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President’s Welcome .................................................................................6 Bellevue Chamber Partners ....................................................................8 Mayor’s Message....................................................................................... 10 Bellevue Public Schools Superintendent Message...................... 10 55th Wing Commander Message....................................................... 12 USSTRATCOM Commander Message................................................ 12


Bellevue at a Glance................................................................................ 13 Bellevue History........................................................................................ 14 Membership Benefits.............................................................................. 16 Believe in Bellevue................................................................................... 17


What is a Bellevue Chamber Ambassador?.................................... 18 Small Business Awards........................................................................... 19


Charitable Foundations.......................................................................... 20 Education in Bellevue............................................................................. 22 Health Care in Bellevue.......................................................................... 23 What to do in Bellevue........................................................................... 24 Offutt Air Force Base................................................................................ 28


Membership directory............................................................................ 30

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n behalf of the Greater Bellevue Area Chamber of Commerce, I am delighted to welcome you to the City of Bellevue and the Offutt Air Force Base Community. I hope you will let our annual Bellevue First Community Guide serve as a valuable resource for finding the best of everything in the City of Bellevue. For over 60 years, the Chamber of Commerce has proudly served the citizens of this great City, and we look forward to continuing in our mission to grow and support this incredible community. In this edition of the community guide, you will find listings of over 350 local businesses and organizations that work side-by-side with the Chamber to make Bellevue the best place to work, live and play. You will also find informative articles and letters from our top community leaders, sharing their focus and goals for Bellevue and the Offutt community in 2022. Bellevue has always been in the center of it all. As a young, thriving river town, we were the midpoint of westward expansion. As a strategic military command post, we continue to be at the epicenter of a global military power. Bellevue grew from the efforts and dreams of adventure seekers and immigrants who envisioned a better life, and that spirit is alive and well today. With a population of over 64,000 people, Bellevue has many vibrant businesses, 600 acres of trails, A+ rated schools, and a myriad of opportunities for entertainment and shopping. While we’re a collection of diverse people, we’re one Bellevue with the feel of a small town and the promise of a big city. Whether you are new to our community or have had the good fortune to live here for many years, I encourage you to use this Community Guide to get out and explore our thriving City and discover all of the reasons that we love to call Bellevue home. And if you are in the neighborhood, stop in to the Chamber office and say hello, because while we are the Chamber of Commerce, I hope that foremost we are the Chamber of Community. We love meeting new friends and look forward to working together with all of you to always find new ways to keep Bellevue as the heart of Nebraska. Michelle Y. Andahl, President and CEO Greater Bellevue Area Chamber of Commerce


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Welcome to Bellevue

n behalf of the Bellevue City Council and all of our residents I am excited to welcome you and would invite you to thrive along with us and experience all that our community has to offer. In Bellevue, we enjoy the view of the rolling hills overlooking the Missouri River. We enjoy a lifestyle that blends the latest in entertainment and leisure activities with an oldtime atmosphere of friendliness and welcome. We are a very patriotic community and proud to be the home of Offutt Air Force Base. We are always working to keep our economy growing and you will find both small businesses and large corporations are valued members of our community. Bellevue is well known for our low unemployment, low cost of living, low utility rates, low crime, and a strong education system ranging from great public schools to a nationally recognized university. Residents and visitors also enjoy over 600 acres of parks, wooded and paved trails that stretch for miles, numerous golf courses and dozens of ball fields and recreational activities. These are many of the reasons that Money Magazine has listed Bellevue as, “the Best Place to Live in Nebraska”. I feel Bellevue provides a rare combination of a modern lifestyle while maintaining its roots in Midwestern hospitality. Bellevue’s spirit shines throughout the year with annual events such as the Veterans Day and Arrows to Aerospace Parades and the Bellevue Rocks – Riverfront Festival. Please feel free to explore our website at for more current information about what is happening in our great community and if you have any questions or comments we would love to hear from you. Sincerely, Rusty Hike Mayor Bellevue City Hall 1500 Wall St., 402-293-3000

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Champions for Children n behalf of Bellevue Public Schools, welcome to the Bellevue/Offutt Community!

Bellevue Public Schools is among the best. Our beliefs include learning for all; preparing our students to persevere and face the challenges of living and learning in an ever-changing world; respecting diversity and helping students understand their roles as responsible citizens; providing a safe and secure learning environment; and partnering with our students, parents, and community to support learning and enhance the quality of education in our district. Bellevue Public Schools continues to flourish with educational opportunities for the students we serve. Our Frank Kumor Career Center is the hub to programs that enhance high school education with real-life and relevant learning experiences, which includes our automotive maintenance academy, health science (CNA) academy and new education career academy launching fall 2022. Our grant-funded programs continue to grow with the most recent from the National Center for Family Literacy – their mission works to eradicate poverty through education solutions for families - in addition to the IMPACT World Language grant and Project STEM. Bellevue is proud of our relationship with Offutt Air Force Base and our commitment to support the needs of over 2,400 military connected students. All twenty schools in the district have recently been designated as Purple Star Schools. Please take time and look over our website ( Our accomplishments are many and they take teamwork, communication, leadership, a strong curriculum, accountability, efficiency and a dynamic group of people. The Bellevue/Offutt community is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. We are fortunate to have a community that supports and values education. We are united with a common purpose, to be Champions for Children! Educationally yours, Jeff Rippe, Ed.D. Superintendent, Bellevue Public Schools

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elcome to Bellevue, home to Offutt Air Force Base and the 55th Wing.

Activated on January 15, 1941 as the 55th Pursuit Group, the Warhawks of the Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth today are an information warfare wing, 7,800 strong, operating six different aircraft types, executing all five of the Air Force’s core missions while operating in six geographical locations. As the host unit at Offutt AFB, the 55th Wing provides support for more than 50 partner units including U.S. Strategic Command, 557th Weather Wing, 595th Command & Control Group, Nebraska Air National Guard’s 170th Group and the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. Together, the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Guardians of Team Offutt are proud to serve the American people and accomplish our mission on behalf of America’s senior leaders. Offutt AFB was originally established in 1896 as Fort Crook, in honor of Maj. Gen. George Crook, a Civil War hero. In 1924, Fort Crook officially designated its airfield as Offutt Field, named after 1st Lt. Jarvis Offutt, an Omaha native who died during World War I when his aircraft crashed in France. For more than 125 years now, Offutt has enjoyed incredible support from the local community. And it’s because of that support the men and women of Team Offutt are able to accomplish their worldwide mission. We are fortunate to call Bellevue home and we thank you for all that you do to support our service members and their families. Sincerely, Kristen D. Thompson Colonel, USAF Commander, 55th Wing


elcome to this extraordinary community, home of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM)! USSTRATCOM is a global warfighting command responsible for deterring strategic attack and employing forces, as directed, to guarantee the security of our Nation and our Allies. USSTRATCOM has 150,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Guardians, and civilians around the globe integrating and coordinating the necessary command and control capability to provide support with the most accurate and timely information for the President, the Secretary of Defense, other national leadership and combatant commanders. The mission of USSTRATCOM is to deter strategic attack and employ forces, as directed, to guarantee the security of our Nation and our Allies. The command enables Joint Force operations and is the combatant command responsible for Strategic Deterrence, Nuclear Operations, Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications (NC3) Enterprise Operations, Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations, Global Strike, Missile Defense, Analysis and Targeting, and Missile Threat Assessment. USSTRATCOM combines the synergy of the U.S. legacy nuclear command and control mission with responsibility for global strike, and global missile defense. This dynamic command gives national leadership a unified resource for greater understanding of specific threats around the world and the means to respond to those threats rapidly. We are proud to be part of this extraordinary community and we welcome you. I have been to many places around the world and I can tell you, there is no more special place than here. This is my third time, here, at USSTRATCOM and Offutt AFB. My wife, Lisa, and I could not be happier to be back. We love this community and everything it offers our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Sincerely, Charles A. Richard Admiral, U.S. Navy Commander

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Local Government

The city’s municipal form of government is led by the Office of the Mayor. There are six elected positions to the City Council.

Bellevue City Hall 1500 Wall St. 402-293-3000, Rusty Hike, Mayor 402-293-3000 City Administrator 402-293-3023 City Clerk 402-293-3165 City Permits 402-293-3014 Code Enforcement 402-293-3050 Finance Director 402-293-3088 Garbage/Waste Management 402-293-3135 Parks Department 402-293-3122 Personnel Issues 402-293-3019 Planning Department 402-293-3026 Public Works 402-293-3025

Ward 1 Thomas Burns, 402-415-9570

District 4 Gary Mixan, 402-320-2085

Ward 2 Bob Stinson, 402-630-0355

District 5 Jim Warren, 402-290-8000

Ward 3 Paul Cook, 402-291-8343

Election Commissioner Emily A. Ethington, 402-593-2167

Ward 4 Kathy Welch, 402-293-1372

Fire Protection

Ward 5 Don Preister, 402-733-6660

Library Bellevue Public Library 1003 Lincoln Road 402-293-3157

Federal Delegation Congressman – 1st District Jeff Fortenberry, 402-438-1598 U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, 402-391-3411 U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, 402-550-8040

Nebraska State Senators District 3 Carol Blood, 402-471-2627 District 45 Rita Sanders, 402-471-2615

Recreation Department 402-293-3142

Sarpy County Commissioners

Street Department 402-293-3126

District 1 Don Kelly, 402-206-1807

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District 2 David Klug, 402-651-4279

At-Large Jerry McCaw, 402-677-1317

District 3 Angela Burmeister, 402-827-7000 ext. 104

The Bellevue Fire Department is headed by Chief Perry Guido. Bellevue is home to a regional fire training facility at 3100 SP Benson Drive. The facility is used by professional and volunteer fire departments from across eastern Nebraska. Emergency: 911 FIREHOUSES BFD District I Administrative Offices 211 W. 22nd Ave. 402-293-3153 BFD District II 2110 Fairview Drive BFD District III 9400 S. 36th St. BFD District IV 13501 S. 25th St.

