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Discovering your potential. At any stage of the game.

To his students, Herb “Herbie” Thompson is a Professor at the University of Nebraska Omaha specializing in Communications while finishing his Ph.D. in Leadership. To the Omaha community, he is much more. Born in England, where his mother grew up, his...

Mentors Matter

Mentors matter, and Dr. Janice Garnett lives to demonstrate empowering others is a gift well-given. “I really want to help people grow and develop,” she says. “If I can be a small part of that, then I know I’ve made a difference.” Dr. Garnett is a strong...

Helping the ‘Small Guy’ is Big for Danell Taylor

It’s a motto to live by: “big help for the small guy;” Danell Taylor and Small Guy Promotions have been doing just that since August of 2013. Like any good story, Small Guy Productions has a dramatic origin. With no prior business-ownership experience,...

Bridging the gap between eager volunteers and local nonprofits.

In a time when people live on their screens, tablets and cell phones, SHARE Omaha seeks to bridge the gap between eager volunteers and local nonprofits.

An online tool that allows local community members to directly connect with area nonprofits, SHARE Omaha engages users by showcasing nonprofit needs awaiting volunteers and contributors of all ages.

With opportunities for more than 300 organizations, the SHARE Omaha platform is a multi-faceted tool designed to build community engagement.

There’s a First Time for Everything

Legend says, great ideas are born on a bar napkin, and Benson First Friday (BFF) just might be one of those. For Alex Jochim and his business partner Jamie Hardy, what started as a discussion over drinks, became an official decision to revitalize the local...

It’s easy to do good. Together.

It’s a core aspect of our “We Don’t Coast”-mindset – a foundational belief that being others-focused is more than an occasional way to live, it’s a wall-to-wall way of life. That kind of thinking inspired Mosah Fernandez Goodman, one of 2015’s Ten Outstanding Young Omahans, to launch 24-Hours of Impact with six other co-founders. The concept is simple: local companies and organizations choose exactly one hour to do as much good as they can. The type of good is totally up to them.

Omaha Has Hustle

Omaha has hustle. From just-in rankings as Fortune Magazine’s No. 5 city where employees are the happiest, to the 2018 No. 1 best metro area for millennials, Omaha is celebrating a winning streak marked by high opportunity and low cost of living.

Winter in Omaha – it’s not for the weak.

There’s no denying it – Omaha’s winter is not for the weak. It's not 70 and sunny every day. Our weather goes from 0–60 faster than your boss's Porsche. And we like it that way. We’ve come to the conclusion: The best way to endure it is to embrace it....

Cherished Dining Companion

Everyone loves a good comeback story, especially when it’s served with a seasonal cocktail and M’s famous lahvosh. A three-alarm fire destroyed one of our culinary landmarks in January 2016; a monumental blow to our Old Market and a legion of devoted diners. From that burned-out shell, M’s Pub has risen again.

We Are O.NE Erica Johnson

We Are O.NE. Series. Let’s make this a place where I get to be me and you get to be you. Let’s make this a place where together, we are O.NE. Put your hands in the middle and share your story. I am extremely ambitious and have a work ethic like no other. I also...

Gritty to Her Core

I think as an entrepreneur there’s so much learning as you go. If you wait until you think you have all the answers, you will literally never get started. – Stefanie Monge Stefanie Monge isn’t one of those people who thinks about talking about the...

Shaping Omaha’s Future “Starts with our Babies”

Shaping Omaha's Future with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands For Frances Hunter, Shaping Omaha’s Future “Starts with our Babies” “I feel like we all have something we can give someone…” Frances Hunter has found her ‘something’ – and Little by...

Give back this holiday season.

In a world where you can be anything – be kind. Ours is a community that works and celebrates together, and when hardship happens, we pull together. Generosity isn't an extraordinary act here. It's a way of life - and the lifeblood of so many organizations...

We Are O.NE. Derek Dillon

We Are O.NE. Series. Let’s make this a place where I get to be me and you get to be you. Let’s make this a place where together, we are O.NE. Put your hands in the middle and share your story. Although a lot of my life revolves around the majestic world of cinema and...

Called to be a Pacesetter

Excerpt from 2017 Omaha: We Don’t Coast magazine. Photo by Bill Sitzmann North End Teleservices (NET) is a growing business with an inspiring three-part focus; a company equally committed to helping its clients, its employees and its community succeed....

Zoo Escape

Excerpt from 2017 Omaha: We Don't Coast magazine. Photos by Ryan Soderlin/OWH, Daniel J. Johnson, Matt Miller and Brendan Sullivan/OWH. To put it in the parlance of the animal kingdom, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium is a diurnal creature – active,...

Field Trip Friday: Fontenelle Forest

The Greater Omaha Chamber marketing team is on the move – experiencing the sights, sounds, creativity and tastes that typify our region. We’re exploring our community and encourage you to check out these Greater Omaha gems – because best-kept secrets are best...