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

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    V180 Media helps small businesses and nonprofit organizations share their stories to enhance business and work towards their respective missions.

    For our introduction to the Greater Omaha Chamber, we would like to offer new clients a 10% discount on all video and websites until June 12, 2012! Call Joe Frost (402)960-4969 or Jaime Bordelon today at (850)-712-4084 and mention that you saw us here on the Greater Omaha Chamber website, and we will honor you with a discount and introduce you to a great opportunity!

    Based on our experiences working with entrepreneurs and nonprofits, we know there is a strong need to justify ROI for any advertising or marketing expense. Their personal stories are full of passion, ambition, energy, drive and determination. These stories fuel each organization at its core, differentiate each from competitors, and ultimately shape a company's or nonprofit's brand, marketing and advertising; values, vision and mission.

    That being said, rarely do any entrepreneurs or nonprofits that we encounter even know how (or choose) to do this for Traditional Media (TV, radio, and print advertising) let alone New Media.

    We have identified some fundamental areas essential to getting the proper New Media Reactions for your business ROI. We look forward to working with you!

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    The Omaha law firm of Gross & Welch is pleased to announce Jaimee D. Johanning has joined the firm as Of Counsel and will be practicing in the areas of family law and mediation.

    Ms. Johanning earned her law degree from the University of California in 2006. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas, where she graduated with honors. She is a Nebraska Approved Parenting Act Mediator and was named as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in Southern California in 2009.

    Ms. Johanning is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association, Omaha Bar Association, Nebraska Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Nebraska Mediation Association and the California State Bar Association. She is licensed to practice in Nebraska and California.

    Ms. Johanning joins Steven E. Achelpohl (Civil and Business Litigation, White Collar Criminal Law and Appellate Practice), Andrew J. Wilson (Insurance Defense, Subrogation, Commercial Litigation, Employment Law and Criminal Defense), Adam J. Wachal (Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Creditors' Rights, Bankruptcy and Business Law) and Eric W. Tiritilli (Employment and Labor Law, Employment Litigation, Noncompetition Agreement Litigation and OSHA & Workplace Safety ) as Gross & Welch's fifth new attorney since the beginning of 2012.

    The law firm of Gross & Welch was founded in 1927 by Daniel J. Gross and is celebrating its 85th anniversary this year. The firm is located in Omaha, Nebraska and includes the following practice areas: civil litigation, business law, insurance law, employment and labor law, estate planning and probate, real estate, family law, creditor bankruptcy and workers' compensation. The firm represents clients throughout Nebraska and Iowa. More information about the firm can be found at

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  • 05/16/12--12:00: Pheasant Bonanza Open House
  • We invite you to join us for lunch. From there you will be taken on a 30-minute tour of the facilities. After that, we are opening our shooting sports for your enjoyment.

    Pheasant Bonanza offers 20 sporting clay stations, trap/skeet, 5 stand and Make It or Break It. We ask that you bring your own shotgun. If you don't have one, rest assured, we have loaners.

    Please let us know at the time of RSVP if you need a shotgun. We also have shells and eye/ear protection.

    12pm: Lunch
    1pm: Tour of grounds
    1:30pm: Complimentary shooting sports

    We will end at 3:30pm.

    Please RSVP by May 25. Call or email. Look forward to seeing you!

    -The Pheasant Bonanza Team
    3097 County Rd O Tekamah, NE 68061

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  • 05/16/12--12:02: Charity Golf Outing
  • Cross Pointe Innovation is excited to again host our Charity Golf Outing on Friday, June 15th.

    Please come help us support the physically and mentally challenged students in the Omaha Public Schools with their annual formal dance.

    The goal of P.R.O.M. is to sponsor a safe, free, fun filled evening for students who have traditionally not attended their own high school formals because of their handicap or disability.

    * We are in need of golfers, hole sponsors, raffle and flag prizes, as well any and all other contributions.

    For more information please contact,
    Jessie Noel Phone: (402) 934-1452

    Also more info is posted on our website, Thank you!

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  • 05/16/12--12:03: Veterans in Business Forum
  • Each month, veteran-owned businesses will introduce their services and products in five-minute presentations. A special speaker will present a topic of concern to veteran business owners.

    Guest Speaker: Julie Stout, Contract Manager with the Department of Veteran Affairs Registration: or contact Kelly Grant at 402-554-6252 and

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    For women who own and manage a construction business- Join us to work together and expand opportunities for women in a traditionally male dominated arena.

    Help yourself and help other women in the construction business by contributing your experience and expertise.

