Seneca Area Chamber/Downtown Impact Newsletter

August 2015 




Seneca Area Chamber/SDI is dedicated to promoting, encouraging and improving the business, civic, historical and cultural vitality for the Seneca area; to create a vibrant, environmentally sound, thriving and economically strong community.





August 13th
First day of school
August 15th
Seneca Janes Triathlon
August 17th 
First day of school
(Nemaha Central)
September 4th
Chamber Golf Tournament
September 7th
Labor Day







 United Bank and Trust


We are trying hard to keep our community calendar up to date! We need your help! 

Our goal is to list any and every event going on in the Seneca area to our community calendar located on our city website so event goers can look in one central location for all events in Seneca.


This is where we need your help! If your organization or business has any events that you would like published please contact  Kylee Luckeroth with details about the event and we'll get it posted on the community calendar!


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Nemaha County Fair:
Mutton Bustin, Cruise Night, Parade  

     The Nemaha County Fair has once again come and gone and the events put on by the Seneca Area Chamber/Downtown Impact were successful as ever! 
     Mutton Bustin' was held on Saturday, July 25 at the Horse Arena. We had a total of 70 kids participate in the McClain's Kids Ranch Rodeo and 39 kids in the Mutton Bustin'. The top 3 kids in the event, Isaac Reinecke, Gage Brumback, and Anthony Lueger, will get to compete at the Women's National Rodeo finals in Lincoln, NE. Sponsors for this event were Sure Crop Liquid Fertilizers, AHRS Construction, SBS Insurance, The Top Shop, Nemaha County CO-OP, Community National Bank, Rainbow Communications, Heinen Brothers Agra Service, and CJ Foods Inc. 

     Cruise Night, likewise, boasted a high attendance rate with 61 cars registering for the event. A raffle was held at the Car Show for 2 - $100 Chamber Gift Certificates. The winners of these gift certificates were Lacey Greenwood and Eldon Olberding. 

     Even with the high temperatures on Sunday, July 26 the Parade lineup was also jam packed with over 60 entries and tons of people out to watch and enjoy. 

     Thank you again to all our sponsors and participants!!


On Wednesday, August 12 at 5:15PM there will be a

Promotions Committee Meeting. 


This meeting will be discussing upcoming Chamber/SDI promotions including, The City Wide Garage Sales, Ladies Night, Christmas Promotions and the Bridal Fair.


Any interested party is welcome to attend. There will be snacks! The meeting will be held at my office, 523 Main Street.

Any questions please let me know. 

Thanks, Kylee Luckeroth


Business Spotlight:
Cornerstone Coffee Haus

By: Michaela J. Altenhofen


     Out of the all the buildings on Seneca's Main Street, one of them has quite the story behind it. This building is located at 431 Main Street Seneca, Kansas. Throughout the generations some might have known it to be a Bank or a Dentist office, but as of May 2009, it is now known as the Cornerstone Coffee Haus and Suites, own and run by Cathy Holthaus and her husband.

     Cathy has always had a love for special treats and for old buildings. One day while standing outside on Main Street looking at the building, she thought it would be a great coffee house. When I asked Cathy why a coffee house she stated, "It's like nowhere else in town. It's somewhere you can sit and enjoy a fresh cup of Kansas Roasted coffee." Not only do they serve coffee but breakfast, brunch, salad, sandwiches and vegetarian cuisine, and ice cream treats from an authentic soda fountain.


For the full article please visit our website.

July 28 - 30 Executive Director, Kylee Luckeroth, attended the Missouri Main Street Connection's Annual Conference. The Conference included 3 days of training and tours including the Nelson-Atkins Museum and Historic Downtown Liberty, MO. 

Luckeroth completed the Main Street Basic Training sessions and will be receiving a Certificate of Completion. This basic training took a detailed look at the Four-Point Approach: Organization, Design, Economic Revitalization, and Promotion.