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Ord Little League

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The Loup Valley Jaycees are helping with Little League baseball this year and asked that we help distribute sign-up forms and rules.  Behold!  Each age group is listed below and the forms are downloadable for your little slugger.

T-ball sign-up sheet (.pdf)

Coach pitch sign-up sheet (.pdf)

Little League Pee Wees sign-up sheet (.pdf)
Pee Wee 2010 Rules (.pdf)

Pony baseball sign-up sheet (.pdf)
Pony 2010 rules (.pdf)

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Written by Caleb

April 9, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Chamber open houses

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Social! We have two Ord Area Chamber businesses sponsoring open houses this week.

BankFirst will be hosting their customers and Chamber members tomorrow, Tuesday March 23rd from 2-6pm.  The Erin Philbrick Agency (American Family Insurance) is hosting an open house and business after-hours on Friday March 26th from 4:30-6:30 pm.

Join us and celebrate amongst friends.See you there!

Written by Caleb

March 22, 2010 at 8:01 pm

Tourism meeting tonight

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Tonight at 5:30p the Valley County Tourism Advisory Committee is meeting for our bi-monthly meeting.  Meeting details can be downloaded here.

One of three meetings tonight.  It’s going to be a fun evening!

Written by Caleb

March 8, 2010 at 4:09 pm

2010 Action Plan

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We’ve finalized our 2010 Action Plan, for your perusal here.  Let us know what you think – 2010 looks to be a fun year!

Photograph Nebraska

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I’m heading to the big city today, and tomorrow I’ll be in Hastings for Photograph Nebraska, a symposium on photography in the Good Life.  The events look pretty stellar, and the headlining speakers are Nebraska’s very own Joel Sartore (of National Geographic fame) and Michael Forsberg.

Unfortunately, registration is now closed.   I hope to network and meet a few people who share a common interest with me:  using photography as our canvas to showcase the beauty of our great state.

We’ve dabbled a bit in this realm last summer, and will start to really push efforts this coming spring to bring in more great photos of the area.  As you recall from our 2009 summer marketing campaign, we’ve really tried to pull together a gallery of photos that represents what Ord and the surrounding communities have to offer, with a little help from many of you.  Have a look and let us know what you think.

Until then, we’ll see you Monday.

Written by Caleb

February 25, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Watchable Wildlife Workshop

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Hummingbird, photo by Jeff Boilesen

We just received confirmation about an upcoming watchable wildlife workshop in Ord this coming May.  We’ll be hosting the workshop May 6th (updated, May 19th) at the Ord Learning Center (1514 K Street – we’d have a link to Google Maps, but the directions are wrong at the moment).  A description and an rough agenda for the workshop can be downloaded here.

The workshop will cover the essentials of the business behind wildlife watching, including site assessments and successful business models.  We’re looking forward to hosting folks from around the area.  See you in May!

UPDATE: The first news release can be found here.

Greener Byways of Nebraska

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This group looks interesting.  They’re promoting environmental business awareness as part of  the Nebraska Scenic Byways program.

They make some good points about the value green initiatives bring to the table in building better business models. It also makes sense because the people driving the back-roads are seeking natural wonder and species diversity.  To get away, as they say.

I’d like to see these guys in action and some projects they’ve been working on.  You can download a few goodies here that help your business toward a greener path.  There is definitely a market niche for these folks and I haven’t seen too many businesses venture into this arena yet.  I bet someone will sooner than later!

Written by Caleb

February 9, 2010 at 2:06 pm