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Speaker Hilgers, All-Star Lineup of Nebraska Business Leaders Headline 3C ‘Tech Forward Webcast’

LINCOLN, NEBRASKA (Apr. 28, 2022) — Speaker of the Legislature Mike Hilgers today joined an all-star lineup of Nebraska business and technology leaders for a virtual discussion with Connected Commerce Council (3C) Chairman Jake Ward about innovation in the state. This online forum focused on how Nebraska is fostering an environment for innovation to thrive…

April 28, 2022

Digital Services Bring Everyone to the Table

The Scaffidi Restaurant Group is a multi-brand Foodservice Corporation headquartered in Steubenville, Ohio with a variety of concepts within its portfolio, all with the mission to bring the taste of “Grandma’s House on Sunday” to its customers. Run by Frankie DiCarlantonio, his cousins, and their mothers (known as “The Nonnas” to guests), Scaffidi’s prides itself…

April 27, 2022

FanFood Hits a Home Run

First started by Carson Goodale as a college student in 2014, what began as a concessions ordering app for stadiums soon grew to become a contactless ordering platform for locations and businesses of all kinds. Today, FanFood has more than 300 signed deals with high schools, minor league baseball teams, colleges, drive-ins, hotels, resorts and…

April 27, 2022

An Old-School Workout Tool Goes Digital

Kettlebell Kings is the brainchild of three friends—Jay Perkins, Nehemiah Heard, and Chad Price—who wanted to build a company that would bring people together and make them happier and healthier. Their company sells kettlebells online, and includes at-home workout programs and online training sessions.  Instead of selling in chain sporting good stores, where competition for…

April 26, 2022

How Digital Tools Bring Companies and Consumers Together

When Jason Needleman’s mother started Peacock Alley nearly 50 years ago, the internet was nonexistent. They worked out of their garage to sell their luxury linens and bath products to independent sales people and wholesalers who then sold their goods to retail stores who sold them to consumers. After more than 40 years, Jason and…

April 26, 2022

Tech Shakes Up the Memphis Property Market

Amber Hayes started her Memphis-based technology startup after realizing the traditional property management industry was overdue for a shakeup. “I didn’t plan to start a company, but when I saw an opportunity, my excitement got the best of me, and I dove right in with my co-founder,” she recalls. After spending several years as a…

April 25, 2022

E-Commerce Sets a Local Florist Apart

When Molly Meulenbroek bought Studley’s Flower Garden in 2008 with her husband Jeffrey and brother-in-law David, she inherited the 80-year reputation of the Rochester community staple and the pressure of a family business — Studley’s has been owned by a member of her family since 1971. Immediately she encountered her first big challenge –  online…

April 21, 2022

Digital Tools Light up Evergreen Applied Technologies

Chris Lewis is a self-proclaimed “data and analysis freak” who loves to dissect projects. After graduating from college, he started working in the commercial lighting industry, designing, building, and selling custom lighting fixtures. Lewis recalls how companies were strictly regional, only serving a relatively small area. But one of the first companies Lewis worked for…

April 21, 2022

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