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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

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

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 […]

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 […]