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755_d77325a661_small March 23, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha With Social Media Clubs popping up throughout the Prairie – Kansas City, Des Moines, and Lincoln – and frankly, throughout the world, three Omahans felt it was time to bring the same gathering of like-minded individuals to their city. Co-founded by Sara Davidson, Jennifer Windrum, and Erica Cenci, Social Media Club Omaha will officially kick off with a launch party at Nomad Lounge (1013 Jones Street) this Thursday, March 25 at 6 p.m. I caught up with Sara by email to learn more about the Social Media Club… read more

753_92899d12ba_small March 23, 2010 by Dusty Davidson

Omaha We are pleased to announce that Silicon Prairie News will be curating the Omaha edition of Startup Digest. For those… read more

749_5ac24e5778_small March 23, 2010 by Dusty Davidson

Omaha Stephanie Healy is the founder and former CEO of Vente, an online direct marketing company she sold to Experian in 2005. Stephanie is currently running Doc's Choice Pet Food, a business she purchased after the buyout. Prior to the 2010 Young Professionals Summit, Joe Olsen of Phenomblue sat down with Stephanie to talk about business skills… read more

746_3e97b57b37_small March 22, 2010 by Dusty Davidson

Omaha At long last, tickets for Big Omaha 2010, May 13-15, are on sale. Go get 'em while they're hot! This year promises to be just as exciting, inspiring, and fun-filled as last year. We've expanded the event into Saturday to provide 50% more content to get you excited about startups, entrepreneurship, creativity and following your passions. The event schedule breaks down like this… read more

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

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