Readers’ Choice 2010 Best Famers Market

Helped at least partly by the growing popularity of the local food movement, the Omaha Farmers Market has grown from having about 20 vendors and a few hundred visitors in 1994 to more than 110 vendors and about 8,000 visitors on an average weekend last summer. Vic Gutman has been through it all, founding the Omaha Farmers Market in 1994 after nearly 30 years of not having a farmers market downtown. This year, it...

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Readers’ Choice 2010 Best Dry Cleaner

Some things about quality dry cleaning never change, like meticulous craftsmanship and care. Then there are innovations, which the best practitioners adopt to meet changing customer expectations. When Fashion Cleaners started in the 1940s eco-friendly cleaning was unknown. The same held true when Kermit Engh acquired the company in the 1980s. But as Engh’s evolved his business over time, he’s stayed true to...

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Readers’ Choice 2010 Best Condo Development

Best Condo Development Whether it be young professionals enjoying the nightlife options or empty-nesters sick of yard-work and ready for a more metropolitan living experience, Midtown Crossing Condominiums is a prime option for urban condo living. Located at 200 S. 31st Ave., these condos are integral to the new Midtown Crossing development, augmenting the restaurants, shops and movie theater with top-shelf...

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Readers’ Choice 2010 Best Plumbing Company

When I was finally able to talk with Mark Evans, president of Burton Plumbing, I knew I had a 15 minute window at most. Thursday he was on a service call. Friday he was juggling administrative duties with service calls from one of the most popular plumbing companies in Omaha. “It makes us happy our customers voted for us again,” Evans says about being chosen Best Plumber in Readers’ Choice balloting....

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Readers’ Choice 2010 Best Orthodontist Office

Dr. Kort Igel is a native of Omaha and a graduate of Creighton University School of Dentistry and the University of Nebraska Medical Center with a Master’s Degree and Certificate in Orthodontics. But enough about his credentials. Igel has been practicing in the Omaha and Papillion area for more than 20 years and his approach to patient care is simple: understand the needs of your patients. Each patient’s...

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Readers’ Choice 2010 Best OB/GYN Practice

The Methodist Hospital and Physicians Clinic Women’s Center became successful by employing a daring two-part tactic: ask women what they want, and listen to the answers. “When we first opened the Women’s Center, we did focus groups with the women in Omaha,” says Laurie Beaver, manager of the Physician’s Clinic Women’s Center. “They said they want to be able to stop in one place and get a lot of...

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Readers’ Choice 2010 Best Dentist

Dentist Office (Two-way tie) Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Horizon Dental Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Rainbow Dental Center A trip to the dentist doesn’t have to be a dreadful experience. That was Dr. Norman Sheldon’s belief when he opened Horizon Dental in July 1981. Sheldon, a California native, offers his patients a relaxed atmosphere with state-of-the-art dental technology. The practice...

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