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2013-2014 Membership Directory & Resource Guide

he Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce is redefining the Chamber experience! We invite you to explore the many opportunities for you, your business and your employees to join us and get engaged! From talent development to networking, economic development to public policy, the Ralston Area Chamber is leading the way. The Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce and its 300 local business members welcome you! This publication is designed to be a guide to the Chamber’s services, the membership of the Chamber and the Ralston community. Learn more about the organization, our services and products. We offer business development and advocacy resources to businesses of all types. With the large number and diversity of our programs, we are able to offer something for literally all types of businesses. The favorable responses we receive indicate these programs are being welcomed by our members, while our traditional programs, such as the Business Exchange Network, Annual Awards Banquet and Auction and Independence Day Parade continue to grow in popularity and attendance. Our Chamber’s success would not be possible without the cooperation and assistance of our dedicated Chamber Board of Directors and great city officials. We extend sincere thanks to Mayor Don Groesser and his fine staff and department heads, and to our dedicated city council. The generosity of our schools, community clubs and business people — all of whom offer hours and hours of volunteer time and sponsorship — add to the ongoing success of your Chamber. It’s a community effort that brings us together and adds growth and vitality to the Ralston area. We offer thanks and appreciation to each of our members and associates. Sincerely, The Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce www.ralstonareachamber.org 402-339-7737

Mayor’s Greeting...............................................6 Board Chair’s Welcome....................................7 Schmooz-A-Palooza..........................................8 Platinum Sponsors...........................................8 Chamber Profile................................................9 Chamber Programs/Services........................10 Chamber Calendar.........................................11 Arena Bringing Excitement..........................13 Community Information Government Offices........................................17 Ralston Schools...............................................20 Clubs and Organizations...............................21 Parks and Pools..............................................23 Houses of Worship..........................................24 Membership/Categorical......................... 26-42 Membership/Alphabetical....................... 43-46

Ralston Resources is published by the Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Suburban Newsapapers Inc. For Suburban Newspapers Inc.: Retail Advertising Manager: Dan Matuella · Special Project Manager: Paul Swanson · Special Sections Editor: Shelley Larsen · Section Editor, Writer and Designer: Tom Knox · Copy Editor: Howard K. Marcus · Advertising Sales: Cindy Brenner · Advertising Coordinator: Marie Douglas · Cover photo illustration by Tom Knox/photo from World-Herald News Service Photo credits (unless otherwise noted): Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce, Suburban Newspapers, Inc. World-Herald News Service

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o good neighbors, old and new: We are delighted to have you as a vital part of our community. Speaking as Mayor of Ralston and on behalf of our city government, we recognize that our citizens are our most important asset. We continue to provide an environment that enriches our community and its residents. Although an island surrounded by much larger cities, we continue as a small town with a “Spirit of Independence.” As you drive by 72nd and Q Streets, you may notice our amazing new arena complex that hosts the Omaha Lancers, Omaha Beef and UNO Men’s Basketball. The arena holds 3,500 to 4,000 people for various types of family events. We have two sheets of ice that provide entertainment for all ages, and the lobby can be used for weddings, dinners and special gatherings. Behind the arena is a new 270-unit apartment complex. The enthusiasm within Ralston grows with the addition of the newcomers. We bid you all a warm “Spirit of Independence” welcome. Sincerely, Donald A. Groesser Mayor, City of Ralston

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n behalf of the Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, I am pleased to welcome you to our community and our ever-expanding business community. Use this Ralston Resources Membership Directory and Resource Guide to learn more about the Ralston Area and our Chamber members and their fine products and services. Our Chamber, chartered in 1960, encompasses members throughout the metro area as well as Ralston. Through the years, we have grown tremendously and will continue to do so as we strive to bring the very best opportunities to our members and the community. Check us out...You’ll be glad you did!

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Chamber Information

one are the days of the pipe and drape trade show spending eight hours stuck in your 10-by-10 foot booth! The Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce now offers you the opportunity to schmooze with other like-minded business professionals in the dynamic and social atmosphere of Schmooz-A-Palooza! Schmooz-A-Palooza, the Chamber’s biggest party of the year, is an energetic gathering for business professionals. Schmooz-A-Palooza provides Chamber member companies with the opportunity to promote their business to Chamber members, as well as others in the community. Attendees meet and greet other attendees, exhibitors and business owners while perusing tables displaying their products and/or services. The dynamic and social atmosphere of Schmooz-A-Palooza includes entertainment, food, wine, and beer tasting, and exclusive prize drawings. In past years, exhibitors have included nonprofit organizations, local bars and restaurants, hotels, party rental companies, sports teams, auto repair stores, banks, fitness centers and many more. Don’t miss out on your chance to be seen! Join us in April to schmooze with other like-minded businesspersons, network, and grow your business — all while having fun! Linda Whitver, Chamber Office Manager, and Tara Lea, Chamber President

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he following advertising benefits are offered annually to Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce Platinum Sponsors. All Chamber members are eligible. * Listing as a Platinum Sponsor on official Chamber letterhead and membership brochures * Prominent listing on Chamber website * Listing on all outgoing Chamber broadcast emails * Name on signage at all Chamber-sponsored events * Sponsorship of one Chamber luncheon ($100 value) * Sponsorship of Annual Banquet and Awards Event ($75 value) * Hole sponsorship at Annual Charity Golf Classic ($100 value) * Sponsorship of Holiday Magic event ($60 value) * Featured as Business of the Week on website, in Chamber Chatter and on social media pages * PLUS… an annual advertisement in the Ralston Recorder and surrounding community newspapers listing and thanking our Platinum Sponsors. All of the above benefits come with a yearlong Platinum Sponsorship, which is a January-to-January annual membership. 8

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Chamber Information Executive Committee Chairman of the Board Joseph Kilzer, Ralston High School 1st Vice Chairman Michael Sanchez, Maria’s Mexican Restaurant 2nd Vice Chairman Mark Krzemien, Don & Ron’s Carstar Secretary/Treasurer Dolores Costanzo, City of Ralston Past Chairman John Peterson, CBSHome Real Estate

board of directors BC Clark, Metro Omaha Women’s Business Center Sarah Kaczmarek, Celebrity Staff Ron Murtaugh, Ralston Police Department Amy Roeder, JCI Ralston Tom VanRobays, Great Western Bank Tom Clabaugh Chairman’s Choice Tiffanie Welte, Ralston High School

board of advertisement Marilyn Kelson, Comprehensive Financial Services, LLC Tami Murtaugh, American National Bank Nick Parker, American National Bank Mandy Vanderloo, Magnolia Hotel

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An online directory lists members alphabetically and by category and offers links to members’ websites. Members have an opportunity to buy advertising in Ralston Resources — this free membership directory and resource guide that’s widely distributed to all members in Ralston and area communities. We offer hands-on economic development by being involved in business location and expansion. We celebrate groundbreakings with decorative shovels and grand openings with traditional ribbon-cuttings. We also track state legislation affecting businesses and convey our findings to our members. We continuously look for innovations to help you strengthen and grow your business. We even make it easy to join by accepting credit cards for dues and event fees. Just look at the resources available!

embership in the Ralston Area Chamber comes with a number of perks, advantages and opportunities. Our strategic plan centers on providing networking opportunities, unique benefits and increased visibility in the business community. We encourage members to serve on Chamber committees and to participate in the Mentor Program offered through the Chamber Ambassadors. Our website (www.RalstonAreaChamber. org) is information central for Chambersponsored events and programs that can help members grow their businesses. We offer online registration for most activities and links to non-Chamber events that members may find interesting or helpful in their careers or lines of work. Email reminders keep members informed of events and member news.

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Metro-Area Membership — Our members come from across the entire metro area. As all of our businesses and communities are intertwined, any business, organization or individual in the metropolitan area may join the Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce. Proactive Networking — We offer numerous ways to make business connections.

Media Promotions — Group newspaper advertising and other opportunities.

Member’s Luncheons — Great time to meet members and hear informative speakers.

Power Hour! — The social side of business with afterwork networking.

Schmooz-A-Palooza — Annual business trade show features exhibitors in a dynamic and social atmosphere. Professional Business Seminars — Learn and grow your business.

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Business Referrals — We proudly refer our members to increase their business.

Annual Awards Banquet and Auction — Business and citizen awards for exemplary service; silent and oral auctions; annual presentation of scholarships to Ralston High School seniors.

Website Presence — Keep informed at www.ralstonareachamber.org. Site includes online registration for Chamber events. Find members alphabetically or by category, and link from our website to yours. Member-to-Member Discount Program — Member-only offers. Details online.

Chamber Chatter — Event reminders, member news. Independence Day Parade — Nebraska’s largest Independence Day parade and best fireworks display!

Legislative Advocacy — We track legislation affecting business.

Holiday Magic — Santa’s arrival on a fire engine; tree-lighting ceremony in downtown Ralston.

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Ambassadors Club — Member volunteers help recruit, retain members. Advertising/Promotion Opportunities — Advertising and sponsorship opportunities that gain visibility for you. Morning Mingle — Early-morning networking opportunities.

Ribbon-Cuttings — A grand welcome for new member businesses. S.U.R.E. Cleanup — Annual collection of unwanted items in Ralston. Leadership Development — Chair or serve on a committee.

Chamber 101 — Meet-and-greet opportunities.

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Small Business Council (SBC) — Addressing the needs of small businesses with special events, seminars, and /or lunches.

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Chamber Calendar 2013-2014 Here’s a sampling of events on the Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce calendar for 2013 and 2014. For complete details, visit www.RalstonAreaChamber.org.

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September • Sept. 4 — Business Exchange Network (BEN) tips group meeting, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., First State Bank (72nd and Main Streets) • Sept. 5 — Ambassador’s Club Meeting, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., various locations • Sept. 13 — The Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce hosts Small Business Administration’s Omaha Empowerment Breakfast, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., Regency Lodge (909 S. 107th Ave.) • Sept. 18 — Business Exchange Network (BEN) tips group meeting, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., First State Bank (72nd and Main Streets) • Sept. 25 — RACE (Ralston Area Chamber Executives) Tips Group meeting, various locations • Sept. 25 — Norm’s Door Service 50th Anniversary Celebration, 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Norm’s Door Service (89th Street and Washington Circle) • Sept. 26 — Small Business Council Meeting, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., Chamber Office (5505 Miller Ave.) • Sept. 26 — Ralston Wine Walk, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at participating Ralston businesses

October • Oct. 2 — Business Exchange Network (BEN) tips group meeting, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., First State Bank (72nd and Main Streets) • Oct. 3 — Ambassador’s Club Meeting, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., various locations • Oct. 10 — Morning Mingle, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., location TBA • Oct. 15 — Member’s Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Anthony’s Steakhouse (72nd and F Streets) • Oct. 16 — Business Exchange Network (BEN) tips group meeting, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., First State Bank (72nd and Main Streets) • Oct. 17 — Oct-Member-Fest, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. • Oct. 24 — Power Hour!, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., location TBA • Oct. 30 — RACE (Ralston Area Chamber Executives) Tips Group meeting, various locations

November • Nov. 6 — Business Exchange Network (BEN) tips group meeting, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., First State Bank (72nd and Main Streets) • Nov. 7 — Ambassador’s Club Meeting, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., various locations • Nov. 7 — Wine and Brew Fest, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. • Nov. 19 — Member’s Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Anthony’s Steakhouse (72nd and F Streets) • Nov. 20 — Business Exchange Network (BEN) tips group meeting, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., First State Bank (72nd and Main Streets) • Nov. 21 — Power Hour!, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Location TBA • Nov. 27 — RACE (Ralston Area Chamber Executives) Tips Group meeting, various locations

December • Dec. 1 — Holiday Magic, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Independence Square • Dec. 4 — Business Exchange Network (BEN) tips group meeting, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., First State Bank (72nd and Main Streets) • Dec. 4 — Annual Awards Banquet and Auction, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Ralston Arena (72nd and Q Streets) • Dec. 5 — Ambassador’s Club Meeting, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., various locations • Dec. 12 — Morning Mingle, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., location TBA • Dec. 18 — Business Exchange Network (BEN) tips group meeting, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., First State Bank (72nd and Main Streets)

• Dec. 19 — Small Business Council Meeting, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., Chamber Office (5505 Miller Ave.) Dec. 19 — Power Hour!, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., location TBA

January • Jan. 2 — Ambassador’s Club Meeting, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., various locations • Jan. 9 — Chamber 101, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., location TBA • Jan. 15 — Business Exchange Network (BEN) tips group meeting, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., First State Bank (72nd and Main Streets) • Jan. 16 — Power Hour!, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., location TBA • Jan. 21 — Member’s Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Anthony’s Steakhouse (72nd and F Streets) • Jan. 29 — RACE (Ralston Area Chamber Executives) Tips Group meeting, various locations • Jan. 30 — Small Business Council Meeting, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., Chamber Office (5505 Miller Ave.)

