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Business Excellence Awards


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

Help us honor the hardworking businesses and nonprofits whose contributions elevate our region and make it a better place for everyone to do business, work and live.

Our volunteer selection committee will select the best of the best to be recognized with a Business Excellence Award. Each of the award winners will be celebrated on May 9.

Winners will be recognized for their superior work in the areas of: 

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 those who have a strong vision for the future, a dedication to the betterment of their organizations and our community and a passion for developing others.

Organizations, small and large, with a philosophy of giving make a significant impact on the Omaha metropolitan community’s health and well-being. 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 can nominate themselves or may be nominated by a third party.

  2. Nominations are scored by the members of the Business 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 will be accepted online from Jan. 3 - Feb. 10, 2017.

  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 Kristy Fortenbury with any questions.

Congrats to our 2017 winners!

All Makes
Bank of the West
Banyan Medical Systems 
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
Cargill Blair
CHI Health
College of St. Mary
CQuence Health Group
Firstar Fiber
Food Bank of the Heartland
Home Instead Senior Care
McGrath North
MCL Construction
Midwest Laboratories Inc.
OBI Creative
Outlook Nebraska
Physicians Mutual Insurance Co.
Project Harmony
University of Nebraska at Omaha
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Visiting Nurse Association
White Castle Roofing

Congrats to our Small Business of the Year!

North End Teleservices

The Business Excellence Awards sponsors are: Markel and United Republic Bank.




May 09 Business Excellence Awards

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