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DECEMBER 3, 2018

Geneva Chamber of Commerce Weekly Update

 

Jill Schmidt began her position as the Chamber Director Friday, December 1st.  Office hours (at Eddie's) will typically be weekday afternoons after 1 pm.  She can be reached via the Chamber email address:  genevachamberofcommerce@gmail.com or 402-759-1155.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the York State Bank After Hours and Toy Drive on December 5th from 5 - 7 pm.  Please bring in an unwrapped toy anytime between now and December 5th.  All toys will be donated to the Christmas Store

 

The 24 Days of Christmas is in full swing. The responses posted to the Chamber Facebook page have been really fun to share and read.  Please continue to "share" each daily posting so we can spread the word!

 

Open Houses on Sunday - The Geneva Arts Council will be hosting the Holiday Tour of Homes this Sunday from 1 - 5 pm.  Tickets may be purchased at the doors of each participating home:  Taylor - 1420 G Street Geneva, Seward - 1422 G Street Geneva, Vavra - 920 Rd 23, Milligan and Pribyl - 2104 Road P Milligan.

Fortify Group will also be hosting Open Houses for several homes currently on the market in Geneva.  For information on Fortify Group Open Houses times and locations please call 402-759-2107.

 

UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS:

 

December 5th - York State Bank Chamber After Hours and Annual Toy Drive

 

January 14th - The Annual Chamber Membership Meeting

 

 

November 27, 2018

Geneva Chamber of Commerce Weekly Update

 

The 24 Days of Christmas starts today!  Please visit the Geneva Chamber of Commerce Facebook page to be entered to win today’s Gift Basket!  Please see full list of Sponsors below…

 

Come visit Santa and his Reindeer this Saturday, December 2nd from 3:30 – 5:30 pm at Eddie’s Service Station.

 

You are invited to attend York State Bank’s Annual After Hours and Christmas Toy Drive. Please join us on Wednesday, December 5th from 5:00-7:00pm at our Geneva location.  YORK STATE BANK is teaming up with THE GENEVA CHRISTMAS STORE for a Christmas Toy Drive!

Please bring a new unwrapped toy to be given to THE GENEVA CHRISTMAS STORE. Toys will be accepted now through December 5th.

 

Please visit the following link for a full listing of the Community Holiday Events in November and December.  We encourage all businesses to print and hand out copies of the Holiday Calendars at their place of business.

http://genevachamberofcommerce.net/holidayevents.html

 

UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS:

November 26th – “24 Days til Christmas” promotion begins

December 2nd - Santa and his reindeer will be in town along with a free kids movie!

December 5th - York State Bank Chamber After Hours and Annual Toy Drive

January 14th - The Annual Chamber Membership Meeting

 

24 Days of Christmas Sponsors – Visit the Chamber Facebook page daily or personally visit each business listed below on their appointed date and enter daily for a chance to win a gift basket from the following sponsors:

 

NOVEMBER

 

26th – Fillmore County Hospital

 

27th – Heritage Crossings

 

28th – Weaver Pharmacy

 

29th – Cornerstone Bank

 

30th – All American Insurance/Lynch Financial

 

DECEMBER

 

1st – Geneva Home Center

 

3rd – Nick’s Farm Store

 

4th – Geneva Broadband

 

5th – York State Bank

 

6th – Geneva Implement

 

7th – Waddell and Reed

 

8th – Cumberland’s Fashions

 

10th – Geneva Family Dentistry

 

11th – Fortify Group

 

12th – The Nebraska Signal

 

13th – Weaver Repair

 

14th – Barks and Bubbles

 

15th – Mylah Rose

 

17th  – Heartland Bank

 

18th – Ralph’s Geneva Tire

 

19th – Geneva Senior Center

 

20th – Jill’s Sweet Shop

 

21st – Plains Power Equipment

 

22nd – Weaver Pharmacy

 

 

November 20, 2018

Geneva Chamber of Commerce Weekly Update

 

The Geneva Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is pleased to introduce the new part time Executive Director for the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Jill Schmidt.  Jill will start her duties beginning December 1st.  Please join us in welcoming Jill in her new role!

 

The Chamber Christmas Open Houses start today through Sunday.  Please check with individual businesses for specific days and times.

