Chamber Announces Celebrate Business Award Winners

LINCOLN, NE. (December 6, 2022) – The Lincoln Chamber of Commerce today recognized the  winners of the 2022 Celebrate Business Awards: 


The studio at Maven Tile & Stone allows customers to bring their design ideas to life, creating  custom looks unique to their room dimensions, tile and stone preferences. They specialize in full  house projects including interior and exterior. Maven features the finest selection of tile and  stone from respected manufacturers all over the world for every function and every style, right  here in Lincoln. 

The Small Business of the Year Award is intended to honor a business which best exemplifies the  spirit of free enterprise in Lincoln. 


Since 1985, athletic directors, coaches, facility administrators and equipment managers have  relied on the good sports at Bison to provide safe, durable, innovative and on-time products to fit  their unique sports equipment needs. Homeowners can rest assured that Bison’s leadership in  institutional-quality equipment translates to providing the best equipment available for families  as they grow and change. Whatever sport your heart desires, Bison has a goal for every game as  they continue to expand. 

The Manufacturer of the Year Award serves to bring attention to Lincoln’s manufacturing  community and the contributions made to Lincoln both economically and socially. 


Arbor Day Carbon, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Arbor Day Foundation, is dedicated  to ensuring quality carbon products are available for companies looking to have a meaningful  impact on the future of our planet. With responsible forestry as their focus, Arbor Day Carbon  leads the charge for the use of trees as a proven means to fight climate change. They inspire  people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. 

The Green Business of the Year Award is designed to honor a business that has gone beyond  local, state and federal environmental regulations to create an environmentally responsible  business.


Sentinel Fertigation is an agricultural technology company that leverages multispectral imagery  to anticipate crop nitrogen needs and provide proactive fertigation recommendations to farmers  and their trusted advisors. The technology behind the fertigation recommendations N-Time™ FMS provides was developed and tested at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Sentinel  Fertigation continues to grow and expand their operations. 

The Entrepreneurial Spirit Award recognizes a person or company that has exemplified  creativity in the development of enterprise in Lincoln. 

TOM LORENZ TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AWARD – Lincoln Youth Complex  Committee 

With plans to open in 2024, the Lincoln Youth Complex was officially announced to the public  in September 2022 with a star-studded press conference and details about the soon-to-be  constructed facility just northwest of Lincoln’s downtown. The committee includes people from  Lincoln who are passionate about youth sports and their impact on developing Lincoln as a  community and tourism destination. 

The Tourism Development Award recognizes the business that has exemplified creativity in the  development of the tourism industry. 


NGC is an all-inclusive commercial general contracting firm with services and partnerships that  help positively impact communities. From concept design through construction and beyond,  NGC works to build across the Midwest and is ranked among the Top 40 Hotel Builders in the  United States. Their goal is to work together with their clients to positively impact communities  for years to come. 

The Cornerstone Award is presented to the entity whose entrepreneurship and skillful endeavor  has added to the economic base of our community and provided opportunity for others to live  and work in Lincoln. 

ROGER T. LARSON COMMUNITY BUILDER AWARD – Tim Clare A University of Nebraska Board of Regent since 2008, Tim has been a champion for Lincoln in  many capacities. He is a partner of Rembolt Ludtke with his practice including estate and  business planning, estate administration, entity formation and telecommunications. He is also a  member of the West Haymarket Joint Public Agency and several other boards and foundations.  Tim and his wife Amy are the proud parents of five children, and he is a proud supporter of  Husker athletics. 

The Roger T. Larson Community Builder Award is given each year to an exceptional candidate  whose proven leadership and influence through public service has shaped the Lincoln  community.