Police Protection

The Bellevue Police Department has 97 sworn officers and 20 non-sworn staff. The department is made up of three divisions: operations, support and investigations and six patrol districts.

Local Newspapers Bellevue Leader P.O. Box 1025 Bellevue, NE 68005 402-444-1463, Sarpy Guide & News P O Box 240 Gretna, NE 68028 402-332-3232, Omaha World-Herald 1314 Douglas St. Omaha, NE 68102 402-444-1000, The Air Pulse P.O. Box 1025 Bellevue, NE 68005 402-444-1463,


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Built in 1856, First Presbyterian Church, 2002 Franklin St., is the oldest church in Nebraska. The church was regularly used for 100 years. It featured beautiful stained-glass windows, locally crafted oak pews and an elevated pulpit.

Fort Crook was redesignated Offutt Air Force Base after local fallen World War I pilot Jarvis Offutt. It took on new challenges, contesting Cold War threats and serving as headquarters of Strategic Air Command from 1948 to 1992.

1896 Mid-1830s The log cabin, now located at 1805 Hancock St., is one of the oldest buildings in the state. The structure was home to a Native American chief, an early Sarpy County judge, and a Civil War veteran. The log cabin is on the National Register of Historic Landmarks.

Bellevue had struggled to survive as a community, but the commissioning of a new army installation on the outskirts of the village marked the start of a special relationship Bellevue maintains with the military. Named after veteran Civil War Gen. George Crook, Fort Crook would play an important role in a number of conflicts including the Spanish American War and World War I.

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1950 The Bellevue Bridge, (later dedicated as the Grand Army of the Republic Bridge) opens. Built at a cost of 2.8 million dollars, the toll bridge over the Missouri River directly connected Bellevue to Iowa and was a sign of post war progress.



1981 Bellevue welcomes home Paul Needham. After spending 444 days in captivity during the Iranian Hostage Crisis, Captain Paul Needham received a hometown welcome.

Currently one of the busiest intersections in Sarpy County, 36th Street and Highway 370 in 1999 was newly charted territory for Bellevue. Albertson’s (now Bakers) was built but much of the Twin Creek development was still a work in progress.

Timeline photos and content provided by: Ben Justman Executive Director, Sarpy County Museum

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As Bellevue grew, it became clear that another high school was needed in the Bellevue Public School System. Bellevue West opened in 1977 and is one of four high schools in Bellevue.

The end of an era was marked in 1992 when Strategic Air Command stood down and United States Strategic Command was established. SAC had been at Offutt AFB since 1948.

While flooding has occasionally happened along the mighty Missouri River, the sudden and extensive flooding of 2019 was historic. While 30,000-40,000 sandbags did little to slow floodwaters, the community came together to overcome the disaster.

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Benefits of Being Engaged with the Chamber The Greater Bellevue Area Chamber of Commerce is a vibrant, influential organization in Bellevue and surrounding metropolitan areas. The chamber is dedicated to leading the way for economic development and growth in Bellevue, through strong leadership and support of our business community as well as networking and collaborative projects. The benefits of being a Greater Bellevue Chamber of Commerce member are many and almost unlimited. There are so many ways that community members and businesses can reach their goals for growth and community reach, through the many programs that the chamber offers. There are business-to-business networking opportunities, as well as lead-development through our many networking programs including numerous weekly Power Partner networking groups, monthly Wake-Up Wednesdays as well as monthly Business After Hours. Our members also experience great growth through participating in the numerous educational opportunities offered throughout the year, including our 9-month Leadership Bellevue Program, employment and business forums, and bi-weekly informative talks with business owners via our Coffee and Conversation series via Zoom.

The Chamber is very dedicated to supporting the great men and women of Offutt Air Force Base. There are many annual events that the Chamber runs or collaborates on with community members, including Nebraska’s Official Veterans Parade, Operation Holiday Cheer, the annual Base Picnic, Military Relations Golf Tournament, and the Annual USSTRATCOM UPDATE luncheon. In addition, we hold education forums for individuals transitioning out of the military that want to find their next career here in the state of Nebraska. We have also developed the Veterans Collaborative Council, focused on connecting retired and separated military members with all the services available to veterans in the Bellevue and Metro area. The Chamber also puts on multiple special events throughout the year, including golf outings, music bingo, candidate forums, annual Mayor’s Forum, and our Signature Annual Dinner. All these events are open to the public and we would love to have you join us! You can learn more about all the opportunities that come with being a chamber member by calling the Greater Bellevue Area Chamber of Commerce at 402-898-3000.

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What is a Bellevue Chamber Ambassador?

he Ambassadors are a team of enthusiastic chamber members, who generously give their time, to act as the greeting arm of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, to ensure that our membership is being served.

The Ambassadors are the public relations and retention assistants of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, a group of business leaders in the community who have made a commitment to volunteer their time and efforts toward developing and maintaining a feeling of goodwill and understanding between the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce and business, government, and the community at large. The mission of the Ambassador team is retaining existing members, recruit new members and strengthen the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce. The Ambassador team helps to create productive working relationships, encourages member involvement, and acts as a catalyst in the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce efforts to produce a dynamic business climate within the City of Bellevue and the surrounding areas in Sarpy County. Benefits of being an Ambassador include, an excellent way to expand business contacts as well as networking at various Bellevue Chamber of Commerce events and enjoying high visibility in the business community. The Ambassadors meet once a month, attend new business ribbon cuttings, grand openings and special anni-

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versaries. They are also volunteers and act as official hosts at Bellevue Chamber events. Tiffany Brown, of Offutt Collision Repair is the volunteer President of the Ambassadors for 2022, and Joel Dighans, of First Command Financial Services is the Vice President. If you would like more information on how you can become involved with the Ambassador team, call Barry Haire, VP of Member Relations at the Bellevue Chamber, 402-898-3000.





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A philanthropic community

e it supporting community programming, helping to provide scholarships or keeping facilities looking fresh, Bellevue’s charitable foundations help keep the city in tip-top shape by contributing the necessary funds for growth and improvement.


The Bellevue Community Foundation was formed in 2012 by a caring group of Community leaders with the goal of working together to help the Bellevue Community grow and prosper, not only now, but for future generations. Since its inception and with the tremendous support of our sponsors and the entire community, the BCF has been very active and has contributed over $300,000 towards projects and organizations that enhance and serve Bellevue. The BCF is proud to be the host of the annual Bellevue Rocks Riverfront Festival which brings a large carnival and nationally known musical acts to American Heroes Park for Bellevue families to enjoy. The BCF also hosts an annual Husker Tailgate Fundraiser and golf tournament to raise money to support an annual grant program. The BCF Grant Program provides and opportunity for charitable organizations to secure financial assistance towards projects and programs that will enhance and improve the quality of life for Bellevue residents. Over the past few years, the BCF has provided financial support for project such as the Bellevue Food Bank, the Bellevue Women’s Club, the Bellevue Police Department and the local American Legion Post to name just a few. Just over the past year, the BCF has also made generous donations to help fund programs at the Bellevue Public School Frank Kumor Career Center, the Inez Boyd Fountain at American Heroes Park, the Annual Christmas in Olde Towne Holiday Drive Through Event and Bellevue’s Bike Share Program. We are proud of our accomplishments but realize that there is more work to do. For more information or to contribute to the BCF’s efforts please go to


The Bellevue Public Schools Foundation was established in 1986 as a self-perpetuating, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation works in partnership with but is financially independent of the district. Our main purpose is to raise, grow and steward funds along with other community resources to support the students and staff of Bellevue Public Schools. The foundation also oversees the Alumni Association to engage alumni and help with reunion connections. The Foundation is governed by an all-volunteer board who are passionate about public education and committed to student success.

out our Annual Gala in the Fall. Also, we awarded another $50,000 to our students and teachers through Classroom Grants! These investments enhance high school students’ education with real-life and relevant learning experiences. None of this is possible without our community partners and worldwide individual donors. Together, we make a positive impact on the students and families of Bellevue. From all of us at the BPS Foundation, we thank you for your continued partnership! For more information about the BPS Foundation or to invest in our activities please


Community is at the heart of everything we do at the Midlands Community Foundation (MCF), and when our community faced unprecedented challenges this last fiscal year due to the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis, we centered ourselves to help find partnerships, hope and inspiration through these troubling times. Together we created the MCF Coronavirus Response Fund which financially supported more than 50 nonprofit organizations providing critical services to our community. By uniting the passion and commitment of our donors, community leaders, MCF Board of Directors and staff, we created sustainable solutions that help our nonprofits pivot in this unchartered environment. As we prepare for what comes next, we are committed to building more programs, projects, and initiatives to resolve and lead to positive change that strengthens Sarpy and Cass Counties. MCF is clear and resolved in our mission: to lead positive systemic change that strengthens Cass and Sarpy counties. The pandemic has been a curve ball to all of us; yet MCF remains rooted in our commitment to recover and aid in the renewal of our communities. Looking back, 2020 and 2021 MCF experienced growth and success as we dedicated ourselves to exploring the needs of Cass and Sarpy counties through our all our charitable gifts programs. grants, discretionary gifts and the MCF Coronavirus Response Fund. With the establishment of 21 new charitable funds, MCF now manages more than 160 charitable funds that serve the diverse needs of our community. Between our grants, discretionary gifts, MCF Coronavirus Response Fund, and charitable funds, we infused more than $2.8 million back into the community at the end of our calendar year, 2021. We are proud to report that 91% of every dollar donated to MCF is used directly to support programming.

