Foundry, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 200 North 55th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68132. The Registered Agent of the Company is DDLG Business Services, Inc., 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF HS MANAGER, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that HS Manager, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 13575 Lynam Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68138. The Registered Agent of the Company is DDLG Business Services, Inc., 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

BENJAMIN J. PICK, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LINCOLN PORTFOLIO, LLC Notice is hereby given of the organization of Lincoln Portfolio, LLC: 1. The name of the limited liability company is Lincoln Portfolio, LLC; and 2. The street and mailing address of the initial designated office is 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114, and the name and street address of the initial agent for service of process is Benjamin J. Pick, 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

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SEAN D. MOYLAN, Attorney 1010 South 120th Street, Suite 320 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF WHICH ROAD ARE YOU ON, LLC Notice is hereby given that WHICH ROAD ARE YOU ON, LLC, a Nebraska Limited Liability Company, is organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The initial designated agent Sean D. Moylan is located at 1010 South 120th Street, Suite 320, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. The initial designated office of the company is located at 20026 Maple Street, Gretna, Nebraska 68028. Perpetual existence commenced on May 11, 2021. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

BARBARA MEDBERY-PRCHAL, P.C., L.L.O., Attorney 11102 Blondo Street, Suite 103 Omaha, Nebraska 68164 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF MINT CONSTRUCTION, 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 MINT CONSTRUCTION, INC. The corporation is authorizied to issue 10,000 shares of common stock. The name and street address of the corporation’s initial registered agent is Law Offices of Barbara Medbery-Prchal, P.C., L.L.O., 11102 Blondo Street, Suite 103, Omaha, NE 68164, and its incorporator is David K Chan, 802 N. 49th Street, Omaha, NE 68132. David K Chan, Incorporator First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

WHITMORE LAW OFFICE LLC 7602 Pacific Street, Suite 200 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that Hunter Rentals, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office of the Company is 17817 Pflug Road, Springfield, Nebraska 68059. The Registered Agent of the Company is Todd A. Jamber, Sr, 17817 Pflug Road, Springfield, Nebraska 68059. The Company was formed on February 10, 2021. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

AMANDA M. BARRON, Attorney P.O. Box 597 Fremont, Nebraska 68026 LEGAL NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANT(s), CONNOR N DAVIS You are hereby notified that Credit Bureau Services, Inc., a corporation, filed its complaint in the County Court of DOUGLAS County, Nebraska on 02/12/2021 on Case Number CI21-3095, the object and prayer of which is to recover the sum of $278.50, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs. You are required to answer the complaint of the Plaintiff on or before 08/02/2021 or the allegations in said complaint will be taken as true and judgment entered accordingly. CREDIT BUREAU SERVICES, INC., A CORPORATION First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

MATTHEW T. PAYNE, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF FLYING D SERVICES LLC Notice is hereby given of the organization of Flying D Services LLC. 1. The name of the limited liability company is Flying D Services LLC. 2. The street and mailing address of the initial designated office is 10525 I Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68127, and the name and street address of the initial agent for service of process is Matthew T. Payne, 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF ALL TOGETHER HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT, LLC The name of the Company is All Together Hospitality Management, LLC. The Designated Office of the Company is: 1108 South 84th Street, P.O. Box 241827, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The Registered Agent and Office of the Company is: Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O., 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. This limited liability company commenced business on June 8, 2021. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that Power Your Partnerships, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, has been organized under the laws of the state of Nebraska with its registered offices at 12122 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 68154. The general nature of the business is any lawful activity a Nebraska limited liability company may be organized, including but not limited to consulting services. The company was organized on May 6, 2021 and has perpetual duration. The affairs will be managed by LLC Member Virginia R. Curley. VIRGINIA R. CURLEY, Member First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

BARBARA MEDBERY-PRCHAL, P.C., L.L.O., Attorney 11102 Blondo Street, Suite 103 Omaha, Nebraska 68164 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF WE RISE OMAHA, 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 We Rise Omaha, LLC. The name and street address of the company’s initial registered agent is Law Offices of Barbara Medbery-Prchal, P.C., L.L.O., 11102 Blondo Street, Suite 103, Omaha, NE 68164. The designated office is located at 7801 Wakeley Plaza, Omaha, NE 68114. Keaton Hutchinson, Kail Walker, Kaleb Betzold, and Allie Kamppinen, Members First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

ABRAHAMS KASLOW & CASSMAN LLP, Attorneys 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 N O T I C E O F A M E N D M E N T A N D R E S TAT E M E N T O F CERTIFICATE OF ORGANIZATION The articles of organization of Spanish Chat Company, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, originally filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on January 22, 2010, have been amended by the filing of a Certificate of Amendment and Restatement of the Certificate of Organization with the Nebraska Secretary of State (the “Certificate of Amendment”). The Certificate of Amendment changed the name of the company to My Chat Company, LLC. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021


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Legal notices LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES BENJAMIN J. PICK, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF BRATLAS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, LLC Notice is hereby given of the organization of Bratlas Property Management, LLC: 1. The name of the limited liability company is Bratlas Property Management, LLC; and 2. The street and mailing address of the initial designated office is 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114, and the name and street address of the initial agent for service of process is Benjamin J. Pick, 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

Philip S. Murante MuranteLaw, LLC 1125 S. 119th Street Omaha, NE 68144 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Philip S. Murante, as Organizer, filed a certificate of organization with the Secretary of State of Nebraska forming Dunn Concrete, LLC (the “Company”) under Nebraska law. The principal office and designated address of the Company is 5628 Erskine Street. The initial registered agent is Philip S. Murante, located at 1125 S 119th Street, Omaha, NE 68124. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: Sweet George Vintage Name of Applicant: Catherine Ehrhorn Address: 2836 Bridgeford Road Omaha, NE 68124 Applicant is a Individual If other than an Individual, state under whose laws entity was formed: Date of first use of name in Nebraska: 06/01/21 General nature of business: Online vintage seller CATHERINE EHRHORN Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative June 18, 2021

NOTICE OF INCORPORATION 1. The name of the Corporation is Nebraska Music Hall of Fame Inc. 2. The Nature of the Business is: Non Profit 3. The Registered Agent of the Corporation is: Jaguar Group Inc. at 11225 Davenport Street, Ste 108, Omaha, NE 68154. 4. Articles of Incorporation were filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on May 5, 2021. 5. The name and address of the Incorporator is: Steven Zenovieff, 14001 W Hwy 29, Ste 102, Liberty Hill, TX 78642. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 9, 2021

Philip S. Murante MuranteLaw, LLC 1125 S. 119th Street Omaha, NE 68144 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Philip S. Murante, as Organizer, filed a certificate of organization with the Secretary of State of Nebraska forming CPM Qualified Opportunity Fund, LLC (the “Company”) under Nebraska law. The Company’s designated office is 13305 Birch Drive, Suite 201, Omaha, NE 68164. The initial registered agent is Cutchall Management Company, Inc., 13305 Birch Drive, Suite 201, Omaha, NE 68164. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

Philip S. Murante MuranteLaw, LLC 1125 S. 119th Street Omaha, NE 68144 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Philip S. Murante, as Organizer, filed a certificate of organization with the Secretary of State of Nebraska forming MBM Hair, LLC (the “Company”) under Nebraska law. The Company’s designated office is 2808 S 109th Street, Omaha, NE 68144. The initial registered agent is Philip S. Murante, 1125 S. 119th Street, Omaha, NE 68144. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

BARBARA MEDBERY-PRCHAL, P.C., L.L.O., Attorney 11102 Blondo Street, Suite 103 Omaha, Nebraska 68164 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF PHOENIX FUTURES, LLC Notice is hereby given that a professional limited liability company has been formed under the laws of the State of Nebraska, and that the name of the company is PHOENIX FUTURES, LLC The name and street address of the company’s initial registered agent is Law Offices of Barbara Medbery-Prchal, P.C., L.L.O., 11102 Blondo Street, Suite 103, Omaha, NE 68164. The designated office is located at 5067 S. 173rd Street, Omaha, NE 68135. Zach Johnson, Member First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

BARBARA MEDBERY-PRCHAL, P.C., L.L.O., Attorney 11102 Blondo Street, Suite 103 Omaha, Nebraska 68164 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF PDP PRODUCTS, 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 PDP Products, LLC. The name and street address of the company’s initial registered agent is Law Offices of Barbara Medbery-Prchal, P.C., L.L.O., 11102 Blondo Street, Suite 103, Omaha, NE 68164. The designated office is located at 21021 Brittany Circle, Elkhorn, NE 68022. Paul Peyton, Members First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

SEAN D. MOYLAN, Attorney MOYLAN LAW, LLC 1010 South 120th Street, Suite 320 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF BELLER CONSULTING SERVICES, LLC The name of the company is Beller Consulting Services, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company. The initial designated office of the Company is located at 1412 N. 189th Street, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022. The initial registered agent is Sean D. Moylan located at 1010 South 120th Street, Suite #320, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. Perpetual existence commenced on March 15, 2021. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

WHITMORE LAW OFFICE LLC 7602 Pacific Street, Suite 200 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that Dona Marina, L.L.C. (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office of the Company is 315 North Main, Fremont, Nebraska 68025. The Registered Agent of the Company is Thomas E. Whitmore, 7602 Pacific Street, Suite 200, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The Company was formed on September 14, 2015. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

KENDRA RINGENBERG, Attorney RINGENBERG & RATTNER LAW 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF 767 OLSON DRIVE CARWASH RE, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that 767 Olson Drive Carwash RE, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 222 S. 15th Street, Suite 1404S, Omaha, Nebraska, 68102. The Registered Agent of the Company is Kendra Ringenberg, 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF THE GREAT WEBSITE COMPANY, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that The Great Website Company, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 21874 Martha Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68022. The Registered Agent of the Company is DDLG Business Services, Inc., 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

LEGAL NOTICE IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, NERBASKA Case Number CI21-6282 IN RE NAME CHANGE OF ABDI MOHAMED SHUKRI. Notice is hereby given that on the 9th day of June, 2021, a petition was filed in the District Court of Douglas County, Nebraska, the object and prayer of which is for the change of the petitioner's name from ABDI MOHAMED SHUKRI to ABDIFATAH SULEYMAN ALI. A hearing will be had on said petition before the Honorable Todd O Engleman, in courtroom no. 504, 1701 Farnam Street, F2, Omaha, NE, 68183 on the 20th day of July 2021 at 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., or as soon thereafter as will be conveinent for the court and that unless sufficent cause is shown to the contrary, the petitioner's name will be changed from that of ABDI MOHAMED SHUKRI, to ABDIFATAH SULEYMAN ALI. ABDI MOHAMED SHUKURI 1507 N 48TH St., Omaha, NE 68104 First publication June 18, 2021, final July 9, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF GCP III CORPORATE DRIVE, LLC. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that GCP III Corporate Drive, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 10340 North 84th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68122. The Registered Agent of the Company is Zachary A. Wiegert, 10340 North 84th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68122. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF HYDR8, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Hydr8, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 1335 North 129th Circle, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. The Registered Agent of the Company is DDLG Business Services, Inc., 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF CASS77, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Cass77, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 1877 South 107th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The Registered Agent of the Company is DDLG Business Services, Inc., 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF YAGO, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that YAGO, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 1877 South 107th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The Registered Agent of the Company is DDLG Business Services, Inc., 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF JAY NICOLE’S, INC. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JAY NICOLE’S, INC., is incorporated under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with a registered office at 3018 South 87th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The registered agent is ANTHONY L. GROSS. The general nature of the business is to operate a general retail sales business, to own, operate and perform services of every kind and nature whatsoever, which are not inconsistent with law, which are necessary, suitable, proper, convenient or expedient to the operation of a general retail sales business. The authorized capital stock is $10,000.00, consisting of 10,000 shares of stock having a par value of $1.00 each, which stock shall be paid for wholly or partly by cash, by labor, by personal property and by real property. The corporation became a corporate body on June 2, 2021, and upon its Articles being filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on June 10, 2021, and shall have perpetual existence. The affairs of the corporation are to be conducted by a Board of Directors, the number of directors to be provided in the By-Laws, and the officers shall be a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, and such other officers as shall be designated in the By-Laws. ANTHONY L. GROSS, Incorporator CATHERINE L. WHITE, Incorporator 3018 South 87th Street, Omaha, NE 68124 First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021


Midlands Business Journal • JUNE 18, 2021 • Legal notices LEGAL NOTICES ERIN K. ARTZ, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF WATTON INTERPRETING, 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 Watton Interpreting, LLC. The address of the initial designated office is 1268 Golden Gate Drive, Apt. #143, Papillion, NE 68046. The name and address of the registered agent and office is 1268 Golden Gate Drive, Apt. #143, Papillion, NE 68046. The general nature of the business is any or all lawful business. The company commenced existence on May 5, 2021 and shall have a perpetual duration. The affairs of the company shall be conducted by the Members, as prescribed by the Operating Agreement. LDM Business Services, Inc., Organizer First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF MANNA ON WHEELS FOR TODAY OUTREACH MINISTRIES, INC. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that MANNA ON WHEELS FOR TODAY OUTREACH MINISTRIES, INC., is incorporated under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with a registered office at 3018 South 87th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The registered agent is ANTHONY L. GROSS. The general nature of the business is to operate a general food retail sales business, to own, operate and perform services of every kind and nature whatsoever, which are not inconsistent with law, which are necessary, suitable, proper, convenient or expedient to the operation of a general food retail sales business. The authorized capital stock is $10,000.00, consisting of 10,000 shares of stock having a par value of $1.00 each, which stock shall be paid for wholly or partly by cash, by labor, by personal property and by real property. The corporation became a corporate body on June 2, 2021, and upon its Articles being filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on June 10, 2021, and shall have perpetual existence. The affairs of the corporation are to be conducted by a Board of Directors, the number of directors to be provided in the ByLaws, and the officers shall be a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, and such other officers as shall be designated in the By-Laws. ANTHONY L. GROSS, Incorporator CATHERINE L. WHITE, Incorporator 3018 South 87th Street, Omaha, NE 68124 First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF RICHEY HOLIDAY LIGHTS & DESIGN, INC. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that RICHEY HOLIDAY LIGHTS & DESIGN, INC., is incorporated under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with a registered office at 7827 North 144th Avenue, Bennington, Nebraska 68007. The registered agent is GAVIN C. RICHEY. The general nature of the business is to operate a general Christmas and holiday light and decoration installation business, to own, operate and perform services of every kind and nature whatsoever, which are not inconsistent with law, which are necessary, suitable, proper, convenient or expedient to the operation of a general Christmas and holiday light and decoration installation business. The authorized capital stock is $10,000.00, consisting of 10,000 shares of stock having a par value of $1.00 each, which stock shall be paid for wholly or partly by cash, by labor, by personal property and by real property. The corporation became a corporate body on June 2, 2021, and upon its Articles being filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on June 10, 2021, and shall have perpetual existence. The affairs of the corporation are to be conducted by a Board of Directors, the number of directors to be provided in the ByLaws, and the officers shall be a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, and such other officers as shall be designated in the By-Laws. ANTHONY L. GROSS, Incorporator CATHERINE L. WHITE, Incorporator 3018 South 87th Street, Omaha, NE 68124 First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF USA PROPULSION, L.L.C. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that USA PROPULSION, L.L.C.., has been dissolved as of May 27, 2021, with its Statement of Dissolution being filed with the Secretary of State on June 10, 2021, pursuant to the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. The Limited Liability Company has collected its assets, disposed of its properties which were not distributed to its members, discharged or made provision for the discharge of its liabilities, distributed its remaining property among its members according to their interest, and done every other act necessary to conclude and liquidate its business and affairs. David P. Pares, the majority shareholder and managing member of the Limited Liability Company, was the person who was responsible for concluding and liquidating the business affairs of the Limited Liability Company. The Limited Liability Company has no remaining assets or liabilities. DAVID P. PARES, Majority Shareholder and Managing Member 6338 Woolworth Avenue, Omaha, NE 68106 First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF BEADED BEAUTIES & ACCESSORIES, L.L.C. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BEADED BEAUTIES & ACCESSORIES, L.L.C., is organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with a designated and registered office at 3018 South 87th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The affairs of the company are to be conducted by the manager and registered officer, ANTOINETTE R. SCAIFE. The Limited Liability Company is organized to transact any and all business, and perform services of every kind and nature whatsoever, which are not inconsistent with law. The Limited Liability Company commenced doing business on June 2, 2021, and filed Certificate of Organization with the Nebraska Secretary of State on June 10, 2021, and shall have perpetual existence. ANTOINETTE R. SCAIFE, Organizational Member 3018 South 87th Street, Omaha, NE 68124 First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF CALLIE MADE, L.L.C. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CALLIE MADE, L.L.C., is organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with a designated and registered office at 3018 South 87th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The affairs of the company are to be conducted by the manager and registered officer, JOHNNAH M. BAILEY. The Limited Liability Company is organized to transact any and all business, and perform services of every kind and nature whatsoever, which are not inconsistent with law. The Limited Liability Company commenced doing business on June 2, 2021, and filed Certificate of Organization with the Nebraska Secretary of State on June 10, 2021, and shall have perpetual existence. JOHNNAH M. BAILEY, Organizational Member 3018 South 87th Street, Omaha, NE 68124 First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF WE 2 CHICS, L.L.C. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that WE 2 CHICS, L.L.C., is organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with a designated and registered office at 508 3rd Street, Waterloo, Nebraska 68069. The affairs of the company are to be conducted by the manager and registered officer, MISTY J. HEMPHILL-WILSON. The Limited Liability Company is organized to transact any and all business, and perform services of every kind and nature whatsoever, which are not inconsistent with law. The Limited Liability Company commenced doing business on June 9, 2021, and filed Certificate of Organization with the Nebraska Secretary of State on June 14, 2021, and shall have perpetual existence. MISTY J. HEMPHILL-WILSON, Organizational Member 508 3rd Street, Waterloo, NE 68069 First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF TODD WAKEFIELD CONSTRUCTION SERVICE MANAGEMENT, INC. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TODD WAKEFIELD CONSTRUCTION SERVICE MANAGEMENT, INC., is incorporated under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with a registered office at 5337 North 44th Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska 68111. The registered agent is TODD G. WAKEFIELD. The general nature of the business is to operate a general construction and construction service management business, to own, operate and perform services of every kind and nature whatsoever, which are not inconsistent with law, which are necessary, suitable, proper, convenient or expedient to the operation of a general construction and construction service management business. The authorized capital stock is $10,000.00, consisting of 10,000 shares of stock having a par value of $1.00 each, which stock shall be paid for wholly or partly by cash, by labor, by personal property and by real property. The corporation became a corporate body on June 9, 2021, and upon its Articles being filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on June 14, 2021, and shall have perpetual existence. The affairs of the corporation are to be conducted by a Board of Directors, the number of directors to be provided in the By-Laws, and the officers shall be a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, and such other officers as shall be designated in the By-Laws. ANTHONY L. GROSS, Incorporator CATHERINE L. WHITE, Incorporator 3018 South 87th Street, Omaha, NE 68124 First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF BOB AND WILLIE’S BOWL LLC The name of the Company is Bob and Willie’s Bowl LLC. The Designated Office of the Company is: 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The Registered Agent and Office of the Company is: Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O., 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. This limited liability company commenced business on June 14, 2021. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

