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Nov
20
Tue
2018
11-20-18: Nebraska Humane Society @ Security National Bank
Nov 20 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Get to Know: Nebraska Humane Society

With Dawn Thrapp, Behavior Specialist and Project Pet Safe Coordinator

Please join us on Tuesday, November 20th for an opportunity to get to know the Nebraska

Humane Society! You will learn about:

  • The difference between Service Dogs, Emotional Support Dogs (Assistant Dogs) and Therapy Dogs
  • How the Federal Laws applies to these differences
  • Training requirements for each of these categories
  • Attempt to clear up some of the confusion surrounding these animals

About the Speaker

Dawn started training dogs in the late 1970’s. She has competed with her own dogs in obedience, agility, confirmation, and tracking; completing 30 titles in all. Dawn has taught obedience classes, both pet and competition, for some of Omaha’s local dog clubs for the last 35 years and approximately 20 years ago, she began specializing in providing private lessons for owners who have aggressive dogs. Two of Dawn’s dogs also were certified Therapy Dogs, with one of those dogs being the first Facility Dog at Douglas County Courthouse. In addition, she is proud to say she has made the front page of the Nebraska Supreme Court newsletter as she was that facility dog’s trainer and handler. The dog was available there to provide comfort to children who had to testify in Juvenile Court.

Dawn has continuously attended many advanced workshops and conferences with the privilege to learn from some of the best Ethologists and Behaviorists in the world and apply what she has learned from them.

At Nebraska Humane Society, Dawn currently works with owners of dogs that have been deemed potentially dangerous to educate and helps them with the dogs’ behavior issues. She also provides other private lessons and conducts the breed evaluations for dogs listed on the local ordinance (such as pit bulls). Finally, Dawn is the Coordinator for Project Pet Safe, the Nebraska Humane Society’s program that helps victims of domestic violence who need safe housing for their pets while they transition.

Register Today

Please note: There is no HWN luncheon in December, we’ll see you again in January 2019!

Location: Security National Bank 1120 S 101st Street Omaha, NE 68124
*Please try to arrive by 11:15 to get checked in, grab your lunch and do some networking with everyone before we begin.
**Parking is available in the lot east of the bank building or on 101st Street. Please refrain from parking in the guest/bank customer parking spaces just outside the building.

*** If you need to cancel your reservation you must do so by the Sunday prior to the event in order to get a full refund. If you registered but did not pay and you do not cancel by the Sunday prior to the event, you will be billed the registration fee. Registrations made after the Sunday prior to the event will be charged $20 for the luncheon entry fee.


Member Spotlight

Lili Shim
Service Operations Manager
Cassling

 

 

 


Little Free PantryOur 2018 Non-Profit Partner: Little Free Pantry

Please consider bringing an in-kind donation to the next event!

Donation items wishlist:
Grains — cereal, oatmeal, pasta, crackers, bread or muffin mixes, popcorn, etc.
Proteins — canned beans, canned chicken, canned tuna or salmon, peanut butter, etc.
Vegetables* — canned vegetables and tomatoes, vegetable juice, pasta sauce, etc.
Fruits* — canned fruit, applesauce, canned and boxed fruit juice, etc.
Dairy — infant formula, evaporated milk, powdered milk, instant breakfast drinks, etc.
Other* — honey, jelly/jam, mayonnaise, salad dressings, sugar, oils, syrup, etc.
*No glass jars, please.

 

Jan
15
Tue
2019
Dee Baird – January 15th Event @ Amazing Pizza Machine
Jan 15 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Please join us on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 for an opportunity to learn about the developments occurring around Omaha!
 
Our Speaker: Dee Baird, Senior Vice President, Economic Development of the Greater Omaha Chamber
Dee Baird is Senior Vice President, Economic Development of the Greater Omaha Chamber. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the six county regional economic development partnership in Omaha including Council Bluffs. Dee’s team focuses on business attraction and retention, talent development, start-ups and small and emerging businesses with an emphasis on women and minority ownership. Over the past 15 years, the Greater Omaha Economic Development Partnership has successfully landed more than 760 projects, representing 37,090 jobs and more than $8.6 billion in capital investment in the region.
Dee holds a Ph.D. and an M.Ed. from Iowa State University and a B.A. from Simpson College.
Feb
19
Tue
2019
Sandra Dubas – February 19th Event @ Security National Bank
Feb 19 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

