July 20, 2024

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Lincoln company gets $750,000 federal contract | Local Business News

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A Lincoln company that makes high-tech orthopedic braces has received a $750,000 contract from the federal government.

ARYSE recently announced that it received the Phase II Small Business Innovation Research contract through the U.S. Air Force’s AFWERX program, which acts as a kind of venture capital fund to help it recruit startups and small companies.

The company said the award will allow it to further develop its VAPOR and VAPOR Lite knee protection devices for military uses.

ARYSE said the devices are being engineered to mimic a wearer’s physiologic motions. The VAPOR model comes with a rigid frame and the VAPOR Lite comes with a more flexible fabric frame. They also are designed to easily fit under military members’ uniforms.

According to ARYSE, knee injuries are one of the most common leg injuries sustained in the military, and treatment of the injuries costs the Military Health System millions of dollars a year.

Directions 2022: Downtown apartment, condo projects nearing completion

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Several residential projects in or near downtown, including the 250-foot-tall Lied Place Residences, will open to residents this year.

Watch Now: Lincoln garage owner bucks trend, prides herself on showing she knows what she's talking about

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Delta Nelson’s entire life has been rooted in the auto industry, so it only made sense when she decided to open The Mechanix Garage in Lincoln.

Watch Now: Housing boom changing role, and rhythm, of downtown Lincoln

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Downtown Lincoln’s population is expected to reach 10,000 in 2025 — a 730% increase since 2010.

Watch Now: New hotel on Innovation Campus aims to 'bring Nebraska to every guest'

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The history, culture and DNA of the Cornhusker state are woven throughout the Scarlet, which is scheduled to open this spring.

Directions 2022: What's new in Lincoln's restaurant scene?

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Robin Eschliman’s annual review of restaurants in Lincoln found more dining options opened in 2021 than shut down.

Watch Now: From tractors to trading cards, Sandhills Global's online auction sites boom during pandemic

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Over $2 billion worth of inventory was sold online through HiBid in 2021, and there are typically anywhere from 700,000 to 1 million items listed on the site at any given time.

Lincoln community a main draw for Assurity executive Douglas

Assurity’s Jack Douglas moved with his wife from South Carolina in 2020, the height of the pandemic. 

Watch Now: Telegraph District development continues to reshape eastern edge of downtown

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What started as an ambitious vision in 2015 has nearly come to fruition for Speedway Properties and Nelnet, which partnered together and bought more than a dozen properties in the once-blighted area in the 2010s. 

Watch Now: After moving swiftly at the start of the pandemic, Union Bank eyes move to Lincoln's iconic bank tower

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Union Bank & Trust executive vice president Doris Robertson attributes the bank’s recent success in part to the innovations the company made during the early days of the pandemic.

Watch Now: Havelock barbecue restaurant finds its way after a series of trials — and errors

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Before Boxcar BBQ officially served its first slab of ribs to a paying customer in October, the staff experimented with hundreds of pounds of meat and dozens of tweaks to their recipes.

Watch Now: Lincoln health care worker tells what it's been like during the pandemic

Even when the work is hard and frustrating, Jayne Ellenwood says it fills her bucket to be a part of Bryan’s response to the community.

Watch Now: Aquatics center to offer new amenities for Wilderness Ridge members

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The golf club that opened in 2001 has gone private and among its new features will be a 250-foot-long lazy river, an adults-only pool with a swim-up bar and a six-lane competition lap pool.

Watch Now: Grit and networking lead Doorstep Diner through pandemic to success

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“I wrote thank-you cards to anyone that spent money with us. … I wrote hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of cards,” owner Laurie Frasier said, even if someone only spent a few dollars.

Watch Now: South Beltway opens up unlimited opportunities for development

With the South Beltway set to open next year, some developers worry the city isn’t thinking aggressively enough about spurring growth in an area still largely unserved by sewer and other infrastructure.

Directions 2022: New Lincoln Chamber of Commerce president says he's home

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Jason Ball returns home to lead the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce with determination to “keep the ball rolling” for Lincoln as the city develops and grows.

Lincoln hospitals continue to expand, adding new health care features

CHI Health plans to open a new clinic at 40th Street and Yankee Hill Road, while Bryan Health will wrap up a multiyear expansion and renovation at its East Campus hospital.

Directions 2022: Growing chickens for Costco a link to origins of five-generation Seward County farm

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Each of the eight Schulz Poultry barns holds 45,000 birds, which arrive at just a couple hours old and spend the next 42-44 days in the barns before going to Fremont for processing.

Watch Now: Lincoln restaurant worker tells what it's been like during the pandemic

Jada Picket Pin said she enjoys serving first-time visitors to the Green Gateau, as well as regulars who return for the excellent food and quality service.

Watch Now: Residential developer Melgoza expects Lincoln's growth to continue

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Christina Melgoza has seen big changes in Lincoln during her eight years as director of lot sales at Kreuger Development. She spoke to the Journal Star about Lincoln’s growth, the housing market and more.

Watch Now: Demand for Lincoln-based startup's app doubling every year

Since CompanyCam’s inception, more than 400 million photos have been stored and 15 million projects created largely by contractors looking to better document their work.

Directions 2022: Lincoln startups continue to draw attention – and big bucks

Monolith led a record year for investment in Lincoln-based companies, which collectively raised nearly $300 million in venture capital in 2021. 

Directions 2022: How the pandemic has changed the way we work in Lincoln

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Many employees moved to remote work during COVID-19, a trend that’s likely to stick around, experts say. But other pandemic effects, such as labor shortages and pay increases, are likely to be short-term changes.

Directions 2022: Food Bank closing in on anticipated move to new headquarters

A fundraising campaign brought in more than $10.3 million for the 7 acres of land near the airport and the 60,000-square-foot new office building and warehouse, almost doubling the Food Bank’s current space.

Watch Now: Veteran coach and broadcaster Derrick Pearson brings a new sports radio vision to Lincoln

Jay Foreman, Erick Strickland and Vershan Jackson have shows on the The Ticket, which also has programs featuring 22 current Nebraska athletes.

Directions 2022: Lincoln businesses celebrating milestone anniversaries

The Journal Star invited businesses and other offices celebrating an anniversary divisible by five this year to share their history with readers.

Directions 2022: Lincoln businesses celebrate regional, national honors

The Journal Star invited readers to share honors that businesses or employees received as best of state, region or nation. Also included is a recap of the major awards presented by business organizations locally.

Directions 2022: Lincoln Chamber salutes businesses with dozens of ribbon cutting ceremonies

In June, the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce resumed ribbon-cutting events to mark new businesses, businesses with new owners, relocated and renovated businesses, business anniversaries and ground-breaking ceremonies.

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