Category Archives for We Grow

“Welcome to the Prairie” Campaign Brings Home the Hardware – Thanks, Silicon Valley.

Creative, fun and now, award-winning. Our “Welcome to the Prairie” campaign developed to bring awareness to our tech and startup scene – our Silicon Prairie – was recently honored by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) with a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award. The campaign was built in collaboration with Ervin & Smith and… 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

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

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

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

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

Early Warning – Money 20/20 Spotlights the Disruptive Union of Tech and Financial Services

I look forward to documenting emerging changes in financial services, and hope you enjoy following along.

The Kitchen Council Opens Up a New World to Foodpreneurs

Recently Erin Dyer, managing director of the Kitchen Council, took the time to answer a few questions about the Kitchen Council and what the food startup incubator means for the Greater Omaha area.