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Lincoln banks rely on virtual channels as consumers seek essential services during crisis

market as “stable.” by Michelle Leach “Although individuals and families pracThrough recessions and global conflicts, financial institutions play vital roles in sup- ticed social distancing and traditional bankporting communities’ response and recovery. ing habits were challenged, life did not stop for them as financial transactions The current crisis is no exception. continued,” he said. “A great majority of businessPanzer noted that several years es were coming off of exceptional ago, Exchange Bank developed a years in 2019 with the outlook for crisis response plan — ensuring 2020 being positive,” said Brady that, in the event of a crisis situBauer, vice president of Five ation, they’re able to do all they Points Bank in Lincoln. “That all can to keep branches, bankers and came to a halt in late [first quarter channels of communication open of] 2020.” and available. Naturally, Bauer said, panic “Our crisis response plan ensued. As readers may know all includes a specific pandemic retoo well, owners wondered how Bauer sponse plan with the purpose of to keep employees, maintain adproviding Exchange Bank with procedures equate workloads, and continue operations. “Most are still experiencing these issues for mitigating the consequences of a panand will continue to do so for the foreseeable demic,” he said. “The plan enabled Exchange future,” he said. “The local banks did a phe- Bank to play a key role in protecting employnomenal job of stepping up to help customers, ees’ health and safety, while enhancing the whether that was with the SBA [Paycheck bank’s ability to remain functional during an Protection Program] loan program, assisting infectious outbreak.” So, in some respects, Panzer said adaptcustomers with loan modifications and other services to weather the storm.” And, while March to May were unsurprisingly slower, Bauer said businesses are reopening and people are getting back to work. So, they are starting to see things pick up. In fact, Bauer noted bank lobbies had recently reopened in late May. “We were fortunate enough to keep our drive-throughs open and still service customer needs,” he said. “We have had to adapt by conducting more business electronically, which has worked well thus far, and have some of our staff working from home for the time being. Upon re-opening our lobbies, we fully equipped them with as many protective measures as possible — hand sanitizer stations, gloves, masks, distance requirements.” MembersOwn Credit Union closed its lobbies in mid-March and quickly adapted, relying on e-signature and online services, and drive-through business, according to President Linda Carter. “And the most pressing need after protecting our health was finding ways to help our members who had lost jobs or had the possibility of losing their jobs,” she said. In addition to supporting jobless members and essential services, Carter surmised about the longer-term issues; the low-interest rate environment and the recession. “Loan demand and interest rate margins will be low for quite some time,” she said. Despite the emergence of COVID-19, Exchange Bank Lincoln President Robert A. Panzer characterized the local banking

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In 2016, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joel Bessmer co-founded Strada Healthcare with his wife, Katherine Bessmer, after working on the bill that legalized direct primary care in Nebraska with then-state Sen. Merv Riepe. Nebraska was the 16th state to adopt DPC legislation. In 2018, Nebraska passed a bill that made direct primary care available to state employees. Now Strada Healthcare is in its second year of a pilot project that gives state employees the option to choose a high deductible health plan linked with Strada. “We’re looking at how that affects hospitalizations, emergency room visits, cost of care as well as a number of other outcomes,” Dr. Bessmer said. “We have some initial white papers and studies done with Burton Plumbing here in Omaha that shows we cut the per spend per employee by almost $400 per member per month and yet we improved every health care metric we measured and had far more visits and interactions at the primary care Continued on page 11.

Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joel Bessmer … Creating solutions to provide personalized, preventive health care directly to patients, bypassing insurance costs. (Photo by MBJ / Becky McCarville)

CFO Systems targets middle market firms with leadership team placement by Richard D. Brown

Two native Nebraskans with decades of varied, significant corporate leadership successes on their resumes are finding there’s strong growth opportunities throughout the nation for their 15-year-old business venture — CFO Systems, a company that provides financial and human resources leadership to middle market firms.

Managing Director Brett Frevert and President Steve Getzfrid are joined in their venture by directors Brad Johnson, Mark Nelson and Neal Greenburg. CFO Systems, headquartered in suite 2 at 10832 Old Mill Road, is growing offices and personnel in Vail, Denver, Lincoln, Des Moines, Hartford, and within the past year has moved into Kansas City Continued on page 12. Chris Brester, president of Brester Construction, at the new Bos Apartments on Saddle Creek Road, where the company was the general contractor.

Surveillance, science research and construction projects spur growth by Michelle Leach

From left, President Steve Getzfrid and Managing Director Brett Frevert … Aiming to expand into additional service lines.

Editor’s note: This article is part of a series sharing firsthand experiences from local organizations on how their respective industries are adapting to COVID-19. Capturing temperatures and ensuring mask usage via camera could be the new norm for security equipment. As a security solutions expert at Kidwell, Justin Peppard knows sophisticated systems intimately.

“When a lot of people think of ‘physical security,’ they think someone is going to steal something from the business, but video surveillance isn’t just for security — it’s for liability,” he said. For instance, Peppard recalled how a client’s system more than paid for itself after an employee was caught faking a fall. Additionally, retailers use cameras to identify strategies to grow their businesses; how shoppers flow Continued on page 21.


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Finding news ways to connect during COVID-19, Chocolat Abeille grows brand awareness by Savannah Behrends

Her staff of five managed to deliver 200 boxes to all corners of the Omaha Metro area, from Bennington to Council Bluffs. “That, in a way, helped us gain new customers because they may not have heard about us before but when they saw the post they were sharing with the educators they knew,� Tweedy said. She also started offering a take-home afternoon tea kit in lieu of her weekly Tuesday afternoon tea and chocolate tastings. Customers were able to order a kit that included take-and-bake scones, sandwiches, tea and a guided chocolate tasting complete with information on each chocolate. “That was fun to see because I would read people’s comments where they were telling their friends to get them so they could have a Zoom tea party,� Tweedy said. “That helped us feel connected to them.� The last round of take-home afternoon tea kits were ordered by 130 customers. Soon the team will begin preparations for the busy holiday season. However, she said “it’s pretty much always a good time for chocolate.�

When Chocolat Abeille’s owner Tina Tweedy signed the lease to take over the bay next to her shop she had no idea that in two months she’d have to close. “We were prepping for a busy season with the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting, the U.S. Swim Trials, the College World Series and Major League Baseball

Chocolat Abeille Phone: 402-315-9006 Address: 421 S. 11th Street, Omaha 68102 Services: handcrafted artisan chocolates Founded: December 2017 Employees: 5 Website: www.chocolatabeille.com

draft. Then everything changed,� she said. Situated in Omaha’s Old Market across from M’s Pub, the shop normally depends on walk-in traffic from tourists and Omahans. Prior to COVID-19, the shop was making an average of 300 hand-painted chocolates a day. “We have an advantage being in a retail situation where we make our own product,� Tweedy said. “Other retail stores have to forecast ahead, purchase everything and then hope to sell it. But when you make your own product you can gauge how much you need and if something isn’t selling you

Owner Tina Tweedy ‌ Opening a new space post-pandemic closure. don’t make more and you don’t have to put called Vitale across the street in January. it on sale to get rid of it.â€? “I wanted [The Parlour] to be a space Chocolat Abeille, meaning chocolate f o r c o n v e r s a honeybee, opened in December 2017 tion and relaxfeaturing a lineup of 21 signature flavors, ation,â€? Tweedy ranging from classics like caramel sea salt s a i d . “ T h e r e to more unique flavors like saffron honey. wouldn’t be WiThe space next door was the next step Fi because it’s for Tweedy, who had also opened a bakery not supposed to be a place where you come in and work on your computer, but where you sit down and have a conversation.â€? Thankfully on May 26 the A hand painted, chocolate molded shoe with congratulations shop was able chocolates inside. to reopen and Midlands Business Journal debut The Parlour. One good thing to Established in 1975 come from COVID: an increase in brand Founded by Robert Hoig awareness. ADMINISTRATION When the shop closed on March 17, VP OF OPERATIONS, Andrea “Andeeâ€? Hoig Tweedy said it had to find new ways to connect with its customers, mainly through EDITORIAL social media. One major adjustment was EDITOR & VICE PRESIDENT OF NEWS, temporarily offering shipping and delivery, Tiffany Brazda EDITORIAL ASSISTANT, Savannah Behrends something the shop had always steered STAFF WRITER, Becky McCarville clear from. “It wasn’t because we couldn’t do it, ADVERTISING but because we think there’s something ADVERTISING CONSULTANT, really special about getting a product from Julie Whitehead the place that it’s made,â€? she said. “It’s OFFICE a whole experience when you come in, OFFICE ASSISTANT, Rosemary Gregurich you smell the chocolate, see the beautiful BOOKKEEPING/LEGAL NOTICES, Beth Grube colors and you get to chat with the staff about it.â€? (402) 330-1760 Opening up for shipping and delivery Zane D. Randall (1925-2006) Co-founder LeAnne M. Iwan (1932-1986) First News Editor expanded the company’s reach as customers sought to send comfort to family The Midlands Business Journal (ISSN 0194-4525) is published weekly plus one by MBJ Inc. and is available for members and friends during the pandemic. $2.00 per individual copy or $75 per year. Editorial offices Tweedy herself was inspired by her son’s are 1324 S. 119th St., Omaha, NE 68144. Periodical • Midlands Business Journal/one year ($75) fifth grade teacher and wanted to say thank postage paid at Omaha NE POSTMASTER; Send address changes to Midlands Business Journal, 1324 S. 119th you to all the local teachers. • MBJ/two years ($140) St., Omaha, NE 68144. All submissions to the Midlands Thinking only about 50 teachers would Business Journal become the property of the Midlands • MBJ/three years ($190) sign up, Tweedy decided to offer its bestBusiness Journal and will not be returned. selling nine-piece chocolate box to any Written permission must be obtained from local teacher who signed up. Midlands Business Journal and MBJ, Inc., LOOKING FOR BACK ISSUES to post any of our stories or other pub“In an hour it was almost to 200 and I OF THE MBJ AND LBJ? lished materials on a website. Under no was thinking ‘I don’t even know if I have NOW ORDER THEM ONLINE AT MBJ.COM circumstances, because of spamming pothat many boxes,’â€? she said. “Plus I was tential and other issues, will permission be thinking ‘how are we going to physically granted to transmit our stories by email. deliver 200 boxes.’â€? -The Publisher.

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Jodie McGill crafts innovative new format for legal practice by Dwain Hebda

As founder of McGill Law, a legal firm geared toward women, Jodie McGill was already a trailblazer in the local market. But her next venture, the Nebraska Collaborative Center, was even more revolutionary in its treatment of divorce cases. “The center was an idea from someone else. I found out about a collaborative law center in Minnesota and I visited them to see how they were doing things,” she said. “During my visit, it totally solidified my decision to go forward with the center. People were pouring out of the offices to tell me how wonderful the center was and how it changed their lives.” The NCC, opened last year, provides a radically different approach to divorce. Here, mediation between parties is the primary strategy and clients have access to ancillary services to address various needs related to the proceedings. Currently, this includes a financial planner with plans to add counseling and health care professionals. “We’re trying to bring more of a holistic aspect to it. We are trying to build a facility where a family can come in and get all the services they need for a divorce, with the end result being peaceful and more harmonious,” McGill said. “We’re really allowing that family to go through this divorce as a transition, not as the worst thing that they’ve ever experienced. We’re trying to start the healing with the divorce process instead of afterwards.” McGill said it isn’t exclusively amicable

splits that respond to collaborative strategies; it also reaches couples who are in the traditional see-you-in-court mindset. “There’s definitely a wide range between where people are able to work together,” McGill said. “I think the underlying interest is they can see the benefit of their future relationship and they don’t want to cause more harm now, because they can understand how that’s going to affect them and their ability to co-parent and coexist in the future. “We have people who come in together and they’re able to make all the decisions together as a couple. Then we have people who really have a hard time being in the same room together because there’s so much pain there. We try to look at it as is this couple going to be better off in litigation with the courts making the decision and almost always the answer is no.” The approach is gaining favor even though it requires a much different approach on the part of attorneys. McGill said there are about 15 in her practice group either in training or practicing the collaborative process and the number keeps growing. “The foundation of the collaborative process is all four participants — the couple and their respective attorneys — sign a participation agreement,” McGill said. “In the participation agreement, we agree that we’re not going to go to court, we’re not going to threaten to go to court. We’re going to address all issues.” McGill, an Omaha native, earned an undergraduate degree in business from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2002 and earned

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Attorney Jodie McGill … Practicing a collaborative approach to divorce, providing mediation, financial planning and mental health services. her juris doctorate from Creighton University women,” she said. “I don’t believe women School of Law in 2005. She opened her own have any advantage in divorce courts. I don’t firm in 2011 with a focus on women’s needs know if they did in the past, but they certainly in divorce. don’t now. That’s where we come in; we can “At McGill Law, we are absolutely not be their friend at the table without being their anti-male. We do represent men, too. It’s just spouse’s enemy while really helping them some of our services are uniquely focused on make good decisions.”

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Lincoln banks rely on virtual channels as consumers seek essential services during crisis market as “stable.” by Michelle Leach “Although individuals and families pracThrough recessions and global conflicts, financial institutions play vital roles in sup- ticed social distancing and traditional bankporting communities’ response and recovery. ing habits were challenged, life did not stop for them as financial transactions The current crisis is no exception. continued,” he said. “A great majority of businessPanzer noted that several years es were coming off of exceptional ago, Exchange Bank developed a years in 2019 with the outlook for crisis response plan — ensuring 2020 being positive,” said Brady that, in the event of a crisis situBauer, vice president of Five ation, they’re able to do all they Points Bank in Lincoln. “That all can to keep branches, bankers and came to a halt in late [first quarter channels of communication open of] 2020.” and available. Naturally, Bauer said, panic “Our crisis response plan ensued. As readers may know all includes a specific pandemic retoo well, owners wondered how Bauer sponse plan with the purpose of to keep employees, maintain adproviding Exchange Bank with procedures equate workloads, and continue operations. “Most are still experiencing these issues for mitigating the consequences of a panand will continue to do so for the foreseeable demic,” he said. “The plan enabled Exchange future,” he said. “The local banks did a phe- Bank to play a key role in protecting employnomenal job of stepping up to help customers, ees’ health and safety, while enhancing the whether that was with the SBA [Paycheck bank’s ability to remain functional during an Protection Program] loan program, assisting infectious outbreak.” So, in some respects, Panzer said adaptcustomers with loan modifications and other services to weather the storm.” And, while March to May were unsurprisingly slower, Bauer said businesses are reopening and people are getting back to work. So, they are starting to see things pick up. In fact, Bauer noted bank lobbies had recently reopened in late May. “We were fortunate enough to keep our drive-throughs open and still service customer needs,” he said. “We have had to adapt by conducting more business electronically, which has worked well thus far, and have some of our staff working from home for the time being. Upon re-opening our lobbies, we fully equipped them with as many protective measures as possible — hand sanitizer stations, gloves, masks, distance requirements.” MembersOwn Credit Union closed its lobbies in mid-March and quickly adapted, relying on e-signature and online services, and drive-through business, according to President Linda Carter. “And the most pressing need after protecting our health was finding ways to help our members who had lost jobs or had the possibility of losing their jobs,” she said. In addition to supporting jobless members and essential services, Carter surmised about the longer-term issues; the low-interest rate environment and the recession. “Loan demand and interest rate margins will be low for quite some time,” she said. Despite the emergence of COVID-19, Exchange Bank Lincoln President Robert A. Panzer characterized the local banking

Linda Carter, president of MembersOwn Credit Union (file photo) ing has been “minimal” for the Nebraska to help with our online services,” he said. family-owned bank. “But, with the mechanisms already having “Many of our employees worked remote- been put in place to make these changes Continued on next page. ly from home and we increased staff presence


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With changing PPP guidelines, banks urge borrowers to remain vigilant by Gabby Christensen

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which was established by Congress in order to provide relief to small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic as part of the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, continues to evolve frequently, experts say. Leon Milobar, district director at U.S. Small Business Administration, said the newest legislation states that current PPP borrowers can choose to extend the eight-week period to 24 weeks, or they can continue to keep the original eight-week period. Additionally, Milobar said new borrowers will have a 24-week covered period, but the covered period can’t extend beyond Dec. 31, 2020. “Under the language in the House bill, the payroll expenditure requirement drops to 60% from 75% but is now a cliff, meaning that borrowers must spend at least 60% on payroll or none of the loan will be forgiven,” Milobar said. “Borrowers can use the 24-week period to restore their workforce

levels and wages to the pre-pandemic levels required for full forgiveness.” According to Milobar, the legislation includes two new exceptions allowing borrowers to achieve full PPP loan forgiveness even if they don’t fully restore their workforce. “New borrowers also now have five years to repay the loan instead of two,” Milobar said. “The bill allows businesses that took a PPP loan to also delay payment Milobar of their payroll taxes.” So far, Milobar said over 40,000 loans have been made to Nebraska businesses worth over $3.4 billion. “We here in Nebraska are fortunate to have so many community lenders and partners concerned about the economic vitality of the state,” Milobar said. John Laflin, market president at Pinnacle

Bank, said PPP funds are distributed via loans made by banks to small businesses at an interest rate of 1%. “Businesses and banks continue to receive updated guidelines from SBA on the forgiveness process,” Laflin said. “While the month of April and much of May were fast and furious with PPP loan applications, new applications have slowed dramatically. This would seem to indicate most small Kment businesses that wanted to apply have already done so.” For some businesses, Laflin said the PPP loans have been a lifesaver, while other businesses might be just fine without the support. “However, the jury is still out on what the ramifications are of shutting down the economy for such a long period of time due to the COVID-19 virus,” Laflin said. “There

is much uncertainty as we begin to open up the economy and relax restrictions.” When it comes to the PPP, Frank Kment, vice president of lending at First State Bank & Trust, said businesses and individuals will need to prove that they were impacted economically by the COVID-19 shutdown. “People may need to prove this again down the road so it’s very critical to talk with their banker or accountant to ensure they have the appropriate documentation and that they’re filling out the application accordingly,” Kment said. “Additionally, employers must be able to accurately be able to calculate their full time equivalent (FTE).” In this tight job market, Kment said the Continued on next page.

