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First Place, Private Practice Medical Clinic, Orthopedic Surgeon & Neurosurgeon MD West ONE has been serving the Greater Omaha Metro Area for more than 70 years. Originally known as GIKK Ortho Specialists and Midwest Neurosurgery & Spine Specialists, MD West ONE is now the most comprehensive musculoskeletal and nervous system private practice in the region. Comprised of 14 orthopedic specialists, 9 neurosurgeons and 17 physician assistants, MD West ONE is honored to be awarded First Place Private Practice for 2020 Best of Omaha. “ONE stands for Ortho Neuro Excellence, and it’s our mission to deliver the most advanced, efficient orthopedic, neurosurgery and spine care in the area,” explains Dr. Daniel Gaffney, an upper extremity orthopedic specialist at MD West ONE. Through their specialized approach, the physicians are able to focus their entire practice solely on the treatment of one area of the body. This gives them an unparalleled level of expertise in treating conditions of the entire musculoskeletal and nervous system from head-to-toe. MD West ONE Specializes in: • Hand & Wrist • Sports Medicine • Shoulder & Elbow • Brain • Hip & Knee • Nerves • Foot & Ankle • Spine

While they’re committed to using the most advanced technologies and therapies, the standard of care provided to patients is what sets them apart. Dr. Bradley Bowdino, Neurosurgery & Spine Specialist at MD West ONE explains, “Whether you come to MD West ONE with pain stemming from an injury, over-usage, degeneration or illness, you’ll have quicker access to high-quality, cost-effective care like never before.” What Patients Have to Say About MD West ONE: “This is an amazing team of healthcare providers. All of the staff are more than helpful. Surgery went flawlessly and the care they have for their patients is awesome. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a truly incredible health team!” - Andrew R. “We have had 3 members of our immediate family who’ve been seen and treated by 3 MD West ONE doctors for 4 different issues. We have been VERY pleased with all of them, as well as the nurses and office staff. The doctors are outstanding surgeons as well as personable and kind doctors, taking all the time we needed to answer questions and discuss options. I highly recommend them!” - Jackie B. “MD West One put me back together again and gave me my life back. The wonderful staff treated me like family.” - Mark S.

For more information or to make an appointment, visit mdwestone.com or call (402) 390 - 4111.


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DR. MARK J. PUCCIONI

First Place, Orthopedic Surgeon

First Place, Neurosurgeon

“Outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, and golf inspire me to get my patients back to whatever it is that energizes them. Young or old, everyone has a passion—helping them return to their passion is fulfilling to me on a daily basis,” explains Dr. Rosipal, voted First Place in Orthopedic Surgery for Best of Omaha 2020.

“I have dedicated my career to helping people and advocating for children, who can’t for themselves,” explains Dr. Mark J. Puccioni, Pediatric Neurosurgeon at MD West ONE. Dr. Puccioni is the only Board Certified Pediatric Neurosurgeon in Nebraska and surrounding area and has been in practice for over 18 years.

Dr. Charles E. Rosipal completed his fellowship under Drs. Charles A. Rockwood and Michael A. Wirth in shoulder and elbow surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio. He devotes the majority of his practice to problems of the shoulder and elbow with special interest in acute and chronic rotator cuff surgery, shoulder instability and traditional and reverse shoulder arthroplasty (shoulder replacements).

He specializes in pediatric neurosurgery and epilepsy surgery and cares for patients at the MD West ONE Neurosurgery clinic, Midwest Surgical Hospital, Boys Town National Research Hospital, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Methodist Health Systems.

Dr. Rosipal’s Patients Say... “Dr. Rosipal saved me from a complete shoulder replacement which another Dr. said was my only solution. He suggested conservative approach. Four months out from repair surgery and it feels fine.” - Diane B. “I recently had surgery on my shoulder. Extremely professional and courteous staff. Dr. Rosipal is very knowledgeable and truly cares about his patients. He takes the time to explain everything in great detail and answer all your questions. Thank you Dr. Rosipal, Ang, Scott and the rest of the MD West One team for a great experience!” - Sean L. Meet Dr. Rosipal at mdwestone.com/dr-rosipal to learn more about him, the conditions he treats and why patients voted him number one in orthopedic surgery.

MD WEST ONE NEUROSURGERY & SPINE: Dr. Douglas Long Dr. Stephen Doran Dr. John Treves Dr. Mark Puccioni Dr. Bradley Bowdino

Dr. Wendy Spangler Dr. Keith Lodhia Dr. Guy Music Dr. Jordan Lacy

MD WEST ONE ORTHOPEDICS:

Dr. Puccioni’s Patients Say... “Puccioni and his team saved my little boy’s life! No words could ever express how grateful I am! You are all amazing.”- Brian H. “Dr. Mark Puccioni is Amazing! He helped our daughter by finding the source of her daily debilitating migraines was not actually migraines but increased intracranial pressure. She had a cyst that was blocking blood flow out of her brain. We have been to doctors all over and recently found Dr. Puccioni. He immediately said she had been misdiagnosed for 4 years. She underwent brain surgery with a craniotomy. Not something we entered into lightly. He removed her cyst 1 month ago and has not had a headache since. We are so very grateful that we have Dr. Puccioni! He gave our daughter her life back! And he was right here in Nebraska! We are so blessed to have such a skilled and talented surgeon in our backyard!” - Shelli S.

Dr. John “Jack” McCarthy Dr. T. Kevin O’Malley Dr. Jeffrey Tiedeman Dr. Scott McMullen Dr. Erik Otterberg Dr. David Inda Dr. Samuel Phillips

Meet Dr. Puccioni at mdwestone.com/dr-puccioni to learn more about him, the conditions he treats and why patients voted him number one in neurosurgery.

Dr. Charles “Chuck” Rosipal Dr. Kathleen Grier Dr. Kimberly Turman Dr. Daniel Gaffney Dr. Brett Fischer Dr. David Buck Dr. Nicholas Wegner

MD WEST ONE MAIN CLINIC LOCATIONS: Central Omaha - Bergan Mercy Central Omaha - Farnam West Omaha - Lakeside Bellevue Fremont Council Bluffs

MD WEST ONE performs surgeries at Midwest Surgical Hospital as well as most hospitals in Greater Omaha. Best of Omaha  •  2020  | outreach 5 |  bestofomaha.com For the full list of surgery locations and clinics, visit mdwestone.com.


From the Editor  •  Letter by Daisy Hutzell-Rodman, Managing Editor

A X E T H R OW I N G T O Z A’A T A R Omaha Has it All

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N ONE WEEK in October, friends and I attended a foreign film at Filmstreams in NoDo, a concert by a nationally known group at The Waiting Room in Benson, a movie party at Alamo in Midtown, and an innovative version of “Hamlet” at the community theater in Mills County. My husband and I also ate Mediterranean food, Indian food, and good ‘ol American hamburgers before events.

Well, my husband ate a hamburger. I ate a veggie burger. When we first moved to Omaha in the late 1990s, I ate no meat, and we frequently visited dining establishments where I ordered a salad and a baked potato, or a salad and an appetizer, because the main dishes were a slab of meat with a side of starch. As Omaha has grown and changed, however, it is not unusual to be able to order a veggie burger, or falafel, or a different vegetarian main dish. We live in a unique city. Omaha has all the excitement of a large metropolitan area with the laid-back atmosphere of a small town. Our sports players are not high-paid professionals, they are college students—our friends, our neighbors, our neighbor’s children. We can watch a performance of the Christmas Carol at the largest community playhouse in the nation (Omaha Community Playhouse) or watch the touring Broadway production of Hamlet at Orpheum Theater. Omaha keeps up with trends. We can try our hands at axe throwing or an escape room, or sit down to play board games in specialized cafes. We can treat ourselves to sushi rolls or a bowl of ramen, or we can go out every Friday night for the 16-oz prime rib special at a favorite steakhouse. Medical care, so often a problem in rural America, is readily available here at worldclass facilities, as is quality education. We can shop for the latest fashions and trendy groceries, such as oat milk or Za’atar, without driving out of our neighborhoods. And when problems arise, we are there for one another. In mid-October, my husband and I experienced a minor plumbing issue at our house. My husband called the number for a plumber, formerly a high-school classmate, and his assistant was at the house in a matter of minutes. If the plumber is not someone you knew from school, work, or religious services, you can talk to a neighbor for a recommendation, and chances are the neighbor can recommend a friend from high school or a spouse of a colleague. We also help each other out through a wide variety of charitable events—from society events that cost hundreds of dollars to attend to community-wide online events that accept small donations from everyone. Neighbor helping neighbor is a big reason why we started Best of Omaha in the early 1990s, and it’s a big reason why we continue the book to this day. It is a resource of the best in Omaha voted on by our neighbors for our neighbors—from downtown to West O, North O to South O. Within the pages you will find recommendations from your friends and neighbors on the best places to eat, shop, conduct home maintenance, receive medical care, plan your finances, repair your car, and more.

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CONTENTS BEST OF OMAHA 2020 VOLUME 37 // ISSUE 8

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BRYAN VOMACK A · REBECCA WEIS Contributing Writers MEGAN FABRY MARIEL RICHTER K AR A SCHWEISS SAMANTHA WEIDEMAN OTIS TWELVE (DOUGLAS VINCENT WESSELMANN)

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What Did Today’s Young Adults Think Double-Digits Would Look Like? Messages from Civic Leaders How Omaha Ranks Nationwide Best of the Best of

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MARY HIATT Senior Sales Executive & 60PLUS in Omaha Contributing Editor

SANDY MATSON Senior Sales Coordinator

ALICIA HOLLINS Branding Specialists

DAWN DENNIS · GEORGE IDELMAN Digital Sales Manager

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Best of Omaha is Omaha Magazine’s way of celebrating the city, and like people order custom cakes for the special events in their lives, we chose a custom cake, created by Jayme Cronk of The Cake Specialist, to symbolize this celebration of our special city.

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TODD LEMKE Vice President GREG BRUNS Associate Publisher BILL SITZMANN For Advertising & Subscription Information:

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Best of Omaha 2020  •  Sponsors

YOU R BE S T OF OM A H A T E A M

VINCE LEISEY

ARIEL ROBLIN

TODD LEMKE

CEO Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

President and General Manager KETV 7

Publisher Omaha Magazine

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Real Estate is proud to participate in Omaha Magazine’s Best of Omaha and celebrate the businesses, entrepreneurs, and people that make us a great community to live, work, and play in.

Thank you to Omaha Magazine for the opportunity to represent our amazing community and participate in this annual event. The winners exemplify what it means to be the best through their hard work, service, and dedication to their businesses and our community. As a real estate company, BHHSA Real Estate has a unique perspective on the impact local businesses have on our community. We see large companies transferring residents to Omaha, which helps us continue to grow. We also see startups succeeding in our community that may help a new employee buy their first home. But really, it is the people of Omaha who make this community a great place to live and work in. Thank you to everyone that participated in the voting. And congratulations to all the winners. 

GREW UP WORKING in my mom’s restaurant. I know firsthand the passion, dedication, and hard work it takes to make a successful local business thrive. Although the hard times can make the good times that much sweeter, it’s hard to feel that when you’re in the thick of it. Local business owners know what it means to sacrifice for others because they know the health of their business can shape the health of every family that touches it. Honoring this meaningful work in our own community is important.

It’s always fun to go into a new local business, feeling the excitement and energy. Or meeting with the owner of a more established business and hearing how they’re finding new ways to impact the community they serve. At KETV we’re committed to helping local businesses succeed through focused, research-based advertising campaigns and consistent analysis to help ensure success. We’re proud to partner with Omaha Magazine on the Best of Omaha to celebrate the hard work and passion of local business owners. To all Omaha-area business owners, thank you for helping make Omaha a great place to live and congratulations to everyone. 

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HREE PERCENT. That’s the percentage of Omaha businesses that are privileged to use the Best of Omaha logo.

Our Best of Omaha has over 220,000 registered emails for voters, making this contest the largest sampling of residents’ opinions on local businesses. Legitimacy is designed into the Best of Omaha in a variety of ways: 1. All emails are verified. 2. One ballot may be submitted per voter. 3. A minimum of five categories must be voted on for the ballot to count. 4. There is no advertising allowed on the ballot. 5. There is no pull-down menu on the ballot. I would like to recognize my brother, Tyler Lemke, who passed away in March 2019. Tyler was the vision behind, and designer of, Best of Omaha. He was passionate about keeping voting legitimate and secure. Our software is proprietary and was custom-made for Omaha Magazine. Best of Omaha is now in its 28th year. It is imitated but never replaced. Best of Omaha is the city’s largest, most legitimate, and most recognized publicvoting contest. 

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What Did Today’s Young Adults Think Double-Digits Would Look Like? BY MEGAN FABRY AND SAMANTHA WEIDEMAN

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LYING CARS, GLASS phones, and silver clothing. Those who were toddlers in the 2000s are today’s 20-year-olds. With the year 2020 coming upon us, Omaha Magazine asked 20 20-year-olds what they thought the year 2020 would be like.

“2020 sounded like a lifetime away. My ideas of the future were heavily influenced by futuristic movies like the second Back to the Future, I, Robot, and Gattaca. Crazy technology that I couldn’t even fathom the possibility of.” — Marissa Baker “I hope that 2020 becomes a more welcoming and enjoyable year with less prejudice everywhere. I personally hope it’s a year I get to meet new people and achieve major goals.” — Marissa Isabel Barrios “When I was younger I thought 2020 would be full of flying cars and clones walking around the city.” — Alexis Beene “I pictured a bad economy with huge oil companies and technology companies making all of the money and only the richest families would really be satisfied with the United States.” —Jadon Beister “I expected 2020 to have more advanced technology, like thinner phones.” —Brigit Carrasco “I thought it would be like the futuristic families where everyone wore silver all the time and we flew everywhere.” —Joey Gruber “I thought by this time we would have more technology and be more advanced than right now.” —Benjamin Hausic “I thought we’d be more developed worldwide; that most places would have flying cars or robots in their home. It just felt like 2020 was so far away when I was a kid and that all that was possible.” — Alondra Hernandez “Growing up, I thought that by 2020 it would be very futuristic. There would be robots, flying cars, etc.; the way you regularly see the future being portrayed in the movies.” —Jenni Jimenez “I thought there would be…cell phones made of pure glass.” —Betsy Jones “In 2020, I thought that everything would be high-tech. When I was younger, I remember watching movies with futuristic settings and thinking, ‘that’s exactly what the future will be like.’” —Talya Jones “Growing up, I definitely thought we would have flying cars by 2020. My logic was that we already had airplanes, so why would inventing flying cars be any harder? If we didn’t have levitating cars, I was prepared to fly around in my very own jetpack.” —Leta Lorhmeyer “I never really thought about 2020.” —Drue Pecquet “I feel like people are starting to realize how serious climate change is and as a whole, we are going to start taking action to be able to help our planet.” — Natalie Perez “I think 2020 will be the year humans finally realize global warming will cause all species, including ours, to become extinct. Endangerment is out of the question. All humans should google ways to reduce their carbon footprint. I would like my daughter to grow up seeing pandas and polar bears.” — Celeste Ramirez “I’m hopefully going to get married the beginning of July 2020 and being a junior in college I think life is going to get stressful, but I also think it is going to be exciting. I’m starting my senior year in August 2020 which is also exciting, I think 2020 is really going to be my year.” — Nelly Rivas “When I was younger, 2020 felt so far away. I hoped there would be flying cars like in the movies. Now as we near 2020, we’ve already developed self-driving cars and devices that practically listen to you and adapt to your needs. Every year I’m blown away with the new fad. It’s kind of scary sometimes to be honest.” —Kylie Squiers “I thought that I would have moved out by then and that I would have been further along in college but I’m still young so I don’t feel too much pressure.” —Raquel Tidblom “I expected the world to become more tolerant and respectful, but it seems the opposite is happening.” —Evan Widhalm Best of Omaha  • 2020 

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Best of Omaha 2020  •  Civic Leaders

C ONG R AT U L AT IONS !

DAVID G. BROWN

KEITH BACKSEN

DON KELLY

Mayor City of Omaha

President and CEO Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce

Executive Director Visit Omaha

Chairman Sarpy County Board of Commissioners

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HE SIGN OF every great business is a satisfied customer.

Omaha Magazine’s “Best of Omaha” list is a trusted, reliable guide for entertainment, dining, personal services, and much more because the recognition comes from customers. From the best french fries to food trucks, brunch, builders, and bookstores, every business contributes to Omaha’s great quality of life. I am always proud to celebrate all that is great about our city and support businesses with the “Best of Omaha” seal. Thank you to Omaha Magazine and congratulations to the 2020 “Best of Omaha.”

NE OF THE things I love about this community is that it is always striving to be that much better. We see that spirit reflected in Omaha Magazine’s annual Best of Omaha award winners.

This year’s honorees are succeeding not because they embrace the status quo, but because they are continually exploring new ways to elevate the customer experience, infuse quality into all they do and set examples of “best practices” for others to follow. Best of Omaha recipients are clearly making their mark—instead of simply making do—exhibiting a work ethic that pushes our thriving, striving Greater Omaha region to even higher levels of greatness. These honorees are part of the reason we don’t coast; and we’re better for their pacesetting accomplishments. Congratulations, Best of Omaha award winners! Your honors are well-deserved. Enjoy the accolades. We appreciate your role in our community and your contributions to our exceptional quality of life.

Omaha Magazine • 2020 

ONGR ATULATIONS TO EACH winner on earn-

ing a spot on the 2019 Best of Omaha list.

As the city’s official tourism authority, Visit Omaha’s mission is to promote our community as a lively visitor destination in order to stimulate economic growth. It’s these companies’ products, services, and talents that families who live here enjoy, and provide visitors with fun things to do and great places to dine. Because they give Omaha their best, outof-town visitors spend more than $1.3 billion in our city every year. Thank you to all readers, and winners, for welcoming visitors and providing them with a vibrant, innovative, and dynamic destination. Again, congratulations. We wish you all the best in 2020. 

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ONGR ATULATIONS TO ALL of the 2020 Best of

Omaha winners. Your innovations and persistence have paid off with great results. Sarpy County is the fastest growing county in the state, and as you flip through the following pages, it’s easy to see why. Many of the metro’s favorite businesses, restaurants, sports teams, and entertainment venues call Sarpy County home. Our region is filled with vibrant communities tied together by more than roads. We share the goal of bringing new residents, new businesses, and new opportunities to the area. That’s what makes Sarpy County and the surrounding metropolitan area a great place to live, work, and play. My fellow board members and I know you will enjoy Sarpy County as much as we do.


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ROM PURCH A SING THE best bread to receiving the best internet services to finding the best place to exercise, the Best of Omaha winners provide services and solutions to help with any situation.

