Upcoming Chamber Events Highlighted

WAYNE – Luke Virgil, Executive Director with Wayne Area Economic Development (WAED) joined the ‘View from Wayne America’ in late November looking ahead to the December events.

The chamber office is located at 108 West 3rd Street and can be contacted by calling 402-375-2240.

Stamp card promotion is underway which began in late November during Christmas in Wayne. Virgil said this again was a tremendous event.

“I want to say ‘Thank you’ again to everybody who came out and supported that,” said Virgil. “All of the businesses who helped get the trolley here and served as stops. Just all the volunteers that step up to plate to make it a really fun event for everybody You can’t get this event done without good volunteers.”

Stamp card participating businesses.

Holiday Stamp Card Promotion Participants

For every $100 you spend at any of the businesses will be one entry into the weekly drawing at each of the Friday morning Chamber Coffee events. The first couple of weeks there will be $50 drawings with the final drawing at State Nebraska Bank & Trust on Friday, December 17 at 10 a.m. with two, $200 chamber bucks winners.

Double stamps are each Thursday and Saturday leading up to the final drawing.

The City of Wayne also recently received $315,000 and was listed as a recipient of funding for owner-occupied rehabilitation through the Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District.

Virgil added this is to make improvements.

“I always say this is to improve the bones of the house to make sure that the house is secure,” Virgil added. “So, if you need HVAC or if you need plumbing, or electrical or a roof, that’s the type of stuff that’s probably going to covered with the Owner Occupied Rehab program.”

For further details, reach out to Executive Director with the Wayne Community Housing Development Corporation (WCHDC), Mytzy Rodriguez-Kufner at 402-375-5266.

Another event approaching in early December will be the Ag Outlook Seminar And Appreciation Lunch on Friday, December 3 beginning at 9 a.m. from the Wayne Fire Hall.

Speakers include Hannah Borg representing Borg Family Farms; Nebraska Extension Educator, Jay Parsons as well as Karen Kollars from the Nebraska Tourism Commission. Bill Dickey will also talk more about the Wayne Area Legacy Fund explaining the options of gifting grain and livestock.

Sponsor list to receive a complimentary ticket.

Ag Outlook Seminar And Appreciation Lunch

Visit wayneworks.org for more information or like Wayne, NE on Facebook.

‘View’ interview from November 24: