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Greater Omaha Chamber: Springtime in Omaha is Special

May 27, 2021 02:18PM ● By David Brown
David Brown, president and CEO, Greater Omaha Chamber

Living in Omaha, you know spring is here when talk of Creighton basketball ends and discussion of the College World Series begins in earnest. This year, we had the added benefit of the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship in April, Husker football spring practice, and the spring game that happened May 1. 

The U.S. Olympic Swim Trials will take place in June, and we are looking forward to the U.S. Senior Open at Omaha Country Club in July.

What an amazing sports town Omaha has become! 

This cornucopia of sports excellence is yet another example of the partnership between the private sector, the public sector, the philanthropic sector, university leadership, the Omaha Sports Commission, and Visit Omaha. The result: We are continually presented with opportunities to see world-class sports. 

This partnership appears to happen seamlessly; but, believe me when I say maintaining these relationships, building our local economy, and building the image of our community only happens because all of the partners have sustained a common vision for delivering enhanced quality of life to all our citizens. Just think about the forethought that had to occur to make sure we had the facilities to support this long list of sporting events. Huge community and philanthropic investments made over the past decades makes it possible today for us to enjoy the spectacle.

Take a moment to thank everyone involved in making these events happen, and let’s not forget that events without avid fans and corporate sponsors do not happen. Pat yourselves on the back for completing the circle and keeping Omaha moving ahead as a terrific place to live, work, and play.

This article originally appeared in the June 2021 issue of B2B Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.