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Grow Omaha November 20th, 2009 Episode

Postby Brad » Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:24 am

Grow Omaha November 20th, 2009 Episode

Trenton and Jeff wrote:TOPIC I - "Wind Energy in Nebraska" - As the largest city in a very windy state, Omaha has much to gain as wind becomes a more common source of energy.  We'll analyze Nebraska's potential as a wind-energy producing state in our interview with attorneys Jon Blumenthal and David Levy of Baird Holm LLP.  Both are members of that firm's Real Estate & Renewable Energy practice group.

TOPIC II - "Long School Townhomes" - At the end of this week's show, we will talk about a new live/work development on Omaha's near north side.  Our guest will be Ed Cochran, Executive Director of the North Omaha Development Project.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEWS OF THE WEEK - As always, Trenton and Jeff will analyze the major economic development happenings of the week.

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[font=Georgia]Grow Omaha: November 28th, 2009[/font]

Grow Omaha wrote:TOPIC I - "What They're Talking about on GrowOmaha.com" - It's time for our quarterly conversation with Lou Chiganos, site adminstrator of GrowOmaha.com.

TOPIC II - "Buy It Local Omaha" - At the end of this week's show, we'll talk to Mike Gerst and Marty Barnhart about an effort to boost Omaha's economy.

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[font=Georgia]Grow Omaha: December 5th, 2009[/font]

Grow Omaha wrote:TOPIC I - "Entrepreneurship in Omaha" - At the beginning of the program, we'll talk with Dennis Wellendorf and John Gustafson of the Midlands Venture Forum.

TOPIC II - "New Condo Tower" - Join us for an interview with Ross Robb and Ben Proctor.  We'll get a construction progress update on the second tower at Riverfront Place.

TOPIC III - "New Pizza Place" - At the end of the show, we'll be joined by Nick Strawhecker, owner of the brand-new Dante Pizzeria Napoletana in Legacy Village near 168th & West Center.  Tune in and find out why this pizza place is so unique.  

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[font=Georgia]Grow Omaha:  December 12th, 2009[/font]

Grow Omaha wrote:TOPIC I - "A New Building at Bellevue U." - Bellevue University recently broke ground a five-story structure that will serve a variety of educational and administrative purposes.  We'll talk about the new building and this growing university with President Mary Hawkins."

TOPIC II - "Office Market in Omaha" - In the second half of this week's show, we'll interview real estate agent Jim Vokal of Coldwell Banker Commercial World Group about the Omaha office market.  We'll find out whether office tenants are renting new space and what parts of the city are most desirable for office real estate.

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Grow Omaha December 19th, 2009 Episode

Trenton and Jeff wrote:TOPIC I - "Philanthropy In Omaha" - Omaha is known as a generous city. That spirit of philanthropy along with strong public-private partnerships has allowed Omaha to build impressive structures and develop effective programs that benefit the public good. In this season of giving, Grow Omaha will take time this week for our annual discussion of philanthropy in Omaha. To do that, we will be joined by two experts from the Omaha Community Foundation: Sara Boyd, vice president, and Patrick McNamara, director of philanthropic services.

TOPIC II - "A New Headquarters for the Big O" - KVC Behavioral HealthCare, Inc. has entered the Nebraska market and has decided to put its state headquarters in Omaha.  We'll learn about this Kansas-based company and why it chose to come to Nebraska in our interview with Sandra Gasca, president of Nebraska operations.  
 
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[font=Georgia]Grow Omaha: January 2nd, 2010[/font]

Grow Omaha wrote:TOPIC I - "New Year Show" - It has become a Grow Omaha tradition...Every year at this time, Trenton and Jeff review the past year's major economic development stories and give their predictions for the coming year.

TOPIC II - "On Becoming a Destination" - In the past decade, Omaha has turned into a tourism and convention "destination" as opposed to a road-side stop for people traveling across the country.  On this week's show, we'll analyze what has made this transformation possible.

TOPIC III - "Annual Holiday Campaign" - At the end of this week's show, we'll receive an update from Joanne Bemis, Director of Development for the Salvation Army.

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[font=Georgia]Grow Omaha: January 9th, 2010[/font]

Grow Omaha wrote:TOPIC I - "Eppley Airfield" - As the busiest airport in Nebraska and Iowa, Eppley plays a major role in Omaha's growth and development.  That's why we'll interview two representatives from the Omaha Airport Authority: Steve Coufal, executive director, and Dave Roth, director of engineering and planning.  

