ESOP News: The Value of Our ESOP

We recently attended the 2019 Winter Iowa/Nebraska Employee Ownership Conference and learned a great deal more about the value of employee ownership. In addition to having a major impact on the U.S. economy, ESOPs drive better performance since our employees have a stake in the game. Congress designed ESOPs in the 1970s to encourage owners of private companies to transfer […]

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Your Last Straw is the First Step

Since the 2017 launch of the Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP), 22 partner aquariums in 17 states –– located on the coasts and in the heartland –– have eliminated more than 5 million straws a year, stopped using plastic shopping bags, and have committed to significantly reduce or eliminate plastic beverage bottles by 2020.  Nearly 500 businesses—including United Airlines, the Chicago […]

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Trek Up the Tower 2019

First National Bank of Omaha hosts and provides the facility for Trek Up the Tower, the Stairosaurus Vertical Mile Challenge. This is a community event presented by Wellcom, a non-profit that works to improve worksite wellness in the Midwest. The full trek requires runners to make over 10 trips up and down 40 floors of the tower, 870 steps per […]

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Leadership Graduate

Omaha Program Manager for Iowa Western Community College, Jesse Diaz, recently completed the Executive Leadership Development program. This course is designed to help participants discover their hidden leaderships skills to help them build a more collaborative, engaging and highly motivated team. FBG’s organizational development partner, Revela, offers this 10-session program to managers and leadership teams.  Congratulations on this accomplishment, Jesse! […]

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Des Moines District News

Des Moines District Market Manager Mark Gunhus and Operations Supervisor Larry East attended a West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce breakfast which featured guest speaker SSG Eric Maddox. Eric is the man who masterminded the search for Saddam Hussein and he shared that story with attendees. In 2003, three months after U.S. forces invaded Iraq, SSG Maddox received unexpected orders […]

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