 

24 DAYS TIL CHRISTMAS PROMOTION. Thank you to the following businesses for participating in the Chamber Holiday Promotion this year.  A reminder to all the businesses who are participating in the 24 Days; please go to the Chamber Facebook page daily and share the 24 DAYS on your business and personal pages to help promote the event.

 

How to Play 24 DAYS - Enter for your chance to win a gift basket daily from the following participating businesses.  There are 2 ways to win.  1) Register at each participating business on the specific dates as listed below and/or 2) Like, comment and share on the Geneva Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page.

 

NOVEMBER

 

26th – Fillmore County Hospital

 

27th – Heritage Crossings

 

28th – Weaver Pharmacy

 

29th – Cornerstone Bank

 

30th – All American Insurance/Lynch Financial

 

DECEMBER

 

1st – Geneva Home Center

 

3rd – Nick’s Farm Store

 

4th – Geneva Broadband

 

5th – York State Bank

 

6th – Geneva Implement

 

7th – Waddell and Reed

 

8th – Cumberland’s Fashions

 

10th – Geneva Family Dentistry

 

11th – Fortify Group

 

12th – The Nebraska Signal

 

13th – Weaver Repair

 

14th – Barks and Bubbles

 

15th – Mylah Rose

 

17th – Heartland Bank

 

18th – Ralph’s Geneva Tire

 

19th – Geneva Senior Center

 

20th – Jill’s Sweet Shop

 

21st – Plains Power Equipment

 

22nd – Weaver Pharmacy

 

Please visit the following link for a full listing of the Community Holiday Events in November and December.  We encourage all businesses to print and hand out copies of the Holiday Calendars

at their place of business.

 

http://genevachamberofcommerce.net/holidayevents.html

 

UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS:

 

November 23rd and 24th - Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.  Open your doors and let the shopping begin!

 

November 26th – “24 Days til Christmas” promotion begins

 

December 2nd - Santa and his reindeer will be in town along with a free kids movie!

 

December 5th - York State Bank Chamber After Hours and Annual Toy Drive

 

January 14th - The Annual Chamber Membership meeting is planned for Monday, January 14th at Hidden Hills Golf Course

 

 

November 13, 2018

Geneva Chamber of Commerce Weekly Update

 

Are you ready? The Christmas Open Houses are next weekend!  All Chamber Members are encouraged to host an Open House on these dates to kick start the Holiday shopping season.

If you plan to participate, please reply to this email with details (open hours, promotions, etc.)

and we will spread the word via the Chamber Facebook page and next week's Update.

 

SENDD - Small Business Resiliency Workshop is scheduled for November 14th from 10 am - 1 pm at NeighborWorks 2530 Q Street in Lincoln.  There is a $10 registration fee that includes lunch.  Space is limited to 30.  For questions or to register, contact Jaclyn Fee with Southeast Nebraska Development District at 402-475-2560.

 

24 Days 'til Christmas – Please include Plains Equipment as a business to thank for contributing to the 24 Days 'til Christmas promotion...they were unintentionally left off the list published last week.

 

Upcoming Events:

 

November 17th and 18th - Christmas Open Houses - All Chamber Members are encouraged to host an Open House on these dates to kick start the Holiday shopping season.

 

November 17th - Fillmore County Hospital Lab Draws and Auxiliary Bake Sale - 7:30 am - 10:30 am at FCH

 

November 23rd and 24th - Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.  Open your doors and

let the shopping begin!

 

November 26th – “24 Days til Christmas” promotion begins

 

December 1st - Santa visits at Plains Equipment Group 10 am - Noon

 

 

December 2nd - Santa and his reindeer will be in town along with a free kids movie!

 

December 5th - York State Bank After Hours and Annual Toy Drive

 

December 15th – Santa at Heartland Bank, 9 – 11 am.

 

December 21st – Heartland Bank Open House

 

January 14th - The Annual Chamber Membership meeting is planned for Monday, January 14th

at Hidden Hills Golf Course

 

 

November 7, 2018

Geneva Chamber of Commerce Weekly Update

 

Unsave the Date!  Healing Essentials After Hours originally scheduled for November 16th has been rescheduled for a Spring date TBA.  (Kellan Wusk will be performing the Star Bangled Banner at the Lincoln Start on November 16th – way to go, Kellan!)  Stay tuned for additional information regarding a November After Hours Event.

