2023 Business Networking Day

Business Networking Day encourages members to register to attend a business overview luncheon held at the business of a fellow Rotarian. Typically, there are 6-9 businesses that host as many people as they can accommodate.

Below are the organizations to choose from for Business Networking Day on Sept. 26, 2023. Please type the organization's name in the Comments field before you finish your registration. Business Networking Day will take the place of the weekly meeting.

Sign up now. CLICK HERE.

Air National Guard
Host: Jim Griesen
NW 25th St, Lincoln

The Air National Guard is a reserve component of the United States Air Force. Our mission is promoting positive support for the 155th Air Refueling Wing and the Nebraska Air National Guard by providing accurate, relevant, and timely information to our members, their families, our local community, our state, and our nation. Visit 155arw.ang.af.mil for more information.

BraveBe Child Advocacy Center
Host: Shari Veil
5025 Garland Street, Lincoln

BraveBe Child Advocacy Center is a non-profit organization that works with law enforcement, Health and Human Services, medical personnel, mental health providers and prosecutors to provide a safe, child friendly location for conducting forensic interviews and medical evaluations for abused children in Southeast Nebraska. Visit Bravebe.org for more information.

Host: Randy Hawthorne
6315 O St, Lincoln

As a not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community, Eastmont’s mission is to deliver a comprehensive senior living experience. Our vision extends beyond simply providing progressive services. By continuously exceeding standards for personalized care, we enable our residents to thrive at every stage of life. We take pride in creating a social, cultural, and spiritual environment that strongly encourages independence, while simultaneously providing exceptional services and amenities to enhance every unique retirement experience. Rotarians are invited to come tour our $52 million redevelopment and expansion project. The new look is contemporary with first class amenities that complement the on-the-go lifestyle of today’s older adults. Visit eastmontliving.com for more information.

Lancaster County Jail
Host: Chris Boik
3801 West O Street, Lincoln

The Lancaster County Department of Corrections is a 786-bed maximum security facility charged with the safe and secure confinement of individuals as they move through the criminal justice system in Lancaster County, Nebraska. As one of the most progressive criminal justice agencies in the Midwest, the Department prides itself on the impact our staff makes on people in some of the more difficult moments of their lives. Visit lancaster.ne.gov/196/County-CorrectionsJail for more information.

Host: Gail McNair
4724 Prescott Ave, Lincoln

Sapahn is an ethical fashion brand that crafts luxury leather bags and accessories that advance human rights. We believe in a world where all human beings are free and equal in dignity and rights, have a voice in the decisions that affect them, and the agency to act on their own behalf.  Lincoln native Brooke Mullen is looking forward to hosting the business networking day at her store and sharing her unique story. She was a Rotary foreign exchange student and credits this experience as the inspiration for creating her business. Visit sapahn.com for more information.  

Southeast Community College Student and Academic Support Center
Host: Bob Everitt
8800 O St, Lincoln

Southeast Community College was established in 1973 and offers more than eighty career/technical and academic transfer programs, as well as education opportunities for lifelong learners, professional development, dual credit for high school students, and GED/ESL classes. SCC plays a vital role for our communities in southeast Nebraska by bridging the higher education affordability gap and filling a need for a qualified workforce in Nebraska. Rotarians who attend the SCC Business Networking Day event will learn more about the school’s goals for continued capital improvement and tour the recently completed Student and Academic Support Center, which provides a classy, welcoming, and transparent environment that provides a cohesive connection between support services and students. In addition to providing spaces that nurture learning and belonging, it doubles as a wellness center, which offers free therapy for students. Visit southeast.edu for more information.

Swanson Russell
Host: Missy Roh
1202 P Street, Lincoln

Swanson Russell is the nation’s leading advertising, branding and public relations agency for brands that work and play outdoors. Based in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska, the agency is on a mission to help brands Make Belief™. Their approach to uncovering a brand’s reality drives creative thinking and helps build trust with audiences everywhere. Visit swansonrussell.com for more information.

Turbine Flats
Host: Hunter Traynor and Chris Krueger
2124 Y St, Lincoln

Turbine Flats is self-described as a “robust, self-sustaining, collaborative environment for non-profits, and small and start-up businesses.” Established in 2008, Turbine Flats is currently home to over 30 “Flatsians,” which range from full-fledged businesses to artists to freelancers. Not only is it a coworking space and hub for innovation, but Turbine Flats also hosts regular events open to the community at-large, including a First Friday gallery and the infamous Turbine Flats Crawfish Boil.  On September 26, come tour the Flats, learn from a few Flatsians, and see one of the city’s clearest examples of collaboration in the business community. Visit turnbineflats.org for more information.

Virtual Incision
Host: Matthew Scheef
1501 Old Cheney Rd, Lincoln

Virtual Incision is on a mission to simplify robotic-assisted surgery (RAS), so more patients and their surgeons can access its benefits every day. Headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, and holding over two hundred patents and patent applications, the company is developing MIRA, the first-of-its-kind miniature RAS platform. Virtual Incision’s goal is to make every operating room RAS-ready. Visit virtualincision.com for more information.