Founding Generation V E-Cigarettes and Vape Bar was a personal matter for Sarah Linden, who lost her grandmother to lung cancer and nearly lost her father to smoking-related illness. Because of this, Linden set out to offer an alternative that would help people stop smoking.
Since opening in December 2013, the business has grown significantly with multiple locations across Nebraska, South Dakota and Iowa, which sell a vast selection of vape products including pod systems, vaporizers, tanks, mech mods and e-liquid. Many products help with ailments such as insomnia, epilepsy and chronic pain.
“We try to create personal experiences for guests,” Linden said. “It’s not about selling a product; it’s about positively impacting a person’s life even for a few moments.”
Culture is also very important to Linden, who aims to recruit like-minded individuals who are energetic and positive.
As a business owner, Linden has found that having a trusted support system is paramount. As an EO Nebraska member for the past five years, Linden said the organization has offered a platform to build relationships with fellow entrepreneurs.
“It’s really nice to have a group of people I can count on and go to for feedback, help, support and encouragement,” Linden said. “They want to see me succeed and I want to see them succeed.”
According to Linden, the network of business owners was especially helpful during the pandemic. The group discussed guidelines and successful ways to pivot during a trying time.
Generation V continues to expand rapidly, Linden said, which means more people in different areas will be able to access products and services.
“Something that motivates me is developing team members and watching them progress in their careers,” Linden said. “As we grow, there’s more opportunities for them to step into new roles. That’s what drives the growth — being able to offer those opportunities to people.”
Address: 327 N. 78th Street, Omaha, NE 68114
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EO Nebraska is hitting the links!
Get three of your best EO colleagues and hit the golf course in the 2nd Annual EO Golf Outing September 29th.
This a great opportunity for EO Nebraska members and Strategic Alliance Partners to spend the day enjoying one of the last days of summer on one of Nebraska’s finest golf courses, Woodland Hills Golf Course.
Start off with lunch at 11 A.M., then a shotgun start at noon. Non-handicap winners after 18 holes. Handicap shootout after 18 holes. Four-hole shootout for the best four scores.
Dinner to follow starting between 6-6:30 P.M.
Want to golf with other Nebraska entrepreneurs or be a EO Strategic Alliance Sponsor? Contact EO Nebraska Marketing & Communication Chair, Craig Gubbels, firstname.lastname@example.org
Email: PO BOX 540815 Omaha NE 68154
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