HWN’s February Event with Sandra Dubas – Healthy Lifestyle Consultant

Sandra Dubas - Healthy LifestyleSandra Dubas is passionate about educating women about the importance of Self-Care, adopting a healthy lifestyle, and especially advocating for women to watch for the signs of Autoimmunity. Given that 78% of the 55 million Americans diagnosed with Autoimmune diseases are women, I believe this is a topic worth exploring. Additionally, it takes an average of 5 years and at least 5 physicians for a woman to get a proper diagnosis. This epidemic encompasses diseases such as MS, Lupus, Thyroidism, Celiac, Crohns, Psoriasis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and multiple others.

Topics Include:

  • What is Autoimmunity
  • What are the Symptoms and are you at risk?
  • Causes of Autoimmunity
  • Why are Women Affected More than Men
  • And More!

Register Today!

* If you need to cancel your reservation you must do so by the Sunday prior to the event in order to get a full refund. If you registered but did not pay and you do not cancel by the Sunday prior to the event, you will be billed the registration fee. * Registrations made after the Sunday prior to the event will be charged $20 for the luncheon entry fee.


Member Spotlight

Lori Benton

Lori Benton
Senior Manager Mentor Recruitment
Partnership 4 Kids

 

 

Mar
19
Tue
2019
Andrea Batten – March 19th Event @ Security National Bank
Mar 19 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Get to Know: Andrea Batten

Get to Know: Andrea BattenPlease join us on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, for an opportunity to learn about the differences between men and women as leaders and how our own biases impact our behavior and potentially hold us back.

About the Speaker: Andrea Batten

Andrea Batten is an Employee Benefit Strategist with Gallagher. She has an extensive background in the insurance and benefits industry including experience with local and national carriers, pharmacy benefit management and benefit management for a large University.

A thought-leader in employee benefits consulting, Andrea strategically advises clients on plan direction and development-all with the employer and employee in mind. Andrea believes our clients are our partners and deserve a partnership that asks tough questions in the spirit of high standards and a top-notch human capital strategy.

Andrea is passionate about continued personal growth as well as coaching and mentoring those on a similar path. Ever challenging the status quo, she is inspired by any opportunity to delve into the complexities around personal interaction and culture. She believes in inclusion, debate, and honoring differences – especially relating to women.

Andrea is from the St. Louis area but has lived in Omaha since 1983. She is a graduate of the University of Denver and holds an Executive Coaching certification. Andrea serves on the Board of Directors for the Omaha Chapter of the National Association of Health Underwriters and is on the steering committee for ignite!, a first-time symposium for Omaha’s women in insurance. She enjoys volunteering with P4K, spending time with her two children and loves to travel-next passport stamp: Greece.

Register Today!

* If you need to cancel your reservation you must do so by the Sunday prior to the event in order to get a full refund. If you registered but did not pay and you do not cancel by the Sunday prior to the event, you will be billed the registration fee. * Registrations made after the Sunday prior to the event will be charged $20 for the luncheon entry fee.


Member Spotlight

Megan Morris
Digital Manager, Summit Media

 

 

Apr
16
Tue
2019
Jane Thorson – April 16th Event @ Security National Bank
Apr 16 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Salvation Army’s Fight to End Human Trafficking with Jane Thorson

Please join us on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, for an opportunity to learn about how SAFE-T is helping to address human trafficking in Nebraska and working with network partners to assist victims.

About the Speaker: Jane Thorson

SAFE-T Program Director, Salvation Army/Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force Services Coordinator

Jane Thorson has more than 14 years of experience in program management and development. For the last 6 years she has worked in a number of capacities in Dubai, Afghanistan, and the United States, including as a consultant, psychosocial advisor, operations and programming manager, and education and technical advisor for Hagar International, a global non-profit organization committed to supporting survivors of gender-based violence and human trafficking.

Register Today!

* If you need to cancel your reservation you must do so by the Sunday prior to the event in order to get a full refund. If you registered but did not pay and you do not cancel by the Sunday prior to the event, you will be billed the registration fee. * Registrations made after the Sunday prior to the event will be charged $20 for the luncheon entry fee.


