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Best of Omaha 2016 VOLUME 32  •  ISSUE 6

PUBLISHER

EDITORIAL

TODD LEMKE

Editor

DAVID WILLIAMS

ACCOUNTS

Associate Editor

DAISY HUTZELL-RODMAN

Publisher’s Assistant & Omaha Home Contributing Editor

SANDY MATSON

Editorial Intern

KATHERINE NOWICKI Vice President

GREG BRUNS

Contributing Writers

ROBERT NELSON JAMES VNUK

Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing

GIL COHEN

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Senior Sales Executive & 60 Plus in Omaha Contributing Editor

Creative Director

BILL SITZMANN

GWEN LEMKE Art Director

KRISTEN HOFFMAN

Branding Specialists

SHELBY DEVENY KYLE FISHER ANGIE HALL GEORGE IDELMAN

Senior Graphic Designer

RACHEL JOY Graphic Designer

MATTHEW WIECZOREK

Sales Associates

JESSICA CULLINANE DAWN DENNIS ALICIA SMITH HOLLINS JUSTIN IDELMAN JESSICA LINHART

Graphic Design Intern

DEREK TAUBERT Contributing Illustrator

GRAHAM BURKUM

OPERATIONS Vice President of Operations

TYLER LEMKE Event Director

ERIN COX Accountant

HOLLEY GARCIA-CRUZ Distribution Manager

MIKE BREWER For Advertising & Subscription Information:

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Best of Omaha 2016 • Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS DEPARTMENTS

BEST OF OMAHA 2016 WINNERS

SPECIAL SECTION

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

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Dining

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Health & Beauty

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List-O-Mania The Best of Omaha? The Best is Omaha.

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Congratulations Messages from Civic Leader

106 Retail

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Results Opener The “How it Works” of the Best of Omaha Contest

118 Services 132 Transportation

162 Wrapping Things Up James Vnuk

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Winner Profiles


YOUR BEST OF OMAHA TEAM

Photo courtesy of the University of Nebraska at Omaha

ARIEL ROBLIN

TODD LEMKE

MIKE CERA

Being named the best doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time, teamwork, and a commitment to doing the right thing no matter how hard it is. That’s how you become the best and that’s exactly what Omaha wants in their business community. What makes the Best of Omaha award such an honor is that it’s voted on by the people you serve every day. As Omaha’s News Leader, KETV is proud to be a part of Omaha Magazine’s Best of Omaha, celebrating the passion local businesses have in making Omaha such a great place to live. Congratulations to all the winners from everyone at KETV.

It is our pleasure to introduce to you the Best of Omaha winners for 2016. The success of last year’s stand-alone Best of Omaha magazine and festival enticed us to do it again, and do it bigger. Maybe you’re leafing through this at the Best of Omaha festival. Maybe you’re deciding whether to go out for sushi or Middle Eastern food on a summer’s evening. Whatever the reason for opening this magazine, one thing is for certain. Within these pages, you will find the best of the best in this community—all chosen by the community. We are proud to be associated with every business, institution, and organization voted a “Best of Omaha,” and more proud to count you, the readers, as part of the Omaha Magazine family.

On behalf of the Baxter Arena, we are honored to host Omaha Magazine’s 2015 Best of Omaha Festival. This event is an opportunity for our community to experience the best companies and services that Omaha has to offer in one of the newest, most exciting facilities in Omaha. On behalf of the Baxter Arena, I would like to congratulate the 2016 Best Of Omaha Winners.

President and General Manager KETV 7 Media Sponsor

Publisher Omaha Magazine

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General Manager UNO/Community Arena Best of Omaha Festival Host


FROM THE EDITOR

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EING AN OLD dude means that I have to be forever vigilant when it comes to not

showing my age, but there seem to be little traps laid at every turn for a guy like me. I am particularly befuddled, for example, by technology. If you want to appear out of touch, there is perhaps nothing more telling than being an analog man in a digital age.

A co-worker gently reminded me the other day, for example, that that I no longer need to refer to that pocket thingy I carry as a “cell phone.” Nobody under a million years old, I was informed, uses the term. Just call it a phone like everybody else does, it was suggested. But more than 25 years of saying, “Call me on my cell phone if you need anything” is a tough habit to break.

EDITOR DAVID WILLIAMS

And this got me thinking about The Best of Omaha. It would be branding suicide to tinker with the contest that, over the course of more than two decades, has become synonymous with ideals of excellence in this town—saying nothing of the fact that my publisher would kill me if I ever so much as floated the notion—but I’m increasingly tempted to re-tag the annual effort more simply and succinctly as “The Best.” That’s right, I would propose we drop the “of Omaha.” There’s sound reasoning behind my thinking, and it begins and ends with my strong opinions on the city itself. Omaha is no longer the sleepy, quasi-backward little place I moved to in 1981. Today, being the Best of Omaha is akin to being in contention for the best anywhere. Our “list of lists” story on page 8 provides ample evidence that Omaha is becoming a world-class city. But my idea of truncating our marketing-speak is probably doomed right from the beginning. Besides picturing my publisher’s head exploding at the mere hint of such an idea, you just don’t mess with a good thing. And imagine the pushback I’d suffer at the hands of the 40,000 of you who cast over 700,000 individual votes in this year’s contest. After all, the Best of Omaha is your contest. I’m sure the interwebs and my electronic mail would light up with complaints and ridicule. What’s that? Just like with “cell phone,” using such terms as “interwebs” and “electronic mail” is another sure-fire way to show my age and out-of-touch-ness?

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Best of Omaha 2016 • List-O-Mania

THE BEST OF OMAHA? The Best is Omaha WORDS BY ROBERT NELSON

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organizations out there making Top 10 lists of cities nowadays. It’s one of the top 10 favorite things to do for these folks. In all, Omaha and surrounding cities were ranked in 83 lists from 2013 to 2015, including a smattering of #1’s. And those are just the ones we could find.

The Omaha metro area is now recognized as one of the best places in the country to raise a family, to start a business, to get a college education, to have a great beer, to hear indie music, to land a high-paying first job, to live safely, to live healthfully, to live cheaply, to be a professional woman, to rent a house, to do…well, most anything that people want and hope to do in life.

But wade through all this chatter, boil down what matters among the rankings from the people who know best, and one fact emerges—this city, and many of the smaller cities in the metro area, are truly some of the best places to live and do business in the nation.

Following is an abbreviated compilation of all those accolades. Even the shortened list is exhausting, we admit. But, maybe you agree that of all the exhausting things in life, it’s notOso bad to be exhausted by a bounty of accolades.  

#1 – Best in the Midwest, The 5 Best Big Cities (Time.com/money, 2015)

#1 – The 10 Best Cities to Raise a Family in America (Movoto Blog, 2013 and 2014)

#2 – Best U.S. Cities for Millennial College Students (CNBC, 2015)

#1 – Six Great Small Cities for Food Lovers (Wallstreetjournal.com, 2015)

#1 – 10 Best Cities for Cheapskates (Kiplinger, 2013)

#2 – Best Foodie Cities (Liveability.com, 2015)

#1 – Best U.S. Cities for Paid Internships (Time.com/money, 2015)

#1 – Least Financial Stress—on households in 77 metropolitan areas (Credibility.org, 2013)

#2 – Best City for Recreation 2015 (Wallethub.com, 2015)

#1 – Top Five Animal Attractions—Henry Doorly Zoo (Family Fun Magazine, 2015)

#1 – Top 10 Metro Areas: Tier Two New

#1 – The Top 10 Best American Cities to

Work in Tech in 2015. (SmartAsset, 2015)

& Expanding Facilities—for MSAs with a population between 200,000 and one million (Site Selection Magazine, 2014)

#1 – The U.S. Healthcare Affordability Index (Castlight Health, 2015)

#1 – Best Zoo in America (CNN Travel, 2014)

#1 – Best Cities for Car Drivers (NerdWallet.com, 2015)

#2 – Best Places to Live 2015—Papillion

#1 – Best City for Active Lifestyle

#2 – Best Cities to Find a Job in 2015

(Wallethub.com, 2015)

(Time.com/money, 2015)

(Fortune.com, 2015)

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#2 – America’s Coolest Music Towns (DreamPlanGo.com, 2014) #2 – Top Theatre Venues in the Midwest— Orpheum Theater and Holland Performing Arts Center (Venues Today, 2015) #2 – Best Cities for Successful Aging (Milkin Institute, 2014) #2 – 5 Cities with High Salaries, Low Costs of Living (GoBankingRates.com, 2014)


#2 – America’s Least Congested Big Cities (HomeInsurance.com, 2014)

#5 – Top 10 Metros for Green-Friendly

#2 – The 9 Best Up-and-Coming

#6 – The Top Ten Cities for First-Time

#2 – America’s 10 Best Cities for

#6 – 10 Best Places to Live If You’re Trying to Save Money (GOBankingRates, 2015)

#3 – 10 Best Cities to Launch a Startup (CNN Money, 2014)

#6 – 50 Great Affordable College Towns

#3 – Most Affordable Big Cities in the U.S.

#6 – Best Cities for Staycations

#3 – The 12 Hardest-Working Towns

#6 – Top 10 Mid-Sized American

Cities for Music (MTV Iggy, 2013) Professional Women (Motovo Blog, 2014)

(The Kiplinger Letter, 2014)

Apartments (Apartment Guide, 2014)

Homebuyers (SmartAsset, 2015)

in the U.S. (Great Value Colleges, 2014) (WalletHub.com, 2014)

#7 – 10 Fittest Cities in the United States (Apartment Guide, Houston Chronicle, 2013) #7 – 10 Best Cities for Car Drivers (NerdWallet.com, 2013) #7 – Top 10 Best American Cities to Live In (Top10Stop.com, 2013) #8 – The Top 10 Cities for New

College Grads (SmartAsset, 2015)

#8 – 10 Best Cities for Consumer Banking in 2014 (NerdWallet.com, 2014)

Cities of the Future 2013/14— Human Resources (fDI Magazine, 2013)

#8 – 20 Perfect Weekend Getaways #8 – Papillion, Best Places to Live

#3 – Best Cities to Start a Business

(NerdWallet.com, 2014)

#6 – Most Secure Places to Live in the U.S—for Large Metro Area 500,000 or more residents (Farmers Insurance Group, 2013)

#3 – Number of Economic Development

#7 – Best Cities to Get in Job in 2015

in America (The SpareFoot Blog, 2014)

#3 – America’s 15 Best Cities for

Young Professionals (Forbes, 2014)

Projects—for MSAs with a population between 200,000 and 1 million (Site Selection Magazine, 2013)

#4 – The 20 Can’t Miss Summer Festivals of 2014—Summer Arts Festival (Smithsonian.com, 2014)

#4 – Top 10 Spring Break Destinations for Families (Livability, 2013) #4 – Top 50 Military Friendly Cities® (G.I. Jobs, 2013)

(ZipRecruiter/msn.com, 2015)

#7 – Best City to Find a Job (Wallethub.com, 2015) #7 – Best Family Vacations— Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo (Parents Magazine, 2014) #7 – Best Cities for Job Seekers (NerdWallet.com, 2014)

(Midwest Living, 2014) (CNN Money, 2013)

#9 – Top 10 Foodie Cities (Livability, 2014)

#9 – Top 10 Affordable Big Cities for Renters (Kiplinger, 2013) #9 – Top 10 Best Cities for College Graduates (Atlantic Wire, 2013) #9 – Papillion, Top 10 Summer Festivals (Livability, 2013) #9 – The 10 Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs (NerdWallet.com, 2013)

#5 – Best Metro Area for STEM

#9 – Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs—for medium size cities (Under30CEO, 2013)

#5 – Best Cities to Work for a Small

#10 – The Top 25 Cities for Young Entrepreneurs (Forbes, 2014)

#5 – Best Cities for Quality of Life

#10 – Best Cities to Start a Business (NerdWallet.com, 2013)

Professionals (Wallethub.com, 2015) Business (Wallethub.com, 2015)

(NerdWallet.com, 2014)

ENOUGH ALREADY? YOU GET THE IDEA. OMAHA IS AMONG THE BEST OF AMERICA. NOW READ ON TO DISCOVER THE BEST OF OMAHA.

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Congratulations! Best of Omaha 2016 • Civic Leaders

JEAN STOTHERT

DAVID G. BROWN

KEITH BACKSEN

LINDA REVIS

All of us who call Omaha home know we live in one of the best cities in the country.

Congratulations to all of this year’s Best of Omaha honorees! Your work ethic and success help write our story, a thriving metropolitan region that encompasses all of the indispensable elements—a wealth of options for activity, nationally renowned businesses, schools, and medical facilities; and a beautifully-supported arts, entertainment, and restaurant scene.

Congratulations to this year’s winners. As the official agency in charge of inspiring visitors to choose Omaha, you make our job easier.

Congratulations to all the Best of Omaha winners! With so many wonderful choices, it’s difficult to pick just one as your favorite, isn’t it?

Close to 12 million people visit Omaha every year. Many travel here to see friends and family, while others come for a long weekend, to take in an event, or to attend a meeting. Visitors are always telling us how great the restaurants are in Omaha, how many things there are to do, and, most importantly, how the people here go above and beyond to make visitors feel welcome.

The same goes for Sarpy County, where you’ll find awesome shopping, great dining, wonderful attractions, challenging golf, amazing baseball, entertainment and live music, plus a fascinating museum and a host of historical attractions.

Mayor City of Omaha

It’s always gratifying when others agree with us. You find Omaha on many “Best City” lists, including Time. com’s 5 Best Big Cities in the Midwest, CNBC’s Best Cities for Millennial College Students, and Wallethub’s Best Cities for Recreation. Each year, Omaha Magazine celebrates “the best.” From bakeries to BBQ and from festivals to theatre, spas, doggie daycares, and happy hours, The Best of Omaha issue is a trusted guide for entertainment, dining, personal services, and much more. Congratulations to the 2016 winners! Omaha is a great city, and together we will become an extraordinary city.

