Northeast Community College & Norfolk Area Chamber To Host NE Chamber Fall Forum: “Straight Talk With State Leaders”

NORFOLK, Neb. – The Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce and Northeast Community College invite business and manufacturing leaders across the college’s 20-county service area to participate in the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Fall Forum.

The event will be held on Fri., Oct. 23, at 8 a.m., through a Zoom webinar. There is no cost to attend. Featured speakers include Nebraska Chamber President Bryan Slone, Blueprint Nebraska President Jim Smith, Northeast Community College President Leah Barrett, and state legislators and legislative candidates in 2020.

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.

“Northeast Community College serves an important role in training future employees for our employers across the region,” Barrett said. “I look forward to our discussions during the Fall Forum to continue to explore ideas that will ensure that our skilled workforce development needs of business and industry are met for generations to come.”

“The Nebraska 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,” Slone said. “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.”

Register to view the ZOOM forum here.

The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the largest business association in the state and has served as the voice of Nebraska’s business community to state leaders since 1912.