August 30, 2017
Blue River BUZZ
Do you have an important event to share with the community? Let us know by emailing  Suzanne!
Our Thursday @ 3 promotion has become a hit! Want to see your business featured on Thursday @ 3? Contact Suzanne !
Don't Miss Thursday @ 3!
  Would you like to learn more about your local businesses and claim some great promotions at the same time? Join us as we present our new series "Thursday at 3" on Facebook! This innovative series is presented as a Facebook Live event where you'll get to meet one local business each week and have the ability to interact with the live segment! The special guest this week is Alyssa Hendrix from  Awe Salon and Barber , and she will be ready to show you around Awe Salon and Barber and share some great info on their services! Just go to our Facebook page at 3pm tomorrow and see what Alyssa has to say! See you then!

Hey SCCDP Members, will you plan on attending the next Membership Luncheon coming up on September 7th? It will start at noon in the East Basement Room at the Civic Center. You'll hear more on happenings in the community and have an opportunity to network with your peers!

Members will need to RSVP by September 5th to save their spot. You can sign up and pay for your lunch using the link below. 

See you there!

Hey Seward County, ready to throw a party?
Join the SCCDP as we "Ignite the Flight" on October 21st at the Seward Municipal Airport. We are hosting Nebraska whiskey, wine, and beer producers from across the state for tastings and purchases. We've lined up some great entertainment including The Killigans and The Emmett Bower Band , we'll have "in-flight" meals available for purchase, and cap the night off with fireworks! Tickets start at $25 per person, or you can upgrade to "First Class" for $75 and get a few extra perks. Don't miss out on the only event of its kind in Nebraska, right here in Seward County! **This is a 21 and older event.** You can follow us on Facebook to learn more, or go to the website below to get your tickets!

How wicked is this?
Get your team together...It is time to get those registrations in for the Wicked Women's Wine Run, we are looking forward to seeing all of you there on October 28th!!

How Glorious is Your Beard?
Register to be in the Glorious Beard Competition, held in conjunction with the Seward Christmas Festival and the Nebraska Sesquicentennial (S150).
Early Registration (before October 13th) receives a free T-shirt. Click on the link below to get the details and complete the entry form. Judging takes place at the Seward Christmas Festival on November 25th. You don't want to miss this!

Banking in Schools with Jones National Bank & Trust Co.
The newest “branch” of Jones National Bank & Trust Company will open its doors for the first time September 7, 2017 Business will be limited to student savings deposits. 

The “student branch” is located at Centennial Elementary and the September 7 opening is the culmination of a six-month planning process involving Centennial School faculty, Jones National Bank, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Center for Economic Education. The branch is modeled after the highly successful bank-in-the-school projects in Nebraska. There are currently 24 in operation in Nebraska, including 7 in Lincoln and one at Thayer Central in Hebron. 

Starting September 7, the student branch will be open once a week for savings deposits only. It will be staffed by an actual Jones Bank employee and student tellers. “We are excited about this project,” said Max Wake “we will match the initial deposits of the students up to $5.00 to help them get started.” Incentives will be provided as the students reach various savings goals. All students must obtain parental permission to participate. Each year, new students will have the opportunity to be part of the new teller group. The branch will be closed over the summer months and reopen again during the school year. 

For more information, contact Michelle Spahr at 402-643-3602.
Did you know...
Seward "Sweeps" the Keep Nebraska Beautiful Luncheon!
There were nine delegates from Seward at the recent Keep Nebraska Beautiful Conference in Lincoln at the Garden Hilton in the Hay Market on Thursday, August 24, 2017. Representing Seward High School were SHS FCCLA representatives Destiney Grunke, Nikolas Gligorevic, and Stefan Gligorevic, SMS representative was Timmy McHugh, GFWC Seward Woman’s Club representative was Jean Kolterman, (who is also the Seward Keep Nebraska Beautiful Committee Chairman), representing Seward County and Seward Rotary Club was Roger Glawatz, Sharon Glawatz and Suzanne Gligorevic represented the SCCDP and Clark Kolterman represented the Seward County Visitor’s Committee.
The Keep Seward Beautiful Committee, under the direction of Jean Kolterman, coordinated the application efforts for the annual awards contest and presentations.
The special Seward Clean-up Day was coordinated by the Seward County Chamber and Development Partnership and various Civic Groups-directed under the leadership of Sue McHugh and the SCCDP and Seward County Board, along with various community organizations and service groups. 
Seward County Visitors Committee Volunteers at the Nebraska State Fair!

Visitors from the Seward County Visitors Committee are volunteering at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. Pictured here are Jerry and Mary Meyer. Additional volunteers include Roger & Sharon Glawatz, Mary Meyer, Sue Imig, and John & Bonnie Kruse. Thanks to the volunteers for staffing the "50 Miles of Smiles" Booth -- a partnership between Seward, York, and Hamiltion Counties!
Looking for some dinner options? Try The R. Bar in Staplehurst! They have a Friday night fish fry and BBQ Ribs on Saturdays starting at 5pm. Click here to follow them on Facebook !
The BUZZ on events...
Want to know what's happening in Seward County in the next few weeks? This is place to look!

Looking for Employment? There are some great opportunities in Seward County!

For a current list of jobs, be sure and check out the 
Seward County Chamber & Development Partnership's website: 
Another website for job opportunities:

Blue River Buzz Trivia Triumph
See if you can guess the answer to our weekly trivia question. Email answers to Suzanne by Monday at 5pm. Correct answers will be entered into a drawing to win bragging rights and special place of honor in next week's edition! 

How was Utica established?

We heard from several of you with the correct answer to the question:  What is the name of the Seward High School Bluejay Mascot?

Answer: Buster the Bluejay

LAST WEEKS WINNER IS...No one! This question was extra tricky!
Thanks for playing!

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