President and CEO Omaha Chamber of Commerce

Companies tiny to titan flourish here, from the neighborhood mom and pop to the Fortune 500s known around the world. We embrace entrepreneurs, cultivate innovation, and let imagination run free. Anyone determined to make a mark—instead of just making due—will find a place here. We don’t coast. We build. We inspire. We strive to be the best.

Executive Director Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau

Please consider the Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau your partner—a resource for rediscovering your city and sharing it with others. Congratulations again, and we can’t wait to tell visitors all about you.

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Director Sarpy County Tourism

Add to that a winery, craft beer breweries, a distillery and even a meadery—all themselves award-winners! Enjoy the great outdoors, do a little hiking, biking, or fishing. Take in a festival, air show, or an event at the amphitheater. There’s great family fun for all. Whether you’re looking for a night out, a fun day, or plans for the weekend, there’s an adventure for every taste waiting right around the corner in Sarpy County.


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BEST OF OMAHA RESULTS

MAHA MAGAZINE’S BEST OF OMAHA ® contest is now in its 24th year! Since 1992, you and your neighbors have been voting for their favorite pizza joint, hair salon, home remodeler, auto body shop, and dozens of other businesses in the pure, popular voting contest that is Best of Omaha. This year, over 40,000 people cast ballots that held more than 700,000 individual votes! Best of Omaha is audited by the accounting firm Goracke & Associates. Media partners KETV 7 and Best of Omaha Festival venue sponsor Baxter Arena helped promote the area’s most recognized contest. Thank you, sponsors!

In order to keep the Best of Omaha the freshest barometer of where your passions lie, we are continuously adding new sections to the ballot. This year’s roster expanded to 275 distinct categories. We congratulate each and every business that received votes and are honored that so many winners proudly feature the coveted Best of Omaha logo on their storefronts and vehicles, in their marketing materials and advertising—even on employee badges and buttons! We encourage you to continue supporting your favorite Omaha businesses and also check out the winners you don’t know— they earned it! And now, on toOthe 2016 Best of Omaha® winner’s list... 

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Le Quartier Bakery & Cafe Gerda’s German Restaurant & Bakery

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BARBECUE Famous Dave’s Four locations famousdaves.com

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Swine Dining BBQ

BOWL OF SOUP Upstream Brewing Company 11th & Jackson/171st & West Center upstreambrewing.com

WheatFields Eatery & Bakery 402-955-1485 wheatfieldscatering.com

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BREAKFAST Le Peep

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Jimmy’s Egg 11-Worth Cafe

BREW PUB Upstream Brewing Company 11th & Jackson/171st & West Center upstreambrewing.com

Blatt Beer & Table Crescent Moon

Sonoran Style Cooking Made Fresh Daily.

Catering and Party Rooms Also Available.

380 N. 114th St. 7555 Pacific St. 1600 Washington St. Omaha, NE 68154 Omaha, NE 68114 Blair, NE 68008 402.330.5707 402.339.8006 402.533.4450

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BRICK OVEN PIZZA Pitch Pizzeria

Dundee and West Omaha locations pitchpizzeria.com

Dante Ristorante Pizzeria SPIN! Pizza

BUFFET China Buffet Valentino’s Pizza Pizza Ranch

BURRITO Qdoba Mexican Eats Alvarados Mexican Food Fernando’s Cafe and Cantina 402-330-5707 fernandosomaha.com

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Although officially incorporated in 1921, the strength and family tradition of Rotella’s Italian Bakery, Inc. dates back over a century and half. Since our inception, Rotella’s has specialized in high quality breads and rolls that have delighted our customers. The influence of our family owned and operated company guarantees our customers a strong sense of purpose and commitment to our products.

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As my father would say, “We wish you the very best...from the Rotella family!” Louis Rotella Jr., CEO/President

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CHEF IN OMAHA Clayton Chapman, The Grey Plume Paul Kulik, Boiler Room, Le Bouillon Jennifer Coco, j.coco 402-884-2626 jcocoomaha.com

CHINESE Three Happiness Express Golden Palace Jade Garden

COFFEEHOUSE Scooter’s Coffee Crane Coffee Stories Coffeehouse

THANK YOU FOR VOTING FARMHOUSE CAFE

BEST OF OMAHA!

3461 S 84th St, Omaha, NE 68124 402.393.0640 . farmhousecafe.com

CUPCAKES Jones Bros. Cupcakes

Aksarben Village / 180th & Center jonesbroscupcakes.com

Gigi’s Cupcakes CupCake! Omaha

DELI Jason’s Deli Gandolfo’s New York Deli Razzy’s Deli

DESSERTS WheatFields Eatery & Bakery 402-955-1485 wheatfieldscatering.com

Délice European Bakery & Cafe 402-505-9500 deliceeuropeanbakery.com

Farmhouse Cafe 402-393-0640 farmhousecafe.com

3 Time Best of Omaha Winner 5203 Leavenworth st. Omaha, NE 68106

Lunch Mon-Fri 11-2 Dinner Mon-Sat 5-10

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Grazie, Omaha!

Thank You for voting us #1 Best Greek Best Greek.

LEGENDARY PIZZA & PASTA SINCE 1953

Family Owned Since 1983

Catering ~ Party Room Available Homemade, Fresh Food ~ Always

FOLLOW US

3821 Center St. 402/346-1528

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45th & Leavenworth • 402-556-6464 Closed Monday

LaCasaPizzaria.net

Thank you, Omaha for voting us into the “Best of Omaha Winner’s Circle” 9 years in a row. We love calling Omaha home.

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BEST DOCTORS OMAHA 2015-2016

Rev. John Jenkins

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DONUTS Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Dunkin’ Donuts LaMar’s Donuts

Serving Nebraska's Great Steaks and American Classics!

FAMILY RESTAURANT Cheddar’s Petrow’s Restaurant 402-551-0552 petrows.com

Summer Kitchen Cafe

FISH FRY Holy Name Fish Fry Mary Our Queen Fish Fry St Patrick’s of Elkhorn Fish Fry

Homemade Ice cream and PIes • 5914 center • Petrows.com • 402.551.0552

FOOD TRUCK Localmotive Food Truck La Casa Food Truck Maria Bonita

3 Years In a Row!

402-731-0243 mariabonitaonline.com

FRENCH Le Bouillon Le Voltaire French Restaurant Dario’s Brasserie

MEXICAN CUISINE & CATERING

Thank you Omaha For Voting us Best Fish Fry! 2901 fontenelle Blvd.

FRENCH FRIES Runza

“Runza. The Difference is Real.”® runza.com

Bronco’s Self-service Five Guys

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5132 L Street Omaha, NE 68117 mariabonitaonline.com 402.731.0243


Dear Omaha, Thank you for being you.

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FRIED CHICKEN Jack and Mary’s Restaurant Time Out Foods Big Mama’s Kitchen & Catering

FROZEN YOGURT Orange Leaf TCBY Yoyo Berri

GLUTEN-FREE MENU Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano Evolve Paleo Chef Pudgy’s Pizzeria

GOURMET HAMBURGER Sinful Burger Sports Grill Block 16 Louie M’s Burger Lust

Thank You for Voting Us

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Greek Islands Restaurant

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Jim & Jennie’s Greek Village Feta’s Gyros & Catering

Best Greek Food 8 Years in a Row!

GREEK 402-346-1528 greekislandsomaha.com

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402-504-4976 and 402-558-5623 fetasgyros.com

GYROS King Kong Legacy Gyros

THANK YOU FOR MAKING US THE BEST OF OMAHA AGAIN!

402-93GYROS (402-934-9767) legacygyros.com

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Lunch: Thursday & Friday - 11am to 2pm Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday - 5pm to 9:30pm Thursday - Saturday - 4:30pm to 10pm

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HAMBURGER Stella’s Bar & Grill

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Dinker’s Bar Five Guys

HOT WINGS Oscar’s Pizza Buffalo Wild Wings Addy’s Sports Bar & Grill 402-991-2663 addysbar.com

ICE CREAM

Stella’s Bar and Grill

“Serving World Famous Hamburgers since 1936” 106 Galvin Rd • Bellevue, NE • 402-291-6088 • Open Monday-Saturday, 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Ted & Wally’s

402-341-5827 tedandwallys.com

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INDIAN Jaipur Indian Restaurant and Brewing 402-392-7331 jaipurbrewhouse.com

Mother India The Taj Kabob & Curry

ITALIAN Lo Sole Mio Ristorante Italiano 402-345-5656 losolemio.com

Vincenzo’s Italian Ristorante 402-498-3889 vincenzos-ne.com

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Old Market 1120 Jackson Street • (402) 341-5827 Coming Soon to Benson 6023 Maple Street tedandwallys.com Best of Omaha • 2016 | 27 | bestofomaha.com

9 Years In A Row


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JAPANESE Hiro 88 Kobe Steak House of Japan Sakura Bana

DANKESCHÖN OMAHA! Pan Fried Chicken Wednesdays Catering, Cakes, Pies & Strudel

KOREAN Maru Sushi Korean Grill Korean Grill Korea King

LUNCH Charleston’s

402-991-0055/402-431-0023 charlestons.com

JAMS American Grill 402-399-8300 jamseats.com

M’s Pub

5180 Leavenworth 402-553-6774 www.gerdasgermanrestaurant.com

El Basha

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MEXICAN La Mesa

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Cilantro’s Mexican Bar & Grill Hector’s

MIDDLE EASTERN El Basha Mediterranean Grill Marrakech Gourmet 402-502-0739 marrakechgourmetomaha.com

Thank You Omaha for voting us Best Middle Eastern Dining

7503 Pacific St. 402.934.6266 elbashagrill.com

Mon.-Thur. 11:00am—8:30pm • Fri.-Sat. 11:00am—9:00pm • Sun. 12:00pm—7:00pm

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NEW RESTAURANT IN 2015

Thanks for Your Vote Omaha!

The Market House Mula Mexican Kitchen & Tequileria Heritage Food & Wine

402.502.0739 504 N 33rd St. Omaha, NE 68131 marrakechgourmetomaha.com

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2016 First Place KETV 7 • Baxter Arena

4 Locations in Omaha 3693 N 129th Street 2506 S 171st Court 2119 S 67th Street 510 S 12th Street

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HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY FROM 4PM-6PM

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Chocolates and fudge made fresh in our candy kitchen (come watch!) An Old Market original since 1977 Best of Omaha Sweet Shop winner

1005 Howard Street / 402-344-8846 OldMarketCandy.com

Village Pointe / Regency Court

Voted 14 Years in a Row! 3605 North 147th St. Omaha, NE 402.496.1199 737 North 114th St. Omaha, NE 402.498.3868 2903 Samson Way Bellevue, NE 402.292.2944

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2016 Winner KETV 7 • Baxter Arena

1006 Dodge St Omaha NE 402.614.2121 www.noshwine.com Check our website for daily specials and events

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BELLEVUE COUNCIL BLUFFS EAGLE RUN MILLARD CATERING

402-934-2300 712-256-1221 402-779-8600 402-829-1616 402-699-5555

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RESTAURANT BEER SELECTION Old Chicago Upstream Brewing Company 11th & Jackson/171st & West Center upstreambrewing.com

Blatt Beer & Table

REUBEN SANDWICH Crescent Moon 402-345-1708 beercornerusa.com

Sean O’Casey’s Pub Goldbergs

ROMANTIC RESTAURANT

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1218 S 119th St (119th & Pacific) • 1911 Leavenworth St • 16901 Wright Plz (168th & Center)

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KETV 7 • Baxter Arena

Try Omaha’s Favorite Reuben!

Green Belly

SANDWICHES Jimmy John’s Jason’s Deli Which Wich

SEAFOOD Shucks Fish House 402-827-4376 shucksfishhouse.com

Bonefish Grill Plank Seafood Provisions

Omaha’s largest selection of craft beers.

3578 Farnam St • 402-345-1708 www.beercornerusa.com

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We love you too, Omaha. XOXO

You voted us Best of Omaha, and we can’t thank you enough. But we’ll try, by continuing to offer our lowest prices and highest quality of customer service. Thank you!

Kia of Omaha 84th & F Street • kiaofomaha.com

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SMOOTHIES Juice Stop Smoothie King Tropical Smoothie Café

STEAKHOUSE Mahogany Prime Steakhouse 402-445-4380 mahoganyprime.com

The Drover

402-391-7440 droverrestaurant.com

801 Chophouse

402-341-1222 801restaurantgroup.com

SUNDAY BRUNCH Granite City Food & Brewery WheatFields Eatery & Bakery

Prime Steak • Fine Wine • Premium Service Private party rooms available for 6 to 40 people.

13665 California Street|Omaha, Nebraska|402.445.4380| mahoganyprime.com

The Original Whiskey Steak

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Upstream Brewing Company

KETV 7 • Baxter Arena

Voted Best of Omaha 5 years in a row

11th & Jackson/171st & West Center upstreambrewing.com

SUSHI Blue Sushi Sake Grill Hiro 88 Kona Grill

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Thanks Omaha for voting Best of Omaha!

Our Lawn Care Results Are

Guaranteed! Thank you for voting us Best of Omaha 9 years running!

June 3-5, 2016

3616 South 132nd Street 402.333.3555 skatedaze.com

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Produced by: Mid-America Expositions 402.346.8003

THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTES! KIDS MARTIAL ARTS ADULT MARTIAL ARTS BIRTHDAY PARTIES Mention this ad for 2 FREE WEEKS of classes!

402.932.2999 8812 Blondo St - Omaha martialartsomaha.com

10722 Sapp Brothers Dr. 402.895.6004 turfcareomaha.com

Serving Omaha for over 10 years • 134th & Fort

402.933.3333 5320 N. 134th St.

• 156th & Maple 402.502.5225 15475 Taylor St.

•127th & Dodge

402.492.9999 12710 Webster St.

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Thank you, Omaha! We’re taking a bow. Omaha Performing Arts is proud to have the Holland Center voted Best Live Music Venue for the fifth year in a row.

