Member Benefits

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WE CONNECT

Create Meaningful Relationships.

You expect opportunities to connect. We bring people together.
Here’s your opportunity to grow your professional network.

Connect in Person

All Chamber Connections
Hosted in rotation by our region’s chambers, bringing people together.

Annual Meeting
A celebration of Chamber and community accomplishments coupled with a keynote address by a national speaker.

Business on the Green
A relaxed outing that tees up golf, relationship-building, lunch and prizes.

Coffee & Contacts
Approximately 150 professionals ready to initiate new relationships and enjoy fresh-brewed coffee.

Intro
This welcome event helps newcomers make connections and get introduced into our community.

Member Marketplace
A place for motivated members to get together for the express purpose of buying, selling and doing business together.

Member Success Orientation
Learn how to get the most from your membership and begin developing your professional network.

Speed Networking
While the clock is counting down, you can interact one-on-one with other professionals.

Welcome Brews
Happy hour-minded, networking-loving young professionals meet to make new connections and reconnect with old.

Professional Groups

Boss & Co.
Exclusively for business owners or top executives. Gain first-hand insight into community happenings and build a network of professional peers with similar challenges and successes.

Council of Companies
Engage with young professionals and leaders of internal employee resource groups within other organizations around the region.

Executive Dialogue
Non-competing business owners serve as an informal board of directors for each other, meeting monthly to discuss business issues, strategies and best practices.

Referral Groups
Meet weekly with non-competing members to exchange tips, leads and referrals; build lasting relationships as you help each other succeed. Offered through partnerships with BNI of the Heartland and Center Sphere. Special pricing available for members.

Young Professionals Council
A passionate group of volunteers dedicated to shaping the community.

Volunteer Opportunities

Engagement Council
An energetic group who work to integrate new members into the Chamber network and maximizes member value.

President’s Club
Join our elite volunteer sales force, a dynamic group of individuals who strengthen the Chamber while connecting with each other and our community.

Connect Online

Visit our contact page to connect to our social networks.

  • 3,000+ businesses and organizations in our local network
  • 10,000+ individuals with whom we communicate directly
  • 200+ events to give you plenty of opportunities to connect
  • 67% of consumers think Chamber membership shows a good reputation*
  • 19,000+ individuals attended a Chamber event in 2017

*Source for data Schapiro Group, Atlanta, GA, December 2012

For the last 12 years I have seen a startup company flourish with their Chamber membership. Growing from eight to 220 employees and expanding into other business ventures and geographic regions. The owners and I have become friends and I have been trusted with their business throughout.

Mike Murphy

Nelson Murphy Insurance & Investments, President's Club member

WE GROW

From Fortune 500s to the neighborhood mom & pop.

You expect economic growth. We help your business cover more ground, helping to build capital and create jobs.

Grow the Region

Economic Development
We are a one-stop center covering six counties in two states dedicated to growing business investment and employment throughout the region.

We meet proactively with 500+ local businesses throughout the year to identify needs and help businesses thrive.
We actively seek businesses from outside the region to locate here.
We provide startup assistance, including networking, product insights and connections with angel investors.
We continue to develop our entrepreneurial ecosystem with a variety of events and services.

Talent & Workforce
We are proud to be a leading force in developing, retaining and recruiting the talent that the region needs to succeed.

Tech Talent Initiative
A collaboration of leaders from business, education, philanthropic and civic offices, committed to reaching 20,000 trained IT workers by 2020 – an increase of 30%.

REACH
A collaborative approach to assist small and emerging businesses; increasing capacity, education and funding.

Business Assistance
The resource section is your first-stop business resource site – 24/7 information and resources to help answer your questions.
From our staff – combined experience equals the knowledge and referrals that have helped hundreds of businesses succeed.

Economic Outlook Luncheon
Economic insights from a national leader plus the results of the Chamber’s annual economic outlook survey.

Promote Your Business

Online Promotion Our website is viewed by more than 12,000 people each month.

Business Directory Increase your online presence with a no cost directory listing. Leverage the chamber’s massive online influence by listing your organization on our site. Include your web address with your directory listing and drive customers, colleagues and clients to your business. Our precision-focused search parameters mean your organization is often found first. Want to up your exposure even more? Include your chamber membership on your website, and create even more online traffic with expanded search terms.

Member News Post up to three pieces of news about your business with links to your site every 30 days for free on our website. An easy way to stay visible.

Social Media Are you posting some big news about your business on your social media? Tag us! Tagging increases engagement and engagement increases the potential to be seen.

Facebook: @GreaterOmahaChamber Twitter: @OmahaChamber LinkedIn: Greater Omaha Chamber

Special Advertising Opportunities Get your message out.

