Over 10,000 businesses were nominated in polling that ran from Jan. 1 to April 30 before ballots were tabulated by the firm of Hancock & Dana. This is your poll. Your voice. Your faves. We are proud to present your Readers' Choice selections. more

Sep 12, 2016 12:16 PM Best Of

When customers choose to buy from Pella Windows & Doors of Omaha & Lincoln, they gain access to the experience and service of local professionals who are committed to their satisfaction. Plus, the company stands behind its quality p... more

Aug 15, 2016 8:50 PM Best Of

As of this summer, Omaha’s Ted & Wally’s has hand-crafted and served more than 2,000 different flavors of ice cream. Each is comprised of cream, eggs, sugar and other ingredients. Then it’s tossed together with rock salt and ice in anti... more

Aug 15, 2016 8:37 PM Best Of

To be named Best Orthodontist nine times by The Reader is no small feat. And because they know each patient has unique needs, Igel Orthodontics continues to win accolades. Early Treatment is a huge focus for Dr. Kort Igel, who emphasizes fi... more

Aug 15, 2016 8:36 PM Best Of

Once again, and for eight years in a row, James Martin Davis was voted Omaha’s Best Criminal Lawyer. This larger-than life attorney is a highly decorated Vietnam combat veteran and a former U.S. Secret Service special agent. He led an Organ... more

Aug 15, 2016 8:31 PM Best Of

A few time a week, the managers at Huber Cadillac meet together for what Bret Huber calls a “roundtable.” “Most of the time we open with, ‘Does anybody have anything?’ and what we mean by that is, ‘is anybody asking for us to help them?’” S... more

Aug 15, 2016 8:29 PM Best Of

Their friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff will help guide you through your own dining adventure. Your meal will be prepared to perfection tableside by your highly skilled personal chef with humor and theatrical flair. Your teppanyaki expe... more

Aug 15, 2016 8:25 PM Best Of

Life can get overwhelming. Whether you’re dealing with positive stress from a job promotion, or the birth of a baby, or with negative stress such as financial problems, or the end of a relationship. It’s a fact of life that sometimes things... more

Aug 15, 2016 8:22 PM Best Of

To step into a gym can be intimidating, so when a gym can welcome and help people of all fitness levels, it’s a triumph. Members love Planet Fitness because they get all the help they need to achieve their fitness goals, no matter what thei... more

Aug 15, 2016 8:21 PM Best Of

American National Bank is a strong community bank with specialties in Commercial Real Estate, affordable housing, healthcare, transportation, indirect auto lending and consumer lending But, in addition, supporting the local community is pa... more

Aug 15, 2016 8:19 PM Best Of

Minabella Beauty Resort lives up to its name. The day spa offers every service you could want, all under one roof. Whether you’re looking for a new hairstyle, a spray tan, or a facial, they can help you look your finest. They also offer man... more

Aug 15, 2016 8:18 PM Best Of

From fun-sized wagon tires to massive monster truck tires – and everything in between – Marion Tire Pros annually rolls quite a few rubber spheres off of its lot on the serendipitously named Northwest Radial Highway. Locally owned and oper... more

Aug 15, 2016 8:17 PM Best Of

Dixie Quick's, named Best Restaurant Menu Specials, features comfort food, southern traditionals and a medley of Cajun, Tex-Mex and Southwest flavors. “We shop for ingredients every day so the food we serve is fresh,” Rob Gilmer, co-owner, ... more

Aug 15, 2016 8:12 PM Best Of

When Bob Eyman launched Eyman Plumbing in 1957 its primary business was plumbing and drain services. The company now has six divisions and uses such new technology as remote visual inspections and customized climate control systems. Tom Eym... more

Aug 15, 2016 8:09 PM Best Of

For over 17 years, Omaha attorney Thomas M. Petersen has been defending individuals charged with driving under the influence and other criminal charges. Petersen Law solely focuses on criminal defense helping people charged with DUI and oth... more

Jul 7, 2016 7:56 PM Best Of

The Reader is proud to announce that David Williams has returned to us as Managing Editor and Digital Services Coordinator. Something of a serial procrastinator, Williams did not begin writing until later in life and was first published in... more

Jun 10, 2016 8:50 PM News


Anyone who’s conducted a job search in the last 15 or so years can tell you that the Internet is full of career resources. Whether you’re looking to make a change or looking for a place to start, there are nearly countless websites dedicate... more

Mar 10, 2015 5:40 AM Specials

The Reader is a coming-of-age story for so many people who worked there. I was 20 years old when I started in classified ad sales. I held my last staff position as Editor in Chief when I was 27. I believed deeply in what the paper was tryin... more

Jan 1, 2015 11:11 AM Specials

Those were the days, my friend … and though I can remember only three or four of them from that wine-soaked era, I nonetheless look fondly on the years I spent writing little doodads for the Reader. I fancied myself to be Dorothy Parker -- ... more

Jan 1, 2015 11:05 AM Specials

I began at the Reader as a movie reviewer, during one of the most dismal periods in cinema history. Somewhere I still have all the swag the distribution companies sent along in their efforts to excite us about their listless product – poste... more

Jan 1, 2015 10:58 AM Specials

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