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Continued from preceding page. happen, the transition was smooth.” Panzer emphasized that customers should have confidence in the ability to bank virtually from anywhere or anytime with its online banking, mobile app and live chat options. “Live chat is a personal and secure, non-intrusive form of contact that you can access on our site through your mobile device, desktop or tablet,” he said. As soon as PPP opened, Bauer also said Five Points Bank worked “countless hours” to begin closing and funding loans. “The program has had several changes throughout the process, which has led to a lot of confusion among customers and the banks,” he said. “Hopefully in the coming days and weeks, we will receive further guidance from the SBA and Treasury Department regarding the forgiveness process and, ideally, a simplified forgiveness application that’ll make it much easier for customers to have their loans forgiven, while also being able to fully use their allocated loan proceeds as long as they are used as outlined.” As banks are “here to help,” Bauer encouraged readers to keep in touch with their local banks and check out the SBA and Treasury websites for info related to funding programs, as there are options still available. “If you have a current SBA loan or one in process, there are temporary options out there for payment deferrals and payments to be made by the SBA,” he said. “So, I’d advise to contact your banker ASAP if you haven’t already.” And, Bauer noted, always be cognizant of the potential for fraud and scams during times like this. “If something looks suspicious and feels out of the ordinary — email, phone call, request for information — pause and do your due diligence before you act.” MembersOwn is offering 60-day deferrals on loan payments and small, no-fee loans, according to Carter. “We waived other fees as well,” she said. “And then we have followed up with those seeking loan help to make sure they are on their way back, or need a new financial solution.” Carter also reminds members and consumers in general to stay in touch with their creditors. “We want to help,” she said. “Rely on the experts you trusted before the pandemic — don’t look for quick answers from unknown sources.”


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Banks employing newer, more advanced security by Dwain Hebda

Area bankers and banking technology companies maintain that proactive security measures, advanced technology and ongoing training are helping Nebraska banks maintain high levels of security, even in the midst of

PPP guidelines

Continued from preceding page. PPP has allowed employers to keep loyal employees on payroll. “This program has also reduced anxiety for employees by allowing them to feel comfortable to continue to pay rent and other expenses,” Kment said. “As we move forward, borrowers need to stay in contact with lenders, and accountants must stay abreast of any new information coming out that will be relative to the forgiveness application. There are still many unanswered questions so it’s not necessary to rush on requesting forgiveness. Right now, keeping accurate records of payroll and expenses should be a prime focus.”

the pandemic. “According to the latest American Bankers Association survey, banks prevented $22.3 billion in fraud attempts against deposit accounts in 2018,” said Chris Hove, Nebraska Bankers Association chairman and president and CEO of Nebraska Bank of Commerce in Lincoln. “Scams against customers, phishing emails and business email compromise fraud attempts, elder Hove financial abuse and ATM and gas pump skimmers are among the issues banks and their customers face routinely.” Hove said the pandemic has presented new challenges, as more transactions are made remotely. “Banks encourage customers to be especially cautious with their personal financial

information,” he said. “Customers are also encouraged to check their credit reports routinely. Unfortunately, criminals are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to

Michaud Baier launch new fraud scams, with phishing scams in particular on the rise. “Another issue that gained importance during the coronavirus pandemic is the potential risk created when bank employees work remotely. Banks have responded to this increased risk by implementing new firewall protections, multi-factor authentication and

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enhanced wire transfer protocols. Some institutions are experimenting with audio and video confirmation for wire transfer confirmations.” Bob Michaud, chief security officer with Q2, said no security measure can afford to rest on its laurels for long, considering how fast new and more complicated threats pop up. “Credential stuffing attacks are the latest threats we are seeing,” he said. “A credential stuffing attack typically is a slow, methodical login approach that sometimes goes undetected against more traditional security detection measures. From an illegal source, fraudsters buy user codes and passwords for accounts such as Facebook or Google. Then, they launch an attack against a customer’s bank account.” Michaud said the sophistication of tools needed to avert such tactics is only going to increase in the future, taking the security industry into brave new territory sooner rather than later, provided regulations keep up accordingly. “Q2 is looking for advancements in biometrics authentication for the digital Continued on next page.


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Home refinancing booming but experiencing delays by David Kubicek

Historically low interest rates are a significant factor in the record number of refinancing applications some financial institutions are receiving, but the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has contributed to slower turnaround times. In 2019, Liberty First Credit Union saw a record number of applications and closings and expects to far out-pace those numbers this year, according to Shawn Lang, director of residential lending. “Rates have been at record lows now for some time and holding steady,” he said. “A 30-year fixed rate is below 3% on rate term refinancing and that is just an incredible opportunity for borrowers to save money or cash out money from equity in their homes at little cost and a very low rate.” The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on refinancing qualifications and turn times. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac updated many underwriting guidelines that

relate to income and job stability due to layoffs and cutbacks in hours for borrowers. “This has had a direct impact on those trying to refinance their homes and has led to some borrowers being denied due to lower income compared to existing debt,” Lang said. “Turn times from vendors such as appraisers and verification services spiked as many were Lang not able to go into homes for inspections or offices closed down due to social distancing and precautions.” The impact of stretched turnaround times means it takes longer than what the norm is in the industry as financial institutions are often verifying income days before the closing to ensure that the borrowers

are still employed and to get updated pay stubs to verify that they’re getting the same amount of income they were two weeks before. Derek Draisey, a mortgage lender with Midwest Family Living, said his business this year is about the same as last year. “Not being able to have face-to-face contact makes it a little more difficult,” he said. “We make Melichar sure anything we get from [customers] is done through our secure portals.” Before the pandemic hit, projections for the coming year were strong, the economy and the stock markets were doing well, and new construction was strong. Draisey expects 2020 to be a good year, but beyond that it is difficult to predict.

“Normally we have a really robust spring,” he said. “There was a little less of that, but now as weather is changing and things are starting to ease up, I think we’ll start seeing a bit more activity.” This is a busy time for home purchases and refinances, but although rates are low, banks are skittish about losing income due to a job losses or furloughs heightened by COVID-19, according to Deb Melichar, a mortgage loan officer with Charter West Bank. “Income into the future is never a guarantee but past history is a great indicator,” she said. “Banks do not want to own real estate from a foreclosure. Banks want to lend money to grow the community.” To refinance a home, borrowers need to provide authorization to pull a credit report, proof of income, the current homeowner’s insurance agent, a current mortgage statement, and a brief description of the purpose for the refinance such as cash out, lower rate, shorter term, or all three. Potential borrowers should not open any new credit or make any large monthly purchases not typical for them or skip a mortgage payment prior to closing on the new loan. They should pay all bills on time and should be able to source any unusual large deposits that are not typical to their banking routine. “Rates are currently amazingly low,” Melichar said. “Now is a great time to evaluate your current mortgage to see how much your savings could be.”

Advanced security

Continued from preceding page. channel,” he said. “By using advanced GEO location, behavioral analytics and additional alerting capabilities for higher-risk transactions, we can provide the end consumer with additional security while balancing the convenience of the digital experience. “The newest banking regulations are focused on data security and privacy. Many states are adopting their own privacy regulations, such as the California Consumer Privacy Act. The additional regulations will require Q2 to perform more diligence and disclosure on how we use data.” Meanwhile, the NBA continues to think proactively when it comes to helping Nebraska banks address criminal activity. From administering a robbery reward fund for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of potential bank robbers to ongoing security education, the association plays a vital role for its member banks. “The Nebraska Bankers Association maintains a very proactive communication strategy providing member institutions with relevant compliance and regulatory updates on a frequent basis,” said Richard Baier, NBA president and CEO. “During the rollout of the Payroll Protection Program, the NBA dialogued directly with regulatory agencies, Congressional leaders and the Small Business Administration about questions and concerns surrounding the rollout of the PPP. Program information and follow-up was subsequently provided to bank members on a routine basis. “Through its educational offerings, the NBA also provides security training in a number of areas created in response to input and concerns from Nebraska bankers. Specific training options include security manager certification, cybersecurity training, training for tellers on compliance, security and fraud and a variety of compliance training events.”


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Before considering selling, expanding or merging, know the business inside and out by Jasmine Heimgartner

The life cycle of any business is unique. Some may have a clear succession plan in place, some may be ready to sell and some may be in the midst of growth. In any of these stages, some form of investment banking will likely play a role in getting the most out of a business or the funding to make the growth happen. Since most owners are experts in their field and not the behind scenes of the financial world, knowing where to start helps. “Size matters Anderson when considering selling or expanding,” said Mike Anderson, managing director at Bridgepoint Investment Banking. “For businesses under $1 million, it could mean seeing if employees, family or maybe your lawyer knows someone who wants to buy or visiting the bank for funds. The next level, under $20 million, would involve using a business broker. The third bucket is a middle-market investment banker, which typically don’t deal with any below $20 million. The fourth is the bulge bracket, which happens in major cities like New York and Chicago. Just because a business is in Lincoln doesn’t mean that third or fourth wouldn’t be interested.” Locally, the bulk of businesses are within the first two brackets, which means seeking local funding if planning on an expansion or buying.

“Know all your numbers,” said Doug Carlo, portfolio manager at U.S. Bank. “What does it cost to get a new customer? What is your lease? Do you know every product or item in the business? What is the labor cost? What are profit margins going to be? After all that, bankers also need to know how much of your own money you are going to put in the business. Very seldom does a bank lend 100% of the funds needed. A lender will also want to know where that came from, how you accumulated it and what would be the repercussions if things started going south.” Client diversity also plays an important role in the worth of a business. “If one client is 65% of the revenue, that is a risk,” Anderson said. “From a lender or investor standpoint, if that one client goes away, there isn’t a business. Client concentration should also be considered. If a company

manufacturers red widgets, which is 70% of production, and that market goes away, a business must have a plan to accommodate that. We try to help people understand the value of their business in a realistic world. The market will tell people what it is worth.” Understanding worth means research and thorough knowledge of operations, such as instant access to reporting analytics, as well as being savvy with modern methods of marketing. “Ultimately, a banker is betting the bank’s money on you as a person,” Carlo said. “You have to explain something to someone who has no idea what you are talking about how great your idea is and why, so be prepared to answer questions. You want to anticipate every question that could be asked of you, including the negatives. A banker is also going to look at how a business uses the different medias. The inter-

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won’t be charged $7.50 to get a replacement card. In an email to tax professionals Monday, the Internal Revenue Service said people who have lost or destroyed their Visa prepaid debit cards now can request a free replacement through MetaBank’s customer service department, as reported by Accounting Today. Normally, you would have been hit with a $7.50 fee for reissuing that card. The prepaid debit card was one of the odder, more confusing twists of the rollout of stimulus money — or Economic Impact Payments — during the coronavirus relief effort. Many people had never heard that the IRS was sending prepaid debit cards to some; the IRS

net has leveled the playing field a great deal if you know how to use it properly. All those little pieces come together as you as a person that a banker is willing to bet on. Even if you have a shaky business, if you walk in over-prepared and know every answer, you might be surprised how much someone is willing to work with you.” Before leaping into any major changes for a business, time and planning must happen. The process to acquire funding, sell or merge doesn’t happen overnight. On the flipside, not having a pulse on the market can lead to waiting too long to sell. “Consumer tastes change, and things go in cycles,” Anderson said. “The speed with which the world is changing has been rapid. Businesses can run out of customers if they are not watching the trends. If considering selling at all, talk to someone early.”

What should you do if you lost or threw away your stimulus? Did you pitch your much-awaited stimulus payment because it showed up on a plastic card that, frankly, looked like an unsolicited debit or credit card? Some people treated those envelopes like junk mail. After all, the card arrived in a plain envelope — marked Money Network Cardholder Services, not U.S. Financial Treasury — and many people had absolutely no idea that they could be tossing away a piece of plastic that gave access to thousands of dollars. Well, here’s a bit of good news. You now

made note online at IRS.gov on May 20 of the debit cards issued by MetaBank. The card, of course, is not the only headache associated with the rollout of stimulus payments that began in mid-April. So here are some of the latest updates from the IRS that could help many people who have still not received money or lost it. The IRS continues to regularly update its FAQ under “Get My Payment” to address some areas of confusion. — What if I threw away a card loaded with stimulus money? Fortunately, the IRS said you don’t need Continued on next page.


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What should you do if you lost or threw away your stimulus? Continued from preceding page. to know the number on that card to request a replacement. You can call 800-240-8100 (select option 2 from the main menu). Once you get that card, it’s possible to transfer it to a bank account if you want. The new limit for electronic transfers to your bank account is $2,500 per transaction — up from a previously announced $1,000. See EIPcard.com to review the process. Transfers

should post to your bank account in one to two business days. The IRS says online that I’m getting a check, will I? Maybe or maybe not. Now the IRS “Get My Payment” site warns at the top: “If the Get My Payment application says you’re receiving a check, your payment may come as a debit card. Debit card payments come in a plain envelope from ‘Money Network Cardholder

Services.’ “ Yes, a plain envelope. About 4 million people who don’t have direct deposit information on file with the IRS are expected to see their Economic Impact Payments on prepaid debit cards. The cards first began hitting mailboxes in late May. — Will the IRS call about my stimulus payment? No. But scammers might call pretending to be from the IRS or another agency and offer to “help” you process your Economic Impact Payment. Don’t share your Social Security or bank account information with those impersonating the IRS. — My payment went to a bank account that was closed: Now what? Now, it’s a waiting game. The IRS has to mail a payment to the address it has on file for you, if the bank rejected the deposit. If an account is closed or was invalid, the bank will reject the deposit. “Typically, once the payment is mailed, it will take up to 14 days to receive the payment, standard mailing time,” the IRS said. Some direct deposit efforts ran into a glitch since some bank accounts on file were temporary setups that were used by tax preparers as part of a tax refund process and those accounts are no longer active. If your address changed, you may need to go through the process of changing it on file with the IRS. One way to do so is by filing Form 8822, Change of Address. — What if the payment was issued but never received? The IRS has a tool online called “Get My Payment” to help you track stimulus payments.

According to the IRS, if Get My Payment shows your payment was issued but you have not received it, you may need to try to trace the payment. But you shouldn’t jump to track it too soon. The IRS said: You should not try to trace it unless it has been more than five days since the scheduled direct deposit date. Or if you were expecting a check, you’d need to wait more than four weeks. Or wait six weeks if you have a forwarding address on file with the local post office. Or wait nine weeks from that scheduled date if you have a foreign address. To trace your payment, call the IRS at 800-919-9835 or you may submit Form 3911. Granted, if you call, expect a long wait time. If you submit the form and you are married filing joint, both spouses must sign the form. If the check wasn’t cashed, the IRS said, you’ll receive a replacement check once the original check is canceled. (Note: If you find the original check and receive a replacement, you must return the original as soon as possible.) If the refund check was cashed, the Bureau of the Fiscal Service will provide you with a claim package that includes a copy of the cashed check. The bureau will review your claim and the signature on the canceled check before determining whether they can issue you a replacement check. Oh, don’t use the payment trace process as a short cut. The IRS said you should not request a payment trace if you’re trying to figure out if you were eligible or you should have received more money for the stimulus payments. ©2020 Detroit Free Press Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.


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Strada Healthcare turns to tech to develop US network Continued from page 1. level and had only 10% of the pharmaceutical spend. There’s some very interesting things there that we’re hoping to look at in bigger groups and that’s where the state pilot comes in.” Insurance, Bessmer said, has hurt primary care and the patient-physician relationship — a principle that often draws physicians to primary care in the first place. “So, all the sudden when you’re spendSUPER CROSSWORD

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ing eight minutes with a patient and that’s supposed to include your time to fill out all this documentation, which really is a billing form so that you can get paid,” he said. “It ends up that pretty soon those relationships become very strained or don’t appropriately get developed.” What’s more, he said that the high costs of insurance copays and physicians’ lack of availability can deter people from seeing their primary care doctor. On the other hand, doctors can be limited by paVOWEL LANGUAGE

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they have time with those patients.” That being said, Bessmer clarified that tients’ insurance plans. he isn’t against traditional primary care; This creates a perfect storm where for example, direct primary care might patients’ health problems can escalate to not be the best option for patients with become larger issues — problems that chronic conditions who meet their yearly could have been prevented. deductibles. This is where direct primary care can Further, direct primary care is not help, Bessmer said. health insurance. Strada Healthcare rec“The cost becomes a barrier and that’s ommends that patients have a backup inwhere fronting with direct primary care surance plan in case of unanticipated costs gets rid of all of that,” he said. “It’s not like a serious illness or accident — when about copays, it’s not going to be about care goes beyond the scope of the direct what it’s going to cost. Our job is to try to primary care practice. keep your health care inside the primary With thousands of direct primary care office to get care members across you as healthy as Strada Healthcare five states, including Phone: 402-401-4404 possible. Nebraska, Colora“I think that the Address: 11810 Nicholas St., Suite 102, do, Michigan, Iowa mistake people make Omaha 68154 and most recently, and don’t understand Services: membership-based direct Wisconsin, Strada is they think that primary care provider that covers basic Healthcare embraci n s u r a n c e e q u a l s health care for a flat monthly rate without es a hybrid model health care. It does going through insurance where physicians Founded: 2016 not.” can crossover beStrada Health- Goal: Building and growing the network tween seeing insurcare was developed of direct primary care providers after reance-based patients to work primarily cent expansions into the Des Moines and and direct primary w i t h e m p l o y e r s ; Wisconsin markets. care members — a however, through Industry outlook: Direct primary care strategy, Bessmer word of mouth, indi- has spread throughout U.S. with legislasaid, that is attracviduals and families tion, driven by demand from individuals tive to primary care make up 30% of its and employers. physicians. PhysiWebsite: stradahealthcare.com patient pool. cians who already Employers, famoffer direct primary ilies or individuals pay a flat monthly rate care can also partner with Strada. to have direct access to their physician/ “The easiest thing that I do is recruit health care team, via Health Insurance another primary care physician,” he said. Portability and Accountability Act (HI- “It’s not difficult at all to call a primary PAA) compliant telehealth apps or a phone care physician and say, ‘Hey, I’d like to call. Strada uses Spruce, a telemedicine start offering you relationship-based mediapp that allows for text or video commu- cine and if we can get this thing built, you nication. will almost double your income and yet be Bessmer said that insurance companies taking care of about one-third of patients.” should not be involved in primary care This “agnostic” strategy also applies because primary care physicians aren’t in- to brokerage firms that find health care centivized to keep patients healthy — they plans for employers. get paid when patients are sick. But with Small- to medium-sized businesses, the direct primary care model, physicians like Burton Plumbing and Dingman’s are “rewarded” to get people healthy and Collision Center, are the “sweet spot” for keep them that way. Strada’s services, yet it does work with “The employer wins, the employee bigger companies like Physicians Mutual. wins, the insurance company wins, the For large companies with employees patient wins,” he said. “And most impor- across the U.S., “one company probably tantly from my standpoint, the doc wins, isn’t going to [be in every city],” he said. because it is about the relationship and “But if we bring different groups of direct primary care together, that’s how I see us meeting those needs.” Strada Healthcare is working on developing a national platform. Dr. Bessmer has traveled with his son, Director of Growth Ryne Bessmer, to San Francisco to look into technology platform Hint that connects direct primary care throughout the U.S. Most employers, Ryne Bessmer said, want to offer benefits to all of their employees consistently regardless of location. “Strada’s growth outside of the Omaha and Nebraska market has largely been fueled by employer demand across various locations,” he said. Dr. Bessmer also owns Novis Healthcare, a direct primary care provider group affiliated with Strada, and is the medical director of Members.MD, a concierge health care company he started in 2010. Prior to Members.MD, Bessmer was a concierge physician at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.


