This council plays a supportive role in the strategic direction of the Chamber's membership services by serving as representatives of the Chamber. Council members meet and greet at Chamber events, attend ribbon cuttings, open houses and ground breaking ceremonies. This monthly meeting is held the first Wednesday of every month.
This annual event celebrates the accomplishments and highlights the success stories of the prior year. The Annual Luncheon is also used to introduce the incoming Chairman of the Board and distribute the annual report. The Annual Luncheon features a nationally known speaker and is traditionally sold-out weeks in advance.
Business After Hours
This popular networking event is held on a monthly basis from, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., the fourth Thursday of the month. This event attracts approximately 250 Chamber members and features hors d’oeuvres, one free drink ticket for all attendees, two-cash bars and fun giveaways provided by the sponsor. The location of the Business After Hours event must be within City limits and must be approved by the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Event Coordinator.
This annual event celebrates the valuable contributions businesses make to our community and recognizes both business and individual lifetime achievement. Over 700 community leaders have attended this sold-out awards luncheon for the past 17 years. Nominations are accepted each year during the month of July. Business achievement awards given during Celebrate Business include Burnham Yates Citizenship, Cornerstone, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Green Business, Manufacturer of the Year, Roger T. Larson Community Builder, Small Business of the Year & Tourism Development.
CEO Welcome Reception
The Chamber celebrates new business leaders who are new to the community with an evening reception, typically held at the Chamber. Members are invited to join in the celebration. This gives the new business leader the opportunity to network and get to know other businesses in the community.
Scheduled the first Wednesday of each month, the Lincoln Chamber invites elected officials from the city, county government, and Lincoln Public Schools to discuss local issues. This is your chance to ask the questions that affect your business and the community at large. There is no cost to attend this event which is open to the entire membership.
Chamber Classic Golf Tournament
The Chamber Classic Golf Tournament has been touted as the premier golf event in Lincoln. This tournament is unique due to its location, sold-out status, and fun activities throughout the course. You won't want to miss it.
Face the Chamber
Face the Chamber is a popular luncheon event held seven times annually with speakers addressing a variety of topics including public policy issues and updates on matters affecting business and our quality of life. Featured speakers often include public officials and other prominent members of our community.
Federal Legislative Summit
Growth & Development Forum
The Lincoln Chamber’s Growth & Development Forum focuses on key issues that impact our community’s ability to fund infrastructure projects. This is your opportunity to stay informed and ask questions regarding initiatives lead by both the public and the private sector of Lincoln’s economy. Each forum typically includes a prominent guest speaker and a chance for individual questions and answers following the presentation. Our Growth & Development Forum meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Legislative Forum Breakfast
Held in conjuction with the Nebraska State Chamber, this popular breakfast is held each fall to preview important issues for the upcoming legislative session.
Lincoln Business Expo
The Lincoln Chamber of Commerce is proud to host one of the region’s largest tradeshows. The Lincoln Business Expo is Lincoln’s premiere tradeshow with over 150 exhibitors and over 2,000 attendees. The Expo is an excellent opportunity for you to connect with thousands of potential customers in a single day. Exhibitors introduce new products, build distribution or generate new business leads.
Public Policy Forum
The Public Policy Forum provides members with the opportunity to get involved in Grassroots support for the Chamber's core policy statements and Board resolutions to ensure that business community concerns are addressed during the development of public policy. Each forum typically features a prominent speaker involved on the local, state, or federal level. There is also an opportunity for individual questions and answers following the program. Meeting are held the 4th Wednesday of the month, at 8 a.m. and are open to the entire membership.
Savor the City - Business After Hours
This highly attended networking event showcases catering businesses and restaurants throughout Lincoln. Exhibitors will be given the opportunity to showcase their catering or daily menus.
The Hive is a bi-monthly small business coffee meetup for all business owners and employees of small businesses.
Women In Business
This annual, half-day seminar is held in cooperation with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration will focus on topics such as communications, time management and financial strategies. The half-day event includes a luncheon with a keynote speaker.