Weekly Update

Each week, the Chamber staff publish an update on the activities, events and programs that are noteworthy in our area. Below is upcoming activities for the week of June 11, 2012.

Chamber Board Meeting – Tuesday, June 12th at noon at the Chamber office
Family 1st Dental Business After Hours – Tuesday, June 12th from 5:00-7:00 pm
ESI Camp – Tuesday, June 12 – Friday, June 15th – campers will create their own business and tour local businesses
ESI Camp Marketplace – Friday, June 15th – the campers will have their products for sale on the courthouse lawn over the noon hour
Father’s Day Rod Run in Ord – June 15 – 17th, – burnouts, games, dance, BBQ, and more!
Food Safety Class – Saturday, June 16th from 8:30 – 10:30 am at the Loup Basin Public Health Dept. in Burwell
Free-Will Walk & BBQ Benefit for Katie Felton – Saturday, June 16th at 10:00 am at Aubles Pond
Blank Slate Open for Brunch – Sunday, June 17th
T-Shirt Quilt Workshop – Monday, June 18th – Thursday, June 21st  at the Ord Learning Center– great activity for all ages!
Learn how to make your own t-shirt quilt.  Registration is $50.  Instructor: Anne Clausen.  Contact Lu Lansman for more info.
Tourism Committee Meeting – Monday, June 18th at 5:30 pm at the Chamber office

As you can see from all of the events above, there will be quite a crowd in downtown Ord this weekend with the ESI Marketplace on Friday and Rod Run events throughout the weekend.  Is your business having any special promotions or store hours this weekend?  Let us know and the Chamber can help you promote it!

Valley County Tourism is hosting another Photo Contest.  The theme for May-June is “Green Scenes in Valley County.”   The first place photo will win $200 in Ord Area ChamberBucks!  If you have a photo you would like to enter, email it to along with the name of the photographer, title of the photo, and the photographer’s contact information.  Online voting will take place throughout the last week of June.  Complete contest guidelines can be found here:

Zangger Popcorn Hybrids is hiring detasselers age 12 and older!  Please pass the word to any teens you know that want to earn money for 10-14 days this summer!  We will provide daily bus pick up in Burwell, Ord, North Loup, Scotia, St Paul, Grand Island (and possibly Cairo, Dannebrog area).  Our detasselers can earn $8-$12 per hour (including daily incentive), plus we pay bonuses for attendance too!  Orientation Day is Thursday June 28th with work starting during the first week in July.  Call Kate Zangger at (308) 219-0315 for more information or pick up an application packet at your High School Office today!

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