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NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF HEARTLAND PRECAST CONCRETE, LLC A NEBRASKA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Heartland Precast Concrete, LLC, a Nebraska Limited Liability Company, has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with its initial designated office at 430 County Road O, Yutan, Nebraska 68073 and with its initial agent for service of process being Michael K. Huffer whose office is located at 9290 West Dodge Road, Suite 302, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The general nature of its business is to engage in any lawful business. The company was organized and commenced May 15, 2021, and its period of duration will be perpetual, unless terminated earlier. The affairs of the limited liability company shall be conducted by its Manager until such time as a successor or successors are selected pursuant to the Operating Agreement. Michael K. Huffer, Organizer 9290 West Dodge Road, Suite 302 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

SMITH SLUSKY POHREN & ROGERS LLP 8712 W DODGE RD, #400 OMAHA NE 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION DAHLMAN 1311 LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, with its initial designated office at 3814 Farnam, Ste. 203, Omaha, Nebraska, 68131, has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The registered agent is Matt Dwyer, 3814 Farnam, Ste. 203, Omaha, Nebraska, 68131. The Limited Liability Company shall engage in any lawful business for which a limited liability company may be formed under the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. The perpetual existence commenced June 14, 2021. Its affairs are to be conducted by its managers pursuant to an Operating Agreement duly adopted by the Company. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

Notice is hereby given that Central Sudbury Community School, Inc. has been incorporated as a non-profit corporation in the state of Nebraska. The address of the registered office and the initial designated office of the corporation is 16019 Decatur Street, Omaha, NE 68118. The agent at such office is Carolyn Strohl. The incorporator is Phillip A. Belin, and the incorporator's address is 12341 Westover Road, Omaha, NE 68154. The corporation is a public benefit corporation and does not have members. The corporation commenced on November 1, 2020, and shall have perpetual duration. The affairs of the corporation are to be conducted by its board of directors. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

Notice is hereby given that Heartland JM, Inc. has been incorporated as a corporation in Nebraska. The incorporator is Phillip A. Belin, and the incorporator's address is 12341 Westover Road, Omaha, NE 68154. The address of the registered office of the corporation is 12341 Westover Road, Omaha, NE 68154. The agent at such office is Hani Nachef. The general nature of the business to be transacted by the corporation is to own & operate restaurants. The corporation commenced on April 20, 2021, and shall have perpetual duration. The corporation is authorized to issue 10,000 shares of common stock. The affairs of the corporation are to be conducted by its directors. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

Notice is hereby given that JM BV, LLC has been organized as a limited liability company under the Nebraska Limited Liability Company Act. The address of the registered office of the company is 12341 Westover Road, Omaha NE 68154. The agent at such office is Hani Nachef. The general nature of the business to be transacted by the company is to own & operate restaurants. The Company commenced on June 3, 2021, and shall have perpetual duration. The affairs of the company are to be conducted by its members. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021

Notice is hereby given that JM PAP, LLC has been organized as a limited liability company under the Nebraska Limited Liability Company Act. The address of the registered office of the company is 12341 Westover Road, Omaha NE 68154. The agent at such office is Hani Nachef. The general nature of the business to be transacted by the company is to own & operate restaurants. The Company commenced on June 3, 2021, and shall have perpetual duration. The affairs of the company are to be conducted by its members. First publication June 18, 2021, final July 2, 2021


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Nonprofits Senior

Living

A section prepared by the staff of the Midlands Business Journal

A section prepared by the staff of the Midlands Business Journal

Topics may include:

Topics may include:

• Nonprofit industry overview • Helping those in need during pandemic • Serving on nonprofit boards: What’s the right fit for you? • Marketing/outreach for nonprofits: Methods in seeking donations and volunteers • Growth at local organizations: Local nonprofits share news on services, facilities

Senior Living overview • Financial planning post-retirement • Aging at home Legacy planning: the importance of planning for your family’s future Changing senior communities: the latest trends in senior living

Issue Date: July 2 • Ad Deadline: June 24

Issue Date: July 9 • Ad Deadline: July 1

Work-related Health & Injuries IIIIIII Wellness

A section prepared by the staff of the Midlands Business Journal

A section prepared by the staff of the Midlands Business Journal

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Topics may include:

Industry overview: working from home, COVID-19 and other trends in workplace injuries A look at workplace injury prevention programs Workers’ comp insurance • Rehabilitation and physical therapy after an injury Workers’ comp lawyers offer advice to employers and workers

Current state of health care in the metro • Employee wellness plans Importance of preventative care as many have put off doctor visits Mental health services • Innovations in care

Issue Date: July 9

• Ad Deadline: July 1

Issue Date: July 16 • Ad Deadline: July 8

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Crown Trophy sustains 25 years with popular sports Continued from page 1. revenues. Work for corporate incentive and employee recognition programs is 35% of the work, although he said select basketball and baseball squads with corporate sponsorship can sometimes blur such accounting. Work for educational institutions — 20% of billings — has changed during the pandem-

Crown Trophy Phone: 402-573-5500 Address: 3040 N. 90th St., Omaha 68134 Service: athletic trophies and corporate recognition awards Founded: 1996 by Robert C. Blanchard  Employees: 4 One-year goal: Invest in full-color technology. Industry outlook: Growth opportunities exist with growth of soccer and fantasy football. Website: www.crowntrophy.com

ic. While awards given to straight-A students or perfect attendance are a perennial part of sales, COVID-19 has spurred the sale of customized promotional products for schools ranging from water bottles with a school’s logo to mascot-decorated face masks. Berry, a family friend of the Blanchard family during his formative years, said both he and his business partner believe there’s a significant growth opportunity for Crown Trophy in doing corporate sector work. “Businesses are getting into offering more award [categories] such as kudo awards,” he said. “This is especially true at year’s end when the top three performers will be honored.” Glass and acrylic awards remain especially popular among the corporate sector, Berry said. Blanchard, in a 2000 interview with Midlands Business Journal, said acrylic options were important among alternatives in the showroom. “They provide an upscale look without the expense of glass or crystal,” he said, in crediting an early decision to invest in sublimation technology as being important to the growth of his Crown Trophy’s growth. Berry said one firm established a perpetual plaque on which to honor its recycling employee of the month. In addition, a tumbler with the winner’s name and employer’s logo is also presented. “I’ve had managers tell me ‘You have no idea what this does for employee morale,’” Berry said. “A couple of employees at a trucking company cried when they were singled out for awards.” Blanchard and Berry’s Omaha franchise with Hawthorne, New York-based Crown Trophy — which has 150 locations in 40 states — benefits from more than a 100,000 square foot east coast warehouse. The Omaha duo also laud the assistance they have been given by Crown Trophy’s franchise support team and graphic arts department. Blanchard and Berry have found that Crown Trophy’s well-capitalized corporate graphic arts department is an important tool with developing and implementing ideas for the projects of local corporations. One example is a donor wall for a new fitness center that needed multiple levels of plates to differentiate the financial commitment of donors. The Crown Trophy family of franchises

has rights to a variety of exclusive items, including merchandise centered on media from “Spiderman” to “Law and Order.” Berry who worked for the Buckle at the Crossroads Mall and Creighton University’s computer center, credits the communication skills learned at those jobs with being important in his success at Crown Trophy. “Although mom came back from parent-teacher conferences with reports from teachers that I talked too much in class, I didn’t fully realize then that I was developing into a people-person who was learning how

to sell,” Berry said. Berry also learned the importance of making deadlines, even when presented with multiple obstacles. “We had a wrestling coach email us at 11 p.m. on a Friday evening and in counting the trophies they had ordered (from another provider) they had ordered 70 short of what was needed for their tournament the next day,” he said. “I came into the store and got them done and we set up a Saturday pick-up time with the coach.” Blanchard, an Omaha native with a social

work degree from University of Nebaska at Omaha, learned the importance of helping people in earning his Eagle Scout designation at the age of 17. He spent 25 years as a district executive for Boy Scouts of America before taking an early retirement to apply his entrepreneurial skills by purchasing Crown Trophy’s 38th franchise in December 1996. He preaches the importance of greeting each customer when they come in the door with “Hello, My name is....” The little league purchase made today can lead to an extended relationship that can include business, church and synagogue needs in future years. The firm’s busiest months are March through July.    

