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Monarch Emerges

After an extensive renovation, Hotel Deco has reopened, bringing with it Monarch Prime and Bar. Voted Omaha’s “Most Instagrammable Restaurant”, Monarch has redefined Omaha’s steakhouse scene as something elegant and artistic. Stop by for a creative cocktail, a delicious dish, and to welcome Monarch back.

Veg Edible Pop Up

Veg Edible has a pop up coming to a location near you this August. This Saturday you can find them celebrating The Grove Juicery’s third birthday. Stop by 2401 Farnam for a yoga flow, giveaways, and a menu featuring teriyaki kabobs, a tahini tofu box, and sweet treats you won’t believe are plant-based! On Sunday, swing by Artemis Tea at Blackstone from 10am to 1pm for a tofu scramble brunch box.

No More Empty Pots Receives Heartland Challenge Grant

No More Empty Pots was awarded the 2021 Heartland Challenge grant by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to build on the assets of the Greater Omaha community by supporting business owners and founders through its ongoing Food Entrepreneur Program. The Heartland Challenge funds programs and projects that take a strengths-based approach to investing in underrepresented entrepreneurs in the Heartland.

No More Empty Pots’ Food Entrepreneur Program provides equitably accessible resources, opportunities and support to disinvested entrepreneurs interested in starting or growing food businesses. This includes commercial kitchen rental at lower than market rate and incubator membership. Incubator members receive access to a series of 15 business-focused workshops covering topics from food safety and legal requirements to food photography and search engine optimization.

Additionally, membership gives access to market and retail opportunities, networking and mentorship. The accelerator track of the Food Entrepreneur Program amplifies the unique skills and special talents of each entrepreneur to help fast track their business startup and growth.

“We know that there is an opportunity right here in the Heartland to create inclusive prosperity through entrepreneurship if we build on the strengths and assets of community – especially those that are excluded and underrepresented,” noted Ashlei Spivey, Kauffman Foundation Program Officer, Entrepreneurship. “The Heartland Challenge RFP aims to catalyze the kind of approach where we invest in programs and projects that aren’t trying to ‘fix’ marginalized founders, yet recognize their inherent value and invest money in opportunities that do so, as well.”

Visit to learn more about the Heartland Challenge and meet the 11 organizations, including No More Empty Pots, receiving funding in 2021.

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