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Local Patio Bucket List

Local Patio Bucket List

With our communities being able to slowly open up, we know how eager everyone is to get outside and get some sunshine. We pulled together a comprehensive bucket list of local patios for you to try out this season! How many can you check off? 1912 (Benson) 801 Grille...

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2021 YP Summit Wrap-Up

2021 YP Summit Wrap-Up

On March 4-5, 2021 we hosted the first ever virtual YP Summit! Thank you to everyone who joined us. What an incredible two days it was We hope you left feeling energized, empowered, and engaged. Although there’s still work to be done, we can’t help but be excited and...

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A Message from the 2021 YP Summit Committee

A Message from the 2021 YP Summit Committee

Omaha YPs (and YPs-at-heart!)! Can you believe we are already under one month until the largest young professionals’ conference in the country? The exciting two-day virtual event is coming up fast so don’t wait to get your tickets here:...

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YP Summit 2021: Breakout Session Preview

YP Summit 2021: Breakout Session Preview

Can you believe it is 2021? That means the YP Summit will be here before we know it! The Summit is a way to grow and develop personally and professionally. We are excited to give attendees the opportunity to attend four breakout sessions over the two-day event. Even...

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2021 Executive Team Spotlight

2021 Executive Team Spotlight

With 2021 comes a brand new slate of executives ready to lead the Young Professionals Council! Learn a little bit about each executive below! Rebecca Atkins - Council Chair Company/Organization: UNO College of Business Administration Job Title: Career Advisor Year on...

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Nebraska – The Next Space Command HQ?

Nebraska – The Next Space Command HQ?

BIG NEWS Nebraska (Offutt) is a finalist in the search for a new Space Command HQ! Offutt Air Force Base is up against five other bases from across the country to house the headquarters for Space Command. We want our YPs to be in know on this exciting opportunity so...

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YPC New Year Resolutions

YPC New Year Resolutions

What a year 2020 has been! We asked our YP Council members to share their 2021 New Year Resolutions for some inspiration. Check them out below! "My 2021 resolution is to make the most of this time at home because it won’t last forever!"  "Since I get so much use out...

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Council Corner: A Message from Our 2020 YPC Chair

Council Corner: A Message from Our 2020 YPC Chair

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas, YPs! What a year 2020 has been! Certainly nothing we signed up for. My hope is each of us can find something or someone to be grateful for this year, including ourselves. In a year full of pain, sadness, and stress it is essential...

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Learn, Connect and Explore

Make an Investment in YOU - personally and professionally! Attending virtual events is an easy way to #investinyourself. Learn, connect and explore in these upcoming events: YP Summit March 4 - 5, 2021 YP Summit is the largest young professionals’ conference in the...

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Chamber of Commerce 101

Chamber of Commerce 101

What are Chambers of Commerce and Why Should YPs join a Chamber of Commerce? Chambers of Commerce are membership organizations to help your local business community grow. The Chamber idea began as early civilization expanded in commerce and trade was transacted. There...

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YP Summit: A Testimonial

YP Summit: A Testimonial

“I was blown away by how passionate and involved everyone was”. This was just few of the amazing words David Starkweather explained to me about the YP Summit. Starkweather, a first year participant, got to enjoy his first YP Summit in person before going virtual this...

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The YPC Civic Engagement Guide is Coming!

The YPC Civic Engagement Guide is Coming!

A few months ago, I encouraged my fellow YPs to get involved in the political process in our communities. I reminded you that if we can increase the engagement of young professionals in the political and civic process, we can make significant strides in making Omaha a...

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Personal Wellness is Integral to Professional Success

Personal Wellness is Integral to Professional Success

Happy fall everyone! For the past few months, we have been encouraging YPs to take advantage of the free professional development opportunities we have been highlighting, so this month we want to encourage YPs to take care of their personal health and well-being too....