    Guest Speaker: Pam Dingman, CEO/owner of Engineering Design Consultants, LLC. Registration: or contact Kelly Grant at 402-554-6252 and

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    Each month three women-owned businesses introduce their services and products in a five-minute presentation. Each breakfast will also feature a special speaker who will present a topic of interest to women in business.

    During breakfast all attendees will introduce themselves, so please bring business cards, brochures, etc., make some contacts and enjoy the fellowship of other women in business.

    Registration: or contact BC Clark at 402-201-2334 and

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  • 05/16/12--12:05: Discover the Possibilities
  • We would like to offer you the opportunity to attend a free, one-hour event called Discover the Possibilities. Those who attend will be given a tour of Mosaic's mission and work through stories told by the people who know it well -- the people we serve, their families and our staff members.

    After attending this event you will be better informed about our mission and how you can help share it in your community. Call 402-402-896-9988.

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  • 05/16/12--12:05: Discover the Possibilities
  • We would like to offer you the opportunity to attend a free, one-hour event called Discover the Possibilities. Those who attend will be given a tour of Mosaic's mission and work through stories told by the people who know it well -- the people we serve, their families and our staff members.

    After attending this event you will be better informed about our mission and how you can help share it in your community. Call 402-896-9988 to RSVP.

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    Have you ever wondered if your business could benefit from a mobile app? Learn more about mobile apps, how businesses are using them, and what you need to know before working with a developer.

    We'll cover the following in this educational session:
    1. How small and midsize businesses are using mobile apps
    2. What you need to know before creating a mobile app and working with a developer
    3. Creative and platform considerations
    4. Cost considerations and controls

    Please join us for an informative session presented by Troy Easterday, Owner of Data Mojo. Limited seating is available. RSVP at today!

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    Take part in Rave Cinemas' Free Family Film Festival this summer!

    Twice a week for nine weeks | Doors Open at 9:30am, shows starts at 10am | G or PG rated movies All shows are FREE! PLUS Enjoy a Free ICEEĀ® with the purchase of a kids combo at the festival.

    Click here for details and a coupon.

    Show Dates/Times: 6/4 & 6/7- Cats and Dogz
    6/11 & 6/14- Legend of the Guardian
    6/18 & 6/21- Yogi Bear
    6/25 & 6/28- Happy Feet 2
    7/2 & 7/5- Journey 2
    7/9 & 7/12- Dolphin Tale
    7/16 & 7/19- Shorts
    7/23 & 7/26- Inkheart
    7/30 & 8/2- Happy Feet

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    - SCORR Marketing, a strategic marketing and public relations agency focused on market development through marketing communications, corporate identity/branding, media communications, advertising and interactive/Web design, has received five awards from three highly recognized competitions: the 2012 Nebraska Press Women Communications Contest, the 2012 Lincoln American Marketing Association (AMA) Prism Awards and the 2012 Omaha AMA Pinnacle Awards.

    The company's strategic approach, coupled with leading creative, drove the concepts to exceed project objectives and receive awards from a council of peers. SCORR Marketing received the following awards:
    . Nebraska Press Women - First Place Award for SCORR's National Dog Day social media campaign
    . Lincoln AMA - Prism Award for SCORR's National Dog Day event
    . Omaha AMA - Platinum Award for SCORR's National Dog Day event
    . Omaha AMA - Pinnacle Award for the "Bin Looking" ad series for Chief Industries, Agri-Industrial Division
    . Omaha AMA - Platinum Award for the "Tooth Tour" promotion for West Central District Health Department in North Platte

    "We are honored to be recognized among our peers for the work we've done on behalf of our clients and for our company," said SCORR Marketing President Cinda Orr. "SCORR Marketing strives to develop the highest level of marketing strategy and materials for our clients. We practice what we preach on our own promotions, and these awards are a testimony to that. We're humbled to work with all of our wonderful clients."

    The Nebraska Press Women Communications Contest recognizes excellent work from female professional writers in journalism, public relations and advertising. The organization upholds its mission to promote the highest ideals of journalism and facilitate the exchange of ideas, knowledge and experiences through its annual contest and conventions, workshops and more.

    The Prism and Pinnacle Awards are among mid-Nebraska's most prestigious marketing competitions. The awards recognize organizations, individuals and students for marketing excellence in several categories for both nonprofit and for-profit work.

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  • 05/17/12--11:34: Make-a-Wish 5k/10k Run
  • Creighton University School of Medicine will host the 28th Annual Make-a-Wish Run/Walk on Sunday, Aug. 26, beginning at 9 a.m with registration at 8 Lake Zorinsky's 156th Street entrance.

