We recently celebrate Strictly Business Lincoln’s 25th Anniversary since its start in 1993! In September of 2007, Strictly Business Omaha was launched. The two magazines follow the same format, have the same goals, and involve much of the same staff.
Strictly Business is a direct mailed news and marketing magazine. A publication containing vital Lincoln business information, it’s mailed into the hands of nearly every CEO, business owner, and key executive in the city. Not only does the magazine reach business owners and managers, but it also reaches secretaries, lower-level management, and other employees within the office. These readers are not only businesspeople, but they are also the city’s biggest consumers.
Strictly Business is your sales representative. It makes it possible for businesses and client prospects to make a connection every month. With a shelf life of a full month, the magazine is passed around offices, reaching everyone from the president to the janitor. With a shelf life of one month minimum (some businesses keep back issues of Strictly Business on display for 3-4 months), your ad, article, or press release gets seen for a much longer period of time than other advertising mediums.
Over 10,000 copies of Strictly Business (Lincoln) are mailed in the Lincoln area each month and over 15,000 copies of Strictly Business Omaha are mailed to Omaha and surrounding areas each month. With a large pass-along readership, it is estimated that an average of five businesspeople read each copy of Strictly Business.
As a news source, Strictly Business magazine supplies the area with relevant and current business information. If you want to keep up with Lincoln and Omaha’s business community, you need to read Strictly Business. Personnel changes or additions, information on new businesses, columns written by prominent area business people, profiles on important people in our community and features on subjects relevant to current business today are just some of the areas covered in Strictly Business Magazine. We also offer the unique opportunity for advertisers to take part in our articles and special features. When an article is featured that pertains to specific advertisers, they get the chance to help write the story and to advertise around that story.
As an advertising tool, Strictly Business is unique by giving you precise targeting and a guaranteed total business market coverage. This method has been proven very successful for advertisers. The magazine is also an excellent tool to increase your visibility in the Lincoln area, whether you are trying to gain more clients or not. This ‘image advertising’ works especially well in Strictly Business because of our high-end demographic.
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Meet Our Staff:
Paige Zutavern has been involved with Strictly Business (Lincoln) since its inception over 25 years ago. Paige’s duties include ad sales in both the Lincoln and Omaha market, community involvement, administrative duties and general overseeing of both operations.
Paige comes from a ranching background in the Sandhills of Nebraska. She attended the University of Nebraska at both Kearney and Lincoln and, after graduating, began working for Gallup. Being involved with Gallup was a wonderful experience and she feels she owes so much of her business success to what she learned from working there for over three years. However, it soon became clear to both her and her husband that they were meant to own their own business and they eventually decided to take the plunge and start Strictly Business from scratch. It was tough going in the early days and many people told them they would fail. They ignored the negativity, though, and that has obviously paid off! Paige has worked hard to make Strictly Business (Lincoln) a success, paving the way for Angela Lee in Omaha. Though there is still lots of hard work involved in creating this new publication, Paige’s experience and success in Lincoln has definitely made the road a bit smoother.
Paige is married to her high school sweetheart, Shayne Zutavern, and they have two boys, Schyler and Zane. They reside in Lincoln. To contact Paige, email email@example.com
Hannah is proud to call Lincoln her home. She graduated from Lincoln Southeast High School and then attended the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. While at UNL, she majored in Hospitality, Restaurant, and Tourism Management with minors in Business, Leadership, and Communication. Hannah is passionate about enhancing communities through events, building relationships, and supporting local businesses. She has gained professional experience in a variety of roles, including Event Director for the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce, Marketing Intern for the Nebraska Tourism Commission, and a variety of event planning positions.
Hannah works closely with local businesses and organizations, whose goal is to increase their visibility and get known, to announce their news, maximize their editorial opportunities within the magazine, and to tell their story.
If your business has upcoming news or events that you would like to be considered for publication, please contact Hannah at (402) 466-3330 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dillon Crawford joined the Strictly business team as the art director in August 2020. Dillon’s passion for working with clients to create compelling ads and layout design for the magazine make him a perfect fit for the position, and he has done superb work out of the gate. Dillon is responsible for communicating with clients and building ads that market their businesses in ways that translate to improved visibility and customer attraction and retention. He also performs all layout for the magazine and has become the go-to photographer for all things visual.
Born in Florida and raised in Alabama and Nebraska, Dillon is a graduate of the Graphic Design and Media Arts program at Southeast Community College and possesses a well-balanced skill set with proficiencies in print design, web design, video production, product design, and interactive media design. His positive, energetic attitude make him a pleasure to have on the team and great for working with the magazine’s esteemed clients. When he’s not creating compelling design at the office, you’ll likely find Dillon following sports—especially football—creating tasty dishes at the helm of the grill, golfing, fishing, hiking, or watching thought-provoking flicks.
In the Art Director position, Dillon is in charge of all of the ad design, magazine layout, and promotional materials for the magazine. He also posts all of the content to our websites, www.strictly-business.com and www.strictlybusinessomaha.com.
Dillon works closely with all of the Strictly Business clientele and enjoys taking their ideas & concepts and turning them into something new and exciting to help them brand their businesses. He is passionate and dedicated to what she creates and strives to make each design her absolute best.
Dillon can be reached at (402) 466-3330 or via email at email@example.com.
Diane brings more than 30 years of experience in writing, editing, research, and economics to the magazine’s production team. In her role, she will correspond with clients each month to compile news releases and feature stories for the Lincoln and Omaha publications.
Diane is a graduate of the University of Colorado, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She previously worked as a newspaper and magazine reporter and editor in Boulder, CO and in Jackson Hole, WY, as well as serving as a senior industry specialist, writing trends reports about agriculture and retail industries for Standard & Poor’s. In addition, Diane then spent more than 15 years as director of communications for the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board in Denver, producing everything from website copy to annual reports to speeches for leadership, press releases, communication plans, presentations, and more.
Three years ago, Diane decided it was time to leave the city life behind and took a job as executive director of economic development for the city of Cambridge, NE and quickly decided Nebraska was the place she wanted to stay. Though she loved her job in Cambridge, she also fell in love and ended up getting married and moving with her husband to St. Francis, KS for his job. There, she worked for two years as a freelance writer, producing mostly website copy for a variety of businesses nationwide. On March 1, Diane and her husband Jon moved to Wahoo, NE, and she was happy to be close enough to a city to get back in the professional workforce at Strictly Business. Diane has two adult children, Nate and Bailey, who live in Colorado and Wyoming, respectively.
Diane can be reached at (402) 466-3330 or via email at office@
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