Webinar format fosters local dialogue on workforce, economic development and state elections
LINCOLN – The NE Chamber, community colleges and several local chambers invite business manufacturing leaders across the state to attend the NE Chamber’s Fall Forums held virtually this year from the campuses of Nebraska’s six community colleges.
There is no cost to attend. Featured speakers include NE Chamber President Bryan Slone, Blueprint Nebraska President Jim Smith, and the community college president, state legislators and legislative candidates associated with each region. Register at web.nechamber.com/events. Media representatives are asked to RSVP in advance to accommodate interviews and ensure health protocols are met in each location.
Named “Straight Talk with State Leaders”, this year’s fall forums are designed to inspire community dialogue on economic development and workforce needs unique to each region. They also provide a forum for state and local chamber members to engage directly with local state legislators and legislative candidates as the 2020 General Election approaches.
“The NE Chamber Fall Forums have been a time-honored tradition among state and local chamber members for years. In addition to offering valuable time with state leaders and candidates in an election year, they offer a chance for frank, two-way communication between Chamber members and leadership on the issues affecting business,” said Bryan Slone, NE Chamber president. “We just could not forego the Fall Forums due to the pandemic, so we reworked them into a model that is arguably even more compelling as we march toward economic recovery.”
The Nebraska Chamber is the largest, statewide business association and has proudly served as the voice of Nebraska’s business community to state leaders since 1912.
NE Chamber Regional Fall Forums
Western Nebraska Community College
Wednesday, October 7, 8 – 9:30 a.m. MDT
Mid Plains Community College
Thursday, October 8; 8 – 9:30 a.m. CDT
Metro Community College
Tuesday, October 13, noon – 1:30 p.m. CDT
Southeast Community College
Thursday, October 22, 8 – 9:30 a.m. CDT
Northeast Community College
Friday, October 23, 8 – 9:30 a.m. CDT
Central Community College
Wednesday, November 4, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. CDT