TOPIC II - "Business Retention" - Despite the brutal economic conditions in 2009, Omaha did an outstanding job of retaining its existing companies.  At the end of this week's show, we'll interview Phil Phillips, director of business retention at the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce.

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Postby Brad » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:09 am

Grow Omaha January 16, 2009 Episode

Trenton and Jeff wrote:TOPIC I - "Investment Real Estate" - Even in a down economy, many people are still interested in finding good commercial real estate to purchase.  In fact, some investors are getting great deals these days.  We'll analyze the commercial real estate investment market this week with Ryan Blumkin, a real estate investment specialist at Coldwell Banker Commercial World Group.  

TOPIC II - "County Consolidation" - A bill recently introduced in the Nebraska calls for the consolidation of Nebraska's counties.  While it might not have much of a chance of passing, it poses interesting questions about efficiency in Nebraska government.  We'll touch on this subject during this week's show.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEWS OF THE WEEK - As always, Trenton and Jeff will analyze the major economic development happenings of the week.

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Postby Brad » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:11 am

Grow Omaha January 23, 2009 Episode

Trenton and Jeff wrote:TOPIC I - "Development in North Omaha" - At the beginning of the show, we'll get an update from Ed Cochran of the North Omaha Development Project in advance of a major community meeting.  

TOPIC II - "Royals Stadium Construction" - Martie Cordaro, general manager of the Omaha Royals, will talk to us about construction progress on the Sarpy County stadium and explain how construction crews are dealing with unusually harsh winter weather.  
 
TOPIC III - "Legislative Update" - State Senator Rich Pahls will join us at the end of the program to discuss some of the legislation in this year's Unicameral session that would affect Omaha's growth and development.

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Postby Brad » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:41 am

Grow Omaha February 6, 2010 Episode

Trenton and Jeff wrote:Coming Up On Grow Omaha:
MAIN TOPIC - "Economic Development Discussion" - David Brown, president & CEO of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce will make his quarterly visit to the KFAB studio.  This is your chance to learn about growth and development from Omaha's chief economic developer.
 
BONUS TOPIC I - "Superbowl Food Drive" - Rotary International district governor Rich Rowland will visit us at the beginning of the program to tell us how 46 Rotary Clubs are working to combat "food insecurity" in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.  

BONUS TOPIC II- "Professional Development" - At the end of the program, you'll learn about one of the most exciting continuing education programs to come to Omaha in a long time.
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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:15 pm

Brad, it's February. Time to accept that it is 2010.
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[font=Georgia]Grow Omaha - February 13th,  2010[/font]

Grow Omaha wrote:FIRST TOPIC - "A New Business in Town" - GTM Sportswear is an amazing Kansas-based company that has chosen to expand in Omaha.  We'll interview Dave Dreiling, owner of GTM, to find out about his company.  We'll also learn about Dreiling's fascination with the Omaha economy, because in addition to GTM, he is involved in bringing two new restaurant concepts to the Big O.
 
SECOND TOPIC - "Commercial Property Management" -We're proud to introduce a new Grow Omaha feature.  Each quarter, Beverly Ellis, CPM, vice president of property management at Coldwell Banker Commercial World Group, will join us to discuss issues related to the management and maintenance of office, retail and industrial buildings.  We'll be sure to ask Bev what building managers are doing to deal with the unusually harsh winter weather.  You've heard about heavy snow causing roof collapses, but there are other winter weather issues as well.  

THIRD TOPIC - "Record SBA Lending" - At the end of the program, we'll interview Leon Milobar from the U.S. Small Business Administration.  The SBA has been unusually busy lately.  Plus, it's interesting to note that the nation's very first SBA loan of 2010 went to an Omaha company.
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[font=Georgia]Grow Omaha - February 20th,  2010[/font]

Grow Omaha wrote:FIRST TOPIC - "A New Location for U. of Phoenix" - The University of Phoenix just opened a second Omaha-area location in Papillion.  We will talk to Jason Pfaff, Omaha campus director, about the expansion.  We'll also get his thoughts on higher education opportunities for non-traditional learners.
 
SECOND TOPIC - "Young Professionals" - If any city is going to thrive in today's fast-changing, knowledge-based economy, it must do a great job in attracting and retaining talented young professionals.  In advance of the annual Young Professionals Summit planned for March 4th, we're going to interview two members of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals Council - Sarah Johnson and Mark Pohl.  We'll find out about the summit and talk about Omaha as a young professional destination.

