Chairman’s Award of Excellence: Chris Hernandez

Photo Credit: Matt Dixon with C41 Photography “A strong business environment is good for everyone. It is a fantastic feeling to watch a new Chamber member grow and thrive once getting more involved.” – Chris Hernandez, Office Products Specialist, Eakes Office Solutions, President’s Club Volunteer; 11-year member of the Chairman’s Circle I was new to… Read More

Leadership is, at its core, about love.

By Cliff McEvoy, Buford Foundation To me, leadership is, at its core, about love. I love Omaha and I love the Leadership Omaha program.  I was an officer in the Air Force and am Executive Director for the Buford Foundation nonprofit which provides a Camp Confidence program for Omaha youth.  So leadership is a topic… Read More

Making Bold Predictions on the Blockchain

By: Marco Floreani, Manager of Business Development at Greater Omaha Chamber You can’t work in economic development if you’re averse to making bold predictions. At the very least, it’s our job to have some opinions on the latest industry trends. Over the past years, we’ve seen global trends, accompanied by hundreds of billions of investment,… Read More

We’ll Supply the Crowd. How You Engage It Is up to You.

We are all about harnessing the power of face-to-face meetings – and plugging your business in. That’s why we are so excited about our latest B-2-B relationship builder coming up on Thursday, April 13. Member Marketplace will bring together a group of motivated members for the express purpose of buying, selling and doing business. We’ll supply… Read More

YPs are changing the face of Omaha

Photos by Bryce Bridges As millennials take over as the largest generation, they’re also taking up residence in some of our historic communities. Midtown, the Blackstone District and Benson—just to name a few—have undergone massive renovations in recent years, as a generation that values connectivity and innovation redefines urban living. And it’s not just a physical… Read More

World-Class Leadership Training Right here, in Omaha.

By: Blake Hoogeveen, MindSet, LLC When companies across the nation want their leaders to access elite leadership training, it is generally expected that they will travel to another city to access that training. The Greater Omaha Chamber is pleased to offer member companies a better solution: attend a world-class MindSet Leadership Series right here in Omaha! MindSet… Read More

“Nothing matters until you close on the real estate.”

By: Randy Thelen, Senior VP – Economic Development “Nothing matters until you close on the real estate,” said a mentor of mine, early in my career. As I now close in on 25 years as an economic development professional, these words remain as true as ever. Whether you are selling your home or landing the… Read More

Moving up with REACH

“With the REACH program, they help small business owners accomplish their goals.” – Virgil Richardson, owner, KCT Construct, Inc. KCT Construct, Inc., is on a positive trajectory – the result of more than 20-years of quality project work accelerated, most recently, by a boost from the Chamber’s REACH program. “It’s a very viable tool for… Read More

I Left with a Buzz…

By: Dan McCann, a local freelance writer who counts the Greater Omaha Chamber among his clients. He attends CreativeMornings because he wants to – not because he has to… For me, the mark of time well spent – whether I’m attending a talk, taking up a seat in a movie theater or listening to a Sunday… Read More

Good to Great Awaits.

By: David G. Brown, President and CEO It’s no secret around the office that, for quite some time, I’ve wanted to book Jim Collins to deliver the keynote at one of our Annual Meetings. So, it was a special thrill for me when we sealed the deal for this year’s gathering on Jan. 31. Jim… Read More