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2012 Omaha Business Hall of Fame to Induct Eight Business Leaders







Eight past or present outstanding Omaha area business leaders will be inducted into the Omaha Business Hall of Fame at a gala Tuesday, April 24, at the Holland Performing Arts Center. Hosted by the Greater Omaha Chamber, the annual Omaha Business Hall of Fame Gala honors individuals whose accomplishments in business are historically significant to the development of Omaha.

The 2012 Omaha Business Hall of Fame inductees are:
Michael G. Fahey
Robert Gregg “Bob” Hoig
Midlands Business Journal

Paul Hogan and Lori Hogan
Home Instead Senior Care

Jun Kaneko and Ree Kaneko
Linda Hoeppner Lovgren
Lovgren Marketing Group

D.J. Witherspoon (1912-2000)
Pamida, Inc.

The Omaha Business Hall of Fame was initiated in 1993 in celebration of the Chamber’s centennial anniversary. This year’s proceeds will continue to support the permanent Omaha Business Hall of Fame exhibit at The Durham Museum, as well as provide funding for the annual Young Professionals Summit, a project of the Chamber’s Greater Omaha Young Professionals.

David G. Brown, president and CEO of the Chamber, is chairman of the 2012 Omaha Business Hall of Fame Steering Committee. The selection committee chairman is David Jacobson, chairman of Kutak Rock LLP. The ticket sales committee chairman is Harlan O. Falk, senior vice president at Great Western Bank.

Jacobson says, "All of our honorees are successful entrepreneurs whose enterprises have added vitality and depth to the Omaha community. Some of them have achieved national and international recognition. All have strengthened Omaha through their work as civic leaders, forces for growth and philanthropists."

Patron tickets are available for $250 and sustaining tickets are available for $200. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with an hors d’oeuvres dinner with the honorees or their representatives, followed by the program at 7:30 p.m. Make reservations by Tuesday, April 17, online at OmahaChamber.org/HOF.

The event is sponsored by Fraser Stryker, KPMG LLP and U.S. Bank.

The mission of the Greater Omaha Chamber is to increase business, investment and employment in the Greater Omaha area.
Greater Omaha Chamber
1301 Harney St. • Omaha, NE 68102 • 13206 Grover St. • Omaha, NE 68144
Phone 402-346-5000 • Fax 402-346-7050




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