Women's Month

Celebrating Women
All Month Long

International Women's Day Sponsored by KitchenAid(R)

Women Who Lead the Way: Panel + Brunch


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Sunday, March 27, 2022

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Making Dreams a Reality

In 1937, Rose Blumkin had a revolutionary idea: sell cheap and tell the truth. More than 80 years later, that’s still the guiding principle behind everything we do at NFM. And as we celebrate Women’s History Month, we want to showcase the impact Mrs. B had on business and on the world with events that recognize all the inspiring things women choose to “B” every day.

Learn About Mrs. B

Mark Your Calendar

We're not holding back; check out what we have planned to celebrate this month!

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Tues. March 8th

All Day

International Women's Day

Stop by our stores for a free rose! (while supplies last)

Sat. March 12th

All Day

Girl Scout Cookie Booth

Visit us in-store to purchase your favorites!

Sat. March 19th

12 - 3pm

Mind + Body: Overall Health & Wellness Event

Brought to you by Bedgear(R)

Location: Events Center

Sun. March 27th

10am

Women Who Lead the Way Panel + Brunch

Location: Mrs. B's

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2022 Panel Event

Women Who Lead the Way

In Partnership with Girls Inc.

NFM is inviting female leaders from a wide variety of industries in the Omaha community for an insight into their current roles, highlighting and celebrating the achievements of incredible women who continue to educate, encourage, uplift, and empower those around them.

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Autumn Pruitt

Autumn Pruitt
Owner, Hardy Coffee Company

Dionna Topps

Dionna Topps
Director of Sales, KitchenAid

Denise Natali-Paine

Denise Natali‑Paine
VP, Cox Business

Ashley Kuhn

Ashley Kuhn
President, Blair Freeman Group

Megan Berry Barlow

Megan Berry Barlow
Chief Human Resources Officer, NFM

Elyse Myers

Special Guest
Elyse Myers

Comedian and Content Creator

Cammy Watkins

Cammy Watkins (Moderator)
Executive Director, Inclusive Communities

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Have an amazing woman in your community you would like to see as part of a Women's Month panel for next year?

We'd love to get your feedback and know what you and our customers wants to see as far as women leaders and the impact they are making in our communities and beyond.

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See What You Missed Last Year

We held our first-ever Women's History Month panel discussion in 2021, and we met with women who are leaders within each of our NFM communities. Watch the recordings below for insight and inspiration as our panelists discuss women's achievements throughout history and overcoming the challenges women face today.

The Colony, TX

Omaha, NE

Kansas City, KS

Inspire Your Fire

With Empowering Tunes & Exciting Conversations

Embrace Your Girl Power with This Spotify Selection

Turn up this specially curated playlist and celebrate Women's Month. Give it a listen then share your power anthem with us on social media!

Celebrate Women Trailblazers

Hear from women who hustle hard and make the world go round. We're interviewing inspiring women like Julia from Chris Loves Julia, the founders of Sheex, Susan and Michelle, and even more!

Legacy of
Mrs. B

Portraits of Rose Blumkin AKA Mrs. B

Rose Blumkin was born Rose Gorelick on December 15th, 1893 in Schedrin, Russia, into a one room house with 3 brothers and 4 sisters. Her 28-day journey to America to reunite with her husband took her through Siberia and Japan, with a stop at the Russia border where we learn about Rose's bravery and determination early on. When questioned by a Russian soldier, Rose claimed she was buying leather for the Russian army and promised a bottle of vodka for him upon her return. He let her pass and in 1917 she finally arrived in the US. She moved with her family to Omaha in 1919 and stayed there to raise her family but what she ended up doing over her 104-year life was so much more.

In articles written about Mrs. B later in life, people joked about her indefatigable work ethic and dismissal of ever retiring. At 13, she worked 16-hour days 6 days a week for only a single ruble. Her inherent responsibility started young and her drive to build her own successful business carried for decades after. Nebraska Furniture Mart began in basement of her husband's shop in 1937 built upon Mrs. B's mantra of "Sell cheap and tell the truth". Over its 85-year history, Nebraska Furniture Mart established itself as the single best source for furniture, flooring, appliances and electronics with a footprint in 4 different regions and no signs of slowing down.

The famous handshake deal between Rose Blumkin and Warren Buffet in 1983, adding NFM to the elite roster of Berkshire Hathaway companies, solidified the upward trajectory of success that Mrs. B had built. Their deal is the stuff of legends because Buffet didn't run an audit prior to purchase. He based his deal on the trust he had for Rose Blumkin as a businesswoman. Her word and reputation were enough to satisfy one of the most savvy and successful men in modern history.

People remember her honesty, dedication to service, and eagerness to always provide an incredible deal while zipping around the store on her scooter. Her vision serves as a foundation to the core values at NFM and she continues to be an inspiration to a new generation of intelligent businesswomen out to make their dreams a reality.