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2010 Awards Banquet Winners

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Congrats to our 2010 Chamber/Economic Development Annual Awards Banquet winners – you were all extremely deserving. Saturday night was a ton of fun and I’m energized to tackle 2011. Photos are coming soon!
Update: we’ve posted a video below, courtesy …

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2010 Economic Development Annual Report

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It’s arrived – finally! Yes, we’ve just put the final touches on the 2010 Annual report. I must say I am proud to see what we as a community have accomplished in just one year. And then to compare that …

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Taking Agriculture to the Next Level

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Are you interested in taking your farm operation to the next level? Have you thought about starting a microbrewery or vineyard? The Nebraska Value Added Ag Grant is the perfect program to do so. According to the application, “This grant …

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Social Media Webcast Available to Local Businesses

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Another great webinar is coming up for our local businesses that teaches the value of using social media as a tool for growing business opportunities. You can read the details from our friends over at Frontier Communications below. Also, please …

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Gems in the Valley

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Welcome to the second installment of Gems in the Valley – our effort to recognize unique spots in the Loup Valley. Last time we posted about Miletta Vista in Howard County, a gem of a business set in a unique …

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What Does Ten Years of Economic Development Look Like?

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We are finalizing our 2010 Annual Report for our upcoming 2010 Awards Banquet (woo hoo!) and have added a new feature to this year’s report: a look back at ten years of economic development in Valley County. The look back …

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International Business Interest & Activity Survey

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Our good friend Shawn Kaskie from UNK’s Center for Rural Research and Development is assisting the College of Business and Technology track down educational funding for international business efforts. They are asking our local business community that is involved with …

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Killer Marketing Ideas and Other Survival Tactics for Small Business Owners

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Our friends over at the Center for Rural Affairs have a good read for the upcoming MarketPlace Conference in Kearney. If you haven’t attended, you’re missing out on a tremendous opportunity to learn how to build a better business to …

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News from the Valley

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January is over and February is here! That means another economic development report from the Loup Valley. This month’s newsletter has tons of nuggets on the continued growth and development witnessed in Valley County. This month you’ll read up on:…

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Economic Trends Report Show Resilience of Local Economy

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The latest economic trends report is in – courtesy of our partners over at Nebraska Public Power District (hat tip to Jenny O). I’ve been looking forward to digging through this information because I wanted to see the measurable impact …

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