Nebraska Furniture Mart CEO Irvin Blumkin, President Ronald Blumkin and Louis Blumkin (Honored Posthumously) Chairman Emeritus inducted into Omaha Business Hall of Fame.
Nebraska Furniture Mart Chief Executive Officer Irvin Blumkin, President Ronald Blumkin and Louis Blumkin (Honored Posthumously) Chairman Emeritus received the honor of being inducted into the 2014 class of the Omaha Business Hall of Fame on April 23, 2014. Hosted by the Greater Omaha Chamber Foundation, the annual Omaha Business Hall of Fame honors individuals whose accomplishments in business are historically significant to the development of Omaha, Nebraska.
The Omaha Business Hall of Fame was founded in 1993, and among it's first set of honorees was the founder of Nebraska Furniture Mart, Rose Blumkin. Nebraska Furniture Mart has been a part of the Omaha, Nebraska community for over 77 years. Nebraska Furniture Mart and the Blumkin family are active in the community and in helping to improve the lifestyle's of individuals through home furnishings is a daily .
About Nebraska Furniture Mart
Nebraska Furniture Mart was founded in 1937 in Omaha, Nebraska by Rose Blumkin, mother to Louis and grandmother to Irvin and Ron, in the basement of her husband's pawn show with a $500 investment. In 1983 investor Warren Buffett purchased a majority interest in Nebraska Furniture Mart and made it part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. The Blumkin family Today Nebraska Furntiure Mart is the nation's largest volume home furnishings retailer selling, furniture, flooring, appliances and electronics. Nebraska Furniture Mart currently has locations in Omaha, Nebraska; Des Moines, Iowa; Kansas City, Kansas and soon a fourth location opening in the spring of 2015 in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.