Omaha Doubles Down on "Peyback" Giving

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Omaha Doubles Down on "Peyback" Giving

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"Like the other Omaha-based companies and the Chamber of Commerce with whom we are participating, we are delighted to be part of this initiative because it brings positive attention to a community we love, and it supports a worthy cause. ConAgra Foods' cause efforts are focused on ending child hunger, and the Peyback Foundation's efforts dovetail with our own by supporting disadvantaged youth. In addition, the four markets that Mr. Manning's Foundation serves (Indiana, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Denver) are geographic areas where we sell our products and operate facilities." - Christopher P. Kircher, Vice President, Corporate Affairs and President, ConAgra Foods Foundation

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 1:45pm

January 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Omaha’s philanthropic “shout-out” to Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is growing in volume ahead of a Super Bowl Sunday encore. The huddle of participating companies now stands at 15, almost double the size of the first “Omaha Peysback” on Jan 19.

The larger collective of companies is pledging to donate a combined $1,500 to Manning’s PeyBack Foundation every time the standout QB shouts “Omaha!” during the Feb. 2 championship against the Seattle Seahawks. (Follow the latest on the effort on Twitter: #OmahaPeysback)

The initial “Omaha Peysback” included eight companies: CenturyLinkConAgra FoodsCox CommunicationsDJ's DugoutFirst National Bank of OmahaMutual of OmahaOmaha Steaks and Union Pacific. 31 Manning “Omaha!s” on Jan. 19, netted the Peyback Foundation a check for $24,800 ($800 x 31).

Seven more companies have signed on to donate on Super Bowl Sunday: Brix – A Wine and Spirits ExperienceHDR, Inc.NorthStar FinancialOmaha Storm ChasersOmaha Box CompanyOne Transcription Services and Oriental Trading Company.

Manning kicked off the “Omaha!” frenzy on Jan. 12, shouting the city’s name before at least 40 plays against the Chargers. Those “shout-outs” garnered hundreds of print, broadcast, and Internet mentions and inspired the Omaha business community to call a philanthropic audible of its own.

“It’s no surprise these companies would step up to give back. The Omaha community has been benefitting from their generosity for years and years,” said David G. Brown, president and CEO of the Greater Omaha Chamber.

Manning’s PeyBack Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that promotes the future success of at-risk children by assisting programs that provide leadership and growth opportunities. 

Company Contacts:

Brix – A Wine and Spirits Experience
Dan Matuszek, Founder & Chief Executive Officer
402-880-8857
Facebook: facebook.com/BrixOmaha
Twitter: @BrixOmaha
Website: www.brixomaha.com 

CenturyLink
Danny Pate, Vice President & General Manager for Nebraska
402-422-5000
Facebook: facebook.com/CenturyLink
Twitter: @CenturyLink
Website: www.centurylink.com

ConAgra Foods
Chris Kircher, Vice President – Corporate Affairs 
402-240-5392
Facebook: facebook.com/ConAgraFoods
Twitter: @ConAgraFoods
Website:  www.conagrafoods.com

Cox Communications
Robert Woodard, Market Vice President, Omaha
402-933-2000
Facebook: facebook.com/CoxCommunications 
Twitter: @CoxComm
Website: www.cox.com

DJ's Dugout
Natalie Hankins, Corporate Assistant
402-517-5553
Facebook: facebook.com/DJsDugout
Twitter: @DJsDugout
Website: www.djsdugout.com

First National Bank of Omaha 
Kevin Langin, Director – Public Relations & Communications
402-602-3541
Facebook: facebook.com/FNBOmaha
Twitter: @FNBOmaha 
Website: www.firstnational.com

Greater Omaha Chamber
Shannon Stawniak, Project Manager – Marketing
402-978-7937
Facebook: facebook.com/GreaterOmahaChamber
Twitter: @OmahaChamber
Website: www.OmahaChamber.org 

HDR, Inc. 
Jackie Fox, Media Relations Manager
402-926-7058
Facebook: facebook.com/HDRInc
Twitter:@HDR_Inc
Website: www.hdrinc.com 

Mutual of Omaha
Jim Nolan, Director – Corporate Communications
402-351-2944
Facebook: facebook.com/MutualOfOmaha
Twitter: @MutualOfOmaha
Website: www.mutualmedicare.com

NorthStar Financial Services Group, LLC
Brett Clarke, President – Blu Giant Advisor Studios, a NorthStar subsidiary
402-896-7104
Facebook: facebook.com/nstarfin
Twitter: @NStarFin
Website: www.nstar-financial.com

Omaha Box Company
Tom Whitman, Plant Manager (and huge Broncos fan)    
402-346-8411
Facebook: facebook.com/Omaha-Box-Company
Website: www.omahabox.com

Omaha Steaks
Beth Weiss, Corporate Communications Director
402-597-8135
Facebook: facebook.com/OmahaSteaks
Twitter: @OmahaSteaks
Website: www.omahasteaks.com 

Omaha Storm Chasers
Martie Cordaro, President/General Manager
402-637-9046
Facebook: facebook.com/OmahaStormChasers
Twitter: @OMAstormchasers
Website: www.omahastormchasers.com

One Transcription Services
Todd Livingston, Founder/President 
402-614-1340 
Facebook: facebook.com/One-Transcription-Services
Twitter: @OTService
Website: www.onetranscription.com

Oriental Trading Company
Emily Mays, Social Media 
402-892-4774
Facebook: facebook.com/orientaltrading
Twitter: @OrientalTrading
Website: www.orientaltrading.com 

Union Pacific 
Bob Turner, Senior Vice President – Corporate Relations 
402-544-5255
Facebook: facebook.com/UnionPacific
Twitter: @UnionPacific
Website: www.up.com

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