Strictly Business Lincoln was founded 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. The publication contains vital Lincoln business information and is mailed into the hands of nearly every CEO, business owner, and key executive in the city. With a 2-3 month shelf life, your ad, article, and press release get 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. 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.
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Meet the Staff!
Paige Zutavern has been involved with Strictly Business since its inception. 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 have 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.
Cemre joined the Strictly Business team as the Art Director in January 2022. Cemre’s role includes a wide variety of responsibilities including client correspondence, account management, event planning, and networking. Her name is Turkish and is pronounced “Gem-ra” and yes, she’s heard every mispronunciation in the book but always takes it in stride!
Cemre grew up in a small town in Tennessee, and has since lived in Colorado for a few years before moving to Lincoln this past July with her husband and two pups in tow. So far, the Lincoln scene has become like home very quickly. She has had several years of experience in different fields, including office administration positions and human resources roles. She has found a place at Strictly Business where she can thrive in a busy environment, pursue more writing, and connect with the magazine’s amazing clients.
Strictly Business is excited to have Devan Kirkpatrick on board as the magazine’s new Art Director. As the Art Director, Devan will be responsible for paginating the magazine, designing advertisements and visual elements, managing press relations and quality control and updating online and digital media presences.
Devan and his family moved from Wichita, Kansas; they relocated to the Lincoln area after his wife, Ciera, began her career at the University of Nebraska as an Assistant Professor in the College of Journalism. Devan and Ciera have an active three-year-old son named Dysen and an equally energetic pet dog named Winston. Aside from his passion as a graphic designer, Devan enjoys watching and playing sports, hosting board game nights and grilling for guests. Currently, Devan is growing his hair out to donate it to Children with Hair Loss, which will be his third time.
“I am excited to be a member of the Strictly Business team and look forward to the creative endeavors that I will encounter in the future as the Art Director.”
Please help Strictly Business welcome Devan Kirkpatrick! Devan can be reached at the office at (402) 466-3330 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To view monthly articles and stories on Lincoln businesses and other local professionals, go online to strictly-business.com.
Shae Withington joined the Strictly Business team in May 2023. Shae works with clients each month to create press releases, feature stories, client spotlights, and other editorial pieces for both the Lincoln and Omaha editions of the magazine.
Shae is originally from Genoa, CO, where her family farms and ranches. Having earned scholarships to attend Nebraska Wesleyan University, Shae moved to Lincoln to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in English with a minor in Marketing. Rather than moving back home after graduation this past May, Shae decided to take advantage of the opportunities that are available in a city much larger than her home town. Though she worked various jobs throughout college, none of them were exactly what she wanted to do with her life. After searching for a job somewhere in the English field, Shae found Strictly Business and couldn’t be happier with the position. She enjoys getting to write and edit material for a magazine that also lets her interact with clients and utilize most of her skill set.