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CFO Systems targets middle market firms with leadership team placement Getzfrid said CFOS3’s work can open additional work and spread their value across say three “Banks absolutely love accrual accounting,” client relationships with firms in the Omaha and companies.” Getzfrid said. Lincoln markets that perhaps use non-degreed Frevert said CFO Systems is addressing a Frevert said CFO Systems is both software talent for tasks such as bookkeeping and payroll. trend among small businesses that are shying and industry agnostic. “Beyond that our away from cash-basis Areas such as human resources require geographic growth fo- CFO Systems accounting to embrace knowledge and application of new regulations cus is on KC, Tulsa and Phone: 402-983-8888 “accrual accounting.” from often multiple governmental agencies. Address: 10832 Old Mill Road, #2, central Iowa,” he said. The latter, most notably “Taking the expertise of one person and Both Frevert and Omaha, NE 68154 accepted by larger com- sharing it with more than one company is Getzfrid said the CFO Service: financial leadership as interim panies, measures the huge,” Frevert said. “Examples include how to Systems’ model can be and timeshare CFOs and controllers performance of a com- terminate a seasonal employee or how do you a solution to a growing to middle market companies and small pany by more sophis- properly downsize from a humane, legal and number of clients with businesses; direct hire accounting talent ticated accounting that financial standpoint.” fewer than 500 em- and staff recognizes economic Gitzfrid said work done for Southwest Iowa ployees and less than Founded: 2005 events regardless of Renewable Energy in Council Bluffs, which $500 million in annual Employees: 50 when each transaction involved the operation of an ethanol plant, was revenues. While the One-year goal: Expand into additional occurs. especially significant. focus is on the mid- service lines and with CFOS3 expand Economic forecastWhen the pandemic hit and gasoline dle market, the lower into Kansas City and Des Moines. ing — especially bud- demand dipped by 70%, more than 50% of middle market has also Industry outlook: Multiple opportunities get projections — give such plants nationally shut down. With the provided a wide range for growth, especially in private equity a client’s decision-mak- leadership of CFO Systems, the plant got into of clients that grow to world. ers industry-specific hand sanitizer, a move that kept the plant open, the point where they Website: www.CFOS3.com and company-specific saved 62 jobs, and kept the corn market vital for need fractional (partinformation that goes area farmers. time) accounting talent, interim services or a well beyond a family member doing simple “Several million gallons of hand sanitizer is project-specific assignment filled. bookkeeping has been able to provide in the past. being shipped across Florida and the New York Frequently a CFO or human resources adFrevert said a banker referred CFO Systems area,” he said. “It’s a great example of having ministrator will divide their time between two to an over-the-road trucking company that did the ability to pivot.” or three companies. more than $80 million in annual revenues, but He added: “The differentiator for us is that “We see a CFO’s talents as those that can which was being hit by higher fuel prices and we are former CPAs, CFOs and in the profession. be shared across several companies,” Getzfrid the impact of how rapidly trucks added could There’s a need to understand the right talent and said. “This allows us to attract a higher caliber be depreciated. the right fit for the culture of the client.” of person to an executive team and for them to “By getting them into accrual accounting Another example was helping one of the they were able to depreciate the cost of a truck area’s largest school districts by supplying an life,” Frevert said. interim CFO when the job abruptly opened US food makers are burning through cash to hoard ingredients overInitsanother case, he said a Des Moines-based and then executing the search for a permanent they’re trying to get as much as they can from trucking company found accrual accounting replacement — all within one year. by Leslie Patton helped give a reluctant banker a better picture “It was our first huge success,” Frevert producers,” Moskow said. and Joe Deaux of financials and the firm’s profitability. Profits said. “A great demonstration of the power of More money tied up in physical goods Hoarding cash during a pandemic might went from $900,000 to $3.8 million. our model.” may also mean fewer new products — reseem prudent, but America’s packaged food companies are finding it’s better to stock up ferred to as “innovation” in the industry. Saffron Road, for example, recently cut two on stuff they can sell. SUPER CROSSWORD PUZZLE ANSWERS Businesses are spending more on raw ramen bowls because they didn’t sell as well as other items and it’s cheaper to focus on materials like oats and sugar so they can maintain production in case supply lines get core offerings. This represents another big change for food companies, which had prior disrupted or imports are held up. to Covid-19 resorted to new, experimental Campbell M anufacturing products — like Kraft Heinz Co.’s mayochup Soup Co., the — to create buzz. maker Goldfish Second Wave crackers and Pacific broths, is buying more One of the things weighing on the minds’ ingredients amid a boom in demand for of consumers and scientists alike is whether pantry staples. Bobo’s, a Boulder, Colorado-based producer of snack bars and toaster cooler weather will cause coronavirus infecpastries, has stocked up on organic oats, sugar tions to spike again — potentially creating and coconut oil, Chief Executive Officer TJ another boom in grocery demand. Second waves of the virus have been reported in McIntyre said in an interview. “We just wanted to have an insurance China, South Korea and Hong Kong. Saffron Road, which makes frozen beef plan for our business. If we ran out of oats, we’d be in trouble,” he said. “In a first-time bulgogi meals and chickpea masala meal situation like this pandemic, there’s a lot of pouches, is buying 50% more inventory than before — and has plans to boost purchases questions we can’t answer.” His company is currently buying about even more later in the year, CEO Adnan 50% more of its main ingredients. This af- Durrani said. It’s a risk to cash flow, he said, fords it an extra 90 days to solve any potential but one that’s worth taking amid a surge in demand. supply-chain hiccups. The company will double its inventory Strategy Shift This is a striking shift in strategy for food heading into September, in case there’s ancompanies that for years built up just-in-time other spike in demand tied to rising Covid-19 inventories, which minimize storage costs. It cases again. He hopes, of course, this isn’t also underscores the lessons that were learned the case. “We saw frozen foods go up dramatically after the coronavirus pandemic upended during Covid,” Durrani said. “Hopefully we supply chains and sparked concerns over flatten the curve.” shortages of some ingredients. Taika, a canned coffee startup in San Robert Moskow, an analyst at Credit Suisse, said that food companies are bring- Francisco, has loaded up on ashwagandha ing in more raw materials and packaging to powder — a plant-derived ingredient used help guarantee they can meet demand from in its coffee that’s seen limited supply reretailers, where stocks of goods have fallen. cently because it’s sourced from India. With Continued on page 21. “Retail has below average inventory, Continued from page 1. and Seattle markets. Frevert, a Wayne State College graduate with stops at Deloitte as an accountant, a stint as controller at Guarantee Life Insurance, and time at First Data and chief financial officer experience at Grubb Ellis Pacific Realty, said the variety and leadership successes on his resume have been important factors in the growth of CFO Systems. “Our clientele are as diverse as the Midwestern middle-market,” he said. “We’re seeing everything from cattle feeders to day care.” Getzfrid, a Fremont native and ‘85 finance graduate of University of Nebraska-Lincoln with management stops at KPMG, Conagra — as director of accounting and finance — and as financial audit manager at First National Bank of Omaha, said his 25 years of experience has enabled him to detect a growth trend for CFO Systems. “Private equity companies are acquiring founder-run firms with less sophistication in finance and they see a need and seek an upgrade in the financials,” he said. “There’s a significant amount of work in the private equity world. In March 2019 Getzfrid led CFO Systems launch of CFOS3, a division focused on the direct hires of accountants and other financial talent such as senior accountants, analysts and CFOs with annual salaries in the $75,000 to $300,000 range. While this is an additional service for some firms that are already CFO Systems clients,

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US jobless claims continue gradual decline, remain elevated by Reade Pickert

Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits extended their slow decline despite a stream of business reopenings, underscoring the longer-term labor market challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Initial jobless claims for regular state programs totaled 1.54 million in the week ended June 6, down from 1.9 million in the prior week, Labor Department figures Economy showed Thursday. Applications for unemployment insurance have fallen consistently each week since peaking at the end of March, but the volume of weekly filings is still more than double the worst week during the Great Recession. The median estimate in a Bloomberg survey of economists called for 1.55 million initial claims in the latest week. Continuing claims — the total number of Americans claiming ongoing unemployment benefits in state programs — decreased by less than estimated to 20.9 million in the week ended May 30. Those figures are reported with a oneweek lag. The four-week average of continuing claims declined for a second week, to 22 million. When paired with the May employment report out last week, which showed employers added 2.5 million workers to payrolls in the month, Thursday’s data underscore the dichotomy in the labor market. Millions of Americans are returning to work, businesses are reopening and many restaurants are once again serving dine-in customers. At the same time, companies continue to face diminished demand and are laying off workers as a result of the financial strain. The worst of the coronavirus-related layoffs is likely over, but the secondary effects of what may ultimately be the deepest recession in almost a century could persist for much longer. While the May employment numbers spurred optimism, “we have a long road ahead of us and jobless claims are still clearly sending a sign that layoffs are still enormous,” said Ryan Sweet, head of monetary policy research at Moody’s Analytics. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Wednesday expressed concern about longer-term unemployment challenges in the wake of the pandemic. “My assumption is that there

will be a significant chunk, well, well into the millions of people who don’t get to go back to their old jobs and there may not be a job in that industry for them for some time. It could be some years before we get back to those people finding jobs,” he said. Yields on 10-year Treasuries extended their decline following the report, while U.S. stocks plummeted amid concern about the virus and the speed of the economic recovery. While many states saw declines in continuing claims, several saw significant increases including California, Florida and Oregon — potentially reflecting the processing of a backlog of claims. California announced on May 27 that it planned to hire about 1,800 additional staff to bolster efforts to deliver unemployment benefits. About 700 people volunteered to work Memorial Day weekend in a concentrated push

in processing. Florida, which announced on June 1 that around 80,000 users could use its platform at the same time — compared to the 1,000 that it was designed to have — saw an increase of about 306,000 from the prior week. Given the unprecedented surge of claims in recent months, many economists look to the non-seasonally adjusted figures for a more accurate read on claims. Unadjusted initial claims fell by about 83,000 last week, compared with the seasonally adjusted decline of 355,000. Twenty-four states recorded increases in initial claims, the most since late March. Among them: California with about 29,000, Massachusetts at about 17,000 and New York with about 12,000. Florida recorded the largest decrease, at about 97,000. “It is astounding to me that we are still seeing over 1.5 million claims in the first week

of June,” Stephen Stanley, chief economist at Amherst Pierpont Securities, wrote in a note to clients. Numerous states posted week-to-week increases in claims, which “may reflect the fact that the prior period was holiday-shortened, but given the magnitude of the flows, I would not have expected that to be a meaningful factor.” In the week ended June 6, states reported 705,676 initial claims for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, the federal program that extends unemployment benefits to those not typically eligible like the self-employed. The total number of unadjusted continuing claims in all programs fell slightly to 29.5 million in the week ended May 23. (Edith Moy, Sophie Caronello and Olivia Rockeman contributed to this report.) ©2020 Bloomberg News Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

US consumer sentiment jumps most since 2016 on gain in jobs by Olivia Rockeman

U.S. consumer sentiment climbed in early June by the most since 2016 as more states began to reopen their economies and employers restored jobs. The University of Michigan’s preliminary sentiment index increased 6.6 points to 78.9, according to data Friday. Economy The median projection in a Bloomberg survey of economists called for a gain to 75. Even with the improvement, the gauge remains well below pre-pandemic levels. The gauge of current conditions advanced 5.5 points to 87.8 this month, while a measure of expectations jumped 7.2 points to 73.1. The increase in sentiment highlights optimism that the reopening of the U.S. economy will restore jobs and help spur the spending needed to dig out of a deep recession. Still, two-thirds of respondents anticipated unfavorable economic conditions in the year ahead because of concerns about a resurgence in the coronavirus as well as lingering weakness in the job market. “Despite the expected economic gains, few consumers anticipate the reestablishment of favorable economic conditions anytime soon,”

Richard Curtin, director of the survey, said in a statement. The university’s sentiment data are consistent with a weekly Bloomberg measure. The index of consumer comfort advanced in the first week of June to a six-week high as higher stock prices and the return to work for Americans continued to lift attitudes about personal finances, a report showed Thursday. Inflation Expectations The Michigan survey’s inflation expectations data continued to show a disconnect with government price figures indicating scant inflation in the economy. Consumers expect 3% inflation in the coming year, the sentiment report showed. “It is likely that the recent rise in inflation expectations reflects a shift in consumer purchases from the full range included in the CPI to be more heavily focused on food purchases, which posted an annual gain of 4.8% in May,” Curtin said. The data also showed a growing political divide, with the increase in consumer sentiment concentrated among Republicans and independent voters. At the same time, overall confidence in government economic policies declined, with the share judging policies as poor at the highest

level since President Donald Trump was elected. “The damage done by this coronavirus to our economy has been extensive — we haven’t yet dealt with the small business firms that are going to go out of business and the many households that haven’t made mortgage or rent payments in a while,” Curtin said on a Bloomberg conference call. These are what “consumers think the government needs to pay attention to,” he said. The Michigan survey was conducted May 27 to June 10. The Labor Department reported last week that 2.5 million jobs were added in May as reopenings generated more economic activity. Even so, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell cautioned on Wednesday that longer-term unemployment challenges may linger as a result of the pandemic. The share of respondents who reported they expect their finances to improve in the next year rose to 42% from 32%, the university said. The gain was due to rising income, with an expected annual improvement of 1.3%, up from 0.5%. ©2020 Bloomberg News Visit Bloomberg News at www.bloomberg.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.


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ABRAHAMS KASLOW & CASSMAN LLP, Attorneys 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION CDH Land, 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 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 Thomas J. Malicki, Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP, 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 ABRAHAMS KASLOW & CASSMAN LLP, Attorneys 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Brobst Financial, 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 Thomas J. Malicki, Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP, 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF Betsy Laufenberg HAIR LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Betsy Laufenberg Hair LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 3226 Fairway Drive, Plattsmouth, Nebraska 68048. The Registered Agent of the Company is USCA, Inc., 1603 Farnam Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68102. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 DAVID J. SKALKA, Attorney C R O K E R , H U C K , K A S H E R , D E W I T T, A N D E R S O N & GONDERINGER, L.L.C. 2120 S. 72nd Street, Suite 1200 Omaha, Nebraska 68124 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LOUISE LOVE LLC The name of the limited liability company is Louise Love 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 David J. Skalka, 2120 South 72nd Street, Suite 1200, Omaha, NE 68124. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF AT HOME PROPERTIES, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that At Home Properties, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 1820 S. 220th St., 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 May 22, 2020, final June 5, 2020 First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF DIRECT TO OPERATIONAL CONTROL LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Direct To Operational Control, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company (the “Company”), has been duly organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with its designated office located at 102 South 52nd Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68114 and designating its registered agent as Erickson & Sederstrom, P.C. a limited liability organization with its registered office at 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF NEEXCEL EXPERT, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that NEExcel Expert, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company (the “Company”), has been duly organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with its designated office located at 809 Stony Point Drive, Papillion, Nebraska 68046 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 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF EPRO COMAXX LLC Notice is hereby given that EPro CoMaxx LLC has been organized as a limited liability company under Nebraska laws, with its designated office at 16455 Madison St. Omaha, NE. 68135. It is organized to transact any lawful business for which a Limited Liability Company may be organized under Nebraska laws and its duration is perpetual commencing from May 6, 2020. Its registered agent is Carlos Santos located at 1512 Monroe St. Omaha, NE. 68107. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020

