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2022 YP Summit Chair Spotlight

2022 YP Summit Chair Spotlight

Meet Darius Christensen, the 2022 YP Summit Chair!   My love story with Omaha is a unique one to be sure. After being born here, my family made the decision to move to Kearney, Nebraska. After I graduated high school, I moved to Seward, Nebraska, then back to...

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Transportation Highlight: ORBT

Transportation Highlight: ORBT

By now, chances are you've seen if not been on one of the Metro's ORBT buses. Omaha Metro launched Omaha Rapid Bus Transit (ORBT) on Nov. 18, 2020 — ORBT unites smart technology and streamlined travel for faster, more frequent public transportation, serving an...

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Marketing the Employee Experience

Marketing the Employee Experience

While most business leaders understand the need for sales and marketing strategies that generate revenue, many fail to consider techniques for when they're creating candidate attraction strategies for their business. Recruitment is a two way process – you need to sell...

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Things to consider before starting an ERG

Things to consider before starting an ERG

Are you or someone you know at a company or organization that is spearheading change? Are you looking for a way to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts into your everyday work-life or do you want to amplify opportunities for connection among young...

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INTRO Recap

INTRO Recap

On June 3, 2021, the Omaha Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Council held its first virtual INTRO event of 2021. The event kicked off by welcoming all guests and presenting them with the events schedule. Then, the event moderator – Meray Kim, introduced the...

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2022 YP Summit Volunteer Opportunities

2022 YP Summit Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in planning the largest YP Conference in the nation? Apply to volunteer on the 2022 YP Summit planning committee! The YP Summit Planning Committee helps to design the entire event, from breakout speakers to award winners to event activities, and truly makes...

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Omaha Highlight Series

Omaha Highlight Series

New series alert! Each month in 2021, we'll be highlighting what makes Omaha unique! From women-owned businesses to outdoor activities, this new series will shine a spotlight on what Omaha has to offer. This post will be updated on a monthly basis. April - Outdoors...

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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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