MAC had a great time partnering with The Bloc, Inc for the 20 under 20 Awards at Yates Illuminates! It was empowering to see the outstanding work these 20 young leaders have accomplished and we were honored to watch them be awarded today. We also appreciate the amazing speeches that were given today by Dina Becirovic Karine Sokpoh Kouassi Tony Veland Shonna Dorsey and were touched by the moving statements that the keynote speaker a’Ron Burns gave. Congratulations to all award recipients today and we cannot wait to see what big things you will continue to do in the future. Thank you to Philipe Bruce for your visionary leadership! #Midlandsafricanchamber #thebloc #therisingceos #JoinTheTribe
Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Wells Fargo, for supporting Black Excellence and partnering with the MAC Foundation for our Gratitude Gala and Awards. Buy your tickets or become a sponsor today at www.fundmac.org. #GratitudeGala #Spiritofgratitude #BlackExcelllence #jointhetribe #midlandsafricanchamber
Congratulations to the International Council for Refugees and Immigrants for organizing the Nebraska Immigrant Talent Network Career Fair! This special event helps businesses hire talented people from refugee and immigrant backgrounds for various jobs. The Midlands African Chamber is proud to be part of this effort to make our workforce ecosystem more diverse, equitable, and inclusive.
Join us for our next Power Hour on Thursday, September 21st, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. We're thrilled to have Nezzie Hardges, Community Director of Elevator Co-Warehousing + Community, as our guest speaker. Nezzie will talk about how Elevator is making a big difference for local small businesses. Don't miss out! Visit our Facebook and LinkedIn pages on the date and time to join the event. See you there! Nezzie Hardges is the Community Director of Elevator, a co-warehousing company that offers small and medium businesses with physical goods the space, logistics support and community they need to scale and thrive. In her role, she is in charge of creating a dynamic member experience, fostering a collaborative community, and creating opportunities for Elevator Members through partnerships in the Omaha Community. With a background in leadership forged through her time in the United States Air Force, Nezzie is an advocate for exceptional customer experiences, fostering business connections, and contributing to her community. A Southern Belle from Gautier, Mississippi, Nezzie, holds an A.A. degree from the Air Force Community College in Management & Hospitality and a B.A. in International Studies with a specialization in Global Strategy from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Before her role at Elevator, Nezzie excelled as a Store Manager for T-Mobile. During her tenure, she propelled her Florida team to a consistent top 5 ranking in national operations and sales for eight consecutive months. Her journey led her to Nebraska in 2019, where her career transitioned into the role of Partnership Coordinator for the Aksarben Foundation’s Nebraska Tech Collaborative. In this capacity, she fostered 100+ tech and tech-enabled business partnerships and collaborated with business leaders on shaping the tech workforce landscape across the state of Nebraska. In addition to her professional commitments, Nezzie is an engaged member of various organizations, including the Air Force First Sergeants Association, Aksarben Foundation Floor Committee, Women in Tech of the Heartland (WiTH), HutchFest, Mom Power, INC, and a server of at her church, Ambassadors Worship Center. Outside of work, she enjoys exploring fashion trends, listening to podcasts, and spontaneous travel adventures.
Thank you to Meta and Sarpy Data Center for supporting Black Excellence and partnering with the MAC Foundation for our Gratitude Gala and Awards. Buy your tickets or become a sponsor today at www.fundmac.org. #GratitudeGala #Spiritofgratitude #BlackExcelllence #jointhetribe #midlandsafricanchamber
🌟 Unlock Your Potential: Build Your Professional Brand Workshop 🌟 Are you ready to take your career to the next level? Join us for this free course presented by the Midlands African Chamber (MAC) in partnership with Grow with Google. Register now at https://buff.ly/3LulvGN. 📅 Date and Time: October 5, 2023 at 5 p.m. 📍 We'll be at UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6001 Dodge Street, Room 230, Omaha, NE 68182. Here's what you'll learn: 🚀 How to tell an exciting story about your career 🚀 Make your online presence stand out 🚀 Build a strong professional network 🚀 Nail the "Tell me about yourself" question in interviews Don't miss this chance to take your career to new heights. Secure your spot now!
Please, help us welcome Oluwatobi Ibukun Abiola, MBA to the Midlands African Chamber team as our Programs Coordinator! Oluwatobi is originally from Nigeria and obtained her MBA from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. In her spare time, Oluwatobi enjoys cooking and reading. She is a business enthusiast and can’t wait to work with small businesses in the Midlands! #midlandsafricanchamber #wepitchblack #blackchamberofcommerce #MACXcelerator #Suitup #therisingCEOs