February • Feb. 5 — Business Exchange Network (BEN) tips group meeting, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., First State Bank (72nd and Main Streets) • Feb. 6 — Ambassador’s Club Meeting, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., various locations • Feb. 13 — Morning Mingle, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., location TBA • Feb. 18 — Member’s Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Anthony’s Steakhouse (72nd and F Streets) • Feb. 19 — Business Exchange Network (BEN) tips group meeting, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., First State Bank (72nd and Main Streets) • Feb. 26 — RACE (Ralston Area Chamber Executives) Tips Group meeting, various locations • Feb. 27 — Small Business Council Meeting, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., Chamber Office (5505 Miller Ave.) • Feb. 27 — Power Hour!, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., location TBA

March • March 5 — Business Exchange Network (BEN) tips group meeting, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., First State Bank (72nd and Main Streets) • March 18 — Member’s Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Anthony’s Steakhouse (72nd and F Streets) • March 19 — Business Exchange Network (BEN) tips group meeting, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., First State Bank (72nd and Main Streets) • March 26 — RACE (Ralston Area Chamber Executives) Tips Group meeting, various locations • March 27 — Small Business Council Meeting, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., Chamber Office (5505 Miller Ave.) • March 27 — Power Hour!, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., location TBA

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Chamber Calendar 2013-2014 June 5 — Ambassador’s Club Meeting, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., various locations • June 12 — Morning Mingle, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., location TBA • June 17 — Member’s Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Anthony’s Steakhouse (72nd and F Streets) • June 18 — Business Exchange Network (BEN) tips group meeting, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., First State Bank (72nd and Main Streets) • June 25 — RACE (Ralston Area Chamber Executives) Tips Group meeting, various locations • June 26 — Power Hour!, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., location TBA

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April • April 2 — Business Exchange Network (BEN) tips group meeting, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., First State Bank (72nd and Main Streets) • April 3 — Ambassador’s Club Meeting, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., various locations • April 10 — Morning Mingle, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., location TBA • April 15 — Member’s Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Anthony’s Steakhouse (72nd and F Street) • April 16 — Business Exchange Network (BEN) tips group meeting, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., First State Bank (72nd and Main Street) • April 24 — Schmooz-A-Palooza, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Ralston Arena • April 30 — RACE (Ralston Area Chamber Executives) Tips Group meeting, various locations

May • May 1 — Ambassador’s Club Meeting, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., various locations • May 7 — Business Exchange Network (BEN) tips group meeting, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., First State Bank (72nd and Main Streets) • May 20 — Member’s Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Anthony’s Steakhouse (72nd and F Streets) • May 21 — Business Exchange Network (BEN) tips group meeting, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., First State Bank (72nd and Main Street) • May 28 — RACE (Ralston Area Chamber Executives) Tips Group meeting, various locations • May 29 — Small Business Council Meeting, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., Chamber Office (5505 Miller Ave.) • May 29 — Power Hour!, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., location TBA

June • June 4 — Business Exchange Network (BEN) tips group meeting, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., First State Bank (72nd and Main Streets)

• July 3 — Chamber Sponsored dances, community picnic in the park and more • July 4 — Fun Run/Walk and Children’s Parade in the morning, 1 p.m. community parade, fireworks extravaganza at dusk • July 16 — Business Exchange Network (BEN) tips group meeting, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., First State Bank (72nd and Main Streets) • July 30 — RACE (Ralston Area Chamber Executives) Tips Group meeting, various locations

August • Aug. 5 — Member’s Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Anthony’s Steakhouse (72nd and F Streets) • Aug. 6 — Business Exchange Network (BEN) tips group meeting, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., First State Bank (72nd and Main Streets) • Aug. 14 — Morning Mingle, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., location TBA • Aug. 20 — Business Exchange Network (BEN) tips group meeting, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., First State Bank (72nd and Main Street) • Aug. 27 — RACE (Ralston Area Chamber Executives) Tips Group meeting, various locations • Aug. 28 — Power Hour!, 4 p.m. to 6p.m., location TBA

September • Sept. 3 — Business Exchange Network (BEN) tips group meeting, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., First State Bank (72nd and Main Streets) • Sept. 4 — Ambassador’s Club Meeting, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., various locations • Sept. 12 — The Ralston Area Chamber will host Small Business Administration’s Omaha Empowerment Breakfast, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., Regency Lodge (909 S. 107th Ave.) • Sept. 16 — Member’s Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Anthony’s Steakhouse (72nd and F Streets) • Sept. 17 — Business Exchange Network (BEN) tips group meeting, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., First State Bank (72nd and Main Streets) • Sept. 24 — RACE (Ralston Area Chamber Executives) Tips Group meeting, various locations

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amount of home tenants we have,” Hendrickson said, pointing to teams such as the Omaha Lancers and the Rollergirls. The arena just signed a long-term contract with a craft show operation that will hold two shows a year at the arena. The Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce also hosts its networking event, Schmooz-A-Palooza, at the arena. See Page 8 for more about Schmooz-APalooza. With these new and varied events come more visitors to Ralston. According to Groesser, the city is estimating that 650,000 unique visitors will visit the arena each year. That’s something the city can take better advantage of, and in some cases it already is. A new hotel is going up just south of the arena. The Holiday Inn Express is expected to be ready for guests by mid-2014. Part of the mayor’s vision for Ralston is to make it a destination, similar to the Old Market or Midtown Crossing. Groesser said he would love to see more of those arena visitors stay a little

Side developments Thanks in large part to the new Ralston Arena, there is a new energy in the city. A Holiday Inn Express is under construction to the south of the arena, with a completion date in mid-2014. Menard’s opened a new home improvement store a few hundred yards from the arena.

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Here’s Ralston! The arena has played host to numerous, varied events, including an indoor football league, college basketball and hockey, roller derby, hockey tournaments, graduations, trade shows and the Schmooz-A-Palooza. Concerts have included such stars as Wynonna Judd, Kenny G and Rodney Atkins.

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Why ever leave Ralston? Ralston is working on creating a new master plan. According to the mayor, the last time this happened was in 1994. Along with his vision of Ralston as a destination spot, the mayor is asking for input on what the Ralston of the future will look like. The goal is to have the finalized plan complete by December 2013 and adopted by the city council by January or February of 2014. For more information about the comprehensive plan, visit www.cityofralston.com.

What’s the big deal? New retailers coming into the area might help the city keep up with bond payments on the arena. A state law allows Ralston to collect up to 70 percent of the sales tax revenue generated at new businesses opening within 600 yards of an arena. From earlier reports, projections show that Ralston would need about $50 million in retail sales each year to keep current with bond payments. The average Menards store does about $40 million in sales annually.

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Apartment Features

• Clubhouse with party room

• Sophisticated floor plans

• 24-hour fitness

• Contemporary GE appliance

• Elevator buildings

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• Sparkling outdoor pool

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• Small pets welcome

• Controlled entries with key

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• Ralston Public Schools

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• Adjacent to Papio Trail

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Community Information Government Offices Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce 5505 Miller Ave., Ralston, NE 68127 402-339-7737 Fax: 402-339-7954 Open 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday www.ralstonareachamber.org

Ralston City Hall 5500 S. 77th St. Open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday 402-331-6677 www.cityofralston.com Mayor City Attorney Donald A. Groesser Mark A. Klinker dgroesser@cityofralston.com City Hall Staff Dolores Costanzo City Clerk/Treasurer

Jamie Kramer Administrative Assistant

Ginger Boone Deputy Treasurer

Becky Schendt Deputy Clerk

Ralston Volunteer Fire Department Joe Eischeid, Chief 7629 Park Drive, Ralston NE 68127 General inquiries, 402-331-5369

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Ralston City Council The Ralston City Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in council chambers at Ralston City Hall, 5500 S. 77th St., Ralston NE 68127 For more information, call 402-331-6677 or go to www.cityofralston.com. Maureen Konwinski, Ward I Jerry Krause, Ward IV Lee Fideline, Ward II Richard Onken, Ward V Craig Alberhasky, Ward III Ben Preis, Ward VI Ralston Police Department Ron Murtaugh, Chief 7400 Main Street, Ralston NE 68127 Emergency — Call 911 General inquiries, 402-331-1786

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Community Information Water Metropolitan Utilities District Emergency service, 402-5547777 Customer service, 402-5546666 www.mudomaha.com

Public Works Department Dan Freshman, Public Works Director 8220 Serum Ave. 402-331-4118 Open 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Cable Cox Communications Residential Services 11505 West Dodge Road 402-934-6850 www.cox.com/residential/ omaha/ 24/7 support — 402-933-3000

COMMUNITY INFORMATION Utilities, cable and other services are provided for residents of Ralston by:

Trash Papillion Sanitation 402-346-7800

Electricity OPPD Emergency services, 800-554OPPD (6773) Customer service, 402-5364131 Gas Black Hills Energy 24-hour utility customer service, 888-890-5554 24-hour utility emergency service, 800-694-8989

Ralston/La Vista Special Services Bus 402-657-3550 Ralston Post Office 7300 Main St. 402-331-5749

Ralston Recorder P.O. Box 27072 Ralston, NE 68127 402-331-6300 news@ralstonrecorder.com Ralston Baright Public Library Francine Canfield, Director 5555 S. 77th St. 402-331-7636 Fax: 402-331-1168 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday Ralston Senior Citizen Center 7301 Q St., Suite 100 Diane West, President 402-339-4926 Ralston Arena Paul Hendrickson, General Manager 7300 Q St. 402-935-5364 www.ralstonarena.com

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Birth and Death Certificates 402 Civic Center, Suite H01 1819 Farnam St. Omaha NE 68183 402-444-7205 Douglas County Board of Commissioners Pam Tusa District 2 (Southwest Omaha) 1819 Farnam St. Suite LC2, Civic Center Omaha NE 68183 402-444-7025 pam.tusa@douglascounty-ne.gov Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Tim Dunning, Sheriff 3601 N. 156th St. Omaha NE 68116 402-444-6640

Douglas County Courthouse

Douglas County Election Commissioner Dave Phipps 225 N. 115th St. Omaha NE 68154 Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday 402-444-8683 Douglas County Register of Deeds Diane Battiato 1819 Farnam St., Suite H09 Omaha NE 68183 Hours of business: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Hours of filing: 7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Monday through Friday 402-444-7159

More information on Douglas County services can be found at www.co.douglas.ne.us.