1200 Douglas Street | OmahaPerformingArts.org | 402.345.0202 Omaha Magazine • 2016 | 38 | omahamagazine.com

Dr. Michael Siggers & Staff Full service Veterinary hospital caring for cats, dogs, ferrets, rabbits, pocket pets; and a special interest in birds & exotics! 402-334-5975 13212 Cottner St. • Omaha, NE BestCarePetHospital.net Best Care Pet Hospital West


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CHILD DAY CARE Hamilton Heights Child Development Center The Hills Montessori 402-884-8715 thehillsmontessoriomaha.com

Millard Children’s Academy

CHILD PARTY PROVIDER The Amazing Pizza Machine BounceU of Omaha Defy Gravity

Montessori Educational Centers, Inc. WHERE CHILDREN LEARN TO LOVE TO LEARN

402.393.1311 | OmahaMontessori.com

CHILDREN’S ATTRACTION Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium Omaha Children’s Museum Fontenelle Forest Nature Center

DANCE STUDIO

Providing quality dance education in a positive and encouraging atmosphere

Nebraska Dance Fusion Dance Kitty Lee Dance

FAMILY BEHAVIOR THERAPY Boys Town Behavioral Arbor Family Counseling The Munroe-Meyer Institute

Thank you Omaha for voting us best dance studio

NEBRASKA DANCE 11426 Davenport St, Omaha 402.895.0646 nebraskadance.com

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BEST OF OMAHA! Millard Wellness Center

(Three Years In a Row!)

CHIROPRACTIC • ACUPUNCTURE

We appreciate the opportunity to serve you.

402.934.7557 • millardwellness.com • 168th & Center / Armburst Village Best of Omaha • 2016 | 39 | bestofomaha.com


Thank You for Voting Us the Best Family Dentist for the 9th Year in a Row!

Brian Pendley, D.D.S. • Amy Ruf, D.D.S. • Jay Samuelson, D.D.S. J.R. Demman, D.D.S. • Jeffrey T. Garvey, D.D.S.

Matthew Yen, D.D.S • Chad Snow, D.D.S.

HILLSBOROUGH•VILLAGE POINT•RALSTON SQUARE•DUNDEE thedentistsomaha.com


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FAMILY DENTIST OFFICE The Dentists

402-445-4647 thedentistsomaha.com

Premier Dental 402-718-8741 premiersmile.com

Today’s Dental 402-333-1120 omahadentists.net

Quality Dental Care

FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium The Amazing Pizza Machine Alley V Omaha

FESTIVAL Taste of Omaha tasteofomaha.info

Omaha Summer Arts Festival MAHA Music Festival

GYMNASTICS Premier Gymnastics Metro Stars Gymnastics Nebraska Gold Gymnastics

LASER TAG SkateDaze

402-333-3555 skatedaze.com

Family Fun Center XL Alley V Omaha

MARTIAL ARTS San-Mai, Inc. Omaha Blue Waves Martial Arts Midwest Tae Kwon Do 402-932-2999 martialartsomaha.com

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Thank you for voting us the Best Of Omaha Moving Company for 11 years!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Omaha 402.597.6683 twomenandatruckomaha.com Each franchise is independently owned and operated. U.S. DOT No. 2590545 NPSC No. M-14107

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MOVIE THEATER Aksarben Cinema Majestic Cinema Marcus Twin Creek Cinema

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Dental Implants • Cosmetic Dentistry • Sedation • Family Dentistry

Marty J. Matz, D.D.S. & Kate L. May, D.D.S.

MUSIC LESSONS Omaha Conservatory of Music 402-932-4978 omahacm.org

402.397.8050

SNJ Studio of Music Dietze Music

www.2thdoc.org

15751 W Dodge Road

PEDIATRIC DENTIST OFFICE Smile Station Pediatric Dentistry 402-330-5535 omahakidsdentist.com

Pedodontics, P.C. Children’s Dental Specialists

PEDIATRICIAN Dr. Lisa Whitcomb, Omaha Children’s Clinic Francis Harrison, Children’s Physicians Michael Moore, Children’s Physicians

PRESCHOOL Montessori Educational Centers Inc. The Gingerbread House Preschool Primrose School of Legacy

THANK YOU

FOR VOTING FOR US Our goal at the YMCA is to provide top-quality programs and services for our community. Thank you for recognizing us as the Best of Omaha!

PROFESSIONAL OMAHA SPORTS TEAM Omaha Storm Chasers Omaha Lancers Omaha Rollergirls

Youth Athletic Association

Youth Summer Camp

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Spinning Class

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Thank you for voting us Best of Omaha again!

The Hills Montessori

CHILDCARE & LEARNING CENTER

Offering quality year-round childcare and educational programs

emphasizing the principles of Maria Montessorri for infants, toddlers, and primary (preschool). Contact us to schedule a tour today!

402.884.8715 · 6210 N. 107th St. Omaha NE · TheHillsMontessoriOmaha.com Omaha Magazine • 2016 | 44 | omahamagazine.com


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PUBLIC GOLF COURSE Tiburon Golf Elmwood Park Golf Course Indian Creek Golf Course

STUDENT TUTORING Sylvan Learning Center Huntington Learning Center Kumon Math & Reading Center

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“A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.”

YOUTH ATHLETIC ORGANIZATION YMCA of Greater Omaha 10 locations metroymca.org

Millard Athletic Association Kingswood Athletic Association

YOUTH CHEERLEADING CLUB

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Airborne Academy Midwest Cheer Cougars

YOUTH FOOTBALL CLUB Kingswood Athletic Association Millard Athletic Association BJSA

YOUTH GOLF LEAGUE Eagle Run Golf Course The First Tee of Omaha Tiburon Junior Golf

Now offering lessons in:

Strings • Piano • Voice • Guitar • Winds • Brass • Percussion • Conducting • Composition

GET InsIde the MInd of the ArtIst Inside the Mind of the Artist is OCM’s FREE interactive event series featuring internationally recognized guest artists.

INSIDE the MIND of the ARTIST

FEATURING... • • • •

See the full list of events at omahacm.org/ima omahacm.org | @OmaConservatory | facebook.com/omahacm 402.932.4978 | 3504 S. 108th St., Omaha NE 68144

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Master Classes Talks Concerts ... and more!


WHERE EVERY MOMENT IS THE MAIN EVENT. UNO ATHLETIC EVENTS | LIVE CONCERTS | COMMUNITY EVENTS | HOLLAND COMMUNITY ICE RINK

VISIT BAXTERARENA.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT EVENTS & TICKETS

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YOUTH SUMMER CAMP YMCA of Greater Omaha 10 locations metroymca.org

Camp Rivercrest Camp Legacy

YOUTH SWIM LESSONS DiVentures 402-933-6251 diventures.net

Swimtastic Swim School Little Waves Family Swim School

YOUTH VOLLEYBALL SPORTS CLUB The Volleyball Academy Nebraska Elite Volleyball Premier Volleyball

THANK YOU FOR VOTING COX

OMAHA’S BEST INTERNET PROVIDER

“Here at SkateDaze, we take pride in

knowing that we have provided so many © 2015 Cox Communications, Inc. All rights reserved.

fond, lifelong memories to kids, parents,

and grandparents alike. Thanks to all of

our fun-loving customers and employees for making us the Best of Omaha for the last nine years!” -Scott Cernik, Owner

NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2015

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LAUREN GARRISON Surly Lass, British Sass BOBSLEDDING? IN NEBRASKA? Olympic Gold Medalist Curtis Tomasevicz BEST DOCTORS OMAHA 2015-2016

Rev. John Jenkins

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Ricky Newton Thank You for Voting Ricky Newton Best Brazilian Blowout!

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402.515.4785 | rickynewton.com 2567 S 171st Ct, Omaha, NE 68130

1120 South 105 Street | 402.934.8727 | bungalow8omaha.com

Best Hair Salon Best Haircolorist Eric Burden

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BEST LICENSED ACUPUNCTURE! 2016 Results

1000 N. 72nd Street · 402.827.1355 thirteenmoonsacupuncture.com

8031 West Center Rd, Ste. 225 | 402-991-9454 riverpointacupuncture.com

ACUPUNCTURE (LICENSED) Thirteen Moons TCM Acupuncture Clinic River Point Acupuncture, LLC 402-991-9454 riverpointacupuncture.com

BARRE FITNESS FACILITY Pure Barre

402-933-5010 purebarre.com/ne-omahaloveland

The Barre Code 402-884-1667 thebarrecode.com

Sweat Cycle & Soul

BEAUTY SUPPLY STORE LovelySkin

402-697-6565 lovelyskin.com/retail

Locally owned & operated!

Visit us at one of our six locations Shops of Legacy 168th & Center 402.933.4950

West Center 2730 S 140th St. 402.691.8196 Eagle Run 13350 W Maple Rd. 402.496.1787

Midlands Place 312 Olson Dr. 402.597.9547

Omaha 7816 West Dodge Rd. 402.397.2105

SouthPointe Pavilions 27th & Pine Lake Rd. 402.421.1901

beautyfirstnebraska.com

Weber Orthodontics

BeautyFirst

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Sally Beauty Supply

BLOW DRY BAR Lark Blow Dry Studio Primp and Blow—A Blow Dry Bar BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing 402-934-8727 bungalow8omaha.com

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Serving your family for over 130 years! We’ve helped generations through difficult times with compassion and integrity.

www.heafeyheafey.com

BELLEVUE CHAPEL: 402-291-5000 • Bellevue DWORAK CHAPEL: 402-346-1144 •16th & Vinton

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Thanks! for voting us

#1

A dentist made just for kids!

5118 N. 156th St. | Omaha, NE 68116 | 402.932.9263 | DDS4KIDZ.com CDS 5x2.375_1015.indd 1

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Thank you for voting us “Best of Omaha ” Day Spa 6 years running! ®

*On Metabolic More®, most clients can expect to lose 1-2 lbs. per week. Results vary per person.

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

Thank You Omaha for Voting Us Best of Omaha for 7 Years! With 3 locations to serve you!

West Omaha 402-496-0900 Bellevue 402-682-9000

Lincoln 402-489-1033

Discover weight loss that works!

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

Patients like the options we have available.

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Where good health and happiness start from within!

“33 Years Experience”

NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2015

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LAUREN GARRISON Surly Lass, British Sass BOBSLEDDING? IN NEBRASKA? Olympic Gold Medalist Curtis Tomasevicz BEST DOCTORS OMAHA 2015-2016

Rev. John Jenkins

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BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT Gloss Salon & Day Spa 402-502-1850 glosssalon.com

Alicia Clark Ricky Newton at Salon Inspired 402-515-4785 rickynewton.com

BREAST AUGMENTATION Aesthetic Surgical Images Finkle Cosmetic Surgery Center, P.C. SCULPT Contemporary Cosmetic Surgery

CHIROPRACTOR Koca Chiropractic Clinic 402-496-4570 kocachiropractic.com

Dr. Gary A. Elsasser, Elsasser Chiropractic Dr. Sheri Millard, Millard Wellness Center 402-934-7557 millardwellness.com

“Creative Hair Design Salon & Spa

We are grateful for the outstanding community support.

is extremely proud to be voted Best of Omaha for 23 years in a row. To keep this honor, our staff of 85 dedicated colleagues knows what it

takes to take care of our most important

From our family to yours,

The Koca Chiropractic Team.

asset, ‘The Guest’. Thank you to our guests for voting us No. 1!” -John Mangiameli, President

402.496.4570

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You’ve given us a reason to

Smile

What Will You Dream with Sedation Dentistry? With sedation dentistry you will relax and feel comfortable! We will ease your fear and dread of the dentist. It’s our promise to you!

Thank you for voting Igel Orthodontics Best of Omaha and earning us first place for the 9th year in a row. At IGEL Orthodontics, you’ll receive more than customized, quality treatment from our friendly team— you’ll leave with an orthodontic experience worth smiling about. It’s as simple as that. O ORTH DONT EL st Orthodontis ICS G I Be t

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

17110 Lakeside Hills Plaza, Omaha, NE 68130 402-718-8741 • PremierSmile.com Call us in the morning... We’ll get in you in today - GUARANTEED Omaha Magazine • 2016 | 54 | omahamagazine.com


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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/dermatology

Dr. John Edney, Aesthetic Surgical Images Dr. Gerard J. Stanley, SCULPT Contemporary Cosmetic Surgery

DAY SPA Gloss Salon & Day Spa 402-502-1850 glosssalon.com

Kimberly Spa LovelySkin Spa

402-334-1226 lovelyskin.com/dayspa

DERMATOLOGIST Joel Schlessinger, M.D., Skin Specialists P.C. 402-334-7546 lovelyskin.com/dermatology

Dr. Mary T. Finnegan, Braddock Finnegan Dermatology Dr. Jill S. Nelson, Dermatology Specialists of Omaha

From routine dental care to a complete smile makeover or dental implants, our team will provide you with a great experience. GENERAL, COSMETIC, AND IMPLANT DENTISTRY.

CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION.

402.498.0400 | smilesofomaha.com 11840 Nicholas St. Omaha, NE 68154

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Nebraska’s only licensed STOTT PILATES training center Thank you Omaha for voting us Best Pilates Studio again!

