LIBA

LIBA
LIBA
L I N C O L N I N D E P E N D E N T B U S I N E S S A S S O C I AT I O N
OCTOBER 2014
BOARD
Chairman
David Pauley
Chairman-Elect
Steve Hughes
Vice-Chairman
Ray Stevens
Secretary
John Berry, Jr.
Treasurer
Jim Christo
Directors
Robin Eschliman
Darlene Fletcher
Matt Fox
Scott Neal
Charlotte Ralston
Corrine Sturdy
Kent Thompson
Doug Wyatt
Jack Zohner
Past Chairmen
Mark Hunzeker
Joe Bolubasz
Tim Cox
Doug Carey
Connie Hilligoss
Dean Hoag
John Hoppe Jr.
Tom Klein
Peter Katt
Jeff White
Richard Meginnis
Connie Jensen
Steve Bowen
Randy Harre
Hub Hall
Larry Anderson
Pat Kahm
Joe Hampton
Russ Bayer
Debby Brehm
Ron Ecklund
Bruce Bailey
Fred Duven
Arlene Sorensen
Bob Bryant
Ron Lockard
Scott Stewart
Hank Buis
Marty Miller
Dan Roth
Ken Wentz
Bob Sikyta
Jack Lorenzen
President & CEO
Coby Mach
Legal Counsel
Bill Harding
COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Advisory
Mark Hunzeker
Budget Monitoring
John Baylor
Convention
David Pauley
Foundation
Larry Anderson
Government Caucus
Jason Christensen
Membership
Debby Brehm
PAC
Bruce Bailey
Public Relations
Phil Young
School Liaison
Wanda Caffrey
Legislative Action
Ken Svoboda
Youth
Dustin Lottman
Luncheon
Program
Amy Dickerson, Director of the Lancaster
Event Center, will talk about $2.5 Million in
new improvements for the Center.
Monday, October 20, 11:30 am
Holiday Inn Downtown, 9th & P
As always, the monthly LIBA LUNCHEON is open to all LIBA Members and their guests with no advance
reservation required. The buffet line will open at 11:30 am, the meeting begins at 12:00 noon and ends
promptly at 1:00 pm. The luncheon cost is $11.00, but there is no charge to just attend the meeting. There is
free parking in the Holiday Inn Garage while it lasts.
LIBA Luncheon Host: SitStay.com
Save The Date!
LIBA will be hosting their annual poker
tournament Thursday, October 16th
at Heidelberg’s South
See pg. 15 for details!
Let LIBA Members Know Who You Are. Consider advertising in this newsletter. For a wide range of rates & details, call 466-3419
www.liba.org
Dear LIBA Members:
As I write this article we have been
enjoying some of those magical, crisp,
early fall days with the temperature in the
mid-70’s, low humidity and just a hint
of a breeze. I’m looking forward to the
beautiful and gradual change in the palette
of our landscape as the trees, shrubs and
grasses morph into their colors of deep
crimson, vibrant oranges and golden
yellows.
Early fall is also the season where LIBA has its annual membership
drive. I want to extend a special “welcome” to our newest members
of the Lincoln Independent Business Association. You have made
a wise decision in joining our vital and growing organization.
Please be sure to take advantage of the wide-ranging incentives
that were offered as part of your membership package.
While these extra membership incentives are great for you and
your employees to enjoy, these are only the tip of the iceberg
in terms of the value of your membership in LIBA. We have
great networking opportunities through our monthly membership
luncheons and our free monthly after-hours social events held at
various members’ businesses. Other benefits include: free job
postings on our LIBA website; free use of our LIBA conference
center where you can make client presentations, hold staff
meetings or interview prospective employees; a new member
profile authored by you about your business that will be in a LIBA
monthly newsletter; several annual college scholarships open
only to you and your employees; and the opportunity to serve on
a LIBA committee.
Check out the “What’s Happening With LIBA” section in this
newsletter to get an update on our committee activities. If there
is a committee that piques your interest, please give Coby a call
to see when the committee meets and how you might become
involved.
As for what’s happening in the local political scene, there has
been a lot of discussion about funding a new emergency radio
system and the relocation of fire stations, as well as building
new fire stations. These projects are expected to cost over $34
million. While the Beutler Administration was pressing the City
Council to put a public safety bond issue on the November ballot
to fund these projects, the Council voted wisely to slow down the
process and not rush the public into voting on this bond issue in
November.
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With respect to replacing the aging emergency radio system,
our elected officials need sufficient time to get answers to many
questions such as: Should other entities such as the UNL, Lincoln
Public Schools or smaller communities within Lancaster County
share in the cost of this new radio system? If so, what would be a
fair way to allocate their respective shares in this communications
system? Is there a possibility of getting federal grants to offset a
large portion of the overall cost of this system if it was purchased
through the Nebraska State Patrol? Is one of the 3 alternatives
suggested in consultant Elert and Associates’s study the best
option technologically and economically, or could other vendors
come up with a better option? What is the best way to fund this
new radio system?
As with the proposed new radio system, we are faced with
unanswered questions regarding the plan to relocate existing fire
stations and add new ones. Councilman Jon Camp has floated
the idea of seeing if our community could gain efficiencies
by having the Rural Fire Districts work with Lincoln Fire and
Rescue. While the recent reaction to Mr. Camp’s suggestion from
the Rural Fire Districts’ attorney was not particularly positive,
I believe there is merit in at exploring this idea. Assuming the
Beutler Administration and the City Council can agree on a plan
to relocate and build new fire stations, then they again are faced
with the question of how best to finance these fire stations. Should
they raise property taxes? Could this be financed through a shortterm increase in the sales tax? There are no easy answers to these
questions.
