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The art and science of leadership

Institute for Career Advancement Needs (ICAN) President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Aileen Warren has experienced too many can’t-miss moments to recount at the organization’s annual ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference. But her first event as leader of the Omaha-based non-profit was most memorable—and stress-inducing. It was the 2022 ICAN Women’s […]

The Exercise Coach Makes a Healthy Impact

When Sommer and Ryan Hahn brought The Exercise Coach franchise to Omaha in May 2020, they always knew they wanted to own more than one location. The Exercise Coach is the nation’s largest personal training brand, and the Hahns were hooked on the company’s unparalleled approach and desired to bring […]

Coast to Coast Cancer Care

Cancer is a word that holds different meanings for different people. For Dr. Luke Nordquist, making cancer a part of his life means guiding his patients and providing comfort in what they face. With nearly 20 years of experience as a urologic medical oncologist in Omaha, he founded XCancer (formerly […]

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Beyond the Crown with 2023 Mrs. Nebraska International

The pageant industry has significantly evolved since the first Miss America Pageant was held in Atlantic City, NJ, more than a century ago to draw tourists to the boardwalk. Today’s top pageants place emphasis on community and philanthropy rather than beauty and provide a platform for women to elevate their […]


A Century of Growth

“You’ve got to look for places that people don’t do things.” This quote by Jay Dunlap, founder of Union Bank & Trust (UBT), has always been the bank’s philosophy—find a way to help customers where others can’t. This third-generation, family-owned bank has a century-old history founded on hard work and […]

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One Means All for Sports Owner Gary Green

The crack of a bat hitting a baseball and the smell of hotdogs and peanuts bring fond memories of days spent at the ballpark for sports owner Gary Green. His childhood consisted of family trips to Shea Stadium to cheer on Tug McGraw—his former neighbor and pitcher for the New […]

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Beyond the Stage at North Omaha Music and Arts

Children are often asked what they want to be when they grow up. At three years old, Dana Murray was gifted his first drum set and instantly knew he wanted to become a percussionist. After establishing his professional music career in New York City, the seasoned musician moved back to […]


One of a Kind Daring Décor

Curated, edgy, conversational, one-of-a-kind—these are just a few words that describe the look, feel, and experience at Hearts & Fire furniture and décor boutique located in Rockbrook Village. Owned by mother/daughter team Lori Kirkpatrick and Tahnee Chedel, Hearts & Fire specializes in custom furniture and artisan-made pieces in a mix […]


Smooth as Silk Results for Your Skin

Some friendships made in high school can last a lifetime. At 30 years old, Omaha native and University of Nebraska College of Medicine graduate Dr. Shikhar Saxena, who is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology—launched an Urgent Care practice in Papillion. When approached by a physician who owned a […]


Living the Dream in a Meaningful Way

You often hear people mention experiences that are on their “bucket list.” Sometimes it’s visiting a specific destination and other times it’s reconnecting with someone from the past. Unfortunately, for many seniors, especially those who are terminally ill, their bucket list is no longer an option. That is where the […]