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[font=Georgia]Grow Omaha - February 27th, 2010[/font]

Grow Omaha wrote:MAIN TOPIC: - "What Omahans are thinking about Omaha" - We're going to hold our quarterly discussion with Lou Chiganos, administrator of the GrowOmaha.com discussion forum.  We always talk to Lou about what people are saying on our economic development chat room.  But this quarter, we're taking a different approach.  For the first time, we are going to accept listener phone calls during the show.  This is your chance to go on air and ask Trenton, Jeff and Lou anything whatsoever about Omaha's growth and development.  So tune in and call in this Saturday!  The number is 558-1110.  Get your questions ready!
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[font=Georgia]Grow Omaha - March 6th, 2010[/font]

Grow Omaha wrote:FIRST TOPIC - "More Recognition for Papillion" - This fast-growing Sarpy County community was just named 2nd Most Affordable Suburb in America by BusinessWeek magazine.  We'll talk to Mayor David Black about Papillion's latest positive press.
   
SECOND TOPIC - "Manufacturing" - In the middle of this week's show, we'll interview Ron Kennedy of Terrecom about the future of manufacturing in America and in Omaha and how local manufacturers will deal with China in the future.  

THIRD TOPIC - "A New Location" - At the end of the program, we'll talk to Scott McCaig, owner of Capital School of Hairstyling and Aesthetics about the school's new location.
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[font=Georgia]Grow Omaha - March 13th, 2010[/font]

Grow Omaha wrote:FIRST TOPIC - "Entrepreneur Profile" - Jennifer O'Dell is extremely busy splitting her time between Los Angeles, where she works as a fashion buyer, and Omaha, where she is co-owner (with her sister Kim Vasey) of two stores: beyourself boutique and The Giving Tree.  At the beginning of this week's show, we'll interview this sister-entrepreneur team.
     
SECOND TOPIC - "Executive MBA" -  In the middle of this week's show, we'll interview Bill Swanson, executive director of the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Executive MBA program, an 18-month master's degree in business administration designed for working professionals.  The program requires students to complete fascinating international research projects.  We'll also learn more about the College of Business Administration's new Mammel Hall, which is scheduled to be open for fall semester classes.

THIRD TOPIC - "Employment Outlook" - Mitch Arnold, president of Preferred Partners, an Omaha-based permanent placement recruiting firm, has written an article entitled, 2010, The Year of the Focused Survivor.  At the end of this week's show, we'll talk to Mitch about his thoughts on the job market.
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[font=Georgia]Grow Omaha - March 20th, 2010[/font]

Grow Omaha wrote:FIRST TOPIC - "InfoTec" - Dave Vankat from the AIM Institute will join us at the beginning of this week's show to tell us all about the InfoTec conference planned for mid April.  Additionally, we'll be sure to ask him about the high tech economy in Omaha.
     
SECOND TOPIC - "Tax Protests" -  It's property tax season.  No property owner looks forward to receiving the annual property tax bill.  That's exactly why we're going to talk about it!  Ryan Blumkin from Coldwell Banker Commercial World Group will join us this week to talk about ways you might be able to lower your valuation and therefore the amount of tax you pay.  Be sure to tune in for this interview, because it just might save you a bunch of money.

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[font=Georgia]Grow Omaha - March 27th, 2010[/font]

Grow Omaha wrote:FIRST TOPIC - "Population Demographics" - The 2010 Census is underway.  At the same time, the U.S. Census Bureau has just released new population estimates for counties and metropolitan areas.  Both Douglas County and the entire Omaha metro saw big population increases in the past year.  We'll talk about that and more at the start of this week's show with David Drodz of the UNO Center for Public Affairs Research.  
     
SECOND TOPIC - " Take a Seat Downtown" - The Gene Leahy Mall in downtown Omaha is showing signs of its age including the deterioration of the original wood benches.  Instead of replacing the worn-out benches with standard, institutional ones, downtown leaders decided to use benches as a form of public art.  We'll learn all about it when we interivew Joe Gudenrath of the Downtown Improvement District.

THIRD TOPIC - "New Office Building in Papillion" - Black Hills Energy Announced this week that construction will soon begin on its new 36,000 sq. ft. headquarters  building in the Papillion Technology Park.  At the end of the show, we'll talk with Papillion Mayor David Black and Steve Pella, vice president of Black Hills Energy.
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Postby Greg S » Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:47 am

Any hightlights from yesterdays show?  I missed it.

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Postby Brad » Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:52 pm

Greg S wrote:Any hightlights from yesterdays show?  I missed it.

