Greater Bellevue Area Chamber Biz Brief November 3, 2014

Nebraska’s Official Veteran’s Parade

“Defenders of Freedom”

 November 8, 2014

10:00am

Down Mission Avenue beginning at Jackson Street

to Franklin Street – ending at Washington Park

2014 Grand Marshal – Lt. Gen. Robert (Bob) Hinson (retired)

More info: 402-898-3000

www.Bellevue@BellevueNebraska.com

 

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Leadership Bellevue

Partners In Excellence dinner 

 

The Board of Directors of the Greater Bellevue Area Chamber of Commerce and Bellevue Economic Enhancement Foundation invite you to attend P.I.E. (Partners in Excellence) dinner celebrating community leadership

 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

 

5:30 pm networking (host bar-soda, beer and wine)

6:00 pm dinner

 

PLATTEVIEW COUNTRY CLUB, 4215 PLATTEVIEW ROAD,

 Bellevue, NE 68123

 

KEYNOTE speaker-Don Bacon, Brig Gen (ret),

Asst Prof College of Business, Bellevue University

 

Celebrating the Graduation of

Leadership Bellevue Class of 2014

 

Tricia Abel, Offutt AFB 55MSG

Bill Citro, Nebraska Medicine Bellevue

Ben Justman, Sarpy County Historical Museum

Brandon Martin, First National Bank

Faith Morrison, State Farm Insurance-Team Ricchini

Claire Osborne, Koley Jessen PC LLO

John Quade, Omaha Public Power District

J R Richardson, Bellevue University

Laurie Synowiecki, Bellevue City Police Department

**Joshua Sullivan, The Weitz Company**

Sam Ucman, KPE Consulting Engineers

Jamie Williams, Great Western Bank

**Karissa Williams, Offutt Collision Repair**

 

**class emcees** 

 

The Class of 2014 would like to support and assist with         “Quality of Life” for the Bellevue-Offutt community.

 Please bring a board game to share with Sheltering Tree and/or a jar of jelly to share with the Bellevue Food Pantry.

  

$20 per person

$200 Corporate Sponsor

(includes 6 guests, reserved table,

plus event recognition)

  

 Please RSVP by calling 402.898.3000 or emailing Bellevue@bellevuenebraska.com

Members Notes:

Bank of Nebraska – Annual Bellevue Business Bash, Thursday November 6 4:30 – 6:30pm. 923 Galvin Road South, Bellevue.  Drinks and heavy

Hors D’ Oeuvres will be served – Prizes! Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Bellevue Food Pantry.  RSVP: by October 30, 2014

402-537-2600 or mmickelson@bankofnebraska.com

  

Bellevue Police and Fire Department -Annual Chili Cook Off and silent auction November 7th, 2014 from 5:00-8:30pm at the Volunteer Firefighter’s Hall, 2108 Franklin, to raise funds for Holiday Heroes; stop by and sample some award winning chili.  Cost is only $10 for ages 10 and above.  The $10 will get you a bowl of house chili, cornbread and the opportunity to sample all the competition chili as well as 3 voting tickets to vote for your favorite chili.

Holiday Heroes is a program where we  partner with the Bellevue Public Schools to help identify children of need.  Officers and firefighters volunteer their time to go shopping with the children and their family to buy needed clothing and Christmas wish list items.

If you are interested in donating or just have more questions contact Roger Cox at 402.637.5852 or roger.cox@bellevue.net.

 

The Knights of Columbus Council 6192 in Bellevue, 205 Industrial Drive will be holding a Steak Night open to the public November 8, 2014. Cost of the dinner is $13 per person. Dinner served from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. A live band (Shadow Ridge) will be playing till 11:30 p.m. for your listening and dancing pleasure.  A $5 cover charge for those only coming to dance. For more Information or to make reservations, call Mike at

402-706-9481 or the Knights hall at 402-291-6887 and leave a message.