Please join us on Monday October 20th at 11:30 AM for our
monthly luncheon at the Holiday Inn Downtown for what should
be a lively debate between Mike Foley and Jane Raybould who
are the candidates for Lieutenant Governor.
Finally, I encourage you and your employees to help fulfill your
civic responsibilities by learning about the issues and candidates
who are running for political office, and then voting on November
4th. As we have seen in some recent local elections that were
exceedingly close, your vote really does count!
David Pauley
Chairman
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Hi! I'm From the Federal Government and I'm Here to Help!
by William A. Harding
HARDING & SHULTZ, P.C., L.L.O.
LIBA General Counsel
Words like this probably started the compliance
review meeting for an Oklahoma City Coca Cola
bottler in June of 2009. At that time, the Office of
Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
started the compliance review of the Coca Cola
bottler which held multiple federal contracts
including contracts to provide soft drink vending
at Tinker Air Force Base. As a result of the audit,
Bill Harding
the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced
on September 4 that the bottler has entered into a $475,000 conciliation
agreement with OFCCP. The process, the analysis and the results should
be of interest to any LIBA member with current federal government
contracts or hopes to have those contracts in the future.
THE HIRING PROCESS
The bottler used three different hiring processes during the two year
period involved in the compliance review. One process involved paper.
A second process involved the telephone and the third process involved
kiosk applications. OFCCP investigators interviewed employees and
found a "widespread perception that women were not suited to certain
jobs because of their physical nature" which included "heavy lifting."
The company also used a "pre-employment assessment test" which
focused on job duties of the position and the abilities of the applicant.
NO TEST
Under the Uniform Guidelines and Employee Selection Procedures
(Uniform Guidelines), which the OFCCP adopted in 1978, a federal
contractor with a selection procedure which is determined to have an
adverse impact on a protected group must show that the hiring criteria
are both "job-related and consistent with business necessity." Employers
may demonstrate the job-relatedness of a selection procedure under the
Uniform Guidelines through "test validation" analysis. That analysis
procedure is outlined in some detail in the Uniform Guidelines. During
the compliance review, OFCCP discovered that the bottler did not have a
validated pre-offer test "to back up" the perception that female employees
were unable to perform more physically demanding job duties such as
heavy lifting.
THE ANALYSIS
OFCCP completed a statistical analysis on the bottler's hiring process and
concluded that 20% of male applicants were hired as drivers compared to
only eight percent of female applicants. The OFCCP analysis of driver
applicants showed a standard deviation of 7.19. OFCCP noted that a
standard deviation of 6 indicates only a "two in one billion chance" that
the female job applicants would have experienced the same outcome and
a completely fair process without discrimination.
THE SETTLEMENT
The settlement entered into between the bottler and the OFCCP involved
the payment of $475,000 and the offer of positions to up to 16 qualified
female class members. The company has also moved its application
process to an entirely electronic system which will allow the company to
report to OFCCP on the accuracy and consistency of the hiring process.
CONCLUSION
Securing a contract with the federal government can be financially
rewarding. However, federal government contractors are also required
to comply with Executive Order 11,246 which prohibits discrimination.
OFCCP periodically conducts compliance reviews for federal government
contractors. Any LIBA members with a federal government contract or
desiring to have such a contract in the future should become familiar with
the requirements of the Uniform Guidelines. Failure to do so might result
in an expensive lesson as it did in this situation.
Editor’s Note: This article is not intended to provide legal advice to our readers. Rather, this article is intended to alert our readers to new and developing issues and to provide some common sense answers
to complex legal questions. Readers are urged to consult their own legal counsel or the author of this article if the reader wishes to obtain a specific legal opinion regarding how these legal standards may
apply to their particular circumstances. The author of this article, William A. Harding, can be contacted at 402/434-3000, or at Harding & Shultz, P.C., L.L.O., P.O. Box 82028, Lincoln, NE 68501-2028,
[email protected]
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NEWS RELEASE
Berry Law Firm is pleased to announce the hiring of Jerusha L. Hancock as an associate attorney.
Jerusha is a 2008 graduate of UNL’s College of Law. During her time at UNL, Jerusha clerked for the
Lancaster County Attorney’s office.
Prior to joining Berry Law Firm, Jerusha served as a term clerk for Chief Justice Heavican of the Nebraska
Supreme Court, and worked as an attorney for Nebraska Appleseed in its Health Care Access Program.
Jerusha has her master degree in counseling from Denver Seminary, and a bachelor degree from the University
of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Jerusha will work in the firm’s Veterans’ Benefits section at the Berry Law Firm’s Lincoln office.
The Berry Law Firm, was founded in 1965 by John Stevens Berry, and since then has represented thousands
of clients in a wide range of legal areas. In addition to veterans’ disability benefits, the firm also represents
clients in matters such as criminal defense, civil litigation, personal injury, and family law. Berry Law Firm
has offices in Lincoln and Omaha.
Contact Berry Law Firm for a free consultation regarding your legal issue by calling 1-888-883-2483, or
through the website at JSBerryLaw.com.
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A pioneer when it started, SitStay.com, an online store for dog food and supplies, faced a very crowded market and a changed competitive
landscape since its founding in 1995. That led owner Monte Froehlich, CEO Jill Liliedahl and the SitStay team to take an unusual step for a
company with nearly two decades under its belt: act like a startup.
From June to September 2014, SitStay participated in Straight Shot, a business accelerator launched by former Hayneedle co-founder
Mark Hasebroock. The program included intensive mentoring and coaching for ecommerce businesses. Straight Shot typically mentors new
companies, and found a unique partnership with the 19-year-old SitStay. As with startups, SitStay is crafting a new direction and building
the company for future, scalable success.
