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 www.bakersplus.com/communityrewards.  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:  tara.miles@nebankers.org

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 mindy@bellevuehousing.com 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: adisalvo@heartlandfamilyservice.org

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 marketing@ocrinc.com to register or for more information.    

 

 

 

Bellevue Business Brief September 22nd, 2014

Delta Force Security-Is looking for Part-Time Security Officers. Please call 402.301.4317

 

Bellevue Public Schools-The Bellevue Public Schools are now offering Sports Program advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities at Bellevue East & Bellevue West High Schools.  For more information please contact  Jon Mauro for Bellevue West at 402.293.4046 or jon.mauro@bpsne.net

or Jim Hirz for Bellevue East at 402.293.4157 or james.hirz@bpsne.net.

 

Akridge  & Akridge Chiropractic and Hillcrest Health Services – are hosting a health fair on Wednesday, Sept. 24th from 2 pm to 6 pm at the Bellevue Medical Center. It is free to attend. You can get free information about your health & fitness, nutrition, meet local doctors, dentists and more!

 

Bellevue Young Professionals – Boo Bash Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 1:00 – 3:00pm, Bellevue West High School South Gym.  Please join us in supporting the Bellevue Food Pantry by registering for a FREE booth before October 21st.  A table and two chairs will be provided by Bellevue West’s FBLA.  We encourage each business to decorate their booth and hand out candy/trinkets to the children dressed in costume.  Last year we had approximately 500 children and their parents.  For more information contact Karissa Williams at marketing@ocrinc.com

 

Bellevue Biz Brief September 15, 2014

Bellevue Public Schools-The Bellevue Public Schools are now offering Sports Program advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities at Bellevue East & Bellevue West High Schools.  For more information please contact  Jon Mauro for Bellevue West at 402.293.4046 or jon.mauro@bpsne.net

or Jim Hirz for Bellevue East at 402.293.4157 or james.hirz@bpsne.net.

Akridge  & Akridge Chiropractic and Hillcrest Health Services – are hosting a health fair on Wednesday, Sept. 24th from 2 pm to 6 pm at the Bellevue Medical Center. It is free to attend. You can get free information about your health & fitness, nutrition, meet local doctors, dentists and more!

Bellevue Young Professionals – Boo Bash Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 1:00 – 3:00pm, Bellevue West High School South Gym.  Please join us in supporting the Bellevue Food Pantry by registering for a FREE booth before October 21st.  A table and two chairs will be provided by Bellevue West’s FBLA.  We encourage each business to decorate their booth and hand out candy/trinkets to the children dressed in costume.  Last year we had approximately 500 children and their parents.  For more information contact Karissa Williams at marketing@ocrinc.com

The Bellevue Chamber’s New Blog

Stay tuned for continual content on this chamber news page.  This is our new blog and we will be updating it on a regular basis.

Until then keep an eye on our Calendar for all the latest events.

We will be adding events shortly, since we redesigned the site we have to add events into the New calendar.

Business Education

Bellevue University – Corporate Strategic Initiatives

 

As a national thought leader in the ROI on Human Capital, Bellevue University is committed to advancing the science and effectiveness of corporate learning. To that end, we share our knowledge with Chief Learning Officers and give you the support you need to make a difference in your organization.

 

Work with Bellevue University to:

 

  • Create innovative talent strategies that align with corporate goals.
  • Measure the KPI impact of learning programs.
  • Develop customized learning and training programs.
  • Support your personal learning and development goals.
  • Create a pipeline of organizational leaders.
  • Access the latest thinking about what works to create ROI impact in the organization.
  • As the leading and most awarded accredited university in the field, Bellevue University is committed to advancing the science and efficacy of corporate learning.

Visit http://corporatelearning.com/ for more information

 

Bellevue Offutt Rising Professionals

What are the Bellevue Offutt Rising Professionals?

Our main focus is to bridge and connect our local Bellevue residents and businesses to our military professionals, strengthening the Bellevue/Offutt community’s long-term economic vitality and quality of life. BORP concentrates on Professional Development, Civic Engagement, and Mentoring and Networking. We work specifically on these four areas to offer our members monthly events that help develop them professionally and personally. Call Lisa 402-452-3901 for more information.

Special Events

The Bellevue Chamber offers special events for the entire Bellevue community, like the Annual Dinner, Runway Run, RiverFest, Veteran’s Parade, Golf tournaments and much more.

Events are coordinated by various committees of Bellevue Chamber members and are a terrific way for businesses to give back to the community and raise awareness of their services.

Legislative Reception-Lincoln NE

An annual event that allows the Bellevue/Offutt Business leaders to travel to Lincoln for a sold out reception. The purpose of the reception is to support our state legislators, staff, and department heads and to discuss the issues most important to our businesses and community.

BRES-Bellevue Real Estate Showcase

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.  We will have a fast-paced program and provide useful handouts to all who attend.

Olde Towne Christmas

Join the holiday festivities at this annual event held the first Saturday in December including a visit from Santa Claus, crafts, and refreshments annually in Olde Towne Bellevue and Washington Park.  Community lighting, animal displays, hay rack rides and more family fun available to enjoy.

