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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THIS YEAR’S WINNERS FROM OMAHA’S NEWS LEADER

ANDY KENDEIGH

ROB MCCARTNEY

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Contents BEST OF OMAHA 2017 VOLUME 33 // ISSUE 6 Publisher TODD LEMKE

EDITORIAL Executive Editor DOUG MEIGS Associate Editor DAISY HUTZELL-RODMAN Contributing Writers ERIC STOAKES OTIS TWELVE (DOUGLAS VINCENT WESSELMANN)

C R E AT I V E Creative Director BILL SITZMANN Art Director KRISTEN HOFFMAN Senior Graphic Designer MATTHEW WIECZOREK Graphic Designer DEREK JOY Design Intern MADISON BESCH

ACCOUNTS Publisher’s Assistant & Omaha Home Contributing Editor SANDY MATSON Vice President GREG BRUNS Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing GIL COHEN Senior Sales Assistant ALICIA SMITH HOLLINS Senior Sales Executive & 60Plus in Omaha Contributing Editor GWEN LEMKE Executive Sales Manager VICKI VOET Branding Specialists KYLE FISHER · GEORGE IDELMAN MARY HIATT · JOSHUA PETERSON Sales Associates JESSICA CULLINANE · DAWN DENNIS CHLOE HIATT · JUSTIN IDELMAN

D E PA R T M E N T S

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Certificate of Authenticity From the Editor Your Best of Omaha Team

Omaha Magazine, KETV 7, and Baxter Arena

List-o-Mania

How Omaha Ranks Nationwide

10 Congratulations

Messages from Civic Leaders

11 Festival Sponsors 166 The Best is Yet To Come Otis Twelve

BEST OF OMAHA 2017 WINNERS

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Dining Family Health & Beauty Household Nightlife Retail Services Transportation

SPECIAL SECTION

145 Gold Standard Winner Profiles

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

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Best of Omaha 2017 • Editor’s Letter

FROM THE EDITOR

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NCE KNOWN FOR railroads and stockyards, Omaha is now known around the nation—and the world—for its music, art, culinary scene, and much more.

Growing up in Omaha, I always tried to sample the best dishes and activities that my hometown has to offer. From chowing down on Reuben sandwiches (invented by an Omaha resident), to exploring trails at Fontenelle Forest or Schramm Park, to happily revisiting the Henry Doorly Zoo every time an out-of-town guest arrives, I have my own local favorites. Everyone does.

But what is the Best of Omaha? For the past 25 years, Omaha Magazine has been highlighting the best that Omaha has to offer. That’s why Best of Omaha is the gold standard in local contests; that’s why we have chosen a golden theme for this year. EXECUTIVE EDITOR DOUG MEIGS

Although silver is the traditional gift for 25th anniversaries, our creative team deliberately went in a different direction. You see, silver is also the traditional prize for second-place finishers. But we want to celebrate the winners. Every business in this special Best of Omaha book has been vetted by popular opinion. Every business featured here—including all of those showcased in the advertisements—is a winner. They were determined by more than 23,000 people casting over 620,000 votes. Those votes went to steakhouses and beauty salons in categories present in previous Best of Omaha contests. They also went to new favorites. We created more than 20 new categories this year—such as where to purchase rock for landscaping—based on trends and ideas gathered around the community. In my first year on staff, observing the behind-the-scenes process has been eye-opening. Staff spent hours each day during the voting period to ensure the contest was as accurate as possible. Everyone in the public had the opportunity to vote for their favorites, free of charge. We had no advertisers on the voting page to influence voting choices. No subscription was necessary to join the fun. Once the voting ended, the results were reviewed by an independent CPA firm and returned to us in time to bring you the book, which we hope you enjoy and find helpful as you consider your next purchasing decision. The community is ultimately the most important part of this contest. This contest would not be possible without you, the people of Omaha. Thank you!

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Best of Omaha 2017 • Event Organizers

Your Best of Omaha Team

TODD LEMKE

MIKE KEMP

President and General Manager KETV 7 Media Sponsor

Publisher Omaha Magazine

General Manager Baxter Arena Best of Omaha Festival Host

For 25 years, Omaha Magazine has highlighted the best this city has to offer. From companies with a long legacy to those just getting started, Best of Omaha celebrates the diversity of our business community. As Omaha’s news leader, KETV is proud to be a part of this tradition. From all of us at KETV, congratulations to all the winners, and congratulations to Omaha Magazine for 25 years of bringing us the Best of Omaha.

It is our pleasure to introduce to you our gold-standard Best of Omaha winners. You’ll notice a gold theme throughout the book, and that’s because this is a special year for us. It’s our 25th annual results list. Maybe you’re leafing through this at the Best of Omaha festival. Maybe you’re deciding whom to hire for home renovations, or where to eat while watching your favorite team. Whatever the reason for opening this magazine, one thing is for certain. The best of the best in this community—all chosen by the community—are named within these pages. We are proud to be associated with every business, institution, and organization voted a “Best of Omaha,” and we are even more proud to count you, the readers, as part of the Omaha Magazine family.

It is a real pleasure to host Omaha Magazine’s Best of Omaha Festival again this year. It is exciting for our building to host an event that recognizes the excellence exhibited by so many of our fellow businesses in Omaha.

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As Omaha’s premier community entertainment and recreation facility, we are proud to be able to welcome all of the attendees at this event. Baxter Arena was created not just to serve the University of Nebraska–Omaha athletic teams that play their games in our facility, but to serve the recreation and entertainment interests of the citizens of the entire metro area. On behalf of Baxter Arena and the University of Nebraska–Omaha athletic department, I would like to congratulate all of the Best of Omaha award winners.

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Best of Omaha 2017 • List-o-Mania

H OW OMAHA RANKS N AT I O N W I D E by Eric Stoakes

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HECK OUT THE multitude of “best” compilations online and in print, and you’ll find plenty of reasons why Omaha is such a great place to live, work, and play.

One big surprise in 2016? Beer! According to a recent Travel Channel report, Omaha is among the top 10 cities that is “shaking things up” and “making their mark on today’s brewing landscape.” Omaha, however, is recognized nationally as a leader in much more than just hipster taprooms and neighborhood breweries. A strong economy, great quality of life, and overall affordability combine to make the Big O a big contender. The following is a smattering of the many accolades our metro area has received in recent years. 

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No. 1s Best Cities for Singer-Songwriters

Livability.com—April 2016

Best Cities for C ar Drivers

NerdWallet.com—May 2015

Top 10 Best A merican Cities to Work in Tech SmartAsset—September 2015

Best U.S. Cities for Paid Internships

Time.com/money—June 2015

U.S. Healthcare A ffordability Index

Castlight Health—June 2015

Fastest Growing Tech Hubs in the U.S.

Uncubed.com—February 2015

Where People are Saving the Most by R efinancing in Nebraska (Douglas County) SmartAsset—February 2015

Top Five A nimal AttractionsHenry Doorly Z oo

Family Fun Magazine—2015

No. 2s

No. 3s

No. 7s

Good Jobs, A ffordable Housing and High Quality of L ife

Best Cities to Find a Job

Best Place to Live 2015 (Papillion)

Great Small Cities for Food L overs

Gizmodo.com—June 2016

Time.com/money—August 2015

ZipRecruiter—January 2016

No. 4s

Wall Street Journal—March 2015

Top Theater Venues in the M idwest (Orpheum Theater and Holland Performing A rts Center)

Best Cities to Work for a Small Business

Lowest Unemployment R ate in the U.S.

Best Metro A rea for STEM Professionals

Venues Today—April 2015

POLITICO Magazine —January 2015

Best U.S. Cities for M illennial College Students

OnlineColleges—March 2015 CNBC—May 2015

Top 10 Best Foodie Cities Livability.com—2015

Best City for R ecreation WalletHub—July 2015

Best Cities to Find a Job Fortune—June 2015

Most Debt Savvy R esidents

SmartAsset—September 2015

No. 5s

WalletHub—May 2015

WalletHub—January 2015

Best Big Cities in the M idwest

Time.com/money—August 2015

No. 6s Best Cities for FirstTime Homebuyers SmartAsset—March 2016

Best Cities for R aising a Family Forbes—2016

Best Cities to Get a Job ZipRecruiter/msn.com —January 2015 WalletHub—January 2015

Top Ten Cities for Creatives

SmartAsset—January 2016

No. 8s State Well-Being R ank Gallup Healthways—2016

Top Cities for New College Grads SmartAsset—2015

No. 9s Most C aring Cities in A merica

WalletHub—December 2015

No. 10s

Best Places to Live If You’re Trying to Save Money

Best L arge City for First-Time Home Buyers

Top 10 Cities for FirstTime Homebuyers

Top Tech Cities in the M idwest

GOBankingRates—February 2015

SmartAsset—March 2015

Top 10 Beer Cities TravelChannel.com —September 2016

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WalletHub—July 2016

ComputeMidwest.com —September 2016

Best Cities to Start a C areer

WalletHub—May 2016


Best of Omaha 2017 • Civic Leaders

Congratulations!

J E A N S TOT H E RT

D AV I D G . B R OW N

KEITH BACKSEN

LINDA REVIS

Mayor City of Omaha

President and CEO Omaha Chamber of Commerce

Executive Director Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau

Director Sarpy County Tourism

From bagels, burgers, and burritos, to manis, pedis, and pilates, to flooring, festivals, and fish fries, Best of Omaha voters have chosen the best of nearly everything since 1992.

For 25 years now, Omaha Magazine’s annual “Best of Omaha” edition has been the gold standard in promoting the quality of our quality of life.

Wow, what an impressive list this year; congratulations to all of the winners.

Congratulations to all the winners! You should be very proud to be listed with the other winners in this year’s edition of “The Best of Omaha.”

Congratulations to Omaha Magazine on your 25th anniversary and to the 2017 Best of Omaha winners! The annual Best of Omaha issue is a trusted guide for entertainment, dining, recreation, personal services, and much more. Hundreds of Omaha businesses proudly display the “Best of Omaha” logo in their windows and on their websites. It’s an honor that comes from their customers for great products and services. Omaha supports our business community—large corporations and small family businesses. I’m proud to recognize the Best of Omaha winners for excellence in their industries and wish you all continued success.

We are blessed to live in a region that has all of the essential elements—plenty of options for activity; nationally renowned businesses, schools, and medical centers; and a beautifully supported arts, entertainment, and restaurant scene. We embrace entrepreneurs, cultivate innovation, and turn visionaries into achievers. Thanks to Omaha Magazine for sharing our story not only in this latest edition but through your words and pictures over the course of the year. I love living in and promoting this community—and Omaha Magazine’s “Best of Omaha” provides so many reminders why.

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As Omaha’s official tourism agency in charge of inspiring visitors to travel to Omaha, we applaud your efforts in providing great customer service and unique products. Out-of-town visitors spend more than $1.1 billion in our city every year, and they spend it at many of your businesses. All of your hard work is paying off—the Travel Channel named Omaha one of the “New Top 10 Beer Cities,” and Midwest Living lists Omaha as a top location for a “Perfect Weekend Getaway.” By being the best, you make our job of selling Omaha that much easier. Congratulations again, and we can’t wait to tell visitors all about you.

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Our mission is to bring people to the metro region of Omaha and Sarpy County. The travelers, whether they are here for a day or two, or longer, are here because they have heard such good things and want to experience it for themselves. The second part of our mission is to help our residents—and the people in our surrounding communities—know what’s in their own backyards to see and do: golf courses, restaurants, sporting events, attractions, shopping, professional businesses, and recreational opportunities. We certainly are proud of you… you are the best.


Best of Omaha 2017 • Festival Sponsors

F E S T I VA L S P O N S O R S KINKY LIQUEUR/BAREFOOT WINE

PEPSI

We are excited to be a part of the Best of Omaha Festival. To us, this shows all the hard work local Omaha businesses do in the community. We are proud to share in the honor and joy that Omaha’s best have to offer. The festival is a showcase of the best food, drinks, household items, and many other products and services available in the area, and we are pleased that you consider Johnson Brothers (the distributor of Kinky Liqueur and Barefoot Wine) among those best products. The best in Omaha truly can be found in the pages of Omaha Magazine’s Best of Omaha book and at the festival.

The Best of Omaha Festival is a great community event, which is why we chose to be a part of it. Being the best is very important to any company. We all strive to make the best out of our roles in business. Best of Omaha is a great platform for companies to show their full potential. We are glad to see that hard-working companies are being honored the way that they deserve! Everyone at this festival, and in the book, is the gold standard for business in Omaha. Congratulations to Omaha Magazine on this milestone publication and this great annual event.

THERESA C A S S A D AY

When I think of what it means to be the “best” at something, I remind myself that in Girl Scouting and life, it isn’t about being the best or better than anyone else, it’s about trying your best.

Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska

It is, in fact, the foundation of the Girl Scout Law: “I will do my best to be…” The organizations and businesses who will proudly display a Best of Omaha banner in their offices and shops are shining examples of what it means to “do your best.” They had a vision, they took the steps necessary to turn ideas into reality, and they work hard to earn their customers’ and the community’s respect…and votes. Girl Scouts salutes those who’ve earned this distinction. We feel very grateful that we were chosen by Omaha Magazine to be the first-ever nonprofit partner for its Best of Omaha festival. The proceeds that will be generously donated to our organization allow us to reach more girls in Nebraska, who will be inspired to develop everlasting courage and confidence through Girl Scouting. Every day, these girls do their best to make a difference in the world, and we are all better for it.

