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715_f700c4c875_small March 22, 2010 by Guest Contributor

Omaha A lot has been going on in Omaha these past couple of month and sometimes it’s difficult to go to everything. If you weren’t able to go to Omaha’s first Social Impact Forum, held Friday, February 26, here’s a recap of what you missed. The Social Impact Forum is a consortium of change makers, passionate and forward thinking and their mission is to empower people to positively impact their world. The focus of the event… read more

744_6724d72ab2_small March 22, 2010 by Danny Schreiber & Dusty Davidson

Omaha Hopefully this post is better late than never – please help us get the word out on what could be one of the most important additions to Omaha in the next five years. read more

743_74d555ee87_small March 22, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha With expected highs in the 50s this week, there's a great line-up of events in Omaha to get out, explore, and meet new people. Thursday, March 25, 6:30 p.m. – Cornstalks Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce building (1301 Harney St) Drinks and snacks will be served at 6:30 followed by the formal program at 7:30 p.m. This month we will be hearing from Dr. Mike McGinnis (pictured), executive director of the Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI). Prior to assuming his position at PKI in June 2009, Dr. McGinnis served as the executive director of the Virginia Modeling… read more

741_dc97d9374a_small March 21, 2010 by Dusty Davidson

Omaha Starting at 6pm CDT, Silicon Prairie News will be live-streaming the final presentations from Startup Weekend Omaha... read more

737_cb0ce97937_small March 20, 2010 by Dusty Davidson

Omaha Startup Weekend Omaha kicked off last night with nearly forty people gathered at What Cheer to pitch ideas and form teams. Twenty ideas were pitched, and from those the following eight teams emerged: will be an entertainment hub for local independent musicians and fans to watch video and socialize. will be a tool to provide keyword-specific social media… read more

735_35f2fa4ab4_small March 19, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Mentioned this week: * Filming on location in front of Omaha City Hall * South by Southwest: * Attendees from the Prairie at South by Southwest * The Silicon Prairie Party hosted by Big Omaha * DJ Bonehead at the Silicon Prairie Party * Thanks again to our party sponsors * Gary Vaynerchuk's #SecretWineParty * Don't Move, Build a Community Where You… read more

733_a790502ee7_small March 18, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha The first-ever Startup Weekend Omaha kicks off at 6 p.m. tomorrow evening at What Cheer. There's still time to register ($45), or if you're on the fence, we've been kindly given two… read more

732_25db905ddd_small March 17, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive's official cause, We Can End This, has already made an impact – from boosting the awareness factor for hunger in America to raising actual dollars for a solution – but it's not over yet. Earlier today, Scott Henderson, the cause's campaign manager, sent out an email alerting us that it would take only 200 people from Nebraska to put the state in the Digital Can Drive Top 10. read more

670_3a0fc11198_small March 15, 2010 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha Steve Gordon of RDQLUS Creative is another one of the region's amazing designers whose level of energy matches his creativity and unique design. I had an opportunity to catch up with the man on the move and talk with him about what fuels his inspiration as well as why he loves calling Omaha home. read more

723_4a39e65f65_small March 12, 2010 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha A big congratulations to the Greater Omaha Young Professionals for yet another outstanding Young Professionals Summit. Blake Mycoskie of TOMS Shoes was the luncheon keynote speaker, and after his presentation he sat down with me to highlight some of his talk's key points as well as more of the story around when he launched TOMS in 2006. Take a look at our conversation below, and a very… read more

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