Nebraska State Chamber News

Nebraska State Chamber News

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...

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...