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									                                       February       2010

                                                            Wednesday, FEBRUARY 3RD
                                                                      9:00am - 6:00pm
2 0 1 0
                                                              Thursday, FEBRUARY 4TH
                                                                      9:00am - 4:00pm

                                                                         North Platte, Nebraska
                                                                          D & N Event Center
                                                                   South Hwy 83 / East Walker Road

            See List of Vendors Insert pg.15

          In its 19th year, the North Platte BUFFALO BILL FARM & RANCH EXPO has an established
          and proven record of attracting a great crowd of current and prospective clients from the
          agricultural community. The 2009 EXPO drew attendance from 40 counties throughout Nebraska,
          Northern Kansas and Southeast Colorado. Similar success is planned for and expected in
          February 2010!

          With 40,000 square feet of exhibit space, the D&N Event Center is transformed into Nebraska’s
          largest INDOOR equipment showroom. The Center is also located in the heart of the North
          Platte shopping, restaurant and hotel/motel community.
                       Nor th Platte Area Chamber of Commerce and Development Corporation Inc.                  

                                                                                                                                                          Kathy Bourque
           GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS                                                                                                                            Tim Brouillette
                                                                                                                                                          Larry Campbell

                                                                                                  2 0 0 9/ 2 0 10 B O A R D O F D I R E C T O R S
                     MEETING A NEED                                                                                                                       Pam Childears
                                                                                                                                                            Scott Finney
                     By Dan S. Mauk, I.O.M.                                                                                                                Kyle Gifford
                                                                                                                                                           Joe Hewgley
                                                                                                                                                        Rosemary Johnson
  As mentioned in the November newsletter, we have launched          Dan Mauk                                                                               Karin Lange
  a new committee charged with protecting our interests                                                                                                   Duane McClain
  (the business community along with our partners). Our first meeting was a                                                                               Dave Mohrman
                                                                                                                                                        Brian Moore, Chair
  standing room only event, which indicated to me, that we had an un-met need
                                                                                                                                                     Mike McCarthy, Vice Chair
  for an access point to become involved in our governmental processes.
                                                                                                                                                          Mark Oettinger
                                                                                                                                                      Edy Patterson, Secretary
  The first couple meetings focused on establishing our own procedures, selecting                                                                          Jim Schneider
  leadership and speaking with Senator Hansen. Mike Jacobson was elected                                                                                   Darrel Smith
  chairman with Judy Pederson as vice-chair. We plan to have a conference call                                                                              Kim Steger
                                                                                                                                                          Chad Wilbourn
  or the occasional personal visit with Senator Hansen at each meeting.
                                                                                                                                                            Greg Wilke
                                                                                                                                                      Joe Staroska, Past Chair
  The new Governmental Affairs committee will meet weekly during the state

  legislature session. We meet at the McKinley Building at 8:00 AM each
                                                                                                                                                     AGRI-BUSINESS COMMITTEE
  Wednesday morning. Based on some conversations between meetings, we
                                                                                                                                                    LEADERSHIP LINCOLN COUNTY
  will soon have a strong list of bills that would affect many of our members.
  We began discussing in detail some of these issues at our January 27th meeting.
  I expect we will begin taking positions on some of the bills. As this is a                                                                              AMBASSADORS
  committee of the North Platte Area Chamber & Development Corporation all                                                                                 Scott French
  decisions are subject to ratification by the board of directors.                                                                                         HOSTESSES
                                                                                                                                                         Mary Backenstose

  In addition to following legislation, this committee is sponsoring a “Campaign
  Camp” in partnership with the Nebraska Rural Electric Association and Mid-
  Plains Community College. The Campaign Camp will be a day long training                                                                                    Dan Mauk
  held on February 26th at the college. The cost is $35, and the scope and
                                                                                                                                                          VICE PRESIDENT
  quality of the training is top notch. (See insert pgs. 13-14)                                                                                         Carol Nelson Bodeen

                                                                                                                                                    MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR/
  Many of our citizens are quick to complain about elected officials. Recent                                                                            OFFICE MANAGER
                                                                                                  S TA F F

                                                                                                                                                           Kathy Swain
  exchanges in the North Platte Telegraph editorial pages underscore that issue.
  Here are two opportunities to become part of the solution. Attend our weekly                                                                         COMMUNICATIONS
  Governmental Affairs committee meetings to learn about the issues, then attend                                                                        Cameron Vyzourek
  the Campaign Camp and run for elected office.
                                                                                                                                                      EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT/
                                                                                                                                                          Sherry Halkens

                                                                                                   Our thanks to the Members
                                                                                                 who advertised in this Newsletter
The North Platte Area: The People, The Place, Your Future!
                                                                                                        to make it happen.
                                                                                                  Please support them by using
                           Designed Monthly by: Pro Printing & Graphics                             their products or services.

            502 South Dewey, North Platte, NE 69101         (308) 532-4966        (308) 532-1850        Fax: (308) 532-4827

                              LETTER FROM THE CHAIR...
 Greetings Chamber and Development Members!

 I hope everyone’s winter is going well and you are looking forward to spring! For the month of
 February, the Chamber and Development office will be a busy place. Please mark your calendars to
 attend the Farm and Ranch Expo on February 3rd and 4th, as well as the upcoming Home Builders
 Show on March 5th, 6th and 7th.
                                                                                                                            Brian Moore
 To those members who have been attending the recently formed Governmental Affairs committee- thank you!
 It is from the actions of this committee that the views of the Chamber and the members can be adequately
 represented to our state and federal legislators. This committee will be very successful and I look forward to seeing
 new faces at the meetings held every Wednesday morning at 8:00 at the McKinley Education Center.

