Bellevue Chamber News Update
October 29, 2020
Shop local businesses for gift ideas and holiday preparations.
Visit our featured member businesses this week
Click on the logos or photos for more details about each business
Fun & food for the whole family. Buy gift cards from Amazing Pizza Machine, a great idea for all ages.
November 6th -15th "Almost Maine" will be showing live and will also be available for streaming from the comfort of your home.



Give the gift of Season tickets.
The best birthday or holiday party entertainment in Bellevue, NE

Endless Entertainment
Memorable Moments
Pinot's Pallet offers in-person and virtual live on line events.

A great interactive gift for family and friends.
Your supply store for home or school.
Looking for that stunning center piece for Thanksgiving or Christmas?
Look no further than Bellevue florists
Shop Local
We have fabulous full service salons right here in Bellevue - time to pamper yourself and buy gift certificates for someone special
“Our Mission is to build trust with our clients while creating an experience as unique and as memorable as they are.”
Salt Therapy Room
A treatment in our Salt Room can bring balance and harmony back to a hectic day while improving your overall health and well-being.
​ARE YOU READY FOR
​ A NEW AND BETTER YOU?
We love to make our clients feel at home and loved. We try to make dreams come true each and every day...
 Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massages provide a deep state of relaxation, a release of tension, as well as, a reduction of swelling and inflammation due to scar tissue, trauma or injuries to muscles.
Manicures and Pedicures

Manicure services offered include regular manicure, acrylics, hand paraffin, and more! 
Makeup & Nail Care
Applications - Lessons - Manicure - French Manicure - Full Set - Fill - Polish Change - Pedicure.
Vision
Our vision is to create a custom look and style that fits each individual while providing the tools to maintain that look. We provide a sanitary, diverse, comfortable, and relaxing atmosphere with the latest styles and trends at great value.
If you are getting married in 2021 and are just starting to plan your Wedding, be sure to check out our Tuxedo Rentals and Suits for purchase.
Text/phone number - 402-493-5160
717 N 114th St, Omaha, NE 68154
Hidden gems are found in Olde Town Bellevue.
Custom design process
Martin Jewelry offers the cutting edge technology of Computer Aided Design (CAD). Let our experienced and highly trained staff assist you in designing anything you can imagine. It just takes 4 simple steps from sketch to finished piece.
Some Say We're Nuts
But 100 years in the business will do that!
We craft some of the best snack nuts in the industry and continually monitor evolving snack trends.
Stock up on your favorite holiday fixin's at your local supermarkets
Experience Shadow Lake Towne Center

For the ultimate shopping experience.

Nov 4, 2020
8:00am- 9:00am

Holiday Inn Express
10804 S 15th St, Bellevue, NE 68123

In Person or ZOOM Option
R.S.V.P. to marketing@ocrinc.com
or call Tiffany (402) 291-5599 for more information

Join us for our weekly Networking Meeting!
We are an industry specific group of like-minded individuals that meet every Wednesday with the intentions to help each other’s businesses grow. Each week we have two 10-minute presentations:
A Business Spotlight and a Mastermind Educational Presentation.
Come join us to see what we are all about!
Leadership Graduation 2020
Pictured above, front row, left to right; Kevin Hensel, Tiffany Brown, Susan Kluthe, Tam Castro, Meg Cordes, Eileen Klein, Bree Robbins, Brooke Beardmore, Madeline Moyer. Back row, left to right; Heath Paulsen, Jenny Estell, Anthony Graves, Garrett Sims, Will Ackerman, Tina Knowlton and Faith Morrison.
Madeline Moyer, the inspirational keynote speaker
Susan Kluthe and Bree Robins proudly display their graduation plaques
Special guest, Congressman Jeff Fortenberry surprised the Leadership class with a few words of wisdom.
Kevin Hensel with introductions at Leadership graduation.
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.
Next Coffee With Kevin - Friday, Nov. 6 at 8:30am
Guest speakers: Nemat Azizi and Gunnery Sgt. Jesus Leza
Topic: Toys for Tots
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.
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.
We are excited to celebrate a new Bellevue Business, Sylvan Learning Center!
Highlights from the ribbon cutting held Wednesday, October 21
Pictured above from left to right; Tiffany Brown, Marissa Roh, owner of Sylvan Learning Center, Kelly Megha, Director of Education, Kevin Hensel, Cindy Dropinski, and Sue Hoogeveen.
Ribbon Cutting
Latitude 41 Apartments

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

Location:
10712 South 15th Street
Bellevue, NE
Bow Tie Tuesday
Kevin visits two chamber member's businesses each week wearing his bow tie.
This week he visited Dick Rupert State Farm Insurance and The Special Restaurant
Click on the logos to learn more about each business
Get a great rate on mission.
Kevin is pictured above at State Farm Insurance with Dick Rupert.
Cooking Up Your New Cravings
Call to place your order for great home-style cooking!
Kevin visiting The Special restaurant
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.

