Chamber of Commerce

Community Improvement through Business Promotion

The Henderson Chamber of Commerce is a community and area-wide Chamber with members from several of the surrounding communities.  The Henderson Chamber is a member of the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Our Mission: Community Improvement through business promotion.

 

2018 Chamber Board of Directors:

President: Justin Ott – Henderson State Bank

Vice President: Jen Hiebner – Cornerstone Bank

Past President: Lowell Siebert – Kroeker & Kroeker Insurance and Real Estate

Secretary: Valarie Nunnekamp – Henderson Health Care

Executive Director – Kelsey Bergen

Directors 

Jeff Gloystein – GO AG

Lance Hiebner – Hiebner Body Shop

Steve Stebbing – Kroeker & Kroeker Insurance and Real Estate

 

Our Objectives:

  • Assist businesses to prosper and grow
  • Promote our local business community to a global audience
  • Increase area employment opportunities
  • Encourage an orderly expansion and development of all segments of the community
  • Advocate for quality of life
  • Be progressive in our goals for the community

How we Provide Value for your Membership

  • Strategic marketing with www.HendersonNE.com and the Henderson Business Directory
  • Social media connectivity with Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  • Membership marketing and promotions assistance
  • Ability to receive Chamber Bucks
  • Workforce sourcing for membership
  • Policy engagement with state and federal elected officials
  • Business to Business social networking monthly
  • Informational speakers at monthly meetings
  • Economic Development Support
Chamber Member Levels and Associated Benefits

 
 
Membership

Chamber dues are an investment in a community organization that can accomplish goals that are impossible on an individual basis! A Henderson Chamber of Commerce membership ensures that while you are doing your work, someone is out there doing all the things you cannot be doing to improve the local community. There is a membership level to fit every business and person in the community and surrounding area.

 
Networking

Even though Henderson is a small community it is hard to know all of the products and services that each business offers.  Through networking events like Business After Hours and Women in Business, members are encouraged to create connections that lead to future sales for each business.

 
Community Events

The Chamber as an organization is responsible for a number of events that happen throughout the year, including; Henderson Home Show, Henderson Farmers Market, Community Days and the Spirit of Christmas.  These events are planned and organized by the Chamber Director and supported by Chamber members through sponsorship donations.

 
Education

Chamber Members have the opportunity to take part in various educational opportunities to enhance their business, their understanding of state legislature, their knowledge of community happening from the county and city level as well as community reports and more.  These learning opportunities happen during monthly meetings, women in business meetings, and business after hours.  Members also have access to 400+ free webinars to watch at any time that suits their schedule.

 
Additional Services

Chamber members are able to take advantage of additional services through the chamber for purchase with their membership such as support for event planning, ribbon cutting ceremonies, articles about businesses, website content development, and more.

 
Member Discounts

Chamber members have access to discounts on products and services from fellow chamber members throughout the year.  Any member can offer a discount to increase their sales and all members can utilize the discounts to add value to their membership.

 
Promotion and Advocacy

The Chamber Director works very hard to promote each chamber member through various avenues such as this website, business directory, printed material, referrals, on social media and more.  Different promotion benefits are available for each membership level as well as additional paid promotion options. The director also serves as an advocate for Henderson as a community and its businesses on a county, regional and state level from serving on boards with York County Development Corporation to testifying in front of a legislative hearing on the topic of broadband access for rural areas.

 
Community Service

The Henderson Chamber is part of the Adopt-A-Highway program and teams up with the Heartland FFA each spring to clean to spur from the interstate to Henderson.

 
Chamber Bucks

The Henderson Chamber of Commerce uses Chamber Bucks as a way to promote shopping locally.  Chamber Bucks are sold at City Hall in $5 increments are spent just like cash at any local Chamber Business. All of the businesses listed in our Business Directory accept Chamber Bucks

ABOUT THE CHAMBER

The Henderson Chamber of Commerce is a community organization working towards community improvement through business promotion.  Chamber members consist of business owners, leaders, supporters and advocates of the community of Henderson.  Under the leadership of Executive Director, Kelsey Bergen, chamber members help assist businesses to prosper and grow, promote the local business community to a global audience, increase employment opportunities, encourage an orderly expansion and development of all segments of the community, advocate for quality of life and create progressive goals for the community.  Chamber dues are an investment in a community organization that can accomplish goals that would be impossible on an individual basis.

Join Us
 
Contact the Chamber
1044 N. Main Street
PO Box 225
Henderson, NE 68371
Phone: (402) 723-4228
Fax. (402) 723-5785
hchamber@mainstaycomm.net