Giles to lead Women’s Fund in next phase to drive policy and advocacy Continued from page 1. flexibility to bring their best selves to their job and family — such as paid leave, access to high quality child care and remote work flexibility.” Described as the “only foundation that provides grants exclusively to programs for women and girls,” the Women’s Fund is powered by 13 full-time staff members from its bricks and mortar “nerve center” in The Mastercraft building at 1111 N. 13th St. “We may consider growing our public policy and Freedom from Violence teams, while increasing our advocacy and organizing work,” Giles said, when asked more about its teams. “We also partner with consultants and support programs such as I Be Black Girl.” Furthermore, its Women in Leadership initiative, Circles, engages in programs and advocacy initiatives — and, she said, it has up to 90 member-volunteers at any given time. Giles herself previously interfaced with the Women’s Fund team over the past several years on public policy. “[I] attended luncheons to support its mission and developed friendships with key stakeholders as part of my personal and professional interest in the work of the Women’s Fund,” she added. Readers may recognize Giles from her previous roles in policy advocacy, nonprofits, and strategic communications; for instance, she served as policy and training director for the Coalition for a Strong Nebraska (CSN). She created training sessions for nonprofit members, and was an active participant in the public policy advocacy process. “The Women’s Fund is a dynamic organization with smart, talented, bold women with whom I previously collaborated with on professional projects to improve the lives of women and girls,” Giles said. “I have long admired and respected their work, culture and impact in our community.” In early May, the board of directors announced that Giles had been selected to lead the organization’s work to address inequities through collaboration that identifies and creates solutions to “advance, educate and fund lasting impact,” according to the May 5 press release. “I felt this role is a perfect blend of decades of my professional roles and experiences — merging communications strategy and public policy with leadership and nonprofit experience,” she said. “I am driven by a passion for the mission of the Women’s Fund.” More to areas that Giles is leading and championing in this next growth she referenced how the fund has derived data on gender-based violence within the state, which informs solutions to address these and other critical issues facing women and girls.

Additionally, she referred to its examination of women in leadership, and its collaboration with experts, to address systems’ changes. “Research also drives our public policy and advocacy efforts,” she said. “Additionally, our organization provides grants to support initiatives including our Adolescent Health Project and Freedom from Violence. In my role as executive director, we will continue to advance these initiatives as well as lead efforts to examine the intersectionality of gender and racial equity.” In the announcement, Giles was quoted as saying she is joining the team at a “monumental point in its organizational story.” More to this point, she noted: “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead this phenomenal team at a point when many celebrate the election of the first female vice president of the United States and grapple with how the pandemic impacts women in the workplace.” She said the fund is well-positioned to amplify community voices, and to lead, partner and work to disrupt those systems. In fact, when asked about the opportunities presented by challenges (such as the “shecession” due to the pandemic’s severe impact on females), Giles emphasized how the pandemic brought into focus the issues that are deeply impacting women. “The good news is, when it comes to workplace equality, all workplaces have an opportunity to evaluate their policies and practices to determine how they have supported workers and their productivity,” she said. Giles said the Women’s Fund “walks the walk.” “Before the pandemic, we had flexible work schedules, hybrid remote work and benefits like 12-week paid family leave, unlimited paid time off and shorter summer schedules to allow employees the time they needed to care for their families and themselves,” she said. “During the pandemic, the need for even more flexibility became apparent with several of our team members finding themselves at work, trying to work and caring for children. We encouraged more flexibility with work schedules and have worked remotely for more than 12 months.” Additionally, she said the pandemic has allowed the team to look at critical policies that impact every woman in our state. “Issues like housing, food insecurity and safety,” she said. “And work collaboratively with advocates and community partners to collectively use our voice to create real and lasting change.” Giles offered a call to action to employers. “Paid leave is one of the critical ways that businesses could support this return to women in the workplace,” she said. “No one has

to wait for it to become law — it’s just good business.” After all, she noted, most parents have zero days of paid leave. “By offering paid leave so workers can take time off to care for themselves and their family, allows women to stay in the workforce and recognizes women as committed employees and primary caregivers,” she said. “By supporting their workforce, businesses will benefit from reduced turnover and increased loyalty and productivity, not to mention a competitive advantage in recruiting new talent.”

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Private giving and an economy that any one industry isn’t may stays,” but the level be Midlands “mainDundee harkening and the sheer need of cross-sector activity back to communities for talent to meet in communities withdemand for services are newer-emerging that sprung up on phenomenon streetcar or bus lines. for area firms. He also speaks to “The architecture, engineering and lifestyle and the built a “balance in terms of construction industry the movement from environment”; consider Greater Omaha region is very strong in the and now “hybrids,” cubicles to open spaces at the moment,” said conference rooms which combine smaller BCDM Principal and areas where and employees can still have Director John Sullithat sense of community van, who also isolated but also privacy Sarpy County’s highas needed. growth. “We’re moving Further, Sullivan to that direction, notes strength “nearnot because it’s the trend ly across the board” but because it’s — from office the and right thing,” he said. institutional to private The architecture sectors such as reliand engineering Palandri gious projects which, side of the construction he said, is “unusual” and “won’t last forever.” industry was described “The economic development as “robust,” into and growth Smith of the metro-area the has Design Senior Associatefinal quarter by Davis and the diversificationbeen steady and strong, and Senior Architect of the area economy Greg Smith. — both of those factors add up John Sullivan, principal to things happening “Several projects and in the metro, and that’sgood by Sullivan: “One of the designed recently still in hopes of breaking things that’s unique director at BCDM Architects. necessarily true are not about Omaha across the state, environments, and ground this fall is there is strong many of the large especially and if you’re in an ag philanthropic a shift in what Downtown Lincoln and private support for area and go into expect.” people ects are central or key projects.” projwestern Nebraska gaining inertia,” he AO’s … said. Palandri speaks to modities-driven areas,”and some of the com- Palandri Managing Principal Randall trying to attract millen- remodel market is also strong “The interior J. nials and a has seen the uptick and this will keep contractors busy lifestyle He also referenced he said. in growth that became noticeable during winter months.” urban centers are shift, whereby the more the many pockets around two years growth, from newer Many in demand from of main steady ago rea housing Telegraph large-scale projects, such as to Aksarben Village, areas such as Blackstone attributes in more recent months, which he perspective and offices that the District’s Marilyn speak to this School/YMCA, at the stage where particularly to infill-type generation are in-demand Moore Middle sion of that development extenprojects. Hudl, and from a “There of the projects featured is occurring. Some opment,” is a lot more emphasis on redevel- perspective. He also speaks, not workplace to form; however, Smith Nelnet, have come necessarily he said. “What really said to “vintage” or here in this section reflect another prominent “traditional” construction mains work in the build-outs. there still redrove it was, materials but to, He referenced trend mentioned there was a pent-up demand for market-rate perhaps, more “traditional” work at Bryan Health’s apartments and neighborhoodEast Campus, in more walkable-type new LES Operations of with areas such and community-building, Eustis Center, and projects the for as Benson, Blackstone Autobody at 98th Street and Highway and Continued on next page.

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More buildings may economy with upside be coming out of potential.” ground, but demand the NAI NP Dodge remains brisk. also being constructed “Demand for commercial at described the leasing Associate Kyle Pelster Opportunities are Highway Crossing.” Edney indicated real estate market as “very tight.” loans is very strong,” this is driving “At any given and landlords leasing available for tenants such as the said Stephanie Moline, executive vice president aforementioned R&R. projects, to them. time, there are around These challenges ing with First National of Enterprise Lend- 100 properties, give or Bank. “Commercial A; Edney recalled aren’t limited to Class and industrial loan how the Kellogg take, listed/available demand is growing, building at 10203 Crown at a much slower but in the Omaha/Council Point Ave. near pace.” Fort Blair High Road She said some of had “multiple offers and Bluffs couple of weeks.” in a in late 2016 is being the capital investment said. market,” he “Having said absorbed. “There isn’t much “It would appear that, finding the of that type of product out there, either,” coris lagging the capital the anticipated revenue rect he said. square footage, expenditures,” Moline He also spoke to said. location, rental tures, such as greater demand for certain fearates Growth of C&I clear heights and and building layout dock doors — driven larger about the same as loans, she said, remains can be by requirements a year very difficult.” companies such as “Agribusiness loans ago. as He referred to are up year over year and using third-partyAmazon are growing and commercial Moline more providers. real estate is up Edney “We’re also seeing year over more construction in the last year — year,” she said. Pelster with a lot of interest owner/user buildings “We are finally seeing from investors that Generally, businesses but some spec are an increase in new in spec industrial space are optimistic buildings as well. industrial properties,”looking to invest about potential tax on the market again “The new Facebook he said. “A reform. after a slowdown of that interest is project will “This would cause in new spec coming from outside lot new infrastructure some monies to along the Highwayadd past,” he said. “The increases projects in the the Midwest.” of repatriated and improving be in term length, 50 rental rates working capital corridor,” Pelster said. “This will Edney referred and operating expenses and money that can break way to steadily to cap rates and be used for acquisitions for new projects and industrial continue ROI as lower rise. or additional investment on the coasts, making one’s parks in that in equipment and/ area.” “The rest of the market Omaha attractive as a secondary or people,” she said. seems to be catch- to He Chicago, New York or tertiary market more entrants into “There continues to be created said Thrasher and Freightliner have ing up with the rental rates we or Denver. are Regarding “behind-the-scenes” from loan productionthe local market; both leaving large new buildings for themselves, of the new construction projects.” seeing out vacancies in their offices OMNE Partners indusprevious locations. Moline is encouraged and FinTechs.” EVP Matt Edney Continued on page “Brook Valley continues Class A industrial by new market 30. entrants as: “People availability remains said to be the leader believe this is a vibrant in new industrial construction hard to find.” “really projects,” Pelster said. “The “And that type R&R Commerce of product is moving Park is pretty quick,” he said.

