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Grow Omaha About Us
Grow Omaha Radio Show
Saturdays 9am on News Radio 1110 Kfab
About Grow Omaha
Founded by Trenton Magid and Jeff Beals in 2004, Grow Omaha has become a major force in local media. Grow Omaha is a media outlet covering growth and development in the Omaha metropolitan area. Grow Omaha is the metro area’s only show (media source) dedicated to real estate development, construction, business expansion and all those things that go into making Omaha a more vibrant and prosperous place to live and work!
“We exist to make Omahans more confident in their community and its economy.”
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Meet The Hosts
Jeff Beals is co-founder of Grow Omaha Media and co-host of the Grow Omaha radio show. He also serves as executive vice president at the NAI NP Dodge commercial real estate firm and president of Jeff Beals & Associates, a sales training and consulting firm with clients in 14 countries and all 50 U.S. states. Jeff is the award-winning author of two books and has published more than a thousand articles. A frequent media guest, he has been featured in Investor’s Business Daily, USA Today, Men’s Health, Chicago Tribune and The New York Times. Earlier in his career, he served as dean of student affairs at Clarkson College and taught real estate at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He holds Master of Arts and Bachelor of Journalism degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Trenton Magid is co-founder of Grow Omaha Media and co-host of the Grow Omaha radio show. He is an executive vice president of NAI NP Dodge, the commercial real estate division of NP Dodge, the nation’s longest-running real estate company. Licensed in both Nebraska and Iowa, he is consistently one of the top-producing commercial real estate brokers in the Omaha metro area. Earlier in his career, Trenton was president and managing broker of World Group Commercial Real Estate, a brokerage and property management firm he founded in 1997. He also is chairman of the Trenton B. Magid Foundation, an organization that donates funds to many worthy causes because there is no Jeffrey S. Beals Foundation. In 2014, Trenton was appointed by Mayor Jean Stothert to the Omaha Planning Board and served a five-year term. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University in New Orleans.
Meet Our Contributors
Brad Williams is long-time team member of Grow Omaha Media, a regular content contributor and a substitute co-host on the Grow Omaha radio show. Brad is the owner of Brad Williams Photography. You can see Brad’s photos displayed all over the metro area. His work has been featured nationally in places such as the ABC Nightly News and in Southwest Airlines’ Spirit Magazine. Brad is also one of 12 shareholders of E & A Consulting Group, Inc., an Omaha-based civil engineering firm with more than 100 employees that has served Nebraska and surrounding areas for more than 50 years. Over the past 16 years, Brad has worked on hundreds of projects across the metro area.
Sarah Baker Hansen
Sarah Baker Hansen launched her own food website covering the food scene of her hometown, Omaha, Neb., in 2020.
She works as the Director of Public & Media Relations at Emspace + Lovgren.
For eight years, she was the food critic at the Omaha World-Herald. She started the periodic Food Prowl series, wherein she created teams of tasters and found favorites in a number of categories. The series resulted in close to 40 “best of Omaha” winners, including Reuben, fried chicken, ice cream and more.
She won a 2015 Great Plains Journalism Award for best review and a 2017 Great Plains Journalism Award for best feature.
Jorge Sotolongo is a frequent contributor to Grow Omaha Media and is affectionately known as “The Official Millennial of the Grow Omaha Show.” Jorge is vice president of NAI NP Dodge and a licensed real estate broker. He provides a full range of representation services for a wide variety of commercial real estate clients but is particularly interested in retail properties and urban renewal projects. Jorge was appointed to a five-year term on the Omaha Planning Board in 2021 and was a candidate for state legislature in 2020. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Saint Louis University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.