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TRANSPORTATION, DISTRIBUTION & WAREHOUSING A section prepared by the staff of the Midlands Business Journal

June 26, 2020

While not impervious, transportation, distribution and warehousing industry sees demand by Michelle Leach The current crisis has presented many opportunities for organizations in the transportation, distribution and warehousing industry. “The value and essentialness of the trucking industry couldn’t have been clearer than when the pandemic crisis was first unfolding,” said Nebraska Trucking Association President and CEO Kent Grisham. “Truckers always Grisham respond in times of emergency.” During the 2019 floods, for instance, truckers operated continuously to bring emergency supplies to stricken areas. “With COVID-19, store shelves from coast-to-coast were empty,” he said. “Hospitals and first responders were running out of supplies throughout North America. The relief for those conditions were all dependent on our truckers.” This emergency has given trucking the opportunity to demonstrate its essentialness on a national level. “In the end, I believe that will translate into more people looking to our industry for

career opportunities, and into improved relationships with shippers and receivers alike,” Grisham said. That said, trucking isn’t invulnerable. “Some trucking companies will have to cut back, especially if they are not hauling freight related to pandemic relief or essential retail supplies,” he said. “But we remain optimistic that the recession will be short-lived, and that we can play our Beals part in reopening and re-energizing the economy.” In its 80th anniversary year, the association has been able to shine as an advocate and to bring critical information, education and training. “With our help, many of our members have been able to still add drivers and trucks to their fleets, despite the number of closures and reductions in service,” Grisham said. TDW businesses, said NAI NP Dodge Vice President Marketing and Community Relations Jeff Beals, tend to be among the healthiest in the economy right now. “Because so many people are still stuck at home, either because their offices are closed

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Tim Aschoff talks with a driver at Crete Carrier. (Photo courtesy of Crete Carrier) or because they may have health vulnerabili- years to come. ties, they are ordering more products shipped “Also, TDW space is generally pretty to their homes,” he said. “This has greatly easy to convert to manufacturing space, expanded the need for TDW buildings, and which gives building owners even more I do not see that changing any time in the options,” he said. “It looks like we'll see a near future.” manufacturing boom in the United States In fact, Beals said those who own TDW over the next five to 10 years. real estate should be in great shape for many “The pandemic exposed the critical vulnerabilities of the ‘just-in-time inventory’ philosophy. If too much of your supply chain is vulnerable during a time of crisis, the very existence of your business is at risk. I think you will see a substantial amount of manufacturing repatriation. Much of that new U.S.based manufacturing will be sophisticated, high-value-added stuff.” In the few years leading up to the pandemic, industrial real estate had been in “super-high demand,” according to Beals. “So not much is changing,” he said. “Vacancy over the past few years has been just above 3% in Omaha and I expect it will continue to be tight for a long time. Industrial tenants love high ceilings, plenty of dock doors, flexible space and easy access to freeways.” Crete Carrier Corporations was fortunate, said President and COO TIm Aschoff, to have most of its customers be in the food production and consumer packaged goods space related (Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nestle Purina, Conagra and Kimberly Clark) — or in related retail space (Walmart, Hy-Vee and AWG). “We saw some interruption at some Continued on next page.

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Maximum involvement from all sectors of the community makes for a strong YMCA; innovative programs can propel the trajectory of what’s accomplished. Chris Tointon, who is starting his fifth year as president/ CEO of YMCA of Greater Omaha, said the organization’s 154 years in Omaha have been marked by an eclectic mix of programs and strong, unwavering support from the community. Tointon oversees some 1,600 employees and a $25 million operational budget supplemented by philanthropy to operate programs over a five-county area in five contiguous counties in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. The budget, which has been increased by $7 million during his tenure, reaches a wide range of participants from a grade school student struggling with addition tables in an after-school supervised program to senior citizens dancing to Nat King Cole’s Continued on page 7.

President and CEO Chris Tointon … Building community partnerships and adjusting programming to reach community. (Photo by MBJ / Becky McCarville)

Built on connecting with partners, Omaha STEM Ecosystem stakeholder base surges by Michelle Leach

When Omaha STEM Ecosystem got its start in 2016, the organization boasted 180 partners. Today, stakeholders number more than 800 and, by way of its 2019 annual report, those supporters’ 1,462 hours of volunteer time are valued at upwards of $37,000. “We are a collective impact organization,” said Director Julie

Sigmon. “That means we’re not running programs. We don’t do summer camps. We do serve as that organization that works to change systems and pulls together stakeholders. We say, ‘We’ve got a workforce issue. How do we address this together?’ When you’re a collective impact organization, it’s complex. It takes a while to understand what Continued on page 7.

Elizabeth Pooley, founder of Square Donut.

From opening during pandemic to new demand, small businesses adapt by Michelle Leach

Director Julie Sigmon … Collective impact organization measures strides toward a robust STEM pipelinewith surge in stakeholder/ partner base.

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. Body Basics Fitness Equipment has been in sprint mode since March. “We’ve seen unprecedented demand since pretty much all of the gyms closed down for a period of time,” said founder and President

David Kutler. “There has been uncertainty about when they would open up, and uncertainty about whether people wanted to go back to a health club.” Suppliers worldwide have experienced total sellouts of inventory. “We’re getting calls from people across the country, looking for dumbbells and weight-benches, anything related to strength training,” he said. Problems are compounded Continued on page 6.


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Lawn card greeting business sees growth spreading uplifting messages by Gabby Christensen

Bennington-based Lawn Card Creations thrives on bringing joy and celebratory occasions to life for its customers, and owner/ founder Katie Eby said this mission hasn’t slowed in light of COVID-19.

Lawn Card Creations Phone: 402-672-9470 Email address: lawncardcreations@ gmail.com Founded: July 2018 Service: lawn greetings/decoration for special occasions Employees: 1, with part-time help Goal: To expand service area, hire fulltime installation manager. Website: https://lawncardcreations.com

“Now more than ever, we need to experience forms of happiness in our lives,” Eby said. “We love playing a role in making others feel good.” The business, which was founded in July 2018, installs yard signs/cards for any special

Owner Katie Eby … Lawn greetings prove popular during days of social distancing. occasion, including birthdays, graduations, allowing passersby to celebrate along with our weddings and anniversaries. customers and their friends and family,” Eby “We can spell any phrase for any situation, said. “We are also very committed to offering

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a hassle-free experience. We install everything and when the event or occasion is over, we pick up the signs so the customer has no clean up.” While business started out slow in the beginning, Eby said orders have really picked up over the course of the past year. In fact, the recent pandemic has contributed to the increase in business. This uptick has motivated Eby, who also works full time as an executive administrative assistant, to enlist friends and family to help with installations. In turn, Eby said the business has become a fun activity for the loved ones to do together. Eby said the most challenging aspect of business ownership has definitely been establishing limits. “There’s certainly a time demand, especially as I’m currently working full-time, as well,” Eby said. “Despite this, we always work extremely hard to accommodate our customers and give them a great experience. We are fortunate to work with some very understanding and kind people.” Like all small businesses, Eby said it can sometimes be difficult to get the word out. Therefore, Eby said positive feedback and referrals have made all the difference. “I love hearing from customers — it makes my heart happy and fills my love cup,” Eby said. “We need to see smiles, especially in the world we currently live in. It’s important to still remember to celebrate the good in life. It’s so much fun to play a hand in spreading joy.” In the long run, Eby has hopes of hiring a full-time employee to manage the installations. As the business continues to expand, Eby said inventory will be added to accommodate the increasingly frequent bookings. “Seeing our recent growth has really opened my eyes,” Eby said. “When I envision our future, I see us growing even more and being able to serve more areas. We look forward to helping people celebrate their special moments.”

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Director, Marketing Communications and Events Allison Schorr Zach … Expanding programming to serve as a resource to professional women.

Schorr Zach helps spread, expand ICAN’s message by Dwain Hebda

Promoting wider messages of empowerment for women is the mission of Allison Schorr Zach, director, marketing communications and events for ICAN. She said the Omaha-based nonprofit may best be known for its annual women’s conference, but there’s a lot more to the group than one event. “A lot of people call the conference ‘The ICAN,’ as if there weren’t other programs and offerings that we provide. That has been an opportunity for me in this role,” she said. “We’re finding ways to build out the story of ICAN and share our development resources with the community.” Schorr Zach’s job responsibilities address the diversity of programming. She’s responsible for the development of ICAN marketing materials for leadership programs and events. She heads all marketing and communication for ICAN’s Women’s Leadership Conference, as well as helps oversee its advisory committee. Over the course of her career, she has seen the conference increase attendance from 1,800 to 3,000. “When you work for a small team — I’m a department of one — you really get a crash course in all things communications; branding, websites, social media, all of the media relations,” she said. “As our events side of ICAN has grown, I have grown to be very involved in leading our events efforts as well.” Foremost among these other programs is the organization’s 7x7x7 Forum, held twice annually in Lincoln and Omaha, of which Schorr Zach has been a driving force. “That’s something I am particularly very proud of,” she said. “It’s a little awkward in this current climate to talk about in-person events and the need to bring people together into one room to hear a message, but the 7x7x7 format — seven speakers, seven minutes each on seven topics — is really valuable as it highlights in a rapid format the views from community leaders.” In conjunction with ICAN’s marketing

agency, Emspace + Lovgren, Schorr Zach’s work has earned industry recognition by the Public Relations Society of America Paper Anvil Awards and Pinnacle Awards from the American Marketing Association in Omaha. She’s been similarly dialed into community efforts, lending her communication and leadership skills to various service and business organizations. She’s been a member of the Greater Omaha Chamber’s Young Professionals Council since 2016, chaired the 2017 Young Professionals Summit and was chairman of the council itself in 2018. She’s also the vice chair of the mentorship committee for Junior League of Omaha and will chair that committee next year, providing continued mentorship and guidance to members. Schorr Zach said the various roles she’s played professionally and in the community all come down to the same theme of empowering others to be their best, particularly women, even as progress continues to be made. “The workplace continues to shift yearover-year, especially in recent years. There has been increased attention around the advancement of women in the workplace,” she said. “There has even been the question, over time, whether or not it makes sense to still have a women’s leadership conference. “Progress has been made, but it’s slow. There is a definite need for more women in senior leadership roles, serving on corporate boards and being involved. So, there’s still that opportunity to help women see the path, be inspired and see how other women have achieved goals. That’s really important. “It’s also critical to make sure we’re developing female leaders around what businesses and society need in the future. Things are always changing and especially with the pandemic we’re in, that’s going to continue.” Originally from Lincoln, Schorr Zach has a Bachelor of Science degree in strategic communications from Texas Christian University.