Read the following profiles to learn more about noteworthy local businesses—and the people behind the scenes— working in a multitude of fields. Featured profile categories include: bakeries, custom home building, custom windows, credit unions, dermatology, fitness clubs, internet services, and plastic surgery.

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PE L L A W I N D OWS & D O OR S OF OM A H A & LINCOLN

Windows and Doors

Omaha Magazine  • 2020 

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HANK YOU, OMAHA, for voting Pella No. 1 for Windows and Doors eight years in a row.

Pella is locally owned and operated and has served the Omaha and Lincoln areas for nearly 50 years. Their 90 professionals dedicate themselves to supplying the market with the finest window and door solutions for construction, remodeling, replacement, and commercial needs.

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WINNER

Pella helps customers make smart choices for their properties. People want their properties to look and feel exceptional. Unlike competitors who only offer one product, Pella offers seven product lines and three material types in addition to the most popular styles, features, and innovations. No matter what someone needs, they will find the right fit for any property type and budget.

Satisfaction is key to Pella’s success. Customers deserve the best experience, and Pella wants to hear their clients’ input. The clients’ voices matter, so Pella surveys every customer and implements their feedback to show them how much they are valued. Thanks to this generous feedback and support, Pella has been voted No. 1 in Best of Omaha for the last eight years.

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Pella’s team gives back to the community. Pella is proud to be part of the Omaha and Lincoln communities. They happily support loca l nonprofits by volunteering time and donating products— around the holidays and t hroug hout t he yea r — to benefit those in need.

9845 S. 142nd St. Omaha, NE 68138 402.493.1350 6891 A St., Suite No. 118, Clocktower Center Lincoln, NE 68510 402.484.5700 pellaomaha.com

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JOEL SCHLESSINGER, M.D. Dermatology

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OA R D-CERTIFIED DER M ATOLOGIST JOEL Schlessinger

M . D. f ou nd e d Sk i n Specialists, P.C. as the premier dermatology resource and clinic in the state of Nebraska, treating conditions ranging from acne to skin cancer. Dr. Schlessinger is an outstanding and caring professional who works to provide the best solutionoriented care for his patients and to find new treatments

and innovative options for medical conditions of skin including psoriasis, eczema, acne, skin cancer, warts, birthmarks, and more. His staff of dedicated professionals is committed to providing the best service to each and every patient and to find solutions that work. Dr. Schlessinger also offers a variety of professional, physician-only products for purchase, including his

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signature LovelySkin line, the prestige LovelySkin LUXE line and the patented FixMySkin Healing Balms with 1% hydrocortisone, invented by Dr. Schlessinger and his son, Daniel. After more than 20 years, his practice, originally a dermatology clinic, now includes cosmetic dermatology, a clinical research facility, a worldclass day spa, a retail store and an e-commerce site.

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2802 Oak View Dr. Suite No. 100 Omaha, NE 68144 402.334.7546 lovelyskin.com/dermatology


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JOEL SCHLESSINGER, M.D. Cosmetic Surgeon

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is a world-renowned dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon who has been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and other national publications. He personally performs all cosmetic facial injection treatments for his patients. Dr. Schlessinger’s practice offers a variety of the latest cosmetic surgery procedures, including wrinkle treatments, fillers, body sculpting treatments for cellulite and fat reductions, and laser treatments for tattoo and hair removal. His practice has some of the newest

technologies, including new breakthrough PRP treatment for wrinkles and hair loss, Cellfina treatment for cellulite, EndyMed Microneedling Radiofrequency treatment, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC, and Vollure to plump the lips and lines around the mouth, and CoolSculpting to address stubborn fat. Dr. Schlessinger is the single largest Allergen account in the world, offering more Botox, SkinMedica, JUVÉDERM and LATISSE to patients than any other practice across the globe. Additionally, his dedicated professional staff works tirelessly to make sure each patient is well-cared for and happy. Best of Omaha  •  2020 

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Dr. Schlessinger is continually educating himself and his staff on current trends and treatments in cosmetic surgery. He has extended this to also educating the cosmetic surger y community. As the founder of Cosmetic Surgery Forum, a n a nnua l conference held in Las Vegas, Dr. Schlessinger provides a multi-specialty educational symposium on the latest cosmetic surgery and dermatological procedures for hundreds of dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons.

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2802 Oak View Dr. Suite No. 100 Omaha, NE 68144 402.334.7546 lovelyskin.com/cosmetics


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L OV E LYSK I N R E TA I L S T OR E

Beauty Supply Store—Under the direction of Joel Schlessinger, M.D.

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LovelySkin.com, under t he d irection of Joel Schlessinger, M.D., has offered premier skin care and beauty products since 1997, but it wasn’t until 2010 that the dream of a brick-and-mortar home came true. The LovelySkin retail store offers more than 350 brands and 15,000 products, including cosmeceuticals, makeup, hair care, and beauty tools and

devices from brands like Sk inMedica, Neocutis, SkinCeuticals, jane iredale, EltaMD, Youngblood and more. Dr. Schlessinger is the single largest Allergan account in the world, of feri ng more B otox, SkinMedica, JUVÉDERM, and LATISSE to patients than any other practice across the globe. The highly trained staff of licensed aestheticians and experienced sales associates, each handpicked and trained by Dr. Joel Schlessinger, work diligently to find what best suits an individual’s skin care needs.

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The LovelySkin retail store frequently hosts exclusive events with national brand educators and makeup artists, giving customers access to the latest in global makeup, cosmetic and skin health trends. The store is also home to LovelySkin Spa Express, which offers spa procedures in a format specially designed to fit anyone’s schedule. It provides the pampering and relaxation the body needs on the client’s time, whether that is a few minutes or an hour.

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2929 Oak View Dr. Suite No. 100 Omaha, NE 68144 402.697.6565 lovelyskin.com/retail


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L OV E LYSK I N.C OM

Local Website—Under the direction of Joel Schlessinger, M.D.

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OVELYSKIN.COM IS THE ONLINE market

leader in cosmeceuticals (cosmetics with pharmaceutical benefits). Developed by board-certified dermatologist Dr. Joel Schlessinger, it is the premier dermatologist-owned and operated cosmeceutical website, serving over a million customers from all over the world. Lovelyskin. com offers more than 350 brands and 15,000 products, including skin care, makeup, hair care, beauty

tools, devices and more. Since its launch, LovelySkin. com has become the sixth largest health and beauty cosmetic retailer in the world and the 699th largest online retailer in the USA. Lovelyskin.com  started in 1997 as an off-shoot of Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s dermatology clinic, filling only one or two orders per week. Over the course of 22 years,  lovelyskin. com  has expanded to a 30,000 square foot space

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that has changed the face of online cosmetic fulfillment, shipping all orders from Omaha with in-house support and unparalleled customer service that has won the Bizrate Circle of Excellence Platinum Award for eight consecutive years. Come visit our award-winning store near Oak View Mall or if you are interested in joining this dynamic team go to lovelyskin.com/ jobs to apply.

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2929 Oak View Dr. Suite No. 300 Omaha, NE 68144 402.697.1100 lovelyskin.com


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L OV E LY S K I N S PA

Day Spa—Under the direction of Joel Schlessinger, M.D.

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R. JOEL SCHL E SSINGER

f o u n d e d LovelySkin Spa with the goal of taking spa treatments to a new level, uniting his passion for dermatology with the personal care and pampering that certified aestheticians could provide. Each professional is personally trained by Dr. Schlessinger, performing procedures that have been specially created for medical and cosmetic benefits.

LovelySkin Spa Express, located in the LovelySkin retail store, offers many of the same procedures in a format specially designed to fit anyone’s busy schedule. Each of the spa’s five fulltime aestheticians are trained to promote the skin’s beautification process while providing a medically and cosmetically strategic, multisensor y experience. The services go far beyond what is offered

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at a standard day spa. The staff’s medical expertise and training by Dr. Schlessinger makes LovelySkin Spa a trusted resource to treat and improve the skin. The ae st het icia ns per form facials, peels, microneedling, Pelleve, Pellefirm, SilkPeel and other advanced treatments in addition to a variety of rejuvenating procedures.

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L OV E LY S K I N S PA

Med Spa—Under the direction of Joel Schlessinger, M.D.

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O V E LY S K I N S PA ( F O R M E R L Y

A e s t he t ic a D ay Spa) was the first med spa in Nebraska and continues to offer the widest variety of spa-related services in addition to cosmetic treatments including Botox and Dysport, fillers, and laser hair removal. The licensed and certified staff are trained to perform procedures that have been specially created in conjunction with Medical Director Joel Schlessinger M.D., who personally

performs all filler and Botox injections, for optimal medical and cosmetic benefits. The five full-time aestheticians perform facials, peels, Pelleve, Pellefirm, SilkPeel and SilkPeel 3 advanced treatments in addition to a variety of rejuvenating procedures. Over the years, technology has improved, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the importance of seeking a professional worker whose main goal is safety and efficacy. Best of Omaha  •  2020 

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The staff at Skin Specialists, P.C. and LovelySkin Spa are highly trained on the latest equipment and the most up-to-date techniques. Dr. Schlessinger and his physician assistants personally oversee each cosmetic treatment to make sure procedures are both safe and effective. Skin Specialists, P.C. and LovelySkin Spa are proud to have performed various cosmetic procedures since 1996, with a safety record unparalleled in this area. bestofomaha.com

2802 Oak View Dr. Suite No. 300 Omaha, NE 68144 402.334.1226 lovelyskin.com/spa


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R O T E L L A’ S I T A L I A N B A K E R Y I N C . Bakery

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T IS SAID that entrepre-

neurs come from the table of other entrepreneurs. This was the case for Louis Rotella Jr., current president and CEO of Rotella’s Italian Bakery Inc. Although his grandparents, Alessandro and Maria Rotella, started the bakery in 1921, his major influence were his parents. Louis’ mother, Helen, is the backbone of the family and his father, Louis Sr., instilled a work ethic in Louis Jr. at a young age. In addition to the values of hard work and dedication, the president’s father also taught him business principles that he carries forth to this day. Louis Sr. guided t he compa ny t hrough dec ades of expa nsion. Often using the salutation,

“We wish you the very best, from the Rotella family,” he lived that catchphrase, always putting customers’ best interests first. He passed down his steadfast commitment to quality and service to Louis Jr. Rotella’s has now grown well beyond the forefather’s dream from the 1921 operation—bread hand-baked in a small wood-fired oven. What’s more astonishing than its growth, however, is how much has remained the same. Rotella’s continues to place family values at the center of every decision, though industrial mixers have replaced the hand-kneading workers once muscled through, and wood-fired ovens are a thing of the past. Omaha Magazine  • 2020 

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In fact, Louis Jr. devoted his career to product innovation and business development, propelling the bakery from a local legend to a national leader. Under his leadership, Rotella’s is regularly honored with awards recognizing the company as supplier of the year; outstanding sales and dedication; quality and service; and other awards of excellence. In February 2019, Louis Jr. was inducted into the Nebraska Business Hall of Fame.

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Rotella’s Italian Bakery Inc. A Family Tradition Since 1921 6949 S. 108th St. La Vista, NE 68128 402.592.6600 Office 1.800.759.0360 Toll-Free 402.592.2989 Fax rotellasbakery.com


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OM A H A PR IM A RY EYECARE Optometrist

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M A DONNA R E H A BI L I TAT ION HOSPI TA L S Long-Term Rehabilitation

o Much More than 20/20 Vision! When we first came up with this slogan, our staff looked around and chuckled about it. Then the more we thought about it, the more it fit. Having been voted one of Omaha’s Best Optometric practices for 10 years in a row, we feel we’ve earned it.

“The one comment we hear consistently from our new patient is, ‘I’ve never had that done in an eye exam,’ our response is ‘seeing well does not guarantee healthy eyes.’ They always say the best compliment you can receive is a referral, and over 50% of our new patients came from referrals.

“What makes us the best? You’d have to ask one of our patients (and unfortunately, we can’t list them here due to HIPPA). What we can tell you is from the moment you ca ll our office, come in, or schedule an appointment online, our focus is to create a memorable patient experience.

—Drs. Marsha Kubica, Corey Langford, and Kristen Steier-Johnson

“How do we do that? We start at the top with doctors that care, who treat patients with compassion and integrity. We have a certified staff that works with us in providing the highest level of care, using the most advanced technology available.

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“Thank you to all our patients who trusted us by referring family and friends and voting us Best Optometrist in 2020.”

14607 W Center Rd. Omaha, NE 68144 402.330.3000 omahaeyecare.com

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Lode is back to living the life she chooses—including completing two half-marathons—after her December 2017 diagnosis. Lode is one of many patients to receive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation therapy at Madonna’s Omaha campus since it opened in fall 2016. She credits the coordinated care in reclaiming her role as a mom, wife, and dedicated employee. “Madonna has helped give me the support and confidence to do the things I enjoy, including being a mom,” Lode said. Madonna’s Omaha campus fills a growing need for specialized, comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services in the metro area. The campus consists of 110 private-rooms in two hospitals—an acute rehabilitation hospital with adult and pediatric rehabilitation units specializing in neurological rehabilitation, and a specialty hospital specializing in complex medical | 21 | 

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rehabilitation. The Madonna Institute of Rehabilitation Science and Engineering is onsite, providing opportunities for advancement in rehabilitation research for patients. Madonna offers world-class medical rehabilitation and research. Specializing in brain trauma, spinal cord injuries, pulmonary conditions, stroke, and neurological diseases for adults and children, Madonna provides hope and healing while returning patients to their community settings at a higher rate than industry benchmarks.

17500 Burke St. Omaha, NE 68118 402.401.3100 madonna.org


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KOCA C H I ROPR AC T IC Chiropractor

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OCA CHIROPR ACTIC TAKES great pride in what they do in their office. Their mission is: “what starts here changes the world.” And they take that to heart. They truly want to change the world by creating practical solutions for the health crisis America is facing today.

Koca Chiropractic is committed to finding the cause of each patient’s health problem. Instead of turning towards something that does not address the cause and merely covers up the symptoms, they take the time necessary to find the cause and then create a specific chiropractic approach to help patients have a healthy time with their families. Koca Chiropractic’s team is dedicated to families of the community.

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KAREN JENNINGS: BERKSHIRE H A T H AW A Y R E A L E S TAT E Realtor Agent

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S A PA S SIONAT E and persistent Realtor, Karen Jennings says she is humbled and honored to provide quality leadership with the highest degree of integrity. Developing a solid, trustworthy relationship with her clients is the key. Jennings’ experience includes corporate and military relocation, single family homes, new construction, acreages, farms, and commercial properties. She has been selling real estate since 2002 and is licensed in both Nebraska and Iowa. As the leader of the Jennings Team, chief mom at home, former Husker basketball player, and Top Producer at BHHS Real Estate, Karen Jennings is always STANDING TALL for her customers.

She says Omaha Magazine has been instrumental in her real estate success and she is proud to have won the prestigious title of Best of Omaha for the eighth straight year.

11420 Blondo St. Suite No. 102 Omaha, NE 68164 solutions@kocachiropractic.com 402.496.4570 kocachiropractic.com

A BOV E & BEYON D COM PL ET E GROU N DS M A I N T E NA NCE Landscape Rock & Granite

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INCE 1999 ABOVE & Beyond Complete Grounds Maintenance has been creating beautiful outdoor spaces for the Omaha community. We are very grateful for being voted one of the best!

Making sure our clients receive exceptional service is our ultimate goal. Count on us for affordable and expert residential and commercial landscaping. Whether you prefer an outdoor living space fit for entertaining, or a quiet outdoor retreat, we will shape your landscape according to your needs. We are very passionate about all of our projects. From lawn care, landscaping, sprinkler, concrete and snow removal, we are your onestop shop for all your outdoor needs. Above & Beyond is ready to get your outdoor spaces looking great!

5904 S. 77th St. Ralston, NE 68127 331 Village Pointe Plaza Omaha, NE 68118 402.493.4663 Office 402.290.6296 Cell karenjennings.com

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2002 N. 204th St. Elkhorn, NE 68022 402.934.8866 aboveandbeyondcgm.com

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C OX C OM M U N IC AT IONS Internet Provider

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OX COMMUNICAT ION S A PPR ECIA T E S O M A H A’ S

vote as best internet provider for 15 consecutive years. Over those years— and since the company’s founding in 1898—Cox has seen how quickly technology evolves.

Point of proof: Omaha is now a “Gigabit City, Powered by Cox,” a proclamation made by Mayor Jean Stothert. Every home in the greater Oma ha area—north, south, east, and west—has access to gigabit internet speeds.

This high-powered connectivity, called Gigablast, means residents across 20 area communities can run all internet-enabled devices at the same time, stream 10 ultra HD videos while surfing the web and checking email, and upload about 1,000 photos in a minute.

no hassle with Pano WiFi; Cox’s technicians perform a customized install and optimize each customer’s Panoramic WiFi setup to ensure their home is completely dead-zone free. Panoramic WiFi is just another way Cox is working to bring people closer.

In addition to gig speeds, Cox offers a wi-fi solution to eliminate dead-zones in the home. Panoramic WiFi is super-fast internet on all devices and in every nookand-cranny of every room. There’s no assembly and

Cox invites everyone to learn more about their unbeatable internet, video, voice, and home security products by visiting any of their six Omaha-area retail stores.

205 N. 80th St., Suite No. 111 Omaha, NE 68114 16909 Burke St., Suite No. 120 Omaha, NE 68118 4849 N. 72nd St., Suite No. 101 Omaha, NE 68134 3427 L St. Omaha, NE 68107 7640 Towne Center Parkway Suite No. 101 Papillion, NE 68046 3808 Metro Drive, Suite 100 Council Bluffs, IA 51503 402.933.3000 cox.com

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A MERICA N NA ILS Manicure & Pedicure

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MER ICA N NA ILS A ND

Spa is highly honored to be voted No. 1 for Manicures and Pedicures by their amazing clients for over nine years. This is an important privilege and American Nails wants to thank everyone for their continued support. They have a highly trained and experienced team who is always ready to greet customers and answer any questions or concerns. Their Professional Licensed technicians are dedicated to keeping up on cuttingedge services in the nail industry, as well as providing exceptional customer service and use the highest quality products.

Their services include: a wide variety of scented sugar scrubs for different manicure and pedicures; children’s, gentlemen’s and senior services; shellac; dipping powder; solar and acrylics; beautiful nail art; threading and body waxing; VersaPro Sunless spray tanning; and eyelash extensions. They have a large facility to accommodate bridal parties, office parties, birthday parties and more. Not only is getting regular manicures/pedicures pampering and beautifying, it is beneficial for a person’s overall health. Massaging of the hands and legs improves blood circulation and mobility in the joints and can de-stress nerves by focusing on pressure points. Keeping one’s cuticles trimmed and clean helps with new cell growth, leaving nails stronger, healthier and hydrated.