 

24 Days til Christmas – Thank you to the following businesses for signing up to participate in

the Geneva Chamber “24 Days til Christmas” Holiday Promotion.  Beginning November 26th, a business (in the following order) will be featured for our daily promotion.  Fillmore County Hospital, Heritage Crossings, Weaver Pharmacy, Cornerstone Bank, All American Insurance, Geneva Home Center, Nick’s Farm Store, Geneva Broadband, York State Bank, Geneva Implement, Waddell & Reed, Cumberland’s Fashions, Geneva Family Dentistry, Fortify Group, The Nebraska Signal, Weaver Repair, Barks N Bubbles, Mylah Rose Boutique, Heartland Bank, Ralph’s Geneva Tire, Geneva Senior Center, Jill’s Sweet Shop, Geneva Home Center, Weaver Pharmacy.

 

Congratulations to Barks N Bubbles who held a ribbon cutting on Monday, October 29th to celebrate their new Geneva location – 119 North 10th Street.  Please see the article in this week’s Nebraska Signal.

 

Upcoming Events:

 

November 6th  - Vote, Vote, Vote!

 

Postponed to Spring 2019 - November 16th - After Hours and Open House at Healing Essentials.

 

November 17th and 18th - Christmas Open Houses - All Chamber Members are encouraged to host an Open House on these dates to kick start the Holiday shopping season.

 

November 17th - Fillmore County Hospital Lab Draws and Auxiliary Bake Sale - 7:30 am - 10:30 am at FCH

 

November 23rd and 24th - Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.  Open your doors and let the shopping begin!

 

November 26th – “24 Days til Christmas” promotion begins

 

December 2nd - Santa and his reindeer will be in town along with a free kids movie!

 

December 5th - York State Bank After Hours and Annual Toy Drive

 

December 15th – Santa at Heartland Bank, 9 – 11 am.

 

December 21st – Heartland Bank Open House

 

January 14th - The Annual Chamber Membership meeting is planned for Monday, January 14th at Hidden Hills Golf Course

 

 

 

oCTOBER 30, 2018

Geneva Chamber of Commerce Weekly Update

 

The HOLIDAY COMMUNITY CALENDAR is now available!  Follow the link to view the Calendar:  http://genevachamberofcommerce.net/holidayevents.html

 

Scare on the Square runs tomorrow (Oct. 31) from 4:00 - 5:30 pm.  We love pictures!  Get out your phones and snap some photos of the great costumes parading through our local businesses.  Please send photos to genevachamberboard@gmail.com or text to Susan Lynch 402-676-9002.

 

Deadline to participate in  "24 DAYS TIL CHRISTMAS" is this Thursday, November 1st!   Geneva’s new promotion, replacing SHOP TIL YOU DROP begins Monday, November 26 and runs 24 days, not counting the Sundays through December 22, 2018.  If you choose to participate, each day a gift valued at $50.00 or more will be promoted through Facebook and promoted in your business. The customer can register one of two ways: 1) LIKE, POST, and SHARE with a comment (on some days we may designate certain comments, i.e. The Best Gift you Ever Received), and your name will be thrown into the drawing for the prize.  2) Check out the Nebraska Signal and the Chamber Website for the drawing and the location. Stop in at that participating business that specific day to register for the prize. This gives you the opportunity to promote your products in your store. At the end of the day, the owner or employee turns the box into Lori at Geneva Home Center. Those names, along with the Facebook names will be entered into a drawing.  The Winner will be posted the next day and must return to the business to claim the prize.As a member of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, we’re asking for donations of a basket, gift card, product of value at $50.00 or more. We need 24. If you’d like to do more than one, great! Signing up is very important. If you are interested in participating, please reply to this email no later than November 1st, 2018.  Benefits for you as a member:  Advertising in the paper for free, advertising on Facebook – free, it’s your opportunity to get your name out there in the social media, and customers, who you may not have ever seen in your store, get their foot in your door allowing you the opportunity to sell your product. For additional information, please contact:  Lori Loontjer at 402-759-3147, glmtloon@gmail.com; or Patty Roper at 402-759-3813, pattyroseroper@gmail.com or Laura Weaver at 402-759-4003, weaverrepair@genevamail.com.  Deadline for signing up to participate is Friday, November 2, 3028.  Advertising begins November 14, 2018.