 

Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home – The members and staff of the Eastern Nebraska Veteran’s Home, 12505 South 40th Street, cordially invite you to attend their traditional Veterans Day Ceremony on Tuesday, November 11 at 2:00pm with a featured musical performance by the USAF Heartland of American Band ensemble Offutt Brass.  Refreshments served following the ceremony.   Kindly RSVP to audrey.hester@nebraska.gov

 

The Knights of Columbus Council 6192 in Bellevue, 205 Industrial Drive will be hosting the 1st Annual Blue Coat Awards Dinner November 15, 2014. This event will honor the top Bellevue Police Officer and runner-up and the top Offutt AFB Security Police person and runner-up. Meal choices are Prime Rib for $18 or Chicken Cordon Bleu for $14. Social hour starts at 6:00 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. with awards following. This event is open to the public. For more information or to make reservations, call Mike at 402-706-9481 or call the Knights hall at 402-291-6887 and leave a message.

 

Harmony Court-Job Opportunties

Prep Cook

Harmony Court in Bellevue is looking for a  food loving, people serving Prep cook. Prep Cooks are the building blocks of a well-oiled kitchen, doing the routine and day-to-day tasks that are needed to allow the cooks and chefs to turn out perfect meals. This includes chopping vegetables, breaking down, cutting or grinding meat, weighing and mixing ingredients, washing and preparing vegetables, storing food, and more. Knowledge of food and kitchen skills helpful but not required.  Early morning hours off by 2 pm daily.

JOB SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Listening: Prep cooks need to be able to hear and understand specific instructions from their chefs.
  • Manual Dexterity: Prep cooks will be using their hands to cut and chop food, as well as other tasks.
  • Stamina: Everyone in the kitchen works long hours on their feet over hot stoves and grills. Stamina is needed.
  • Teamwork: Prep cooks are part of a team, and in a stressful, fast-paced environment, being a team player and level-headed will help immensely.

Please send resume to linda@harmonycourt.com.

Chef/Cook

Harmony Court in Council Bluffs is in immediate need of a head chef/cook. He or she has to be able to cook food,  lead a team of kitchen workers, order food and supplies needed for the week/month, create menus, and plan meals for special events. Yes, that means there will be math involved.  Being able to cook amazing dishes from scratch is a must.

Harmony Court has a big emphasis on Team Work, Listening and service.  Manual Dexterity, ability to be on your feet for long periods of time, bending, reaching and stamina are a must.

Please send resumes to linda@harmonycourt.com.

Housekeeping

Harmony Court in Bellevue is looking for a responsible individual with a desire to provide residents with quality customer service and care of their belongings and environment.  We need an individual that can work independently but within the parameters set for need.  Works well with others, listens to the needs of the residents and responds in kind.  Position Summary: Maintains standards established for general cleaning, which include mopping, vacuuming, disinfecting, trash removal and changing linens. Documents assignment completion and safety hazards. Stocks supplies. Participates in staff and guest relations. Please send resume to linda@harmonycourt.com

 

 

October 13th Business Brief

Bellevue Real Estate Showcase – BRES

This program is meant for developers, real estate brokers, bankers, business owners and anyone else who is interested in learning more about Bellevue and our opportunities for business development.  If you haven’t done business in Bellevue lately, we want you to be aware of the tremendous growth that has occurred in the last 10 years.  We will highlight Bellevue’s demographics, the current business climate, recent business growth and current economic development opportunities.  It will be a fast-paced program and provide useful handouts to all who attend.

 

October 21, 2014

Bellevue University

Dr. Muller Administration Building

1000 Galvin Road South (Lower Level)

Bellevue, Ne 68005

11:30am – 1:30pm

 

Cost: $15.00 per person

RSVP: 402-898-3000 or www.Bellevue@BellevueNebraska.com

 

Bellevue Public Schools-The Bellevue Public Schools are now offering Sports Program advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities at Bellevue East & Bellevue West High Schools.  For more information please contact  Jon Mauro for Bellevue West at 402.293.4046 or jon.mauro@bpsne.net  or Jim Hirz for Bellevue East at 402.293.4157

 or james.hirz@bpsne.net.