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FITNESS CLUB Prairie Life Fitness

Three locations in Omaha prairielife.com

Life Time Fitness Blue Moon Fitness bluemoonfitness.com

FITNESS EQUIPMENT STORE Body Basics Fitness Equipment 402-397-8866 bodybasics.com

Scheels Peak Performance Running Store

HAIR COLORIST

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Christi Clark

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Eric Burden, BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing 402-934-8727 bungalow8omaha.com

Kirby Keomysay, Kontempo

HAIR SALON Creative Hair Design 402-300-5660 creativehairdesign.com

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Garbo’s Salons & Spas 12025 Pacific Street Omaha, Nebraska 68154 Phone (402) 330-5660 Fax (402) 330-5662 creativehairdesign.com

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Thank you for voting for us! Best Retirement Community and Assisted Living When it’s time to talk, we can help. The only thing more uncomfortable than having the conversation about retirement living, is not having the conversation about retirement living. Fortunately, we’re here to help with information and advice that can make a potentially awkward situation—just a little bit easier. Now is the perfect time to give us a call at 402-829-9020 or visit www.immanuel.com. Together, we will help you find a place that’s uniquely your own. nt Comm un eme ity tir Re

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Manicures and Pedicures Specialty spa treatments Acrylic, gel, and solar nails Eyelash extension and microblading eyebrows Custom artistic paint designs Waxing services Complimentary soft drinks Discounts for parties

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HORMONE REPLACEMENT CLINIC Midwest Men’s Clinic Breakthrough Optima Medical Hormone Restorative Health

KICK BOXING CLASS

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Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping 9Round 30 Min Kickbox Fitness iLoveKickboxing

LASER HAIR REMOVAL Bare Body Shop BodyBrite Omaha Milan Laser

LASIK EYE SURGERY Omaha Eye and Laser Institute Kugler Vision Nebraska Laser Eye Associates

402.916.9780 10811 Prairie Brook Rd. in Rockbrook Village barebodyshop.com

PEDI • MANI • SHELLAC • ARTIFICIAL NAILS • WAXING • MASSAGE Like us on Facebook & check out our website for monthly specials and party packages!

MANICURE & PEDICURE American Nails

3618 N. 165th St. americannailsandspaomaha.com

Martini Nails & Spa 402-502-2883 martininailsandspa.com

Mohegan Nail Spa 108th & Maple 402-493-5977

Thank You Omaha for Voting Us #1 Manicure & Pedicure 5 Years in a Row!

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MED SPA Dreams MedSpa LovelySkin Spa

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Meridian Med Spa

MEN’S HAIRCUT BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing 402-934-8727 bungalow8omaha.com

The Beard and Mane 18|8 Fine Men’s Salons

MEN’S SHAVE Scissors & Scotch The Beard and Mane The Surly Chap Barbers

NUTRITION & VITAMIN STORE No Name Nutrition Nutrishop Complete Nutrition

OPTOMETRIST Dr. Ellen Weiss, Millard Family Eyecare 402-896-3300 millardfamilyeyecare.com

Dr. Corey Langford, Omaha Primary EyeCare 402-330-3000 omahaeyecare.com

Dr. Jeff Brewer, Legacy Eyecare 402-614-3200 legacyeyecare.com

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Do you suffer from acute pain from: Illness, surgery, a serious injury or accident? Do you experience chronic pain from: Arthritis, back or neck pain, headaches, herniated disks, fibromyalgia, hip or knee pain? Don’t let your pain keep you from enjoying life. Discover how to recover!

Dr. John Cook

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Midwest Pain Clinics offers a range of treatment options to help manage your daily pains. Our providers have over 50 years combined experience in treating many types of pain.

Call Midwest Pain Clinics to see how our providers can improve your quality of life. Midwest Pain Clinics 825 N. 90th Street | Omaha, NE 68114 402-391-PAIN (7246) contact@midwestpainclinics.com

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CONTEST! ORTHODONTIST Dr. Kort Igel, Igel Orthodontics 402-330-1152 igelorthodontics.com

Dr. Thomas J. Weber, Weber Orthodontics 402-896-4500 weberorthodontics.com

Dr. Tom Huerter, Huerter Orthodontics 402-397-4226 drtomortho.com

PAIN MANAGEMENT Midwest Pain Clinics 402-391-7246 midwestpainclinics.com

Advanced Pain Management for Active Lifestyles

402.905.2081 omahapainmanagement.com

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PERSONAL TRAINING FACILITY Todd Smith Fitness 402-932-5841 toddsmithfitness.com

Black Clover Fitness the Bodysmith Fitness

PHYSICAL THERAPY Excel Physical Therapy Fyzical Ortho, Balance, Aquatics & Pediatric Therapy Makovicka Physical Therapy

PILATES STUDIO Pilates Center of Omaha Legacy Pilates Yoga & More Sweat Cycle & Soul

Results Matter!

Thank You Omaha for Voting Us First Place, SEVEN Years in a Row When Experience Counts... Care after total joint replacement Stroke recovery Strengthening after cancer treatment Care after surgery Recovery from a fall or extended illness

...Experience Rehabilitation at Its Finest

REHABILITATION FACILITY Brookestone Meadows 402-289-2696 brookestonemeadows.com

Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital QLI

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THANK YOU OMAHA, FOR VOTING US BEST PERSONAL TRAINING FACILITY AGAIN!

434 N. 76th St. • Omaha, NE. 68114 402-932-5841 • toddsmithtraining.com

THANK YOU OMAHA!

Delivering Unparalleled Service and Customer Commitment to Each Individual. th 444 N. 76 St. • Omaha, NE. 68114 Omaha Magazine • 2016  | 64 | omahamagazine.com 402-932-5841 • nutrishopomaha.com


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SPINNING CLASS Sweat Cycle & Soul Prairie Life Fitness

Three locations in Omaha prairielife.com

YMCA of Greater Omaha

THANKS FOR VOTING FOR BLUE MOON FITNESS! Blue Moon Fitness is comfortable enough and cheap enough that even people who exercise “once in a blue moon” can fit in! Blue Moon Fitness offers an atmosphere where even first time exercisers feel comfortable, private exercise areas for women, TVs on every piece of cardio equipment, the lowest rates in town and now Blue Moon Fitness has 4 metro Omaha locations to serve you.

10 locations metroymca.org

TANNING SALON Palm Beach Tan Sun Tan City Paradise Bay Tanning

TATTOO PARLOR

OMAHA NORTH - 108 & MAPLE ST. OMAHA SOUTH - 108 & Q ST. OMAHA CENTRAL - 84 & WEST CENTER RD. BELLEVUE - 1402 HARLAN DRIVE

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Big Brain

402-342-2885 bigbrainomaha.com

Liquid Courage Black Squirrel

TUMMY TUCK Aesthetic Surgical Images SCUPLT Comtemporary Cosmetic Surgery Village Pointe Aesthetic Surgery

WAXING/HAIR REMOVAL Authentic Brazillian Wax by Vanella Waxology Wild Prairie Spa

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WEIGHT LOSS CENTER FAST Diet

2016 First Place

402-214-7788 meanestmanindieting.com

KETV 7 • Baxter Arena

Metabolic Research Center Breakthrough Medical Weight Loss

YOGA STUDIO Lotus House of Yoga One Tree Yoga YogaMed

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APARTMENTS Broadmoor at Aksarben Village 402-885-8555 broadmoor.cc

Broadmoor Hills 402-991-0202 broadmoor.cc

Lakeside Hills Apartments

APPLIANCE REPAIR ServiceOne 402-593-1111 serviceone.com

Andy’s Appliance Repair All Appliance Service

BASEMENT REPAIR & WATER PROOFING Thrasher

800-827-0702 gothrasher.com

Jerry’s Waterproofing BDB Waterproofing

make your home with us and experience the best studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments 1 and 2 bedroom villas

Broadmoor at Aksarben Village (64th and Center) 402.885.8555 Broadmoor Hills (180th and Dodge) 402.991.0202

BUILDING SUPPLY STORE Builders Supply Co. Millard Lumber Menards

www.broadmoor.cc BASEMENT REPAIR & WATERPROOFING FIRST PLACE WINNER THREE YEARS IN A ROW

MUD JACKING 2016 WINNER

800.827.0702 | GoThrasher.com Best of Omaha • 2016 | 69 | bestofomaha.com


402.968.4915 completecustomhomes.com tom@completecustomhomes.com

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CARPET CLEANING Zerorez of Omaha Stanley Steemer Legacy Carpet Cleaning

CONDOS Midtown Crossing Riverfront Place SoMa

COUNTERTOPS Consolidated Kitchens & Fireplaces Granite Transformations Martin’s Counter Tops

CUSTOM CABINETRY Consolidated Kitchens & Fireplaces Eurowood Cabinets Inc. Fox Custom Cabinets

“Best of Omaha MAXIM Team” 6 Time WINNERS!

Why Choose MAXIM Cleaning? • Celebrates Nearly 40 Years Serving Omaha & Surrounding Areas • See Our Numerous Everyday & Unique Emergency Services Below • Carries All Major Certifications and Insurance

Get the BEST From the BEST 402.697.9004 | MaximProCleaners.com 10524 Chandler Road, Suite 1 LaVista, NE 68128

Visit Our Web Site for Current Money Savings Specials! Minimum & Out of Metro Area Charges May Apply. Not Valid with Other Offers.

Air Ducts & Dryer Vents • Carpet & Fine Area Rugs Upholstered & Leather Furniture • Tile & Grout • Water Damage Clean Up & Dry Out • Mold Removal Services Best of Omaha • 2016 | 71 | bestofomaha.com


It’s everything you want in your home – from its fresh architectural style and detailing, to the classic timelessness that feels as perfect for your life today as it will in the years to come. It’s also why Curt Hofer & Associates is the area’s most inspired high-end homebuilder. Imaginatively conceived, flawlessly executed – let Curt Hofer & Associates create and build your new custom home.

FRESH. SIMPLISTIC. CLASSIC.

Thank you, Omaha!

KETV • Baxter Arena

2332 Bob Boozer Drive | Omaha, NE 68130 | Phone: 402.758.0440 | www.curthofer.com

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CUSTOM CLOSETS Marco Closets & Storage 402-778-5818 marcoclosets.com/storage

Affordable Closets 402-391-4444 affordableclosets.com

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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 ART GALLERY AND BEST CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING MON.-FRI. 9AM-6PM • SAT. 9AM-3PM

8600 CASS ST. •402.391.7733 • LEWISARTGALLERY.COM

Curt Hofer & Associates

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402-758-0440 curthofer.com

Pohlad Custom Homes, Inc.

2016 First Place

402-445-0843 pohladcustomhomes.com

KETV 7 • Baxter Arena

Complete Custom Homes 402-968-4915 completecustomhomes.com

KNITTING CROCHET NEEDLEPOINT BUTTONS QUILTING FABRICS CLASSES AVAILABLE

CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING Lewis Art Gallery 402-391-7733 lewisartgallery.com

David M. Mangelsen’s Malibu Gallery 402-391-4628 malibugalleries.com

DECORATIVE CONCRETE Moore’s Concrete Construction 402-491-3622 mooresconcrete.com

Schroder Concrete Modern Concrete

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST YARN SHOP/QUILTING

MON.-FRI. 9AM-6PM • SAT. 9AM-3PM

8600 CASS ST. •402.391.7733 • PERSONALTHREADS.COM

Thanks for voting us Best of Omaha!

MUDJACKING, INC. CONCRETE LIFTING & LEVELING

Saves you time and money! Only 1/3 The Cost Of Replacement!

Mudjacking • Concrete Replacement • Void Filling Driveways • Sidewalks • Patios OMAHA: 402-253-2236 • WWW.MIXANMUDJACKING.COM Best of Omaha • 2016 | 73 | bestofomaha.com


Serving Omaha Since 1989

WORLD CLASS, AWARD WINNING PAINTING AND FINISHING STUDIO 402.491.3289 Fefifauxstudios.com

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DECORATIVE PAINTING Fe Fi Faux Studios, Inc. 402-491-3289 fefifauxstudios.com

Lee Douglas Interiors, INC. Kelly S. King Academy

ELECTRICAL SERVICES Miller Electric Omaha Electric Service Hiller Electric

FENCE & RAILINGS

Powering all sizes of business. On behalf of all of us, thank you for voting Miller Electric Best of Omaha yet again. We’re proud to serve companies and communities across Omaha.

402.341.6479

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S&W Fence 402-333-5722 sw-fence.com

OMARAIL Advantage Fencing

FIREPLACES

Voted Best Fence and Railing Company 5 Years Running!

Claxton Fireplace Center 402-491-0800 claxtonfireplace.com

Fireplace Stone & Patio 13709 Industrial Road fireplacestonepatio.com

Fireplace by Design

15803 Pacific St. • Omaha, NE • 402-333-5722 • sw-fence.com Best of Omaha • 2016 | 75 | bestofomaha.com


Thank You Omaha For Voting Us BestFurniture Store • Home Accessories • Home Audio & Video • Floor Coverings

Furniture

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Electronics

nfm.com 700 South 72nd St Omaha, NE 68114 Phone: 402-548-6356

Mon-Sat: 10am to 9pm Sun: 10am to 6pm ©2015 Nebraska Furniture Mart, Inc.

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FLOOR COVERINGS Nebraska Furniture Mart 402-548-6356 nfm.com

Thank you Omaha for voting us Best Garage Doors

Kelly’s Carpet Omaha McKean’s Floor to Ceiling 402-331-4062 mckeans.com

GARAGE DOORS Norm’s Door Service 402-331-8920 normsdoor.com

Omaha Door & Window 402-733-6440 omahadoor.com

Since 1963

402.331.8920 · www.normsdoor.com

Overhead Door Company of Omaha 402-331-0526 overheaddooromaha.com

GARAGE FLOORING Schroder Concrete Garage Revolution In The Garage

Thank You For Voting For Us...

AGAIN & AGAIN!!!

. Interior Floors . Stained Concrete . Concrete Stamping . Patio & Walkways . Engraving & Etching . Driveways & Tearouts . Garage Floor Coatings

402.660.2900 SchroderConcreteOmaha.com

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“Best Garage Flooring” & “Best Decorative Concrete” FIVE YEARS IN A ROW!!


