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Best of Omaha 2019

Nov 09, 2018 07:00AM ● By Todd Lemke
Omaha Magazine is happy to announce the results of the 2019 Best of Omaha Contest. Click the link for each category to see the winners, or scroll through the entire list below. Categories are organized alphabetically under the following eight section headings: Dining, Family, Health & Beauty, Household, Nightlife, Retail, Services, and Transportation.


Dining

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Family

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Health & Beauty

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Household

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Nightlife

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Retail

 

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Services

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Transportation

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Dining

American Dining

Charleston’s Restaurant Jams American Grill 402-399-8300 | 402-614-9333 jamseats.com Railcar Modern American Kitchen

Appetizers

Kona Grill Pitch Pizzeria Two locations, downtown and West Omaha pitchpizzeria.com Bonefish Grill

Bagels

Bruegger’s Bagels Panera Bread Bagel Bin

Bakery

Rotella’s Italian Bakery 402-592-6600 rotellasbakery.com The Omaha Bakery Le Petit Paris

Barbecue

Famous Dave’s Tired Texan BBQ Swine Dining BBQ

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Bowl of Soup

WheatFields Eatery & Bakery 402-955-1485 wheatfieldscatering.com Paradise Bakery & Cafe 402-934-5757 | 402-991-3000 paradisebakery.com Olive Garden

Breakfast

Le Peep Four locations lepeepomaha.com First Watch Five Omaha-area locations firstwatch.com 11-Worth Cafe

Brew Pub

Upstream Brewing Company 402-344-0200 upstreambrewing.com The Benson Brewery Nebraska Brewing Co.

Brick Oven Pizza

Pitch Pizzeria Two locations, downtown and West Omaha pitchpizzeria.com Dante Ristorante Pizzeria Noli’s Pizzeria

Buffet

China Buffet - Mongolian Grill Valentino’s Pizza Pizza Ranch

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Burrito

Abelardo’s Mexican Food Burrito Envy & Tequila Bar 6113 Maple St. in Benson BurritoEnvy.com Fernando’s Cafe and Cantina 402-330-5707 fernandosomaha.com

Cakes

The Cake Gallery Nothing Bundt Cakes The Cake Specialist 402-733-CAKE (2253) thecakespecialist.com

Chef in Omaha

Clayton Chapman, The Grey Plume Jennifer Coco, j. coco Ben Maides, Au Courant

Chimichanga

Taqueria Los Compadres El Bee’s Julio’s

Chinese Dining

China Palace Golden Palace Golden Bowl

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Coffeehouse

Scooter’s Crane Coffee Archetype Coffee

Cupcakes

Jones Bros. Cupcakes 402-884-CAKE (2253) jonesbroscupcakes.com Cupcake Island Gigi’s Cupcakes

Delicatessen

Jason’s Deli Swartz’s Delicatessen & Bagels Razzy’s Deli

Desserts

WheatFields Eatery & Bakery 402-955-1485 wheatfieldscatering.com Farmhouse Cafe Sweet Magnolias

Donuts

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts LaMar’s Donuts Dunkin’ Donuts

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Family Restaurant

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen Petrow’s Shirley’s Diner

Fast Good Food

Runza Chick-fil-A Don & Millie’s

Fish Fry

Holy Name Fish Fry Mary Our Queen Fish Fry St. Patrick’s of Elkhorn Fish Fry

Food Truck

402 BBQ Food Truck La Casa Pizzaria Dos de Oros - Tie Third Piccolo Pete’s - Tie Third

French Dining

Le Voltaire Le Bouillon La Buvette

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French Fries

Runza Bronco’s Self-Services Drive-In Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Fried Catfish

Catfish Lake Surfside Club Joe Tess Place

Fried Chicken

Jack and Mary’s Time Out Foods 402-451-2622 timeoutfoods.com Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers

Frozen Yogurt

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt TCBY Frozen Yogurt Red Mango

Gluten-Free Menu

Shucks Fish House and Oyster Bar Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano Modern Love

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Gourmet Hamburger

Block 16 Charred Burger + Bar Omaha Tap House

Greek Dining

Greek Islands 402-346-1528 greekislandsomaha.com Jim & Jennie’s Greek Village Legacy Gyros

Gyros

King Kong Feta’s Gyros & Catering John’s Grecian Delight

Hamburger

Stella’s Bar & Grill 402-291-6088 106 Galvin Road, Bellevue Smitty’s Garage Burgers and Beer Dinker’s Bar

Hot Dog

B & B Classic Dogs Chicago Dawg House Fauxmaha Hot Dogs

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Hot Wings - Charbuffed

Oscar’s Pizza & Sports Grille Tanner’s Bar & Grill Addy’s Sports Bar & Grill

Hot Wings - Traditional

Buffalo Wild Wings Ray’s Original Buffalo Wings 402-884-5300 rayswings.com Wingstop

Ice Cream

Ted & Wally’s Ice Cream Benson - Downtown tedandwallys.com Coneflower Creamery Cold Stone Creamery

Indian Dining

Jaipur Indian Restaurant and Brewing Himalayas Astoria Biryani House

Italian Dining

Lo Sole Mio Ristorante Italiano 402-345-5656 losolemio.com Spezia 3125 S. 72nd St. speziarestaurant.com Vincenzo’s Italian Ristorante

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Japanese Dining

HIRO 88 Sakura Bana Genji Japanese Steakhouse

Juicery

Juice Stop The Grove Juicery & Wellness Cafe Evolve Paleo Chef

Korean Dining

Maru Sushi Korean Grill Suji’s Korean Grill Korean Grill

Locally Sourced Dining

The Grey Plume Kitchen Table Au Courant Regional Kitchen

Lunch

Greenbelly The Market Basket Foodies

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Mexican Dining

La Mesa Mexican Restaurant lamesaomaha.com Rivera’s Mexican Food Romeo’s Mexican Food & Pizza Five Metro locations romeosomaha.com