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I listen to the podcasts on Monday afternoons.  I will let you know.
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[font=Georgia]Grow Omaha - April 3rd, 2010[/font]
Grow Omaha wrote:FIRST TOPIC - "A Chinese Company Comes to Omaha" - At the beginning of the show, we'll learn about Easyway International Freight Company, a Shaanxi, China-based firm which chose La Vista for its U.S. office.  This is the metro area's first foreign investment from China.  We'll talk with Marisa Ring from the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce and Joe Chapuran from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.  
     
SECOND TOPIC - " A New Organization" - The prestigious Association for Corporate Growth is starting an Omaha chapter.  At the end of the program, we'll learn about this organization in our interview with Brian Gilbreath of Merrillcorp.

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Postby Coyote » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:22 pm

[font=Georgia]Grow Omaha - April 10th, 2010[/font]

Grow Omaha wrote:FIRST TOPIC - "The Banking Environment" - We keep hearing in the media about the difficulties entrepreneurs and real estate developers are experiencing as they seek financing for new businesses and projects.  That's why we'll interview Mike Pate, president & CEO of United Republic Bank, at the beginning of this week's show.
     
SECOND TOPIC - "Baseball Stadium Progress" - Now that spring is here, construction crews are making great progress on the future home of the Omaha Royals in Papillion.  Royals General Manager Martie Cordaro will tell us all about it and may have some other interesting information about the future of Omaha's professional baseball club.
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Postby Greg S » Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:33 pm

Can anyone post a podcast of last Saturday?  I missed it and would love to hear what Martie Cordero said.  The last time he was on growomaha it was great.  If there is not a podcast available (I tried to find it on KFAB's site), can anyone highlight what he said?

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Postby Brad » Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:35 pm

Here you go:

http://www.kfab.com/cc-common/podcast.html

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Postby Greg S » Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:53 am

I tried that and all I get is the Chip Maxwell show....

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[font=Georgia]Grow Omaha - April 24th, 2010[/font]

Grow Omaha wrote:FIRST TOPIC - "South Omaha" - Plans have now been unveiled for big changes in historic South Omaha.  We'll learn all about the plan in our interview with Doug Bisson of HDR and Karen Mavropoulos of the South Omaha Development Project.
     
SECOND TOPIC -"Property Taxes and Valuation" - It's property tax season.  To better understand how our taxes are calculated, we have invited Dan Pittman, Sarpy County Assessor to join us this week.

THIRD TOPIC - "Business Ethics Alliance" - Ethics in business are more important now than ever before.  That's why we'll highlight the Business Ethics Alliance at the end of this week's show.  Our guest will be Dr. Beverly Kracher,  Executive Director, Business Ethics Alliance and Professor of Business Ethics & Society at Creighton University.
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Postby Coyote » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:09 pm

[font=Georgia]Grow Omaha - May 1st, 2010[/font]

Grow Omaha wrote:FIRST TOPIC - "Cyberspace Security" - The Cyberspace Symposium planned for Omaha in late May will foster innovation and collaboration between the private sector and government.  It's also more evidence that Omaha has become the heart of America's cyberspace defense.  To learn more about Omaha's role in cyberspace security, we will talk to Linda Lovgren, chair of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce's military group and Elizabeth Durham-Ruiz from the Global Innovation Strategy Center.
 
SECOND TOPIC -"Real Estate Update" - Greg Brigham from Nebraska Title Company will give us a perspective on today's challenging real estate market from the title insurance industry standpoint.

THIRD TOPIC - "Street & Sewer Bond Issue" - Omaha residents will be asked to vote on a the issuance of general obligation bonds not to exceed $79 million for street, sewer, parks and public safety infrastructure projects on the May 11th ballot.  Lou Lamberty from Olsson Associates will join us to explain what would be done if the bond issue is approved.
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[font=Georgia]Grow Omaha - May 15th, 2010[/font]

Grow Omaha wrote:FIRST TOPIC -  "Architecture Spotlight" - Grow Omaha periodically invites architects into the studio to give their perspective on Omaha's built environment.  This week it's Bob Torson of Robert Torson Architects.
 