Douglas County Treasurer John W. Ewing Jr. Administrative offices: 402-444-7103 Downtown (1819 Farnam St., Suite H03): Drop box only, no office hours. These branch offices are open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on the last day of the month, when hours are extended to 4:30 p.m.: Midtown Branch 411 N. 84th St. Omaha NE 68114 Maple Branch 2910 N. 108th St. Omaha NE 68164 Millard Branch 5730 S. 144th St. Omaha NE 68137 North Branch 7414 N. 30th St. Omaha NE 68112

Douglas County Assessor Roger Morrissey 1819 Farnam St., Suite 400 Omaha NE 68183 402-444-7060

South Branch 4202 S. 50th St. Omaha NE 68107

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Ralston Public Schools Administrative Offices 8545 Park Drive 402-331-4700 Mark Adler, Ph.D, Superintendent Brad Dahl, Assistant Superintendent Kristi Gibbs, Assistant Superintendent Diane Young, Director of Student Services Mary Snyder, Executive Assistant of Certified Staff Jennifer Ludes, Director of Technology Systems Sara Ryan, Director of Li’l Rams Extended Day Care Program, 402-898-3491 Judy Kyle, Director of Food Services, 402-898-3450; www.ralstonschools.org

Ralston Public Schools Board of Education Linda Richards, President Bob Brown, Vice President Susie Haas Tiehen, Secretary Deb Gerch, Treasurer Rick Kollar Dee Huff The Ralston Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month at the administrative offices, 8545 Park Drive. For more information, or to request an agenda for the meeting, call 402-331-4700.

Elementary Schools Blumfield Elementary 10310 Mockingbird Drive, Omaha Betsy Gomez, Principal 402-331-0891 Karen Western Elementary 6224 H St., Omaha Brian Ferguson, Principal Shawna Mayor, Assistant Principal 402-731-7477 Meadows Elementary 9225 Berry St., Omaha Lisa Schroeder, Principal 402-339-6655 Mockingbird Elementary 5100 S. 93rd St., Omaha Cecilia O’Donnell, Principal 402-331-6954 Seymour Elementary 4900 S. 79th St Brian Ferguson, Principal Shawna Mayor, Assistant Principal 402-331-0540

Secondary schools Ralston Middle School 8202 Lakeview St. Jason Buckingham, Principal Andy Parizek, Assistant Principal/ Athletic Director 402-331-4701 Ralston High School 8969 Park Drive Steve Schrad, Principal Joe Kilzer, Assistant Principal Tiffany Welte, Assistant Principal Mike Smith, Assistant Principal/ Activities Director

Private School Kindergarten to eighth grade St. Gerald Catholic School 7857 Lakeview St. 402-331-4223 Dave Garland, Principal

1887 City of Ralston was founded 1908 Ralston’s first school opened, a two-room, gray-framed building located near what is now 77th and Main Streets. 1925 Maywood School opens for kindergarten through eighthgrade students. 1953 The district expands to K through 12 and opens its first K-12 facility at 82nd and Lakeview at a cost of about $400,000. 1960 Seymour Elementary opens at a cost of about $475,000. 2005 Ralston High School renovation and addition opens, at a cost of about $26.5 million. Source: Ralston Public Schools

Wildewood Elementary 8071 Ralston Ave. Heather Nebesniak, Principal 402-331-6475

Ralston Public Schools has an enrollment of about 3,100. A staff of about 500 works for the district. Twenty two different languages are spoken within the district. RPS covers about a 7-square-mile area. Source: Ralston Public Schools

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Ralston All-American Football Association Ralston Jr. Rams Paul Weber, League President 712-355-1767 www.ralstonjrfootball.com Ralston American Legion Post 373 Lee Monson, Post Commander 7400 Q St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-592-2380 402-331-1296 Ralston American Legion Auxiliary, Post 373 Pam Sevick, President Ralston Archives Jan Gorman 5615 Woodlawn Ave. Ralston, NE 68127 402-331-1657

Ralston Schools Foundation Katy Core, Director 8545 Park Drive Ralston, NE 68127 402-898-3448 Ralston Community Theatre Todd Urhmacher, Director P. O. Box 27172 Ralston, NE 68127 402-898-3545 Ralston Girls Softball Association Brian Breazier, President P. O. Box 27413 Ralston, NE 68127 www.rgsa.org

Ralston Community Theatre

Ralston High School Booster Club

Ralston High School Band Parents

Ralston High School 8969 Park Drive Ralston, NE 68127 402-898-3515

Marty Frye, Band Director 402-898-3547 Ralston High School 8969 Park Drive Ralston, NE 68127 402-331-7373

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Ralston Soccer Club

Amy Roeder 402-304-6995 amy.roeder@cox.net www.jciralston.org

Vicki Buckley P. O. Box 27782 Ralston, NE 68127 402-679-6592 www.ralstonsoccer.com

Ralston Lions Club Ralston Senior Citizens Center

John Fifer 4974 S. 87th St. Omaha, NE 68127 402-331-4372

Diane West, President 7301 Q St., Suite 100 Ralston, NE 68127 402-339-4926

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Boy Scouts of America

Girl Scouts of America Great Plains Council

Ralston Optimist Club Andy Dubbs 5853 S. 77th St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-339-3264

Cub Packs 4, 83 and 377 and Boy Scout Troop 377 serve the Ralston area. For information on joining a pack or troop, call 402-431-9BSA.

Ralston Recreation Association Oak Hill Swimming Pool 99 Country Club Road P.O. Box 27222 Ralston, NE 68127 402-593-9960

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Johnson Community Center 8009 Q St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-331-4054 www.trinityralston.org

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All park hours are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Adams Park Between 78th Street and 78th Avenue, Seymour to Lakeview Streets Has playground equipment, picnic tables, water source and grill. Koch Park 75th and Main Streets Has picnic tables, benches and a grill. Oak Park 77th to 79th Avenue, Park Lane to Lakeview Street Features shade with lots of oak trees, wood chip walking trail, picnic tables, playground equipment, drinking fountain and a water source. The restrooms are open only upon request. Ponderosa Park 78th and Washington Streets Features picnic tables, picnic shelter, playground equipment, play structure, horseshoe pits and grills. Fairview Heights 85th and Monroe Streets Features playground equipment and basketball hoop. Woodbine Park 87th and Monroe Streets Features grassy picnic area, basketball court, playground equipment and play structures. Wildewood Park 80th and Ralston Avenue Includes newly renovated picnic and restroom facilities and new playground equipment. Features hiking trails that link to the Ralston Connector Trail. Park also has horseshoe pits, a water source and sand volleyball courts. Ralston Park 77th Street and Park Drive Features a playground structure, picnic shelters, picnic tables, grills, a water source and restrooms. This park also adjoins four lighted

ball diamonds. Traveling west on Park Drive, there are two softball parks, Crown Field and Joe Wager Field; and two baseball fields, Orval R. Smith Memorial Field and Pierson Field.

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74th and Q Streets, Ralston Purchase of a summer membership is required for admission to Oak Hill. For more information, call 402-593-9960. Membership payments to Ralston Recreation Association, P.O. Box 27222, Ralston, NE 68127

Mockingbird Hills Recreation Center and Pool 10242 Mockingbird Drive, Omaha 402-444-6103

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Community Bible Church 9001 Q St., Omaha 402-339-7857 www.cbcomaha.org The Rev. Charles Tschetter, Senior Pastor Sunday worship, 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.; Sunday school/ adult and youth Bible classes, 9:45 a.m.; Wednesday, kids group, 6 p.m. Faith Baptist Church 7595 Main St. (upper level of Hillcrest Landing) 402-502-6533 Mark Shumaker, Pastor markshumaker@mwbm.org Sunday school, 10 a.m.; Sunday morning worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday evening worship, 6 p.m.; Wednesday evening worship, 7 p.m. faithbaptistchurchofomaha. com

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Community Information All Holy Spirit Greek Orthodox Church

Living Faith — A Church of the Nazarene

9012 Q St., Omaha 402-934-3688 Father Chris Margaritis Divine liturgy: Sunday, 10 a.m. www.synaxis.org

6718 S. 83rd Ave. 402-592-0333 The Rev. Ken Ring, Pastor Tuesday — 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Griefshare for those suffering the loss of a loved one, open to the community. Wednesday — 5:30 p.m., supper; 6:30 p.m., midweek adult Bible study, teen group; Caravan — a Scouting group for children ages 6 to 11. Sunday — 9:15 a.m., Sunday school for all ages; 10:30 a.m., worship.

Karen Street Baptist Church independent fundamental GARBC 6109 Karen St., Omaha 402-731-0805 David A. Peterson, Pastor Sunday services: Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship service, 11 a.m.; evening worship, 6 p.m. www.karenstreetbaptist.org

Messiah Lutheran Church

St. Gerald Catholic Church

5015 S. 80th St. 402-331-5510 www.messiahfamily.com The Rev. Gregory Berger, Pastor Sunday services: 8:30 a.m., traditional worship; 11 a.m., contemporary services; 10 a.m., contemporary service during the summer; 9:45 a.m., Sunday school

96th and Q Streets Lakeview Chapel, 78th and Lakeview Streets 402-331-1955 office@stgerald.org www.stgerald.org The Rev. Owen Korte, Pastor The Rev. Patrick Harrison, Associate Pastor

Ralston United Church of Christ 7638 Maywood St. 402-331-6067 www.ralstonucc.com Lynette Janssen, Pastor Sunday: 10 a.m., worship and children’s Sunday school; 11 a.m., coffee and fellowship

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8009 Q St. 402-331-4054 info@trinityralston.org The Rev. Tom Buckley, Pastor Sunday: worship services, 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. (10 a.m. during the summer); Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; nursery care, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. www.trinityralston.org

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Deacon couples: Lonnie and Mary Dinneen, Ray and Sue Lukowski, Doug and Carol Marsh, Chris and Erika Hanson, Michael and Valerie Conzett, Stephen and Angela Luna, and George and Deb Butterfield Masses: Church at 96th and Q Streets — Saturday, 5 p.m.; Sunday, 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and noon; daily (Monday through Friday) at 12:15 p.m. Masses at Lakeview Chapel, 78th and Lakeview Streets — Sunday, 7 a.m. and daily (Monday through Saturday), 8:15 a.m.

