Nebraska Chamber Announces 2018 Legislative Forum Locations, Dates

Nebraska Chamber Announces 2018 Legislative Forum Locations, Dates

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 10:45am

LINCOLN – Beginning August 27, Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry staff will travel across the state to present the State Chamber’s 2018 legislative forums.  The Nebraska Chamber will visit a total of 30 communities through late October.

For more than 30 years, the State Chamber has conducted these legislative forums in cooperation with local chambers of commerce.  The forums allow the Chamber to gather input from business leaders on important topics, while sharing information about recent state legislation and developments impacting the business community.  

This year’s State Chamber presentation will examine key business-related bills in the 2018 session of the Nebraska Legislature, as well as issues awaiting state lawmakers in 2019. 

A significant portion of the forums will be dedicated to Blueprint Nebraska, a recently formed organization that is spearheading a statewide economic development initiative.  Blueprint Nebraska seeks to establish a comprehensive, long-term plan to stimulate economic growth, competitiveness and prosperity, while building on the state’s current strengths.  (Learn more by visiting

All local chamber of commerce members, as well as members of the news media, are encouraged to attend.  Elected leaders are also invited. 

Nebraska Chamber President Bryan Slone said: “Job creation and workforce issues, along with the economy, continue to be the most pressing issues facing most Nebraska communities.  These forums will give local leaders more insight into the factors affecting our state’s economic climate and growth potential, while affording the State Chamber and Blueprint Nebraska the opportunity to listen.” 

To make reservations for a forum near you, contact your local chamber of commerce.  (See schedule below for contact information.) 

The State Chamber is Nebraska’s largest statewide business association and has served as the voice of Nebraska’s business community since 1912.


Nebraska Chamber’s 2018 Legislative Forums

Monday, Aug. 27

Aurora (Lunch), 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bremer Community Center

Contact: Jayne Mann Smith, (402) 694-0448


Tuesday, Aug. 28

Alliance (Breakfast), 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.


Contact: Susan Unzicker, (308) 762-1520


Scottsbluff (Lunch), noon to 1 p.m.

Scotts Bluff Country Club

Contact: Karen Anderson, (308) 632-2133


Wednesday, Aug. 29

Sidney (Breakfast), 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Dude's Steakhouse

Contact: Sandy Goble, (308) 254-5851


Ogallala (Lunch), noon to 1:30 p.m.

Front Street

Contact: Karla Scott, (308) 284-4066


Thursday, Aug. 30

North Platte (Breakfast), 7:00 to 8:30 a.m.

Holiday Inn Express

Contact: Amy Pemberton, (308) 532-4966


York (Lunch), noon to 1:30 p.m.

York Country Club

Contact: Madonna Mogul, (402) 362-5531


Wednesday, Sept. 5

Wahoo (Lunch), 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Heritage Inn

Contact: Doug Watts, (402) 443-4001


Thursday, Sept. 6

South Sioux City (Lunch), 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SSC City Hall

Contact: Jim Steele, (402) 494-1626


Monday, Sept. 10

Ord (Lunch), noon to 1:30 p.m.

CCC Ord Learning Center

Contact: Kristina Foth, (308) 728-7875


Tuesday, Sept. 11

Broken Bow (Breakfast), 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (Breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m.)

Adams Land & Cattle Corp. Office (327 S. 1st St.)

Contact: Deb Kennedy, (308) 872-5691


Holdrege (Lunch), noon to 1:30 p.m.

Taste of Texas BBQ

Contact: Jawna Kuck, (308) 995-4444


Wednesday, Sept. 12

Lexington (Lunch), noon to 1:30 p.m.

Mac’s Creek Winery  & Vineyards

Contact: Sarah Neben, (308) 324-5504


Tuesday, Sept. 18

Columbus (Lunch), 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Columbus Chamber

Contact: Sharyle Sands, (402) 564-2769


Monday, Sept. 24

Henderson (Lunch), 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Perks Cafe

Contact: Kelsey Bergen, (402) 723-4228


Tuesday, Sept. 25

Kearney (Breakfast), 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Kearney Chamber Conference Room

Contact: Derek Rusher, (308) 237-3132


McCook (Lunch), noon to 1:30 p.m.

McCook Community College

Contact: Dee Spicer, (308) 345-3200


Hastings, (Dinner) 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Pastime Lanes Family Fun Center

Contact: Michelle Lewis, (402) 461-8400


Wednesday, Sept. 26

Fremont (Lunch), 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Midland University

Contact: Tara Lea, (402) 721-2641


Thursday, Sept. 27

West Point (Lunch), noon to 1:30 p.m.

Pizza Ranch

Contact: Tina Biteghe Bi Ndong, (402) 372-2981


Thursday, Oct. 4

Sarpy County (Lunch), noon to 1:30 p.m.

Tiburon Golf Club

Contact: Annisa Visty, (402) 339-3050


Monday, Oct. 8

Norfolk (Lunch), noon to 1:30 p.m.


Contact: Jenni Canham, (402) 371-4862


Tuesday, Oct. 9

Beatrice (Lunch), 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Black Crow

Contact: Angie Bruna, (402) 223-2338


Thursday, Oct. 11

Crete (Lunch), 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Doane University-Perry Campus Center

Contact: Kayleigh Schadwinkel, (402) 826-2136


Monday, Oct. 15

Auburn (Dinner - Banquet), 6 p.m.

Arbor Manor

Contact: Tonia Greiner, (402) 274-3521


Tuesday, Oct. 16

Omaha (Lunch), 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Scott Conference Center

Contact: Cheryl Lawson, (402) 978-7922


Wednesday, Oct. 17

Nebraska City (Lunch), noon to 1:30 p.m.

Eagles Club

Contact: Amy Allgood, (402) 873-6654


Monday, Oct. 22

Blair (Lunch), 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Memorial Community Hospital

Contact: Jordan Rishel, (402) 533-4455


Tuesday, Oct. 23

Grand Island (Lunch), noon to 1 p.m.

Riverside Golf Club

Contact: Cindy Johnson, (308) 382-9210


Wednesday, Oct. 24

Lincoln (Breakfast), 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Country Club of Lincoln

Contact: Nichole Kaiser, (402) 436-2355