Bellevue Chamber News Update
October 15, 2020
Bellevue is your one stop shop for winter preparation!
Visit our featured member businesses this week
Click on the pictures for more details about each business
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Champion now offers virtual appointments online in the Omaha area.
How about new insulated window coverings to spruce up your home interior and help retain heat.
Time to upgrade that old furnace?
For all furnace replacement or repairs, check out one of these reliable local businesses.
Don't get stranded out in the cold weather!
Check out Bellevue's auto care businesses for new windshield wipers, tires, battery check or replacement, and much more.
Or maybe it is time for a new vehicle before winter, visit one of these fine auto dealers for your next dream car.
E V E N T S
Thank you to our Leadercast
event sponsors!
Click the on the logos below to find out more about each business or organization
Duane Safarik
COFFEE WITH KEVIN
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. 30 at 8:30am

Guest speaker:

  • Carol Blood, is running for re-election to the Nebraska State Senate to represent District 3.

Coffee With Kevin is a great opportunity to hear directly from the candidates and engage in respectful dialogue before the upcoming election.

  • As a reminder; the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce does not endorse any specific party or candidate.
Miller Financial Group
2211 Capehart Road
Suite 105
Bellevue, Nebraska
Please remember; masks are required and social distancing is expected.
Please join us for Wake Up Wednesday at Miller Financial Group and meet Brad Starken, their newest financial advisor.
Enjoy this networking event with like minded business professionals.

October 28 from 7:30 am-9:00 am
(There is no fee for this event)
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 

Location:
2206 Longo Drive Suite 209
Bellevue, NE

Ribbon Cutting
Latitude 41 Apartments

Thursday October 29
4:00 pm - 5:30 PM 

Location:
10712 South 15th Street
Bellevue, NE
We are excited to celebrate a new branding! Hillcrest Physical Therapy is now
Innovate Physical Therapy
Highlights from the ribbon cutting held Thursday, October 15

Pictured above; Innovate Physical Therapy's staff with Mayor Hike, Kevin Hensel, President of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, and chamber ambassadors, Joel Dighans & Christine Lowery.
Perfect sunny weather to celebrate Innovate Physical Therapy's ribbon cutting.
Guests enjoying networking and the delicious barbecue and salads!
M E M B E R
H I G H L I G H T S
Congratulations Best of Bellevue 2020 chamber members
Affordable Computers
Apples & More
American Family/Travis Castle
Apollo Heating & Air Conditioning
Baker's
Beardmore Chevrolet Subaru & Hyundai
Bellevue Berry & Pumpkin Ranch
Bellevue Family Practice
Bellevue Public Schools
Bellevue Public Schools Foundation
BJSA
Cake Specialist
Canvas Salon & Day Spa
Capehart Family Dentist
Century 21-Debbie Meyer
Chick-fil-A
Dairy Queen
D.J's Dugout
Dollar Tree
Edward Jones - Matthew Hooker
Erwin's Jewelers
Fontenelle Forest
Great Western Bank
Godfather's Pizza
Heartland Financial Group
Hike Real Estate
Hillcrest Health Services


Holiday Inn Express
Hoogeveen Chiropractic
James Financial Services
Jo Don Designs
Knights of Columbus
Offutt Collision Repair
Roma's Italian Restaurant
Scooters Coffee
Stella's Restaurant
Terry's Auto & Truck Repair
The Landings Apartments
The Special Restaurant
TreeRush Adventures
Trees, Shrubs & More
Tregaron Golf Course
Sickies Garage Burgers & Brew
State Farm/Matt Ricchini
QuikTrip
Umami Asian Cuisine
Bow Tie Tuesday
Kevin visits two chamber member's businesses each week wearing his bow tie.
This week he visited Red Wing and Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews.
Click on the logos to learn more about each business
Kevin is pictured above at Red Wing Shoes
Kevin visiting Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews
Member Monday
Every Monday the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce visits a local member's business to conduct a Facebook live video interview introducing the owner. We tour inside the business to show the community what to expect when they visit.
Check out last week's Member Monday live recorded interview.

Steve Nickerson from
Affordable Computer Repair
C O M M U N I T Y
B U S I N E S S
Your Small Business is The Heartbeat of Our Economy
City of Bellevue Featured in Business in Focus Magazine
Pictured below from left to right: Mayor Hike, Mark Elbert, Community Development Directory, Jim Ristow, City Administrator; and Kevin Hensel, President of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce.
“Situated in the heart of the Great Plains, the City of Bellevue, Nebraska enjoys an ideal location along rolling hills overlooking the Missouri River with easy access to Omaha. From a thriving economy and highly ranked schools to over 600 acres of parkland and plenty of Midwestern hospitality, the community ticks all the boxes!" This was the way the City of Bellevue was described in a recent national publication. READ MORE

This virtual training is open to the entire community!
You're Invited to a Free Online Boost with Facebook Event November 10th! 
Boost with Facebook is hosting a free digital marketing virtual training event for Papillion on November 10. Register today to start taking your marketing skills to the next level with this beginner to intermediate training.
 
You will learn how to find new customers using Instagram: Let's take the next step to grow your business on Instagram! Learn how to use Instagram ads to expand your reach to find new customers and sell your products and services.
This virtual event that will bring together small business owners, entrepreneurs, job seekers and community groups from all over the area to enable them to learn how to use technology to grow their business to learn new skills.
Co-Hosted by:
Promoting Nebraska Veteran Owned Small Business Development, Growth and Success
November 18, 2020, 1:30-2:30pm
 
Join the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Small Business Administration and Nebraska Business Development Center as they present small business best practices, resources and potential partner organizations to support veteran-owned small business success in Nebraska. The webinar will also promote collaborations between banks and community stakeholders serving veteran families.
 
 
 
Building Credit to Promote Economic Inclusion and Mobility for all Nebraska Families
December 2, 2020, 1:30-2:30pm
 
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will host a webinar highlighting the current state of credit during the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts will outline the negative credit impact the COVID-19 pandemic has caused and the challenges presented regarding credit for individuals and families in Nebraska. This webinar is designed to present best practices for collaboration between banks, government organizations, community based organizations and others to stabilize and support individual credit for low- and moderate-income families. 
 
 
From the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Grant applications open October 21, 2020 and will close November 13, 2020. To apply, visit coronavirus.nebraska.gov/Programs&Grants as of October 21st. The grants will be issued by December 30, 2020.
CARES Act Relief
and Recovery
Grow Nebraska Phase 2
With $160 million left unclaimed in the state’s CARES Act Relief and Recovery coffers, the Governor rolled out
a Phase 2 grant program.
 
Applications will be accepted Wednesday, October 21, through November 13, and grants will be issued by December 30.