Eighteen of the 19 warmest years on record globally have occurred since 2001, an ominous statistic highlighting the importance in transportation circles for finding ways to cut carbon emissions while sustaining an effective energy plan.

The unintended consequence of a seemingly brilliant marketing campaign — one that is closing in on 4 million signature items sold in its nine years of existence, while ingraining within the community a mindset that comfort food is the remedy for subfreezing temperatures — is that demand some…

Compared with 2017, when Hudl opened a new headquarters building and Lincoln startups brought in nearly $67 million in venture capital funding, 2018 was a relatively quiet year for the city's startups and high-tech companies.

The Journal Star invited readers to share honors businesses or employees received in 2018 as best of state, region or nation. Also included is a recap of the major awards presented by business organizations locally.

Last year, the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce marked new businesses, businesses with new owners, relocated businesses, expanded businesses, renovated businesses, business anniversaries, ground-breaking ceremonies and new chamber members with nearly 80 ribbon-cutting events.