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Legal Trends

A section prepared by the staff of the Midlands Business Journal

June 26, 2020

Pandemic hastens process improvements, technology integration in legal industry by Michelle Leach

The practice of law has remained relatively mired in the past — until now, as industrywide innovations accelerate alongside firm-to-firm efficiencies. Vandenack Weaver Managing Member Mary Vandenack called it a “long overdue push of law firms to deliver services differently.” “We have long focused on technology and remote work capabilities, so we’re readily able to take out law firm remote,” she said. “But we Vandenack have added new and different services and pushed some of our technology plans along faster than planned.” For instance, she referenced online notary services, app-based health care directives, “drive-by” signings for wills and more frequent videoconferencing. “I had the opportunity to assist other lawyers and law firms who were not ‘telework-ready’ and participate in several national online webinars providing information about how to work remotely effectively and how to manage remote teams,” she said. “We have been working with various tech companies across the country to push along

Andrew Simpson, partner at Goosmann Law. legal tech as much as we can for the industry very conducive to remote working, but it still as a whole.” took some adjustment and, certainly, accelVandenack speculates a lasting change erated some trends that we were seeing with will be the move to “paperless offices,” as respect to technology use,” said President well as the more effective use of time and Alex Wolf. “For example, prior to March, lower legal bills (via conferencing techniques there were a handful of people that had used and less billed travel time). Zoom and now we are all on Zoom regularly.” Within a short, mid-March window KoThe firm is already seeing rapid integraley Jessen went from most of its employees tion of technology into the everyday practice working in-office to almost all working from of law; he points to an uptick in online sighome. natures for documents. “We are, fortunately, in an industry that is “And Nebraska moved up the date for

launching the state’s online notary capability,” Wolf said. “Also, the court system has had to greatly expand the use of technology in ways it hadn’t in the past and our team has adjusted to that quickly. There will likely be some types of things that don’t return to in-person interactions and are handled remotely. Goosmann Law Partner Andrew Simpson said the pandemic is forcing everyone to pivot quickly and be open to new concepts, from remote hearing and mediations to online Wolf notary services. He referenced positive effects of flexibility, adaptability and efficiencies to benefit clients. “We have three offices across three states — Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota — as a result of the pandemic, we now have firmwide weekly Teams meetings,” he said. “These weekly all-firm meetings have certainly made us stronger as a firm.” Given its technological capabilities, Simpson said virtual meetings are not only just as effective but, in many cases, more “time-efficient.” He referred to client-driven trends of Continued on page 6.


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Legal experts recommend mindful considerations as businesses look to reopen by Gabby Christensen

Local attorneys say the pandemic has triggered a wide variety of litigation across the country, which is why it’s critical to be extremely mindful upon reopening. David Lopez, attorney at Husch Blackwell, said the initial wave of cases concerned the legality of some public health restrictions and stay-at-home orders. These cases ranged from religious liberty and First Amendment claims to state law disputes over the scope of the government’s emergency powers. Long term, LoLopez pez said there will likely be litigation over “force majeure” clauses and whether the pandemic excuses parties from contractual obligations. “First and foremost, businesses should remain aware of the restrictions in effect in their markets,” he said. “Businesses should develop effective plans and policies for employees as they adjust to the new normal. Compliance with state and local workplace requirements, reconfiguring operations to allow for social distancing and facilitating personal protective equipment (PPE) policies should be top considerations for executives and managers.”

According to Lopez, Husch Blackwell immediately began publishing a daily tracker of the fast-developing health restrictions being ordered in all 50 states. “Just recently, we developed a streamlined return-to-work policy generator to assist clients in creating affordable, customized reopening plans,” Lopez said.

Barrett Lieurance To date, Patrick Barrett, partner at Fraser Stryker, said most COVID-19 cases have been related to the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). Wi t h o u t s p e c i f i c g u i d a n c e f r o m OSHA, Barrett said most employers are following the CDC’s Interim Guidance in order to open their businesses and to protect their employees. “The types of coronavirus cases which are being filed are limited only by the imagination of plaintiff lawyers,” he said. “Employers may face wage and hour lawsuits for unpaid overtime while employees are working from home. Employers may

also expect disability or other discrimination cases.” Additionally, Barrett said customers or patrons may try to bring a negligence lawsuit against a business for contracting COVID-19 from an employer’s workplace or one of its employees. “The EEOC [Equal Employment Opportunity Commission] and Department of Labor are encouraging employers to modify or extend existing leave policies to encourage employees to stay home when they are sick and not incentivize them to work when they are not feeling well,” he said. “As employers resume operations, it is important that they monitor emerging developments and new and revised federal guidance to make certain that their operations are consistent with the latest medical information and CDC guidance.” Kelli Lieurance, partner at Baird Holm, said employers may be subject to claims under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which requires employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide emergency paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for certain qualifying reasons. An employer may also be subject to claims related to mass layoffs or plant closures if the employer did not comply with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act). “As employers make decisions regarding which employees to lay off, recall, or return to work, such decisions may be

challenged under the relevant anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation laws,” she said. “Employers should ensure all such decisions are based upon legitimate, nondiscriminatory criteria and consistently applied to similarly situated employees.” Lieurance said there has also been an increased request for reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with regard to disabilities, and Title VII with regard to religious accommodations. There is also the potential for wage and hour violations related to employees working remotely. “Even when a business determines it is appropriate to reopen under such guidelines, employees may not be ready to do so,” Lieurance said. “For this reason, we’ve seen many employees adopt a phased approach to returning to work in the office. For instance, returning to work in the workplace may first be voluntary, then encouraged and eventually required.”

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From opening during pandemic to new demand, small businesses adapt Continued from page 1. by factory shutdowns and re-openings at partial capacity, and merchandise delays at overburdened ports of entry. “Being in business for 35 years, we have relationships with vendors and manufacturers going back decades,” Kutler said. “So, we’ve been able to get products that some of the big-box stores haven’t been able to acquire.” Body Basics has picked up new items that meet their standards. “We source from wherever we can,” he said. “It takes creative thinking.” As customers build home gyms, they’re investing in “connected fitness.” “They have a built-in class — either live or on-demand — on their bike, treadmill, rowing or weight machine,” Kutler said. Services go beyond fitness equipment. “We take a holistic approach and look

Pandemic hastens improvements in tech Continued from page 4. large commercial entities needing guidance on representation from its bankruptcy department (related to recent national travel and retail filings). “The biggest challenge I see right now is that the personal stress of the pandemic can, at times, cause a sort of panic in a business decision-making and/or deal-making setting,” he said. In part, Vandenack referred to how the pandemic has brought attention to mortality and the importance of previously-ignored estate planning. Her firm has also seen a high level of new startups as people look for income amid job loss or are reevaluating what they want to do in life. “We are seeing venture capital heavily invested in health care technology services and bigger businesses trying to buy up struggling businesses at bargain prices,” Vandenack said. She encourages clients to look at longterm plans, should the economy take a further negative turn when COVID-19 payments run out (amid high joblessness, less consumer-buying dollars). “Tax planning should be a high priority for everyone (businesses and individuals) in 2020 and that planning should happen before year end,” Vandenack said. “Sadly, any crisis brings out both the best of the best and the worst of the worst.” Be aware of scams; for instance, fake nonprofits seeking support of COVID-19-related causes (engage in due diligence and check the IRS.gov list of tax-exempt organizations). Wolf, who acknowledged the development of Koley Jessen’s taskforce on ever-changing guidance and restrictions, referred to Paycheck Protection Loan forgiveness, the Main Street Lending Program, and local relief and issues as employees return to work as top of mind for clients. “For those clients who are in financial distress or have customers who are in financial distress, we are helping navigate financial options and/or creditors’ rights,” he said.

at the recovery aspect,” Kutler said; for instance, massage chairs and infrared saunas. “The massage parlors have closed down, and certainly a lot of people need relaxation and destressing right now. It’s also great to loosen up tight muscles.” R e s e a r c h has linked immune-boosting properties to the therapeutic heat associated with infraKutler red saunas. For newly established businesses like Square Donut, a new approach had to be taken right off the bat. “I officially opened to the public two days before the pandemic hit Omaha and, along with it, state mandates for restaurants,” said Elizabeth Pooley, who founded the neighborhood donut shop. “Out of sheer fear and desperation, I had to come up with something that would not only bring customers into my store, but I had to do it in a way that would help me recover my startup expenses and continue to feed the 10 people I just hired and were depending on me for income.” Fortunately, the shop was conducive for take-out and boxed treats. “To comply with the 10 minutes or less contact rule, I knew I had to remove the ‘cherry-picking’ of individual donuts

as this is the most time-consuming part of the process,” she said. “Pre-boxed, graband-go was born.” To-go orders in half-dozen and dozen sizes allow for more choice. “I still have yet to reveal my original menu, but cutting the menu to traditional donuts was necessary to manage labor in the kitchen,” Pooley said. Tredway “Pre-boxing donuts worked extremely well. It was the difference in a brand-new small business sinking or swimming, and Square Donut swam because of it.” For Pooley, the positive coming out of COVID-19 is customers saw the “human” side of locally-owned small business owners — the stress, the fear, the relief, the gratitude. “It also opened a door for me and other small business owners on social media to truly connect to the public by being authentic and transparent about these challenges,” she said. DataVizion applies its managed IT expertise to support organizations. “COVID-19 did change the way our clients leveraged technology and how they were accessing their data,” said Director of IT Service Delivery Aaron

Tredway. “With most organizations moving to a remote workforce, our priority shifted to helping companies implement a remote solution that was secure and allowed for the end-users to focus on the needs of their business while working from home.” Clients have shifted from growing and transforming businesses to just “running their businesses.” “IT deficiencies quickly started to appear when it came to just running the business in what had become the new normal,” he said. “Some, like the need for video conferencing, are now well-known. There have been other unique challenges such as the lack of fully implemented collaborative tools such as Microsoft Teams, lack of secure VPN access or network devices that can even facilitate secure access, or the lack of resources in mobile work devices such as laptops and tablets.” DataVizion has seen many expedited and cost-effective enhancements to “modern workplace” IT solutions, with Tredway saying many companies are offering training for free to help out. When addressing the many COVID-19 scams, Tredway said there is no silver bullet; IT security is about adding layers of defense, given one’s risk tolerance and/ or regulatory requirements. DataVizion bundles no fewer than three of its nine security service offerings when presenting to new clients.