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EXPERT GROUT TILE & STONE CARE

GARDEN NURSERY STORE Mulhall’s Lanoha Nurseries 402-289-4103 lanohanurseries.com

Canoyer Garden Center

Clean • Seal • Recolor Regrout • Repair • Recaulk

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GROUT & TILE REPAIR The Grout Doctor The Grout Medic Lifetime Stone Restoration 402-916-1700 lifetimestone.com

402-393-2565 groutdoctor.com

HANDYMAN SERVICES Handyman Joes ServiceOne 402-593-1111 serviceone.com

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aksarben ARS 402-331-1233 aksarbenARS.com

Delivering Comfort Everywhere Employee owned | 24 Hour Emergency Service

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Lifetime Stone Restoration 402.916.1700 | LifetimeStone.com

Come see why we are the Best Value in a Custom Neighborhood! Arbor View North of 204th & Maple 402.934.2212

Pebblebrooke 174th & HWY 370 402.502.5600

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House of J 402-778-0650 houseofj.com

HomeGoods

HOME AUDIO & VIDEO Nebraska Furniture Mart 402-548-6356 nfm.com

American Electronics Custom Electronics

Hours: Mon-Thu 10-6, Fri-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4

12965 W. Center Rd • 402.778.0650

402.397.4434 customelectronics.tv

HOME BUILDER Charleston Homes The Home Company

402-884-4854 thehomecompanyomaha.com

Legacy Homes

HOME CLEANING SERVICE The Maids Molly Maid

402-923-6243 mollymaid.com

Pink Shoe Cleaning Crew

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THANK YOU OMAHA!


SUBSCRIBE TODAY! NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2015

LAUREN GARRISON Surly Lass, British Sass BOBSLEDDING? IN NEBRASKA? Olympic Gold Medalist Curtis Tomasevicz BEST DOCTORS OMAHA 2015-2016

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Patios • Walkways • Pool Decks Driveways • Steps • Fire Pits

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HOME DISASTER RESTORATION Paul Davis Restoration 402-553-0373 pdromaha.com

Window Co nce v bia Window Coverin erin gs gs AmBest

SERVPRO MAXIM Cleaning & Restoration 402-697-9004 maximprocleaners.com

HOME GLASS & MIRRORS Elite Glass Services Quality Glass & Mirror Elkhorn Glass

HOME REMODELING Ward’s Kitchens and Baths Bearded Builders Cornerstone Remodeling, Inc.

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INDOOR WINDOW COVERINGS Ambiance Window Coverings 402-932-9711 ambiancewindowcoverings.com

Custom Blinds & Design 402-895-9900 customblindsdesign.com

Budget Blinds of Omaha

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Thank You Omaha for Voting us #1 Kitchen & Bath Plumbing Fixtures! Dare to think out of the box with Charism therapeutic baths.

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The original style features a distinctive touch of color that defines the interior from the exterior of the bath. Bring your surrounding to life with the color that suits you.

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Visit our beautiful showroom and see many tubs on display! Located at 13827 Industrial Road • Omaha NE • 402.330.3400 • www.kbbriggs.com

Your Home Beautification Store Celebrating 50 Years of Family-Owned Business

THANK YOU OMAHA!

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INTERIOR DESIGN FIRM Interiors Joan and Associates Fluff Interior Design 402-490-1884 fluffinteriordesign.com

The Interior Design Firm

INTERIOR DESIGNER Lester Katz, LK Design 402-934-8088 lkdesign.biz

Marilyn Schooley Hansen, FASID, The Designers 402-498-8777 12123 Emmet St

Julia Russell, ASID, Julia Russell Interior Design

KITCHEN & BATH PLUMBING FIXTURES Kitchens & Baths By Briggs 402-330-3400 kbbriggs.com

Ferguson Winnelson Co.

402-592-1505 omahawinnelson.com

KITCHEN & BATH REMODELING Consolidated Kitchens & Fireplaces Kitchens By Design 402-334-8888 kitchensbydesignomaha.com

Re-Bath of the Heartland

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You Dream It...We Build It...You Live It... Water Features • Fire Pits & Features • Hardscapes Outdoor Living • Pool Design & Poolscapes Project Management • Commercial Snow Removal 6828 N. 264TH CIR. VALLEY, NE • 402-676-5579 • CARSONENTERPRISE.COM Omaha Magazine • 2016 | 86 | omahamagazine.com


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LANDSCAPE DESIGNER Patera Landscaping Mulhall’s Lanoha Nurseries 402-289-4103 lanohanurseries.com

WE PAD THE FURNITURE NOT THE PRICE! Quality Moving Professionals • Serving the Metro Area For Over 45 Years FREE ESTIMATES • Competitive Rates • Insured & Licensed • • • • • •

LANDSCAPE LIGHTING McKay Landscape Lighting Midwest Lightscaping 402-516-4498 midwestlightscaping.com

Landscape Illuminations

LANDSCAPING SERVICE

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LAWN CARE Heartland Lawns

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LIGHTING FIXTURES Echo Lighting Design Gallery Lighting World Inc. The Light Palace 402-334-5331 lightpalace.com

MORTGAGE PROVIDER First National Bank Regent Financial 402-955-0880 regentfinancial.com

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PLUMBING SERVICES Burton A/C Heating, Plumbing and More 402-934-7003 justcallburton.com

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RESIDENTIAL ROOFING Pyramid Roofing 402-502-9300 pyramidroof.com

McKinnis Roofing 402-426-2644 mckinnisroofing.com

White Castle Roofing

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Papillion Sanitation Premier Waste Solutions

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TILE STORE The Tile Shop Sunderland Brothers Company 402-339-2220   sunderlandbrotherscompany.com

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Marvin Window & Door Store

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Blatt Beer & Table

CIGAR BAR Havana Garage

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Safari Cigars & Lounge 402-965-1460 safaricigarsandlounge.com

Jake’s Cigars & Spirits

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COCKTAIL LOUNGE The Berry & Rye Liv Lounge Green Onion Lounge

The Homy Inn Thanks for voting us your true neighborhood bar!

DISTILLERY Cut Spike Distillery 402-763-8868 cutspike.com

Patriarch Distillers Brickway Brewery & Distillery

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HAPPY HOUR

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Blue Sushi Sake Grill Kona Grill Hiro 88

LATE-NIGHT DINING Nite Owl M’s Pub Eat The Worm

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The Waiting Room Lounge Slowdown

MARGARITA Roja Mexican Grill Maria’s Mexican Restaurant Cantina Laredo

MARTINI Charlie’s on the Lake

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Bonefish Grill Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

MICRO BREWERY Upstream Brewing Company 11th & Jackson/171st & West Center upstreambrewing.com

Infusion Brewing Company Nebraska Brewing Company

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WE DELIVER DUNDEE LOCATION 402.934.9439 4900 Dodge Street Omaha, NE 68132

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RALSTON LOCATION 402.339.1944 9735 Q Street Omaha, NE 68127

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Nite Owl 1912 Scriptown Brewing Company 402-991-0506 scriptownbrewing.com

REVERSE HAPPY HOUR CRAVE

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nosh Wine Lounge 402-614-2121 noshwine.com

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

SPORTS BAR DJ’s Dugout Five locations djsdugout.com

Varsity Sports Café & Roman Coin Pizza

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IceHouse Sports Bar

WINE BAR Brix Corkscrew Wine & Cheese Louie’s Wine Dive

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Thank You Omaha For Your Votes!

25 YEARS OF SERVING PETS AND THEIR OWNERS An independent family-owned bookstore featuring knowledge, service, and fantastic books! 402.392.2877 2501 South 90th St., Ste. 111 Omaha, NE 68124 BookwormOmaha.com

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The Imaginarium Antiques & Collectibles Joe’s Collectibles

BEER & SPIRITS STORE

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Brix Spirit World Beertopia

1263 S. 120th St. | Omaha, NE 68144

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www.kitchensbydesignomaha.com

Celebrating 33 years!

BOOKSTORE Barnes & Noble The Bookworm Half Price Books

CHARCUTERIE The French Bulldog Provisions by The Grey Plume Spencer’s

CHEESE SHOP Whole Foods Market Northwoods Cheese Haus Corkscrew Wine & Cheese

Making life better for generations…

it’s the American Way. Helping families achieve the American dream is a big part of what we do. Whether it’s financing a new home or helping save for college, we take pride in making life better for everyone we serve. It’s the way we do business. It’s the American Way.

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Thank You Omaha for Voting us #1 Coffee Roaster!

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COFFEE ROASTER A Hill of Beans Beansmith Coffee Roasters Tap Dancers Specialty Coffee

COMIC BOOK STORE Legend Comics & Coffee Krypton Comics Dragon’s Lair Comics

CONVENIENCE STORE QuikTrip Bucky’s Express Casey’s General Store

Locally Owned & Operated Since 1981 RESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL

McKINNIS ROOFING SIDING WINDOWS GUTTERS

402.513.6620 www.mckinnisroofing.com 13315 B Street, Omaha, NE 68144 164 S 1st St Blair, NE 68008

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FLORIST Taylor’s Flower Shop & Greenhouse 402-733-2322 taylorsflowers24hours.com

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High quality men’s clothing including suits, sportswear, shoes, accessories, and more from designer name brands.

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The Afternoon Spruce

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GROCERY STORE Hy-Vee Baker’s Fareway Economical Food Stores

HUSKER APPAREL STORE Husker Hounds Lawlor’s Custom Sportswear Nebraska Red Zone

JEWELRY STORE Borsheims Fine Jewelry Goldsmith Silversmith 402-342-1737 goldsmithsilversmith.com

Helzberg Diamonds

MEN’S APPAREL Parsow’s Fine Clothing 402-397-7900 parsows.com

Lindley Clothing Co. Jerry Ryan Clothing & Sportswear

OIL & VINEGAR SPECIALTY STORE Old World Oil and Vinegar 402-968-7944 oldworldoil.com

Chef^2 Oliverdé

A Tasting Room Experience Olive Oil · Balsamic Vinegar · Dried Mushroom Sea Salt 10920 Prairie Brook Rd.

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LIFE CHANGING DOG TRAININGTM

Trouble Getting Up & Down the Stairs?

Regain your independence...and the rest of your home! THANK YOU FOR VOTING FOR US!

Omaha’s Dog Training & Behavior Specialist 402.253.9111 | DharmaDogTraining.com

Thank you Omaha!

Largest showroom in the nation! Multiple models..one sure to fit your needs! Call for special pricing! Recipient of

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PLATINUM AWARD

12739 Q Street 402.408.1990 www.kohlls.com

Cordial Cherry The

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2016 First Place KETV 7 • Baxter Arena

Thank you for voting us Best Sweet Shop 1223 S. 180th Street www.thecordialcherry.com 402.679.3011

BEST PHARMACY! Get your flu shot today!

We can also help you with any of your other immunization needs. Omaha Magazine • 2016 | 114 | omahamagazine.com


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PAWN SHOP Sol’s Jewerly & Loan Four Aces Pawn Shop MidCity Jewelry & Loan

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The Green Spot Three Dog Bakery & Spaw Long Dog Fat Cat

PHARMACY Walgreens CVS Pharmacy Kohll’s Pharmacy Homecare 402-408-1990 kohlls.com

POPCORN Vic’s Corn Popper 402-333-1653 vicspopcornomaha.com

Just Pop’d Jock and Jill’s Popcorn

RETAIL ART GALLERY Lewis Art Gallery 402-391-7733 lewisartgallery.com

Anderson O’Brien Fine Art Blue Pomegranate Gallery

SHOPPING CENTER Village Pointe Shopping Center Shadow Lake Towne Center Nebraska Crossing Outlets

COMMUNITY IS

SHARING WHAT WE KNOW As much as we read books and take classes, we learn the most from each other. This is how we grow. So that one day, we can pass on all that we’ve learned. We filmed stories that show this and other values of community. Watch and share at

WhyCommunityMatters.com.

SWEET SHOP The Cordial Cherry 402-679-3011 thecordialcherry.com

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Thanks for Voting Us Best Kitchen & Bath Plumbing Fixtures! Visit our Showroom for Quality, Professional Grade Plumbing Products that stand the test of time from the brands you trust that fit your budget and style. 9737 “I” Street Omaha, NE 68127 402.592.2820 • omahawinnelson.com

Proudly Serving Omaha and Surrounding Areas Since 1974

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Companion Care Skilled Home Care Infusion Pharmacy Home Health Technology Hospice and Palliative Care

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Mon 11 am-8 pm, Tues-Sat 11 am-9pm, Sun 12 pm-5 pm Special Holiday and Winter Hours 1102 Howard Street, Omaha, NE 68102 402.345.4811 facebook.com/nouvelle.eve instagram.com/nouvelleeve nouvelleeve.com


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709 N. 132nd St. (next to Lindley Clothing)

Call foraaFREE FREE Estimate! Estimate! 402-491-0800 Call for 402-491-0800

www.claxtonfireplace.com Allied Member ASID

THRIFT STORE Goodwill

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New Life Thrift Store Thrift World

VAPE STORE Alohma Vapor Superstores L&L Vapes Caterpillar Vapes

VIDEO GAME STORE GameStop Gamers Ben’s Game Zone

WINE STORE Brix Spirit World Corkscrew Wine & Cheese

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST OF OMAHA! Security system installation · Cable TV wiring Phone and data jacks · Fire alarm system installation Basement finishing and room additions Home theater wiring · Landscape lighting hillerelectric.com | 402-339-0524

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YARN / QUILTING SHOP Personal Threads Boutique 402-391-7733 personalthreads.com

Wooly Mammoth Yarn Shop Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft

2016 First Place KETV 7 • Baxter Arena

Bring this ad in and receive 25% OFF one regularly priced item! *Excludes Brighton, Expires 1/15/2016 402.991.4477|84th & 1st St. Downtown Papillion 402.991.4442|144th Eagle Run Dr. West Omaha Open Mon-Sat at 10am

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Here for all of your firsts. We’re once again thrilled to be named Best Bank and Best Mortgage Company. Thank you for allowing us to travel this journey with you and celebrate all of the firsts that make up your life.

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ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY Elk Ridge Village

402-216-8835 elkridgeseniorliving.com

Lakeside Village by Immanuel 402-829-9021 immanuel.com

Hillcrest Mable Rose

BANK First National Bank Pinnacle Bank

800-227-7715 whycommunitymatters.com

American National Bank 402-457-1077 anbank.com

CATERER Catering Creations 402-558-3202 cateringcreations.com

Attitude on Food Eddie’s Catering

COMPUTER REPAIR Schrock Innovations DIT Computers Elkhorn Computer Sales & Service 402-350-0372 elkhornservice.com

CREDIT UNION Centris Federal Credit Union 402-334-7000 centrisfcu.org

Congratulations to Executive Chef and Business Owner Jeff Snow for being inducted into the Omaha Hospitality Hall of Fame.

