Best Attorney - Criminal: James Martin Davis

Criminal Defense Attorney James Martin Davis said he knew he wanted to be an attorney every since he was in grade school.

“Even though I was a special agent in the U.S. Secret Service and later an Organized Crime and Anti-Corruption Strike Force Prosecution, ultimately my goal was to become a trial lawyer with my own private practice,” Davis said.

When he first got admitted to the bar, Davis had the opportunity to...

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Best Retirement Home, Assisted Living Facility and Long-Term Care Facility: Hillcrest Health

“Hillcrest works hard to enhance the lives of aging adults,” says Jim Janicki, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Hillcrest Health Services.

Founded in 1967, the company was founded by Wallace Tiller. Jolene Roberts acquired the company from him in 1988 with a visionary goal of creating a full continuum of services for aging adults. Fast forward to 2014 and Roberts is the CEO of the largest senior...

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Best Tattoo Shop: Grinn & Barrett

Jen Beirola, Owner of Grinn & Barrett Tattoo Studio, has been tattooing since 2000.

She started tattooing while she was active duty in the Air Force. Beirola knew she wanted to get a tattoo apprenticeship but that it was a tough thing to find.

If you find an opening you have to jump on it and that’s exactly what Beirola did. She got her foot in the door in a little tattoo shop in Papillion. Once she got through...

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Best Day Spa: Faces Day Spa

FACES Day Spa has been open for 14 years, with current owner Dan Nedved taking over the reins in 2003.

Dan bought FACES because he believes in customer satisfaction and is results-driven. He says that’s the foundation of what the spa is about and it’s what the staff strives to do every day.

According to Dan, FACES stands out from the competition in a number of ways including:

1.    The quality of the staff
2.  ...

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Best Orthodontist Office: Igel Orthodontics

Born in Omaha, Dr. Kort Igel is a third generation dentist. Both his father and grandfather practiced general dentistry but Igel had other plans and decided to pursue orthodontics. 

He opened a small practice in Omaha once he had finished his orthodontics program at UNMC. Later he purchased a small, existing practice in Papillion.

Igel’s goal is simple. He said his mission is to, “understand each patient’s unique...

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Best Billiards Bar: Big John’s Billiard

Since 1981, Big John’s Billiards has been the place for billiards in the Omaha area. Sure, other places have come and gone that have offered tables here and there, but Big John’s is the only large place that is a true billiards hall, focusing on the art and skill of cue sports.

“There’s a couple smaller places, but they don’t have our capacity,” says Bill Prout. He stepped into the ownership role last May after his...

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