This is a sampling of 100-year-old-plus companies and institutions of higher learning that operate in the area. Some were born and raised here while others started elsewhere but now have a local presence. In a number of cases, the name of the company today (as you see here) is not the name the company had when first established.
1855: NP Dodge; The Weitz Co.
1856: Byron Reed Co.
1857: First National Bank
1858: Omaha Print
1862: Union Pacific Corp.
1865: Arbor Bank
1866: U.S. Bank; YMCA of Greater Omaha
1868: Sergeant’s Pet Care Products
1869: University of Nebraska
1870: Borsheims Fine Jewelry & Gifts
1871: Ingersoll-Rand Air Center
1872: Northwestern Mutual Financial Network of Nebraska
1873: Baird Holm LLP
1874: Bank of the West
1876: The Chicago Lumber Co.
1878: Creighton University
1879: Armour Eckrich Branded Meats; Principal Financial Group
1880: Ahern Fire Protection; Cornhusker Beverage Mart; Heafey-Hoffman-Dworak & Cutler Mortuaries; Packaging Corp. of America
1882: Drake-Williams Steel Inc.; Knights of Columbus Insurance
1883: Midland University; O’Keefe Elevator Co. Inc.; Sunderland Brothers Co.
1884: Kiewit Corp.; Lyman-Richey Corp.; Lueder Construction Co.
1885: John Roth & Son Inc.; Omaha World-Herald; Paxton & Vierling Steel Co.
1887: J.P. Cooke Co.; Nebraska Wesleyan University
1888: Bergman Jewelers Co.
1889: AmeriPride Services Inc.; Bemis Paper Packaging; Catholic Mutual Group; Henningsen Foods Inc.
1890: Omaha Box Co.; Woodmen of the World; Two Rivers Bank
1891: Siemens Building Technologies; Nebraska Methodist Hospital
1892: The Scoular Co.; Woerner Wire Works; Child Saving Institute; Continuum Financial-Mass Mutual
1893: Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce; The Daily Record Inc.; Women’s Center for Advancement-formerly YWCA
1894: Malashocks Jewelry
1895: Renze Display
1898: Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co.; Fraser Stryker; I-Go Van and Storage Co.; OHARCO
1900: Firestone Complete Auto Care; J.R. Barger & Sons Inc.
1901: Lincoln Financial Group; McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips
1902: Physicians Mutual Insurance Co.
1903: World Insurance Co.
1905: Coreslab Structures Inc.
1906: AAA Nebraska; Briggs Inc.; John A. Gentleman Mortuaries; Lincoln Federal Savings Bank of Nebraska; Waldinger Corp.
1908: Hockenbergs; University of Nebraska at Omaha
1909: Barnhart Press; Charles Vrana & Son Construction; Great Plains Communications; John Day Co.; Mutual of Omaha; Simmons-Boardman Books
1910: Atlas Awning/Tent Event/Division of Steril Manufacturing Inc.; Searle Petroleum Co.
1911: American Machine Works Inc.
1912: HunTel Communications Inc.; Miller Electric Co.; Roeder Mortuary Inc.
1913: Claas North America Holding Inc.; Metropolitan Utilities District; UMB Bank; Mosaic
Source: Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce