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What does rural Nebraska offer young professionals?

Attend “Leading the Vision” in Omaha and find out

LINCOLN, NEB. (February 8, 2008)—What are some surefire methods for successfully retaining, attracting and growing your younger population? How can you, as a young professional, help develop a vibrant community in which other young professionals are excited to live, work and play?

Anyone who is interested in seeking innovative solutions to these and other similar challenges are encouraged to attend the

Third Annual Young Professionals Summit, “Leading the Vision”
March 6, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Qwest Center Omaha

A 10 a.m. breakout session, hosted by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development and the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, will specifically address these concerns and provide an opportunity for attendees from communities throughout Nebraska to learn how to best connect, network and organize with young professionals in their area. Nebraska community attendees also are highly encouraged to participate in the rest of the day’s events to learn more about opportunities for young professionals.

Community booths will open at 8 a.m., providing ample time for attendees to build networks, share innovative ideas and information, and discover ways to get involved in their communities.

Rebecca Ryan, founder of Next Generation Consulting in Madison, Wis., and author of “Live First, Work Second” will speak first. She’ll share interesting results of ten years of market research with 20-40-year-olds, from everything to “What made you decide to live in this city?” to “What brands of shoes do you prefer?”

Luncheon keynote speaker and bestselling author Robin Sharma will help you realize your personal responsibility, understand and build on your potential, even help you achieve skills you haven’t yet mastered—proving you’ve the capacity to pursue the career and life you want as you also contribute to the future direction and development of your community. Sharma is CEO of Sharma Leadership International Inc., in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada, a globally recognized leadership development firm.

Wrapping up the day’s events will be David H. Dix, from The League of Young Voters in Brooklyn, N.Y., a bi-partisan organization that helps young voters navigate and become active players and winners in the political arena.

Register online by clicking here or going to: http://www.omahachamber.org/chamber/EventDetail.aspx?EventDateID=9848 or by email: reservations @omahachamber.org, or call 402-978-7912. A limited number of conference scholarships will be available to students or young professionals who qualify based on need.

For more information, contact Caleb Pollard with the Nebraska Department of Economic Development at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or 402-471-3441, or Kirsten Case-Penrod with the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or 402-978-7945.

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
Patty Wood at 800-426-6505, 402-471-1559, or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it