Salute to Business Luncheon
October 31, 2023 | 11:30 a.m.
The Lincoln Cornhusker Marriott Hotel
333 S 13th St., Lincoln NE
For questions, please contact Chair Roger Lempke at (402) 432-0501.
2023 Honoree:
In 2003, ALLO was founded in Imperial, Nebraska, and has rapidly grown to meet demands for better communications services in many communities. Residents and businesses deserved more from a telecommunications provider, and ALLO set out to deliver something better. Twenty years later, ALLO is still dedicated to delivering a drastically different experience through their four core values: honesty, exceptional, local, and hassle-free.

It's ALLO’s goal to create positive change in the community. Through Community Connect, ALLO offers over 75 Lincoln nonprofits completely free GIG internet for ten years. In addition, ALLO proudly supports the Affordable Connectivity Program, serving more than 4,500 qualifying customers with free or discounted ALLO service. Last year, the ALLO team hosted and sponsored nearly 600 events supporting music, arts, education, and technology in our community. ALLO is also a proud supporter of Bay High School in Lincoln, providing educational opportunities for our community's future innovators, leaders, and doers to "find their grind.”
Two years after ALLO constructed a 100% fiber-optic network in Lincoln, our city was named a Smart Gigabit Community by U.S. Ignite. Since 2015, ALLO has been recognized by, Ookla, and PGMag as a top provider in the region. ALLO has also been recognized for Best Internet Service by Best of Lincoln and Best Place to Work in Lincoln by the Lincoln Journal Star and Woods & Aitken.
About Salute to Business
Every year since 1993 the Rotary Clubs of Lincoln selects and honors a local business. The goal of the event is to honor a private sector business in the Lincoln area that has made a significant contribution to Lincoln through employment and the good works that its employees perform that aligns with Rotary’s motto of “Service before self.” The four Lincoln clubs are meet to produce a slate of candidates for the calendar year that all Lincoln Rotary members can vote on. Voting takes place online in early September.  
Past Salute to Business Honorees
  • 1993 Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • 1994 Sandoz Pharmaceuticals (Novartis)
  • 1995 Lincoln Telecommunications (ALLTEL)
  • 1996 Duncan Aviation
  • 1997 National Bank of Commerce (Wells Fargo)
  • 1998 Ameritas Life Insurance Corp.
  • 1999 The Gallup Organization
  • 2000 Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., U.S.A.
  • 2001 Valentino’s
  • 2002 BryanLGH Medical Center
  • 2003 NEBCO, Inc.
  • 2004 State Farm Insurance Companies
  • 2005 Lincoln Plating
  • 2006 B & R Stores, Inc.
  • 2007 Douglas Theatre Co.
  • 2008 TierOne Bank
  • 2009 Runza® Restaurants
  • 2010 Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
  • 2011 Assurity Life Insurance Company
  • 2012 Crete Carrier Corporation
  • 2013 Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center
  • 2014 Tabitha
  • 2015 LI-COR Biosciences
  • 2016 Nelnet
  • 2017 Speedway Motors and Properties
  • 2018 Olsson Associates
  • 2019 Firespring
  • 2021 TMCO
  • 2022 Sampson Construction