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Membership Categories Gardner Auto & Trailers Jack Gardner 6525 Railroad Ave. Omaha, NE 68107 402-731-6776 H&H Chevrolet Mark McDermott 4645 S. 84th St. Omaha, NE 68127 402-339-2222 mmcdermott@hhchevy.com www.hhchevy.com Heavy Duty Specialists Walt Horner 11357 S. 146th St. Omaha, NE 68138 402-592-5400 fax: 402-592-9659 salesinfo@hvyduty.com www.hvyduty.com

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Nucerity Tiffanie Welte 2608 Alexandra Rd. Papillion, NE 68133 402-690-1343 tawelte@gmail.com www.tawelte.mynucerity.biz/nucerity Ralston Barber Shop Mike Naegele 8519 Park Drive Ralston, NE 68127 402-933-1339 mike_13n@yahoo.com SportClips Haircuts Angie Roberts 8419 S. 73rd Plaza Papillion, NE 68046 402-502-5100 dangier4@gmail.com www.sportsclips.com

BUSINESS SERVICES ABM Janitorial Services Paul Cadwallader 5300 S. 73rd St., Bay 1 Ralston, NE 68127 402-342-1495 fax: 402-342-2298 paul.cadwallader@abm.com www.abm.com Achievement Unlimited, Inc. Rose Mary Hefley 8732 Polk St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-597-1447 fax: 402- 537-0558 rosemary@successisahabit.com www.successisahabit.com

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Job Source USA, LLC Cindy Otto 8406 Park Drive, Suite B Ralston, NE 68127 402-331-4905 fax: 402-331-4940 cotto@jobsource-usa.com www.jobsourceusa.com

Nebraska Business Development Center Mary Graff 6001 Dodge St., Room 308D Omaha, NE 68182 402-554-6253 402-554-6260 mgraff@unomaha.edu www.nbdc.unomaha.edu

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Platte Valley Oil Co. John Loughran 7551 Main St., Suite 253 Ralston, NE 68127 402-331-4927

Omaha Paper Company, Inc. Jeff Book 6936 L St. Omaha, NE 68117 402-331-3243 fax: 402-331-3260 jeffb@omahapaper.com www.omahapaper.com Paramount Parking, Inc. Scott Nigro 5900 S. 77th St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-339-8998 fax: 402- 898-1366 www.omahaparking.com

PRISM Advisors Jason Richards 9135 Polk St. Omaha, NE 68127 402-216-0806 jprichards@prism-advisors.com www.prism-advisors.com Steril Manufacturing Terri Liddick 6009 Center St. Omaha, NE 68106 402-553-0300 402-553-5550 terri@sterilmfg.com www.sterilmfg.com

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JEM Restoration Services, Inc. Dean Neesen 7202 Giles Road, Suite 4, No. 199 La Vista, NE 68128 402-651-5874 fax: 402-884-9953 jemrestorationinc@cox.net www.jemrestoration.com

SOS Heating & AC Jon Stuehm 8314 Maple St. Omaha, NE 68134 402-391-2336 fax: 402-391-8180 jonstuehm@yahoo.com www.soshvac.com

Lamb of God Lutheran Church and Academy Philip Houser 1010 W. Lincoln St. Papillion, NE 68046 402-934-9045 fax: 402- 964-2292 kathys@lambofgodlcms.org www.lambofgodlcms.org

Mr. Handyman of Papillion Dan Johnson 1260 Royal Drive Papillion, NE 68046 402-502-5212 fax: 402-614-5564 dan.johnson@mrhandyman.com www.mrhandyman.com

United Distributors, Inc. Julie Sherman 13336 Industrial Road, No. 106 Omaha, NE 68137 402-330-6440 fax: 402-691-9373 julie@cleanwaterguys.com www.cleanwaterguys.com

Living Faith Church of the Nazarene Ken Ring 6718 S. 83rd Ave. Ralston, NE 68127 402-592-0333 pastor2720@cox.net

Nelson Painting & Decorating, Inc. Dennis Nelson P.O. Box 27627 Ralston, NE 68127 402-331-7900

VIP Limousine Bill Alford 3455 S. 66th St. Omaha, NE 68106 402-934-5466 fax: 402-933-4341 www.viplimo.com

Messiah Lutheran Church Pastor Gregory Berger 5015 S. 80th St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-331-5510 fax: 402- 593-7416 messiahfamily.com www.messiahfamily.com

Norm’s Door Service Ruth Smith 8920 Washington Omaha, NE 68127 402-331-8920 fax: 402-597-8927 info@normsdoor.com www.normsdoor.com

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Plumbing Innovations, Inc. Jeff Miller 5012 Q St. Omaha, NE 68117 402-880-4896

Karen Street Baptist Church David Peterson 6109 Karen St. Omaha, NE 68127 402-731-0805 thebishopschair@ksbc.omhcoxmail.com www.karenstreetbaptist.org

Roto-Rooter Services Geoff Sager 7941 Drexel St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-592-2700 fax 402-592-4373 geoff.sager@anydrip.com www.rotorooter.com Small Engine Services, Inc. Dave & Margaret Cotton 5705 S. 77th St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-592-3588 dlcttn@aol.com www.smallengineservicesinc.com

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Membership Categories Ralston United Church of Christ Pastor Lynette Janssen 7638 Maywood St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-331-6067 fax: 402- 593-8046 pastor@ralstonucc.com www.ralstonucc.com

CLEANING It Is What It Is Laura Harvey P.O. Box 27502 Ralston, NE 68127 402-301-7434 itiswhatcleaning@yahoo.com

Steamatic Of Omaha, Inc. Bret Burianek 8834 Washington Circle Omaha, NE 68127 402-331-1116 fax: 402- 331-7303 www.steamaticomaha.com

Kidwell Eric Scott 10815 Olive St. Omaha, NE 68128 402-898-4254 fax: 402-333-5955 escott@kidwell.us.com www.kidwell.us.com

COMPUTER/WEB

St. Gerald Catholic Church Owen Korte 7859 Lakeview St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-331-1955 fax: 402- 339-8733 office@stgerald.org www.stgerald.org

Maxim Cleaning & Restoration, Inc. Laura Ousley 10524 Chandler Road, Suite No. 1 LaVista, NE 68128 402-697-9004 fax: 402- 697-1154 laura@maximcr.com www.maximprocleaners.com

Futureware Distributing, Inc. Dan Lupardus 11112 John Galt Blvd. Omaha, NE 68137 402-333-4650 futureware@futurewareinc.com www.futurewareinc.com

Trinity United Methodist Church Rev. Tom Buckley 8009 Q St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-331-4054 fax: 402- 331-4077 info@trinityralston.org www.trinityralston.org

SERVPRO of Southwest Omaha Barb Dinslage 10131 J St. Omaha, NE 68127 402-408-0134 servpro9481@yahoo.com www.servpro.com

InfiNet Solutions Steve Highland 6364 S. 84th St. Omaha, NE 68127 402-895-5777 fax: 402-895-6255 shighland@omahait.com www.omahait.com

LaDonna Johnson, Citizen of the Year and Parade Marshall for the Ralston Independence Day Parade

Little Mountain Web Design Michel Thornhill P.O. Box 461235 Papillion, NE 68046 402-932-7243 info@littlemountainwebdesign.com www.littlemountainwebdesign.com Web Search Pros Glen Ingram 7202 Giles Rd., Suite 4256 La Vista, NE 68128 402-522-6655 glen@websearchpros.com www.websearchpros.com WhettStone Business Solutions Michelle Brozek 8750 Frederick St. Omaha, NE 68124 402-391-1713 fax: 402-391-1721 michelle@webhornet.com www.webhornet.com

CONSTRUCTION AAA Building Components, Inc. Jim Podwinski 7301 Main St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-592-2850 fax: 402- 592-0408 www.aaabuildingcomponents.com Brite Energy Solutions Tom Knoblock 74496 Road 397 Curtis, NE 69025 308-367-4542 fax: 310-707-4307 tknoblock@curtis-ne.com

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Membership Categories Cabinet Factory Outlet Plus - Boyer Industries, Inc. Howland Boyer 7125 Q St. Omaha, NE 68117 402-331-7010 fax: 402-592-2092 Hiller Electric Company Sue and Ray Jack 5404 Dayton St. Omaha, NE 68117 402-339-0524 fax: 402-331-3660 sue@hillerelectric.com www.hillerelectric.com KGS Solar and Lighting Arnold Kelson P.O. Box 460871 Omaha, NE 68046 402-592-6986 fax: 402-614-9325 arnoldkelson@gmail.com www.kgssolarandlighting.com

DANCE STUDIO Mary Lorraine’s Dance Center Mary Lorraine 5330 S. 136th St. Omaha, NE 68137 402-593-9051 mldancecenter@yahoo.com www.mldancecenter.com Sue’s Stepper-ettes Sue Foehlinger 10254 Z St. Omaha, NE 68127 402-592-2304 stepperettes@hotmail.com www.stepperettestudios.com Xtreme Dance LLC Wendy Oseka 11231 John Galt Blvd. Omaha, NE 68137 402-397-5373 fax: 402-384-6624 xtremedance@cox.net www.xtremedanceomaha.com

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EDUCATION Bellevue University John Klinker 1000 Galvin Road South Bellevue, NE 68005 402-557-7862 john.klinker@bellevue.edu www.bellevue.edu

Ralston Schools Foundation Katy Core 8545 Park Drive Ralston, NE 68127 402-898-3448 fax: 402-331-4843 kcore@ralstonschools.org www.ralstonschools.org TeamMates - Ralston Public Schools Shawna Mayer 8545 Park Drive Ralston, NE 68127 402-331-4700 fax: 402-331-4843 shawna_mayer@ralstonschools.org www.ralstonschools.org

ITT-Technical Institute Joni Adler 1120 N. 103rd Plaza Omaha, NE 68114 402-331-2900 fax: 402-452-3512 jadler@itt-tech.edu www.itt-tech.edu Metro Community College Deanne Amato P.O. Box 3777 Omaha, NE 68103 402-457-2522 fax: 402-457-2557 damato@mccneb.edu www.mccneb.edu/cet Nebraska Advanced Manufacturing Coalition Dwayne Probyn 1299 Farnam St., Suite 530 Omaha, NE 68102 402-334-6122 fax: 402-334-6101 dbp628@aol.com www.dreamitdoitnebraska.com

University of Nebraska at Omaha UNO Athletic Department Josh White 6001 Dodge St. Omaha, NE 68182 402-554-4985 fax: 402-554-2555 joshwhite@unomaha.edu www.unomaha.com

Wildewood Elementary School Heather Nebesniak 8071 Ralston Ave. Ralston, NE 68127 402-331-6475 heather_nebesniak@ ralstonschools.org www.ralstonschools.org

ENGINEERS Olsson Associates Jered Morris 2111 S. 67th St., Suite 200 Omaha, NE 68106 402-341-1116 fax: 402-341-5895 llamberty@oaconsulting.com www.olssonassociates.com

EVENT PLANNING LeadingStaR Event Productions Lori Riggs P.O. Box 27490 Omaha, NE 68127 402-203-8826 lriggs@leadingstarevents.com www.leadingstarevents.com

Business Person of the Year Walt Peffer, at right, with Don Groesser, Ralston Mayor, as construction was beginning on the site of the new Menard’s store.