FREDERICK D. STEHLIK, Attorney GROSS & WELCH, P.C., L.L.O. 2120 South 72 Street, Suite 1500 Omaha, Nebraska 68124 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF HUSKER VETERANS TEAM, LLC a Nebraska Limited Liability Company Notice is hereby given that HUSKER VETERANS TEAM, LLC, a Nebraska Limited Liability Company, has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with its registered office located at 2120 South 72 Street, Suite 1500, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The general nature of its business is to engage in and do any lawful act concerning any and all lawful business, other than banking or insurance, for which a limited liability company may be organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Certificate of Organization was filed in the office of the Nebraska Secretary of State on January 24, 2020, the Company commenced business thereon, and shall have perpetual existence. The affairs of the Company are to be conducted by the Managing Member. Frederick D. Stehlik, Organizer First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 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 WONDER BUNCH, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Certificate of Organization, as amended, of Wonder Bunch, LLC has been further amended to change the name of the limited liability company to Wonder Bunch Media, LLC and to change the designated office address to 1106 South 15th Circle, Omaha, Nebraska 68108. The Amended Certificate of Organization was filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on May 13, 2020. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 KELLOGG & PALZER, P.C. 10828 Old Mill Road, Suite 6 Omaha, Nebraska 68154-2647 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION 1. The name of the Company is JKE Hospitality, LLC. 2. The street address of the initial designated office is 17676 Welch Plaza, Ste 9, Omaha, NE, 68135. The registered agent is Javier T. Villa and the Registered Agent's address is 17676 Welch Plaza, Ste 9, Omaha, NE 68135. 3. The general nature of the Company is a Mexican Restaurant Taqueria. 4. The Company commenced on June 15, 2020, and shall have perpetual existence. 5. The affairs of the Company are to be conducted by Members, the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and such other officers as the Members shall determine. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 ANDREW J. HUBER, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF INTIMILES, 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 Intimiles, LLC. The address of the initial designated office is 972 S. 45th Street, Omaha, NE 68106. The name and address of the registered agent and office is LDM Business Services, Inc, 10306 Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The general nature of the business is any or all lawful business. The company commenced existence on May 13, 2020 and shall have a perpetual duration. The affairs of the company shall be conducted by the Members, as prescribed by the Operating Agreement. LDM Business Services, Inc., Organizer First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 CAMERON M. RIECKE, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF GLACIER SUPPLY, 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 Glacier Supply, LLC. The address of the initial designated office is 25016 Emile Cir., Waterloo, NE 68069. The name and address of the registered agent and office is LDM Business Services, Inc, 10306 Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The general nature of the business is any or all lawful business. The company commenced existence on May 13, 2020 and shall have a perpetual duration. The affairs of the company shall be conducted by the Members, as prescribed by the Operating Agreement. LDM Business Services, Inc., Organizer First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION of a Limited Liability Company Notice is hereby given the registration with the Nebraska Secretary of state’s office of LAO Landscaping, LLC under the laws of the State of Nebraska as follows: The name of the company is LAO Landscaping, LLC. Registered agent and office of LAO Landscaping, LLC is Estanislao Hernandez at 4411 S 25th Street, Omaha, NE 68107. The designated address is 4411 S 25th Street, Omaha, NE 68107. Initial members: Estanislao Hernandez . General nature of the business is to transact any and all lawful business for which limited liability companies are allowed by statute. The LLC was organized on May 2020 for the perpetual duration and is managed by its members. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020


Midlands Business Journal • JUNE 19, 2020 • LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that Sanborn Properties, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The address of the Company’s designated office is 11316 Burdette Circle, Omaha, NE 68164, and the name of the registered agent at such address is Michael Sanford. The general nature of the business is any legal and lawful activity allowed pursuant to the Nebraska Limited Liability Company Act and the laws of the State of Nebraska and elsewhere. The Company commenced business on 03/01/2020 and shall have perpetual existence. The affairs of the Company are to be managed by its managers. Michael Sanford, Member First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that Titan Realty, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The address of the Company’s designated office is 846 S 21st Street Omaha, NE 68108, and the name of the registered agent at such address is Kevin Green. The general nature of the business is any legal and lawful activity allowed pursuant to the Nebraska Limited Liability Company Act and the laws of the State of Nebraska and elsewhere. The Company commenced business on 01/01/2020 and shall have perpetual existence. The affairs of the Company are to be managed by its managers. Kevin Green, Member First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that Sunhouse Global, 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 St, 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 Limited Liability Company Act and the laws of the State of Nebraska and elsewhere. The Company commenced business on 5/03/2019 and shall have perpetual existence. The affairs of the Company are to be managed by its managers. Khanh Tran, Member First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that Tristar Realty, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The address of the Company’s designated office 1910 S. 44th Street, Ste. #101, Omaha, NE 68105, and the name of the registered agent at such address is Tran & Associates Law. The general nature of the business is any legal and lawful activity allowed pursuant to the Nebraska Limited Liability Company Act and the laws of the State of Nebraska and elsewhere. The Company commenced business on 01/01/2020 and shall have perpetual existence. The affairs of the Company are to be managed by its managers. Khanh Tran, Member First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 SEAN D. MOYLAN, Attorney 1010 South 120th Street, Suite 320 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF NEBRASKA SYNTHETIC GREEENS, LLC The name of the Company is Nebraska Synthetic Greens, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company. The registered agent Sean Moylan and designated office of the Company are both located at 1010 S. 120th Street, Suite #320, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. This limited liability company commenced business on May 13, 2020. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 JOSEPH J. SKUDLAREK, Attorney 1055 North 115th Street, Suite 301 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LLC The Nebraska llimited lliability company’s name is Lucky Shots Coffee, LLC. Its designated office is 17935 Welch Plaza - Suite 101, Omaha NE 68135. Its purpose is any lawful business. It commenced on May 13, 2020. Its affairs shall be managed by a Member/Manager. Joseph J. Skudlarek, Organizer First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 TIFFANY W. THOMPSON, Attorney 4611 South 96th Street, Suite 250 Omaha, NE 68127 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that LEUCK BROS., LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, is organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, as of May 11, 2020, with its registered office at 3948 V Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68107, and with Tiffany E. Thompson, as its initial agent for service of process at 4611 S. 96th Street, Omaha, NE 68127. The general nature of its business is to engage in and to do any lawful act and any and all lawful business for which a limited liability company may be organized under the laws of Nebraska. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF a Limited Liability Company NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CANO CONSTRUCTION, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The registered agent of CANO CONSTRUCTION, LLC and office is Alfredo Cruz Cano 4916 Robin Dr apt 2 Bellevue, NE 68157. First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF TRE PROPERTY LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TRE Property LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 6521 N 160th Ave, Omaha, NE 68116. The Registered Agent of the Company is Tamara Jo Eddie, 6521 N 160th Ave, Omaha, NE 68116. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 RYAN COUFAL, Attorney VANDENACK WEAVER LLC 17007 Marcy Street, Suite 3 Omaha, Nebraska 68118 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF ARROWHEAD DEVELOPMENT LLC Notice is hereby given that ARROWHEAD DEVELOPMENT 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 1267 280th, Seward, NE 68134. The agent for service of process for the Company is VW Agents LLC located at 17007 Marcy Street, Suite 3, Omaha, NE 68118-3121. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 ALLAN M. ZIEBARTH, Attorney 1702 South 10th Street, Suite 2 Omaha, Nebraska 68108 N O T I C E O F A M E N D E D / R E S TAT E D A R T I C L E S O F INCORPORATION On 05*05*2020, BOB'S HOME AND BUSINESS REPAIR, INC., filed AMENDED AND RESTATED ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION repealing and replacing its Articles of Incorporation in their entirety changing its name to : BATHROOM & KITCHEN SPECIALISTS, INC., and restating articles including the following: Registered Office/Agent: 3004 N. 76 St., Omaha, NE 68134/Robert W. Polinko Authorized Shares: 10,000 shares of US $1.00 par value First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 ABRAHAMS KASLOW & CASSMAN LLP, Attorneys 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Sommelier Insurance Group 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 3225 California Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68131. The name and street and mailing address of the initial registered agent of the company for service of process are Christopher O. Estwick and 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 NATE STREHLE 7512 N 143rd St Omaha, NE 68142 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF CORE HEALTH CLUB LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CORE HEALTH CLUB LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska on June 1, 2020 (the “Company”). The Company has designated its registered agent as Nate Strehle, with registered office at 7512 N 143rd St, Omaha, NE 68142. The Company’s initial designated office is at 7512 N 143rd St, Omaha, NE 68142. The Company is governed by one or more managers. The general nature of business is any lawful purpose. First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF BUDGET TO SUCCESS, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Budget To Success, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Registered Agent of the company is Ronicka L. Johnson with registered and designated street and mailing address at 6425 N 68th Street Omaha, NE 68104. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF HEARTLAND MOBILE THERAPY, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Heartland Mobile Therapy, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 15725 Madison Circle, Omaha, Nebraska 68135. The Registered Agent of the Company is DDLG Business Services, Inc., 9500 W. Dodge Road, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: STANDFAST TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Name of Applicant: ELGIN O EFEREBO Address: 10910 PAUL PLZ, #1018, OMAHA, NE 68154 Applicant is an Individual If other than an Individual, state under whose laws entity was formed: Date of first use of name in Nebraska: 2/3/2010 General nature of business: MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION ELGIN EFEREBO Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative June 19, 2020

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ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF NESLER FAMILYAUTOMOTIVE, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Nesler Family Automotive, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company (the “Company”), has been duly organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with its designated office located at 18454 Adams Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68135 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 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 SCOTT D. JOCHIM, Attorney C R O K E R , H U C K , K A S H E R , D E W I T T, A N D E R S O N & GONDERINGER, L.L.C. 2120 S. 72ND STREET, SUITE 1200 OMAHA, NEBRASKA 68124 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF ENERGI SALON & SPA, LLC The name of the limited liability company is Energi Salon & Spa, LLC. The address of the initial designated office is 518 South 10th Street, Omaha, NE 68102. The name and address of the initial agent for service of process is Troy Davis, 518 South 10th Street, Omaha, NE 68102. First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 RYAN COUFAL, Attorney VANDENACK WEAVER LLC 17007 Marcy Street, Suite 3 Omaha, Nebraska 68118 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF ARROWHEAD ESTATES LLC Notice is hereby given that ARROWHEAD ESTATES 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 1267 280th, Seward, NE 68434. 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 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 ABRAHAMS KASLOW & CASSMAN LLP, Attorneys 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Tolliver Tree Service, LLC has been organized as a limited liability company under the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. The street and mailing address of the initial designated office of the company is 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The name and street and mailing address of the initial registered agent of the company for service of process are Andrew P. Deaver and 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 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 TOBO, INC. 1. The name of the Corporation is ToBo, 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 June 3, 2020, when Articles of Incorporation were filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State. 5. The name and address of the Incorporator is: Michael M. Hupp, 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 KATHRYN J. DERR, Attorney BERKSHIRE & BURMEISTER 1301 South 75th Street, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68124 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF REVELATION HEALTH MD, PLLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that REVELATION HEALTH MD, PLLC 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 917 Rawhide Road, Papillion, Nebraska 68146. The registered office of the Company is 917 Rawhide Road, Papillion, Nebraska 68146, and the agent at such office is Steven Lapke MD. The general nature of the business to be transacted by the company is to render to the public the practice of medicine, and in addition to engaging in such profession, can also engage in any other business or activities as to which a limited liability company may be formed. The company commenced operations on April 15, 2020, and shall have a perpetual duration. First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 WHITMORE LAW OFFICE LLC 7602 Pacific Street, Suite 200 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that JGH Trucking, L.L.C. (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the Company is 6126 Oak Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68106. The registered agent of the Company is Jose Gonzalez, 6126 Oak Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68106. The Company was formed on June 4, 2020. First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020


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LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF Artist Dany Reyes, L.L.C. Notice is hereby given that Artist Dany Reyes, L.L.C., a Nebraska Limited Liability Company, has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with its initial designated office at 1714 Vinton St., Omaha, Nebraska 68108. The initial agent for service of process of the Company is Dany M. Reyes-Lopez, 1714 Vinton St., Omaha, NE 68108. Artist Danny Reyes, LLC. First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF AUFENKAMP REAL ESTATE, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that AUFENKAMP REAL ESTATE, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 6717 S 148 cir Omaha, NE 68137 The Registered Agent of the Company is Mandy Aufenkamp at 6717 S 148 Cir Omaha, NE 68137. First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF ACTIVE NIGHTLIFE, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Active Nightlife, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 7763 Lakeview Street, Ralston, Nebraska 68127. The Registered Agent of the Company is Deanna Albertson, 15713 Berry Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68135. First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 WHITMORE LAW OFFICE LLC 7602 Pacific Street, Suite 200 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that Juice Express, L.L.C. (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the Company is 2574 Jayne Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68111. The registered agent of the Company is Justin Beck, 2574 Jayne Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68111. The Company was formed on May 27, 2020. First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 WHITMORE LAW OFFICE LLC 7602 Pacific Street, Suite 200 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that Mindful and Behavioral Connection, Compassion, and Counseling, L.L.C., has been organized as a professional limited liability company under the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. The designated office of the Company is 13906 Gold Circle, Ste. 202, Omaha, Nebraska 68144. The registered agent of the Company is Mitchell Berry, 2556 Marcy Street,, #20, Omaha, Nebraska 68105. The Company's members, managers, professional employees and agents are licensed or otherwise legally authorized to render services related to the providing of mental health services in this state. The Company was formed on May 29, 2020. First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 MARTIN P. PELSTER, Attorney C R O K E R , H U C K , K A S H E R , D E W I T T, A N D E R S O N & GONDERINGER, L.L.C. 2120 S. 72ND STREET, SUITE 1200 OMAHA, NEBRASKA 68124 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF DJSW ENTERPRISES, LLC The name of the limited liability company is DJSW Enterprises, 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 Martin P. Pelster, 2120 South 72nd Street, Suite 1200, Omaha, NE 68124. First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 LEGACY DESIGN STRATEGIES 9859 South 168th Avenue Omaha, NE 68136 NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF EASE PET SITTING, LLC. EASE PET SITTING, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company (the “Company”), has filed a Statement of Dissolution with the Nebraska Secretary of State. Robert P. Fritz will manage the winding down of the Company’s affairs and distribute its assets. Persons with claims against the Company must present such claim(s) to: EASE PET SITTING, LLC, c/o Robert P. Fritz, 21286 N 96th Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382. Claims against the Company must include the following information: (i) claimant’s name, address and telephone number during business hours; (ii) any facts which may support the claim(s); and (iii) any amounts allegedly owed by the Company under the claim. Robert P. Fritz, Registered Agent First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF STUECKRATH FAMILY FARMS, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Stueckrath Family Farms, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 4410 S. 163rd 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 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020

ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF ACCELERATED SUCCESS, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Accelerated Success, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company (the “Company”), filed a Statement of Dissolution with the Nebraska Secretary of State on June 4, 2020. The terms of the dissolution provide for the payment of liabilities of the Company and distribution of any remaining assets. The Company requests that persons with claims against it present them in accordance with this notice. Any claimant shall describe the claim and the date on which the claim arose and mail the claim to the above address. A claim against the company will be barred unless a proceeding to enforce the claim is commenced within five years after the publication of this notice. First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION BRDA, Inc., a Nebraska corporation, filed Articles of Dissolution on June 2, 2020, 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. Kellie M. Chevalier, 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 BRDA, 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 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION Corporate Name: Caring for People Home HealthCare, Inc. Registered Agent: Erickson & Sederstrom P.C. a limited liability organization Registered Office: 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 Authorized Number of Shares: 10,000 Incorporator: John Walker, 210 North 78th Street, Suite 100, Omaha, NE 68114 First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOR, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Know Your Neighbor, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company (the “Company”), has been duly organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with its designated office located at 23615 Berry Street, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022 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 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF GRO HOLDINGS, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Gro Holdings, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company (the “Company”), has been duly organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with its designated office located at 16138 Burt Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68118 and designating its registered agent as Erickson & Sederstrom, P.C. a limited liability organization with its registered office at 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION of a Limited Liability Company Notice is hereby given the registration with the Nebraska Secretary of state’s office of Torres Landscaping & Irrigation, LLC under the laws of the State of Nebraska as follows: The name of the company is Torres Landscaping & Irrigation, LLC. Registered agent and office of Torres Landscaping & Irrigation, LLC is Ana Dalila Torres Abarca at 1206 S 43rd Street, Omaha, NE 68105. The designated address is 1206 S 43rd Street, Omaha, NE 68105. Initial members: Ana Dalila Torres Abarca. General nature of the business is to transact any and all lawful business for which limited liability companies are allowed by statute. The LLC was organized on May 2020 for the perpetual duration and is managed by its members. First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 ALLAN M. ZIEBARTH, Attorney 1702 South 10 Street, Suite 2 Omaha, Nebraska 68108 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF GOT IT AUTO, LLC Designated Office: 1702 S. 10 St., Suite 2, Omaha, NE 68108 Initial Agent/Address For Service: Allan M. Ziebarth/1702 S. 10 St., Suite 2, Omaha, NE 68108 First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020

AMANDA M. FORKER, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF GABLES INVESTMENT 1, LLC Notice is hereby given of the organization of Gables Investment 1, LLC. 1. The name of the limited liability company is Gables Investment 1, LLC. 2. The street and mailing address of the initial designated office is 7510 Cass Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. 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 68114. First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF KYLE J. HASCALL FAMILY DENTISTRY P.C. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Kyle J. Hascall Family Dentistry P.C. (the “Corporation”) has been incorporated under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Corporation is authorized to issue 10,000 shares of common stock at a par value of $1.00 each. The initial registered agent and office of the Corporation is DDLG Business Services, Inc., 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The name and street address of the incorporator of the Corporation is Kyle J. Hascall, 17725 Welch Plaza, Suite B, Omaha, Nebraska 68135. First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 ANDREW J. HUBER, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF SUNSHINE DAYDREAM, 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 Sunshine Daydream, Inc. The corporation is authorized to issue 1,000 shares of common stock. The general nature of the business to be transacted is all lawful business. The company commenced existence on June 4, 2020 and shall have perpetual duration. The name and street address of the corporation’s initial registered agent and office is LDM Business Services, Inc., 10306 Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The name and address of the incorporator is LDM Business Services, Inc., 10306 Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, NE 68114. LDM Business Services, Inc., Incorporator First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 ANDREW J. HUBER, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF ANESTHESIA BY M.D. KRUEGER, 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 Anesthesia by M.D. Krueger, Inc. The corporation is authorized to issue 1,000 shares of common stock. The general nature of the business to be transacted is all lawful business. The company commenced existence on June 4, 2020 and shall have perpetual duration. The name and street address of the corporation’s initial registered agent and office is LDM Business Services, Inc., 10306 Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The name and address of the incorporator is LDM Business Services, Inc., 10306 Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, NE 68114. LDM Business Services, Inc., Incorporator First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF CM SEAMLESS GUTTERS, INC. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CM SEAMLESS GUTTERS, INC., is incorporated under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with a registered office at 4203 South 147th Street, #303, Omaha, Nebraska 68137. The registered agent is CHRISTOPHER B. MARSH. The general nature of the business is to operate a general gutter installation and construction 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 gutter installation and construction 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 March 23, 2020, 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 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 NOTICE OF AMENDMENT Notice is hereby given that Articles of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation of Foundation Supportworks, Inc., were filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State to change the amount of authorized stock and voting power of the stock classes. First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020


