Special Events

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The Bellevue Chamber offers special events for the entire Bellevue community, like the Annual Dinner, Runway Run, RiverFest Community Festival, Veteran’s Parade, Spring Into Action Networking Expo, Golf tournaments and much more.

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

2017 Sponsorship Form

2017 Guide

 

Legislative Reception-Lincoln

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 the 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 including LB840.  We will have a fast-paced program and provide useful handouts to all who attend.

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.  This luncheon recognizes nominees and winners in four categories:  minority owned, breaking ground, FTE 1-15 and FTE 16-50.  Attend to network and congratulate leading small businesses in our community.

Spring Into Action-Networking Expo

Bellevue/Greater Bellevue area premier businesses, restaurants and caterers showcase. Spring Into Action Networking Expo is open for 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!  An opportunity for business to business networking, along with the opportunity to “show off” what your business has to offer the general public.

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, awards presentation 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.  This event offers businesses the opportunity to market and network with golfers while being creative and competitive as a tee box sponsor.

Partners in Excellence

The P.I.E. dinner is the culmination of our Leadership Bellevue program.  Leadership Bellevue is a ten month, community leadership program designed to spring board class participants into community leadership involvement through education and inspiration.  The dinner celebrates the graduation of a group of professionals and the commitment of our current community leadership.  The annual event is held in November at the Platteview Golf Club.

Membership/New Member Orientation Luncheon

A quarterly event that educates new and existing members on the benefits of their membership and highlights upcoming chamber events.  This is a great way for existing members to meet, network and partner with other great Bellevue area business leaders.  This event is held at Nebraska Medicine-Bellevue.

WOW! (Women of Worth) Luncheon

Our Women of Worth network group objectives are to serve as a networking channel, fostering supportive relationships and strategic alliances while recognizing women’s achievement in business and their personal lives.  To provide education and tools to help women grow their business, all while empowering women to follow their passions and find their bliss.

Vision Statement

Connecting women, developing leaders, creating value.

When & Where

11:30 to 1:00 Pm

Courtyard by Marriot Beardmore Event Center

Monday February 13th – Donna Dostal Heartland Family Services

Monday May 8th – Gail De Boer  Sac Federal Credit Union

Monday August 14th – Merica Whitehall Fontenelle Forest

Monday November 13th – Mary Hawkins Bellevue University

Sponsorship available along with registration information – download the brochure:

WOW Brochure

Women’s Wine and Nine

An opportunity for professional women to get out and enjoy the great game of golf. There is a whirl wind of networking, fun, and prizes.  This event offers the opportunity for women to learn about golf or just enjoy a fun filled afternoon of golf with networking.  This annual event is held annually in June at Platteview Golf Club.

Wine & Nine Registration 2017

RiverFest

Top notch regional festival involving Live Music, Beer Garden, Kid Zone, Fireworks, Helicopter Rides, Hot Rods at RiverFest Car, Truck & Motorcycle show and State Championship BBQ Competition.  An annual event attended by over 30,000 that is filled with fun and food along the banks of the Missouri River at Haworth Park on the third full weekend of July.  July 21 and 22, 2017

Hawg Market Food Vendor 2016 with city updates

vendor sample insurance form

2017-riverfest-ne-state-bbq-application

judges-application-2017

2017-camping-form (Camping reservations no longer accepted-space limited and preference given to: bbq competition, vendors, sponsors and car show.)

 

Olde Towne Christmas

Olde Towne Christmas includes a visit from Santa Claus, community holiday lighting, caroling, hay rack rides, live animal displays (reindeer), family fun and refreshments and is held the first Sunday in December.

Bellevue-Offutt Runway Run

The Runway Run is a certified seven mile run on Fort Crook Road, through parts of Offutt Air Force Base and yes – down a portion of the runway.  Please join us at the “Runway Run” by investing your corporate dollars, marketing your company and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

2017 Runway Run Entry Form

 

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 Air Force Base.  Each year we meet at Willow Lakes to celebrate and support our significant partnership.

2017 Mil Relations Entry Form final

Nebraska’s Official Veteran’s Parade

Help us celebrate and say “thank you” to our veterans while showing your patriotism by participating in or observing a parade down Mission Avenue beginning at Jackson Street and ending at Washington Park on Franklin Street.  This annual event takes place on the Saturday prior to the Veteran’s Day holiday.

Veterans parade entry 2017

Avenue of Flags

The Bellevue Economic Enhancement Foundation, the Greater Bellevue Area Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Bellevue invite you to show your patriotism by supporting the donation of an American 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.   The flags are on display from mid-May through Veteran’s Day in November yearly.

Avenue of Flag sponsorship form 2016

Quarters 13- Offutt Air Force Base

Join the business community as we network with the leadership of Offutt Air Force Base and tenant units.  The event is held at Quarters 13 on General’s Row to provide the opportunity for community leadership and Offutt leadership to discuss how to build on solid relationships for the betterment of the Bellevue-Offutt community.

Salute to Bellevue-Offutt

The luncheon brings together the leadership of Offutt Air Force Base and the City of Bellevue to update the activities within the Bellevue-Offutt community.  Networking opportunities, along with educational briefings provide the perfect opportunity for chamber members to learn and grow.

Annual Update of USSTRATCOM

We are honored to host the USSTRATCOM leadership at a luncheon to brief the greater Bellevue area community and defense industry.  Join the business community for a business lunch  and educational briefing on United States Strategic Command.

Operation Holiday Cheer

Through generous financial contributions from the Bellevue-Offutt community, holiday gift bags are prepared, packed and delivered to the young airmen and women living in the dorms at Offutt Air Force Base.  The enlisted living in the dorms often do not get to go home for the holidays and these gift bags send a message of appreciation and bring holiday cheer.  All contributions are recognized on a holiday card included within each gift bag.  The bags are prepared by donors and community volunteers and delivered by Offutt Air Force Base personnel.

 

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