D AV E W I N G E RT Boomer 1490

Being the only 100 percent locally owned radio group in the area, we take pride in calling Omaha home and working to help our community. Being from the Omaha area makes working hand-inhand with the Best of Omaha even more rewarding. We love working in Omaha and call it home. A special guest at the Best of Omaha Festival will be Boomer’s own Dave Wingert as the emcee. The New York City-born Wingert (aka Wingy) has been blessed to follow his two passions, acting and broadcasting, for the majority of his adult life. After 20 years in Seattle, where he hosted an overnight, nationally syndicated radio show (Dave Til Dawn), Wingy returned “home” to Omaha to play out the rest of his life. And, hopefully, “make a difference.”

MIKE ERICKSON President & CEO Advantage Coupons & Community Concepts LLC

Being part of such a wonderful event, the Best Of Omaha Festival, is a great honor. Omaha is more than just one of the best cities to call home. The events put on by the local businesses, the delicious assortment of food options, and the wonderful people really do make Omaha one of a kind. To be called the “Best of ” one of the best cities says a lot. We are so excited to take part in the Best of Omaha Festival because we know we are among the greatest businesses in the area. We are also humbled to be included in the Best of Omaha annual magazine for Best of Direct Mail. Advantage Coupons is in the distribution of ads business, and we provide advertising that just works—primarily through our conveniently sized savings guide that is mailed to more than 1 million homes and businesses per year, but also through our store racks and online booklets (plus significant digital distribution through email, Facebook, and Twitter). We want to again congratulate all the winners, and we look forward to working with you in the future.


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APPETIZERS Kona Grill Bonefish Grill Salt 88 402-991-9088 salt88.com

BAGELS Bruegger’s Bagels The Bagel Bin Blue Line Coffee BAKERY Rotella’s Italian Bakery 402-592-6600 rotellasbakery.com

WheatFields Eatery & Bakery Le Quartier Bakery & Cafe BARBECUE Famous Dave’s 402-779-8600 famousdaves.com

Hog Wild Pit-Bar-B-Q Hartland Bar-B-Que B OW L O F S O U P WheatFields Eatery & Bakery Upstream Brewing Company 402-344-0200 · 402-778-0100 upstreambrewing.com

Paradise Bakery & Cafe 402-934-5757 · 402-991-3000 paradisebakery.com

BREAKFAST Le Peep Three locations lepeepomaha.com

11-Worth Cafe Lisa’s Radial Cafe

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Having learned the art of baking at a very young age, Louis Rotella Jr. has been instrumental in expanding Rotella’s into the nationwide marketplace. Pictured to the left is the original Rotella catalog inspired by Louis Jr. that was produced in 1981 and used as part of his plan to launch a national campaign. Like his father and grandfather before him, his approach to business has never wavered, which is to provide high quality bread and rolls coupled with exceptional service.

a! h a m O u o Thank Y

The Art of Baking Since 1921

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BREW PUB Upstream Brewing Company 402-344-0200 · 402-778-0100 upstreambrewing.com

Nebraska Brewing Company Farnam House Brewing Company BRICK OVEN PIZZA Pitch Pizzeria Dundee and West Omaha locations pitchpizzeria.com

177th & Center • 934-9914 | 156th & Dodge • 408-1728 | 120th & Blondo • 991-8222 Drive-Thru Open (Center St. Only) • Open Daily 6:30am-2:00pm Serving Breakfast & Lunch All Day!

Dante Ristorante Pizzeria 16901 Wright Plaza #173 dantepizzeria.com

Noli’s Pizzeria 402-359-1802 nolispizzeria.com

BUFFET China Buffet - Mongolian Grill Valentino’s Pizza Pizza Ranch BURRITO Lina’s Restaurant Burrito Envy & Tequila Bar 6113 Maple St. in Benson burritoenvy.com

Fernando’s Cafe and Cantina 402-330-5707 fernandosomaha.com

CAKES The Cake Gallery Nothing Bundt Cakes The Cake Specialist 402-733-2253 thecakespecialist.com

CHEF IN OMAHA Clayton Chapman, The Grey Plume Jennifer Coco, j. coco 402-884-2626 jcocoomaha.com

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Best of Omaha 2017 • Dining

CHINESE Three Happiness Express Jade Garden Golden Palace COFFEEHOUSE Scooter’s Coffee Crane Coffee Stories Coffeehouse CUPCAKES Jones Bros Cupcakes 402-884-2253 jonesbroscupcakes.com

Thank You Omaha! We are honored to Best of Omaha! And always grateful to here for our wonderful customers! Our menu is always growing! Come try our Sushi Burritos & House Infused Tequilas! Everyday Happy Hour until 7pm. And remember... We Cater!

6113 Maple Street in Benson

www.BurritoEnvy.com

Thank You for Voting Us

BEST OF OMAHA!

2615 N. 90th St. · 402-397-2131 · razzysdeli.com

Thank You Omaha for Voting us Best Donuts

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Gigi’s Cupcakes 402-991-9010 gigiscupcakesusa.com

Cupcake Island DELI Jason’s Deli Razzy’s Deli Star Deli D E S S E RTS WheatFields Eatery & Bakery Delice European Bakery & Cafe Farmhouse Cafe DONUTS Krispy Kreme Dunkin’ Donuts The Donut Professor FA M I LY R E S TAU R A N T Petrow’s Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen Red Robin Gourmet Burgers


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Mandarin • Hunan Szechuan • Cantonese Shanghai 4040 N 132nd St (132 & Maple) 402.493.277 | GoldenPalaceNE.com

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

FISH FRY Holy Name Fish Fry Mary Our Queen Fish Fry St. Patrick’s of Elkhorn Fish Fry FOOD TRUCK Peanut Butter Johnny’s 402 BBQ Food Truck Maria Bonita Food Truck FRENCH Le Voltaire Dario’s Brasserie Le Bouillon

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FRENCH FRIES Runza Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Bronco’s Self-Service Drive-In

Best of Omaha

Winner 7 Straight Years

FRIED CHICKEN Jack and Mary’s Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles 402-991-9400 loloschickenandwaffles.com

Big Mama’s Kitchen & Catering F RO Z E N YO G U RT Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt TCBY Red Mango GLUTEN-FREE MENU Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano Evolve Paleo Chef Two locations evolvepaleochef.com

Eat Fit Go

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Thanks to our customers for voting us the “Best Burger in Omaha”

Best of Omaha 2017 • Dining

GOURMET HAMBURGER Sinful Burger Sports Grill Leadbelly Louie M’s Burgerlust GREEK Greek Islands

402-346-1528 greekislandsomaha.com

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

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

GYROS King Kong

Four locations kingkongfastfood.com

Thank You Omaha!

Legacy Gyros John’s Grecian Delight

For voting Oscar’s Pizza & Sports Grille

Best Hot Wings!

Come to West Omaha’s Home of Charbuff Wings!

HAMBURGER Stella’s Bar & Grill 106 Galvin Road in Bellevue 402-291-6088

Dinker’s Bar Runza HOT DOG Chicago Dawg House B & B Classic Dogs Fauxmaha Hot Dogs HOT WINGS Oscar’s Pizza & Sports Grille 402-758-1910 oscarspizzaandsportsgrille.com

Buffalo Wild Wings Wingstop Visit us Online at: OscarsPizzaAndSportsGrille.com

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Thank You For Voting Us

#1 GYROS

Being Bad Never Tasted So Good!

We make every burger from scratch because you deserve nothing but the best. 402.933.8727

Age 10 and un 1 Chi ld per der. adult.

4005 Twin Creek Dr. Bellevue, NE

The Family of Dinker’s Bar & Grill would like to Thank Omaha for Voting us

Best Hamburger!

2368 S 29th St Omaha, NE Located off the Martha St. exit 402.342.9742 www.dinkersbar.com Grill Open Mon-Sat 11am-10pm

4 Omaha locations 1 Lincoln location kingkongfastfood.com

Voted 15 Years in a Row!

Thank you Omaha for making us BEST OF OMAHA FOR OUR 4TH STRAIGHT YEAR! (we have been open for 4 years too!)

402.93.GYROS . LegacyGyros.com

We are located at 168th and Center in The Shops of Legacy

Hours of Operation Monday thru Saturday 11 AM - 9 PM Sunday 11 AM - 3 PM

El Basha Thank You Omaha for voting us Best Middle Eastern Dining

All you can eat Chinese buffet and Mongolian Grill

737 North 114th St. Omaha, NE 402.498.3868 2903 Samson Way Bellevue, NE 402.292.2944

Mediterranean

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 Best of Omaha  •  2017 |

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Best of Omaha 2017 • Dining

ICE CREAM Ted & Wally’s Ice Cream Benson · Downtown tedandwallys.com

eCreamery Zesto Ice Cream & Grill INDIAN Jaipur Indian Restaurant and Brewing

1120 Jackson St. • 402.341.5827

402-392-7331 jaipurbrewhouse.com

6023 Maple St. • 402.551.4420

The Taj Kabob & Curry Curri Fine indian Cuisine I TA L I A N Lo Sole Mio Ristorante Italiano 402-345-5656 losolemio.com

Spezia

3125 S. 72nd St. speziarestaurant.com

Vincenzo’s Italian Ristorante J A PA N E S E HIRO 88 Sakura Bana Genji Japanese Steakhouse KOREAN Maru Sushi Korean Grill Korea King Suji’s Korean Grill

Thank You Omaha for Continually Voting Us Best Italian Restaurant Family Owned & Operated Authentic Italian Cuisine Party Rooms Available Carry Out Available

Serving Lunch & Dinner Mon-Sat 3001 S. 32nd Ave • Omaha, NE 402-345-5656 Omaha Magazine • 2017 |

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LUNCH Charleston’s Restaurant Jams American Grill 402-399-8300 · 402-614-9333 jamseats.com

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Thank you for your votes Omaha! Now Serving Sunday Brunch 1129 S. 180th Street | 402•502• 0914

MEXICAN La Mesa Mexican Restaurant

Lunch: Thursday & Friday - 11am to 2pm

la-mesa.com

Cilantro’s Mexican Bar & Grill Romeo’s Mexican Food & Pizza

Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday - 5pm to 9:30pm Thursday - Saturday - 4:30pm to 10pm

Five metro locations romeosomaha.com

MIDDLE EASTERN El Basha Mediterranean Grill Ahmad’s Persian Cuisine Marrakech Gourmet N E W R E S TAU R A N T IN 2016 Via Farina Enzo’s Italian The Blackstone Meatball ORGANIC DINING The Grey Plume Greenbelly 402-334-1300 thegreenbelly.com

Kitchen Table

CHANGING THE WORLD, ONE DELICIOUS STEAK AT A TIME...

2620 River Road Drive Waterloo, NE 68069 402.779.2353 NO RESERVATIONS

FarmerBrowns.com

Gracias Omaha for Voting Us

Best Mexican Restaurant!

5 METRO Locations!

O U T D O O R PAT I O Marks Bistro Pitch Pizzeria

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

Dundee and West Omaha locations pitchpizzeria.com

Blatt Beer & Table PA S TA Pasta Amore e Fantasia

Rockbrook Villlage, 11027 Prairie Brook Road, Omaha, NE 68144 pastaamore.com

Malara’s Italian Resturant Nicola’s Italian Wine & Fare

www.romeosOMAHA.com

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THANK YOU

PA S T R Y Pettit’s Pastry Le Petit Paris Lithuanian Bakery

AND SUPPORT!

PIZZA Mama’s Pizza Zio’s

OMAHA FOR YOUR VOTES La Vista 8146 S. 96th St. La Vista, NE 68128 402-614-5545

Midtown 715 N. Saddle Creek Rd Omaha, NE 68132 402-553-9270

West ‘O’ 15615 Pacific St. Omaha, NE 68118 402-933-5090

Three metro locations ziospizzeria.com

Godfather’s Pizza PRIME RIB Jerico’s Restaurant 402-496-0222 jericosomaha.com

Farmer Brown’s Steak House Johnny’s Cafe 402-731-4774 johnnyscafe.com

Great Seafood Great Prices

R E S TAU R A N T BEER SELECTION Old Chicago LOCAL Beer, Patio and Kitchen Blatt Beer & Table REUBEN SANDWICH Crescent Moon Ale House 402-345-1708 beercornerusa.com

Barrett’s Barleycorn Pub & Grill Sean O’Casey’s R O M A N T I C R E S TAU R A N T V. Mertz Flatiron Cafe Sullivan’s Steakhouse 402-342-0077 sullivanssteakhouse.com/omaha

shucksfishhouse.com

1218 S 119th St (119th & Pacific) . 1911 Leavenworth St

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16901 Wright Plz (168th & Center)

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Best of Omaha 2017 • Dining

THE ORIGINAL

Whiskey Steak

SALAD Paradise Bakery & Cafe 402-934-5757 · 402-991-3000 paradisebakery.com

Charleston’s Restaurant Greenbelly 402-334-1300 thegreenbelly.com

SANDWICHES Jimmy John’s Gandolfo’s New York Deli Which Wich Superior Sandwiches

The Difference is

REAL Fruit

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

402-933-9425 · 402-933-2220 whichwich.com

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 11am-2pm Cocktail Hour: 3pm-5pm Dinner nightly from 5pm Reservations Accepted Gift Cards Available

Thank you for your support for over 40 years!

2121 South 73rd Street. 402-391-7440 | DroverRestaurant.com

SEAFOOD Shuck’s Fish House and Oyster Bar 402-827-4376 shucksfishhouse.com

Bonefish Grill Plank Seafood Provisions SMOOTHIES Juice Stop Smoothie King Tropical Smoothie Cafe STEAKHOUSE The Drover

8650 S. 71st Plaza, SuiteF, Papillion 402-933-2220

307 N.114th St. Omaha 402.933.9425

Which Wich do you want? Crescent Moon

402-391-7440 droverrestaurant.com

Mahogany Prime Steakhouse 801 Chophouse at the Paxton S U N D AY B RU N C H Granite City Food & Brewery Lot 2 Restaurant & Wine Bar Railcar Modern American Kitchen

Beertopia

Try Omaha’s Favorite Reuben!

