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 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.
Intro is the perfect summer cocktail: those who’ve lived in Omaha for a while mixing with those who’ve just arrived for work or summer internships. Newcomers: Get to know some new friends and all that Omaha has to offer. Locals: Share stories and recommendations of...read more
Omaha has some exciting volunteer projects coming up. Join the wave and impact Omaha with other Young Professionals. Annual Day of Service Volunteer with the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network on Saturday, June 16 for their Annual Day of Service at Victory...read more
In 2017 Smart Asset ranked the best cities for women in tech, putting Omaha 18 on the list. Although far from the #44 rank in 2016, there is still a lot of work to be done in making Omaha the a better hub in the Silicon Prairie. This #18 ranking is the inspiration...read more
Every Policy & A Pint event's format is a bit different depending on the topic. But, you can get a better idea by reading the recap April's Policy & A Pint event on Affordable Housing. The next Policy & A Pint will be taking on the next big topic in the...read more
Authors: Allison Schorr and Andrew Prystai Why are we looking to partner? Omaha has continued to be rated highly as a place to be for Young Professionals - great for overall livability, 3rd Best for Millennials, 7th best for raising a family, and more. However, to...read more
On Monday, April 30 the Young Professionals Council and GOCYP hosted “Policy & A Pint: Why Affordable Housing Matters to Young People”. Discussion centered around barriers and benefits to affordable housing. The event helped individuals identify ways to advocate for a...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.