3D printing continues to make big wave in health care industry by Gabby Christensen

3D printing technology, a form of additive manufacturing that takes a 3D digital model and synthesizes it, has gained global attention amid the recent pandemic, industry professionals say. Trent Allen, president at Tethon 3D, said this is due to the fact that 3D models can be quickly prototyped and manufactured. “With traditional manufacturing, it can take weeks to create the necessary tooling or mold,” he said. “3D printing also has the ability to democratize manufacturing by giving more users access to the materials and hardware to create objects for themselves.” Due to COVID-19, Allen said there has been a lot of rapid innovation to address the need for personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators, swabs and other medical parts. “Because of 3D printing innovation, every health care system has the ability to protect itself from supply chain disruptions by utilizing 3D printing themselves, or by partnering with companies like Tethon 3D,” Allen said. “Tethon 3D has been able to support regional FEMA and HHS efforts by printing tens of thousands of nasopharyngeal swabs. We have also had the opportunity to continue to work with our local medical institutions to invent new devices to help combat COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.” Tyler Scherr, licensing specialist at UNeMed, said there are many different types of 3D printing, but they all share one revolutionary thing in common: Much

like the printing press democratized book production, 3D printing has democratized manufacturing. Because it is relatively cheap and quick, Scherr said 3D printing is perfect for rapid prototyping new concepts for functional testing prior to traditional manufacturing. “3D printing has been able to fill the

Scherr Linke gap, albeit at increased production costs, where global supply chains have failed,” Scherr said. Over the past five years, Gabe Linke, advanced imaging program coordinator at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, said 3D printing has gained a lot of traction in the anatomic modeling and pre-surgical planning space. “We’ve been able to use 3D modeling across multiple specialties — from cardiology to craniofacial surgery,” he said. “This technology has led to increased efficiency, enhanced surgical outcomes and ultimately ensuring Children’s continues to provide the safest patient care. With 3D printing,

we’re able to take MRI scans and create realistic models for surgeons to prepare for surgery by actually practicing surgical cases. Our patients have also been able to look at a model and better understand the procedure, which has really helped to curb fear.” Additionally, Linke said Children’s has utilized its in-house 3D printing technology to engineer necessary pieces during COVID-19. “3D printing is definitely here to stay in medicine,” Linke said. “Every day, it opens up new avenues to better serve our patients.” David Buffington, evening supervisor/ technology specialist at Reinert-Alumni Memorial Library at Creighton University, said the pandemic has certainly amplified exposure for 3D printing. In fact, he said the shortage of PPE has motivated the 3D printing community to step in and offer assistance. “We’ve donated face shields to CHI and we’re currently working on printing hundreds more for our School of Dentistry,” Buffington said. “We are also printing some for our own library staff to use upon our reopening. There are so many ways that 3D printing can be useful. I’ve even printed a keychain that has a button to pull open doors and push the elevator button so that the user has a touchless experience.” Buffington continues to work closely with CHI to test and print parts. He predicted that even more companies and organizations will start to utilize 3D printing technology.


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YMCA of Greater Omaha pilots operational models with innovation Continued from page 1. “Stardust” at a Council Bluffs facility. “Our challenge is more in line with making sure we’re connected to the community and that we can be proactive rather than reactive,” Tointon said. “It’s about where we can put our resources and in doing so make the biggest impact.” For Tointon, who started his YMCA career as a 12-year-old T-ball coach for

YMCA of Greater Omaha Phone: 402-977-4300 Address: 430 S. 20th St., Omaha 68102 (downtown) Services: strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility Founded: 1866 in downtown Omaha Employees: 1,600 in five counties One-year goal: Strengthen community partnerships with partners such as CHI Health. Industry outlook: The pandemic has challenged programs of YMCAs nationally to seek alternative delivery methods. Website: www.metroymca.org

his local affiliate in Naperville, Illinois in the mid-1980s, the youth development, healthy living and social responsibility goals of the organization have never stropped resonating with him. “We want to be great at what we do and we will often work in a collaborative environment with other community organizations because of the great economies of scale we can achieve with our size,” he said. Designing something innovative is not a new notion for Tointon, who in 1991 as a journalism student at North Central College augmented his time on the mat as a wrestler by working with a professor to design a new major in organizational communication. “Not too many students get to design their own major,” he quipped. However, forward thinking has been important to his work with Nebraska and Iowa area leaders as innovative alliances and programs between various entities and governing sectors have been important to the YMCA of Greater Omaha’s growing list of accomplishments. For that, earlier this year Tointon became what is believed to be the first Nebraskan to be elected to serve a three-year term on the board of directors of the Chicago-based YMCA of the USA. “I’ve found it incredible that my peers want to help Omaha develop as a leader of model programs,” Tointon said. Many of the programs retain a prominent position in the YMCA of Greater Omaha’s strategic plan. Examples include a partnership between the YMCA and the Omaha Public Schools and the Council Bluffs Community School districts and the American Red Cross to offer a waterway safety course that will train students in swimming safety. Another partnership aiming for 25 to 30 area firms zeros in on building a health-conscious workforce through training offered at the work-site, a YMCA facility or via the YMCA in cooperation with the State of Nebraska to teach well-

ness to all state employees. The YMCA of Greater Omaha has an agreement with RDG Planning & Design to offer wellness and fitness services to its employees. It’s an official wellness partner of the State of Nebraska for state employees. Another agreement has the YMCA of Greater Omaha operating child care centers for CHI Health at its Immanuel, Bergan, Lakeside and Mercy Council Bluffs communities. Tointon said hundreds of children are served each weekday. The service is open to children of hospital employees as well as those working at satellite an clinics in the area. The program also provides additional seats to children of the general public. Those who cannot afford to pay receive subsidies that involve fundraised money from YMCA efforts. CHI — with facilities in about 25 states — offers the program plenty of growth opportunities with local Y affiliates. Expansion opportunities could involve child care for other Omaha-based firms with employees situated in multiple states, Tointon said. “What we’ve developed with our partners is a national model,” he said. “I’ve made six presentations in places such as Savannah, Georgia and Chicago on some of our programs and the expansion opportunities they provide for us.” While the seeds for the YMCA of

Greater Omaha’s joint ventures with such as school boards and municipalities had been initially planted just before Tointon’s arrival in Omaha four years ago, some ambitious development projects are in the development. One is Gretna Crossing Park, a more than 100-acre spread near Capehart Road and Highway 6 that will create one of the most comprehensive parks in the state. It is a joint venture between the YMCA of Greater Omaha, the city of Gretna and Gretna Public Schools. Slated to be completed in late 2022, the development will include a YMCA, along with a high school, an outdoor aquatic center, several athletic fields. Tointon said such joint-use facility projects not only make economic sense because they offer facility use opportunities during times school classes are not in session, but the YMCA and public school programs created other opportunities for students. For example, YMCA can offer lifeguard training and sports refereeing classes, and with more interest in sports and recreational studies as a career, possibly training in business management and leadership development. Another partnership — this one with the Omaha Public Schools — is enabling YMCA of Greater Omaha to make a more cost-effective expansion into fast-growing neighborhoods of far northwest Omaha.

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A YMCA with a swimming pool is being built in “integrated space” associated with a new OPS high school at 156th & Ida streets. “It’s a great expansion opportunity for us,” Tointon said. With a metropolitan area as diverse as offered in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area, Tointon said the director of each YMCA facility develops a site-based budget and programs aimed at the needs of the neighborhood. For example, the Armbrust branch at 5404 S. 168th St. in Millard is one of the largest. About 15% of its families live in the fast-growing Gretna area. Monies from the strong use of that facility in a higher income neighborhood help subsidize offerings that are important, but less profitable at north Omaha’s Butler-Gast branch, an older facility at 3501 Ames Ave. Senior services at the YMCA’s Healthy Living Center in Council Bluffs include dancing, breakfast and lunch, craft classes and other services vital to participants 60 or older. YMCA of Greater Omaha memberships earlier this year hit 65,000 — an increase of about 25% over 2016 — but have been lighter since the pandemic arrived and many on-site programs have been postponed. However, offerings are slowly being resumed in a phased-in schedule. That will take time, Tointon said. “We’re much more than just a gym.”

Built on connecting with partners, Omaha STEM Ecosystem stakeholder base surges Continued from page 1. it is that we’re doing.” From its nerve center at 3701 South 10th St., Omaha STEM Ecosystem connects, collaborates and communicates to grow the number of science, technology, engineering and mathematics professionals in the Greater Omaha area. According to information provided by Sigmon, Nebraska has not kept pace with peer states; in fact, the state ranks 39th in the shares of graduates at Nebraska universities and 35th in new entrepreneurs. This is occurring as the Greater Omaha Chamber reports the need for STEM talent has increased 31% over the past decade. “When we’re talking about the STEM talent gap in OMaha and across the state, it’s not a simple initiative; we’re challenged to identify critical work skills that align talent with future careers, and to provide resources so people know where they can go to take the first step and launch into a career, or to move into another career,” Sigmon said. “It has taken awhile to get to that point.” For instance, Omaha STEM Ecosystem worked closely with the University of Nebraska at Omaha to secure a $4.2 million EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) grant through the National Science Foundation for STEM Pathways. Additionally, the organization partnered with Dr. Tracie Reding on a social network analysis study to identify OSE hubs for collaboration. Sigmon also referred to its support of UNO’s new STEM TRAIL (Teaching, Research and Inquiry-based learning) Center, which conducts and aids in research across wide-ranging STEM disciplines and programs.

Omaha STEM Ecosystem also assisted with recruiting participants for the joint University of Nebraska Medical Center and UNO uBeats e-learning initiatives, which are learning modules in cancer, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology and other careers to enhance existing curriculum among students in sixth through 12th grades. Sigmon also highlighted its partnership with Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and NETV on the Adventure of Science Initiative and City Nature Challenge, a global, annual challenge each spring designed to document urban biodiversity. In the COVID-19 environment, Sigmon indicated she has been on a series of Zoom calls throughout the day and is encouraging thought leaders and experts to join in a series of roundtable discussions to explore how life has changed; the outbreak’s impact on students; and the challenges as well as opportunities. At the time of this writing, series dates were scheduled for June 23, September 23 and October 20. “It’s special here, because we’re focused on Omaha and the people involved are all from Omaha,” Sigmon said. “They’re willing to roll up their sleeves and make this a vibrant community, and to make sure there are no duplications in terms of what the ecosystem is doing.” As it relates to connections, Sigmon indicated volunteering of one’s time, talent and treasure is important and highly valued. “We have a list of volunteers, so when we needed over 150 industry judges, I went to my list for judges … for very targeted career fairs at school, or maybe they want

somebody to talk to sixth-graders about biomechanics,” she said. “I could pull from my list of biomechanics engineers.” Additionally, volunteers may sit on one of five different committees in areas such as diverse and engaged stakeholders, research and advocacy, quality STEM programs, professional development and training, and communications. Leadership from the AIM Institute, Peter Kiewit Foundation, BCDM Architects, College of Engineering (University of Nebraska) and Union Pacific Railroad were featured in the organization’s 2019 report. “COVID-19 has opened up all of our obstacles in education, career development and programs, and man some of them are glaring, in our face,” Sigmon said. “With technology, if you can’t see someone faceto-face, you may wonder ‘What about productivity? How do we know people are actually working like they should be? Or how can we engage?’ “We’re looking forward to, and what we’re seeing now, is the need to continue to elevate our level of collaboration. We’re looking at workforce development and aligning our language and goals.” Notably, Sigmon said COVID-19 has brought to the surface equity issues; for instance, not every household has ready access to computers and connectivity. “We want to make sure everyone is included,” she said. “We don’t want to operate in isolation. “We’ve heard this old saying, ‘It takes a village to raise a child.’ One person, one group, one voice can’t do this. You have to be willing to share. And, if you aren’t part of the conversation, you are part of the problem. You have to take action and move forward.”