THANK YOU OMAHA

for voting us BEST PASTRY

Omaha’s largest selection of craft beers.

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THANK YOU OMAHA FOR VOTING US BEST PIZZA 25 STRAIGHT YEARS!

Hand-stretched New York style pizza

391-1881 7834 Dodge St.

CALZONES · PASTA · SALADS LUNCH SPECIALS · APPETIZERS BEER · WINE · MARGARITAS

330-1444

344-2222

12997 W. Center Rd. 1109 Howard St. (Old Market)

HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY FROM 4PM-6PM

Thank you Omaha for voting us Best Sunday Brunch Just south of 144th & Blondo 1814 N 14th St. railcaromaha.com

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BEST SUSHI

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THAI Mai Thai Salween Thai Thai Spice VIETNAMESE Saigon Restaurant Saigon Surface Vietnamese Restaurant


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for voting us #1 four years in a row!

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Best of Omaha 2017 • Family

B OW L I N G A L L EY The Mark Maplewood Lanes Mockingbird Lanes C H I L D D AY C A R E Hamilton Heights Child Development Center The Hills Montessori 402-884-8715 thehillsmontessoriomaha.com

Millard Children’s Academy C H I L D PA R T Y P R O V I D E R Defy Gravity BounceU of Omaha Sky Zone Trampoline Park C H I L D R E N ’ S AT T R A C T I O N Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Omaha Children’s Museum Fontenelle Forest DANCE STUDIO Nebraska Dance Kitty Lee Dance Fusion Dance

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Candle Making

Art-in-Wood

402.330.3470

2518 S. 132nd Ct. Omaha, NE 68144

Clay

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Glass Fusion Canvas Painting

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Serving Omaha for over 10 years • 134th & Fort

5320 N. 134th St.

• 156th & Maple 15475 Taylor St.

• 127th & Dodge

12710 Webster St.

402-934-4255 www.hamiltonheightscdc.com

Providing quality dance education in a positive and encouraging atmosphere

Thank you Omaha for voting us best dance studio

NEBRASKA DANCE 11426 Davenport St, Omaha 402.895.0646 nebraskadance.com

Thank you for supporting your

Best of Omaha Contest!

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 Best of Omaha  •  2017 |

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Best of Omaha 2017 • Family

FA M I LY B E H AV I O R THERAPY Boys Town Behavioral Health Clinic Arbor Family Counseling Associates Associated Counseling Professionals

We would like to thank all of our amazing patients that voted us

“Best of Omaha” for 7 years in a row!

FA M I LY D E N T I S T O F F I C E The Dentists 402-445-4647 thedentistsomaha.com

Quality Dental Care Today’s Dental 402-333-1120 omahadentist.net

FA M I LY E N T E RTA I N M E N T Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Amazing Pizza Machine The Mark FA M I LY P H OTO G R A P H E R Arnold Clark, Arnold Clark Photography Stephanie Reeves, Stephanie Reeves Photography Carly Urbach, Carly Urbach Photography F E S T I VA L Taste of Omaha Maha Music Festival St. Stanislaus Polish Festival GYMNASTICS Premier Gymnastics Metro Stars Gymnastics Omega School of Gymnastics

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THANK YOU FOR VOTING US

BEST FAMILY DENTIST 10 YEARS IN A ROW!

Dr. Jay Samuelson Dr. Jeff Garvey

Dr. Brian Pendley

Dr. J.R. Demman

Dr. Chad Snow Dr. Amy Ruf

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

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

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

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


Best of Omaha 2017 • Family

Thank you for voting us Best of Omaha 10 years running! 3616 South 132nd Street 402.333.3555 skatedaze.com

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Family Fun Center XL Alley V M A RT I A L A RTS Midwest Tae Kwon Do 402-932-2999 martialartsomaha.com

Omaha Blue Waves Martial Arts San-Mai Martial Arts M O V I E T H E AT E R Aksarben Cinema Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Omaha 402-505-9979 drafthouse.com/omaha

Majestic Cinema MUSIC LESSONS Omaha Conservatory of Music Dietze Music SNJ Studio of Music P E D I AT R I C DENTIST OFFICE Smile Station Pediatric Dentistry 402-330-5535 omahakidsdentist.com

Children’s Dental Specialists Walnut Creek Pediatric Dentistry

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Rewards: drafthouse.com/victory @AlamoOmaha

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Best of Omaha 2017 • Family

Thank You Omaha for Voting Us the # 1 Pre-School! 2013-2017

P E D I AT R I C I A N Lisa Whitcomb, CHI Dr. Kelli J. Shidler, Boys Town Pediatrics Naturally Healthy Kids PRESCHOOL Montessori Education Centers Gingerbread House Preschool Duchesne Preschool of the Sacred Heart 402-558-6250 duchesneacademy.org

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

402.393.1311 | OmahaMontessori.com

PROFESSIONAL OMAHA S P O RTS T E A M Omaha Storm Chasers Omaha Lancers Omaha Beef Football PUBLIC GOLF COURSE Elmwood Park Golf Course Stone Creek Golf Course Johnny Goodman Golf Course STUDENT TUTORING Sylvan Learning Center Huntington Learning Center Access Results Tutoring

A Foundation for Life. Duchesne Preschool is dedicated to the education of young children in a loving, nurturing, faith-filled environment. · Low student-teacher ratios · Highly qualified teachers · Financial aid available 3601 Burt Street Omaha, NE 68131 402.558.6250 www.duchesneacademy.org/preschool

THANK YOU

402-618-0057 accessresultstutoring.com

FOR VOTING US BEST OF OMAHA AGAIN, AGAIN, AGAIN AND AGAIN! MILLARD ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION & KINGSWOOD ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION HAVE JOINED FORCES TO BECOME MILLARD UNITED SPORTS.

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OMAHA, THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTES! The YMCA of Greater Omaha has been providing top-quality programs & services to our community for 150 years. Thank you for recognizing us as the Best of Omaha!

Y O U T H AT H L E T I C O RG A N I Z AT I O N YMCA of Greater Omaha 10 locations metroymca.org

Millard Athletic Association Kingswood Athletic Association

Youth Athletic Organization

Youth Summer Camp

YMCA OF GREATER OMAHA • www.metroymca.org

YOUTH CHEERLEADING CLUB Elite Cheer 402-537-0855 elitecheer.com

Airborne Academy Sue’s Stepper-ettes Baton & Dance 402-592-4545 stepperettestudios.com

YOUTH FOOTBALL CLUB Millard Athletic Association Kingswood Athletic Association Elkhorn Athletic Association YOUTH SUMMER CAMP YMCA of Greater Omaha 10 locations metroymca.org

Camp Legacy Camp Rivercrest YOUTH SWIM LESSONS DiVentures Scuba & Swim Center Swimtastic Swim School Little Waves Family Swim School 402-932-2030 littlewavesfamilyswimschool.com

YOUTH VOLLEYBALL S P O RTS C LU B The Volleyball Academy Premier Volleyball Nebraska Elite Volleyball Omaha Magazine • 2017 |

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Thanks Omaha for voting Best of Omaha!

June 2-4, 2017

Omaha’s Lawn Care Experts tasteofomaha.info

Produced by: Mid-America Expositions 402.346.8003

Voted “Best of Omaha” First Place Lawn Care Five Years Running 402-492-8800 • www.HeartlandLawns.Green Best of Omaha  •  2017 |

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Best of Omaha 2017 • Health & Beauty

Thank you for voting us “Best of Omaha ” Day Spa 7 years running! ®

2 blocks south of 108th and Q St. | 402.502.1850 |glosssalon.com ACUPUNCTURE Thirteen Moons Joel Dunning Acupuncturist Natural Health Center

Thank you Omaha for your votes! Welcoming independent stylists to join us! 7517 Pacific St. | 402.913.6819 | thelavishomaha.com

BARRE FITNESS FACILIT Y Pure Barre Omaha-Loveland The Barre Code Elevate Cycling & Fitness Studio B E AU T Y S U P P LY S TO R E LovelySkin 402-697-6565 lovelyskin.com/retail

Beauty First Sally Beauty Supply

Omaha’s Most Trusted Destination For Your Family’s Sunglasses

B LOW D RY B A R Primp and Blow, A Blow Dry Bar Lark Blow Dry Studio BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing B R A Z I L I A N B LOWO U T Gloss Salon & Day Spa 402-502-1850 glosssalon.com

Alicia Clark Lavish Hair Studio & Spa 402-913-6819 thelavishomaha.com

Best Selection of Iconic Eyewear Brands Each time a patient buys multiple sets of glasses, we’ll donate 1 pair to help local community residents!

16949 Lakeside Hills Plaza, Suite 101 Omaha, NE 68130 | 402.614.3200 | legacyeyecare.com Omaha Magazine • 2017 |

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THANK YOU FOR VOTING US

BEST OF OMAHA AGAIN FOR 2017!

B R E A S T AU G M E N TAT I O N Aesthetic Surgical Images SCULPT Contemporary Cosmetic Surgery Village Pointe Aesthetic Surgery & Dreams Medspa C H A R I T Y WA L K / F U N R U N Omaha Corporate Cup 402-502-4950 lung.org

Race for the Cure JDRF One Walk CHIROPRACTOR Koca Chiropractic 402-496-4570 kocachiropractic.com

Gary Elsasser, Elsasser Chiropractic Dr. Brad Schmitt, Schmitt Chiropractic & Rehab 402-991-3500 omahachiropractictherapy.com

We are grateful for the outstanding community support.

From our family to yours,

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

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Best of Omaha 2017 • Health & Beauty

Thank you for

Voting Premier Dental

BEST OF OMAHA AGAIN FOR 2017!

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 Specialist, PC 402-334-7546 lovelyskin.com/cosmetics

John Edney, Aesthetic Surgical Images Gerald Stanley, SCULPT Contemporary Cosmetic Surgery CO U N S E L I N G S E RV I C E S Counseling Connections & Associates 402-932-2296 ccaomaha.com

Associated Counseling Professionals Omaha Integrative Care 402-934-1617 omahaic.com

• Now offering evening and Saturday appointments • IV and Oral Sedation Options for Your Comfort

Call Today

402.718.8741

for a Complimentary Cosmetic Consultation expires 6/30/17

PremierSmile.com | 17110 Lakeside Hills Plaza, Omaha, NE 68130 Call us in the MORNING... we’ll get you in TODAY - GUARANTEED! Omaha Magazine • 2017 |

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Creating Exceptional Smiles

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Best of Omaha 2017 • Health & Beauty

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Call Today for YourBest Hearing Aid Center QVC - 12345 FREE Hearing Exam!

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Thank You Omaha Call Today for Your For Voting Us Best FREE Hearing Exam! Center Hearing Aids

Thank you Omaha for voting us Best Enduriance Training!

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2501 S. 90th St, Omaha, NE zoundshearing.com

402•991•2032 | dynamicfitnessomaha.com 14505 Grover st. Omaha, NE

CROSSFIT BOX CrossFit Omaha CrossFit Viral

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402-289-2105 crossfitviral.com

CrossFit Elkhorn 402-916-4623 crossfitelkhorn.com

Thank you for voting me Best Hair Colorist 2017!

D AY S PA Gloss Salon & Day Spa

L.A. Celebrity Colorist

now the Best of Omaha

402-502-1850 glosssalon.com

ChristiClarkColor.com

LovelySkin Spa

402.321.9410

402-334-1226 lovelyskin.com/spa

Faces Day Spa D E R M ATO LO G I S T Joel Schlessinger M.D., / Skin Specialist, PC

Thank You for Voting

Ricky Newton

402-334-7546 lovelyskin.com/dermatology

Dr. Jason Papenfuss, Midwest Dermatology Clinic Joyce Sumner PA-C, Braddock Finnegan Dermatology

Best Hair Colorist

ENDURANCE TRAINING Kosama-Group Fitness Redefined The Bodysmith Fitness Dynamic Fitness FEMALE HORMONE REPLACEMENT CLINIC Optima Medical Hormone Replacement 402-578-5353 optimamedical.us

Midwest Restorative Health ReVital Women’s Clinic

402.515.4785 | rickynewton.com 2567 S 171st Ct, Omaha, NE 68130 Omaha Magazine • 2017 |

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Best of Omaha 2017 • Health & Beauty

this is my

CLUB FITNESS CLUB Prairie Life Fitness Planet Fitness Blue Moon Fitness

PROUD TO BE VOTED BEST OF OMAHA 24 YEARS IN A ROW.

OMAHA LOCATIONS

FITNESS EQUIPMENT STORE Body Basics Fitness Equipment Priority 1 Fitness Push Pedal Pull HAIR COLORIST Christi Clark 402-321-9410 christiclarkcolor.com

Ricky Newton at Salon Inspired Stephanie Moss, Stephanie Moss Salon

31ST & FARNAM | 132ND & CENTER | 84TH & Q STREET

Visit our site for a full list of programs, amenities, and locations.

Happy Holidays

PRAIRIELIFE.COM

Four Generations ofilyHearing Care to yours from our fam

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Free Hearing Exam by a Doctor of Audiologist & 60 free Trial.

HAIR SALON Creative Hair Design Salon and Spa 402-330-5660 creativehairdesign.com

Garbo’s Salon and Spa

Village Pointe · 402-991-2227 Regency Court · 402-391-2333 Oakview Mall · 402-333-5600 Midtown Crossing · 402-933-9737 Eagle Run · 402-445-9260 1315 J Street | Auburn, NE 68305 garbossalons.com

“It doesn’t cost any more to have a Doctor you can trust”

BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing

*Discount not to exceed $325 per aid or $650 for a pair. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with insurance. Benefits of hearing instruments vary by type and degree of hearing loss, noise environment, accuracy of hearing evaluation and proper fit. Beltone Hearing Care Centers are independently owned and operated. Participation may vary by location. See individual centers for details. © 2016 Beltone.