 

Bellevue Young Professionals – Boo Bash Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 1:00 – 3:00pm, Bellevue West High School South Gym
.  Please join us in supporting the Bellevue Food Pantry by registering for a FREE booth before October 21st.  A table and two chairs will be provided by Bellevue West’s FBLA.  We encourage each business to decorate their booth and hand out candy/trinkets to the children dressed in costume.  Last year we had approximately 500 children and their parents.  For more information contact Karissa Williams at marketing@ocrinc.com 

 

Delta Force Security-Is looking for Part-Time Security Officers. Please call 402-301-4317 

 

Pentagon Federal Credit Union – is hiring at this time contact Human Resource Manager at 402-951-5809

 

Worhty Women of Distinction – Join us in recognizing the 2014 Breast Cancer Fighters & Survivors Thursday, October 23rd Bellevue Berry Farm, 11001 South 48th Street, Papillion.  Drinks and hors d’ oeuvres 4:30-5:30pm, Honorees Recognition at 5:30pm.  Tickets are $30.00 which $10.00 of each ticket will benefit Susan Komen, Nebraska.  Contact Echo Bronk at 402-505-3624 or echo@bellevueleader.com

 

Software Engineering Services (SES) – is hosting a job fair at our office facility (1311 Fort Crook Road South, Suite 100, Bellevue, Nebraska 68005) on October 30, 2014 between 4PM and 8 PM CST. Please feel free to attend and invite others as well.  A majority of the positions we will be looking to fill in the future will require obtaining/maintaining at least a Secret Security Clearance (must be US Citizens). Mission areas include Strategic Deterrence; CWMD; Cyberspace Operations; Space Operations; Global Strike; Joint Electronic Warfare; ISR; Missile Defense; Targeting & Analysis. We are targeting the Offutt Air Force Base/USSTRATCOM Bellevue, Nebraska area as well as locations all across the United States.  If you cannot attend, but are interested in these opportunities, please send your resume to SESRecruitment@SESsolutions.com and indicate what position/positions you are interested in and qualified for.

 

 

The University of Nebraska annually presents two distinguished awards to recognize the entrepreneurial activities of students at the University of Nebraska and existing businesses with a link to the University of Nebraska.  In 1999, the Board of Regents created two University-wide awards:  the Peter Kiewit Student Entrepreneurial Award and the Walter Scott Entrepreneurial Business Award.  We are now seeking and encourage your nominations for the 2014-2015 awards.  The award recipients will be announced by the President of the University of Nebraska in the spring of 2015.
The Peter Kiewit Student Entrepreneurial Award honors University of Nebraska students who have directed their energies, ideas, and talents toward community and business improvements with the creative and innovative use of information technology.
The Walter Scott Entrepreneurial Business Award honors an existing business with a presence in Nebraska that has created partnerships and links with the University of Nebraska in the area of technology.
Details of the awards, including nomination and application procedures, are provided in this brochure.  I appreciate your assistance in recognizing excellence at the University of Nebraska.

 

 

Omaha: the nation’s center for business ethics excellence. That’s the goal of the Business Ethics Alliance.

 

Please complete a 10-minute online survey to help us determine what formal or informal ethics programs are already in place in Omaha businesses. Results will be available December 2014 and will be used to create programs and materials that promote business ethics. You can take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OES2014 

 

For more information on the Business Ethics Alliance or upcoming events, please visit www.businessethicsalliance.org.

 

Thank you for your participation!

