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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 »

2019 Aksarben Court of Honor Inductees

Aksarben will induct four Nebraskans into its Court of Honor at this year’s ball. They are being honored for their contributions in the categories of agriculture, the professions, education and service to youths. The 2019 honorees are: » Christopher Abbott: Abbott is a fifth-generation Sand Hills rancher with Abbott Cattle Co. Abbott has served on the Nebraska… Read more »