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A workshop to take your networking to the next level!

Networking usually involves meeting new people who share a profession, industry, or interests. But how do you network, and why is networking so important?

Building connections with the right people at the right time could be the key to your success in creating strategic partnerships and in promoting your organization in a manner that generates financial as well as other resources to support your program of work.

However, if walking into a room full of strangers fills you with fear, you’re not alone. Many people avoid networking altogether, and it’s understandable.

In college or university Business, Management or Marketing curriculums, a course on how to network well and what that looks like is rarely offered.

This workshop will provide you with insight on the reasons why networking is important to your business, how to network effectively, and where to get connected.

Light refreshments and snacks will be included.

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Rebecca Phipps is a strategic, results-driven professional with nearly 3 decades of career experience with top national and global brands. Prior to joining the Greater Omaha Chamber in 2020, she was employed by Mastercard and Travelex Currency Services for over 14 years.  During that time, she had Regional and North America accountability for prepaid cards and foreign currency solutions inclusive of product launches and multi-channel marketing campaigns. Her strengths include strategic planning, analytical and problem-solving skills.  At AAA Nebraska, she started her business career as the Corporate Training Manager but spent 10 of her 15 years as the Chief Marketing Officer for Nebraska and North Dakota.  Ms. Phipps excels in interpersonal relations and developing unbreakable business-to-business relationships that cultivate increased sales and retention. Certified by the American Society of Learning and Development as a training professional, her career spans the gamut from sales and marketing to product development and project management in financial services, travel, insurance in both B2B and direct-to-consumer industries. With a Bachelor of Science in English Education, a minor in Speech Communications and a Masters degree in English with a focus on Business and Technical Communications, she has spoken professionally at both AAA National conferences as well as on behalf of Travelex at financial services industry conferences with a global audience.
Her specialties include Key Account management; Brand management, direct mail and web-based marketing; and credit/debit/prepaid card program management.

She and her husband, Barry, are longtime Omaha residents.  While they love to travel and have done so extensively, there’s no place like home!  They enjoy going to concerts and sporting events locally, and spending time with their siblings and their families in Nebraska and Eastern Iowa.