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REGIONAL LANDSCAPES

COVID-19 business updates…

The Platte Institute has submitted a letter to Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts calling on his administration to document and release information on the use of federal COVID-19 relief funds to be spent in the state through the end of the year, and for future federal grant funds allocated to Nebraska. Nebraska is eligible for $10.8 billion in total federal aid as a result of the pandemic and state of emergency. That amount is more than twice the size of the state’s current General Fund budget. However, the allocation of most of the emergency relief does not need to be authorized by the Nebraska Legislature. The local owners of a new Code Ninjas, a learning center focused on computer programming and STEM-based education, has reopened. Code Ninjas will serve the local area by teaching children computer coding and problem-solving skills while having fun building video games. The newly opened dojo is located at 189th Street & West Maple Road and the reopened dojo is located at 180th Street & Harrison Street. Both Code Ninjas locations are owned and operated by Luke and Danielle Towey, who have lived in Omaha for more than 30 years. Starting June 15, front door boarding and fare collection resumed on all Metro buses and MOBY paratransit vehicles. Staff is in the process of installing safety shields around bus driver seats, which will reduce contact between drivers and riders and reopen seating at the front of the bus. Metro temporarily suspended fares and encouraged rear-door boarding to limit the spread of COVID-19. Buses will continue to operate on modified schedules during the week. Staff will continue to closely monitor operations and make any necessary adjustments to support the health and safety of drivers and riders. Go Ape Treetop Adventure courses, with over 40 suspended obstacles, ziplines, and a view of Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, which was originally scheduled to reopen April 4, has taken the last two months to implement new procedures with guidance from national, state and local authorities. Go Ape’s forest doors re-opened June 6 with reduced session capacities. For more information on Go Ape COVID-19 protocols, visit www. goape.com/covid-19.

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Lice Clinics of America, a network of urgent care clinics for head lice treatment and prevention, has announced a partnership with Lyft to provide families in Omaha easier access to expertise, convenience, and value for treating lice. Through Lyft’s Essential Deliveries initiative, LCA can now request on-demand delivery of its OneCure home treatment device to families in Omaha. The Omaha clinic is located at 8424 W. Center Road, Suite 212, and is open seven days a week by appointment. Pinky Swear Foundation is collaborating with Hy-Vee, Inc. to host its first-ever, virtual Hy-Vee Pinky Swear Kids Triathlon event on a national scale to help kids battling cancer and their families. Participants of all ages and abilities will be invited to participate online in a variety of activities from their own homes and at their own pace. Along with a $15 registration fee, registered participants will also be asked to fundraise a minimum of $50. Pinky Swear Foundation has a goal to raise $300,000 from this eight-week long

virtual kids fitness event. The virtual event will conclude with a digital recognition ceremony on August 1. Great Plains Communications, a privately-owned telecommunications provider in Nebraska, announced the rollout of GPC Whole-Home Wi-Fi service, Powered by Plume, bringing intuitive Wi-Fi without boundaries to residents in more than 90 communities across Nebraska. Using cloud-based artificial intelligence and machine learning, the advanced Wi-Fi technology service analyzes residential Internet usage demands and allocates capacity according to the number and types of devices to deliver the highest quality and most consistent online wireless experience to every device, in every corner of the home. Leo A Daly and Turner Construction Company have partnered to introduce WorkWell, a prefabricated building system aimed at controlling the spread of Coronavirus and the seasonal flu. The system provides a safe and welcoming setting for health screening at entrances to buildings and public spaces where infection control is a concern. Four trail projects and free fares for the launch of Omaha’s Rapid Bus Transit line are among the new projects being considered for two types of federal transportation funding allocated by the Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area Planning Agency. All seven projects involved are part of MAPA’s 2021-2026 Transportation Improvement Program. MAPA’s board of directors voted to send the 2021-2026 TIP out for public comment at its monthly meeting. The TIP is a six-year document, updated annually, that states which transportation projects plan to be constructed. Nebraska Cattlemen named Jeff Willis director of Nebraska Cattlemen Insurance Group. Being a current employee of Harry A. Koch Company, Willis will actively work with NC staff focused on marketing NCIG products and promoting Nebraska Cattlemen membership. Willis’ background includes working in feedlot operations as well as a livestock production manager for a commercial feed mill operation. For the past 20 years Willis has worked in the financial services sector and has been instrumental in facilitating business transition planning and developing banking relationships for the agricultural community. Werner Enterprises, Inc. announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 12,845,930 shares of its common stock by the Clarence L. Werner Revocable Trust, of which our founder Clarence L. Werner is the grantor and sole trustee, at a public offering price of $41 per share. In addition, the Trust has granted the underwriters of the offering a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,284,593 shares of common stock. Morgan Stanley is acting as the sole book-running manager of the offering. Werner Enterprises announced CL Werner stepped down as executive chairman. Werner will continue to serve as chairman of the board of directors through the end of his current term, which ends May 2021, and at that time it is expected that he will become chairman emeritus. In connection with this transition, the board of directors appointed Derek Leathers, the current chief executive officer and president of the company, as a member and vice chairman of the board of directors. Werner has recommended to the

board of directors that Leathers be named chairman of the board of directors.

Education notes…

To recognize the entrepreneurial spirit driving teachers to meet their students’ distance learning needs, SONIC Drive-In matched all donations to DonorsChoose on Teacher Appreciation Day, giving 14 teachers in Omaha, Nebraska a total donation of $2,827. In Omaha, teachers at 10 schools received funding, including: Alison Grady, Central Park Elementary School; Kim Hansen, Crestridge Magnet Center; Kari Blazek, Druid Hill Elementary School; Sara Connell, Hartman Elementary School; Brittany Thomason, Howard Kennedy Elementary School; Angela Blackson, King Elementary School; Colleen Krokaugger, Prairie Wind Elementary; Christine Goetzinger, Elizabeth Padomek, Julie Trimble, and Shirley Tipler, Saddlebrook Elementary School; Tina Buda, Skinner Magnet Center; and Mary Blair, Wakonda Elementary School. Camp Invention, a nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment camp program, is changing its in-person program at Heritage Elementary to an all-new, at-home edition of the program called Camp Invention Connect the week of July 13 through July 17. A hybrid program featuring both offline activities and optional online sessions, Camp Invention Connect enables hands-on exploration by delivering a set of four activity kits, packed full of fun materials, directly to each participant. For more information on Camp Invention Connect, or to register for the program, visit invent.org/connect. AIM Institute has sold its Careerlink job platform, one of the first online resources created to search and apply for jobs. The sale of Careerlink to the newly formed Careerlink, LLC, which is helmed by former Microsoft and Yahoo! alumni, provides further strategic investment in AIM’s core not-for-profit, mission-related services to address the growing shortage of tech professionals and skills gap across the region’s tech sector. AIM’s strategic shift is in alignment with national trends and based on input from research the organization initiated with 50 IT leaders.

Health care notes…

Makovicka Physical Therapy expanded with a new clinic location in Gretna. Scheduled to be open for patients on Monday, June 1, the new address is: 20024 Glenmore Drive, off of Hwy 370 and 200th Street, in the same building as Kocian Family Dentistry. The clinic hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and many therapeutic treatment services are offered, including: dry needling, pelvic floor physical therapy, ASTYM, blood flow restriction training, falls prevention, pre- and post-surgery, sports injury, and more. A new survey of primary care physicians appearing in the Alzheimer’s Association 2020 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report finds 9 in 10 primary care physicians (87%) expect to see an increase in people living with dementia during the next five years. At the same time, half (50%) say the medical profession is not prepared to meet this demand. The new report estimates there are currently more than 5 million Americans 65+ living with Alzheimer’s — a number expected to nearly triple by 2050. Researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center were part of a large national study that will change how physicians

treat small abdominal aortic aneurysms. Abdominal aortic aneurysms cause swelling or ballooning in the major blood vessel. They affect about 3% of older Americans, mostly men, and can cause fatal internal bleeding if the aneurysm grows large enough to burst. Researchers found doxycycline, a commonly used antibiotic, had no beneficial effect compared to a placebo in slowing growth of the aneurysms. Becker’s Hospital Review has published the 2020 edition of “100 Great Hospitals in America,” a collection of the most recognized, progressive and cutting-edge health care facilities in the nation. For the seventh straight year, Becker’s named Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center to the prestigious list. And again, Nebraska Medical Center is the only hospital in Nebraska included. Hospitals are recognized nationally for excellence in clinical care, patient outcomes and staff and physician satisfaction. These institutions are industry leaders that have achieved advanced accreditation and certification in several specialties. The list also includes industry innovators that have sparked trends in health care technology, hospital management and patient satisfaction. Surgery can be scary for adults. Even more so for children. But information and understanding can help take away that fear in an interactive way, thanks to a new app, created by a Nebraska Medicine child life specialist. Transplant U is child-friendly solid organ preparation tool with captivating graphics, explanations, and suggestions for coping. Users experience the transplant process through an interactive introduction of what to expect upon arrival and after the transplant. App features include self-paced learning with “read to me” or “read by myself” options, multicultural avatar selections and drag and drop engagement. Child’s Play provided a grant to fund the cost. Omaha-based Appsky created the technology. Hy-Vee, Inc. has raised $1,082,000 to provide supplies to 17 Feeding America-affiliated food banks. Altogether, the 17 food banks distribute supplies to a network of up to 5,500 local food agencies across approximately 515 counties in Hy-Vee’s regional footprint. MEETINGS AND SEMINARS Tuesday, June 30 Join Universal Information Services CEO Todd Murphy and PR Measurement Director Cheril Lewis at 12 p.m. to discover new tools and technology that can elevate your measurement and results reporting. A longtime supporter of PRSA Nebraska, Universal Information Services has covered the cost to make it free for professionals to attend. Visit prsanebraska.org to register. Wednesday, July 1 The Nonprofit Association of the Midlands and Vic Gutman & Associates will present a discussion on COVID-19 Legal and Ethical Issues in the Workplace from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Local lawyers and ethics experts will discuss the most common employment issues and lawsuits that are coming to their attention. They’ll also share what principles should guide nonprofits as they balance the safety of their works with the financial health of their organizations. Registration is online.


