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

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    Register for the Midland University Spring Career & Internship Fair to promote your full-time jobs, internships or summer opportunities!

    Please register by Tuesday, March 5, 2013. The $75 registration fee includes an 8ft skirted table, 2 chairs and 2 box lunches ...online registration can be found at: www.MidlandU.edu/CareerFair.

    Connect with our students using College Central which be found at www.MidlandU.edu/CareerServices.

    Any questions, please contact Lindsey Adams at AdamsL@MidlandU.edu or 402-941-6530.


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    TITLE Boxing Club West Omaha will host an official Ribbon Cutting event Thursday, March 7 from 4-6pm. TBC invites you to come take a look at the facility which holds 64, 100 pound boxing bags, meet the trainers and staff, try on our boxing gloves, take a look at the schedule, plan your first free class, discuss about corporate wellness programs, learn about the charity we support, and network with other Chamber business professionals.

    TITLE Boxing Club offers explosive total body boxing and kickboxing fitness workouts. Called the POWER HOUR, these group fitness classes capitalize on the training of professional boxers, kick-boxers and mixed martial artists. Members can join others in these group fitness classes led by pros that target the whole body.

    Start with a 15 minute warm-up, and then put on the gloves for one to three minute rounds of punch and kick-punch combinations followed by core abdominal work and cool down, allowing members to burn up to 1000 calories per hour.

    There's simply nothing else like it if you really want to HIT IT HARD® and get in the best shape of your life. The first shot is FREE so you've got nothing to lose but pounds and inches!


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    Get ready to rock the park! In its 23rd year as the much-anticipated summer tradition, Bank of the West Celebrates America free concert and fireworks show is set for Friday, June 28, 2013 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 23rd year of Bank of the West Celebrates America promises to be another memorable evening of great music and fireworks in the park," said Robert Dalrymple, Executive Vice President, Bank of the West Midwest Division. "We are proud to host this wonderful event that has become an annual summer reunion for families and our community. It is our 'thank you' to our valued customers and to Omaha and its surrounding regions."

    Hosted in cooperation with the City of Omaha, Bank of the West Celebrates America attracts over 50,000 people annually. The musical groups will be announced later this spring. More than 50 nationally acclaimed musical groups have entertained audiences at this summer concert tradition over the past 22 years.

    "We encourage everyone to join us on Friday, June 28 for the region's kick off to this year's Fourth of July festivities," said Dalrymple.


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    DeVetter Fitness is looking to hire a fitness coach to add to the team.

    If you are interested in applying for the position, visit:

    https://im122.infusionsoft.com/app/page/fitness-coach-application


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    Want to try a new spot for lunch or Sunday Brunch? Nosh Restaurant and Wine Lounge is now open daily at 11 AM serving Lunch and Sunday Brunch!

    Check out our menus online at www.noshwine.com


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    The 2013 Street of Dreams will be held in exclusive Deer Creek Neighborhood this year, and most builders offer huge discounts to build your dream home and put it on the street of dreams.

    If you have been thinking about building a home in the 400 - 600 price range, imagine getting a $500,000 house for $400,000 or $700,000 for $600,000. All you have to do is allow my builder to put your home on the street of dreams.

    Contact me to find out more Michael Maley CBSHOME Real Estate 402.981.7400 or michael.maley@cbshome.com


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    If you are interested in controlling the cost and production of your bound presentation documents we at Document Finishing Resources provide a complete solution. We offer affordable desktop binding machines for use in the office or larger in-plant applications. Our services include consultation, so you can be sure to choose the correct system, and we include installation and training for your employees. Document Finishing Resources specializes in presentation systems which means we provide not only systems like coil binding machines but also customized proposal covers, binding elements, index tabs and if needed ring binders and pocket folders. Your image is consistent no matter the method chosen for presenting your important business documentation. Check out some of our coil binding machines at: http://www.justbinding.com/collections/binding-machines-sub-spiral-coil-binding-machines

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  • 03/01/13--07:31: Omaha Empowerment Breakfast
  • Please join us at our monthly networking Omaha Empowerment Breakfast. It is a great opportunity for you to pass out your business cards/fliers, make some connections and have some fun! There will be a program, networking time and a full buffet breakfast - all for only $15. Please register at: www.omahaempowermentbreakfast.org. The Greater Omaha Chamber will be hosting! Contact Barb Foster (SBA) with questions (402)221-7212

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    Be Somebody's Hero for Life. Donate Plasma! You could earn up to $400 a month! 18-64 Years of Age Valid Picture ID Be in Good Health Proof of SSN Proof of Current Residence Postmarked Within Last 30 Days 4640 S. 25th St. 402-733-1169 (Omaha) 4411 Center St 402-614-6630 (Omaha) Bring this ad and receive a $5 bonus when you complete your first donation! www.octapharmaplasma.com

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  • 03/04/13--08:03: $100 Discount
  • Receive a $100 discount on a catering order of $300 or more. This offer is good during March 12. Call 402-333-1744 or visit us at Ozark Smoked Meat Company, 11302 Wright Cir (114 W. Center Road). We offer BBQ, smoked meats using Hickory wood and will cater non BBQ food. Visit our wed page www.OzarkBBQ.com


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    Many of us take medications on a daily basis without thinking too much about it.