Midlands Business Journal • JUNE 19, 2020 • LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF GRIZZLY EXTERIORS, INC. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that GRIZZLY EXTERIORS, INC., is incorporated under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with a registered office at 4314 South 22nd Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68107. The registered agent is JAMES S. MORGAN. The general nature of the business is to operate a general construction 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 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 March 12, 2020, 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 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF AMENDMENT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Certificate of Organization of Nuceaux LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company (the “Company”), has been amended and restated as follows: The name of the Company is Nuceaux LLC. The Designated Office of the Company is 14747 California Street, Suite 1, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. 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. The Amended and Restated Certificate of Organization was filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on June 5, 2020. First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 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 DAVENPORT SURGICAL, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Davenport Surgical, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 17838 Burke Street, Suite 101, Omaha, 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 Certificate of Organization was filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on June 5, 2020. First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 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 334 LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that 334 LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 200 North 62nd Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68132. 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, 2020. First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 DANA ROCHE, Attorney RINGENBERG & RATTNER LAW 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF SALES SOLUTIONS, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Sales Solutions, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 3345 North 107th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68134. The Registered Agent of the Company is Jennifer L. Rattner, Ringenberg & Rattner Law, LLC, 14301 FNB Parkway, Suite 204, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 DARREN R. CARLSON, Attorney CARLSON & BURNETT, LLP 17525 Arbor Street Omaha, NE 68130 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF J. JACOBS HOLDINGS, LLC Notice is hereby given that J. JACOBS HOLDINGS, LLC is organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The initial designated office is 14301 FNB Pkwy, Ste. 204, Omaha, NE 68154. The initial registered agent is Joel Jacobs, whose address is 14301 FNB Pkwy, Ste. 204, Omaha, NE 68154. The purpose of the Company shall be 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 October 3, 2016 and shall have a perpetual period of duration. The Company is to be managed by the Manager of the Company. The initial Manager is Joel Jacobs, 14301 FNB Pkwy, Ste. 204, Omaha, NE 68154 Joel Jacobs, Organizer First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020

WHITMORE LAW OFFICE LLC 7602 Pacific Street, Suite 200 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that Lisa Osler, L.L.C., 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 Lisa Osler, 7153 N. 39th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68112. The Company's members, managers, professional employees and agents are licensed or otherwise legally authorized to render services related to the providing of mental health services in this state. The Company was formed on June 9, 2020. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 WHITMORE LAW OFFICE LLC 7602 Pacific Street, Suite 200 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Notice is hereby given that Lindhorst Heating & Air, L.L.C. (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the Company is 12903 Deer Creek Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68142. The registered agent of the Company is Amy Lindhorst, 12903 Deer Creek Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68142. The Company was formed on June 11, 2020. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 PATRICK M. FLOOD, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 N O T I C E O F O R G A N I Z AT I O N O F TAT E E D U C AT I O N CONSULTING, LLC Notice is hereby given of the organization of Tate Education Consulting, LLC. 1. The name of the limited liability company is Tate Education Consulting, LLC. 2. The street and mailing address of the initial designated office is 11235 Sahler Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68164, and the name and street address of the registered agent for service of process is Patrick M. Flood, 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300, Omaha, Nebraska, 68114. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020

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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 OMAHA REIA, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Omaha REIA, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company remains the same at 2420 North 147th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68116. The registered agent and office of the limited liability company remains at Koley Jessen, P.C., L.L.O., 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The limited liability commenced business on June 10, 2020. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 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 HOMAHA SENIOR CARE, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Certificate of Organization of HOMAHA Senior Care, LLC has been amended and restated. The limited liability company shall now conduct the practice of medicine. The designated office of the limited liability company remains the same at 4908 Cass Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68132. The registered agent and office of the limited liability company has changed to Koley Jessen, P.C., L.L.O., 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The Amended and Restated Certificate of Organization was filed on June 9, 2020. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 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 PARALLEL PLAN, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Parallel Plan, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 1125 S 103rd Street Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The registered agent and office of the limited liability company is Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O., 1125 S 103rd Street Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The limited liability company commenced business on June 15, 2020. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020

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 SID SERVICES, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that SID Services, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 14747 Capital Street, Suite 1A, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. The registered agent and office of the limited liability company is Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O., 1125 S 103rd Street Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The limited liability company commenced business on June 8, 2020. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020

ROBERT J. LIKES, Attorney LIKES MEYERSON HATCH LLC 444 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF SAVVY SHORES LLC Notice is hereby given that Savvy Shores 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 444 Regency Parkway Dr., #100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The street and mailing address of the Company’s initial agent for service of process is 444 Regency Parkway Dr., #100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114 and the Company’s initial agent for service of process at such address is Robert J. Likes. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020

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 SIGNATURE ENTERPRISES, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Signature Enterprises, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 4529-31 S. 134th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68137. The registered agent and office of the limited liability company is Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O., 1125 S 103rd Street Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The limited liability company commenced business on June 8, 2020. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020

ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF SING PROPERTIES, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Sing Properties, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company (the “Company”), has been duly organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with its designated office located at 13555 South 217th Street, Suite 1, Gretna, Nebraska 68028 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 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020

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 HIJINKS INVESTMENTS, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Hijinks Investments, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is Attn: George Morrissey, 4940 N 118th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68164. The registered agent and office of the limited liability company is Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O., 1125 S 103rd Street Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The limited liability company commenced business on June11, 2020. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION 1. The name of the Corporation is JW, MD, P.C. 2. The Corporation is authorized to issue 10,000 shares of common stock having a par value of $1.00 each. 3. The Registered Office of the Corporation is: 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska 68124, and the Registered Agent at such address is Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O. 4. The corporate existence began on June 10, 2020, when Articles of Incorporation were filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State. 5. The name and address of the Incorporator is: John Winters, M.D., 11105 North 138th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68142. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020

ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF 3GP PAINTING, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that 3GP Painting, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company (the “Company”), has been duly organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with its designated office located at 14915 Versaille Street, Bellevue, Nebraska 68123 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 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION Corporate Name: Semper Virtus, Inc. Registered Agent: Erickson & Sederstrom P.C., a limited liability organization Registered Office: 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 Authorized Number of Shares: 10,000 Incorporator: Charles V. Sederstrom, Jr. Erickson & Sederstrom, P.C., L.L.O. 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100, Omaha, NE 68114 First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020


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LEGAL NOTICES BARBARA MEDBERY-PRCHAL, P.C., L.L.O., Attorney 10305 Joseph Circle La Vista, Nebraska 68128 JOINT WRITTEN ACTION OF DIRECTOR(S) AND MEMBER(S) OF UNBOXED MINDS, LLC Pursuant to the Statutes of the State of Nebraska, as amended, and all other applicable provisions of the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act, as amended, the undersigned, being the only Member and Director of UNBOXED MINDS, LLC, a Nebraska Limited Liability Company, do, by written action in place of and without a special meeting of either the Board of Directors or the Members of said Company, unanimously act and consent to such action effective on May 1, 2020, as herein noted and recorded: RESOLVED, that all proceedings of the Board of Directors and all acts taken by members of the Board of Directors or by officers of the company, including but not limited to, the payment of salaries and bonuses, borrowing funds and any and all other actions taken by the Directors and officers in carrying on the business of the company since the last meeting of Directors and Members, are hereby ratified and approved in all respects as if all such acts had been duly recorded in minutes subscribed by the Secretary and approved by the Members and Directors. BE IT RESOLVED, that the sole member, Nick Krecklow, desires to wind up and dissolve the Limited Liability Company. The members hereby unanimously agree to wind up and dissolve UNBOXED MINDS, LLC BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the officers and directors be, and hereby are, directed to approve of said dissolution, and that the officers of the company be, and they hereby are, generally authorized and directed forthwith to enter into such documentation as may be required for the dissolution and winding up. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the officers and directors be, and hereby are, authorized and directed to take any and all actions necessary to carry out the intents and purposes of these resolutions; and that all actions heretofore taken in this regard be, and they hereby are, ratified, approved and adopted in all respects. Nick Krecklow Director, Secretary and Member First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 N O T I C E O F A M E N D M E N T T O T H E A RT I C L E S O F INCORPORATION OF ADULT & PEDIATRIC UROLOGY, P.C. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Articles of Incorporation of Adult & Pediatric Urology, P.C., a Nebraska professional corporation, have been amended to show that the Corporation shall have the authority to issue 10,000 shares of voting common stock and 90,000 shares of nonvoting common stock each with a par value of $0.10. The Articles of Amendment were filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State on May 22, 2020. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 MARY E. VANDENACK, Attorney VANDENACK WEAVER LLC 17007 Marcy Street, Suite 3 Omaha, Nebraska 68118 NOTICE OFAMENDMENT TO CERTIFICATE OF ORGANIZATION OF PATRIOT HEALTH WELLNESS COMPANY, LLC Notice is hereby given that Patriot Health Wellness Company, LLC has amended its Certificate of Organization as a limited liability company under the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. The amended notice of organization reflects the name change from Patriot Wellness Company, LLC to 602 Merrill Enterprises, LLC. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF Charred SP LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Charred SP LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 2910 Pine Lake Rd Suite N, Lincoln , NE 68516. The Registered Agent of the Company is Jason Kuhr, 2132 S 181st Circle Omaha, NE 68130. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF EMH Studios LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that EMH Studios LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 2323 S 144th ST STE. 12. The Registered Agent of the Company is Erica Hord, 14602 Gilder Ave., Bennington, NE 68007. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF SKOUT MEDIA, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Skout Media, LLC, a Nebraska Limited Liability Company, has been organized under the laws of the state of Nebraska, commencing business on April 29, 2020, with its initial designated office at 5806 S. 113th Street, Omaha, NE 68137. The initial agent for service of process of the Company is Ryan Pramberg, 5806 S. 113th Street, Omaha, NE 68137. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 NOTICE OF AMENDMENT Notice is hereby given that Articles of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation of Foundation Supportworks Supply, Inc., were filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State to change the amount of authorized stock and voting power of the stock classes. First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020

DVORAK LAW GROUP LLC 9500 West Dodge Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF RAGAN PROPERTIES, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Ragan Properties, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 101 S. 108th Avenue, Suite 101, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. The Registered Agent of the Company is DDLG Business Services, Inc., 9500 W. Dodge Road, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 BENJAMIN J. PICK, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF WPK CONSULTING, LLC Notice is hereby given of the organization of WPK Consulting, LLC: 1. The name of the limited liability company is WPK Consulting, 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 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 DAVID M. HOHMAN, Attorney FITZGERALD, SCHORR, BARMETTLER & BRENNAN, P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 10050 Regency Circle, 200 Regency One Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3794 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION LNCLN WRKS 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 9902 Harney Parkway North, Omaha, NE 68114. The name, street address and mailing address of the initial agent for service of process of the Company are Lincoln M. Wong, 9902 Harney Parkway North, Omaha, NE 68114. Dated this 28th day of May, 2020. First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 MATTHEW WURSTNER, Attorney CARLSON & BURNETT, LLP 17525 Arbor Street Omaha, NE 68130 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF ALPHA NAIL BAR, LLC Notice is hereby given that ALPHA NAIL BAR, LLC is organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The initial designated office is 14601 Hartman Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska 68116. The initial registered agent is Jenny Nguyen, whose address is 14601 Hartman Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska 68116. The purpose of the Company shall be to engage in any lawful business and such activity, as may be mutually agreed upon by the Members from time to time, and which are not prohibited by the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. The Company commenced on March 2, 2020 and shall have a perpetual period of duration. The Company is to be managed by its initial Members of the Company who are Jenny Nguyen, 14601 Hartman Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska 68116. Jenny Nguyen, Organizer First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 BARBARA MEDBERY-PRCHAL, P.C., L.L.O., Attorney 10305 Joseph Circle La Vista, Nebraska 68128 NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF UNBOXED MINDS, LLC Notice is hereby given that a Statement of Dissolution has been filed by UNBOXED MINDS, LLC, Papillion, Nebraska, a limited liability company organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. Nick Krecklow, President, is the person designated to wind up the company and liquidate its business and affairs. There are no assets or liabilities of the company. Parties with claims against UNBOXED MINDS, LLC are directed to provide the following information in writing: (1) your name and/or the name of your entity; (2) the nature of your claim; (3) the amount of your claim; and (4) the date your claim arose. Please send the information to Nick Krecklow, 2080 Stillwater Drive, Papillion, NE 68046. All claims against the company will be barred unless a proceeding to enforce such claims is commenced within five (5) years after the publication date of the third required notice. Nick Krecklow, President First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 JAMES D. BUSER, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF CHASE ROYCE, LLC CHASE ROYCE, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company (the "Company"), filed its STATEMENT OF DISSOLUTION with the Nebraska Secretary of State on June 3, 2020. Persons with claims against the Company must present such claim to: Chase Royce, LLC c/o Lawrence R. James, II, 12910 Pierce Street, Suite 110, Omaha, Nebraska 68144. Claims against the Company must include the following information: (i) claimant's name, address and telephone number during business hours; (ii) any facts which may support the claim; and (iii) any amounts allegedly owed by the Company under the claim. Claims not including this information will not be reviewed. Any claims against this Company will be barred unless a proceeding to enforce such claims is commenced within five (5) years after the date of this publication. First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020

ANDREW J. HUBER, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF VX, 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 VX, LLC. The initial designated office is 1011 North 128th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. The name and address of the registered agent and office is LDM Business Services, Inc, 10306 Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The general nature of the business to be transacted is all lawful business. The company commenced existence on May 22, 2020 and shall have perpetual duration. The affairs of the company shall be conducted by the Members, as prescribed by the Operating Agreement. LDM Business Services, Inc., Organizer First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 ANDREW J. HUBER, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF VK, 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 VK, LLC. The initial designated office is 1011 North 128th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. The name and address of the registered agent and office is LDM Business Services, Inc, 10306 Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The general nature of the business to be transacted is all lawful business. The company commenced existence on May 22, 2020 and shall have perpetual duration. The affairs of the company shall be conducted by the Members, as prescribed by the Operating Agreement. LDM Business Services, Inc., Organizer First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 ANDREW J. HUBER, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF VGW, 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 VGW, LLC. The initial designated office is 1011 North 128th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68154. The name and address of the registered agent and office is LDM Business Services, Inc, 10306 Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The general nature of the business to be transacted is all lawful business. The company commenced existence on May 26, 2020 and shall have perpetual duration. The affairs of the company shall be conducted by the Members, as prescribed by the Operating Agreement. LDM Business Services, Inc., Organizer First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 MATTHEW WURSTNER, Attorney CARLSON & BURNETT, LLP 17525 Arbor Street Omaha, NE 68130 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF HOPE CARE SERVICES, LLC Notice is hereby given that HOPE CARE SERVICES, LLC is organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The initial designated office is 17525 Arbor Street, Omaha, NE 68130. The initial registered agent is Matthew Wurstner, whose address is 17525 Arbor Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68130. The purpose of the Company shall be 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 May 22, 2020 and shall have a perpetual period of duration. The Company is to be managed by the Manager of the Company. The initial Manager and sole member is Kathryn Roberts 5115 N. 138th Street Omaha, Nebraska 68164. Matthew Wurstner, Organizer First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 COLIN KASTRICK LEGACY DESIGN STRATEGIES 9859 South 168th Avenue Omaha, NE 68136 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION 4SA Notice is hereby given that 4SA, a Nebraska Nonprofit Corporation, has been incorporated under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with its initial registered office at 9859 S 168th Avenue, Omaha, NE 68136, and with its initial agent for service of process and incorporator as Colin Kastrick at 9859 S 168th Avenue, Omaha, NE 68136. 4SA is a mutual benefit corporation and shall have members. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 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 STANDLOK, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Standlok, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 20274 Jeannie Lane, Gretna, Nebraska 68028. The registered agent and office of the limited liability company is Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O., 1125 S 103rd Street Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The limited liability company commenced business on May 26, 2020. First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020


Midlands Business Journal • JUNE 19, 2020 • LEGAL NOTICES BENJAMIN E. MAXELL, Attorney GOVIER, KATSKEE, SUING & MAXELL, PC, LLO 10404 Essex Court, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF Elkhorn North Softball Booster Club, Inc. Registered Office: 10404 Essex Court, Suite #100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114 Registered Agent: Benjamin E. Maxell The corporation is a public benefit corporation. This corporation shall be organized and operated exclusively for charitable, scientific, literary and education purposes. No part of the net earnings of this corporation shall inure to the benefit of any private director or individual. The corporation shall not lobby or otherwise attempt to influence legislation at any level of government. The corporation shall not participate in or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. Perpetual existence commenced June 3, 2020, when Articles were filed with Secretary of State. Affairs to be conducted by the Board of Directors and officers authorized by the By-Laws and the Board. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF MAVEN SOFTWARE, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Maven Software, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company (the “Company”), has been duly organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska, with its designated office located at 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114 and designating its registered agent as Erickson & Sederstrom P.C. a limited liability organization with its registered office at 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF INSIDE OUT WINDOW WASHING, LLC Notice is hereby given that INSIDE OUT WINDOW WASHING, LLC, a Nebraska Limited Liability Company, has been organized under the laws of the state of Nebraska. The Company’s initial designated office is located at 11024 JEFFERSON ST., OMAHA, NEBRASKA 68137. The name and street mailing address of the initial agent for service of process is Colleen M. Dostal, the initial registered office located at 11024 JEFFERSON ST., OMAHA, NEBRASKA 68137. The general nature of its business is to engage in and do any lawful act concerning any and all lawful business, other than banking or insurance, for which a limited liability company may be organized under the laws of the state of Nebraska. The Certificate of Organization was filed in the office of the Nebraska Secretary of State on June 15, 2020, the Company commenced business thereon, and shall have perpetual existence. The affairs of the Company are to be conducted by its members. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that All Smiles Family Dentistry, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The limited liability company shall conduct the practice of dentistry. The designated office of the limited liability company is 6026 Country Club Oaks Place, Omaha, Nebraska 68152. 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 13, 2020. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: D2OC Name of Applicant: Direct To Operational Control, LLC Address: 102 South 52nd Street, Omaha, NE 68132 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: aviation instruction TIERNAN SIEMS Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative June 19, 2020 APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: Inspouration Acrylic Pour Painting Name of Applicant: Karen McMillan Address: 14612 Patrick Cir. Omaha NE 68116 Applicant is an Individual If other than an Individual, state under whose laws entity was formed: Date of first use of name in Nebraska: February 1, 2020 General nature of business: Acrylic pour painting business KAREN MCMILLAN Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative June 19, 2020