The BPS Foundation staff, Board of Directors and volunteers have a big vision, reaching goals and new aspirations for 2022. We are excited to announce that, in partnership with Bellevue University, we will be awarding over $130,000 in scholarships this year!

As we move forward, we are proud of what MCF has accomplished in 2020 and 2021, and we are excited about the future. We are honored to assist individual donors and groups in fulfilling their charitable desires. Our community is strong and vibrant, and together we will continue to make our visions a reality by continuing to “Invest in the Power of Community.”

We are also excited to announce a $50,000 investment to the Bellevue Public Schools Frank Kumor Career Center which we celebrated

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Education opportunites abound

uality education is the key to development and growth through learning. Boasting education at the primary, middle, secondary and college levels – public and private – Bellevue is a great place to raise a family as well as prepare for future careers.


Bellevue’s public school system has 15 elementary, three middle and two high schools. These schools serve more than 10,000 students from Bellevue and Offutt AFB. Each year Bellevue students earn state and national recognition in such diverse fields as engineering, science, communication arts, vocal music, band, JROTC, industrial arts, and athletics. For more information, visit


Bellevue is home to several private schools serving students from pre-K through high school. St. Mary’s School 903 W Mission Ave. Established in 1948 and has an average class size of 20. Visit: St Matthew the Evangelist School 12210 S. 36th St. Originally called Cardinal Spellman School when it opened in September 1963. Visit: St. Bernadette School 7600 S. 42nd St. Opened in 1966 and has an enrollment of 300 students. Visit Cornerstone Christian School 1001 Fort Crook Rd. N Suite #200 Visit: Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School 7700 S. 43rd Street, Bellevue, is the home of the Cougars. Gross opened in 1968. Graduation rate is 100% and 96% go on to pursue post-secondary education or military service. Visit Quest Forward Academy 1000 Galvin Rd South, Bellevue, NE 68005


Metropolitan Community College has had a presence in Sarpy County for as long as the college has been in existence. Since the mid-1970s, its footprint in the community continues to grow. MCC offers many degrees and certificates in high-demand careers such as manufacturing, automotive, construction and other trades, in addition to serving students looking for a two-year start on a four-year

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degree with general education requirements. For more information, visit: Bellevue University, 1000 Galvin Road South, has locations that span four states but it’s home base is a 46-acre campus in Bellevue. The school offers more than 80 degrees and serves nearly 9,000 students annually. More than 50,000 students have graduated from the school since it was founded in 1966. Visit for more information. Colleges also offer courses at Offutt Air Force Base.


Omaha Public Schools serves Bellevue area students with two elementary schools as well as one middle and one high school. Chandler View Elementary 7800 S. 25th St. Bellevue, first opened in 1969. Currently, more than 715 students are enrolled in the school. Gilder Elementary 3705 Chandler Rd. Is named after Nebraska artist and archaeologist Robert Gilder. Forest Station Elementary School 1010 Childs Road West, Bellevue, NE 68147 Bryan Middle School 8210 S. 42nd St. Serves seventh and eighth graders. Bryan High School 4700 Giles Road, has built its curriculum around 16 “Career Clusters.” Each cluster is intended to provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to complete high school, to begin work on a post-secondary degree, or to enter the workforce with focus on fields such as health science, finance, manufacturing and more. For information, visit:



Stay healthy in Bellevue

ellevue’s hospitals and health care providers help to keep the community current on yearly physicals, emergency services and other essentials. Be it Bellevue Medical Center, CHI Health or One World Community Health Center, the people of Sarpy County are well served for all of their medical needs.

BELLEVUE MEDICAL CENTER Located at 2500 Bellevue Medical Center Drive, Bellevue Medical Center’s 91 inpatient beds and more than 250 specialists on staff are easily accessible. The hospital offers round-the-clock emergency services; it’s currently considered the third busiest emergency room in the metro area. The medical center also offers pathology and surgical services, an infusion center, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation and primary care. As part of its therapy and rehab services, Bellevue maintains an aquatic therapy pool. The state-of-the-art pool has multiple depths and a current that can be increased up to six miles per hour. Patients will focus on increasing strength, endurance and balance while working one-on-one with a physical therapist For more information, visit: or call 402-763-3000.

CHI HEALTH CHI Health offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient health care services to Sarpy County residents. CHI Health Midlands is a full-service hospital in Papillion, near 84th Street and Highway 370, which provides patients with heart and vascular, emergency and surgical care, as well as care in diagnostics/radiology, women’s care, home care, orthopedics, sleep and breathing disorders. The Ambulatory Surgery Center at Midlands offers an outpatient option for surgeries that do not require an overnight stay.

CHI Health Clinic at 3308 Samson Way in Bellevue is one of many outpatient clinics serving the metro. It offers family medicine plus a full-service pharmacy, physical therapy, women’s health, behavioral health and priority care all in one convenient place. Specialty care services such as dermatology, orthopedics and rheumatology are also offered. Extended hours are available for evening and weekend access. Same day primary care visits are available with our Priority Care providers every day. For more information, visit

ONEWORLD COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, BELLEVUE CLINIC Located at 2207 Georgia Ave., OneWorld Communtiy Health offers medical, dental and behavioral health services and saw over 10,000 patients last year. The clinic has five medical providers who are all bilingual English and Spanish speakers. The clinic is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. OneWorld is a rapidly growing, state-of-the-art primary health care center with 13 locations in the Omaha area. For more information, visit


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TreeRush Adventures

Kroc Center

TreeRush Adventures provides climbing and zip lining excitement to fun-seekers ages 4 and older. The park’s two attractions – TreeRush Adventure Park and KidRush Adventure Park – include bridges, zip lines and swings made from wood, cable and rope just out the back door of the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center. 1111 Bellevue Blvd. North, 402-316-7038,

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Sarpy County Historical Museum

This movie theater features 16 auditoriums with reclining seats. There are casual dining options as well as intheater dining and traditional movie theater snacks.

The museum protects, preserves and promotes the rich history of Sarpy County. Guided tours and monthly programs are offered.

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The 122,000 square-foot community center offers a variety of education, sport, faith, arts and supportive programs. 2825 Y St. 402-905-3500,

Trails and Trailheads With more than 40 miles of recreational trails, including the Keystone/Bellevue Loop and the Fontenelle Forest trails, Bellevue is perfect for walking, biking and rollerblading. Bike trails in Bellevue connect to the trails of the greater Omaha metro area. For more information and a map of the trails, visit:

Fontenelle Nature Association Founded in 1913, FNA is one of Nebraska’s oldest conservation organizations. The properties encompass nearly 2,000 acres of forest, prairie, waterways and wetlands along the Missouri River in the geologically significant Loess Hills. 1111 Bellevue Blvd. North 402-731-3140,

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There are three privately owned, public-use 18-hole golf courses in the Bellevue area.

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Public Pools & Splash Pads

Tregaron Golf Course

Bellevue has four public pools. Two received complete renovations in 2018. There are also two public splash pads at:

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Banner Park and Everett Park.


American Heroes Park

Bellevue Little Theatre

Bellevue has more than 35 parks and more than 700 acres of green space in neighborhood and regional parks throughout the community. Amenities at city parks include shelters, playgrounds, ball fields, tennis courts and walking/biking trails.

At American Heroes Park, the fountain lights up the night sky enhancing one of Bellevue’s greatest outdoor spaces. The fishing pier on the 10-acre man-made lake is a great location for perfecting your casting technique. At the back of the park, a 1.5-mile nature trail is ideal for viewing local wildlife. A War on Terror Memorial was added in 2018.

Volunteers have made Bellevue Little Theatre, founded in 1968, a recognized name. For the first eight years, the community theater staged its shows at restaurants and schools. Today, it’s a consistent winner of Theatre Arts Guild awards. In 1977, the board purchased and renovated the 244-seat, 1940s-era Roxy movie theater building in Olde Towne. In 1992, the adjacent building was purchased for dressing rooms.

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The park is located north of Hayworth Park on the Missouri River, off of Mission Avenue on Jerry Ryan Plaza, east of Olde Towne Bellevue.

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Gifford Farms

Bellevue Berry & Pumpkin Ranch

This pick-your-own farm has grown to include space for corporate or group events, celebrations, weddings, birthday parties, campfires and more. The ranch also hosts the Renaissance Festival of Nebraska and the Midwest Pirate Fest and a weekly Taco Ride in the summer.

This 400-acre working farm provides outdoor education and activities with hands-on experience in a natural setting. A working farm since the 1800s, it is believed that the Lewis & Clark Expedition camped on the grounds of what today is cropland. The farm hosts summer camps, birthday parties, Family Fun Saturday and other events. 700 Camp Gifford Road 402-597-4920 Visit: for 2021 events.