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Black professionals miss out on recent job gains by Tim Henderson

Black workers with bachelor’s degrees continued to lose jobs in May, even as the relaxing of coronavirus restrictions led to job gains for white professionals. White college graduates Jobs gained almost 900,000 jobs in the first sign of an economic recovery between April and May, while their Black counterparts lost 200,000 jobs, according to a Stateline analysis of federal employment data. SUPER CROSSWORD

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There could be worse to come as government jobs, a source of middle-class pay for many Black professionals, start to erode as cities and states respond to evaporating tax revenue. May’s jobs report was widely seen as a success for efforts to loosen coronavirus-related restrictions, with 4 million jobs added overall and the unemployment rate ticking down between April and May. But the racial disparity was stark. Black workers with less education gained HOLDING THE LINE

jobs as restaurants and stores started to reopen, and there continued to be high demand for registered nurses — a job that requires an associate degree. But overall, there was no improvement in the Black unemployment rate, which rose from 16.7% to 16.8%, even as the rates for other groups improved. Many of the lost jobs for educated Black workers were in tech fields. Black professionals also lost jobs in health care, as many people postponed doctor’s visits and medical procedures to avoid exposure to the coronavirus and to keep hospitals clear for COVID-19 patients. “Those job categories have become entry-level white-collar jobs, thus having a larger percentage of minorities,” said Mark Dean, an African American pioneer in personal computers and a professor at the University of Tennessee College of Engineering. Some of the biggest drops were in computer systems design, where Black workers lost 77,000 jobs. “Many companies have delayed or canceled computer system orders,” Dean said. White workers lost jobs in some of the same categories, but their losses were much less as a share of their jobs. For instance, white and Black workers lost about 12,000 jobs in computer systems design, but that comprised 27% of Black jobs in the field, compared with 1% of white jobs. A third of Black business owners are in health care and social services, so trouble in those sectors can have a big impact on educated Black workers, said Andre Perry, a fellow at the Brookings Institution. Black physicians and physician assistants, who need a college degree, were affected. Almost 23,000 Black physicians and 18,000 Black physician assistants lost jobs, according to the Stateline analysis of Current Population Survey data provided by ipums.org at the University of Minnesota. At the same time, white physicians gained about 25,000 jobs. Black professionals also lost more than 41,000 jobs in health care services, which includes jobs such as nurse practitioners, social workers and diagnostic specialists outside of hospitals or doctor’s offices. Also, Black college graduates lost about 40,000 jobs working for manufacturers of medical equipment and pharmaceuticals. Health care jobs can be dangerous in the midst of a pandemic, and some of those workers might have chosen to protect their safety by switching jobs or staying home, said Elise Gould, a senior economist at the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute and coauthor of a study on Black workers in the pandemic. “If somebody feels like they’re in harm’s way, you could imagine someone leaving the job market over that,” Gould said. Also, the sudden explosion of unemployment in the pandemic can itself lead to more discrimination against minorities. “We have so many workers on the sidelines that employers may use additional discretion in terms of hiring, and you may start to see that discretion affect hiring of Black and Hispanic workers,” Gould said. “A tight market is a benefit for Black workers and young workers because they don’t have that discretion.” Gould’s point was echoed by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell in con-

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gressional testimony last week, when he said “a tight job market is probably the best single thing” the government can do to help minority workers. Tight labor markets help, but even under those conditions Black people face twice the unemployment levels that whites do, said Perry, the Brookings fellow. “It’s true that a tight labor market is good for any group that would otherwise face discrimination,” Perry said, “but what is considered a tight labor market overall still looks different to Black America.” Layoffs in the tech industry are troubling because tech firms already had a diversity issue, compounded by high housing prices in Silicon Valley. Juan Gilbert, chairman of the computer science department at the University of Florida, said many of the layoffs have occurred in startups that depend on sales that dropped off in the pandemic. Black software developers lost more than 36,000 jobs, a decline of more than a third. Their white counterparts lost 14,000 jobs, a 2% decline. There could be a silver lining, Gilbert said, if those unemployed Black tech workers get picked up by larger companies that are now discovering it’s possible to hire workers from anywhere if they work from home. “People are having a moment of ‘Aha, I was getting up in the morning and doing my two-hour commute and now I’m getting up in the morning and getting to work,’” Gilbert said. “A lot of these Silicon Valley companies will say, ‘You know what? We have a diversity issue, and there are people of color who could work remotely.’ They can diversify their ranks and the people don’t have to live there, they can work remotely from the South or the Southeast.” Black professionals with government jobs in tourism and economic development also experienced disproportionate job losses. Almost 26,000 Black people with those jobs, or 43%, lost them while white job losses totaled 1,000, just a fraction of a percent. “Cuts in the government sector are a big factor for Black women and men’s access to decent jobs,” said Ariane Hegewisch, a program director at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, which also analyzed recent job losses. ©2020 Stateline.org Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.


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• JUNE 26, 2020 • Midlands Business Journal

Lockdown lesson — live smaller, improve your finances by Carla Fried

The 40 million Americans who have filed for unemployment benefits as the coronavirus has decimated the U.S. economy are obviously the most vulnerable victims of the pandemic. And the financial fear extends into millions more households gripped with the uncertainty of the long-term impact of a crisis that is still in play. If the instability from Financial this crisis has jolted you into starting to rethink just about everything, with an eye on building a more sustainable and safe financial foundation, you might try thinking small. Not small in the sense of living in a 200-square-foot tiny house. Or going all in on the abstemious spending that rules the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement. No disrespect to anyone in those camps; all are viable life choices, but they also require embracing a bit of an extreme approach. There’s a more moderate approach to thinking small that can have a profound impact on your finances: Become more vigilant about combatting lifestyle creep. For big-ticket purchases, the goal is to always ask yourself if a little smaller (and thus

less expensive) might work out just fine. For day-to-day spending, the goal is to banish the rationalization of “it’s only” from your mindset. This isn’t about going without, but rather about making a more conscious decision to right-size your spending to help you achieve financial goals that have become more finely focused given recent events. Some examples: —Buy the smaller house. The size of U.S. homes has grown about 50% over the past 40 years, but the size of the U.S. household hasn’t. And it appears that the initial emotional high of a bigger home wears off after one year. Yet, you’re still paying the bigger mortgage and likely have higher utility bills. Forgoing an extra bedroom can boost your retirement savings by $500,000. —Ditch the off-site storage and its contents. At last count, storage facilities were making $38 billion a year off of households looking for more space to park stuff they can’t wedge into their home. Got a storage space? If you can’t right here and now do a quick and complete inventory of what you have there, that’s a yellow warning signal you’re paying to keep stuff that probably doesn’t need to be kept. Whatever your monthly fee is, evaluate it through your new set

of pandemic eyes: Might you have better uses now for that money? —Check your car craziness. The average monthly payment for a new-car loan is more than $500. And the average repayment time has nearly doubled over the past 50 years; 36 months used to be the norm, not 72 or 84. Spending less on cars can add hundreds of thousands to your retirement savings. That’s your goal for the next car. As for the current car, aim to drive it as long as possible after the loan is paid off. Those are months (years, hopefully) where you redirect what you were paying on the car loan into saving more for retirement or paying down your mortgage. In a world where some workers will find a more receptive attitude toward remote work, keeping your car longer becomes even more doable. The payoff is eye-opening. Keep driving the paid-off car for four more years and direct the $500 into an online high-yield savings account and you will have about $25,000. That’s a mighty nice addition to an emergency fund. —Or let’s assume you save $500 a month for the four years, with the intention of keeping the money invested for a total of 20 years. Given your long-term goal, let’s use a 5% annualized

Not all internships are canceled — snag one and show your grit by Lynnley Browning

As the coronavirus pandemic spread, summer work internships, a seasonal rite of passage for millions of college students, looked iffy. Up to one in three stints was canceled, stoking student fears of diminished career prospects down the road. With the economy partially re-opening, some summer-gig watchers now expect a fresh crop of internships to pop up in July and August. We’ll dive into how college students who just completed their freshmen, Jobs sophomore or junior years can still acquire valuable job experience, paid or unpaid, and sharpen their skills for a new work normal that’s likely to outlast the pandemic. Plug pulled on your coveted internship? Detail it on your LinkedIn profile as “canceled,” then email your connections to ask for leads. “Networking in this environment is very, very, very important,” says Shawn VanDerziel, executive director of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, or NACE. So is being flexible, perhaps by going for an internship that’s not directly related to your major or intended career. Having any internship on your resume from summer 2000 could be a mark of distinction; employers are likely to see lots of blanks there. The grit you show in running one down could count as much as the actual experience. Scour career-services websites geared to college students. Jeffrey Moss, is chief executive of Parker Dewey, which specializes in “micro internships” — short, paid stints in sales, marketing, technology, HR, finance and other fields, offering five to 40 hours of work from employers big and small. Moss said the number of micro-internships has risen, even as traditional internships were canceled. He expects more companies “to ramp things up over the summer. We may see a bit of a slowdown in June, but companies that canceled” in spring “are now saying, we still have work that needs to be done in July and August.” Exceptions include hospitality and travel — industries hit hardest by COVID-19. In the first week of June, Covintern listed about 100 remote opportunities, both paid and unpaid, in software engineering, data science, marketing, finance, political campaigning and

the nonprofit world. Internships.com listed more than 1,100 remote internships, both paid and unpaid. Reach out to your college’s career office. They are well aware of your predicament. And they have been reaching out to alumni to urge them to hire current students, as well as recent grads, this summer. You should also scour your university’s alumni database for contacts. Don’t overlook the big job banks. At USAjobs.com, the federal government’s clearinghouse of jobs, the Pathways paid internship program for current students and recent graduates is still open (and can potentially lead to a permanent job in the civil service). USAJobs also posts links to summer (and longer) internships for college students, including to the government’s Virtual Student Federal Service. That program takes applications through July 31 for projects at more than 40 federal agencies, including the State Department, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Environmental Protection Agency. Selected interns generally work remotely in research, analysis, graphic design, software development and social media, among other fields, for 10 hours a week starting in September. In the first week of June, Vault showed nearly 1,100 internships across 21 industries, including information technology, finance and law. SimplyHired had 335 paid summer internships, some remote. Indeed.com had more than 3,400 remote and onsite options, including ones for benefits analysis in Orlando, Florida, for a major defense company, environmental design in Columbia, Maryland, and advertising in Los Angeles. Searching “summer” and “internship” and “United States” under the Jobs tab at LinkedIn during the first week of June turned up more than 1,500 results, both remote and in-person. Gigs included research at an investment management company in Boston, content writing in Chicago and real estate data analysis in New York. Internship turned remote? More than one in four gigs, mainly those in technology and finance, has pivoted from in-person to remote, according to NACE. Get used to it — the future of work is fundamentally changing. True, working in the basement of your parent’s house deprives you of the thrill of living elsewhere and commuting to your job. Moss

advises, “You might have been counting on eight to 10 weeks of 40 hours a week, but you’re more likely now to wind up with 200 to 300 hours over four to six weeks.” But by getting comfortable and productive on the remote professional front, you’ll still hone those all-important “soft skills” of creativity, collaboration, persuasion, adaptability and emotional intelligence, according to LinkedIn. ©2020 Rate.com News Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