SitStay has long-standing relationships with service dog trainers, both as customers and referral sources. By focusing on this group, SitStay
provides a unique array of products and can reach customers more cost effectively than dog supply stores marketing to a less focused
audience. Few other companies deliver both customized service dog vest options as well as the ability to subscribe to regular orders of
food and treats.
SitStay serves as a product and information recommendation source for people new to having a service dog as part of their families.
Future improvements at SitStay.com will introduce a customizable recommendation engine (think Netflix) for service dog owners. They can
purchase the gear they need and place orders for food or treats needed on an ongoing basis.
For more information, visit SitStay.com, email at [email protected] or call 402-467-3426.
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Sex and the Workplace
By Perry A. Pirsch, Esq
BERRY LAW FIRM, PC
September 26, 2014
Title VII of the
Civil Rights Act
of 1964 prohibits
discrimination in the
terms,
conditions,
or
privileges
of
employment based on
race, color, religion,
sex, or national origin by employers with
15 or more employees, states and political
subdivisions, and educational entities. When “sex” was added by amendment
to the legislation on the floor of the
House of Representatives, it was done by
amendment by a southern Democrat who
wanted the bill to fail, but it was adopted
without much discussion. Courts have identified one type of unlawful
discrimination as quid pro quo (Latin for
“something for something”). You cannot
require an employee to submit to terms or
conditions of employment different than
similarly situated employees of another
gender (race, religion, etc.). Offering raises
in exchange for sex is just one example.
Nowhere in Title VII was there mention
of what is known now as a “hostile work
environment;” however, in 1986, the U.S.
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Supreme Court decided Meritor Savings
Bank v. Vinson. The Court found Title
VII was not limited to quid pro quo
discrimination, but the entire spectrum of
disparate treatment of men and women in
employment, including "discrimination
based on sex has created a hostile or
abusive work environment."
The Eighth Circuit (where Nebraska is
located) has clarified, in order to qualify
as a hostile work environment, the
harassment must be so pervasive and
severe it actually alters an employee’s
terms or conditions of employment and
creates an abusive working environment
to any reasonable person. A boss who is a
jerk to everyone or an employee with poor
taste in humor is not sufficient.
files discrimination charges, or even
participates in an investigation, even if the
allegations are unfounded. Discrimination
against pregnancy is also now protected.
It is interesting to note courts have
not interpreted “sex” to include
sexual preference and Title VII does
not protect against discrimination
against homosexuals; however, courts
have interpreted Title VII to protect
against discrimination based on gender
stereotypes, such as hairstyles and
clothing. Even if Title VII does not protect
homosexuals directly, many states and
local jurisdictions do. Furthermore, nothing in Title VII makes
it unlawful for coworkers to date, or for
a manager to date a subordinate (although
an employer may have a policy against it).
The sexual conduct must be unwelcome. Further, cities, such as Lincoln, and
states such as Nebraska have their own
provisions that make discrimination based
on race, color, religion, sex, and national
origin unlawful for employers with less
than 15 employees. They may also add
protected classes, such as marital status in
Nebraska.
Under Title VII, retaliation is also
unlawful. Note: employees have a right to
be wrong when accusing their employers
of discrimination. An employer must
not retaliate against an individual who
While most discrimination in employment
is not unlawful – it is not unlawful to
discriminate against a terrible employee
– proper documentation helps. Call Berry
for a free consultation.
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New Members Welcome to LIBA!
A Healthy Choice Massage
Therapy & Day Spa
Deb Parker
1800 S. 58th Street
Lincoln, NE 68506
402-486-3032
Alm Construction &
Remodeling
Jerry Alm
P.O. Box 93
Adams, NE 68301
402-988-8400
Bagels and Joe
Jonathan Hasse
4701 Old Cheney Road
Lincoln, NE 68516
402-423-7797
Benak's Heating & Cooling, Inc.
Sheila Benak
6939 Naples Drive
Lincoln, NE 68526
402-489-0500
Braille Transcription Services
Jolene Boshart
5135 South Street
Lincoln, NE 68506
402-483-5088
Brooks, Pansing Brooks, PC,
LLO
Patty Pansing Brooks/ Loel
Brooks
1248 O Street, Suite 984
Lincoln, NE 68502
402-476-3300
Bryson Airboat Tours
Tim Bryson
PO Box 939
Fremont, NE 68026
402-968-8534
CenturyLink
Melissa Tierney
1314 Douglas Street
Omaha, NE 68102
402-422-6930
Ear, Nose & Throat
Specialties, PC
Kristin Waller
1500 S. 48th St., Ste. 200
Lincoln, NE 68506
402-488-5600 x 278
Edge Men's & Women's
Apparel
Nikki Saathoff
1501 Pine Lake Road, Suite 11
Lincoln, NE 68512
402-328-0151
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Farmers Insurance
Grant Trierweiler
225 N. Cotner Blvd., Ste. 106
Lincoln, NE 68505
402-484-0225
Granite City
Michael Behrens
6150 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
402-466-1900
Greta's Gourmet Butcher Shop,
Deli & Catering
Kevin Mandigo
5560 S. 48th St., Suite 2
Lincoln, NE 68516
402-420-MEAT
Harris Academy of the Arts
Vicki Train Harris
2935 Pine Lake Road, Suite C
Lincoln, NE 68516
402-423-7121
Home Real Estate
Chuck Waldon
2128 N. 67th Street
Lincoln, NE 68505
402-202-7552
Home Real Estate
Talli Kratochvil
5901 N 27th Street
Lincoln, NE 68521
402-405-1281
Keller Williams Realty
Logan Schnitker
5539 S. 27th Street, Ste. 206
Lincoln, NE 68512
402-460-6874
Kenl Inn Downtown
Morgan Brehm Mardock
2019 P Street
Lincoln, NE 68503
402-323-6700
Kettle's On Vending
Beverley Kettleson
6112 NW 5th Street
Lincoln, NE 68521
402-430-3794
Manzitto Real Estate
Sam Manzitto, Jr.
