Merry Christmas from the Strictly Business Magazine Team!


Merry Christmas from the Strictly Business Magazine Team! 

As the year comes to a close, we’ve taken the opportunity to look back on 2016 while also looking forward to what’s to come in 2017. Both are equally satisfying, as we’ve been blessed to work with so many wonderful businesses and organizations in the past year and if that’s any indication of the future, it is bright indeed. We also welcomed new faces to our own team and have taken on new projects internally, some of which include the launch of our online flipbook, the addition of brand new features in our publications, the debut of our client testimonial videos, and signature events like Friends4Lunch that have really taken off. As always, stay tuned for new things to come in the New Year!

Along with all of the exciting changes this year, there have been many accomplishments that we take great pride in, successes to celebrate, and challenges that we’ve overcome together. Not to mention that we’ve also seen plenty of exciting things happen in the Lincoln community. The important work behind the continued business growth that has allowed our city and those who live here to thrive reaches across every industry. Our non-profits have worked tirelessly in service to our most vulnerable populations, identifying and meeting our most critical needs. Our local organizations have continued to keep us moving forward in the right direction. Prosperity is abundant, and for that we are so thankful!

A special thank you goes out to our readers who not only support us, but also our clients who advertise in the publication. It’s always heartwarming to hear “We saw it in Strictly Business,” so please continue to spread the word!

Speaking of being thankful and hopeful for what the future holds, we’ve all shared what we’re most grateful for and what we are looking forward to in the New Year.

From our family here at Strictly Business to you and yours, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas, the happiest of holidays, and much success in 2017!

Paige Zutavern, President - About the CoverPaige Zutavern, President

This year has been one for the books – there are so many things that I’m thankful for! For starters, my son Schyler recently moved back home from NYC. Anyone who’s had a child move away knows the feeling of joy when they return. I am blessed to have incredible family and friends to support me, and I have the most amazing staff that has been such a positive force. Lastly, I appreciate all of our amazing clients and value the relationships and friendships that have grown over the years. It’s been a pleasure being a part of your journey, growth, and advertising ventures. Merry Christmas to all and best wishes for the year ahead!



Amanda Wilson, Editor - About the CoverAmanda Wilson, Editor

So much to be thankful for this year! My family and friends are still the most awesome people around, not much has changed there. This summer my brother got married, so I gained a sister, and I’ll be an aunt to a little Wilson in 2017 – my heart is full.
I’m so very fortunate to work with such a great team at Strictly Business, and also to be able to do what I do thanks to our fantastic clients who are out there following their dreams and making it happen every day right along with me. Warm wishes for the happiest of holidays to you all, and may the year to come be equally as amazing as the one that’s coming to a close. XO



Jenna Hubl, Executive Assistant - About the CoverJenna Hubl, Executive Assistant

2016 has been one extraordinary year! I was given a surprise of a lifetime in March when the love of my life, Eric asked me to marry him. From dress shopping to flowers, wedding planning has taken us by storm. Next summer will be here before we know it! I recently celebrated my 1-year anniversary with Strictly Business too! The transition from LA back to Nebraska has been a smooth one and I’m looking forward to continuing to grow with the company and also within the remarkable community we live in. I am so incredibly thankful for my amazing family and friends. They have made me who I am today and I cherish every moment with them. A special thank you to our amazing clients and readers – we wouldn’t be here without you. Cheers to 2017!


Tingleska Hallum, Art Director - About the CoverTingleska Hallum, Art Director

For myself, 2016 was a year full of progress and growth, both personally and professionally. From officially becoming a Lincolnite to the opportunity to take on more responsibility within the Strictly Business team, I am so grateful.

Words can’t express how thankful I am for every challenge we have met. Each obstacle is an opportunity for us to seek out knowledge, learn and grow tighter as a team and as professionals. Thank you to our readers, and thank you to our clients for the amazing insight each and every one of you provide into the passion behind the business community here in Lincoln. 2017 will be our year!


Holly Ryan, Graphic Designer - About the Cover

Holly Ryan, Graphic Designer

2016 has been a year of changes and excitement! I joined the Strictly Business team earlier this year and have loved every minute of it. I have gotten to know many of our awesome clients and I’m looking forward to meeting many more. I am extremely thankful for all of my amazing family and friends and all of their constant love and support! As this year comes to a close I’d like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!