STATE OF NEBRASKA PAROLE BOARD HEARINGS NOTICE A total of 175 cases will be heard by the Board in June, 2020. The following case(s) sentenced in Douglas County will be seen by the Board of Parole. June 17, 2020 – 8:30 a.m. Nebraska Correctional Center for Women, York, Nebraska Wakefield, Timi 392210 Assault 2nd Degree Goff, Lisa 392269 Sexual Assault of Child 1st Degree June 19, 2020 – 8:30 a.m. Community Correctional Center – Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska Hudson, Christopher 67089 Child Abuse Alspaugh, Clarence 79226 Manu/Dist/Del/Disp or Poss W/I Bell, Xavier 86899 Poss Deadly Weap by Felon/Fug Holloway, Che 87901 Assault 2nd Degree, Poss Deadly Weap by Felon/Fug Glow, Stephan 88029 Robbery (3 counts) Curry, Shonda 6011 Forgery 2nd Degree (3 counts), Theft by Deception (2 counts) Allen, Shawna 96466 Assault 1st Degree, Robbery, Theft by Shoplifting (3 counts) Holder Fellows, Avryn 99389 Theft by Shoplifting Dennis, Winnie 99822 Manu/Dist/Del/Disp or Poss W/I Galindo, Edward 89788 Burglary, Criminal Mischief, False Imprisonment 1st Degree (2 counts) June 22, 2020 – 8:30 a.m. Nebraska State Penitentiary, Lincoln, Nebraska Smith, Katara 68526 Robbery (2 counts), Use Deadly Weap to Commit Fel (2 counts) Frampton-Wynne, Terry 77310 Terroristic Threats, Use Firearm to Commit Felony Mejia, Adam 81063 Poss Deadly Weap by Felon/Fug, Theft by Receiving Stolen Prop Smith, Leonard 82356 Driving Under the Influence/Injury (2 counts), Poss Deadly Weap by Felon/Fug Wright, Antonio 82424 Sexual Assault 1st Degree, Sexual Assult of Child 3rd Deg Jackson, Travis 85169 Poss Deadly Weap by Felon/Fug, Robbery Davis, Anthony 88874 Pos Cntrl Sub Except Marijuana, Robbery Petkovich, Michael 89948 Burglary Tate, Demarcus 210638 Assault 2nd Degree Simpson, James 77182 Assault 2nd Degree Langford, Jacion 86255 Robbery (2 counts), Theft by Deception, Theft by Unlwfl Taking or Disp June 23, 2020 – 8:30 a.m. Lincoln Correctional Center, Lincoln, Nebraska Dinsmore, Reginald 51645 Murder 2nd Degree Bumgardner, Johnny 66786 Sexual Assault 1st Degree Ballou, Ronald 79187 Aslt Peac Ofcr/DCS Emp 3rd Dgr, Manu/Dist/ Del/Disp or Poss W/I (2 counts), Poss Deadly Weap by Felon/Fug Hanson, Jacob 87756 Arson 1st Degree, Aslt Peac Ofcr/DCS Emp 2nd Dgr, Assault 2nd Degree Tut, Immanuel 210318 Theft by Receiving Stolen Prop Mumm, Dustin 83524 Robbery Wyatt, Christopher 211149 Manu/Dist/Del/Disp or Poss W/I Cooper, John 58121 Robbery, Use Deadly Weap to Commit Fel Bailey, Robert 80696 Poss Deadly Weap by Felon/Fug, Theft by Receiving Stolen Prop June 24, 2020 – 8:30 a.m. Community Correctional Center – Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska Jura, David 72236 Assault 1st Degree, Poss Deadly Weap by Felon/ Fug, Unlwfl Discharge of Firearm Main, Gino 75026 Leave Scene of Injury Accident, Operate Motor Veh/Avoid Arrest (2 counts), Theft by Receiving Stolen Prop Robar, Tyler 75957 Motor Vehicle Homicide Salyers, Andrew 79099 Forgery 1st Degree (2 counts) Gamble, Randale 81815 Poss Deadly Weap by Felon/Fug Shaw, Joshua 82967 Kidnapping Washington, Quentin 86245 Assault 1st Degree Edwards, Jeffrey 87422 Poss Deadly Weap by Felon/Fug, Poss/ Receive Stolen Firearm Cox, Xavier 89377 Poss Deadly Weap by Felon/Fug Hollins, Kentrell 210747 Driving While Intoxicated Perez-Avila, Rene 211199 Accessory to a Felony Rathman, Teresa 392335 Driving While Intoxicated June 25, 2020 – 8:30 a.m. Community Correctional Center – Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska Toliver, Alonzo 69375 Robbery (4 counts), Use Deadly Weap to Commit Fel (3 counts) Valentine, Antonio 78336 Accessory to a Felony (3 counts) McCroy, Barry 79931 Bad Check More than $1000, Theft by Shoplifting (3 counts) Walker, Chase 84279 Robbery Thompson, Rodrigo 86271 Manu/Dist/Del/Disp or Poss W/I, Pos Cntrl Sub Except Marijuana Elsasser, Nicholas 86779 Sexual Assault 1st Degree Lucious, Djon 88764 Robbery Fuksa, Anthony 89528 Manu/Dist/Del/Disp or Poss W/I, Poss Deadly Weap by Felon/Fug Fleming, Thomas 37756 Robbery (6 counts) Nielson, Mark 71744 Operate Motor Veh/Avoid Arrest (2 counts), Poss Deadly Weap by Felon/Fug, Theft by Receiving Stolen Prop (2 counts) Brooks, Tyrone 82048 Assault 2nd Degree, Possession of Defaced Firearm, Use Deadly Weap to Commit Fel June 26, 2020 – 8:30 a.m. Omaha Correctional Center, Omaha, Nebraska Cooper, James 63968 Robbery (3 counts) Tang, Buom 75646 Burglary, Robbery, Theft by Receiving Stolen Prop Collins, Sean 82021 Forgery 2nd Degree, Operate Motor Veh/Avoid Arrest, Theft by Receiving Stolen Prop, Theft by Unlwfl Taking or Disp, Viol of Financial Trans Device Jones, Wilbert 87549 Assault 1st Degree Griffo. Rashied 89907 Robbery

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Moore, Joshua 87524 Pos Cntrl Sub Except Marijuana, Theft by Unlwfl Taking or Disp June 29, 2020 – 9:30 a.m. Tecumseh State Correctional Institution, Tecumseh, Nebraska Williams, Brandon 76771 Robbery (2 counts) Kundra, Matteo 84453 Pos Firearm by Fugitive/Felon ROSALYN COTTON, CHAIR NEBRASKA BOARD OF PAROLE June 19, 2020 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION of GCP II Hillcrest GP, LLC Notice is hereby given that GCP II Hillcrest GP, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, has been organized under the laws of Nebraska, with its initial designated office located at 10340 North 84th Street, Omaha, NE 68122. The initial agent for service of process is Zachary A. Wiegert, 10340 North 84th Street, Omaha, NE 68122. The company is managermanaged and may engage in all lawful business for which limited liability companies formed under Nebraska law are permitted. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION of GCP II Hillcrest LP, LLC Notice is hereby given that GCP II Hillcrest LP, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, has been organized under the laws of Nebraska, with its initial designated office located at 10340 North 84th Street, Omaha, NE 68122. The initial agent for service of process is Zachary A. Wiegert, 10340 North 84th Street, Omaha, NE 68122. The company is managermanaged and may engage in all lawful business for which limited liability companies formed under Nebraska law are permitted. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION of One Hillcrest GP, LLC Notice is hereby given that One Hillcrest GP, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, has been organized under the laws of Nebraska, with its initial designated office located at 10340 North 84th Street, Omaha, NE 68122. The initial agent for service of process is Zachary A. Wiegert, 10340 North 84th Street, Omaha, NE 68122. The company is manager-managed and may engage in all lawful business for which limited liability companies formed under Nebraska law are permitted. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION of One Hillcrest LP, LLC Notice is hereby given that One Hillcrest LP, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, has been organized under the laws of Nebraska, with its initial designated office located at 10340 North 84th Street, Omaha, NE 68122. The initial agent for service of process is Zachary A. Wiegert, 10340 North 84th Street, Omaha, NE 68122. The company is manager-managed and may engage in all lawful business for which limited liability companies formed under Nebraska law are permitted. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION of Prairie Rose Properties, LLC Notice is hereby given that Prairie Rose Properties, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, has been organized under the laws of Nebraska, with its initial designated office located at 10340 North 84th Street, Omaha, NE 68122. The initial agent for service of process is Dwayne W. Sieck, 10340 North 84th Street, Omaha, NE 68122. The company is managermanaged and may engage in all lawful business for which limited liability companies formed under Nebraska law are permitted. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION of Prairie Rose Ventures, LLC Notice is hereby given that Prairie Rose Ventures, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, has been organized under the laws of Nebraska, with its initial designated office located at 10340 North 84th Street, Omaha, NE 68122. The initial agent for service of process is Dwayne W. Sieck, 10340 North 84th Street, Omaha, NE 68122. The company is managermanaged and may engage in all lawful business for which limited liability companies formed under Nebraska law are permitted. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION of Prairie Rose Enterprises, LLC Notice is hereby given that Prairie Rose Enterprises, LLC, a Nebraska limited liability company, has been organized under the laws of Nebraska, with its initial designated office located at 10340 North 84th Street, Omaha, NE 68122. The initial agent for service of process is Dwayne W. Sieck, 10340 North 84th Street, Omaha, NE 68122. The company is managermanaged and may engage in all lawful business for which limited liability companies formed under Nebraska law are permitted. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., Attorneys 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, One Pacific Place Omaha, Nebraska 68124-1079 APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: Vein and Vascular Institute of Nebraska and Iowa Name of Applicant: Foot and Ankle Center of Nebraska, P.C. Address: 9006 Ohio Street, Suite 1, Omaha, NE 68134 Applicant is a 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: Medical/Interventional radiology services ROBERT GREENHAGEN, D.P.M. Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative June 19, 2020


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LEGAL NOTICES KELLOGG & PALZER, P.C. 10828 Old Mill Road, Suite 6 Omaha, Nebraska 68154-2647 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION 1. The name of the Company is BUGEATERS BACKYARD DEFENSE, LLC. 2. The street address of the initial designated office is 8054 Wirt Circle, Omaha, NE 68134. The registered agent is Julia K. Palzer and the Register Agent's address is 10828 Old Mill Road, Suite 6, Omaha, NE 68154. 3. The general nature of the Company is general pest control, applying pesticides to lawns to control pest bugs. 4. The Company commenced on May 29, 2020, and shall have perpetual existence. 5. The affairs of the Company are to be conducted by Members, the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and such other officers as the Members shall determine. First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 CAMERON M. RIECKE, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF OMBRA TECHNOLOGIES, 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 Ombra Technologies, LLC. The address of the initial designated office is 1436 N. 143rd Ave, Omaha, NE 68156. The name and address of the registered agent and office is LDM Business Services, Inc, 10306 Regency Parkway Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. The general nature of the business is any or all lawful business. The company commenced existence on May 29, 2020 and shall have a perpetual duration. The affairs of the company shall be conducted by the Members, as prescribed by the Operating Agreement. LDM Business Services, Inc., Organizer First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 ENTERPRISE LEGAL STUDIO 700 R St. #83204 Lincoln, NE 68501 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Interactive Parenting Technology, LLC has organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The initial designated office of the Company is 356 N. 76th St., Omaha, NE 68114. The initial registered office of the Company is 1125 S. 103rd St., Ste. 800, Omaha, NE 68124, and the name of the initial registered agent of the Company at such address is Capitol Services, Inc. The purpose for which the Company is organized is to engage in any and all lawful business for which a limited liability company may be organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Certificate of Organization was filed on the 27th day of May 2020. First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 SCHMIT LAW FIRM, LLC 1246 Golden Gate Drive, Suite 3 Papillion, Nebraska 68046 APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: Life Transformed Name of Applicant: IT'S POSSIBLE II, LLC Address: 6335 POPPLETON AVE, OMAHA, NE 68106 Applicant is a Limited Liability Company If other than an Individual, state under whose laws entity was formed: NE Date of first use of name in Nebraska: August 2018 General nature of business: personal and professional development ANGELA SCHMIT Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative June 19, 2020 APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: Garage Doors of Lincoln Name of Applicant: Atlantis Garage Doors Inc Address: 3841 Grover St Omaha NE 68105 Applicant is a Corporation If other than an Individual, state under whose laws entity was formed: Nebraska Date of first use of name in Nebraska: 06-02-2020 General nature of business: Garage Doors ADAM OFRI Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative June 19, 2020 APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: Garage Doors of Omaha Name of Applicant: Atlantis Garage Doors Inc Address: 3841 Grover St. Omaha NE 68105 Applicant is a Corporation If other than an Individual, state under whose laws entity was formed: Nebraska Date of first use of name in Nebraska: 06-02-2020 General nature of business: Garage Doors ADAM OFRI Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative June 19, 2020

MATTHEW WURSTNER, Attorney Carlson & Burnett, LLP 17525 Arbor Street Omaha, Nebraska 68130 NOTICE OF AMENDMENT of Nebraska Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation, Inc. Weston, Nebraska Notice is given that on June 1, 2020 the Nebraska Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation, Inc. Weston, Nebraska, a nonprofit public benefit corporation, filed Articles of Amendment of its Articles of Incorporation. The substance of said amendment changed the name of the corporation to Nebraska Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation, Inc. In all other respects the Articles of Incorporation filed on April 29, 2019 remain unchanged. The corporation also changed its registered agent to Darren Carlson, Carlson & Burnett, LLP, whose address is 17525 Arbor Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68130. First publication June 12, 2020, final June 26, 2020 MARK S. DICKHUTE Attorney at Law 955 No. Adams St., #1 Papillion, Nebraska 68046 NOTICE OF MASTER COMMISSIONER’S SALE By virtue of an Order of Sale issued by the District Court for Douglas County, Nebraska and pursuant to a Decree of said Court in an action therein indexed at CI20-1637, wherein Total Construction Services, Inc., is the Plaintiff, and Merry C. Thompson, a/k/a Cathy Thompson , and Danny E. Thompson were joined as Defendants, I will sell at public auction to the highest bidder, for cash, the following property at 1:00 o’clock p.m. on the 27th day of July, 2020 outside the Legislative Chambers, 1819 Farnam St., City of Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska: Lots 13 and 14, Block 25, Minne Lusa, an Addition to the City of Omaha, as surveyed, platted and recorded in Douglas County, Nebraska and its appurtenances, and otherwise known as 2747 Bauman Ave., Omaha, Nebraska (“the Property”), To satisfy the liens and encumbrances set forth therein; and to satisfy the accruing court costs, all as provided by said Order and Decree. The purchaser is responsible for all fees and taxes, including the documentary revenue stamp tax. Except where the purchaser is the Plaintiff, the purchaser will deposit with the Master Commissioner at the time of sale a non-refundable cashiers or certified check in the amount of $3,000.00, with the balance of the purchase price in certified funds to be received by Plaintiff’s attorney immediately upon confirmation of the sale by the Court. The sale is made without any warranties as to title or condition of the Property Dated this 2nd day of June, 2020. Nancy Lawler Dickhute Master Commissioner First publication June 12, 2020, final July 3, 2020 APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: A Place at Home Omaha Name of Applicant: 1 Choice Home Care, LLC Address: 11310 Davenport St Omaha, NE 68154 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: Feb 21, 2019 General nature of business: Private Duty Home Care KRIS PERKINS Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative June 19, 2020

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‘Pent-up demand’ and ‘revenge shopping’ are driving U.S. retail and restaurant spending by Katie Park

National retail and restaurant spending jumped dramatically in May as stores and dining began to reopen across parts of the country during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a preliminary sales report from the U.S. Commerce Department released Tuesday. May sales were projected at $485.5 billion, a 17.7% jump from April. But those numbers were still 6.1% below what they were last May, noted the report, which relied on surveys given to about 5,500 retail and food service companies in the United States. Still, Jaime Ward, the Boston-based head of retail finance for Citizens Bank, remained heartened by last month’s improvement. “That pent-up demand is driving this,” he said, adding that some customers could have used stimulus checks to go shopping. “Part of it is (that) growth is coming off a Economy really low-level month before.” States in the South and Midwest began to reopen before those in the Northeast that had contended with an ongoing barrage of coronavirus cases. It’s “revenge shopping,” Ward said. “Payback for being cooped up for 2½ months. They want to go out and do some things they’ve been denied.” In Philadelphia and New Jersey, the states slightly loosened safety restrictions by allowing outdoor dining, although indoor dining remained prohibited. New Jersey also permitted day-care centers and nonessential retail to resume operations Monday, with hundreds of customers crowding into stores to buy everything from clothes to household goods. Of 1,910 city residents who responded to a June survey from Philadelphia’s Center City District, 20% said they would dine out immediately as soon as they were allowed. Another 20% would do the same in the first two weeks, 15% in three to four weeks, 24% after a month, and 21% after at least two months. For shopping, 20% said in the survey that they would visit stores immediately; 23% would go within two weeks; 16% would wait the longest — at least two months. In New Jersey, some residents grabbed the chance to shop in person. “Things are going very well,” said Andréa Marcellé, owner of the Paris-inspired Haddonfield dress boutique Maison Marcellé, on Monday, the first day she was finally able to reopen her shop. “Tomorrow will be three months since we closed our French doors.” In those three months, she maintained business online, delivered merchandise to customers’ homes, and offered curbside pickup. “Certainly not enough to support a business,” she said, “but we’ve been working full time to do the best that we could.” The shop brimmed with goods that Marcellé had selected in Paris. She had inventory for the spring and summer, but worried about what she would have for the fall and holidays, given the possibility that she would be unable to make one of her regular trips to France due to the pandemic. “We’re going to struggle now with how to maintain the authenticity, the Frenchness, of this boutique,” she said. She found a potential solution with French vendors who could ship items to her, “but it’s going to be a different experience when I have to take their word for it that it’s Maison Marcellé-worthy.” Among small businesses, a raft of chains, most recently Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack stores, reopened in the two states on Monday and Tuesday, adding to the growing list of chain retailers — Gap Inc., Ulta, Macy’s, Best Buy — that have opened for the first time since March. Certain retailers performed better than others, Ward said. Many groceries, hardware, arts and crafts, and liquor stores were able to weather the economic beat-down compared with other sectors, such as clothing. “Apparel still has a long way to go before it gets back to last year’s levels,” he said. “ … There are some pretty clear winners and losers.” Among other winners, Ward said, big-box stores deemed essential — Walmart, Target, Home Depot, and Lowe’s, among others — thrived during the pandemic. “Some of the largest companies out there did very well and got bigger,” he said. “Meanwhile, a lot of the mom-and-pop (stores) had to stay closed, and that was tough.” ©2020 The Philadelphia Inquirer Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.