3341 Pioneers Blvd.
Lincoln, NE 68516
402-483-2301
McCombs Commercial Realty
Julian Tyler
6333 Apples Way #115
Lincoln, NE 68516
402-432-7030
Mellow Mushroom
Debra Ann Nelson
601 R Street, Suite 110
Lincoln, NE 68508
402-261-3362
Merry Maids Lincoln
Julie Roberts
1314 N 66th St.
Lincoln, NE 68505
402-434-2199
NADI-New Age Design
Incorporated
Nicki Burnham
440 N. 8th Street, Suite 130
Lincoln, NE 68508
402-474-0400
NebraskaLink
Sheryl Vogle
3900 NW 12th Street, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68521
402-489-3092
NGC Group, Inc.
Lindsey Klug
PO Box 22750
Lincoln, NE 68542
402-718-9237
Pizza Ranch
Jess Meekma
8420 Lexington Ave.
Lincoln, NE 68505
402-261-8039
Red Dirt Running Company
Lori Borer
7701 Pioneers Blvd., Ste.2
Lincoln, NE 68506
402-940-4648
Red Thread
Adam Kroft
1201 O Street, Suite 306
Lincoln, NE 68508
847-544-8628
Riddle's Jewelry
Jeremy Hildebrandt
6100 O Street, Suite 340
Lincoln, NE 68510
402-261-5456
Rosie's Sports Bar & Grill
Ryan Rosenstiel
1501 Center Park Road
Lincoln, NE 68512
402-420-6262
Supreme Surfaces & Counter
Tops
Todd Nelson
5601 S. 50th Street
Lincoln, NE 68516
402-464-2525
University of Nebraska Omaha
- NBDC
Jason Bousquet
285 S. 68th Street Place, Suite
210
Lincoln, NE 68510
402-472-1177
Youth for Christ/Campus Life
Matt Schulte
6401 Pine Lake Road
Lincoln, NE 68516
402-420-7475
Brock Smith
4760 Union Hill Rd
Lincoln, NE 68516
816-726-4986
Lona Ferguson
7516 Plum Creek Dr.
Lincoln, NE 68516
308-440-2720
Roger Kolar
325 S Cotner Blvd.
Lincoln, NE 68510
402-327-2340
Connie Duncan
2975 South 24 Street
Lincoln, NE 68502
402-419-0070
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October 2014
Treasurer's Office Highlights
By Andy Stebbing
A NOTE FROM LIBA PRESIDENT COBY MACH - The LIBA Budget Monitoring Committee is often
impressed with how elected officials are able to save taxpayer money and improve services. After
meeting with the County Treasurer, the committee asked Andy Stebbing to write the following
OpEd for our newsletter. Enjoy!
The theme for my first term in office has been
to become the best County Treasurer’s Office
in the nation blended with a commonsense
approach. My office is very proud that
we reduced the number of staff, reduced
expenditures, increased morale, implemented
Andy Stebbing new policies and created efficiencies that
have improved all aspects of the Treasurer’s Office.
What have we done? Well, to begin with we reinvented the
Treasurer’s Office website. It receives 30,000 to 50,000 web hits
per month. With more information easily there, this resulted in
fewer incoming phone calls. This decrease in calls has lead to
the removal of twenty five phone lines that has saved the office
over $20,000.00 over four years. Another large expense that I
was able to reduce was banking fees. I negotiated a reduction
in the contract fees from $88,000 annually to $38,000. That has
produced a savings of $150,000 over three years. The Lancaster
County Treasurer's Office had not bid-out the banking services
for twelve years. Through the bidding process, we found a bank
that has reduced the fees even further and proved my office with
free needed equipment. (Another savings of $125,000 over the
next four years).
Another area I focused on was sick leave use. I was able to
reduce the number of sick leave hours from 4,000 hours per
year to 2,000. Over four years this has saved the taxpayers
$200,000. This means more people at the counter window to
help serve our customers, the taxpayers of Lancaster County!
On a lesser scale, I asked my staff to no longer discard old, scrap
license plates. These plates are worth .10 cents each. Over four
years we have collected and turned into the scrap metal yard
$8,000 in aluminum plates. The money has been given to the
County General Fund.
With the help of the City Information Services, the Lancaster
County Treasurer has built a state of the art, world class internet
based tax program for a third of the cost of the tax packages
being sold across the country. This tax program has combined all
of the functionality of tax collections under one system as well
as increasing automation of tax collections and distributions.
I did not need almost one million dollars typically being paid
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for these systems. In fact, I returned almost $300,000 to the
County Board of the $500,000 that had been set aside since
2004 for the implementation of a new system. With all of these
different types of efficiencies, I have been able to reduce our
staff numbers from 45 to 39 employees without jeopardizing
processing and wait times. In fact the wait times at my three
locations have been reduced to virtually no waiting at all.
In order to provide the best opportunities for our employees,
I encourage continued education and on the job training.
All employees have been provided with email accounts to
effectively communicate internally as well as with citizens.
Also name tags are given to every staff member in order to
provide a level of customer service accountability as well
as citizen surveys that are available for comments. We have
implemented an organizational chart, policy and procedure
book as well as an internal control audit manual. The newly
authored polices cover everything from cashiering, to dress
code expectations and are highly sought after by other county
departments in Nebraska. We accept applications from interns
who would like to volunteer or job shadow to learn more about
government accounting and finance. In order to keep the
landscape and areas around our buildings looking pleasant, I
have initiated volunteer projects at no cost to the county. For
example, people who were serving hours of community service
assisted in litter pick up, and landscaping projects including the
planting of fifty trees donated by the UNL Forestry Service. I
also coordinated a Girl Scout project with the help of Home
Depot to build an outdoor sitting area at our West O location.
