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.

Primp and Blow salon blows into Omaha.

OMAHA, Neb. – Arizona-based Primp and Blow salon plans to open a shop in Omaha and hire eight employees. It will be in the Shops of Legacy at 168th Street and W. Center Road. The local franchisee is Danya Banning. She plans to open the shop in early Ap ...

MSA Brand Products salutes Old Glory in Fairbury.

FAIRBURY, Neb. – One business in Nebraska is growing in stature and patriotism as it produces American flags actually made in America. MSA Brand Products began producing replicas of Old Glory last year, and hopes to have a staff of 25 by the end of thi ...

Proxibid partners with eBay for online auctions.

OMAHA, Neb. – Omaha’s Proxibid has partnered with online auction site eBay to offer heavy equipment, industrial machinery and vehicles for sale. The company has 120 Omaha employees. It likely will hire additional staff later this year. The move ...

Omaha Steaks makin’ bacon with new product lines.

OMAHA, Neb. – Omaha Steaks has expanded its business with the launch of three “steak-cut” bacon options. The products include precooked bacon, bacon-wrapped filet mignons, pepper-bacon wrapped fillets, bacon-wrapped pork chops and jumbo bac ...

TD Ameritrade Park hits economic home run in Omaha.

OMAHA – TD Ameritrade Park has paid its own way as the stadium brought in enough in local taxes last year to pay its debt to the city with money left over. The park is an economic engine as it is used for the yearly College World Series, which brings m ...

Callahan Financial Planning invests in expansion.

OMAHA, Neb. – Omaha financial and investment firm Callahan Financial Planning is expanding in its hometown. The company, which began as a startup in 2010, has grown each year and is responsible for about $65 million in assets. With continued growth the ...

The beat goes on for Omaha’s Acass Systems.

OMAHA, Neb. – Aaron Cass, the man behind Acass Systems, spent years on the road with some of the world’s top musical acts, and now heads a company that makes life easier for some of the biggest stars when they are on tour. The Omaha company is ba ...

PenFed checks into Omaha credit union expansion.

OMAHA, Neb. – The Pentagon Federal Credit Union has its sights on Omaha, and it plans to expand its operations in the city this year. PenFed plans to add positions at its service center, begin branch operations, and hire employees in the areas of IT, f ...

Nebraska set to add more than 32,000 jobs through 2017.

LINCOLN, Neb. – Economic forecasters with the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, reported the state can expect modest but steady economic growth in coming years, and that the state likely will add about 32,000 new jobs t ...

Game Shoppe not playing games with Omaha expansion.

OMAHA, Neb. – Game Shoppe, the Bellevue-based retailer, is expanding by opening a larger store in Omaha. The new store will allow the shop to offer additional product lines to include puzzles and brain teasers. The store carries about 1,500 games of al ...

Nebraska exported $1 billion of beef in 2014.

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Department of Agriculture reported the state exported more than $1 billion in beef to international markets in the first 11 months of 2014. That number set a new record for the state. “Nebraska farmers, ranchers, feed ...

Silicon Prairie News looks to greener pastures.

OMAHA, Neb. – Technology website Silicon Prairie News has partnered with Omaha-based AIM Institute and plans to continue its growth and expansion covering technology and startups in the middle of the country. The website has existed for six years showc ...