Way to go Chef!

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SAC Federal Credit Union Metro Credit Union

DATING SERVICE Omaha Love 402-681-6676 omahalove.com

Match.com Tinder Dating App

First Place 6 years in a row! An approved caterer for many of Omaha’s nest venues. Best of Omaha • 2016 | 121 | bestofomaha.com


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DOG DAY CARE The Paw Spa Pet Resort 402-516-8888 thepawspapetresort.com

ComeSitStay Bark Avenue

402-496-4005 or 402-496-4007 barkavenueomaha.com

DOG TRAINING Nebraska Humane Society BonaFide Dog Academy LLC Dharma Dog Training 402-253-9111 dharmadogtraining.com

DRY CLEANERS Max I. Walker 402-558-3677 maxiwalker.com

Thank You Omaha for voting us Best Employer!

Compensation and Benefits Include

Competitive Wages Nine Paid Holidays Annual Merit Process Sales Commissions Sick Leave

Affordable Medical & Dental Paid Vacation Long & Short Term Disability Flex 125 Account Company Match 401k

Fashion Cleaners 402-342-3491 fashioncleaners.com

NuTrend Dry Cleaning

One Simple Solution...

DUCT CLEANING

www.ServiceOne.com

Six locations nutrenddrycleaners.com

DuctMedic MAXIM Cleaning & Restoration 402-697-9004 maximprocleaners.com

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ServiceOne 402-593-1111 serviceone.com

Schedule Schedule your FREE your FREE estimate with with estimate ® CertaPro Painters CertaPro Painters ® todaytoday

Fusion Medical Staffing OBI Creative 402-493-7999 obicreative.com

INTERIOR &&E EXTERIOR XXTTEE RR IOIR INTERIOR E EXTERIOR OR PAINTING

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THANK YOU

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Wealth Management Advisor Team Embassy Tower, Suite 500 9300 Underwood Ave. Omaha, NE 68114 402.390.8271 . robrandels.com

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UNMC Union Pacific Railroad

FINANCIAL PLANNING FIRM Northwestern Mutual Feltz WealthPlan Edward Jones

FUNERAL HOME Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann 402-391-3900 heafeyheafey.com

John A. Gentleman Roeder Mortuary

IN-HOME NON-MEDICAL CARE Home Instead Senior Care Comfort Keepers 402-991-9880 comfortkeepers.com/omaha-ne

Right at Home 402-697-7536 rightathome.net

IN-HOME NURSING SERVICE VNA | Visiting Nurse Association 402-342-5566 thevnacares.org

Home Nursing with Heart Gentiva/Kindred at Home

INTERNET PROVIDER Cox Communications cox.com

CenturyLink Windstream

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First-Class Daycare, Overnight Lodging and Grooming

· Open 7 days a week · 54 sq ft suites (no cages ever) with tv and bed · Daycare included in overnight stay · Grooming 7 days a week

Thank You for Voting Us Best in Auto Financing and Best Credit Union!

We are proud to support our community by assisting members with all of their financial goals and needs.

• Checking accounts • Debit cards • Loans • Lines of credit • Certificates

Omaha’s only all-inclusive resort for dogs!

402-516-8888

16912 Audrey St, Omaha, NE (168th & Harrison) www.thepawspapetresort.com

• IRAs/investments • Visa credit cards with Apple Pay • Business services • Mortgages TM

Visit One of Our 24 Branches (402) 292-8000

www.sacfcu.com

Thank You for Voting Us 3 Years in a Row!

Federally Insured by NCUA | Equal Housing Lender

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Michael Tews 9300 Underwood Ave Omaha (402) 391-6651 omaha.nm.com

LIFE/HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY BlueCross BlueShield Mutual of Omaha Physicians Mutual Insurance

LOCAL WEBSITE omaha.com ketv.com LovelySkin.com 402-697-1100 lovelyskin.com

PET BOARDING

05-3051 © 2015 Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (NM), Milwaukee, WI (life and disability insurance, annuities, and life insurance with long-term care benefits) and its subsidiaries. Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (NMIS) (securities), a subsidiary of NM, broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, and member of FINRA and SIPC. Michael Fred Tews, General Agent(s) of NM. Managing Partners are not in legal partnership with each other, NM or its affiliates. Michael Fred Tews, Registered Representative(s) and Investment Advisor Representative(s) of NMIS.

The Paw Spa Pet Resort 402-516-8888 thepawspapetresort.com

the empty fridge

Cottonwood Pet Resort 402-359-4155 cottonwoodpetresort.com

Bark Avenue

a sign your aging parent needs help

402-933-4007 barkavenueomaha.com

PET GROOMING SALON

You can’t always be there. But we can.

Bark Avenue

402-496-4005 barkavenueomaha.com

With Home Instead Senior Care, caring for an aging loved one doesn’t have to be a struggle. It’s why we offer everything from individualized help around the house to advanced Alzheimer’s care—to keep them safe and sound at home, instead of anywhere else.

The Paw Spa Pet Resort 402-516-8888 thepawspapetresort.com

All About Dogs Grooming Salon

PET PHOTOGRAPHY Dogtography by Kala Howard dogtographybykalahoward.com

Farah Grant Photography Pixels Photography

Take the first step. Call us at 402.498.3444 or visit HomeInstead.com/100 © 2015 Home Instead, Inc.

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Each Home Instead Senior Care franchise office is independently owned and operated.


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BOBSLEDDING? IN NEBRASKA? Olympic Gold Medalist Curtis Tomasevicz BEST DOCTORS OMAHA 2015-2016

Rev. John Jenkins

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www.BuyingOmaha.com • 402.676.5081 • brent.blythe@cbshome.com

SPECIALIZING IN HONDA & ACURA “We stand behind our work” ONLY HONDA REPAIRS SINCE 1982

Thank You For Voting Us Best of Omaha 6 Years in a Row!

FOUR FULLY TRAINED HONDA & ACURA MASTER TECHNICIANS

KAREN JENNINGS

Service Manager - Matt Gottsch Parts Manger - Jeremy Law-Mumm Service Advisor - Cam Richler Service Advisor - Jon Moore

Walk-ins are welcome, appointments recommended.

402.551.3015

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STANDING TALL FOR YOU! Jennings Team – Top Producing CBSHOME Team – 2013, 2014 and 2015 Top Individual Producer for CBSHOME 2009-2012 402.290.6296 | karen.jennings@cbshome.com Omaha Magazine • 2016 | 128 | omahamagazine.com


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PHOTOGRAPHER Laurie and Charles Photographs Jimmy Conover Photography Carly Urbach Photography

REALTOR AGENT Lisa and Dennis Ritter, Remax Results 402-612-2413 ritterssellhomes.com

Karen Jennings, CBS Home 402-290-6296 karenjennings.cbshome.com

Blythe Real Estate Team, CBS Home

Great service comes from the heart.

402-697-5081 buyingomaha.com

RECEPTION VENUE Thompson Center Scoular Ballroom Millard Social Hall/Eddie’s Catering

RETIREMENT COMMUNITY Hillcrest Country Estates Lakeside Village by Immanuel 402-829-9021 immanuel.com

Elk Ridge Village Retirement Community

-The Ritter Team

Lisa and Dennis Ritter RE/MAX Results 444 Regency Pkwy Ste. 109 Omaha, NE 68114

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

402-763-8692 elkridgeseniorliving.com

SMALL ENGINE REPAIR Gretna Small Engine Ty’s Outdoor Power & Service J&J Small Engine Service

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2016 First Place KETV 7 • Baxter Arena

Thank You for Voting Us

BEST OF OMAHA!

Gretna Small Engine 405 S. Hwy. 6 · Gretna 402-332-4942 www.gretnasmallengine.com Best of Omaha • 2016 | 129 | bestofomaha.com


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West West Maple Maple Location Location 15230 West Maple 15230 West Maple Rd. Rd. West Maple Location Omaha, Omaha, NE NE 68116 68116 15230 West Maple Rd. 402-445-4400 402-445-4400 Omaha, NE 68116 402-445-4400

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

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

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402-933-4007

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BarkAvenueOmaha.com

TUXEDO STORE Tip Top Tux Mr. Tuxedo Gentleman’s Choice Formal Wear

THANK YOU OMAHA

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VETERINARY CLINIC The Gentle Doctor Animal Hospitals

· BEST PET GROOMING · BEST DOG DAYCARE · BEST PET BOARDING

402-445-4000 gentledoctoranimalhospitals.com

Best Care Pet Hospital 402-334-5975 bestcarepethospital.net

American Animal Hospital 11030 Emmet St. 402-493-6767

“The phone rings and the voice on the other end says, ‘I’ve read that Catering Creations has been voted Best of Omaha...that’s exactly what I need for my daughter’s wedding!’

We look forward to serving you for all of life’s most memorable events. Thank you for this honor, Omaha!” -Jennifer Snow, Owner/Director of Operations

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•Omaha Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year! •Winner Better Business Bureau Integrity Award

Thank you for voting us 1st place 11 straight years.

Setting 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

www.dingmans.com “We’d Rather Be The Best Than Apologize for Anything Less.” Omaha Magazine • 2016 | 134 | omahamagazine.com


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Glenn’s CARSTAR 21st & K - Lincoln 402.475.8441

OUR CUSTOMERS ARE #1 TO US! NEBRASKACARSTAR.COM

AUTO BODY REPAIR Dingman’s Collision Center Four locations in Omaha dingmans.com

Dave’s Auto Body 402-572-0200 davesautobodyco.com

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts Four locations nebraskacarstar.com

AUTO DETAILING Dolphins Car Wash 402-697-0650 dolphinscarwash.com

Cornhusker Auto Wash Russell Speeder’s Car Wash

AUTO FINANCING Centris Federal Credit Union 402-334-7000 centrisfcu.org

SAC Federal Credit Union Metro Credit Union

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THANK YOU OMAHA!

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For Voting us Best Auto Glass

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402.238.1348 6701 L Street, Omaha NE 68117 omahaglasspro.com

Thank You Omaha

402.999.6288

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Thank you for voting aksarben ARS “Best of Omaha” 8 years in a row!

HEATING

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AUTO GLASS Omaha Glass Pro Safelite AutoGlass Metro Glass

BIKE SHOP The Bike Rack Trek Bicycle Store The Bike Way

BOAT DEALER

402-331-1233 aksarbenARS.com

Available 24/7

Free Estimates On New Installations!

License numbers 201792, 21110, 24524, 3239

Nebraska’s BEST Full service boat Dealer!

Omaha Marine Center 402-339-9600 omahamarinecenter.com

Valley Marine Beaver Lake Marina Voted One of the Top 100 Boat Dealers in the USA 10 Years! 96th & L st. • 402.339.9600 • www.OmahamarineCenter.COm Best of Omaha • 2016 | 135 | bestofomaha.com


GENERAL AUTO REPAIR! CAR TIRE SERVICE!

FOR THE LONG HEALTHY LIFE OF YOUR CAR

The Better Way. Right Away. Count on Jensen's friendly, professional staff of tire and service technicians for same-day service for the best selection of name-brand tires—the best tire price in town, guaranteed—and expert automotive service, from routine and preventive maintenance to complex diagnostic repairs.

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BRAKE SERVICE House of Mufflers & Brakes Jensen Tire & Auto jensentireandauto.com

Brakes Plus

CAR TIRE SERVICE Jensen Tire & Auto jensentireandauto.com

Discount Tire Midwest Tire Company

EXHAUST & MUFFLER SERVICE House of Mufflers & Brakes Midas Mad Hatter Muffler & Brakes

2016 First Place KETV 7 • Baxter Arena

Exclusive Dealer For Jayco, Starcraft, Lance, KZ, DRV, and Newmar

1120 FORT CROOK ROAD, BELLEVUE, NE 68005 800.756.7344 | 402.292.1455

APACHECAMPER.COM

LOCATIONS ALSO IN LINCOLN & KEARNEY

Thank you to everyone who believes in and trusts Big Birge Plumbing as one of Omaha’s BEST Plumbing companies! We couldn’t do it without YOU!

EXPRESS CAR WASH Russell Speeder’s Car Wash Fantasy’s Bucky’s Express

FULL SERVICE CAR WASH Dolphins Car Wash 402-697-0650 dolphinscarwash.com

Russell Speeder’s Car Wash Mojo’s Full Service Car Wash & Detail Center

GENERAL AUTO REPAIR Jensen Tire & Auto jensentireandauto.com

Exclusive Repair 402-551-3015

House of Mufflers & Brakes

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Baxter Auto H&H Kia of Omaha

Thank you Omaha for voting us #1

402-331-9100 kiaofomaha.com

OIL CHANGE Jiffy Lube Grease Monkey Firestone Complete Auto Care

RV DEALER Apache Camper Center 402-292-1455 apachecamper.com

AC Nelsen RV World Leach Camper Sales

TRANSMISSION REPAIR Certified Transmission Five locations certifiedtransmission.com

Omaha Transmission AAMCO Transmissions

Fast and convenient repairs from people you can trust! Give us a call today with any transmission concerns. Mention this ad and recieve 10% off! (up to $100)

5 Convenient Locations

Northwest Midtown 11005 Emmet St 7516 Pacific 402.493.0600 402.393.3306 Bellevue West Council Bluffs 1303 Fort Cook Rd N 13325 Q St 2112 W Broadway 402.734.4450 402.896.8799 712.328.1308 Certifiedtransmission.com Best of Omaha • 2016 | 139 | bestofomaha.com


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2016 First Place KETV 7 • Baxter Arena

Lexus Of Omaha Would Like To Say “Thank You” To Our Clients Who Have Helped Us In Winning The “Elite Of Lexus” Award For Customer Satisfaction 25 Years In A Row. Lexus Of Omaha Is 1 Of 4 Dealerships In The Country, Out Of 227 That Have Won This Prestigious Award Every Year It Has Been Available. Best Used Car Dealer In The “Best Of Omaha” for the 14th Year in a Row.

