Category Archives for We Develop

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

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

“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

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

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

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

Get ready. Your top-of-the-roller coaster moment starts in 3..2..1

So much of what makes a city great isn’t about buildings – it’s about people. What residents value, how they want to live and what kind of work they want to do is what creates the identity of a city and its potential to grow. We can often get so caught in the day-to-day muck, that we forget that each moment could be THE moment.

Year 1 Recap: Small Business Help to REACH Your Goals

If you’re trying to grow your small business, you know it takes hard work. But even when you’re willing to put in the hours and elbow grease, it’s not always enough to ensure your business thrives—or even survives. Enter REACH, an initiative designed to offer small business assistance.