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“Fundamentally Unique”

By Kim Carpenter – Omaha Magazine Read through the Board of Governors for the Aksarben Foundation, and the names speak to an encyclopedia of some of Nebraska’s most successful and storied businesses: CQuence Health Group, NP Dodge Company, Security National Bank, First National Bank of Omaha, SilverStone Group, Noddle Companies, Physicians Mutual Insurance Company—the list… Read more »

Aksarben Foundation Announces Women’s Ball Committee Chair and Aksarben Ball Committee Chair for 2024

Pictured: Chaley Chandler, 2024 Aksarben Women’s Ball Committee Chair and Terry Kroeger, 2024 Aksarben Ball Committee Chair The Aksarben Foundation has announced leadership for the 2024 Aksarben Ball, which will be held Saturday, October 19th, 2024, at CHI Health Center Omaha. Chaley Chandler has been selected as Chair of the Women’s Ball Committee for 2024…. Read more »

HDR Appoints John Henderson as New CEO

HDR, a global employee-owned architecture and engineering firm, has named its new chief executive officer. President and Chief Operating Officer John Henderson succeeds Chairman and CEO Eric Keen, who will continue as chairman of the company’s board of directors. Replacing Henderson as president and COO is Neil Graff, who previously served as the firm’s director… Read more »

Belle of the Ball

Thus ran the description of Omaha’s main society event of the mid 1950s, according to Arvid E. Nelson Jr. in his 1967 clothbound tome, “The Ak-Sar-Ben Story: A Seventy-Year History of the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben.” There was a time, not all that long ago, when attending the annual Aksarben Ball was the highlight of Omaha’s… Read more »

Kosman honored at Aksarben Ball Royal Court – KNEB

Hod Kosman, chairman and CEO of Platte Valley Companies was recently honored for his contributions to Business and Industry as a member of The Court of Honor at the Aksarben Ball. The Aksarben Foundation honored eleven individuals in five categories for their service to the Heartland on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at the CHI Health… Read more »

InternNE program luncheon Monday at NPCC – North Platte Telegraph

The Aksarben Foundation and TeamMates Mentoring Program will host an informational luncheon for the internNE program at noon Monday at North Platte Community College South Campus, 601 W. State Farm Road. Free tickets to the event are available at eventbrite.com. Aksarben’s internNE program aims to connect students with employers through internships and helping to create… Read more »

InternNE leverages partnerships across state to address statewide workforce challenges – Atkinson Graphic

InternNE, Powered by Aksarben aims to enhance internship opportunities by leveraging established community and regional organizations that have strong ties with local businesses. These organizations will play a pivotal role in improving internship experiences throughout Nebraska. “In collaboration with the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, we’re fostering local talent, attracting new talent to the workforce,… Read more »

UNMC’s leader and ’24th and Glory’ athletes honored by Aksarben Foundation

Seven of Omaha’s greatest athletes and the leader of one of the city’s most prominent institutions were honored Saturday night at the Aksarben Foundation’s 128th annual ball. Dr. Jeffrey Gold, chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, was given the foundation’s Most Honored Citizen Award. Gold was presented the award by last year’s Most… Read more »

UNL launches partnership to help Nebraska prepare for growing demand in tech careers – Nebraska Examiner

LINCOLN — The growth of Nebraska’s tech workforce has accelerated in recent years, and the University of Nebraska’s flagship campus is introducing a new program that builds upon the momentum. Today, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln launched a partnership with tech company SkillStorm to provide online, noncredit education — including some free courses — in growing… Read more »