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Omaha Chamber hires director for Missouri River Commons

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Posted at 9:11 AM, Feb 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-13 13:17:00-05

An Omaha chamber of commerce group has made it their mission to make the riverfront a destination spot once again

Missouri River Commons is a new public-private initiative aimed at activating the Omaha-Council Bluffs riverfront.

Rachel Halbmaier has been named as the group's director..

Halbmaier is a former employee of the Lincoln Railyard area and a recent UNL grad.

The group will work with the Omaha and Council Bluffs parks departments to coordinate and expand activities. 

They also hope to develop a major festival on the riverfront.