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Surveillance, science research and construction projects spur growth Continued from page 1. through stores can be monitored, and guide where merchandise is placed and other efforts. Systems are so sophisticated, Peppard noted, that users such as schools can input a child’s description should the student go missing. “With COVID-19, there has been a big push for a system that could detect if someone has a fever as they approach the building,” he said. That feature is then connected to an access control system, which would then limit the feverish associate’s access to the building. Heat maps of given facilities can also be used to identify areas where employees are congregating. So, employers can then act on and address how and where associates are clustering (for social distancing purposes). “[Systems] can also alert if someone isn’t wearing a face mask,” Peppard said. “Manufacturers can also use it to alert if someone isn’t wearing their safety glasses and hard hats and other non-COVID stuff. It’s not about being ‘big brother.’ These are requirements.” Identifying problems proactively can result in substantial savings; he recalled another client who questioned if an employee should have been in a given area when her leg was broken by a forklift driver. There were no cameras around. That episode cost the company $1 million. Brester Construction has added specific protocols to what President Chris Brester

US food makers are hoarding ingredients Continued from page 12. lockdowns there limiting the producer’s ability to ship, Taika is now holding about six months of supply instead of just three months before the pandemic hit, founder Kal Freese said. “For small business, you end up having more capital tied up in inventory,” he said. Campbell, which has seen a surge in demand for pantry staples including Prego pasta sauce and Kettle potato chips, has stocked up on certain ingredients to make sure it doesn’t run out, CEO Mark Clouse said in an interview on June 3. The company is betting consumer demand will remain high — it now sees sales from continuing operations rising as much as 6.5% this year, a big jump from its previous range. ‘Running Flat Out’ “Demand has remained very elevated,” Clouse said. “So our production and supply chain is really running flat out. We are working non-stop in a way that’s practical and safe to create some cushion as it relates to inventory.” Gokhan Egilmez, an associate professor at the University of New Haven, agrees that higher demand is likely to persist. He predicted the pandemic will “continue to cause radical transformations” across industries until a vaccine or treatment is found. “As we all know, the pandemic already shifted consumption habits,” Egilmez said. “People may still find it not appealing to dine out or order from outside.” ©2020 Bloomberg News Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

described as its already rigorous safety programs. “Many of these new norms changed daily or at least weekly for a short time until we had established best practices,” he said. “Things such as the addition of handwash [and] sanitization stations outside of temp toilets and near break areas, no face-to-face meetings, crews having to social distance and stay separate from other trades, and other PPE items such as masks — which are well beyond existing OSHA guidelines — have changed the daily routines of construction personnel.” While he acknowledged these guidelines have “slightly inhibited production,” the increased safety and focus on these additions has been critical to the prevention and spread of the virus. “Our expectation is that many of these new protocols will never go away as they’ve now become the standard,” Brester said. Generally, as Governor Ricketts deemed construction an essential service, projects

locally and statewide have pushed forward and the firm has remained operational continuously. “We’ve seen a few scheduling delays due to labor shortages resulting from quarantines or isolations, as well as the supply chain being disrupted from shutdowns across the country and around the world,” he said. “In most cases, these delays have been manageable with only minor (if any) cost increases or jobsite delays.” The member-organizations that Bio Nebraska represents are also playing a critical role in the state’s economy; earlier this month, the trade association reported that Nebraska had nearly 18,000 jobs in bioscience with an average annual salary of around $70,000. Additionally, bioscience-related research and development in 2018 spanned $374 million and 578 related patents between 2016 and 2019, via the Biotechnology Innovation Organization’s Bioscience Economy report. “This report provides the necessary data to identify our areas of growth and

opportunity in the state,” said Executive Director Rob Owen. Additionally, Owen emphasized how members advancing the bioscience industry are also fighting COVID-19. Owen pointed to his editorial which, among many other organizations, noted how University of Nebraska Medical Center researchers created a new protective barrier over intubated patients as another layer of protection for health care workers, and how Methodist Hospital worked with Streck to modify manufacturing processes (maintaining a supply of hand sanitizer — addressing the hospital’s immediate needs). “There are so many other Nebraska companies, like ADS Biotec, LI-COR and Nature Technology that are also in this fight,” he said. “Everyone can help in these efforts simply by washing their hands and staying home, which will give our researchers and doctors more time to find the treatments we need.” The full Bioscience Economy report can be found at www.bio.org.

Interior professionals address post-pandemic workspaces by Gabby Christensen

As companies look to welcome employees back into the office setting, local interior experts say there are a few trends to consider. Hilary Navratil, partner and interior designer at RDG Planning & Design, said open office concepts, highly collaborative areas and free address workstations are being reexamined in the wake of COVID-19. “We’re seeing shifts towards updated solutions that address the needs of a post-pandemic workplace,” she Navratil said. “One example are desk dividers that can be applied to existing furniture, which are a somewhat simple solution but can be costly for owners. Many of our clients are now considering returning to the office at 50% occupancy and with comprehensive social distancing guidelines, so rather than focusing on dividers for the future, successful post-COVID-19 workplaces will be ones that integrate safety features that don’t compromise workplace comfort and connectivity.” Navratil said these features might include increasing surface and material cleanability through simplified design, minimizing the number of high-touch actions by integrating voice and gesture control technologies and improved air quality and ventilation. Recently, Ginger McCandless, project lead at encompas, said the focus has been to help people work comfortably at home and then help them feel safe at work as offices reopen. “We are quickly seeing furniture manufacturers answer the call to address both needs,” she said. “Manufacturers are putting together work-from-home furniture packages, as we have learned ergonomic support will make a crucial difference for

employees’ focus, engagement and health.” To help people feel safe returning to work, McCandless said it’s important to consider the company’s culture and create an environment that empowers employees to do their best work. “With so much unknown right now, using what is already in a space is definitely

McCandless Schuring the first discussion,” she said. “Adding new furniture is also on the table but we just don’t have the data yet to scientifically state whether or not additional separation helps.” In this post-pandemic environment, Doug Schuring, vice president-sales administration at All Makes, said clients need equipment necessary to provide safe workplaces for their employees returning to the office, such as plexiglass partitions, increased spacing and sanitizer stations. “The open, cool-looking office with views to everyone and natural light will give way to taller panels, tabletop dividers and spreading out the remaining workstations,” he said. Moving forward, Schuring said other changes high on facility managers’ checklists include touchless technology for entry points and state-of-the-art mechanical systems to filter and bring in fresh air. “We expect to see more private offices and spaces with more distance between people in the open plan,” he said. When it comes to new construction, Tara Miller, interior designer at The Heartland Interior Design, said companies can protect employees by properly laying the space out in the planning phase.

Miller said one way to do this is by strategically situating the conference room and restrooms close to the entrance of the building so that guests have the least possible contact with employees. “Even if you’re not building new construction, simple changes like incorporating touchless plumbing fixtures in the restroom are helpful,” she said. Miller said offices are also looking at adding certain fabrics and finishes that have a more “clean air” quality to them, such as health care-grade upholstery. On the retail side, she said many stores are designating sanitation stations at the entrance, as well as product pick-up tables. Commercial flooring companies are also developing flooring patterns that have focal points placed six feet apart. “A lot of stores have utilized an online presence during this time, but it’s still important to offer a visual experience,” Miller said. “By posting photos of the interior of the store on a website or social media, customers feel connected to the interior environment, which is also still on brand and complementary to the products.”

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Technology firms and clients carve out new ‘normals’ to secure efficiencies, save money by Michelle Leach

While global events have been the catalyst for organizations to leverage technology to become more efficient, tech also presents new challenges in a changed workplace environment. Founder and Managing Partner Denise Mainquist said some of ITPAC Consulting’s clients have jumped at the opportunity to get audits done and save Mainquist money on travel costs; she reviews documents placed by clients in online files, and touches base via online meeting services at least a couple of times a day. “We can share documents on-screen easily if we need to look at something together,” she said. “This has worked great for risk assessment reviews and updates.” Mainquist anticipates that the employers who have set up employees (at least some of them) with remote access will continue to do so “indefinitely.” “It will save companies a lot of travel

costs and with the technology we have today, there’s not a lot of need to physically be onsite in many situations,” she said. “I am pushing everyone to get multifactor authentication set up now that so many people are working remotely — and they’re doing it.” Phishing attacks and malware are big problems right now, Mainquist said, and if owners haven’t been training employees and doing Davie regular phishing testing there is likely a high risk of malware infections. “We don’t know what ‘normal’ will look like or when we’ll get to it,” she said. “So, don’t delay implementing security protections with your technology. It could save your business.” The pressure of unique and challenging circumstances, Project Manager Jeffrey S. Newton said, has pushed REDiTECH to advance growth and operational efficiency plans while increasing its support footprint and having its full workforce working re-

Jeffrey S. Newton, project manager at REDiTECH. motely overnight (along with much of its “For those businesses, the transition was customer base). seamless, with less downtime and fewer “From a client perspective, we’re wit- employees scrambling to get VPNs connessing both sides of it; there are those figured or remote desktop configurations businesses who’d already embraced many in place.” of the cloud-based solutions for their busiLast week, Newton noted the companess, which are agnostic to where you are, ny’s in the process of bringing employees or what you’re connecting from,” he said. back to the office in multiple phases, with “various integration checkpoints.” That said, through example, the firm saw some work (roles, individuals, tasks) can be completed significantly more efficiently from outside of the office. “We've been measuring and monitoring various new [key performance indicators] for the business during the last three months of disruption, and we can see specific areas that we may choose to not go back to ‘normal,’” he said. “From an industry perspective, we couldn’t have asked for a better ‘demo’ of what it takes to mobilize a workforce, and still ensure they have the tools to do their job.” In fact, client upgrades and modifications to allow for seamless ops, regardless of employees’ locations, have resulted in REDiTECH’s growth in size and skillsets over the last three months, with strategic hires to accompany clients’ needs. He encourages readers to act — not react. “While none of us could have seen recent history coming, we all get the opportunity to learn from it,” Newton said; for instance, identify the opportunity in the Continued on next page.


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Technology firms Continued from preceding page. market, one’s competitive edge and strategic partnerships to propel business forward. “No matter the size, if your employees feel safe [and] heard, they will continue to find ways to contribute in a big way, even while things are unsettled.” When asked about updates to post-crisis response information provided in April, TEAM Software President Jill Davie highlighted the flexibility of the company’s solutions to adapt to the changing needs of clients in essential services industries — cleaning and security. “We know, in some cases, clients of our workforce management software have used our solution to collect and monitor questionnaires regarding symptoms of COVID-19,” she said. “Others have been able to use our survey functionality to enable employees who may be returning to work from a prolonged absence a means to complete an attestation that they are not running a fever and do not feel ill.” Its mobile solution, Davie said, allows clients to set up virtual site inspections to comply with restriction and guidelines, while maintaining company standards. “We have developed different reports and forms our clients in the cleaning industry have used for specific disinfecting protocols or automated cleaning logs,” she said. “And, our messaging functionality has never been more important as our clients deliver necessary safety messages, updates, reminders for proper wear of personal protective equipment, and policies on social distancing.”

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Cloud and IoT offers seamless transition to remote work by Gabby Christensen

As many businesses navigate working from home, there’s been a greater emphasis on cloud and IoT (Internet of Things) functions. Chris Williamson, chief field technology officer at FNTS, said cloud is a category of computing that refers to technology components that are housed in large data centers operated by third parties, including Microsoft and Amazon. “These components can range from complete business applications to foundational components, like servers and storage that you can build applications on top of,” Williamson said. “IoT is the move toward internet-enabling a wide range of devices or sensors that can provide data or perform functions in a highly distributed way.” Some examples include water sensors that can send an alert if a water heater leaks, or an insulin pump that can send status updates to smartphones. “The wide accessibility of cloud technologies from virtually anywhere make them ideal for remote work,” he said. “There are many large public and privately hosted cloud options available, which have the scale to add large numbers of users quickly without sacrificing a high-quality user experience. IoT devices can relay important status information and conditions from remote locations, which reduces the need for on-site interaction.” Williamson said many evolving technologies like cloud and IoT are being used together to create new capabilities. “The large amounts of data created by IoT devices are being compiled and housed

on highly-scalable cloud platforms to create repositories for use with emerging technologies, such as machine learning, where

Williamson Vilim computer algorithms can learn to spot trends and correlations in data that were impossible before,” Williamson said. Shane Kindt, solution architect at OneNeck IT Solutions, said ovens, refrigerators and weather stations are becoming more alike than ever — they all can be connected to the cloud. “IoT is a rapidly growing market segment not only used for business, but for hobbyists and personal users alike,” he said. “Open your favorite weather app on your phone and the data displayed is a graphical representation of dozens of local weather station data showing you wind speed, temperature and humidity levels. Businesses collect data on their equipment, security systems and production levels with ease. This is the IoT at work. Relatively simple devices aggregating data to display a bigger and clearer picture.” Kindt said sending data from IoT devices to the cloud makes data collection very

simple. “Small amounts of data coalesce into usable information with a simple internet or cellular connection,” he said. “Devices are authenticated with passcodes, security keys and even custom algorithms ensuring the data collected is accurate and from a trusted source. Once in the cloud, the data can be displayed and used for an almost unlimited number of purposes such as traffic congestion to the amount of energy used in a neighborhood.” Chris Vilim, president at CoreTech, said the cloud has significantly impacted and aided the transition to work from home/ remote work. “Security, remote access and optimized performance are built in, so the experience is literally like working from the office,” he said. However, when it comes to IoT, he said there is a security concern for businesses, as IoT devices connected at home may commingle with a business computer on the network. For the best level of security, Vilim recommended that businesses provide equipment for employees. Another factor to consider is that most individuals are using the internet for different things at home compared to what they use it for in the office, which creates more demand on the bandwidth at home. “It’s very fortunate that the technology that exists today is robust enough to make working from home essentially as productive as working from the office,” Vilim said. “We would be in a much more difficult position five or 10 years ago.”


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Seek professional advice when choosing digital services for your company by David Kubicek

If technology is not your core competency, it is best to consult an expert who can help you navigate the rapidly changing digital landscape to find the right services for running your business. The two main considerations when choosing digital services are who the industry leaders are and how well they support their products and services, according to Kidwell’s Information Kudron Technology Director Kyle Kudron. The firm started out as an electrical contractor and over the years added other proficiencies including data cabling, security cameras and door access control. In the past, the firm would find an application that would run on an in-house server, and all of the computers would connect to that server and share information. Today the firm directs its customers to hosted applications, which are not on premise, to help them run their businesses. “The main hosted applications we sell ourselves are like [Microsoft] Office 365,” Kudron said. “We work with multifactor authentication. When we choose the products we’re going to sell, we look at who the leaders are, the support they offer, if the price is reasonable, and if it fits needs of our customers. Specifically, if we’re going to add something to our technology stack, [it must] have a broad reach to a lot of different customers.” Some industries, such as finance and

health care, must satisfy certain regulations. In such cases, Kidwell may recommend certain add-ons to the basic product to provide an extra layer of security. “For instance, if a firm is moving its email to [Microsoft] Office 365, almost any plan will work for most businesses, but if you have a compliance component to it we might recommend that the customer goes to a high level plan that includes those Pappas security features in it, then there’s a bit more configuration on our end to satisfy those compliance needs,” Kudron said. Over the years, the firm has changed antivirus and ransomware products to meet

a changing threat landscape. Currently Kidwell’s fully managed customers get a top of the line anti-malware product that uses artificial intelligence (AI) on the back end to identify threats rather than only being programmed with known threats as in earlier generations of anti-malware. “Go with someone you know and trust, someone who can provide support and will be there in the long run — that is, the company will be around for a while,” Kudron said. “Sometimes a one-off company with one application may go out of business, and no one knows how to support that product.” Albers Communications Group, which is fully owned and operated by an all-woman staff, is a 20-year-old integrated public relations, digital marketing and video production company, according to President Gina Pappas. The firm builds comprehensive communications programs based on strategy and problem-solving.

“The most important thing for a business to consider is its target audience and how they consume digital media,” Pappas said. “Too often, businesses jump on the latest digital trend without thinking about whether or not it will reach the intended audience. You have to identify your target, identify the digital channels they frequent, and build compelling content that will inspire them to take action.” The firm believes that all services are scalable, which means that nearly any tactic can be applied to nearly any client, regardless of size. “I think it’s less about the compatibility between size and service and more about the compatibility between service and audience,” Pappas said. “Most digital marketing firms offer free consultations. Take advantage of those services. There’s no obligation, and that hour with a digital communications expert may be all you need to get your strategy up and running.”

