The Metro Omaha Builders Association (MOBA) was c har tered in 1946 and is Omaha’s largest network of building professionals dedicated to promoting, educating, and advocating the advancement of the residential construction industry while serving the community. They continuously work together to build and remodel great homes, strong communities, and better businesses. MOBA represents Omaha’s largest network of licensed professionals, innovators, and troubleshooters dedicated to building, remodeling, and enriching our community. The organization is also known for the Remodel Omaha & Outdoor Living Tour, Spring and Fall Parade of Homes, and Street of Dreams. This is your opportunity to join professionals in the Omaha community who build communities, create jobs, and strengthen our economy. Experience the benefits of MOBA, join now! For more information, visit www.moba.com.
The National Association for Women in Construction (NAWIC) 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 tradeapprenticeship 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 email@example.com to request information.
The Empowerment Network works together with residents and leaders to TRANSFORM the ECONOMIC condition and QUALITY OF LIFE of African Americans, North Omaha residents, and citizens of all races and cultures living in poverty within the Greater Omaha area. The Empowerment Network is recognized as a backbone organization supporting the key functions of its collective impact partners. The Network excels in the capturing of data; capacity building; leadership development; advocacy; civic engagement; and fundraising to support specific initiatives identified by the community. The Network model, recognized regionally and nationally, relies on each person and organization doing their part. Visit empoweromaha.com or call (402) 502-5153 to learn more.
Better Business Bureau (BBB) 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, call (800) 649-6814 and follow on social media (@BBBOmaha).
The Nebraska Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) is an association for Electrical Contracting firms and Associate Members dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of the electrical industry. NECA members are leaders in sustainable construction practices, green energy systems, climate control, and communication networks. NECA meets the manpower needs of their industry with trained apprentices and journeymen through their partnership with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).
IBEW Local 22, serving the electrical construction industry in Nebraska and Western Iowa, is one of 2,376 local electrical unions across the United States. They’ve been Omaha’s Electrical Construction Union since 1892. The local union is designed to provide assistance and a voice for the local electrical worker in all matters and issues that affect their lives, such as finding work, providing answers on health and financial benefits, or gaining access to new or additional training.
As a result of the NECA/IBEW partnership, Building Omaha was formed. Building Omaha provides a joint training program called The Electrical Training ALLIANCE. This training results in the best electrical workers the industry has to offer. Learn more about the training program at buildingomaha.org.
The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Nebraska and South Dakota 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, by 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 Nebraska and South Dakota, contact Anne Klute at (402) 477-4451 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit the website at abcnesd.org to learn more.
The Millard Business Association (MBA) was established in 2003 and is celebrating 20 years as an organization. The MBA has more than 200 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 a 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 $180 per year.
- 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, Ribbon Cuttings, and referral groups.
- Referral Program— We are eager to continue growing our membership and referral groups at an exponential rate. This is why we have added a referral program where you get a free membership for three referrals in a year.
- Community Connections—Get involved and learn more about the nonprofits in the community. The MBA prides itself on its volunteer efforts to local charities.
- Educational Opportunities—Stay competitive, be productive! MBA’s monthly “Lunch and Learns” offer expert advice for today’s economy.
The Sarpy Chamber is your unwavering advocate. As business owners, neighbors and friends, we are Sarpy. Our whole hearts are into making a better future for all of us. As a connector of solutions and a helping hand to members, Sarpy Chamber provides knowledge and opportunities that empower local business.
If you share our vision, talk to us about joining and opening doors to a wide range of networking events, professional groups, workshops, and other activities, all with the aim of connecting business owners, professionals, and entrepreneurs. Reach out at (402) 339-3050 or visit sarpychamber.org.
The Business Ethics Alliance exists to provide solutions to companies of all sizes and for employees across all levels, from C-suite to entry-level, to conduct their businesses and professional lives with accountability, integrity, and moral courage.
Your actions and decisions impact your employees, your coworkers, your community, your customers, your vendors…and more. So much to balance, so much at stake. Ethics matter because reputation counts. What you do each day impacts you and your organization’s reputation for years to come. You have a lot to consider. EthicSpace Conference will lay it all on the table for you with honest and real conversations.
Join the Business Ethics Alliance for the annual EthicSpace Conference. It is truly an event to remember. To learn more about the Ethicspace Conference, visit Ethicspace.org. To learn more about the Business Ethics Alliance, go to businessethicsalliance.org.
The Greater Omaha Chamber – “First Stop for All Things Business!” 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 theGreater Omaha Chamber.
“We won’t let up. We won’t let you down—because your work is too important to do it alone.”
Launching a small or micro business takes courage. It also takes capital and the insights that come from expert training and mentoring. That’s where the Nebraska Enterprise Fund comes in. We are an ally dedicated to supporting you and your vision of success. As a statewide microenterprise intermediary and Certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), NEF provides business development services and financing to micro and small businesses across Nebraska.
Vision—NEF envisions a vibrant small business eco-system where every small and micro business has the opportunity to start, grow, and prosper.
Mission—NEF supports underserved communities by providing micro and small businesses with access to training, technical assistance, and capital.
Who We Serve—NEF serves a target market of traditionally disadvantaged small businesses, including those owned by people of color, low-income people, women, and veterans.
Among our services, we partner with professionals in the community to offer assistance for tax preparation/literacy documents to help businesses enter the formal economy by paying taxes. In addition, we have loan products to fill the gaps where businesses may not have access to capital. To learn how you or your business can become a part of this mission, visit nebbiz.org or call (402) 260-8355.
Metro Omaha Women’s Business Center (MOWBC) 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.