Labor & Growth

Boston Mutual office in Omaha

Massachusetts-based insurer opens office in Omaha

BY: - June 21, 2022

Boston Mutual Life Insurance Co. has chosen Omaha as the place to open its first corporate, non-sales office outside its home state of Massachusetts in 130 years. The 5,000-square-foot space at 18135 Burke St. is to be occupied by nearly 20 employees working on a hybrid schedule. Jennifer Helms, executive vice president, lauded Omaha’s  concentration […]

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Seattle-based ‘Cycling Frog’ jabs at Nebraska’s social scene, but tourism folks snap back

BY: - June 20, 2022

A Seattle-based brand called Cycling Frog has ranked Nebraska near the bottom of the pack when it comes to the best states for summer socializing. In its media release, Cycling Frog is described as an “exciting new player in the THC & CBD space” and said its picks for top social states have common ground […]

Don McPherson in front of mural on side of his store at 2522 N. 24th St.

New redevelopment, nostalgic ice cream parlor enhance North Omaha Juneteenth celebration

BY: - June 17, 2022

Don McPherson’s apparel store in a few weeks will be back on its familiar corner on Omaha’s historic North 24th Street. And when the doors of Styles of Evolution reopen, patrons will see a totally revamped and jazzy space, a storefront that’s part of a resurgence taking place along a corridor long viewed as the […]

Kenya coffee farm

Zabuni coffee entrepreneur takes personal story from Grand Island to Capitol Hill

BY: - June 17, 2022

Laban Njuguna says he’s “just a boy born in Kenya” whose journey led him to central Nebraska, where he launched an international coffee trade business just months before the pandemic struck. He and his wife, Cora, pushed through the crisis, initially adapting their business model and later expanding to link American buyers to farmers in […]

Black Lives Matter march organized by Kail Walker

Nebraskan earns spot among elite young real estate pros, breaking long dry spell

BY: - June 14, 2022

After a 12-year dry spell, a Nebraskan has been recognized as part of an elite, nationwide squad of young real estate professionals who stand out for business acumen and making a mark in their communities. Kail Walker of Omaha-based PJ Morgan Real Estate was named to the National Association of Realtors 2022 class of “30 […]

Waterford Building

Build it and they will come? In this case, Fusion Medical Staffing is — to west Omaha’s Waterford

BY: - June 10, 2022

R&R Realty Group knew it was a risk three years ago to start building an upscale west Omaha office park — without having first secured any tenants. The developer was counting on an abundance of frills and an alluring atmosphere to draw talent-hungry businesses to Fountain Ridge. An amphitheater, rooftop deck, wellness center and patio […]

Mastercraft Building

Omaha’s Millwork Commons gets a new tenant: a ‘startup accelerator’

BY: - June 9, 2022

LINCOLN — A Capital City company that has helped Lincoln-based startups blossom into major businesses announced Thursday that it is expanding statewide and opening a new office in Omaha’s expanding Millwork Commons district. Officials with NMotion, powered by gener8tor, said they are planning $3.7 million in new investments over the next two years to help […]

Nebraska named among top states to land a remote job

BY: - June 9, 2022

Nebraska has been ranked among the top 10 states to land a remote job, according to a new analysis by a company that specializes in remote and flexible jobs. The rankings by FlexJobs do not reflect the overall volume of remote jobs in each state. Rather, they are based on the ratio of available remote […]

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

BY: - June 7, 2022

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. 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 […]

Keeline Building

Omaha’s 111-year-old Keeline Building poised for $6.8 million revamp

BY: - June 2, 2022

When the historic Keeline Building rose more than a century ago in downtown Omaha, it proved pivotal to the area’s shift from a residential to a commercial and public center. In fact, the home of a famous Omahan sat on the property at 319 S. 17th St. before the seven-story Keeline was built and opened […]

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Omaha hits new strides in construction activity

BY: - May 31, 2022

OMAHA — The signs are plentiful: newly framed houses around town, freshly bulldozed land, tower cranes dotting the skyline. Now a recently released report reinforces that construction activity in Nebraska’s largest city has reached new heights in several ways. According to the City of Omaha’s latest annual “Building and Development Summary,” the total estimated value […]

DMV

Shortage of examiners means closure, cutbacks at state motor vehicle offices

BY: - May 25, 2022

LINCOLN – Nebraskans need to be flexible if they’re seeking to take a state driver’s test. Due to a shortage of driver examiners at the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles, about 30 DMV offices across the state, mostly in rural areas, have closed temporarily or seen hours cut back. The closures have prompted frustration and […]