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INTRO 2020 Recap

INTRO 2020 Recap

Although 2020 has tried to trip us up from all angles, that didn’t stop the Talent Attraction Committee for the Omaha Chamber Young Professionals Council from hosting one of our annual events. INTRO took place virtually on September 17th, 2020. INTRO is our “Get to...

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Greetings from the 2021 YP Council Chair

Greetings from the 2021 YP Council Chair

Hello! My name is Rebecca (Martinez) Atkins and I am honored to have been selected as the 2021 YP Council Chair. I was born and raised in South Omaha where I attended Omaha South High School. Following high school graduation, I moved to Lincoln for college and after...

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YP Summit 2021: Metamorphosis

YP Summit 2021: Metamorphosis

We’re going virtual! Mark your calendars for the 2021 YP Summit, which will take place next spring, March 3 and 4. The two-day event will run over two half days and be virtual for the first time ever! What can you expect? Meaningful conversations, personal...

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Fall Professional and Personal Development

Fall Professional and Personal Development

On August 27th, 2020, the YP Council’s Talent Development Committee hosted a Council of Companies (CoC) event virtually over zoom. The virtual event was abundant with information on what Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are, how the groups get started, and how they...

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Virtual Interview Tips

Virtual Interview Tips

Like many organizations, the YP Council has shifted to a virtual platform for the entirety of its business this year. That includes interviews for the 2021 YP Council. Personal opinion here, but I think one of the best ways to kick-start an interview is to start with...

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Free Professional Development Events for YPs

Free Professional Development Events for YPs

 This month we wanted to highlight three free development events for young professionals to take advantage of. The first is a Jobs Summit being put on by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). This jobs summit is for everyone, including new college graduates, those...

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Omaha Relocation Guide

Omaha Relocation Guide

Do you know someone who is considering moving to Omaha? Are you a boomerang looking to come back? We've got relocation tips to help make the transition smooth!   Getting Around Bus - Our bus system is rapidly improving. Check out Omaha Metro Transit here and...

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INTRO 2020

INTRO 2020

The Talent Attraction Committee for the Greater Omaha Chamber YP Council is excited to host Intro 2020 on Thursday, September 17, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.! Although the last few Intro events have been in person, the committee wants to ensure the safety and well-being of...

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Building a Brick & Mortar Under Quarantine

Building a Brick & Mortar Under Quarantine

The hammering stopped, the dust settled, and the electrical conduit remained on the floor where it had landed as crews went home to wait out the virus. No one knew that we would still be under a near state of emergency six months later. Thankfully our local...

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YP Opportunities – August 2020

YP Opportunities – August 2020

This page will be continually updated with the latest opportunities!   YP Summit Planning Committee Applications July 22 - August 2 Apply here   YP Council Applications Open August 1 - August 30 Sign up to be alerted when applications open.   Vote for...

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A Message from the 2021 YP Summit Chair

A Message from the 2021 YP Summit Chair

I moved to the US from India in 2014 to attend UNO and to pursue my master’s degree in management information systems. I have been living in Omaha ever since because of the deep fondness I developed for the city and its community making it a home away from home....

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YP Council FAQ

YP Council FAQ

Have you thought about joining the Greater Omaha Chamber YP Council but have questions on who qualifies and what the commitment might be? Here is a list of frequently asked questions for some deeper insight.   What/Who is a Young Professional (YP)? Our technical...

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Voter Resources

Voter Resources

The 2020 Election will be here before you know it. We've compiled a list of resources to help you navigate the election and do your part to make your voice heard. Nebraska Voter Lookup - Confirm your address, party association, ballot statuses, and polling place...

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Building Your Network as a Newcomer

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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How Young Professionals Can Lead Change in the Workplace

How Young Professionals Can Lead Change in the Workplace

Fighting social injustice and systemic racism begins with each of us individually. These issues can be extremely overwhelming, and for many, making even a small amount of change may seem like a daunting task. Our advice: Do what you can in your corner of the world. An...

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A Call to Civic Action

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

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

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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