Advertise in our annual Omaha: We Don’t Coast Magazine, published by the Omaha World-Herald. Post your news in our monthly newsletter through a newsletter sponsorship.

Enhanced Credibility Your affiliation with us tells potential clients and customers something about you – the values you believe in and your support for the community.

Display the Chamber plaque at your business. Display the Chamber window cling on your business door or window. Use the Chamber member logo on your website or for the promotion of your business; see communication toolkit on member hub for access.

Special Recognition for You and Your Business Small Business of the Month The benefits of winning include recognition in front of the Chamber Board, a professional video about your business and social media applause.

Business Excellence Awards Nominate your organization or be nominated and celebrate the stories that demonstrate the excellence of our businesses and business leaders.

Omaha Business Hall of Fame We honor pillars of the business community each year at this special event.

Best Places to Work in Omaha Your employees explain why your company is one of the best places to work in Omaha. Five companies, in two employee-size categories, are honored.

Sponsorships Support an event that will have a positive impact on the community – and your image. A variety of sponsorships are available for special events, educational series, business owner groups and more.

 

WE DEVELOP

A community’s most prized assets are the people.

You expect development opportunities. We prepare the community’s future business leaders.

Inspiration and Development

CreativeMornings/Omaha
Monthly series featuring local creatives discussing topics meant to inform and inspire.

Education Sessions
Focused on topics relevant to your business needs

Inside the C-Suite
This Chamber series offers easy access to insights from CEOs in areas vision, challenge and growth.

Leadership Omaha
A long-standing program designed to develop effective leaders who will strengthen and transform the community.

MAKE / HAPPEN
A conference for doers. Explore new paths toward personal development, learn how to ignite innovation and practice taking intentional risks.

Member Success Orientation
Learn how to get the most out of your Chamber investment.

MindSet Leadership Series
Create and protect a high-performance culture that will enhance your ability to attract, build, retain and motivate outstanding employees – and lead to lasting business success.

Omaha Executive Institute
Offered exclusively for senior level executives (who are new to their positions and/or new to the community) and their spouses. OEI explores Greater Omaha’s institutions, challenges and opportunities to help participants understand the environment in which they are now doing business.

YP Summit
The largest young professionals event in the region; a conference that brings together diverse young professionals, change makers, business and community leaders to engage with one another and invest in themselves and our community.

Attracting and Retaining Employees

Careerockit
A program that brings business, educators and students in our community together to help students launch their careers, right here.

Educator Internships
Connecting educators with industry professionals in subject areas they teach to bring awareness and excitement to new job opportunities awaiting students.

Jobs and Careers Guide
Check out our guide with resources to help you find great employees.

Landing Crew
A group for recruiters to share best practices and learn from each other how to attract and retain talent.

We Don’t Coast Connector
A program that helps organizations welcomes newcomers, new employees and interns to our region.

I challenged myself to get more connected in the Greater Omaha area, not only for people connections, but also advocacy and community connections. When I attend events, I come with expectation and they’ve always delivered. I also know it’s up to me to find and acknowledge the benefit and advantage of surrounding myself with awesome YPs!

Angel Starks

Nebraska Realty

 

WE IGNITE CHANGE

Rally with us to spark momentum.

You expect a better tomorrow. We transform through catalytic change.

Site Development

Our staff is constantly working with public and private partners to develop sites for new and expanding industries to increase economic activity in the region.

Community Branding and Image – We Don’t Coast

The brand is a celebration of who we are, where we are and how we operate. We build, inspire and follow our passion – no off switch, only momentum, and it’s time to tell the world.

Follow us on social media AND be part of the voice. Use #WeDontCoast to showcase all of the amazing things happening here. Connect to our social networks @WeDontCoast on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

For more information and to use the brand visit WeDontCoast.com.

Advocacy

Local Level
We review local regulations and ordinances and advocate for the business community.

State Level
We review and monitor all bills presented to the legislature, particularly those that will impact the business community, and testify at committee hearings to support the Chamber’s position.

Regulatory Environment
We pursue incentives and regulations that enhance economic growth.

Connect with Us
Check our website for legislative updates weekly throughout the legislative session.
Attend legislative forums.

Support

Pro-Business Candidates
Our political action committee financially supports pro-business candidates.

Candidate Academy
Founded to help potential candidates step forward, immerse in the political process and seek elected office.

Education

To ensure a skilled, future workforce, we are dedicated to:

Finding, developing and supporting strong candidates for Omaha Public Schools school board.
Working with school districts throughout the region to bring career experiences to students.

STRATCOM
To keep the base strong, for its importance in our regional economy, we are dedicated to:

Developing, with stakeholders, a proactive strategy to withstand Base Realignment and Closure

Belong to the Chamber

Together, we accomplish so much more than any one person or business can accomplish alone.

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