Nebraska State Chamber News

Nebraska State Chamber News

State Chamber’s Leadership Nebraska Honors 29 Graduates

Friday, 16/02/2018
LINCOLN – On February 15, 2018, the State Chamber’s “Leadership Nebraska” hosted a commencement ceremony in Lincoln to honor 29 individuals for their successful completion of the program’s coursework and other requirements. This is Leadership Nebraska’s tenth group of graduates since the program’s first class in 2007.  Leadership Nebraska is focused on enhancing leadership skills and expanding participants’ knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing our state. By completing the program, informed leaders can better understand issues, define problems and...

Bryan Slone Selected As Nebraska Chamber’s Next President

Wednesday, 07/02/2018
LINCOLN – The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry announced today that Bryan E. Slone has been selected as the chamber's next president.  Slone will take the place of longtime State Chamber President Barry Kennedy, who recently announced that he will retire later this year after 32 years at the chamber, including 19 years as the organization’s president.Slone will begin his role as chamber president on or around May 1, 2018. “Nebraska and its business community have made great strides in recent years, but numerous challenges are currently before us,” Barry Kennedy sai...

State Chamber’s Leadership Nebraska Accepting Applications

Monday, 05/02/2018
LINCOLN – Applications are currently being accepted for the State Chamber’s Leadership Nebraska program, which prepares individuals to play a larger role in their community and state.Applications must be received by the Nebraska Chamber on or before Friday, April 13, 2018. Leadership Nebraska is beginning its eleventh year of developing informed leaders who wish to gain more in-depth knowledge about Nebraska issues.  This unique program helps participants define problems, develop solutions and achieve positions of higher responsibility, all while they are building strong sta...

Nebraska Chamber Announces 2018 Scholarship Winners

Tuesday, 16/01/2018
LINCOLN – The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced the recipients of its 2018 scholarships.  All six scholarship winners will be honored at the chamber’s Nebraska Business Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony on Feb. 1 in Lincoln.  Each scholarship winner will receive $2,500.The following is a list of the State Chamber’s scholarships – each named in honor of key Nebraska business leaders – and this year’s scholarship winners:Jack Swartz Scholarship: Katherine Ford of Creighton University. Ford is a junior from Omaha, majoring in marketing with mi...

Nebraska Business Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Announced

Monday, 08/01/2018
LINCOLN – A distinguished group of business leaders and entrepreneurs will soon be inducted into the Nebraska Business Hall of Fame, according to Barry Kennedy, president of the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry.  The inductions will take place Thursday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. (CT) at The Cornhusker Marriott Hotel in Lincoln as part of the Nebraska Chamber’s Annual Meeting and evening banquet.  (For more information, including how to register, call 402-474-4422 or visit in 1992 by the State Chamber and the University of Nebraska College of Busine...