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1091_f327113d7e_small July 19, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Over the past few weeks, Andrea Ciurej brought us profiles of Hayneedle's three recent additions to its executive team: president and CEO Carter Cast, chief marketing officer Ash ElDifraw, and chief merchandising officer Jason Goldberger. When we approached this series – titled Stacking Up in reference to the high level of talent and experience added – the goal was to learn more about each individual's background, skill set, role at Hayneedle, and advice for startups and entrepreneurs. read more

1083_599eb6e413_small July 16, 2010 by Dusty Davidson

Omaha Momentum is gaining for the first annual Omaha Creative Week, taking place September 5-11 at venues all around Omaha. Modeled after New York Creative Week, the week-long celebration brings together creatives of all walks of life with events ranging from conferences to meetups. The guys over at Minorwhite Studios shot a great video featuring Creative Week… read more

1084_533ab27414_small July 16, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Mentioned this week: * Filming live on Ustream from the Silicon Prairie News office * Guest Andrew Marinkovich of Malone & Company * The double rainbow edition, the YouTube video: Yosemitebear Mountain Giant Double Rainbow * Posted today: Dice Holdings’ Paul Melde and Omaha Creative Week videos * Joe Moglia shares advice for young professionals & entrepreneurs * Tools for the Trade: Prezi is an eye-catching, PowerPoint alternative read more

1079_f6716645e6_small July 15, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha In addition to putting his leadership skills to work inside of TD AMERITRADE, Joe Moglia, the company's current chairman and former CEO, has been sharing them at conferences, fundraisers, and universities over the past decade. Friends of mine that have seen him speak say he's one of the most inspirational speakers they have heard. Although I didn't get to… read more

1064_a42418d251_small July 15, 2010 by Andrea Ciurej

Omaha When launching community planning and city design projects, town hall meetings are vital to provoking idea collaboration between civic leaders and citizens in order to ensure projects are suitable for their community. Nick Bowden and the Community ReDesigned team have attended town hall-style meetings for several years to retain ideas for their own community planning and design projects. read more

1076_51bdc85e09_small July 15, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha (Photo by TEDxBuenosAires via Flickr) TED is synonymous with remarkable. Each spring, it holds its flagship conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs. Outside of those, TED holds a handful of other conferences, such as TEDGlobal. Whatever or wherever, the organization consistently puts well-known and respected thought leaders on stage for 18 minutes of inspiration. This October… read more

1063_dea84d0a3f_small July 15, 2010 by Andrea Ciurej

Omaha Before Carter Cast began building futures with the nation’s leading companies, he was more interested in the building of past civilizations. The Stanford University graduate was a history buff during his college years. Going on to earn a bachelor’s degree in political science, Cast, as a child, was more so an archaeologist who collected rocks and had a love for dinosaurs. “I’ve always enjoyed learning… read more

993_cd191b87e4_small July 14, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha When Joe Moglia, former CEO and current chairman of TD AMERITRADE, sat down with The Reader's Kyle Tonniges for the first issue of disRUPT, he spoke candidly about subjects ranging from his childhood in Manhattan to his quest to land a career as a Division I head football coach. Most of all, he reflected on his tenure at AMERITRADE and the impact… read more

1074_f887321a9a_small July 13, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha There's no doubt about it, three things are currently trending: email newsletters, daily deals, and Justin Bieber's song Omaha Mall. There are few similarities between the three, especially with the latter in the mix, but one that hits on them all is the news of the day: LivingSocial adds Omaha to its list of 52 markets. read more

1067_fcf8958240_small July 12, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Even though it took place on the second Friday of this month, last Friday's lunch was the start of a new tradition at the Silicon Prairie News office in Omaha: First Friday Lunch. Joining up with the BrightMix team (Kevin Zink, Tony Noecker, and summer intern Rick Knudtson), the Omaha Silicon Prairie News team (Dusty Davidson, Jeff Slobotski, summer intern Andrea Ciurej and myself), grabbed a classic American lunch at Five Guys Burgers and Fries. read more

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