AGRIBUSINESS COMMITTEE – Meets the 1st Friday of every month 7 a.m. (Gering Civic Center)
Farm Credit Services of America
- Stays informed on agriculture issues as they pertain to the local economy
- Actively involved in water issues to insure our future water supplies
- Monitors agricultural related legislation
- Provides scholarships annually to students pursuing an agriculture related degree
- Hosts a fall fundraiser event – either a BBQ or Ag Safety Day
- Hosts an annual Water Tour to educate participants about the irrigation system and water issues
- Hosts a Western Sugar Factory Tour
AMBASSADORS COMMITTEE – Meets the 2nd Friday of every month at 11 a.m. at Various restaurants
Nebraska Dept. of Labor
- Serves as the Public Relations Committee for the Chamber
- Presents First Dollar Certificates
- Attends Ribbons Cuttings and Groundbreakings
- Recognizes Relocations and Expansions
- Participates in Grand Openings and Business After Hours
Workforce Readiness – Meets quarterly – the 1st Tuesday in Jan. May, Sept. at 4 p.m.
UNMC College of Nursing
- Serves as a link between education and business
- Sponsors the Adopt-A-School program between local business and schools.
- Hosts a Kick-off Picnic and Spring Banquet
- Monitors legislation that affects local education
- Business Industry Fall Tour – 9-12 graders are invited to tour and learn about local businesses, jobs & skill sets needed for those industries.
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE – Meets at noon - the 4th Monday - Sept. thru May.
Nebraska Public Power District
Simmons Olsen Law Firm
- Monitors legislation on the local, state and federal levels
- Hosts an annual State of the Valley Address (includes both cities & county)
- Hosts an annual Pre-Legislative event (includes Governor & Panhandle Senators)
- Hosts an annual Lincoln Legislative trip during session
- Hosts Rolls & Issues bi-weekly teleconferences with the District 48 Senator.
- Hosts Candidate Forums prior to the primary and general elections.
- Submits letters of concern to government agencies and representatives on issues
VALLEY VISIONS TASKFORCE – Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month. 7:30 a.m.
Keep Scottsbluff/Gering Beautiful
- Community taskforce for unified projects in 13 business districts
- Current Initiatives include Green is Good for Business
- Scottsbluff/Gering Highway beautification
- Unified directional signage project – Phase Two
- Monument Riverfront Development
- Downtown Revitalization Taskforce
LEADERSHIP SCOTTS BLUFF – www.leadershipscottsbluff.net
- For over two decades, Leadership Scotts Bluff has been graduating community leaders who shape Scotts Bluff County’s business and community landscapes
- Applications are taken in July.
- Class runs from August to April and covers a variety of topics and skills
NEXT YOUNG PROFESSIONALS – www.nextypg.com
Simmons Olsen Law Firm
- The primary focus of the NEXT Organization is to provide a social networking platform for professionals. Panhandle members can meet, socially interact, and network in a casual environment. Learn more about local businesses, service organizations, and the NEXT generation of leaders guiding the Panhandle into the future.
- A variety of membership levels are available.