3618 N. 165th St. Omaha, NE 68116 402.779.8700 americannailsandspaomaha.com

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COUNSEL ING CONNECTIONS & A S SOC I AT E S Counseling Services

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O U N S E L I N G CON N EC T IONS &

Associates would like to thank the Omaha community for voting them No. 1 for Counseling Service four years in a row.

Dr. Kristi Tackett-Newburg founded CCA in 2011 with the goal of building a one-stop shop to meet consumer’s mental health needs. CCA’s team of experienced mental health professionals offer individuals, couples, and families a wide range of treatment options—including counseling and psychotherapy, EMDR therapy, addiction treatment, and medication management services. CCA strives to provide VIP-level care with convenient, online scheduling requests, electronic intake forms, benefits verification, video counseling, and an online client portal. Their goal is to empower clients to become the best version of themselves using the latest research and tools that science has to offer. | 24 | 

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As a business owner, Dr. TackettNewburg knows that innovation is the key to success. “It’s an exciting time with new and emerging technologies allowing us to extend our therapeutic reach even further,” she says. In the first quarter of 2020, Dr. Tackett-Newburg plans to launch an online self-improvement marketplace—offering educational courses, mental skills training, and other transformational programs. “This will allow us to truly meet consumers where they’re at by customizing products and services to fit their needs,” she says.

444 Regency Parkway, Suite No. 104 Omaha, NE 68114 402.932.2296 ccaomaha.com


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THE DENTISTS

GENTL E DOCTOR A N I M A L HO SPI TA L S

Family Dentist Office

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HE DENTISTS’ JOURNEY started in 1996

with the vision of Dr. Jay Samuelson. He began a dental practice in up-and-coming Northwest Omaha with two chairs, three employees, and a desire to do whatever was best for the patient.

Today, The Dentists has grown to five doctors and 26 team members. Their four offices in the metro area are still owned by Dr. Samuelson, along with Dr. Brian Pendley and Dr. J.R. Demman. While the size may have changed, their philosophy has not—to do whatever is best for the patient. The Dentists want to make each patient’s dental experience as simple, convenient, and pleasant as possible by offering services such as cosmetic dentistry, smile makeovers, implants, oral surgery, and I.V. sedation along with routine dental care. Listening to patients’ needs and expectations guides the team through each and every appointment. The Dentists implement their core values of respect, humility, consistency, compassion, joy, and self-awareness to ensure that each patient’s experience is exceptional.

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Their motto is: “Making our patient’s dental visits the best part of their day. Making our team’s career one of the best part of their lives.”

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HE GENTLE DOCTOR

The Dentists at Ralston Square 5360 S. 72nd St. Omaha, NE 68127 402.733.4441

Animal Hospitals have been serving the Greater Omaha Community for more than 50 years. Guided by a passion for patient care, Gentle Doctor is proud to have earned your vote as Omaha’s Best Veterinary Hospital for the fifth year in a row.

The Dentists at Hillsborough 13808 West Maple Rd. Suite No. 112 Omaha, NE 68164 402.445.4647

From 1965, when Dr. T. Robert Bashara began his solo practice at Mapleview Animal Clinic on Ohio Street, to 1997 when Dr. Pete Bashara joined the family

business, to today, we have been honored to serve hundreds of wonderful Omaha-area families. Our practice now includes 10 talented veterinarians and a truly dedicated support staff— they’re the real reason you voted us Best of Omaha! Our facilities have grown, our services have expanded, and we’re honored to welcome second- and thirdgeneration clients into our practice! Through it all, our values have remained the same: We will always care for your pets as though they were our own.

The Dentists at Dundee 119 N. 51st St. Suite No. 400 Omaha, NE 68132 402.502.5593 The Dentists at Village Pointe 302 N. 168th Circle, Suite No. 208 Omaha, NE 68118 402.505.7474

15230 West Maple Rd. Omaha, NE 68116 402.445.4400

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Breast Augmentation & Tummy Tuck—Dr. Nagi Ayoub, Cosmetic Surgeon Winner

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Dr. Nagi T. Ayoub is pleased that his practice, Westfield Plastic Surgery Center, has received multiple Best of Omaha honors. But he is more pleased that it’s because his patients are happy with their results. “The fact that they refer us is a measure of our success,” he says. “The patient experience is at the heart of our core values.” Westfield is a full-spectrum aesthetic and reconstructive practice, which means Dr. Ayoub and his team offer surgical procedures along with nonsurgical and minimally invasive procedures. This fall, Ayoub introduced a proprietary skin care line featuring ultra-high-quality

ingredients free of common irritants and harmful ingredients. “Our goal is to help our patients in a comprehensive way, and one thing is to achieve healthy skin for a lifetime. That inspired us to design a fundamental regimen of products that would be the foundation for healthy and youthful skin,” he says. “This brings the practice full circle to achieve our mission, which is to be a comprehensive practice from head to toe, from the skin surface to minimally invasive procedures to surgical procedures.” A new online portal, westfieldmedispa.com (which can also be reached from the practice’s main website), provides patients with a Omaha Magazine  • 2020 

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convenient means to order products and schedule selected treatments. Because these are medical products, Dr. Ayoub explains, access is membership-based. And the practice has created an associated rewards program. Professional certification, training, and education ensure that the medical aspect of the care each patient receives is outstanding, Dr. Ayoub says. However, customer service is also an important factor, beginning with that first message or phone call and continuing through postprocedure care. This year, the practice introduced the option of sedation injection to make those sometimesuncomfortable treatments a little easier. The use of omahamagazine.com

nitrous oxide “takes the edge off, but you’re able to drive home five minutes later,” Dr. Ayoub says. It’s one of the details that Dr. Ayoub and his patient-centered staff see to that helps deliver a topnotch patient experience. “We feel this is consistent with our mission to put the patient first.”

9900 Nicholas St., Suite No. 300 O maha, NE 68114 402.578.0706 westfieldpsc.com westfieldmedispa.com


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KU TA K ROCK LLP Law Firm

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OUNDED IN OM AHA, Kutak Rock has evolved to become one of the nation’s leading business law firms. With more than 540 attorneys across the country, including 180 ­i n Omaha, Kutak Rock provides services in employment, employee benefits, intellectual property, real estate, commercial lending, entity formation, securities offerings, acquisitions, and commercial litigation, amongst others. We deliver trusted legal services to businesses of all sizes and types, from startups to Fortune 500 companies.

Thank you for recognizing Kutak Rock as a Best of Omaha law firm. Whether it’s our reinvestment in the downtown area, our cutting-edge transactions in renewable energy, our insights into the technology that is changing agribusiness, or our ability to assist the local entrepreneur in starting a business, we proudly support this exciting place we all call home.

1650 Farnam St. Omaha, NE 68102 402.346.6000 kutakrock.com

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THE TOOTH DOC Cosmetic Dentist

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EOPLE DESERVE A dental home that will cater to the needs of them and their families. That means providing a relaxing environment; an extensive list of comprehensive services; and a friendly, knowledgeable team of professionals to answer questions and hear patients’ concerns. The Tooth Doc prides itself on giving patients and their families a dental experience that will leave them smiling.

Whether someone is hoping to enhance their look with cosmetic care, rejuvenate their smile after an injury, or simply maintain lasting oral health through preventative dentistry, the team at The Tooth Doc makes patients’ needs the highest priority. This is why The Tooth Doc has been a trusted dental home in Omaha for over 30 years and continues to be voted Best in Omaha.

15751 W. Dodge Rd. Omaha, NE 68118 402.397.8050 2thdoc.org

L E PE E P OM A H A Breakfast

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HE FOCUS AT Le Peep Omaha is on fresh, delicious food and excellent service, always with a smile.

Le Peep Omaha is proud to have been voted Omaha’s Best Breakfast restaurant for 12 years running. They attribute this to their attention to detail, loyal customers and, of course, the professional and friendly staff.

They are not a typical franchise operation, they are Le Peep licensees. Le Peep Omaha is family-owned, family-operated, and independent. They work every day to ensure that their customers have the best experience every time they visit. Le Peep Omaha designs their locations, sources their ingredients and tailors their menus. The first Le Peep Omaha opened at 156th St. and West Dodge Road in 2001, and they now have four locations. They invite everyone to come in for breakfast, lunch, brunch, and more.

Pepperwood 559 N. 155th Plaza Omaha, NE 68154 402.408.1728

North Park 2012 N. 117th Ave. Omaha, NE 68164 402.991.8222

Legacy 17660 Wright St. Omaha, NE 68130 402.934.9914

Aksarben Pointe 6920 Pacific St. Omaha, NE 68106 402.933.2776

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WO ODM E NL I F E

Life/Health Insurance Company

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E A S Y FOR a n organization to say it’s different from all the others. WoodmenLife doesn’t just say it; they live it. T’S

They are not-for-profit and give back by investing what would be profits into local communities. They focus on protecting clients’ financial futures, while also strengthening the places where they live. When clients buy life insurance from WoodmenLife, t he y re c e i ve qu a l it y protection and become part of a network of members across the country who are committed to family, community, and country. Plus, they benefit from extras provided by an organization that truly cares about clients and their neighbors.1

These extras include access to scholarship opportunities, financial assistance following natural disasters, support for orphans and families of first responders who die in the line of duty, and everyday savings at 30,000 local and national retailers. WoodmenLife’s commitment to clients also means offering a variety of financial products at competitive prices. In fact, they recently introduced a new indexed universal life product, My Choice IUL™. My Choice IUL is life insurance that can protect a family’s financial future, and it offers the potential to build cash value that can supplement a client’s retirement income. 2 It’s designed to be an ideal choice no matter where someone is in life. Omaha Magazine  • 2020 

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In addition to knowing t he y ’re prote c te d by WoodmenLife, clients feel a pride that comes with being a member. WoodmenLife’s been serving their members for nearly 130 years. They’ve presented more than 3.5 million American flags to nonprofit organizations across the country. And, together with their members, they’ve collected more than 831,000 pounds of food and $1.35 million to help support local food banks across the country as part of their fight against hunger. Their members have a choice in planning their financial futures; they place their trust in WoodmenLife.

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1. Member benefits are available to members. An individual becomes a member by joining our shared commitment to family, community and country, and by purchasing a WoodmenLife product. These benefits are not contractual, are subject to change and have specific eligibility requirements. 2. The IUL is not intended to serve as a primary source for retirement pension income or deferral of taxable income. Loans and withdrawals will reduce the policy’s death benefit and available cash value. Excessive loans or withdrawals may cause the policy to lapse. A loan, withdrawal or surrender may be a taxable event. For tax advice, consult with your professional tax advisor. Form Number: ICC18 8730 4-18. Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society, Omaha, NE. D1550.

1700 Farnam St. Omaha, NE 68102 800.225.3108 woodmenlife.org


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DINGM A N’S COLLISION CENTER Auto Body Repair

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INGMAN’S COLLISION CENTER

opened in 1997 in midtown and has grown to have four convenient locations in the Omaha metro area. They have also added Dingman’s Mechanical Repair to the business. At Dingman’s the staff stays up-to-date with all of the latest repair procedures and has an ever-growing list of OEM certifications, from certifications for Ford and Honda to Jaguar and Tesla. Dingman’s welcome all makes and models, and they work with all insurance companies.

Through three generations, the Dingmans have stayed true to their core values: providing excellent work and service paired with honesty and integrity. The Dingman family feels blessed to have the opportunity to work with one another, all focused on one goal, exceeding the expectations of their customers with exceptional work and customer service.

Midtown 1419 S. Saddle Creek Rd. Omaha, NE 68106 402.558.3800

Southwest 3510 S. 144th St. Omaha, NE 68144 402.502.8757

Northwest 3402 N. 120th St. Omaha, NE 68164 402.502.5511

Papillion 307 S. Washington St. Papillion, NE 68046 402.933.9400

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MOL LY M A I D OF CENTR A L OM A H A /CB Home Cleaning Service

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OLLY MAID PROV IDES time to busy people throughout the metro area along with peace of mind. Our bonded and insured cleaning crews are available to clean as little as one bathroom to as much as the entire house, and everything in between. Our clients know that they can count on us for caring and responsive customer service along with our quality cleaning service.

Being Best of Omaha is very important to everyone in our company. We strive to excel in every interaction we have with our customers and potential customers so that we uphold the standards of the best companies in Omaha. Our team celebrates our successes and being named the Best of Omaha is considered our greatest success! We’re MAID for this.

JOHNSON H A R D WA R E Hardware Store

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OHNSON HARDWARE, ONE of Omaha’s oldest companies focuses on quality brands in residential and commercial hardware. They provide expert design consultation, installation, and personalized service that big box stores and the internet simply cannot deliver. Their showroom offers the ability to see products, handle them, and observe the difference in quality and function.

They offer doors, trim, and a full range of beautiful decorative and functional hardware from all over the world that will definitely fit clients’ design tastes, security, and functional needs. Johnson Hardware’s knowledgeable and skilled team will help each client get the right product that fits their budget. Johnson Hardware will work directly with the client, and their architect, designer, or contractor to provide a comprehensive suite of hardware. Outstanding customer service and satisfaction is always a priority. Customers appreciate that level of service when they visit the showroom and discover they have hundreds of spectacular choices at their fingertips. Customers can be confident, too, that they are buying from a local company that stands behind its products. Johnson Hardware wouldn’t do business any other way.

4614 South 50th St. Omaha, NE 68117 402.932.6243 mollymaid.com 13817 Industrial Rd. Omaha, NE 68137 402.445.2596

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S &W F E N C E Fence & Railings

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a family-owned business that’s been providing quality products and workmanship since 1960. We were started by Bill Welniak and Frank “Chic” Szeliga. They operated out of Bill’s garage until Bill’s son, Mike, purchased the company in 1982. Mike moved S&W Fence to its current location at 158th and Pacific Street in 1985. S&W Fence was built by hard work and dedication to quality, and we continue to operate with the same core values today! &W F E NC E IS

S&W Fence offers a wide selection of fencing options including wood, vinyl, chain link, and steel, and we are constantly searching for new products to offer. S&W Fence also designs and fabricates custom ornamental iron and aluminum railings, fences, spiral staircases, and gates. All our products are expertly installed by a dedicated staff, most with over 10 years of experience. So, whether you want security, privacy, or elegance, S&W Fence has the product for you!

15803 Pacific St. Omaha, NE 68118 402.333.5722 sw-fence.com

DAV E ’ S AU T O B O DY C O. Auto Body Repair

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OCALLY OW NED SINCE 1974, Dave’s

Auto Body has been a Best of Omaha winner for 17 years.

This multi-generational repair facility is staffed by a team that has a combined total of over 275 years of collision repair experience. All technicians are trained a nd certif ied in the latest automotive technology and repair procedures. They a re a proud 2-time winner of t he BBB Ser v ic e Integrity Award. Dave’s Auto Body ha s a lso earned “I-CA R Gold C l a s s® C er t i f ic at ion,” one of the highest certifications in the industry. T he s e a re a l s o t he rea sons Dave’s Auto Body continues to be voted the best. They are proud that the Omaha communit y and Best of Omaha voters have trusted them for over 45 years.

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BEST CA R E PET HOSPITAL WEST Veterinary Clinic

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AWS CAN’T TYPE,

but at Best Care Pet Hospital West, the patients and their human owners agree that Dr. Michael Siggers and his staff are the best.

ROE DE R MOR T UA RY

HOM E T OW N DE TA I L I NG

Funeral Home

Mobile Car Detailing

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RIAN ROEDER IS a

fourth-generation funeral director and President of Roeder Mortuaries, Inc. A U.S. Navy veteran, Brian has been deployed overseas for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraq Freedom.

The staff at Best Care treats each patient like Family and tradition their own pet—giving are a big part of Roeder loving attention and Mortuary. Family-owned care to all breeds of since 1912, Roeder c a nine s a nd feline s. Mortuary now serves And Dr. Siggers is one of Omaha and Gretna from the few vets in Omaha three locations. who cares for birds and exotic animals. Locally “Our Family, Helping owned since 1996, the Yours,” is more than just hig h ly tra ined sta f f a slogan—it’s how Roeder helps pets through all Mortuary does business. stages of care, providing client education and We believe that our pricompassion. It’s why mary purpose is to provide Best Care Pet Hospital careful, caring service to West continues to be our community. We also voted Best of Omaha for believe that independence, veterinary clinic. fairness, professionalism, and integrity are necessary ingredients in building a relationship of trust with the families we serve. WEST 13212 Cottner St. Omaha, NE 68137 402.334.5975 bestcarepethospital.net

9630 Redick Ave. Omaha, NE 68122 402.671.0646 davesautobodyco.com

4932 Ames Ave., Omaha, NE 68104 402.453.5600 2727 N. 108th St. Omaha, NE 68164 402.496.9000 11710 Standing Stone Dr. Gretna, NE 68028 402.332.0090 roedermortuary.com

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years of experience detailing and restoring cars, trucks, and motorcycles, it’s easy to see why Hometown Detailing is the 2020 Best of Omaha first-place winner for mobile car detailers. Hometown Detailing provides quality workmanship to all clients—from the one-time detail to the corporate fleets they service—and they take pride in their work and the shiny, spiffy cars show it. They offer many services from paint corrections, interior and exterior cleaning, and detailing packages on classic cars and daily drivers. Included in your service, Hometown Detailing will come to you with their mobile detailing or by picking up your car and dropping it off after service. This is one of the extra professional and friendly services that gives Hometown Detailing an A rating through the Better Business Bureau and makes them one of Omaha’s best.

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2015 1/2 N. 88th St. Omaha, NE 68134 402.320.5376 hometowndetailing.com


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MOOSE ROOFING Residential Roofing

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V EN AFTER MOR E

than two decades in business, a company cannot become complacent. Every day, the Moose Roofing team provides commercial and residential customers with the same kind of care and attention to detail they did in the days when the company was still getting established in the market. Long after making a name for themselves, the Moose Roofing team still strives to exceed expectations and deliver the very best roofing solution for each client, its leader, Pat Muhs says.

