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Archive for March, 2011

Interested in Working in Economic Development?

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We’re hiring! That’s right, we’re looking for a capable individual to assist us in making a difference in rural Nebraska. Have a peek at our job description below and send along your resume to us no later than 4/15/11.…

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Tourism Meeting Tonight

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The Visit Valley County Tourism Advisory Committee will be meeting tonight, 5:30 pm, at the Chamber offices for our bi-monthly meeting. This month’s meeting is presenting a ton of fun, interactive items that are coming down the turnpike in the …

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Loup Valley Ag Society Wine Tasting Event

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The Loup Valley Ag Society will be hosting a second Wine Tasting event on Sunday, April 10 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.  Wineries from Nebraska, as well as a variety of other local products, will be represented at the …

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ExtraORDinary Days 2011 Update

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Would you believe our annual community celebration, ExtraORDinary Days, is around the corner? Details are emerging as to this years events – we have not one, but TWO nights of music (Emmett Bower Band Friday night, Sheila Greenland Saturday), midway …

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Taking Buy Local Global

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Next Monday the Ord Area Chamber will be submitting a $25,000 Joint Opportunities Building Success Grant through the Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka. This grant opportunity has been made available to our area for many years (nearly a decade …

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Do You Have a Succession Plan for Your Farm?

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Our friends over at the University of Nebraska Extension office here in Ord are hosting an upcoming estate planning workshop on March 30th. You can download the details of the seminar here (.pdf). The cost is only $15/person. This is …

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2011 Escape Travel Guide Released

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One major regional collaborative effort we’ve been working on for nearly a year is the 2011 Escape to Calamus and Scenic Loup Valley Travel Guide. The Escape is a three-county tourism promotion campaign that includes Valley, Garfield and Howard …

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News from the Valley

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Another month passes and another newsletter has finally arrived. Please pardon the truancy this month – we’re more than swamped right now with projects. Keep your fingers crossed and we hope to have some nice announcements soon.

In this month’s …

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Making Local Funds Work for You

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This past Monday night, Ord City Council approved some significant changes to our sales tax loan program for economic development for the benefit of the community at large. First, we lowered our floor on interest rates to 2%. That means …

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Traveling Central Nebraska

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I’m happy to post this guest blog from of Joe Laing, El Monte RV. They’ve taken notice of our area and offer their input for travelers on what to hit while vacationing in the Loup Valley.

An Unforgettable Ord

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