Networking Events and Leadership Series

Deepen Your Connection to the Community

We host 60+ networking events each year. That’s lots of chances for you to make professional connections with potential business partners or clients. We also offer a range of professional development opportunities from one-time webinars to 10-month leadership programs.

Members and their employees receive exclusive discounts to most events and select leadership development programs.

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Networking Events

Meet Up with the President

Meet Up with the President

Chamber President and CEO, David G. Brown invites members to join us for a casual conversation. 

Quick Pitch

Quick Pitch

Make your 60-second pitch to fellow attendees at this fast-paced networking event.
Speed Networking

Speed Networking

While the clock is counting down, you can interact one-on-one with other professionals.
Coffee & Contacts

Coffee & Contacts

Start your day with a pick-me-up of positivity during a coffee meetup. Join nearly 100 fellow professionals to forge new relationships, exchange contact info and enjoy a chat over a fresh cup. Coffee & Contacts will introduce you to a member business, while you introduce yourself to fellow business professionals.

At in-person events, we offer businesses an opportunity to have a vendor table. As a table vendor at Coffee & Contacts, you’re invited to put your best business foot forward with samples, brochures, flyers and more.

Each event is attended by more than 100 area influencers from business owners and corporate executives to nonprofit coordinators and solo-preneurs. You’ll meet new peers and possibly connect with someone seeking your unique services.

Only five table vendors are selected for each Coffee and Contacts; so, don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this elite group. Tables are available on a first come, first serve basis. To reserve your spot, view the Coffee and Contacts dates below, pick the event you’d like to host at and follow the vendor registration link.

Pre-Registration: $100

Only available at in-person events. Late Fee or Walk-in: Not Available

  • Payment is due to secure the space.
  • Set-up begins at 7 a.m. and needs to be completed by 7:30 a.m.
  • Tables cannot be removed, or left unattended, prior to 9 a.m.
  • Each vendor will be provided a 6ft table and black tablecloth. Remaining items and materials are the responsibility of the vendor.
  • Free-standing displays must not exceed the table space and must be set up by 7:30 a.m. on the day of the event. Please be courteous and do not block other tables.
  • Vendors can do a drawing at their table, but it will not be announced over the mic. Vendors are responsible for contacting the winner.
  • All parties are responsible for removal of equipment by 9:30 a.m. on the day of the event.
  • A seven-day notice is required if the reserving business cancels. No refunds will be granted after this date.

Questions? Contact Kristy Fortenbury, Manager – Special Events

Host an Event at Your Location

Interested in welcoming 100s of local business professionals into your location? We host dozens of networking events each year, and we're looking for venues and event sponsors for the 2022 season. 

Professional Development Series

Boss & Co

Boss & Co.

Gain first-hand insight into community happenings and build a network of professional peers facing similar challenges and successes. Our goal is more insight, more impact and more accessibility for those who lead.

Thanks to sponsor:

Jackson Lewis
Executive Dialogue

Executive Dialogue

By invite only, owners, partners or operations managers of non-competing businesses are placed into groups of 15-20. These groups meet monthly to have an Executive Dialogue, as an informal board of directors for each other. Each group includes an attorney, banker and accountant. Members of the group present an issue or idea and the other members give feedback in an honest and confidential setting. Request an invitation to join.

Ignite workshop series

Ignite Series

Explore topics critical to business success, from sales and marketing to HR and finance. Each Ignite session will jumpstart your expertise on the workshop’s topic.

Thanks to our sponsor:

Core Bank
Inside the C-Suite

Inside the C-Suite

Local CEOs share their insights on leading with vision and meeting challenges. Hear from leaders of Greater Omaha’s top companies as they share their experiences – good, bad and otherwise. Inside the C-Suite offers real-world examples that can help you improve your leadership skills and enhance your bottom line.

Leadership Omaha

Leadership Omaha

Leadership Omaha is one of the longest running professional development programs at the Greater Omaha Chamber. Each year, forty-five to fifty participants connect with other leaders while developing their personal and professional skills.

MindSet Leadership Series

MindSet Leadership Series

This sixteen-hour, high-level program is a leadership development opportunity like no other. The MindSet Leadership Series provides dozens of proven, practical ideas that will pay immediate dividends on your leadership ability and your company culture. Learn how to create and protect a high-performance culture that will lead to lasting business success. Chamber members save $500.

OMAHA EXECUTIVE INSTITUTE

Omaha Executive Institute

For senior-level executives (who are new to their positions and/or new to the community) and their spouse to help them better understand the environment in which they are now doing business.

Propel

Propel

Propel is a 7-session leadership program designed for newly promoted managers and rising stars. In small groups of 8-12, participants benefit from key leadership insights, coaching and a confidential forum to discuss current challenges and opportunities. Propel attendance is by application only. Chamber members save $250.

Annual Conferences

We host a dozen or more annual conferences and events each year. Connect with others in your industry. Celebrate the achievements of Omaha businesses. Champion the next generation and help your employees grow professionally.

Severe Weather:

If the Omaha Public School District is closed for inclement weather, the event will be canceled.

Photo and Video Release:

By registering and participating in this event, you consent to the recording of your likeness, image, and/or voice and authorize the Greater Omaha Chamber to use photographs, video, and audio recordings containing your likeness, image, and/or voice in any medium for any purpose.