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

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  • 03/06/13--11:24: Veteran in Business Forum
  • Get to know your fellow veterans. Guest speakers present on a topics of concern to veteran business owners. Bring business cards, brochures, flyers to exchange.

    Join us for business promotion and networking opportunities.

    Guest Speaker: Brig. General (Ret) Dr. Mike McGinnis, Executive Director at The Peter Kiewit Institute.

    Event is free but you must register in advance. Please do so at http://ptac.unomaha.edu/vetforum.cfm or contact Tara Clawson at (402) 554-6252


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    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: Mike Hall, Offutt Air Force Base Workshop is free but you must register in advance to receive a parking pass.

    Please do so at http://ptac.unomaha.edu/wocc.cfm or contact Tara Clawson at (402) 554-6252


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    Like us on Facebook and receive an exclusive Facebook-only coupon good for $35 off your next service!

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  • 03/06/13--14:38: CHICK - FIL - A Leadercast
  • Why attend CHICK-FIL-A Leadership Simulcast on Friday, May 10th at Westside Church?

    DON'T ATTEND

    .unless your firm can benefit from growing your supervisory teammates who will take leadership tools back to work.

    .unless you appreciate a variety of leadership perspectives in one day while soaking in a full day of inspiration!

    .unless you aspire to GREATNESS when leading your teammates.

    .unless you relish learning from WORLD CLASS speakers or want to invest a day with a key prospect in an ideal environment.

    .unless you want an excellent time investment of several days of training condensed into only 6 hours .unless you can't stand an excellent facility located just seconds off the West Dodge expressway.

    To register / for more information go to www.chickfilaleadercastomaha.com


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    Books by the Busload giveaway March 22-23 Mcc is giving away thousands of books Friday and Saturday, March 22-23, at three Omaha locations from 10am-4pm.

    Browse books on a Metro transit bus at Westroads mall, the Salvation Army Kroc Center and Heartland Workforce. Free, new books are available for all ages and reading levels. Hop on board, grab a book and start reading!

    Books by the Busload Details:

    • Friday, March 22- Saturday March 23 10am-4pm Westroads mall 10000 California St.
    • The Salvation Army Kroc Center 2825 Y St. front parking lot
    • Heartland Workforce Solutions 5752 Ames Ave.


      For more information, visit www.mccneb.edu/servicelearning or call 402-457-2637 Cost is FREE Email contact: jtullos2@mccneb.edu

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    Vision Helpers was created in 2006 as a division of Accessibility dot Net, Inc. which is dedicated to helping persons blind and visually impaired since 1997. Last week Vision Helpers was split off as a separate Nebraska S Corporation and a franchise for Iowa was sold to Ralph Aufdenkamp in Des Moines, Iowa, and a franchise for Nebraska was sold to Patrick (Pat) Fischer in Omaha, Nebraska.

    Accessibility dot Net will continue to offer all the blindness and braille products they have in the past, but the low vision business will be directed to Vision Helpers. There are millions of people with low vision that need help and Vision Helpers is dedicated to serving their needs by providing a full line of technology solutions.

    The two companies Accessibility dot Net, Inc. and Vision helpers, Inc. will still work closely together as they provide service. Karen Lemon of Whitney, Nebraska has been reassigned to a new position of writer for our upcoming book about "Low Vision Rehabilitation - to restore to useful life". Vision Helpers manufacturers their own line of large print products, a line of LED lighted magnifiers with limited lifetime warranty's, turn-key computer solutions for the Macintosh and Windows based computers, and represents a full line of the most advanced video magnification products in the industry.

    As a service company Vision Helpers will go to the homes of persons with low vision to deliver, train and provide support on the products they sell. Vision Helpers works with eye doctors in Nebraska and Iowa by providing products directly to the doctor for resell, or they accept referrals so that they may help the person with low vision.

    If you know somebody with low vision and they need help reading, please refer them to Vision Helpers. In Nebraska call 402-699-4357, and in Iowa call 515-727-8770. www.VisionHelpers.com


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    ASG Software Solutions (ASG), a recognized innovator in enterprise IT software solutions and cloud computing, has been selected by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) as the vendor with the "Best SaaS Solution" in the industry.

     

    In EMA´s Cloud Radar report analyst Torsten Volk summarizes the benefits of ASG´s CloudFactory: "The ASG approach aims at helping customers receive the most value out of existing IT investments, by automating and orchestrating current and future applications and services along the lines of business requirements. Of all Cloud Management Solutions that we have reviewed during this Radar, ASG CloudFactory constitutes the strongest solution industry wide in terms of 'cloud delivery'."

