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Upward Vision - YP Summit

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MANAGER
Greater Omaha Chamber – Greater Omaha Young Professionals



What city were you born in?
Arvada, Colorado
 

How long have you lived in Omaha?
23 years
 

What do you love about the Omaha metro area?
Making new friends and discovering new places. I continue to make new friends as we welcome new people to our community. It’s exciting to live in a place where people are gravitating to while excited about the opportunities the community provides. There are still parts of the metro area I haven’t yet explored and experienced. That’s all wrapped up in people loving our community and continuing to reinvest.
 

If you could change one thing about the metro area what would it be?
I would have made some changes to the way Omaha developed years ago so we didn’t have as much sprawl and our city was more centrally-located. Since we don’t have a magic wand to change this, looking to the future it’s important that we focus on keeping existing neighborhoods and business districts vibrant and populated.
 

What do you think is unique about the Omaha metro YP community?
The community has identified areas in which Omaha can improve so that it is more competitive and YPs advocate for improvement in those areas. We are not just a social organization. We are working to change some major aspects about Omaha. Those include advocating for public transportation options, mixed-use developments, a vibrant and supported arts & culture scene, an engaged public and an inclusive community that is welcoming to everyone.
 

How does the YP Summit help to strengthen that community?
The Young Professionals Summit helps individuals understand the potential that exists and the resources available to us. Past attendees have walked away feeling part of the community because we helped them connect professionally and personally with others that share similar passions.
 

What advice would you give YP’s who are looking to get more involved?
Do some research. There are endless opportunities out there if someone is willing to look for them. A person needs to come to terms with what they are interested in getting involved with and why, then assess what opportunities are the best fit. Rightfully so, everyone has different motivations and talents to give and so it’s really important individuals come to terms with those two aspects before getting involved.

 

MARKETING SPECIALIST
Allied Oil & Tire Company
Event Chairman for the YP Summit



What city were you born in?
Omaha
 

How long have you lived in Omaha?
32 years
 

What do you love about the Omaha metro area?
The people. I never cease to be inspired. Plus there is always something to do!

If you could change one thing about the metro area what would it be?
Improved city planning through denser urban living, including the redevelopment and beautification of Midtown business districts.
 

What do you think is unique about the Omaha metro YP community?
The Omaha YP community is not just focused on networking. It's become a movement focused on cultivating engagement to help launch initiatives that will make Omaha a vibrant, thriving city for years to come.
 

How does the YP Summit help to strengthen that community?
It provides a platform to inspire and educate attendees on how to develop personally and professionally, which inevitably helps strengthen our workforce and community. This year's YP Summit will provide the opportunity to get involved with area non-profits and community improvement projects.
 

What advice would you give YP’s who are looking to get more involved?
I would first suggest determining what it is you are passionate about. If you want to work with kids, consider mentoring; if you want to be involved with enhancing inclusion or community development/public transportation, attend a GOYP (Greater Omaha Young Professionals) subcommittee meeting. There’s no shortage of organizations to get involved with in Omaha - some of which will be represented at this year's Summit. I suggest checking out ready2serveomaha.org, (*or SpiritofOmaha.com) sites which connects volunteers & non profits.

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