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A list of news and events submitted by members of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce

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  • 11/16/10--07:59: Gift Card Supersale Week!
  • Now through November 22nd, buy $100 in gift cards and receive a FREE $50 bonus play card! That's double our everyday bonus and our most rewarding deal EVER!

    And there's more! Now you can buy in-store or shop from the convenience of home or office too!

    For details and to start shopping now visit and click on our "Buy Fun Online" tab and choose "Gift Cards". Np special coupon code required for this AMAZING deal.

    This special offer ends Monday, November 22nd so shop today.

    Thanks for choosing The Amazing Pizza Machine!

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    Did you know that one in ten employees abuses drugs? 80% of those employees steal from their employer? Don't worry, we can help you out! It's easier than you think to implement a drug free workplace program! Call us today! Chamber Members receive exclusive discounts!

    Drug Test Services

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    The Greater Omaha Chamber and Omaha Performing Arts have teamed up to give you the chance to save big and see world-class artists! Through, you get all the benefits of group sales - savings of up to 25%, the best seats, simplicity, VIP customer service - and the flexibility of single ticket purchases any time you like! Enjoy inside access to the hottest shows in town - this season, and for many seasons to come.

    Blue Man Group, Chris Botti, The Nutcracker, Cirque Mechanics Boomtown, Rock of Ages and many more. To view the full season line-up or purchase tickets, just log on to and enter the password "omahachamber." No minimum purchase required. For further information, please contact Deidra Knaus, Group Sales Coordinator for Omaha Performing Arts, at 402-661-8516 or

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  • 11/29/11--10:15: Job Fair
  • Job Seekers

    Beat the lines and Register today for VIP entry into job fair!

    Go to and click on the Job Fair tab at the top or Red Banner button. Look for the Register button and complete; an email confirmation will be sent to you, print this out and bring with you the day of the event to get right in.

    Great news "OMAHA IS HIRING AGAIN" with a huge array of almost all fields available with ONE EMPLOYER CURRENTLY HAS 90 OPENINGS!

    The Job Fair will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 from 1 pm-5pm at the Ramada Plaza Omaha Convention Center (CoCo Key Water Resort /Holiday Inn) at 72nd & Grover Street. Look for the job fair street signs. Every field should be available with hundreds of open full time, part time and seasonal openings including internship jobs in the Omaha Metro Area and is Free to the public!

    Bring resumes, be prepared for onsite interviews, dress the part; first impressions are very important! More information to come!

    Expect up to 30 employers NOW HIRING in Omaha such as:

    Novozymes Blair Inc.
    UGL Services
    Unicco Operations
    Carlson Hotels
    West Corporation
    The Reader
    Tip Top Tux
    Colonial Life
    ICON Development Solutions
    National American University
    Metropolitan Community College-Student Recruitment
    Marriott Global Sales & Customer Care
    Creighton University-EOC
    New York Life Insurance Company
    Kaplan University
    Nebraska Department of Labor
    Aim Institute/
    Journal Broadcast Group
    Continuum Financial/Mass Mutual
    Custom Diesel Driver Training
    Allergy Relief Center of Nebraska
    Pentagon Federal Credit Union
    Applied Underwriters
    Early Out Services
    First Data
    Physicians Mutual
    Data Support Systems, Inc.
    AAA Life Insurance
    Research USA
    & many more still to come.

    For more information or booth rates contact

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    In November we hosted 3 FREE workouts that benefited the Foodbank for the Heartland here in Omaha.

    We had such an overwhelming response of people who wanted to participate to help those in need (donated 292 lbs of food!), that we decided to do it again in December.

    That is why we have decided to open our doors for another fun filled Saturday workout and do a toy drive for Toys for Tots.

    On Saturday, December 17th at 7, 8 and 9 am we're doing free "Holiday workout" at SG Human Performance. The only cost to come to class and get in a great workout around Christmas is just one new unwrapped toy to help those kids that are less fortunate. Use this link to sign up.

