The Metro Omaha Builders Association (MOBA, www.moba.com) was chartered in 1946 and is a not-for-profit organization that was established to promote and protect various aspects of the home building industry. MOBA is an organization of individuals and firms involved in residential and light commercial building and development and related industries. The organization is also known for the Omaha Home Show, Remodel Omaha Tour, Parade of Homes in the spring and fall, and Street of Dreams.
Experience the benefits of MOBA, join now! For more information, visit www.moba.com.
The National Association for Women in Construction (NAWIC, www.nawicomaha.com) is a resource for women in the construction industry and offers its members education, support, and networking to help advance their careers in construction, build their technical skills, and become leaders. NAWIC Chapter #116 includes Omaha, Lincoln, Council Bluffs, and the surrounding areas. Events are on the second Thursday of each month in various locations in the Omaha area. Guests are welcome.
NAWIC hosts a variety of events that serve the community, provides scholarships to men and women pursuing careers in the construction industry via a college education or trade-apprenticeship program, hosts educational Lunch-and-Learns for members, and more. NAWIC Chapter #116 was first chartered in 1966 and has 60+ members working in businesses whose primary focus is construction. For more information, visit www.nawicomaha.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request information.
Founded in 1959, the AMA Omaha (AMAOmaha.org) is the local Chapter of the American Marketing Association, the world’s largest nonprofit marketing association with more than 30,000 members. For over 60 years, AMA Omaha has been the leading network for local marketing professionals and continues to serve the Omaha community to advance the practice of marketing by providing a forum for discussion on key issues impacting marketing professionals, as well as compelling educational opportunities. Members enjoy a host of national perks, from webinars to savings on promotional items, as well as exclusive local benefits like discounts on programming, award entries, and more. Groups of three or more are eligible for a group membership discount. For information on AMA Omaha’s award-winning chapter and to apply for membership, visit AMAOmaha.org.
For Omaha to prosper, we need to build a connected community that supports business growth, employment, and quality of life. As a Chamber member, you aren’t just building your business, you’re investing in the future of our city.
To connect with other professionals; to grow your presence in the community; to develop your skills and experience; to ignite change and serve as a catalyst for economic growth. These are just some of the reasons to invest yourself and your business into the Greater Omaha Chamber (OmahaChamber.org/Belong).
“We won’t let up. We won’t let you down—because your work is too important to go it alone.”
The Sarpy County Chamber (www.sarpychamber.org) proudly serves the communities of Bellevue, Gretna, La Vista, Offutt, Papillion, Springfield, and the Greater Omaha area as the primary business resource in Sarpy County. Joining the Sarpy Chamber is joining a culture of connections with groups, events, marketing, education resources, and more. They make it easy.
Sarpy Chamber membership also unlocks these benefits online with the new Sarpy Chamber Member Video Resource page. This content has been developed and curated specifically for educating and empowering the Sarpy County business community. Only Sarpy Chamber members will have access to this business educational video library that covers leadership training, advertising/marketing, finance, IT, security, wellness, and much more.
Visit www.sarpychamber.org to join easily online or call (402) 339-3050 to learn more.
Better Business Bureau (BBB, BBB.org/nebraska) has been assisting U.S. consumers and businesses since 1912. It is a private, nonprofit, business-supported organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. Nearly 400,000 BBB Accredited Businesses support BBB’s mission of advancing marketplace trust, and their dues and contributions allow BBB to offer its information and services to consumers at no charge. BBB provides objective advice, free BBB Business Profiles on more than 5.3 million companies, over 11,000 charity reviews, dispute resolution services, alerts and educational information on topics affecting the marketplace.
People today are overwhelmed with choices—and often unsure about where to find verified, unbiased information. There are more than 32 million businesses in North America alone, and hundreds of thousands of sites around the world where people shop online. Also, thousands of free and subscription websites offer a range of information, including: reviews, reports, directories, listings, and gripe sites. BBB is the resource where you can find trusted, verified information. Go to BBB.org/nebraska or call (800) 649-6814.
Metro Omaha Women’s Business Center (MOWBC, www.mowbcf.org) was formed in 2008. Their mission is to empower women to become economically self-sufficient by providing targeted education, workshops, job training, strong relationships, and resources that provide business, professional, and personal growth. The endeavors of the organization are designed to accelerate the success of women in all aspects and at all levels. They create economic opportunities through their signature MOWBC programs. Members of MOWBC are able to find mentorship, share their dreams, and embrace a unique kind of sisterhood.
There is a multitude of benefits to becoming a member of the Metro Omaha Women’s Business Center, including: Entrepreneur Annual Award Grants of $500-$1,000; business-to-business discounts; access to referral resources, educational programs, and business opportunities; featured in monthly communications on the MOWBC website; discounts/advance notices to MOWBC events (seminars and conferences); business listing in MOWBC directory; company logo and story listed in the MOWBC Newsletter; business after hours networking; personal log-in and password to the MOWBC membership site; promotional code for discounted member events; and monthly commercial opportunities. To learn more, visit www.mowbcf.org or call (402) 763-0540.
The Omaha Empowerment Breakfast (OmahaEmpowermentBreakfast.org) is a down-to-earth, convenient way for small business owners and operators to network with each other and connect with larger businesses and agencies in the community. The Omaha Empowerment Breakfast is a non-membership monthly networking event. We offer great speakers, great food, and endless connections! Held the first Friday of every month from 7 to 8:30 a.m.; come early and stay late for the best networking. This is a well-attended event. Register ahead of time to reserve your spot. People attending can showcase their business by being a three-minute speaker or being an event sponsor. We have a great lineup of nationally recognized speakers and local business professionals to educate and entertain. The event is held in the Aksarben area of Omaha. For information, visit OmahaEmpowermentBreakfast.org or contact Michael McKee at (402) 201-3518.
The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC, www.abcnebraska.org) Cornhusker Chapter supports the commercial construction industry through apprenticeship and safety training, advocacy, and workforce development. In addition, they offer opportunities for networking, and their Excellence in Construction Awards allow them to showcase members’ project successes. The organization helps their members and their members’ employees with the opportunity to succeed, winning work, and delivering that work safely, ethically, and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work. ABC strives to be the leading voice for free enterprise and the merit shop philosophy of construction in Nebraska. They offer apprenticeship training through the NCCER Curriculum, continuing education, and leadership courses, not only to members, but also to anyone wishing to enter the construction industry for a bountiful career. For information about ABC Cornhusker Chapter, contact Anne Klute at (402) 477-4451 or email@example.com. Please visit the website at www.abcnebraska.org to learn more.
The Millard Business Association (MBA, www.MillardBusinessAssociation.org) was established in 2003 and comprises more than 350 area businesses members. The MBA provides the catalyst for our members to grow and prosper through a variety of events, opportunities, services, and programs.
Joining this thriving organization is great way to GROW Your Business. Members do not need to reside in Millard. The basic requirement is doing business or wanting to do business in the Millard area. Membership is only $130 per year; there is a $65 associate’s rate for member businesses that want to add a representative. In addition, MBA has a young professionals group. YP membership is $50 per year. Some of the benefits include:
Networking and Exposure—“It’s not what you know but who you know.” Make all those important contacts through Networking Lunches, “Bagels & Business” Meetings, Business After Hours, and Ribbon Cuttings. Join one of the many active referral groups.
Community Connections—Get involved and learn more about the nonprofits in the community.
Educational Opportunities—Stay competitive, be productive! MBA’s monthly “Lunch and Learns” offer expert advice for today’s economy.