HEARING AIDS CENTER Beltone Hearing & Audiology 402 391-0811 beltonehearingcenter.net

Zounds Hearing Professional Audiology and Hearing Center 402-558-0440 proaudiology.com

8313 Cass St 402.391.0811 Omaha, NE www.Beltonehearingcenter.net Mention this ad and receive $650 off any pair of Beltone Legend Hearing Aids Best of Omaha  •  2017 |

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Dr. Roger McGargill www.proaudiolgy.com

(402) 558-0440 for an appointment 4509 Leavenworth


Best of Omaha 2017 • Health & Beauty

Thank you for voting Midwest Men’s Clinic #1 Male Hormone Replacement Clinic!

Watch for our new name! Midwest Men’s Clinic is transitioning their clinics to

INDOOR CYCLING CLASS Elevate Cycling & Fitness Studio Life Time Fitness Sweat Cycle Strength KICK BOXING CLASS 9Round 30 Min Kickbox Fitness TITLE Boxing Club 402-932-6711 omaha-westmaple.titleboxingclub.com

iLoveKickboxing 11704 Center St mantalityhealth.com

Thank You for Voting Us Best of Omaha!

L A S E R H A I R R E M O VA L Bare Body Shop Milan Laser Aesthetics BodyBrite Omaha LASIK EYE SURGERY Omaha Eye and Laser Institute Kugler Vision LasikPlus Vision Center MALE HORMONE REPLACEMENT CLINIC Midwest Men’s Clinic 402-334-0177 mantalityhealth.com

NuMale Medical Center Restore You 402-937-0101 restore-you.com

Three Years in a Row LASER HAIR REMOVAL • BOTOX • SKIN CARE • REJUVENATION • WAXING • FACIALS • MORE

402.916.9780

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Serving Children Adolescents Adults Couples Families • Counseling Services • Medication Management • Substance Abuse Services • Chemical Dependency Evaluations • EMDR Therapy

Thank you, Omaha! Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals-Omaha Campus extends its heartfelt thanks to the Omaha community for welcoming us to the metro area. We also appreciate all the expertise, hard work and dedication from our Omaha building partners DLR Group and Kiewit Building Group. To our wonderful donors, we offer our sincere gratitude for making Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals-Omaha Campus a reality. With your support, Madonna’s Omaha Campus will help our patients rebuild their lives because–NOW YOU CAN.

Thank You Omaha For Voting Us #1 Counseling Service! ccaomaha.com 402.932.2296 444 Regency Parkway Drive #104, Omaha, NE 68114 Making Connections That Last a Lifetime.

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

402.932.7581 | pilatescenterofomaha.com 11303 Wright Circle Omaha, NE 68114 1 block south of 114th and Center STOTT PILATES® Content ©Merrithew Corporation, used with permission.

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THANKS FOR YOUR VOTES OMAHA!

4005 Farnam St. 402.504.1110


Best of Omaha 2017 • Health & Beauty

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

Martini Nails & Spa Mohegan Nail Spa 108th & West Maple 402-493-5977

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

Massage Heights M E D S PA Village Pointe Aesthetic Surgery & Dreams Medspa LovelySkin Spa 402-334-1226 lovelyskin.com/spa

Omaha Med Spa

Ellen Weiss, OD

Dave Michaels, OD

Desinee Drakulich, OD

14 YEARS IN A ROWǃ

12660 Q ST, Omaha NE 68137 402·896·3300 millardfamilyeyecare.com Omaha Magazine • 2017 |

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MEMORY CARE FACILIT Y Hillcrest Mable Rose Esprit Whispering Ridge Heritage Pointe Assisted Living


PEDI • MANI • SHELLAC • DIPPING POWDER • ARTIFICIAL NAILS • WAXING • MASSAGE • VERSAPRO SUNLESS TANNING

402.779.8700

3618 N. 165th St. (165 & Maple) americannailsandspaomaha.com

Mohegan

Mohegan Nail Spa 402.493.5977

108th & Maple 3310-12 N 108th Omaha, NE

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Best of Omaha 2017 • Health & Beauty

MEN’S HAIRCUT BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing The Surly Chap Barbers 402-504-1110 surlychapbarbers.com

Paige, The Men’s Stylist M E N ’ S S H AV E Scissors & Scotch: A Premium Barbershop The Beard and Mane 5113 N.W. Radial Hwy. beardandmane.com

18 | 8 Fine Men’s Salons NUTRITION & V I TA M I N S TO R E NutriShop Two locations nutrishopusa.com

No Name Nutrition Market Natural Grocers

Every Eye Deserves Extraordinary Care

OPTOMETRIST Millard Family Eyecare 402-896-3300 millardfamilyeyecare.com

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

Dr. Jeff Brewer, Legacy Eyecare 16949 Lakeside Hills Plaza, Ste. 101 legacyeyecare.com

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Thank You For Your Confidence and Voting us

Best Hair Salon again in 2017.

Voted #1 Since 1992

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

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Best of Omaha 2017 • Health & Beauty

ORAL SURGEON Village Pointe Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center 402-317-5657 vpoms.com

You’ve given us a reason to

Midwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Oral Surgery Associates 402-397-1205 omfacialsurgery.com

O RT H O D O N T I S T Dr. Kort Igel Igel Orthodontics 402-330-1152 igelorthodontics.com

Dr. Thomas J. Weber Weber Orthodontics Dr. Tom Huerter Huerter Orthontics PA I N M A N A G E M E N T Midwest Pain Clinic

Thank you for voting Igel Orthodontics Best of Omaha and earning us first place

402-391-7246 midwestpainclinics.com

10 Years in a Row!

Omaha Physical Therapy Institute, PC

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.

402-934-8688 omahapti.com

Methodist Pain Clinic PERSONAL TRAINING FACILIT Y Todd Smith Fitness 402-933-5841 toddsmithfitness.com

iThinkFit Gym Black Clover Fitness

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

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Your Oral Surgery team

that knows the dr ll. • Wisdom Teeth Extractions • Advanced Bone Grafting • Pre-Prosthetic Surgery • Facial Injuries

Michael I. Shnayder DDS, MD Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

Thank you Omaha for voting

17404 Burke Street Suite #102 402-317-5657 www.vpoms.com

Dr. Shnayder Best Oral Surgeon! Best of Omaha  •  2017 |

• Dental Implants • Facial Pain • Sinus Closure • Biopsy/Lesions

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Best of Omaha 2017 • Health & Beauty

PHYSICAL THERAPY EQUIPMENT Kohll’s Pharmacy & Homecare 402-408-1990 kohlls.com

Relax The Back Store Kubat Pharmacy PHYSICAL THERAPY PROVIDER Excel Physical Therapy Makovicka Physical Therapy Nine locations in Omaha and Lincoln makovickapt.com

FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers P I L AT E S S T U D I O Pilates Center of Omaha Legacy Pilates, Yoga & More Core10 Pilates

Voted FIRST PLACE Three Years in a row for Pain Management

R E H A B I L I TAT I O N FACILIT Y Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital Two locations madonna.org

Brookestone Meadows 402-289-2696 brookestonemeadows.com

QLI TA N N I N G S A L O N Palm Beach Tan Sun Tan City 402-932-5704 sunvalleyomaha.com

Paradise Bay Tanning

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If you’ve tried other programs and found them lacking, we invite you to discover the integration of exercise science with mind-body techniques for whole body results.

402-502-9772 16939 Wright Plz., #129 mindbodyprograms.com

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S H O R T- T E R M R E H A B I L I TAT I O N

&

SKILLED NURSING

Sometimes heroes don’t wear capes, they simply wear a smile... and their superpowers are patience, empathy, and compassion.

Best of Omaha 2017 • Health & Beauty

TAT T O O PA R L O R Big Brain 402-342-2885 bigbrainomaha.com

At Brookestone Meadows, we know heroes. Our team members are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of those they care for. Our dedicated team members provide world class rehabilitation and skilled nursing to our residents, you’ll always find heroic care here.

600 Brookestone Meadows Plaza Elkhorn, Nebraska | (402) 289-3696

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YOGA STUDIO Lotus House of Yoga One Tree Yoga Karma Yoga Omaha


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A PA R T M E N T S Harrison Hills by Broadmoor

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Nebraska Home Appliance B A S E M E N T R E PA I R & WA T E R P R O O F I N G Thrasher Jerry’s Waterproofing BDB Waterproofing B U I L D I N G S U P P LY S TO R E Builders Supply Co. Millard Lumber Menards

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THANK YOU OMAHA!

THANK YOU OMAHA!

402.331.4062 . 10811 HARRISON ST. OMAHA, NE 68128 . MCKEANS.COM Omaha Magazine • 2017 |

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CARPET CLEANING ZEROREZ of Nebraska Stanley Steemer Legacy Carpet Cleaning CONDOS Riverfront Place SoMa jLofts CO U N T E RTO P S Consolidated Kitchens & Fireplaces Martin’s Counter Tops McKean’s Floor to Ceiling

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MUD JACKING

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Thank you for voting aksarben ARS “Best of Omaha” 9 years in a row!

HEATING

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SEWER & DRAIN

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Voted Best Fence and Railing Company 6 Years Running!

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Lee Douglas Interiors Inc.

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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.

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It begins with an idea. Please contact Curt Hofer & Associates today! For an appointment, visit curthofer.com or see our Ideabook at houzz.com/curthofer. Best of Omaha  •  2017 | 65 |  bestofomaha.com

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

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Better Doors... at Better Prices

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

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HOME AUDIO & VIDEO Nebraska Furniture Mart Custom Electronics 402-397-4434 customelectronics.tv

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HOME BUILDER Charleston Homes

Come see why we’re the best by visiting one of our furnished models. Visit LegacyHomesOmaha.com for a model location near you!

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Thank you Omaha for voting us the #1 Homebuilder, again!

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©Paul Davis Restoration, Inc. Each franchise office independently owned and operated.

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HOME GLASS & MIRRORS Elite Glass Services 402-630-3436 eliteglassservices.com

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Cornerstone Remodeling HOME SECURITY Security Equipment, Inc. (SEi) Cox Homelife 402-933-3000 cox.com/homelife

ADT Home Security

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SPECIALIZING IN COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL DESIGN

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My goal is to offer extaordinary services using the highest levels of honesty and integrity from beginning to end with 100% client satisfaction.

• National Association of the Remodeling Industry Member • Registered Contractor through the State of Nebraska • Featured Contractor on House Crashers

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K I TC H E N & B AT H REMODELING Re-Bath of the Heartland 402-401-7050 myheartlandhome.com

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KRT Construction

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OMAHA!

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

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Abe’s Trash Service, Inc.

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

We want to make your remodel legendary

Thank you, Omaha, For voting us best of Omaha.

We appreciate all of your support, and look forward to serving you in 2017!

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EXPERT TREE CARE “There Is A Difference!”

COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL • Systemic Spraying & Fertilizing • Removals • Land Cleaning • Pruning • Systemic Injection • Bracing • Arborist Supplies & Tools • Certified Arborists on Staff • Serving 10 States With Mauget Tree Injection Products

T I L E I N S TA L L E R Legendary Tile 402-670-4459 facebook.com/legendarytile

Floors By Dave 402-681-4741 floorsbydave.com

SkilledSet Tile & Stone

Enfield’s

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TREE SERVICE

TILE STORE Sunderland Brothers Company The Tile Shop Ceramic Tileworks Center

402.289.3248 enfieldstree.com

11005 W. Maple Rd. ceramictw.com

T R E E S E RV I C E Terry Hughes Tree Service 402-558-8198 hughestree.com

Enfield’s Tree Service Arbor Aesthetics Tree Service

Visit our showroom at 9700 J St. Mon-Fri 8-5, Sat 9-1 402.339.2220 sunderlandcompany.com

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SHOP THE LOOK: Pella® 450 Series wood double-hung windows.

COMFORT of a new view.

With replacement windows and doors from Pella, you can give your home a makeover in as little as a day. Pella products are not only great-looking — they’re energy-efficient and durable. And they block out unwanted noise, so you get more comfort too. Don’t wait to replace your drafty old windows and doors. Find out what your local Pella Window and Door Showroom can do to enhance your view. Call today for your free in-home consultation.

Voted #1 for Windows and Doors five years in a row. Thank you, Omaha!

LINCOLN: 6891 A STREET, SUITE 118, CLOCKTOWER CENTER OMAHA: 9845 SOUTH 142ND STREET 8 8 8 -74 4 -14 0 4

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WA T E R T R E A T M E N T SYSTEMS Futuramic’s Clean Water Center Kinetico of Omaha United Distributors W I N D OW S A N D D O O R S Pella 402-493-1350 pellaomaha.com

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Window World of Omaha W O O D F L O O R C O M PA N Y Heartland Wood Floors

Making the possibilities a reality.

402-334-8686 heartlandwoodfloors.com

Timberland Hardwood Floors Tom Manley Floors

View the endless possibilities of species, grades, stains and finishes for the perfect wood floor for you. • Installation • Refinishing • Recoating • Cleaning

Thank You Omaha for voting us “the best” 4 years in a row!

Visit the Largest Hardwood Flooring Showroom at: 14621 Industrial Road, Omaha NE 68144 | 402.334.8686 Or visit us online at: www.HeartlandWoodFloors.com

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Thanks Omaha for voting us Best Cocktail Lounge Again!