Member Spotlight

Yesenia Torres
Account Manager, iHeart Media

 

 

Apr
25
Thu
2019
Sip & Shop for a Cause @ Mainstream Boutique
Apr 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sip & Shop at Mainstream Boutique

Join us on April 25th as we shop for a cause! Mainstream Boutique will be graciously donating 15% of all purchases to Magdalene Omaha.

May
21
Tue
2019
Teresa Houser of Magdalene Omaha – May 21st Event @ Security National Bank
May 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Teresa Houser with Magdalene Omaha

Please join us on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 for an opportunity to learn about how this survivor-led program assists other survivors of sex trafficking, violence, and addiction.

Click to Register

* If you need to cancel your reservation you must do so by the Sunday prior to the event in order to get a full refund. If you registered but did not pay and you do not cancel by the Sunday prior to the event, you will be billed the registration fee. * Registrations made after the Sunday prior to the event will be charged $20 for the luncheon entry fee.


Member Spotlight

TBD

 

 

Jun
18
Tue
2019
Speed Networking – June 18th Event @ The Amazing Pizza Machine
Jun 18 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Speed Networking at The Amazing Pizza Machine

Please join us on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 for an opportunity to network with HWN members, learn what they do, and exchange business cards..

Click here to Register

* If you need to cancel your reservation you must do so by the Sunday prior to the event in order to get a full refund. If you registered but did not pay and you do not cancel by the Sunday prior to the event, you will be billed the registration fee. * Registrations made after the Sunday prior to the event will be charged $20 for the luncheon entry fee.

Jul
16
Tue
2019
Vision Mapping with Angie Petersen-Green – July 16th Event @ Security National Bank
Jul 16 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Angie Petersen-Green, CFO, Vision Maps with Angie

Please join us on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 for an intentional creative outlet. You will create your own personal I am Affirmation board.

Angie Petersen-Green is the Chief Freedom Officer (CFO) of Vision Maps with Angie. Growing up on a farm outside of Exeter, NE, she was instilled with impeccable values and understands what hard work is. She has spent the last 20+ years working as a Certified Nurse Aide in High School and working her way up the career ladder to be an Assisted Living Administrator. Shortly after the death of her father in 2015, she realized her life needed a change, and that’s exactly what happened. Although, she was still dedicated to serving individuals in the communities around Omaha. She was guided by a “life coach” who asked Angie…What is one thing you’d like to do? And that’s where the birth of Vision Boards was born. Angie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Bellevue University. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, reading anything on personal development or leadership and biking.

 

Click here to Register

* If you need to cancel your reservation you must do so by the Sunday prior to the event in order to get a full refund. If you registered but did not pay and you do not cancel by the Sunday prior to the event, you will be billed the registration fee. * Registrations made after the Sunday prior to the event will be charged $20 for the luncheon entry fee.

Business Book Exchange

Have you ever read a business or self-development book that was so inspiring that you wanted to share it with others? This will be an opportunity to do so with your HWN peers and pick up some new summer reads for yourself. Bring as many professional books as you would like on July 16th. “Bring one (or more) and take one (or more).”

Aug
21
Wed
2019
Mayor Jean Stothert – August 21st Event @ Modern Work Suites & Studios
Aug 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Mayor Jean Stothert

Please join us on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, as Mayor Stothert speaks about women in leadership! We encourage you to come with questions as there will be a Q&A opportunity.

Mayor Stothert is in her second term, following her re-election in 2017. Her priorities are public safety, managing the city budget, job growth and economic development, and improving the taxpayer experience so that every citizen receives excellent customer service when they interact with city government. During her first term, Mayor Stothert reduced the property tax rate twice, increased the number of police officers to a record high level, increased the budget for street repair and maintenance, improved city services, and increased the city’s population and tax base through annexation. In each of her administration, the city has reported a budget surplus.

Mayor Stothert is the first woman elected to the Office of the Mayor. She previously served four years on the Omaha City Council and three terms as a Millard Board of Education Member, including three years as president. She believes in open, transparent government and gets the most satisfaction from helping people solve problems.

 

Click here to Register

* If you need to cancel your reservation you must do so by the Sunday prior to the event in order to get a full refund. If you registered but did not pay and you do not cancel by the Sunday prior to the event, you will be billed the registration fee. * Registrations made after the Sunday prior to the event will be charged $20 for the luncheon entry fee.

