MBA Events


 Want to know more about the Midtown Business Association? Then join us at a monthly luncheon to meet fellow members and listen to an engaging topic. Our members represent many businesses within the Midtown area, and our speakers present topics of wide interest.


 Midtown Business Association luncheons are held the fourth Wednesday of the month from noon to 1 p.m. There are no general meetings/luncheons held in December. 

A NOTE TO OUR MEMBERS: For the time being, luncheon meetings will be presented online at no charge. Mark your calendars and join us for these 2021 luncheons:

  • Oct. 27 – Join us online at noon to hear Brian Spencer provide an overview of UNMC’s redevelopment plans along Saddle Creek Road. Spencer leads the Campus Development & Real Estate, Compliance and Sustainability teams at UNMC and Nebraska Medicine. He is responsible for development and maintenance of the systemwide facilities master plan and the 2030 sustainability master plan. He currently is leading development efforts on over half a billion dollars of new development on the midtown Omaha campus. Spencer has led the med center team for six years after spending more than a decade in private practice with a mid-size national planning and design firm.

  • July 28 – Hear from Heather Kirk, executive director of the Santa Monica House, which has served women with addictions since 1972. Kirk will discuss how the Santa Monica House offers structured programming and multiple approaches to help women develop healthier behavior patterns while addressing their physical and psychological traumas.

  • June 23 – Pamela Quinn of Lead Your Legacy encourages individuals to embrace their role as a leader and pursue the legacy they are intended to lead. An established entrepreneur, Quinn brings over 20 years of asset development and business experience to the services offered through Lead Your Legacy. Before acquiring a health care operation, Quinn excelled at bringing challenged programs past barriers and implementing transformational training experiences. These experiences secured individual team members’ commitment to ongoing change and growth. Under her leadership, organizations secured an average 300+%  growth in key performance indicators during the first year.

  • May 26 – Join us in-person at The Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and learn more about this historic building from James Schelnick, director of sales and marketing. Attendees also will have the opportunity to see some of the renovated spaces. RSVP by Monday, May 17 via the MBA website or by emailing Schelnick also will accept the MBA’s Neighborhood Improvement Award from 2020.

  • April 28 – Andy Kammerer, senior director of Corporate and Foundations Relations at Creighton University, will discuss the new Phoenix Health Sciences Campus, corporate partnerships and innovative community programs.

  • March 24 – FCC Environmental Services Nebraska LLC holds the contract for trash removal and recycling for the city of Omaha. Join us as Justin Gallagher, general manager, discusses the history of the company, contracting process and FCC’s one-man trucks that side load. Gallagher will answer questions regarding residential and commercial trash pickup, as well as recycling. 

  • Feb. 24: Tony Veland, director of community engagement for the AIM Institute, is known for his past accomplishments as a former Nebraska Cornhusker and Denver Bronco. A two-time national champion and Superbowl champion, the Omaha native has experienced success at the highest levels and uses his platform to encourage the next generation to be successful in life. The AIM Institute helps accomplish this by providing exposure to a growing technology industry that abounds in opportunity. Veland will discuss the institute’s mission to increase the tech talent pipeline, its impact on the community and how individuals and business can get involved.

  • Jan. 27: Lindsay Stubbe, team leader of the Greater Omaha Volunteer Team of Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.), discussed human trafficking. O.U.R. is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to eradicate child sex trafficking and child sexual exploitation through coordinated rescue and planned aftercare. Outside of volunteering, Stubbe works professionally in the hotel industry as a portfolio revenue manager for IHG Hotels & Resorts.  


Due to COVID-19, membership meetings are available online only.


How Much? 

Presentations currently are offered at no charge to MBA members.     


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Networking Sessions

Free quarterly networking events for MBA members promote local MBA businesses by allowing them to showcase their operations to other members and potential customers. Individuals who attend have the opportunity to meet and network with business colleagues, discuss topics of interest and potentially create additional business opportunities. Networking events often include tours by the host.

A NOTE TO OUR MEMBERS: Taking into consideration the health and well-being of all our members, the MBA Board will continue to monitor the potential impacts of COVID-19 on planned events. 

  • Sept. 22, 2021 – Join us in-person at the newly expanded Completely KIDS, 2566 St Marys Ave., at 8:30 a.m. Coffee and donuts available. 
  • May 26, 2021 – Join us in-person at The Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and learn more about this historic building from James Schelnick, director of sales and marketing. Attendees also will have the opportunity to see some of the renovated spaces. Schelnick also will accept the MBA’s Neighborhood Improvement Award from 2020.
  • Aug. 25, 2020 – Landscape architect Dennis Bryers, City of Omaha Park Planning Division, highlighted the improvements to Dewey Park (550 Turner Blvd.) including the new Dewey Dog Park. 

No reservations are needed for the networking sessions.

Networking events allow local businesses such as Slate Architecture, shown here, to showcase their work to MBA members. 

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