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BEST OF OMAHA 2018 VOLUME 35 // ISSUE 6

CONTENTS

Publisher TODD LEMKE

EDITORIAL Executive Editor DOUG MEIGS Managing Editor DAISY HUTZELL-RODMAN Managing Editor, Encounter ERIC STOAKES Editor-at-Large TAR A SPENCER Contributing Writer OTIS TWELVE (DOUGLAS VINCENT WESSELMANN)

C R E AT I V E Creative Director BILL SITZMANN Art Director MATTHEW WIECZOREK Senior Graphic Designer DEREK JOY Graphic Designer MADISON BESCH Graphic Designer K ATIUSK A NUÑEZ

D E PA R T M E N T S

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From the Editor

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List-o-Mania

Your Best of Omaha Team Omaha Magazine, KETV 7, and Baxter Arena

How Omaha Ranks Nationwide

10 Congratulations

Messages from Civic Leaders

35 List Opener &

Community Partner

167 Greatness Otis Twelve

SPECIAL SECTION

11 Stories of the Best Winner Profiles

ACCOUNTS Publisher’s Assistant & Omaha Home Contributing Editor SANDY MATSON Vice President GREG BRUNS Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing GIL COHEN Senior Sales Manager ALICIA HOLLINS Senior Sales Executive & 60Plus in Omaha Contributing Editor GWEN LEMKE Branding Specialists KYLE FISHER · GEORGE IDELMAN MARY HIATT · JOSHUA PETERSON Sales Associates DAWN DENNIS · SHERRY LORENCE Marketing Interns MARK MCGAUGH AND JAMES HILL

BEST OF OMAHA 2018 WINNERS

38 54 64 86 122 126 134 156

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O P E R AT I O N S Vice President of Operations TYLER LEMKE Accountant HOLLEY GARCIA-CRUZ Distribution Manager MIKE BREWER For Advertising & Subscription Information: 402.884.2000

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