Growing up, Ben Ries’ parents shared the importance of giving back to the community. Ries continues to live his family’s values through Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands. Ries, a current board member at Big Brothers Big Sisters, started volunteering through the program in 2010 after completing his graduate degree. “I just realized that
Mallory Speck knows the power a degree has when pursuing her passions. A Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee for the past decade, Speck has taken on roles in business areas ranging from customer service to sales and account management, all of which have enabled her to build relationships within the company.
Networking is everything when it comes to starting a career. At Shaking It up for Students, Nebraska business leaders recently came together to build connections with local college students. The event, hosted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), was sponsored by College Possible, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making college admission and
From Christmas in April Omaha to Project Houseworks, the nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping local seniors in their homes has undergone several name changes through the years but never wavered from its mission. Project Houseworks began in 1996 under the name Christmas in April Omaha. At its start, community members came together one day out
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has a new neighbor in Aksarben Village: HDR, a leading architecture and engineering firm. HDR was founded in 1917. Because of its growth over the years, the company decided to move its global headquarters from Indian Hills Drive to Aksarben Village, said HDR employee Matt DeBoer, managing
By definition, agile means to move quickly and easily. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) teams who use Agile project management do just that while sharing knowledge and delivering value from a customer perspective. Agile is a project management system where a team works together to accomplish tasks in increments by meeting small
Students at Fullerton Elementary School and Gretna High School recently rocked educational challenges alongside Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees through Careerockit. Careerockit is a Greater Omaha Chamber initiative aiming to inspire local students by connecting them with businesses, which host events for students to gain hands-on experiences in a career field.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee Trevor Hagedorn was meeting a friend for breakfast on an icy Saturday morning when he came across the scene of an accident on Interstate 80. “I saw cars in front of me starting to slow down and wasn’t really sure what happened,” Hagedorn said. “Then, I
As a father of two, husband and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee, Clint Williams knows work-life balance can be difficult to achieve. “It’s always a challenge,” Williams said. “I have two very active boys that play a lot of sports and are very active in school. My wife and I are
Retirement is the career end goal for most employees, but the formula for a successful retirement is elusive. Marcotte Retirement Plans helps customers find a clear path to their goals through retirement planning seminars. The seminars are held quarterly and are provided to those with Marcotte retirement plans, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of