 Please contact Dan, Carol, or Kathy if you have an interest in any of the Chamber and Development membership committees.
 These committees are formed for your benefit and the more input and attendance these committees receive will help the
 Chamber staff provide more value for your membership!

 As always, please think of the North Platte area when shopping and making purchasing decisions!


Brian C. Moore, Board Chair

                                               “COFFEE BREAK”/ Business “BEFORE” Hours
                                               Join us on                            at MCKINLEY EDUCATION CENTER
                                       FEBRUARY 26TH                                 (Central Meeting Room) 301 West F St
                               for Business “BEFORE” Hours
                                                                                                8:30 am - 10:30 am
                              Co-sponsored                                                          See insert pg.16

      If you are interested in hosting a Business “Before” Hours give Kathy a call at (308) 532-4966 or email her at

                                                                GREAT NEWS!!
We are happy to announce that the North Platte Chamber & Development is now providing you with the opportunity
to use your credit or debit card to pay for your dues, economic development incentive fund contributions and various
other services.

We are currently able to accept VISA, Mastercard or Discover. Please give us a call if you have any questions!

                                         Nor th Platte Area Chamber of Commerce and Development Corporation Inc.

                                                                                                                                    THE ADVERTISERS
                                                                                                 2302 Beverly Blvd., North Platte, NE 69101              308.532.3400

                      Welcome The Advertisers and owners Dave and Clara Bercot to the North Platte Chamber & Development!

                      Contact them for promotional product ideas or advertising specialties. They have been in business since 1987 and will go the
                      extra mile for their customers.

                                                                                                     AURORA COUNSELING SERVICES
                                                                                                    100 East 5th St., North Platte NE 69101              308.532.2335

                      Welcome Aurora Counseling Services and owner Lisa Zlomke as a new member of the North Platte Chamber
                      & Development!

                                                                               DID YOU KNOW?
                                                                       1002 South Jeffers St

                                                                                                                                 See Insert pg. 16

                                                                              MERCHANT WARNINGS!
         The North Platte Chamber & Development alerts members with “Merchant Warnings. This may include information
             about counterfeit activity, suspicious individuals in our area or other warnings our members need to know about.
                If you are interested in receiving these warnings contact Kathy Swain at or 532.4966.

                                                                            CONTACT US!
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                            2746 W. Walker Road                                                                              P.O. Box 1829 • North Platte, NE 69103
                    North Platte, Nebraska 69101                                                                               308-532-9090 • Fax 308-532-0165
                             (308) 53 2-6955
                                           502 South Dewey, North Platte, NE 69101       (308) 532-4966        (308) 532-1850        Fax: (308) 532-4827

                                                                                                                                      GODFATHER’S PIZZA
                                                                                                     520 East Philip Ave., Suite 2, North Platte, NE 69101   308.534.8000

                                       On January 8th, new member Godfather’s Pizza and owners Steve and Vicki Osborn celebrated their Grand Opening with a
                                       large crowd including several Chamber & Development Members.
                                       Godfather’s offers a wide variety of pizza toppings and crusts along with a weekly lunch buffet. Enjoy their new dining room
                                       with soft lighting, big screen tvs and new sound system for your entertainment. Coming soon - delivery and gluton-free
                                       pizza. Visit Godfather’s to enjoy the fun atmosphere and great food!

                                                                                                                                     WESTERN INSURORS
                                                                                                               320 North Jeffers, North Platte, NE 69101     308.532 .4060

                                      On January 28th Western Insurors celebrated their new location at 320 North Jeffers with a Ribbon Cutting.

                                      Western Insurors has been assisting Nebraskans with their insurance needs for nearly 100 years and now they’re making it
                                      easier. In August of 1997 they opened their first location in North Platte at 4th & Jeffers. After merging with the Sam Thomas
                                      agency in 2005 Western Insurors conducted business from two offices, 4th and Jeffers and the other at 121 South Jeffers.

                                      Currently the agency has locations in North Platte, Ogallala, Sutherland, Scottsbluff, Indianola, & Grant. “I’m thrilled to be part
                                      of an organization with such longevity in the insurance industry. I’ve been impressed with the knowledgeable and talented staff
                                      and am excited to be affiliated with the agency,” says Carrie Brown, Office Manager. Instead of being a “jack of all traits” their
                                      agents are dedicated to a specific area of expertise based on their experience, education, and knowledge.

                                      This Ribbon Cutting represents a uniting of two offices and completion of their new addition. They feel that they can provide
                                      even more products and convenience to their clients. Chances are when you visit them you’ll need more than one form of
                                      insurance. Being all at one location they can accommodate those needs. In the past century Western Insurors has gone through
                                      a few changes but one thing has always and will always take precedence-their goal to provide the communities of Western NE
                                      with the best carriers, products, and knowledgeable agents possible.

                                                             Merchants please do not accept any expired Chamber Bucks.
                                 If a customer presents an expired Chamber Buck send them to our office and we’ll exchange it for a current one. Thanks!