 

Get Your ‘Stache On!  The Fillmore County Hospital Foundation is recognizing the 2018 Path 2 Prevention by hosting a “Mustache Dash” on November 3rd, 2018.  8 am – Registration.  8:30 am – Lil’ Shavers Mustache Miler (1 mile run/walk).  8:45 am – 5k run/walk.  All participants are encouraged to show up with a real or fake “stache” to show support for all of the men in our lives.  Registration forms are posted to the Chamber Facebook page or you may contact the Fillmore County Hospital for additional information.

 

Upcoming Events:

 

October 31st - Scare on the Square 4 - 5:30 pm.

 

November 1st - Fillmore County Hospital Discounted Lab Draw Sign Up at FCH - 12:30-5:30 pm.

 

November 16th - After Hours and Open House at Healing Essentials.

 

November 17th and 18th - Christmas Open Houses - All Chamber Members are encouraged to host an Open House on these dates to kick start the Holiday shopping season.

 

November 17th - Fillmore County Hospital Lab Draws and Auxiliary Bake Sale - 7:30 am - 10:30 am at FCH

 

November 23rd and 24th - Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.  Open your doors and let the shopping begin!

 

November 26th – “24 Days til Christmas” promotion begins

 

December 2nd - Santa and his reindeer will be in town along with a free kids movie!

 

December 5th - York State Bank After Hours and Annual Toy Drive

 

December 15th - Santa visits at Heartland Bank

 

January 14th - The Annual Chamber Membership meeting is planned for Monday, January 14th at Hidden Hills Golf Course

 

The Chamber Board of Directors is currently hiring for a part time Executive Director (25-30 hr/wk).  If you know a qualified candidate that may have interest in the position, please have them contact genevachamberofcommerce@gmail.com for additional information and a job description.

 

 

OCTOBER 22, 2018

Geneva Chamber of Commerce Weekly Update

 

Last call for Silent Auction Baskets for the China Luncheon - please contact Patty Roper if you or your Organization would like to donate.

 

Please plan to attend!  October 22nd - Chamber Membership Meeting. 5:30 - 6:00 pm at the Geneva Public Library.  Open to ALL Chamber members.  If you have any items you would like to discuss, please send agenda items to Kati Jones, Chamber Board President at genevachamberofcommerce@gmail.com

 

24 DAYS TIL CHRISTMAS!  Geneva’s new promotion, replacing SHOP TIL YOU DROP begins Monday, November 26 and runs 24 days, not counting the Sundays through December 22, 2018.  If you choose to participate, each day a gift valued at $50.00 or more will be promoted through Facebook and promoted in your business.

 

The customer can register one of two ways: 1) LIKE, POST, and SHARE with a comment (on some days we may designate certain comments, i.e. The Best Gift you Ever Received), and your name will be thrown into the drawing for the prize.  2) Check out the Nebraska Signal and the Chamber Website for the drawing and the location. Stop in at that participating business that specific day to register for the prize. This gives you the opportunity to promote your products in your store.

 

At the end of the day, the owner or employee turns the box into Lori at Geneva Home Center. Those names, along with the Facebook names will be entered into a drawing.  The Winner will be posted the next day and must return to the business to claim the prize.As a member of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, we’re asking for donations of a basket, gift card, product of value at $50.00 or more. We need 24. If you’d like to do more than one, great!

 

Signing up is very important. If you are interested in participating, please reply no later than November 1st, 2018.  Additional benefits for members:  Advertising in the paper for free, advertising on Facebook – free, it’s your opportunity to get your name out there in the social media, and customers, who you may not have ever seen in your store, get their foot in your door allowing you the opportunity to sell your product.

 

For additional information, please contact:  Lori Loontjer at 402-759-3147, glmtloon@gmail.com; or Patty Roper at 402-759-3813, pattyroseroper@gmail.com or Laura Weaver at 402-759-4003, weaverrepair@genevamail.com.  Deadline for signing up to participate is Friday, November 2, 3028.  Advertising begins November 14, 2018.

 

Get Your ‘Stache On! The Fillmore County Hospital Foundation is recognizing the 2018 Path 2 Prevention by hosting a “Mustache Dash” on November 3rd, 2018.  8 am – Registration.  8:30 am – Lil’ Shavers Mustache Miler (1 mile run/walk).  8:45 am – 5k run/walk.  Pre-register by October 17th to receive a t-shirt.  All participants are encouraged to show up with a real or fake “stache” to show support for all of the men in our lives.  Registration forms are posted to the Chamber Facebook page or you may contact the Fillmore County Hospital for additional information.