SECOND TOPIC -"Living in Downtown Omaha" - In advance of the annual Downtown Living Tour, we'll discuss the condo market and lifestyle available in downtown Omaha.  Our guest will be Ben Proctor of Riverfront Place, which is building a second tower on the Missouri River. .
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Postby Coyote » Fri May 21, 2010 10:38 am

[font=Georgia]Grow Omaha - May 22nd, 2010[/font]

Grow Omaha wrote:MAIN TOPIC - "Economic Development Discussion" - David Brown, president & CEO of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce will make his quarterly visit to the KFAB studio.  This is your chance to learn about growth and development from Omaha's chief economic developer.
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[font=Georgia]Grow Omaha - May 29th, 2010[/font]

Grow Omaha wrote:FIRST TOPIC - "Bellevue Hospital" The new Bellevue Medical Center at 25th and Highway 370 is now open.  We'll learn all about it in our interview with Marty Carmody, CEO.
 
SECOND TOPIC -"The Business of Security" - In today's sometimes dangerous world, business security has never been more important.  That's why we will interview Steve Johnson of Barone Security.

THIRD TOPIC - "New Movie Theatre" - The all-digital, multi-screen AkSarBen Cinema is under construction at AkSarBen Village.  We'll get the latest on this project when we chat with Bill Barstow, owner of Mainstreet Theatres.

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[font=Georgia]Grow Omaha - June 5th, 2010[/font]

Grow Omaha wrote:FIRST TOPIC - "Mainstreet Renovation" - Plattsmouth has one of Nebraska's most interesting, and well preserved historic downtown districts, and it's about to get even better.  At the beginning of this week's show, we'll learn about Plattsmouth's "Main Street Corridor Improvement" plan.  Our guests will be city administrator Erv Portis and Charles Jones, executive director of the Main Street Association.
 
SECOND TOPIC -"Entertainment Business" - How are entertainment and recreation businesses faring in today's economy.  To find out, we'll interview Shawn Williams of Bounce U, a private-party facility featuring inflatable jumping toys.

THIRD TOPIC - "Recycle Rewards" - Papillion Sanitation is implementing a new program to encourage recycling.  At the end of the show, we'll interview Erica Johnson, division sales manager for Waste Connections, Inc.
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[font=Georgia]Grow Omaha - June 12th, 2010[/font]

Grow Omaha wrote:FIRST TOPIC - "Scuba Lessons" - DiVentures Scuba and Swim Center, possibly the largest and most innovative scuba diving facility in the United States, is opening June 19th near 120th and I Street.  We'll talk to one of the owners, Dean Hollis.

SECOND TOPIC -"New Company" - Beverly Hills, California-based StockCross Financial Services is opening Saturday next to Harry & David at Village Pointe.  StockCross has offices is major metropolitan areas such as Houston, Dallas, Orlando and Philadelphia. At the end of the program, we'll interview James Cunningham and find out why StockCross chose Omaha, now the company's smallest marketplace.  

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[font=Georgia]Grow Omaha - June 19th, 2010[/font]

Grow Omaha wrote:FIRST TOPIC - "Recruiting China" - A Chinese company's decision to put its first U.S. operation in La Vista has generated buzz about the Omaha area among other Chinese companies interested in expanding in America. Less than two months after Easyway International, LLC announced it would set up its U.S. headquarters in La Vista, Marisa Ring, the Greater Omaha Chamber's manager of international business development, brought up Easyway in nearly every stop she made during a recruiting trip to China last month.  We're going talk to Marisa at the beginning of this week's show.

SECOND TOPIC - "Omaha Author" - In the middle of the show, we're going to have some fun and introduce you Wendy Townley, author of the recently released book, "Nerdy Thirty."

THIRD TOPIC - "DJ's is Coming to Downtown" - DJ's Dougout plans to open a downtown location at 10th and Capitol adjacent to the Qwest Center.  This will brighten up that corner and provide more entertainment options for sports and concert fans. Our guest will be Darwin Hanssen, President DJ's Dugout.
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Postby Coyote » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:47 am

[font=Georgia]Grow Omaha - June 26th, 2010[/font]

Grow Omaha wrote:MAIN TOPIC: - "What Omahans are thinking about Omaha" - We're going to hold our quarterly discussion with Lou Chiganos, administrator of the GrowOmaha.com discussion forum.  We always talk to Lou about what people are saying on our economic development chat room.  But it's also when we accept listener phone calls during the show.  This is your chance to go on air and ask Trenton, Jeff and Lou anything whatsoever about Omaha's growth and development.  So tune in and call in this Saturday!  The number is 558-1110.  Get your questions ready!  
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[font=Georgia]Grow Omaha - July 3rd, 2010[/font]

Grow Omaha wrote:FIRST TOPIC: - Today's competitive economy depends on knowledge workers using their creativity to stay on the cutting edge while keeping costs down. In this environment, many entrepreneurs are looking for alternatives to the the traditional work environment.  That's where "coworking" comes in. Megan Hunt, owner of Princess Lasertron, has founded CAMP, a coworking space created by and for independent creatives, entrepreneurs, and developers.  Be sure to tune in tomorrow morning and learn all about this unique business!