         502 South Dewey, North Platte, NE 69101         (308) 532-4966        (308) 532-1850         Fax: (308) 532-4827

                                 LEADERSHIP LINCOLN COUNTY by Melissa Garcia
Two phrases were repeatedly heard, and their evidence witnessed, Tuesday January 19, 2010 at Leadership Lincoln
County’s Healthcare Day. Those phrases were “quality” and “state of the art.” Numerous employees along our
tours expressed how fortunate we are to have up-to-date technology and services at GPRMC.

Our day began with a presentation from the Hospital Board Chair, Dave Pederson and Hospital CEO Greg
Nielsen. Their presentation was an eye-opening glimpse into Great Plains Regional Medical Center as a
locally run, economic driver. In an uncertain economy, one thing remains consistent--people will get sick. The
hospital reported that it is on track for net revenue of $120 million. They gross approximately $195 million, but
around $85 million is written off for Medicare, Medicaid and true charity write-offs. In the medical community
we have also witnessed growth in services available. The hospital has recruited 23 physicians in the past year and a
half with 7 more on the way. With each new doctor the community benefits from a $.5-1 million dollar increase in revenue.
Marcia Baumann, Physician Recruitment Director took the time to share with us the long tedious process of acquiring a new
physician. She stressed partnership with the hospital, physicians and community to continue to make North
Platte a welcoming place for doctors and their families. Equally important, GPRMC employ 814 people from 48 zip codes.

Laurie Ryan, Performance and Clinical Outcomes Director, shared with us how GPRMC measures quality. They use 5 main
categories that are measured against numerous indicators. The categories are Safety, Timely, Effective, Efficient, and Equitable.
Each year in the United States between 44,000-98,000 people die of preventable deaths in hospitals. Through the story of a
mother who lost her 18 month old daughter in one of the nation’s most prestigious hospitals, we discovered that lives are lost in
human error associated issues such as lack of systematic communication and erroneous medications. In order to measure
patient safety they track mistakes in meds administered, or caught before administered and have implemented comfort rounds.
Patients at GPRMC can expect to be checked in on by a nurse every hour to evaluate the three p’s: pain, potty and position. The
top categories of effectiveness are bases on treatment of heart attack patients (100%), heart failures (93%), pneumonia (94%)
and surgical care (98%). The standard of 100% is based on the most complete, best care given each time. Efficiency is based on
communication. In order to keep patients at GPRMC safe, teams are required to take “timeouts” to review safety checklists.
They have even gone so far as to hang room height posters in operating rooms so the check lists can’t be missed.

We also toured the hospital including stops in the pathology lab, ER, OR and Callahan Cancer Center. It was a great chance to
see all of the state of the art equipment, remodeling and heart of what makes the hospital tick. It was also impressive to see the
proof that our local board was moving toward its vision of being the preferred regional medical center in west central Nebraska.
Each department had the newest technology, seasoned staff, pride in their services and a strong diversity in those services.
I would encourage anyone to find a way to get a behind the scenes look!

I want to thank Stuart Shepherd and all of the staff that took time and invited Leadership Lincoln County in for a behind the
scenes look at our state of the art facility, in the heart of the State.

Melissa Garcia, Mid-Plains Community College
Leadership Lincoln County Participant

            502 South Dewey, North Platte, NE 69101              (308) 532-4966           (308) 532-1850           Fax: (308) 532-4827

                                            RECRUITMENT - FOSTER CARE!
We are looking for volunteers! Do you have 10 hours a month to dedicate to serving Nebraska’s foster children? Do you have
an interest in helping abused and neglected children?

The Nebraska Foster Care Review Board is looking for contentious community members to represent children in foster care as
citizen reviewers to monitor the safety and well being of children in foster care.

As a citizen reviewer you are a part of a local board that works together to make recommendations to legal parties to ensure that
children in foster care best interests are being considered and to move children to permanency in a timely manner.

If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of Nebraska’s foster children and youth and would like to receive an
application, or if you have any questions about volunteering please call the Foster Care Review Board at 1-800-577-3272 or view
our website at You can also contact Alissa Schoenholz at 402-471-1456 or at

The State Foster Care Review Board's mission is to ensure the best interests of children in foster care are being met through
external citizen review, monitoring facilities that house children and youth, maintaining up-to-date data on a statewide tracking
system, through legal standing, and by disseminating data and recommendations through an Annual Report.

                                            MEMBER2MEMBER DISCOUNTS
Take advantage of your North Platte Chamber & Development                                                            Cut Out
Membership by participating in the Member2Member Discount program.

How does the program work?
Businesses that are currently Members of the North Platte Chamber
& Development offer a “special discount” to Members only.
In return, Members save money while supporting fellow Members.

If your business is interested in participating, contact Cameron
at 308-532-4966 or send her an email at
Member2Member Inserts: pgs. 26-29

                                                       X-TRA MILE CLUB
                         The following members displayed their willingness to “go the extra mile” by choosing to pay more than
                                   their required membership investment, thereby becoming part of this special group:

             Adams Bank & Trust                                   Hershey State Bank                                    NorthWestern Energy

      Adolescent & Child Care Specialists                             Hirschfeld’s                                  Pro Printing & Graphics, Inc.
                                                                      Kaschke Co.
                 Alive Outside                                                                                           Quality Inn & Suites
                                                                    Katherine R. Hall
              B & D Office City                                    - Attorney at Law -                                       Ramada Ltd.