But sometimes a successful company needs to undergo strategic analysis and make changes in order to foster new opportunities and

evolve, Muhs adds, and 2019 was one of those years. “We’ve had some pretty significant personnel changes,” he says. “You have to have a great culture and people who support one another.” The result has been a refreshed outlook and a deeper commitment than ever, he says. Not only is 2019 finishing strong, the company has even higher expectations for 2020. “I have more enthusiasm than I ever have before,” he said. “I attribute that to the great people who are working for our company.” The Moose Roofing team is like a family, Muhs says. “They know they are number one and that I have their back…They are Best of Omaha  •  2020 

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genuinely cared for.” The natural byproduct of this respect and commitment, he explains, is incredible customer care. In addition to excellence in the quality of Moose’s work, the company has become known for its great expertise in navigating insurance claims, an area that is always changing and becoming increasingly more complex. The team keeps pace with training and education throughout the year and has worked closely with insurance agents, adjusters and claims specialists for many years to maintain that expertise. It all comes down to what Moose Roofing does best: ensuring that each customer’s home or business is restored and protected. bestofomaha.com

20164 Husker Drive, Suite No. 1, Gretna, NE 68028 402.763.4851 contactus@mooseroofing.com mooseroofing.com


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CENTR IS FEDER A L CR EDIT UNION Credit Union & Auto Financing

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not-for-profit credit union that offers competitive rates, membersfirst banking is the vision. “We focus on the service we provide our members and our top priority is doing right by them,” says Dawn Gonzalez, vice president, community, at Centris. Part of what makes Centris so unique in the credit union space is their democratically elected board, hand-picked by Centris account holders. This process ensures that, regardless of their balance, all members have a say in how the credit union is operated. Any savings Centris makes are passed directly to the members in the form of lower rates on loans and higher rates on savings, as well as improved products and services.

“We hang our hat on relationships; our staff is hired to develop relationships with our members and to have that passion for service so we can continue to honor our community-based roots.” Because Centris does not have to worry about stockholders, they are able to focus on their goal of cultivating lifelong relationships with their members.“The money we make is turned back into products and services that will allow our members to have more money in their pockets.” Member perks are primarily in the form of first-class service and in competitive rates, but Centris also sponsors the Family Fun Zone at Werner Park and Adventureland so their members can save on entrance fees and enjoy their Omaha Magazine  • 2020 

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time in a financially helpful way. “That’s what we want— to save our members as much in fees as possible.” Centris chooses to invest in the community by offering savings for members as well as financial literacy guidance. Helping members keep more money in their wallets can mean informing the community through programs like Centris Financial Wellness Center, where they help people with basics like saving for retirement and step-by-step tutorials on loans. T he c om mu n it y a nd member relat ionsh ips are the highest vision for Centris, who is very proud to build lifelong relationships with their members. omahamagazine.com

Corporate Office 11825 Q St. Omaha NE 68137 343 N. 114th St. Omaha, NE 68154 3575 L St . Suite C Omaha, NE 68107 4804 Ames Ave. Omaha, NE 68104 402.334.7000 centrisfcu.org


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BIG BR A IN

T E D & WA L L Y ’ S

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Tattoo Parlor

INCE BIG BRAIN Productions opened in 2000, it has continued to expand its tattooing and piercing services, first to occupy a space in the Old Market and in July 2017 to a second location, Big Brain West in the Shops of Legacy. For the west location, Big Brain owner Joseph “Smitty” Smith partnered with longtime friend and employee Seth Agar.

“It’s been such a gift to see the support of our clients and their response to our new shop,” Agar says. The company also has grown in volume, with a reputation for innovative artistry anchored by conscientious practices. Despite his accomplishments, Smith says he never loses perspective and maintains that his crew at Big Brain is his biggest source of pride. “I truly appreciate the opportunity to lead such a talented group of artists,” he says. “I am very grateful for the support of my friends and clients.”

1123 Jackson St. Omaha, NE 68102 402.342.2885 bigbrainomaha.com 16920 Wright Plaza, Suite No. 162 Omaha, NE 68130 402.905.4175 bigbrainwestomaha.com

Ice Cream

HE A NTIQUE M ACHINES chugging along in the lobby of Ted & Wally’s downtown location aren’t for show.

“Those are 20-quart White Mountain freezers,” says co-owner Joe Pittack, adding that the freezers are over 100 years old. The freezers are among many aspects that make Ted & Wally’s so charming. Another aspect, of course, is the delicious ice cream. “Our ice cream is an old-fashioned, East-Coast style,” says co-owner Jeanne Ohira. “It’s thick, and heavy, and locally sourced.” Ted & Wally’s ice cream is ultra-premium. At a little over 20 percent butterfat, it is higher butterfat than anything you can buy in grocery stores. “We make it how we like it,” says Ohira, and they like it made from scratch without corn syrup or artificial ingredients. The second Ted & Wally’s location in Benson continues to thrive. Customers can enjoy locally sourced cuisine at Big Green Q and follow it with locally sourced ice cream from Ted & Wally’s.

C OM PA S S ION AT E MINDS T H E R A P Y, L L C . Counseling Services

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OMPASSIONATE MINDS THER APY

is comprised of mental health and addiction professionals. They provide a safe, genuine, and non-judgmental therapeutic approach. It’s about enhancing a better individual. Compassionate Minds Therapy offers individual therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. All of their therapists hold licensure for mental health and substance use therapy. They offer play therapy, couples therapy specific to the Gottman approach, trauma therapy specific to EMDR, substance abuse evaluations, and DOT/SAP evaluations. Compassionate Minds’ mission is to help clients accomplish these goals in a compassionate and effective way. They aim to empower their clients in a supportive environment while offering them compassionate care. Compassionate Minds understands that many people have reluctance about mental health and addiction treatment, so they created a versatile environment to guide patients through their therapeutic journeys.

1120 Jackson St. Omaha, NE 68102 402.341.5827 6023 Maple St. Omaha, NE 68104 402.551.4420

11580 West Dodge Rd. Omaha, NE 68154 402.238.1431 compassionatemindstherapy.com

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LIEN TERMITE & PEST CON T ROL Pest Control Service

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grateful for being voted Best Caterer in Omaha for the past 10 years in a row,” says Jeff and Jennifer Snow, Owners of Catering Creations. “When we started our business, our goal was to create delicious food, beautiful displays, happy clients, and amazing events. We are proud to still be doing that today and we cherish the many special events that we’ve been blessed to be a part of over the years.” E A R E SO

The food is always spectacular, but the service is what sets Catering Creations apart. They have award winning menus, stunning displays, a smiling staff, and knowledgeable event planners. They are an approved caterer for most of Omaha’s finest venues. No matter the event, Catering Creations has the experience and capability of making it memorable because they have been delivering impeccable food and service since 2002. Whether it’s a business luncheon, holiday party, happy hour

with hors d’oeuvres, or the day someone marries the love of their life, Catering Creations is here to make any event special. Their team makes the planning process simple, streamlined, and successful. Customers have peace of mind knowing that all aspects of their specia l event are covered and they don’t have to worry about a thing.

1915 Jackson St. Omaha, NE 68102 402.558.3202 cateringcreations.com

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tion are the words one wants to hear when they see bedbugs, rodents, termites, ants, roaches, or other creepy crawly things in their space. Lien Termite & Pest Control continues to provide Omaha-area clients the professional extermination services they need to quickly get rid of pests that aren’t supposed to be there.

Family-owned for two generations, Lien has built the respect and loyalty of their clients for over 40 years. Best of Omaha (as well as Best of B2B) voters agree Lien is truly the best pest control service in Omaha for home or business.

2903 N. 84th St. Omaha, NE 68134 402.397.8884 pat@lienpestcontrol.com lienpestcontrol.com

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M A RCO CLOSETS Custom Closets

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INCE 2009, MARCO

Closets has been providing superior custom closets and storage solutions to the Greater Oma ha area. Us i n g h i g h- qu a l it y, American components, Marco Closets specializes in making sense of a customer’s space. Walk-in and reach-in closets are designed to each customer's specifications to create a beautif ul a nd f unctiona l space. Many options are available, such as closet islands and glass-front cabinet doors. A popular choice is the 360-Degree Organizer that ma ximizes storage in minimal space, locally available only from Marco Closets. Ma rco a lso offers custom pantries, wall beds, garage organization systems, and other custom storage solutions. Design and measuring are always free.

707 N. Frontier Rd. Papillion, NE 68046 402.778.5777 marcoclosets.com


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L E GAC Y E Y ECA R E Optometrist

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OR NEARLY 14 years, Drs. Jeff Brewer and Jaimie Kruger of Legacy Eyecare have specialized in how to best protect and correct the vision of thousands of patients of all ages.

Dr. Brewer adds, “We are all-in on the fashion aspect, because everyone should be able to look their best while protecting their eyes and enjoying the best vision possible. According to pediatric specialist Dr. Kruger, kids want to be fashionable too, and they love selecting cool sunglasses and computer glasses to protect their extra vulnerable vision. In Januar y 2020, Legacy Eyecare will open a second full-optometry service location in Elkhorn. Dr. Brewer says the Elkhorn location will offer Omaha’s best selection of fashion options for nonprescription and prescription eye wear, just like the Lakeside Hills Plaza location.

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When asked why people should choose Legacy Eyecare, Brewer adds, “We believe our patients and customers deserve superior quality plus financial value. This means the best eye-health exam, the best eye wear products and the most knowledgeable, friendly staff.”

16949 Lakeside Hills Plaza Suite No. 101 Omaha, NE 68130

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EGACY DESIGN ST R AT EGI E S is the

largest law firm in the Midwest that limits its practice to estate and business planning, including: traditional wills and revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, charitable planning, Medicaid planning, business entity formation and maintenance, and business succession strategies. Legacy Design’s goal is to assist clients in maintaining control during life, and then passing their hard-earned wealth to their loved ones with built-in protections— while minimizing the time, costs, and complexity of wealth transfer from generation to generation.

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RESULTS. Planning is not about documents, it is about results. Every step of the way, Legacy Design’s goal is to advise and plan with clients to achieve the results they desire. CORE VALUES. Legacy: Legacy Design’s work is significant because every client’s legacy is significant. Excellence: Legacy Design holds themselves accountable to the highest standards of service.

18924 Evans St., Elkhorn, NE 68022 402.614.3200 legacyeyecare.com

MISSION. Legacy Design’s mission is to help families design, share and preserve their family legacy for future generations through careful legal planning and lifetime relationships.

9859 S. 168th Ave. Omaha, NE 68136 402.505.5400 ldstrategies.com

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Integrity: Legacy Design honors their word. Families: Families are at the center of everything they do.


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V ISITING NURSE A S SOC I AT ION In-home Nursing Service

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quality care to the entire community with their compassionate nursing services is the backbone of their mission of “Shaping tomorrow’s care. Today.” Regardless of age, employment, or available resources, VNA seeks to provide Omaha and Council Bluffs with innovative in-home community care programs. VNA has over 123 years of nursing-backed experience as Omaha’s only nonprofit home health care.

These trusted programs include certified in-home health care; nonmedical, in-home supports;

12565 W. Center Rd., Suite No. 100 Omaha, NE 68144 402.342.5566 vnatoday.org

hospice and palliative care; and a range of community care programs that include breast cancer support, parenting support, flu and immunization services, homeless shelter nursing services, and school nurse programs. VNA works with each client, their family members, and community partners to adapt to clients’ ever-changing needs. VNA reinvests their resources into the community to help those who can’t afford health care or whose insurance may have maxed out. They believe everyone deserves the best care, kindness, and to feel better at home. Their team of more than 400 expert health care and caregiver professionals have a vision of creating a healthier community through their services. VNA’s programs foster independence and a high quality of life while promoting safety, independence in the home, and helping to break the cycle of poverty. Omaha Magazine  • 2020 

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BROW N E L L TA L BO T Private Elementary School

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OR OV E R 155 yea rs, Brownell Talbot has stood for educational excellence and has offered students a transformative experience. BT provides the foundation upon which children become compassionate, empowered, and determined individuals who have the ability and drive to positively impact the lives of others. In the classroom, on sports fields, on stage, and beyond its campus—BT offers diverse opportunities for children to be known, inspired, and challenged.

BT’s faculty and staff understand that learning is a lifelong pursuit. Here, children prepare a foundation upon which they build extraordinary lives: lives with the power to transform the world. BT is a college preparatory school focused on developing not just curious learners, but human beings who are well rounded and care for others. They excel at providing individualized attention, realizing

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innovative ideas, and creating experiences that help children reach new levels of success. Brownell Ta lbot College Preparatory School: Every student. Every mind. Every heart. Known. Inspired. Challenged. Visit brownell.edu/goBT to plan a visit to Omaha’s best private elementary. Nebraska’s only private, independent, college prep school for students age 3 through grade 12.

Brownell Talbot College Preparatory School 400 N. Happy Hollow Blvd. Omaha, NE 68132 402.556.3772 brownell.edu


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BLUE MOON FITNESS Fitness Club

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E OPL E WA L K I NG INTO Blue Moon

Fit ne s s for t he first time will encounter a friendly face, one that is ready to help them on a journey towards improving their health. For the timid, “We will love you until you learn to love yourself.”

It’s part of the culture COO John Voskamp and his team cultivate to make Blue Moon Fitness the best fitness club in Omaha. The company prides itself on customer service and innovation. “We talk to you about what you want, and we have a variety of plans to create what works for you,” Voskamp says. “Although

everyone can fit in, we are a brand that is completely designed for the person who is new to fitness.” Blue Moon Fitness focuses on creating environments that serve the needs of new exercisers, from the layout of facilities to equipment choices. No details are overlooked to help make those customers comfortable. It’s a long way from the club of 30 years ago. “In the 80s and 90s they focused on people who hoped to lift 300 pounds—and everyone else who wanted to come along. Today, Blue Moon Fitness focuses on people who want to avoid weighing 300 pounds—and everyone else who wants to come along.” Best of Omaha  •  2020 

“You do not have to be overweight to join our club, but know that we will do everything to make those people comfortable.” “We know that many people w it h l i fe -t h re aten i n g health issues can benefit greatly from minimal exercise. That is why we offer a free, 3-month membership to anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer or diabetes.”

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As a locally owned chain, Blue Moon Fitness teams are a part of the community—so they know their customers and their needs. This is why customers who exercise once in a blue moon (or once a day) can fit in at Blue Moon Fitness.

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Omaha South 5103 S. 108th St. Omaha, NE 68137 402.339.6050

Omaha Central 8447 W. Center Rd. Omaha, NE 68124 402.614.4797

Omaha North 10930 Emmet St. Omaha, NE 68164 402.496.8900

Omaha Bellevue 1402 Harlan Dr. Bellevue, NE 68005 402.401.6165

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C U RT HOF E R & A S SOC I AT E S Custom Home Builder The best homes come from Omaha’s best builder.

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PERSON’S DREAM HOUSE is not some-

thing that happens b y c h a n c e . For s om e people, it never happens at all—but with Curt Hofer & Associates, it suddenly becomes possible. A person’s dream home is the one they have always imagined, because it is created by them. Then brought to life by Curt Hofer & Associates.

“Here, we encourage clients to bring their vision, their preferences, and their wishes. Then, we bring our decades of experience in craftsmanship, knowledge and experience to bring these ideas to fruition. It’s

this collaboration between the client and the team at Curt Hofer & Associates that really is the key to creating the truly custom homes we are known for,” says Steve Huber, president. “By the time we’ve completed a home for a family, we’ve spent hours together— from those initial meetings to first days in the new home,” he continues. “So, to have the kind of close, long-term relationships we enjoy with our clients after all that is incredibly rewarding to us.” Even beyond the firm’s many Best of Omaha wins, Curt Hofer & Associates also continues to earn local and national recognition from their peers and Omaha Magazine  • 2020 

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partners for its high-end custom homes and the individual rooms within them. “Of course, we’re proud of the reputation we’ve built over the years. And we genuinely mean it when we say that there is no better accolade than the recognition we receive from the people we are fortunate to call our clients,” says Craig Linnenbrink, vice president of construction. Because of these long-term relationships, Curt Hofer & Associates has continued to look for ways to cater its services to its homeowners with full-service capabilities that extend from highend design and building, to remodeling, renovation, and even service maintenance. omahamagazine.com

This one-to-one approach has led to a one-of-a-kind experience w it h Cu r t Hofer & Associates that one simply won’t find anywhere else.

16820 Frances St., Suite No. 102 Omaha, NE 68130 402.758.0440 curthofer.com


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P ROF ILES OMAHA MAGAZINE VALUES THE OPINION OF THE PUBLIC. That is why the Best of Omaha contest was started—it allows the public to vote on their favorite places in Omaha. Through the years, the contest has grown, and with it, the number of voters has grown. Omaha Magazine’s Best of Omaha contest now boasts 220,000 email addresses annually with 300-plus different voting categories and over 700 businesses nominated each year.

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Family & Cosmetic Dentist Office

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OU A N D YOU R family will find personalized care, combined with state-of-the-art equipment and expert technique at Premier Dental. We will treat you like you are a member of our family, and you will receive the same high quality of care that we provide for our loved ones.

We understand that everybody has unique needs and will help you find the best option to create a smile that will last a lifetime. Our cosmetic dentistry combines art and science to create beautiful smiles customized just for you.

SUGA R M A K E RY Sweet Shop

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a sweet shop located in Glenwood, Iowa, just 30 minutes from the Omaha metro. UG A R M A K E RY IS

Founded in 2017 by Alexis and Malcolm McCue, the shop is much more than a candy store. The shop features 50 f lavors of gourmet popcorn, homemade smallbatch ice cream, and homemade fudge. There is also a nostalgic chocolate case full of homemade goodies and a large variety of classic, glass-bottled sodas. Alexis McCue says her goal when opening Sugar Makery was to create a destination ‘experience’ for customers. “We get excited when customers visit and get that wide-eyed ‘kid in a candy store’ look on their face,” she says. Sugar Makery is open 7 days per week. Like the local businesses people love, Best of Omaha's voting system is fair, convenient, and free from manipulation. Only one ballot per verified email is accepted in order to avoid vote-stuffing. To ensure the contest’s validity, the results are professionally audited.

Your comfort is always our top priority and we know your time is valuable, that is why we offer early morning, Saturday and evening appointments to best fit your schedule. We are dedicated to helping you maintain your health and beautiful smile for years to come!

Publisher Todd Lemke says he is always excited to see the public come out and vote for Best of Omaha.

204 E. Sharp St. Glenwood, IA 51534 712.527.2953 sugarmakery.com 17110 Lakeside Hills Plaza, Omaha, NE 68130 402.718.8741 premiersmile.com

“IT IS A TRUE SAMPLING OF OMAHA’S OPINION DURING THIS POINT IN TIME.”

Hours: Sunday: 12 - 8 p.m. Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday :11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

—TODD LEMKE

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S IT ANY WONDER OMAHA IS RANKED NO. 1 as a Best City for the Arts? Even more prominent, in the past 12 months, Omaha has been voted as one of the 10 great American music cities outside of the big cities of LA, NYC, Nashville, Austin, or Seattle. With the happening areas of 24th St., NoDo and Benson, and the family-centered areas throughout the city, we have a lot to celebrate.

