Adam Carriker Speaks at Annual Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce Banquet

Adam Carriker Speaks at Annual Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce Banquet
Back Row (L-R): Bailey Tebow of Triple Blessed Boutique for Excellence in Customer Service as an Individual. Nate Bell and Shona Grossoehme of Kinkaider Brewing Co. for Chamber Business of the Year. Front Row (L-R): Shirley McGinn and Danal Wilkie for Citizens of the Year.

BROKEN BOW–Former Husker and NFL (Rams, Redskins) defensive end Adam Carriker puts it simply: “If you believe that you will, then you can do it.”

Carriker, born in Hastings, served as Saturdays night’s guest speaker during the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Banquet held at the One Box Convention Center. He spoke on the importance of believing in oneself and to surround yourself with the right people saying “you don’t need a lot of people to believe in you, you just need the right people.”

“It’s very simple. If you believe that you will, then you can do it. If you believe that you can’t, then you won’t. It’s very simple. If it’s something that you want bad enough you’ll find away. If it’s not, you’ll find an excuse. At the core of it all is that word belief,” Carriker said.

Of course, Carriker also gave a shout-out to the faithful Husker fans residing here in Custer County. “I firmly believe Husker nation is the best  fans under God’s hot sun,” Carriker said.

The host of the Carriker Chronicles was named First-Team All-Big 12, Big 12 Academic Honor Roll three times, and Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year.  He met his wife Angie at UNL and they now have six kids together.

The Chamber of Commerce welcomed Adam Carriker as well as Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley on Saturday. The Chamber celebrated 29 new members, 25 ribbon cuttings, and nine GROW awards this past year. The annual awards portion of the evening featured more than 30 nominees, with 414 votes. Forty-eight businesses/organizations celebrated milestone anniversaries.

Husker Ticket Raffle Winner: Julie Toline
Citizen of the Year: Danal Wilkie and Shirley McGinn
Chamber Business of the Year: Kinkaider Brewing Co.
Excellence in Customer Service Individual: Bailey Tebow/Triple Blessed Boutique
Excellence in Customer Service Business: Fiesta Brava
Chamber Volunteer of the Year: Tom Eacker

Broken Bow Public Schools–130 years
Schaper & White–105 years
Custer County UNL Extension–100 years
Broken Bow Country Club–85 years
Farm Credit Services of America–85 years
Holcomb Pharmacy–80 years
Custer Public Power District–75 years
KCNI/KBBN–70 years
Broken Bow Lions Club–65 years
Sargent Irrigation–65 years
OfficeNet, Inc.–65 years
Myers Construction Co.–55 years
Universal Insurance Agency–55 years
Sargent Pipe Company, Inc.–50 years
Broken Bow Optimist Club–45 years
Gateway Motors, Inc.–45 years
Marsh Law Office–45 years
Broken Bow Animal Hospital–45 years
Gateway Motel–45 years
Johnson Electric–45 years
Michelle Miller, CPA–45 years
Paulsen, Inc.–45 years
Pizza Hut–45 years
Edward Jones Investments–35 years
Farmers National/Dave Davis Auction–35 years
J&J Accounting–35 years
Trotter Fertilizer/Trotter Tire Pros–30 years
Sylvester’s Bar & Lounge–30 years
Intellicom Computer Consulting, Inc.–25 years
Steffens Law Office, PC–25 years
Store More/Jacobson Rentals–25 years
Ag-Land ATV–15 year
A Kneaded Touch Massage Therapy Clinic–15 years
Valley Gutters R Seamless–15 years
Prairie Grounds Cafe & Gifts–10 years
Walker Entities, LLC–10 years
Broken Bow Wind II–5 years
Bruce Forrester Auto Sales–5 years
EZ IT Solutions–5 years
Ideal Realty–5 years
KBEAR 92.3 Country–5 years
Kinkaider Brewing Co.–5 years
X-Change 2–5 years
Jim Christen Auction–5 years
Keely Court–5 years
Marathon Press–5 years
Penny Ashenfelter, EA–5 years
ProPrinting & Graphics–5 years