 

 

Bellevue Business Brief September 22nd, 2014

Delta Force Security-Is looking for Part-Time Security Officers. Please call 402.301.4317

 

Bellevue Public Schools-The Bellevue Public Schools are now offering Sports Program advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities at Bellevue East & Bellevue West High Schools.  For more information please contact  Jon Mauro for Bellevue West at 402.293.4046 or jon.mauro@bpsne.net

or Jim Hirz for Bellevue East at 402.293.4157 or james.hirz@bpsne.net.

 

Akridge  & Akridge Chiropractic and Hillcrest Health Services - are hosting a health fair on Wednesday, Sept. 24th from 2 pm to 6 pm at the Bellevue Medical Center. It is free to attend. You can get free information about your health & fitness, nutrition, meet local doctors, dentists and more!

 

Bellevue Young Professionals – Boo Bash Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 1:00 – 3:00pm, Bellevue West High School South Gym.  Please join us in supporting the Bellevue Food Pantry by registering for a FREE booth before October 21st.  A table and two chairs will be provided by Bellevue West’s FBLA.  We encourage each business to decorate their booth and hand out candy/trinkets to the children dressed in costume.  Last year we had approximately 500 children and their parents.  For more information contact Karissa Williams at marketing@ocrinc.com

 

Bellevue Biz Brief September 15, 2014

Bellevue Public Schools-The Bellevue Public Schools are now offering Sports Program advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities at Bellevue East & Bellevue West High Schools.  For more information please contact  Jon Mauro for Bellevue West at 402.293.4046 or jon.mauro@bpsne.net

or Jim Hirz for Bellevue East at 402.293.4157 or james.hirz@bpsne.net.

Akridge  & Akridge Chiropractic and Hillcrest Health Services - are hosting a health fair on Wednesday, Sept. 24th from 2 pm to 6 pm at the Bellevue Medical Center. It is free to attend. You can get free information about your health & fitness, nutrition, meet local doctors, dentists and more!

Bellevue Young Professionals – Boo Bash Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 1:00 – 3:00pm, Bellevue West High School South Gym.  Please join us in supporting the Bellevue Food Pantry by registering for a FREE booth before October 21st.  A table and two chairs will be provided by Bellevue West’s FBLA.  We encourage each business to decorate their booth and hand out candy/trinkets to the children dressed in costume.  Last year we had approximately 500 children and their parents.  For more information contact Karissa Williams at marketing@ocrinc.com

The Bellevue Chamber’s New Blog

Stay tuned for continual content on this chamber news page.  This is our new blog and we will be updating it on a regular basis.

Until then keep an eye on our Calendar for all the latest events.

We will be adding events shortly, since we redesigned the site we have to add events into the New calendar.

Business Education

The Chamber is proud to announce that in the coming months you will see more information about gaining education on how to promote, run, manage and succeed in your business!  This education series will be a very popular and space may be limited.  So please stay tuned and signup when we get it going.

Bellevue Young Professionals

What are the Young Professionals?

The Young Professionals Network is a program of the Bellevue Chamber. The BYP aims to attract and retain young talent to the Bellevue area while developing the next generation of leaders. The BYP offers a wealth of opportunities for young professionals to network, give back to the community and grow both personally and professionally! There is something in the BYP for everyone.

Special Events

The Bellevue Chamber offers special events for the entire Bellevue community, like the Annual Dinner, Runway Run, RiverFest, Veteran’s Parade, Bellevue First Business & Restaurant Expo, Golf tournaments and much more.

Events are coordinated by various committees of Bellevue Chamber members and are a terrific way for businesses to give back to the community and raise awareness of their services.

Legislative Reception-Governor’s Residence

An annual event that allows the Bellevue/Offutt Business leaders to travel to Lincoln for a sold out reception. The purpose of the reception is to support our state legislators, staff, and department heads and to discuss the issues most important to our businesses and community.