In addition many small changes have been well received by the
public. We implemented a system to allow for debit and credit
cards. We added license plates to the West O location as well as
to our downtown location. We expanded our hours and added
a drop off and pick up service. We added a small business and
farmer process to expedite their transactions. We will continue
this theme for another four years. Thank you LIBA for allowing
me to highlight our office and changes. We really do want to
be the best in the Country and it is truly an honor to serve the
citizens.
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Bizco Biznet – Join us for free food and
networking at our October 16th Bizco Biznet.
The Biznet runs from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and is
hosted by Heidelberg’s Sports Bar & Restaurant
located at 1601 Normand Ct. The event is free
and open to all LIBA members and their guests.
LIBA Poker Tournament – The LIBA Poker
tournament will take place at Heidelberg’s
Restaurant on October 16th at 6:30p.m.
immediately following Bisco Biznet. There is a
$20 entry fee and participants must be over 21
years of age. All members receive a gift tote
with entry.
LincTrack Coffee & Contacts: Join us for
coffee, breakfast and networking at LincTrack
Coffee & Contacts Tuesday, October 28th from
7:30 to 9:00 a.m. October’s event is hosted by
Nebraska Farm Bureau and Le Cupcake at the
Farm Bureau office located at 5225 S. 16th
Street. This networking event is free of charge
for LIBA members and their guests.
LIBA Movie Premiere: LIBA will host a movie
premiere of “Alexander and the Terrible,
Horrible, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY”
Saturday October 11th at 9:30 a.m. The movie
is hosted at the Lincoln Grand Cinema located
at 1101 “P” Street. Tickets are $15 and include
popcorn, the movie and a voucher for a free
sandwich from Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. Call the
LIBA Office at 402-466-3419 to reserve your
ticket.
Budget Monitoring: In September the Budget
Monitoring Committee discussed public safety
projects and how best to finance them. Also, the
give
security .
Join us.
unitedwaylincoln.org
October 2014
committee heard from County Treasurer Andy
Stebbing about his Office and the measures he
has implemented to improve efficiencies and
save tax payer money.
Lunch is $11 for non-corporate members but
there is no cost to attend the meeting. Parking is
available in the Holiday Inn parking garage and
is free while it lasts.
In October the committee will hear from the
City of Lincoln Planning department about the
potential to bring bike share to Lincoln.
Don’t forget to connect with LIBA on
Facebook, Twitter (@LIBALincoln) and
LinkedIn!
Government Caucus: In September the
Government Caucus committee invited
Chairman of the Nebraska Republican Party
J.L. Spray and Chairman of the Nebraska
Democratic Party Vince Powers to debate why
Small Businesses should support their parties.
In October LES will speak to the committee
about their proposed 2015 budget.
Legislative Action Committee: In September
the Legislative Action Committee began its
discussion about 2015 legislative priorities.
In October the committee will continue this
discussion and identify priorities to share with
State Senators at LIBA’s December Legislative
Luncheon.
School Liaison Committee: This committee
reviewed the District Goals identified at the LPS
Board of Education retreat.
LIBA Luncheon: October 20th LIBA will host a
debate between Lieutenant Governor Candidates
Jane Raybould, Scott Zimmerman and Mike
Foley. This is the only Lt. Governor debate
this election cycle. The Luncheon is Monday
October 20th at the Downtown Holiday Inn
at 9th and Q Streets. The buffet line opens at
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For Immediate Release
September 16, 2014 Contact: [email protected]
402-217-1831
Lincoln Based Architect Firm Marks One Year Anniversary
Peace Studio Architects, Inc. a privately owned, Lincoln-based, architectural and design firm is marking its one year anniversary
this month. Since opening in September 2013, the firm, owned and operated by Gill and Samantha Peace, has a client list that
continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Their projects run the gamut from small projects for individual home improvements, to
large scale ground breaking projects for new multi-use commercial buildings and structures throughout Lincoln, and across the
Midwest. . Owner-architect Gill Peace has more than two decades of experience designing some of the architectural centerpieces of the city
of Lincoln, including the Pinnacle Bank Arena, where he was the lead designer for the exterior envelope. He designs structures
that compliment and integrate Lincoln's unique culture and hospitality.
"We are pleased to offer our wide range of talents and capabilities to this vibrant and innovative city," said Gill Peace. "We are
eager to be a part of this energetic city's continued growth."
Peace is a Lincoln native, was raised in the Randolph neighborhood and earned a Master’s degree in Architecture from the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is serving his second term on the Mayoral appointed Urban Design Committee.
Peace Studio Architects projects include: Pinnacle Bank Arena (design leader for the exterior envelope); the Marriott Courtyard
Hotel in the Haymarket area; Bread & Cup, Frontier Bank, and the new Bubbles & Blocks Daycare in Glynoaks Plaza.
The design firm’s projects can be viewed through its active on social media footprint.
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Renewal Members
Remember to do business with LIBA Members!
48 Bowl, Inc.
AlarmLink USA
Allied Insurance
Amigos/Kings Classic
Associated Anesthesiologists
Barry's Bar & Grill
Bayer Family Partnership
Baylor, Evnen, Curtiss, Grimit & Witt, LLP
Beacon Hills
Big Red Self Storage
Brewsky's Food and Spirits
Brokerage Services Transamerica
Buckley & Sitzman CPA
Cada Law
Cada Law
Cameron Townhomes II
Capital Humane Society
Century Link
Champions Fun Center
Chase Suite Hotel
Claritus, Inc.
