Small Business of the Month

Your contributions are powerful indeed. This recognition lets you and everyone else know that your efforts are worthwhile.

Each month, this distinction is given to a Greater Omaha small business, with 50 or fewer employees. This business excels in more areas than one – pride in their business, top-notch customer service and an enviable work culture, to name a few.

The recipient is saluted by the Chamber’s board of director’s and featured on our website.

Award Details
  • Nominations are accepted online at any time. Scored nominations are kept for one year.
  • Companies may nominate themselves or be nominated by a third party.
  • Companies must be a for-profit business and employ 50 or fewer individuals.
  • Nominations are scored quarterly by the Small Business of the Month Selection Committee, which is comprised of business leaders and past award recipients from the Greater Omaha area. Individual scores are kept confidential.
  • All nominated businesses or individuals must be Greater Omaha Chamber members based in the Greater Omaha metropolitan area: Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties in Nebraska and Pottawattamie County in Iowa. 
  • Final Small Business of the Month winners will be notified by a member of the Greater Omaha Chamber staff and featured in a video and article on the Chamber’s website, as well as mentioned throughout the Chamber’s social media channels.

Small Business of the Year

  • This award is chosen from the 12 Small Business of the Month winners from the previous year and is selected by the Small Business of the Month selection committee. The Small Business of the Year is awarded at the Business Excellence Awards in May.

We want to hear the stories of the hard-working businesses whose contributions elevate our region and make it a better place for everyone to do business, work and live.

Award Recipients

March Small Business of the Month: Carlson West Povondra Architects

The team at Carlson West Povondra (CWP) Architects has earned the admiration of Chuck Olson, CEO of OCI Insurance and Financial Services – so much so that he nominated the firm for recognition as our March Small Business of the Month. Olson knows the...

February Small Business of the Month: Verdant

If your company name is synonymous with blooming and flourishing, withering isn’t an option. What started as a full-service accounting firm in Omaha has grown into a multi-divisional business solutions company. “Verdant offers more than meets the eye,”...

January Small Business of the Month: KreativElement

KreativElement (Ke), a locally-owned and -operated digital marketing firm, is serving its clients and upholding its core values by always striving to keep TRIBE in mind, says James Duran, KreativElement’s managing partner & CMO. TRIBE stands for:...

December Small Business of the Month: Bozell

From humble beginnings in Omaha to a worldwide powerhouse and back, Bozell is not your average advertising agency.“For our clients, we have generated and continue to generate communications and big ideas that are as smart as they are creative. Each begins...

November Small Business of the Month: Clean Water Guys (United Distributors, Inc.)

The team at Clean Water Guys (United Distributors, Inc.) is driven by the “Hundred Percenters Creed,” which owner Rory Sherman can recite to you by memory. It goes, in part, “I will give 100% of myself just for today, for in life, you will never fail when...

October Small Business of the Month: Kugler Vision

For a small ophthalmology practice, Kugler Vision is making a big impression – internationally-recognized as a center of excellence in the field of vision correction and well-known regionally for its uniquely holistic approach to patient care. “One thing...

September Small Business of the Month: Red Branch Media

It may call itself “the sweetest little marketing agency in the world,” but Red Branch Media makes some hardcore promises:“Whatever the goal is, we'll smash it. Whatever the hurdle, we'll jump over it. No matter the industry, we'll conquer it.”Full-service...

August Small Business of the Month: Heritage Financial Service, LLC

Heritage Financial Services, a comprehensive regional financial services firm, channels more than 300 years of cumulative experience into one overarching goal – helping their clients improve their financial prosperity. The team includes an investment...

July Small Business of the Month: JAN-PRO of Omaha

JAN-PRO of Omaha is more than a commercial cleaning enterprise; it is an incubator of opportunity: “We sell franchises to people to become business owners, and we acquire clients to give to our business owners,” says Tumi Oluyole, President, JAN-PRO of...

June Small Business of the Month: Digital Sky

Equal parts soaring and stunning – well-executed aerial video is an artform, and the team at  Digital Sky, our June Small Business of the Month, is taking it (and their filmmaking drones) to new heights. “We got into this business to do things that no one...

May Small Business of the Month: Re-Bath of the Heartland

“You start and end every day in the bathroom, so why not make it nice?” At Re-Bath of the Heartland, they believe the experience you have in your bathroom shapes the first and last impressions of your day – and that every person deserves the bathroom of...

April Small Business of the Month: Svec Promotions

Svec Promotions is settling nicely into its new home city. The 30-year-old promotional product company moved to Omaha from Hooper, NE, in 2016, a shift that allowed the addition of a retail showroom.While the relatively new address has helped the...

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