    Most people don't realize it typically takes approximately 10 years to develop new medications, and it's a costly process. One great way you can assist medical research with this is process is to become a study participant with Celerion. Clinical studies are an important part in developing new medicines and without study participants, medical research would not be possible.

    We are currently recruiting for several studies with stipend packagages anywhere between $1570 and $6600. To become a participant or for more information, please visit www.helpresearch.com or call our recruiting center at 855-669-7633. You can also "Like" us on Facebook at Celerion - Lincoln or follow us on Twitter @CelerionLNK for updates. We look foward to hearing from you!

    ~*Working Together for a Healthier Tomorrow*~


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  • 03/04/13--14:03: Kinda Corny!
  • Larson Engineers are the ethanol and grain handling specialists. Our foundations support all the corn, our equipment moves it efficiently and dries it well. The ethanol plants are constantly upgrading and we do a lot of that work.

    Yeah, we're kinda corny.


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  • 03/05/13--07:34: Watch folks watch the game
  • You've seen the Zesto and Blatt logos on that sharp looking building across from the TD Ameritrade ballpark.

    We designed the structure that holds up the beautiful walls and glass. So, next time you go to watch a game, admire the elegant structure and know that Larson Engineering designed what you don't see.


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    The Mosaic Award is to acknowledge organizations that have made outstanding contributions to workplace diversity.

    Application:http://www.hram.org/downloads/2011%20HRAM%20Mosaic%20Application.pdf

    AWARD: The award winner will receive a plaque honoring their work toward diversity and recognition amongst the HR Community.

    SELECTION CRITERIA: The recipient will be selected on the basis of the employer's practices.

    The applicant will be evaluated on the following:
    1. Purpose & Mission
    2. Innovation/creativity
    3. Culturally Inclusive
    4. Culturally Sensitive
    5. Products & Services
    6. Transferability of Program
    7. Outcomes

    APPLICATION PROCEDURES: In order to consider your application, the committee must receive the following items no later than March 22nd of the year awarded: Completed and signed HRAM Mosaic Application

    These awards are given annually at the April at the monthly HRAM meeting facilitated by the Diversity Committee.

    Interested in underwriting next year's diversity scholarship? Contact us at staff@hram.org.


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    The Completely KIDS Guild announces the upcoming Author Luncheon, a fundraiser supporting Omaha nonprofit Completely KIDS, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Michael Osit.

    Osit is a practicing psychologist who will address how parents and professionals can work with youth to develop key social skills, a healthy identity, and a strong work ethic despite their entire world being right at their fingertips. Osit's talk will be based on his book, "Generation Text: Raising Well-Adjusted Kids in an Age of Instant Everything."

    "When we read his book, we knew from our own experiences that this subject is extremely important for the well-being and safety of our children," said Susie Zindel, Author Luncheon co-chairman. "Parents, grandparents and educators will all find this speaker educational."

    The event will be held on April 10 at Hilton Omaha, 1001 Cass Street, with registration beginning at 11:30 a.m., and the luncheon and speaker to begin at noon. The presenting sponsor is Cox Communications. Event chairmen are Ann Marie Abboud and Zindel, with honorary chairmen Joy and Gordon Watanabe.

    During the luncheon, former Completely KIDS board member Dave Erker and philanthropist Charles E. Lakin will receive The Men Behind Completely KIDS awards for their contributions to Completely KIDS over the years.

    Reservations for the event can be made at completelykids.org or by contacting Blair Bonnesen at (402) 397-5809. Cost is $75 for patron reservations, which includes a signed book; $50 for individual reservations; and $30 for educators.

    Complimentary self-parking will be available.

    "The topic of this year's luncheon is very relevant to the age in which we live," said Penny Parker, Completely KIDS executive director. "Our hope is that everyone who attends will glean some valuable information that can be applied to their lives. We appreciate the guild members for all they have done to make this a successful event."

    Proceeds from the Author Luncheon will support the continuation of Completely KIDS programming, including the Prevention Education program. Completely KIDS nurtures Safe KIDS through its Prevention Education program, which offers three professionally-acted plays on internet safety and sexual abuse prevention.

    To view a schedule of upcoming performances or to schedule a play, visit completelykids.org.


