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Agenda KEARNEY

A PUBLICATION OF

BUSINESS

THE KEARNEY AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

2011 CHAMBER LEADERSHIP PARTNERS HOLIDAY INN HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER, HELLMAN MAIN COSLOR & KATHOL PC , FIVE POINTS BANK, EDWARD JONES, EATON CORPORATION, NEBRASKA NATIONAL BANK , WELLS FARGO BANK , GREAT WESTERN BANK, PLATTE VALLEY STATE BANK & TRUST, FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS, NPPD . KEARNEY HUB, NORTHWESTERN ENERGY, GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL, CASHWA DISTRIBUTING, INTELLICOM, KEARNEY ACCOMMODATIONS, VIAERO EVENT CENTER & TRI-CITY STORM, BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF NEBRASKA, TYE & RADEMACHER PC LLO, CENTURY 21 MIDLANDS, KEARNEY IMPLEMENT, COLDWELL BANKER TOWN & COUNTRY REALTY, KEARNEY CLINIC, STATE FARM INSURANCE, AGENTS CORY KRUSE & MATT PAWLOSKI, WARD LABORATORIES INC, MIDWAY AUTO GROUP

“A Passion to Connect” A HALF-DAY SOCIAL MEDIA BOOT CAMP

On Wednesday, April 6, 2011 client communications expert, Bill Drury, will present a workshop entitled: A Passion to Connect. Bill Drury is on a mission to help companies be the best with customers. He has received rave reviews from over 400 of the Fortune 500 companies and thousands of small businesses. Since beginning his professional speaking career in 1985 with the Zig Ziglar Corporation, he has given over 2000 keynotes, workshops or presentations. Bill has proven to be one of the most effective and entertaining speakers in the industry. Drury collaborated with Google rated #1 Social Media expert Giovanni Gallucci to create this popular workshop. In this action packed half-day workshop, you’ll discover the secrets and tools to help you connect with customers. Learn proven strategies and techniques to reach out to customers and grow your bottom line. Discover how to protect your online reputation and turn tough situations into

future sales opportunities. “He knows what he is talking about! He has an excellent style of delivery! Your people and your company will be better off after hearing Bill Drury!” - Zig Ziglar Some disturbing facts: FACT: 78% of customers trust peer recommendations on social media sites but only 14% trust advertisements. FACT: Studies show that consumers prefer to work with businesses that have a strong social media presence. FACT: Businesses that ignore this changing environment do so at their peril. One bad customer experience can now be instantly blasted across Twitter or Facebook doing untold damage to a company's reputation. Topics covered include: How are businesses making money with social networking tools? What’s a step by step plan I can follow? Where should I invest my limited time ? How do we raise our search rankings in Google above the competition?

Envoy's Select Lori Gartner Envoy 4th Quarter 2010

Lori works as a financial advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors and has been in the financial services industry since 1993. Lori has been involved with Envoys for many years, she served as the Envoy Chairperson in 2010. Envoy Shirley Huss nominated Lori and said: “It takes DEDICATED individuals to keep an organization alive, Lori is doing just that. If all would be like her you would need a meeting place twice as large. Lori is the one that encouraged me to join, and continues to recruit and keep the Envoy’s alive”. Lori is engaged to Kevin Barber. She has a son Grant Gartner who is married to Brittany and a daughter Kiley Gartner. “I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back” a quote from Maya Angelou. “Envoys have that attitude, they are an amazing group of women who get things done” says Gartner.

Congratulations Lori!

How do I find and connect with my target audience? How do we build community and interaction online? How do I respond to negative comments or postings? What are the best practices of Facebook, Twitter and other key Social Media platforms? How do we protect our online reputation? If you want to understand and use these new customer connections SIGN UP TODAY! Wednesday, April 6, 2011 Best Western PLUS Mid Nebraska Inn & Suites, 224 2nd Ave. S., Kearney, NE For reservations: Call (308) 237-3101 or Fax (308) 237-3103 Or email your registration to: jnollette@kearneycoc.org More information? Free topic preview? www.apassionforservice.com Morning session 8:30 to 11:30, repeat session in the afternoon, 1 pm to 4 pm. Cost: Chamber members $79.00 per person, $69.00 for 5 or more.