Small Business Awards

The Small Business Awards of Excellence is a program developed to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit and business successes of the Greater Bellevue area.  Recognizing final nominees and winners who are selected as leaders in the industry.

Partners in Excellence

The P.I.E. dinner is the culmination of our Leadership Bellevue Program.  Leadership Bellevue is a ten-month program designed to spring board class participants into community leadership involvement.  The dinner celebrates the graduation of a group of professionals and the commitment of our community leaders.

Spring Into Action – Networking Expo

The Networking Expo is open to all chamber and non-chamber members.  It is one of the most popular events on the Chamber’s calendar!  We anticipate more than 300 attendees that will be “wowed” by many different vendors, offering the best of what they’re known for – great business, great food and great service!  For the business vendor, it is a great way to showcase your business and network in a fun relaxing atmosphere.

Membership/New Member Orientation Luncheon

A quarterly event that educates new and existing members on the benefits of their membership.  Highlights upcoming events and is a great way for existing members to meet and to partner with other businesses in the greater Bellevue area.

WOW!  (Women of Worth) Luncheon

Our “Women of Worth” network group’s objectives are to serve as an opportunity for network channeling, foster supportive relationships and strategic alliances while recognizing a woman’s achievements within their companies and lives.  Also, to provide education and tools to help women grow their business while empowering them to follow their passions and find their bliss.

Bellevue-Offutt Runway Run

The Runway Run is a seven mile run through the base and yes – down a portion of the runway among a formation of Air Force planes.  Please join us in the “Runway Run” by investing your corporate dollars, marketing your company and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Military Relations Golf Classic

While the Chamber’s primary focus is to support local business, we are also fortunate enough to be the home of Nebraska’s third largest employer, Offutt AFB.  Each year we meet at Willow Lakes to celebrate and support our significant partnership

Women’s Wine and Nine

An opportunity for professional women to get out and enjoy the great game of golf. There is a whirlwind of networking, fun, and prizes.

RiverFest

Top notch regional festival involving Live Music, Beer Garden, Kid Zone, Fireworks, Car Show and BBQ Competition.  Held annually on the third weekend in July and offering a community festival/family fun filled weekend near the Missouri River at Haworth Park.

Bellevue Chamber Annual Dinner

Bellevue’s premier event for business.  This event is a celebration of the economic vitality of our region and annually sells out.  Over 350 businesses and community leaders attend this annual silent auction and dinner.

Bellevue Chamber Golf Classic & Tee Box Expo

Join the Bellevue Chamber for some golf, business adventures and even a little extra fun! A little extra competition on the course for the golfers, plus additional competition on the holes for business sponsors.

Nebraska’s Official Veteran’s Parade

Help us celebrate our veterans and show our community patriotism with a parade on Mission Avenue beginning at Jackson Street and ending at Washington Park on Franklin Avenue.  Held annually on the Saturday immediately prior to Veteran’s Day.

Avenue of Flags

The Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, the Bellevue Economic Enhancement Foundation, and the City of Bellevue invite you to support the Avenue of Flags by making a donation toward a flag to be flown along the streets of Olde Towne Bellevue (Mission Avenue), Galvin Road, and along Highway 370.  Sponsor a flag in memory of a loved one, a friend, or to show patriotism and appreciation for our Veterans

Quarters 13- Offutt

Join the business community as we meet with the leadership of Offutt Air Force Base and tenant units.

Update of USSTRATCOM

We are pleased to have the USSTRATCOM leadership brief the greater Bellevue business community and defense industry.  Join the business community for a business lunch  and briefing with United States Strategic Command leadership.

Salute to Bellevue/Offutt Luncheon

The leadership of our largest employer, Offutt Air Force Base, along with leadership of the Bellevue community give a briefing on the status and activity of Offutt AFB and the City of Bellevue.

Operation Holiday Cheer

Through generous financial contributions from our greater Bellevue area business community, holiday bags filled with goodies for the young airmen and women living in the dorms on Offutt Air Force Base.  The enlisted living in the dorms often do not get to go home for the holidays and these gifts send a message of appreciation and bring holiday cheer.  All contributions are recognized on a holiday card included in each bag.

 

Networking Events

Networking Events

The Chamber offers a variety of networking events to allow members to connect with other business owners, promote their own businesses, and strengthen their ties to the Bellevue community – all in a relaxed and fun setting.

Programs like Ribbon Cuttings, Wake Up Wednesdays, Business After Hours, and other regular events foster connections among Chamber members. This, in turn, benefits Bellevue as a whole, as great ideas come out of collaboration between local businesses who are committed to the community.

View our calendar to see upcoming network events. Please contact the Chamber for more information on scheduling a Ribbon Cutting or hosting one of our other events.

Power Partners

Make the most of your investment in the Bellevue Chamber with Power Partners.  This referral group is an opportunity to generate sales and business leads from other Bellevue Chamber members.  Power Partners requires a commitment by those attending the group.  By attending on a consistent basis, you will establish and develop personal and professional relationships, resulting in positive networking opportunities.

We currently have 2 Power Partner Groups:

 

Wednesday 8am-9am

Location: National American University

3604 Summit Plaza Drive

 

Thursday 8am-9am

Location: B&B Dogs

1020 Lincoln Rd.

Sponsors