Middle Eastern Dining

El Basha Mediterranean Grill Mediterranean Bistro Ahmad’s Persian Cuisine 402-341-9616 ahmadspersianscuisine.com

New Restaurant in 2018

Monarch Prime & Bar Stokin’ Goat Best Bison

Outdoor Patio

Marks Bistro Pitch Pizzeria Two locations, downtown and West Omaha pitchpizzeria.com 1912 Benson

Pasta

Pasta Amore e Fantasia Spaghetti Works Malara’s Italian

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Pastry

Pettit’s Pastry Gerda’s German Restaurant & Bakery 402-553-6774 gerdasgermanrestaurant.com Le Quartier Bakery & Cafe

Pizza

Zio’s Mama’s Pizza La Casa Pizzaria

Prime Rib

Jerico’s Restaurant 402-496-0222 jericosomaha.com Farmer Brown’s Steak House Johnny’s Cafe 402-731-4774 johnnyscafe.com

Restaurant Beer Selection

Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom LOCAL Beer, Patio and Kitchen Growler USA 402-575-9111 growlerusa.com

Reuben Sandwich

Crescent Moon Ale House 402-345-1708 beercornerusa.com Paddy McGown’s Pub and Grill 4503 Center St., Omaha, NE 68106 402-504-1022 Goldberg’s Bar & Grill

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Romantic Restaurant

V.Mertz Brother Sebastian’s Steak House & Winery Flatiron Cafe

Salad

Paradise Bakery & Cafe 402-934-5757 | 402-991-3000 paradisebakery.com McAlister’s M’s Pub

Salsa

Jacobo’s Authentic Mexican Grocery, Bakery and Tortilleria 402-733-9009 jacobos.com Hector’s Cilantro’s Mexican Bar & Grill

Sandwiches

Jimmy John’s Firehouse Subs Potbelly

Seafood

Shuck’s Fish House and Oyster Bar 402-827-4376 shucksfishhouse.com Bonefish Grill Plank Seafood Provisions

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Smoothies

Smoothie King Juice Stop Tropical Smoothie

Steakhouse

The Drover 402-391-7440 droverrestaurant.com Mahogany Prime Steakhouse 801 Chophouse

Sunday Brunch

Granite City Food & Brewery Early Bird Mantra Bar & Grille

Sushi

Blue Sushi Sake Grill Umami Asian Cuisine Yoshitomo

Taco

Voodoo Taco Two Omaha locations voodootaco.com Rusty Taco Maria’s Mexican Restaurant

Thai

Salween Thai Mai Thai Taste of Thailand

Wait Staff & Service

Charleston’s Restaurant Mahogany Prime Steakhouse M's Pub

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Family

Bowling Alley

The Mark Maplewood Lanes Western Bowl

Child Day Care

The Hills Montessori 402-884-8715 thehillsmontessoriomaha.com Hamilton Heights Child Development Center Academic Adventures Child Development Center

Child Party Provider

Amazing Pizza Machine 402-829-1777 AmazingPizzaMachine.com BounceU 402-884-9093 bounceu.com/omaha-ne Pump It Up

Children’s Attraction

Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium Omaha Children’s Museum Fontenelle Forest Nature Center

City Park

Elmwood Park Memorial Park Zorinsky Lake Park

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Dance Studio

Nebraska Dance Kitty Lee Dance Mary Lorraine’s Dance Center

Family Behavior Therapy

Boys Town Behavioral Health Clinic Children’s Behavioral Health Radical Minds

Family Dentist Office

The Dentists 402-445-4647 thedentistsomaha.com Today’s Dental Premier Dental 402-718-8741 premiersmile.com

Family Entertainment

Amazing Pizza Machine 402-829-1777 AmazingPizzaMachine.com Dave & Buster’s SkateDaze

Family Photographer

Carly Urbach Photography Penny Layne, Penny Layne Photography Tree Jacobson, Happy Little Tree

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Festival

Taste of Omaha St. Stanislaus Polish Festival Maha Music Festival

Gymnastics

Premier Gymnastics Metro Stars Gymnastics Nebraska Gold Gymnastics

Haunted House

Scary Acres Mystery Manor The Shadows Edge

Laser Tag

SkateDaze Family Fun Center XL Papio Fun Park 402-592-5671 papiofunpark.com

Martial Arts

Championship Martial Arts Omaha Blue Waves Martial Arts Siso Martial Arts

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Movie Theater

Aksarben Cinema Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Omaha Marcus Majestic Cinema of Omaha

Music Lessons

SNJ Studio of Music 402-933-1326 snjstudios.com Omaha Conservatory of Music Adkins: Guitar and Music Lessons

Pediatric Dentist Office

Smile Station Pediatric Dentistry Pedodontics PC Children’s Dental Specialists

Pediatrician

Dr. Lisa Whitcomb, Heartland Family First Medical Clinic Dr. Kelli Shidler, Boys Town Dr. Michael Moore, Children’s Physicians

Preschool

Montessori Elementary School of Omaha Duchesne Preschool of the Sacred Heart 402-558-6250 duchesneacademy.org Gingerbread House Preschool

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Professional Omaha Sports Team

Omaha Storm Chasers Omaha Lancers Omaha Beef Football

Public Golf Course

Indian Creek Elmwood Park Golf Course Johnny Goodman Golf Course

Youth Athletic Organization

YMCA of Greater Omaha Millard United Sports Elkhorn Athletic Association

Youth Cheerleading Club

Elite Cheer Millard United Sports Airborne Academy

Youth Summer Camp

YMCA of Greater Omaha Hummel Day Camp Camp Legacy

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Youth Swim Lessons

Swimtastic Swim School DiVentures Scuba & Swim Center Little Waves Family Swim School

402-932-2030 littlewavesfamilyswimschool.com

Youth Volleyball Sports Club

The Volleyball Academy Premier Volleyball Nebraska Elite Volleyball

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Health & Beauty

Acupuncture - Chiropractor

Balanced Body Acupuncture & Chiropractic 402-932-8108 balancedbodyomaha.com Essentials Family Chiropractic and Wellness Becker Chiropractic & Acupuncture

 

Acupuncture - Licensed

Thirteen Moons, Donna Huber Natural Health Center, Janis Regier River Point Acupuncture

Allergists

Ebrahim Shakir, Midwest Allergy and Asthma Jeffrey Nelson, Midwest Allergy and Asthma James Tracy, Allergy, Asthma and Immunonology Associates, P.C.

