There are many important issues being discussed and debated in Washington, D.C., and it’s important that our federal delegation hears from and speaks to the business community. All members of Nebraska’s federal delegation — Sens. Ben Nelson and Mike Johanns, and Reps. Lee Terry, Jeff Fortenberry and Adrian Smith — will be in attendance to converse with constituents.

Register by Wednesday, Aug. 3, for the Legislative Summit. The event, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 11, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Strategic Air & Space Museum, 28210 West Park Highway, Ashland, Neb., is your chance to hear from our federal representatives about issues identified as important to Nebraska businesses!


8 a.m. Registration and chambers of commerce coffee
Attendees can network and enjoy a continental breakfast.

9 a.m. Nebraska Congressional Forum
Nebraska’s federal elected officials will discuss the issues they have identified as important to Nebraska businesses and on which they intend to work.

11:30 a.m. Networking break

12 p.m. Nebraska Summit Luncheon
Remarks by Gov. Dave Heineman and keynote speaker Frank Newport, editor in chief, Gallup.

1 p.m. Adjourn

Are you a young professional interested in attending?

The cost for young professionals to participate in the Legislative Summit plus the special event described below is $75. Only attend the event described below for $10.
Young professionals are invited to a special gathering after the Legislative Summit.  The agenda will be:

1 p.m. Governor’s address to young professionals

2:30 p.m. Panel of elected and involved young professional political representatives This session will provide young professionals the opportunity to engage with a small, diverse panel of elected officials and involved young professionals. The discussion will provide attendees information about politics such as getting involved, understanding the process, promoting leaders, available resources, etc.

3:30 p.m. Breakouts to discuss governor’s objectives for Nebraska YPs
This session will provide business retention and attraction recommendations to Gov. Heineman and other elected officials

4 p.m. Networking reception

This event is a joint effort of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, Greater Omaha Chamber, Bellevue Chamber of Commerce and the Nebraska State Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Cost is $95 per member and $125 per nonmember.

The Lincoln Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to improve the lives of Lincoln residents by providing increased economic opportunity and can only be accomplished together.  Networking opportunities, business advocacy, and creating economic viability are critical to our success.  We encourage you to become a member and help us achieve these goals for Lincoln.  For more information, please contact either Paul Miloni at 402-436-2350, email at or visit us online at