rate of return (that’s actually on the conservative side, for a portfolio that mixes stocks and bonds, based on historical returns). Your four years of saving will grow to about $55,000, a nice payoff for driving your still-reliable car for a few years. —Choose the right college. Yep, a college degree is worth it. Nope, not at any cost. The thing is, many families don’t focus on financially smart schools. Those are the ones where your net price will be low enough that your family doesn’t have to go deep into debt. It’s very doable if you choose to be strategic, and start planning a few years ahead of application season. And if borrowing is necessary, federal student loans are affordable and built to protect students from over-borrowing. Parents looking to right-size their spending need to carefully consider if any federal PLUS loan borrowing is reasonable. (Hint: Retirement saving is more important.) —Sweat the small stuff (just a little more). When faced with really big numbers staring back at us — house, college, retirement — it’s easy to look past the small stuff. We tell ourselves that in the grand scheme of things the $5 coffee and $10 cocktail aren’t a big deal. Or another streaming service for $10 or $15 is not going to make a difference. Individually, maybe not. But have you ever taken an inventory of how your small day-to-day choices add up? This is not a screed suggesting they all get tossed. But what if you managed to cut your spending on the small stuff by half? Any chance that could free up $50 a week? If so, that’s $50 more to pay down the remaining student loan. Or $50 a week to save up for a bigger down payment on a used car. Or $50 more to tuck away for retirement. Keep it up for 30 years, and you’ve added an extra $180,000 to your retirement savings, assuming a 5% annualized return. Got 40 years to go? OK, start on that $50 a week right now and you will have more than $330,000 saved. ©2020 Rate.com News Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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Midlands Business Journal • JUNE 26, 2020 • LEGAL NOTICES MBJ legal notice instructions The following are some guidelines to consider when posting legal notices with the Midlands Business Journal: 1. Submit a written notice in either Microsoft Word or as a PDF document to Beth Grube at legals@mbj.com, fax to 402-758-9315 or mail: 1324 S. 119th St. Omaha, NE 68144. For trade names, submit a copy of approved (bar code in upper right hand corner) Application For Registration of Trade Name from the Secretary of State to the same email address. Please include your billing address and the desired duration you’d like your notice to run (trade names run for only one week). 2. You will receive a confirmation and price quote. Legal notices, except for trade names, are charged per line. The flat fee for a trade name is $50. Payment options are cash or check. 3. Deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday for a notice to start publishing that Friday. 4. All costs include fees to file the notice with the Secretary of State and/or any appropriate courts. 5. You will receive a paid invoice copy and a courtesy proof of the notice the first week it runs and a copy of the affidavit filed with the courts the last week. ERICKSON l SEDERSTROM, P.C., Attorneys 10330 Regency Parkway Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF 4TBIZ, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that 4TBiz, 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 13410 Blondo Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68164 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 AFTERIFY, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Afterify, 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 15113 Elmwood Drive, Bennington, Nebraska 68007 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 ALD PROPERTIES, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ALD Properties, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 1328 S. 208th Street, Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022. 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 May 21, 2020. First publication June 19, 2020, final July 3, 2020 AMANDA M. BARRON, Attorney P.O. Box 597 Fremont, Nebraska 68026 LEGAL NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANT(s), GREGORY A FIRESTIEN & MARY R FIRESTIEN You are hereby notified that Credit Bureau Services, Inc., a corporation, filed its complaint in the County Court of DOUGLAS County, Nebraska on 12/22/2019 on Case Number CI19-28259, the object and prayer of which is to recover the sum of $1,666.88, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs. You are required to answer the complaint of the Plaintiff on or before 07/12/2020 or the allegations in said complaint will be taken as true and judgment entered accordingly. CREDIT BUREAU SERVICES, INC., A CORPORATION 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 KING BENEFIT SOLUTIONS, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that King Benefit Solutions, 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 9507 South 28th Avenue, Bellevue, Nebraska 68147 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 AMENDMENT Notice is hereby given that Articles of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation of Thrasher, Inc., were filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State to change the amount of authorized stock of the corporation and voting power of the stock classes. 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 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

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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 . 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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: Expert Eyecare Omaha Name of Applicant: Expert Eyecare of Westroads, P.C. Address: 443 Road 4600 Hardy NE 68943 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: June 15, 2020 General nature of business:Optical exams and related services MICHAEL M. YOUNG Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative June 26, 2020

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


Midlands Business Journal • JUNE 26, 2020 • 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

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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


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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

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


Midlands Business Journal • JUNE 26, 2020 • 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

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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


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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 ABRAHAMS KASLOW & CASSMAN LLP, Attorneys 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 NOTICE OF INCORPORATION The Beard & Mane, Inc. has been incorporated under the Nebraska Model Business Corporation Act. The street address of the corporation's initial registered office is 5113 NW Radial Hwy, Omaha, Nebraska 68104, and the name of the initial registered agent of the corporation at that office is Matthew B. Gosier. The corporation is authorized to issue 1,000 shares of Common Stock. The name and street address of the incorporator of the corporation are Matthew B. Gosier, 5113 NW Radial Hwy, Omaha, Nebraska 68104. First publication June 26, 2020, final July 10, 2020

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF ADB Investments, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ADB Investments, LLC has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the limited liability company is 11926 Arbor Street, Suite #100, Omaha, Nebraska 68144. The registered agent and office of the limited liability company is Daniel C. Bohm, 11926 Arbor Street, Suite #100, Omaha, Nebraska 68144. First publication June 26, 2020, final July 10, 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 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 MARY E. VANDENACK, Attorney VANDENACK WEAVER LLC 17007 Marcy Street, Suite 3 Omaha, Nebraska 68118 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF MCB PROPERTIES, LLC Notice is hereby given that MCB PROPERTIES, 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 9779 Westchester Drive, Omaha, NE 68114. The agent for service of process for the Company is VW Agents located at 17007 Marcy Street, Suite 3, Omaha, NE 68118. First publication June 26, 2020, final July 10, 2020

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF AVERAU LLC Notice is hereby given that AVERAU LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The designated office of the Company is 1337 South 101st Street, #101, Omaha, NE 68124. The registered agent of the Company is USCA, Inc., 1603 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 69102. The Company was formed on April 6, 2020. First publication June 26, 2020, final July 10, 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


Midlands Business Journal • JUNE 26, 2020 • LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF INCORPORATION OF OESTMANN & ALBERTSEN LAW, P.C. L.L.O. Notice is hereby given that OESTMANN & ALBERTSEN LAW, P.C., L.L.O. a Nebraska Professional Corporation, has been incorporated under the laws of the state of Nebraska. The Company’s initial designated office is located at 3406 Blackhawk Drive, Bellevue, Nebraska, 68123. The name and street mailing address of the initial agent for service of process is Melissa Oestmann at 3406 Blackhawk Drive, Bellevue, Nebraska 68123. The general nature of its business is to engage in the practice of law. The Articles of Incorporation were filed in the office of the Nebraska Secretary of State on January 9, 2020. Company commenced business thereon, and shall have perpetual existence. The affairs of the Company are to be conducted by its officers. The number of shares authorized to be issued by the company is 2,000. First publication June 26, 2020, final July 10, 2020 CERTIFICATE OF ORGANIZATION OF Ceara Kirkpatrick Media, LLC This Certificate of Organization of Ceara Kirkpatrick Media, LLC (the “Company”) is being executed by the undersigned for the purpose of forming a limited liability company pursuant to the Nebraska Uniform Limited Liability Company Act, Neb. Rev. Stat. § 21-101 e​ t seq.​ 1. ​Name​. The name of the Company is Ceara Kirkpatrick Media, LLC. 2. ​Initial Agent for Service of Process and Address​. The initial agent for service of process of the Company is Ceara Kirkpatrick, whose address is 4519 S. 167th Ave. Omaha, NE 68135. 3. ​Initial Designated Office​. The initial designated office of the Company is 4519 S. 167th Ave. Omaha, NE 68135. IN WITNESS HEREOF, ​the undersigned, an authorized person of the Company, has caused this Certificate of Organization to be duly executed as of the 10th day of January, 2019. Ceara Kirkpatrick, Organizer First publication June 26, 2020, final July 10, 2020 APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: Marigold Group Name of Applicant: TADRE, PC Address: 9926 Devonshire Drive Omaha NE 68114 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: May 1, 2020 General nature of business: Real Estate RYAN RENNER Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative June 26, 2020 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION Company Name: WHRT LLC Initial Designated Office: 11704 W Center Rd #103a, Omaha, NE 68144 Registered Agent and Office: Ben Thompson, 14301 FNB Pkwy, Ste 100, Omaha, NE 68154 Date of Organization: March 11, 2020 Professional Services: Medical Services and Physical Medicine Ben Thompson, Organizer First publication June 26, 2020, final July 10, 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 MAKINDE, LLC The name of the Company is Makinde, LLC. The Designated Office of the Company is: 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. The Registered Agent and Office of the Company is: Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O., 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. This limited liability company commenced business on June 19, 2020. First publication June 26, 2020, final July 10, 2020 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LLC The Nebraska limited liability company’s name is Nikki Burson, LLC. Its designated office is 1519 N. 208th Terrace, Elkhorn, NE 68022. Its purpose is any lawful business. It commenced on May 26, 2020. Its affairs shall be managed by a Member/Manager. Nikki Burson, Organizer. First publication June 26, 2020, final July 10, 2020 MATTHEW T. PAYNE, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728 NOTICE OF AMENDMENT OF CERTIFICATE OF ORGANIZATION OF PERFORMANCE LAWN CARE, L.L.C. Notice is hereby given of an Amendment to the Certificate of Organization of Performance Lawn Care, L.L.C. under the laws of the State of Nebraska as follows: Article I of the Certificate of Organization of the Company is hereby amended so that, as amended, said Article shall provide that the name of the Company shall be SEAY ENTERPRISES, LLC. The Amendment to Certificate of Organization was filed with the Secretary of State of Nebraska on June 17, 2020. In all other respects, the Certificate of Organization remain unchanged. First publication June 26, 2020, final July 3, 2020

TIMOTHY J. BUCKLEY, Attorney GOVIER, KATSKEE, SUING & MAXELL, PC, LLO 10404 Essex Court, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 LEGAL NOTICE In the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska. PR20-871 Estate of JEROME E. CORCORAN, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on 18TH day of June, 2020, in the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska, the Registrar issued a written statement of Informal Probate of the Will of said Decedent and that Kathleen M. Curnyn, whose address is 1708 N. 107th St., Omaha, Nebraska 68114, was informally appointed by the Registrar as Personal Representative of the Estate. Creditors of this estate must file their claims with this Court, located at Courtroom No. 30, Third Floor, Probate Division, Douglas County Hall of Justice, 17th & Farnam Streets, Omaha, NE 68183, on or before August 26, 2020 or be forever barred. CARROL L. MILLS Registrar First publication June 26, 2020, final July 3, 2020 CHARLES E. DORWART, Attorney MASSIH LAW, LLC 226 N. 114th Street Omaha, NE 68154 LEGAL NOTICE In the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska. PR20-865 Estate of Dennis William Eurek, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on June 17th, 2020, in the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska, the Registrar issued a written statement of Informal Probate of the Intestacy of said Decedent and that Leslie Kay Eurek of 10718 Charles Street, Omaha, NE 68114 was informally appointed by the Registrar as Personal Representative of the Estate. Creditors of this estate must file their claims with this Court, located at Courtroom No. 30, Third Floor, Probate Division, Douglas County Hall of Justice, 17th & Farnam Streets, Omaha, NE 68183, on or before August 26, 2020 or be forever barred. CARROL L. MILLS Registrar First publication June 26, 2020, final July 3, 2020 C R O K E R , H U C K , K A S H E R , D e W I T T, A N D E R S O N & GONDERINGER, L.L.C. 2120 South 72nd Street, Suite 1200 Omaha, Nebraska 68124 APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: Croker Huck Name of Applicant: Croker, Huck, Kasher, DeWitt, Anderson & Goneringer, L.L.C. Address: 2120 S. 72nd Street, Suite 1200, Omaha NE 68124 Applicant is a Limited Liability Company If other than an Individual, state under whose laws entity was formed: Nebraska Date of first use of name in Nebraska: January 6, 2003 General nature of business: Legal Services STEVEN RANUM Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative June 26, 2020 MATTHEW T. PAYNE, Attorney PANSING HOGAN ERNST & BACHMAN LLP 10250 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3728

