October 8, 2018
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Chimney Rock, a prominent rock formation and Oregon Trail landmark near Bayard, Nebraska , has lost more than 30 feet in the past 150 years due to erosion. 
From the Chamber: Entrepreneurs’ risk worth it in G.I.

The investment, both personally and financially, needed to start a business can be frightening...That is why your Grand Island Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Nebraska Business Development Center, the Grand Island Area Economic Development Corporation and other partners, work to foster an environment of support and provide guidance for entrepreneurs. Their risks are Grand Island’s reward.
Governor visits Hastings, touts growth in manufacturing

Gov. Pete Ricketts toured Bruckman Rubber in Hastings on Friday afternoon as he declared October to be manufacturing month...Bryan Slone, president of the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce, was also on hand Friday. He said manufacturing provides for some of the best career opportunities with the high quality of life found in Nebraska.
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Local Minot leaders listen about the importance of university research

North Dakota universities play a key role in preparing students for their careers after college...The Minot area chamber of commerce hosted University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy and North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani, who started the conversation on turning research data into dollars.
Allete Clean Energy hosts community dedication wind expansion project

The celebration at the Hettinger Armory attracted a crowd of nearly 90 people...When asked about the most memorable part of the dedication, Jasmin Fosheim, executive director of the Hettinger Chamber of Commerce and Adams County Development Corporation, replied, “The most memorable part of the dedication was the immense support that ALLETE clean energy showed to our community."
Amendment W offers tougher ethics enforcement

This November, South Dakota voters will once again decide on an ethics measure...“It’s a bad solution for the problem, even as they define it,” said David Owen, president of the S.D. Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “This is like chemotherapy for the cold.”
Merrill Chamber of Commerce enters 108th year

On Oct. 11, the Merrill Chamber of Commerce will gather for its annual celebration and awards, kicking off their 108th year. Since 1911, the Merrill Area Chamber of Commerce has been supporting and working with area businesses to live, work and play.
Kind and Toft discuss role of government at forum

An informal debate took place between the candidates for Wisconsin’s 3rd District Congress at the La Crosse Chamber of Commerce. Democratic Representative Ron Kind and his Republican opponent Steve Toft discussed issues at the monthly Forum event, the theme for the month entitled “Come Meet People Who Impact You Federally”.
Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce to host Board of Supervisors forum

A pair of Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors candidate forums are planned this month. The Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce will host a forum on Oct. 15, while the Council Bluffs Community Alliance will host one on Oct. 24.
Indianola mayor says personal attacks have him considering early departure

Indianola Mayor Kelly Shaw says personal attacks have become so extreme he’s considering leaving office three years before his term expires...Indianola Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Brenda Easter attended the candidate forum. "Perhaps that is his preferred style," she said. "It was a shift from all of the other candidates. But I wouldn’t say that I was fearful.”
Seattle women: 'Yes, we committed a crime, but we did it' to fight climate change

Seattle-area activists Emily Johnston and Annette Klapstein went to Minnesota in 2016 to shut down oil pipelines. Two years later, their trial begins. Klapstein, a retired lawyer from Bainbridge Island, worries she won’t be back after her trial...The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce wanted Minnesota courts to follow North Dakota’s example. 
New Ulm Tours of Manufacturing planned

Did you know that many manufacturing programs in Minnesota colleges have nearly 100 percent job placement right now?...New Ulm tours, which are a part of the Tours of Manufacturing of South Central Minnesota, are coordinated by the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce.
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