Veterans embody bravery and dedication and have served their country in ways many will never comprehend, and while they are celebrated every Veterans’ Day, it is important to remember to express gratitude for their sacrifice all year-round.

People talk a lot about supporting local businesses, and this is true, but to take that a step further, it is also crucial to veteran-owned businesses. The community must support those who’ve fought for their freedom. You may be surprise just how many Veterans transition to new professions or business ventures after their service, and this month, Strictly Business wants to shine a spotlight on the businesses owned by Veterans in the community.

By supporting these businesses you are showing your support for the troops and acknowledging the sacrifices they’ve made for this nation. Reintegrating into civilian life post-deployment can be challenging, and having a supportive community makes all the difference.

As the nation honors Veterans for their bravery and sacrifice, it’s also a time to recognize their entrepreneurial spirit. So delve into the inspiring journeys of Veteran-owned businesses, highlighting their resilience and contributions to your communities.

At Strictly Business, we consider it an honor to spotlight these businesses and the Veterans who lead them. Your bravery, resilience, and commitment to the country are deeply appreciated. Thank you for your service!

If you’re a Veteran-owned business interested in being featured in next year’s spotlight, please contact call the office at (402) 466-3330.

Kenneth Waters US Air Force (1990-2013)

Veteran-owned All In Party Rentals ( delivers unforgettable casino-themed celebrations with heart for the community. After 22 years of dedicated Air Force service, Kenneth Waters pours his passion for people into creating memorable experiences for corporate gatherings, fundraisers and private events across Nebraska and Council Bluffs.

With a compassionate, community-minded approach, All In Party Rentals takes pride in its ability to transform any space into an electrifying casino atmosphere. Whether you’re planning a high-stakes Poker tournament or an elegant Casino-themed soirée, All In Party Rentals will ensure every event is a night to remember.

These casino-themed celebrations are top of the line, featuring professional dealers, premium tables and an overarching commitment to excellence. All In Party Rentals takes the worry out of hosting, so clients can focus on their guests. As a proud, veteran-led business, All In Party Rentals strives to uplift the community through quality service and meaningful connections. Call to plan your next casino and poker-themed event at (402) 804-2711, or visit

Brian Roeder US Navy (1997-2003)

Roeder Mortuary ( has been family owned since 1912. They have three locations in the Greater Metropolitan Area to help serve their ever-growing community. Theodore J. Roeder founded the business and was followed by his two sons, Norman Roeder and Ronald Roeder. Jon Roeder continued the tradition as the third-generation. With Brian Roeder taking over the business, as the fourth-generation, Roeder Mortuary remains local family-owned and is now veteran-owned as well.

At Roeder Mortuary, “Our Family Helping Yours,” is more than just a slogan. It’s how they do business. They believe that their primary purpose is to provide careful and caring service to the community, friends and neighbors.

“We also believe that independence, fairness, professionalism and integrity are necessary in building a relationship of trust with our families.”

They are very proud of the Roeder family of service to the community and plan on continuing that service for many years to come. Roeder Mortuary offers a full-range of personalized burial, cremation and veteran services. They also offer no-cost prearrangements with several pre-funding options to fit a variety of budgets. To schedule an appointment at any of their locations, please call (402) 496-9000.

John Berry US Army

John Berry, has been a trial attorney at Berry Law Firm ( since 2003. For the past twenty years, John has been a powerhouse when it comes to his clients. As a Veteran himself, he has skilled knowledge of the Veteran Affairs system and commits himself to finding justice for thousands of Veterans. John makes sure that high standards are met with each case.

John served in the US Army for over 20 years before retiring as a Battalion Commander. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the 299th Regimental Training Institute for his service. He has spent his whole life committing himself to the betterment of the community around him and continues to do so today. His passion extends to his family as well, with his wife and four children continually encouraging him to be the best man he can be.

Berry Law’s success stems from the foundation John has laid. The firm’s most recent accomplishment was being recognized by the Better Business Bureau 2024 BBB Torch Award for Ethics. Berry Law represents veterans with VA appeals nationwide and maintains its regional trial practice that includes criminal defense, personal injury, civil litigation and military law.

With over 250 years of combined legal experience and 300 years of combined military service, the team at Berry Law is well-equipped to handle the most serious legal needs. The firm has expanded to offer Criminal Defense, Personal Injury and Veteran’s Law. To learn more, go online to or

Something New in 2024 Veteran Led

Each week, John Berry features a veteran entrepreneur who has overcome adversity, applied military values and translated their skills into building a prosperous business or impactful organization. Guests share their personal stories of resilience, determination and the pivotal moments that propelled them to success in their post-military careers.

Through candid conversations and practical insights, “Veteran Led” ( uncovers the secrets to leveraging military-honed leadership, discipline and strategic thinking to excel in the civilian world. From operations management and talent acquisition to risk mitigation and continuous learning, this podcast equips listeners with a battle-tested playbook for entrepreneurial excellence.

Whether you’re a veteran seeking inspiration, an aspiring entrepreneur craving wisdom or a business leader seeking to cultivate a high-performing team, “Veteran Led” offers a front-row seat to the experiences and lessons that have empowered veterans to conquer new frontiers and leave a lasting legacy.

Join John S. Berry and his exceptional guests as they share their journeys, insights and the unwavering determination that has propelled them from the trenches to the pinnacles of entrepreneurial success. Look for Veteran Led on Apple Podcasts and other top podcast platforms.


This is an excellent opportunity for your business or organization to promote your commitment to our country, and your contributions to our community.

Please call (402) 466-3330 or email if you are interested in participating!