Barre Fitness Facility

The Barre Code Well Mama Pure Barre Omaha-Loveland

Beauty Supply Store

LovelySkin Retail Store Under the direction of Joel Schlessinger, M.D. LovelySkin.com/retail Sally Beauty Supply Beauty Brands

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Breast Augmentation

Aesthetic Surgical Images Village Pointe Aesthetic Surgery & Dreams Medspa Westfield Plastic Surgery Center 402-578-0706 westfieldpsc.com

Charity Walk /Fun Run

The Color Run Walk to End Alzheimer’s Race for the Cure

Chiropractor

Koca Chiropractic 402-496-4570 KocaChiropractic.com Gary Elsasser, Elsasser Chiropractic Gabriel Long, Awaken Chiropractic

Cosmetic Dentist

Steven D. Wegner, DDS 402-498-0400 smilesofomaha.com Dr. Daniel Beninato, Premier Dental 402-718-8741 premiersmile.com Dr. Marty J. Matz, The Tooth Doc 402-397-8050 2thdoc.org

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Cosmetic Surgeon

Joel Schlessinger, M.D., Skin Specialists, P.C. 2802 Oakview Drive, Omaha, NE 68144 LovelySkin.com/cosmetics Village Pointe Aesthetic Surgery & Dreams Medspa Dr. Nagi T. Ayoub, Westfield Plastic Surgery Center 402-578-0706 westfieldpsc.com

Counseling Services

Counseling Connections & Associates 402-932-2296 ccaomaha.com Associated Counseling Professionals Omaha Integrative Care

Crossfit Box

CrossFit Kinesis CrossFit Elkhorn 402-916-4623 crossfitelkhorn.com CrossFit Omaha

Day Spa

Gloss Salon & Day Spa 402-502-1850 glosssalon.com LovelySkin Spa Under the direction of Joel Schlessinger, M.D. LovelySkin.com/spa Creative Hair Design Salon and Spa

Dermatologist

Joel Schlessinger, M.D., Skin Specialists, P.C. 2802 Oakview Drive, Omaha, NE 68144 LovelySkin.com/dermatology Dermatology Specialists of Omaha Midwest Dermatology Clinic, P.C.

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Esthetician

Montana Haggerty, Allure Health & Med Spa Meredith Bryant, Allure Health & Med Spa Amy Carey Bishop, Spa Ritual Omaha

Family Doctor

Amanda Kester, Essential Family Medicine Mark Goodman, M.D., CHI Dr. Edward Mantler, Papillion Family Medicine

Female Hormone Replacement Clinic

Allure Health & Med Spa ReVital Women’s Hormone Clinic Optima Medical Hormone Replacement & Aesthetic Center

Fitness Club

Blue Moon Fitness Life Time Fitness Prairie Life Fitness

Fitness Equipment Store

Body Basics Fitness Equipment Priority 1 Fitness Priority1Fitness.com 402-330-1133 Push Pedal Pull

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Float Tank

True REST Float Spa 402-991-9899 truerest.com Blue Oceans Float Omaha Float Spa

Hair Colorist

Rebecca Forsyth, BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing Christi Clark ChristiClarkColor.com 402-321-9410 Ricky Newton at Salon Inspired 402-515-4785 rickynewtonjr.com

Hair Salon

Creative Hair Design Salon and Spa BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing Garbo’s Salon and Spa

Hearing Aids Center

Beltone Audiology & Hearing Center 402-391-0811 beltonehearingcenter.net Ear Specialists of Omaha Professional Audiology and Hearing Center 402-558-0440 proaudiology.com

Indoor Cycling Class

Elevate Cycling & Fitness Studio Torva Fit Club Sweat Cycle Strength

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Kick Boxing Class

Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping Impact Kickboxing and Fitness Center 9Round 30 Min Kickbox Fitness

Laser Hair Removal

Milan Laser Aesthetics Bare Body Shop Ideal Image

Lasik Eye Surgery

Kugler Vision Omaha Eye and Laser Institute 402-493-2020 omahaeye.com LasikPlus Vision Center

Male Hormone Replacement Clinic

Mantality Limitless Male Medical Clinic NuMale Medical Center

Manicure & Pedicure

American Nails & Spa 3618 N. 165th St. americannailsandspaomaha.com Martini Nails & Spa Legacy Nails & Spa

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Massage Therapy

Massage Envy Palmer Massage Therapy 402-502-1775 palmermassagetherapy.com Millard Oaks Chiropractic & Massage

Med Spa

Allure Health & Med Spa LovelySkin Spa Under the direction of Joel Schlessinger, M.D. LovelySkin.com/spa Omaha Med Spa Concierge Aesthetics omahamedspa.com

Memory Care Facility

Ridgewood Active Retirement Community Parsons House on Eagle Run CountryHouse Residence of Omaha 5030 S. 155th St., Omaha, NE 68137 countryhouse.net

