Archive: Kelley Chambers

Kelley Chambers is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience covering news in Oklahoma. He has worked for the The Oklahoman, was editor-in-chief of The Vista at the University of Central Oklahoma, served as writer and later editor-in-chief of okcBIZ magazine, and most recently served as managing editor of the Oklahoma Gazette.

Level 3 Communications expands services in Lincoln.

LINCOLN, Neb. — The city of Lincoln has entered into a lease agreement with Level 3 Communications to expand its fiber optic infrastructure services in the city. It is part of the Lincoln Technology Improvement System. “Level 3 operates a global f ...

Heritage Communities has expansion, 60 jobs on its mind.

NORFOLK, Neb. — Heritage Communities of Omaha is expanding its facilities in Norfolk. It will create 60 jobs in the city. The center plans to build a $14 million addition to add assisted living and memory support housing for residents requiring those se ...

Methodist Health System plans Gretna expansion.

GRETNA, Neb. — Methodist Physicians Clinic plans to open a clinic in Gretna. It is part of the Methodist Health System. The expansion will be the clinic’s westernmost facility in the state. It will be home to four doctors. It has already selected ...

Frills coming to No Frills supermarkets in Omaha.

OMAHA, Neb. — Two discount grocery stores in Omaha are expanding their offerings to include sushi and Starbucks coffee. Four No Frills stores and two Bag ‘N Saves will be rebranded Family Fare also will include organic food options, expanded delis ...

Sandhills Publishing books Lincoln expansion.

LINCOLN, Neb. — Sandhills Publishing is expanding in Lincoln with a state-of-the-art facility. The expansion will accommodate both existing and imminent needs. Sandhills currently operates a Goss Sunday printing press, a G18 printing press, and two bin ...

BCom Solutions grows from humble Auburn roots.

AUBURN, Neb. — What started as a tech service in Aurora founded by a 12-year-old, BCom Solutions has continued to grow from its humble beginnings. Brent Comstock founded the company as a pre-teen, and by the time he went to college, he had 500 clients a ...

Aventine Renewable Energy expands operations.

AURORA, Neb. — Aventine Renewable Energy has installed its third corn-oil separation system in Aurora to expand its dry-milling capabilities. The $4.4 million Valicor corn-oil separator helped the company regain its fortunes after it faced bankruptcy as ...

Businesses growing in Nebraska, especially LLCs.

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale said businesses are growing in the state, and he has seen a rise in new businesses establishing themselves as LLCs. He said the number of LLCs in the state went up 16 percent between 2013 and 2014. ...

Travelers Companies opens Nebraska data center.

SARPY COUNTY, Neb. — Travelers Companies has opened a data center in Sarpy County. It joins other data centers in the county owned by Yahoo, Cabela’s, and two locations for Cosentry. Gov. Pete Ricketts welcomed the new 183,000-square-foot Tier III ...

Primp and Blow fluffs up Omaha expansion.

OMAHA, Neb. — Blow dry bar Primp and Blow will open its first Omaha store in The Shops of Legacy. The Omaha location is the newest addition to the Primp and Blow family with five locations in the greater Phoenix area and a franchise location in Overland ...

Engineer plans new Approach with climbing gym.

OMAHA, Neb. — An architectural engineer has decided to step away from her chosen profession and follow a dream to open a climbing gym called Approach. Sarahjoy Allen plans to open the indoor climbing facility in August with a staff of 12. Approach and w ...

Dino’s Storage expanding in Omaha.

OMAHA, Neb. — Dino’s Storage is adding 500 storage units at its Papillion site. The four-story complex will house 700 storage units when the expansion is completed. The company will tear down an existing 12,000-square-foot building to make room fo ...

Nebraska jobless rate lowest in 17 years.

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska posted the lowest unemployment rate in the country for March based on preliminary numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state’s unemployment rate was 2.6 percent, which also was the lowest in the state sinc ...

Bulu Box launching new software.

LINCOLN, Neb. — Bulu Box plans to launch Bulu Insights, a proprietary software that collects sample surveys, user profiles and purchase behaviors of consumers. The company recently secured $1.5 million in funding to launch the project. Bulu Insights uti ...

Wind comes sweeping down Berkshire Hathaway’s plains.

OMAHA, Neb. — Berkshire Hathaway plans to build a wind farm in Nebraska through one of its subsidiaries. It is expected to create 350 temporary jobs and 12 to 15 full-time positions. The Omaha-based company, led by Warren Buffet, will construct the Gran ...