Welcome to the September 25, 2020 Midlands Business Journal
Here is brief summary of our feature stories.
SHARE Omaha builds online conduit for community nonprofits
by Richard D. Brown In only its second year of existence, SHARE Omaha, an online resource for the giving community to connect with area nonprofits, is racking up impressive numbers in helping users find a nonprofit organization, learn of volunteering needs, and what are the most important shopping items being sought by the group. Executive Director Marjorie Maas reported that it currently is assisting 425 nonprofits, offering 388 volunteer opportunities, and offers shopping for more than 2,200 much-needed products that can be purchased and shipped to an organization of choice.
Renovations at Mulhall’s Garden + Home reflect aim for community gardening hub
by Becky McCarville Mulhall’s Garden + Home is positioning to become a “cultural beacon” in the gardening industry by creating a community hub centered around making Omaha a more beautiful place. From events, classes and local popups including Coneflower Creamery, The Grove Juicery & Wellness Café, Artemis Teas, Carter & Rye, Benson Soap Mill, various coffee shops and local singer/songwriter Jocelyn, to partnering with Keep Omaha Beautiful, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, The Big Garden and more, the garden center is aligning its long-term goals of business and community sustainability.
Inspired by the 1950s, Fizzy’s Fountain and Liquor brings new concept to area
by Savannah Behrends The greatest compliment Fizzy’s Fountain & Liqour owners could receive is that their lounge in part of the former Bohemian Café has “Grandma vibes.”
New to Omaha, Clean Juice advocates for healthy lifestyle
by Gabby Christensen An organic and USDA certified juice bar has landed in Omaha with the intent to offer on-the-go healthy options with no added preservatives or sweeteners, according to co-owners Angela Moran-Manzitto and Sarah Peter, who opened the doors of the franchise in August 2020 and have since seen steady growth.