Sep
17
Tue
2019
Beverly Kracher with Business Ethics Alliance – September 17th Event @ Security National Bank
Sep 17 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Beverly Kracher, CEO/Executive Director, Business Ethics Alliance

Have you ever been in an ethical situation at work but don’t know how to handle it? This workshop explores the ethical blindspots that occur in the workplace and the labeling and communication strategies that participants can immediately use to navigate those ethical situations.

Dr. Beverly Kracher holds the Robert B. Daugherty Endowed Chair in Business Ethics & Society in the College of Business at Creighton University. With more than 20 years developing and sharing ethical insights, Dr. Kracher brings clarity to every facet of what constitute  ethical behavior, from how to deal with everyday moral dilemmas and stop moral snowballs, to how to align an organization to its core values and drive economic development in an ethical community. Dr. Kracher holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and was a Research Fellow with the Center for International Business Ethics in Beijing, China. She has extensive international ethics experience, including: Dominican Republic, where she was as an instructor in the Creighton University Study Abroad Program for three years; France, where she met with L’Oreal executives to learn about ethics and compliance in their firm; Japan, where she learned about ethics and compliance at Prudential Financial; and, Ethiopia, where she spoke at a university about business ethics as a competitive advantage and also met with the female owner of the largest travel agency in the country to discuss cultural similarities and differences in business ethics.

Click here to Register

* If you need to cancel your reservation you must do so by the Sunday prior to the event in order to get a full refund. If you registered but did not pay and you do not cancel by the Sunday prior to the event, you will be billed the registration fee. * Registrations made after the Sunday prior to the event will be charged $20 for the luncheon entry fee.


Member Spotlight

Elizabeth Hallgren
Co-Founder, Mission Direct Primary Care

 

 

Oct
15
Tue
2019
Mastermind with HWN – October 15th Event @ The Amazing Pizza Machine
Oct 15 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Mastermind with HWN!

Please join us on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, for a peer-to-peer mentoring session to sharpen our business skills.

Small groups will be formed to share feedback on several topics during this hour. This community of supportive peers is one of many ways we can act as catalysts for growth for one another. Let’s collaborate, extend our network, learn something new, and stretch beyond our boundaries!

Click Here to Register

* If you need to cancel your reservation you must do so by the Sunday prior to the event in order to get a full refund. If you registered but did not pay and you do not cancel by the Sunday prior to the event, you will be billed the registration fee. * Registrations made after the Sunday prior to the event will be charged $20 for the luncheon entry fee.


Member Spotlight

Linette Nelson
Sales Specialist, Evolve Benefits

 

 

Nov
19
Tue
2019
Angela Chaney – November 19th Event @ The Amazing Pizza Machine
Nov 19 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Angela Chaney, Partner, Pixel Fire Marketing

Please join us on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, as Angela Chaney presents how engagement equity can be a new approach to all of our relationships.

Angela Chaney is a partner at Pixel Fire Marketing, a full service online marketing firm. Her background is in content writing and sales. She worked for a business magazine for 13 years before co-founding Pixel Fire and now handles the content needs and assists with business development for the company. Angela is also a creative writer who enjoys writing both fiction and non-fiction. She has self-published a cozy mystery book that is available on Amazon and has worked on a number of fiction projects ranging from text-based app stories to collaborative volumes of crime fiction. Engagement Equity: Earn the Ask is her first non-fiction book.

 

 

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* If you need to cancel your reservation you must do so by the Sunday prior to the event in order to get a full refund. If you registered but did not pay and you do not cancel by the Sunday prior to the event, you will be billed the registration fee. * Registrations made after the Sunday prior to the event will be charged $20 for the luncheon entry fee.

