Seward's 4th of July Celebration!
Seward is making the final preparations for the 147th Annual 4th of July Celebration on Saturday, July 4, 2015, Rain or Shine! Start the celebration on Friday night, July 3rd by attending the WWII Extravaganza at the Seward Bandshell at 140 North 5th Street. (Rain location is Seward High School Auditorium at 532 Northern Heights Drive.) The concert is Free and open to the public. For more details about this and other 4th of July events, go to the 4th of July website at julyfourthseward.com.
Seward Shopping Survey
The Seward Area Chamber of Commerce and Seward County Economic Development are conducting a shopping patterns survey to better understand consumer needs in our area. Your input is invaluable to this process and individual results will remain anonymous. The survey will require about 5-8 minutes to complete. Thank you in advance for your participation in this research.
Seward Night with the Saltdogs!
The Chamber of Commerce is pairing up with Memorial Health Care Systems and Tenneco for Seward Night with the Saltdogs this summer. Check back to find out when tickets will be available. Ticket cost will be $10 with $5 being donated back to the Chamber.
Jones National Bank
The Cattle National Bank Main Branch
Seward Chamber of Commerce
To catch a ride to the game using the Seward County Public Transit, call 402-643-4067.
Memorial Health Care Systems
Saturday, July 18
Saturday, August 15 (tentative)
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.
New 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
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, with a celebration planned for July 4, 2015.
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