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

Thursday, Feb. 20

The annual Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference will celebrate 35 years Feb. 20 and 21 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Kearney. Workshops and presentations will offer tools and information to help women better manage risk, improve their farms and ranches and become more successful operators and business partners. Both single- and two-day registrations are open. The conference will feature more than 30 workshops and five speakers, including author Michele Payn, blogger Lauren Eberspacher and beef advocate Amanda Radke.

Friday, Feb. 21

The Metro Omaha Women’s Business Center is hosting its Business Breakfast Forum Panel from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Monica Sempek Studio. Shayne Fili, Robin Hesselgesser, Susan Hawley, Nicole Ryan and Candice Price will head up the panel, discussing “How to Run a Successful Small Business.” Seating is limited and registration is available online. 

Wednesday, Feb. 26

The Human Resource Association of the Midlands has announced a new series of three diversity symposia — smaller, less formal events focused on learning around diversity and inclusion issues. Jeremy Bouman, founder and CEO of RISE prison ministry, and Pam Bourne, an employment law attorney at Woods Aitken law firm, will kick off the 2020 series where they will revisit the effort to hire the formerly incarcerated, an issue HRAM has focused on since 2017. The symposia will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at BlueCross BlueShield of Nebraska. The events are free to attend and open to the public, but registration is required. Registration is open online.

The Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance - Omaha is hosting the Talking Travel Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Security National Bank – 3 Pacific Place. Before the presentation by Excite Experiences there will be lunch and networking. AFWF will also be hosting a Dress for Success drive and asks all members and guests to bring any gently used business attire to the meeting to donate. All items collected will be donated to the Women’s Center for Advancement in Omaha. Registration is online.

The Sarpy County Chamber is hosting a membership luncheon featuring Kelley Peterson, with KidGlov, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the chamber. Peterson will be presenting on “7 Instagram Tricks Learned from My Dog.”

Thursday, Feb. 27

The EmpowHER Series is hosting its meeting at Arbor Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Patti Brannon will preset on emotional intelligence. Brannon is the director of market growth at Leadership Resources. She provides resources, knowledge, and solutions to her clients so that they may achieve the vision for their organization. Registration is available online.

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