The Greater Omaha Watchlist

Now hear this, Greater Omaha: If eyeballing the future fills you with excitement, you’re not alone. Truth is, looking forward to something creates feelings of anticipation, positive emotions that can build enthusiasm for something as small as an after-dinner dessert, or as all-encompassing as a world tour.

Here in the Heartland, we’re all-in when it comes to what’s ahead, which means “what’s new’ is what this region does best, no coasting allowed.

Eager to train your expert vision on the movers-and-shakers, up-and-comers and all-around industry leaders? Then, this week’s Watch List is for you.

Greater Omaha’s YP Summit registration is now open, and you won’t want to miss the Metro’s most-anticipated (translation: topped with awesome sauce and mixed with moxie) event for young professionals.

The 2019 Summit has our Watch List team tingling with, well, anticipation. This year’s lineup is sure to inspire, and we’ll keep you looped in with speakers’ announcements, breakout-session schedules and post-party promises as the news breaks.

For those with a flair for the future (hint: this means you), the Greater Omaha Chamber’s Annual Meeting offers a retrospective flavored with a forecast – a one-stop event-aganza where you can catch Terence Crawford, WBO Welterweight Champion, as he accepts the Headliner of the Year Award, meet Chairman’s Award of Excellence winners, Renaissance Financial’s Justin Hughes and Southwest YMCA’s Jill Schoenherr and celebrate as Tim Kerrigan of Investor’s Realty, Inc. receives the Volunteer of the Year award.

Speaking of a taste of tomorrow, if you haven’t experienced Omaha/Council Bluffs’ Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), now’s the time to take a look. The LRTP fast-forwards more than 25 years in the future; and, you can learn more about what’s scheduled around the bend and down the road (transportation pun intended) by following the Heartland 2050 Regional Planning Advisory Committee.

If your tastes are less concrete (ahh, like it or not, the puns just keep coming…and, you know you like it), then head over to Omaha’s newest steakhouse, J. Gilbert’s, for a wood-fire steak experience that foodies favor with five stars, followed by Holiday Under Glass, Joslyn Art Museum’s addition to the sounds of the season.

For a ribbon-cutting that promises to be a real cake walk, join Nothing Bundt Cakes as they debut their newest location December 7, or celebrate the season with A Christmas Carol at the Omaha Community Playhouse.

Now, whether you plan to make like futurist Rich Karlgaard and envision an Omaha for entrepreneurs and innovators, or are sharpening your pencil for the Best Places to Work in Omaha Survey, know that you, Greater Omaha, are the reason this season sparkles. You have the helping hands, healing hearts and power to hope that heralds a brighter tomorrow. There’s only one Greater Omaha, and, thanks to you, this one’s yours.

Go get ‘em, Greater Omaha!

by Jill Bruckner
Communications/Public Relations Manager
Greater Omaha Chamber

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