                   Brothers                                      KELN FM/KOOQ AM                                          Roger’s Fine Foods

                Bill Callahan                                         KRVN Radio                                          Swan’s Furniture

        Equitable Bank of North Platte                   McCarthy, Pederson, Moore & Bocott                                 TierOne Bank
                                                                - Attorneys at Law -
             First National Bank                                                                                       T.O. Haas Tire Co., Inc.
                                                            Nebraska Machinery Company
            Great Plains Regional                                                                                       Wells Fargo Bank, NA
               Medical Center                                NebraskaLand National Bank

                 502 South Dewey, North Platte, NE 69101   (308) 532-4966       (308) 532-1850         Fax: (308) 532-4827

               DID YOU KNOW?                                                                       SEATS AVAILABLE!!
          Chris Frame, Kim Hanna-Davis                                 This year the Leadership Lincoln County Legislative Day is
               and Shirley Kissinger                                   scheduled for February 16, 2010 and we invite you to join
                                                                       us in honoring Senator Tom Hansen.
                          have joined
                                                                       We have a bus scheduled to travel to Lincoln on that day and
                                                                       will have some seats available for Chamber & Development
                                                                       Members only to reserve space. The cost of the trip will be
                                                                       $20 per person and includes transportation by bus, all
       NORTH PLATTE CHAMBER &                                          activities scheduled for the day and lunch with the Nebraska
        DEVELOPMENT MEMBERS                                            State Senators will be held at the NSEA Board Room.
                 can contact Cameron at
  or 532.4966                              Please call the Chamber & Development office to make your
       to get their Member Login and Password                          reservations as soon as possible at 532-4966. The agenda
                                                                       for the day is shown below. We strongly encourage you to
    to log on to their accounts                                        make time in your busy schedule to join us on this trip to
     from                                              Lincoln in February!

                                                                                 *** Business Casual Attire will be Acceptable***
The North Platte Chamber & Development
                         has formed a                                  6:15AM             Load bus near airport terminal at Lee Bird Field
GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE.                                             Please park to the east of the terminal in long-term parking
                                                                                     Doughnuts will be available on the bus
  The North Platte Area Chamber & Development                                        “B.Y.O.C.” (Bring your own coffee!)
      believes it is important for the business
    community to know what is happening and                            6:30AM             Bus leaves for Lincoln promptly!
     be involved in the Nebraska Legislature.                          8:00 AM            Nebraska Legislative trivia/Group
     If you have an interest in this                                                      project updates
 committee, please email Kathy Swain                                   10:00AM            Estimated arrival time at State Capitol.
  or give her a call at 308.532.4966.                                  10:00 AM           Sit in on Legislative Session.
                                                                       10:30AM            Speaker of the Legislature
                                                                       11:00AM            Lieutenant Governor Rick Sheehy
                                                                       11:20AM            Attorney General
                                                                       11:40AM            Walt Radcliffe - Lobbyist
                                                                       12:15PM            Lunch with Senator Hansen and State
                                                                                          Senators at the NSEA Board Room
                                                                                          located at 605 South 14th Street.
                                                                       1:30 PM            State Auditor
                                                                       2:00PM             Tour of Governor’s Mansion
                                                                       3:00PM             Tour of State Capitol Building
                                                                       4:00PM             Depart for return to North Platte
                                                                       7:30PM             Estimated arrival time at the North Platte Airport

• Meeting room space for large or small events                                                             Director - JASON TULLER
              • Catering Available                                                             300 East 3rd Street, Room 275 • North Platte, NE 69101
        • Friendly, knowledgeable Staff                                                                   Email:
                                                                                                     Office: 308/534-5115 • Fax: 308/534-5117
  Marcene Franzen, Conference Coordinator                                                           

                     North Platte Area Chamber of Commerce and Development Corporation Inc.                

                                         INEXPENSIVE WAY to ADVERTISE
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                                Place a full page insert in the Chamber & Development Monthly Newsletter.

This provides the Member an opportunity to showcase their business on an insert included in the monthly newsletter. The insert will reach over 800
Members via email and thousands of visitors on our website.
                                                                                    If you are interested in taking advantage of these advertising opportunities, contact
                                                                                           Cameron at or give her a call at 308-532-4966.
The next Monthly Newsletter will be available online on March 1, 2010.

         ECONOMIC                                                    WHAT ARE INCENTIVE FUNDS USED FOR?
        DEVELOPMENT                                             The incentive funds are used as seed capital for business development and
       INCENTIVE FUND                                           expansion in the Lincoln County Area. These private dollars allow the North
                                                                Platte Area to remain competitive against other areas when recruiting new
        CONTRIBUTORS                                            businesses. New companies must meet certain criteria (wage requirements,
 The following Chamber & Development Economic                   # of employees hired, amount of investment in community, etc.) before
Development Incentive Fund contributors made their              incentives will be awarded.
  investment in the North Platte Area Chamber of
   Commerce & Development Corporation during
       the period from 12-16-09 to 1-15-10.                     • Respond to Request for Proposals (RFP) from
        They deserve this Special Thank You                       prospective companies looking to locate in the area.
            for their continued suppport:                       • Maintain the primary website for individuals seeking Economic Development,
       Alamo/National Car Rentals                                 and business information on North Platte and Lincoln County.
     Commercial Investment Services                             • Compile useful employment related data for area employers and prospective
      Fairway Estates Development                                 companies (i.e. Labor Availability Study, Wage and Benefits Survey, etc.).
     Hershey State Bank & Affiliates                            • Conduct business retention and expansion visitations on companies within
     HOAK Media of Nebraska LLC                                   Lincoln County to both their local operations and corporate headquarters.
      Joseph R. Hewgley Associates                              • Participate in Nebraska Department of Economic Development’s and
              Milldale, Inc.                                      Nebraska Public Power District’s recruitment visitations with corporate
    North Platte Orthopaedic & Sports                             site consultants and companies in larger metropolitan areas 2-3 times per year.
           Medicine Associates
          R & C Petroleum, Inc.                                   If you have questions regarding how to contribute to our Economic Development
          Sandhills Distributing                                               Incentive Fund, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.
      Wal-Mart Distribution Center                                            Dan Mauk, President/CEO would be pleased to visit with you.
            Western Insurors
   White Musselman Hearing Aid Center