Telehealth continues to play major role in delivery of health care by Dwain Hebda

Telehealth continues to grow in sophistication and utility, particularly as Nebraska comes to grips with delivering quality health care during a pandemic. “Telehealth has grown to meet the demands for specialty services outside of metropolitan hospital health systems where specialist physicians may be in short supply, and to provide access to primary and urgent care more conveniently,” said Lynn Borstelmann, executive director of Enterprise Applications and Telehealth, Nebraska Medicine. “Health systems provide physician-to-physician

consultation and diagnosis to remote clinical effective to operate. “Just a few years ago, we provided deskfacilities for imaging, emergency care, hospital tops to our facility partners and required that care including critical care, and stroke care. they have an ethernet connection “Physicians also provide speto the internet,” said Jen Amis, cialty visits directly via video to president and CEO at Encounter patients at remote clinical facilities. Telehealth. “Today, virtually any With the onset of the COVID-19 mobile device — smart phones, pandemic, primary and specialty tablets, laptops — work well with care visits have been provided diour video platform and over Wi-Fi rectly to patients in their own home or cellular networks. We can now to decrease the risk of exposure to take the provider to wherever the COVID-19.” patient would like to be seen. Telehealth is becoming so “We also went from expensive widespread that some health sysserver-based EMR [electronic tems are implementing it within Amis medical record] and video plattheir own building. “Health systems are using more telehealth forms, with hefty monthly support fees, to within the health system walls to provide cloud-based solutions requiring little bandgreater quality and safety of care while im- width. Our IT expenses dropped by almost proving care efficiency; for example, central- 40% while providing better technology and ized monitoring of patient vital information better prices.” Amis said regulators have also kept up and video cameras to monitor patients at risk with telehealth advancements, especially in for falls,” she said. As telehealth options have continued to the midst of the coronavirus. “There have been many legislative changdeliver benefits, providers of the technology have steadily kept pace with more robust es in the world of telehealth since COVID-19,” Continued on next page. systems that are more flexible and more cost


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Telehealth continues Contactless payment assists with social distancing practices, business efficiency Continued from preceding page. she said. “CMS has removed geographic and site restrictions, now allowing providers to treat all Medicare patients remotely, regardless of their location. Telehealth modality has also been updated to include audio-only services for behavioral health and counseling. “In skilled nursing facilities, CMS frequency limitations have been removed [and] CMS has lifted the requirement that practitioners perform in-person visits at these facilities. They can use telehealth services instead.” Such advancements bode well for the future of the technology, said Sean Stenger, vice president of sales at LightEdge. “I believe ‘as a service’ options will reign in health care and many other industries in today’s post-pandemic world,” he said. “Top of mind for many right now is developing true ‘experience as a service’ models. Giving someone the same quality interaction through a device as if someone was actually in your office will be crucial. Striking the perfect balance between end-user experience and unmatched security is the challenging part that providers like LightEdge are experts in.” Stenger said the lessons of the pandemic are likely to completely redefine many elements of health care, telehealth among them. “COVID-19 improvements will be helpful going forward, because patients can now experience health care on their own terms,” he said. “Experience as a service models will become a major focus from now on. Providers are going to need to think through how to make patient user experiences personable, quick and easy, should the in-person appointment never return to normal.”

by Jasmine Heimgartner

Since March, businesses across industries have had to rethink processes to stay open and adjust to the sudden change in how the world operates. For those working directly with customers, new social distancing practices means limiting contact, including when it comes to payment processing. “The U.S. is actually behind most other developed countries with contactless payment,” said Derek Webster, founder/CEO of CardFlight. “This pandemic caused people to question where they needed physical contact. For merchants and customers, even if they already had contactless, it wasn’t always clear. A lot of that shifted because customers sought that out.” Innovations in technology have made that change to tap-and-pay payments relatively easy. “Some people don’t realize that they are already enabled with this technology,” said Beth Rohan, co-founder and CEO of Trusted Payment Solutions. “There was also a lot of breakdown in understanding and educating consumers with that option to pay, but that has significantly changed in the last quarter. By using digital wallets, it allows consumers to pay without physical interaction with a simple wave of their phone. Furthermore, card issuers are now adding NFC [near field communication] capabilities to the credit and debit cards that enable contactless payments without using a digital wallet. Quick and easy, button-free checkout is a great option for merchants to consider to provide a speedy and safe payment and minimize contact.” While a pandemic may have forced businesses to make changes, the benefits go beyond playing a role in limiting the spread of the coronavirus. New trends in payment processes have

helped business owners in certain industries, especially food and beverage. “Many restaurants with just table service or in-person pickup adopted curbside and takeout and meal kits, and it would be surprising if those

Webster Rohan new to that shut that down in the future,” Webster said. “People that may have been hesitant to add that technology have done so by necessity. Even in the worst week, which was April 6-12 for us, active merchants were down 29% versus the first week of March. That also means that 70% were still in business. Many found a way to stay in business, which was a bright spot in what has been a challenging time.” Other shifts in payment processing include the move to software-enabled solutions. The grey or black boxes used by merchants can’t be moved and often house software that is nearly 20 years old. Newer software solutions have begun to shine in recent times for a number of reasons. “Instead of something that is hardwired, which doesn’t work in the world of social distancing, this software lets you use your phone,” Webster said. “The physical devices can be moved because they connect over Wi-Fi using

mobile devices. Business owners have a million things going on, so payment processing should be the least of their worries. These solutions feature reporting tools that literally save them time and tell them how their businesses are doing in real time. Multiple location merchants can just log in and see what each business is doing instead of physically having to pick up the report. They also can take a telephone payment, or a customer can click a link to pay or set up installment payments just through the dashboard.” Technology itself seems to be evolving every day, which rings true for payment processes. A newer technology gaining ground is pay by text. “This is a convenient solution to allow customers to make payments via text messaging,” Rohan said. “Over 60% of consumers complete financial transactions using their mobile phones, which makes paying by text the perfect solution for some businesses. It’s a paperless transaction in which the consumer initiates payment from their phone, reducing physical contact with shared point-of-sale solutions. This is a great solution for service providers such as plumbing or HVAC, as it reduces the need for paper or handling cash or check. It is also very easy for donating.” No matter which solution is best for a business, these new options have proven to be secure, easy-to-use and efficient. “By allowing your customers to pay any time and any way they prefer enables a merchant to increase sales and revenue,” Rohan said. “When it comes to evaluating a new technology or terminal, the cost is going to vary on the type of terminal needed for each business. The bigger picture for the business to consider is how it will help them better serve the business and clients.”


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COVID-19 business updates…

UnitedHealth Group and Microsoft Corp. have joined forces to launch ProtectWell, a return-to-workplace protocol that enables employers to bring employees back to work in a safer environment. ProtectWell helps employees determine if they are safe to go to work, co-workers know their colleagues have been screened, and employers feel confident that their workplace is ready to do business. ProtectWell incorporates Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and the latest clinical research to limit the spread of COVID-19 by screening employees for symptoms and establishing guidelines to support the health and safety of the workforce and workplace. The University of Nebraska launched a new mobile app, 1-Check COVID, to help guide the screening of large groups of individuals concerned that they might have COVID-19 and to help first responders and other health care providers determine a person’s likelihood of carrying the disease. Launched for iOS phones, that app now is available on Google Play for anyone on Android phones. The app helps reassure the worried, as well as assist public safety teams responding to concerns and guide individuals who may have symptoms but are unsure what to do or how to share their concerns with others. The Nebraska Health Care Foundation has been awarded $250,000 from the Donald E. Nielsen Foundation. These funds are designated for the University of Nebraska Medical Center Partners in Preparedness Mentor Project. This project will enhance COVID-19 pandemic preparedness in Nebraska’s rural nursing facilities and critical access centers through a multi-faceted approach. The mentorship program provides an individual mentor to each long-term care facility and critical access hospital that opts into this voluntary service.

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The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is accepting grant applications to promote outdoor recreation facilities and amenities for political subdivision parks and outdoor recreation areas through the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The Land and Water Conservation Fund is administered by the National Park Service for outdoor recreation projects. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, ball fields, soccer fields, swimming pools, picnicking facilities, playgrounds, pool renovations, splash pads, park acquisitions and development, and park related support facilities. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a webpage with coronavirus-related guidance for construction employers and workers. The guidance includes recommended actions to reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus. Employers of workers engaged in construction should remain alert to changing outbreak conditions, including as they relate to community spread of the virus and testing availability. In response to changing conditions, employers should implement coronavirus infection prevention measures accordingly. MAPA’s Transit Return on Investment Study shows every dollar invested in transit yields double the benefits, and when accompanied by supportive land use such as walkable neighborhoods along transit routes, every dollar yields up to $9 in benefits. The study, completed in partnership with the Greater Omaha Chamber’s ConnectGO initiative, also found the regional economy could add as many as 8,000 jobs and have an economic impact of $1.8

billion annually in business revenues by 2050 if the region chooses to invest in an enhanced Bus Rapid Transit network. Buy Fresh Buy Local Nebraska, a program run by the University of Nebraska – Lincoln’s Department of Agricultural Economics, developed an online directory to connect consumers with locally produced foods for home delivery or pickup. Producers in the Local Food Resource List, available at http:// buylocalnebraska.org, are members of the Buy Fresh Buy Local program. Farmers, along with farmers markets, restaurants and grocery stores that sell fresh local foods, can purchase membership to Buy Fresh Buy Local. The program uses membership fees for marketing and educational efforts that raise the profile of member businesses. MyWorkChoice, an app-based contingent staffing solution, recently launched in Omaha bringing hundreds of flexible and scalable jobs to Omaha residents and businesses. Through its proprietary software, MyWorkChoice connects workers looking for work to jobs at companies such as grocery distributors, warehouse facilities, manufacturers, call centers and light industrial plants. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, they have been helping those furloughed or laid off connect to work at essential businesses nationwide, while helping essential businesses find the workforce they need. Sportified, a sports marketing agency, announced a new collaboration with a roster of professional athletes and brands to provide “Quarantine Care Packages” to workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. Sportified brings together a roster of athletes across multiple leagues including Bryce Harper (Philadelphia Phillies), Blake Wheeler (Winnipeg Jets), Taj Gibson (New York Knicks), Brandin Cooks (Houston Texans), Brad Keselowski (NASCAR), Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC) and Nebraskans Doug McDermott and Jake Guentzel. Collaboration on the brand side includes David Yurman, Yeti, Traeger, Athletic Greens and Biosteel.

Education notes…

Becky Lutte, Ph.D., associate professor within the Aviation Institute at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, is among 30 industry professionals and experts named by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao to the newly-formed Federal Aviation Administration Women in Aviation Advisory Board. The board was established by the FAA in October 2019 to develop strategies and recommendations to encourage women and girls to enter the field of aviation. Lutte was chosen from a pool of nearly 200 applicants. One of the primary responsibilities of the WIAAB will be to compile a report on industry trends and supportive efforts impacting the number of women pursuing careers in aviation. Doane University will resume its course offerings on campus this fall. All in-person courses for the spring term were transitioned to a remote learning modality beginning March 23 due to the threat of COVID-19. The university has formed a Fall Planning Task Force that has been developing plans to reopen Doane’s campuses in Crete, Lincoln, Omaha and Grand Island this fall. Input and guidance from public health officials is being carefully examined and the university will continue to operate in accordance with all local, state, and federal government guidelines and restrictions.

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REGIONAL LANDSCAPES Continued from preceding page. to public housing authorities in Nebraska, part of the $77 million in a fourth wave of CARES Act funding, supporting up to 8,300 additional vouchers nationwide. Provided through HUD’s Section 811 Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Program, this wave of relief funds will provide affordable housing to non-elderly people living with disabilities. Makovicka Physical Therapy will soon open a second location in Papillion. The northwest corner of 72nd Street and Highway 370 will be the location of Makovicka Physical Therapy’s 19th clinic location in Nebraska, scheduled to open early July 2020. Available services and other details will be shared closer to the clinic opening. Christopher Stull, PT, DPT has been promoted to clinic director. Attorney General Peterson is joining a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general urging Congress to pass S.3607, the Safeguarding America’s First Responders Act. The act would permit the families of first responders, who die or are permanently and totally disabled as a result of COVID-19, to receive the same federal benefits extended to first responders, or their survivors, otherwise killed or injured in the line of duty. Current federal law only allows survivors access to certain benefits if evidence is provided, proving the deceased or permanently disabled first responder contracted COVID-19 while on duty. ProTransit Nanotherapy, an Omaha startup built around a nanoparticle technology invented at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, will launch human clinical trials this summer with products that could help prevent and, in some cases, improve sunspots

and neutralize free radicals, both precursors to skin cancer. The trials will test a series of groundbreaking new topical skincare products and assess their ability to optimize skin health and improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin including spots, wrinkles and sagging. Former UNMC researcher Vinod Labhasetwar, Ph.D., invented the innovative nanoparticle. He is a co-founder of ProTransit and is currently a professor of biomedical engineering at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic.

Activities of nonprofits…

Midlands Community Foundation will host its 39th annual golf tournament at Platteview Golf Club on August 17 with a shotgun start at noon. There may be some adjustments made to the tournament due to the COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines at that time. Proceeds for the tournament will benefit Cass County CASA, Sarpy County CASA, Lift Up Sarpy and the fire and rescue departments and/ or districts in Sarpy and Cass counties. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Registration is online. Hy-Vee, Inc. will donate $1 million, as well as commit to providing 1 million volunteer hours, to organizations that support racial unity and equality primarily throughout its eight-state region. Volunteer hours have already begun in the Minneapolis area as Hy-Vee employees have spent the last several days working with local organizations to provide meals, snacks and water to those in impacted neighborhoods throughout the metro. Hy-Vee employees have also assisted with neighborhood cleanup efforts in the Twin Cities. Hy-Vee’s donation will be funded through the company’s philanthropic One Step program.

MEETINGS AND SEMINARS Tuesday, June 23 The Nonprofit Association of the Midlands and Best Care EAP have partnered to present “Bounce Back Better, Building Resiliency,” from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Some recover from stressful situations fairly quickly while others have a harder time “rebounding.” Resilience is the ability to “bounce back” and cope with life events, both negative and positive. This program will help attendees to assess your current level of resiliency, understand the traits resilient people exhibit, and learn ways to become more resilient. Registration is online. Omaha STEM Ecosystem is hosting a free virtual roundtable. A critical workforce shortage, now heighted by COVID-19, is an increasingly complex issue facing STEM today. The first of three hour-long virtual STEM roundtable starts at 8:30 a.m. and will explore COVID-19 experiences and review lessons learned. Beth Morrissette, CEO of Parlay Consulting Firm, will facilitate the virtual Roundtable Series, which will engage attendees in thoughtful and strategic conversations. Registration is online. Wednesday, June 24 The American Marketing Association Omaha Chapter is hosting a workshop online on “Your Next Career, Should Find You.” This webinar, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will be presented by Gabe Romero, founder of Cordova Solutions. In this workshop, attendees will learn: Tips to career branding; simplified resume writing; and navigating your work history during an interview. For further engagement, attendees are invited to share their resume. Registration is online.

Thursday June 25 The Nonprofit Association of the Midlands is hosting its financial management webinar from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Jerry O’Doherty from Seim Johnson will be giving a talk on Form 990 for beginners. Registration is online. Holmes Murphy is hosting a webinar on “Working Remotely: Employer Strategies & Tips for Culture, Leadership, Flexibility & Technology,” from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Discussion topics will include: Culture: what’s your purpose?; how to improve leadership; benefits of flexibility; the role of technology; and importance of separating personal & professional. Join ethOs, a Holmes Murphy company, to discuss working remotely strategies and tips in today’s world. Registration is online. The Business Ethics Alliance is hosting its virtual summer ethics luncheon at 11:30 a.m. The topic is “Healthcare Ethics: What do we do now?” Health care is intertwined in every aspect of our lives, from personal to organizational to societal. Jacob Dahlke, director of the Office of Healthcare Ethics at Nebraska Medicine, gives his observations and takes questions as Greater Omaha’s business community considers implications for healthcare ethics in our workplaces. Registration is available online. Friday, June 26 The Human Resource Association of the Midlands and the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands have teamed up to host the Squeaky Clean HR Series from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. via Zoom. Andie Gordman, senior consultant at SilverStone Group, will be leading a discussion on “Best Practices for Interviews.” Registration is available online.

2020

We are now accepting nominations! Deadline to submit: July 31, 2020

The 19th annual 40 Under 40 Awards will take place Nov. 20 at Embassy Suites La-Vista. Midlands Business Journal is currently seeking nominations for professionals in the Greater Omaha and Council Bluffs area under the age of 40 who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and career accomplishments. Our judges will seek out individuals that have made impacts within their organizations and our community. We want to hear about the entrepreneurs, executives and small business owners in your lives. Involvement in nonprofits and community organizations will show judges how much candidates care about the Greater Omaha area. Nominees must be under the age of 40 as of Dec. 31, 2020 for consideration and cannot nominate themselves. Bottom line, we want to honor young professionals that are making a difference. Visit MBJ.com to fill out the nomination form now!

Key information to include in the nomination: • • • • • • • •

Current company Current position Age Company address Company phone Email address Degrees earned Business accomplishments (promotions, projects, company initiatives) • Community involvement (volunteer work, seats on boards, local and national organizations) • Achievements (awards, recognitions, accreditations) • Supplemental materials such as articles on the nominee, written works, videos, photos, etc.

Sponsorship opportunities are available today!

What better way to get your company’s name in front of some of the most influential business leaders in the Greater Omaha area than sponsoring the 40 Under 40 Awards. Your company will receive recognition in the popular 40 Under 40 special section and at the award banquet that is anticipated to draw 600 attendees. Contact us at karla@mbj.com or call 402-330-1760 to learn more.


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