    EMA's "Best Saas Solution" award is ASG CloudFactory's second award. In September of 2012, ASG CloudFactory received KMWorld's prestigious Trend-setting Product Award.

    Click here for more information on the EMA Cloud Management Radar report and ASG´s CloudFactory Profile: http://www.asg.com/Specialty-Landing-Pages/ASG-Cloudfactory-Best-SaaS-Solution-EMA.aspx


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  • 03/11/13--08:21: Tribute to Bob Gibson Dinner
  • Join special guests Joe Torre, Tim McCarver, Bill White and more as The Sarpy County Sports Commission honors Omaha native, Creighton Alum, St. Louis Cardinal, two time Cy Young award winner and Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Bob Gibson.

    Wednesday April 10th, 2013 at the La Vista Conference Center.

    Ticket information can be found at www.bobgibsonproject.org.

    Contact Gil Cohen at 402.884.2047 for Sponsorship information. NRG Radio. KETV. RED Development, The Lerner Company are some of our current sponsors.


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    Fish fry or gourmet fish? Cantina Laredo in Midtown Crossing welcomes guests this month for gourmet fish specials every Friday during Lent. Enjoy a special plate of Crab Enchiladas topped with a smoky chile de arbol sauce and served with roasted poblano creamed corn. Or, try the Daily Fresh Fish special featured on Cantina Laredo's menu.

    Please inquire about today's fresh fish.

    Cantina Laredo has lots of other Lent dishes, like Fish Tacos (pictured) and Avocado Enchiladas. Please copy and paste this link to view the menu: http://www.cantinalaredo.com/location/omaha

    Call 402-345-6000 or email omaha@cantinalaredo.com for reservations. Crab Enchiladas are are available on Fridays only through March.


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    Join the folks at Black Oak Grill for delicious gourmet fish this month during Lent. The featured fish is Sole, stuffed with goat cheese, spinach and red peppers and served on a bed of rice. Or, try the Iron Skillet Trout, Grilled Salmon, Tomato Basil soup or Black Oak salad.

    Please copy and paste this link to view the menu: http://blackoakgrill.com/omaha-ne-menu

    Call 402-341-0622 for reservations. The Sole is available every Friday through March.


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  • 03/13/13--11:58: "Blue Jeans and Dreams"
  • HETRA is excited to announce the 13th annual "Blue Jeans and Dreams" Benefit Dinner and Auction on Saturday, April 20, 2013. The event benefiting the Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy will be held at Five Star Stables, located at 23203 Dutch Hall Road.

    An evening of entertainment country style with great food and friends and a demonstration by the HETRA students and horses!

    Doors open at 5:30 pm with a social hour and silent auction. Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm and special presentation at 8pm. Individual tickets are available for advance purchase.

    Reserved table options also available at WWW.HETRA.ORG or 402-359-8830.


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  • 03/13/13--11:58: HETRA serving Veterans
  • HETRA has recently produced a video describing the program serving Veterans in our community.

    http://vimeo.com/55143529

    Veterans of any age and type of disability are encouraged to explore participation in this program. The Veteran program is designed to evaluate and provide opportunities for improvement
    physically, mentally and socially for participants. Veterans will participate in 45 minute therapeutic sessions conducted by the HETRA team. The HETRA team consists of Veteran Volunteers (Horse leaders and sidewalkers to assist the participant), PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors, Occupational Therapists, and a Mental Health Therapist.

    For more information www.HETRA.org or 402359-8830


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    Culinary Competition Team Student Showcase + Benefit Spend an evening with the MCC Culinary Competition Team as they prepare a four-course competition menu and appetizers at interactive stations. Taste, critique and carouse at this open house-style event. Cash bar. Proceeds from the event support the Culinary Competition Team.

    Friday, March 29, 6-9 p.m.
    Metropolitan Community College Institute for the Culinary Arts Swanson Conference Center Fort Omaha Campus, 32nd Street and Sorensen Parkway
    5300 N 30th St Omaha, NE

    Tickets: $75 per person.

    Tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/336013. Website: www.mccneb.edu/bistro

    Contact: Colleen Cody
    Phone: 402-457-2321
    Email: cdcody@mccneb.edu


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    Pegler Series: Charcuterie Reception with a Master Chef Certified Master Chef Frederic H. "Fritz" Sonnenschmidt brings the art of charcuterie - the preservation of meat - to the Institute for the Culinary Arts Pegler Series on April 8. Chef Sonnenschmidt will speak at the beginning of the event, followed by a reception featuring a menu prepared by Chef Sonnenschmidt and students from the MCC Institute of Culinary Arts.

