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AUGUST 2019

metroMAGAZINE/mQUARTERLY

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August 2019

This Year's Cover Stories

Kid Power! Completely KIDS

Kid Power! Completely KIDS

Empowering kids and families

With the recent conclusion of a major renovation and expansion to its facility at 2566 St. Mary’’s Avenue—in the very heart of the neighborhood it serves—Completely KIDS is now poised for further growth.

Changing Lives

Changing Lives

P4K celebrates 30 years of fostering hope

“Partnership 4 Kids is really an organization that changes lives,” President Deb Denbeck said in summarizing the wide scope of programs Partnership 4 Kids (P4K) provides. As P4K celebrates its 30th anniversary year, Denbeck also reflected on the impact the nonprofit organization has had on area youth and the larger community.

Collaborator

Collaborator

Life Artistry

Acclaimed artist Watie White is promoting positive social change and mentoring young talent through his unique niche in the Omaha art and nonprofit communities. With an impressive body of work already behind him, he’s still looking ahead with the expectation that the best is yet to come.

Aiming Higher.

Aiming Higher.

A Visionary Life

Robert Gregg “Bob” Hoig (1932 – 2019) was the father of metroMAGAZINE’s publisher, Andee hoig. the respected journalist, publisher and entrepreneur was the inspiration for his daughter’s career and originated the publication that Andee purchased from him in 1996 and evolved into this magazine. After his remarkable recovery from a series of serious illnesses in 2017, Andee wanted to pay tribute to her father when he could appreciate the honor and personally contribute to the telling of his story. An in-depth biography covering Bob’s remarkable career, professional and personal accomplishments, and life served as the Fall 2017 metroQUARTERLY cover story. After a short illness, Bob passed away peacefully with family by his side on January 7, 2019. he is survived by his wife, Martha; sister Cindy (Ken) Nisley; son Oliver (Robin); daughter Andrea “Andee”; son Noel (Andrea) of Omaha; stepson Jim (Carmen) Pearson; stepdaughter Amy (Stuart) Chittenden; grandchildren Ivy, Noel, Bailey, Ryan, Braden and Griffin; and former wife Mary Lou. Bob’s loved ones were grateful for these last months with him, an especially meaningful time for the family. Following is the article published in the August 2017 issue of metroQUARTERLY

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