“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

CAREEROCKIT – We Need You on Board.

By: David G. Brown, president & CEO, Greater Omaha Chamber Our Goal? 10,000 Career Experiences for Tomorrow’s Workforce. It’s one of our priorities at the Chamber – ensuring your business has the talent it needs to thrive. That’s why we’re launching CAREEROCKIT, a weeklong event designed to bring businesses and students together, offering career experiences… Read More

Let’s Get Radical

The Greater Omaha Chamber’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Division has merged with Straight Shot and Omaha Startup Collaborative to create a new, industry-leading startup support program, The Startup Collaborative. Powered by the Greater Omaha Chamber, The Startup Collaborative is an inspired and accountable growth-seeking approach to company and community building with one goal: to radically improve… Read More

Why Summit?

By: Allison Schorr 2017 YP Summit Chair It’s almost 2017 and we hope the Greater Omaha Chamber Young Professionals Summit  – March 9 –  will make it on your list of experiences you’re excited about in the New Year. As Chair of the 2017 Summit, I have had the honor and pleasure to work with… Read More

Revel in Talent – Get Serious!

Guest blog post from MindSet   If a terrific 16 year old power forward, who lives in the most rural area of Mississippi, invited one of the ten most renowned college basketball coaches in the country to visit his family in their home on Christmas Eve, what do you think the odds are that such… Read More

When Your YPs Request the Day Off, Here’s What They Really Want…

By: David G. Brown President & CEO, Greater Omaha Chamber I understand the irony – in order for our young professionals to become more focused, engaged and goal-driven employees/community members, they need a day off from work. Call it a “greater good” – for the good of Greater Omaha. March 9, 2017 – we’ll be… Read More

President’s Club: Cheryl D. Anderson

When I first joined the firm, a longtime supporter of the Greater Omaha Chamber, my managing principal suggested I get involved so I attended a President’s Club lunch meeting and felt right at home. That was 16 years ago.