Ralston High School Joseph Kilzer 8969 Park Drive Ralston, NE 68127 402-331-7373 fax: 402-898-3511 joseph_kilzer@ralstonschools.org www.ralstonschools.org Ralston Public Schools Dr. Mark Adler 8545 Park Drive Ralston, NE 68127 402-331-4700 fax: 402- 331-4843 mark_adler@ralstonschools.org www.ralstonschools.org

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Comprehensive Financial Services, LLC Marilyn Kelson 811 Tara Road Papillion, NE 68046 402-596-1958 marilynkelson@yahoo.com www.kelsonfinancial.com

Five Points Bank Robert Kment 9718 Giles Road La Vista, NE 68128 402-827-8941 fax: 402-827-8945 robert.kment@@5pointsbank.com www.5pointsbank.com

Edward Jones Ward Doering 4739 S. 96th St. Omaha, NE 68127 402-331-8840 fax: 402-331-8903 ward.doering@edwardjones.com www.edwardjones.com

Global Transaction Services Group Vicki Anzalone 11235 Davenport St. Omaha, NE 68154 402-342-8218 fax: 402-342-8416 vanzalone@gtsgglobal.com www.gtsgglobal.com

Cash Advance QC Financial Service Shane Underwood 5364 S. 72nd St. Omaha, NE 68127 402-331-6216 fax: 402-331-6306 shane.underwood@qchi.com www.qcholdings.com

Edward Jones Jim Goodman 7635 Main St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-596-1350 877-222-7994 jim.goodman@edwardjones.com www.edwardjones.com

Great Western Bank Harlan Falk 9290 West Dodge Road Omaha, NE 68114 402-552-1251 fax: 402-393-6819 Harlan.Falk@greatwesternbank.com www.greatwesternbank.com

Centris Federal Credit Union Heather Paulsen 8250 S. 99th St. La Vista, NE 68128 402-697-6742 fax: 402-597-1830 hpaulsen@centrisfcu.org www.centriscfu.org

First Command Financial Planning Merle Spaulding 1716 Charleston Drive Papillion, NE 68133 402-291-3040 fax: 402-291-0371 mdspaulding@firstcommand.com www.firstcommand.com

Great Western Investment Center Sharon Hyer 9290 West Dodge Road Omaha, NE 68114 402-552-1229 fax: 402-393-6819 sharon.hyer@greatwesternbank.com

ATM Properties, Inc. Michael Courtney 10159 Olive St. La Vista, NE 68128 402-301-4400 fax: 402-614-8168 atmpropertiesinc@cox.net Bank of Nebraska Theresa Robertson 7223 S. 84th St. La Vista, NE 68128 402-331-8550 402-331-8570 theresarobertson@bankofnebraska.com www.bankofnebraska.com

American National Bank Tami Murtaugh 8155 L St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-827-4447 fax: 402-827-4449 tmurtaugh@anbank.com www.anbank.com American National Bank Nick Parker 17445 Arbor St., No. 100 Omaha, NE 68130 402-827-6172 fax: 402-392-1823 nparker@anbank.com www.anbank.com American Payment Systems James Barnes 8605 Q St. Omaha, NE 68127 402-502-9985 fax: 402-597-1686 www.americanpaymentsystems.com

Jess Dopke, right, accepted the Business of the Year award for Papillion Sanitation from John Peterson, left.

First National Bank Chris Roorda 7855 S. 84th St. La Vista, NE 68128 402-602-2801 fax: 402-597-9935 croorda@fnni.com www.firstnational.com First State Bank Mike Mancuso 72nd and Main Streets Ralston, NE 68127 402-697-5599 fax: 402-697-7366 mmancuso@1ststatebank.com www.1ststatebank.com/

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Illuminate Financial Group Brian Gross 9290 West Dodge Road, Suite 200 Omaha, NE 68114 402-393-5900 fax: 402-391-3322 briang@illuminatefinancialgroup.com www.illuminatefinancialgroup.com MetLife Rick Blessing 10050 Regency Circle, Suite 100 Omaha, NE 68114 402-970-1536 fax: 402-493-5156 rb1213@aol.com www.metlife.com

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Membership Categories Mutual of Omaha Bank Steve Berggren 12307 West Center Road Omaha, NE 68144 402-573-9745 fax: 402-493-5411 steve.berggren@ mutualofomahabank.com www.mutualofomahabank.com Pinnacle Bank of Papillion Brad Eckhoff 1200 Golden Gate Drive Papillion, NE 68046 402-339-3244 fax: 402-339-4905 beckhoff@pinnbank.com www.pinnbank.com Rotella Mortgage Al Rotella 7581 Main St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-339-4426 fax: 402-597-2846 al@rotellamortgage.com www.rotellamortgage.com SAC Federal Credit Union Jackie Boryca 11515 S. 39th St. Bellevue, NE 68123 402-829-6276 402-829-6350 jboryca@sacfcu.com www.sacfcu.com The Lindstrom Group UBS Financial Services, Inc. Brett Lindstrom One Valmont Plaza, Suite 300 Omaha, NE 68154 402-392-5901 fax: 402-963-2931 brett.lindstrom@ubs.com www.ubs.com/team/ thelindstromgroup U.S. Merchant Payment Services Andy Goranson 14680 West Dodge, Suite 2 Omaha, NE 68154 402-504-1794 fax: 402-504-1779 agoranson@usmps.com www.usmps.com

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Wells Fargo Bank Nebraska, N.A. Erin Dillon 4725 S. 84th St. Omaha, NE 68127 402-935-2915 402-935-2959 erin.j.dillon@wellsfargo.com www.wellsfargo.com

Warrior Fitness Center Chet Fortune 13239 Portal Drive, Suite 107 La Vista, NE 68138 402-968-5473 chetfortune@gmail.com www.warriorfitnesscenter.com

FOOD/BEVERAGE FITNESS Curves Amy Riehle 9507 Q St. Omaha, NE 68127 402-614-9888 ralston@curves.omhcoxmail.com www.curves.com

Abraham Catering Hap Abraham 5520 Miller Ave. Ralston, NE 68127 402-331-6610 fax: 402- 331-1496 hap@abrahamcatering.com www.abrahamcatering.com

Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping Wayne Lewis 7428 Eastport Parkway, Suite 103 La Vista, NE 68128 402-408-4143 waynelewis@extremebodyshaping. com www.joinFXB.com

Anthony’s Restaurant Tony Fucinaro, Jr. 7220 F St. Omaha, NE 68127 402-331-7575 402-331-1497 www.anthonyssteakhouse.com

Fit In The City Renee Hardester 7557 Main St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-740-3282 renee@fitinthecity.com www.fitinthecity.com

Blimpies Subs & Salads Terry Ford 8029 S. 83rd Ave. La Vista, NE 68128 402-630-3581 fax: 402-592-4844 tford7372@aol.com www.blimpie.com

Jazzercise Aimee Bratetic 8558 Park Drive Ralston, NE 68127 402-331-2120 abratetic@gmail.com www.jazzercise.com Prairie Life Fitness John Clark 8525 Q St. Omaha, NE 68127 402-537-0430 fax: 402- 537-0432 www.prairielife.com

Brandeis Catering Carolyn Sullivan 2440 S. 141st Circle Omaha, NE 68144 402-334-5446 fax: 402- 334-5565 carolyn@brandeisomaha.com www.brandeiscatering.com Brewsky’s Food & Spirits T.J. Walker 8528 Park Drive Omaha, NE 68127 402-201-2739 twalker@brewskys.com www.brewskys.com

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Runza Restaurant Jim and Lori Placzek 10769 Q St. Omaha, NE 68127 402-331-1727 108th@runzanational.com www.runza.com

Hutong Sushi Grill Lee Wei 7202 Giles Road, Suite 1 La Vista, NE 68128 402-757-5646 fax: 402-757-5647 hutongsushigrill@yahoo.com wwwhutongsushigrill.com

Scorz Sports Center Cindy Zalovich 7602 Main St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-339-7771 www.scorzsportscenter.com

Jimmy John’s Dean Hodges 8406 Park Drive Ralston, NE 68127 402-932-3555 hodges3family6@cox.net www.jimmyjohns.com Maria’s Mexican Restaurant Michael Sanchez 7630 Burlington Ralston, NE 68127 402-592-3623 michael@mariasralston.com www.mariasralston.com Ragazzi’s Pizza Jeff Daley 5170 S. 72nd St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-502-4200 jdaley@ragazzi-pizza.com www.ragazzi-pizza.com

Siedlik Bakery Bruce Siedlik 4524 S. 84th St. Omaha, NE 68127 402-932-9028 bsiedlik@cox.net www.siedlikbakery.com TKN Investments, LLC dba TCBY Thomas Negley 5170 S. 72nd St., Suite 102 Ralston, NE 68127 402-934-8844 tcbyralston@cox.net www.tcby.com Village Bar Brock Hatterman 5700 S. 77th St. Ralston , NE 68127 402-315-9211 villageralston@gmail.com

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Comfort Inn & Suites Kevin Williams 7007 Grover St. Omaha, NE 68106 402-934-4900 fax: 402-933-1204 kwilliams@omahacis.com www.omahacomfortinn.com

GOVERNMENT Courtyard by Marriot David Scott 12560 Westpoint Parkway La Vista, NE 68128 402-339-4900 fax: 402-408-5479 kim.zellers@jqh.com www.omahalavistacourtyard.com

City of Ralston Dolores Costanzo 5500 S. 77th St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-331-6677 fax: 402-331-4553 dcostanzo@cityofralston.com www.cityofralston.com Douglas County Register of Deeds Diane Battiato 1819 Farnam St., Room H-09 Omaha, NE 68183 402-444-7457 fax: 402-996-8015 diane.battiato@douglascounty-ne.gov www.dcregisterofdeeds.org Lee Terry for Congress Spencer Head P.O. Box 540098 Omaha, NE 68154 402-691-0333 fax: 402-691-0319 spencer@leeterry.com www.leeterry.com

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Membership Categories Maynard Boehler 707 N. Polk St. Papillion, NE 68046 402-390-2698 John Fifer 4974 S. 87th St. Omaha, NE 68127 402-331-4372 johnfifer@msn.com Jan Gorman 6609 S. 83rd Ave. Ralston, NE 68127 402-331-1657 gorman22@hotmail.com Rich Onken 6730 S. 77th St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-331-1259 ralmonken@gmail.com Sherry Wachtler 806 W. Centennial Road Papillion, NE 68046 402-331-1645 geowachtler@cox.net

INSURANCE Aflac - Independent Agent Donna Kerber 1231 Golden Gate Drive Papillion, NE 68046 402-214-5420 fax: 402-884-4701 donna_kerber@us.aflac.com www.aflac.com Commercial Solutions Insurance, LLC Jeff Siedlik 108 East Mission Ave. Bellevue, NE 68005 402-779-8777 fax: 402-779-8778 jeff@csiau.com www.csiau.com

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Freedom Insurance Services Brady Wilson 12100 West Center Road, Suite 522B Omaha, NE 68144 402-972-8591 fax: 402-965-0662 bwilson@fisomaha.com www.fisomaha.com

State Farm Insurance Tim Edwards 6550 S. 84th St., Suite 200 Omaha, NE 68127 402-331-0112 fax: 402-331-4143 tim.edwards.nywe@statefarm.com www.statefarm.com

CM’s Custom Lawn & Landscape Bobby Byers 4151 S. 84th St. Omaha, NE 68127 402-738-1718 402-614-2771 bbyers@cmscustomlawn.com www.cmscustomlawn.com