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Sarpy County Earth Day Events APRIL 22 TO MAY 22

Earth Day Bicycle Ride APRIL 23

The Sarpy County Earth Day celebration provides community members of all ages a chance to learn about caring for the environment. Hosted by Green Bellevue, the day will feature a Student Project Showcase with Bellevue West showcasing a project on composting and zero waste. The day will include a variety of speakers, artwork and zoo academy.

Two routes lenghts — one for seasoned riders and one for leisure riders. Sponsored by Bellevue Bicycle Club and Omaha Pedalers Bicycle Club.

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Nebraska’s Official Veterans Parade NOVEMBER 5 Each November, patriotism invades Mission Avenue in Olde Towne Bellevue for Nebraska’s Official Veterans Parade. The tribute honors representatives of most military branches, along with veterans from recent wars and conflicts. The morning is filled with patriotic pride. The parade typically draws more than 100 entries, including major participation from Offutt Air Force Base. Olde Towne Bellevue Visit: for information and updates on this event.

Bellevue Farmers Market SATURDAYS, JUNE 4 - SEPT. 10

The Bellevue Farmers Market kicks off June 4th in Washington Park on Franklin Street at West 20th Avenue. Hours are 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday, rain or shine. Bring a cup of coffee, buy breakfast at the market, and sit back and enjoy free entertainment, good friends and great conversation. Select vendors at Bellevue’s weekly Farmers Market accept coupons for the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program and SNAP. Visit: for information and updates on this event.

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Christmas in Olde Towne DEC 10

The event will feature a parade on Aug. 20, pancake feed, bounce houses, entertainment, food and fun in Washington Park in Olde Towne Bellevue.

Get your holiday season started with this festive Christmas event that is intended to bring families and shoppers to Olde Towne Bellevue area businesses as Christmas shopping gets underway. Activities include arts and crafts for children, a live Nativity, live reindeer and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The day ends with a spectacular lighting of Washington Park presented by Light Up Bellevue.

Mission Avenue and Washington Park Visit: for information and updates on this event.

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ffutt Air Force Base is home to the 55th Wing, U.S. Strategic Command, 557th Weather Wing, and the 595th Command & Control Group. Offutt’s diverse missions and global responsibilities put it on the cutting edge of the United States’ security. Each branch of the military is represented among the approximately 10,000 military and federal employees assigned here.


The 55th Wing, who is the host unit at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska is Air Combat Command’s largest wing with a budget of more than $259 million annually, 32 aircraft, 30 squadrons and more than 7,800 employees. The wing conducts a global flying mission with worldwide reconnaissance and treaty verification tasked by our nation’s highest levels. Additionally, it provides base support to more than 50 partner units, including U.S. Strategic Command, the 557th Weather Wing and a military community of more than 57,000. The 55th Wing traces its lineage to the 55th Pursuit Group, which was activated Jan. 15, 1941, at Hamilton Field, California. Today, the wing is comprised of six groups, five at Offutt AFB and one at Davis- Monthan AFB, Arizona.


The 557th Weather Wing is the only weather wing in the entire U.S. Air Force. Its mission is to exploit timely, accurate and relevant weather information anytime and everywhere around the globe. The 557th is comprised of 1,450 personnel in two groups and 12 squadrons spanning 17 globally dispersed locations. Through the 1st and 2d Weather Groups, the 557th integrates leading-edge threatbased weather forecasts and warnings, as well as climatological projection and solar-threat expertise, into all operational phases. From managing daily risk for protection of personnel and resources, to shaping warfighter planning and execution of kinetic and non-kinetic engagements, to enabling long-range strategic basing decisions, the 557th empowers decision makers to “Choose the weather for battle” and achieve our nation’s objectives.

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U.S. Strategic Command, one of 11 unified combatant commands of the Department of Defense, is responsible for detecting, deterring and preventing strategic attacks against the United States and its allies and partners, and is prepared to deliver war-fighting capability to defend the nation. USSTRATCOM responds to today’s complex, dynamic and uncertain global security environment with an integrated organization. The command executes a diverse set of global responsibilities in coordination with other combatant commands and appropriate U.S. government agencies that directly contribute to national security. The headquarters element employs more than 2,250 people representing all five military services, Department of Defense civilians and contractors. They oversee the command’s global operations - 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A global combatant command with trans-regional areas of responsibility, USSTRATCOM has evolved from a single focus on nuclear war-planning to an integrated portfolio of dynamic strategic capabilities to successfully redefine global deterrence and confront the full range of national security challenges with timely, effective and precision effects.


The 595th Command & Control Group is a geographically separated unit of Eighth Air Force. Established in 2016, the group consolidates all the Air Force’s Nuclear Command and Control Communications into one unit. The 595th C2G is composed of four squadrons: the 1st Airborne Command Control Squadron, which operates the E-48 National Airborne Operations Center; the 595th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, which is responsible for sustainment and upkeep of the E-48; the 595th Strategic Communication Squadron, which provides real-time, secure, nuclear survivable missile warning and C3 capabilities; and the 625th Strategic Operations Squadron, which maintains current and accurate targeting for the nation’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missile fleet and combat forces for two positions on board the U.S. Navy’s E-6B Mercury Strategic Command Airborne Command Post aircraft.

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CATEGORICAL DIRECTORY LISTINGS ACCOUNTING Affordable Bookkeeping & Office Solutions, LLC 1922 S. 55th Street, Apt. 2, Omaha, NE 68106-2358 402-714-1702, H&R Block 4839 L Street, Omaha, NE 68117 402-291-8573 Verdant 12110 Port Grace Blvd., #100, La Vista, NE 68128 402-330-1200,

APARTMENT & PROPERTY RENTAL Bellevue Hills Apartments 11829 Amerado Blvd., Bellevue, NE 68123 402-291-1727, See ad, page 39 Chandler Pointe Townhomes 3025 Kansas Drive, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-731-1142 Freedom Village of Bellevue 55+ Active Adult Neighborhood 1821 Hillcrest Dr, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-682-6866, See ad, page 5 Latitude 41 10712 S 15th Street, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-979-9392, Mansions at Tregaron 14003 Tregaron Ridge Court, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-804-8079,

Pavilion at Twin Creek Apartments 4007 Raynor Parkway, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-932-1766, See ad, page 32 Summit by Broadmoor 3904 370 Plz,, Bellevue, NE, 68123 402-291-4585 See ad, page 11 The Landings Apartments 10215 Cape Cod Landing, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-932-0909,

Fontenelle Nature Association 1111 N. Bellevue Blvd., Bellevue, NE 68005 402-731-3140 x234, fontenelleforeStreetorg Ima Awthum Clown 3910 McMahon Ave., Bellevue, NE 68147 402-320-2810, Omaha Storm Chasers 12356 Ballpark Way, Papillion, NE 68046 402-734-2550 Sarpy County Historical Museum 2402 Clay Street, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-292-1880, Sarpy County Tourism 12356 Ballpark Way, Papillion, NE 68046 402-332-5771, The Amazing Pizza Machine 13955 S Plaza, Omaha, NE 68137 402-829-1777, The Capitol District 1022 Capitol Ave., Omaha, NE 68102 402-889-2048 Union Omaha Soccer Club 12356 Ballpark Way, Papillion, NE 68046 402-884-8051

ARCHITECTS GP Architecture LLC 1708 Childs Road East, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-934-7749 HDR 1917 S 67th St, Omaha, NE 68106 402-926-7040 Holland Basham Architects 119 S. 49th Ave., Omaha, NE 68132 402-551-0800, See ad, page 11

ATTRACTIONS & ENTERTAINMENT Bellevue Little Theatre 203 W. Mission Ave., Box 162, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-291-1554, See ad, page 26

AUTO COLLISION Dingman’s Collision Center 307 S Washington Street, Papillion, NE 68046 402-933-9400 See ad, page 34

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CATEGORICAL DIRECTORY LISTINGS Offutt Collision Repair 10106 S. 15th Street, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-291-5599, See ad, page 24

AUTO & RV DEALER Baxter Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 7713 S. 19th Circle, Bellevue, NE 68147 402-934-2886, Beardmore Chevrolet/Subaru 418 Fort Crook Road North, Box 459, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-734-2525, See ad, page 3 Beardmore Hyundai 1203 Fort Crook Rd N, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-905-2277 Bish’s RV of Omaha 1120 Ft Crook Rd S., Bellevue, NE 68005 402-292-1455, Corwin Toyota 7851 S. 19th Circle, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-733-4445, Gregg Young Auto Group 302 Fulton Ave., Plattsmouth, NE 68048 402-296-3210, Honda Cars of Bellevue 510 Fort Crook Road North, Box 1285, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-734-3330 See ad, page 35


Yeck’s Tire & Auto 203 Fort Crook Road North, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-293-1200,

Amtech Auto Care 8202 S. 48th Street, Bellevue, NE 68157 402-734-2865 Brakes Plus 2204 Pratt Ave., Brakes Plus, Bellevue, NV 68123 205-942-8957 Cornhusker Auto Wash & Detail Center 10205 S. 25th Street, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-292-2115, Cornhusker Express Lube, INC 10205 S 25th St, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-292-2115 House of Mufflers/Brakes 301 Ft Crook Rd N, Bellevue , NE 68005 402-293-1800 Jensen Tire Co. 921 Galvin Road South, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-291-8444, Shadow Lake Collision Center 1215 Applewood Drive, Papillion, NE 68046 402-763-5200, Terry’s Auto and Truck Repair Inc. 202 E. Mission Ave., Bellevue, NE 68005 402-291-7000, See ad, page 26 Tidal Wave Auto Spa of Bellevue 2008 Cornhusker Rd., Bellevue, NE 68123 706-938-0991

BAKERY Cake Expressions Inc. 508 Galvin Road South, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-933-4158, The Omaha Bakery 10503 so 15th Street, Suite 109, Bellevue , NE 68123 402-991-9200

BANKING/FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS ACCESSbank 774 Olson Dr Ste 101, Papillion, NE 68046 402-571-2600 American National Bank 805 Galvin Road South, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-291-7500, See ad, page 31 Centris Federal Credit Union 2207 Pratt Ave., Bellevue, NE 68123 402-334-7000, Charter West Bank 7404 Olson Drive, Papillion, NE 68046 402-339-2700, charterweStreetcom Cobalt Credit Union 7148 Towne Center Parkway, Papillion, NE 68046 402-292-8000,

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Building a better Bellevue together. For 165 years, American National Bank has been helping Nebraskans do more. Today, we continue that legacy by supporting a community that protects our nation while providing its families and businesses with a great place to live and work. From Fontenelle Forest to Offutt Air Force Base, we are proud to serve Bellevue—working hard to make it better every single day. Together, we can do more.

