Nebraska State Chamber News

Nebraska State Chamber News

Register Now For Aug. 9 Federal Legislative Summit

Tuesday, 27/06/2017
LINCOLN – Whether it is tax policy, health care, trade, 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 chamber members across the state to attend the ninth annual Federal Legislative Summit on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.  Co-hosted by the Nebraska Chamber, the Lincoln Chamber, and Greater Omaha Chamber, this unique event will be held at the Strategic Air Command (SAC) & Aerospace Museum, located just north of Exit 426 on I-80, near Ashl...

State Chamber’s Leadership Nebraska Announces New Class

Wednesday, 10/05/2017
LINCOLN – The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced the members of its new Leadership Nebraska Class.  This year’s class is the tenth 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 Neb...

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...