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Driving Force – Mike Cassling Builds Reputation in Med Tech

“Customer service is ultra-critical to us because patients’ lives are on the table.” – Mike Cassling, CEO of Cassling & CQuence Health Group Featured in the February 4, 2022 Midlands Business Journal, Aksarben Governor, Mike Cassling discusses how “Personnel Shortages, Changing Technology and a Global Pandemic Have Rocked the Health Care World.”   Driving Force… Read more »

Applications being sought for Aksarben Community Grants Program

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The deadline for Aksarben Community Grant Applications is approaching. The Aksarben Community Grants Program is a legacy initiative of the Aksarben Foundation and has touched all 93 counties of the state since its inception. These matching-fund grants are funded by the Aksarben Foundation and targeted to community improvement projects and/or workforce development on a local… Read more »

Aksarben Foundation now accepting applications for 2022 Farm Family Awards

The Aksarben Foundation, along with Nebraska Farm Bureau and the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers, is accepting applications for the Nebraska Pioneer Farm and Nebraska Heritage Farm Awards through April 15. These awards recognize Nebraska farm families who have consecutively held ownership of land in the same family for at least 100 years (Pioneer) or… Read more »

President Carter announces 2021 Presidential Medal of Service recipients

University of Nebraska System President Ted Carter announced today the three recipients of the 2021 Presidential Medal of Service, an annual honor that recognizes Nebraskans’ support and advocacy for the NU system. This year’s honorees are Wendy Birdsall, president of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce; David Brown, president and CEO of the Greater Omaha Chamber of… Read more »

Senator Mike Flood receives awards from Wayne State’s Growing Together students

The Growing Together Career Scholars cohort of Wayne State College presented Sen. Mike Flood of Norfolk with two awards recently at Napoli’s Restaurant in Norfolk. The first award consisted of four “Challenge Coins,” which confirm membership in the program and recognize a person for an achievement or a significant accomplishment. The coins signify benchmarks that… Read more »

Holly and Tonn Ostergard named Most Honored Citizens of Aksarben for 2021

Celebrating volunteerism and community service through recognition at the Aksarben Ball has been a beloved Nebraska tradition since 1895. After a hiatus in 2020, the tradition was welcomed back Saturday night with one of the largest crowds in Aksarben history. Nearly 2,100 people attended Saturday night commemorating that “Now is the Time” for togetherness and… Read more »

Taking a new approach – K.C. Belitz of the Nebraska Community Foundation weighs in on new Aksarben Initiative

K.C. BELITZ Nebraska Community Foundation   Today’s column comes to you from the Latino Initiative Workshop hosted by the Aksarben Foundation. What an honor to be part of this critical conversation about this huge opportunity in Nebraska! On this topic, I was pleased to be able to share the ongoing success story from Columbus’ recent… Read more »

A Tribute to Walter Scott, Jr.

Omaha, Neb. (September 25, 2021) – From Aksarben Board Chair, Dana Bradford, “We are saddened to learn of the passing of Walter Scott, Jr. A giant in Nebraska business and philanthropy, Walter’s presence and steady hand will truly be missed. Omaha and Nebraska are better places because of Walter Scott’s vision and leadership.” Aksarben is… Read more »

’50 Over 50′ Award Winners

The Bloc, a philanthropic nonprofit organization based in Lincoln, will honor 50 Nebraskans during its inaugural 50 Over 50 awards on September 25. Among the 2021 Awardess: Aksarben Governor, Ted Carter Aksarben Workforce Initiative: Nebraska Tech Collaborative (NTC), President, Jona Van Deun NTC Executive Committee member, Doug Durham, of Don’t Panic Labs The 50 Over… Read more »