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CATEGORICAL DIRECTORY LISTINGS First National Bank 14405 S. 23rd Street, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-602-2875 Five Points Bank 8820 Arbor Street, Omaha, NE 68124 402-827-8941, Foundation One Bank 17445 Arbor Street, Suite 100, Omaha, NE 68130 402-502-5558, Great Western Bank 919 Galvin Rd S Bellevue, NE 68005 402-557-4152, Navy Federal Credit Union 3604 Twin Creek Drive, Suite 106, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-291-1371 Pinnacle Bank 1200 Golden Gate Drive, Papillion, NE 68046 402-339-3244, Security National Bank 7805 Cass Street, Omaha, NE 68114, 402-449-0934 US Bank 1700 Farnam Street, Woodmen Tower, 2nd Floor Omaha, NE 68102 402-536-5193, Veterans United Home Loans of Omaha 11507 S. 42nd Street, Suite 107, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-291-3080,

West Gate Bank 1004 Cornhusker Rd, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-291-2000 See ad, page 33 Westside State Bank 923 Galvin Road South, #110, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-916-4954,

Great Plains Communications 6825 Pine Street, Ste 348, Omaha, NE 68106 402-456-9511, ROI Consulting Inc. 1310 Robinwood Drive, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-934-2223 x2,

BARBER/BEAUTY SALON & SERVICES Canvas Salon and Day Spa 11513 S. 42nd Street, Suite 200, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-932-5959, Deep Passion Salon & Day Spa 1008 Lincoln Rd, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-291-7022

CATERING Main Event Catering 2202 River Road, Council Bluffs, IA 51501 712-329-1991,


BUSINESS COACHING & DEVELOPMENT Business Builder 10828 Old Mill Road, Suite 4, Omaha, NE 402-676-8809 Jobs Guide LLC 1821 8th Street, Columbus, NE 68601 402-679-6554 MindSet LLC 1309 Harlan Drive, Suite 104, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-980-3344

BUSINESS SERVICES CFO Systems LLC 10832 Old Mill Rd, Suite 2, Omaha, NE 68154 402-884-0066, Members highlighted in red are Chamber Partners

Greater Bellevue Area Chamber of Commerce 1036 Bruin Blvd., Suite 119, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-898-3000, Greater Omaha Chamber 808 Conagra Drive, Suite 400, Omaha, NE 68102 402-978-7922, Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry 3 Landmark Centre Suite 302 1128 Lincoln Mall, Lincoln, NE 68508 402-474-4422 Plattsmouth Chamber of Commerce 918 Washington Ave., Plattsmouth, NE 68048 402-296-6021, Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce 5505 Miller Ave., Ralston, NE 68127 402-339-7737,

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CATEGORICAL DIRECTORY LISTINGS Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce 1243 GoldenGate Dr, Papillion, NE 68046 402-339-3050

CHIROPRACTIC CARE Behm Muscle & Joint Clinic 3503 Samson Way, #115, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-292-1450, Hoogeveen Chiropractic Wellness Center 1301 Fort Crook Road South, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-291-2580, See ad, page 25 Hybrid Performance Health 11507 S 42nd Street, Suite 105, Bellevue, NE 68123 531-466-7296 MultiCare Medical 701 Pinnacle Drive, Papillion, NE 68046 402-505-7989

CHURCHES First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue 1220 S. Bellevue Blvd., Bellevue, NE 68005 402-291-1104, Pilgrim Lutheran Church 2311 Fairview Road, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-291-2848, Thanksgiving Church 3702 S. 370 Plaza, Bellevue, NE 68123-1206 402-292-2695,

CLEANING & RESTORATION SERVICES SERVPRO of Sarpy County & SW Omaha 1706 Galvin Road South, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-291-3355,

COMPUTER & CELL SERVICES Affordable Computer Repair 2219 Franklin Street, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-953-0001, ROC Business Technologies, LLC 1243 Golden Gate Drive, Suite 8, Papillion, NE 68046 402-957-0770 Run Networks 1055 N. 115th Street, Suite 301, Omaha, NE 68154 402-397-1123,

CONSTRUCTION Coreslab Structures Inc. 802 Allied Road, La Platte, NE 68123 402-291-0733 x414, E&A Consulting Group Inc. 10909 Mill Valley Road, Suite 100, Omaha, NE 68154 402-895-4700, Fucinaro Excavating Co. Inc. 4901 G Street, Omaha, NE 68117 402-733-4100, Lueder Construction 9999 J Street, Omaha, NE 68127-1125 402-339-1000,

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Lyman-Richey Corporation 2625 S. 158th Plaza, Omaha, NE 68130 402-556-3600, RMR Building Group 5920 S. 118th Circle, Omaha, NE 68137 402-983-9474 T Hansen Inc 400 N Jackson, Papillion, NE 68046 402-339-7007, Watkins Concrete Block Co. Inc. 14306 Giles Road, Omaha, NE 68138 402-896-0900,

CONSULTING Convergence Coaching, LLC 107 Forest Drive, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-933-2900, FranNet of the Heartland 12020 Shamrock Plaza, Suite 105, Omaha, NE 68154 402-415-3651 Oberdin Consulting 2510 Linda Street, Bellevue, NE 68147 402-253-4270 Prosperity Solutions, LLC 11909 S 112th Street, Papillion, NE 68046 520-269-1317

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CATEGORICAL DIRECTORY LISTINGS Heartland Family Service 302 American Parkway, Papillion, NE 68046 402-292-5888, Lutheran Family Services 124 S. 24th Street, Suite 230, Omaha, NE 68102 402-978-5674,

DEFENSE INDUSTRY BAE Systems 1410 Wall Street, Bellevue, NE 68005-3635 402-827-5800 Boeing Co. 222 S. 15th Street, Fourth Floor, 403N, Omaha, NE 68102 402-348-1853, Constellation West 3906 Raynor Parkway, Suite 201, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-393-8059, constellationweStreetcom Deloitte 1601 Dodge Street, Suite 3100, Omaha, NE 68102-9706, See ad, page 33 Lockheed Martin 4530 Maass Road, Suite 250, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-291-0580, McCallie Associates Inc. 3906 Raynor Parkway, Suite 200, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-291-2203 x101, Northrop Grumman 3200 Samson Way, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-682-4770,

Peraton 1408 Fort Crook Road South, Bellevue, NE 68005, 402-293-3212 Software Engineering Services 1311 Fort Crook Road South, Suite 100, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-292-8660 x240, Spiral Solutions & Technologies Inc. 2203 Harvell Plaza Drive, Suite 1, Bellevue, NE 68005 712-800-1000, The Harry A. Koch Co. 14010 FNB Parkway, Suite300, Omaha, NE 68154 402-398-9898

Hands of Heartland 209 Galvin Road North, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-502-1525, Outlook Business Solutions 4125 S. 72nd Street, Omaha, NE 68127 402-614-3331 x224


Bellevue Public Schools 2600 Arboretum Drive, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-293-4000 See ad, page 44 Bellevue University 1000 Galvin Road South, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-557-7581, See ad, page 43 Cornerstone Christian School 1001 Fort Crook Rd N Suite #200, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-292-1030, See ad, page 38 Metropolitan Community College P.O. Box 3777, Omaha, NE 68103 531-622-2882, Papillion-La Vista Public School District 420 S. Washington Street, Papillion, NE 68046 402-537-6219,

DRY CLEANING Max I. Walker 1616 Burt Street, Omaha, NE 68102, 402-558-3677,


Bellevue Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1004 Lincoln Road, Suite 102, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-933-9009, Capehart Family Dentistry 2110 Towne Center Drive, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-885-8990, Dunlow Orthodontics P.C. 2219 Capehart Road, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-934-8858, McIntosh Family Dental 1603 Galvin Road South, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-291-1340,

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CATEGORICAL DIRECTORY LISTINGS Quest Forward Academy 1000 Galvin Road South, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-403-1267 Street Mary’s Church & School 811 W. 23rd Ave., Bellevue, NE 68005 402-291-1350, Street Matthew Catholic School 12330 S 36th Street, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-292-7418, See ad, page 29 Sylvan Learning 3615 Summit Plaza Dr #103, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-403-0255, UNO NE Business Development Center 6708 Pine Street, Omaha, NE 68182 402-554-6254,

