Business Hall of Fame inductees make a mark on Omaha’s coffee, call center services and more

By: - June 7, 2022 3:11 pm
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(Courtesy of Greater Omaha Chamber)

Don Eckles
Don Eckles, Scooter’s Coffee

Five business leaders whose work expertise ranges from coffee to call center operations have been selected as the 2022 inductees of the Omaha Business Hall of Fame.

Linda Eckles
Linda Eckles, Scooter’s Coffee

Each year, the Greater Omaha Chamber honors a slate of people whose “vision, work ethic and dedication” have made a mark on the Omaha area.

Winners are nominated by community members or business leaders.

The two women and three men chosen as this year’s honorees will be showcased in a permanent display at the Durham

John Lund
John Lund, Lund Co.

Museum, joining other Hall of Fame classes going back to 1993, when the hall was launched as part of the Chamber’s centennial celebration.

The honor includes an hors d’oeuvres dinner and cocktail hour, induction ceremony and dessert reception to be held Aug. 17 at the downtown Omaha Holland Performing Arts Center.

Reservations are being accepted. Proceeds from the event help support the Chamber’s foundation efforts to drive growth of the region’s economy and also help maintain the Hall of Fame museum exhibit.

Jay Noddle
Jay Noddle, Noddle Cos.

Carmen Tapio, North End Teleservices

This year’s inductees:

Don and Linda Eckles, co-founders of Scooter’s Coffee and Harvest Roasting; John Lund, founder of Lund Co., a commercial real estate company; Jay Noddle, president and CEO of Noddle Cos., a commercial real estate and development company; Carmen Tapio, CEO of North End Teleservices, a contact center operation.


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Cindy Gonzalez
Cindy Gonzalez

Senior Reporter Cindy Gonzalez, an Omaha native, has more than 35 years of experience, largely at the Omaha World-Herald. Her coverage areas have included business and real estate development; regional reporting; immigration, demographics and diverse communities; and City Hall and local politics. She has won awards from organizations including Great Plains Journalism, the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) and the Associated Press. Cindy has been recognized by various nonprofits for community contributions and diversity efforts. She chairs the board that oversees the local university’s student newspaper.