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Browse the latest announcements, news, commentary on young professional events and issues in Greater Omaha.

Building Your Network as a Newcomer

If you’re new to town, or just looking to build more connections, check out our tips below from our YP Attraction Committee and Omaha Ambassadors on how to build your network in our community. “Consider going back to school for a master’s degree or start a certificate...

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A Call to Civic Action

Written by: Zach Reinhardt, YP Council Talent Retention Chair On February 14, I joined the race for the District 4 seat on the Metro Community College Board of Governors. Now, before you stop reading, let me assure you that this is not a campaign advertisement, on the...

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Takeout Tuesday

Restaurants across the country have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, with effects ranging from reduced hours and temporary closures, to some shutting their doors for good. Omaha’s restaurateurs and patrons alike have taken the challenge head on. The community...

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Meeting Adversity with Resilience

Meeting Adversity with Resilience   Laurie K. Baedke, MHA, FACHE, FACMPE Creighton University     Whether it’s the loss of a loved one, failed merger, divorce, or other major life stressor, everyone experiences some form of adversity some time in their...

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Community Service 101 Recap

Last month, the Young Professionals Council hosted its first-ever virtual event for Omaha area YPs. Community Service 101, hosted by the Council’s Talent Development Committee, brought together a panel of four Omaha leaders to speak about how to get involved as a...

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Instagram Takeover Recap

Did you catch the awesome, local, YP-owned business that took over our Instagram last month? We had so much fun seeing their content and learning about their business!   Monday Starting off the week, we learned about Hutch Modern and their sister store, Made in Omaha...

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Virtual Events

Looking for something to do? We've got you covered. Check out these sites below to find your next virtual adventure!   FieldTrips     EventBrite   Event Vesta     Greater Omaha Chamber Events

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Council Corner: Work From Home Tips

Working from home can be a new experience and challenge. Here are some tips from our YP Council members to set you up for success!   Stick to a Routine "Start your day as you normally would! Routine is so important. Wake up at the same time, do your hair (or...

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YP Summit 2020

The YP Summit brings more than 1,500 young professionals together – one place, at one time – to grow personally and professionally, to learn more about community and convert insight into real, positive action using our strategic imagination to see beyond today and...

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More Ways to Get Involved

We’re helping share the word on these community opportunities!   Tri-Faith Initiative Shalom Habibi - Comedy Tour Shalom Habibi is a comedy tour featuring Jewish and Arab comedians performing at cultural centers across the US. The goal of the tour is to bridge...

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Council Corner: 2020 Plan

2020 is off to a great start for our team and we are looking forward to sharing our plan with you! Over the next year, our focus will be the pipeline of the youngest YPs, the vibe of Omaha, our partnerships in the community, and our ongoing work to make our...

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Careerockit 2020

Careerockit, an initiative of the Greater Omaha Chamber, brings the community together one week each year to help students learn about career paths and build excitement for growing career options right here in the region. What students learn outside the room gives...

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Young Nebraskans Week

Young Nebraskans Week (YNW) is an engaging series of speakers, discussion panels, workshops and networking opportunities hosted by communities across the state that celebrate the talent, insight and energy of young professionals working in Nebraska.   YNW Impact...

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Meet Our New Executive Members of YP Council

We are excited to announce the four new executives for our 2020 Young Professionals Council. From events to projects, YPC execs lead our efforts as we work to attract and retain young professionals to Greater Omaha. Executive Operations Chair: Alysia Radicia  The...

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YP Council Corner: 2019 in Review

As a Council 2019 has been a fantastic year focused on attracting and retaining YPs in Omaha with innovative initiatives, exciting events and cutting edge community collaborations (and I guess a few alliterations). While our work is far from done we wanted to take a...

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State of Our City Recap

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...

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That’s a wrap! 2019 INTRO

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...

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Know someone who moved away?

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...

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Take the next step – Apply to serve on the YP Council

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...

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Share Your Journey at YP Summit

We are seeking proposals from candidates interested in engaging with attendees via a large group session or workshop during the YP Summit. We are looking for individuals, who are doing dynamic things across a variety of industries and in the community, to share their...

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Blueprint Nebraska

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...

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Announcing the YP Summit Committee for 2020

We're excited to announce the YP Summit Committee for 2020. They are a talented group of young professionals ready to make the 15th Annual Summit better than ever. Planning has already started, so be sure to mark your calendars for March 6 so you can join in on the...

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Downtown & Midtown Mobility Survey

The Downtown & Midtown Mobility Survey was conducted by Verdis Group to better understand how individuals in downtown and midtown Omaha get to and from work. It also asked respondents about how they want to commute, along with their perspectives on several other...

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OPTiN Launch

A “super region” for attracting tech talent was announced June 28 by the Greater Omaha Chamber and The Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development. The joint initiative by the two organizations is designed to connect highly skilled workers with regional tech...

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We Don’t Coast Ambassadors

Are you a newcomer to the area? Check out our Ambassador program for a friendly resource.  We Don’t Coast Ambassadors are ready to help newcomers of Greater Omaha navigate their new home and be a friendly resource for insights and recommendations. They know the lay of...

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INTRO Recap

On June 6, Greater Omaha Chamber Young Professionals welcomed new interns, summer transplants and residents to Omaha by throwing a huge introduction party at Empire Room in Midtown Crossing. Attendees were introduced to new friends, new neighborhoods and new things to...

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Your Ultimate Guide to Electric Scooters

As you may have seen, shared electric scooters are officially on the streets of Omaha. The Omaha City Council voted to approve agreements with scooter companies for six-month trials. Here’s a quick guide to get you started:   The Scooters The scooters travel up...

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MyRideOMA

Riding the bus just got easier! Metro Transit Omaha just released MyRideOMA which allows you to see real-time locations of every bus in the system on a map. The feature is now in beta testing on their website and they are asking riders to provide feedback on their...

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INTRO-ducing Omaha’s Endless Possibilities

Make new connections, build your summer bucket list and get the inside scoop on Omaha at INTRO.   Newcomers: Get to know some new friends and feel at ease to call Omaha your home. Locals: Share stories and recommendations of the best ‘things to do’ in town....

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The Perfect Summer Cocktail

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 fun. Join us Thursday, June 6 at The Empire Room at Turner Park from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. – casual and open to newcomers and locals of all ages...

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