Welcome to our August edition! As you may have recently noticed, I am the newest staff member and editor of Strictly Business Magazine.  It has been such a pleasure to work with all of our fantastic clients and many wonderful members of the Omaha business community thus far, and I thank everyone for welcoming me and making the transition a smooth one.  The month of August is a personal and professional milestone for me as I will be turning the somewhat mature age of 30 and have now been with the company for six months.  So far, the adjustment (to my position, I haven’t quite addressed my aging yet) has been full of new names, faces, businesses, companies, and organizations that I have become familiar with as well as putting my writing skills into practice with our monthly news and features.  And I would definitely be remiss if I didn’t include my excitement for my first Best Dressed Soiree in September!  All of the 2013 nominees are featured this month, so check them out and visit our website at www.strictlybusinessomaha.com to cast your vote TODAY!  And if you didn’t see your favorite sharply dressed Omaha businessperson on the list, contact us to make sure they are nominated for 2014.  Omaha has plenty of style, that’s for sure!

This issue also features information and tips from our team of expert local business professionals on Buying a Home and Planning a Wedding.  Additionally, many parents are in full swing with preparations to send their kids back to school, whether K-12 or college.  These are huge milestones in our lives, and each presents their fair share of stresses and successes.  Planning is the one thing that ties all three of these topics together, and we encourage everyone to utilize the vast resources that Omaha has to offer in your future endeavors.  Again, I want to thank our readers and clients for your continued support and I hope you are all enjoying the last few weeks of summer!