Compass Financial Resources
Crazy Cracker Fireworks L.L.C.
Culligan Water of Lincoln
Custom Machine & Design
da Vinci's
da Vinci's
da Vinci's
da Vinci's
da Vinci's
Design Associates
Doane College
Duey's Computer Service
EMO Flooring Co.
Ernies Travel Adventures
Farm Bureau Financial Services
Fort Western Stores
Frank, Fox & Hoagstrom Financial Group
G & M Window Service, LLC
G.E. Peterson, Inc
Geary Engineering Inc.
Glenn's CARSTAR Body Shop
GP Customs
Great Western Bank
Hampton Enterprises, Inc.
HBE Becker Meyer Love LLP, CPAs
HBE Becker Meyer Love LLP, CPAs
Heartland Communications
Heritage Builders
HiMark Golf Course & Banquets
Home Instead Senior Care
Home Real Estate
Home Real Estate
HyVee
Image Inflators
Indian Center, Inc.
Innovations Siding and Windows
John Baylor Test Prep
Kenl Inn
KFOR Radio
Krein Real Estate
Latsch's, Inc.
Liberty First Credit Union
Lincoln Education Association
Lincoln Glass Inc.
Lincoln Industries
Lincoln Tool & Design
McCord & Burns Law Firm LLP
Meininger Fire Protection, Inc.
Midland Medical Supply Co.