Men’s Haircut

Sport Clips The Surly Chap Barbers Scissors & Scotch: A Premium Barbershop

Men’s Shave

Dennison Dahlman - Barbershop & Lounge Dundee Barber The Beard and Mane

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Nutrition & Vitamin Store

NutriShop Complete Nutrition No Name Nutrition Markets

Optometrist

Omaha Primary EyeCare 402-330-3000 omahaeyecare.com Millard Family Eyecare 402-896-3300 | 402-330-3063 millardfamilyeyecare.com Legacy Eyecare 16949 Lakeside Hills Plaza, Ste. 101 legacyeyecare.com

Oral Surgeon

Oral Surgery Associates Village Pointe Oral Surgery, P.C. 402-317-5657 vpoms.com Midwest Oral Surgery & Dental Implants 402-397-7777 midwestoms.com

Orthodontist

Dr. Kort Igel, Igel Orthodontics 402-330-1152 igelorthodontics.com Dr. Thomas J. Weber, Weber Orthodontics 402-896-4500 weberorthodontics.com Dr. Paul McAllister, McAllister Orthodontics 402-392-1516 mcallisterortho.com

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Michael C. Thompson, Ortho NE Dr. Mark Goebel, Ortho NE Dr. Scott T. McMullen, GIKK Orthopedic Specialists

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Pain Management

Midwest Pain Clinics 402-391-7246 midwestpainclinics.com Omaha Physical Therapy Institute, PC West Omaha Cryotherapy

Personal Training Facility

Todd Smith Fitness iThinkFit Gym Orangetheory Fitness

Physical Therapy Company

Makovicka Physical Therapy Excel Physical Therapy FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers

Physical Therapy Equipment

Kohll’s Pharmacy & Homecare Kubat Pharmacy Relax The Back Store

Pilates Studio

Pilates Center of Omaha Core10 Pilates Legacy Pilates, Yoga & More

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Private Practice Medical Clinic

THINK Whole Person Healthcare Essential Family Medicine of Omaha Midwest Regional Health Services

Rehabilitation Facility

Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital Brookestone Meadows 402-289-2696 brookestonemeadows.com QLI

Tanning Salon

Palm Beach Tan Sun Tan City Paradise Bay Tanning

Tattoo Parlor

Big Brain Downtown & West O locations bigbrainomaha.com Eye Candy Tattoo Liquid Courage

Tummy Tuck

Aesthetic Surgical Images Westfield Plastic Surgery Center 402-578-0706 westfieldpsc.com Village Pointe Aesthetic Surgery & Dreams Medspa

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Waxing/Hair Removal

Authentic Brazilian Wax by Vanella Wild Prairie Spa 402-512-3480 wildprairiespa.com Wax On

Weight Loss Center

FAST Diet Weight Watchers Profile By Sanford Four Omaha locations profileplan.net

Yoga Studio

Lotus House of Yoga All levels of yoga for your high vibe life! lotushouseofyoga.com Karma Yoga Omaha Pranam Yoga Shala

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Household

Apartments

Harrison Hills by Broadmoor The Biltmore 402-963-9300 richdale.com Broadmoor Hills

Appliance Repair

ServiceOne Andy’s Appliance Repair 402-614-8131 andysappliance.net Nebraska Home Appliance 402-399-0202 nhaparts.com

Basement Repair & Waterproofing

Thrasher 800-827-0702 gothrasher.com Jerry’s Basement Waterproofing Midwest Mudjacking

Building Supply Store

Menards Builders Supply Co. Millard Lumber

Carpet Cleaning

ZEROREZ of Nebraska Stanley Steemer Metro Chem-Dry 402-403-4154 metro-chemdry.com

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Concrete Installer

Moore’s Concrete Construction, Inc. 402-491-3622 mooresconcrete.com Oxford Construction Co. 402-670-0310 oxfordconstructionco.com Schroder Concrete, Inc.

Countertops

CKF McKean’s Floor to Ceiling 402-331-4062 mckeans.com Martin’s Counter Tops

Custom Cabinetry

CKF Titan Custom Cabinets, Inc. 402-891-0098 facebook.com/TitanCustomCabinets Flair Custom Cabinets & Remodeling

Custom Closets

Marco Closets & Storage 402-778-5818 marcoclosets.com/storage CKF The Container Store

Custom Home Builder

Curt Hofer & Associates 402-758-0440 curthofer.com Pohlad Custom Homes Mercury Builders

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Decorative Concrete

Oxford Construction Co. 402-670-0310 oxfordconstructionco.com Garage Revolution Lusterstone Pebble Paving

Decorative Painting

Fe Fi Faux Studios, Inc. Walls2Floors Joe Eby Faux and Decorative Painting

Electrical Services

Brase Electrical Hiller Electric Company Frederick Electric Inc.

Fence & Railings

S&W Fence 402-333-5722 sw-fence.com American Fence Company 402-896-6722 theamericanfencecompany.com JK Fencing LLC 402-979-0892 j-kfencing.com

Fireplaces

Claxton Fireplace Center 402-491-0800 claxtonfireplace.com Fireplace Stone & Patio Fireplace by Design

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Floor Coverings

Nebraska Furniture Mart McKean’s Floor to Ceiling 402-331-4062 mckeans.com FLOORfashions

Garage Doors

Norm’s Door Service 402-331-8920 normsdoor.com Omaha Door & Window 402-733-6440 omahadoor.com Overhead Door Company of Omaha 402-331-0526 overheaddooromaha.com

Garage Flooring

Garage Revolution In The Garage Garage Floor Coating of Nebraska

Garden Nursery Store

Lanoha Nurseries 192nd & W. Center Rd. lanohanurseries.com Mulhall’s Canoyer Garden Center

Grout & Tile Repair

Walls2Floors The Grout Doctor The Grout Medic

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Handyman Services

ServiceOne Handyman Joes Houston Home Services

Heating & Air Service

Burton A/C * Heating * Plumbing * and More 402-934-7018 justcallburton.com Thermal Services 402-397-8100 thermalservices.com SOS Heating and Cooling

