Bellevue Chamber News Update
October 1, 2020
Celebrate The Harvest Season!
Create Your Autumn Experience In Bellevue
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Visit Trees, Shrubs & More
for landscaping and fall decor
Located at the corner of Wolfe Creek Dr. & Cornhusker Rd.
Pick your pumpkin and warm your toes by a cozy campfire
at Bellevue Berry & Pumpkin Patch
Enjoy an autumn TreeRush Adventure with the family
Thursday & Friday: 12 pm - 8 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 8 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am - 8 pm
View the fall colors at Fontenelle Forest on the board walk
Professional Development Opportunity!
The Bellevue Chamber of Commerce & Bellevue Offutt Rising Professionals have come together to present a day of professional development for groups & individuals. Take advantage of this event to gain insightful information from internationally renowned experts.

Disturbance. Disorder. Disarrangement. Many people think these are negatives in the workplace, but Leadercast will show why disruption is the best way to make positive, lasting change in your organization and beyond.

The speakers at Leadercast 2020—Positive Disruption will unveil to you how you can upset the status quo to incite positive change that will echo throughout your organization.

October 22
In-person Ticket Prices:
$125 Non-Chamber Members*
$99 Chamber Members*
*Includes coffee, lunch and hors d'oeuvres. Cash bar available during afternoon networking.
Virtual Ticket Price: $85
Group Virtual Ticket Prices:
$75/ea for groups of 10-19
$65/ea for groups of 20+

All attendees will qualify for a half-price 1-year Bellevue Offutt Rising Professionals membership.
RSVP by Friday, October 16th.

Coffee With Kevin is an opportunity for members to connect with each other and
enjoy learning from
community business leaders.

(Bellevue Chamber Members Only)
Friday, Oct. 2 at 8:30am
Guest speakers:
  • Rita Sanders, candidate for Nebraska State Legislature

  • Jerry McCaw, candidate for Bellevue City Council, At Large
This is a great way to engage with local candidates for the upcoming election. This is also an opportunity to hear directly from the candidates and engage in respectful dialogue.

As a reminder; the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce does not endorse any specific party or candidate.
Join us for our next Coffee With Kevin: Friday, October 9 at 8:30 a.m.

Guest speakers:

  • Susan Hester, candidate for Nebraska State Legislature

  • Todd Santoro, candidate for Bellevue City Council, At Large

Join us October 9 at 7 a.m.
Omaha Empowerment Breakfast
Don’t miss out on this virtual networking event to meet other business owners just like you, share stories, and learn about resources that can help your business grow and succeed. Networking opportunity for all from Cass, Douglas and Sarpy Counties.
Guest speaker: Karissa Williams
Topic: Surviving to Thriving, Hit the Reset and Boss Up
Karissa is the Founder of Bossbabe of 365DailyHustle, Motivational Speaker, an Amazon Best Selling Author: “Surviving to Thriving, Hit the Reset and Boss Up”
She has been featured on CBS, NBC, USA Today, and Fox News.
You're invited to attend the upcoming ribbon cuttings and welcome our newest members to the community.
(Click on the company logos to see more information about each business)
Please remember; masks are required and social distancing is expected.
Ribbon Cutting
Beyond Dispensing Pharmacy & Compounding

Wednesday October 28
4:00 pm -5:30 PM 

2206 Longo Drive Ste. 209
Bellevue, NE

Ribbon Cutting
Latitude 41 Apartments

Thursday October 29
4:00 pm -5:30 PM 

10712 South 15th Street
Bellevue, NE
Census Closes October 31
60,000 Nebraska residents (3%) have yet to complete U.S. Census forms. A group called “Last Push Nebraska” estimates each unfilled application represents $1,500 in lost federal support. The latest outreach is focused on North and South Omaha.
 Read more at KMTV.
With the support of Methodist Health System, Metropolitan Community College, One World Health Centers and All Care Health Center in Council Bluffs IA, flu vaccines will be administered and blood samples will be taken to detect COVID-19 antibodies, See diagram above.

