Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities


Congratulations to Our 2019 and 2020 Host Communities!

Congratulations to Beatrice and Columbus for being selected as host communities for the 2019 and 2020 Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conferences respectively. Thanks to all the communities who submitted proposals to host the event.

Please keep your eyes open for more information!

2018 CEC Group Photo

Special thanks to Hastings for making the 2018 CEC Conference a success!!!

Here are a few highlights from the 2018 CEC Conference held in Hastings:

  • Over 90 speakers and attendees with representation from six states and most regions of Nebraska.
  • Attendees spent approximately $9,400 at local food, hotel, and retail businesses over the course of the noon-to-noon event.
  • Conference received positive ratings with 98% indicating they learned something new and nearly 70% indicating that they will do something different as a result of the conference.
  • All respondents to the evaluation said that holding sessions in downtown venues enhanced the conference experience.

Photos from the Hastings conference (click for slideshow):

Michael Small    Anthony May small  Don Macke Small  Mayor Corey Stutte