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Omaha Business Hall of Fame

Honor those who've made Omaha – Greater Omaha.

Nominations for 2017 are now open!
Nomination deadline: Wednesday, Oct. 12.

For some, their names are as recognizable as a leading household brand, for others, their work stands as a testament to their innovative thinking or never-say-never commitment to their business, industry and the community. Every year, past and present outstanding Omaha-area business leaders become part of the Omaha Business Hall of Fame at a gala event.

Initiated in 1993 as part of the Greater Omaha Chamber's centennial anniversary, the Hall of Fame event includes dinner reception, induction ceremony and dessert. Achievements are then showcased in a permanent display at The Durham Museum


  • Individuals from large and small businesses and persons who have made an outstanding contribution to the free enterprise system will be considered. The individual may be the founder or someone who contributed significantly to company development. Civic and/or philanthropic activities are relevant but not the primary factor in selection.
  • The Omaha Business Hall of Fame selection committee seeks individuals representing a wide range of races and ethnicities who have demonstrated exceptional business leadership within their community.
  • The laureates may or may not currently hold the position in which they achieved major success and for which they are being honored.
  • To be considered, nominees must have resided in the Greater Omaha. Anyone who has left the above mentioned area but made a significant contribution while a resident may also be considered.
  • To be considered, nominees from a profession must have made an outstanding contribution to business -- for example, a lawyer who practiced corporate law and served on corporate boards.

For a list of all Omaha Business Hall of Fame members, click here.

For more information Omaha Business Hall of Fame, contact Jane McCain.

2016 Omaha Business Hall of Fame Honorees:

Irving Dana Jr. (1926-1998): A Legacy by Design

Gary Gates: The Power of Curiosity

Fred Jr. and Kim Hawkins: Building on a Solid Foundation

John J. "Jack" Koraleski: Not According to Plan – but Right on Track

Steven Martin: Accomplished. Involved. True Blue.




Thank you to our sponsors: Fraser Stryker PC LLO | KPMG LLP | U.S. Bank




April 19 Omaha Business Hall of Fame Gala

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