July 5, 2017
Blue River BUZZ
You talked, we listened!  What do you think about the new look of the Blue River Buzz?  Let us know what you think by sharing your feedback with  Suzanne!
Thursday at 3 -- Are you ready?
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 Jeanne from Red Path Gallery & Tasting Room , and she will be featuring some very cool pieces including the front door to Reinhold and Dorris Marxhausen's house!  Just go to our Facebook page at 3pm tomorrow and join in the fun!  See you then!

Utica dad wins car!
This 4th of July will be a day to remember for Utica resident Aaron Bankson.  Bankson was the recipient of a 2006 Honda Accord as a result of applying for the Recycled Rides program through Seward County Bridges.  Recycled Ridesis a community service program of the National Auto Body Council where body shops repair and donate recycled vehicles to families in need. The Honda Accord, which had been totaled because of severe hail damage, was donated by Nationwide to the Recycled Rides™ for Schools program. Students enrolled in the Southeast Community College Collision Repair and Automotive Program in Milford repaired and then donated the vehicle to Seward County Bridges, a local nonprofit organization, that facilitated the giveaway in partnership with the Seward County Chamber & Development Partnership. Bridges works to enhance the quality of life for all people in Seward County through empowerment and engagement within the county and community by networking, connecting, and coordinating. After all the applications to the Seward County Bridges/Recycled Ridesprogram were reviewed by the Bridges Committee, Bankson was selected to be the recipient of the car. This is the first year for Southeast Community College in Milford and Seward County Bridges to be involved with Recycled Rides for Schools.

Click here to learn more about Recycled Rides™
Time to dress up those windows and lobbies for the Seward County Fair!
The Seward County Ag Society is sponsoring a window or lobby display promotion again this year to promote the Seward County Fair!  The theme this year is "Find Your Way Home to the Seward County Fair".  If you would like to place a window or lobby display at your business, contact Doug Brand 402-641-6404 or Mike Flyr at 402-643-8008 no later than July 27th.  The Seward County Ag Society will award you $25 for your efforts.  They will also review all displays on Thursday August 3rd and will determilne 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places overall, and will award $50, $40, and #30 to the three most innovative displays.

Milford Fun Days!
Want to get in some quality family time?  Milford Fun Days is coming July 28, 29, & 30!  You'll find a jam packed weekend with events for all ages.  Click the link below to see the schedule and plan your FUN now!

1st Job-Seward Awards Ceremony
Meet Arden.  Arden is our summer intern through the 1st Job-Seward program and has been helping us out here in our office.  Many of you have met Arden as she has been out and about doing the work of the SCCDP.  Join us here at the Civic Center on July 28th as we help celebrate the 1st Job-Seward Program with Director Ashley Standley.  All business owners are encouraged to attend and learn more about this dynamic new program that allows high school students the opportunity to explore a career in a professional industry of their interest.  To attend, please RSVP to Ashley by July 21st.  Just email astandley@co.seward.ne.us to RSVP.

Bridges:  Sharing Our Past to Enrich the Future
Stop by the Seward Civic Center, 616 Bradford Street to see this fantastic exhibit hosted by the Seward Arts Council.  

Click here to learn more about the exhibit!
Golf for a Good Cause
Please join the GFWC Seward Woman's Club Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 22 at the Seward Community Golf Course.  This is a tournament for everyone--so get your team lined up and sign up early!  Proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.  If you are interested in becoming a hole sponsor or donating a silent auction item, contact Jean Kolterman (402-643-3803) or Kim Fisher (402-570-1570) for more information.

Seward County Fair, Aug 10-13
The Seward County Fair is just around the corner. Always family friendly, you can count on an action packed agenda.  And don't forget the special headline performer, John Michael Montgomery!  Click the link below to see the schedule and get the details!

Seward County Fair Schedule
The Eclipse is Coming!

You don’t want to miss out on this amazing opportunity to view a total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017! This is the first total eclipse on American soil since 1991, first on the mainland since 1979, and first to sweep across the entire country since 1918!


In Seward, Nebraska you can experience approximately 1 minute and 35 seconds of totality starting at 1:01 p.m. (CDT).  The official viewing locations in Seward County offer a wide variety of events and activities for many different ages and interests.

Find the Viewing Locations!
Nebraska Dept of Roads DBE Program
What can the NDOR DBE Program do for your small business?  By participating, a qualifying small business can become certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE).  A Certified DBE has the advantage of being listed on NDOR's Certified DBE Directory.  Contractors refer to this directory exclusively when they are seeking DBEs to preform work on transportation-related projects in Nebraska.  Therefore, becoming a certified DBE can increase a small business' visibility to contractors, and may lead to new work opportunity.  Click on the link below to learn more.
Saturday, October 28 , 10:00 AM
Junto Winery
1356 182nd, Seward, NE 68434

Join us for an eventful day at the Heartfelt Wicked Women 5K Wine Run.
Enjoy the beautful scenery at Junto Winery.

Sponsored by the Cattle National Bank and Trust Co.
The BUZZ on events...
Want to know what's happening in Seward County in the next few weeks?  This is place to look!

Click here for the SCI events page!
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: http://business.sewardne.com/jobs 

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! 


Who sang backup on Carly Simon's hit 'You're So Vain'?

We heard from several of you with the correct answer to the question: By what Alias does Ferris Bueller get into Chez Luis?

Answer: Abe Froman, the Sausage King of Chicago!


Thanks for playing!