Celebrate business excellence over lunch

April 1, 2012 by  

The Big O! Excellence Awards Luncheon will take place at the Ramada Plaza Omaha Hotel and Convention Center on May 15 from 11:45 am-1 pm. Tickets are $40 for Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce members or $400 for a table of ten.

The awards are timed to coincide with Small Business Month in the US. They honor Greater Omaha individuals and businesses as a means of

“providing visibility and recognition opportunities to member businesses”

The nominees are chosen by Chamber members and there are seven awards handed out:

• Business woman of the year
• Corporate citizen of the year
• Innovator of the year
• Milestone Award – for companies celebrating 25, 50, 75, 100, 125 or 150 years in business
• Minority business of the year
• Nonprofit of the year
• Small business of the year – chosen from the 12 Small business of the month winners for 2011

The luncheon will also be an excellent networking opportunity for business leaders in Greater Omaha. It will also be a good reason for creating a new business card printing order. It is recommended that visitors bring at least 50 business cards to every networking event. Of course, most of the attention will be upon the winners of the various awards but that shouldn’t stop everyone from taking the opportunity to grow their referral network amongst the other business leaders in attendance. Attendees may also want to try and have a few moments with the winners of the awards to find out how they accomplished what they did.