Knights Event Center/Industrial Social Hall 1020 Lincoln Rd, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-291-6887, See ad, page 28 Scott Conference Center 6450 Pine Street, Omaha, NE 68106 402-778-6313,


ENGINEERING KPE Architecture Engineering Forensics 1016 Leavenworth Street, Omaha, NE 68102 402-291-1444, Thompson, Dreessen & Dorner Inc. 10836 Old Mill Road, Omaha, NE 68154 402-330-8860,

EVENT Beardmore Event Center Courtyard Marriott Bellevue 3750 Raynor Parkway, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-408-5300 Bellevue Volunteer Firefighters Hall 2108 Franklin Street Bellevue NE 68005 402-763-1830,

Walnut Hill Advisors 1508 JF Kennedy Dr Suite 201, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-690-0962,

FITNESS Absolute Sports Nutrition 2903 Samson Way, Suite 101, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-932-2629 Cornhusker Nutrition 2012 Cornhusker Rd, Suite 300, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-913-1124 Fitness Machine Technicians Elkhorn, NE 68005 402-616-9361 Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping 2219 Capehart Road, Suite 107, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-408-6404, Fyzical Therapy & Balance Center 13336 Industrial Road, Suite 104, Omaha, NE 68137 402-330-3211 x143 Hotworx (Sweaty Mommas LLC DBA as Hotworx) 2012 Cornhusker Ave., Suite 400, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-350-3490 Innovatus Inc (DBA Rexius Nutrition Bellevue) 4005 Twin Creek, Suite 104, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-708-6856 Nebraska Hot Yoga 3503 Samson Way, Suite 101, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-707-1499,

Brian Odette, Financial Advisor 19220 L Street, Omaha, NE 68135 402-321-8208 First Command Financial — Joel M. Dighans 1716 Charleston Drive, Papillion, NE 68133 402-291-3040, See ad, page 39 Heartland Financial Solutions, LLC 11902 Jake Circle, Bellevue, NE 68133 402-933-0866 x201, inSource Financial Advisors 12329 Southport Parkway Suite 101, LaVista, NE 68128 402-827-4467x211, Miller Financial Group Inc. 2211 Capehart Road, Suite 105, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-991-9020, Regency Investments 1065 N 115th Street, Suite 210, Omaha, NE 68154 402-963-4418 Transworld Business Advisors 2514 S 119th Street, Omaha, NE 68144 402-715-9574 Members highlighted in red are Chamber Partners

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CATEGORICAL DIRECTORY LISTINGS FLORIST & FLORAL SERVICES Ever-Bloom 3503 Samson Way, Suite 102, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-291-4750, The Purple Orchid 1503 Galvin Rd S #2, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-609-0900,

FOOD & BEVERAGE SERVICES Marathon Ventures Inc. 901 Fort Crook Road North, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-934-8210, Quality Brands of Omaha - Budweiser 13255 Centech Road, Omaha, NE 68138 402-896-8900, qbdiStreetcom

FUNERAL HOME Bellevue Memorial Chapel 2202 Hancock Street, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-291-5000, See ad, page 36 John A. Gentleman Mortuaries 3402 Samson Way, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-293-0999,

GOLF COURSES Bay Hills Golf Course 3200 Buccaneer Blvd., Plattsmouth, NE 68048 402-298-8191, Platteview Golf Club 4215 Platteview Road, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-291-5766,


Tiburon Golf Club 10302 S. 168th Street, Omaha, NE 68136 402-896-1323 x229 Tregaron Golf Course 13909 Glen Garry Circle, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-292-9300,

GOVERNMENT Bellevue Housing Authority 8214 Armstrong Circle, Bellevue, NE 68147 402-734-5448, City of Bellevue 1500 Wall Street, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-293-3000, City of Council Bluffs 209 Pearl St, Council Bluffs, IA 51503, 712-890-5261 City of La Vista 7525 Lillian Ave., La Vista, NE 68128, 402-331-1503 City of Omaha 1819 Farnam Street, 3rd Floor, Omaha, NE 68183 402-444-5000 City of Papillion 122 E. Third Street, Papillion, NE 68046, 402-827-1111 City of Plattsmouth 136 N. Fifth Street, Plattsmouth, NE 68048, 402-296-2522 City of Ralston 5500 S. 77th Street, Ralston, NE 68127 402-331-6677,

Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration, Office of Community Care 303-370-7721 Nebraska State Senator — Carol Blood Nebraska State Capital, District 3 Room, 10th Floor P.O. Box 94604, Lincoln, NE 68509 402-471-2627 Nebraska State Senator — Rita Sanders Nebraska State Capital, District 45 Room, 11th Floor P.O. Box 94604, Lincoln, NE 68509 402-471-2615 Offutt AFB 101 Washington Square, Suite 262, Offutt AFB 68113-2107 402-294-5426 Sarpy County Administration Office 1210 Golden Gate Drive., Papillion, NE 68046, 402-593-1565 Sarpy County Administrator 1210 Golden Gate Drive, Suite 3141, Papillion, NE 68046 402-593-1565 Sarpy County Clerk of the District Court 1210 Golden Gate Drive, Suite 3141, Papillion, NE 68046 402-593-2267, Sarpy County Commissioner District 3 — Angela Burmeister 11527 S. 35th Street, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-690-3196, Sarpy County Election Commission 1102 E 1st Street, Papillion, NE 68046 402-593-2167,

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CATEGORICAL DIRECTORY LISTINGS Sarpy County Register of Deeds 1102 E 1st Street, Papillion, NE 68046 402-593-5773, Sarpy County Reporting Center 7511 S. 36th Street, Suite 9, Bellevue, NE 68147 402-593-2346 Sarpy County Treasurer 1102 E 1st Street, Papillion, NE 68046 402-593-2138, Sarpy/Cass Department of Health & Wellness 701 Olson Drive, Suite 101, Papillion, NE 68046 402-537-6978, U.S. Small Business Administration 10675 Bedford Ave., Suite 100, Omaha, NE 68134 402-221-4691, sbagov/ne

GROCERY Aldi Inc. 2112 Cornhusker Road, Bellevue, NE 68123 913-289-3801, Bakers Supermarket 801 Galvin Road South, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-292-7070 x0, Bakers Supermarket - Twin Creek 3614 Twin Creek Drive, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-292-3992, Family Fare 1510 Harlan Drive, Bellevue, NE 68005 616-878-2235 Family Fare 5101 Harrison Ave., Omaha, NE 68157 402-733-6771

HEALTH & WELLNESS unbound SOUL 2308 Cornhusker Road, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-739-9176,

HEALTH CARE Bellevue Family Practice PC 2206 Longo Drive, Suite 201, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-292-9170, Bellevue Urgent Care 1307 Harlan Drive, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-291-8701, Beyond Dispensing Pharmacy & Compounding 2206 Longo Dr Ste 209, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-509-7474, Ear Specialists 9202 West Dodge Road, Suite 200, Omaha, NE 68114 402-933-3277, Fastest Labs of East Omaha 3528 Dodge Street, Suite 10, Omaha, NE 68131 402-951-9351 FP Associates — James Cervantes, M.D. 1103 Galvin Road South, Suite G, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-292-1072, FP Associates — Samantha Stott 1103 Galvin Road South, Suite G, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-292-1072, Hillcrest Health Services 1902 Harlan Drive, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-682-4800, See ad, page 5

LifeCare Family Medicine of Bellevue 2510 Bellevue Medical Center Drive, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-779-7207, MultiCare Medical 701 Pinnacle Drive, Papillion, NE 68046 402-990-3558, OneWorld Community Health Centers 4920 S. 30th Street, Suite 103, Omaha, NE 68107 402-502-8984, See ad, page 28 Remedy Health 1320 Galvin Road South, Bellevue , NE 68005 402-292-6006 The Family Doc, LLC 2211 Capehart Road, Suite 104, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-933-4111,

HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING Aire Serv of Omaha 12124 Roberts Rd, LaVista, NE 68128 402-293-9491 Apollo Heating & Air Conditioning 114 W. Mission Ave., Bellevue, NE 68005 402-291-5808, See ad, page 18 ServiceOne 9335 J Street, Omaha, NE 68127 402-339-4357, Solutions Heating & Air Conditioning 706 Fort Crook Road North, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-505-4797, Trico Mechanical Services 1008 Bert Murphy Blvd., Bellevue, NE 68005 402-733-2600,

Darling Ingredients 14401 S. Fifth Street, Box 668, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-291-8800 x1541, DPC Industries 11202 S. 25th Street, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-293-1185,

Hillcrest Home Care 1820 Hillcrest Drive, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-682-4808, See ad, page 5 Hillcrest Caring Companions 1820 Hillcrest Drive, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-682-6599, See ad, page 5



HOSPICE Hillcrest Hospice 1820 Hillcrest Drive, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-934-2282, See ad, page 5

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HOTEL Beardmore Event Center Courtyard Marriott Bellevue 3750 Raynor Parkway, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-408-5300, See ad, page 9 Candlewood Suites 10902 S. 15th Street, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-932-8144, Hampton Inn 3404 Samson Way, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-292-1607, Holiday Inn Express 10804 S. 15th Street, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-502-4500, Kinseth Hotel Corp. 2 Quail Creek Circle, North Liberty, IA 52317 319-626-5600 Rodeway Inn by Choice Hotels 1110 Fort Crook Rd. S, Bellevue, NE 402-291-0804 See ad, page 30 Woodspring Suites 2703 Samson Way, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-991-5050,



