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Tech Forward and Ready to Party

Oct 01, 2021 02:59PM ● By Daisy Hutzell-Rodman
managing editor Daisy Hutzell-Rodman

Photo by Bill Sitzmann

 he Silicon Prairie has been around for 20 years. Dusty Davidson started the official Silicon Prairie News in 2008, but technology industries had been looking at Omaha and the surrounding area as a potential new business hub for several years before that. The main article in this issue of B2B looks at two companies that have been around for more than 20 years, and gets their take on how they have stayed afloat in the ever-changing world of technology.

The technology world continues to grow in Omaha, and many in the United States have taken notice of our city. One year ago, the National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education Center officially launched. What this new program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha has brought to our city is the subject of another tech-minded article.

While most of us live by our mobile devices and other forms of technology, I admit that my favorite old-school form of entertainment is a great book, printed on paper. Omaha had two independent bookstores open during 2020. And when people did not feel like going out to get a haircut, one innovative business decided to take their barbershop on the road, in the form of a mobile unit. Readers will learn why in this issue.

After a year without many holiday festivities, many offices are fully reopened and ready to celebrate, but what is the holiday season 2021 going to look like? In another feature this issue, B2B spoke to two different event planning firms and got their take on what is up and coming in their world.

There are many good reads in this edition. I hope you enjoy them all.

This article originally appeared in the October issue of B2B Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.