Home Accessories

Nebraska Furniture Mart House of J 12965 W. Center Road facebook.com/house-of-j Robin’s Nest 101 W. Main St., Springfield facebook.com/springrobinsnest

Home Audio & Video

Custom Electronics AV Squared, LLC 402-513-9282 av2pros.com Echo Systems

Home Builder

Charleston Homes The Home Company 402-884-4854 thehomecompanyomaha.com Legacy Homes

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Home Cleaning Service

Molly Maid 402-932-6243 mollymaid.com Pink Shoe Cleaning Crew 402-330-0930 pinkshoecleaningcrew.com Maids & More

Home Disaster Restoration

Paul Davis Restoration 402-553-0373 pauldavis.com BELFOR Property Restoration of Omaha Carlson Restoration 402-891-9887 carlsonrestoration.com

Home Glass & Mirrors

Elite Glass Services Quality Glass & Mirror Papillion Glass & Door Co.

Home Remodeling

T Hurt Construction Cornerstone Remodeling 402-598-1410 cornerstoneremodelers.com Total Construction Services

Home Security

Security Equipment, Inc. (SEi) American Electronics, an Atronic Alarms Company Sellhorst Security & Sound

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Indoor Window Coverings

Custom Blinds & Design Ambiance Window Coverings 402-932-9711 ambiancewindowcoverings.com All About Blinds

Interior Design Firm

Lee Douglas Interiors, Inc. The Interior Design Firm Fluff Interior Design

Interior Designer

Marilyn Schooley Hansen, FASID, The Designers Lester Katz, LK Design 402-934-8088 LKdesign.biz Robin Lindley, The Interior Design Firm 402-334-8800 idfomaha.com

Kitchen & Bath Plumbing Fixtures

Kitchens & Baths by Briggs Ferguson Winnelson Co.

Kitchen & Bath Remodeling

Re-Bath of The Heartland 4123 S. 84th St. myheartlandhome.com Kitchens by Design 402-334-8888 kitchensbydesignomaha.com United Services Design + Build 402-572-1144 unitedservicesohi.com

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Landscape Curbing

Curb Curb CurbIt Curb Appeal Landscape Curbing of Omaha

Landscape Designer

Foutch Landscaping Enterprises 402-359-2154 foutchenterprises.com Robert’s Nursery Landscapes & Lawns Greenlife Gardens

Landscape Lighting

McKay Landscape Lighting Midwest Lightscaping 402-516-4498 midwestlightscaping.com Accent Landscape Lighting, Inc.

Landscape Rock & Granite

Sun Valley Landscaping 402-932-5704 sunvalleyomaha.com The Rock Place Above & Beyond Complete Grounds Maintenance 402-934-8866 aboveandbeyondcgm.com

Landscaping Service

Carson Enterprises 402-676-5579 carsonenterprise.com Patera Landscaping 402-706-5679 pateralandscaping.com Sun Valley Landscaping

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Lawn Care

Heartland Lawns Omaha 402-492-8800 heartlandlawnsomaha.com Forest Green Lawn & Landscaping 402-556-0595 forestgreenlawncare.com Elkhorn Lawn Care, LLC

Lawn Irrigation & Sprinklers

Nature’s Helper 402-334-2625 natureshelperinc.com Millard Sprinkler Quality Irrigation 402-672-9297 quality-irrigation.com

Mortgage Provider

Regent Financial Group 402-955-0880 regentfinancial.com Eagle Mortgage Inc. 402-397-7180 eaglemortgagecompany.com Benchmark Mortgage

Moving Company

Two Men & a Truck 402-764-1002 twomenandatruck.com Black Belt Movers Jim’s Moving & Delivery Co., Inc. 402-291-2490 jimsmovinginc.com

Mud Jacking

Thrasher, Inc. 800-827-0702 gothrasher.com Mixan Mudjacking The Driveway Company

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Mulch Provider

Maple 85 Premium Landscape Mulch Center Patera Landscaping 402-706-5679 pateralandscaping.com Yard Market Nursery

Painting Services

Gerst Painting CertaPro Painters of Omaha Brush & Roll Painting

Pest Control Service

Lien Termite & Pest Control 402-397-8884 lienpestcontrol.com ABC Termite & Pest Control Terminix

Plumbing Services

Burton A/C * Heating * Plumbing * and More 402-934-7018 justcallburton.com Eyman Plumbing Heating & Air 402-731-2727 trusteyman.com Big Birge Plumbing 402-575-0102 bigbirgeplumbing.com

Pools & Spas

Classic Pool & Spa Premier Pools and Spas 402-513-8000 premierpoolspa.com Continental Pool & Spa

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Residential Roofing

Moose Roofing 402-763-4851 mooseroofing.com Pyramid Roofing 402-502-9300 pyramidroof.com White Castle Roofing 402-898-7663 whitecastleroofing.com

Residential Siding

McKinnis Roofing 402-513-6620 mckinnis.com Husker Hammer Tevelde and Co.

Residential Trash Service

Abe’s Trash Service 402-571-4926 abestrash.com Papillion Sanitation Premier Waste Solutions

Retaining Walls

Patera Landscaping 402-706-5679 pateralandscaping.com Jensen Retaining Walls Hudson Hardscapes

Stone & Brick Provider

Fireplace Stone & Patio Watkins Concrete Block Baltazar’s Stone, INC.

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Tile Installer

SkilledSet Tile & Stone Floors By Dave Legendary Tile 402-670-4459 facebook.com/legendarytile

Tile Store

Sunderland Brothers Company Ceramic Tileworks Center Premier Tile Corporation

Tree Service

Terry Hughes Tree Service 402-558-8198 hughestree.com Arbor Aesthetics Tree Service Mutchie Tree Service

Water Treatment Systems

Futuramic’s Clean Water Center Kangen Water of Omaha United Distributors Inc.

