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Greater Omaha Business Excellence Awards


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Companies and individuals who dedicate themselves to excellence help make Greater Omaha a vibrant place to do business, work and live. The Greater Omaha Chamber will recognize and celebrate this group of people and businesses through the Greater Omaha Business Excellence Awards.

Celebration and Recognition
Excellence is a way of life in Greater Omaha – earned not given – and it should be celebrated!

The public is invited to applaud – and party with – this year’s Greater Omaha Business Excellence Award winners, individuals and businesses whose contributions elevate our region and make it a better place for everyone to do business, work and live.

Special distinction will be given during the celebration to those winners that demonstrate specific characteristics of excellence in business, including innovation, leadership, philanthropy and community.

Changing the establishment by introducing something better is no easy process, but it’s what true innovators live for. Those recognized for Excellence in Innovation have made innovation part of their everyday ‘routine’ and provide tangible benefits through their work.

Excellence in Leadership recognizes the achievements of leaders in the Omaha community who have a drive for excellence in business, a strong vision for the future, a dedication to the betterment of our community and a passion for developing others.

Philanthropy through Nonprofit
Fully accredited 501(c)(3)’s demonstrate Excellence in Philanthropy though Nonprofits with a high standard of quality, impact, innovation and collaboration within the community.

Businesses small and large with a philosophy of giving make a significant impact on the Omaha metropolitan community’s health and well-being. The Excellence in Community recognition goes to those who go above and beyond to foster an environment of community improvement and support.

Businesses celebrating an anniversary of 25, 50, 75, 100, 125 or 150 years in business.

Award Details:

  1. Companies and individuals could nominate themselves or may be nominated by a third party.

  2. Nominations were scored by the members of the Greater Omaha Excellence Awards Selection Committee, which is comprised of business leaders and past award recipients from the Greater Omaha area. Individual scores are kept confidential.

  3. All winning businesses or individuals are Greater Omaha Chamber members based in the Greater Omaha metropolitan area: Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders and Washington counties in Nebraska and Harrison, Mills and Pottawattamie counties in Iowa.

  4. Nominations were accepted online from Jan. 5 - Feb. 12.

  5. Final Excellence Award winners will be notified by a member of the Greater Omaha Chamber staff and announced publicly through the news channels chosen by the Chamber and additionally recognized at a private reception.

  6. Contact Kayti Rachwalik with any questions,

2015 Winners
Aksarben Cinema
C&A Industries, Inc.
CARSTAR Auto Body Repair
Dingman's Collision Center
Embassy Suites Omaha - La Vista / Hotel & Conference Center
The Filter Shop Inc.
Godfather's Pizza, Inc.
Goodwill Industries, Inc, Serving Eastern Nebraska and Southwest Iowa
Habitat for Humanity of Omaha
Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy (HETRA)
Investors Realty Inc.
Ryan Jardine - Quality Irrigation
Susan Ann Koenig
Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska
Mercy High School
Nebraska Children's Home Society
Omaha Children's Museum
OneWorld Community Health Centers
Suji Park - Food Dreams Made Real
Paul J. Strawhecker, Inc.
RDG Planning & Design
SAC Federal Credit Union
Eric Stueckrath - Outlook Nebraska
Surreal Media Lab
Verdis Group
Vintage Financial Group LLC
Women's Center for Advancement
Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society

The Greater Omaha Business Excellence Awards sponsors are: Markel FirstComp, SMITH HAYES and United Republic Bank.


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