25-Time “Elite of Lexus” Winner For Customer Satisfaction

13025 W. Dodge Rd. • 333-6400 • 1-800-632-5398 VISIT US AT OUR WEB www.lexusofomaha.com OmahaSITE: Magazine • 2016  | 140 | omahamagazine.com

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TRAVEL AGENCY

I Can’t Wait to Spread My Paint

Travel and Transport 402-399-4500 travelandtransport.com

AAA Travel Enchanted Honeymoons

Lexus of Omaha

Residental • Commercial Power Washing • Staining Interior • Exterior

CarMax Huber Automotive

Born To Paint

USED CAR DEALER 402-333-6400 lexusofomaha.com

LISCENSED IN IOWA & NEBRASKA

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402.598.7074 • 402-213-5085 extremepaintingomaha.com

“It is rewarding to know that the

quality repairs and exceptional customer service, that the Omaha CARSTAR

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Carwash and Detail Center

Full Service Car Care · 2511 South 140th Street · 402-697-0650 · dolphinscarwash.com Locally owned with 26 years of service in the Omaha community

Thank You!

BEST OF OMAHA 13 YEARS RUNNING Two Time Winner of BBB Service Integrity Award

Located at Irvington Exit and I-680 • 9630 Redick Avenue 402.572.0200 • davesautobodyco.com Family Owned and Operated in Omaha Since 1974

Thanks to you all for the past 40 years!

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OUR HOME IS likely the biggest purchase you’ll ever make. And it will be the purchase you’ll spend your life staring at the most. Is the crown molding above the TV crooked? As you obsess over shoddy work, you’ll be cursing yourself for picking the wrong builder.

In the business profiles to follow, you’ll learn about people who not only excel at skills as varied as home building, dentistry, home cleaning, landscaping, and running great youth sports, but also those most gifted in areas such as acupuncture, laser hair removal, and cosmetic surgery. We know you want the people using needles and lasers on your face to be good at what they do. You’ll find those O folks, and stars in many more specialties, in the pages to follow. 

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PELLA WINDOWS & DOORS OF OMAHA & LINCOLN Windows and Doors

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E ARE LOCALLY owned and operated, serving the Omaha and Lincoln markets for nearly 50 years. We are 90 people dedicated to supplying our market with the finest window and door solutions. We serve three distinct segments, everything from new construction and remodeling to replacement and commercial needs. Unlike other window companies, Pella doesn’t believe that “one material fits all.” After all, windows and patio doors are too important not to have a real choice. That’s why Pella offers you windows and patio doors made from three different materials:

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wood, fiberglass, and vinyl. Our entry doors are also available in three materials–wood, fiberglass, and steel–each offering its own unique benefits and distinctive style. Pella also recently introduced a family of smart products for your windows and doors called Pella Insynctive™ that includes roomside roller and cellular shades. Customer satisfaction is the key to our success. We manage our business based on every customer being surveyed by Pella Corporation. We strive to provide the best experience, and want to hear our customers’ feedback. We have been awarded Pella Corporation’s

President’s Award 12 out of the last 17 years. We are very excited to be named No.1 in Best of Omaha the last four years in a row. Pella Windows and Doors of Omaha and Lincoln believes in giving back to the community. Our company as well as our individual employees give their time and financial resources in many ways. We donate windows and installation to several not-for-profits and those in need. Our employees get involved in many community projects around the holidays and throughout the year O to benefit those less fortunate than us. 

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9845 S. 142ND ST. OMAHA, NE 68138 402-493-1350 PELLAOMAHA.COM 6891 A ST., SUITE 118, CLOCKTOWER LINCOLN, NE 68510 402-484-5700


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CURT HOFER & ASSOCIATES

Custom Home Builder

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UR CUSTOM HOME building and remodeling reputation is well deserved. At Curt Hofer & Associates, we continue to be recognized as the area’s most respected and inspired custom home builder and renovation expert, putting the full complement of our design, build, and estimating resources into every project we undertake. IDEAS BROUGHT TO LIFE. Inspired, innovative, instinctive the result is a home that reflects your style, your preferences, the way you entertain and even relax, your price range, your interest in green building, your must-haves. DESIGN AND BUILD. Curt Hofer & Associates is a company of people who are recognized for our individual strengths and talents. From designers who have earned national awards for creativity and innovation to project management and construction experts who have a reputation for uncompromising quality and detail—we work effectively together throughout the process to address any question or detail of your project. This includes:

DESIGN. Whether you already have a plan or simply a collection of magazines, photos, and Pinterest pins, we’re able to transform inspiration and ideas into design. By spending more time in the design process, we ensure your home reflects your input.

DESIGN AND RENOVATE. Utilizing the full resources of our design team, combined with leading project management and construction resources, we’re able to see the strengths of existing structures and the truly transformative potential that renovation brings to your home.

ESTIMATING. Our estimating process is highly detailed and put in writing. Meetings with this team take you step by step through the details and allow you to determine if the pricing options are worth it to you.

FROM IMAGINATION TO REALITY. With Curt Hofer & Associates, you’re able to realize your ideas. What inspires you? Are you looking for drama, warmth, or whimsy?

PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND CONSTRUCTION. Project management is critical throughout the construction process. The Curt Hofer & Associates reputation attracts the very best and highly skilled subcontractors and specialists.

FRESH. SIMPLISTIC. CLASSIC. When you want your home to be everything you imagined, your builder has to be Curt Hofer & Associates. Learn more at curthofer.com or call 402-758-0440 O for an appointment at your convenience. 

2332 BOB BOOZER DRIVE OMAHA, NE 68130 402-758-0440 CURTHOFER.COM Omaha Magazine • 2016 | 146 | omahamagazine.com


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SUN VALLEY LANDSCAPING

Landscaping Service Mulch Provider

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HIS YEAR WE celebrated our 20th year in business by implementing our community-wide initiative, Commit20. We challenged each of our employees, clients, and the Omaha community to pledge and volunteer 20 hours in 2015. We created a website, www.commit20.com, to be a resource and tracking mechanism for volunteers who want to see the impact they have on a much wider scale. From 28,000 volunteer hours logged through Commit20.com to participating in Greencare and Snowcare for Troops, we are a landscape company that gives back to a community who has given us so much. “The Sun Valley Way” is our promise and also what makes us different: People come first. We do it right. It’s all about the experience. We take care in the craftsmanship. Everyone is an owner. Our clients enjoy the

fact that we can handle all aspects of their outdoor environment. We customize and care for everything in your yard, all year round, so that you can spend more time enjoying your own piece of the outdoors. From design, installation, maintenance, and supplies, we want you to have a perfect setting to enjoy. We want to impress and wow each person that comes in contact with our company. From the initial contact to a job well done, we have structured our business around our clients, their experience, and their interaction with their very own piece of the outdoors. Our clients expect high-quality service, and this is why our team of professionals is trained, educated, and certified in horticulture, O turf-grass management, and general landscape care.   Best of Omaha • 2016 | 147 | bestofomaha.com

5601 HARRISON ST. OMAHA, NE 68157 402-932-5704 SUNVALLEYOMAHA.COM COMMIT20.COM


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HARRISON FINANCIAL SERVICES

Tim Harrison MSFS, CIMA, CFP©, CPWA, CAP©, AEP©, CLU©, ChFC©; Kelsey Petersen MBA; Jack McKeegan CPWA; Angie Bade; David Ping; Dalma Seitelbach RP©; Seth Tracy CLU©, ChFC©; JoAnne Reynolds CFP©, RICP; Dan McCoy MBA, CLTC©; Carla Laurent; Ruth Rodgers

Wealth Advisors

TELL US ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS. WHO ARE YOUR CLIENTS?

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MAJOR ISSUES FACING YOUR CLIENTS TODAY?

Harrison Financial Services is a financial planning and wealth management practice serving decision makers, affluent families, and private family offices. We help our clients develop financial plans and we work closely with their attorneys, accountants, and investment and insurance advisors to help achieve their important financial goals. Through our planning process, we aim to help clients manage investment costs and risks with a focus on  tax efficiency.

Retirement income planning is a major challenge. People are living longer, taxes present risk to retirement for many, and there are near record low interest rates. Our unique solutions help reduce these risks and provide the foundation for a reliable lifetime income. We also help our clients protect and preserve their estates for future generations.

HOW ARE YOU UNIQUE? WHAT KEEPS YOUR CLIENTS COMING BACK?

We focus on living our core values of Kaizen (a philosophy of continuous improvement), servant mentality, non-negotiable integrity, work ethic, and being politely persistent. We all own daily and weekly metrics, including discussing client feedback, to measure our results and drive improvements for better service. We also focus on celebrating our victories as a reward for our hard work. Our entire team is very involved in serving the community through The Salvation Army, United Way, EO Nebraska, University of Nebraska, Omaha Estate Planning Council, and many other worthy community groups.

Our clients tell us we have helped them better understand how to achieve their financial goals through our holistic planning process. Our annual planning update provides for increased clarity and confidence while our affiliation with Northwestern Mutual brings unparalleled financial strength.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR WORKPLACE CULTURE? YOUR TEAM MEMBERS?

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HOW HAS YOUR COMPANY GROWN? We work through referrals from our client advocates. Our commitment to exceeding clients’ expectations has created a level of trust resulting in consistent new client introductions. Our firm has grown at an average of 30 percent (YOY) for the past six years. AT THE END OF THE DAY, WHAT GIVES YOU THE BIGGEST SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT? We want to earn the right to serve as our clients’ most trusted advisor. We are quickly becoming the “Premier financial planning and wealth management team serving decision makers.”

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Thank you, Omaha!  Harrison Financial Services is a marketing name for Tim J. Harrison, a wealth management advisor with Northwestern Mutual. Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (NM), Milwaukee, WI, and its subsidiaries. 

9300 UNDERWOOD AVE. SUITE 500 OMAHA, NE 68114 402-891-2302 HFS.NM.COM


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SKIN SPECIALISTS, P.C.

Dermatology

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OARD-CERTIFIED DERMATOLOGIST JOEL Schlessinger M.D. founded Skin 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 solution-oriented care for his patients and to find new treatments and innovative options for medical conditions of the 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 signature LovelySkin line and the newly 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 O a retail store, and an world-class day spa, e-commerce site. 

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2802 OAK VIEW DRIVE, SUITE 100 OMAHA, NE 68144 402-334-7546 LOVELYSKIN.COM/DERMATOLOGY


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ZIO’S PIZZERIA Pizza

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IO’S PIZZERIA HAS been serving “handstretched” New York-style pizza and calzones for 30 years! In that time, Zio’s has received 37 “best pizza” awards. Zio’s has three locations, all locally owned since 1985. All Zio’s locations are open seven days a week for dine-in and takeout. The Old Market location offers limited delivery at lunch and dinner. Voted Omaha’s No. 1 pizza for several years by Omaha Magazine and The Reader, Zio’s maintains a loyal following. Zio’s guests love the wide array of “bountiful” toppings. With more than 40 fresh toppings, the guests are able to customize the single slice, the whole pie, or the calzone. Zio’s loyal guests enjoy great N.Y.-style pizza and a good beer and wine selection. Our menu also features several delicious pizza combos, mini and dinner calzones, pasta, salads, hot wings, ravioli, and great selections of beer and wine. Enjoy Zio’s margaritas with hot wings, Thai wings, BBQ wings or triplecheese garlic bread. Gluten-free pizzas are also

available. Zio’s pies are hand stretched and made fresh every time! Our menu features many delicious combination pizzas, such as: Chicken-Pesto Combo, Veggie Supremo Pie, Bianca pie, Margarite pie, Zucchini Supreme, Chicken-Feta combo. Zio’s signature New York-style crust is thin in the middle, thicker at the edge! Each pizza and calzone is baked in Old World ovens with love and care. High-quality ingredients and fresh dough are top priorities at Zio’s. The dough is made fresh every morning; all our meats such as beef, sausage, and three varieties of chicken are cooked fresh daily! Zio’s uses only 100% Angus beef and natural chicken, free of antibiotics and growth hormones. Our pizza and calzones are trans fat-free. Our customers love the choices at lunch, slices served hot in a fast and friendly manner. Zio’s is the best option to satisfy your pizza craving. Known for variety of toppings and the freshest ingredients since 1985. Omaha Magazine • 2016 | 150 | omahamagazine.com

The guests consistently receive the food hot, fresh with fantastic service, atmosphere and great value. Lunch specials are a great deal with fresh and fast slices and salads...Zio’s also delivers (downtown store only). Zio’s truly appreciates all the patrons for the last 30 years and all the great employees who work so hard every day to provide the best each and every time. OFor Zio’s menu, go to ZiosPizzeria.com 

7834 DODGE ST. 402-391-1881 12997 WEST CENTER ROAD 402-330-1444 1109 HOWARD ST. 402-344-2222 ZIOSPIZZERIA.COM


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SKIN SPECIALISTS, P.C.

Cosmetic Surgeon

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R. JOEL SCHLESSINGER is a worldrenowned 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 injections and cosmetic treatments for his patients. Dr. Schlessinger’s practice offers a variety of the latest cosmetic surgery procedures, including wrinkle treatments, fillers, body treatments, cellulite treatments, laser treatments and now Kybella, a new fat-dissolver. Additionally, his dedicated, professional staff works tirelessly to make sure each patient is well-cared for and happy.

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

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2802 OAK VIEW DRIVE, SUITE 100 OMAHA, NE 68144 402-334-7546 LOVELYSKIN.COM/COSMETICS


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LAURIE AND CHARLES PHOTOGRAPHS Photographers

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UR PROFOUND LOVE of travel has taken us around the globe on assignment for such iconic names as The New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, the Smithsonian, and Nickelodeon, to name but a few. But it is in the making of iconic images of our friends and neighbors right here in Omaha that truly enriches our lives and inspires us. For 20 years, our collaborations have allowed us to meet so many incredible people in Omaha and beyond. We love the relationships we’ve made during this creative process, and we love knowing that the portraits we have created are family heirlooms that will transcend time.

