2019 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BREAKFAST

The collective strength of our organizations drives growth and excitement about new projects in Lincoln. The Economic Development Breakfast is a time to celebrate the advancements and achievements of our continuously thriving city. This event offers a sneak preview of new ideas and developments so that you can be in the know about Lincoln’s business landscape.

May 14, 2019 | 7:30 - 9 am

 Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel  |  333 S 13th Street

      
 
Pricing:
 

$750  Table Sponsor

As a corporate sponsor you will receive recognition in our event program. Each sponsor also receives a table for 10 individuals at the event and will have your logo/company name recognized at the table. 

$35 Individual Ticket (Chamber Members)

Interested in sponsorship opportunities or have event questions? Contact Nichole Kaiser at nkaiser@lcoc.com or 402.436.2355. 

JOE GERSTANDT

Joe Gerstandt is a speaker, author and advisor bringing greater clarity, action, and impact to organizational diversity and inclusion efforts.
Joe has worked with Fortune 100 corporations, small non-profits, government entities, and everything in between. He speaks at numerous conferences and summits, and is a featured contributor for the Workforce Diversity Network Expert Forum. His insights have been published in Diversity Best Practices, Diversity Executive, HR Executive, numerous other print and on-line journals, and he co-authored the book Social Gravity: Harnessing the Natural Laws of Relationships.


Joe serves on the Intersectional Culture and Diversity Advisory (ICD) Council for the social networking platform, Twitter, and the U.S. Technical Advisory Group’s Diversity and Inclusion Working Group within the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
Joe grew up on a family farm in NW Iowa, served four years in the United States Marine Corps, including participation in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, attended Iowa State University and then spent 6 years working in management and business development for technology and communication companies. He then made a career change and went to work for a grassroots non-profit organization, and this is where he found himself drawn to issues related to diversity and inclusion and then became actively involved in that work.


Today, Joe believes that we can ill afford to continue applying a 20th century approach to an increasingly critical set of 21st century issues. A strong advocate for resetting the diversity and inclusion conversation, joe sees diversity and inclusion as poorly understood and often misunderstood. His keynote messages and interactive workshops bring greater clarity, action, and impact to existing and new organizational diversity & inclusion efforts.