Best Getting Around 2012

Best Airline
Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Southwest Airlines
Readers’ Choice: Delta Air Lines

Best Auto Dealer Service Shop
Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Atchley Ford, Performance Auto Group
Readers’ Refer: Huber Cars, Lexus of Omaha, Superior Honda of Omaha, Woodhouse

Best Auto Dealership Group
Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter Ford
Readers’ Choice: Huber Cars, Woodhouse

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Best Dining 2012

Best Bakery
Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bliss Bakery
Readers’ Choice: Panera Bread, Pettit’s Bakery
Readers’ Recommend: Delice European Bakery, Gerda’s German Restaurant & Bakery, Wheatfield’s

Best Bargain Restaurant
Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Cheddar’s Casual Cafe
Readers’ Choice: Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill, Block 16
Readers’ Recommend: Petrow’s, The Blue Jay Bar & Grill, Village...

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Best Personal Services and Shopping 2012

Best Barber
Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Beverly Hills Barber Shop
Readers’ Choice: Arlan’s Barber Shop
Readers’ Recommend: Chop Shop, Gentile & Son Barber Shop

Best Beauty Salon
Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Garbo’s Salon and Spa
Readers’ Choice: Creative Hair Design Salon, Gloss Salon and Day Spa
Readers’ Recommend: Blonde Salon and Spa, Fringes Salon and Spa, Reve Salon and Spa


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Best Dentist - The Tooth Doc

At 4-years-old, Marty Matz was intrigued by dentistry. He walked into his first dental visit and was awed. Years of practice and a dental degree later, he is now best known as “The Tooth Doc”.

People who are afraid to go to the dentist meet Matz and the nervous jitters disappear.

“Dr. Matz has a way of making his patients very comfortable,” said Kelly Thunn, marketing director and Matz’s coworker for over 2...

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Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O! 2012 Coming Soon

Thanks to everyone that helped us garner over 17,000 individual business nominations. The results are back from the accounting firm Hancock & Dana and we're busy reaching out to this year's winners to inform them of their recognition. The Readers' Choice Best of the Big O! issue is scheduled to hit the streets on October 11. Any questions, please email

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Helpful Smile Accolades

The employees featured on Hy-Vee trucks sure seem like a friendly bunch and it turns out that they’re not only friendly, but also award-winning. Amanda Jochum, registered dietician at the Hy-Vee on 156th and Maple, now joins the ranks of Legendary Customer Service Award recipients. Hy-Vee has over 62,000 employees across 8 states, and only nine winners are selected annually. In simple terms, this means that Amanda...

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Governor’s Arts Award Honor Theatre Excellence

- This past Tuesday, the Nebraska Arts Council gave out its biannual honors, The Governor’s Arts Awards, recognizing...

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A Different Kind of Phantom

Creighton University department of Theatre professor Alam Klem considers himself to be a big fan playwright Arthur Kopit’s...

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The Rose’s “Broken Mirror” Reflects the Issues of Young Teen Women.

- While finishing up the run of Jackie and Me this week, The Rose Theater will present the latest offering from its Teens...

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