    Monday, April 8, 1-3:30 p.m.

    Metropolitan Community College Institute for the Culinary Arts Swanson Conference Center Fort Omaha Campus, 32nd Street and Sorensen Parkway
    5300 N 30th St Omaha, NE

    Tickets: $25 per person.

    Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/355425.

    Website: www.mccneb.edu/bistro

    Contact: Colleen Cody
    Phone: 402-457-2321
    Email: cdcody@mccneb.edu


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    Pegler Series: Charcuterie Dinner with a Master Chef Certified Master Chef Frederic H. "Fritz" Sonnenschmidt brings the art of charcuterie - the preservation of meat - to the Institute for the Culinary Arts Pegler Series on April 8. A five-course, prixe fixe dinner featuring charcuterie with Chef Sonnenschmidt will be held in the Sage Student Bistro.

    Monday, April 8, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
    Metropolitan Community College Institute for the Culinary Arts Sage Student Bistro Fort Omaha Campus, 32nd Street and Sorensen Parkway
    5300 N 30th St Omaha, NE

    Tickets: $40 for dinner or $55 with optional beer and wine pairing.

    Reservations available through www.opentable.com.
    Website: www.mccneb.edu/bistro
    Contact: Colleen Cody
    Phone: 402-457-2321
    Email: cdcody@mccneb.edu


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    The Sylvan Learning Centers of Omaha will be hosting an Open House Friday, March 22nd from 4pm to 6pm.

    All who attend will receive a gift bag and will be entered for a chance to win an iPad 2 and Sylvan Diagnostic Assessment. All are welcome!


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    Are you planning a post-prom party?

    Why not enhance the party with the magic of Ryan j. Thomas.

    Ryan j. Thomas is a mystifying magician who works his magic either among small clusters of guests, or as a key focus of entertainment.

    You can hire this performing artist for as little as one hour or up to three hours. The choice is yours but the memories will be enhanced by this different type of addition to your post-prom party.

    Visit our website at www.ryanthomasmagic.com or call Ryan at (402) 598 - 0198, for personal details, pricing, and availability as you plan your event!

    That's Ryan j. Thomas Magic


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    Celerion is the premier provider of innovative early clinical research solutions. The focus of the company is to provide comprehensive clinical research services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology community. Celerion collaborates with our clients to help them develop new medicines and get them to market as efficiently as possible so they touch the lives of people in need.

    The type of studies Celerion conducts generally require healthy participants, therefore we are not looking for individuals with specific medical conditions. The research Celerion conducts is not intended to determine the effectiveness of a medication. Our studies are run to determine how a medicine impacts the body. Celerion conducts some studies that require participants with medical conditions such as type II diabetes or asthma.

    To learn more about whether we are currently recruiting any patient population studies, please visit www.helpresearch.com or call
    855-669-7633.

    Find us on Facebook at Celerion - Lincoln and on Twitter @CelerionLNK.


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    The HRAM Compensation & Benefits committee is seeking survey participants for the 2013 Wage/Salary & Benefits Survey! HRAM highly encourages you to participate in the survey.

    It is a great way to get local market data to help you benchmark your pay rates, pay practices, and benefit offerings. Last year's survey contained data from over 100 companies and covered approximately 200 positions. This year we have revised job positions and updated the Health Care Reform section.

    HRAM is again partnering with Actuarial Consulting Services, Inc. of Omaha in conducting the survey. The 2013 survey is comprised of three parts. To participate in the survey, please contact Scott Stoltenberg below:

    Scott A. Stoltenberg, ASA, EA, MAAA Actuarial Consulting Services, Inc. 3738 South 149th Street, Suite 108 Omaha, NE 68144 (402) 614-1844 sstoltenberg@ACSincnet.com

    Information will be gathered from all companies starting March 1st. Survey participation packets will be available late-March. Survey results will be available by the end of May. Purchasing Survey Results The survey results are a great way to get local market data to help you benchmark your pay rates and practices and benefit offerings.

    The cost of the full survey for participants is a bargain at $200 for HRAM Members and $275 for non-HRAM members. If you choose not to participate in the survey, you can still purchase the full survey for $450 for HRAM members and $525 for non-HRAM members.

    To pre-order your 2013 survey today or for more information, please go to: http://www.hram.org/igsbase/igstemplate.cfm?SRC=MD002a&SRCN=catalogthumbnail&GnavID=40

    Through HRAM's continuing efforts to "Go Green", all survey results will be distributed electronically via a secure web link. (Paper copies will not be made available.)


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