Omaha Magazine already knew we have great arts and culture, it’s part of why we think Omaha is the best. These rankings, compiled with help from the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, reflect the listings as of October 2019.

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The Five Best Cities in Nebraska for the Arts, Movoto—March 2019

10 Great American Music Cities That Aren’t LA, NYC, Nashville, Austin, or Seattle, SoundFly—March 2019

Top U.S. Cities Where Millennials are Moving, and Staying, Bankrate—April 2019

Most Diverse Cities in Nebraska, HomeSnacks—April 2019

Best Cities for FirstTime Homebuyers, SmartAsset—April 2018

No.

Best Cities for Singles Awards, Insurify—February 2019 The Best Metro Areas for Millennials in 2018, RealtyHop—January 2019 10 Best Cities for College Grads to Start Their Careers in 2018, ZipRecruiter—May 2018 Beyond Silicon Valley: Five Up-and-Coming Tech Hotspots Livability—March 2018

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Best States for Business, Forbes—November 2019 Best Cities for an Affordable Wedding, SmartAsset—August 2019

2019 America’s Best Cities: Top 10 Small Cities, Resonance—June 2019 Three Cities Millennials Should Consider for Optimal Careers, Yahoo Finance—August 2018 Cities Where Renters Can Afford to Live Alone, SmartAsset—May 2018 America’s Best Cities: Top 10 Small Cities, Resonance—2018

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Data Blitz: The Six Best Cities for College Grads in 2018, St. Louis Business Journal—July 2018

Where It Takes the Least Time for Renters to Become Homeowners, SmartAsset—October 2019

Top 10 Cities for Creatives, SmartAsset—October 2018

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Lowest Renter Cost Burden Rate, Apartment List—October 2019

Best American Cities to Work in Tech in 2018, SmartAsset—August 2018

2019 Best Cities for Single Parents, Napa Valley Register—July 2019

Cities Where Millennials Make the Most Money, Credit Sesame—July 2018

Cities Where Renters Can Afford to Live Alone, SmartAsset—July 2019

Top 10 Cities in the U.S. for Young People, CNBC Money—June 2018

America’s Top States for Business in 2019, CNBC—July 2019

Top 25 Most Fun Cities for New College Grads, Business Insider—May 2018

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The 10 U.S. Cities with the Happiest Workers, CNBC—February 2019

Top 10 Cities for Starving Artists, ZipRecruiter—October 2019

10 U.S. Cities Where Employees are the Happiest (Best Cities to Work in 2019), Fortune—January 2019

Top Destinations on the Rise, TripAdvisor— January 2018

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DINING AMERICAN DINING Charleston’s Restaurant Jams American Grill Three Omaha-area locations jamseats.com Railcar Modern American Kitchen APPETIZERS Kona Grill Pitch Pizzeria Two locations, Dundee and West Omaha pitchpizzeria.com M’s Pub BAGELS Bruegger’s Bagels Bagel Bin Ansel’s Pastrami & Bagels BAKERY Rotella’s Italian Bakery 402-592-6600 rotellasbakery.com The Omaha Bakery Sweet Magnolias Bake Shop

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DINING BREAKFAST Le Peep Four locations lepeepomaha.com First Watch Five Omaha-area locations firstwatch.com Harold’s Koffee House BREW PUB Upstream Brewing Company Growler Lazlo’s Brewery & Grill BRICK OVEN PIZZA Pitch Pizzeria Two locations, Dundee and West Omaha pitchpizzeria.com The Brick Oven Pizzeria

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BURRITO Burrito Envy & Tequila Bar Fernando’s Cafe and Cantina Lina’s Mexican Food CAKES Nothing Bundt Cakes The Cake Gallery The Cake Specialist 402-733-CAKE (2253) thecakespecialist.com

Drive-Thru Open (Center St. Only) | Open Daily 6:30am-2:00pm Serving Breakfast & Lunch All Day!

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DINING CHEF IN OMAHA Ben Maides, Au Courant Jennifer Coco, j. coco Anthony Kueper, Dolce CHIMICHANGA Hector’s El Bee’s Azteca

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402.493.2777 4040 N 132nd St (132 & Maple)

COFFEEHOUSE Scooter’s Crane Coffee Roast—A Hill of Beans

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CUPCAKES Jones Bros. Cupcakes Cupcake Island Gigi’s Cupcakes

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Voted 18 Years in a Row! 3605 North 147th St. Omaha, NE 402.496.1199 737 North 114th St. Omaha, NE 402.498.3868

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16609 Clay St., Bellevue 402-292-9963 • catfishlakerestaurant.org

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4150 S. 144 TH ST. • 402.894.9411 • CHARLIESONTHELAKE.NET

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2715 S. 120th St. | 707 S. 72nd St. www.krispykreme.com Best of Omaha  • 2020 

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DINING GYROS King Kong Feta’s Gyros & Catering John’s Grecian Delight HAMBURGER Stella’s Bar & Grill 402-291-6088 stellasbarandgrill.com Dinker’s Bar Goldberg’s Bar

Stella’s Bar and Grill

“Serving World Famous Hamburgers since 1936”

HOT WINGS — CHARBUFFED Oscar’s Pizza & Sports Grille Tanner’s Bar & Grill Addy’s Sports Bar & Grill

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HOT WINGS — TRADITIONAL Ray’s Original Buffalo Wings 402-884-5300 rayswings.com Wingstop Tracks Lounge

106 Galvin Rd • Bellevue, NE • 402-291-6088 • Open Monday-Saturday, 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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“EVERY TRIP TO PINK POODLE—THE STAFF IS FRIENDLY, QUICK, AND THE AMOUNT OF FOOD YOU GET IS INSANE!”

— VOTER #23338 Best of Omaha  • 2020 

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Best Mexican Restaurant!

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3 90th & Blondo . 402.391.8870 3 146th & W Center . 402.330.4160 3 96th & L . 402.331.5656 3 Galvin & Avery . 402.292.2028 3 29th & Farnam . 402.346.1110

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DINING LUNCH The Market Basket Greenbelly Foodies MEXICAN DINING La Mesa Mexican Restaurant lamesaomaha.com Romeo’s Mexican Food & Pizza Five metro locations romeosomaha.com Nettie’s Fine Mexican Food MIDDLE EASTERN DINING El Basha Mediterranean Grill Mediterranean Bistro Ahmad’s Persian Cuisine

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La Vista 8146 S. 96th St. La Vista, NE 68128 402-614-5545 Midtown 715 N. Saddle Creek Rd Omaha, NE 68132 402-553-9270

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4503 center st., Omaha, Ne 68106 Grill hours: MON-SAT: 11am—10pm • Sun: 11am—8:30pm Omaha Magazine  • 2020 

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N E W R E S TAU R A N T IN 2019 Mode de Vie THANK YOU Forno OMAHA FOR YOUR VOTES!J. Gilbert’s O U T D O O R PAT I O Marks Bistro Pitch Pizzeria Two locations, Dundee and West Omaha pitchpizzeria.com The Good Life PA R T Y R O O M Anthony’s Steak House Lucky Bucket Brewing Co. Johnny Sortino’s Pizza Parlor


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DINING PA S TA Pasta Amore e Fantasia 402-391-2585 pastaamore.com Olive Garden Mangia Italiana PA S T R Y Pettit’s Pastry Sweet Magnolias Le Quartier Bakery & Cafe

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PIZZA La Casa Pizzaria Mama’s Pizza Zio’s PRIME RIB Jerico’s Restaurant 402-496-0222 jericosomaha.com Johnny’s Cafe Pink Poodle 712-545-3744 pinkpoodlesteakhouse.com RAMEN IKA Ramen and Izakaya JINYA Ramen Bar Yoshi-Ya Ramen R E S TAU R A N T B E E R SELECTION Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom Growler USA LOCAL Beer, Patio and Kitchen

633 Old Lincoln Hwy, Crescent, IA 51526 712.545.3744 | pinkpoodlesteakhouse.com

Mille Grazie Dalla Nostra Famiglia! Pasta

Rockbrook Village (108th & Center) / 402.391.2585 / pastaamore.com Best of Omaha  • 2020 

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REUBEN SANDWICH Crescent Moon Ale House 402-345-1708 beercornerusa.com Paddy McGown’s Pub and Grill 4503 Center St., Omaha NE 68106 paddymcgowns.com Barrett’s Barleycorn R O M A N T I C R E S TAU R A N T V. Mertz Flatiron Cafe Mahogany Prime Steakhouse

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SALAD Jams American Grill Three Omaha-area locations jamseats.com Spaghetti Works Firebirds Wood Fired Grill SALSA Jacobo’s Authentic Mexican Grocery, Bakery and Tortilleria Roja Mexican Grill Mama Hoots Salsa

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7503 Pacific St. | 402.934.6266 | elbashagrill.com

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BEST STEAKHOUSE

1620 S. 10th Street • 402-345-8313 • casciossteakhouse.com Omaha Magazine  • 2020 

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SANDWICHES Razzy’s Deli Little King Pickleman’s SEAFOOD Shuck’s Fish House & Oyster Bar Bonefish Grill Plank Seafood Provisions


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DINING SMOOTHIES Smoothie King Juice Stop Tropical Smoothie STEAKHOUSE The Drover 402-391-7440 droverrestaurant.com Cascio’s Steakhouse 801 Chophouse S U N D AY B RU N C H Granite City Food & Brewery Early Bird Brunch Railcar Modern American Kitchen SUSHI Blue Sushi Sake Grill Umami Asian Cuisine Yoshitomo

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TA C O Maria’s Mexican Restaurant Voodoo Taco Three Omaha locations voodootaco.com Rusty Taco THAI Salween Thai Mai Thai Taste of Thailand WA I T S T A F F & S E R V I C E Charleston’s Restaurant M’s Pub Chick-fil-A

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HILLSBOROUGH 13808 W. Maple Rd. Omaha, NE 68164 402.445.4647

RALSTON SQUARE 5360 S. 72nd Street Omaha, NE 68127 402.733.4441

VILLAGE POINTE 302 N. 168th Circle Omaha, NE 68118 402.505.7474

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DUNDEE 119 N. 51st Street Omaha, NE 68132 402.502.5593


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FAMILY

The Best Care for Your Growing Child, Right Here. Congratulations to Boys Town Pediatrics’ Dr. Kelli Shidler and Boys Town Behavioral Health Clinic for their recognition as Best of Omaha 2020. Did you know that every Boys Town Pediatrics clinic offers not only the area’s leading pediatricians, but also in-office appointments with a Boys Town psychologist or therapist? That means you’ll find the best medical and behavioral health care for your child in one location. Thank you for voting us the best for your child’s care. Grow with us! Find a Boys Town Pediatrics clinic near you at boystownpediatrics.org.

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FAMILY B OW L I N G A L L EY The Mark Maplewood Lanes Papio Bowl C H I L D D AY C A R E The Hills Montessori 402-884-8715 thehillsmontessoriomaha.com Hamilton Heights Child Development Center Millard Children’s Academy

Thank You Parents and Teachers for Voting THE HILLS MONTESSORI Best of Omaha 6 Years in a Row!

Exceptional Montessori Programs for Infants, Toddlers & PreK

C H I L D PA R T Y P R O V I D E R Amazing Pizza Machine BounceU Pump It Up CHILDREN’S AT T R A C T I O N Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium Omaha Children’s Museum Fontenelle Forest Nature Center C I T Y PA R K Memorial Park Zorinsky Lake Park Stinson Park - Aksarben Village

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DANCE STUDIO Nebraska Dance Fusion Dance Kitty Lee Dance

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FAMILY FA M I LY B E H AV I O R THERAPY Radical Minds Boys Town Behavioral Health Clinic Behaven Kids FA M I LY D E N T I S T O F F I C E The Dentists 402-445-4647 thedentistsomaha.com Premier Dental 402-718-8741 premiersmile.com Today’s Dental

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FA M I LY E N T E RTA I N M E N T Amazing Pizza Machine Dave & Buster’s Papio Fun Park FA M I LY P H OTO G R A P H E R Carly Urbach Photography Penny Layne, Penny Layne Photography Stephanie Reeves Photography F E S T I VA L St. Stanislaus Polish Festival Taste of Omaha Omaha Summer Arts Festival GYMNASTICS Premier Gymnastics Metro Stars Gymnastics Airborne Academy


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FAMILY

THANKS OMAHA FOR VOTING BEST OF OMAHA! Showcasing Omaha’s best restaurants, foods and exciting mix of free entertainment – All Weekend Long - THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

May 29-31, 2020 HAUNTED HOUSE Scary Acres Mystery Manor The Shadows Edge

tasteofomaha.info / Produced by: Mid-America Expositions 402.346.8003 Bring this ad in for 1 FREE month + FREE uniform! al Marti Arts

L A S E R TA G The Mark Papio Fun Park Amazing Pizza Machine L I C E R E M O VA L Picnit Lice Clinic Kiss Lice Goodbye Lice Treatment Clinic Omaha

Training Center Located at: 8812 Blondo Street Omaha, Nebraska 68134 402.932.2999

MartialArtsOmaha.com Best of Omaha in Martial Arts Kids • Adults • Birthday Parties • Women’s Self Defense

M A RT I A L A RTS Championship Martial Arts Omaha Blue Waves Martial Arts Zanshin Martial Arts M O V I E T H E AT E R Aksarben Cinema Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Omaha Marcus Majestic Cinema of Omaha MUSIC LESSONS SNJ Studio of Music 402-933-1326 snjstudios.com Adkins: Guitar and Music Lessons Omaha Conservatory of Music

“THANKS TO SMILE STATION DENTISTRY, MY KIDS DO NOT FEAR THE DENTIST.”

— VOTER #161998 Best of Omaha  • 2020 

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FAMILY P E D I AT R I C D E N T I S T OFFICE Smile Station Pediatric Dentistry Pedodontics PC Weeder Pediatric P E D I AT R I C I A N Dr. Lisa Whitcomb, Heartland Family First Dr. Kelli Shidler, Boys Town Dr. Laura Wilwerding, Natural Healthy Kids PRESCHOOL Montessori Educational Centers Duchesne Preschool of the Sacred Heart 402-558-6250 duchesneacademy.org Legacy School PROFESSIONAL OMAHA S P O RTS T E A M Omaha Storm Chasers Omaha Beef Football Omaha Rollergirls

Preschool

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PUBLIC GOLF COURSE Indian Creek Elmwood Park Golf Course Johnny Goodman Golf Course


Preschool

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FAMILY TUTORING Access Results Tutoring 402-628-0057 accesresultstutoring.com Aim High Huntington

Thank You Omaha for Voting Us the # 1 Pre-School!

Y O U T H AT H L E T I C O RG A N I Z AT I O N YMCA of Greater Omaha Millard United Sports Elkhorn Athletic Association

2013 - 2020

Come see and feel the difference Education for LIFE

YOUTH CHEERLEADING CLUB Elite Cheer Millard United Sports

402.393.1311 / OmahaMontessori.com

Beyond All Stars YOUTH SUMMER CAMP YMCA of Greater Omaha Hummel Day Camp Camp Legacy YOUTH SWIM LESSONS DiVentures Scuba & Swim Center Little Waves Family Swim School 402-932-2030 littlewavesfamilyswimschool.com Swimtastic Swim School

THANK YOU, OMAHA! YOUTH SUMMER CAMP & YOUTH ATHLETIC ORGANIZATION We’re proud to continue to serve the youth of the Omaha metro!

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LOOK YOUR BEST. FEEL YOUR BEST. BE YOUR BEST.

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Dr. Blake Helget “Thank you for voting us Best of Omaha!”

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Mary T. Finnegan, M.D. Blake Helget, M.D. Greg Morrison, PA-C Joyce Sumner, PA-C Braddock Finnegan Dermatology P.C. 7911 West Center Road Omaha, Ne 68124 402.390.0333 | braddockfinnegan.com

ACUPUNCTURE — CHIROPRACTOR Balanced Body Acupuncture & Chiropractic 402-932-8108 balancedbodyomaha.com Essentials Family Chiropractic and Wellness Hauser Chiropractic & Acupuncture ACUPUNCTURE — LICENSED Thirteen Moons Acupuncture, Donna Huber 402-827-1355 thirteenmoonsacupuncture.com EBOM Clinic Pinpoint Medicine

Thank You for Voting Us Best of Omaha for 11 Years!

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Where good health and happiness start from within!

“37 Years experience”

BARRE FITNESS FACILIT Y The Barre Code Pure Barre Omaha-Loveland Well Mama

11906 “I” Street | 402-333-0352 | elsasserchiropractic.com

“I HAVE BEEN GOING TO GARY ELSASSER FOR CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT FOR 28 YEARS. HE AND HIS STAFF HAVE ALWAYS BEEN SUPER PLEASANT.”

— VOTER #17536 Omaha Magazine  • 2020 

ALLERGIST Ebrahim Shakir, Midwest Allergy and Asthma Clinic 402-397-7400 maacallergy.com Jeffrey Nelson, Midwest Allergy and Asthma Clinic Andrew Rorie, UNMC

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HEALTH

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THANK YOU

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BEST OF OMAHA AGAIN FOR 2020!

B E AU T Y S U P P LY S TO R E LovelySkin Retail Store Under the direction of Joel Schlessinger, M.D. 402-697-6565 LovelySkin.com/retail Sally Beauty Supply Beauty First B R E A S T AU G M E N TAT I O N Aesthetic Surgical Images Westfield Plastic Surgery Center 402-578-0706 westfieldpsc.com Village Pointe Aesthetic Surgery & Dreams Medspa CBD OIL American Shaman The Vitamin Shoppe Diamond CBD C H A R I T Y WA L K / FUN RUN JDRF One Walk Mile of Hope The Color Run Race for the Cure CHIROPRACTOR Koca Chiropractic 402-496-4570 KocaChiropractic.com Gary Elsasser, Elsasser Chiropractic Millard Oaks Chiropractic

We are grateful for the outstanding community support.

From our family to yours,

The Koca Chiropractic Team. 402.496.4570 11420 Blondo St. Ste., 102 Omaha, NE 68164

KocaChiropractic.com Best of Omaha  • 2020 

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WINNERS

HEALTH

& BEAUTY

THANK YOU OMAHA FOR VOTING US BEST COSMETIC DENTIST Dental Implants • Cosmetic Dentistry • Sedation • Family Dentistry

Marty J. Matz, D.D.S. • Daniel L. Ellingson, D.D.S.

