A celebration of who we are, where we are, and how we operate.

SOS in Space

“I love the fact that all these new advances are coming from the state of Nebraska and specifically from Omaha." What Astronauts Do When Injured on the International Space Station Perhaps it is the exposure, isolation, or other factors living in the...

The Candyman of Cass County

You’ve seen them all over the world, and they’re made right here in the Heartland: Baker’s Chocolate Meltaways are a classic Nebraska staple.With spring nearly in full swing, Todd Baker, CEO of Baker’s Candies, is preparing for the second-quarter holiday...

A Bold Dream Fulfilled

Chasing lofty goals. Always focusing on the finish, even in the face of incredible odds. Our community is filled with people who embody that “We Don’t Coast”-mindset – none more than Shannon Haines, M.D., and her 12-year-old daughter, Kaylee.

Field Trip Friday: Great Plains Black History Museum

History belongs to everyone, and, our heartland heritage is paved with passionate people imparting change. Enter the Great Plains Black History Museum, the region’s premier preservationists celebrating African American’s accomplishments across the middle U.S.

Omaha: There’s No Place Like Home for Singles

The region was named one of Insurify’s Best Cities for Singles. Award recipients were determined by an analysis of single populations, economic benefits and dating opportunities in cities across the country.

Sweet Dreams

Longtime baker Michelle Kaiser assumed her friends were pulling a prank. She had, after all, made no secret of her dream of appearing on national TV. Turns out, the person on the other end of the line really was from the Food Network, recruiting her to compete on season four of Spring Baking Championship.

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...