The Omaha business scene is vibrant and growing with new businesses , services, and products being launched every month. Keeping up with all of this can be hit and miss – a news article here, a TV announcement there, or something spotted as you drive by. Strictly Business Omaha gathers all this information into one place. Created mainly as a marketing and networking tool for business owners in the area, the 15,000 copies that are distributed each month often pass through hands at all levels of a business. While its role as a targeted advertising tool is of great value to businesses in the Omaha area, it also fills the role of a news source. Its current and relevant business information makes it the best way to keep up with Omaha and surrounding
The July issue is packed with news including news you may have missed, like the June grand opening of the new Amazon delivery station, Nebraska’s first. Or, maybe you had not heard about the grand opening of the upscale Cambria Hotel in the NoDo district of downtown Omaha in May, also the first in Nebraska. Want to know who makes Omaha businesses tick? The “River City Six” feature showcases six businesses and their owners each month with a half page spot each. Following that are several pages of “Personnel News” profiling new faces and their roles at a dozen or more companies. “Nonprofit News” covers several more ages making it an excellent space for nonprofits to gain exposure, familiarizing the community with the people they serve and their needs. There are also a couple of in depth feature stories each month.
Introduced in 2007, Strictly Business Omaha was modeled after the successful Strictly Business Lincoln which was launched in 1993. The two magazines share the same goals, format, and even much of the same staff. It is mailed to nearly every CEO, business owner and key executive in the city and is also available online. Its tagline sums it up: Local News – Local Business – Local Experts. This monthly publication is free but is only available by subscription to businesses. The Library keeps its copies with our print journals as a valuable resource for our local business students who may not have access to a print copy elsewhere or even be aware of it. So if you are interested in the business community in Omaha as either a business person, a business student, or just a resident, page through Strictly Business Omaha for all the news you need to know.
Originally posted in the Freeman/Lozier Library’s quarterly newsletter, More Than Books, V. 22 No. 4, Fall 2019.