The Consulate of Mexico in Omaha informs the community that from October 1st through the 10th, the Twentieth Edition of Binational Health Week will be held, under the theme 20 Years of Brotherhood, Binational Health.
Despite the conditions and challenges imposed on us by the pandemic created by COVID-19, and thanks to the efforts of the Consulate's Health Window and allied agencies, this year, within the framework of Binational Health Week 2020, the topics that will be addressed are:

  • Prevention of COVID-19

  • Mental Health

  • Chronic Diseases

  • Communicable Diseases

  • Access to Health Services

  • Women's Health

  • Nutrition

Azizi & Associates 2019 Toy Buy
Shown above is the 2019 Toy Buy, where families were taken to the Learning Express and were able to purchase toys of their choice!
Click Here to request a no-obligation quote and once we quote you; we will donate $10 to Toys for Tots. Promo ends on 11/30/2020. Our goal is to raise $5000 for them this year.
Your Small Business is The Heartbeat of Our Economy

From the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry
High Speed Internet Fast Tracked
As COVID-19 began shuttering businesses and government offices in March, the FCC led an effort with telecommunications companies to Keep Americans Connected.
By April, the number of telecommuting Americans had risen from 31% to 62% (Gallup report). The United States was fortunate to maintain bandwidth unlike other nations, but the U.S. Chamber says more is needed.
Since 2016, the broadband gap across the nation has closed from 34 million to 18 million Americans unconnected to high-speed internet service.
One major roadblock is accurate mapping to determine service levels across the nation. The Broadband DATA Act signed earlier in 2020 is designed to bolster mapping, but the $65 million price tag remains unfunded.
Read more about U.S. Chamber action.
One State, One Challenge, One Great Opportunity
 From the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry
By Bryan Slone, President, NE Chamber
As Nebraska plans for our post-COVID recovery, it’s urgent that we unite behind a pro-growth vision and seize a unique generational opportunity to leverage the quality-of-life advantages of our state. The pandemic has fundamentally changed the dynamics of how people view where they live and work. In these challenging times, there is no better place to come together and come home to than our Nebraska communities, from Omaha to Scottsbluff.

Our pro-growth agenda must transcend politics and geographies. Whether urban or rural, conservative or progressive, public or private, we all share a common interest at this critical point. Indeed, whether we focus on maintaining leadership in healthcare, education, our key industries, technology, or infrastructure, our efforts are likely interlinked. All require the kind of economic and population growth necessary to create the economic base and environment to accomplish these goals. READ MORE
Blue Print Nebraska
Nebraska has a pro-growth plan in the Blueprint Nebraska report (, its 15 growth initiatives and its related benchmarks for measuring success. This report reflects the input of literally thousands of people statewide and transcends politics and geography.
Ag Takes Hit During Outbreak
Net agricultural income is expected to decline 23% in Nebraska in 2020, according to a study published by the Platte Institute and Nebraska Farm Bureau. Half of the income earned may be thanks to federal government assistance.
Gasoline consumption was down 36% at one point, and meat processing facilities were operating at 60-70% capacity. Total losses were predicted at $3.7 billion (without federal assistance.)
Read more at NTV News.
First-Time Unemployment Claims Grow
The last two weeks saw larger increases in first-time unemployment claims. In the week ending September 19, claims were above 3,000 for the first time since August 8. Continuing unemployment claims fell more than 2,000 to 20,331.
Read more at Hastings Tribune.

Webinar Format Offers Expanded Opportunities

This year’s NE Chamber Fall Forums, “Straight Talk with State Leaders”, are designed to inspire community dialogue on economic development and workforce needs unique to each region. 
They also provide a forum for state and local chamber members to engage directly with area state legislators and legislative candidates as the 2020 General Election approaches.
Find your region and sign up today.
No driving necessary!
Attend from your home or office.
October Chamber Member Anniversaries
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