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Archrival’s renovated space as one space,” said Clint! RunLincoln ge, headquarters at 720 founder and the unique mix of O St. speaks to director. “We managing creative a mature wanted our space years old and counting firm — 20 be a little further to along the business — and energetic startup spirit that has resulted chain … and at one point that was in campaigns with an ‘aspirational’ Redbull, space, it became Motorola, and expansion Adidas, us and we outgrew with sister mature it. It’s more offices and teams of a business than in the space gon, and Los Angeles.Portland, Ore- felt like.” “We’ve been here The Haymarket for over 10 space breathes years, and wanted to rethink the entire Archrival’s niche in youth cultureContinued on page 10.

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Depending on where pared to that,” said President Nick across Bison’s divisions one looks Cusick, who indicated its focus and product lines, the Lincoln-based was on other areas. “Even without manufacturer’s growth is up at least 5 to a lot of direct marketing emphasis, 10 percent to 30 percent our site furnishing business, BRP, following or amid dealer base and ownership was up 5 to 10 percent.” transitions, and Falling under custom a business unit redesign. trial job shop manufacturerindusIM“Bison overall, its SCORP’s holding company umline, had an incredibleown product brella, wholly-owned year prior subsidiary and this last year was flat com- Bison is joined by SNA Sports Continued on page 10.

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Drone and innovative scanning technology is giving Lamp Rynearson, Omaha-based civil engineering, a 58-year-old landscape architecture, construction and surveying firm, administration a competitive advantage as it completes a wide range of private and public sector projects. Nancy Pridal, a professional engineer and 20-year son employee who Lamp Rynearto president of the was promoted firm in August, stresses that leading the latest technologywith the use of the employee-owned has enabled increase its revenues company to by more than 100 percent over the while the employee past 10 years creased by 45 percent.count has in“With the investment we’ve made, we want to be viable in the future with the technology provided,” Pridal said. “For example, we can scan a mound and get the typographic data and in scanning stockpiles we can get quantities.” The purchase of a second drone Continued on page 12.

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La Casa Pizzaria Jesse. “Being a family restaurant, is evolving with offerings on wheels — its food our staff lives for interaction.” truck — and via She indicated there technologies such is a balas online ordering, ancing act for the third-generafocused on customerwhile staying tion, family-owned service from and operated the family that has been dishing restaurant, which is still located out its Neapolitan-style at 4432 pizza for the Leavenworth St. in Omaha — almost 75 years. same location that reportedly “Technology plays caught on so well that a part,” said General Manager/Treasure Patane and his family Founder Joe r Nicole “ran out of Continued on page 18.

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At the recent grand lifestyle. opening of 1415 @ The Yard The platform also apartment comprovides data plex at 14th and Cuming streets, to property managers so they can property manager Ashley Abel with monitor and control energy usage, Cushman & Wakefield/Lund rent units Co., streamlinefaster through automation, logged onto the property labor costs and add dashboard value to launch the smart apartment app to properties. designed by Portland-based “It helps run the property IOTAS more (Internet of Things As a Service), efficiently,” Abel said, adding that demonstrating the she can control ease new tenant can control at which a ing, heating vacant units’ lightand air conditioning, automated technologyand integrate monitor maintenance to fit their issues as well Continued on page 39.

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Deviled Egg Company aims for wider distribution of products Continued from page 1. Buskirk said. Since bringing on investors, the company was able to create 10 new jobs and revenue has consistently grown month over month. Through its website, it can sell direct to consumer for pick-up and delivery and this year, Deviled Egg Co. had a food truck at Junkstock. During the holidays, Deviled Egg Co. products can be found at eight local Hy-Vee stores, and this summer, Van Buskirk plans to debut the products at

the Nebraska State Fair and Taste of Omaha. “There has been massive intrigue from the public,” she said. “We hear things like ‘deviled eggs? Really?’ or ‘I can’t believe no one has done this yet’ It’s really fun to see people’s reaction when they taste them for the first time. It’s simple, easy to understand and one of a kind.” Now, more than 50,000 eggs later, the company is working on developing a nationwide shipping package that will allow the eggs to stay safe and cold. The team is also working on

the marketing arm of the business, which aims introduce what is typically a ‘holiday’ food to the every-day snack food market. The company prides itself on offering a variety of deviled eggs for consumers. In addition to the traditional deviled eggs, customers have the choice of flavors like sriracha bacon, buffalo blue cheese, BBQ pulled pork, south of the border, buffalo chicken ranch, and more. Every product is under 50 calories, gluten-free, and keto-friendly. There are dairy-free and vegetarian options to cater to everyone’s dietary restrictions and nutritional needs. Looking ahead, the team at Deviled Egg Co. is excited to see what kind of growth they will be able to attain. In addition to their current business model, they have set a goal of opening a retail/manufacturing facility

that allows customers to purchase from them directly or order online for nationwide shipping. Van Buskirk said they want to have this in place by Thanksgiving of this year. They also plan on operating their Deviled Egg Co. trailer in Dallas, Texas over the winter months to see if that helps expand brand recognition and revenue. Van Buskirk said Deviled Egg Co. is passionate about giving back to the local community and is always on the hunt for new networking possibilities. She said that working alongside other entrepreneurs is inspiring. “We’re always on the lookout for entrepreneurs who have crazy ideas and businesses to connect and collaborate with,” she said. “The possibilities are endless.”

As pace of life returns, urban planning even more important by Dwain Hebda

As people continue to seek urban lifestyles, and routines begin to return to normal as COVID-19 concerns subside, smart urban planning is as important as ever. Scott Dobbe, executive director of Omaha by Design, said he’s seen progress made that’s benefiting populations throughout the city’s core neighborhoods. “One of the highlights, while it’s not one of those visible trends, is the implementation of the city’s transit-oriented development guidelines,” he said. “TOD Dobbe is a very important step forward in the way that we return density at an appropriate level to our neighborhoods. “The latter half of the past century was tough on inner-city neighborhoods because they had to adapt places to the prevalence of the automobile. We hollowed out a lot of our neighborhoods in that way. Now comes this great push for a return to the city and how we can build back in a way that strengthens the historic bonds of our neighborhoods and adds livability and walkability and maintains

affordability.” The pandemic itself was instructive as to what matters most in quality of place. Dolores Silkworth, principal shareholder with Confluence, pointed to various urban design elements more or less growing directly out of the pandemic era. “COVID certainly showed us how important it was to have outdoor spaces,” she said. “Rooftop gardens, rooftop spaces, have become really, really popular in lots of places. We’ve been involved in some in both Lincoln and Omaha. I Paces think that’s one of those trends that is kind of COVID-related as well as kind of urban-related, a way to get more outdoor space.” Silkworth also noted that the trends — and challenges — seen in the city’s core are picking up where they paused during the pandemic. “Reinvesting in our downtowns and the historic fabric of our urban core have absolutely been the trend,” she said. “Some of the reasons, I think, are to create walkable cities. You’re able to park your car for a period of time and maybe even walk to work or to school or to do your daily activities. I think that is really attractive to people. “The challenge with some of those new developments that are doing that within and of themselves are fine and good and wonderful, but they’re not always well-connected to the rest of the city. I think that that’s one of the things that we really need to kind of get to.” Another primary challenge for urban areas is creating affordable housing that doesn’t force residents out of their neighborhoods. Mindy Paces, vice president of Housing and Financial Stability with Heartland Family Service, said better progress could be made if development happened in a more collaborative way. "When thinking about development, new or even revitalization, I think it’s really important to look at who already lives there and what are the needs of that community,” she said. “Can we co-create with the community to understand what it is that they want in their neighborhood or city? Because when we don’t do that from a development perspective, it’s not going to be impactful.”


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Lincoln financial institutions adapt to accommodate changing times by Gabby Hellbusch

Even though 2020 was an exceptionally disruptive year for many, Lincoln banks have continued to offer assistance through difficult times. Jason Muhleisen, vice president of Union Bank & Trust, said UBT helped customers with over 5,000 loans through the Payment Protection Program (PPP). “At one point, UBT was second in the nation with the number of applications submitted for approval,” Muhleisen said. “Now, it’s all about Muhleisen recovery and starting to understand what the longer-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic will be to our customers and communities.” From a banking perspective, he said there are several trends, including increased lending activity in both retail and business divisions due to the low interest-rate environment and competitive housing market, as well as availability of U.S. Small Business Administration incentives through the CARES Act. “The banking industry is also experiencing heightened competition, as more and more FinTechs and other non-banks jump into the financial services space,” Muhleisen said. “For some community banks, this is daunting. At UBT, we’ve embraced the challenge. We continue our tradition of outstanding local service as we add new and improved digital experiences, like our highly rated app and the launch of a no-minimum online investing platform.” Additionally, he said cryptocurrency is another recent trend, especially with the passage and signing of Bill 649. Linda Carter, president of MembersOwn Credit Union, said the pandemic called for a quick response with helping members during the uncertainty. “We helped with urgent needs, such as delaying and skipping loan payments, waiving fees and financial counseling,” Carter said. “As the pandemic wore on, we needed to help our members remotely with all of the digital services, such as mobile

deposit and online account opening and loans closings. Now that the community has opened up more, we are anxious to assist and counsel our members in person, but now new habits have been formed — mobile service has become even more important to consumers.” She said MembersOwn, and other financial institutions, continue to work to impact membership both with in-person and digital relationships. Currently, consumers expect the same digital services and service level Hansen from their financial institution, no matter if it’s a big national bank or a smaller community based bank or credit union. “On our end, it’s educating our members and potential members that we do have those same services they see the national banks advertise,” she said. “And to let them know they can still come in and talk to the same employee they have for years if there is trouble or they don’t want to transaction business digitally.” Jason Hansen, president of American National Bank, said local banks, as has been the national trend, are continuing to see the impacts of COVID-19, PPP and government stimulus, which has created a substantial inflow of deposits, increasing bank’s desire to lend money. “This is a perfect time for borrowing money from a bank,” Hansen said. “This has created a low interest rate environment for borrowers.” ANB recently introduced online and digital platforms with features like company administrator-led systems and financial security to protect against cyber and fraud attacks. “We are in an on-demand delivery society today, and banks need to get ahead of what clients want — access to services wherever they are and when they need it,” he said. “For American National Bank, this means a more hybrid approach, providing a great customer experience whether it is on a phone, chatting on a mobile device, or in-person at a branch.”

