Events Calendar

Tuesday, December 18

 B&I meeting @ The Birch Room at noon (that had been postponed from December 13)


5:30 P.M. City Council

Wednesday, December 19

Business After Hours in Norfolk

Wednesday, December 19

QuickBooks Training in Plainview

A Basic QuickBooks workshop will be offered to local entrepreneurs and business owners on Wednesday, Dec. 19. This free event is sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women’s Business Center and Plainview Economic Development.

The session will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at Plainview Public Library, 209 N. Pine Street, in Plainview. Computers will be provided.

“Accurate recordkeeping can be beneficial to the success of an entrepreneur’s business,” said Kim Preston, REAP Women’s Business Center director. “Recordkeeping can quickly identify past due accounts and help collect those accounts in a timelier manner. That helps cash flow and viability.”

Small business owners will learn how to utilize the software for tracking their income and expenses, set up company files, create customers, vendors, run reports, and utilize the banking features.

Diann Ballard will lead the course. Registration is required by Dec. 17. Contact Susan Norris at, or call or text 402.992.2535.

Visit for more information. Center for Rural Affairs’ REAP provides business training, technical assistance, microloans, and networking to small businesses in Nebraska.

Wednesday, December 19

Blueprint Nebraska to Host Town Hall in Norfolk about the Future of Nebraska

A town hall hosted by Blueprint Nebraska, geared toward the future of Nebraska, will be held on Wednesday, December 19th, at Northeast Community College Lifelong Learning Center (801 E. Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk, NE) from 3:00 – 5:00 pm. Norfolk is one of three select cities hosting the event.

The town hall is a continuation of Blueprint Nebraska’s effort to engage business leaders and the public. Lance Fritz, CEO of Union Pacific Corporation, and Owen Palm, CEO of 21st Century Holdings, will join Jim Smith, Executive Director of Blueprint Nebraska for the discussion.

Working to create a new standard of sustainable economic prosperity for all Nebraskans, Blueprint Nebraska is a new, citizen-led, statewide economic development initiative that seeks to establish a comprehensive and pro-active plan to stimulate the state’s economic growth, competitiveness and prosperity, while building on Nebraska’s numerous strengths.

Attendance is free, open to the public, and does not require pre-registration. Please feel free to share this invitation and information with members, colleagues, and others that would be interested to join. For more information about Blueprint Nebraska please visit  Contact: Brian White, Project Assistant to the Executive Director, Blueprint Nebraska 402-510-8199 or

Thursday, December 20

7 A.M. WAED Board @ SMR

Friday, December 21

10 A.M. Chamber Coffee @ State Nebraska Bank

Friday, December 21

Wakefield WIC & Immunization Clinic

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership will hold the Wakefield WIC and Immunization clinic on Friday December 21st, 2018 from 9:00am – 3:30pm at the Evangelical Covenant Church, 805 Winter St. Wakefield, NE.  For an appointment or for more information regarding the WIC or Immunization Programs please call (402) 385-6300.

NENCAP’s WIC Program provides nutrition education and supplemental foods to income eligible pregnant, breast-feeding or postpartum women, infants, and children to age 5 years. Find a clinic near you at *This institution is an equal opportunity provider*

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership (NENCAP), headquartered in Pender, NE, is one of nine Community Action Agencies in Nebraska. NENCAP manages several different programs as determined by identified needs of residents in the 14 county service area. The Agency serves over 10,000 clients a year due to successful outreach efforts. Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership (NENCAP) programs include the Commodity Supplemental Food Program; Family Services; Immunization; Weatherization; Head Start; Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition; Early Intervention Services Coordination; Healthy Families. The agency serves Knox, Antelope, Pierce, Madison, Stanton, Cuming, Thurston, Dakota, Burt, Wayne, Dixon, Cedar, Washington and Dodge counties. For more information on NENCAP programs, call 1-800-445-2505.

NENCAPs Mission: “People helping people; empowering individuals, strengthening families and enriching communities in Northeast Nebraska.”

Friday, December 21

Quilt for Careage Drawing

Saturday, December 22

Events at Ponca State Park

Friday, December 28

10 A.M. Chamber Coffee @ Midwest Land Company

Friday, January 4

10 A.M. Chamber Coffee OPEN

Saturday, January 19 & Sunday, January 20

Crofton Booster Club Youth Basketball Tournament

The Crofton Booster Club youth basketball tournament will be held Saturday, January 19th and Sunday, January 20th 2019 in Crofton Nebraska.  The tournament is open to boys and girls teams in grades 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th/8th.  Cost is $100 per team if registered by January 2nd.  Late registration fee is $110.  For more information please contact Theresa Guenther at 605-660-7944.