Apples & More with Amy Cullum.
Between Oct. 28 and Nov. 8, the SpartanNash Foundation is encouraging store guests in nine states to join us in supporting over 100 local Food Pantry Partners by donating $1, $5, $10 or rounding up their purchase at the checkout lane – with 100 percent of dollars raised earmarked for helping to end hunger in your community.

Please join our partner @SpartanNash in building hope and assisting those with food insecurities. Together, we can support local food pantry partners, simply by donating at your nearest @shopfamilyfare (please change based on your nearest SpartanNash banner). Learn more about how you can play a part by visiting spartannash.com/foundation-scans. #soundslikespartannash #SNFoundation #endhunger #giveback #foodinsecurities Read More
Your Small Business is The Heartbeat of Our Economy
The Premier Sports Village Comes to Bellevue
Set to open on March 1, 2021
Renovations are underway and the
former baseball complex on Harlan
Lewis Road will soon be open for
business again.
Now known as The Premier Sports Village, new owners Brandon Schuur and Sean
Johnston said it's a dream they've had for a long time. They will be
hosting a public "Open Park"
next week on Thursday, Nov 5th
from 3pm-5pm with food, games, and conversation about the vision for the complex.
All members of the community are invited!

From the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry
October 27, 2020
Vaccine ready
Nebraska has published its vaccination plan to activate as soon as vaccine shipments reach the state. The federal government has asked states to be prepared as early as November, although several health experts suggest the earliest a vaccine may hit the statewide fridges is early 2021.
 
Read more at DHHS.


Distribution Plan
 
·    Use the network, facilities and resources of the statewide Vaccines For Children program
 
·    Mobilize a heightened flu vaccination effort to help test efficiency of the structure and guard against flu complications
 
·    Limited supply = priority distribution
 
·    Free injections covered by U.S. government
 
·    No mandate
·    Subject to revision

Limited supply=priority distribution

1) Healthcare workers
 
2) Other high-priority residents and workers
 
·    Nursing, skilled nursing, assisted living and independent living residents
 
·    High-risk individuals (ex. cancer, kidney or heart disease, COPD, sickle cell, diabetes, obesity, immune-compromised)
 
·    Essential workforce determined by region (ex. first responders, teachers, food processors, correctional staff)
 
Vulnerable and congregate living (ex. minority communities, disabled, homeless, incarcerated, college students)
Tax credits for childcare programs and teachers
 
Who:
Childcare programs and teachers (in-home and facilities)
What:
Estimated $500 - $1,500 tax credit for 2020 and 2021
Deadlines:
February 1, 2021 – file for attestation from Early Childhood Professional Record System
March 1, 2021 – apply with Department of Revenue.
 
Scaling Pandemic Resilience Innovation and Technology
 
Who:
State and local governments, public or private nonprofits, higher learning institutions, EDA-authorized economic development districts
What:
$500,000 - $750,000 grants; $25 million total available
Eligibility:
Programs must either: 1) scale biotech, health security and supply chain initiatives; 2) build regional connectivity to inspire innovation clusters; 3) Develop unique capital models for entrepreneurs; or 4) support remote work.
Deadline:
December 3, 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.
Grant applications open October 21, 2020
and will close November 13, 2020
To apply, click on the button below As of October 21st. The grants will be issued by December 30, 2020.
Fortenberry sees PPP at work
 
In a visit to Promedcare, an in-home caregiver in Fremont, Rep. Jeff Fortenbery heard how PPP loans helped businesses stay on their feet and adjust their business models. The company’s one-on-one care became a helpful option for care during the pandemic.
 
Read more at Fremont Tribune.
Small businesses apply tech tools
 
Inexpensive digital tools can help businesses stay resilient and maintain a customer base during the pandemic. A recent webinar in Nebraska by the Connected Commerce Council discusses opportunities.
 
Watch recording at Connected Commerce Council.
Landlord Assistance Program
A reminder - we are accepting a second round of applications for our Landlord Assistance Program from landlords in Washington, Sarpy and Cass Counties impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadline to apply is November 8, 2020.
Approximately $168,000 in funding wll be distributed to eligible landlords on a first-come, first served basis.
Has your small business been affected by COVID-19?
It's not too late to apply for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). This long term, low interest working capital loan can help you get your business back up and running.

We'll also cover topics like:

·        Requesting reconsideration if you were declined for an EIDL
·        Requesting additional funds
·        What to do if you're been affected by EIDL fraud
·        Who to contact for questions

And more! Webinar is free to attend.
Join us Thursday at 2pm CST!
 
Click here to register