Greco Insurance Tom Greco 810 Tara Plaza Papillion, NE 68046 402-339-3237 fax: 402-339-3310 www.grecoinsurance.com

State Farm Insurance - Team Ricchini Matt Ricchini 2211 Capehart Road Bellevue, NE 68123 402-292-1900 fax: 402-292-1901 matt@teamricchini.com www.statefarm.com

SW Complete Lawncare Jon Stuehm 8308 Park Drive Ralston, NE 68127 402-630-5596 jonstuehm@yahoo.com www.swlawns.org

Wanek Insurance Agency Ron Wanek 6024 S. 93rd St. Omaha, NE 68127 402-350-5784 wanek.ron@gmail.com

Adams & Sullivan, PC Patrick Sullivan 1246 Golden Gate Drive, No. 1 Papillion, NE 68046 402-339-9550 402-339-0401 www.adamsandsullivan.com

Insphere Insurance Solutions Ronald G. Morss P.O. Box 460874 Papillion, NE 68046 402-592-5227 ronald.morss@insphereis.com www.inshpereis-omaha.com Marie Manz - Lifetime Insurance, Inc. Marie Manz 11207 West Dodge Road, Suite 200 Omaha, NE 68154 402-934-7733 fax: 402-934-7379 mmanz@lifetimefc.com www.lifetimefg.com Ralston Insurance Agency Bill Haas 7608 Park Drive Ralston, NE 68127 402-331-6767 fax: 402-331-7323 riagency@ria.omhcoxmail.com State Farm Insurance Steve O’Connor 5510 Miller Ave. Ralston, NE 68127 402-331-5555 fax: 402-331-2566 steve.oconnor.b6o0@statefarm.com www.statefarm.com

LANDSCAPE A & C Tree Service & Snow Removal Michael Ayres 7220 S. 42nd St. Omaha, NE 68147 402-689-1471 fax: 402-884-2305 a_ctree@cox.net www.actreeservices.net Carrell and Associates Roger Carrell P.O. Box 27404 Omaha, NE 68127 402-331-2333 fax: 402-331-6077 carrell@rls306.omhcoxmail.com www.carrellsurveying.com

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Barbara Lohr Van Sant, Attorney at Law Barbara Van Sant 7777 L St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-331-3330 402-331-6816 barb@klinker.omhcoxmail.com Erickson Sederstrom, PC Chuck Sederstrom 10330 Regency Parkway Omaha, NE 68114 402-397-2200 www.eslaw.com Hauptman, O’Brien, Wolf & Lathrop, PC Steve Lathrop 1005 S. 107th Ave., Suite 200 Omaha, NE 68114 402-390-9000 402-397-7915 slathrop@hauptman-obrien.net www.hauptman-obrien.net

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Membership Categories Hillman, Forman, Childers & McCormack Larry Forman 7171 Mercy Road, Suite 650 Omaha, NE 68106 402-397-8051 402-397-2868 hillmanforman@hfncm.com Legal Shield, Inc. Michael McKee P.O. Box 621 Bellevue, NE 68005 402-201-3518 877-775-6327 mmmm@legalshield.com www.mjjm.info Lifeplan Nebraska Charles E. Dorwart, PC LLO 440 Regency Parkway, Suite 139 Omaha, NE 68114 402-558-1404 402-779-7498 cdorwartjd@dorwartlaw.com www.dorwartlaw.com Mark A. Klinker, Attorney at Law Mark Klinker 7777 L St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-331-3330 402-331-6816 mklinker@ralstonlaw.net

MARKETING/MEDIA Darkside Advertising, Inc. Edward Hunt 7551 Main St., No. 208 Ralston, NE 68127 402-934-5733 402-934-2756 edhunt@darksideadvertising.com www.darksideadvertising.net Dolphens Design & Sign Rick and Kathy Dolphens 5618 S. 77th St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-339-1336 info@dolphensigns.com www.dolphensigns.com

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Donis Corporation Richard Dick P.O. Box 27478 7613 Main St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-331-2630 fac: 402-331-2641 richard@donisinc.com www.donisinc.com Ed Scott Signs Brad Scott 7921 Main St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-331-1854 Eleven Twenty-Three Shana Boyd 7520 Burlington St. Omaha, NE 68127 402-593-1123 shana@11twentythree.com Logo Logix Embroidery & Screenprinting Lance Beasley 101 Highland Drive Papillion, NE 68046 402-597-6424 402-597-6423 logologix@yahoo.com www.logologix.net Metal Logos and More Andy Dubbs 5853 S. 77th St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-339-3264 fax: 402-339-2311 andy@metallogos.com www.metallogos.com Metz Marketing Georgia Blanford 8739 Greenfield St. Omaha, NE 68136 402-968-4885 georgia@metzmarketing.com www.metzmarketing.com

Next Move Marketing Johnny Schrunk 119 West Mission Ave., Suite D Bellevue, NE 68005 402-509-8005 johnny@nextmovemarketing.com www.nextmovemarketing.com

Stitches On Stuff LeRoy and Jan Fuglsang 13376 Trendwood Drive Omaha, NE 68144 402-597-3311 402-330-4947 www.stitchesonstuff.com

Omaha World-Herald Dan Matuella 1314 Douglas St., Suite 600 Omaha, NE 68102 402-444-1485 fax: 402-444-1311 dan.matuella@owh.com www.omaha.com

The Creative J Rachel Valdez 11218 Elm St. Omaha, NE 68144 402-384-2820 rachel@thecreativej.com www.thecreativej.com

PB&J Design Patricia Buffum 14113 Virginia St. Omaha, NE 68138 402-598-5463 buffum@tconl.com

Theatrical Media Services Mark Huber 7510 Burlington Road Ralston, NE 68127 402-592-5522 www.tmsomaha.com

MEDICAL/HEALTHCARE Ralston Recorder Adam Klinker P.O. Box 27072 Ralston, NE 68127 402-331-6300 402-733-9116 Salem Communications Greg Vogt 11717 Burt St., Suite 202 Omaha, NE 68154 402-422-1600 fax: 402-422-1602 gvogt@salemomaha.com www.kgbifm.com SignIT Steve Roarty 4113 S. 84th St. Omaha, NE 68127 402-339-8882 fax: 402-339-9162 stever@signitomaha.com www.signitomaha.com

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Active Spine Physical Therapy Nicholas Muchowicz 9850 Nicholas St., Suite 300 Omaha, NE 68114 402-932-2888 402-932-2899 info@activespinept.com www.activespinept.com Alegent Creighton Health Midlands Community Hospital Carol McGuire 11111 S. 84th St. Papillion, NE 68046 402-593-3000 fax: 402-593-3117 www.alegent.com Applewood Chiropractic Clinic Dr. Jeremy Happ 9761 Q St. Omaha, NE 68127 402-331-9444 fax: 402-331-4142 applewoodchiro@yahoo.com www.applewoodchiropracticclinic.com

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Membership Categories DeFord Family Dental Kathy DeFord 8410 S. 73rd Plaza, Suite. 104 Papillion, NE 68046 402-592-2219 fax: 402-597-5111 momdeford@yahoo.com www.defordfamilydental.com

Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital Tom Macy 2808 S. 143rd Plaza Omaha, NE 68144 402-637-0600 fax: 402-637-0645 tom.macy@nohmail.com www.neorthohospital.com

Dr. Paul Shyken, DDS Paul Shyken, DDS 7887 L St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-331-9090 www.shykendentistry.com

Revitalize Chiropractic Dr. Tim Sullivan 8013 L St. Omaha, NE 68127 402-592-7686 fax: 402-592-0689 tsullivan.dc@gmail.com www.revitalizechiropractic.com

Eagle Run Chiropractic Dr. Patrick Friend 13808 West Maple Road, Suite 116 Omaha, NE 68164 402-491-4087 402-491-4091 pfriend@erc.omhcoxmail.com www.eaglerunchiro.com Hoagland Chiropractic Dr. John Hoagland D.C. 7561 Main St., Suite 420 Ralston, NE 68127 402-391-6211 hoaglandchiropractic@yahoo.com www.hoaglandchiropractic.com Holistic and Family Healthcare Karla Blackwood 535 Fortune Drive, Suite 100 Papillion, NE 68046 402-933-2222 402-505-3886 restoreyourhealth@dr.com Kinney Consulting, Inc. Shelly Kinney 6315 S. 79th Circle Ralston, NE 68127 402-657-0143 srkinney@cox.net www.kinneyconsulting.com

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Snyder Charleson Therapy Services Melody Charleson 8031 West Center Road, Suite 300 Omaha, NE 68124 402-391-5002 fax: 402-343-1278 info@snydercharleson.com www.snydercharleson.com T.J. Bolamperti, D.D.S. - Family Dentistry T.J. Bolamperti 4864 S. 96th St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-339-3366 fax: 402-597-0345 tjbolamperti@gmail.com The Dentists at Ralston Square James Demman, DDS 5360 S. 72nd St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-733-4441 402-733-5863 info@thedentistsomaha.com www.thedentistsomaha.com Wicks Psychological Service Patricia Wicks 6550 S. 84th St., Suite 300 Ralston, NE 68127 402-339-7991 402-339-7624 www.patwicks.com

ORGANIZATION Baright Ralston Public Library Francine Canfield 5555 S. 77th St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-331-7636 fax: 402-331-1168 fcanfield@cityofralston.com www.ralstonlibrary.org Better Business Bureau Jim Hegarty 11811 P St. Omaha, NE 68137 402-391-7612 fax: 402-391-7535 jhagerty@heartlandbbb.org www.nebraska.bbb.org Carol Joy Holling Conference & Retreat Center Brent Thomsen 27416 Ranch Road Ashland, NE 68003 402-944-2544 bthomsen@nlom.org www.nlom.org College Possible Ashlei Spivey 900 S. 74th Plaza Omaha, NE 68114 402-884-4750 aspivey@collegepossible.org www.collegepossible.org JCI Ralston Amy Roeder 402-304-6995 amy.roeder@cox.net www.jci-ralston.org Metro Omaha Women’s Business Center BC Clark 6012 N. 102nd, No. 34065 Omaha, NE 68134 402-201-2334 info@mowbcf.org www.mowbcf.org

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Millard Business Association P.O. Box 391166 Omaha, NE 68139 402-707-2827 info@millardbusinessassociation.org www.millardbusinessassociation.org Mosaic 10011 J St. Omaha, NE 68127 402-896-9988 402-592-2245 www.mosaicinomaha.org Ollie Webb Center, Inc. Mike DeMuth 1941 S. 42nd St., Suite 122 Omaha, NE 68105 402-346-5220 fax: 402-346-4857 mdemuth@olliewebbinc.org www.olliewebbinc.org Outlook Nebraska, Inc. Rachel Carver 4125 S. 72nd St. Omaha, NE 68127 402-614-3331, ext. 17 rcarver@outlooknebraska.com www.outlooknebraska.com Ralston American Legion Post No. 373 7100 Q St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-592-2380 www.ralstonamericanlegion.com Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce Tara Lea 5505 Miller Ave. Ralston, NE 68127 402-339-7737 fax: 402-339-7954 info@ralstonareachamber.org www.ralstonareachamber.org