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402.397.8050 | 2thdoc.org | 15751 W Dodge Road Omaha Magazine  • 2020 

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COSMETIC DENTIST Steven D. Wegner, DDS 402-498-0400 smilesofomaha.com Dr. Daniel Beninato, Premier Dental 402-718-8741 premiersmile.com Dr. Marty J. Matz, The Tooth Doc 402-397-8050 2thdoc.org COSMETIC SURGEON Joel Schlessinger, M.D., Skin Specialists, P.C. 402-334-7546 LovelySkin.com/cosmetics Village Pointe Aesthetic Surgery & Dreams Medspa Dr. Nagi T. Ayoub, Westfield Plastic Surgery Center 402-578-0706 westfieldpsc.com CO U N S E L I N G S E RV I C E S Counseling Connections & Associates 402-932-2296 ccaomaha.com Compassionate Minds Therapy 11580 West Dodge Road, Omaha, NE 68154 compassionatemindstherapy.com Associated Counseling Professionals


WINNERS

HEALTH

& BEAUTY CROSSFIT BOX CrossFit Kinesis CrossFit Omaha CrossFit Elkhorn

D AY S PA Gloss Salon & Day Spa 402-502-1850 glosssalon.com LovelySkin Spa Under the direction of Joel Schlessinger, M.D. 402-334-1226 LovelySkin.com/spa Faces Day Spa

Compassionate Minds Therapy Provides Mental Health and Substance Use Therapy Services for Children, Adolescents, Adults & Couples

D E R M ATO LO G I S T Joel Schlessinger, M.D., Skin Specialists, P.C. 402-334-7546 LovelySkin.com/dermatology Braddock Finnegan Dermatology Specialists of Omaha From left: Betsy S. Mayfield, Amber Jurgensmeier, & Marti Finkel

ESTHETICIAN Montana Haggerty, Allure Health & Med Spa 402-881-3638 allurehealthmed.com Meradith Bryant Esthetician & on-site Make-up Artist Katie Brock, MOD Dermatology

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Thank You for Voting Our Team “Best of Omaha”! compassionatemindstherapy.com 402.238.1431 • 11580 West Dodge Rd., Omaha, Nebraska 68154 Best of Omaha  • 2020 

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WINNERS

Thank you for voting for our Esthetician, Katie Brock! Esthetician

402-505-8777 MODDERMATOLOGY.COM 2953 S 168th St. Suite 101, Omaha, NE 68130

HEALTH

& BEAUTY FA M I LY D O C TO R Amanda Kester, Essential Family Medicine Dr. Edward Mantler, Papillion Family Medicine Jason Patera, Nebraska Medicine FEMALE HORMONE REPLACEMENT CLINIC Allure Health & Med Spa 402-881-3638 allurehealthmed.com ReVital Women’s Hormone Clinic Restore You FITNESS CLUB Blue Moon Fitness Life Time Fitness Planet Fitness FITNESS EQUIPMENT STORE Body Basics Fitness Equipment Priority 1 Fitness Priority1Fitness.com Play It Again Sports F L O AT TA N K True REST Float Spa Blue Oceans Float Omaha Float Spa

Hair Salon

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Colorist Hair

BEST HAIR SALON BEST MEN’S HAIRCUT BEST HAIRCOLORIST, Rebecca Forsyth Omaha Magazine  • 2020 

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WINNERS

Thank You for Your Votes,

HEALTH

OMAHA!

& BEAUTY HAIR COLORIST Rebecca Forsyth, BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing 402-934-8727 bungalow8omaha.com Ricky Newton at Salon Inspired Christi Clark 402-321-9410 christiclarkcolor.com

HAIR SALON Creative Hair Design Salon and Spa BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing 402-934-8727 bungalow8omaha.com Garbo’s Salon and Spa HEARING AIDS CENTER Beltone Audiology & Hearing Center 402-391-0811 beltone.com/en-us Professional Audiology and Hearing Center ENT Specialist

odontist Orth

Dr. Morrison

Dr. McIntyre

Call to schedule a FREE Smile Consultation with the Smile Experts!

Offering Braces and Invisalign to Children & Adults 402-333-5087 OMAHAORTHODONTICS.COM Located at 180th & Harrison Street & 168th & Maple Street in Omaha, Nebraska

INDOOR CYCLING CLASS Elevate Cycling & Fitness Studio Lotus House of Yoga Torva Fit Club

Thank You for Voting

Colorist Hair

Ricky Newton Best Hair Colorist

4 0 2 . 5 1 5 . 4 7 8 5 / r i c k y n e w t o n j r. c o m 1 0 6 4 N 2 0 4 t h Av e . , E l k h o r n , N E 6 8 0 2 2 Best of Omaha  • 2020 

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WINNERS

HEALTH

Thank you for voting me Best Hair Colorist 2020!

& BEAUTY

9 YEARS COUNTING!

Beverly Hills Celebrity Colorist

now the Best of Omaha.

ChristiClarkColor.com | 402.321.9410

KICK BOXING CLASS Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping Impact Kickboxing and Fitness Center CKO Kickboxing L A S E R H A I R R E M O VA L Bare Body Shop Milan Laser Aesthetics Ideal Image

LOWTUSA.COM 402.334.0177

LiveRevital.com 402.999.4912

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LONG-TERM R E H A B I L I TAT I O N FACILIT Y Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals The Lighthouse by Immanuel 402-829-9070 immanuel.com QLI

• Manicures and Pedicures • Waxing services • Specialty spa treatments • Complimentary soft drinks • Acrylic, gel, and solar nails • Discounts for parties • Custom artistic paint designs • One private VIP room • Kids chairs with DVD players • Separate acrylics room with ventilation system • Soothing indoor waterfall Hours: Mon - Sat 10am - 7:30pm • Sunday 12pm - 5pm martininailsandspa.com • 402-502-2883

MALE HORMONE REPLACEMENT CLINIC Limitless Male Medical Clinic Mantality 402-334-0177 lowtusa.com NuMale Medical Center

1008 S. 74th Plaza • Omaha, NE 68114

Thank You for Voting us Best Manicure & Pedicure

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16821 Blondo Street, Suite 101, Omaha, Nebraska 68116 402-884-9863 / balibarnailspa@gmail.com Omaha Magazine  • 2020 

LASIK EYE SURGERY Kugler Vision 402-558-92211 kuglervision.com Omaha Eye and Laser Institute LasikPlus Vision Center

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HEALTH

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MASSAGE THERAPY Massage Envy Palmer Massage Therapy 402-502-1775 palmermassagetherapy.com Massage Heights

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MANICURE & PEDICURE American Nails & Spa 3618 N. 165th St. americannailsandspaomaha.com Martini Nails & Spa Bali Bar & Spa

Thank You

FOR YOUR SUPPORT! 402.881.3638 | 13939 GOLD CIRCLE SUITE 100, OMAHA | ALLUREHEALTHMED.COM

M E D S PA Allure Health & Med Spa 402-881-3638 allurehealthmed.com LovelySkin Spa Under the direction of Joel Schlessinger, M.D. 402-334-1226 LovelySkin.com/spa Omaha Med Spa

Day Spa

Thank you for voting us “Best of Omaha ” Day Spa for 10 years running! ®

MEMORY CARE FACILIT Y Ridgewood Active Retirement Community Parsons House on Eagle Run CountryHouse Residence of Omaha

We expanded to offer you more space, more spa rooms, a relaxation room, and more! Holiday Parties, Spa Days, Holiday Gift Cards are available now!

2 blocks south of 108th and Q St. | 402.502.1850 |glosssalon.com

“DR. AYOUB HANDLED MY BREAST RECONSTRUCTION DUE TO A DIAGNOSIS WITH BREAST CANCER. HE IS A SOFT-SPOKEN MAN WHO LISTENS TO HIS PATIENTS AND IS VERY ATTENTIVE.”

— VOTER #14534 Best of Omaha  • 2020 

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WINNERS

HEALTH

& BEAUTY Your Oral Surgery team

that knows the dr ll. l Surgeon Ora

• Wisdom Teeth Extractions • Advanced Bone Grafting • Pre-Prosthetic Surgery • Facial Injuries

MEN’S HAIRCUT BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing 402-934-8727 bungalow8omaha.com The Men’s Salons Scissors & Scotch: A Premium Barbershop M E N ’ S S H AV E The Beard and Mane Scissors & Scotch: A Premium Barbershop Dundee Barber

• Dental Implants NEUROSURGEON Dr. Mark Puccioni, MD West One 402-390-4111 mdwestone.com Dr. William Thorell, Nebraska Medicine Dr. Brad Bowdino, MD West One 402-390-4111 mdwestone.com

• Facial Pain Thank you Omaha for voting Dr. Shnayder Best Oral Surgeon!

• Sinus Closure • Biopsy/Lesions

Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

Michael I. Shnayder DDS, MD

Nicole Practice Administrator

Amy Surgical Assistant

Hanah Surgical Assistant

Nicole A. Surgical Assistant

Cinda Front Desk Coordinator

Lois Front Desk Coordinator

17404 Burke Street Suite #102 | 402.317.5657 | vpoms.com

“DR. PUCCIONI IS NOT ONLY AN AMAZING NEUROSURGEON, HE IS A GENUINELY AMAZING HUMAN BEING. THROUGH SURGERY, HE HAS CHANGED OUR FAMILY’S LIFE.”

— VOTER #16440 Omaha Magazine  • 2020 

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NUTRITION & V I TA M I N S TO R E NutriShop No Name Nutrition Markets Rexius Nutrition


Thank You For Your Confidence and Voting us

Best Hair Salon again in 2020.

Voted #1 Since 1992 Hair Salon

12025 Pacific Street Omaha, Nebraska 68154 Phone (402) 330-5660 . Fax (402) 330-5662 creativehairdesign.com Best of Omaha  • 2020 

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WINNERS

HEALTH

& BEAUTY odontist Orth

OPTOMETRIST Omaha Primary EyeCare 402-330-3000 omahaeyecare.com Legacy Eyecare Now two locations! legacyeyecare.com Millard Family Eyecare

Every Eye Deserves Extraordinary Care!

Dr. Kort Igel Thank you for voting Igel Orthodontics Best of Omaha and earning us

FIRST PLACE 13 YEARS IN A ROW! At IGEL Orthodontics, you can expect expert advice in creating an individualized, airway centered orthodontic treatment plan. In addition, you will receive outstanding care & quality treatment from our professional, friendly team. You’ll leave with an orthodontic experience worth smiling about.

10801 Pacific Street, Suite 200 Omaha, NE 68154 402.330.1152 igelorthodontics.com

You’ve given us a reason to

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ORAL SURGEON Village Pointe Oral Surgery, P.C. 402-317-5657 vpoms.com Oral Surgery Associates Midwest Oral Surgery & Dental Implants 402-397-7777 midwestoms.com O RT H O D O N T I S T Dr. Kort Igel, Igel Orthodontics 402-330-1152 igelorthodontics.com Dr. Thomas J. Weber, Weber Orthodontics 402-896-4500 weberorthodontics.com Omaha Orthodontics 402-333-5087 omahaorthodontics.com


SO MUCH MORE THAN 20/20 VISION!

me Opto trist

Dr. Kristen Johnson

Dr. Marsha Kubica

Dr. Corey Langford

YEARS IN A ROW! THANK YOU OMAHA! FIRST PLACE WINNER 2018, 2019 & 2020! We are a team committed to investing in technology and education in order to provide world-class care. We strive to create a family atmosphere, building lasting relationships between ourselves and patients with trust, laughter and empathy.

14607 W. Center Road Omaha, NE •68144 | | 402-330-3000 | OmahaEyeCare.com Best of Omaha   2020  | 81 bestofomaha.com


MILLARD

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FAMILY EYECARE

HEALTH

& BEAUTY

A MEMBER OF O RT H O PE D I C S U RG E O N Dr. Charles Rosipal, MD West One 402-390-4111 mdwestone.com Dr. Ryan Arnold, Ortho NE Dr. Kevin Garvin, UNMC PA I N M A N A G E M E N T Midwest Pain Clinics 402-391-7246 midwestpainclinics.com West Omaha Cryotherapy Omaha Physical Therapy Institute, PC PERSONAL TRAINING FACILIT Y Todd Smith Fitness iThinkFit Gym FitMade Training & Nutrition

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PHYSICAL THERAPY C O M PA N Y FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers 10 Omaha metro locations to better serve you! fyzicalomaha.com Makovicka Physical Therapy Excel Physical Therapy

17 YEARS IN A ROW

Dave Michaels, OD, Ellen Weiss, OD, Cherie Lodl, OD, Karen Culbertson, OD, Amber Gonka, OD 12660 Q St. | Omaha, NE 68137 | (402) 896-3300 2510 S 171st St. | Omaha, NE 68130 | (402) 330-3063 Omaha Magazine  • 2020 

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L E G ACY

EYECARE

Dr. Jeff Brewer

Dr. Jaimie Kruger

Owner & Managing Optometrist

Clinical Director & Pediatric Specialist me Opto trist

Two Locations 16949 Lakeside Hills Plaza, Suite 101 Omaha, NE 68130 18924 Evans Street, Suite 104 Elkhorn, NE 68022

402-614-3200

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WINNERS

HEALTH

& BEAUTY

Orthodontics for Children & Adults Serving West Omaha Since 1993

PHYSICAL THERAPY EQUIPMENT Kohll’s Pharmacy & Homecare Kubat Pharmacy Relax The Back Store P I L AT E S S T U D I O Pilates Center of Omaha Club Pilates Core10 Pilates BEFORE

AFTER

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Thank You for Voting Us Best Orthodontist 6 Years in a Row!

S H O R T - T E R M R E H A B I L I TAT I O N FACILIT Y Brookestone Meadows 402-289-2696 brookestonemeadows.com Hillcrest Old Mill Rehab 402-934-7500 oldmillrehab.com

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Ortho, Balance, Aquatics, Concussion & Pediatric Rehab

Thank you for voting us FIRST PLACE for your physical therapy needs! Let us help you!

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P R I VAT E P R A C T I C E MEDICAL CLINIC MD West One 402-390-4111 mdwestone.com THINK Whole Person Healthcare Midwest Regional Health Services

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COUNSELING CONNECTIONS & ASSOCIATES

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Voted FIRST PLACE: Counseling Service — 4 Years in a Row! OUR SERVICES

OUR PROVIDERS

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Counseling Psychotherapy Medication Management EMDR Therapy Addiction Treatment Evaluations Genesight Testing Mental Skills Training - Coming Soon Online Courses - Coming Soon

Davin Dickerson, APRN Marilyn Erickson, APRN Dumayi Gutierrez, PhD, PLMHP Aimee Hollendieck, MS, LMHP Justina Kolbe, MA, LMHP Sarah Scott, LCSW, LIMHP Carly Spring, MS, LIMHP, PLADC Marty Stoltenberg, APRN-BC Kristi Tackett-Newburg, PhD, LIMHP Greg Tvrdik, MS, LIMHP Sarah Wenzl, MS, LMHP Michele Yanney-Wehbi, MS, LIMHP

Dr. Kristi Tackett-Newburg Founder/Owner

Contact Us 402-932-2296 | w w w. c c a o m a h a . c o m | 444 Regency Pkwy Drive, STE 104 Omaha, NE 68114


WINNERS

HEALTH

& BEAUTY TA N N I N G S A L O N Sun Tan City Palm Beach Tan Shine Spray Tanning & Waxing

Thank You OMAHA! oo Parlor Tatt

402.342.2885 bigbrainomaha.com 1123 JACKSON ST, OMAHA, NE 68102 16920 WRIGHT PLAZA #162 Omaha Magazine  • 2020 

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TAT T O O PA R L O R Big Brain 402-342-2885 bigbrainomaha.com Eye Candy Tattoo Black Squirrel 402-885-8282 blacksquirreltattoo.com TUMMY TUCK Aesthetic Surgical Images Westfield Plastic Surgery Center 402-578-0706 westfieldpsc.com Village Pointe Aesthetic Surgery & Dreams Medspa


B LACK S QUIRREL T ATTOO

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402-391-PAIN (7246) | 825 N. 90th St., Omaha, NE | contact@midwestpainclinics.com

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PAPILLION | 610 South Polk St. papillionmanor.com (402) 339-7700

ELKHORN | 600 Brookestone Meadows Plz. brookestonemeadows.com (402) 289-2696

Proud members of Vetter Senior Living

A BETTER SHADE OF YOU®

10 Omaha Area Locations Best of Omaha  • 2020 

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Thank you for voting us #1, 16 years in a row Trust us to transform your smile.

WINNERS

HEALTH

& BEAUTY

ic smet Dentist Co

VEIN CARE Totally Vein 402-934-6996 totallyveinomaha.com Venus Vein 402-979-VEIN (8346) venusveinclinic.com Advanced Vascular and Vein WA X I N G / H A I R R E M O V A L Wild Prairie Spa Authentic Brazilian Wax by Vanella Wax On WEIGHT LOSS CENTER Nutrition Pros Profile By Sanford FAST Diet YOGA STUDIO Lotus House of Yoga Karma Yoga Omaha Omaha Power Yoga

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Amazing artist, stunning atmosphere Omaha Magazine  • 2020 

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THANK YOU, OMAHA! Vein Care

AT VENUS VEIN CLINIC, we strive to give everyone an experience you won’t find at any other area clinic. We take pride in the fact that we help people live better quality lives without the discomfort, swelling and restlessness of venous disease. And we do it in a comfortable setting, with no downtime. Thank you to the voters in the Omaha Metro area for voting us Best of Omaha! It’s an honor to be your go-to vein clinic.

920 2 W DODGE RD #3 0 3, O MAHA , NE 6 8114 4 0 2.979.VEIN (8 3 4 6) | VENUSVEIN CLINIC.CO M


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Thank you for voting us Best Apartments for the fourth year in a row!

9 Foot Ceilings Washers & Dryers Luxury Bath Suites Walk-in Closets Gourmet Kitchens

20,000 Sq. Ft. Health Club Indoor Lap Lane Pool Peloton Bicycle Porcelain Tile Fireplaces

3 Outdoor Pools Package Concierge Pet Friendly Valet Recycling & Trash Unbeatable Location!

Thank You Omaha for Voting Marilyn S. Hansen, FASID

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US YOUR HOMETOWN HERO!

Best Interior Designer! D erior esigner Int

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designersomaha.com • 402-498-8777 9300 Underwood Ave, Suite 260, Omaha, NE 68114

nhaparts.com 402.399.0202

“BILTMORE APARTMENTS HAS PROVIDED ME WITH A GREAT LIVING ENVIRONMENT SINCE I’VE BEEN HERE, AND THEY MADE THE MOVE-IN PROCESS VERY SMOOTH.”

