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Archive for August, 2010

Good news keeps rolling in

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In the September economic development report, we’ll examine the June 2010 sales tax receipts that show a trend of month-in, month-out retail growth.  We’ve surpassed our 2009-2010 allowable sales tax collections (.4 of 1% of total City’s valuation) for economic …

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August Photo Contest Results

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Congratulations to our winners of August’s Photo Contest, Rural Farm & Ranch!  You can view the winning photos below.  We had several great submissions for this month’s contest. 

1st Place: Susan Schauer with her photo, “Checking Pastures North of …

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VCED Monthly Board Meeting

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The Valley County Economic Development Board is holding their monthly board meeting today.  Some exciting agenda items are up for discussion:

– New Neighborhoods
– Congressman Smith’s staffer report on the Health Care Reform Act
– Rural Entrepreneurship Academy Discussion…

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Rural business survey provides opportunities

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Our friends over at the Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) have release quite an interesting survey of Nebraska rural small businesses, identifying some specific needs of the rural business community.  The results aren’t much different than urban counterparts …

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August 2010 Summer Photo Contest Voting

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You can view the submissions for August’s Photo Contest below and you can cast your vote for your favorite here. You have a lot to choose from!

Beef - It's What's for Dinner

Cattle in a Northern Valley County

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2011 ESCAPE to Loup Valley Travel Guide

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The Loup River Valley Tourism Coalition, in partnership with Nebraska Life Magazine, is pleased to announce the upcoming publication of the 2011 ESCAPE to Calamus and Scenic Loup River Valley Travel Guide.  The ESCAPE Travel Guide is a unique …

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The Ord Option

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You may have read our previous blog post about The Ord Option and the benefits of buying locally.  To help support you local community you can participate in Ord’s new buy local campaign, The Ord Option. 

FREE Ord Option …

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Ord Sidewalk Sales and City Wide Garage Sales

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Ord Sidewalk Sales and the 15th Annual City Wide Garage Sales are coming up this Saturday, August 21! 

You can download a complete listing of garage sale and sidewalk sale participants here.  You can also pick up a copy …

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2010 Legislative Forum

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LINCOLN – The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry, in cooperation with local chambers of commerce across the state, will present its annual legislative forums in the coming weeks.

The forums are conducted by State Chamber staff and are held …

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The Benefits of Buying Locally

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Think Local – Buy Local – Be Local!  As a follow-up for our Buy Local campaign, The ORD Option, we’re offering some insight into the purchasing power of buying locally.  Spending dollars in our community can have some seriously …

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