NLBA MEETING MINUTES— 10-13-2016
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska – The Pizza Ranch -84th & Lexington | 11:30am-1:00pm
Present: 20 in attendance
Members: R.J. Lipert, Kevin Harrington, Joanne Bartels, Kollen Meyer-Krikac, Fred Knight, Sydney Stanard, Sherri Recker, Steve Maly, Anthony Butler, Ben Petersen, Patty Gerlach, Diana Schilf, Casey French, Mark Whitehead, Carl Tesch, Betty Tesch, Aaron Sundberg, Guests: Joe Willard, Jeff Maul, Tatia Clark
The September minutes were approved by Diana and Fred
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Current Member- Sydney Stanard
Insurance Based Financial Advisor with Mutual of Omaha
Sydney is an Insurance Based Financial Advisor for Mutual of Omaha. What this means is that she spends time with her clients developing a plan on how to accumulate assets or help maximize current assets and then work with them on protecting them with various kinds of insurance. She protects her clients in the event they die too soon, live too long or get hurt or sick but survive, but can no longer work. The types of planning tools she uses are Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Critical Illness and Medicare Supplements. She also helps establish retirement planning via IRA’s, SEPS, SIMPLES, 401(k) and annuities. She works with companies on their group benefit planning with Vision, Dental, Life, Disability and employee savings planning such as 401(k). Long Term Care and Critical Illness planning seems to be one of her most popular topics of discussion. The average cost of care in Nebraska for a Nursing home is around $75,000 a year. She lives and works in Omaha but her reach is throughout Nebraska and Iowa. She spends 50% of her week traveling which includes quite a few days during the week in Lincoln, where she is from originally. If you know individuals that need some help with planning or could even use a fresh set of eyes to review their current plan, send them her way!
Social Chair Update
Friday, October 21st at Ploughshare at 4:30pm- Tour of the Brewery!!! Come early to not miss the tour!!
Free event for Members!!!! (That means Free Drinks!!)
PLEASE RSVP TO DIANA SCHILF
Tuesday, December, 13th 2016 at 5:00pm at Stay Bridge Suites. Joanne, Carl and Kyle have already signed up, we are looking for a few more! Sherri is looking for Volunteers to help organize the event!
The Checking account now has $1,905.21
$3000 in CD’s
Please remember to donate to Santa Cop this year!
Police/Fire Update: Captain Anthony Butler
Santa Cop helps out nearly 1,000 kids in our area get presents they may not normally receive.
Clown incidents around town: Can’t provide too much information on this. Asked local media to stop reporting on it as to keep it under control
Assault: Oct 1st. 1801 Knox, Stabbing. Suspect in custody
Robbery: 1000 Saunders, Pizza Robbery, 20’s black man, brandishing firearm. Demanded money, no suspects.
Robbery: Pinnacle Bank at Airport, slid a note to cashier, brandishing a long knife. She fled in a vehicle recently purchased based on dealer tag and arrested Nicole Gale, 20-year old. Very unusual to see a female that young commit a robbery.
11 reports of counterfeit moneys just on 10/12/16, ranged from 5’s to 100’s. No real pattern as far as the suspects are concerned. Could be related to a large narcotic transaction
Texture of counterfeit money is a bit different than real money. Keep your eye out if you get any funny looking bills.
Property and violent crime is down. Clearance rate is at 32.9% (clearing of crimes)
Arrested about 100 people on warrants for the month of September.
300 people turned out to the BBQ with a cop. It was a great turnout with positive feedback!
Football detail is going strong in the North Bottoms area.
Blackout parties have been occurring where the whole objective is to drink until you black out. Captain Butler is looking to speak with UNL and the Greek Authority about how to get this under control.
Burglary rate is down. Capitol beach has slowed down
Eggings’ are not considered vandalism since there is not permanent damage
Jeff Maul- Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau
Jeff grew up in Lincoln and works for the Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau. He is the Vice President- Executive Director and has been with the organization for 14 years.
Steve Maly will be working with Jeff on the solar eclipse in 2017!
Works tirelessly to bring people here to Lincoln, NE. Currently there are seven full time employees at the office near Unico. Lincoln Mall is the main location and the visitor center for tourism is located down town
Trends: Sherri has a great hotel in North Lincoln. There are currently 69 lodging properties in Lancaster County, which is 15-20% growth in 2-3 years. When times are bad, hotels look at the Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau for events coming into town to pick up traffic!
Special Olympics in 2010
SCCA Sports Car Club of America Formula SAE, largest design competition. There were 80 teams and 20 of them were from overseas. Fun fact, the Japanese team is backed by Honda.
State games of America
July created $408,000 in lodging tax, which is a 44% increase over last July. 2016 will be the biggest year ever in the collection of Lodging Taxes.
The Roller-skating Championship is usually held at Pershing, but have recently moved to Speedway Village and it ended up being one of the biggest National Championships. 5 disciplines are covered with nearly 45 days of roller sports in Lincoln Nebraska in July 2016. Currently they have a long term deal with them
Hosted Team USA Volleyball in July
Bowling Championships, made up of 35 countries took place at Sun Valley Lanes
Jeff Maul plans to keep this momentum up by building “demand generating” facilities. Looking at building baseball fields here in Lincoln. Two groups picking up some momentum and interested in building 8-10 field facility in the next 12-18 months.
Also pushing for some more indoor space for youth sports.
Support what we are doing and continue to volunteer!!
Q & A
Sherri: I have been keeping track and there has been 1,100 additional hotel rooms that have come into this market in the last 4 years.
Q: Mark: West of the Haymarket, would you be looking at that area for Baseball Fields?
A: It would be a great area as there are plenty of amenities nearby.
Q: RJ: Youth sports, hockey would be one of those.
A: Need to do so much more with hockey. Many kids practice in Fremont or Omaha so there is a location shortage here
Q: Mark: State Golf being hosted here?
A: Yes, we do 1 class of girls here and will bid to host additional classes. Bid for State Volleyball but may lose it again to Grand Island.
Q: Kevin: Aug 21st of 2017 at 1:02pm, it will go completely dark for 1 min and 24 seconds due to the Solar Eclipse. Maybe looking at hosting the event down in Haymarket Park
Q: Steve: State Wrestling?
A: Not enough back house space at Pinnacle to do it, there is floor space and seating but there is not enough warm up and weigh in space back of house. Currently it is at Century Link in Omaha because they have the Convention Center space. We put in a solid bid last time but planned to stay in Omaha. Wrestling, Volleyball and Basketball are our top 3 sports coming in.
Q: Sherri: Convention Center?
A: Another need in this community, originally there was a convention center attached to the Pinnacle Center. But today we still need the convention space/Expo Hall. Ideally needs to be near a large hotel, this would allow us to be more competitive with Omaha/Kearney etc.
Suggestion: Joe: What about Rodeo?
A: Working on doing more in the way of Rodeo especially since Omaha is looking to do less of it.
Q: RJ is a part of mustache ride. This year 200 riders raised money for the Food Bank. Any way to get exposure with the Visitor’s Guide
A: You bet! They would consider putting anything that is Tourism Driven!
Next Association meeting:
November, 10th 2016 at THE PIZZA RANCH – 84th & Lexington | 11:30am- 1:00pm
November Speaker- Tom Henning- CEO of Assurity Life
Next Board meeting: Amy Fish- Lancaster Rehab. January, 17th 2017 from 11:30am-12:30pm
Respectfully submitted by Sydney Stanard NLBA Secretary Sydney.Stanard@mutualofomaha.com