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What bright spots or new initiatives have come from pandemic related adversity over the past 15 months?

In their recent issue Forward Together, Metro Magazine – The Spirit of Omaha and Beyond, visited with Aksarben President, Sandra Reding, about what bright spots or new initiatives have come from pandemic-related adversity over the past 15 months. Here’s what Sandra had to say. “As a convener of statewide leadership, Aksarben has been in a unique… Read more »

i3 Bank represents expansion for institution founded in 1928

Midlands Business Journal, September 17, 2021 – Many are familiar with i3 Bank, they just may not realize it at first blush. That’s because the organization featured recently on Husker Football radio spots and on digital billboards has been around since the Great Depression era — only that rare-breed, fifth-generation family bank operated under a… Read more »

Burlington Capital and Invest Nebraska, announce launch of a new Burlington Capital Ag-Venture

LINCOLN/OMAHA, NEBRASKA, Sept. 8, 2021 — Today, Burlington Capital, along with partner Invest Nebraska, announced the launch and initial closing of a new venture capital seed fund, Burlington Capital Ag-Venture (, focused on Midwest AgTech innovation. Burlington Capital Ag-Venture intends to raise $11 million and expects to do so with a final close at the… Read more »

Aksarben Royal Court 2021

Embodying the Spirit of Aksarben through their volunteerism, dedication and perseverance to the Good Life, the families being honored at the 2021 Aksarben Ball have been announced. The official introduction of the Royal Court was held Saturday, July 24, 2021, at the CHI Health Center. This tradition announced the 2020 and 2021 Princesses, Escorts, Standard Bearers,… Read more »

2021 Aksarben Ball Theme and Key Partners Announced by Women’s Ball Committee

Each year, the Aksarben Ball recognizes and celebrates volunteerism, community pride, and a reverence for those who have preceded us as well as raising funds to help carry out the mission and initiatives of the Aksarben Foundation. Funds raised have gone toward the Aksarben Scholarship Fund helping countless young men and women on the path… Read more »

Ivan Gilreath To Be Inducted Into The Aksarben Court Of Honor

Ivan Gilreath will be inducted into the 2021 Aksarben Court of Honor in the category of Service to Youth. Ivan is the former President and CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands. For more than 58 years, the Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands has provided a fun, safe and constructive… Read more »

Henry Davis to be inducted into the Aksarben Court of Honor

Henry Davis will be inducted into the 2021 Aksarben Court of Honor in the category of Business and Industry.  Henry is the CEO of Greater Omaha Packing Co. Beef runs in the Davis family. Greater Omaha Packing Co. was started in 1920 by Henry’s grandfather Herman Cohen upon his return from World War I. Herman… Read more »

Aksarben Announces 2021 Court of Honor Inductees

Since 1895, Aksarben has been honoring individuals who have excelled in one of 10 categories that include: agriculture, arts, business and industry, community service, education, philanthropy, professions, public service, sports or service to youth. The award, known as the Court of Honor, is one of Aksarben’s oldest and most prestigious awards. The Aksarben Ball Committee… Read more »

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 »