2022 Business Networking Day

Business Networking Day encourages members to register to attend a business overview luncheon held at the business of a fellow Rotarian. Typically, there are 6-9 businesses that host as many people as they can accommodate.

Below are the organizations to choose from for Business Networking Day on Sept. 27, 2022. Please type the organization's name in the Comments field before you finish your registration. Business Networking Day will take the place of the weekly meeting.

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Host: Kevin Faltin
2000 Q St, Lincoln, NE 68503

As a mutual organization, Assurity was founded on the simple concept of people coming together to support each other in moments of need. Our mission is to help people through difficult times by providing affordable insurance protection that is easy to understand and buy. Our financial stability has stood the test of time. It shows our commitment to be there when our customers need us. Assurity maintains a focus on offering protection products to the middle-income market and small businesses. The life insurance products offered by Assurity include a portfolio of whole life, universal life, and term insurance. In addition to the life insurance products, individual disability income, individual single premium deferred annuities, and critical illness insurance represent the breadth of the company's operations. Owned by our policyholders, we conduct our business to serve only their best interests. Whether paying benefits, offering service with a human touch, giving back to our community, or practicing sustainable habits that provide for our planet, we embrace our capacity to improve lives. We all share in the future we create, and Assurity believes in using our business as a force for good.

Bay High
Host: Erin Dobesh
2005 Y St, Lincoln, NE 68503

Bay High is a high school focus program that aims to provide upward mobility and college and career-readiness for young creators. Created in partnership between Rabble Mill (501c3), Lincoln Public Schools and Nebraska’s business and charitable community, Bay High begins serving nearly 100 junior and senior high school students in Fall 2022 at Rabble Mill’s newly renovated program space, The Bay (2005 Y St.). With a student body comprised of 45% racial or ethnic minority students and 51% that qualify for free and reduced lunch, Bay High focus will become the second-most-diverse school in LPS. Its four key areas of learning focus include: coding/development; design and digital asset creation; digital storytelling and podcasting; photography and videography. Learn more at rabblemill.org and bayhigh.org.

Duncan Aviation
Host: Jim Griesen
Note: This tour will be a full hour with lunch after the tour
3701 Aviation Rd, Lincoln, NE 68524

Duncan Aviation began as a Beechcraft distributor in 1956 in Omaha. Shortly thereafter the headquarters were moved to Lincoln. Duncan Aviation is now the largest privately owned business jet service provider in the world, offering complete maintenance, repair, and overhaul services at three US facilities (Nebraska, Michigan and Utah), strategically placed regional shops, and mobile technical teams able to provide services worldwide. Duncan provides aircraft acquisition & sales, airframe & engine maintenance, avionics installations, interior & paint completions/modifications, avionics/instrument/accessory repairs & overhauls, and parts support for aircraft manufactured by Bombardier, Dassault, Textron, Gulfstream and Embraer. Avionics satellites and engine rapid response teams provide avionics and engine services in the field for scheduled work and temporarily grounded aircraft. Since the beginning, Duncan Aviation has been family owned and operated.

Food Bank of Lincoln
Host: Eric Drumheller
1221 Kingbird Rd, Lincoln, NE 68521

The Food Bank of Lincoln is a proud member of Feeding America with a mission to alleviate hunger in Southeast Nebraska. This year, the Food Bank of Lincoln is celebrating its 40th anniversary. We hope you’ll join us at the Food Bank of Lincoln for a tour of our new facility and to learn how we are working to alleviate hunger in 16 counties in Southeast Nebraska.

Host: Mitch Lee
2444 O St, Lincoln, NE 68510

For our first 70 years, we were known as the Child Guidance Center. In 2018, we became HopeSpoke, a brand that carries forward our legacy and mission - to inspire healthy futures for children and their families through comprehensive behavioral and mental health services. Back in 1949, our organization was formed to meet the community’s needs after the Child Guidance national movement identified how treatment for children's mental health services needed to be different from that of adults. Under the vision of the Junior League of Lincoln and the Community Chest (the precursor to United Way), the Child Guidance Center was formed. The philosophy of our team is to understand the unique qualities and experiences of those we serve as influenced by emotional and cognitive development, family situation, social environment and personality. Then through dynamic, interactive therapy, we work to examine problems while building on strengths. In a nutshell, our founders had a big vision - for all children and families to be healthy and hopeful. And together with strong affiliations, we've been moving forward and making it happen ever since!

Host: Margaret Berry
600 P St, Lincoln, NE 68508

Hudl is a pioneer in performance analysis technology, now helping more than 200K teams in 40+ global sports prepare for and stay ahead of the competition. Every product, feature and tool is designed with one purpose in mind: to ensure coaches and athletes make every moment count. A complete suite of video and data products ensures coaches have the insights they need and athletes get the shot they deserve. From grassroots to the pros, more than 6M users utilize Hudl's best-in-class software, hardware and services, including online coaching tools, mobile and desktop apps, smart cameras, analytics, professional consultation and more. Founded in 2006 in Lincoln, Nebraska, Hudl now has more than 3,200 employees operating out of 17 countries. With a global team of engineers, analysts and support, they’re building the world’s most powerful network of sports video and data.

Sampson Construction/Sky Park
Host: Bob Everitt
1301 Lincoln Mall, Lincoln, NE 68508

Sampson Construction has been shaping Lincoln’s built environment for 70 years. Founded in 1952, the family-owned business has grown from a local home builder to a nationally recognized commercial construction company. Sampson’s robust portfolio includes stadiums, schools, hotels, corporate campuses, public safety facilities, manufacturing plants and multi-family housing. At this Business Networking Day site, Rotarians will learn more about Sampson’s local success story, and tour one its most recent and highly regarded local projects, the iconic Sky Park Apartments renovation. Located on the south edge of downtown and one block from the Nebraska State Capital, this 12-story facility was originally constructed in 1963, and its grand opening was advertised as “cosmopolitan living at its finest” and provides “a thrilling tingle of excitement for those who share in its luxurious appointments.” See for yourself how Sampson Construction was able to breathe new life into this landmark building while maintaining the grace and dignity of its historic origins. Come witness the breathtaking views through the floor to ceiling windows. This tour will not disappoint!

Swanson Russell
Host: Gail McNair
1202 P Street Lincoln, NE

Swanson Russell is a nationally recognized full-service branding, advertising and public relations agency in Lincoln and Omaha. The agency combines insights, strategy, and ideas to create a Real Connection™ between brands and target audiences. Founded nearly 60 years ago, Swanson Russell has 180 marketing professionals across a wide range of disciplines. The agency’s clients include national brands across many industries, including agriculture, construction, landscape/turf, outdoor recreation and healthcare.

Universal Pure
Host: Christina Usher
1601 Pioneers Blvd, Lincoln, NE 68502

Founded in 2001 as a cold storage warehouse facility in Lincoln, Universal Pure has deep roots in the cold supply chain. We are a one-stop-shop service provider to the food and beverage industry, offering a suite of cold chain solutions at eight U.S. facilities across seven locations.  We are dedicated to giving people and families everywhere safe, fresh, and delicious food to eat and drink. The way we see it, our work is bigger than a process or procedure because what we do affects families. Rotarians who attend the Business Networking Day event hosted by Universal Pure will learn more about how we help our partners achieve these goals and will have the opportunity to tour our local facility.