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Despite stiff challenges, small businesses coming back strong by Dwain Hebda

Lincoln bankers say despite the pandemic conditions of 2020, small businesses are gaining momentum even as they face new challenges. “I think our small business clients have rebounded fairly well after 2020,” said Kirby Reardon, assistant vice president of commercial lending with West Gate Bank. “The grants and SBA programs helped most of the businesses with liquidity needs to maintain some staff. “The general consensus now is optimism around the Lincoln market for most small businesses. As things have begun opening back up and getting back to full capacity, businesses have begun to see the positive effects of it.” Reardon said the rebound was not universal across all industries, nor has it been without its challenges for West Gate itself insofar as meeting clients’ financial needs. “As a community bank, we continue to struggle with micro loans of less than $25,000 that typically lack collateral or credit history,” he said. “We don’t have an automated process in place to handle these requests and have to analyze most like a larger deal, which is inefficient and can be a time constraint. “In order to overcome these challenges and provide excellent customer service to all business sizes, we work with a few different nonprofits/CDFI’s that specialize in these requests and have a much larger credit box to be able to more efficiently serve these customers.” Brady Bauer, Lincoln market president for Five Points Bank, echoed the optimistic outlook for the small business sector. “Small business clients seem to be doing well coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said. “There are still several industries that are suffering or that have not fully come back yet, but the government assistance through the PPP loans helped to an extent. We anticipate loan demand to continue to pick up as interest rates remain low.” At the same time, Bauer pointed out some steep new challenges that are facing small business clients, some of which have become more acute after 2020 came to a close. “While loan demand remains steady for our business customers, the housing market is making people feel a little uneasy due to the drastic rise in construction costs,” he said. “There are still concerns over the increase in

Reardon Bauer lumber prices, obtaining inventory in a timely fashion, as well as being able to find and keep employees.” David Shiffermiller, executive vice president with Cornhusker Bank, said the banking industry itself was not immune to challeng-

es presented by the pandemic. He said his institution’s ability to stay nimble helped services continue virtually uninterrupted. “Cornhusker Bank had limited staff working remotely for a short time, but those few employees have been back since June of last Shiffermiller year,” he said. “We never closed, although for a short time we had controlled entrance, which was back to normal last summer. So, for the most part, we didn’t see much interruption with the personal service from our banking locations.” This resiliency proved critical to the bank’s

business customers, enabling them to leverage government stimulus to weather the crisis, Shiffermiller said. “The most important and valued service we provided our lending and small business clients were information and resources regarding economic stimulus funds available from various resources,” he said. “Cornhusker Bank funded 1,180 loans totaling approximately $72 million. Our business customers continue to communicate to us that being a resource to them regarding different programs was invaluable. “Going forward, concerns over potential tax changes, employees and staffing, interest rates, inflationary pressure and how quickly the economy will get back to normal are the million-dollar questions. Overall, most clients are bullish regarding the economy and longer-term outlook.”

With historic low interest rates, home refinancing remains high by Brooke Strickland

With interest rates still at historic lows, many homeowners around Omaha and beyond have chosen to capitalize on the refinance option in order to save money on monthly payments, shorten their loan duration, or take equity out of their home to consolidate debt, invest, or make home improvements. Here, we will talk about how the pandemic has impacted the home refinance rates and offer tips on what homeowners should look for when they are considering a refinance. “The combination of increased home equity and low interest rates have created an uptick in refinances in 2020 and first quarter of 2021,” said Gina Sturdevant, loan officer from Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. “Twenty-five percent of the loans I have originated in 2021 are refinance mortgages. We had our biggest year of growth in 2020 despite all of the challenges that came before us.”   A larger impact of the pandemic can be seen on small businesses and families dealing with unemployment. “Demand for refinances has been at record levels in Omaha, as it has been across the entire country,” said Micheal Fecht, managing director, home mortgage at First National Bank of Omaha. “To aid families, most lenders offer forbearance programs that allow homeowners

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to defer monthly mortgage payments … for ple, does the bank offer easy technology for those who were less impacted or did not utilize those who want to primarily utilize a digital forbearance, the record low rates because of experience? the pandemic have provided an opportunity to “Other people really want to talk to an refinance to a lower rate or purchase a home expert who can provide advice and guidance, with a lower rate.” giving the customer all the options While looking for the best rate available to them. Find a lender for your refinance is a top priority, who can guide you and answer it is also important to choose a your questions in a timely manner.” bank or lender that wants to work Also, keep in mind that it is with you to achieve your long-term also okay to shop around. financial goals. “Compare rates and fees, “Your home is one of your but also look at the amortization most valuable assets, so be prudent terms,” Sturdevant said. “See if about who you hire to help you,” there is an opportunity to have priSturdevant said. “Find a lender vate mortgage insurance removed who will fully review your entire due to increased home equity. PerFecht financial picture to make sure haps you have enough equity that you are getting the most value out of your you could complete a refinance without an refinance.” appraisal. These are all very good things!” Fecht recommends that refinancing should No matter what, remember that your home be made as convenient as possible for busy is one of your biggest investments and finding homeowners. a mortgage loan officer that can tailor the loan “An important factor to consider is the to your unique current financial situation is an ease of doing business,” he said. “For exam- important part of a successful closing process.

Evolving technology helps community banks better serve customer needs

in Lincoln,” he said. “The bank has broken by David Kubicek Community banks are continuing to en- ground on a new location in the Elkhorn area, hance their online and mobile baking platforms and we hope to have that location open by this time next year.” for both consumers and businesses. Pinnacle Bank continues its march toward  “Nowadays and even more so after going greater use of technology, according through the COVID-19 pandemic, to Lincoln Market President John customers are wanting [and] needing Laflin. to conduct business electronically “We have all the online bankand expect their bank to be able to ing options, the phone, and the apps, accommodate transactions done on so you can do your banking from their phones or at their computers,” wherever you’re located,” he said. said Brady Bauer, Lincoln market “We continue to invest in upgrading president of Five Points Bank. and enhancing technology for new “With how busy people are, it can be things on the horizon.” difficult to find the time to get to an Fraud continues to be a major actual bank branch, so we want our concern for community banks. technology to be top notch so people Laflin “There’s a new scheme or new are able to handle their banking reways to finagle people out of their money every motely if and when the time comes.” In Lincoln, Five Points Bank doesn’t have day and we’ve got to be one step ahead of those any major changes planned for the coming year folks who are trying to take advantage of other people,” he said. “It’s a big issue for banks, big except to potentially grow its team.   “We will be looking at adding a second and small. We continue to invest heavily to stay branch location in Lincoln soon though, so that ahead of that curve.” Last year was challenging. For the most part is on the horizon, and we’re very excited about that as Five Points Bank is fully committed the community has moved past the pandemic, Continued on next page. to growing our presence and customer base


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Home, business loan activity indicate a growing capital city by Jasmine Heimgartner

If home and business loan activity are signs of success then Lincoln is a booming, growing city. While the residential real estate market has long been on the hot side, new and established businesses are catching up after a tough year that left many industries wondering if they would ever bounce back. “It’s an unprecedented record year for us,” said Scott Sailors, president of NEDCO. “We have more than 100 projects, from day cares to car washes, body shops, gymnasiums, roofing, chiropractors, laundromats, fire safety equipment, manufacturing and more. The economy has come back with a vengeance, making this a great time to start the right business. People are ready to spend money, and there is a lot of money out there. There is pent-up demand that we’ve never seen before.” With new areas being developed, including the 84th Street corridor and between Lincoln and Wavery, there are new opportunities in the capital city. Although the time may be ripe and interest rates remain relatively low, there are always challenges to starting a new business. “The market is very competitive for business loans and rates for such loans are also at historically low levels, but these loans are typically priced higher than residential mortgage rates because of the servicing costs and risks associated with these types of loans,” said Ryne Seaman,

Evolving technology

Continued from preceding page. but damage to the supply chain still lingers. Although Lincoln’s mask mandate has been dropped, the community as a whole is still facing shortages of labor, building materials, and goods. “We’re seeing higher prices for almost everything,” Laflin said. “When we were in the pandemic, we were all trying to figure out what the new normal would be and what we were preparing to move into. Hopefully, as we move forward, things will calm down and move back into an alignment where the supply chain is in order and the labor market’s back in good stead.” The bedrock of community banks is personalized service. “We strive to know all of our customers and have them in return know us both on a business and personal basis,” Bauer said. “When people call or come into a bank branch, they want to feel welcome and appreciated, and not like they’re just another transaction.” Another strength is having local decision makers who know the Lincoln market and the surrounding areas. “[Our] bank’s leadership team is all based out of Nebraska and not out-sourced anywhere else,” Bauer said.  Although Pinnacle bank is in eight states and 160 markets, each market — or community — has its own president. “We empower our team members to be decision-makers,” Laflin said. “We have a fairly flat corporate structure and don’t have a lot of layers of management to go through. We’re empowered at the local level to make decisions for what makes sense for the community, in this case Lincoln. If we need bigger decisions, I can pick up the phone or send an email and pretty much resolve any question, concern, or larger decision for the borrower very quickly.”