Windows and Doors

Pella Windows and Doors of Omaha & Lincoln 402-493-1350 pellaomaha.com Omaha Door & Window 402-733-6440 omahadoor.com Renewal by Andersen

Wood Floor Company

Heartland Wood Floors 402-334-8686 heartlandwoodfloors.com Timberland Hardwood Floors Tom Manley Floors, Inc.

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Nightlife

Bar Food

Blatt Beer & Table Legends Patio Grill & Bar Barrett’s Barleycorn Pub & Grill

Board Game Cafe

Spielbound Board Game Cafe Sparta Games Sozo Coffeehouse

Cigar Bar

Havana Garage 402-614-3800 thehavanagarage.com Copacabana Cocktails & Cigars Jake’s Cigars & Spirits

Cocktail Lounge

LIV Lounge 402-884-5410 livlounge.com Holiday Lounge 402-391-4442 holidayloungeomaha.com Wicked Rabbit

Comedy Club

Funny Bone Comedy Club The Backline Comedy Theatre Lookout Lounge

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Craft Cocktails

The Berry & Rye Wicked Rabbit Trio Cocktails & Company

Distillery

Cut Spike Distillery 402-763-8868 cutspike.com Patriarch Distillers Brickway Brewery

Escape Room

House of Conundrum Escape Room 402-250-2300 houseofconundrum.com The Escape Omaha Entrap Games: Omaha Escape Room Game

Happy Hour

Blue Sushi Sake Grill Mula HIRO 88

Irish Bar

Brazen Head Irish Pub 319 N. 78th St. brazenheadpub.com Two Fine Irishmen The Dubliner Pub

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Late-Night Dining

Nite Owl Eat The Worm Abelarado’s Mexican Food

Live Music Venue

Holland Performing Arts Center 402-345-0606 ticketomaha.com The Waiting Room Slowdown

Local Band

Lemon Fresh Day The Confidentials eNVy 402-612-6828 envyomaha.com

Margarita

Roja Mexican Grill La Mesa Mexican Restaurant Trini’s Mexican Restaurant

Martini

Charlie’s On The Lake Sullivan’s Steakhouse Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

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Micro Brewery

Upstream Brewing Company 402-344-0200 upstreambrewing.com Infusion Brewing Company Kros Strain Brewing Company

Neighborhood Bar

The Observatory Bar & Grill The Homy Inn The Village Bar

New Bar in 2018

Red Lion Lounge Bärchen Beer Garden 402-502-9902 barchenbeer.com Kaitei

Reverse Happy Hour

Blue Sushi Sake Grill HIRO 88 Stokes Restaurant

Sports Bar

DJ’s Dugout Six locations djsdugout.com Tanner’s Bar & Grill The Good Life

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Whisky Bar

Proof Whiskey & Craft Cocktail Bar Dundee Dell Liberty Tavern

Wine Bar

Corkscrew Wine & Cheese Vino Mas Nosh Wine Lounge

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Retail

Antique Shop

Brass Armadillo 402-896-9600 brassarmadillo.com The Imaginarium Found Vintage Market

Arts & Crafts Studio/Store

Mangelsen’s Blick Art Materials 7829 Dodge St., 402-397-6077 dickblick.com It’s Yours Pottery

Beer & Spirits Store

Spirit World Beertopia Big Dog’s Beverage

Bookstore

The Bookworm Half Price Books Parables Christian Bookstore

Bridal Shop

David’s Bridal Bridal Traditions Rhylan Lang Bridal

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Charcuterie

Provisions by The Grey Plume Corkscrew Wine & Cheese Maresco’s Italian Market 2821 S. 108th St., 402-991-9987 marescos.com

Cheese Shop

Northwoods Cheese Haus Whole Foods Market Trader Joes’

Cigar/Tobacco Shop

SG Roi Tobacconist 402-341-9264 sgroitobacconist.com Ted’s Tobacco The Omaha Cigar Company

Clothing Consignment Store

Scout: Dry Goods & Trade 5018 Underwood Ave. ilovescout.com Absolutely Her Women’s Consignment Esther’s Consignment

Coffee Roaster

A Hill of Beans Coffee Roasters Tap Dancers Specialty Coffee Rally Coffee Co.

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Comic Book Store

Legend Comics & Coffee Dragon’s Lair Comics Krypton Comics

Convenience Store

Casey’s General Stores Bucky’s Convenience Stores Kwik Shop

Estate Jewelry

Sol’s Jewelry & Loan Bergman Jewelers 402-342-2611 bergmandiamonds.com Pretty In Patina

Florist

Taylor’s Flower Shop & Greenhouse, Inc. All Seasons Floral & Gifts EverBloom Floral and Gift

Furniture Store

Nebraska Furniture Mart Allens Home Ethan Allen

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Gift Shop

House of J 12965 W. Center Road facebook.com/house-of-j Spruce Interiors & Gifts Stella’s Belle

Golf Store

Austad’s Golf Golf Galaxy Golf USA

Grocery Store

Hy-Vee Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Fareway Meat & Grocery 402-393-7136 fareway.com

Hardware Store

Ace Hardware Johnson Hardware Two locations jhcomaha.com Ideal Hardware & Paint Center

Husker Apparel Store

Husker Hounds SCHEELS Lawlor’s Custom Sportswear

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Jewelry Store

Borsheims Fine Jewelry 14 Karat Jewelry Store Gunderson’s Jewelers

Local Pet Store

Nature Dog 402-697-7156 naturedogomaha.com The Green Spot Long Dog Fat Cat

Meat Department

Fareway Meat Market 402-393-7136 fareway.com Just Good Meat Stoyisch House of Sausage

Men’s Apparel

Lindley Clothing Co. McLovin The Simple Man

Natural/Organic Grocery Store

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Whole Foods Market Natural Grocers

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Outdoor Clothing & Gear Store

