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.
Do you have a vision of pursuing a community marked by justice, peace and love? Starsky D. Wilson is a pastor, philanthropist and activist pursing this same vision. He is president and CEO of Deaconess Foundation, pastor of Saint John’s Church and former co-chair of...read more
When we think about some of the important values that the young professionals hold, typically transportation, diversity and inclusion, community development and STEM come to mind. These fundamental values are exactly what the 2018 YP Exchange was framed around. After...read more
The purpose behind Young Nebraskans Week (YNW) is to empower YPs to take action in their community. YNW allows YP’s to create a conversation around the things they are passionate about. Throughout the week of Sept. 24 – 28, YPs will have the opportunity to connect...read more
We want you to register and be a part of the YP | Exchange on Tuesday, Sept. 25, during Young Nebraskans Week. YP | Exchange, held at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, will be filled with speakers and panelist who are ready to work with YPs to make a...read more
Time to put your thinking cap on! Grab some friends for a trivia FUNdraiser in support of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Greater Omaha (YNPNGO). Teams of up to six (6) will battle it out for the top prize (and bragging rights). Categories include:...read more
Written in follow up to an Omaha World Herald article published on September 2, titled: Where Millennials live in Omaha — And where to move if you want to avoid them. As volunteers and young professionals serving on an advisory council to the Greater Omaha Chamber —...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.