Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce


Governmental Affairs

Works to provide an effective business voice at the local, state, and national levels of government as well as creating goodwill between the government and the business community. This council makes public policy recommendations to the Board of Directors.

This committee also hosts a yearly Legislative Forum.  This includes a social hour, dinner, and program.  To reserve a seat please call the Chamber at 402-461-8400.


Business, Industry & Education Partnership

BIE is a subcommittee of the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce. This committee meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 12 noon. Our goal is to work collaboratively with businesses, industries, and educational institutions to support and enhance our community. The BIE Partnership promotes quality education, and our long-term goal in offering these grants is to encourage students to stay in or return to the Hastings area for their careers upon graduation from high school and college.  Some of the events and activities this committee promotes are:

  • New Educators Dinner- hosted in mid-September
  • Student Discount Cards
  • Chili Cook-off 
  • Opportunity Scholarship

Please contact Nichole Felber at 402-461-8400 or  for more information on this committee.

BIE Opportunity Scholarship


Agri-Business Committee

The Agri-Business Committee actively promotes the understanding and appreciation of the business of agriculture as well as the value and economic impact of agriculture in our community. This committee meets on the 3rd Thursday morning of every month at 7:00 a.m., at Good Samaritan Village-The Diner. This Committee also promotes many great events and activities such as:

  • Ag Appreciation BBQ with the announcement of the year's AGGIE Award winner
  • 4-H Auction
  • College Scholarships 
  • 4-H Scholarships

Please contact Nichole Felber at 402-461-8400 or for more information on this committee. 

To apply for the most current scholarship please click on the link below and return to the Chamber.

Ag Scholarship Application

Annual Meeting Committee

This committee meets August - February to organize and direct the events of the Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet.

Ambassadors Council

Ambassadors actively recruit businesses and organizations looking to be a part of the Chamber. This group is made up of successful business people taking advantage of the Chamber's local network.

Finance Council

Operates as a sub-committee of the Executive Council to monitor the financial operations of the chamber and to recommend responsible fiscal policy to the Board of Directors.

Please contact Mikki Shafer at 402-461-8400 or for more information on this committee.


Diplomats Council

Serving as the official link between the chamber and its members, recognizing area business and community achievements, and providing community hosts. Limited to 25 members, elected by the Diplomat membership.

Diplomats Scholarship

Retail Development 

The purpose of the Retail Development Committee is to grow the number of retailers in the Hastings community, as well as, retain our current retailers. To help with this effort, the Committee recently employed the services of Dr. Corey Stutte of Geo Pioneer to conduct a retail study to help us identify the community's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Dr. Stutte broke the information down into several presentations geared toward specific market segments. 

Please contact Nichole Felber at 402-461-8400 or for more information on this committee.

Crime Prevention Task Force

Establishes a liaison between law enforcement groups and the business community to help prevent unlawful practices in the community.

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