Led by young professionals to attract, retain and engage young professionals. We are a program of the Greater Omaha Chamber dedicated to elevating our Greater Omaha community.
A dynamic, inclusive and integrated community where diverse young professionals want to live, work and play.
The Greater Omaha Chamber Young Professionals serve as a catalyst organization to retain and attract young professionals to the Greater Omaha area through engagement, opportunity and advocacy.
Stories, Events & Perspectives
Read the latest announcements, news, commentary on young professional events and issues in Omaha.
The third annual State of Our City event was a success. Held October 24, the event showcased some of most popular topics in Omaha to a room full of engaged YPs who were ready to plug into the community. Thanks to the entertainment panel, which included Lauren Martin...read more
The Greater Omaha Chamber Young Professionals is welcoming and celebrating its new slate of YP Council members – fourteen energetic and engaged young professionals. Aligned with the goals to attract and retain talent in the region, the YP Council serves two primary...read more
That's a wrap, folks! We just hosted our second and final INTRO event of 2019 a few weeks ago. Between the spring and fall event, we had over 400 attendees, showcased 200 things to do in town, presented 12 neighborhood itineraries and met a TON of awesome newcomers...read more
According to an Omaha World-Herald report, the rate of young professionals moving out of the Omaha metro area is greater than the rate moving into the city, with a net out-migration of 4,800 per year. A survey conducted by Blueprint Nebraska reinforces this trend, as...read more
Applications to serve on the Greater Omaha Chamber Young Professionals Council are open. If you or someone you know is interested in helping the Chamber attract and retain the nation’s top talent to our region, consider applying for the YP Council. Applications are...read more
Blueprint Nebraska, a strategic plan aimed at creating a new standard of prosperity for all Nebraskans, was released July 30. The plan was developed through feedback of communities and individuals from across the state in order to generate ideas on how to propel the...read more
What We Care About
From our 2015 YP Survey we discovered that Young Professionals ranked the below focus areas as essential to having a vibrant community and areas for the YP Council in particular to focus our efforts:
Arts & Culture
Creativity improves the quality of life and gives a community character. It’s an opportunity to express what we think, what we feel and what we want to change.
We support mixed-income, mixed-use developments with housing, retail, entertainment and complete streets. We value convenience, productivity — and walkability.
Using a car should be optional, not a necessity. We advocate for a multi-modal transit system that is accessible by all, helping us reach our full potential as an equitable and sustainable community.
Diversity & Inclusion
A community should respect and welcome all. Diversity and inclusion strengthens bonds within a community, rather than creating new divisions.
Entrepreneurship & STEM
STEM is the engine for creating the industries of tomorrow, while entrepreneurship is critical for harnessing technology and our economy to create the jobs of tomorrow. Providing wealth to a community and its people through innovation improves our standard of living.
Whether it’s extending bar hours or changing policy to encouraging citizens to get involved on local issues, we have a voice with lawmakers and advocate for issues that affect us.