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Membership Categories Ralston Community Foundation Fund Dolores Costanzo 5500 S. 77th St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-331-6677 fax: 402-331-4553 dcostanzo@cityofralston.com www.cityofralston.com Ralston Community Theatre Virginia Grogan 8969 Park Drive Ralston, NE 68127 402-898-3545 ginni.grogan@gmail.com www.ralstoncommunitytheatre.com Ralston Lions Club Ron Boyce 6601 S. 84th St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-339-4325 RVFD & Rescue Squad, Inc. Christine Ienn 7625 Park Drive Ralston, NE 68127 402-331-5369 402-331-5426 www.ralstonfire.com The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Community Center Madeline Moyer 2825 Y St. Omaha, NE 68107 402-905-3517 madeline_moyer@usc. salvationarmy.org www.omahakroc.org Youth Emergency Services, Inc. Mary Fraser Meints 2679 Farnam St., Suite 205 Omaha, NE 68131 402-345-5187 fax: 402-345-6704 mmeints@yesomaha.org www.yesomaha.org

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PHOTOGRAPHY Billings Photography Tim McCormick 14521 F St. Omaha, NE 68137 402-333-5508 tim@billingsphoto.biz www.billingsphoto.biz

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Bellino Enterprises Don Bellino 501 Olson Drive, Suite 210 Papillion, NE 68046 402-935-1916 402-339-9001 bellinoent@qwest.net www.bellinofireworks.com Hillcrest Landing - P.A. Management Don and Sharon Perry 7559 Main St., Suite 300 Ralston, NE 68127 402-596-1062 fax: 402-596-1319 don@pa.omhcoxmail.com

REAL ESTATE American Home Real Estate Leslie Applegarth 7551 Main St., Suite 216 Ralston, NE 68127 402-763-7603 888-394-7699 leslie@americanhomene.com www.americanhomene.com CBSHome Real Estate John Peterson 11213 Davenport St. Omaha, NE 68154 402-813-3492 fax: 402-697-4401 john.peterson@cbshome.com www.johnpeterson.cbshome.com

Dicon General Contractor Jim Thorburn 11506 Nicholas St., No. 200 Omaha, NE 68154 402-934-2900 402-493-5549 jthorburn@dicon-construction.com www.dicon.com

RECREATION Oak Hill Pool Marci Carroll P.O. Box 27222 Ralston, NE 68127 402-593-9960 www.oakhillralston.com

Doug Donaldson - Prudential Ambassador Real Estate Doug Donaldson 13340 California St. Omaha, NE 68154 402-681-2868 ddonaldson@paomaha.com www.paomaha.com

Papio Fun Park Margaret White 210 E. Lincoln St. Papillion, NE 68046 402-592-5671 402-592-5609 papiofunpark@gmail.com www.papiofunpark.com

Midlands Development Rick Beaudin 945 N. Adams St., Suite 9 Papillion, NE 68046 402-884-7550 fax: 402-884-7559

SkateDaze Mike Burns 3616 S. 132nd St. Omaha, NE 68144 402-333-3555 fax: 402- 895-1401 www.skatedaze.com

PJ Morgan Real Estate Walt Peffer 7801 Wakeley Plaza Omaha, NE 68114 402-397-7775 402-397-6065 waltpeffer@cox.net www.pjmorgan.com Prudential Ambassador Real Estate Katie Adams 13340 California St. Omaha, NE 68154 402-547-5137 fax: 402-932-1703 kr2088@aol.com www.prudentialambassador.com

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RENTAL SERVICES/ FACILITIES German American Society Don Lerdahl 3717 S. 120th St. Omaha, NE 68144 402-333-6615 fax: 402-758-2714 dlerdahl@germanamericansociety.org www.germanamericansociety.org Papillion Rental Mike German 1210 Royal Drive Papillion, NE 68127 402-933-2540 mike@papillionrental.com www.papillionrentall.com Premier Rental-Purchase Marc Timmins 8522 Park Drive Omaha, NE 68127 402-884-3828 402-884-3854 omahane@premier.com www.premierrents.com

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Membership Categories Tangier Shriner’s Center Robert Maline 2823 S. 84th St. Omaha, NE 68124 402-392-0404 402-392-2208 tangier@tangier.omhcoxmail.com www.tangiershrine.com

RETAIL A Flower Basket Deneen Badami 5615 S. 77th St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-339-8860 fax: 402-935-7795 AFlowerBasket@msn.com www.aflowerbasket.org Action Batteries, Unlimited 7911 J St. Omaha, NE 68127 402-339-1667 402-339-2628 www.actionbatteriesunlimited.com Big Brain Productions JP Smitty Smith 1123 Jackson St. Omaha, NE 68102 402-342-2885 fax: 402-502-1959 smittyfrombigbrain@gmail.com www.bigbrainomaha.com Cinderella’s Formal Gown Rental Terri Smieja 7631 Main St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-639-2121 terri.smieja@itex.net www.cinderelladressrentals.com

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CJ’s Home Center Charles and Judy Huff 8018 Harrison St. Ralston, NE 68128 402-331-1638 fax: 402-592-7009 www.acehardware.com Colby Ridge Popcorn & Gifts Kevin Kinney 5601 S. 49th St. Lincoln, NE 68516 402-679-7404 fax: 402-328-8627 kkinney@colbyridge.com www.colbyridge.com Divine Truth Christian Books Don Zimbelman 6905 S. 84th St. La Vista, NE 68128 402-592-5937 info@divinetruthchristian.com www.divinetruthchristian.com GAA & Associates Karen Gaa 7634 Highland St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-689-0647 fax: 402-537-9850 karengaa93@gmail.com www.gaa.organogold.com Hy-Vee 9707 Q St. Omaha, NE 68127 402-339-3047 402-339-0463 1535director@hy-vee.com www.hy-vee.com It’s All About Bees! Margi Fletcher 8418 Park Drive Ralston, NE 68127 402-216-4545 itsallaboutbees@msn.com www.itsallaboutbees.com

RWR Innovations, LLC Ron Nixon 5222 S. 136th St Omaha, NE 68137 402-592-9199 678-528-5017 orders@rwrinnovations.com www.rwrinnovations.com

Cox Communications Kelly Sare 11505 West Dodge Road Omaha, NE 68154 402-933-3000 fax: 402- 933-0010 kelly.sare@cox.com www.cox.com

United Seeds, Inc. Richard Berry P.O. Box 27322 Ralston, NE 68127 402-331-4800 fax: 402-331-1251 dberry@unitedseeds.com www.unitedseedsonline.com

Metropolitan Utilities District Russ Iwan 3100 S. 61st Ave. Omaha, NE 68105 402-504-7870 fax: 402-504-5870 russ_iwan@mudnebr.com www.mudomaha.com

TRAVEL Travel Leaders Connie Miller 8404 West Center Road, No. 111 Omaha, NE 68124 402-391-3223 fac: 402- 391-3242 conniem@travelleadersomaha.com www.travelleaders.com

UTILITIES Black Hills Energy Steve McLaughlin 1102 E. First St. Papillion, NE 68046 402-935-4889 fax: 402-829-2620 steve.mclaughlin@blackhillscorp. com www.blackhillscorp.com CenturyLink Nebraska Karl Bieber 1314 Douglas St., 13th Floor Omaha, NE 68102 402-422-7337 karl.bieber@centurylink.com www.centurylink.com

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Omaha Public Power District Jeremy Bryant 5520 Lindbergh Drive Omaha, NE 68110 402-552-5252 jjbryant@oppd.com www.oppd.com Papillion Sanitation Chris Brown 10810 S. 144th St. Papillion, NE 68138 402-346-7800 402-896-6489 christopherb@wasteconnections. com www.wasteconnections.com

VETERINARY CLINIC Ralston Veterinary Clinic Janine Jernigan 6880 S. 78th St. Ralston, NE 68127 402-331-6322 fac: 402-331-2017 jjernigan@ralstonvet.com www.ralstonvet.com

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Alphabetic Member Listings For additional contact information, please see the corresponding category listings, pages 26 to 42 4 Seasons Awards & Engraving.......................... Awards/Engraving

A A & C Tree Service & Snow Removal.............................Landscape A Flower Basket.................................................................. Retail AAA Building Components, Inc...................................Construction ABM Janitorial Services.................................... Business Services Abraham Catering................................................. Food/Beverage Achievement Unlimited, Inc............................... Business Services Action Batteries, Unlimited.................................................. Retail Active Spine Physical Therapy......................... Medical/Healthcare Adams & Sullivan, P.C............................................. Legal Services Aflac - Independent Agent.............................................. Insurance AIM Institute/Careerlink.com............................ Business Services Alegent Health Midlands Community Hospital................................ .................................................................... Medical/Healthcare American Home Real Estate........................................Real Estate American National Bank..................................................Financial American Payment Systems.............................................Financial Anthony’s Restaurant............................................ Food/Beverage Applewood Chiropractic Clinic......................... Medical/Healthcare At Your Service Locksmiths Incorporated....................................... .................................................... Business/Residential Services ATM Properties, Inc.........................................................Financial

B Bank of Nebraska...........................................................Financial Barbara Lohr Van Sant, Attorney at Law................... Legal Services Bellevue University........................................................ Education Bellino Enterprises...................................... Property Management Bethany Funeral Home............................................ Funeral Home Better Business Bureau............................................ Organization Big Brain Productions.......................................................... Retail Billings Photography...................................................Photography BKD, LLP.....................................................................Accounting Black Hills Energy............................................................ Utilities Blimpies Subs & Salads........................................ Food/Beverage Brandeis Catering................................................. Food/Beverage Brasch Heating & Cooling, LLC....... Business/Residential Services Brewsky’s Food & Spirits....................................... Food/Beverage Brite Energy Solutions...............................................Construction

C Cabinet Factory Outlet Plus - Boyer Industries, Inc.......Construction Carol Joy Holling Conference & Retreat Center............ Organization Carrell and Associates.................................................Landscape Cash Advance QC Financial Service.................................Financial CBSHome Real Estate................................................Real Estate Suburban Newspapers Inc.