president/CEO, Cattle Bank & Trust. “New businesses need to have a strong business plan that addresses the product or service being produced, the need being met, their expertise, target market and associated marketing plan, and numerous other areas that business owners and entrepreneurs need to be fluent about. Additionally, the business must be fully capitalized to meet certain equity requireSailors ments and working capital to meet liquidity needs of the business.” Although many industries struck hard by the pandemic are coming back — restaurants, hospitality and entertainment — some businesses may not have as much luck, mostly due to a new age of remote working. “The only sector that is not going to come back, which we aren’t seeing in our portfolio or nationwide, is business travel,”

Sailors said. “I think people figured out you can do a Zoom, Microsoft or other type of remote meeting much easier and cheaper than putting people on a plane and flying

Seaman Frenzel them to another state.” On the home loan front, interest rates are still historically low and seem to be holding for now. With it being a seller’s market, people seeking a new home continue to face challenges, including getting a loan. “It is possible that the home may not appraise for what the selling price was, which means the buyer may have to bring more money to closing,” said Kevin Fren-

zel, senior vice president of sales service and lending at Liberty First Credit Union. “Some buyers may not have the extra to bring to closing. It can also be difficult for the borrowing buyer to get a property if there is a cash buyer looking to buy the same property because the cash buyer can close quicker and there is no appraisal to be considered.” Since most properties being sold are getting multiple offers at or above the asking price, it’s more important than ever for prospective home buyers to be prepared. “I always encourage borrowers to do their homework by knowing their credit score, accumulating applicable financial information and, in general, knowing what their monthly budget looks like,” Seaman said. “This will help homebuyers be in a favorable position to move forward quickly if and when they are ready to buy. Additionally, getting pre-approved in advance of beginning to look for a home will help potential home buyers/borrowers know in advance the price of the home they can afford based upon their income, loan balance and other factors.”


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REGIONAL LANDSCAPES

Briefs…

Fusion Medical Staffing has been named to Inc. magazine’s annual list of the Best Workplaces for 2021. The list is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of American companies that have created exceptional workplaces and company culture whether teams are operating in person or remotely. Being included on the list of Best Workplaces shows that more than 90% of Fusion’s employees say they are highly engaged, and the company is committed to continuing that trend. IIDA Great Plains has recognized RDG Planning & Design with three Interior Design Excellence Awards, including a Project Award, Best Moment Award and the ICON Award. The two RDG projects recognized include the 301 Grand Office Remodel in Des Moines, Project Award; and FNBO in Fort Collins, Colorado, Best Moment Award. In addition to design awards, RDG Senior Partner Cathy Neumann, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C received the Icon Award, IIDA GP’s highest honor given to members who exhibit exceptional leadership, professional achievement and who’ve greatly impacted the interior design industry and profession. The Nebraska Chapter of the National Safety Council has recognized Airgas, an Air Liquide company, as a Nebraska Safest Company with Distinction. Airgas’ North Central Region was recognized as one of approximately 114 employers earning this award for dedication to safety programs and implementation of safety initiatives designed to reduce injuries and save lives. Airgas qualified based on supporting information including three years of OSHA 300 logs and briefing materials on internal safety programs, policies and the proactive steps taken, demonstrating Airgas’ commitment to safety. HTI Plastics purchased a new 60-ton Sodick injection molding press. With sales of

products needing this press tonnage growing the press was purchased to accommodate these orders and to increase capacity for future growth. This is the fifth Sodick press HTI has purchased in the past five years, with press size ranging from 30 to 100 tons. With the addition of the Sodick press, and another larger press coming online in the near future HTI Plastics now has 33 injection molding presses ranging in tonnage from 30 to 1,800 tons. The Rooted Synergy Gallery has opened at the OEDC Fair Deal Marketplace. The gallery provides a platform for local artists to tell their stories and sell their works both through our virtual space and the physical gallery. Each time a piece is sold through Rooted Synergy Gallery a portion of the proceeds is donated by the artist and put back into a community initiative in need of support. Nebraska state lawmakers passed LB 64, which will phase out state income taxes on Social Security benefits over 10 years. LB 64 would first reduce state taxation of benefits by 50% over five years. The Legislature will then need to revisit the tax break to ensure that the state has the revenue to eliminate all state tax on Social Security income by 2030. The bill will also provide additional income security that older Nebraskans need, to live in their own homes and communities as they age, near family and friends. Nebraska is one of just 13 states that taxes Social Security income. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency selected Lincoln, Nebraska to receive $800,000 in EPA Brownfields funding through the Multipurpose, Assessment, and Cleanup Grant Program. The city will use the funding to conduct six Phase I and five Phase II environmental site assessments. Grant funds also will be used to conduct community involvement activities, develop cleanup and reuse plans, and clean up two priority sites.

The grant project will focus on two target areas: the South and West Haymarket districts. The Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging presented its inaugural Spirit of Aging Awards. A committee selected the nominations that came from ENOA staff members. A committee of ENOA employees selected the winners. Dr. Julie Masters was recognized for her advocacy role. Dr. Jane Potter was recognized for her work in the medical/health care field. Center. St. Gerald’s Church was recognized for their role as a donor. Diane Snider was recognized as an outstanding volunteer. FBG Services, a commercial cleaning and facilities maintenance company, is celebrating its 60th year in business. To commemorate the event, FBG, through the Arbor Day Foundation, sponsored the planting of 70 shade trees in South Omaha. The Urban Bird & Nature Alliance, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving nature in urban environments by planting trees throughout the city will coordinated the event. Trees were planted along the 24th Street between A Street and J Street. These trees will provide countless environmental benefits including beautification, shade for walkers, improve air quality and reduce the heat island effect. Over 40 employees and their families helped plant the trees. Premier Bank of Nebraska and GreenState Credit Union have entered into a purchase and assumption agreement. GreenState will purchase all four Premier branch locations in Omaha and Nebraska City. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close later in 2021. Established in 2011, Premier Bank is a locally owned community bank serving the Omaha and surrounding areas as well as the Nebraska City community. The bank offers a comprehensive range of deposit and

loan products for both personal and business banking needs and operates a full service consumer mortgage loan department. GreenState Credit Union is one of the nation’s largest credit unions at $7.1 billion in assets and over 260,000 members. Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska received $51,100 from the Nebraska Environmental Trust for its Spirit of Nebraska Camp Woodland Restoration project. The Spirit of Nebraska Camp Woodland Restoration Project will enhance 200 acres of oak and cottonwood forest and tall grass prairie as well as enrich habitats for tier 1 and tier 2 species through the strategic removal of invasive trees. Tier 1 species are those found in Nebraska that are globally or nationally most at-risk of extinction. Tier 2 species are rare or imperiled within Nebraska. Girl Scouts will be completing this project on two camp properties: Camp Crossed Arrows located near Nickerson, and Camp Maha in Papillion.

Education notes…

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the National Strategic Research Institute at the University of Nebraska will begin a five-year partnership to help safeguard the U.S. food supply. The new NSRI Collaborative Biosecurity Laboratory will bring together researchers from NSRI and IANR to increase research and development in the following areas: Agricultural and natural resources security, defense and countermeasures; Biological defense in support of the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and other stakeholders; Development and deployment of biosurveillance, biodetection and diagnostic tools; and pandemic preparedness related to human, livestock and crop plant diseases. University of Nebraska at Omaha researchers released the findings of a new study on labor and sex trafficking among Nebraska’s foreign-born Latin American population. The report sheds light on how individuals can be lured into a trafficking situation, explores the challenges of filing for a T (or nonimmigrant) visa, examines the role of service providers in addressing clients’ needs, and review potential barriers to trafficking cases. The report concludes with several policy recommendations that may help guide future anti-trafficking initiatives among agencies, legal representatives, and law enforcement. The Union Pacific Railroad Museum received grant funding to partner with the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Office of Latino/Latin American Studies to capture the oral histories of Latino railroad workers in the Omaha Metro area. The Omaha Community Foundation provided a grant for the project, which will be managed by UNO. The stories that are gathered will be cataloged and added to the Criss Library collection, as well as the Union Pacific Collection at the Union Pacific Museum. Work on the project is expected to continue throughout 2021. The inaugural holder of Creighton’s newest endowed chair is an artist whose work has been exhibited throughout the world and can be found in the private collections. Rachel Mindrup, assistant professor of drawing and painting, was installed as the Richard L. Deming, M.D., Endowed Chair of Medical Humanities. Creighton’s commitment to the liberal arts is the foundation of each of its Continued on next page.


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REGIONAL LANDSCAPES Continued from preceding page. nine schools and colleges. In focusing on disciplines outside of medicine, the Department of Medical Humanities will emphasize areas of healing that go beyond the physiological. Mindrup’s own focus is on portraiture in contemporary art as it relates to medicine.