 

The Chamber Board of Directors is currently hiring for a part time Executive Director (25-30 hr/wk).  If you know a qualified candidate that may have interest in the position, please have them contact genevachamberofcommerce@gmail.com for additional information and a job description.

 

Upcoming Events:

 

October 22nd - Chamber Membership Meeting.  5:30 - 6:00 pm at the Geneva Public Library.  Open to ALL Chamber members.  Please send agenda items to Kati Jones, Chamber Board President

 

October 27th - China Luncheon.  We are in need of silent auction items, let us know if your business would like to contribute.

 

October 29th - The great Turkey Giveaway begins!

 

October 31st - Scare on the Square 4 - 5:30 pm.  Let us know if you will be participating this year.

 

November 1st - Fillmore County Hospital Discounted Lab Draw Sign Up at FCH - 12:30-5:30 pm.

 

November 16th - After Hours and Open House at Healing Essentials.

 

November 17th and 18th - Christmas Open Houses - All Chamber Members are encouraged

to host an Open House on these dates to kick start the Holiday shopping season.

 

November 17th - Fillmore County Hospital Lab Draws and Auxiliary Bake Sale - 7:30 am - 10:30 am at FCH

 

November 23rd and 24th - Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.  Open your doors and let the shopping begin!

 

November 26th – “24 Days til Christmas” promotion begins

 

December 2nd - Santa and his reindeer will be in town along with a free kids movie!

 

December 5th - York State Bank After Hours and Annual Toy Drive

 

January 14th - The Annual Chamber Membership meeting is planned for Monday, January 14th

at Hidden Hills Golf Course

 

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OCTOBER 5, 2018

Geneva Chamber of Commerce Weekly Update

 

The Chamber Board of Directors is currently hiring for a part time Executive Director (25-30 hr/wk).  If you know a qualified candidate that may have interest in the position, please have them contact genevachamberofcommerce@gmail.com for additional information and a job description.

 

FCHS Homecoming - Bust the Bison:  Friday, October 12th.  The Parade begins at 2:45p.m.

A pep rally in front of the Courthouse will conclude the parade. The Geneva & Fairmont Fire Departments are planning a hamburger feed at 5pm the High School and the Panther football team will be playing the Central City Bison at 7pm.  We encourage all organizations, businesses, or individuals to show their Panther pride by having a float, a vehicle, or a truck in the parade.

As in the past, we are not suggesting elaborate floats. Just grab an ATV, motorcycle, truck,

pickup or trailer. You can make a couple of simple posters, wear purple and/or black and throw some treats if you like!! The parade line up will start at 2:00 p.m. at the west high school parking lot.  There is no pre-registration needed to participate, just show up!  We also encourage any downtown businesses that would like to decorate their windows for the Homecoming Week

to do so.   If you have any questions, please call Micky at 402-366-5352.

 

Silent Auction Items Needed - The China Luncheon is quickly approaching (October 27th) and

the committee is in need of Silent Auction Baskets!  Please consider contributing a basket for

the silent auction to help raise funds for the new Community Center.  To donate, please contact Patty at  pattyroseroper@gmail.com

 

Scare on the Square?  October 31st from 4-5:30 pm.  If your business is planning to hand out goodies this year, please reply to this email and let us know if you will need an FBLA student

to assist in handing out goodies.  Participating businesses (that let us know in advance) will

be provided a window flyer to show they are participating. All businesses are encouraged

to dress up!

 

Turkey Give Away - The deadline to participate in the Great Turkey Giveaway is October 15th.

The cost to sponsor a turkey is $25 and all sponsors will be recognized as contributors to the event.  As a reminder, the process is slightly different this year:   The customer makes a purchase of $25.00 to receive a turkey dollar from the business.  Your business or organization may also hand out turkey dollars to their customers and clients without requiring them to make a purchase.  Please contact Lori at glmtloon@gmail.com if you would like to participate.

 

 Pharmacy, Weaver Repair and York State Bank.

 

Free Mental Health First Aid Course

May 4th: Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

May 18th: Mental Health First Aid Course.

 

Both of these courses are Free and sponsored by Fillmore County Hospital.  Registration Deadline is April 30th.  For additional information and how to register, please visit the Fillmore County Hospital Website www.myfch.org or contact Kelly at 402-759-3192.

 

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