We’re also proud to be contributors to Omaha Magazine’s Style section. It’s that same sort of evocative imagery of the area’s most compelling people that we hope to do for you someday. Being named the Best of Omaha is an honor, but that pales in comparison to the honor Othe community we care so of serving you in much about. 

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LOVELYSKIN

Beauty Supply Store

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OVELYSKIN.COM, UNDER THE direction of Joel Schlessinger M.D., has been offering premier skin care and beauty products since 1997, but it wasn’t until five years ago that the dreams of a brick-and-mortar home came true. The LovelySkin retail store offers more than 350 brands and 14,000 products, including cosmeceuticals, makeup, hair care, and beauty tools and devices from brands like Obagi, SkinMedica, Neocutis, Skinceuticals, jane iredale, Youngblood and more. 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.

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, O whether that is a few minutes or an hour.  2929 OAK VIEW DRIVE, SUITE 100 OMAHA, NE 68144 402-697-6565 LOVELYSKIN.COM/RETAIL Best of Omaha • 2016 | 153 | bestofomaha.com


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GENTLE DOCTOR ANIMAL HOSPITAL Veterinary Clinic

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HE GENTLE DOCTOR Animal Hospitals have been serving the Greater Omaha Community for 50 years. Guided by a passion for patient care, Gentle Doctor is proud to have earned your vote as Omaha’s Best Veterinary Hospital. 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 nine 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 third-generation clients into our practice! Through it all, our values have remained the same: We will O your pets as though they were always care for our own.   Omaha Magazine • 2016 | 154 | omahamagazine.com

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The Gentle Doctor Animal Hospitals have been serving the Greater Omaha Community for 50 years. Guided by a passion for patient care, Gentle Doctor is proud to have earned your vote as Omaha’s Best Veterinary Hospital. From 1965, when Dr. T. Robert Bashara began his solo

15230 WEST MAPLEAnimal ROADClinic on Ohio Street, to 1997 practice at Mapleview when Dr. NE Pete68116 Bashara joined the family business, to today, OMAHA, we have been honored to serve hundreds of wonderful 402-445-4400 Omaha-area families. Our practice now includes nine GENTLEDOCTORANIMALHOSPITALS.COM 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 third-generation clients into our practice! Through it all, our values have


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LOVELYSKIN.COM Local Website

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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 dermatologistowned and operated cosmeceutical website, serving hundreds of thousands of customers from all over the world. LovelySkin.com offers more than 350 brands and 14,000 products, including skin care, makeup, hair care, beauty tools, devices and more. Since its launch, LovelySkin.com has become the 25th largest health and beauty website in the world.

LovelySkin.com started in 1997 as an offshoot of Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s dermatology clinic, filling only one or two orders per week. Over the course of 17 years, LovelySkin.com has expanded to a 30,000 square foot space 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 five conOaward-winning secutive years. Come visit our store at Oak View Mall.  Best of Omaha • 2016 | 155 | bestofomaha.com

2929 OAK VIEW DRIVE, SUITE 300 OMAHA, NE 68144 402-697-1100 LOVELYSKIN.COM


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THE VOLLEYBALL ACADEMY Youth Sports Camp, Youth Volleyball Sports Club

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OW IN OUR tenth year and forever growing, we are continuously developing new programs that meet the needs of our customers.

S&W FENCE

Fence & Railings

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&W FENCE IS 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! 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 wantO security, privacy, or elegance, S&W Fence has the product for you! 

15803 PACIFIC ST. OMAHA, NE 68118 402-333-5722 SW-FENCE.COM

We use a stepping stone system for our programs. As players develop, they move to successively higher levels of skills advancement. From Lil Diggers (K-4) up through our Winter, Spring, and Fall Leagues (grades 3-10), our lessons, camps, clinics, and very popular “Schools” programs (Hitter, Setter & Defensive, Serving, and Blocking) produce some of the best volleyball talent in town. We even offer outdoor Sand Leagues and tournaments. We aim to tailor our work to individual needs. If you don’t think you see what you need, just ask and we’ll find the right mix for your athlete—all with an eye to the needs of busy parents. We strive to have the highest standards for teaching and training volleyball with highly qualified professional coaches, not to mention an atmosphere that is fun for all ages, from youth to adult. Our customers are our product. We hope each person who participates with TVA wants to come back and pass on where they received their training. Word of mouth is and has been our best representation of what we do. Being voted 1st place in Best of Omaha for four years in a row (‘13, ‘14, O We feel it’s the highest recognition ’15, and now ’16) is a great honor. our company could receive.  

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LOVELYSKIN SPA Day Spa

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R. JOEL SCHLESSINGER founded 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 schedule.

Each aesthetician is trained to promote the skin’s beautification process while providing a serene, multisensory experience. The services go far beyond what is offered at a standard day spa. The staff’s medical expertise and training by Dr. Schlessinger makes LovelySkin Spa more than a place to be pampered—it becomes a O resource to treat and improve the skin.  

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2802 OAK VIEW DRIVE, SUITE 300 OMAHA, NE 68144 402-334-1226 LOVELYSKIN.COM/SPA


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PREMIER DENTAL Cosmetic Dentist Family Dentist

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OU DON’T NEED to fear the dentist! If the word “dentist” sends shivers down your spine, you can finally relax. Premier Dental offers oral and IV sedation options. Both are a safe and effective way to completely relax during dental treatment without general anesthesia. Fear and anxiety cause 50% of people to avoid seeing a dentist regularly, leading to serious dental problems, discomfort, and other health issues. Sedation dentistry allows: • You to be in a completely relaxed state. • The local anesthetic to be more effective. • You to have little to no memory of your dental visit. • You to complete more dental treatment in fewer visits. (This means less time away from work, family, and other obligations!)

Premier Dental is a family dental office that cares for all generations! We provide family dentistry, Invisalign, periodonatal care, endodontic care, oral surgery, teeth whitening, implant placement, cosmetic dentistry and veneers. At Premier Dental your comfort is very important to us, we take the extra time to help you feel comfortable and explain your options to you, including your sedation options. We want you to be worry free O forward to taking care and relax through your appointment. We look of you and your family’s dental health!  

17110 LAKESIDE HILLS PLAZA OMAHA, NE 68136 402-718-8741 PREMIERSMILE.COM

LISA AND DENNIS RITTER, RE/MAX Realtor

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ENNIS AND LISA began their career over a decade ago, helping buyers and sellers turn their real estate dreams into a reality. Lisa took her years of corporate knowledge and desire to motivate others to create one of Omaha’s top real estate teams. Dennis spent many years in mortgage financing, building a solid reputation in the industry as a reliable and detailed lender. A little over three years ago Dennis and Lisa decided to combine their talents and opened RE/MAX Results, where they have recruited and trained dozens of agents. What makes Dennis and Lisa successful is their dedication to real estate and helping those around them succeed. Their mission is to change lives for the better, one relationship at a time, by making real estate dreams come true. Dennis and Lisa are focused on making customers’ experiences exceptional. They recognize that buying or selling a home can be an emotional experience and want to make a positive impact on the lives of their clients. The guidance and support you will receive throughout the entire buying or selling process is like none other. Dennis and Lisa makeOan amazing team that will get you the results you are looking for! 

444 REGENCY PARKWAY OMAHA, NE 68114 402-612-2413 LISA@OMAHARE.COM Omaha Magazine • 2016 | 158 | omahamagazine.com


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LOVELYSKIN SPA Med Spa

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OVELYSKIN SPA (FORMERLY Aesthetica Day 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. for optimal medical and cosmetic benefits. Our five, full-time aestheticians perform facials, peels, Pelleve, Pellefirm, SilkPeel, and SilkPeel 3 advanced treatments in addition to many other 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. The staff at Skin Specialists, P.C. and LovelySkin Spa is highly trained on the latest equipment and the most up-to-date techniques. Dr. Schlessinger or 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 been performing various cosmetic procedures since 1996, withOa safety record unparalleled in this area.  Best of Omaha • 2016 | 159 | bestofomaha.com

2802 OAK VIEW DRIVE, SUITE 300 OMAHA, NE 68144 402-334-1226 LOVELYSKIN.COM/SPA


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MOLLY MAID OF CENTRAL OMAHA/CB Home Cleaning Service

TODAY’S DENTAL

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Family Dentist Office

OLLY MAID PROVIDES 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 O named the Best of Omaha is considered our greatest success! 

4230 L ST. OMAHA, NE 68107 402-932-6243 MOLLYMAID.COM

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N THE DENTAL world, it can be hard to measure customer service and set targets for satisfaction. Striving to become “Best of Omaha” every year has become a recurring goal in our practice. It keeps us focused on providing patient care and customer service that is above and beyond what is normally expected. It is an honor to be recognized for it. We are so grateful to our patients for voting for us year after year. It is not something we take for granted. Our objective is to make a positive impact in the lives of our patients. When people come O into our office, we want them to be better off for having done so. 

14406 HARRISON ST. OMAHA, NE 68138 402-333-1120 OMAHADENTISTS.NET Omaha Magazine • 2016 | 160 | omahamagazine.com


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THE MUNROE-MEYER INSTITUTE Family Behavior Therapy

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MPROVING THE lives of persons with disabilities and their families. 

That’s the mission of the Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation, which specializes in providing services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. We provide services that include: • Behavioral health therapy for children and adolescents • Physical, occupational and speech therapy • Genetic testing and counseling • Diagnostic and therapeutic services for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum • Feeding disorder services for infants and children • Recreational programs for children, adolescents and adults • Pediatric services for infants and children with developmental delays The Munroe-Meyer Institute is part of the University of Nebraska O adults and their families Medical Center and works with children, throughout the city and the region.

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER 444 S. 44TH ST. OMAHA, NE 68105 402-559-6418 UNMC.EDU/MMI

RICKY NEWTON Brazillian Blowout

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WOULD SAY THAT my style is non-specific and eccentric,” says Newton. “If something looks and fits well, that is the most important.” A love for creativity and style led him to college, but without a clear path on what he wanted to do for a career. “I’ve always been creative and was a dancer, and at the time a friend said to try hair school,” he says. “I tried it and I loved it!” A degree from Capitol School of Hairstyling, working with Rusk, and numerous training courses has led him to an incredibly satisfying career. In the end, styling is truly the reason why he loves his job. “Part of why I do hair is for all the different styles Othat can be achieved and seeing the joy brought to my client's." 

2567 S. 171ST COURT OMAHA, NE 68130 402-515-4785 RICKYNEWTON.COM Best of Omaha • 2016 | 161 | bestofomaha.com


Best of Omaha 2016 • Wrapping Things Up

BREAKING THROUGH STEREOTYPES Which is your Omaha? WORDS BY JAMES VNUK

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IENNA, BARCELONA, AND Rome all have their charms, but I always relish a pilgrimage to Omaha. A city so renowned almost needs no introduction to globetrotters. Though Kansas City calls itself the “Paris of the Plains,” that crown truthfully belongs to its northern neighbor.

hosts Broadway-quality entertainment at Midwestern-cost-of-living ticket prices. For the literati, the childhood home of Willa Cather is only a brisk, five-hour drive away. Like any Global City, Omaha has its own tourist season, which you may want to brave at your peril. In May, Berkshire Hathaway shareholders descend on the city, taking their turns by the hundreds to obstruct traffic and photograph the domicile of a guy named Warren Buffett, who apparently has a lot of money. June brings the College World Series, and southern dialects abound as fans of proverbial baseball powers from below the Mason-Dixon line search in vain for a good serving of grits.

A traveler’s first stop should be the Old Market on the banks of the Missouri River. Before the new parking rules went into effect, the waterfront was consistently named the “Best Place to Park and Avoid Paying an Extra $20 when Foreigner comes to the CenturyLink Center.” Savvy landmark hunters may also seek out a statue of the world’s most famous Italian chef looming over the Mighty Mo’ like a 5’6 Colossus of Rhodes. Like the “Best of Omaha” awards affirm, the city is a foodie’s Mecca; and indeed, the city boasts international options that compete with New York and London. Gourmands will find no lack of satisfaction in the city’s countless offerings. That none have yet to receive a Michelin star reeks of conspiracy; evidently, they haven’t seen all of the gorgeous advertisements in this very publication. The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge also spans the river as a monument to Nebraska’s considerable political might, built from the crushed remains of the unicameral’s enemies. It towers over Iowa as a constant reminder of their comparative unimportance in national affairs, at least once caucus season is over. To be sure, the pedestrian bridge is a great destination for lovers; in fact, all of Omaha is for lovers, except for perhaps the stockyards. If a romantic stroll is your goal, the Gene Leahy Mall stretches nearby, emulating the

national capital’s yet surpassing it largely for the good sense to feature adult-sized slides. While you’re in the Old Market, a tour of the city’s Fortune 500 companies is in order. Union Pacific brings an old world sensibility to downtown, hearkening to a time when locomotives, dirigibles, and those bicycles with the giant front wheel promised the future. A quick trek up the street takes you to the neocolonial aesthetic of Midtown Crossing and the Mutual of Omaha building, though celebrity-seekers will be disappointed to learn Jim Fowler does not live on the premises; nor does any Serengeti wildlife, for that matter. If culture’s your thing, the Joslyn Art Museum has a pretty good Jackson Pollock on display year round. Dilettantes may prefer the Orpheum Theater, which

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So how do Omaha natives handle their status as a world-class city? With remarkable humility and poise. It seems that many locals have resisted the stereotypes and the hype, practically unaware of the countless riches that make their way of life the envy of the world.

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Perhaps it is best that way.  Frequent Omaha Magazine contributor James Vnuk, as best as medical science can tell, is little more than a shambling mound of pop culture effluvia. Though he teaches composition, rhetoric, and English as a second language at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, lately it would seem his preferred genre is the brevity afforded by social media witticisms, endlessly searching for that perfect groaner. He spent a season or two behind the Great Firewall of China, but journeyed back to Nebraska to burden the prairies with his ruminations—of varying credulity—on media and culture. He loves low art, German opera, and his two guinea pigs.


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