SECOND TOPIC: - "Ingredient," a chef-driven gourmet fast-casual restaurant has opened its first Nebraska location at 33rd and Farnam Street. It's the latest trendy, upscale business to open in Mutual of Omaha's Midtown Crossing. At the end of the show, we'll talk with Rayna Ford, Ingredient's director of sales and marketing.
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Postby Brad » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:24 am

Grow Omaha July 9, 2010 Episode

Jeff and Trenton wrote:Coming Up On Grow Omaha:
FIRST TOPIC:  "Sports" -  Sporting events are playing a bigger role in Omaha's economy.  At the beginning of this week's show, we'll learn about the formation and purposes of the Omaha Sports Commission; its successes so far since its founding; the impact of sports events on economic development; why Omaha has been able to develop such a good track record of hosting sports championship events; and what the future for hosting major sports events looks like.  Our guests will be Harold Cliff and Bob Freeman from the Omaha Sports Commission  

SECOND TOPIC:  "Business Leader Discussion," Periodically, Grow Omaha invites local executives and entrepreneurs into the studio for a business discussion.  This week, it's Larry Kavich, chairman of All Makes Office Equipment Company.

THIRD TOPIC:   "MAHA Music Festival" - The second annual MAHA Music Festival is coming to the Riverfront later this month. At the end of the show,  we'll talk to Tre Brashear and Mike Toohey, event organizers.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEWS OF THE WEEK - As always, Jeff and Trenton will analyze the major development happenings of the week.

Don't miss a minute of this week's show!
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Postby Coyote » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:48 pm

[font=Georgia]Grow Omaha - July 17th, 2010[/font]

Grow Omaha wrote:FIRST TOPIC:: "Frozen Yogurt" -  Red Mango is coming to Omaha.  The popular chain of self-serve stores will offer all-natural, probiotic-packed frozen yogurt, smoothies and iced teas - There is nothing else currently like it in the Omaha market.  We'll interview Bret Cain, owner of the Omaha location.

SECOND TOPIC:  "State of the Construction Industry" - Josh Weiss is an auditor at Lutz & Company.  One of his specialty areas is the construction industry. That allows him to have a unique insight into the state of the industry.  Join us for our interview with Weiss and find out how the construction business is coping with the tough economy.

THIRD TOPIC :  "A Business Retention Success Story" - Examination Management Services, Inc. (EMSI) had considered relocating its Omaha office out of Nebraska.  After extensive work with the Greater Omaha Economic Development Partnership, EMSI decided to remain in Omaha and lease a newer, more modern facility. We'll learn all about this story in our interview with Mark Davis, CEO of EMSI.
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Postby Coyote » Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:15 am

[font=Georgia]Grow Omaha - July 31st, 2010[/font]

Grow Omaha wrote:FIRST TOPIC:  "North Downtown" -  The first annual "North Downtown Day" is coming up, so we thought it would be a good time to talk about one of Omaha's coolest areas.  Our guest will be Brooke Ossenkop from the Hilton Omaha Hotel.

SECOND TOPIC:  "North Omaha" - Ames Avenue is the site of a financial-institution renaissance in North Omaha.  We'll talk about that and more with Ed Cochran, executive director of the North Omaha Development Project.

THIRD TOPIC:   "Research Funding" - The University of Nebraska Medical Center received a record $115 million in research funding last fiscal year. We'll talk about the significance of these dollars in our interview with Dr. Tom Rosenquist, vice chancellor.
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Postby Coyote » Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:25 pm

[font=Georgia]Grow Omaha - August 7th, 2010[/font]

Grow Omaha wrote:FIRST TOPIC:  "Stadium Construction" -  Progress is picking up at the Omaha Royals stadium construction site near Papillion.  At the beginning of the show, Royals general manager Martie Cordaro will let us know how the project is coming along.  

SECOND TOPIC:  "Montessori High School" - A group is working to start Omaha's first Montessori High School.  Join us for our interview with Becki Jelinek and Alice Roberts.

THIRD TOPIC;   "A River Development" - Castaway Pointe is a new development along the Missouri River just east of downtown Plattsmouth. At the end of the program, we'll interview the developer, Jeff Rensch.
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