    This year's goal is to raise $5,000 with all proceeds going directly to Make-A-Wish Foundation, Nebraska Chapter, a nonprofit organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening diseases.

    The fee for advance registration is $20 and $25 the day of the race. For more information or to sign up from the event visit

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    The Great Plains Theatre Conference if a nationally recognized conference that premiers the works of more than 50 playwrights in sites across Omaha each year. The Conference attracts a national group of master artists who teach workshops, participate in panel discussions, respond to new work and present their work in venues throughout the community during GPTC.

    An overarching goal of the Conference is to build upon and to enhance the national and local community of playwrights. Through the GPTC, playwrights connect with one another and, in a supportive and encouraging environment, critique one another's work, begin to develop work together, form future creative alliances and share vital contacts and resources.

    2012 featured artists:

    Constance Congdon - An internationally known theatre scholar, lecturer and playwright. She has taught playwriting at the Yale School of Drama, but her home is as playwright-in-residence at Amherst College.

    Naomi Iizuka - A contemporary Japanese-American playwright, Iizuka is one of the freshest voices in modern theatre. She currently heads the MFA Playwriting program at the University of California-San Diego.

    Kira Obolensky - Based in Minneapolis, Obolensky is an award-winning playwright and writer. She teaches at Goddard's Interdisciplinary Arts Program and at the University of Minnesota.

    These featured artists will be joined by honored playwright Rebecca Gilman.

    Gilman is one of America's most talented and challenging playwrights. She has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, is an associate artist at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and teaches the MFA program at Northwestern University.

    Gilman is the first American playwright to win an Evening Standard Award and received the Harper Lee Award in 2008. Her most widely known works are Spinning into Butter and Boy Gets Girl, which was included in Time magazine's "List of the Best Plays and Musicals of the Decade."

    Updates and information can be found at

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    The 3rd Annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Ranch View Estates Block Party which takes place on Saturday, June 9th from 6pm to 10pm at 1209 Ranch View Lane, Elkhorn, NE 68022 will be unforgettable event for the entire family. The entire neighborhood helps organize and volunteer for this event.

    The 3rd Annual event will be larger then years past with a $8,000 commercial fireworks display sponsored by Vickie Lea Designs, First National Bank, Meridian Clinical Research, Night Visions Fireworks and LimeLight Expressions. The Tangier Shrine Circus will be on hand to show their many clown, stilt and juggling talents. There will be hot air balloon rides, face painting, magic shows, carnival games, raffles and much, much more!

    Come join the fun on June 9th! 100% of all donations go directly to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. This event is free and open to the public.

    Further Details / Contact LimeLight Expressions, Event Planning Firm email:

    Additional Event Information and thanks to the many corporate sponsors:

    If you are interested in volunteering for this event please contact LimeLight Expressions.

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  • 05/18/12--09:12: Husker Legends Golf Classic!
  • Husker Legends Golf Classic!
    To Benefit the Bo Pelini Foundation.

    Play golf with a Husker Football coach or one of the Husker Legends. Every foursome will have a coach or Husker Legend playing right along with them.

    I can email the entry to any one who is interested.

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    Localmize (, based in Omaha, NE specializes in internet marketing for local businesses and professionals. Localmize services include website design, SEO, Local SEO and Social Media Marketing.

    Localmize recently became only the second company in Nebraska to be certified by Microsoft as an Accredited Advertising Professional Company. "We are very honored to be only the second internet marketing firm in Nebraska to be accredited by Microsoft for managing search campaigns on Yahoo and Microsoft online properties." Troy Peterson, Co-Founder of Localmize remarked.

    According to Peterson, "Localmize works very closely with our clients to understand their industry and the unique way that their business fits into the local market place. This understanding is used to create internet marketing strategies that allow them to compete. Whether you have a website or not, we can help you establish a successful presence online using a number of our Local SEO services."

    View Microsoft Accredited Advertising Professional Company Profile

    About Localmize Based in Omaha, NE.
    Localmize is a leading provider of local and national online search optimization, reputation management, optimized web design, and social media promotion. Localmize specializes in making sure that local companies, small or big, get found on search engines like Google, Yahoo! and Bing.

    To learn more about Localmize, please visit our site at

    For media inquiries, please contact or Toll Free: (877) 877-1990 | Omaha: (402) 415-7740 Specialties Local SEO, Search Engine Optimization, Website Design, Social Media Promotion

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