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June 2010 YP Connections: Q&A

What is a "must-do" in Omaha this summer?

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Each month metroMAGAZINE, in cooperation with The Greater Omaha Young Professionals, polls a group of "YPs" to obtain a brief glimpse into their lives and their insights on our community. Following are the answers which were provided to this months' Q&A.



Ashly Hovatter

Owner, Big Red Events
Age: 27


As an Omahan, there are so many “must-do” things in the summer time. For example, College World Series, Cox Classic, and the Zoo are activities that I tell all of my out-of-town friends about. There is one other “must-do” activity for me and that is the outdoor live music scene. There are so many great venues and the music scene here is definitely on the up-and-up! I love to take in the fresh air, the beautiful weather, and the atmosphere. What types of music you might ask? I enjoy anyone with talent! I can listen to anything from country to rock to dance/pop. There are so many genres that are represented locally and there is something for everyone. Although there will always be the Classic, CWS, and the Zoo, I think everyone should check out a few of the local bands this summer. It is always a unique experience and a part of Omaha’s culture.



Laura Larson

Associate Director, Business Ethics Alliance
Age: 26


My “must do” activity this summer is anything outdoors! After the rough winter we had, I am looking forward to spending as much time as possible outside in the sun. I love catching a few College World Series games, going to Jazz on the Green and participating in the Taco Ride on Thursday evenings, checking out the local farmer’s market and Taste of Omaha, and making a trip or two to Lake Okoboji. I'll also enjoy the simple things like taking our dog for walks, reading books and enjoying a glass of wine on the patio!



Brad Metzler

Chiropractor, Metzler Chiropractic Clinic, Inc.
Age: 28


Pull out your mobile devices, grab your calendar and pen, and locate September 16, 2010. Highlight it. Circle it. The Fourth Annual Brew Haha has arrived! This is a great event that offers amazing food and delicious beer tasting from some of our communities best local breweries and restaurants. The event held on the Lewis & Clark Landing is guaranteed to be a great time with live music, various games, a silent auction featuring local artists, a fun crowd and an overall pleasant atmosphere. This event is a fundraiser orchestrated by the Habitat for Humanity Omaha Young Professionals group.  So make sure to mark this date and come enjoy some great microbrews with new and old friends and support the community in the process! It's a win-win situation!



Nichole Beran

Conference Sales Manager, Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau
Age: 30


Omaha summers are great! My “must do” summer activity is Tubing & Adventures. You would not believe how fun it is to relax and float down the Elkhorn River. We have gone in groups of 4 or as many as 25 people. It’s an amazing experience to be minutes from Omaha but still feel like you’ve gotten out of the city & into nature. It’s a fun way to spend an afternoon! 

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