Scheels Backwoods Sierra Trading Post

Party Supply Store

Nobbies’ Mangelsen’s Hobby Lobby

Pawn Shop

Sol’s Jewelry & Loan Four Aces Pawn Shop Mid-City Jewelry & Loan

Pet Supply Store

PetSmart Petco Pets R Us

Pharmacy

Walgreens CVS Pharmacy Kohll’s Pharmacy & Homecare

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Popcorn

Vic’s Corn Popper Just Pop’d Jock & Jill’s Popcorn

Retail Art Gallery

Lewis Art Gallery 402-391-7733 lewisartgallery.com Blue Pomegranate Gallery Main Street Studios

Shoe Store

Haney Shoes 6060 Maple St. haneyshoestore.com The Mix Shoes and Accessories Buck’s Shoes

Shopping Center

Village Pointe Shopping Center Westroads Mall Shadow Lake Towne Center

Sporting Goods Store

SCHEELS Dick’s Sporting Goods Cabela’s

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Sweet Shop

Hollywood Candy The Cordial Cherry Chocolaterie Stam

Thrift Store

Goodwill Thrift World Four stores in the Omaha area thriftworld.com New Life Thrift

Vape Store

Alohma Vape Superstores Generation V E-Cigarettes & Vape Bar Caterpillar Vapes

Vineyard

Soaring Wings | Vineyard & Brewing Cellar 426 James Arthur Vineyards

Wine Store

Hy-Vee Vino Mas WineStyles

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Women’s Boutique

Four Sisters Boutique Kajoma’s Fashion Boutique 104 E. First, Papillion 402-991-4477 Mesh

Yarn / Quilting Shop

Personal Threads Boutique 402-391-7733 personalthreads.com Country Sampler Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft

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Services

Accounting Services

Verdant 402-330-1200 myverdant.com Lutz Hancock & Dana PC

Assisted Living Facility

Elk Ridge Village Lakeside Village by Immanuel 402-829-9020 immanuel.com Westgate Assisted Living 402-391-8566 westgateassistedliving.com

Bank

First National Bank, Member FDIC Pinnacle Bank 14 Omaha Metro Locations pinnbank.com American National Bank

Caterer

Catering Creations 402-558-3202 cateringcreations.com Attitude on Food Eddie’s Catering

Computer Repair

Elkhorn Computer Sales & Service REDiTECH Ken’s PC Repair 402-933-7890 kenspcrepair.biz

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Credit Union

Centris Federal Credit Union 402-334-7000 centrisfcu.org Cobalt Credit Union Veridian Credit Union

Custom Made Furniture

Zongkers Custom Woods Long Grain Furniture Hutch

Custom Picture Framing

Lewis Art Gallery 402-391-7733 lewisartgallery.com Malibu Gallery Mangelsen’s

Dating Service

Omaha Love 402-991-4053 OmahaLove.com Tinder Match.com

Divorce Mediation

Nebraska Legal Group 402-509-7033 NebraskaLegalGroup.com Wesley Dodge Koenig | Dunne

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DJ Service

ShowTime Music Chaos Productions JIIK DJ Services 402-415-9016 djj2k.com

Dog Day Care

The Paw Spa Pet Resort Dogtopia of Omaha Bark Avenue Omaha 402-933-4007 barkavenueomaha.com

Dog Training

Dharma Dog Training Dog Gone Problems 402-881-0566 doggoneproblems.com Nebraska Dog Trainers 402-913-0251 nebraskadogtrainers.com

Dry Cleaners

Max I. Walker 22 locations MaxIWalker.com Fashion Cleaners FashionCleaners.com Six locations NuTrend Dry Cleaners

Duct Cleaning

DuctMedic Affordable Air Duct Cleaning MAXIM Cleaning & Restoration, Inc.

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Employer - Less Than 100 Employees

OBI Creative Capstone Consulting, Inc. 88 Tactical

Employer - More Than 100 Employees

PayPal PayPal.com University of Nebraska Medical Center Prime Time Healthcare

Estate Planning

Andrew Sigerson, Legacy Design Strategies 402-505-5400 ldstrategies.com James Blazek, Blazek and Gregg, P.C., L.L.O. Jill Mason, Kinney Mason, P.C., L.L.O. 402-905-2220 kinneymason.com

Event Planner

Planitomaha 402-333-3062 planitomaha.com A View Premier Event Venues 402-933-2929 aviewvenues.com STEP//Group

Financial Planning Firm

Northwestern Mutual Edward Jones Thrivent Financial 402-932-0109 thrivent.com

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Funeral Home

Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler Mortuaries & Crematory 402-391-3900 heafyheafy.com John A. Gentleman Mortuaries Roeder Mortuary

Furniture Repurposing and Restoration

Found Vintage Market Don’s Refinishing Service Southern Style Restorations/Furniture Magic

Hotel

Hilton Omaha Embassy Suites La Vista Magnolia Hotel Omaha

In-Home Non-Medical Care

Home Instead Senior Care Right at Home 402-697-7536 rightathome.net/omaha-metro A Place at Home

In-Home Nursing Service

Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) 402-345-5566 vnatoday.org Home Nursing With Heart Physicians Choice Home Health Care

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Independent Living

Ridgewood Retirement Community Elk Ridge Village Walnut Grove Retirement Community

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Internet Provider

Cox Communications Six locations cox.com CenturyLink Internet Windstream

Law Firm

Baird Holm LLP Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O. Kutak Rock LLP

Life/Health Insurance Company

WoodmenLife 402-289-3776 woodmenlife.org Physicians Mutual Insurance Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska

Local Website

KETV.com Omaha.com LovelySkin.com Under the direction of Joel Schlessinger, M.D. LovelySkin.com/retail

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Newborn Photography

Penny Layne, Penny Layne Photography Teresa Simpson Photography Erin Brodhead Photography