Best of Omaha 2017 • Nightlife

BAR FOOD Tanner’s Bar & Grill Danny’s Bar & Grill 402-554-5821 dannysbaromaha.com

Cunningham’s Pub and Grill

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

CIGAR BAR Havana Garage 402-614-3800 thehavanagarage.com

Safari Cigars and Lounge 402-965-1460 safaricigarsandlounge.con

Copa Cabana Cocktails & Cigars C O C K TA I L L O U N G E LIV Lounge 402-884-5410 livlounge.com

The Berry & Rye Wicked Rabbit COMEDY CLUB Funny Bone Comedy Club The Backline Comedy Theatre 402-720-7670 backlinecomedy.com

Lookout Lounge DISTILLERY Brickway Brewery & Distillery 402-933-2613 drinkbrickway.com

Cut Spike Distillery Patriarch Distillers

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Wine & Cheese Parlor 320 N. Washington St. Papillion, NE 68046 402•592•2901

World-renowned acoustics... Amazing artists... Omaha’s Best Live Music Venue Thank you!

chip entitles you to a $5 discount on your purchase at SG ROI Tobacconist.

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HAVANA GARAGE CIGAR LOUNGE

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Market. We offer the finest selection of premium cigars, imported cigarettes, pipe tobaccos and hookah shisha tobacco. We also carry a wide variety of humidors, gifts, products and accessories for the distinguished smoker. If we don’t have it, you don’t need it.

Voted Omaha’s #1 Best Cigar / Tobacco Shop

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Proud to be named Best Neighborhood Bar • Food & Drink Specials Daily • 31 Big Screen TV’s • Great Food & Customer service 180th & Pacific Thegoodlifeomaha.com

HAPPY HOUR Kona Grill Cantina Laredo Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

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2016 Winner KETV 7 • Baxter Arena

1006 Dodge St Omaha NE 402.614.2121 www.noshwine.com

LIQUOR • BEER • WINE bigdogsbeverage.com

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Check our website for daily specials and events

IRISH BAR Brazen Head Irish Pub The Dubliner Pub Two Fine Irishmen L AT E - N I G H T D I N I N G Nite Owl HIRO 88 Wilson & Washburn LIVE MUSIC VENUE Holland Performing Arts Center 402-345-0606 TicketOmaha.com

The Waiting Room Slowdown M A R G A R I TA Roja Mexican Grill Hector’s Maria’s Mexican Restaurant M A RT I N I Charlie’s On The Lake 402-894-9411 charliesonthelake.net

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MICRO BREWERY Upstream Brewing Company 402-344-0200 · 402-778-0100 upstreambrewing.com

Infusion Brewing Company Brickway Brewery & Distillery 402-933-2613 drinkbrickway.com

NEIGHBORHOOD BAR The Homy Inn The Good Life Sports Bar & Grill

Quality of Banking. Quality of Life.

402-933-2947 1203 S. 180th St.

Varsity Sports Cafe & Roman Coin Pizza NEW BAR IN 2016 Tavern 180 Blue Chip Ultra Lounge Mercury REVERSE HAPPY HOUR Blue Sushi Sake Grill Alderman’s Bar CRAVE Restaurant

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S P O RTS B A R DJ’s Dugout Six locations djsdugout.com

Brewsky’s Food & Spirits Varsity Sports Cafe & Roman Coin Pizza

Life itself, is rich. And at Pinnacle Bank, we want all of our customers to have a chance to experience it fully. We’ll work hard to satisfy your banking needs. Because banking here is just a means to getting back to living here.

WINE BAR Brix The Stave Wine and Cheese Parlour Nosh Wine Lounge 402-614-2121 noshwine.com

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Best of Omaha 2017 • Retail

12 Years in a Row!

402-896-9140 10666 Sapp Bros. Drive | Omaha, NE 68138 I-80 Between Exits 439 & 440 ANTIQUE SHOP Brass Armadillo 402-896.9140 brassarmadillo.com

Imaginarium Birdie’s Box

would like to send a BIG KISS out to everyone that voted for us!

8014 W Dodge Road 402-391-3200 OmahaTuxedos.com

310 N WASHINGTON ST | PAPILLION 402-934-7768

A RTS & C R A F TS STUDIO/STORE Blick Art Materials Mangelsen’s It’s Yours Pottery 402-330-3470 itsyourspottery.com

BEER & SPIRITS STORE Spirit World Big Dog’s Beverage Beertopia BOOKSTORE The Bookworm 402-392-2877 bookwormomaha.com

Barnes & Noble Half Price Books

SHOP OUR OMAHA STORE! 7829 DODGE ST. (BEVERLY HILLS PLAZA) 402-397-6077 BLICK_OMAHA

20% OFF IN STOCK ITEM ONE NON-SALE,

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In-store only. Valid on non-sale, in-stock items only. Coupon must be surrendered at time of purchase; no copies. One coupon per day. Not valid on previous purchases or with any other discounts or promotions. Not valid on phone/mail/internet orders. Not valid on Lowest Possible Prices items. Not valid after Buy More, Save More discount applied. Coupons not valid on the following brands: Arches, Artograph, Badger, Brent, California Air, ColorAid, Daylight, e-Brush, Edward Lyons, Fredrix, Grex, Hahnemuhle , ILFORD, Inkpress, Iwata, Laguna, Lazertran, Logan, Lumi, MOAB, Paasche, Pantone, PXB Boards, Roma, Shimpo, Silentaire, Silhouette, Skutt, Smooth On, Sparmax, Testors Aztek, ULANO, UNION INK, Versa Bat, vFan, WACOM, Whisper Aire. Also not valid on Select Product Lines of: Matcutters, Paint Sets, Printmaking tools, Electronics, Digital Papers, Pen & Marker Sets, Pencil & Pastel Sets, Airbrush & Compressors, Furniture, Ceramic supplies, Canvas Rolls and Blankets & Presentation Books. For more complete list of exclusions, visit bit.ly/blickexclusions

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BRIDAL SHOP David’s Bridal Bridal Traditions Rhylan Lang Bridal CHARCUTERIE Provisions by The Grey Plume Lot 2 Restaurant & Wine Bar Corkscrew Wine & Cheese


Best of Omaha 2017 • Retail

Lewis Art Gallery CHEESE SHOP Northwoods Cheese Haus Whole Foods Market Trader Joe’s CIGAR/TOBACCO SHOP Jake’s Cigars & Spirits SG Roi Tobacconists

COME SEE OUR EXTENSIVE SELECTION OF ART, LAMPS, DECORATIVE ACCESSORIES AND GIFTS. ONE WEEK CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING SERVICE.

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING MON.-FRI. 9AM-6PM • SAT. 9AM-3PM

8600 CASS ST. •402.391.7733 • LEWISARTGALLERY.COM

402-504-3991 sgroitobacconist.com

The Omaha Cigar Company CLOTHING CONSIGNMENT STORE Absolutely Her Women’s Consignment Scout: Dry Goods & Trade Esther’s Consignment

KNITTING CROCHET NEEDLEPOINT BUTTONS QUILTING FABRICS CLASSES AVAILABLE

COFFEE ROASTER A Hill of Beans Coffee Roasters Tap Dancers Specialty Coffee Beansmith Coffee Roasters COMIC BOOK STORE Krypton Comics Legend Comics & Coffee Dragon’s Lair Comics

MON.-FRI. 9AM-6PM • SAT. 9AM-3PM

8600 CASS ST. •402.391.7733 • PERSONALTHREADS.COM

CONVENIENCE STORE QuikTrip Bucky’s Convenience Stores

Thanks For Your Votes!

31 locations buckysexpress.com

Kum & Go

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Best of Omaha 2017 • Retail

Thank You for Voting for Us!

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

Stems Dundee Florist FURNITURE STORE Nebraska Furniture Mart Allen’s Furniture Ethan Allen

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Spruce Interiors and Gifts GOLF STORE Austad’s Golf Golf Galaxy Golf USA 402-334-9303 golfusa.com

Locally Owned Since 1950

GROCERY STORE Hy-Vee Baker’s Grocery Store Fareway Grocery H A R D WA R E S T O R E Ace Hardware Tractor Supply Co. Menards

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THANK YOU OMAHA! Since 1935

Thank You For Choosing Us To Look Your Best

STORE HOURS:

H U S K E R A P PA R E L S T O R E Husker Hounds Lawlor’s Custom Sportswear SCHEELS JEWELRY STORE Borsheims Fine Jewelry Erwin’s Jewelers 14 Karat M E N ’ S A P PA R E L Lindley Clothing Co. Parsow’s Fashions-Men’s & Women’s Jerry Ryan Clothing & Sportswear OUTDOOR CLOTHING & GEAR STORE Cabela’s Canfield’s Sporting Goods Backwoods 2289 S. 67th in Aksarben Village backwoods.com

PAW N S H O P Sol’s Jewelry & Loan Four Aces Pawn Shop EZ Money Pawn Shop PET STORE The Green Spot Long Dog Fat Cat Pets R Us P E T S U P P LY S TO R E PetSmart PetCo Nature Dog 402-697-7156 naturedogomaha.com

MON-THURS 10am - 7pm FRI 10am - 6pm • SAT 10am - 5pm

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

VISIT US TODAY!

402.491.4000 707 N 132nd St, Omaha, NE 68154 1610_TGS_best_of_omaha_ad_final_with_bleed.pd lindleyclothing.com

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Best of Omaha 2017 • Retail

Thank You Omaha, for voting

BEST PHARMACY! Get your flu shot today!

We can also help you with any of your other immunization needs. PHARMACY Walgreens Kubat Pharmacy CVS Pharmacy POPCORN Vic’s Corn Popper Just Pop’d Jock & Jill’s Popcorn

SINCE 1980

Thank You Omaha! Harvey Oaks Plaza: 402.333.1653 • Bel Air Plaza: 402.330.2106 Oak View Mall: 402.333.7272 • Downtown Brandeis Food Ct: 402.346.0204 Omaha Popcorn: 14935 Industrial Rd., 402.932.0426

R E TA I L A RT G A L L E RY Anderson O’Brien Fine Art Blue Pomegranate Gallery Ginger’s Hang-Up SHOE STORE Haney Shoes 6060 Maple St. haneyshoestore.com

Thanks Omaha For Voting Us

#1 Shoe Store

Custom Fitting . Multiple Widths Large Sizes For Men & Women Red Wing . ECCO . Florsheim New Balance . Birkenstock Clarks . Keen and More

402.556.2022

31 Omaha Area Locations gobuckys.com

6060 Maple St. Omaha, NE 68104 Mon - Fri 9AM - 8:30PM Sat 9AM - 5:30PM HANEYSHOESTORE.COM Omaha Magazine • 2017 |

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Peak Performance Buck’s Shoes SHOPPING CENTER Village Pointe Shopping Center Shadow Lake Towne Center Nebraska Crossing Outlets S P O RT I N G G O O D S S TO R E Canfield’s Sporting Goods Cabela’s Bass Pro Shops SWEET SHOP The Cordial Cherry Old Market Candy Shop Chocolaterie Stam


Best of Omaha 2017 • Retail

THRIFT STORE Goodwill New Life Thrift Store The Salvation Army Thrift Stores

Thank You Omaha for Voting Us

BEST OF OMAHA

Before We Were Open in Omaha

VA P E S TO R E Alohma - Vape Shops L&L Vapes Caterpillar Vapes

NOW OPEN IN OMAHA! 550 N. Main Street Fremont, NE 68025 402.721.3192 800.721.6762

VIDEO GAME STORE GameStop Gamers Ben’s Game Zone VINEYARD Soaring Wings | Vineyard & Brewing Cellar 426 Slattery Vintage Estates WINE STORE Brix Spirit World The Winery WOMEN’S BOUTIQUE Kajomas Fashion Boutique Two locations 402-991-4477

Four Sisters Boutique Mesh

2802 South 143rd Plaza (South of 140th & Center)

Omaha, NE 68144 402.502.2749

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402.991.4477|84th & 1st St. Downtown Papillion 402.991.4442|144th Eagle Run Dr. West Omaha Open Tues-Sat at 10am

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Best of Omaha 2017 • Services

ASSISTED LIVING FACILIT Y Elk Ridge Village 402-216-8835 elkridgeseniorliving.com

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

Westgate Assisted Living BANK First National Bank Pinnacle Bank pinnbank.com

American National Bank C AT E R E R Catering Creations 402-558-3202 cateringcreations.com

Attitude on Food Abraham Catering

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Member FDIC

Here for all of your firsts. We’re once again thrilled to be named Best Bank and Best Mortgage Provider. 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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Boarding• Daycare • Grooming 13706 C St. Omaha, NE 68144

402.933.4007

Best of Omaha 2017 • Services

C O M P U T E R R E PA I R Elkhorn Computer Sales & Service Schrock Innovations Ken’s PC Repair 402-933-7890 kenspcrepair.biz

CREDIT UNION Centris Federal Credit Union

BarkAvenueOmaha.com

402-334-7000 centrisfcu.org

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Dharma Dog Training!

THANKS OMAHA FOR YOUR VOTES

D AT I N G S E RV I C E Omaha Love Match.com Tinder Dating App D O G D AY C A R E The Paw Spa Pet Resort 402-516-8888 thepawspapetresort.com

Bark Avenue Omaha 402-933-4007 barkavenueomaha.com

Dogtopia of Omaha

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Best of Omaha 2017 • Services

DOG TRAINING Nebraska Humane Society Dharma Dog Training 402-804-3364 dharmadogtraining.com

BonaFide Dog Academy 402-250-9452 bonafidedogacademy.com

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

Fashion Cleaners 402-342-3491 fashioncleaners.com

NuTrend Dry Cleaners Six metro locations nutrenddrycleaners.com

DUCT CLEANING DuctMedic Sharp Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning Affordable Air Duct Cleaning E M P LOY E R - L E S S T H A N 100 E M P LOY E E S Fusion Medical Staffing Capstone Consulting Inc. OBI Creative 402-493-7999 obicreative.com

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100 YEARS OF SERVING OMAHA We’re dedicated to serving the community that has supported us for one hundred years of business and through five generations of family ownership. Max I. Walker is committed to providing Omaha the very best whether it’s through dry cleaning, free home pickup and delivery, or our uniform rental services. th

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

Lovestru.ck Weddings + Events Occasion Designed

402-391-3900 12100 W. Center Rd.

