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Young Nebraskans Week

Community vibrancy is an ever-increasing factor in today’s job marketplace as workers can often choose from where they work instead of simply relocating to where jobs are located. The attraction, retention and development of young workers is vitally important for...

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Maha 2018: Exclusive Patio Seating

 Exclusive seating? Yes, you read that right. Join the Greater Omaha Chamber YPs at LIV Lounge on Aug. 17, 6 – 9 p.m. during the first night of the Maha Music Festival. This lively summer music festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a mix of vibrant and...

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What’s Your Story: Jon Ellison

Say hello to transplant Jon Ellison. He was born and raised in Broken Bow, NE and went to college at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. He now works and lives in Omaha and is the ProFinder Engagement Consultant at Linkedin. How do you describe Omaha to people outside...

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On deck: the next Council of Companies Meeting

Designed for leaders of employee resource groups, the Council of Companies will gather again on Wednesday, August 22 to touch base on two hot topics: transit and diversity & inclusion within the workplace. Q3 Council of Companies Meeting Wednesday, Aug 22 7:30 – 9...

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YP Neighborhood Block Party

Come outdoors for the first ever YP Neighborhood Block Party! Date: August 22, 5-7 p.m. Location: Park East Park - 39 S 26th Ave Omaha, NE 68105 Free to attend but please register in advance. The Greater Omaha Chamber Young Professionals' August Engagement Forum is...

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Get to know ORBT

Over the past year, Greater Omaha Chamber Young Professionals have been following the developments of Omaha's new bus rapid transit system. Construction on the project will begin next year and we've asked ORBT's Community Outreach Coordinator, Jason Rose,...

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Join us at Intro June 28

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...

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Two ways to impact Greater Omaha

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...

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Secure passwords have never been our strong suit

Since the first use of a password in 1961, passwords have been known to be insecure and easily hacked. This may be partially because, ironically, “the MIT researchers who pioneered the passwords didn't really care much about security,” according to Robert McMillan of...

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Policy & A Pint: April Event Recap

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...

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Bike to Work Day 2018

Join local employers, businesses and bicyclists in National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 18th. Spread the word and support a healthy and vibrant community not dependent on car-based travel. Besides making the trek yourself, check out these other opportunities to...

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24 Hours of Impact: Community Engagement Made Easy

We’re a “no-coast” community; and, on July 27, 2018, you and your organization can really be on a roll by joining the regional rally that is 24 Hours of Impact, a three-year-old initiative that asks: What good can you do in one hour? Here’s how it works: your company...

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What is Power without Humility?

Author: Jennifer Moss Breen, PHD, Director of the Interdisciplinary Doctorate of Education in Leadership program at Creighton University’s Graduate School.   When a leader has the combination of power and humility, it creates a dynamic person who not only knows how to...

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June Engagement Forum: Arts & Culture

Learn more about the broader arts community in Omaha while exploring unique and inspiring arts and culture hubs on North 24th Street. Meet a variety of artists, makers and advocates who are pouring their passion and talents into inspiring works of art and in turn,...

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Summit Scholarship

Just a few years ago I was brand new to Nebraska and just starting out in my real estate career. I had moved to Omaha from Washington, DC after visiting and realizing what incredible potential the city held. My enthusiasm was marred by one simple fact: other than...

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State of Our City

State of Our City Remember, Remember, the 9 of November If you attended State of Our City last Thursday November 9, you were part of something really cool. Our first ever event like this that engaged over 200 YPs, our second largest event ever second only to YP...

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Young Nebraskans Week

The face of young American workers, their jobs and where they work is changing. By 2018, employers will see as many as five generations working side by side.  More than 60 million baby boomers will exit the workforce, and by 2025, only 40 million new workers will...

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Summit Promise 2018

As the 2018 YP Summit Chair, I am honored to lead a group of creatively dynamic YPs. Together with Vice Chairs, Nate Shapiro of the Jewish Federation of Omaha and Dakotah Smith of Redfin, we have dubbed our 20-person committee as the #DreamTeam2018, because in a dream...

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Diversity & Talent Inclusion Update

The Results Are In: What's Next?   Thank you for participating in our Diversity & Inclusion YP survey. Your feedback was crucial in helping us to gain a better understanding and a foothold on solutions. We've spurred into action and have created a committee in...

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Last Call for Applications!

Serving on the Greater Omaha Young Professionals Council is not a singular experience. If you have yet to apply, read these stories from third- and first-year council members Zach Klebba and Lynn Schneider.   Zach Klebba Leo A Daly Third-Year Council Member &...

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Council Corner: Noah McClain

When I was asked to write this Council Corner, I thought to myself that this will be easy, this will be fun -- because this is all about Selection 2017.  It’s about generating a new talent pool and selecting individuals that will lead our young professionals in...

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What’s Your Story?

Meet Will Shafroth The Greater Omaha Young Chamber Professionals is an organization dedicated to attracting and retaining young talent in our community. Shining the spotlight on such stories helps all of us – young and old alike – better understand what brings people...

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UNMC & Nebraska Med Launch ERG

UNMC and Nebraska Medicine Launches Emerging Professionals Program Like many other successful companies, Nebraska Medicine and UNMC know firsthand that the millennial workforce can be a huge asset. In fact, 51 percent of Nebraska Medicine’s employees are Millennials....

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Party Like a Joslyn

This year marks the 120th anniversary of the original summer fete garden party hosted by Sarah and  George Joslyn on their property in 1897. In keeping with the party’s traditions, guests will enjoy live music while they dine under a tent on the Castle grounds. There...

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