Annual Meeting 2024
Annual Meeting 2024
Our 2024 annual meeting will be held at the Stastny Center in Hebron, NE on March 14th. Networking starts at 5:30, and the public is encouraged to attend! Please register for your spot by contacting us or using our Eventbrite link below. Check back here for more information as we approach our annual meeting date.
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Read our press release about this year's “Thriving in Thayer County” Awardee: Spring Creek Model Trains.
Keynote Speaker Bryan Slone
President, Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Bryan E. Slone became president of the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry in May 2018. A Nebraska native, Bryan has lived in several Nebraska communities throughout the state. As an attorney and accountant, Bryan brings more than three decades of policy and business experience to the State Chamber. Prior to his arrival at the Chamber, he was a tax attorney with Koley Jessen in Omaha, where he advised business clients on legal matters related to taxation, administrative law, international law, mergers and acquisitions, and government affairs.
Before Koley Jessen, he was the Nebraska office managing partner for Deloitte, one of the nation's largest professional services firms. In the 1990's, Bryan worked in Berlin, Germany, as a tax attorney and co-founding partner for the Wilmer Cutler & Pickering law office located there. In the 1980s, Bryan spent much time in Washington, D.C., where he was legal advisor to the IRS commissioner and served as a House Ways and Means Committee staff member under former U.S. Rep. Hal Daub of Nebraska. In this capacity, he helped shape the 1986 federal tax law.
Bryan was also a candidate for Nebraska governor in 2014. He holds a law degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law, and a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Bryan and his wife Leslie have two adult children, Steve and Lauryn.
The State Chamber has proudly served as the voice of Nebraska's business community since 1912. With approximately 1,200 members statewide, the Chamber's mission is to protect all aspects of the free enterprise system, while making Nebraska an even better place to do business.