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    Friday, January 27, 2012. For 25 years, Tribute to Women, the Women's Center for Advancement (formerly the YWCA) signature event, has celebrated the achievements of Omaha's distinguished leaders. The contributions of the honorees make our community extraordinary.

    Five women will be honored on Tuesday, June 5 at the annual luncheon. The intent and purpose of this award is to recognize women in our community who have set an example of human achievement and who serve as active role models of citizenship, accomplishment, service and/or overcoming challenging life circumstances.

    Those who wish to nominate women in the community are encouraged to download the nomination form from the WCA website at, complete the form, and submit by noon on Friday, February 17. A separate nomination form must be completed for each nominee. You can also obtain a nomination packet by calling the WCA Development office at 402-345-6555 or email

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    MCC celebrates Native American cultures Sept. 22 with the annual Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow.

    The outdoor celebration honors the traditional dance, music, artistry, storytelling and foods of Nebraska's Native Americans.Bring chairs.

    Food and craft vendors available. No alcohol allowed.

    For more information:, 402-457-2253 or

    In case of inclement weather on powwow date, call 402-457-2499 for cancellation information. The event is free and open to the public.

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    Get ready to rock the park! A much-anticipated summer tradition, the Bank of the West Celebrates America free concert and fireworks show, is set for Friday, June 29, 2012, in Omaha's Memorial Park.

    Bank of the West will feature a full evening of national musical entertainment followed by a fabulous fireworks finale.

    "This is the 22nd year of Bank of the West Celebrates America, one of the largest free outdoor concerts in the U.S.," said Robert Dalrymple, Executive Vice President, Bank of the West Great Plains Division.

    "We are proud to host this annual reunion of family and friends who come together to enjoy a memorable evening of great music and fireworks. It is our 'thank you' to our valued customers and to the Omaha community."

    Hosted in cooperation with the City of Omaha, Bank of the West Celebrates America typically attracts 50,000 or more people.

    "We encourage everyone to mark their calendars for the June 29 event that kicks off the region's Fourth of July festivities," said Dalrymple. "We look forward to another great evening of music, fireworks and fun!"

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    Attendance: More than 150,000 spectators are expected to attend the U.S. Senior Open throughout the week.

    Field: 156 Professionals and Amateurs (over the age of 50)

    Format: 72 Hole stroke play; Field will be cut to low 60 and ties plus anyone within 10 strokes of the leader following the completion of the second round.

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    Area companies invited to swim in the official U.S. Swim Team Trials pool, support local swim teams

    Omaha, Neb. (Mar. 1, 2012) - Back by popular demand, the Omaha Sports Commission (OSC) is hosting the Corporate Swim Challenge at CenturyLink Center Omaha on June 16-one week before Omaha hosts 1,500 Olympic contenders at the 2012 U.S. Swim Team Trials.

    The Corporate Swim Challenge started in 2008 as a way for local companies to participate in a fun, team-based activity and to support Omaha's involvement in the Swim Trials. Proceeds of the challenge benefit area swim programs.

    Harold Cliff, president of the OSC and chief operating officer of the 2012 U.S. Swim Team Trials, said the Corporate Swim Challenge is the perfect kick-off event leading up to the trials. "We're enthusiastic to once again present the swim challenge as a way for companies to promote wellness and to boost morale throughout their organizations," he said. "It's a unique opportunity for people to team up, get out of the office and swim in the official U.S. Swim Team Trials pool."

    Corporate teams, each consisting of four employees and/or their spouses/dependents, can compete in a 200-meter medley relay, 200-meter freestyle relay or in both events. Entry fees start at $400 for the first team, with discounts available for multiple teams. Entry fees are the same regardless of whether a team participates in one or both relay events, Cliff said.

    In 2008, 45 teams of 174 participants represented 23 local companies in the competition. This year, the OSC hopes to reach at least 65 teams.

