Omaha chamber names Business Excellence Awards finalists

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Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:00 am

It's down to the finalists round.

The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce each year recognizes standouts with Business Excellence Awards, and the 2014 winners are to be unveiled at a May 22 luncheon. But on Thursday, finalists in each category were identified. (Winners are in the dark until the May luncheon.)

Finalists announced during the Thursday reception at PayPal:

Business Woman: Sharon Carleton, Ervin & Smith; Pamela Finn, Creative Enterprises Inc.; Joleen Roberts, Hillcrest Health Services.

Corporate Citizen: Bank of the West; Hilton Omaha; PayPal; Sun Valley Landscaping.

Innovator: Outlook Nebraska Inc.; Universal Information Services; Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society.

Minority Business: JZW International Development; Lion's Gate Security; White Lotus Group.

Nonprofit: Goodwill Industries Inc. of Eastern Nebraska and Southwest Iowa; Lutheran Family Services; OneWorld Community Health Centers Inc.

The top small business is selected from monthly 2013 winners: Mitchell & Associates; Spin Linen Management; Concierge Marketing Inc.; Albers Communications Group; Papio Fun Park; B Street Collision Center; AA Windows 'N' Doors; JZW International; the Filter Shop; WRK Systems Inc.; Wolf Brothers Western Store; and Foundation Supportworks Inc.

Also to be recognized are chamber member companies or institutions that have reached milestone service anniversaries.

Correction: The luncheon date was listed incorrectly in a previous version of this story.

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