UpcomingEvents Business After Hours Wilkins-Hinrichs-Stober Architects LLC Jordan Cochran DDS PC 2908 W. 39th Street Thursday, April 7th • 5:00 – 7:00 PM Coffee Connection Wednesday, April 13th • 7:30 - 8:30 AM Sponsored by Northwestern Energy Touring New Kenwood School as guests of Kearney Public Schools Meet at Kenwood on 11th Street at 7:30 AM Tri-City Legislative Luncheon in Lincoln Thursday, April 21st Call Chamber to RSVP (237-3101) Business After Hours Wells Fargo Advisors 124 W 46th Street, Suite 206 Thursday, April 28th • 5:00 – 7:00 PM Ribbon Cutting Ally B Designs 2003 Central Ave Friday, April 29th • 4:00 – 5:00 PM

NewMembers Z Wireless (Verizon Premium Retailer) Amber Beck 1325 2nd Avenue • Kearney, NE 68847 (308)237-6140 • www.gozwireless.com Telephone Communication-Equipment

Ally B Designs Alicia Bauer 2003 Central Ave • Kearney, NE 68847 (308)224-3832 • www.allybdesigns.com Graphic Design, Weddings, Event Planning

Piano4Fun! Lindsay Schluntz & Geri Anderson 2301 Central Avenue • Kearney, NE 68847 (308)293-2931 • www.piano4fun.net Music/Arts

DRK Construction Dustin Klein 1720 Ave. I • Kearney, NE 68847 (308)440-6346 General Contractors

Modern Cleaners & Drapery

Membership Happenings

Stephen Holt 3811 Central Ave, Unit C • Kearney, NE 68847 (308)234-2933 Dry Cleaners, Drapery/Upholstery, Window Shades

CommitteeMeetings All meetings at Chamber Center unless noted.

LEADS B Monday, April 4th • 1 pm ENVOYS Tuesday, April 5th • 4 pm - Elks Country Club AG COMMITTEE QUARTERLY MEETING Tuesday, April 12th • Noon $5.00 lunch, RSVP to Chamber COLONELS Tuesday, April 12th • 4 pm RIBBON CUTTING • Olivia’s Salon

SPORT AND RECREATION COMMITTEE Wednesday, April 13th • 4 pm EDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE Thursday, April 14th • 8 am LEADS A Thursday, April 14th • 8:30 am LEADS B Monday, April 18th • 1 pm

At Copycat Printing we offer a wide array of services in addition to our designing, printing and copying. The newest addition to our family of services is sure to capture the attention of any sports enthusiast. Our Photo Balls make great gifts for anyone. We can take your photograph of any team, individual or school mascot and combine it with a design specially created just for you and put it on a souvenir ball. If you can hit it, throw it, catch it or kick it...we can put a picture on it. We offer full and miniature sizes of volleyballs, footballs, soccer balls and basketballs as well as baseballs, softballs and hockey pucks. Our full-sized balls have an autograph panel that creates a space for the team to personally thank their coach. These balls and pucks make great keepsakes for all ages from Little League and beyond. Use these Photo Balls as an alternative to the picture frame on your desk. Coaches can give to their senior players as a keepsake for their years contributed to a team. A team can give to their coach a thank you for their support and guidance. Our Photo Balls make unique gifts and keepsakes for any proud parent, grandparent, student or coach. Your athletes are oneof-a-kind; give a one-of-a-kind gift to capture the memories of a game, season or career. With graduation fast approaching, keep Copycat Printing in mind for all your graduation needs from the invites to the unique gift and everything in between. We can make all of your special events reflect your own unique style. Copycat Printing combines creative quality products with a talented and knowledgeable staff to give you a unique product you deserve. Our staff will work with you to meet all of your unique printing, copying and designing needs.

HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE Wednesday, April 20th • Noon BUSINESS COMMITTEE Wednesday, April 20th • 4 pm BUSINESS AFTER HOURS • Bank of the West

SENIOR COALITION Tuesday, April 26th • 10 am LEADS A Thursday, April 28th • 8:30 am

1007 Second Avenue • P.O. Box 607 Kearney, NE 68848-0607 1-800-227-8340 • 308-237-3101 Fax 308-237-3103 www.kearneycoc.org

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS • Viaero Event Center

Ag Committee Hosts Appreciation Night The Ag Committee of the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce hosted Ag Appreciation Night at Storm Hockey on Friday, March 25th at the Viaero Event Center. March is Ag Appreciation Month and over 125 local Ag Producers, Ag Businesspeople and families enjoyed an evening of Storm Hockey. Tailgating preceed-

ed the game in the Viaero Event Center VIP Room with an excellent meal. We would like to thank the sponsors who made this evening possible: Five Points Bank, Town and Country Bank, Chief Agri/Industrial Division, Platte Valley State Bank and Trust Co., Sahling Kenworth Inc., Huss Livestock Market LLC,

State Bank of Riverdale, Farm & Ranch Network Service, Marshall Land Brokers & Auctioneers, Fairbanks International Inc., McDermott & Miller PC, Tye and Rademacher PC LLO, Risk & Insurance Solutions, Viaero Event Center and Tri City Storm Hockey, Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce Ag Committee.


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Dustin Klein 1720 Ave. I • Kearney, NE 68847 (308)440-6346 Business After Hours Wells Fargo Advisors 124 W 46th Street, Suite 206 Thursday,...

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