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Archive for May, 2012

VCED Board Meeting

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Another monthly meeting of the Valley County Economic Development Board is upon us. This month we’ll be covering some important community infrastructure needs, including walkable trails and downtown redevelopment.

The agenda can be found here. Last month’s meeting minutes …

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Ord Area Chamber & VCCFF Work to Retain Youth

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The Valley County Community Foundation Fund and the Ord Area Chamber of Commerce are collaborating in an effort to increase awareness among local high school seniors of the opportunities to remain in or return to Valley County.

Throughout the past …

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Seeking Context for Rural Community Revitalization

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How do rural community leaders successfully instigate community betterment that is sustainable long-term? I get asked that often with our work here at Valley County Economic Development. I think the two videos I’ve embedded below offer great insight into that …

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Summer Entrepreneurship Innovation Camp

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The 2012 Entrepreneurship Innovation Camp will provide valuable entrepreneurship opportunities and experiences for the youth in our community.  Your child will utilize their talents to create their own products and to operate their own business.  Participants will also learn how …

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Summer Reading Program – Dream Big!

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Need something to keep the kids busy this summer?  The Summer Reading Program at the Ord Township Library is an excellent way to encourage reading and creativity while they are having fun with their friends.  Events will include movies, art …

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Welcome Joe Kotulak

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Today is a big day for us here at VCED. I’m pleased to welcome Joe Kotulak, a graduate student @ UNL and our intern for the summer. Joe was a participating student in the Vision Valley County 2020 effort last …

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ExtraORDinary Days 2012

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This year’s ExtraORDinary Days celebration will take place on May 24-27th.  Events include a Free Frontier Hot Dog Feed, Rubber Duck Race, Teen Dance, Shrine Circus, FFA BBQ, Street Dance, Kids Fishing Contest, Men’s Softball Tournament, Flea Market, and more.  …

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ExtraORDinary Days Street Dance set for Friday, May 25

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The Loup Valley LEAD organization (formerly Loup Valley Jaycees), has announced that the Sayanora DaVinci Band (previously Lost Outlaw Band); will be performing at this year’s ExtraORDinary Days Street Dance on Friday, May 25, 2012.

This year’s dance will be …

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Support Local Businesses with Ord Area ChamberBucks

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Throughout the past several years, the Ord Area ChamberBucks program has grown into a sustainable method of ensuring local dollars are spent at local businesses.  In 2011, ChamberBucks sales exceeded $40,000.  This guarantees that money is staying in our community …

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Ord FBLA Chapter Celebrates A Year of Success!

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The Ord Chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America celebrated a year of impactful activities, successful competitions and newly formed community partnerships at a celebration held on May 2nd in the new commons area at Ord High School.  …

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