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Family-focused Culture

When a company provides employees with support and flexibility, it creates a work environment that allows individuals to grow. Ensuring employee needs are being cared for is imperative to job satisfaction, whether working remotely or in the office. When West Gate Bank recognized its potential for growth, the business knew […]

Hip to be Square

Most entrepreneurs realize at an early age they have a knack for business. This was certainly the case for Nebraska native and owner of Square Donut, Elizabeth Pooley. At age 11 she started a business, breeding hamsters to sell to local pet stores so she could buy a pair of […]

Exquisite Expertise

Precious moments in life are often accompanied by sentimental accessories—engagement and anniversary rings, necklaces, and watches. They are an investment that signifies a milestone and should be approached with the utmost care. It’s rare to find a local jeweler that resembles a family-owned store from the past. Sidrony Jewelers opened […]

The Color of Confidence

Do you have a love-hate relationship with your closet? Are there clothing items in it that you never wear, but don’t quite know why? Most people wear 20% of their clothes 80% of the time. Imagine if all the clothing and accessories in your closet complemented you and provided confidence […]

Living Your Dream

“There’s no place like home” is a famous phrase that embodies everything a home is meant to be: family, comfort, security, and love. All of those emotions are impacted by elements such as color, texture, lighting, and structure. To ensure your home provides everything you need, it’s important to work […]

Home for the Holidays

The holidays are right around the corner, and if you’re looking for a getaway that feels like home, look no further than Big Cedar Lodge. As part of its Seasons of Big Cedar, for nearly 20 years the destination has been offering families a host of activities and events that […]

Game Changer

Sports is an invaluable way to give kids opportunities to develop new skills, learn about teamwork, gain confidence, make friends, and have fun. It’s why so many families participate and have grown it into a multibillion-dollar industry nationwide. Omaha has experienced its own boom with youth sports, and the Elkhorn […]

Happier Healthcare

When Nicole Ascanio and Brandon Baartman met in medical school at Wake Forest University, they felt a calling to provide exceptional care and a connection with their patients. Ascanio followed a path to primary care and Baartman to ophthalmology. Their journey took them from the East Coast to the Midwest—first […]

Hightower Reff Law helps navigate life’s toughest events

Some of the most stressful events in life require the assistance of an attorney: divorce, death of a loved one, facing a criminal charge, or a workplace injury. Finding someone experienced who you can trust is critical, but you also want to ensure they have an entire legal team that […]

A Second Chance

Dr. Zach Kucera knows what it’s like to come back after facing adversity. During his junior year at Doane University, his baseball career came to a screeching halt after suffering a herniated disc that required emergency surgery. Told he would be limited to only daily living tasks and would never […]