Non-profit Event

Omaha Gives Powered by the Omaha Community Foundation omahagives.org OmahaCommunityFoundation.org Art & Soup, Visiting Nurse Association 402-345-5566 vnatoday.org/events/art-soup JDRF One Walk Mile of Hope

Nursing Home Facility

The Lighthouse by Immanuel 402-829-9070 immanuel.com Brookestone Meadows 402-289-2696 brookestonemeadows.com Papillion Manor Nursing Home

Personal Injury Lawyer

Hauptman O’Brien Wolf & Lathrop, P.C. Gross & Welch P.C., L.L.O. Sibbernsen, Strigenz & Sibbernsen

Pet Boarding

The Paw Spa Pet Resort Cottonwood Pet Resort Clearview Pet Care Centre

Pet Grooming Salon

Park Your Pawz All About Dogs Grooming Salon Dogtopia of Omaha

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Pet Photography

Dogtography by Kala Howard [email protected] dogtographybykalahoward.com Janine Cooper, JM Studios Maggie Mellema, C41 Photography

Private School - Elementary School

Brownell Talbot 402-556-3772 brownell.edu Saint Wenceslaus St. Patrick’s of Elkhorn

Private School - High School

Marian High School 7400 Military Ave. marianhighschool.net Creighton Preparatory School Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart 402-558-3800 duchesneacademy.org

Realtor Agent

Blythe Real Estate Team 402-960-2330 buyingomaha.com Lisa & Dennis Ritter, RE/Max Results 402-612-2413 ritterssellhomes.com Karen Jennings, CBS Home 402-290-6296

Reception Venue

Nuri Event Studio A View Premier Event Venues 402-933-2929 aviewvenues.com Thompson Alumni Center @ UNO

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Retirement Community

Lakeside Village by Immanuel 402-829-9020 immanuel.com Ridgewood Active Retirement Community New Cassel

Shooting Range

88 Tactical Omaha Gun Club 2828 S. 82nd Ave. omahagunclub.com The Marksman Indoor Range 402-359-1396 themarksmanindoorrange.com

Small Engine Repair

Ty’s Outdoor Power & Service Gretna Small Engine J & J Small Engine Services

Smartphone Repair

iFixOmaha uBreakiFix Fix It Fast

Storage Units

Dino’s Storage Armor Storage Affordable Family Storage

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Tailor Shop

Sy’s Tailor Shop Jack’s Tailors G.I. Cleaners & Tailors

Tuxedo Store

Men’s Wearhouse Tip Top Tux Gentleman’s Choice Formal Wear

University/College

University of Nebraska Omaha Creighton University Metropolitan Community College

Veterinary Clinic

The Gentle Doctor Animal Hospital 402-445-4400 gentledoctoranimalhospitals.com Best Care Pet Hospital 402-334-5975 bestcarepethospital.net American Animal Hospital 402-493-6767 americananimal.net

Wedding Photographer

Chelsea Jo Photography JM Studios Stephanie Reeves Photography

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Transportation

Auto Accessory Store

O’Reilly Auto Parts Auto Zone NAPA Auto Parts

Auto Body Repair

Dingman’s Collision Center Four locations dingmans.com Dave’s Auto Body Co. 402-572-0200 davesautobodyco.com CARSTAR Four locations nebraskacarstar.com

Auto Detailing

Dolphins Car Wash + Detail Center 402-697-0650 dolphinscarwash.com Owner’s Pride 402-715-9749 ownersprideclub.com Cornhusker Auto Wash

Auto Financing

Veridian Credit Union Centris Federal Credit Union 402-334-7000 centrisfcu.org Cobalt Federal Credit Union

Auto Glass

Omaha Glass Pro Safelite AutoGlass Metro Glass

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Bike Shop

The Bike Rack Trek Bikes Bike Masters Cycle

Boat Dealer

Omaha Marine Center 402-339-9600 omahamarinecenter.com Valley Marine SeaLand Marine

Brake Service

Jensen Tire & Auto jensentireandauto.com Omaha Car Care Brakes Plus

Car Tire Service

Jensen Tire & Auto jensentireandauto.com Midwest Tire Co., Inc. Firestone Complete Auto Care

Express Car Wash

Russell Speeder’s Car Wash Fantasy’s Rocket Carwash

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Full-Service Car Wash

Dolphins Car Wash + Detail Center 402-697-0650 dolphinscarwash.com Mojo’s Car Wash & Detail Center 402-933-6656 mojoscarwash.com VIP Express Car Wash 11910 M St. facebook.com/VIPexpressomaha

General Auto Repair

Jensen Tire & Auto jensentireandauto.com Haver’s Auto Repair Exclusive Repair 402-551-3015 facebook.com/exclusiverepair

Luxury Car Dealer

Lexus of Omaha Mercedes-Benz of Omaha Audi Omaha

Muffler & Exhaust Service

House of Mufflers & Brakes Total Car Care Three locations takeit2thehouse.com Omaha Car Care Mad Hatter Muffler & Brakes 402-330-2286 madhattermuffleromaha.com

New Car Dealer

Baxter Auto | Midwest Car Dealer Group Woodhouse Auto Family H&H Premier Automotive

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Oil Change

Jensen Tire & Auto jensentireandauto.com Jiffy Lube Valvoline Instant Oil Change

RV Dealer

Apache Camper Center ApacheCamper.com 808-756-7344 A.C. Nelsen RV World Leach Camper Sales

Transmission Repair

Certified Transmission Omaha Transmission AAMCO Transmissions & Total Car Care

Travel Agency

Vacation Superstore Travel and Transport Enchanted Honeymoons Travel

Used Car Dealer

Baxter Auto | Midwest Car Dealer Group Woodhouse Auto Family Huber Automotive

Used Luxury Car Dealer

Lexus of Omaha Baxter Auto | Midwest Car Dealer Group Mercedes-Benz of Omaha

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