402-630-0672 occasiondesigned.com

FINANCIAL PLANNING FIRM Northwest Mutual 402-391-6651 northwesternmutual.com

Renaissance Financial Vintage Financial Group LLC

You power us.We power you. Teamwork at its finest.

FUNERAL HOME Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler Mortuaries and Crematory

Thank you, Omaha, for voting us Best in Electrical Services. We’re proud to be a part of this great city.

John A. Gentleman Mortuaries Roeder Mortuary

402.341.6479

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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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Best of Omaha 2017 • Services

FURNITURE REPURPOSING A N D R E S TO R AT I O N Don’s Refinishing Service Southern Style Restorations/Furniture Magic 402-429-6799 fmomaha.com

Vintage 180

402-957-0996 facebook.com/chicchiffonier

HOTEL Magnolia Hotel Omaha Hotel Deco Omaha 402-991-4981 hoteldecoomaha.com

Hilton Omaha 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

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Thank you for voting for us! Best Retirement Community and Assisted Living You’ve had plenty of awkward conversations. What’s one more?

You two can talk about anything. Don’t let discussing retirement living put an end to that. We’ll provide information and advice to make the conversation a little bit easier. See where the conversation goes. You might just find a place uniquely your own. Give us a call at 402-829-9020 or visit Immanuel.com.

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Best of Omaha 2017 • Services

Savor the experience

IN-HOME N U R S I N G S E RV I C E Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Home Nursing With Heart Hillcrest Home Care INTERNET PROVIDER Cox Communications 402-933-3000 cox.com

CenturyLink Internet Windstream Voted Best of Omaha Seven Years in a Row

402.558.3202 cateringcreations.com

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

Thank you, Omaha for voting us into the “Best of Omaha Winner’s Circle” 10 years in a row. We love calling Omaha home.

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PhysiciansMutual.com

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Westgate Living: Voted Best of Omaha Assisted 5 Years Running! 3030 S. 80th St - Omaha, NE 68124 When you just can’t add another title to your growing list… 402-391-8566 “Mother”, “Grandmother”, “Neighbor”, “Friend”…. ….Let us www.westgateassistedliving.com be the “Caregiver” your loved one needs.

National Center for Assisted Living.

3 Omaha Magazine’s “Best of Omaha” in assisted living for the 8th time!

Westgate Assisted Living: 3030 S. 80th St - Omaha, NE 68124 402-391-8566 www.westgateassistedliving.com

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OMAHA’S FINEST INDOOR OMAHA’S SHOOTING RANGE FINEST INDOOR SINCE 1996 RANGE SHOOTING

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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

Omaha’s only all-inclusive resort for dogs!

402-516-8888

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

LOCAL WEB HOSTING Flywheel Websnoogie, LLC 402-813-4034 websnoogie.com

Omaha Media Group LOCAL WEBSITE Omaha.com KETV.com lovelyskin.com Thank You for Voting Us 4 Years in a Row!

402-697-1100 lovelyskin.com

NON-PROFIT EVENT Omaha Gives! Powered by the Omaha Community Foundation 402-342-3458 omahagives24.org

JDRF One Walk Nebraska Children’s Home Society’s Sand in the City PET BOARDING The Paw Spa Pet Resort 402-516-8888 thepawspapetresort.com

Cottonwood Pet Resort 402-359-4155 cottonwoodpetresort.com

Clearview Pet Care Centre 402-493-5151 clearviewpetcare.com

KAREN JENNINGS STANDING TALL FOR YOU! Top Producing CBSHOME Team...2013-2015 Top Producing CBSHOME Individual...2009-2012 402.290.6296 | karen.jennings@cbshome.com Omaha Magazine • 2017 |

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Thank you for making Omaha Gives! the Best of Omaha. We’re celebrating the 20,000 people who have raised over $27 million for our community since Omaha Gives! began in 2013.

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

The next big give-together day is coming up May 24, 2017. Save the date!

(402) 493-6767 Open 7 days a week!

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PET GROOMING SALON Bark Avenue Omaha

Thank You for Voting us BEST OF OMAHA!

402-933-4007 barkavenueomaha.com

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

Susie’s Professional Pet Grooming Before

After

Locally Owned & Operated Licensed, Insured & Bonded

402.689.6107 affordableairductcleaning.net

PET PHOTOGRAPHY Dogtography by Kala Howard C41 Photography Farrah Grant Photography R E A LT O R A G E N T Blythe Real Estate Team 402-964-4264 buyingomaha.com

Lisa & Dennis Ritter, RE/Max Results 402-612-2413 ritterssellhomes.com

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

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“For Pets Who Think They Are People”

West Omaha Location

Northwest Omaha Location

3505 N. 160th St. Omaha, NE 68116 (402) 493-5151

9223 N. 72nd St. Omaha, NE 68122 (402) 573-5151

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• Indoor/Outdoor Lodging • Doggy Day Care • Pet Styling • Spacious Outdoor Play Yards • Nature Trails • Holiday and Husker Parties • Owners on Property

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

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

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402.253.9111

DharmaDogTraining.com

LIFE CHANGING DOG TRAININGTM

Omaha’s Dog Training & Behavior Specialist


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RETIREMENT COMMUNITY Lakeside Village by Immanuel 402-829-9020 immanuel.com

Hillcrest Country Estates Elk Ridge Village 402-216-8835 elkridgeseniorliving.com

SHOOTING RANGE The Bullet Hole Take Aim 88 Tactical I-80 & Hwy 370 88tactical.com

S M A L L E N G I N E R E PA I R Gretna Small Engine J & J Small Engine Services Ty’s Outdoor Power & Service

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Nu Trend Dry Cleaners

Serving Omaha For Over 30 years Family Owned and Operated

NEBRASKA’S ULTIMATE RESORT FOR PETS

SAVE 30-50% EVERYDAY 6 metro locations nutrenddrycleaners.com

REGENT FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.

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S M A R T P H O N E R E PA I R iFixOmaha Apple Store Fix It Fast Cellular Repair

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A national and regional powerhouse in meetings, conferences & events. 402.333.3062 | planitomaha.com | 10832 old mill road, suite 5 | omaha, ne 68154

Thank You For Voting Us Best 6 Years In A Row!

Where Craftsmanship is at its Finest! All types of Roofing, Guttering, Siding, & Windows Hail Damage Specialists Locally Owned & Operated Since 1993 Insurance Claims are Our Specialty

FREE ESTIMATES!

1504 S Saddle Creek Rd. Omaha NE 68106 (402) 502-9300 www.pyramidroof.com

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Best of Omaha 2017 • Services

We aren’t typical. We are your One Simple Solution… Home Warranties • Heating & Cooling Electrical • Plumbing • Appliance Repair Mention Best of Omaha for 30% OFF* your next repair. * Expires 8/1/17. Must mention Best of Omaha. Available for new customers only and cannot be used with any other offer, coupon or promotion. Limited to maximum discount of $50 and may not be exchanged for cash. Only 1 discount per household.

Licensed, Bonded and Insured. 25 years, Locally Owned and Operated.

TUXEDO STORE Men’s Wearhouse Gentleman’s Choice Formal Wear Bridal Traditions VETERINARY CLINIC Gentle Doctor Animal Hospital 402-445-4400 gentledoctoranimalhospitals.com

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

American Animal Hospital 402-493-6767 americananimal.net

Thank You Omaha!

402-593-1111

www.ServiceOne.com

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“Thank you, Omaha, for entrusting “Thank you,care Omaha, for pets entrusting us with the of your – and us for with the care of your pets – and voting us Best of Omaha!” for voting us Best of Omaha!” West West Maple Maple Location Location 15230 West Maple 15230 West Maple Rd. Rd. West Maple Location Omaha, NE 68116 Omaha, NE 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 NE Location Omaha, 68164 Omaha, NE 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, NE Omaha, NE 68134 68134 8911 Grant Street 402-397-4344 402-397-4344 Omaha, NE 68134 402-397-4344

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Best of Omaha 2017 • Transportation

Thank You Omaha

for voting Travel and Transport Best Travel Agency!

This year we proudly celebrate our 70th anniversary, and we thank our loyal customers for your support. We will remain committed to providing our travelers with innovative corporate travel solutions, unique event planning services and unforgettable vacation experiences.

The employee-owners of Travel and Transport look forward to the exciting journey ahead. travelandtransport.com 2120 S. 72nd Street | 402.399.4500 CO R P O R AT E T R AV E L | E V E N T S | LOYA LT Y | VAC AT I O N S Omaha Magazine • 2017 |

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UPFRONT PRICING. DEDICATED CONSULTANTS. THE DEALERSHIP Best of Omaha  •  2017 | 133 |  EXPERIENCE, ELEVATED.

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2017 E-Class

2017 GLS SUV

2017 C-Class Cabriolet

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Thank You Omaha!

14335 Hillsdale Ave. 855-420-1904 OmahaMercedes.com bestofomaha.com


Best of Omaha 2017 • Transportation

AUTO ACCESSORY STORE Auto Zone O’Reilly Auto Parts Advance Auto Parts

STILL THE BEST 50 YEARS Since 1967

A U T O B O D Y R E PA I R Dingman’s Collision Center

IN SHOW

Four locations dingmans.com

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

APACHECAMPER.COM

Four Locations Don & Ron’s CARSTAR 72nd & Q 402.331.0520 Northwest CARSTAR 120th & Maple 402.498.9400 Silver Hammer CARSTAR 90th & Fort 402.571.5348

OUR CUSTOMERS ARE #1 TO US!

Four locations nebraskacarstar.com

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

LOCATIONS ALSO IN LINCOLN & KEARNEY

BEST AUTO BODY REPAIR

CARSTAR

Glenn’s CARSTAR 21st & K - Lincoln 402.475.8441

NEBRASKACARSTAR.COM Thank You For Voting Us Best of Omaha 7 Years in a Row!

1102 S. 13th St. • 402-342-2248 midwesttireomaha.com

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AU TO D E TA I L I N G Dolphins Car Wash 402-697-0650 dolphinscarwash.com

Cornhusker Auto Wash Mojo’s Car Wash & Detail Center AUTO FINANCING Centris Federal Credit Union 402-334-7000 centrisfcu.org

SAC Federal Credit Union PenFed Credit Union


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

Thank you for voting us 1st place 12 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.” Best of Omaha  •  2017 |

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FOR CONTINUING TO MAKE US A

BEST OF OMAHA WINNER!

THANK YOU OMAHA!

For Voting us Best Auto Glass

402.238.1348 6701 L Street, Omaha NE 68117 omahaglasspro.com

2409 CAMBRIDGE DRIVE PLATTSMOUTH, NE 68048 402.235.2628 beaverlakemarina.com

BIKE SHOP The Bike Rack Trek Bikes Bike Masters Cycling

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BEST

Full Service Boat Dealer!

AUTO GL ASS Omaha Glass Pro Safelite AutoGlass Metro Glass

Voted One of the Top 100 Boat Dealers in the USA 11 Years! 96th & L st. • 402.339.9600 • www.OmahamarineCenter.COm

B OAT D E A L E R Omaha Marine Center Valley Marine Beaver Lake Marina B R A K E S E RV I C E Brakes Plus Jensen Tire & Auto jensentireandauto.com

House of Mufflers & Brakes Total Car Care Four locations takeit2thehouse.com

C A R T I R E S E RV I C E Jensen Tire & Auto jensentireandauto.com

Walker Tire & Auto Service Midwest Tire Co., Inc. midwesttireomaha.com 402-342-2248

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EXHAUST & MUFFLER S E RV I C E House of Mufflers & Brakes Total Car Care

THANK YOU OMAHA!

Four locations takeit2thehouse.com

Jensen Tire & Auto jensentireandauto.com

For Voting Us Best Brake serVice

Omaha Car Care E X P R E S S C A R WA S H Russell Speeder’s Car Wash Fantasy’s Bucky’s Convenience Stores 31 locations buckysexpress.com

F U L L S E R V I C E C A R WA S H Dolphins Car Wash 402-697-0650 dolphinscarwash.com

Mojo’s Car Wash & Detail Center VIP Express Car Wash

Mention this ad for $30 off brake pads or shoes. See manager for details.

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Brezina Autocare Exclusive Repair

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8 CONVENIENT AREA LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU

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LUXURY CAR DEALER Lexus of Omaha

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H&H Premier Automotive Mercedes-Benz of Omaha 855-420-1904 omahamercedes.com


Celebrating

60 Years

Thank you for your continued support!

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Audi • Chrysler • Dodge • Jeep • Ram • Fiat • Ford • Infiniti Lexus • Mercedes-Benz • Subaru • Toyota • Volkswagen 141 |  BaxterAuto.com

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Thank you for voting us Best of Omaha for 12 Years!

8906 Maple St (402) 393-7888 | 4102 N. 30th St (402) 455-0135 2717 Leavenworth Street • (402) 346-1040 301 Fort Crook Rd. N. (Bellevue) • (402) 293-1800

THANKS OMAHA!