                                                                                                                       Cut Out

        Newsletter Articles
  If you have an article you would like to share
           about your business, such as
   anniversary, expansion, name change, etc.
    Submit your article to Cameron for consideration

                 502 South Dewey, North Platte, NE 69101             (308) 532-4966             (308) 532-1850       Fax: (308) 532-4827

                                                                            CHAMBER BUCKS!
                                                      Don’t forget that Chamber Bucks make the perfect gift for anyone on your list!

                                               Chamber Bucks is a program that helps promote local spending and keeps money in our
                                               Member businesses throughout Lincoln County. Any business in Lincoln County accepts
                                               Chamber Bucks. They can be purchased in $5.00 and $20.00 denominations at the Chamber
                                               & Development office during regular business hours.

                                        A twelve-month expiration date encourages prompt use of Chamber Bucks. Chamber Bucks
   make great gifts, employee incentives, drawings, awards and bonuses. If you need a large amount of Chamber Bucks, please call the
   Chamber & Development office at 308-532-4966, and we will have your Bucks ready for you when you arrive.

                                       CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2010                                                     All dates, times and events are subject to change

February                                                                                  March
1 - Ambassador Board Meeting - noon                                                      1 - Ambassador Board Meeting - noon
2 - Hostess Meeting - 6:30 pm                                                            2 - Hostess Meeting - 6:30 pm
3 - Governmental Affairs Committee Meeting - 8:00 am                                     3 - Governmental Affairs Committee Meeting - 8:00 am
3 - Farm & Ranch Expo "Rope Cutting" - 8:45 am at the DN Event Center                    9 - Chamber & Development Board Meeting - noon
3 - Farm & Ranch Expo at the DN Event Center - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm                         9 - Ambassador General Membership Meeting - 8:00 pm
4 - Farm & Ranch Expo at the DN Event Center - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm                         10 - Governmental Affairs Committee Meeting - 8:00 am
9 - Chamber & Development Board Meeting - noon                                           16 - Leadership Lincoln County
9 - Ambassador General Membership Meeting - 8:00 pm                                      17 - Governmental Affairs Committee Meeting - 8:00 am
10 - Governmental Affairs Committee Meeting - 8:00 am                                    18 - Agri Business Committee Meeting - noon
16 - Leadership Lincoln County Legislative Trip to Lincoln
                                                                                         19 - Business After Hours/NEBRASKAland Days/AAA/KELN
17 - Governmental Affairs Committee Meeting - 8:00 am                                              at the Eagles Club - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
18 - Agri Business Committee Meeting - noon
19 - Business After Hours/Adams Bank & Trust and Western Insurors                        23 - Leadership Lincoln County Committee Meeting - 11:00 am
           - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm                                                          24 - Governmental Affairs Committee Meeting - 8:00 am
23 - Leadership Lincoln County Committee Meeting - 11:00 am                              31 - Governmental Affairs Committee Meeting - 8:00 am
24 - Governmental Affairs Committee Meeting - 8:00 am
26 - Business Before Hours/Community Connections
          at McKinley Education Center - 8:30 am - 10:30 am

                                    MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL RECOGNITION
          The following Chamber members made their investment in the North Platte Area Chamber of Commerce and Development Corporation
                      during the period from 12-16-09 to 1-15-10. They deserve this Special Thank You for their continued support:

             NEW MEMBERS                                         10-14 YEAR MEMBERS                                  Mid America Bio Energy - 39 years
                Advertisers                            Coldwell Banker Preferred Group, P.C. - 14 years          Nebraska Public Power District - 39 years
            Cold Stone Creamery                              Condon's House of Signs - 14 years                         Ben Franklin Crafts - 35 years
            DAL Enterprises, LLC                             Electric Fixture & Supply - 14 years            Premier Estates Senior Living Community - 35 years
             Mane Event Salon                              Norman, Paloucek & Herman - 14 years                        Glenn Petersen, DC - 34 years
                                                                 UPS Store #3143 - 14 years                          Orville & Mary Kaschke - 34 years
          1-4 YEAR MEMBERS                                        Domino's Pizza - 13 years                          Platte Construction, Inc. - 34 years
         Depot Restaurant - 4 years                       Professional Financial Advisors - 12 years                       Snell Services - 34 years
       Arnold Pool Company - 3 years                       Whiskey Creek Steak House - 12 years                        Carpenter Memorial - 33 years
                                                        Barkely & Harris Appraisal Services - 10 years              Kelly Supply/KDS Internet - 33 years
       Brouillette Law Office - 3 years                                                                        Union Pacific Employee Credit Union - 33 years
           Internet USA - 3 years                         River Valley Chiropractic LLC - 10 years                   Waite, McWha & Harvat - 33 years
          Healthy For Life - 3 years                                                                                      Agri Affiliates - 32 years
American Family Insurance-Thompson - 2 years                     15-19 YEAR MEMBERS                                    Cleve Hartman, MD - 31 years
      Caring Hands At Home - 2 years                      North Platte Chiropractic Clinic - 17 years                      Super 8 Motel - 31 years
   Fairway Estates Development - 2 years                         Executive Extra - 15 years                    Business Telecommunication Systems - 28 years
   Harvest Christian Fellowship - 2 years                        Midtown Motors - 15 years                             Wells Fargo Advisors - 26 years
        Royal Colonial Inn - 2 years                                                                             Ag & Auto Diesel Services, Inc. - 25 years
                                                                 20-24 YEAR MEMBERS                                   Gateway Realty GMAC - 25 years
            5-9 YEAR MEMBERS                                   Knapp Electric, Inc. - 24 years
         City Directory Inc. - 9 years                          Art & Gift Gallery - 22 years                            50-74 YEAR MEMBERS
         Koop Vinyl Fencing - 9 years                     Bob Spady Buick Pontiac GMC - 20 years                       Brown Harano Studio - 58 years
         SunMart-Westfield - 9 years                         Boy Scouts of America - 20 years                Huebner's Nursery, Lawn & Garden Center - 58 years
      Prairie Friends & Flowers - 8 years                     Fisher's Home Gallery - 20 years                              JC Penney - 58 years
       Watersports Unlimited - 7 years                    Town & Country Western Wear - 20 years                      North Platte Telegraph - 58 years
           ABC Computers - 6 years                                                                                       Brown's Shoe Fit - 57 years
                Arby's - 5 years                                25-49 YEAR MEMBERS                               Adams-Swanson Funeral Home - 56 years
      Carmike Cinema Theater - 5 years                            KJLT Radio - 49 years                                  Swan's Furniture - 55 years
        Little Lamb Daycare - 5 years                           Liberty Cleaners - 49 years                       Pro Printing & Graphics, Inc. - 52 years
                                                        Wayne Dowhower Construction, Inc. - 49 years                      Linden Court - 50 years
              Thank You!                                                                               Business          Afte
                                                                                                                             r       Hours
         Business After Hours
                                                                                                        FEBRUARY 19TH, 2010
                  - JANUARY -
                                                                                                                   Sponsor & Site:
                       Sponsor & Site:

         Business                  r      Hours                                                         Business               r      Hours
                               Afte                                                                                        Afte
                                                                                                            March 19th, 2010 / 5-7
                                                                                                         NEBRASKAland Days/AAA/KELN

                                                                                     S C H E D U L E
                                                                                                               Site: Eagles Club

                                                                                                             April 16th, 2010 / 5-7
                                                                                                                 Sponsor & Site:
                                                                                                        Golden Spike Tower & Visitor Center

                                                                                                              MAY 21st, 2010 / 5-7
                                                                                                                   Sponsor & Site:
                                                                                                          Steele’s Roofing & Construction
 Look who left their business card
   at Business After Hours                                                                                     JUNE, 2010 / 5-7
                                                                                     M O N T H

           this month!                                                                                             NO BAH
Jennifer Brown - JCPenney                                                                                     NEBRASKAland DAYS!
Echo Pelster - Mane Event Salon
Connie Jo Bible - Miss Connie’s Connection
Chris Krull - Mid Nebraska Physical Therapy & Sports Center                                                  JULY 16th, 2010 / 5-7
Sandra Meyer - The Art & Gift Gallery                                                                            Sponsor & Site:
Steve DeBoer - First National Bank North Platte
Romano Polanco - Perkins Restaurant and Bakery                                                             NebraskaLand National Bank
Dudley Oltmans - Adams Bank & Trust
Sonja Voycheske - Eakes Office Plus
                                                                                                            AUGUST 20th, 2010 / 5-7

                      And the winner is...                                                                      Sponsor & Site:
                                                                                                                  UPS Store

                                                                                                          Sign Up to Host
                                                                                                       Business              r
   Chris Krull, DPT                                                                                                      Afte Hours

Don’t forget to bring your business card to Business After Hours.
                                                                                                         in 2011 & 2012!!
          The winner will be featured in the following                                                     MONTHS AVAILABLE ARE:
         Chamber & Development Monthly Newsletter.                                                             August & September

                         N o r t h P l a t t e A r e a Chamber of Commerce and Development Corporation Inc.
                      502 South Dewey, North Platte, NE 69101       (308) 532-4966           Fax: (308) 532-4827

      CHAMBER INSERTS             (no particular order)

 North Platte Chamber & Development
            Weekly E–News

The Chamber & Development is excited to provide our
    Members with an additional advertising tool.
                 Weekly E-News!
Every Wednesday an email blast will be sent to all our
    Members with information about Chamber &
Development events or businesses. This will include a
75 word or less description of your event, promotion,
  coupon or sale. Whatever you would like to share
                with fellow Members.
                 The cost is $25.00.
  If you are interested in advertising your event or
               business email Cameron at
                or call 308.532.4966.

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Brought to you by:

               Sponsored by:

           Nor th Platte Area Chamber of Commerce and Development Corporation Inc.

