Bellevue Chamber News Update
October 8, 2020
Get Inspired For Fall Clean Up!
You can find all of your supplies in Bellevue
Click on the pictures for more details about each business
You'll find lawn & leaf bags, rakes, chainsaws,and leaf-blowers. 
Westlake Ace Hardware
1005 Galvin Rd S
Bellevue, NE 68005
Need cleaning supplies, paint, mulch?
Try Walmart.

~ CM'S A Cut Above ~
For outdoor landscaping & cleanup.
For quality lawn mowing and complete grounds maintenance.
Watkins Concrete for your
outdoor living needs.
Get set up at Papillion Sanitation for 
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.
Gain Insightful Information From Internationally Renowned Experts
Earvin "Magic" Johnson
Basketball Hall-of-Famer, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
Amy Jo Martin
Digital Media Pioneer and Best-Selling Author
Richard Montañez
VP of Multicultural Sales & Marketing, PepsiCo North America
Thursday, October 22 doors open at 8:30am
Doors Open/Coffee - 8:30 | First Session - 9 | Lunch - 12:30 | Hors D’oeuvres/Cash Bar - 4
Disturbance. Disorder. Disarrangement. Many people think these are negatives in
the workplace, but this Leadercast Rebroadcast Event 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.

In-person Ticket Prices:
$125 Non-Chamber Members*
$99 Chamber Members*
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.

*All attendees (in-person and virtual) are eligible to win raffle prizes and qualify for a half-price 1-year BORP membership with ticket purchase
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. 9 at 8:30am
Guest speakers:
  • Susan Hester, candidate for Nebraska State Legislature

  • Todd Santoro, candidate for Bellevue City Council, At Large
This 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.
Join us for our next Coffee With Kevin: Friday, October 16 at 8:30 a.m.

Guest speaker:

  • Mike Knebel, candidate for Nebraska State Treasurer

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.
Physicians Mutual Ribbon Cutting
Photo's & ribbon cutting from Wednesday, September 30
A tour of the facility shows off a newly remodeled sophisticated interior.
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
In this week's Bow Tie Tuesday locations
Kevin is pictured above at Terry's Auto and Truck Repair, Inc. and to the right, he was visiting Umami.
Beardmore Welcomes Hyundai to Family of Dealerships
Bellevue, Nebraska – Carey and Brian Hamilton, owners of Beardmore Subaru and Beardmore Chevrolet, announced today the addition of Beardmore Hyundai to their family of dealerships serving Omaha, Bellevue, eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.
“Today’s Hyundais are really incredible,” said Brian Hamilton. “Styling, power and fuel efficiency are encompassed in the Hyundai stable of full and mid-size SUVs, sedans, all-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell hybrids. In the next two weeks, Beardmore Hyundai will showcase nearly 200 new Hyundais on our lot.”
Beardmore Hyundai is located on Bellevue’s auto row at 1203 Ft. Crook Road North, a quarter-mile north of Beardmore Subaru and Beardmore Chevrolet.
“We’re thrilled to offer an even wider variety of vehicle makes and models,” added Carey Beardmore Hamilton. “My family has been helping people find their perfect vehicle for more than 100 years – their first car or favorite truck, or cool, new hybrid. Beardmore Hyundai is one more way we are living our pledge to earn the privilege of serving and growing with our community.”

For more information, interview and photos, contact Sofia Ciotti on behalf of Beardmore Hyundai at 402- 432-4412 and
Carey and Brian Hamilton, owners of Beardmore Subaru and Beardmore Chevrolet and now Beardmore Hyundai.
Your Small Business is The Heartbeat of Our Economy

From the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Workshop Wednesday:

Expert Advice on Critical Ways to Keep Customers Engaged During Coronavirus

Adapting to marketplace needs, tapping technology that keeps you open for business and communicating authentically are key to navigating the crisis, experts said.
From the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry
UNMC Doctors Urge Caution

Positivity and hospitalization rates are peaking again, and flu season is just around the corner. So these UMMC doctors advise doubling down on social distancing and mask wearing. UNMC stands at 85% of capacity. 35% of beds and 79% of ventilators remain available statewide.

Read more in the Lincoln Journal Star.

Lincoln kicks off Tech Startup Week

With 30 courses related to the challenges of entrepreneurship, Tech Startup Week offers tracks in financing, fundraising, idea generation, leadership, as well as social justice and environment this year.

Read more at Silicon Prairie News.
NE secures SBA STEP grant

Nebraska was awarded a $262,875 State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant to help small businesses enter international trade markets. Grants support training, trade shows, translation service, contractual assistance and marketing.

Read more at NDED or apply.
Husker game day may take the streets

The bans on special events and street closures on Husker game days may temporarily be suspended to allow local restaurants and bars to host patrons for watch parties. The hope is to head off crowded indoor venues, which could perpetuate virus spread.

Read more at the Lincoln Journal Star.
"Economic growth depends on how many people work. If more retire, or are kept from the job market because of childcare or health and safety issues, growth is slower."
Workforce Changes 
February 2020
Age 65+ in workforce
Women in workforce
August 2020
Age 65+ leaving workforce
Women leaving workforce
Source: Current Population Survey
Window into Workforce Scars
While short-term unemployment grabs most of the headlines now, employment trends may be showing some early signs of long-term impact or “economic scarring”. Temporary furloughs are becoming permanent layoffs across several sectors, leading senior workers to retire earlier than planned and leaving women significant barriers to reentering the workforce.
Workers 65 and older and women are more likely to leave the workforce under current conditions. The number of women who left the workforce citing childcare or family responsibilities as the reason increased 178% during the pandemic, according to a Current Population Survey.
Of 7.6 million people “temporarily” laid off as of June, the number who had found jobs by July (2.4 million) was eclipsed by the 2.8 million who either left the labor force altogether or said they were no longer expecting to get their jobs back.
Read more at Reuters.