The Southwest Indiana Chamber To Send An Impressive Leadership Delegation To Omaha, Nebraska


Southwest Indiana Chamber President and CEO, Tara Barney will lead a delegation of 26 to see, experience, and explore Omaha, Nebraska on this year’s Inter-City Leadership Visit.

Members of the delegation include Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, Christine Keck – Managing Director, Federal Government Affairs, CenterPoint Energy; Ron Romain, Chief Executive Officer, United Companies; Ron Rochon, President, University of Southern Indiana; and Curt Begle, President Health, Hygiene and Specialties Division, Berry Global. Top community leaders and members of the Greater Omaha Chamber will present to the delegation.

During this visit, break-out sessions will allow participants the opportunity to focus on the initiatives embraced by Omaha that are most important to them. Through networking, creative thinking, and discussion among participants, the delegation will bring new and innovative ideas home to Southwest Indiana.

Why Omaha? Omaha ranks among the top 10 up-and-coming destinations in 2018 according to It is known as a mid-sized city with large-sized amenities and is home to five Fortune 500 companies. Industry clusters include financial services, defense, transportation and distribution, manufacturing, and information technology.

Omaha was chosen because of its many similarities to our region. In fact, community leaders consider Omaha as an aspirational city and are using it as a benchmark for economic indicators such as employment growth, education, average annual wage, GDP growth rate, etc.

Contact Tara Barney for more information about the visit and delegates at or 812-425-8147.



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