Bath Fitter of Omaha 8905 F Street, Omaha, NE 68127 402-934-2284, Houston Home Services 17769 Lillian Street, Omaha, NE 68136 402-507-0092 Perfect Finish Flooring 1103 Galvin Rd S., Suite M, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-672-3969 Terry McGill Inc. 7025 Sarpy Ave., Bellevue, NE 68147 402-731-4393 x102,

HOSPITAL Nebraska Medicine - Bellevue Medical Center 2500 Bellevue Medical Center Drive, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-763-3000, See ad, page 16 CHI Health Midlands Hospital 11111 S. 84th Street, Papillion, NE 68046 402-593-3100,

AAA Auto Club Group 3905 Twin Creek Dr Ste 107, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-938-0080, Allstate Insurance, Azizi & Associates Inc. 11507 S. 42nd Street, Ste 104, Bellevue, NE 402-609-7100 American Family Insurance Castle & Associates 2348 Cornhusker Road, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-291-8767, Beardmore Insurance Services 418 Fort Crook Road North, Box 459, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-734-2525 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska 1919 Aksarben Drive, Omaha, NE 68180 402-390-1820, Commercial Solutions Insurance, LLC 2200 Franklin Street, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-779-8777, Farm Bureau Financial Services — Joe Rickley 2227 Jefferson Street, Bellevue, NE 402-932-0322, See ad, page 29 • BELLEVUE FIRST 2022 • 37

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CATEGORICAL DIRECTORY LISTINGS Farmers Insurance­— Adam Stoskopf Agency 701 Olson Dr Ste 106, Papillion, NE 68046 402-682-7290, MRS Healthcare Bellevue, NE 68005 388-456-0776 Physicians Mutual 2600 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68131 402-633-1000, Silverstone Group O HUB 11516 Miracle Hills Drive, Suite 100, Omaha, NE 68154 402-964-5580, State Farm Insurance — Dick Rupert 408 W. Mission Ave., Bellevue, NE 68005 402-291-0900, State Farm Insurance — Jeff Gotch 1605 Galvin Road South, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-2291-5100, State Farm Insurance — Matt Ricchini 2211 Capehart Road, Suite 106, Bellevue, NE 68123-6052 402-292-1900, See ad, page 34 State Farm - Rob Timm 2206 Longo Drive, Suite 213, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-415-0764

JEWELERS Erwin’s Jewelry 223 W. Mission Ave., Bellevue, NE 68005 402-291-2454, See ad, page 24

LAUNDRY SERVICES CleanWash Laundry Systems 4808 S 26th St, Omaha, NE 68107 402-505-4956,

LAWN & LANDSCAPING Ryan Lawn and Tree 4151 S. 84th Street, Omaha, NE 68127 402-738-1718, Elite Grounds, LLC 1805 Bluff Street, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-740-1615 Trees, Shrubs & More 3803 Cornhusker Road, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-291-9374, See ad, page 25

LEGAL SERVICES Adams & Sullivan P.C. 1246 Golden Gate Drive, Suite 1, Papillion, NE 68046 402-339-9550, Berkshire & Burmeister 1301 S. 75th Street, Suite 100, Omaha, NE 68124 402-827-7000, Croker, Huck, Kasher, Dewitt, Anderson & Gonderinger LLC 2120 S. 72nd Street, Suite 1200, Omaha, NE 68124 402-391-6777, Koley Jessen PC LLO 1125 S. 103rd Street, Suite 800, Omaha, NE 68124 402-390-9500 Reagan, Melton & Delaney, LLP 4530 Maass Road, Suite 101, Bellevue, NE 68133 402-932-9494,

MARKETING SERVICES Bellevue Leader/ Omaha World-Herald 300 W. Broadway Suite 108, Council Bluffs, IA 51503 712-325-5660, Bellevue Times 505 Cornhusker Road, Suite 505, PMB 347, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-957-2125, Heartland Marketing & Communication 704 W. Mission Ave., Bellevue, NE 68005 402-293-0200, JoDon Design/Sign Pro 2332 Cornhusker Road, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-292-2933 See ad, page 18 Lamar Outdoor Advertising 4849 G Street, Omaha, NE 68117 402-7314-6850, OBI Creative 4909 S. 135th Street, Suite 200, Omaha, NE 68137 402-493-7999, Regal Awards & Advertising Specialties 6165 Center Street, Omaha, NE 68106 402-932-7907, Sarpy County Guide & News 620 N Hwy 6, Gretna, NE 68028 402-332-3232 SignIT Omaha 8318 F Street, Omaha, NE 68127 402-339-8882 Members highlighted in red are Chamber Partners

The Creative J 11218 Elm Street, Suite B, Omaha, NE 68144 402-384-2820, Zaiss & Company 11626 Nicholas Street, Omaha, NE 68154 402-964-9293,

NONPROFITS & ORGANIZATIONS Alfonza W. Davis Chapter Tuskegee Airmen Inc. Box 13036, Offutt AFB 68113 402-292-8912, Asha’s House 12054 Carpenter Street, Papillion, NE 68046 402-613-4362 Bellevue Community Foundation 210 W. Mission Ave., Bellevue, NE 68005 402-293-3022, Bellevue Food Pantry/ Eastern Nebraska Community Action Partnership 1908 Hancock Street, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-292-2961, Facebook-@BellevueNEFoodPantry See ad, page 21 Bellevue GAR Memorial Bridge Box 133, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-291-1913, Bellevue Public Safety Foundation 505 Cornhusker Road, Box 259, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-637-6668, Bellevue Public Schools Foundation 2820 Arboretum Drive, Suite 603, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-293-4000, See ad, page 44 Bellevue Together c/o New Beginnings Worship Center 2231 Jefferson Street, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-639-5079 Boy Scout of America Mid-America Council 12401 West Maple Road, Omaha, NE 68164 402-431-9272 x208, Business Ethics Alliance 523 N 20th St, Omaha, Nebraska 68178 402-280-2235, Cedars 6601 Pioneers Blvd., Suite 1, Lincoln, NE 68506 402-434-5437,

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CATEGORICAL DIRECTORY LISTINGS Deepwell, LLC 1001 Fort Crook Rd N, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-517-2926 See ad, page 38 Disabled American Veterans 2108 Harvell Circle, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-557-7822 Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3912 209 W. Mission Ave., Bellevue, NE 68005 402-292-6950 x6, Green Bellevue 1310 Robinwood Drive, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-880-7580, Habitat for Humanity of Sarpy County 812 Bruin Blvd, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-292-6560, Honor and Remember Nebraska Chapter 260 Riverside Drive, Waterloo, NE 68069 402-490-9293 Kiwanis Club of Bellevue 803 Jewell Circle, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-670-9439, Lift Up Sarpy County 119 W. Mission Ave., Bellevue, NE 68005 402-293-3842, MAPA 2222 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68102 402-444-6866, Midlands Community Foundation 217 N Jefferson Street, Papillion, NE 68046 402-991-8027, See ad, page 35 Open Door Mission 2828 N. 23rd Street East, Omaha, NE 68110 402-422-1111, SAC Foundation 7148 Towne Center Parkway, Papillion, NE 68046 402-829-6333, Sarpy Community YMCA 1111 E. First Street, Papillion, NE 68046 402-339-9861, Sarpy County CASA Program 1210 Golden Gate Drive, Papillion, NE 68046 402-593-2259, Sarpy County Democratic Party 119 W. Mission Ave., Suite E, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-884-5053, SCORE/Omaha Score Chapter 40 10675 Bedford Ave Ste 100, Omaha, NE 68134-3613 402-221-3606, Symphony Workforce Bellevue, NE 68005, The Salvation Army 10755 Burt Street, Omaha, NE 68114 402-898-6052 x1173 Tobacco Education and Advocacy of the Midlands 11111 S. 84th Street, Papillion, NE 68046 402-593-3642, United Way of the Midlands 2201 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 68102 402-522-7961, Wounded Warriors Family Support 11218 John Galt Blvd., Suite 103, Omaha, NE 68137 402-502-7557

PEST CONTROL Miller Pest & Termite 17503 Storage Road, #1, Omaha, NE 68136 402-769-0997

PHOTOGRAPHY Jeremy Johnson Photography 903 Lemay Dr, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-292-8438 Showtime Photography 1025 Galvin Rd., Bellevue, NE 68005 731-267-4501

PHYSICAL THERAPY Athletico Physical Therapy 2206 Longo Drive, Suite 211, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-291-1963, Bellevue Physical Therapy Associates 2403 Towne Centre Drive, Suite 300, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-292-4000, Innovate Physical Therapy 1804 Hillcrest Dr, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-682-4210, See ad, page 5 Makovicka Physical Therapy 555 Cornhusker Drive, Suite 207, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-614-4300,

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Washington Terrace LLC 3101 Washington Street, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-291-1591,