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: Performance Lawn Care Name of Applicant: SunCo Grounds Management, Inc. Address: 7929 Irvington Road, Omaha, NE 68122 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: March 13, 2009 General nature of business: Lawn Care and Maintenance CHRISTOPHER ANDERSEN Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative 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 BOYER 7125, LLC The name of the Company is Boyer 7125, LLC. The Designated Office of the Company is: 7125 Q Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68117. The Registered Agent and Office of the Company is: Howland Boyer, Jr., 7125 Q Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68117. This limited liability company commenced business on June 19, 2020. First publication June 26, 2020, final July 10, 2020 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF TERRACRAFT AGGREGATE, LLC. Notice is hereby given that TERRACRAFT AGGREGATE, LLC has been organized as a limited liability company under the Nebraska Limited Liability Company Act. The address of the registered office of the company is 5035 Arbor Circle, Omaha, NE 68106. The general nature of the business to be transacted by the company is any lawful business which may be carried on by limited liability companies organized under the Nebraska Limited Liability Company Act. The company commenced on June 17th, 2020, and has perpetual duration. The manager of the company is Devyn Lambrecht. First publication June 26, 2020, final July 3, 2020

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MATTHEW BURNS, Attorney LEFLER | KUEHL | BURNS 300 S 19th Street, Suite 304 Omaha, NE 68102 LEGAL NOTICE In the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska. PR20-539 Estate of MARILYN TOURTELLOT, Deceased Notice is hereby given that on 11TH day of June, 2020, in the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska, the Registrar issued a written statement of Informal Probate of the Will of said Decedent and that MATTHEW BURNS, whose address is 1213 Jones St., Omaha, NE 68102, was informally appointed by the Registrar as Personal Representative of the Estate. Creditors of this estate must file their claims with this Court, located at Courtroom No. 30, Third Floor, Probate Division, Douglas County Hall of Justice, 17th & Farnam Streets, Omaha, NE 68183, on or before (two months after first publication date) November 19, 2016 or be forever barred. KELLY J. GOLDEN Registrar First publication June 26, 2020, final July 3, 2020 THOMAS H. PENKE, Attorney 12020 Shamrock Plaza, Suite 200 Omaha, Nebraska 68154 LEGAL NOTICE In the County Court of Douglas County, Nebraska. PR20-904 Estate of Pinkie M. Foster, Deceased Notice is hereby given that a Petition for Formal Adjudication of Intestacy, Determination of Heirs, and Appointment E. Ray Allen, whose address is 3417 North 48th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68104, as Personal Representative has been filed herein and is set for hearing in the Douglas County Court Probate Division, Courtroom #330, on the 21 day of July, 2020, at 11:00 o'clock A.M. CAROLE L. MILLS Registrar First publication June 26, 2020, final July 3, 2020 APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: Timberline Homes of Omaha Name of Applicant: Paradise Homes Inc Address: 17504 Storage Rd. Omaha, NE 68136 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: 07/1990 General nature of business: Home Building/Construction DAN E. MILLER Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative June 26, 2020 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF RESULTS REALTY, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that RESULTS REALTY, LLC (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 1401 N 52nd Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68132. The Registered Agent of the Company is Georgia Parment, 1401 N 52nd Street, Omaha NE 68132. The LLC commenced business on June 8, 2020. First publication June 26, 2020, final July 3, 2020 NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF DREAMS DO COME TRUE, L.L.C. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Dreams Do Come True, L.L.C. (the “Company”) has been organized under the laws of the State of Nebraska. The Designated Office Address of the Company is 2714 Newport Avenue, Omaha, NE 68112. The Registered Agent of the Company is Anna M. Lemieux, 2714 Newport Avenue, Omaha, NE 68112 First publication June 26, 2020, final July 3, 2020 APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADE NAME Trade Name to be registered is: Antiquity Hardscape Contractors Name of Applicant: Antiquity Outdoor Supply LLC Address:503 W 6th street Papillion NE 68046 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: 03/2007 General nature of business: Landscaping MIKE JONESON Signature of Applicant or Legal Representative June 26, 2020 DANIEL C. PAULEY, Attorney LAMSON, DUGAN and MURRAY, LLP 10306 Regency Parkway Drive Omaha, Nebraska 68114-3743 NOTICE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF TL Speaks, LLC Notice is hereby given of the formation of a limited liability company under the laws of the State of Nebraska, and that the name of the limited liability company is TL Speaks, LLC. The name and address of the registered 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 20, 2020 and shall have perpetual duration. The affairs of the company shall be conducted by the Members, as prescribed by the Operating Agreement. First publication June 26, 2020, final July 3, 2020


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• JUNE 26, 2020 • Midlands Business Journal

TRANSPORTATION, DISTRIBUTION & WAREHOUSING A section prepared by the staff of the Midlands Business Journal

June 26, 2020

While not impervious, transportation, distribution and warehousing industry sees demand by Michelle Leach The current crisis has presented many opportunities for organizations in the transportation, distribution and warehousing industry. “The value and essentialness of the trucking industry couldn’t have been clearer than when the pandemic crisis was first unfolding,” said Nebraska Trucking Association President and CEO Kent Grisham. “Truckers always Grisham respond in times of emergency.” During the 2019 floods, for instance, truckers operated continuously to bring emergency supplies to stricken areas. “With COVID-19, store shelves from coast-to-coast were empty,” he said. “Hospitals and first responders were running out of supplies throughout North America. The relief for those conditions were all dependent on our truckers.” This emergency has given trucking the opportunity to demonstrate its essentialness on a national level. “In the end, I believe that will translate into more people looking to our industry for

career opportunities, and into improved relationships with shippers and receivers alike,” Grisham said. That said, trucking isn’t invulnerable. “Some trucking companies will have to cut back, especially if they are not hauling freight related to pandemic relief or essential retail supplies,” he said. “But we remain optimistic that the recession will be short-lived, and that we can play our Beals part in reopening and re-energizing the economy.” In its 80th anniversary year, the association has been able to shine as an advocate and to bring critical information, education and training. “With our help, many of our members have been able to still add drivers and trucks to their fleets, despite the number of closures and reductions in service,” Grisham said. TDW businesses, said NAI NP Dodge Vice President Marketing and Community Relations Jeff Beals, tend to be among the healthiest in the economy right now. “Because so many people are still stuck at home, either because their offices are closed

Tim Aschoff talks with a driver at Crete Carrier. (Photo courtesy of Crete Carrier) or because they may have health vulnerabili- years to come. ties, they are ordering more products shipped “Also, TDW space is generally pretty to their homes,” he said. “This has greatly easy to convert to manufacturing space, expanded the need for TDW buildings, and which gives building owners even more I do not see that changing any time in the options,” he said. “It looks like we'll see a near future.” manufacturing boom in the United States In fact, Beals said those who own TDW over the next five to 10 years. real estate should be in great shape for many “The pandemic exposed the critical vulnerabilities of the ‘just-in-time inventory’ philosophy. If too much of your supply chain is vulnerable during a time of crisis, the very existence of your business is at risk. I think you will see a substantial amount of manufacturing repatriation. Much of that new U.S.based manufacturing will be sophisticated, high-value-added stuff.” In the few years leading up to the pandemic, industrial real estate had been in “super-high demand,” according to Beals. “So not much is changing,” he said. “Vacancy over the past few years has been just above 3% in Omaha and I expect it will continue to be tight for a long time. Industrial tenants love high ceilings, plenty of dock doors, flexible space and easy access to freeways.” Crete Carrier Corporations was fortunate, said President and COO TIm Aschoff, to have most of its customers be in the food production and consumer packaged goods space related (Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nestle Purina, Conagra and Kimberly Clark) — or in related retail space (Walmart, Hy-Vee and AWG). “We saw some interruption at some Continued on next page.


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Industry sees demand Air travel slowly resuming post pandemic Continued from preceding page. customer locations, but for the most part our business has remained strong; however, other segments of the trucking industry that serve auto and other manufacturing, fuel and non-necessity retail saw their business drop significantly,” he said. “As America reopens, those sectors are picking up.” To ensure a safe supply chain, Aschoff said they worked with customers to adopt new procedures. “At the same time, we provided our drivers with COVID-19 training and masks, hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies to protect themselves,” he said. “Less than 0.3% of our team members contracted the virus, while continuing to ‘Keep America Moving.’ We have not had a team member test positive in over three weeks.” While demand across the country is fluctuating more than normal, Aschoff sees lasting upsides; for instance, some customers have streamlined interactions by implementing the likes of totally electronic shipping documents. “Second, and much more significant, is the country’s appreciation of the job drivers perform every hour of every day to supply all of us with the essentials for life and the U.S. economy,” he said. “Trucking is vital to every industry, but trucking is far more than trucks. Some companies view transportation as a commodity. Know that receiving safe, consistent, high quality service depends on the quality of people in the trucks and at the trucking companies that serve you.”

by Gabby Christensen

As the COVID-19 outbreak swept across the globe, experts say air travel nearly came to a halt. “We didn’t have a jet fly in for three weeks,” said Lisa LaMantia, president at Advanced Air. “When we did see a jet, it was usually carrying medical supplies. We didn’t receive any charter calls. People were just staying at home.” However, LaMantia said travel started to slowly pick up during the last two weeks of May. “Our maintenance and avionics shops were booked solid,” she said. “Customers chose to get work done and have their plane down since they weren’t planning on traveling anywhere.” LaMantia said it was surprising that flight training didn’t drop as much as anticipated. In fact, several new students started. “It appeared that there were several people who have always wanted to become a pilot but never had the time,” she said. “Due to COVID-19, they didn’t have other activities going on during nights and weekends, which opened up their schedule and gave them time to learn to fly.” LaMantia predicts the charter department will pick up this summer. “We feel people are hesitant to travel by the airlines and like the comfort of knowing exactly who is on the plane with them,” she said. Lori Johnson, marketing communications manager at Duncan Aviation, said Duncan Aviation is still open and operating at full staff at all of its main facilities, avionics satellites

and Engine Rapid Response launch locations. “There are a multitude of dynamic factors that will ultimately determine how this pandemic will affect the business aviation industry, but it is our belief that business aviation will hold a special spot in the recovery of our

