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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

2011 Chamber Leadership Partners The Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize those businesses that have shown great leadership and great vision by understanding the importance of the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Partner program.

“Leaders… know their constituency is tomorrow.They rally around a vision of what the business can become” -

JACK WELCH

Chamber Leadership Partners provide financial support that allows the Chamber to reach programming goals while maintaining a reasonable base dues rate for all members. "Our community is fortunate to have strong business leaders who recognize the importance of maintaining a reasonable dues rate for our over 875 member businesses and individuals" said Jan Rodehorst, Chamber Executive Director. "Their generous contribution will allow us to explore and develop new programs that will benefit all members of the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce." 2011 is the third year of this program and has 27 Leadership Partners.

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Nebraska CashWa Distributing Century 21 Midlands Coldwell Banker Town & Country Realty Eaton Corporation Edward Jones Five Points Bank Frontier Communications Good Samaritan Hospital Great Western Bank Hellman Main Coslor & Kathol PC Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center Intellicom Kearney Accommodations Kearney Clinic Kearney Hub Kearney Implement Midway Auto Group Nebraska National Bank Northwestern Energy NPPD Platte Valley State Bank & Trust State Farm Insurance, Agents Cory Kruse & Matt Pawloski Tye & Rademacher PC LLO Viaero Event Center & Tri-City Storm Ward Laboratories Inc Wells Fargo Bank

UpcomingEvents Lunch & Learn Microsoft Office 2010 Overview Thursday, March 3rd • 12:00 PM Chamber Board Room, Lunch Provided Contact Kearney Chamber to RSVP (237-3101) Tri-City Day at the Races Friday, March 4th ,Associated Staffing Hosts Business After Hours Fonner Park, 2 pm RSVP to Chamber 237-3101 Coffee Connection Wednesday, March 9th • 7:30 AM Sponsored by Northwestern Energy Open to general public Chamber board room Business After Hours Bank of the West 4407 2nd Ave Thursday, March 10th • 4:00 – 6:00 PM Business After Hours Habitat For Humanity 1815 1st Avenue Thursday, March 31 • 5:00 – 7:00 PM Eggs & Issues @ The Egg & I Friday, April 1 • 7:30 AM 1325 2nd Avenue Please RSVP (237-3101) $7 at the door

NewMembers Topperz John Lowe 1302 ½ West 24th Kearney, NE 68845 (308) 236-7711 Frozen Yogurt

Kucera Painting, Inc. Rick Kucera 5591 West 70th Street Kearney, NE 68845 (308) 893-2075 Painting contractors

Elite Chiropractic & Tissue Rehabilitation Cory Stickney 8 West 56th Street, Suite A-1 Kearney, NE 68847 (308) 455-1500 www.elitekearney.com Chiropractic physicians

AllState Insurance Brian Blakely 1015 Central Ave, Suite B Kearney, NE 68847 (308) 234-1010 Insurance

More Than 500 Attend Annual Meeting The 92nd Annual Meeting of the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce was held on January 25th at the Younes Conference Center. Over 560 were in attendance to celebrate a successful 2010 and welcome in new leadership in 2011. Honored as outgoing board members were Ed Berglund, Terry Buettner, and Dr. L. R. Smith. Outgoing Board Chairman, Jerry Hellman, passed the gavel to incoming Board Chairman for 2011, Thomas Tye II. Guest speaker, Barry Kennedy gave an engaging keynote address. Mark Sutko recognized Leadership Kearney

Career Exploration Day

on their 20th Anniversary and we were honored to have Leslie Easterbrook sing our National Anthem to open the evening. Award winners for the evening were: Envoy Friend of Kearney, Sherry Morrow. Envoy Youth Friend of Kearney, Hannah Manley. Small Business of the Year, Kearney Tire and Auto. Diversity Business of the Year, Habitat for Humanity. Leadership Kearney Distinguished Alumni Sherry Morrow and LeeAnn Clouse, posthumously. Young Professional of the Year was awarded to Ryan Ideus.

Membership Happenings

Wednesday, March 30 • 9am-2pm National Guard Armory, 5710 Airport Road, Kearney, NE Help students discover the world! The goal of the Career Exploration Day is to introduce students to a variety of careers by allowing them to participate in hands on activities, such as exploring vehicles, using tools, operating computers and interviewing workers. With your help, students will be able to explore a wide range of careers such as construction, health and human services, legal, educational, retail, manufacturing, sales and more! Students will visit with employers to learn about and ‘experience’ various careers. They will also have an opportunity to visit with representatives from universities, state colleges, community colleges, etc., to inquire about costs and types of programs available to train for the careers they have explored. The registration deadline is the 16th of March. If your business would like to participate, please contact Leslie Means at (308) 237-4671 or lmeans@kearneycoc.org FEE: $25.00 - Proceeds from the Career Exploration Day go towards the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce Student Leadership Scholarship Fund.

Ihle Chiropractic Clinic Dr. Charles Ihle 3800 Central Avenue Kearney, NE 68847 (308) 237-3123 Chiropractic physicians

Lanny Lovitt Compact Tractors Lanny Lovitt 104 W. 13th Street Kearney, NE 68847 (308) 440-6283 www.compacttractorsNE.com Agriculture, Lawn & Garden

CommitteeMeetings All meetings at Chamber Center unless noted.

Envoys March Mixer, March 1st Kearney Country Club RSVP to Jennie at jnollette@kearneycoc.org LEADS A Thursday, March 3rd • 8:30-9:30am LEADS B Monday, March 7th • 1-2 pm Sport and Recreation Committee Wednesday, March 9th • 4:00pm Education and Leadership Committee Thursday, March 10th • 8:00am Colonels Tuesday, March 9th • 4 pm

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS UNK Gold Rush Raffle

Hospitality Committee Wednesday, March 16th • 12:00pm Business Committee Wednesday, March 16th • 4:00pm Senior Coalition Tuesday, March 22nd • 10:00am

Education and Leadership Committee

Expand Your Market with Chamber Pack The Chamberpack continues to be a favorite marketing vehicle for Chamber members. In 2011 you will have three opportunities to advertise to approximately 900 Chamber Members through the Chamberpack. The deadlines for 2011 are, Friday, April 5th, Friday, August 8th, and Friday, November 4th. The cost per issue is $150.00, plus you supply us with 1000 flyers, brochures or marketing pieces. For more details, or to reserve your spot for the April Chamberpack, call the Chamber at 237-3101.

EGGS & ISSUES Egg & I

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


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