Archives for February 5, 2016

February Brief

Bellevue Real Estate Showcase – BRES

This program is meant for developers, real estate brokers, bankers, business owners and anyone else who is interested in learning more about Bellevue and our opportunities for business development.  If you haven’t done business in Bellevue lately, we want you to be aware of the tremendous growth that has occurred in the last 10 years.  We will highlight Bellevue’s demographics, the current business climate, recent business growth and current economic development opportunities.  It will be a fast-paced program and provide useful handouts to all who attend.


March 30, 2016

Bellevue University

Dr. Muller Administration Building

1000 Galvin Road South (Lower Level)

Bellevue, Ne 68005

11:30am – 1:30pm


Cost: $15.00 per person

RSVP: 402-898-3000 or





Bellevue Economic Enhancement Foundation

If you registered your Baker’s card in 2015 to support the Bellevue Economic Enhancement Foundation, please go online and register again to support in 2016. If you have not done so yet, please do so today! This election won’t change what you receive from using your card.



If you already shop at Baker’s, you just need to register your Baker’s card on-line today and select the Foundation to support.


When:  Now!

Where:  Baker’s (3614 Twin Creek Drive or 801 Galvin Road South or any Baker’s, Dillons or Gerbes)

What:  Community Rewards

Who:  Bellevue Economic Enhancement Foundation


Do you shop at any Baker’s, Dillons or Gerbes in Bellevue and the Metro Area?  Do you have a Baker’s Plus Card?  If so, please consider supporting the Bellevue Economic Enhancement Foundation.  All you need to is register your card on-line with an email, password and zip code at  If you already have your account registered, you just need to sign in and pick the foundation as the organization to receive the donation.  This will not cause any changes for what you receive (example:  your gas points, digital coupons, etc.). It is a corporate donation from the Baker’s company and benefits the foundation through your election as part of their community support.


The final step after registering your card is to enroll in the rewards program for the Bellevue Economic Enhancement Foundation.  You do that by either entering the name (Bellevue Economic Enhancement Foundation) and picking the foundation from the search list or entering the NPO number which is 29393.


Now go to Baker’s and shop as usual and the foundation will earn funds!  The community rewards program will pay up to a maximum of $30,000 every cycle.  So the more you shop at Baker’s, the more the foundation will earn.


One final step (but you will receive a reminder) is this requires a yearly renewal for the foundation to continue to benefit from your purchases.


So, if you shop at Baker’s, please consider signing up today and show your support to the Bellevue Economic Enhancement Foundation.


This program is funded as part of the Community rewards program through Dillons.  It cost you nothing additional on your purchases, but you have to have a Baker’s savers card, register the card on-line with an e-mail and pick the Bellevue Economic Enhancement Foundation as your community rewards company, so the foundation will begin to receive funding.  Thank you for your support.


Please sign up today and support Economic Growth in Bellevue!









Members Notes

Bellevue East High School has established a new program called “Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports.”  This is a positive school-wide student management system, focused on building success for the Bellevue East community..

Your help is needed: throughout the school year, there will be drawings for rewards for successful students so donations are needed.  Your business will be mentioned in school announcements and other school media.  Please consider donations by sending contributions to:  Bellevue East High School, c/o Chad Holtz, 1401 High School Drive, Bellevue, NE 68005.  Call Chad with any questions or donations that cannot be mailed – 402-293-4179

Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping is excited to announce the opening of “Eat Fit Go” to the Bellevue location.  “Eat Fit Go” Bellevue sells healthy, FRESH meals, individually portioned and packaged in microwavable safe containers.  The macro-nutrients (calories, protein, carbs and fat) will be listed on the outside of each package, and the kicker is…. THEY ARE DELICIOUS!  “Eat Fit Go” Bellevue, 2219 Capehart Road, will be open Monday-Friday from 5:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., and then again from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

American Family Insurance – Travis Castle and Marcus Theatres are team up again for the Kids Dream Family Film Series featuring an exciting lineup of free, family-friendly movies.  Shows are Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning February 5th through March 20th.  Drop by 2348 Cornhusker Road (office address) for complimentary tickets.

Knights of Columbus – Columban Council #6192 will once again host Fish Dinners during the Lenten Season.  These dinners will be every Friday night starting February 12 and ending March 25, 2016.    Menu ordering and waiter service allow for a unique dining experience.  The menu features Atlantic salmon, baked white fish, fried shrimp and fish, and fish sandwiches.  Dinners include baked potato or French fries, salad or a cup of clam chowder, coffee, and iced tea.  Non-fish diners can choose from stuffed pasta shells, macaroni and cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches or a large slice of cheese pizza.  Prices range from $3.000 to $11.00.  Dinners are served from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 205 Industrial Drive, Bellevue.  The Knights offer a $1.00 discount on senior citizen dinners.

Green Bellevue Meeting – Attracting Winter Birds with Clem Klaphake will take place on Sunday, February 14th from 1:30-3:00 p.m. at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, Forest Room, 1111 Bellevue Blvd., Bellevue.  Join Green Bellevue for a special Valentine’s Day program.  Clem will lead a presentation on wintering bird species and how to attract these feathered friends to your backyard.  Following the presentation there will be a hands-on-activity making a take home bird treat.  This is a family-friendly event that will be fun for adults and kids of all ages!  Green Bellevue events are free and open to the public – just let the attendant at the front desk know you are there for the Green Bellevue meeting.  Attendees are invited to stick around afterwards to walk the Forest grounds for free from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Small Business Day at the Capitol brought to you by NFIB/Nebraska will take place on Friday, February 19th from 10:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Connect with state lawmakers and sound off on issues important to you and your business.  Keynote Speaker is Lt. Governor Mike Foley.  Cost is $20.00 per person (includes lunch and materials) payable to NFIB/NE, 233 South 13th Street, Suite 700, Lincoln NE  68508.  Registration deadline is Monday, February 15th.  For questions, email:

Bellevue Housing Authority will hold the 2nd annual “Power of the Purse” on Thursday, February 25th.  Proceeds support the “Thrive in Five” program that works with families receiving assistance through BHA.  It focuses on assisting families to overcome the barriers to employment and help them to become independent of government assistance within five years.  Donations and sponsorships are needed.  Please contact Mindy Barber at 402-734-5448 or email to participate.

Heartland Family Service is looking for nominations for its 2016 Salute to Families recognition program.  Each year, with help from friends, neighbors, and colleagues, Salute to Families honors those in our community who place a great priority on building and strengthening their family bond and purpose while encouraging individual growth.  To nominate a family, please contact Angie DiSalvo at 402-552-7447 or by email at:

Offutt Collision Repair proudly presents Continuing Education Luncheon on Thursday, March 10th from 12:00-1:30 p.m. on Consumer Protection Reality Check!  Contact Karissa at to register or for more information.