Adjournment at Last: 2017 Legislative Wrap Up

By: Jennifer Creager, Senior Director – Public Policy, Greater Omaha Chamber and Tim Stuart, Legislative Counsel, Greater Omaha Chamber So how did it go? A senator at the Sine Die dinner put it this way. “Well, we’re all alive.” The Legislature wrapped up the 2017 session on Tuesday, May 23, and senators did so by… Read More

Strategic 4Sight: Vision + Action

By: David G. Brown, CEO & President of the Greater Omaha Chamber Right now, we are not focusing on the right now. We are looking 20 years into the future, and we are seeing a Greater Omaha that no longer has pockets of poverty, that leads in tech innovation and medical research and attracts talent… Read More

Brandon and Ciera Thomas: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Teamwork makes the dream work. It is a motto that Brandon and Ciera Thomas live by – and it is leading to a brighter future for them, their children and their community. The Thomases own and operate C’s & B’s Contractor Services (formerly MoHauling), a small and emerging business that specializes in construction site clean-up… Read More

More than a Decade in President’s Club

“The President’s Club increases the number of people I know and the contacts I make throughout the community.” – Dave Johnson, merchant advocate, TSYS Merchant Solutions; President’s Club volunteer; 15-year member of the Chairman’s Circle I have my boss to thank. He suggested I join the President’s Club as a way to get more involved… Read More

Time Flies When You’re Having an Impact

“When you volunteer to do something, at least give it your all.” – Phil Moyer, vice president-business banking, First National Bank; longtime President’s Club volunteer; 18-year member of the Chairman’s Circle  Time flies when you’re having an impact. I began volunteering with the President’s Club in 1998. I’m proud to say my contributions have earned… Read More

REACHing New Levels of Success: Ken & Associates

“It’s almost imperative, if you want to be a successful business, that you get as much of that knowledge as possible. That’s what REACH offers.” – Ken Ingram, President/Owner, Ken & Associates An entrepreneur with a great passion to grow his business, Ken Ingram of Ken & Associates has been one of the most active… Read More

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