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McCook’s Cats and Dogs Calendar Supports Humane Society

June 29, 2016

Pet Calendar Photo Contest deadline July 1st.  Proceeds benefit the McCook Humane Society (McCook Economic Development Corporation:  angela@mccookne.org) The third and final month has begun for the online photo contest to support the creation of the 2017 “Cats and Dogs of McCook” calendar. The Cat Pack has reported it has reached over 50 percent of... Continue Reading  

SPUCC Quarterly Meeting June 14 in McCook

May 31, 2016

Seminar on the New Overtime Rules June 15 in Hastings

May 31, 2016

Download Flyer:  Federal Overtime Law

MEDC Announces New Executive Director

May 26, 2016

MCCOOK — The McCook Economic Development Corporation is pleased to announce the hiring of its new Executive Director Kirk Dixon. Kirk comes to McCook and the MEDC as a visionary and dynamic leader with executive experience that has included business development, large scale organizational change, brand and culture development, strategic communications, business networking events and... Continue Reading  

“Creating Housing Success Stories” at Quarterly SPUCC Meeting June 14 in McCook

May 24, 2016

Download Program Flyer May 24, 2016; HOLDREGE, NE—“Creating Housing Success Stories” is the program for the South Platte United Chambers of Commerce quarterly meeting June 14 in McCook. Cities across the state continue to struggle with not having enough housing for their workforces. Several experts with hands-on experience in Broken Bow and Imperial will talk... Continue Reading  

Hometown Housing Opportunities, Town Hall Meeting Set for Holdrege

May 19, 2016

CommunityMtgInviteHoldrege Holdrege, Nebraska  May 16, 2016 — Holdrege area residents are invited to a public meeting at the Holdrege Housing Authority located at 1422 12th Avenue in Holdrege, Nebraska on May 25, 2016 at 5 p.m.  The meeting will focus on opportunities available for families and individuals to achieve the dream of homeownership.   USDA Rural... Continue Reading  

PCDC Hires Ron Tillery As Executive Director

May 3, 2016

HOLDREGE – A former Buffalo County economic development leader and broadcast media professional is returning to south-central Nebraska to lead development efforts in Phelps County. Ron Tillery, current executive director of the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce, has been hired as the executive director of the Phelps County Development Corporation. “Returning to central Nebraska and... Continue Reading  

Donohue and Boyken Attend Economic Development Training with National Speaker

April 22, 2016

Monica Boyken and Alli Donohue of the Phelps County Development Corporation in Holdrege recently attended a training program designed to provide rural Nebraskan economic development (ED) professionals with information on the latest tools, strategies, and trends in economic development. The training, co-sponsored by Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) and Black Hills Energy (BHE), featured nationally... Continue Reading  

Betty Sayers Receives Seventh Generation Award

March 10, 2016

Lyons, NE – The Center for Rural Affairs is pleased to announce that Betty Sayers, co-founder of Nebraska Rural Living from Holdrege, NE, has been chosen to receive the 2015 Seventh Generation Award. She will be honored for her integrity and leadership at a special awards banquet Friday, March 11, held on the eve of... Continue Reading  

South Platte United Chambers Sees Need to Hit the Refresh Button

February 22, 2015

By David Hendee / World-Herald staff writer HOLDREGE, Neb. — They don’t wear gray flannel suits with trousers hitched up by suspenders anymore. They admit, however, to graying hair and an aging membership. After more than eight decades, one of rural Nebraska’s most effective lobbying organizations is at a crossroads. The South Platte United Chambers... Continue Reading  

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