                                This Valentine’s Day, give the gift of
                                 Romance at the Top of the Tower

 Your evening of dining under the stars includes an exquisite
 dinner, decadent dessert and a special commemorative gift.
                                    Saturday, February 13, 2010
                                           6:30-9:30 p.m.
                               Golden Spike Tower and Visitors Center
                                     1249 N. Homestead Road
                                          $100 per Couple

                          Your Choice of Entree, Salad, and Dessert
               Beef Medaline with herbs, horseradish and Dijon mustard coating
                           Mediterranean Herb-Roasted Chicken
                     both served with roasted potatoes and vegetables
                     Mixed Greens, artichokes and olives with Greek dressing
                     Spinach salad with strawberries with a raspberry dressing
Valentine Napoleons-puffed pastry hearts willed with a pudding cream mixture and strawberries
       Chocolate Crunch Mousse Cake-creamy chocolate mousse with a crunchy crust

                     Reservations, menu selections and prepayment required.
                                       Limited seating
                              For reservations, call 308.532.9920

          Nor th Platte Area Chamber of Commerce and Development Corporation Inc.

                                                 Empowerment 480…
                                              ...the nation’s premier “entrepreneurial coaching”
                                                  program is coming to North Platte, Nebraska!
 The Official Sponsor of Entrepreneurs™

   Mark Wehner’s REEsults Coaching’s™ is the only program that coaches you
    exactly HOW to THINK, ACT and ACHIEVE like a successful entrepreneur.

I‘m going to let you in on something that took me years to uncover…

I was fed up and frustrated every time I spent my hard earned money on the same old recycled “instructional
and motivational” programs promising to make all my dreams come true.

So…I decided to do something about it.

Since I still have your attention…From this point forward it is imperative that you pay very close attention to
what I’m about to tell you…!

Our REEsults Coaching™ Empowerment 480 Program is not a repackaged collection of clichés…

Through years of research and development…REEsults Coaching™ has identified…and Empowerment 480
has duplicated…the DNA hidden in the spirit of successful entrepreneurs.

Empowerment 480 targets never before explained entrepreneurial mindsets…matched with specific methods
in a scientifically proven format that eliminates the “Seminar Syndrome”…where you forget what you have
learned in a very short period of time.

Empowerment 480 applies a learning concept that maps new neuro-pathways so the world responds to you…
not the other way around…for a lifetime!

As we all know…it’s not always WHAT you do…but usually HOW you do it that separates the winners from
the losers.

Empowerment 480 shows you HOW…and all you do is THINK, ACT and apply it to every facet of your dream
so you can enjoy all the entrepreneurial success you deserve!

Empowerment 480 is one day, 8 hours, just 480 minutes of high impact, entrepreneurial coaching.

….and you can have is all for only a “buck-a-minute”.

PLUS…you earn the respected REEsults™ Entrepreneur REE designation…the only designation that recog-
nizes and legitimizes entrepreneurial studies.

Empowerment 480 does not make promises it can’t keep.

It will take you from where you are right now…build on your experience…and give you a precise road map to

I guarantee it.

So…the choice is yours…choose success…choose REEsults Coaching™…and put us to work on your

Because...we have a saying…NO ENTREPRENEUR LEFT BEHIND™.


                                                                             Mark Wehner
                                                                        CEO and Founder
                                                                      REEsults Coaching™

  Nor th Platte Area Chamber of Commerce and Development Corporation Inc.


 The Official Sponsor of Entrepreneurs™
                                                              —-North Platte—
Date: February 23, 2010           Time: 8:30am-5:30pm            Place: North Platte CC
                                                                  North Campus Rm 102

Name: ___________________________________________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________________________________

City/State/Zip Code: _____________________________________________________________

Telephone: _______________________________________________________________________

Email: ____________________________________________________________________________
Program Sponsor: Mid-Plains Center For Enterprise

REEsults™ Coach:        Mark Wehner

                Investment & Billing Information
 Amount: (Please check one)
 _______$480.00 (US)   _______$120/mo x 4 equal investments

 Payment:         _____Cash _____Check _____Credit Card

 Credit Card Information:

 Country: _____________________

 Credit Card Number: ________________________________________________
        CSC Number: _______________________

 Payment Type: ____Visa           ____MasterCard        ____Amex      ____Discover

 Expiration Date: ________________________
     All billings will be processed through REEsults Coaching™’s Paypal Account

 I authorize Mark Wehner’s REEsults Coaching™ to process my credit card
 for the total amount of $480.00 (US) as specified above.
                                  Signed: _________________________________

                         NO ENTREPRENEUR LEFT BEHIND™

Nor th Platte Area Chamber of Commerce and Development Corporation Inc.

     Dear Garden Enthusiast:
                                                  Our Mission
     We are offering an educational pro-
     gram that may interest you. This pro-             The Nebraska Master Gardener program
     gram will be used as Master Gardener              extends the outreach of the University of
                                                       Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) by providing vol-
     educational hours but is open to any-
                                                       unteers with research-based horticulture
                                                       education, which prepares them to share
     joining the Master Gardener program.              their knowledge with the citizens of the
     The cost is $10 per session for non               State                                              Horticulture &
     Master Gardeners. If you are inter-
     ested in joining the cost will be applied                                                           Master Gardener
     toward your Master Gardener fees.

     Master Gardeners are expected to at-
                                                                                                          Training 2010
     tend all scheduled educational sessions
     (40 hours) and must complete, 40
     hours of volunteer service by October
     15 of the current year.

