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Last updated: 7/19/2016
Restoration Exchange Omaha
Nonprofit Organization
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Restoration Exchange Omaha
Executive Director
3902 Davenport St.
68131   [ Map ]
402 679-5854 (Phone)
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  A82 - Historical Societies & Historic Preservation; A99 - Arts, Culture & Humanities N.E.C.
As president of Eventive Marketing LLC, Kristine Gerber helps companies and organizations with their public relations, event marketing and publishing needs. Products include the 2009 Designer Showhouse, the Restore Omaha conference and 23 local interest books including the best-selling and award-winning Toast to Omaha cookbook and the Building for the Ages, Omaha’s Architectural Landmarks book. Previously, Kristine was president of Midlands Marketing, a subsidiary of the Omaha World-Herald. At Midlands Marketing, Kristine and her four-person staff produced consumer shows, conferences and publications in Nebraska and Iowa. Products included the Midlands International Auto Show and KidzExplore. Books included the award winning and best-selling Omaha, Times Remembered series. Before joining the World-Herald in 1995, Kristine worked at the American Heart Association for five years where she was named National Rookie of the Year.
Social/Volunteer Organizations
President Omaha Children's Museum Board (2003-2004)
President Loveland Elementary Community Club (2004)
President Public Relations Society of America, Nebraska Chapter (2010)
President Westside High School Band Parents Assoc. (2011)
PR/Marketing committee and chair positions with The Durham Guild, Women's Fund, Heartland Family Service and MId-America Boy Scout Council.
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Recently named Executive Director of Restoration Exchange Omaha. The organization, formed July 2013, joins together three groups:

Restore Omaha, a volunteer group dedicated to planning and implementing an annual conference in the spring and a tour in the fall designed to educate and motivate the public to restore, revive and preserve the areas older homes, businesses and neighborhoods.

Landmarks Inc. a 48-year-old non-profit organization that advocates for the preservation of Omaha’s historic environment through advocacy and publications

And Omaha Urban Neighborhoods an organization that focuses on revitalizing local neighborhood business districts by planning walking tours and encouraging commercial development in the city.

Restoration Exchange Omaha (REO) works to educate and motivate the local community to restore and preserve older properties through education, advocacy and invigoration. REO educates through tours, conferences, hands-on workshops and lectures. Advocates by nominating and saving historic structures and districts and working closely with government officials to create policies and laws that favor preservation and invigorates by providing ideas and resources through publications, a forum and website to make it easier to restore and preserve the areas older properties.