New Year, New Vision:

There will be a couple of new faces when the OPPD board reconvenes in January. Craig Moody, Owner of Verdis Group, and Rick Yoder, Consultant at the Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC), were each recently elected to the board. The two will take their new seats on January 12th and each will serve […]

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Solar Energy Development

“I have been encouraged that there’s been some interesting discussion going on before this next legislative session begins in 2017.” That’s Graham Christensen, President of GC Resolve, LLC, talking about the conversations going on regarding climate change, specifically what’s happening in the environment right now. He said this […]

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Tammy Yarmon

 “I would assume the reason I won is that we at Omaha Public Schools are big proponents of purchasing and using local products on our menus. We are really active in promoting what Nebraska has to offer,” said Tammy Yarmon, Director of Nutrition Services for OPS, upon finding out she had been nominated for and […]

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Prairie Power

 “The Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference is the place for interested parties including residents, landowners, companies, utilities and outside developers to come together to learn about and understand the opportunities when it comes to Nebraska and renewable energy,” said Adam Herink, Co-Chairman of the conference. He said […]

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Invisible No More

The Heartland Workers Center’s theme for their get-out-the-vote campaign is “I Vote for My Family.” Sergio Sosa, Executive Director for the Heartland Workers Center, said they chose the theme because many Latinos have strong familial ties or ties to the small cities they are from. “Every vote counts […]

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Bright Future

Thinking about installing solar panels on your home? There are some key questions you need to ask yourself first including: What is the current cost of your electric bill? How much electricity are you using on a daily basis? How much solar energy do you need to generate to offset that usage? The number and […]

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South Omaha Magnet High School

Before kids even get to high school they are assigned a career cluster code in middle school. Antonio Perez, career counselor at South Omaha Magnet High School, those codes are run through a college and career readiness software system called Naviance so students may be matched up with potential career options. But that’s not all, […]

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Everything Old is New Again:

For those interested in renovating or restoring an older property, whether an amateur or experienced, whether you want to do it yourself or hire someone else to do the work for you, the 2015 Restore Omaha Conference provided a wealth of resources. With 29 vendors in attendance, visitors had the opportunity to talk with professionals […]

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