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Monday, January 21

The Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Bellevue University for Legislative Coffee from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Veterans Service Center on Bellevue University’s Campus. Local State Senators will discuss the 2019 Legislative Session. Registration is available online.




Tuesday, January 22

The next installment of Koenig Dunne’s Next: an Empowerment Series for Women starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Thompson Alumni Center on the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s campus. The series takes a holistic approach to provide skills and support for women undergoing change. Session topics include setting goals, finding your joy, financial planning, health and wellness, and envisioning a future beyond today. The five-month program costs $175 and registration is available online.

The West O Chamber is holding its Monthly Luncheon at Thrive Space in Waterloo, Nebraska from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Panelists will include those in the sporting industry such as the Omaha Storm Chasers, The Omaha Beef, The Omaha Lancers, Elkhorn Soccer Club and the Elkhorn Athletics Association. Registration is available online and is $15 for members and $20 for non-members.

The Home Builders Association of Lincoln is hosting an Initial Lead Paint Renovator class from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Initial Lead Renovator class is required for anyone doing renovation, remodeling, or painting in pre-1978 homes. The class covers how to test and document either the presence or absence of lead-based paint and if lead-based paint is present and will be disturbed and how to safely proceed with the work in order to protect the workers and the occupants. Contact Andrea Wilkins at 402-423-4225 if you’re interested in attending.




Wednesday, January 23

The Greater Omaha Chamber is hosting its Annual Meeting from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at CHI Health Center Omaha. The keynote speaker will be People First Productivity Solutions President Deb Calvert, who will be speaking about “E3 Leadership for 2019: Emancipation + Ennoblement = Extraordinary You. The Chamber will also honor Justin Hughes and Jill Schoenherr with the Chairman’s Award of Excellence, as well as Terence Crawford with the Headliner of the Year Award and Tim Kerrigan with the Volunteer of the Year award. Reservations are available online starting at $120 for members. Reservations are due by Jan. 16.

The Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce will host its Monthly Luncheon at the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Department from 11:30 am. To 1 p.m. This month KidGlov will talk about how to start the year off right with a good marketing plan. Registration is available online.

The Nonprofit Association of the Midlands is hosting a Guidelines and Principles for Nonprofit Excellence Workshop from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at NAM. This presentation will focus on assessments, The Wiki and Best Practices Partnership. The first 45 minutes will provide an overview of these topics and answers to frequently asked questions. Guests can bring their laptops to work on assessments during the second half with the assistance of NAM staff members. The workshop is free for NAM members and $5 for non-members.

The Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce is hosting its Monthly Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Department. This months topic is “Branding: Not Just for the Big Dogs.” KidGlov Founder and President Lyn Wineman and Account Director Lisa Bowen will discuss the importance and benefits of branding. The presentation will include hands-on activities that can be applied to any brand. Registration is available online.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will host a Biotech/Plant Science Seminar with Dr. Laura Lackner, assistant professor at Northwestern University, who will present “Mitochondrial anchors: positioning mitochondria and more.” The Lackner lab is interested in the fundamental biological question of how spatial and dynamic organization within cells is achieved. As a model for intracellular organization, we study the mechanisms that position organelles.

UNL is hosting a Power Lunch on “Positive Psychological Capital: Recognizing and Developing the HERO Within for Improved Performance” as part of its Executive Education Events. The presentation, given by Professor Emeritus Fred Luthans, will provide evidence-based understanding of how to develop PsyCap to make a more effective positive leader. The cost for attending the lunch is $49 and registration is available online.

The Lincoln Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Public Policy Forum from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Forum speakers include State Senators Patty Pansing Brooks and Mark Kolterman. The Public Policy Forum provides members within the community to get involved in grassroots support for the Chamber’s core policy statements and Board resolutions to ensure that business community concerns are addressed during the development of public policy.




Thursday, January 24

The National Safety Council Nebraska is hosting its January Safe at Work Breakfast Series. Eric Grundke, director of safety at Kiewit Energy Group at Kiewit Corporation, will be presenting “A Case Study: How one of Nebraska’s Safest Companies Approaches Safety.” Grundke is responsible for helping more than 20,000 staff and craft employees in North America operate safety and are charge of the Nobody Gets Hurt safety division. He will discuss key aspects such as management commitment, safety leadership, individual habits and behaviors and cultural development. Registration is online.

The Healthcare Financial Management Association Nebraska Chapter is hosting the Physician Clinic Practice and Hospital Collaboration Summit at the Courtyard by Marriott Lincoln/Downtown. The two-day summit will include panel discussions on best practices in clinical data sharing, collaboration, Medicaid expansion and best practices in prior authorization processes. HFMA Nebraska will also hold a chapter meeting on Jan. 24 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. Registration is available online and continuing education credits are available.




Friday, January 25

Bland & Associates attorney Justin Frauendorfer will present a Financial Reporting Update for nonprofits during lunch from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Participants will learn about changes in revenue recognition, presentation of financial statements, lease accounting changes and more. Lunch will be included and the cost is $35 for NAM members and $70 for non-members.

The Financial Planning Association of Nebraska is hosting the Winter 2019 CE Meeting from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Quarry Oaks Gold Club in Ashland, Neb. Morning sessions include a talk on Code Sec. 199A from McGrath North’s Matt Ottermann and premium financing from Mutual of Omaha’s Tom Fridrich. Afternoon sessions include a talk on the economic forecast with Dr. Eric Thompson with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and charitable gift planning & tax cuts with Jim Gustafson from the Nebraska Community Foundation. This meeting is approved for four hours of CE credit and includes lunch and snacks. Registration is available online.






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