 

Member Spotlight

Tracy Hightower-Henne
Partner Attorney, Hightower Reff Law

 

 

Jan
21
Tue
2020
Neil Wattier – January 21st Event @ Security National Bank
Jan 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Neil Wattier, Resilience and Mental Performance Coach

Please join us on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, as Neil Wattier discusses “Resilience”.  Neil is currently the United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) Resilience Coordinator and has attended Army and Air Force Master Resilience Trainer courses.
The (3) key points he will cover are:

  • Counter negativity by focusing on positive emotion and analyzing what is good
  • Understand how thoughts drive emotions and physical reactions
  • Optimize mental performance by controlling thoughts for productive outcomes

 

 

January 2020 Event — REGISTER HERE 

* If you need to cancel your reservation you must do so by the Sunday prior to the event in order to get a full refund. If you registered but did not pay and you do not cancel by the Sunday prior to the event, you will be billed the registration fee. * Registrations made after the Sunday prior to the event will be charged $20 for the luncheon entry fee.

 

Member Spotlight

Kara Covrig
Community Relations Manager

https://www.mosaicinfo.org/

More about Kara…
“I joined Mosaic last February as their Community Relations Manager.  I took a “left-turn” in career from an advertising agency and media world to this new adventure. I have been connected to Mosaic and other similar non-profits for many years through many volunteering efforts. As the younger sister to twin sisters Jenn and Lisa, I know all too well how incredibly a family’s story can truly be.  They are really my drive for connecting and I have always advocated for those with intellectual disabilities (far before I truly understood what advocating was, I called is sass!).  I can understand the resources families need and how important services are.  My role at Mosaic is sharing Mosaic with the Omaha community, networking and mostly sustainable fundraising.  We host monthly presentations to understand the services Mosaic provides and most importantly, you hear 3 client testimonials that are powerful.  I present similar presentations or adapted presentations with many groups throughout Omaha: Church Groups, businesses, lunch and learns…. you name it!  I love to be a voice for those that aren’t heard enough.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb
18
Tue
2020
Carri Lyons – February 18th Event @ Security National Bank
Feb 18 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Carri Lyons, Empowerment Coach

Please join us on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, as Carri Lyons engages the audience as she invites women to ignite their SPARK! Carri is the founder of Victory Lane Consulting. She is a published author, national public speaker, 2-time Cancer survivor, and angel mommy. Additionally, she is a world-traveler, 6-time marathon finisher and long-distance cyclist.

Carri leaves you feeling excited and motivated to take on your next challenge whether it be losing weight, tackling a new hobby, or having the courage to do your OWN impossible. This is an event you don’t want to miss!!

 

February 2020 Event — click here for REGISTRATION

* If you need to cancel your reservation you must do so by the Sunday prior to the event in order to get a full refund. If you registered but did not pay and you do not cancel by the Sunday prior to the event, you will be billed the registration fee. * Registrations made after the Sunday prior to the event will be charged $20 for the luncheon entry fee.

 

Member Spotlight

Mary Grosserode
Senior Advisor
CLARE Senior Advisors

 

Mar
17
Tue
2020
*** UPDATE: March 17th Event is CANCELLED *** @ Security National Bank
Mar 17 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

**CANCELLED** STAY TUNED FOR OUR APRIL SEMINAR 


Beth Ostdiek Smith, Saving Grace

Please join us on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 as we learn from the founder, CEO/President of Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue, Beth Ostdiek Smith and what Saving Grace does for the Omaha community and how HWN members can help.

Beth Ostdiek Smith is an accomplished professional with over 25 years in leadership roles in for profit and nonprofit businesses. She has traveled the world and loves learning about other cultures. She has volunteered as a mentor for inner city kids and visited homebound and the elderly and is a current NE Representative with the US Global Leadership Coalition Starting Saving Grace in 2013, to address food waste and hunger, Beth and Saving Grace has received:

  • 2013 SCORE “Sam Epstein” Entrepreneur Award
  • The Greater Omaha Chamber 2016 “Excellence Award for Innovation”
  • 2018 Food Day and 2019 Earth Day, Non-Profit of the Year Awards
  • In May 2019 Beth was flown to Washington DC to receive the FBI’s Director Community Leadership Award by Director Wray.

Beth believes we all have a purpose to honor, live and adjust as presented through life

March 2020 Event — CANCELLED 

* If you need to cancel your reservation you must do so by the Sunday prior to the event in order to get a full refund. If you registered but did not pay and you do not cancel by the Sunday prior to the event, you will be billed the registration fee. * Registrations made after the Sunday prior to the event will be charged $20 for the luncheon entry fee.

Member Spotlight – March

Darcie Zauha
Color and Image Consultant
House of Colour