Health care notes…

Immanuel Communities and Lifespace Communities, both not-for-profit owners and operators of continuing care retirement communities, reached a mutual agreement to transfer ownership and management of Lifespace’s Des Moines, Iowa, and Lincoln, Nebraska-based campuses into Immanuel’s family of retirement living communities. Terms of the agreement are not being disclosed at this time. The Deerfield and the Grand Lodge campuses will add a combined 349 apartments with a care level mix of independent living, assisted living, memory care, residential care, and skilled-nursing and long-term care to Immanuel’s portfolio of continuing care retirement communities. The Centers for Disease Control awarded the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and the Douglas County Health Department $31,232,614 to address COVID-19-related health disparities. The funding, part of a $2.25 billion nationwide investment, seeks to advance health equity by expanding state, local, US territorial, and freely associated state health department capacity and services. This is CDC’s largest investment to date to improve health equity in the United States.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center is involved in a global clinical research trial to evaluate a possible treatment option for non-hospitalized adults with COVID-19. The medical center is recruiting eligible individuals to assess the safety and efficacy of an oral antiviral drug, Molnupiravir, for the treatment of COVID-19. Molnupiravir aims to block the replication of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, to determine if the drug can help reduce COVID-19 symptoms, recovery time, hospitalizations, and death caused by COVID-19. Those interested in participating or learning more about the study can complete a pre-screening survey online.

Activities of nonprofits…

Intercultural Senior Center has earned accreditation from the National Council on Aging’s National Institute on Senior Centers. ISC becomes one of over 200 accredited senior centers across the country and the first center in the state of Nebraska to earn national recognition. ISC submitted documentation for nine standards of excellence, such as governance, fiscal management, and program planning. The accreditation process also included interviews with board members, staff members, ISC participants, and volunteers. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual tours replaced the site visit component of the review. Accreditation acts as a seal of approval for senior centers.

Arts & events…

The Blackstone District is hosting the BBQ Battle, a two-day inaugural outdoor

MEETINGS AND SEMINARS Tuesday, June 22 The Business Ethics Alliance is hosting its virtual Summer Mind Candy Dialogue from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. The dialogue will be focused on “The Risk of Compromise” and will be lead by moderator Charli Hathcox from the Business Ethics Alliance. Panelists include: Kevin Hensel, Bellevue Chamber; Frank Hayes, Hayes & Associates, LLC; and Janet Walker, Vistage Worldwide. Registration is available online. Best Care EAP and the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands are hosting a webinar on the topic of preventing workplace violence from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. This program will aid attendees in preventing violence in their workplaces by helping then: understand the scope of the problem; recognize the many forms it takes; comprehend its root causes; spot its warning signs; and understand their role as a leader in the prevention process. Registration is available online. Wednesday, June 23 The Professional Insurance Agents for Nebraska and Iowa is hosting a webinar from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. with Nicole Broch who will be presenting Homeowners Loss Settlement Issues. This brief course goes through loss settlement, including examples, to gain greater understanding of this essential function in the policy. One P/C CE credit is available for this course. Registration is available online and the last day to sign up is June 20. Thursday, June 24 The UNO Center for Public Affairs Research is hosting the second of four virtual webinars comprising of the 32nd Annual Nebraska Data Users Conference Series.

The June session will have three separate presentations on Understanding Vulnerable Populations: An Exploration of Data Sources and Research Methods. The 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. presentation explores human mobility; the 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. presentation explores woman and the economy; and the 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. presentation explores the aging population. One ticket covers all three sessions and includes access to the event recordings, or the recordings can be purchased separately. Registration is available online. The Professional Insurance Agents for Nebraska and Iowa is hosting a webinar from 8 a.m. to noon with Catherin Trischan who will be discussing Cyber — Evolutions, Exposures, Incidents & Insurance. As cyber risks evolve, so do the insurance products designed to save a business from destruction. Trischan will detail the evolution of cyber exposures, discusses the meaning of a cyber “incident” and its importance, and reviews several facets of essential cyber insurance coverage. This course is worth three GEN CE hours. Registration is available online and the last day to sign up is June 21. The Professional Insurance Agents for Nebraska and Iowa is hosting a webinar from noon to 3 p.m. with Nicole Broch who will be presenting Homeowners in Real Life: Tales of Claims and Coverage. Take a deep dive in to some claims examples that range from dog bites to burglaries, renovations to total losses, and how each claims triggers specific parts of the homeowner’s policy. Three P/C CE hours are available for this course. Registration is available online and the last day to sign up is June 21.

event, on June 18 and June 19. The event kicks off on June 18 with a beer garden and live music from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. On the following day from noon to 7 p.m. there will be BBQ samples and judging, live music, a beer garden and Makers Market. Tickets are $10 and include 10 tickets. On June 19 there will also be a Bags Tournament from noon to 4 p.m. Omaha Performing Arts is hosting an outdoor live concert on June 26 at 7 p.m. Experience Caribbean Night with singer and guitarist Chris Harman. Harman and his band will showcase “Dance of a Parrothead,” a tribute featuring Jimmy Buffett’s biggest hits. Tickets start at $18 and are on sale at TicketOmaha.com. The Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance is celebrating Healthy Homes Month by hosting the first annual outdoor health fair on June 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. behind the Tiny House Bar at 13th and William streets. Available health screening services and activities include: blood lead level testing for children; glucose screening; hypertension screening;

cholesterol level screenings; and XRF testing. The event is sponsored by Methodist College, the Douglas County Health Department, and the Omaha Lead registry. Omaha Food Lovers and Inner Rail Food Hall are supporting the local Omaha restaurant community with Vacation in the Village on June 26 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event will close down 67th Street for an event that will feature a mini-farmer’s market, live music, art, kids entertainment, and local Aksarben Village food and beverage vendors offering cuisines from favorite vacation hotspots. Community leaders, local chefs, and restaurateurs will hold forums throughout the day to discuss the revitalization of the hospitality industry in Omaha. Each ticket includes four signature drinks or dishes from any participating Aksarben Village restaurant or bar. Midtown Crossing is hosting the Zydeco Festival on June 26 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the Farnam Street Patio near 32nd Street and Farnam Street. The event will feature a popup performance by Prairie Gators.


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Koenig|Dunne is excited to welcome Michael Brewer to their team of divorce attorneys. Michael joins the largest divorce firm in Nebraska with over 10 years of family law experience. Michael graduated with his Bachelors from Hastings College and received his Juris Doctor from Creighton University. Mike is fulfilled by helping people facing difficult circumstances by empowering them through the process.

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including financing commercial real estate, lines of credit, equipment financing, and ownership changes. Totusek is actively involved in the community as a regular volunteer for Together Omaha and Completely Kids and is a mentor for Teammates. Both personally and professionally, he is passionate about working to make a positive impact in the local community.

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Mosaic, a nonprofit based in Omaha serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) across 13 states, has promoted Heather Gunn to Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. In addition to overseeing Mosaic’s mission expansion, which enables growth through acquisitions and affiliations, she will lead the project management team to align with Mosaic’s strategic direction and operational priorities. She will now also serve as a member of the Mosaic Leadership

Council. “Heather has served as Mosaic’s Vice President of Mission Expansion since she joined our organization in 2017. During her tenure, she led the team that successfully completed four acquisitions and operationalized robust due diligence and integration processes which were designed to leverage the strength of our network and achieve our business objectives,” said Linda Timmons, President and CEO. Gunn came to Mosaic with more than 20 years of leadership experience in project and program management, mergers and acquisitions, information technology, and strategic planning. Prior to joining Mosaic, she worked in Mutual of Omaha's Enterprise Project Management Office and spent 18 years at Hewlett Packard supporting IT and global operations. Gunn also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida.

The West Gate Bank Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Kristie Morrison as a Mortgage Loan Officer. Located in Omaha, Morrison graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a bachelor’s degree in Education. She brings extensive mortgage origination experience to her new role with West Gate Bank. As a Mortgage Loan Officer, she will work directly with clients to recommend the best mortgage products for their needs, build customized solutions for brokers and clients

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Metonic

Metonic is pleased to welcome Aidan Posey to the team. As Acquisitions Associate, Aidan provides support to the Metonic Acquisitions and Dispositions team in connection with financial analysis, due diligence, and data entry relating to acquisitions and dispositions. He assists with deal sourcing, underwriting for new potential acquisitions, researching markets and product types, and completing investor materials for acquisitions.

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LINE Partners, a Lincoln commercial real estate company, is pleased to announce Hank Woods has joined them as Vice President of Business Development. His role is to support the team in all real estate aspects and help the newly formed company grow exponentially. Woods is a veteran of commercial real estate with over twenty-five years of experience.

Five Points Bank

Five Points Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Brady Bauer as Lincoln Market President at the full service branch at South 30th and Yankee Hill Road, which will be celebrating three years in Lincoln this June. Brady Bauer provides nearly 15 years of banking experience to Five Points Bank and as the previous Vice President, was responsible for business development and commercial lending. In his new role as Lincoln

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purchasing or refinancing a home, and assist clients with the mortgage origination process from start to finish. Morrison volunteers with several community organizations, including Open Door Mission and Habitat for Humanity. Kristie Morrison is located at the 9775 Q Street West Gate Bank location and can be reached at 402-970-0136 or via email at kmorrison@westgate.bank.

Market President, Bauer will oversee the branch operations, lead the commercial and consumer lending efforts, as well as cash management services for the Lincoln area. Bauer has over a decade of experience in commercial real estate, C&I loans, and consumer lending. Bauer is originally from Lincoln, graduating from the University of Nebraska with a degree in business management, with an emphasis in accounting and finance. He is currently involved with the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA), and sits on the Board of Directors for Friendship Home.


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