Author: Julie Klug

Aksarben announces Farm Family Award recipients for 2021.

Since the 1950s, the Aksarben Foundation has been celebrating Nebraskan farm families with its tradition of awarding Pioneer and Heritage Farm Family Awards. To date, nearly 10,000 families have been recognized at their county fair with this distinction. Aksarben partners with Nebraska Farm Bureau and the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers on these awards each… Read more »

2021 Aksarben Ball Announces Leadership

The 2021 Aksarben Ball will be held October 23, at the CHI Health Center Omaha. The Ball will be led by Aksarben Women’s Ball Committee Chair Laura Enenbach and Advisor Sam Hohman. The Aksarben Ball Committee Chair, Tyler Owen, and Co-Vice Chairs, Jamie Gutierrez and Tim Kerrigan, are all members of the Aksarben Board. Laura… Read more »

Cassling Named Salvation Army National Advisory Board Chair

The Salvation Army’s national headquarters recently announced the election of six new officers to its National Advisory Board (NAB), with CQuence CEO Mike Cassling taking on the role of NAB Chair, effective January 2021. Cassling will succeed former Krispy Kreme CEO & President Tony Thompson, who has served in the NAB role since January 2018…. Read more »

No More Coasting Omaha! Seven Ideas to Save Our Future

A small pandemic pushed this column off our March issue, but as we’ve navigated this together over months, the urgency in this message has only grown. I know we don’t coast here. We have that Midwestern work ethic and the mid-sized metropolitan “chip on our shoulder” to prove something, but if these last few months… Read more »

Workforce challenges prompt business leaders’ call for a more inclusive Nebraska

Read on The writer is chairman and CEO of Cquence Health Group, an Aksarben governor and committee chair of the Nebraska Tech Collaborative. Many Nebraskans were likely surprised to see the University of Nebraska Medical Center featured in the likes of the New York Times, Esquire and CNN for its groundbreaking research and quarantine… Read more »

Tech and trade skills in demand: Nebraska companies can’t hire fast enough

Read on “The workforce shortage is dramatic, and it’s only going to get worse without action,” says Mike Cassling, head of the Aksarben Foundation’s Nebraska Tech Collaborative. His committee is looking at several avenues to stem the tide, including greater awareness of jobs and opportunities for women, minorities and veterans; internships; and college programs… Read more »

Most Honored Citizens – 2019

Read on Amy Haddad and Steven Martin live by the credo that those who are given a lot owe a great deal in return. The married couple have had their share of blessings — brains, challenging careers, each other and a community they love. Life is a great equalizer, though, and they have seen… Read more »