Nebraska State Chamber News

Nebraska State Chamber News

Nebraska Chamber Supports Tax Relief Plan, LB461

Wednesday, 19/04/2017
LINCOLN – Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry President Barry Kennedy has issued the following statement regarding the comprehensive tax relief plan (LB461) the Legislature is scheduled to consider this Friday, April 21:  “Senator Smith – working closely with Governor Ricketts – has gone above and beyond the call of duty to craft a comprehensive plan that would provide tax relief to all Nebraska taxpayers.  They are to be commended for not shifting tax burden from one group of Nebraskans to another.  The State Chamber supports LB461 as a meaningful step to long-t...

Nebraska Chamber Welcomes Keystone XL Approval

Friday, 24/03/2017
LINCOLN – Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Barry Kennedy on Friday welcomed the State Department’s approval of the cross-border permit needed for the advancement of the Keystone XL pipeline.  “The Nebraska Chamber fully supports the Keystone XL project because of the benefits it will provide to Nebraska’s families and the state’s economy, as well as America’s long term energy needs,” Kennedy said. “Nebraskans will always be part of the solution, not part of the problem.” Kennedy said that with millions of dollars to be realized in new, local prope...

Nebraska Business Community, Labor Groups Voice Support For Keystone XL

Thursday, 23/02/2017
LINCOLN – The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry has announced, in cooperation with Nebraska labor leaders, its support of TransCanada’s application to the Public Service Commission (PSC) to site and construct the Keystone XL pipeline.   “The Nebraska Chamber supports the Keystone XL project because of the benefits it would provide to Nebraska’s working families and the state’s economy,” Chamber President Barry Kennedy said.  “With millions of dollars to be realized in new, local property tax revenue – as well as a long term, stable supply of North Ameri...

Leadership Nebraska Honors 30 New Graduates

Friday, 17/02/2017
LINCOLN – Thirty Nebraska leaders were honored with certificates and commemorative awards at the State Chamber’s Leadership Nebraska commencement ceremony held Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in Lincoln.  Graduates are current and emerging leaders from communities throughout Nebraska.   The Leadership Nebraska program enhances participants’ leadership skills and deepens their knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing the state.  Established in 2005, Leadership Nebraska is dedicated to the development of informed leaders who understand issues, define problems, deve...

Leadership Nebraska Accepting Applications For Upcoming Class

Tuesday, 24/01/2017
LINCOLN – Applications are now being accepted for the State Chamber’s Leadership Nebraska, the statewide program that prepares Nebraskans who want to play a larger role in helping their community and state thrive. Applications must be received on or before April 14, 2017. Leadership Nebraska is in its tenth year of developing informed leaders who wish to gain more in-depth knowledge about Nebraska issues and help develop solutions to state and local challenges, while also achieving positions of higher responsibility.  Participants are selected from different regions of the s...