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Magazine Feature on Life in the Philippines

A Columban priest gives poor and neglected children in the Philippines shelter and educational opportunities through his foundation I had attended Mass at a humble Catholic chapel in Ozamiz City, the Philippines, by the Mass’s celebrant, Columban Father Don Kill, with an invitation to dinner to follow. When Fr. Don and I entered his nearby …

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Omaha Banks On The Independents

Omaha B2B Magazine Omaha Banks On The Independents: Pandemic illustrates how our locally owned financial institutions have thrived across decades On April 3, the federal government rolled out the Paycheck Protection Program to help businesses stay afloat as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. That same day, Omaha’s independently owned regional banks rolled up their sleeves …

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Creating a Positive Corporate Culture

Omaha B2B Quarterly Magazine article All but the most Scrooge-like employers want contented employees. But knowing how to make workers happy—while boosting productivity and ensuring a healthy bottom line—is too often a different story Many progressive, large companies devote plenty of resources to creating a positive “corporate culture,” that catchphrase from the employee-friendly ’90s often …

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Small but Sumptuous: Tips for a Major Bathroom Remodel

Windows on three sides of the bathtub niche make for a brightly lit bathing experience. The angled area was built around the tub for a snug fit with no wasted space. When Liz and Jerry Von Rohr bought their St. Louis home in 1977, they immediately began large-scale renovations throughout much of the house. But …

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The Calling Of ‘St. Columba’

This Columban lay missionary gives of herself to help the unfortunate in the Philippines. When Columban priests in Manila talk about Columban lay missionary Columba Chang, they’ll sometimes refer to her as “Saint Columba,” a bit of a tongue-in-cheek reference to the sixth century Irish saint who shares her baptismal name. Mostly, however, it’s a …

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