NEW CAR DEALER Woodhouse Auto Family 800-889-1893 woodhouse.com

Baxter Auto | Midwest Car Dealer Group 15 metro locations baxterauto.com

H&H Kia

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

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OIL CHANGE Jiffy Lube Jensen Tire & Auto jensentireandauto.com

Walker Tire & Auto Service RV D E A L E R Apache Camper Center 402-292-1455 apachecamper.com

A.C. Nelsen RV World Leach Camper Sales

Thank You Omaha for Voting Us Best Transmission Repair! mission Repa ans ir Tr

T R A N S M I S S I O N R E PA I R Certified Transmission Omaha Transmission AAMCO Transmissions & Total Car Care T R AV E L A G E N C Y Travel and Transport Vacation Superstore 402-390-0909 etravelomaha.com

Enchanted Honeymoons

2016 Winner KETV 7 • Baxter Arena

3330 N. 72nd St. Omaha | 6061 L St. Omaha 5254 S. 133rd Ct. Omaha | 809 Cary St. Bellevue | 1600 Avenue A, Council Bluffs Omaha Magazine • 2017 |

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USED CAR DEALER CarMax Huber Automotive Sid Dillon


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You’ll Love What You See. Personal Service, Professional Results

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 14 YEARS RUNNING

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

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SPONSORED BUSINESS PROFILES

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ROM A BROKEN roof shingle, to embarassing breakouts of acne, to hunger pangs that can only be satisfied by the perfect pizza pie, the Best of Omaha winners are ready to provide a solution to whatever your problem might be.

Read the following profiles to learn more about noteworthy local businesses—and the people behind the scenes—working in a multitude of fields. Featured profile categories also include: mail marketing, plumbing, financial services, Mexican cuisine, home and office cleaning services, oral surgery, windows and doors, fencing, landscaping, and more.  

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WINNER

PROFILES

PELL A W INDOWS & DOOR S OF OM A H A & LINCOLN

Windows and Doors

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OTED NO. 1 for windows and doors five years in a row. Thank you, Omaha!

We 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, from new construction and remodeling to replacement and commercial needs.

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WINNER

When it comes to windows and doors, trust Pella to help you make smart choices. Unlike competitors who only offer you one product, Pella offers seven product lines, three material types, and the most popular styles, features, and innovations. So you’ll find the right fit for your home and budget. Customer satisfaction is the key to our success. We strive to provide the best experience, and we want to hear our customers’ feedback.

We manage our business in part by surveying every Pella customer. We have been awarded Pella Corporation’s President’s Award 12 out of the last 17 years. We are very excited to be voted No. 1 in Best of Omaha for the last five years.

PROFILES

windows and installation to several charitable organizations and those in need. Our employees get involved in many community projects around the holidays and throughout the year to benefit those less fortunate than us.

Pella Windows & Doors of Omaha & Lincoln gives back to the community. Our company as well as our individual employees give time and financial resources in many ways. We donate

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PROFILES

Front Row: Jack McKeegan, Angie Bade, Tim Harrison, Carla Laurent, and Seth Tracy Back Row: Thomas Beebe, Kate O’Dea, Andy Chupp, Kelsey Petersen, JoAnne Reynolds, Mark Schneider, and Dan McCoy

H A R R ISON FINA NCI A L SERV ICES

Wealth Advisors

H

A R R I S O N F I N A NC I A L SERV ICES 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 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. 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. 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. 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

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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. 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 20 percent (YOY) for the past five years.

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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.” 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


WINNER

PROFILES

S U N VA L L E Y L A N D S C A PI N G

Landscaping Service, Landscape Rock and Granite, and Mulch Provider

“T

HE SUN VA LLEY

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 materials, we want you to have a perfect setting to enjoy.

Our design process starts with an understanding of your site and your desired use of the space. You and your designer will flush out the style, form, and function that will best make your dream a reality. We will pay attention to the details— color, texture, and structure—to create a beautiful, balanced space that will stand the test of time. At Sun Valley, it’s all about the experience. Our landscape professionals are trained, educated, and certified in horticulture, turf-grass management, and landscape design, and will create one-on-one relationships with you to fully understand your needs.

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At Sun Valley, we put people first. This year we celebrated the second anniversary of our community-wide initiative, Commit20, which has tracked the impact of volunteerism all over the community and encouraged over 1,500 people to give back through over 37,000 hours logged with commit20.com. Through our continuous focus on social responsibility, our team strives to make an impact through GreenCare/ SnowCare For Troops and challenging our employees and the community as a whole to make a difference.

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5601 Harrison St. Omaha, NE 68157 402-932-5704 sunvalleyomaha.com commit20.com


WINNER

PROFILES

CURT HOFER & ASSOCI ATES

Custom Home Builder

O

UR CUSTOM HO M E bu i ld-

ing 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.

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:

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. 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 BUILD. Curt Hofer & Associates is a company of people who are recognized for our individual

• ESTIMATING. Our estimating process is highly detailed and put in writing. Meetings with this

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team take you step by step through the details and allow you to determine if the pricing options are worth it to you. • PROJECT MANAGEMENT

A ND CONSTRUCTION.

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

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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? FR ESH. CLASSIC.

SI M PL IST IC .

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 for an appointment at your convenience.

16820 Frances St., Suite 102 Omaha, NE 68130 402-758-0440 curthofer.com


WINNER

PROFILES

PITCH PIZZER I A

Brick Oven Pizza, Outdoor Patio

P

ITCH IS YOUR PLACE

for energy, scratch cuisine, handcrafted cocktails, and a wine list to excite all vino enthusiasts. Awarded a “Top100 spot” in the U.S. three years in a row by Open Table, Pitch is always a “must” destination in Omaha. We are open seven days a week, and serve a brunch menu on Saturday and Sunday that pushes the creative cuisine needle. The professionals that make up Pitch have a passion to make a connection with every guest and take them on a journey of comfort and energy. Your experience begins with a lively yet cozy environment

as great music energizes the backdrop. Our servers and bartenders will assist you with ordering the perfect dish and pair it with the perfect cocktail or wine. Our menu is seasonally designed by our executive chef with every dish made to order, using only the highest quality of ingredients to ensure a memorable entree. Although we love pizza and do it right, we are so much more! You will always have an experience that allows you to forget what day of the week it is, and that is what makes Pitch a place to call yours. Over the last seven years, Pitch Dundee has become a staple of the historic

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neighborhood; and now a West Omaha location, with a killer rooftop patio, will set the perfect atmosphere for every occasion. We invite you to come experience Pitch and what we do. It is simple, we want Pitch to become your space for brunch, lunch, dinner, cocktails, to-go cuisine, and the space you will visit alone knowing your Pitch family is always ready to embrace your presence. See you soon for an experience of energy. We give you permission to have fun seven days a week. Visit us at pitchpizzeria.com.

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5021 Underwood Ave. Omaha, NE 68132 402-590-2625 17808 Burke St. Omaha, NE 68154 402-289-4096 pitchpizzeria.com


WINNER

PROFILES

Dr. Adam Stanley, Dr. Steve Coffey, Dr. Corey Auch, Dr. David Marshall, Dr. Robert Pfeifle, Dr. John Engel, Dr. Steve Wendt, Dr. Jim Heit, and Dr. John Andersen

OR A L SURGERY A SSOCI ATES

Oral Surgeon

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INCE ITS FOUNDING

in 1969, the hallmark of Oral Surger y Associates has always been putting the patient’s needs first. “Our priority is to provide the highest quality of care that is possible” says Dr. John Engel, partner with Oral Surgery Associates for over 25 years. “One example of providing the very best care is having registered nurses in addition to surgical assistants caring for our patients. This is not typical in other oral surgery offices but we feel that the addition of trained nurses is important to provide the best, safest and most comprehensive care to our patients.” The oral surgeons completed residencies in oral maxillofacial surgery after dental school—meaning they specialize in all aspects of

oral and jaw surgery. They are trained and licensed to administer general anesthesia in all offices. In addition, all of Oral Surgery Associates’ surgeons are board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. “We don’t cut corners” Amanda Visty, Director of Marketing says. “Our doctors take the time to talk with our patients to put them at ease and listen to their concerns. Our goal is to make their experience as painless and stress-free as possible—no matter how difficult the procedure. While removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most commonly performed procedures, our surgeons also perform more complicated procedures such as bone grafting, placing dental implants, corrective jaw surgery and diagnosing

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and treating oral cancer and other pathology. At Oral Surgery Associates, we also provide the Teeth-In-OneDay procedure that allows for the transformation from a hopeless or completely missing dentition to an implant supported prosthesis. This revolutionary procedure has allowed patients who were severely limited by the poor condition of their teeth to live a normal lifestyle unencumbered by dentures, pastes and a restricted diet. It has allowed many to smile for the first time in years. For more than 5 decades, our group has led the way to innovate and define the standard of care for oral and maxillofacial surgery in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. We realize that patients have choices when it comes to their oral health but our commitment to being the best is our mission each and every day.”

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Omaha 13215 Birch Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, NE 68164 402-397-1205 Papillion 1502 So Washington Street, Suite 200 Papillion, NE 68046 402-964-2727 Fremont 1437 East 23rd Street Fremont, NE 68025 402-721-3600 Council Bluffs Jennie Edmundson Hospital The Doctors Building 201 Ridge Street, Suite 308 Council Bluffs, IA 51503 712-328-8892 omfacialsurgery.com


WINNER

PROFILES

Clayton Adams

C A RSON ENTER PR ISES

Landscaping Service

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E WOULD LOVE

to take this opportunity to thank every single one of our loyal clients for providing us with this great honor for seven years in a row. We would also like to provide a brief explanation to prospective clients of why you should do your next projects with our company. We pride ourselves on being able to be a one-stop shop for all of your project needs. For both residential and commercial jobs, we have the best designers in the business. We can provide to-scale blueprints, or a virtual 3D walkthrough of your property, putting your ideas into a realistic view at completion. When working on large-scale projects with electricians, plumbers, carpenters, and other professionals,

there are many variables to consider. Carson Enterprises will be with you every step of the way, coordinating your project to insure that your project gets done in a timely and efficient manner. Installing any project always presents unique and separate challenges. With Carson Enterprises the customer is the only factor that matters. We will work with you to make sure that you understand every phase of your project from start to finish. Our trained professionals use advanced installation techniques to make sure that your project stands the test of time. Because of how we install our projects, we offer free extended warranties on our products. We want your project to look better than you could imagine, going

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above and beyond to make sure what you receive with your hand-picked material is better than expected. With our company there is a difference; the financial investment you put into your property should be less than the value you receive, and with us, it will be. Whether your project is big or small, challenging or unique, we will work for you obsessively to earn your business and to make the project as easy and stress free as possible. Our company is unique; we are not too big to where you can’t make one phone call anytime to get the answers you need immediately. Let us show you the difference. Our people live by a motto and that is “over promise and over deliver,” says Clayton Adams.

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6828 N. 264th Circle Valley, NE 68064 402-676-5579 carsonenterprise.com


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S K I N S P E C I A L I S T S , P. C .

Dermatology

B

OA R D-CERTIFIED DER M ATOLOGIST 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 solutionoriented care for his patients and to find new treatments

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

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signature LovelySkin line, the prestigious LovelySkin LUXE line and the patented FixMySkin Healing Balms with 1 percent 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 world-class day spa, a retail store, and an 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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PROFILES

S K I N S P E C I A L I S T S , P. C .

Cosmetic Surgeon

D

R. JOEL SCHLESSINGER is a world-

renowned dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon who has been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and other national publications. He personally performs all 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 Kybella, a new fat-dissolver. This year, his practice also

added the new breakthrough Cellfina treatment for cellulite, Juvéderm Volbella XC to plump the lips and lines around the mouth, and CoolMini to address stubborn chin fat. Dr. Schlessinger is the single largest Allergan account in the world, offering more Botox, SkinMedica, Juvederm and Latisse to patients than any other practice across the globe. Additionally, his dedicated professional staff works tirelessly to make sure each patient is well-cared for and happy.

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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-speciality educational symposium on the latest cosmetic surgery and dermatological procedures for hundreds of dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons.

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2802 Oak View Drive, Suite 100 Omaha, NE 68144 402-334-7546 LovelySkin.com/cosmetics


WINNER

PROFILES

LOV E LYSK I N

Beauty Supply Store

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OV E LY S K I N .C OM , UNDER THE

direction of Joel Schlessinger, M.D., has been offering premier skin care and beauty products since 1997, but it wasn’t until 2010 that the dreams of a brickand-mortar home came true. The LovelySkin retail store offers more than 350 brands and 15,000 products, including cosmeceuticals, makeup, hair care, and beauty tools and devices from brands like Obagi, SkinMedica, Neocutis, SkinCeuticals, Jane Iredale, Youngblood, and more. LovelySkin is also the largest single Allergan account in the

world, offering more Botox, Skin Medica, Juvederm, and Latisse to patients than any other practice across the globe. Dr. Schlessinger is the single largest Allergan account in the world, offering more Botox, SkinMedica, Juvederm and Latisse to patients than any other practice across the globe. The highly trained staff of licensed aestheticians and experienced sales associates, each handpicked and trained by Dr. Joel Schlessinger, work diligently to find what best suits an individual’s skin care needs.

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

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WINNER

PROFILES

LOV E LYSK I N.COM

Local Website

L

OVELYSKIN.COM IS THE online market

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

and more. Since its launch, LovelySk in.com ha s become the 14th largest health and beauty website in the world and the 518th largest online retailer 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 18 years, LovelySkin.com has expanded to a 30,000-square-foot space

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

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2929 Oak View Drive, Suite 300 Omaha, NE 68144 402-697-6565 LovelySkin.com/retail


WINNER

PROFILES

L OV E LY S K I N S PA

Day Spa

D

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 of our five full-time aestheticians is trained to promote the skin’s beautification process while providing a medically and cosmetically strategic, multisensory

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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 a trusted resource to treat and improve the skin. Our aestheticians perform facials, peels, Pelleve, Pellefirm, SilkPeel, and SilkPeel 3 advanced treatments in addition to many other rejuvenating procedures.

