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Silicon Prairie News


Silicon Prairie News was recently presented with the Innovator Award at the inaugural Big O! Excellence Awards. Sponsored by the Greater Omaha Chamber and one of seven awards categories conferred at the May 17th event, the Innovator Award recognizes an individual or an organization that has both envisioned and executed on an opportunity.

Silicon Prairie News co-founders Jeff Slobotski and Dusty Davidson accepted the award from David Brown, the chamber’s president and CEO.

“We’re humbled to receive the chamber’s Innovator Award,” Slobotski said. “It’s an honor we don’t take lightly and we’ll continue to work in building the city and region into a community that is conducive to entrepreneurial startups and change makers.”

The award came a mere four days after the conclusion of their third annual Big Omaha event (featured in the June issue of metroMAGAZINE) , the SPN-conceived conference focusing on innovation and entrepreneurship that drew over 600 people to KANEKO in the Old Market.

“Our team at Silicon Prairie News realizes that, although we’ve collectively realized a great deal of growth and activity over the last few years, there’s still a long road ahead - paved with great opportunities for Omaha’s entrepreneurial community,” Slobotski added.

Other honors went to Cella Quinn (Business Woman of the Year), Woodmen of the World (Corporate Citizenship), Frontier Bag Company, Inc., (Minority Business of the Year), Hope Center for Kids (Nonprofit of the Year) and Signs & Shapes International, Inc. (Small Business of the Year Award). Also recognized that day were businesses celebrating 25, 50, 75 and 100-year anniversaries, all highlighted by American Machine Works, Inc. hitting the century mark.

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