    "This event really is a great thing for our city, and it reflects the OSC's commitment to strengthening the community and creating a positive economic impact for Omaha," Cliff said. "Thousands of people from all over the country are coming to town for the Swim Trials, and Omaha will benefit greatly from that. Local companies can make an impact too by participating in this challenge."

    Promotional materials are available for companies to recruit employees to form a team. Visit for details.

    To schedule an interview with a first-time or repeat swim challenge participant(s), or for any other media inquiry, please contact the OSC at 402-502-2216.

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    Wag has low-stress grooming now available! Our grooming is one-on-one with no other dogs, no cages and no distractions. There's no wait for you or your dog. Just drop him off at his appointment time and we'll call you when he's ready! Our groomer has ten years experience with all different breeds.

    Get $5 off if you're a new grooming customer and $10 off if you refer another customer who books an appointment with us.

    Call 402.502.7600 for any questions or to book an appointment today!

    1320 Mike Fahey St.
    Omaha, NE 68102

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  • 03/15/12--08:17: 2012 College World Series
  • Official Gameday program advertising is now available through RST Promos and Logos/IMG College!

    Take advantage of this great opportunity to align your company or organization with the College World Series in Omaha!

    This is the only way that companies or organizations will be able to advertise inside the stadium.

    Contact Ryan today for more information at (402)613-0123 or

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  • 04/05/12--06:44: The Black Keys
  • The Black Keys have announced additional dates to their 2012 Tour in support of their new album El Camino and will make a stop at Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs on August 1 with special guests Tame Impala.

    El Camino features the hit single (and viral video sensation) "Lonely Boy" and the super-hot smash "Gold On The Ceiling." El Camino follows the most successful two years in The Black Keys' career.

    In May 2010 they released their breakthrough album, Brothers, to widespread critical acclaim. Debuting at #2 in the U.S., it went on to win three Grammy Awards and an MTV Video Music Award, and topped numerous year-end lists, including iTunes, NPR, and Rolling Stone.

    Brothers, which included the hit singles "Tighten Up" and "Howlin' for You," has been certified Gold in the U.S. and U.K., and Platinum in Canada. Worldwide sales are now over one million and counting. The Black Keys-Akron, OH natives Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney-released their debut album, The Big Come Up, in 2002, followed by Thickfreakness (2003) and Rubber Factory (2004.

    In 2006 they signed to Nonesuch Records in the U.S. and released their fourth album, Magic Potion, which was followed by the Danger Mouse-produced Attack & Release in 2008.

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    A fundraiser celebration in support of Film Streams' Ruth Sokolof Theater, Omaha's nonprofit cinema.

    Featuring special guest JANE FONDA in conversation with Film Streams' Oscar-winning board member Alexander Payne.

    At the Holland Performing Arts Center. Honorary Chair: Susie Buffett. For more information about the event, including all ticket levels, visit

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    Rave On marks McGuigan's last Omaha appearance as Buddy Holly. Omaha, Neb.-Rave On: The Buddy Holly Experience will be run the Howard Drew Theatre at the Omaha Community Playhouse June 8-24, 2012.

    This will be performer Billy McGuigan's last season of portraying music icon Buddy Holly. McGuigan has been appearing as Buddy Holly since 2001.

    Rave On: The Buddy Holly Experience reinvents the ordinary tribute show with an electrifying, high-energy, rock n' roll extravaganza featuring America's premier Buddy Holly interpreter, Billy McGuigan.

    Backed by the rockin' Rave On band, their incredible musicianship ignites the stage and breathes new life into the music of Buddy Holly.

    In this rock and roll tour-de-force, audiences will experience all the thrills of a Buddy Holly concert re-imagined, which includes such hits as "Peggy Sue," "That'll Be the Day," "Oh Boy" and of course, "Rave On."

    In a unique twist, Billy as 'Buddy celebrates the birth of an era and pays homage to fellow rockers Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper.

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