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.
New investment opportunities are emerging in the financial field and financial reform is becoming a major priority for many organizations. This change is posing new challenges and opportunities for the financial industry. Businesses need trusted guidance that can help...read more
200+ attendees made INTRO 2018 Omaha’s largest welcome event to date. An event co-hosted by the Greater Omaha Chamber’s YP Council and its We Don’t Coast Summer Connector and talent team.read more
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
To attract young professionals, the cities that are winning are increasingly thinking multi-modal and investing in public transportation. Young professionals don't necessarily see the automobile as the only choice to move around the city. The challenge is...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.