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Seward, Nebraska

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Business After Hours Presentation

Jones Bank will be hosting a Business After Hours presentation on EMV (Chip Card) changes, Merchant Services and SpotPay on Tuesday, September 15th.  Click the link below for details.

EMV Invitation

Farmers Marketfarmers market

Held on the north side of the Square on Wednesdays from 5-7 pm and Saturday mornings 8am - noon through the end of October.

This is for hand-made, home-grown, home-baked goods only.  Nothing bought to resell.

You must follow the state guidelines for Farmers Markets found in the following links:

Weights and Measures Guidelines

Guidelines for Farmers Markets

Vendor cost is $10 a time or $30 a year to help cover the cost of advertising.

Call Carol Albrecht at 402-641-4670 to register.

Seward Junior Women's Club Holiday Craft Show

Seward Junior Women's Club is a social organization with a philanthropic mission. Their holiday craft show is their major fundraiser for the club. The profits from the sales of the craft booths and food booth go back to the community of Seward.  Click on the link below to get to their website for applications and contact information.

Jr. Women's Club Website

Visit Seward County

At the recent Nebraska Travel Conference, the Seward County Visitor's Committe and a two local businesses created promotional videos for our area. Follow the link to see the spot from the Visitor's Committee. 
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Seward Named One of Nebraska's Safest Cities

Safewise.com reviewed the most recent FBI Crime statistics for Nebraska and came up with the top ten safest communities. Cities with populations over 3,000 who submitted full reports to the FBI were considered; communities with partial FBI data were not considered. Violent crimes, such as murder, aggravated assault, robbery and forcible rape, and property crimes, which consist of burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, and larceny-theft, were considered in the ranking. Calculations were made using crimes per 1,000 people to ensure a level playing field. The cities making the list include first place O’Neill, Auburn, Cozad, Falls City, Aurora, Wahoo, seventh-ranked Seward, Sidney, Blair and Gering.

Video Promotes Nebraska

The “World From Above” series has filmed gorgeous videos across the world from Brazil to the Middle East to Africa. The footage from Nebraska has been editorialized as what, “might be their most breathtaking work yet.”
Nebraska From Above

Update on Transforming Armory Into Military Museum

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Renovations and fundraising are underway to transform Seward's 1956 Armory into the Nebraska National Guard Museum. Officials are excited about the significant stories that will be told here.

Read the original announcement: Press Release. The renovation will be completed in three stages.  The building dedication was held on July 4, 2015, with the next phase scheduled for July 4, 2016.

Chamber's Mission, Vision & Values

Mission: The Seward Area Chamber of Commerce exists to promote and support new and existing business, to assist in economic development, and to cultivate communication and cooperation within the community and surrounding areas.

Vision: We will provide support and resources for businesses to help them flourish and grow. 

Values: Our principles are based on our core values:  Integrity, Accountability, Collaboration, Unity and Excellence.

Seward County Visitors Grant Applications

The purpose of the Improvement Fund Grant is to provide funding that promotes, encourages and attracts visitors to the travel and tourism facilities and attractions within Seward County. The funds available through this program are provided from the lodging tax revenue collected via the improvement fund. The funds are to be used for capital improvements to existing attractions or recreational facilities that are open to the public and are of educational, cultural, historical, artistic or recreational significance, and that promote and/or stimulate the Seward County economy by encouraging overnight stays in hotels, motels, and campgrounds.

Improvement Fund Grant Guidelines

The Visitor Promotion Grant is funded by lodging tax dollars and should be used to promote the county’s tourism facilities and encourage visits to the county. Lodging tax funds cannot be used for community development or improvement, or capital construction. The SCVC has allocated available funds to go to local entities in the form of marketing grants to non-profit organizations, civic groups or associations. Funds may also be available to for-profit entities for a first time, new event demonstrating positive tourism potential, and will be allowed as a one-time-only grant. The grants are available on a competitive basis, with applicants demonstrating a need for lodging tax dollars for their project or event. The grants are not meant to be a part of an annual operating budget for any group, but rather to get a project started, or in the case of an existing event, to promote an addition to an event.

Visitor Promotion Grant Guidelines

Seward Area Chamber of Commerce
PHONE: (402) 643-4189 | FAX: (402) 643-4713
616 Bradford, Seward, NE 68434


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