BRES-Bellevue Real Estate Showcase

This program is meant for developers, real estate brokers, bankers, business owners and anyone else who is interested in learning more about Bellevue and our opportunities for business development.  If you haven’t done business in Bellevue lately, we want you to be aware of the tremendous growth that has occurred in the last 10 years.  We will highlight Bellevue’s demographics, the current business climate, recent business growth and current economic development opportunities.

Small Business Awards

The Small Business Awards of Excellence is a program developed to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit and business successes of Bellevue.

Bellevue First Bellevue Now Business Expo

Bellevue/Greater Bellevue Premier Businesses, Restaurants & Caterers Showcase. Bellevue First – Bellevue Now is for all chamber and non-chamber members.  It will be one of the most popular events on the Chamber’s calendar!  We anticipate more than 300 attendees that will be “wowed” by many different vendors, offering the best of what they’re known for – great business, great food and great service!

Bellevue-Offutt Runway Run

The Runway Run is a seven mile run through the base and yes – down the runway among a formation of Air Force planes.  Please join us in the “Runway Run” by investing your corporate dollars, marketing your company and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

 

Military Relations Golf Classic

While the Chamber’s primary focus is to support local business, we are also fortunate enough to be the home of Nebraska’s third largest employer, Offutt AFB.  Each year we meet at Willow Lakes to celebrate and support our significant partnership

Women’s Wine and Nine

An opportunity for professional women to get out and enjoy the great game of Golf. There is a whirl wind of networking, fun, and prizes.

 

RiverFest

Top notch regional festival involving Live Music, Beer Garden, Kid Zone, Fireworks, Hot Air Balloon Glow, and BBQ Competition.

Bellevue Chamber Annual Dinner

Bellevue’s Premier Event for Business.  This event is a celebration of the economic vitality of our region and annually sells out.  Over 350 businesses and community leaders attend this annual silent auction and dinner.

 

Bellevue Chamber Golf Classic & Tee Box Expo

Join the Bellevue Chamber for some golf, business adventures and even a little extra fun! A little extra competition on the course for the golfers, plus additional competition on the holes for business sponsors.

Nebraska’s Official Veteran’s Parade

Help us celebrate our Veterans with a parade down Mission Ave.

Avenue of Flags

The Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, the Bellevue Economic Enhancement Foundation, and the City of Bellevue invite you to donate a flag to be flown along the streets of Olde Towne Bellevue, Galvin Road, and along Highway 370.  Sponsor a flag in memory of a loved one, a friend, or to show patriotism and appreciation for our Veterans

 

 

 

 

Quarters 13- Offutt

Join the business community as we meet with the Leadership of Offutt Air Force Base and tenant units.

Update of USSTRATCOM

We are pleased to have the USSTRATCOM leadership brief the greater Bellevue Business Community.  Join the business community in a business lunch  and briefing with United States Strategic Command.

 

Networking Events

Networking Events

The Chamber offers a variety of networking events to allow members to connect with other business owners, promote their own businesses, and strengthen their ties to the Bellevue community – all in a relaxed and fun setting.

Programs like Ribbon Cuttings, Wake Up Wednesdays, Business After Hours, and other regular events foster connections among Chamber members. This, in turn, benefits Bellevue as a whole, as great ideas come out of collaboration between local businesses who are committed to the community.

View our calendar to see upcoming network events. Please contact the Chamber for more information on scheduling a Ribbon Cutting or hosting one of our other events.

Power Partners

Make the most of your investment in the Bellevue Chamber with Power Partners.  This referral group is an opportunity to generate sales and business leads from other Bellevue Chamber members.  Power Partners requires a commitment by those attending the group.  By attending on a consistent basis, you will establish and develop personal and professional relationships, resulting in positive networking opportunities.

We currently have 3 Power Partner Groups:

Tuesday 8am-9am

Location: Bellevue Café

209 Fort Crook Rd. N

 

Wednesday 8am-9am

Location: National American University

3604 Summit Plaza Drive

 

Thursday 8am-9am

Location: B&B Dogs

1020 Lincoln Rd.