— VOTER #5298 Omaha Magazine  • 2020 

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A PA R T M E N T S The Biltmore 402-963-9300 richdale.com Harrison Hills by Broadmoor 402-933-1577 broadmoor.cc Broadmoor Hills 402-991-0202 broadmoor.cc A P P L I A N C E R E PA I R ServiceOne Nebraska Home Appliance 402-399-0202 nhaparts.com Andy’s Appliance Repair B A S E M E N T R E PA I R & WA T E R P R O O F I N G Thrasher, Inc. 800-827-0702 GoThrasher.com RamJack Midwest Mudjacking B AT H RO O M R E M O D E L I N G Re-Bath 402-395-8496 rebath.com Bath Fitters Bath Planet B U I L D I N G S U P P LY S TO R E Menards Millard Lumber Builders Supply Co.


THANK YOU FOR VOTING! WINNERS

HOUSE-

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20915 Cumberland Drive Ste 110, Elkhorn | (402) 614-1491 | edwardsstone.com

TITAN Concrete Restoration Turning Ordinary Concrete Into Extraordinary 402.680.9561 titanconcrete.net Like us on Facebook

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Thank You for Voting Us Best 9 Years in a Row!

Where Craftsmanship is at its Finest!

All types of Roofing, Guttering, Siding & Windows • Hail Damage Specialists Locally Owned & Operated Since 1993 • Insurance Claims are Our Specialty

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FOR VOTING US “BEST”

2019-20 CONCRETE INSTALLER 2012-18 DECORATIVE CONCRETE COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL CONCRETE

mooresconcrete.com 402.491.3622

Thank you for Voting for Us! “BEST CUSTOM CABINETRY”

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(402) 891-0098 12110 CARY CIR. SUITE 2, LA VISTA, NE 68128 Facebook.com/TitanCustomCabinets

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WINNERS

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1506 S. Saddle Creek Rd. Omaha Ne 68106 402.932.8444 jensenretainingwalls.com

CARPET CLEANING ZEROREZ of Nebraska TopGun Metro Chem-Dry 402-403-4154 metro-chemdry.com C O N C R E T E I N S TA L L E R Moore’s Concrete Construction, Inc. 402-491-3622 mooresconcrete.com Oxford Construction Co. Schroder Concrete, Inc.

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Now hiring Technicians and Operations Manager to support our growth!

For all of your concrete needs visit WWW.OXFORDCONSTR UCTIONCO.COM

diamondcleanwindows.com 402.896.3800

“PYRAMID ROOFING GAVE US A COMPLETELY NEW ROOF, GUTTERS, AND LEAFGUARD SYSTEM. THEY WERE ALL COURTEOUS, WORKED HARD, AND CLEANED UP AFTER THEMSEVLES.”

— VOTER #973 Best of Omaha  • 2020 

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Pretty Tile, Ugly Grout?

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HOLD CUSTOM HOME BUILDER Curt Hofer & Associates 402-758-0440 curthofer.com Denali Homes Tackett Co.

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D E C O R AT I V E CONCRETE Oxford Construction Co. Modern Concrete Concrete Creations

5240 S 192nd St (192nd & Q) Omaha Ne 68135

402.895.1535 | yanosnursery.com

D E C O R AT I V E PA I N T I N G Fe Fi Faux Studios, Inc. Walls2Floors Joe Eby Faux and Decorative Painting

Service Tree

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Tree & Shrub Care Maintenance Programs Insect & Disease Treatments Residential/Commercial Serving Omaha & Lincoln Since 1997

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“KITCHENS BY DESIGN DID A REMODEL ON MY KITCHEN. IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL, ONE-OF-A-KIND, AND EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM.”

— VOTER #4673 Omaha Magazine  • 2020 

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15803 Pacific St. • Omaha, NE • 402.333.5722 • sw-fence.com

7722 F St. | Omaha, NE 68127 theamericanfencecompany.com | 402.896.6722

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50 years of service provides peace of mind for you.

Our staff of over 100 installers, fabricators and sales are grateful for the opportunity to serve Omaha. Thank You for the Vote of Confidence Best of Omaha  • 2020 

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FIREPLACES Claxton Fireplace Center 402-491-0800 claxtonfireplace.com Fireplace Stone & Patio Fireplace by Design fireplacebydesign.com FLOOR COVERINGS Nebraska Furniture Mart McKean’s Floor to Ceiling 402-331-4062 mckeans.com FLOORfashions GARAGE DOORS Omaha Door & Window 402-733-6440 omahadoor.com Norm’s Door Service 8920 Washington Circle, Omaha, NE 68127 normsdoor.com Superior Door

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Voted Best Interior Designer 6 years running Exceptional Residential and Commercial Design 402.934.8088 contact@lkdesign.biz www.Ikdesign.biz

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www.forestgreenlawncare.com

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A Family Business Since 1975

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HOUSEThank you Omaha for voting us best in Residential Roofing 402.216.8850 royaltyroofing.org

WE PAD THE FURNITURE, NOT THE PRICE!

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Service Tree

Trusted Tree Care!

T R E E S E RV I C E Terry Hughes Tree Service 402-558-8198 hughestree.com Arbor Aesthetics Tree Service Eden Tree Pros WA T E R T R E A T M E N T SYSTEMS Futuramic’s Clean Water Center United Distributors Inc. Kinetico of Omaha

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Making the possibilities a reality. View the endless possibilities of species, grades, stains and finishes for the perfect wood floor for you.

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Thank You Omaha for voting us “the best” 7 years in a row!

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W I N D O W WA S H E R S Fish Window Cleaning Diamond Window Cleaning Perfect Image Window Cleaning W I N D OW S & D O O R S Pella Windows and Doors of Omaha & Lincoln pellaomaha.com Omaha Door & Window 402-733-6440 omahadoor.com Marvin Window W O O D F L O O R C O M PA N Y Heartland Wood Floors 402-334-8686 heartlandwoodfloors.com Timberland Hardwood Floors Tom Manley Floors, Inc.


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#1 BEST AXE THROWING IN OMAHA! FLYING TIMBER IS OMAHA’S ORIGINAL AXE THROWING VENUE. BOOK A LANE, INVITE SOME FRIENDS, HAVE A DRINK, GRAB AN AXE, THROW IT AT THE WALL FOR FUN!

GROUP RATES AVAILABLE PERFECT FOR CORPORATE EVENTS & HOLIDAY PARTIES

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LIFE A X E T H ROW I N G Flying Timber Axe Throwing Craft Axe Throwing Axe Games BALLROOM DANCING Omaha Ballroom Simply Ballroom 2679 Farnam St., No. 204 simply-ballroom.com Vintage Ballroom BAR FOOD The Good Life Nite Owl Danny’s Bar & Grill

@OmahaMagazine BOARD GAME CAFE Spielbound Board Game Cafe Sparta Games Sozo Coffeehouse CIGAR BAR Havana Garage 402-614-3800 thehavanagarage.com Copacabana Cocktails & Cigars Safari Cigars & Lounge

“HAVANA GARAGE HAS SUCH A GREAT VIBE—I ALWAYS MEET GREAT PEOPLE THERE, AND MANY ARE FROM OUT OF TOWN BUT ALWAYS COME THERE WHEN THEY CAN.”

— VOTER #17774 Omaha Magazine  • 2020 

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C O C K TA I L L O U N G E LIV Lounge 402-884-5410 livlounge.com Holiday Lounge 402-391-4442 holidayloungeomaha.com Proof Whiskey & Craft Cocktail Bar


Thanks Omaha for Voting Us

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LIFE

BEST COCKTAIL LOUNGE

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COMEDY CLUB Funny Bone Comedy Club The Backline Comedy Theatre Big Canvas C R A F T C O C K TA I L S Wicked Rabbit The Berry & Rye Mercury DISTILLERY Brickway Brewery

Cocktails • Wine • Beer • Private Parties 2279 S 67th St. • Aksarben Village Omaha, NE 68106 www.livlounge.com • 402.884.5410

Cut Spike Distillery Patriarch Distillers ESCAPE ROOM House of Conundrum Escape Room Entrap Games: Omaha Escape Room Game The Escape Omaha HAPPY HOUR Blue Sushi Sake Grill Kona Grill Mula IRISH BAR Brazen Head Irish Pub 319 N. 78th St. brazenheadpub.com The Dubliner Pub Paddy McGown’s Pub and Grill 4503 Center St., Omaha NE 68106 paddymcgowns.com

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2679 Farnam St #204, Omaha, NE 68131 402.933.6678 simply-ballroom.com

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THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST COCKTAIL LOUNGE! The Foley Continues.. Open 362 Days a Year!

Local Band

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Back to! Back

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(402) 391-4442 HolidayLoungeOmaha.com 7846 Dodge St., Omaha, NE 68114

“Thank you for all the love and support, Omaha!” lemonfreshday@cox.net | lemonfreshday.com facebook.com/lemonfreshday

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Thanks for Voting Us Your True Neighborhood Bar!

HomyInn.com

1510 Saddlecreek Rd. Omaha, NE 68104

LIFE L AT E - N I G H T D I N I N G Nite Owl Eat The Worm Wilson & Washburn LIVE MUSIC VENUE Holland Performing Arts Center 402-345-0606 ticketomaha.com The Waiting Room Slowdown LOCAL BAND Lemon Fresh Day eNVy Arson City M A R G A R I TA Roja Mexican Grill Hook & Lime 402-933-4222 hookandlime.com Don & Millie’s M A RT I N I Charlie’s On The Lake Westend Tavern 180 MICRO BREWERY Upstream Brewing Company Infusion Brewing Company Kros Strain Brewing Company

www.eNVyOmaha.com Local Band

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LIFE NEIGHBORHOOD BAR My Way Lounge The Homy Inn 402-554-5815 homyinn.com Therapy Bar & Grill

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WHISKEY BAR Dundee Dell Proof Whiskey & Craft Cocktail Bar The Library WINE BAR Corkscrew Wine & Cheese Vino Mas Twisted Vine

192nd & Maple

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REVERSE HAPPY HOUR Blue Sushi Sake Grill HIRO 88 Kona Grill S P O RTS B A R DJ’s Dugout Seven locations djsdugout.com Tanner’s Bar & Grill Varsity

ELKHORN NOW OPEN!

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DJSDUGOUT.COM

“DJ’S HAS A CRAZY AMOUNT OF GAMES ON T H E M A N Y T V ’ S , A N D T H E A R C A D E A T 1 8 0 TH AND Q IS FUN FOR MY KIDS. I HAVE NEVER HAD A BAD EXPERIENCE!”

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RETAIL ANTIQUE SHOP Brass Armadillo 402-896-9600 brassarmadillo.com Found Vintage Market Antique Annex

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BEER & SPIRITS STORE Spirit World Beertopia Gretna Wine & Spirits

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THANK YOU OMAHA FOR YOUR VOTES!

Thank you for voting us a winner!

An independent family-owned bookstore featuring knowledge, service, and fantastic books!

805 1/2 S. 75th Street, Omaha, NE 68114 Hours: Monday-Saturday | 10am - 5pm 402-391-1301 | esthersconsignment.com

402.392.2877 Loveland Centre, 90th and Center Streets BookwormOmaha.com

“ALL WHO FIND THEIR WAY TO ESTHER’S WILL BE DELIGHTED! THE STAFF HAS MADE IT A PRIORITY TO KEEP THE SHOP FRESH, CREATIVELY DISPLAYED, AND FILLED WITH TOPNOTCH ITEMS.”

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RETAIL CIGAR/TOBACCO SHOP SG Roi Tobacconist 402-341-9264 sgroitobacconist.com Jake’s Ted’s Tobacco CLOTHING CONSIGNMENT STORE Scout: Dry Goods & Trade Esther’s Consignment Style Encore COFFEE ROASTER Roast—A Hill of Beans Tap Dancers Specialty Coffee Harvest Roasters

WE KNOW GREAT TASTE WHEN WE SEE IT. Congratulations, Fareway, on being the Meat Department of the Year.

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RETAIL GOLF STORE Austad’s Golf Golf Galaxy Golf USA GROCERY STORE Hy-Vee Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Fareway Meat & Grocery 402-393-7136 fareway.com H A R D WA R E S T O R E Ace Hardware Johnson Hardware Two locations jhcomaha.com Ideal Hardware & Paint Center H U S K E R A P PA R E L S T O R E Husker Hounds SCHEELS Lawlor’s Custom Sportswear JEWELRY STORE Borsheims Kay Jewlers Gunderson’s Jewelers LOCAL PET STORE Nature Dog 402-697-7156 naturedogomaha.com The Green Spot Woof & Whiskers LO C A L P E T S U P P LY STORE Green Spot Pets Earth Nature Dog 402-697-7156 naturedogomaha.com Omaha Magazine  • 2020 

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RETAIL

Thank You for Choosing Us to Look YOUR BEST

SINCE 1935 High Quality Men’s Clothing Including Suits, Sportswear, Shoes, Accessories, and More from Designer Name Brands

M E AT D E PA R T M E N T Fareway Meat Market 402-393-7136 fareway.com Just Good Meat Stoysich House of Sausage

707 N. 132nd St., Omaha, NE 68154 402.491.4000 | lindleyclothing.com

M E N ’ S A P PA R E L Lindley Clothing Co. Grae Clothing Jerry Ryan Clothing and Sportswear N AT U R A L / O RG A N I C GROCERY STORE Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Whole Foods Market Natural Grocers OUTDOOR CLOTHING & GEAR STORE SCHEELS Backwoods Sierra Trading Post

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PHARMACY THINK Whole Person Healthcare Kubat Pharmacy Kohll’s Pharmacy & Homecare POPCORN Vic’s Corn Popper Just Pop’d Jock & Jill’s Popcorn

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“Thank you for voting us 1st Place Local Pet Store two years in a row!”

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Thanks Omaha For Voting Us

PA R T Y S U P P LY S T O R E Nobbies’ Mangelsen’s Hobby Lobby PAW N S H O P Sol’s Jewelry & Loan Four Aces Pawn Shop AAA Ultimate

Your pet wellness center since

#1 Shoe Store Shoe Store

Thank You, Omaha!

We sincerely thank everyone who voted Goodwill the No. 1 thrift store in the Omaha metro! Your support, along with that of our shoppers, helps us in our mission to provide employment and training programs to disabled and disadvantaged members of the community.

Custom Fitting . Multiple Widths Large Sizes For Men & Women Keen . ECCO . Earth New Balance . Birkenstock Thorogood . Ariat and More

402.556.2022

6060 Maple St. Omaha, NE 68104 Mon - Fri 9AM - 8:00PM Sat 9AM - 5:30PM GoodwillOmaha.org Best of Omaha  • 2020 

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Come see our extensive selection of art, lamps, decorative accessories and gifts. One week custom picture framing service.

Thank You for Voting Us

BEST RETAIL GALLERY & BEST CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING! “Family Owned for 49 Years”

MON.-FRI. 9AM-6PM • SAT. 9AM-3PM

8600 CASS ST. • 402.391.7733 • LEWISARTGALLERY.COM

R E TA I L A RT G A L L E RY Lewis Art Gallery Debra Groesser Fine Art Main Street Studios 2610 N. Main St., Elkhorn, NE 68022 mainstreetstudios2610.com SHOE STORE Haney Shoes 6060 Maple St. haneyshoestore.com Peak Performance DSW SHOPPING CENTER Nebraska Crossing Village Pointe Shopping Center Loveland Centre

KNITTING CROCHET NEEDLEPOINT BUTTONS QUILTING FABRICS CLASSES AVAILABLE

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S P O RT I N G G O O D S S TO R E SCHEELS Dick’s Sporting Goods Cabela’s

Quilting Sh op

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BEST YARN/QUILTING SHOP! MON.-FRI. 9AM-6PM • SAT. 9AM-3PM

8600 CASS ST. •402.391.7733 • PERSONALTHREADS.COM

SWEET SHOP Sugar Makery 712-527-2953 @sugarmakeryinc on Facebook The Cordial Cherry Candy Wrappers THRIFT STORE Goodwill 16 locations GoodwillOmaha.org Thrift World Four stores in the Omaha area thriftworld.com New Life Thrift

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RETAIL TROPHIES AND E N G R AV I N G Center Trophy Company More than awards centertrophy.net Crown Trophies Regal Awards VA P E S TO R E Alohma Vape Superstores Generation V E-Cigarettes & Vape Bar 42 Degrees

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THANK YOU OMAHA FOR VOTING US

CORPOR ATE E VENTS • WEDDINGS • FU NDR AISERS VINEYARD Soaring Wings | Vineyard & Brewing James Arthur Vineyards Slattery

204 SHARP ST. GLENWOOD, IA 51534 | 712.527.2953 | SUGARMAKERY.COM

WINE STORE The Winery Vino Mas WineStyles WOMEN’S BOUTIQUE Four Sisters Boutique Kajoma’s Fashion Boutique 104 E. First St., Papillion 402-991-4477 Nouvelle Eve 402-345-4811 nouvelleeve.com

Thank you for voting us Best of Omaha 11 years in a row!

Y A R N / Q U I LT I N G S H O P Personal Threads Boutique Country Sampler ImagiKnit

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Passionate about Patient Care

Thank you for voting us Best of Omaha – for 5 years running! You’re the reason we love what we do! West Maple Location 15230 West Maple Rd. Omaha, NE 68116 402-445-4400

Blondo Location 12031 Blondo St. Omaha, NE 68164 402-493-9650

Grant Street Location 8911 Grant Street Omaha, NE 68134 402-397-4344

www.gentledoctoranimalhospitals.com


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SERVICES Day Care Dog

ACCO U N T I N G S E RV I C E S Verdant Bland & Associates P.C. Lutz

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST DOGGIE DAYCARE!

Boarding • Daycare • Grooming 13706 “C” Street 68144 402.933.4007 www.barkavenueomaha.com

Westgate Assisted Living BANK First National Bank, Member FDIC Pinnacle Bank 14 Omaha metro locations pinnbank.com American National Bank C AT E R E R Catering Creations 402-558-3202 cateringcreations.com Attitude on Food A Catered Affair

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HOMETOWN DETAILING

“Changing the way you think about detailing your vehicle” • • • • • •

The highest ranking detail company in town! 100% customer satisfaction guaranteed Open 7 days a week by appointment 24-7 Emergency Services Free pick up and delivery from work or home Easy online booking

402.320.5376 | hometowndetailing.com Omaha Magazine  • 2020 

ASSISTED LIVING FACILIT Y Lakeside Village by Immanuel 402-829-9020 immanuel.com Elk Ridge Village

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C O M P U T E R R E PA I R Schrock Innovations Computer Company Alphatech One Ken’s PC Repair 402-933-7890 kenspcrepair.biz


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SERVICES

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Locally Owned & Operated Licensed, Insured & Bonded

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CREDIT UNION Centris Federal Credit Union 402-334-7000 centrisfcu.org Cobalt Credit Union Veridian Credit Union CUSTOM-MADE FURNITURE Zongkers Custom Woods Hutch Long Grain Furniture CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING Lewis Art Gallery Michaels Malibu Gallery

CHAOS PRODUCTIONS is a wedding entertainment company that offers DJ, Photo Booth, Up-lighting, and Monogram projection. Our focus is personalizing your wedding day specifically to your needs. Customer service is at the top of our priority list, along with helping you take the stress and anxiety out of the wedding planning process.