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    The fourth annual Pinot, Pigs & Poets will be held Thursday, June 6 at Happy Hollow Club. Pinot, Pigs & Poets is known as one of Omaha's premier wine and food events. It features outstanding Pinot Noir wines, savory pork dishes from some of Omaha's best chefs and quick-witted slam poetry by the Nebraska Writers Collective. Additionally, the Taste of Elegance Chef Competition sponsored by the Nebraska Pork Producers Association has been added to the 2013 event lineup.

    Proceeds from the event benefit the weekend and after-school food programs of Omaha nonprofit Completely KIDS. Completely KIDS serves more than 2,000 children in its after-school programs, provides 30,000 meals and sends food home in over 16,000 backpacks.

    Last year, Pinot, Pigs & Poets raised more than $140,000 to support Completely KIDS. With the addition of Taste of Elegance, Pinot, Pigs & Poets and the Nebraska Pork Producers Association will join efforts to inspire some of the area's most creative and well-known chefs to showcase pork, strengthen chefs' preferences for pork as a versatile meat on restaurant menus, promote more frequent dining at participating restaurants, and increase consumer awareness and demand for pork.

    The winning chef will be awarded a trip to the 2014 Pork Summit at the Greystone Campus of the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, Calif. Restaurants participating in Pinot, Pigs & Poets this year include:
    -The Boiler Room
    -The Grey Plume
    -Happy Hollow Club
    -j. coco restaurant
    -Le Voltaire
    -Lot 2 Restaurant & Wine Bar
    -Mahogany Prime Steakhouse
    -M's Pub
    -Ryan's Bistro
    -Stokes Grill & Bar
    -Sullivan's Steakhouse.

    For more information regarding this event, visit pinotandpigs.org. To find out more about Completely KIDS or its Weekend Food Program, visit completelykids.org.


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    Rachel Buse is an Iowa-based artist who works in nontraditional scuptural materials. In the Middle, Out is a site specific installation that refers to the imagined perception of what looming emotion looks like. It is meant to dominate the space with an overwhelming presence.


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    Ribbon Cutting: 6:00 p.m.
    The Wellness Pointe (located at Village Pointe South) invites you to join a fun community celebration of our Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting!

    Don't miss:
    --Lion King ticket giveaway! |
    --$100 gift basket from Natural Grocers giveaway!
    --FREE chair massages!
    --Family activities (face painting, etc)
    --FOOD!!!
    --Raising money for Make A Wish Nebraska
    --Surprise fun and prizes!

    Preregister now in just a few clicks - free with optional donation: www.TheWellnessPointe.com.

    See our news release in Strictly Business! http://strictlybusinessomaha.com/news/business/the-wellness-pointe-announces-grand-opening-of-new-location/


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    Free, simple preregistration: http://thewellnesspointe.com/grand-opening/

    The Wellness Pointe invites you to our Grand Opening Celebration, Thursday, March 21, 4-7pm, with a Ribbon Cutting at 6pm.

    Located at Village Pointe South, 16909 Burke Street, Omaha, NE.

    The Wellness Pointe, a sister clinic of Clocktower Chiropractic, Inc., now offers on-location community outreach programming for wellness.

    Clocktower Chiropractic, Inc., owned by Dr. Ryan Goss, D.C., has taken a cue from growing trends and developed specialized wellness programs to offer local businesses, including professional chair massages, ergonomic assessments, and interactive wellness workshops.

    In August 2012, he and Dr. Richard Arndt, D.C., along with Dr. Benjamin Tapper, D.C., acquired The Wellness Pointe and expanded their employee wellness programming for local businesses. As business leaders seek to support employees through various wellness opportunities and incentives, even the Federal Government has chimed in with legislation to enable this proactive health perspective. Incentives for businesses may help fund programs, and The Wellness Pointe is here to jump start the process. Eligible businesses may qualify for Wellness Pointe outreach programs at no cost.

    "Our employees have been outspoken with the fact that they were thrilled to receive such a "perk" from our company," shares Amanda Koile, Wellness Coordinator for Applied Underwriters, a Berkshire Hathaway Company. "An extra spark of motivation was ignited in them as they were given such an individual "bonus" during a very busy and stressful time in our organization."

    The Wellness Pointe is committed to providing the best chiropractic and wellness services available. Clinic services include professional massage, chiropractic adjustments, personal injury care, nutritional counseling, and more.

    Door prize ticket sales will support Make-A-Wish Nebraska, and prizes include tickets to The Lion King at the Orpheum Theatre and a $100 Gift Basket from the brand new Natural Grocers store.

    Family activities will include free chair massages, face painting and games. Refreshments will be provided. Preregistration is encouraged for the Grand Opening.

    For information on Wellness programs, please contact outreach@thewellnesspointe.com or call 402.933.4463 and ask for Megan.


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