Omaha, Neb., June 13, 2021 – The Greater Omaha Chamber today announced 2021 inductees into the Omaha Business Hall of Fame.

Established in 1993, the Omaha Business Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made a significant, historical contribution to the Metro’s business community “either through sustained superior accomplishment, or through a specific important achievement,” according to organizers of the annual honor.

“This year’s honorees exemplify excellence, and have made remarkable contributions to our business community on so many levels,” said David G. Brown, president and CEO, Greater Omaha Chamber. “The Omaha Business Hall of Fame allows us to celebrate the substantial investment of innovators, leaders and business owners whose efforts have made Omaha a better place.”

The 2021 Omaha Business Hall of Fame honorees were chosen by a volunteer selection community, and will be publicly recognized August 25, during a formal induction ceremony at the Holland Performing Arts Center.

The 2021 Omaha Business Hall of Fame Inductees are:

Ron Gartlan
Owner/President & CEO – Godfather’s Pizza, Inc.

James Linder, M.D.
Chief Executive – Nebraska Medicine
Professor of Pathology and Microbiology – University of Nebraska Medical Center

Karen Linder
CEO – Linseed Capital
Executive Chairwoman – Tethon 3D

Rodrigo López
Chairman, AmeriSphere Companies

Robert G. Lueder (1922 – 2013)
Past President – Lueder Construction Company

Paul Smith
Board of Stakeholders – Tenaska, Inc.
President – Black Dog Management

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About Greater Omaha
Greater Omaha is a No. 1 ranked up-and-coming-tech hotspot, a “top 10 best place to live on a $60,000 salary” and was named America’s No. 2 Best Small City by Resonance Consultancy. The region is a top-five “most remarkable waterfronts in the U.S.” and is home to more than 30 communities and nearly 1 million people.

About the Greater Omaha Chamber Economic Development Partnership
The Greater Omaha Chamber Economic Development Partnership ( represents a seven-county area from two states (Nebraska and Iowa) that includes Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Otoe, Pottawattamie, Sarpy and Washington Counties.

About the Greater Omaha Chamber
The mission of the Greater Omaha Chamber is to champion a thriving business community and a prosperous region through visionary leadership and collaboration.