CHAOSPRODUCTIONSWEDDINGS.COM | 712.254.0200 DJCHAOSPRODUCTIONS@GMAIL.COM | FIND US ON FACEBOOK

First-Class Daycare, Overnight Lodging and Grooming Day Care Dog

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Thank You for Voting Us #1 7 Years in a Row!

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16912 Audrey St, 68136 Omaha, NE

402.800.6800 1804 N. 168th St, 68118 Omaha, NE

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D I V O RC E M E D I AT I O N Kinney Mason Nebraska Legal Group 402-509-7033 NebraskaLegalGroup.com McGill Law, P.C., LLO D J S E RV I C E Complete Wedding & Events Chaos Productions JIIK DJ Services D O G D AY C A R E The Paw Spa Pet Resort Dogtopia of Omaha Bark Avenue Omaha 402-933-4007 barkavenueomaha.com


OMAHA’S

Favorite DRY CLEANER

DRY CLEANING • ALL LAUNDRY • HOME OR OFFICE PICKUP & DELIVERY

THANK YOU FOR VOTING MAX I. WALKER BEST OF OMAHA 1 ST PLACE DRY CLEANER

8 YEARS IN A ROW!

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SERVICES

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DOG TRAINING Dharma Dog Training

Cleaners Dry

Dog Gone Problems Nebraska Dog Trainers

YOUR VOTES! Omaha’s Premier Garment & Fabric Care Offering FREE Home & Office Pick-up & Delivery FashionCleaners.com

DRY CLEANERS Max I. Walker 22 locations maxiwalker.com Fashion Cleaners Six locations fashioncleaners.com NuTrend Dry Cleaners DUCT CLEANING DuctMedic Sharp Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning Affordable Air Duct Cleaning

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E M P LOY E R - L E S S T H A N 100 E M P LOY E E S Capstone Consulting, Inc. Ervin & Smith Hamilton Heights Child Development

L O C A L, A LWA Y S B E A U T I F U L. Pick up your copy at Barnes & Noble, The Bookworm and other locations! Included with an Omaha Magazine Subscription—OmahaMagazine.com/Subscribe Omaha Magazine  • 2020 

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E M P LOY E R - M O R E T H A N 100 E M P LOY E E S PayPal 888-221-1161 paypal.com Mutual of Omaha Fusion Medical Staffing E S TAT E P L A N N I N G Andrew Sigerson, Legacy Design Strategies Estate and business planning law firm ldstrategies.com Jill Mason, Kinney Mason, P.C., LLO James Blazek, Blazek & Gregg, P.C., LLO


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SERVICES EVENT PLANNER

Nebraska’s Only Number One Duct Cleaning Service!

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Thank you for voting us 1st place 4 years in a row! 402.512.0664 | ductmedic.com

planitomaha A View Premier Event Venues 402-933-2929 aviewvenues.com 402 Event Services FINANCIAL PLANNING FIRM Northwestern Mutual Thrivent Financial Vintage Financial

eral Home Fun

FUNERAL HOME Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler 402-391-3900 heafyheafy.com John A. Gentleman Mortuaries Roeder Mortuary 402-496-9000 roedermortuary.com FURNITURE REPURPOSING AND R E S TO R AT I O N Found Vintage Market Woodmark Group 402-319-6944 woodmarkgroup.com Don’s Refinishing Service HOTEL Hilton Omaha Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District Embassy Suites La Vista

R O E D E R M O R T UA R Y. C O M

AMES CHAPEL

108 TH CHAPEL

GRETNA CHAPEL

4932 AMES AVE. OMAHA, NE 68104 402.453.5600

2727 N. 108TH ST. OMAHA, NE 68164 402.496.9000

11710 STANDING STONE DR. GRETNA, NE 68028 402.332.0090

“CENTRIS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION HAS BEEN MY BANK FOR 20 YEARS. IT HAS GROWN TO FIT MY NEEDS.”

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Immanuel.com Affliated with the Nebraska Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America FY20_00300_LSV

Thank you for voting us Omaha's best financial planning firm, 5 years in a row

THE THOMPSON CENTER

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Omaha’s Premier Venue for Outdoor Weddings Indoor Receptions & Professional Functions

5 Years in a Row!

Midtown Location • Free Parking Exceptional Catering • Extensive Amenities

A Public Event Space 6705 Dodge St., Omaha 402.554.2444 ssummers@unoalumni.org search@thompsonalumnicenter.org

Photo provided by Complete Wedding + Events

Our Legacy of Service Continues 7805 West Center Road

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Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler 5108 F St, Omaha 402-731-1234 2466 S 16th St, Omaha 402-346-1144 Bellevue Memorial Chapel 2202 Hancock St, Bellevue 402-291-5000

www.heafeyheafey.com

Awards based on voting by the general population of the Omaha area

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SERVICES IN-HOME NON-MEDICAL CARE Hillcrest Caring Companions Home Instead Senior Care Comfort Keepers 402-991-9880 comfortkeepers.com/omaha-ne IN-HOME N U R S I N G S E RV I C E Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) 402-342-5566 vnatoday.org Home Nursing With Heart Physicians Choice Home Health Care INDEPENDENT LIVING Ridgewood Active Retirement Community Lakeside Village by Immanuel 402-829-9020 immanuel.com Elk Ridge Village INTERNET PROVIDER Cox Communications Six locations cox.com CenturyLink Internet Verizon L AU N D RO M AT Wash World Laundry 9785 Q St., Omaha, NE 68127 402-593-4058 7517 Pacific St., Omaha, NE 68114 402-454-7156 3303 N. 108th St., Omaha, NE 68164 402-493-5996 3010 St. Mary’s Ave., Omaha, NE 68105 402-449-8719 washworldlaundry.com Laundry World Anytime Laundry

NEBRASKA’S ULTIMATE RESORT FOR PETS Boarding Pet

5 YEARS IN A ROW!

Offering First Class Lodging and Daycare along with Grooming, Training and Outdoor Activities on 10 Beautiful Acres Just Minutes West of Omaha 26910 W. Center Rd. Waterloo, NE 68069 402-359-4155 | cottonwoodpetresort.com

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SERVICES

A national & regional powerhouse in meetings & events.

21 Years in Business

@planitomaha 12th Consecutive Best of Omaha Award Winner nt Planner Eve

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L I F E / H E A LT H I N S U R A N C E C O M PA N Y WoodmenLife 402-289-3776 woodmenlife.org Physicians Mutual Insurance Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska

Reliable, affordable container rental direct to your location. No job is too big or too small. Our all-steel containers can handle it all.

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L AW F I R M Kutak Rock LLP Baird Holm LLP Koley Jessen P.C.

Clean Containers, Clean Trucks, Superior Service

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FOR VOTING US BEST OF OMAHA 5 Y E A RS IN A ROW!

LO C A L M ATC H M A K I N G S E RV I C E Omaha Love Nebraska Expert Matchmakers Midwest Matchmaking LOCAL WEBSITE KETV.com Omaha.com lovelyskin.com Under the direction of Joel Schlessinger, M.D. LovelySkin.com 402-697-1100

Gretna Small Engine

405 S. Hwy. 6 · Gretna 402-332-4942 GretnaSmallEngine.com

M O B I L E C A R D E TA I L E R S Hometown Detailing 402-320-5376 hometowndetailing.com Owner’s Pride Attention to Detail

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8 Omaha Metro locations 2 more upcoming Climate controlled

NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY Penny Layne, Penny Layne Photography Amy Blanchard Photography Teresa Simpson Photography

armorstorages.com

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SERVICES NON-PROFIT EVENT Omaha Gives Powered by the Omaha Community Foundation omahagives.org OmahaCommunityFoundation.org Art & Soup, Visiting Nurse Association 402-342-5566 vnatoday.org/events/art-soup JDRF One Walk Mile of Hope N U R S I N G H O M E FAC I L I T Y The Lighthouse by Immanuel 402-829-9070 immanuel.com Brookestone Meadows 402-289-2696 brookestonemeadows.com Papillion Manor Nursing Home PERSONAL INJURY L AW Y E R Hauptman O’Brien Wolf & Lathrop, P.C. Dyer Law Carlson & Burnett PET BOARDING The Paw Spa Pet Resort Cottonwood Pet Resort Clearview Pet Care Centre PET GROOMING SALON Dogtopia of Omaha All About Dogs Grooming Salon Woof & Whiskers

Thank You for making Omaha Gives! the best of Omaha. n-profit Event No

We’re celebrating the $49 million raised for local nonprofits since Omaha Gives! began in 2013. Find new nonprofits to give to all year round, and save the date for our next 24-hour give-together on

May 20, 2020!

Thank You Omaha! Boarding Pet

Family Owned for 3 Generations

WEST OMAHA LOCATION

PET PHOTOGRAPHY Dogtography by Kala Howard info@dogtographybykalahoward.com dogtographybykalahoward.com McKenzie Hildreth Ring, JM Studios Dana Damewood

3 ACRES

3505 N. 160th St. | Omaha, NE 68116 (402) 493-5151 clearview@clearviewpetcare.com

NORTHWEST OMAHA LOCATION

14 ACRES

9223 N. 72nd St. | Omaha, NE 68122 (402) 573-5151 clearviewpet@yahoo.com

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WINNERS

SERVICES THANK YOU

for voting us Best of Omaha, 8 years in a row!

Great service comes from the heart. -The Ritter Team

Lisa and Dennis Ritter RE/MAX Results 11212 Davenport St Omaha, NE 68154

Office: 402-612-2413 www.RittersSellHomes.com

P R I VAT E S C H O O L — E L E M E N TA RY S C H O O L Brownell Talbot Saint Wenceslaus St. Patrick’s of Elkhorn P R I VAT E S C H O O L — HIGH SCHOOL Marian High School Creighton Preparatory School 402-393-1190 creightonprep.creighton.edu Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart R E A LT O R A G E N T Blythe Real Estate Team 402-960-2330 buyingomaha.com Lisa & Dennis Ritter, RE/Max Results 402-612-2413 ritterssellhomes.com Karen Jennings, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate 402-290-6296 karen.jennings@bhhsamb.com RECEPTION VENUE A View Premier Event Venues 402-933-2929 aviewvenues.com The Omaha Design Center Thompson Alumni Center @ UNO

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RESIDENTIAL DUMPSTERS Abe’s Trash Services Papillion Sanitation South Farm Containers 402-510-3129 southfarmcontainers.com RETIREMENT COMMUNITY Dial Retirement Communities Lakeside Village by Immanuel 402-829-9020 immanuel.com Remington Heights

Best of Omaha Winner 8 YEARS in a Row!

STANDING TALL FOR YOU!

SHOOTING RANGE Omaha Gun Club 2828 S. 82nd Ave. omahagunclub.com 88 Tactical The Marksman Indoor Range 402-359-1396 themarksmanindoorrange.com S M A L L E N G I N E R E PA I R Ty’s Outdoor Power & Service J & J Small Engine Service Gretna Small Engine S M A R T P H O N E R E PA I R iFixOmaha uBreakiFix I Repair Smartphones

KAREN JENNINGS

2018 Oracle Award for Large Team Producer 2018 Pinnacle Award for Number of Transactions, Top Large Team 2018 Summit Award for Team Productivity 2018 Shooting Star Awards for Number of Transactions & Production

402.290.6296 Best of Omaha  • 2020 

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OMAHA EVENT GROUP HELLO@OMAHAEVENTGROUP.COM • 402.819.8792 • OMAHAEVENTGROUP.COM

WINNERS

SERVICES A chic space for creative events... Let Omaha’s most fashionable destination be the blank canvas for your wedding or special event! Their full-service venue and Event Concierge team can assist you through the planning process of events of 220-600 guests.

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1502 CUMING ST., OMAHA, NE 402.819.8792 EXT. 1 • OMAHADESIGNCENTER.COM

A luxurious, all-inclusive space located within the heart of North Downtown. Their eclectic, upscale aesthetic makes decor and planning a breeze! Accommodating events from 10-220 guests, The Downtown Club looks forward to hosting you! 1510 CUMING ST., OMAHA, NE 402.819.8792 EXT. 1 • OMAHADOWNTOWN.COM

The Empire Room’s luxurious, French Château style delivers a “wow” moment to all who enter. The flexible layout will accommodate corporate and social events for up to 500 cocktail-style or 350 seated. Your guests will be transported to an oasis of beauty and elegance right in the heart of the city. 200 S. 31ST AVE., STE 4107, OMAHA, NE 402.819.8792 EXT. 2 • EMPIREROOMOMAHA.COM

Omaha’s only gorgeous Italian-style venue is the place for your next event. At Palazzo, your dream day is made easy with all-inclusive planning. Their array of extravagant ballrooms can hold up to 400 guests. 5110 N. 132ND ST., OMAHA, NE 402.819.8792 EXT. 3 • OMAHAPALAZZO.COM

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SERVICES STORAGE UNITS Dino’s Storage Armor Storage Milt’s Mini Storage

Dr. Michael Siggers & Staff

Full-service Veterinary hospital caring for cats, dogs, ferrets, rabbits, pocket pets; and a special interest in birds & exotics!

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TA I L O R S H O P Jack’s Tailors Sy’s Tailor Shop My Tailor TUXEDO STORE Men’s Wearhouse Tip Top Tux Gentleman’s Choice Formal Wear

Best Care Pet Hospital West

402-334-5975

13212 Cottner St. Omaha, NE 68137

BestCarePetHospital.net

UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE University of Nebraska Omaha Creighton University Metropolitan Community College VETERINARY CLINIC Gentle Doctor Animal Hospital 402-445-4400 gentledoctoranimalhospitals.com Best Care Pet Hospital 402-334-5975 bestcarepethospital.net American Animal Hospital 402-493-6767 americananimal.net

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Set ting a Standard in Collision Repair 402.558.3500 Corner of 50th & South Saddlecreek

402-502-8757 Southwest Corner of 144th & Industrial Rd

402.502.5511 Southwest corner of 120th & Maple

402.933.9400 Corner of Washington & Lincoln, Papillion

MECHANICAL REPAIR 402.991.2848 / Southwest Corner of 120th & Maple

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An extended thanks and congratulations to our dedicated team at Dave’s Auto Body Co. It is because of our wonderful employees that we have been fortunate enough to earn the “Best of Omaha” award for 17 years straight!

Located at Irvington Exit and I-680 • 9630 Redick Avenue 402.572.0200 • davesautobodyco.com


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2016 Winner KETV 7 • Baxter Arena

3330 N. 72nd St. Omaha | 6061 L St. Omaha 5254 S. 133rd Ct. Omaha | 809 Cary St. Bellevue 1600 Avenue A, Council Bluffs

Dealer Boat

B OAT D E A L E R Omaha Marine Center 402-339-9600 omahamarinecenter.com Valley Marine SeaLand Marine

Nebraska’s

BEST Full Service

Voted One of the Top 100 Boat Dealers in the USA 16 Years! 96th & L st. • 402.339.9600 • www.OmahamarineCenter.COm

Boat Dealer!

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TOTAL CARE TOTAL CAR CAR CARE

TOTAL CAR CARE YOU GET A LOT OF MILEAGE

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OUT OF TRUST THANKS AGAIN OMAHA!

8906 Maple Street

(402) 393-7888 Since 1970 Northwest 2717 Leavenworth 301 Ft. Crook Rd. N (402) 346-1040 (402) 293-1800 THANKS AGAIN OMAHA! Downtown Bellevue

W W W . TA K EI T2TH EH OU S E. C OM 4 LOCATIONS

8906 Maple Street (402) 393-7888 Northwest

2717 Leavenworth (402) 346-1040 Downtown

4102 N. 30th Street (402) 455-0135 North

301 Ft. Crook Rd. N (402) 293-1800 Bellevue

WWW.TAKEIT2THEHOUSE.COM

THANKS AGAIN OMAHA!

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It’s our way of recognizing people, businesses, organizations, and attractions in our metro for the important role they play in making living here as great as it can be. So many great establishments. So many categories. There’s the Best of Dining category, which includes Best Gluten Free Restaurant. How cool is that? I mean, I can eat all the gluten I want, but it’s cool to have the option, right? There’s the Best of Family section, including Best City Park. It’s nice to see a grassy area with playground equipment recognized for its hard work. I believe there is a Best of sticker in this category that includes an olfactory feature that informs dogs of the quality of the park they are about to enjoy. Don’t ask what the scent is. It’s a dog thing. In Best of Health & Beauty there is a Best Tattoo Parlor Award. I do trust the judges, of course, but I’d like a little more info, like, does the parlor use spellcheck? And no, I do not want a tattoo that reads “duck.”

Under the rubric of Best of Household, I always search out the Best of Grout Repair. I’ve owned a few houses in my life, and nothing has been a bigger curse than grout. Yes, that thick emulsion with low viscosity has been my bane from time to time. Finding a master in that arcane specialty has saved me from more than a few breakdowns. Thank you, Omaha Magazine. A small criticism for the Best of Nightlife judges. There is a Best Irish Bar. That’s fine, I do need to know where to go every March 17. But where can I go on Bastille Day? And where do I go to celebrate my Andorran roots should I ever grow any? OK, I’ll pause while you look up Andorra. Yeah, I know…tiny little place, but no Starbucks, so that’s a nice break. Anyway, I would encourage the coordinators to find a good Andorran sports bar for the next Best of issue. FYI: Roller hockey, Australian rules football, and human tower building are all big sports in Andorra. There is no Best of Human Tower Building here in Omaha, because we don’t do that kind of thing.

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Under services, we do list the Best Accountant. Now that’s fine, but it does make me wonder. Who added up the scores? Did the Best Accountant double check the results? Do we have a Best Auditor? I mean there’s a lot of ethical gray area here. In the Best of Transportation segment, we are lacking a Best of High-Speed Rail Service Sticker… but maybe someday. But the most glaring omission to our annual list is the lack of Best of Hometown Billionaires. Now, since the award was not announced in this issue, I will not reveal his name. I have his sticker and will hand deliver it to him to put on his mailbox. When folks drop by his place for coffee, they should know he’s not just any local billionaire. Otis Twelve hosts the radio program Early Morning Classics with Otis Twelve on 90.7 KVNO, weekday mornings from 5-9 a.m. Visit kvno. org for more information. *Editor’s note: Warren Buffett did win the category “Most Well-known Omahan” in the first Best of Omaha contest in 1992.

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