Midlands Mechanical
Midwest Door & Hardware, Inc
October 2014
Bill Hoppe
R.J. Lipert
Mike Pollard
Jan Moore
Scott Tinkham
Kevin Duffy
Gwen Bayer
Stephen S. Gealy
Anne McVeigh
Danielle Smith
Brian Kitten
Neal A. Thomas
Kyle L. Sitzman
Ed Hoffman
Linda Jewson
Blake Collingsworth
Robert A. Downey
Bob Obst
Jordan Schindlebeck
Josh Erikson Richard Zierke
David Herbert
Brian Luther
Pat Egan
Dave Harker
Mike Schafers
Kelly Knudson
Kelly Knudson
Kelly Knudson
Kelly Knudson
Kelly Knudson
Bruce Bailey
Janice Hadfield Susan Rocker
Andrew Duey
William Richter
Ernest R. Scheffert
Michael Kastens
Steve Wohlfarth
Cory Hoagstrom
Valarie Parris
Greg E Peterson
Ron/Ann Geary
Allan Hillhouse
Robert Peinado
Joe Bolubasz
Adam Olson
Ron Ecklund
Kristie Locke
Steve Rerucha
Gerald Kort
Amy Wieseler
Monica Kuhns
Don Dahlquist
Jeff Johnson
Jeff Quandt
Chris Johnson
Clyde Tyndall
Tony Nolan
John Baylor
K.Q. Allen
Joy Patten
Barb Tyler
Mike Decker
Angie Schreiner
Dan Studer
Michael Romberg
Scott Miller
Rick Wagner
Julie Shipman-Burns
Christopher Meininger
Al Borchardt
Gabriel Ronk
Dick Selig
2555 S. 48th St.
2431 Fairfield Street
P.O. Box 80758
4200 S. 14th St.
6911 Van Dorn, Suite 2
235 N. 9th Street
633 S. 112th St.
1248 O St, Suite 600
5353 N. 27th St, Suite 1
609 Van Dorn St. Ste A
8528 Park Drive
2121 Winthrop Rd.
3901 Normal Blvd, Suite 100
1024 K St.
1024 K St.
9435 Hollow Tree Ct.
2320 Park Blvd.
8400 Hollynn Ln.
1555 Yolande Ave.
200 S. 68th Place
4201 Progressive Ave.
7916 Medicine Hat Rd.
7825 Viburnum Dr.
445 N. 66th St.
5020 N. 57th St.
1431 S. 33rd St.
1431 S. 33rd St.
1431 S. 33rd St.
1431 S. 33rd St.
1431 S. 33rd St.
1609 N St. Ste 2
303 N. 52nd St.
3701 O St., Suite B2
4815 S. 14th St, Suite 2
5300 S. 66th St Cr
2455 Pine Lake Road Ste 100
5601 South 56th Street
300 N. 44th St., Ste. 202
2045 South Folsom
P.O. Box 457
7800 'O' Street, Suite 100
2051 K St.
8410 Executive Woods Drive
1235 N Street
3400 Plantation Drive, Suite 110
7140 Stephanie Ln
P.O. Box 23110
1015 N 11th Street
5950 Van Dervoort Dr, Suite B
8901 Augusta Dr.
8101 S. 15th St, Suite A
7211 S. 27th St.
4919 Union Hill Rd.
6001 Village Dr.
14800 Yankee Hill Rd
1100 Military Rd.
5011 S. 16th St., Ste 9
P.O. Box 30792
10241 E. Old Cheney Rd.
3800 Cornhusker Hwy.
4750 Normal Blvd Ste 3
200 Oak Creek Dr.
501 N. 46th St.
4920 Normal Blvd.
1624 S. 17th St.
600 West E St.
5801 N. 57th Street
251 Capitol Beach Blvd, Suite 20
2521 W. L St, Suite #4
P.O. Box 6037
4817 N. 56th St, Suite 31
5001 Russell Cir.
Lincoln, NE 68506
Lincoln, NE 68521
Lincoln, NE 68516
Lincoln, NE 68502
Lincoln, NE 68506
Lincoln, NE 68508
Lincoln, NE 68520
Lincoln, NE 68508
Lincoln, NE 68521
Lincoln, NE 68502
Omaha, NE 68127
Lincoln, NE 68502
Lincoln, NE 68506
Lincoln, NE 68508
Lincoln, NE 68508
Lincoln, NE 68512
Lincoln, NE 68502
Lincoln, NE 68512-9552
Lincoln, NE 68521
Lincoln, NE 68510
Lincoln, NE 68504
Lincoln, NE 68505
Lincoln, NE 68516
Lincoln, NE 68505
Lincoln, NE 68507
Lincoln, NE 68506
Lincoln, NE 68506
Lincoln, NE 68506
Lincoln, NE 68506
Lincoln, NE 68506
Lincoln, NE 68508
Lincoln, NE 68504
Lincoln, NE 68510
Lincoln, NE 68512
Lincoln, NE 68516
Lincoln, NE 68512
Lincoln, NE 68516
Lincoln, NE 68503
Lincoln, NE 68522
Denton, NE 68339
Lincoln, NE 68510
Lincoln, NE 68510
Lincoln, NE 68512
Lincoln, NE 68508
Lincoln, NE 68516
Lincoln, NE 68516
Lincoln, NE 68542-3110
David City, NE 68632
Lincoln, NE 68516
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Lincoln, NE 68512
Lincoln, NE 68512
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Bennet, NE 68317
Lincoln, NE 68508
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Lincoln, NE 68502
Lincoln, NE 68526
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Lincoln, NE 68506
Lincoln, NE 68528
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Lincoln, NE 68502
Lincoln, NE 68522
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Lincoln, NE 68506
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Renewal Members Continued
Mutual of Omaha - Troske Financial Group
National Pharmacy
National Research Corporation
NATS Detasseling, Inc.
Nebraska Republican Party
Nebraska Safety Council
NeighborWorks Lincoln
New Traditions Home & Realty
New Ventures
Olsson Associates
Parkway Lanes
Pavers Inc.
Pharmacy Solutions
Pinnacle Bank
Pioneers 66 Inc.
Prairie Shoulder, Elbow & Hand Center, PC
Prairie Wealth Advisors, Inc
PRIMESITES, LLC
Progressive Electric
Quick Nick's Snappy Lube
RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts
Roper & Sons Funeral Home
Rustad Dermatology, PC
Sadoff Iron & Metal of Nebraska
Senior Benefit Strategies
Speedway Motors
Speidell Body Works
Stonybrook Homes
The Bridge Behavioral Health
The Harry A. Koch Co
The Lexington Assisted Living Center
The Philip M. Young Company
Tiger Rock Academy
Triumph Home Health Supplies
Tuffy Auto Service Center
Two Men And A Truck
U.S. Property
Underfoot, Inc.
Union Agency
Union Bank
Voice News
Waddell & Reed
Wagey Drug
Walker Tire / Quick Nick's Service Centers
West Gate Bank
West Gate Bank
West Gate Bank
Western National Bank
Whitehead Oil Company
Williams Cleaners, Inc.
Willmar Electric Service
Wolf Professional Realty, PC
Woods Bros Realty
Woods Bros Realty - Country Club
Woods Bros. Realty
Woods Bros. Realty
World of Green, Inc
Wright's Jewelers Inc.
Yankee Hill Country Club & Banquet Facility
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Dana Troske
Lyndon Leitner
Kevin Karas
Dawn Buell
Bud Synhorst
Laurie Klosterboer
Michael A. Renken
Lea Barker
Doug Nelson
John Olsson
Earl Kaup
Jim Buel
Lyndell White
Mark Hesser
David Royal
Patrick T. Hurlbut, MD
Craig D Hundt Sr.
Jeff L. Luthy
Michael Klockenga
Nick Vuko, Jr
Mike & Polly Figueroa
Jodi Finch
Elliott Rustad
Steve Napoleone
Bob Grundman
Betsy Branscombe
Todd Speidell
Troy Karsting
Phil Tegeler
Mike Gray
Sara Engelhaupt
Phil Young
Jeff Dousharm
Joe Frey
Rick Hein
Jason Christenson
Monte Froehlich
Kayla Bates Dickinson
Chris Smith
Jan Sheridan
Linda Bryant
Nolan Rathe
Gary Rihanek
Nick Vuko
Jordan Moehlenhoff
Brock Shelton
Emily Martin
George Dallen
Mark Whitehead Linda Hubka
David Winter
Dave Chapin
Scott Wolf
Arla Meyer
Thane Jensen
Jon Rademacher
Debra Wagner
Larry Burklund
Thomas Wright
Amy Wieseler
Mary Jo Bousek
David J. Shively
Sheryl Snyder
Chad Wright, Jr
Drew Miller
Larry Hudkins, County Commissioner
Andy Stebbing
Todd W. Hohlen DDS
Nancy Loftis
Morgan Mardock
Jack Schneider D.D.S.
