Monthly Archives: September 2017

Why I moved from the Silicon Valley to the Silicon Prairie

Emerging Tech Corner – Kimberly Perkins, co-founder of memosnag I went from doing business in places like Dubai to doing business at 19th & Harney – and it was a choice I am grateful for. My husband, Lorenzo, and I moved our family to Omaha from the bay area at the end of 2015. A… Read More

Six Causes of Corporate Stupidity

Guest blog from Dr. Kim Hoogeveen, MindSet, LLC When it comes to leading humans, companies can do some stupid things.  I don’t mean arguably wrong decisions – no, I mean flat-out stupid things. A true example: an employee takes a three day leave to attend to her sick child.  After the first day of leave, her… Read More

Leave with your bucket full!

Our dynamic speakers for Make / Leadership / Happen are creating quite the line-up. From breakout sessions focused on leadership in the corporate world to the government sector and harnessing the power of our Leadership Omaha Alumni it’s going to be the break away you need from the day-to-day grind. Nicole Bianchi with Bravium Human Development,… Read More

Connecting Engineering Students with Opportunities

Showcasing Greater Omaha as a career destination for tomorrow’s engineers – that’s a key goal of E-Day, a daylong engagement for aspiring students sponsored by the Greater Omaha Chamber and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering. More than 400 incoming freshmen, enrolled in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering, and about 30 high… Read More

CAREEROCKIT: Where the Flight Takes Us from Here.

By Sarah Moylan, Senior Director, Talent & Workforce How do I know our first year of CAREEROCKIT was an incredible success? For starters, 100 percent of the businesses that answered our post-event survey say they’re planning to re-engage next year. Beyond that, it’s just that pit-of-the-stomach-kind of pride I feel when I watch the video… Read More

Get Involved and Get a Return!

By Melinda Sorenson, Manager – Volunteer and Member Engagement If you’re going to donate your time, effort and expertise, you want a return. I’m not talking about pats on the back (though who doesn’t like a pat on the back every once in a while?) I’m talking about the knowledge that you’re making a real… Read More

New Digs!

What do you get yourself for your 125th anniversary? Well, a new headquarters building of course!  Hopefully all of you have seen the news that in the first quarter of 2018, the Chamber will be moving into a new headquarters, building #5 on the Conagra campus. This announcement was the culmination of more than a year of… Read More