REAL ESTATE Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices | Ambassador Real Estate 774 Olson Drive, Papillion, NE 68046 402-292-2200, See ad, page 19 Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices | Ambassador Real Estate — Debbie Meyer 774 Olson Drive, Papillion, NE 68046 402-320-7916 See ad, page 30 Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate — Husker Home Finder Team — Angela May 760 Gold Coast Drive, Suite 109, Papillion, NE 68046 402-932-5989, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate The Good Life Group 760 Gold Coast Drive, Suite 109, Papillion, NE 68046 402-932-5989, Castro Realty Group 4018 L Street, Omaha, NE 68107 402-319-0093, Mark Obermeyer, CBRE, Inc. 11213 Davenport Street, Suite 300, Omaha, NE 68154 402-697-5825 Clatterbuck Properties 12408 S. 36th Street, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-291-7824 Harlan Drive Properties 2800 S. 110th Court, Suite 1, Omaha, NE 68144 402-390-0890 Members highlighted in red are Chamber Partners

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Headley Realty 2871 Capehart Rd #F, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-291-0814 Hike Real Estate PC — Matt McKinney 14211 S. 21st Street, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-291-2500 Hike Real Estate PC — Rusty Hike 114 E. Mission Ave., Bellevue, NE 68005 402-291-2500, See ad, page 32 NAI NP Dodge 12915 West Dodge Road, Omaha, NE 68154 402-255-6060 Nebraska Realty 304 Olson Drive Suite 207, Papillion, NE 68046 402-505-6225 Newstreet Properties, LLC 6336 John J. Peshing Drive, Omaha, NE 68110 402-457-3110, NP Dodge Real Estate 4912 Shannon Drive, Papillion, NE 68133 402-597-5008 See ad, page 17 NP Dodge Real Estate — Duane Safarik Frontline Home Team 4912 Shannon Drive, Papillion, NE 68133 402-597-5008 See ad, page 9 Rising View: A Bellevue Offutt Community 3116 Lockbourne Drive, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-991-9840, River Village Twin Creek c/o CBRE 11213 Davenport Street, Suite 300, Omaha, NE 68154 402-697-5831 SARCO Inc. 702 Fort Crook Road South, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-291-9800, Twin Creek LP Development 3906 Raynor Parkway, Suite 300, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-933-6894,

RECREATION Bellevue Berry Farm & Pumpkin Ranch 11001 S. 48th Street, Papillion, NE 68133 402-331-5500 Bellevue Junior Sports Assoociation (BJSA) 1001 High School Drive, Bellevue, Ne 68005 402-292-2572, See ad, page 27 Bellevue Keno 10308 S. 23rd Street, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-934-5367, Premier Sports Village 14402 Harlan Lewis Rd., Bellevue, NE 68005 402-319-8413, TreeRush Adventure 1111 N. Bellevue Blvd., Bellevue, NE 68005 402316-7038,

RECYCLING Sadoff E-Recycling and Data Destruction 12304 Cary Circle, La Vista, NE 68128 402-769-0034,

CATEGORICAL DIRECTORY LISTINGS RENTAL FACILITIES & SERVICES Bellevue Volunteer Firefighter’s Hall 2108 Franklin Street, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-763-1830, The Salvation Army Kroc Center 2825 Y Street, Omaha, NE 68107 402-905-3512,

RESTAURANT Chick-fil-A 2016 Cornhusker Road, Bellevue, NE 68123 404-765-8064, See ad, page 15 Culver’s of Bellevue 3602 Raynor Parkway, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-292-0220, Dairy Queen 501 W. Mission Ave., Bellevue, NE 68005 402-292-3721, DJ’s Dugout 1103 Galvin Road South, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-292-9096, Dunkin’ Donuts 1720 Galvin Road South, Bellevue, NE 68005 531-999-1645, Dunkin’ Donuts 11511 S 36th St, Bellevue, NE 68123 531-999-1645, Jammers Pub 1505 Galvin Road South, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-291-8282, Papa Reno’s 3604 Twin Creek Drive, #104, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-505-7888 Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers 950 Cornhusker Road, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-401-6489, Roma Italian Restaurant 605 Fort Crook Road North, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-916-5820, Romeo’s of Bellevue 405 Galvin Road North, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-292-2028, Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews 1203 Cornhusker Road, Bellevue, NE 68123 531-999-3352, See ad, page 2

Stella’s Bar and Grill 106 Galvin Road South, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-291-6088, See ad, page 36 The Special Restaurant 303 Fort Crook Road North, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-884-0441 Umami 1504 Galvin Road South, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-991-8822

Something Different Décor 106 Meyer Ave., Bldg 166, Offutt AFB, NE 68113 402-319-3389 Tom James 11850 Nicholas Street, Suite 215, Omaha, NE 68154 402-341-4900 The Blind Guy 5551 Maas Road, Papillion, NE 68133 402-250-1333, Walmart 10504 S. 15th Street, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-292-0156, Westlake Ace Hardware 1005 Galvin Road South, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-291-5517,

RETAIL Apples & More 1013 Galvin Road South, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-291-0765, A-Relief Services Inc. Box 878, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-291-0220, Athena Arms 3403 Samson Way, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-916-4484, Bel Air Fashions 717 N. 114th Street, Omaha, NE 68154 402-493-5160, Casey’s General Store 2104 Pratt Ave., Bellevue, NE 68123 402-291-0200, Cornhusker Quick Stop, Inc 10209 S 25th Street, Bellevue, NE 68005 Dip Cravers 409 West Mission Ave., Bellevue, NE 68005 402-239-8269 Fort Crook Armory & Supplies 812 Fort Crook Road South, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-933-6747, QuikTrip Corporation 1311 Fort Crook Road North, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-738-9237, Red Wing Shoes 10403 S. 15th Street, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-614-3134 Sam’s Club 9851 S. 71st Plaza, Papillion, NE 68133 402-686-2379 Shadow Lake Towne Center 7775 Olson Drive, Suite 205, Papillion, NE 68046 402-537-0046,

ROOFING Homewise Roofing and Exteriors 20202 Patton Street, Gretna, NE 68028 402-968-8451 Royalty Roofing & Renovations 2803 Jack Pine Street, Bellevue, NE 68123 531-255-2839 TeVelde and Company 4425 S. 140th Street, Omaha, NE 68137 402-575-7584, White Castle Roofing 15013 Industrial Road, Omaha, NE 68144 402-898-7663

SENIOR SERVICES Bellevue Senior Community Center 109 W. 22nd Ave., Bellevue, NE 68005 402-293-3041, Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home 12505 S. 40th Street, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-595-2180, See ad, page41 Heritage Ridge Communities 1502 Fort Crook Road South, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-932-1881, See ad, page 27 Hillcrest Health & Rehab 1702 Hillcrest Drive, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-291-8500, See ad, page 5

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CATEGORICAL DIRECTORY LISTINGS Hillcrest Mable Rose & The Club 4609 Hilltop Street, Bellevue, NE 68133 402-291-9777, See ad, page 5 Hillcrest Country Estates 6021 Grand Lodge Ave., Papillion, NE 68133 402-885-7007, See ad, page 5 Hillcrest Shadow Lake 1507 E. Gold Coast Rd., Papillion, NE 68046 402-339-6010, See ad, page 5 Papillion Manor 610 S. Polk Street, Papillion, NE 68102 402-339-7700 Project Houseworks 2316 S 24th Street, Omaha, NE 68108 402-965-9201, Richmont Terrace 620 Fort Crook Road South, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-291-9699, Richmont Village 2315 Greenwald St, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-291-9800, See ad, page7 Tregaron Senior Residences 702 Fort Crook Road South, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-292-1818,

TELECOMMUNICATIONS Great Plains Communication 6825 Pine Street Ste 348 Omaha, NE 68106 402-456-9511, U.S. Cellular 2012 Cornhusker Road, Suite 200, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-292-3233,

TITLE & ESCROW Nebraska Title Company 754 Gold Coast Drive, Suite 115, Papillion, NE 68046 402-896-5107, Professional Title Co. 222 S. 15th Street, Suite 249N, Omaha, NE 68102 402-884-4266,

TRAVEL AAA Nebraska 3905 Twin Creek Drive, Suite 107, Bellevue, NE 68123 402-938-0080, Bellevue Travel 1021 Galvin Road, Suite B, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-292-6600,

Black Hills Energy 501 W. Sixth Street, Papillion, NE 68046 888-890-5554, See ad, page 29 Cox Communications 401 N. 117th Street, Omaha, NE 68154 402-934-0694, Metropolitan Utilities District 1723 Harney Street, Omaha, NE 68102 402-504-7148, See ad, page 14 Omaha Public Power District 444 S. 16th Street, Omaha, NE 68102-2247 402-636-3884, See ad, page 42 Papillion Sanitation/Waste Connections of Nebraska 10810 S. 144th Street, Omaha, NE 68138 402-346-7800,

VISION Bellevue Vision Clinic P.C. 1810 Wilshire Dr, Bellevue, NE 68005 402-291-6133,

UTILITIES Bin There Dump That Omaha Dumpster Rental 9936 Broadmoor Road, Omaha, NE 68114 402-884-4014

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Bellevue Public Schools


Shaping Our Future Through Engagement, Innovation, and a Culture of Belonging

Learning for all; exposing students to rigorous academic programs and meeting individual needs

BPS is accredited by the Nebraska Department of Education, and Cognia, a global accreditation agency

All 20 Schools have recently been designated Purple Star Schools by the Nebraska State Board of Education

Outstanding programs that have included numerous state championships in athletics; state and national trophies in band, debate, music, DECA, FBLA, etc.; and nationally-recognized Air Force JROTC programs

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