Nebraska State Chamber News

Nebraska State Chamber News

Nebraska Chamber Announces 2018 Legislative Forum Locations, Dates

Wednesday, 15/08/2018
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...

Federal Legislative Summit, August 9 at SAC Museum

Tuesday, 17/07/2018
LINCOLN – Whether it is trade policy, tax law or regulatory reform, what happens in Washington, D.C. can dramatically impact Nebraska and its business community. That is why the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry encourages Nebraskans across the state to attend the tenth annual Federal Legislative Summit on Thursday, August 9, 2018. Co-hosted by the State Chamber, Lincoln Chamber, and Greater Omaha Chamber, this unique event will be held at the Strategic Air Command (SAC) & Aerospace Museum, located north of Exit 426 on I-80, near Ashland.The program will begin at 9 a.

Jim Smith Named Executive Director Of Blueprint Nebraska

Monday, 09/07/2018
LINCOLN – Blueprint Nebraska today named former Papillion Senator Jim Smith as the organization’s first executive director.  Smith’s background includes experience in small and large business environments, as well as community service on numerous non-profit boards.For the past eight years, Smith has served in the Nebraska Legislature where he chaired the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee and the Revenue Committee. Smith tendered his resignation from the Nebraska Legislature prior to assuming his role with Blueprint Nebraska, a recently formed organization that is...

Leadership Nebraska Announces Members Of New Class

Tuesday, 15/05/2018
LINCOLN – The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced the members of its new Leadership Nebraska class.  This year’s class is the eleventh in the program’s history.Leadership Nebraska was founded in 2006 to identify current and emerging leaders throughout the state, enhance their leadership skills and deepen their knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing Nebraska. Participants have been selected from different regions of the state and possess varied backgrounds and diverse talents.  All candidates have demonstrated an abiding interest in Nebrask...

Blueprint Nebraska Unveiled

Friday, 11/05/2018
LINCOLN – On May 11, leaders in Nebraska business, agriculture, government and higher education launched “Blueprint Nebraska,” a citizen-led, statewide economic development initiative.  The effort seeks to establish a comprehensive and pro-active plan to stimulate the state’s economic growth, competitiveness and prosperity, while building on its many strengths.Lance Fritz, the chairman, president and CEO of Union Pacific Corp. in Omaha, and Owen Palm, the president and CEO of 21st Century Holdings in Scottsbluff, are co-chairs of Blueprint Nebraska.  Joining them at today’s...