Celebrity Staff.................................................. Business Services Centris Federal Credit Union............................................Financial CenturyLink Nebraska...................................................... Utilities Chimes & Time.............................. Business/Residential Services Cinderella’s Formal Gown Rental ......................................... Retail City of Ralston...........................................................Government CJ’s Home Center............................................................... Retail CM’s Custom Lawn & Landscape..................................Landscape Colby Ridge Popcorn & Gifts................................................ Retail College Possible....................................................... Organization Comfort Inn & Suites...........................................................Hotel Commercial Solutions Insurance, LLC............................ Insurance Comprehensive Financial Services, LLC............................Financial Courtyard by Marriott............................................................Hotel Cox Communications....................................................... Utilities Curves.............................................................................Fitness

D D & D Laser..................................................... Business Services Dairy Queen......................................................... Food/Beverage Dairy Queen Grill & Chill........................................ Food/Beverage Darkside Advertising, Inc.................................... Marketing/Media Darkside Printing............................................. Business Services David Wood Floors, Inc................... Business/Residential Services Debra Grosser Fine Art...........................................................Arts DeFord Family Dental..................................... Medical/Healthcare Dicon General Contractor............................................Real Estate Divine Truth Christian Books................................................ Retail Dolphens Design & Sign..................................... Marketing/Media Don & Millie’s....................................................... Food/Beverage Don and Ron’s CARSTAR Collision Center...............................Auto Donis Corporation.............................................. Marketing/Media Double Tree Suites by Hilton Omaha.....................................Hotel Doug Donaldson - Prudential Ambassador Real Estate..Real Estate Douglas County Register of Deeds..............................Government Dr. Paul Shyken, DDS..................................... Medical/Healthcare Dudley Movers of Omaha................ Business/Residential Services

E Eagle Run Chiropractic................................... Medical/Healthcare Ed Scott Signs................................................... Marketing/Media Edward Jones.................................................................Financial Edward Jones.................................................................Financial Eleven Twenty-Three........................................... Marketing/Media Enterprise Car Sales.............................................................Auto Enterprise Rent A Car............................................................Auto Enterprise Rent A Truck.........................................................Auto

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Alphabetic Member Listings For additional contact information, please see the corresponding category listings, pages 26 to 42 Erickson Sederstrom PC......................................... Legal Services Extreme Limousine........................ Business/Residential Services

F Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping............................................Fitness First Command Financial Planning....................................Financial First National Bank.........................................................Financial First State Bank..............................................................Financial Fit In The City....................................................................Fitness Five Points Bank.............................................................Financial Freedom Insurance Services.......................................... Insurance Future Floors................................. Business/Residential Services Futureware Distributing, Inc................................... Computer/Web

G Gaa & Associates............................................................... Retail Gardner Auto & Trailers.........................................................Auto General Heating And Air Conditioning............................................ .................................................... Business/Residential Services German American Society.......................Rental Services/Facilities Global Transaction Services Group...................................Financial Godfather’s Pizza, Inc............................................ Food/Beverage Grandmother’s Corporate Office............................. Food/Beverage Grandmother’s Restaurant & Lounge...................... Food/Beverage Great Western Bank........................................................Financial Great Western Investment Center....................................Financial Greco Insurance........................................................... Insurance

H H&H Chevrolet......................................................................Auto Hair For You! Inc................................................................ Beauty Halal Meats & Kabobs.......................................... Food/Beverage Hansen & Company......................................... Business Services Happy Harbor Chinese Restaurant......................... Food/Beverage Harold Scholz Co............................................. Business Services Hauptman, O’Brien, Wolf & Lathrop, P.C................... Legal Services Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham Omaha...................................Hotel Heartland Paper............................................... Business Services Heavy Duty Specialists..........................................................Auto Hillcrest Landing - P.A. Management............. Property Management Hiller Electric Company..............................................Construction Hillman, Forman, Childers, & McCormack................ Legal Services Hoagland Chiropractic.................................... Medical/Healthcare Holiday Inn Downtown Omaha...............................................Hotel Holistic And Family Healthcare........................ Medical/Healthcare House Of Mufflers & Brakes..................................................Auto Hutong Sushi Grill................................................. Food/Beverage Hy-Vee................................................................................ Retail 44

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I Illuminate Financial Group...............................................Financial Infinet Solutions.................................................... Computer/Web Insphere Insurance Solutions........................................ Insurance It Is What It Is.................................................................Cleaning Itex................................................................. Business Services It’s All About Bees!.............................................................. Retail ITT-Technical Institute.................................................... Education

J J & M Displays................................................. Business Services J.Q. Office Equipment....................................... Business Services Jazzercise.........................................................................Fitness JCI Ralston............................................................... Organization Jem Restoration Services, Inc......... Business/Residential Services Jimmy John’s........................................................ Food/Beverage Job Source USA, LLC........................................ Business Services

K Karen Street Baptist Church.............................................. Church KGS Solar And Lighting.............................................Construction Kidwell................................................................. Computer/Web Kinney Consulting, Inc.................................... Medical/Healthcare

L Lacey And Associates, CPAs, PC...................................Accounting Lamb Of God Lutheran Church And Academy...................... Church Leadingstar Event Productions................................ Event Planning Lee Terry For Congress...............................................Government Legal Shield, Inc.................................................... Legal Services Leonum Advisors............................................. Business Services Lienemann Auto Sales..........................................................Auto Lifeplan Nebraska.................................................. Legal Services Little Mountain Web Design................................... Computer/Web Living Faith Church Of The Nazarene.................................. Church LKcreations...................................................................... Beauty Logo Logix Embroidery & Screenprinting.............. Marketing/Media

M Maria’s Mexican Restaurant.................................. Food/Beverage Marie Manz - Lifetime Insurance, Inc.............................. Insurance Mark A. Klinker, Attorney At Law.............................. Legal Services Mary Lorraine’s Dance Center...................................Dance Studio Maxim Cleaning & Restoration, Inc...................................Cleaning Messiah Lutheran Church.................................................. Church Metal Logos And More....................................... Marketing/Media Metlife...........................................................................Financial

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Alphabetic Member Listings For additional contact information, please see the corresponding category listings, pages 26 to 42 Metro Community College.............................................. Education Metro Omaha Women’s Business Center.................... Organization Metropolitan Utilities District............................................ Utilities Metz Marketing.................................................. Marketing/Media Michael L. Johnson, CPA PC..........................................Accounting Midlands Development................................................Real Estate Millard Business Association..................................... Organization Milt’s Body Shop...................................................................Auto Morrow & Associates....................................... Business Services Mosaic..................................................................... Organization Mr. Handyman Of Papillion.............. Business/Residential Services Mutual Of Omaha Bank...................................................Financial

N Nebraska Advanced Manufacturing Coalition................... Education

Nebraska Business Development Center........... Business Services Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital...................... Medical/Healthcare Nelson Painting & Decorating Inc.... Business/Residential Services Next Move Marketing......................................... Marketing/Media Norm’s Door Service...................... Business/Residential Services Nucerity............................................................................ Beauty

O Oak Hill Pool................................................................Recreation

OH-K Fast Print................................................ Business Services Ollie Webb Center, Inc............................................... Organization Olsson Associates........................................................ Engineers Omaha Beef Football....................................................Attractions Omaha Lancers...........................................................Attractions Omaha Paper Company, Inc.............................. Business Services Omaha Public Power District............................................. Utilities Omaha Storm Chasers.................................................Attractions Omaha World-Herald.......................................... Marketing/Media Outlook Nebraska, Inc............................................... Organization

Prairie Life Fitness............................................................Fitness Premier Rental-Purchase........................Rental Services/Facilities Prime Auto Sales & Service...................................................Auto Prism Advisors................................................. Business Services Prudential Ambassador Real Estate.............................Real Estate

R R & L Carriers.......................................................................Auto Ragazzi’s Pizza...................................................... Food/Beverage Ralston American Legion Post #373.......................... Organization Ralston Area Chamber Of Commerce......................... Organization Ralston Arena..............................................................Attractions Ralston Barber Shop......................................................... Beauty Ralston Baright Public Library.................................... Organization Ralston Community Foundation Fund.......................... Organization Ralston Community Theatre....................................... Organization Ralston High School...................................................... Education Ralston House Senior Residences.............................. Apartments Ralston Insurance Agency.............................................. Insurance Ralston Keno...............................................................Attractions Ralston Lions Club.................................................... Organization Ralston Public Schools.................................................. Education Ralston Recorder............................................... Marketing/Media Ralston Schools Foundation.......................................... Education Ralston United Church Of Christ......................................... Church Ralston Veterinary Clinic....................................... Veterinary Clinic Regal Awards.................................................... Awards/Engraving Revitalize Chiropractic.................................... Medical/Healthcare Rotella Mortgage............................................................Financial Roto-Rooter Services...................... Business/Residential Services Runza Restaurant................................................. Food/Beverage

P Papillion Rental......................................Rental Services/Facilities

Papillion Sanitation.......................................................... Utilities Papio Fun Park.............................................................Recreation Paramount Parking, Inc..................................... Business Services Park Drive Garage.................................................................Auto PB&J Design...................................................... Marketing/Media Photoart By Kim.....................................................................Arts Pinnacle Bank Of Papillion...............................................Financial Pj Morgan Real Estate.................................................Real Estate Platte Valley Oil Co........................................... Business Services Plumbing Innovations, Inc............... Business/Residential Services Suburban Newspapers Inc.

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Alphabetic Member Listings For additional contact information, please see the corresponding category listings, pages 26 to 42 RVFD & Rescue Squad, Inc........................................ Organization RWR Innovations, LLC......................................................... Retail

S SAC Federal Credit Union.................................................Financial Safelite Auto Glass...............................................................Auto Salem Communications..................................... Marketing/Media Schleisman Onken & Associates...................................Accounting Scorz Sports Center.............................................. Food/Beverage Servpro Of Southwest Omaha..........................................Cleaning Siedlik Bakery....................................................... Food/Beverage SignIt................................................................ Marketing/Media Skatedaze...................................................................Recreation Small Engine Services, Inc.............. Business/Residential Services Snyder Charleson Therapy Services................ Medical/Healthcare SOS Heating & AC.......................... Business/Residential Services Sportclips Haircuts............................................................ Beauty St. Gerald Catholic Church................................................. Church State Farm Insurance.................................................... Insurance State Farm Insurance ................................................... Insurance State Farm Insurance - Team Ricchini............................. Insurance Steamatic Of Omaha, Inc.................................................Cleaning Steril Manufacturing......................................... Business Services Stitches On Stuff............................................... Marketing/Media Sue’s Stepper-Ettes.................................................Dance Studio SW Complete Lawncare................................................Landscape

T T.J. Bolamperti, D.D.S. - Family Dentistry......... Medical/Healthcare

Tangier Shriners Center..........................Rental Services/Facilities Teammates - Ralston Public Schools.............................. Education The Creative J.................................................... Marketing/Media The Dentists At Ralston Square...................... Medical/Healthcare The Lindstrom Group UBS Financial Services, Inc.............Financial

The Oaks At Lakeview................................................ Apartments The Retoner, Inc............................................... Business Services

The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Community Center................. ............................................................................... Organization The Schemmer Associates, Inc...................................... Architects The UPS Store................................................. Business Services The Wedding Planner Omaha, LLC........................... Event Planning Theatrical Media Services.................................. Marketing/Media Tiburon Golf Club.........................................................Attractions TKN Investments, LLC DBA TCBY........................... Food/Beverage Trak-1.............................................................. Business Services Travel Leaders.................................................................... Travel Trinity United Methodist Church.......................................... Church

U U.S. Merchant Payment Services.....................................Financial United Distributors, Inc................... Business/Residential Services United Seeds, Inc............................................................... Retail University Of Nebraska At Omaha - UNO Athletic Department.......... ................................................................................... Education

V Victory Fighting Championship......................................Attractions Village Bar............................................................ Food/Beverage VIP Limousine................................ Business/Residential Services

W Wanek Insurance Agency............................................... Insurance Warrior Fitness Center.......................................................Fitness Web Search Pros.................................................. Computer/Web Wells Fargo Bank Nebraska, N.A......................................Financial Whettstone Business Solutions............................. Computer/Web Wicks Psychological Service........................... Medical/Healthcare Wildewood Elementary School....................................... Education

X Xtreme Dance LLC...................................................Dance Studio

Y Youth Emergency Services, Inc................................... Organization

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