LaMantia Johnson nation and the world,” she said. According to Johnson, one of the main priorities from customers is concern regarding keeping aircraft sanitized. “Duncan Aviation invested in disinfectant units that are available through our main locations, as well as avionics satellites and Engine Rapid Response offices,” she said. Along the same lines, Duncan Aviation had previously installed an aircraft ionizer unit from Aviation Clean Air, which has seen increased interest from customers. Johnson said there has also been interest from operators who would like to perform modifications to the layout of their aircraft to allow more people to comfortably fly at a time. In addition, new cabin management systems and connectivity solutions for increased people aboard corporate aircraft are

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being requested. In this new era of traveling, Steve McCoy, director of air service and business development at Omaha Airport Authority, said passengers want to know they will be safe flying. “As travelers started to return to the air, the Omaha Airport Authority began to roll out a comprehensive public awareness campaign called TravelSafeOMA that communicates the measures being taken at Eppley Airfield to provide for the safe, healthy environment of travelers and visitors,” he said. “These measures include additional cleaning of touchpoints, use of face masks, hand McCoy sanitizer stations and touchless travel options, to name a few. All the initiatives associated with TravelSafeOMA are aimed at building confidence in the travel experience for passengers looking to fly again.” McCoy said all seven airlines that provided service from Eppley Airfield before the pandemic are still around, providing a host of nonstop flight options for passengers in Omaha. “When people are ready to travel again, Eppley Airfield and the airlines serving Omaha will be ready for them,” McCoy said. “We know that passengers and the community need to use Eppley Airfield for essential travel and shipping needs, and we are committed to keeping the airport open and operational for those needs. That focus on our passengers and their needs will continue to remain important to our team as we move forward.”


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• Transportation, Distribution & Warehousing

Warehousing industry remains steady, weathers pandemic by David Kubicek

Warehousing is expected to remain strong, with many calling the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic a hiccup as the industry adapts to the new normal. “It’s expensive to construct new buildings, so existing properties are leasing up fast,” NAI NP Dodge Executive Vice President Trenton B. Magid said. “My sense is that unless they really need the expansion, some industrial and manufacturing users are holding off plans to build this year.” Over the past few years Omaha has seen lots of construction, which has driven up prices and led to a worker shortage. “I think the commercial real estate market is healthy overall,” Magid said. “We have enough projects in the works and enough demand that any slow period will pick up strongly. We’re short on quality investment properties, which go really fast, and existing properties are selling at a premium, so I’m pretty bullish on the rest of this year and next year.” R & R Realty Group has seen an accelerated level of interest and leasing activity in its

warehouses, according to Nebraska Division President Mike Homa. “One of the big tenants we signed recently required a certain number of air exchange

Magid Homa systems in the warehouse space and more advanced air quality systems for their office space than we’ve seen from our warehouse users,” Homa said. “I anticipate [that trend] continuing.” COVID-19 is reshaping how consumers and businesses think about product delivery. More product will be delivered to the consumers’ doors, which will impact business’

supply chain. In anticipation of greater demand, the firm is building its third warehouse at R & R Commerce Park at Highways 50 and 37 in Papillion. The firm has two 250,000-squarefoot warehouses there now, and the new one will be 300,000 square feet. Michael Miller, principal and executive vice president at Colliers International, said that in the short term, demand Miller for investment and industrial real estate has slowed. “That has mirrored very well with the annualized GDP contracting by 4.8%,” he said. “As people realize what the overall effect on the market will be, they’re starting to return to the market, and there’s an increased demand for industrial capacity.” Miller attributes this demand to e-commerce growth and maintaining increasing inventory levels of personal protective equipment (PPE). “The supply chain in general will flatten out and [then] actually begin to increase,” Miller said. “Omaha has been a fairly insulat-

ed marketplace. We don’t see the huge swings in valuations or rent levels that you see in major markets. We haven’t seen the huge tick down, and conversely, we’re not expecting to see a huge increase in rent levels and supply of industrial real estate. “I expect the market to remain firm for the coming year. Prior to the pandemic we’ve seen about 39 consecutive quarters of very low vacancy, stabilized rent levels, and even growth in demand for industrial. Even if we have a hiccup due to COVID-19, it’s likely that we’ll bounce back and continue that trend.” The third-party logistics (3PL) industry is seeing increasing inventories, which in turn is affecting available capacities and shortages of warehouse labor and staffing, according to Michael Wohlgemuth, chief operating officer of Gratton Warehouse Co. “For the increased inventories and storage space being limited, this is driving more companies looking for additional space outside of their current providers and networks,” he said. The firm has implemented procedures and policies based on guidelines set for the pandemic, including restricting site visits and use of video conferencing. “For 3PLs, we could continue to see an increase in volume over the next year,” Wohlgemuth said. “There is a lot of variables that go into this, but with everything going on, it doesn’t appear much is slowing down.”

Pandemic shines new light on need for transportation planning and engineering by Gabby Christenen

In recent months, local industry experts say the current transportation environment has definitely been disrupted, but there’s room for growth. Kevin Flatowicz-Farmer, chair at Mode Shift Omaha, said many American cities, Omaha included, are awakening to the realization that they have an overbuilt road network that is beginning to deteriorate. “Omaha just authorized debt financing street maintenance, which is an unsustainable solution,” Flatowicz-Farmer said. “A distinct trend in Omaha is infill development in places like the Blackstone District and 75 North’s Highlander. With a denser city, we have more viable transportation options. An unintended effect is the loss or displacement of affordable housing. How and where we live and work have a huge influence on our transportation choices.” Flatowicz-Farmer said every aspect of transportation has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and trends in shared mobility, whether rideshare apps or bike and scooter share programs, have seen significant decline. Widespread unemployment and work-fromhome opportunities have reduced the number of cars on the road, especially at rush hour. Additionally, public transportation has seen a steep decline in ridership.

Flatowicz-Farmer said the only modes of transportation that have seen an increase are people walking and riding bikes, which may lead the city to improve pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure. “Now is a time to apply vision and leadership to develop a sustainable, more equitable Omaha,” he said. Grace Thomas, associate at Verdis Group, said fewer cars on the road leads to cleaner air, fewer climate change-causing greenhouse gas emissions and provides a new way to think about how public streets are used. “COVID-19 has demonstrated globally what our communities look like with fewer cars on the road on a regular basis,” she said. Perhaps the largest change to the transportation industry is the rapid increase in working from home. Thomas said the Midwest has a great opportunity to use the pandemic to think critically about existing transportation systems. “The big question is, what good is happening here and are we willing to rethink and redesign how we move to carry this good forward?” she said. “Are we willing to let this pandemic be a transformative time for transportation, making us stronger, more sustainable and resilient going forward? Or will we try to quickly return Continued on next page.


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Continued from preceding page. to the old way of driving everywhere and miss the opportunities right in front of us? These are questions every business owner and community leader must answer to make the midlands an attractive place to live, work and play.” Prior to the pandemic, Tiernan Siems, attorney/member at Erickson Sederstrom and a charter flight pilot, said business travel and general aviation was used frequently both nationally and in the Midwest. When the virus first became prevalent, there was an uptick in this type of travel, as many were shying away from commercial airlines. “This didn’t last long, though,” he said. “As the country shut down, the need for in-person meetings and business or pleasure travel slowed down to a trickle and some airports even shut down because of the virus.” Fast forward to today, Siems said business travel and general aviation is slowly starting to pick back up and this type of travel is going to be even more popular than it was pre-pandemic. “This can be a problem, though, because it’s a highly regulated field,” he said. “From a legal standpoint, we’re becoming busier in this regard.” Siems said it’s important for people to remember that hiring an illegal charter is less safe and can result in penalties for all parties concerned. Additionally, there’s been an emphasis on thoroughly sanitizing aircraft. “There’s going to be a demand from consumers who want to be in a safe, bacteria-free environment,” he said. “I am optimistic that our country is going to recover from this, as we’re already starting to see the industry resume.”

by Jasmine Heimgartner which can be difficult when you have a Regardless of what kind of potential traveling environment like we have,” said risk or exposure may be present, busi- Alan Roberts, safety director at Wynne nesses have a duty to provide employees Transport Service. “We are also limiting a safe workplace. When it comes to facing access as a precaution for both the worka virus and situation that people haven’t force and the office staff. We approached faced before, identifying solutions is much all the employees and made sure that if more complex than tagging they feel any type of issue, they equipment, promoting stretchcan ask to stay home.” ing exercises or providing propDepending on the work er personal protective equipenvironment, social distancing ment, such as hardhats, gloves has been one of the toughest and eyewear. solutions for business that have “Businesses are having to been able to stay in operation. figure out the best way to pro“One challenge has been tect employees from somekeeping drivers at a distance thing that they and the employin warehouses,” Zablocki said. ees can’t really control,” said “Most warehouses have a limShawn Zablocki, owner of Z2 ited number of people moving Zablocki Safety Solutions. “A lot of it is around, but they are having to been coming up with solutions on the fly, interact with the truck drivers bringing in especially as we find out more about the loads. To the extent they can, they have virus and have to readapt to protect peo- been keeping drivers in the cab or prople. Like any hazard, we have to identify viding a limited area they have access to. the risk, how it will affect the employee We are also seeing people using barriers. and find a solution for it. In the future, What it really comes down to is awareness this will change how we think about doing and educating everyone to think about hazard assessments.” what they are doing outside of work to Following general Centers for Disease not bring back anything back into the Control guidelines has made adapting a work environment.” little easier, but communication and being For truck drivers, who were already flexible continue to be important aspects immersed in a somewhat isolated environof balancing employee safety and relative- ment, safety precautions have made their ly normal operations. roles a little more challenging. “We have provided all our drivers “With an over the road environment, with masks and hand sanitizer and are our drivers have been very busy,” Roberts constantly sending fleetwide messages said. “Unfortunately, they are subjected about practicing safe social distancing, to a lot of changes out there. Truck stops

have changed their methods of doing their business in terms of limited or no facilities. Some places they can no longer go in and get coffee. It has distanced the drivers further. I have to praise our drivers. They have done an unbelievable job throughout this and approached it in a very positive way.” For many businesses, staying up and running also means meeting compliance obligations, which involves an audit or assessment. While some businesses require appointments and temperature checks for onsite visitors, along with masks, technology has proven a vital tool in keeping people safe and ensuring guidelines are met. “We have been doing audits or assessments remotely, which is a safer method,” Zablocki said. “It can take a little more time, but everyone is comfortable with the approach. Instead of six hours on a call, we have been breaking things up and spreading it out.” While getting back to normal doesn’t seem to be coming anytime soon, the current situation has brought people within many organizations together to formulate new plans and incorporate new ideas into solutions for a potential new norm. “It has made everyone take a serious look at how we do things,” Roberts said. “There are some areas that it brought to light that we are going to improve on, so there have been some good things coming from all of this that will be positive moving forward.”


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