Craig Urbauer
Faith White
Bernie Heier
John Spatz
Judy Halstead
6940 O St, Suite 314
3306 A St.
1245 Q St. Ste 100
900 Twin Ridge Road
1610 N Street
3243 Cornhusker Hwy, Suite A10
2240 Q St.
PO Box 22787
6031 S. 58th St., Ste C
1111 Lincoln Mall
2555 S. 48th St.
12303 Hwy 6
5750 Hidcote Drive
18081 Burt Street
4235 S. 48th Street
1730 S. 70th St, Suite 100
5960 Vandervoort Dr, Suite 100
5631 S. 48th St, #280
3420 N. 35th Cir.
830 M St., Ste 2
7031 S. 33rd Street
4300 O Street
1919 S. 40th St., Ste. 330
5020 NW 39th St
7412 Karl Dr.
P.O. Box 81906
4900 Rentworth Dr, Suite 6
8159 Windmill Drive
721 K St.
233 S 13, Suite 1650
5550 Pioneers Boulevard
233 S. 13th St, Suite 800-F
5900 S. 85th St., Suite 100
3233 Cornhusker Hwy., Ste. A
1525 Pine Lake Rd.
6400 Cornhusker Hwy. #225
129 N. 10th St
360 Bruce Drive
4719 Prescott Ave
P.O. Box 82535
P.O. Box 148
1001 S. 70th St., Ste 201
800 N. 27th St.
5535 Arbor Rd
PO Box 82603
P.O. Box 82603
2037 S. 17th St
401 Main Street
2537 Randolph
2541 N. 48th St.
1441 Adams St.
5220 S. 48th Street, Suite 1
7141 "A" Street
3737 S. 27th St
7141 A Street
7141 A St.
6030 S. 57th St, Suite A
4101 Pioneer Woods Dr, Suite 100
7600 San Mateo Ln
2001 S. 24th St.
6401 Boxelder Dr.
P.O. Box 4555
451 Glenhaven Dr.
4000 S 56th St., Apt. 117B
555 So. 10th St
6211 A Street
6825 S. 27th St., Ste 203
5533 S. 27th St., Ste 203
3711 Faulkner Drive #308
5310 S. 56th St, Suite 3
4700 Hawthorne Drive
4940 S. 48th Street
3901 Firethorn Court
1505 Moreland Ct.
7633 Bobcat Cr
Lincoln, NE 68510
Lincoln, NE 68510
Lincoln, NE 68508
Lincoln, NE 68510
Lincoln, NE 68508
Lincoln, NE 68504
Lincoln, NE 68503
Lincoln, NE 68542
Lincoln, NE 68516
Lincoln, NE 68501
Lincoln, NE 68506
Waverly, NE 68462
Lincoln, NE 68516
Omaha, NE 68022
Lincoln, NE 68506
Lincoln, NE 68506
Lincoln, NE 68516
Lincoln, NE 68516
Lincoln, NE 68504
Lincoln, NE 68508
Lincoln, NE 68516
Lincoln, NE 68510
Lincoln, NE 68506
Lincoln, NE 68524
Lincoln, NE 68516
Lincoln, NE 68501
Lincoln, NE 68516
Lincoln, NE 68507
Lincoln, NE 68508
Lincoln, NE 68508
Lincoln, NE 68506
Lincoln, NE 68508
Lincoln, NE 68526
Lincoln, NE 68504
Lincoln, NE 68512
Lincoln, NE 68507
Lincoln, NE 68508-3666
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Lincoln, NE 68506
Lincoln, NE 68501
Hickman, NE 68372
Lincoln, NE 68510
Lincoln, NE 68503
Lincoln, NE 68514
Lincoln, NE 68501
Lincoln, NE 68501-2603
Lincoln, NE 68502
Summerfield, KS 66541
Lincoln, NE 68510
Lincoln, NE 68504
Lincoln, NE 68521
Lincoln, NE 68516
Lincoln, NE 68516
Lincoln, NE 68502
Lincoln, NE 68510
Lincoln, NE 68510
Lincoln, NE 68506
Lincoln, NE 68506
Lincoln, NE 68516
Lincoln, NE 68502
Lincoln, NE 68503
Lincoln, NE 68504
Lincoln, NE 68505
Lincoln, NE 68506
Lincoln, NE 68508
Lincoln, NE 68510
Lincoln, NE 68512
Lincoln, NE 68512
Lincoln, NE 68516
Lincoln, NE 68516
Lincoln, NE 68516
Lincoln, NE 68516
Lincoln, NE 68520
Lincoln, NE 68521
Lincoln, NE 68523
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402-805-2600
402-423-2900
703-677-2060
730-2843
402-483-6070
402-440-2496
402-420-1730
October 2014
NEW MEMBER PROFILE
CREATING A TRUE HUSKER GAME DAY EXPERIENCE
Blur Parties is continually evolving to bring new elements to the hospitality tailgate
experience! Whether private or public tailgates, corporate groups or individual
fan, creating high energy events that bring the true spirit of the Husker game day
experience is their goal.
Beyond the home games, Blur Parties will be heading to Chicago in October to host
their second public tailgate prior to the Nebraska @ Northwestern game, steps from
Ryan’s Field. Since its inception, Blur Parties has expanded beyond the Huskers to
include annual CWS hospitality tailgates and a wine festival called Toast Nebraska.
If you want to experience a Blur Parties event or have them create a private event,
contact Stacy Leners at 402-882-2448 or www.blurparties.com.
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Youth Committee, LIBA
Office, 11:45 a.m.
Bizco BizNet and Poker
Tournament, Heidelberg's
South, 4:30 p.m.
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LIBA Luncheon, Holiday
Inn Downtown, 11:30 a.m.
Budget Monitoring
Committee, LIBA Office,
7:30 a.m.
Public Relations Committee,
LIBA Office, 11:45 a.m.
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Government Caucus, The
Steak House, 11:45 a.m.
Coffee & Contacts, Farm
Bureau, 7:30 a.m.
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Membership Committee,
LIBA Office, 11:45 a.m.
School Liaison, LIBA
Office, 11:45 a.m.
Legislative Action, LIBA
Office, 11:45 a.m.
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Office, 11:45 a.m.
Board of Directors, Nebraska
Club, 11:30 a.m.
Foundation, LIBA Office,
11:45 a.m.
Bizco BizNet, TBA, 4:30
p.m.
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Inn Downtown, 11:30 a.m.
Advisory Committee,
Nebraska Club, 11:45 a.m.
Budget Monitoring
Committee, LIBA Office,
7:30 a.m.
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Steak House, 11:45 a.m.
Public Relations Committee,
LIBA Office, 11:45 a.m.