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Events currently available - New business events will be posted as they come in for the calendar.

Thursday, Aug. 9

The 2018 Federal Legislative Summit is celebrating 10 years from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum. In addition to hearing from Senators and Congressmen, the event will feature lunch with keynote speaker Neil Bradley, executive vice president and chief policy officer for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Registration can be found on the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce website and costs $99 for Lincoln Chamber and Greater Omaha Chamber and $125 for non-members.

The Greater Omaha Chamber will host the 3rd annual HIRE (Human Resources, Innovations, Retention, Engagement) Conference at the Metropolitan Community College Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology. HR professionals will network, share ideas and connect with the talent acquisition community. The keynote, “The Gap Between Luck and Success in Psychomatics,” will be given by Dr. Michael Santo, Rembrandt Advantage. Breakout Sessions include: “Recruit Like a Marketer,” Maren Hogan, Red Branch Media; “Social Media and the Law,” Kelli P. Lieurance, Baird Holm Law Firm; and “Selling Omaha,” Sarah Moylan and Patricia Mayorga, Greater Omaha Chamber. Registration is available online and costs $99.

Saturday, Aug. 11

The Omaha Section of the National Council of Negro Women will host the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Awards Luncheon at the University of Nebraska at Omaha from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Ticket donation can be purchased online for $40, with the proceeds being used for book awards for college students.

Monday, August 13

As part as Kaneko’s The Visionary Series, AVI-SPL’s Joe Laezza will host a workshop from 6 to 7 p.m. on “Advancing Technology in the Workplace.” Laezza will talk about key trends that are helping organizations visualize a new reality to work, grow and prosper. The workshop is free and open to the public. Registration is available online.

The Nonprofit Association of the Midlands is hosting “Important Conversations with Interesting People: An NEI Alumni Event” from 2:30 to 5:30 at the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center on the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s campus. Participants can join 12 classes of Nonprofit Executive Institute alumni in the community to create new ideas, energize imaginations and network. Registration is available online.

Tuesday, August 16

he Business Ethics Alliance will host a Breakfast & BlindSpots workshop from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Creighton University’s Harper Center. Participants will analyze real-life ethics scenarios and develop strategies for preventing and addressing blindspots in the workplace. The Breakfast & BlindSpots workshop will provide community members a low-stakes forum in which to sample Alliance curriculum for themselves. Admission to Breakfast & BlindSpots is $50 per participant and includes on-site parking, a participant workbook, light refreshments and the opportunity for networking. Space is limited and registration is online.

What goes up, must come down. And many experts believe that includes the U.S. economy, which is currently experiencing one of the largest expansions in U.S. history. David Vance, former chief economist and chief learning officer for Caterpillar Inc., will headline a Bellevue University lunch and learn workshop from noon to 1:30 p.m. His focus will be on how area human resource, employee education and training, and talent professionals can best prepare their organizations for the economic downturn that many economists believe will occur in the next two to three years. Area professionals can register online for the free workshop. The event includes lunch, will be held on Bellevue University’s main campus at 812 Bruin Blvd. in the John B. Muller Administrative Services Building.

The Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce is hosting Website 101 Training for members from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Chamber’s offices. Participants will learn how to post news items and special deals in addition to learning how to utilize their Chamber membership page. Registration is online.

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