A PUBLICATION OF
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
UpcomingEvents Business After Hours Barney Financial Services and UNK College of Business & Technology. Reception for Guest Speaker, Dr. Yaron Brook Held in the Sandhills Room of the Student Union Tuesday, November 1st • 5:00 - 7:00 PM Presentation by Dr. Yaron Brook starts at 7:30pm in the Ponderosa Room of the Student Union Ribbon Cutting Premier Eye Care 920 E 56th Street, Suite D3 Wednesday, November 2nd • 5:00 PM Coffee Connection Wednesday, November 9th • 7:30 to 8:30 AM Coffee with elected officials Sponsored by Northwestern Energy Glenn Shepard Seminars Hosted at the Kearney Ramada Inn Wednesday, November 16th • 8:30 AM – Noon Call Chamber to RSVP Business After Hours Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) 2401 Central Ave Thursday, November 17th • 5:00 – 7:00 PM
NewMembers Kearney Farm Expo (Gateway) Marge Lauer 1015 2nd Ave (KAAPA Office, located in FirsTier Bank) (308) 234-2712 www.gatewayfarmexpo.org
We would like to say “thank you” to all of our wonderful Chamber volunteers! To show our appreciation we invite all Chamber members to the 2011 Holiday Reception. Please come and enjoy a fun evening with food, drinks, door prizes and your fellow Chamber members.
Premier Eye Care & Contact Lens Services
December 8th • 5:00-8:00pm • UNK Alumni House
RIBBON CUTTING • Advanced Services
Hits 106 Break the Bank Contest The Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce and Hits 106 are once again teaming up this year to give you a chance to take home over $1000 in Buffalo Bucks, just in time for the Holiday shopping season. The “Break The Bank” Buffalo Bucks promotion returns for its second year to the TriCities after a very successful inaugural campaign. “In 2010 this Buffalo Bucks promotion received so much attention from Central Nebraska listeners,” says Hits 106 Program Director Jason Murphy. “It was a promotion that was popular beyond the county lines. People were excited about the contest and the prize even if it meant driving to Buffalo County to spend
their prize…they WANTED TO WIN!!!” Beginning on November 1st, Hits 106 will give away $106 in Buffalo Bucks to 3 lucky winners (one per week). Contestants will listen for 3 “bank code” numbers that will unlock the “Break The Bank” vault. On the week of November 21st, Hits 106 will give away $1006 dollars in Buffalo Bucks to one lucky winner. Contestants will have to retain the previous three week’s lucky numbers to crack the “Super Safe”. We want to give a special thanks to our sponsors: Hilltop Mall, Wal-Mart, Computer Hardware, Russell’s Appliance, Qdoba Mexican Grill & Valentino’s Grand Italian Buffet.
Michael Gilbreath, OD 920 E 56th Street, D-3 Kearney, NE 68847 (308) 455-1283 www.premiericare.com Medical/Optometrist
RSG Home Improvements Brandon Devall 1106 E 14th Street Kearney, NE 68847 (308) 224-3163 www.kearneyroofing.com Roofing Contractor
Methe Real Estate & Management Company Laura J. Methe 2804 2nd Ave Kearney, NE 68845 (308) 440-8730 www.metherealestate.com Real Estate – Commercial, Investment, Residential, Farm
CommitteeMeetings All meetings at Chamber Center unless noted.
Glen Shepard Seminars RIBBON CUTTING • KRave
Glen Shepard Seminars, one of our newest Chamber members, is providing you an opportunity to take part in a special seminar to be offered to members of the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce. The half-day seminar, based on Shepard’s book, How to Manage Problem Employees, will take place on
November 16 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Ramada Inn. As a Chamber member, the event costs only $129 and as a Non-Chamber member just $149. For more information and to register for this event, contact Leslie Means at (308) 237-4671 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lunch and Learn
SBA (Small Business Administration) Loan Programs Michael Foutch - Business Development Specialist Nebraska District Office U.S. Small Business Administration Thursday, November 3, 12-1:00 p.m. • Kearney Chamber
RIBBON CUTTING • OsteoStrong
Learn about the SBA loan programs that may help your business grow and succeed. An important source of financing for entrepreneurs is the Small Business Administration (SBA) guaranteed loan program. The SBA provides short- and long-term guaranteed loans to eligible, credit-worthy start-ups and existing small businesses who cannot obtain financing on reasonable terms through normal lending channels. SBA provides a number of loan programs for most small business needs. Over the past 18 months in Nebraska alone, small businesses have been approved for nearly 900 SBA-backed commercial loans for almost $250 million in financing. As a direct result, these businesses created 3,300 new jobs, and were able to stay in business and keep 7,800 jobs going. Contact the Chamber at 237-3101 to register. Seating is limited, and cancellations are required 24 hours prior to the event. The cost is $15, and lunch will be provided.
Holiday Schedule of Events BUSINESS AFTER HOURS • Town & Country Bank
Hilltop Mall November 25 - Black Friday at 3:00 a.m. - Old Navy and a few other stores will open early at Midnight. November 25 Santa Arrives at 11:00 a.m. For a full list of hours and events, please visit us online at www.shophilltopmall.com and "like" us on Facebook.
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS • UNK Dining Services
Downtown Kearney The Bricks
November 1 – Envoys 4:00 p.m., KRave November 8 - Social Media Roundtable 9:00 a.m. Nebraskan Student Union November 9 – Sport and Rec Committee, 4:00 p.m. November 10 – Education and Leadership Committee, 8:00 a.m. November 14 – Leads B, 1:00 p.m. November 14 – Leads B, 1:00 p.m. November 16 – Wellness Works, Good Samaritan Hospital, noon November 16 – Hospitality Committee, noon November 16 – Business Committee, 4:00 p.m. November 22 – Senior Coalition, 10:00 a.m. November 28 – Leads B, 1:00 p.m.
Buffalo Bucks Make Great Holiday Gifts! Help keep your local economy strong! With the Holiday season fast approaching, give the perfect gift with Buffalo Bucks. Sold exclusively at the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce, Buffalo Bucks are available in $10.00 increments and can be used at any Buffalo County business. Help keep our local workforce employed this season and shop the Kearney area for all your holiday needs! The Buffalo Buck can be spent just like cash, but can only be spent at Buffalo County businesses and can not be deposited into a personal checking account. Buffalo Bucks contribute to the retail health of our county. They are good for your business, as well as our community!
Holiday Open House Sunday, November 6 Bricks Black Friday Friday, November 25 Christmas Walk Thursday, December 1
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