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2802 Oak View Drive, Suite 300 Omaha, NE 68144 402-334-1226 LovelySkin.com.com/spa


WINNER

PROFILES

L OV E LY S K I N S PA

Med Spa

L

OVELYSKIN SPA (FORMER LY 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,

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P.C. and LovelySkin Spa are 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, with a safety record unparalleled in this area.

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2802 Oak View Drive, Suite 300 Omaha, NE 68144 402-334-1226 LovelySkin.com/spa


WINNER

PROFILES

Jose Salazar, co-owner and general manager.

LA MESA

Mexican

W

H E T H E R YOU’RE TREATING the family

to dinner, celebrating a special occasion, or enjoying happy hour with friends, La Mesa is a great destination for top-notch authentic Mexican cuisine. And there’s something else owners and staff pride themselves on besides the delicious food. “We provide outstanding service and are committed to a great dining experience,” says Jose Salazar, co-owner and general manager. La Mesa serves up an affordable array of awesome appetizers, exciting entrees,

seafood specialties, fabulous fajitas, and 18 types of premium tacos. La Mesa also has a great selection of margaritas to choose from—all made with 100 percent agave tequila! The restaurants also offer takeout, catering, and special events such as the popular tequila tasting dinners. All locations boast a fun and colorful atmosphere. Even the Mexican-made chairs and dishes are works of art.

“The entire La Mesa family is very humbled and would like to thank our customers who have voted us best Mexican restaurant 14 years in a row!” La Mesa has six area locations open seven days a week, including three in Omaha (156th and Q, 110th and West Maple, and 158th and West Maple) and one location each in Bellevue, Papillion, and Council Bluffs. Go online for complete menu information.

Being voted best Mexican restaurant 14 years in a row is quite an accomplishment, and according to Salazar, it’s a recognition they take great pride receiving.

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PROFILE

A DVA N TAG E C OU P O N S

M

IKE ERICKSON, OW N ER of

Communit y Concepts LLC, is a true visionary. Mike has been in sales and the advertising business for over 10 years. He is the true definition of the “American Dream” by setting out with an idea and accomplishing it. In 2012 he started Community Concepts LLC and started a modest publication called Community Experience Magazine that provided an event packed information guide for the area. After meeting with his printer, he was set up with Advantage Coupons in 2015. From there he had taken a known publication, combined it with his own, redesigned it with a fresh new look, and took it digital as well. If you’d like to pick up Omaha’s Favorite Savings Guide, now named Omaha Connection,

you can do so at any Baker’s and HyVee. Over the last year, Mike has also been developing and establishing a few other great sources for Omaha and beyond, including an online platform that will offer coupons/offers and serve as a directory for the Omaha area called experienceourcity.com, which is set to launch in January 2017. Also with Mike being a big foodie and loving all aspects of the restaurant industry, he is establishing a website that will launch in January 2017 as well called Dinners Desserts & Drinks. It will be a fun way to keep up with local restaurants, specials, and menu items of the best food in Omaha. Mike hasn’t stopped there. Mike and his wife, Amanda Erickson, who is the graphic

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designer for the company and has been in the large format graphics industry for the last six years, have started Elevation Graphics & Signs. Their motto is “If you can dream it, we can design it.” They specialize in vehicle wraps, signage, websites, search engine optimization services, branding, and more. With their expertise and personal one-on-one treatment, make sure to call them on your next project. They offer quality custom products at a more than reasonable price to help fit your business budget. Their new location will open in Elkhorn at 2929 N. 204th St., Suite 111 in the Hillrise Center in the fall of 2016. Mike would love to thank Omaha for being such a great city and looks forward to growing here for a long time!

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2929 N. 204th St., Suite 111, Hillrise Center Elkhorn, NE 68022 402-333-3550 advantagecoupons.com


WINNER

PROFILES

MCK INNIS INC.

Residential Roofing

M

THE MUNROEMEYER INSTITUTE

Family Behavior Therapy

I

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

CKINNIS INC. IS

It’s how we’ve grown and prospered over the past 35 years–by taking pride in our work, by understanding that if we do our job professionally and of the highest quality, you’ll tell your friends and neighbors about us. And we mentor the next generation of the McKinnis employee family to uphold these same high standards. This approach makes our customers’ lives easier because they know McKinnis will be around for the long haul. After all, we live in this community, too.

It doesn’t matter whether it’s residential or commercial roofing, sheet metal, siding, windows, doors, gutters, or restoration services. We do the job right because it’s the right thing to do and because we treat our customers like family–the way we like to be treated.

We’d like to thank you for voting us Best of Omaha in the “residential roofing” category for three years in a row. We look forward to serving all of your roofing and home improvement needs!

a family-owned business offering the best workmanship and products for over 35 years. We renew, restore, and protect homes and businesses, defending what’s inside by creating a stronger, better, more appealing outside. Since Dave McKinnis started his own business in 1981, he’s had a focus on doing the job right. Dave’s same relentless desire for excellence has become a hallmark for the McKinnis business in everything we do.

• 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 Medical Center and works with children, adults, and their families throughout the city and the region.

University of Nebraska Medical Center 444 S. 44th St. Omaha, NE 68105 402-559-6418 unmc.edu/mmi

13315 B Street Omaha, NE 68144 402-426-2644 mckinnisroofing.com

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WINNER

PROFILES

MOL LY M A ID OF CENTR A L OM A H A /CB

Home Cleaning Service

K INGHOR N GA R DENS

M

Landscape Design

S

INCE 1987, WE’VE been designing and bringing to life spectacular custom gardens that fit our clients’ space and lifestyle. Our dedicated team of designers, horticulturalists, head gardeners, and project

O L LY 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.

craftsmen can help with a menu of services. Our goal is to create great gardens and help clients realize the garden of their dreams. If you’re ready to get started, we’re ready to be of service.

6464 Center Street, Suite 120 Omaha, NE 68106 402-457-6492 kinghorngardens.com

4614 South 50th St. Omaha, NE 68117 402-932-6243 mollymaid.com

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


WINNER

PROFILES

STEPH A NIE MOSS SA LON

Hair Colorist

“C

ONFIDENCE COMES FROM doing some-

thing you’ve never done before, rather than sticking with what you know.” Challenging the status quo has launched Stephanie Moss to her many successes (so far). It’s also at the heart of her passion to change the industry by making beauty a source of confidence. Success started early at just 19, when she was selected as an elite L’Oréal Professionnel artist, one of the youngest ever to join the team. Driven by this experience, Stephanie opened her first salon at age 25, creating Omaha’s first education-based salon. Her determination paid off when L’Oréal Professionnel invited her to open the brand’s only concept salon in Nebraska. In 2009, Stephanie Moss Salon was born. True to her Iowa roots and “big city” style, Stephanie Moss Salon offers a

16811 Burke St., Suite 105 Omaha, NE 68118 402-502-5909 stephaniemosssalon.com info@stephaniemosssalon.com

BIG BIRGE PLUMBING

metropolitan experience with a Midwest attitude. As a concept salon, her guests are the first nationwide to receive the newest products and trends in hair artistry. Guests feel the difference the moment they walk in, and leave confident they’ve received the best in the industry from artists with advanced training using products from the world’s No. 1 beauty brand, L’Oréal Professionnel. The centerpiece of the salon’s color offerings is Balayage, a French, hand-painted hair technique creating a soft grow-out, seen on celebrities and runways across the world. Stephanie Moss Salon is proud to offer the only certified Balayage services in Nebraska.

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Frustrated and feeling like plumbers around Omaha were not presented to the public in a positive way, power couple Brad and Lallenia Birge got to work! Brad, at the time, had been a plumber for over 12 years working for others, while Lallenia worked as a personal trainer with a knack for creativity. They decided to combine forces in 2012 and founded Big Birge Plumbing Company.

Today, Stephanie is one of 43 artists on the L’Oréal Professionnel National Team, traveling to top salons and L’Oréal academies sharing her knowledge and passion for the industry. Her fearless, down-to-earth attitude earns her the respect of guests and artists looking for a trendsetting environment. Stephanie’s joy comes from helping others realize their inner strengths, while continuing to build her own in the process.

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the day…When men took great pride in their work? Treated their customers with respect? You felt confident after the work was completed? In case you forgot, Big Birge is here to remind you!

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While wanting to stand out from the crowd with a unique twist that also represented their personalities, core values and of course Brad’s love for his red and black f lannel shirts, the vintage/pin-up/ lumberjack theme fit their vision perfectly. Starting with just the two, Big Birge now has three plumbing divisions: services, residential remodeling, and commercial contracting to the Omaha metro area. They are looking to continue their growth and customer experience all while shifting the way people view plumbers for the better. At Big Birge Plumbing Company we aren’t your average everyday “Joe the Plumber” company. We are polite, honest and respectful of your home and business. We want you to feel peace of mind when our job is complete. We love what we do and have a lot of pride and passion in our profession. We know that without you, we wouldn’t be here. Every second we are in your home or business we won’t forget that!


WINNER

PROFILES

S&W FENCE

Fence & Railings

S

&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!

Thank you for voting!

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

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Omaha Magazine’s special Best of Omaha issue is a reflection of your votes. The issue is your exhaustive guide to the best companies in the Omaha area in 2017. Refer back frequently, peruse the ads, and read the profiles. Everyone in this book has been voted Best of Omaha.

15803 Pacific St. Omaha, NE 68118 402-333-5722 sw-fence.com

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The Best Is Yet to Come by Otis Twelve

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OW! A CITY of

“Bests!”

Omaha is filled with so many amazing businesses, innovators, artists, entrepreneurs, vendors, doctors, venues, restaurants, and… well you name the category. The “Bests.” They make us proud to be from Omaha. And yet, how many times have you been on a trip to some exotic locale like Bora Bora, Paris, Costa Rica, Portland, or even Lubbock, and upon being asked where you’re from, you’ve mumbled, “Omaha,” furtively, under your breath? Despite the fact that our hometown boasts a 6-foot-tall bronze statue of Chef Boyardee, and the archetypical power of our name emblazoned on the Wizard of Oz’s escape balloon, we feel shy about claiming our place as one of the best places on earth. Admit it. We’ve always had a bit of an inferiority complex about where we’re from—where we live. But, why? Well, I suspect that bit of shame might be rooted in the lyrics of an old song that described this town of ours back in the early days: “Hast ever been in Omaha, Where rolls the dark Missouri down, And four strong horses scarce can draw An empty wagon through the town? Where sand is blown from every mound To fill the eyes and ears and throat? Where all the steamers are aground And all the shanties are afloat? Where whisky shops the livelong night Are vending out their poison juice; Where men are often very tight, And women deemed a trifle loose?”

Stan Freberg didn’t help with his musical Omaha! that included lyrics like; “Who me? Miss the weenie roast in Omaha?” and “Omaha moon keep shining. You shone on Council Bluffs last June. Leaving Dundee lovers pining. Please remember you’re an Omaha moon.” Nobel Prize winner Robert Allen Zimmerman (aka Bob Dylan) sang, “I’m going to ride into Omaha on a horse. Out to the country club and the golf course,” in 1964—no comfort there. Psychedelic ensemble Moby Grape did us no favors with their 1968 single, “Omaha,” which didn’t mention Omaha even once beyond the title. Bob Seger sang about “A long and lonesome highway east of Omaha” in his paean to touring as a rock star but he never mentioned actually coming into town while he was in the neighborhood. So, thanks a lot, Bob. We did hit it big in 1973 when Grand Funk Railroad sang about “four young chiquitas in Omaha,” in their No. 1 hit “We’re an American Band.” The problem was, Little Rock got top billing in the verses, and, after the chorus we ended up getting a hotel torn down.

Hardly a “New York, New York” or “April in Paris,” that’s for sure. The lyrics are no match for “Bombay Se Gayi Poona,” either. We started with a pretty brutal musical selfimage. Maybe this nagging sense of “less than” is rooted in the dearth of good tunes about our fair city.

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So here’s the deal, we need an Omaha anthem. A song with the Omaha equivalent of “little cable cars,” and some parallel to “that toddling town.” We need to be where “little town shoes” are headed. Omaha needs a “Best Song About Omaha” winner next year. We need to patch up the psychic scars we’ve borne for all these many years. It won’t be easy. Others have tried and failed. I’m counting on you, we all are. Do you have an anthem for Omaha? E-mail a video of your song to Omaha Magazine at editor@omahamagazine.com to be considered for prizes.

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BELLEVUE

10th & Capitol | 402-763-9974

114th & Dodge | 402-498-8855

23rd & Cornhusker | 402-292-9096

AKSARBEN VILLAGE

MILLARD

PLATTSMOUTH

67th & Center | 402-933-3533

DJSDUGOUT.COM

180th & Q | 402-933-8844

Hwy 75 & Oak Hill | 402-298-4166 omaha magazine • best of omaha 2015 

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THANK YOU, OMAHA! BEST IN 6 CATEGORIES

Whether your needs are medical or cosmetic, Dr. Joel Schlessinger and the staff at LovelySkin have the expertise and knowledge to find the right treatment plan for you. Visit Skin Specialists P.C., LovelySkin Spa and the LovelySkin retail store to achieve a more beautiful you. LovelySkin is also the largest single Allergan account in the world, offering more Botox, SkinMedica, JUVEDERM and LATISSE to patients than any other practice across the globe. Thank you for your loyalty and patronage – we wouldn’t be here today without you!

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Best Beauty Supply Store: First Place 2017 Best Cosmetic Surgeon: First Place 2017 Best Dermatologist: First Place 2017 Best Day Spa: Winners’ Circle 2017 Best Med Spa: Winners’ Circle 2017 Best Local Website: Winners’ Circle 2017

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