November 4, 2019
Produced by the Mid-America Chamber Executives
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The 911 system of emergency communications, now used nationwide, was developed and first used in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Partnership aims to encourage development

The Nebraska City Area Economic Development Corporation passed a significant milestone last week when it became part of the Greater Omaha Development Partnership...According to David G. Brown, president and CEO of the Greater Omaha Chamber, the new partnership will help NCAEDC extend its reach and provide better service for companies who may want to relocate to the region.
Nebraska Department of Labor returns to Fremont with ribbon-cutting

After a multiple-year absence, the Nebraska Department of Labor returned to Fremont with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Friday. The event was held by the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce at the office, located at 827 N. D St. Mayor Scott Getzschman made an appearance at the ceremony.
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Does your chamber own a local festival?
Survey Says:
Does your chamber track employee time spent on individual projects?

Yes: 11.4%

No: 88.6%
Peyton Manning shows up at the SHAC in Fargo

Former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning has arrived at the Sanford Health Athletic Complex on the campus of North Dakota State University for his Voices of Vision presentation. The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce brought in Manning to headline the Voices of Vision event scheduled to run from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5.
Be Legendary Be Counted in the 2020 Census

2020 has the promise of being a busy year. The Tokyo Summer Olympics are on the schedule, it’s an important election year, and it ends a decade of years beginning with “201.” Something you might not have on your radar screen as an extremely important part of 2020 is the Census. Why does the Census matter?
‘Let’s go gamblin’!'

Gunshots at high noon in front of the Franklin Hotel marked the 30th anniversary of gaming in Deadwood Friday...Also in attendance were Melodee Nelson, chairwoman of the Deadwood You Bet Committee; Karen Wagner, vice chairwoman of the South Dakota Commission on Gaming; Louie Lalonde, president of the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce; Caleb Arceneaux, president of the Deadwood Gaming Association; and Jim Hagen, Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Tourism.
Helping the bypass bloom: Developers plan to add two strip malls along key Mitchell route

A pair of new strip malls will soon dot the northern portion of the State Highway 37 bypass, as growth and development along one Mitchell’s busiest roads continues to takes off...For Mark Vaux, executive director of the Mitchell Area Development Corporation and Chamber of Commerce, the addition of a new strip mall is a good sign for the community’s future growth.
Rhinelander enters 'friendly negotiation' with Algoma, the Michigan community that asked to host hodag festival

The history of Rhinelander's hodag may not be exactly what you've heard...Currently, the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce holds the trademark in Wisconsin for a commonly used version of the hodag. Chamber members, including Rhinelander High School, are allowed to use the hodag logo at no cost. 
Hudson’s Christmas Tour of Homes & Craft Sale

Imagine your delight as you drive up to a home all aglow with twinkling lights. Inside, a crackling fire warms the room...For 34 years,  Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce  has provided this holiday kick-off event for anyone 12 years or older. Not only do participants get to tour four privately-owned homes lavished in Christmas finery and DIY creations—designed in collaboration with local boutiques, but they can shop certain creations found in the homes at local shops.
Sheldon Merry Money To Be Sold Today

November has arrived, and Christmas shopping season is just around the corner. The Sheldon Chamber and Development Corporation, in cooperation with several Sheldon businesses, is helping you stretch your Christmas shopping dollars with Merry Money.
New owner for Ely sled dog race

The Ely Chamber of Commerce is the new owner of the WolfTrack Classic Sled Dog Race. Eva Sebesta, the Chamber’s executive director, cited the historic winter activity, which has been a part of Ely’s winter season since the 1960s, as essential economic development for the community.
New Herberger’s Building Owners Meet With Local Leaders

Earlier this month we told you  the former Herberger's building in downtown St. Cloud was being sold , and while we still don't know what the future holds for that building, we do know the new owners have been meeting with local leaders about the possibilities...St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce President Teresa Bohnen says it sounds like they want to listen to the community.
IT TAKES PEOPLE GIVING BACK TO MAKE A COMMUNITY THRIVE: As Enbridge celebrates 70 years in Minnesota, and prepares for the Line 3 Replacement Project, it recently boosted its annual support of the biggest bash of the year in the Gonvik / Clearbrook area as a thank you to the community—serving a meal before the parade, participating in the parade, and sponsoring the 29th annual rodeo.
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