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Chamber Upcoming Events and Area News 8-24

Market on the Square - Saturday's June 6- Sept 14

The Market on the Square is held every Saturday morning from June 6th through Sept. 12th from 8 AM to 11 AM in the parking lot of the Hamilton County Courthouse in downtown Aurora. All local homegrown, homemade and handmade products up for sale.

To register as a vendor for this year's Market on the Square, please fill out the form found at

ECONOMIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS for Aurora, Hamilton County and the Surrounding Area is a July 2020 Study conducted by NPPD. To learn more about labor trends, employment, population, migration, retail sales, and per capital personal income.
RSVP to attend in person by emailing or use the following link to join by Zoom.
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Meeting ID: 922 9123 1909
Passcode: 397104





For Immediate Release

August 21, 2020

Aron Wehr
(202) 225-6435


Celebrating Excellence in Innovation and Adaptation


By Rep. Adrian Smith

Nebraskans always look at the positive side of life. Our communities grow when individuals step up: helping their neighbors, being involved, and creating opportunities for themselves and others. For this reason, I am excited to launch a new project this year to acknowledge the contributions of individuals, organizations, and those who are working every day to improve and help their communities in the current environment – the Excellence in Innovation and Adaptation Recognition (EIAR).

I am a sixth-generation Nebraskan, and I often think about how far our state has come from the ages of exploration and homesteading until now. In the true pioneer spirit and in pursuit of opportunity, we have overcome many obstacles amidst many unknowns. This same spirit is still present throughout Nebraska and is driving our businesses to meet new challenges while continuing to serve their communities.

Steeple Brewing Co. and Wave Pizza Co. of Hastings are examples of what the EIAR Awards will seek to recognize. When faced with the obstacle of a dining room closure, they reorganized their businesses and began delivering their product across south-central Nebraska. The World Theatre of Kearney also embraced the opportunity to innovate when their auditorium was closed to the public. Collaborating with the Buffalo County Fairgrounds, they reintroduced drive-in movies experience to the Kearney area. When confronted with state-wide school closures, the Gering Public Schools Department of Music used technology to ensure they could still celebrate the hard work and commitment of their students. Through a team effort, they virtually hosted their spring concert and music awards. All three of these stories demonstrate how work ethic and commitment to each other are hallmarks of the Nebraska spirit.

Stories like these inspire and instruct my work in Congress. Through my role on the Ways and Means Committee, I am committed to removing burdensome regulations, and pursuing new markets, to empower Nebraskans to innovate and create opportunities even during the pandemic.

I invite all Third District residents to share what inspires your work and how you have witnessed fellow Nebraskans embrace innovation and create opportunities during this uniquely challenging year.

Nominations for the 2020 Excellence in Innovation and Adaptation Recognition are due by Friday, October 2, 2020. You can fill out a submission form on my website at If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to call my Grand Island office at 308-384-3900. 

The stories of Nebraskans who are working to make, "The Good Life" even better for the future of our state are inspiring. I look forward to learning more about their stories and highlighting the work ethic and innovativeness of Nebraskans in Washington.  


The Hamilton Community Foundation will be updating their website with the following resources. Feel free to share the following link:
Resources for information about about COVID-19:

Central District Health Dept

Nebraska Dept of Health


Governor Pete Ricketts

Nebraska Med updates

Hamilton County

City of Aurora

Hamilton County Facebook page

Hamilton Community Resources

Job Postings:

Westfield Quality Care has a number of positions opened looking for great candidates!  Jobs include:

CNA’s & Med Aides’s – Day, Evening and Night positions available. **$1000 sign on bonus for Evening and Night positions***

LPN Charge nurse - ***$3000 sign on bonus***



Apply either online at, come to the facility at 1313 1st Street Aurora or Call for an interview 402-694-2128. Also accept emails.

Contact: Dannielle Egger

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