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On The Fringe – May 2019 Chamber Spotlight

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Utilizing her innate creativity and pursuing an artistic hobby combined with the power of social media and networking has led to a new entrepreneurial venture for Kate Zangger.

Kate has been creating fringe and macramé products since December 2018 – …

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Jeffres Sand & Gravel – March 2019 Chamber Spotlight

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The landscape and infrastructure of our Central Nebraska area has certainly evolved over time just like Jeffres Sand & Gravel has, the locally owned company based in Burwell, Nebraska that has played a part in many of those changes to …

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Valley County Receives $8,500 Grant for Tourism Marketing

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The Nebraska Tourism Commission recently announced recipients of their annual Community Impact and Tourism Marketing Grant programs. Valley County Tourism and the Ord Area Chamber of Commerce received the requested amount of $8,500 for the Valley County Branding Project for …

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New Sales Tax Rate Effective April 1

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During the General Election in November 2018, 68% of Ord voters elected to implement an additional 0.5% sales tax to pay for the Ord swimming pool bond that was approved in 2016.

The new state and city tax rate of

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Shopko Rapid Response Team Formed

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One week ago, Wisconsin-based Shopko announced the planned closure of at least 39 stores around the U.S. Unfortunately, Shopko Hometown Ord is on that list. According to Shopko spokeswoman Michelle Hansen, the company reviewed the long-term outlook on profitability, sales …

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Normal Roasting Company – November 2018 Chamber Spotlight

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There’s something special happening on the northwest corner of the square in Burwell. It’s home to a type of business you don’t normally find in rural Nebraska.

A small batch, specialty coffee roastery. Normal Roasting Company.

Josh and Sara Holmquist …

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Professional Eyecare – October 2018 Chamber Spotlight

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Professional Eyecare has been offering superior care for their patients ever since 1975 when Dr. Roger McCartney opened the practice in the basement of what is now Great Western Bank in downtown Ord.

After outgrowing their original location, the business …

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Knight Trucking – September 2018 Chamber Spotlight

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There “ain’t no feelin’ like cowmobeelin.” You’ll find this phrase on the back of all Knight Trucking trailers as they travel throughout Nebraska and beyond hauling livestock.

The values of this soon-to-be third generation business are rooted in their love …

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Social Media Training Sparks New Ideas for Local Businesses

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Over thirty business owners, business professionals and non-profit leaders attended the Mike Bitter Social Media training held in Ord last Wednesday, August 22. The training focused on how to utilize Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat to grow a business.

Attendees learned …

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School-to-Work Benefits Youth & Local Businesses

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Another school year is upon us which means another year of School-to-Work (STW) – a program coordinated by the Ord Area Chamber of Commerce, Valley County Economic Development and Ord Public Schools.

STW engages Ord High School seniors in local …

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