     In addition to the Nebraska Master

     Gardener Manual, Master Gardeners
     have at their disposal office reference
     materials and Internet resources to
     assist in answering questions and re-
     quests for information. If the Master
     Gardener is unable to assist a con-
     sumer, questions and requests are re-       University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension
                                                                                                                                              Nor th Platte Area Chamber of Commerce and Development Corporation Inc.

     ferred to the Extension Educator or                           115 West 4th St
     other appropriate staff.                                   North Platte, NE 69101

     Hope to see you there.                                                                                    February 16 - March 30
                                                               Phone: 308-532-2683
                                                                   1-800-200-1381                        every Tuesday night except March 9
                                                                 Fax: 308-532-2692
                                                                                                   University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

     Randall Saner
                                                                                                   Lincoln-McPherson Extension
     UNL Extension Educator                                                                         1-308-532-2683 or 1-800-200-1381
Nor th Platte Area Chamber of Commerce and Development Corporation Inc.

Nor th Platte Area Chamber of Commerce and Development Corporation Inc.

Nor th Platte Area Chamber of Commerce and Development Corporation Inc.

                                Automobile Service
                            Bob Spady Buick/Pontiac GMC
                              2302 East 4th, 308-532-1750
                                 10% off each oil change

                                   Bill Summers Ford
                            I-80 & US Hwy 83, 308-532-2500
                             Free tire rotation with oil change

                                       Cedar Bowl
                            1100 South Jeffers, 308-532-5720
                                  20% off open bowling

                                      Car Rental
                                 Enterprise Rent-A-Car
                            3201 South Jeffers, 308-532-6726
                   15% discount on all rentals Monday thru Thursday
                             They also offer Corporate Rates

                               Alamo/National Car Rental
                    Lee Bird Field/NP Regional Airport, 308-532-3765
                             10% off car rental, regular rates
                               (Sunday through Thursday)

                                Sylvan Learning Center
                       Initial Diagnostic Fee $49.95 (a $195 value)
        Follow-up Conference reviewing your child’s personalized learning plan
                                 $2 off regular hourly rate
                              25 FREE tokens for your child
                                Monthly Progress Reports
                          Optional Classroom Teacher Contact

Nor th Platte Area Chamber of Commerce and Development Corporation Inc.

                                   JABS Embroidery
                           1908 West 18th Ave, 308-520-2312
                     10% off total orders, excluding digitizing costs

                                Nebraska Athletic Club
                              1701 East 4th, 308-534-4717
                                  25% off activation fee

                                 Fire House Gym, Inc.
                              908 East 7th, 308-532-9241
                        10% off first 3 months new membership

                                      Jared Floral
                         1220 South Cottonwood, 308-534-2500
                                15% off silk arrangement

                                 Food & Beverage
                                     Canteen Grille
                           2102 South Jeffers, 308-535-6168
                                   10% off any entrée

                                    Domino’s Pizza
                              1815 West A, 308-534-0400
                          2 Medium 2 Topping Pizza for $13.99

                                Kentucky Fried Chicken
                            220 South Jeffers, 308-532-8900
                         10% off any regular priced menu item,
                                     excluding buffet

                           1202 South Jeffers, 308-534-5543
                                10% off - 7 days a week

                             Ben Franklin Crafts & Variety
                              1927 West A, 308-532-0844
                                 25% off custom framing

Nor th Platte Area Chamber of Commerce and Development Corporation Inc.

                                    AAA Nebraska
                                410 East Leota, Suite 3
              Free Rand McNally Road Atlas with auto insurance quote,
           plus a 5% discount on auto and a 15% discount on membership

                               Carlson Financial Group
                           717 South Willow, 308-534-9621
                            Free Financial Needs Analysis

                         State Farm Insurance/Bill Burbach
                               320 East B, 308-532-3875
               Free Rand McNally Road Atlas with auto insurance quote

                                 Internet Services
                                   The Art Cottage
                     8215 North Twin Lakes Road, 308-534-8806
                        Free one hour web design consultation
                       $100 off the design fee on a new website

                                     KDSI Internet
                          2220 East Philip Ave. 888-382-5670
     Contact them for high speed DSL, web hosting and dial up internet services.
   Mention you are a Chamber & Development Member and receive 1 month free.

                      Knoll’s Country Inn B & B and Catering
                         6132 S. Range Road, 308-368-5634
                            10% off 1 room for 1 night stay

                                     Super 8 Motel
                          220 Eugene Avenue, 308-532-4224
                               10% off regular room rate

Nor th Platte Area Chamber of Commerce and Development Corporation Inc.

                                    Sherwin Williams
                               301 East 4th, 308-532-1064
                           15% off regular priced merchandise

                                     AAA Nebraska
                                 410 East Leota, Suite 3
         Free travel tote bag with purchase of minimum $1000 vacation package

                                     The Quilt Rack
                              101 West Front, 308-532-2606
                             Buy 4 fat quarters and get 1 free

                           Dynamite Document Destruction
                   420 South Lincoln, 308-534-2720 or 308-530-2234
                       $5.00 off per bin for first month of placement

                          Shipping/Packaging Services
                                     The UPS Store
                            803 South Dewey, 308-534-6634
                                     29¢ color copies

                                Signs/Crane Rentals
                             Custom Craft Sign Company
                               1909 East 4th.308-532-8877
                          15% off vinyl lettering/decals/banners

                                   Water Softening
                                Nebraska Water Experts
                              1220 Prospect, 308-532-7991
             One free case of water with purchase of 2 or more bags of salt
                                        (picked up)


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