Nebraska State Chamber News

Nebraska State Chamber News

Nebraska Chamber Adds Nine New Board Members

Monday, 03/12/2018
LINCOLN – The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry has elected nine new members to its board of directors.  The new members, who represent a wide range of industries, were approved at the Nebraska Chamber’s Nov. 28, 2018 board meeting in Lincoln.   The State Chamber’s new board members are:Bruce Bohrer, executive vice president and general counsel, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, Lincoln.Mark Byars, vice president – finance and administration, Adams Land and Cattle, Omaha.Eric Dunning, director of government affairs, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Nebraska, Omaha.Patr...

Workforce, Tax Reform Are Nebraska Chamber’s 2019 Priorities

Thursday, 29/11/2018
LINCOLN – As state lawmakers prepare for the new legislative session beginning Jan. 9, the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced its 2019 major legislative objectives, which were approved Nov. 28 by the Chamber’s board of directors.  Some of the Nebraska Chamber’s key legislative priorities for the new year include:Workforce Development.  Recent Nebraska Chamber surveys of business leaders have found that the overwhelming majority of respondents say their communities or businesses face a workforce shortage.  Because Nebraska’s economic growth depends on...

Kristen Hassebrook Joins Nebraska Chamber Staff

Monday, 26/11/2018
LINCOLN – The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced that Kristen Hassebrook will join the State Chamber staff beginning Dec. 10.  She will play a key role in leading the Chamber’s policy development and advocacy efforts.   Hassebrook brings a broad portfolio of experience to the position.  Most recently, she served as executive director of the Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska (AFAN) and We Support Agriculture, where she developed strategies to grow livestock-related opportunities across the state.  Prior to her role at AFAN, Hass...

Case IH, Bruckman Rubber Co. Named Nebraska Manufacturers of the Year

Tuesday, 30/10/2018
LINCOLN – Case IH of Grand Island, along with Bruckman Rubber Co. of Hastings, have been named Nebraska’s Manufacturers of the Year by the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry.  The companies were honored Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the State Chamber’s Manufacturing Summit held in La Vista. The Nebraska Manufacturer of the Year Award is sponsored by the State Chamber and RSM, a leading provider of assurance, tax and consulting services to the manufacturing and wholesale distribution industries.  The award has been presented annually since 2008 to Nebraska manufacturers that...

Nebraska Chamber’s Manufacturing Summit, Oct. 30 In La Vista

Friday, 28/09/2018
LINCOLN – October is Manufacturing Month in Nebraska.  As part of the salute to this vital sector of the economy, the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry will host its annual Manufacturing Summit on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the La Vista Conference Center. The summit will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. This is one of Nebraska’s largest manufacturing events of the year.  Sponsored by RSM – a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services – the summit is free for individuals involved in manufacturing and related sectors. Breakfast and lunch will be provid...