Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce

Committees

Business, Industry & Education Partnership

BIE is a subcommittee of the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce. This committee meets 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 career upon graduation from high school and college.  Some of the events and activities this committee promotes are:

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

 


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 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 announcement of the years AGGIE Award winner
  • 4-H Auction
  • College Scholarships 
  • 4-H Scholarships

Please contact Nichole Rundle 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 financial policy to the Board of Directors.

Please contact Michelle Lewis at 402-461-8400 or for more information on this committee.


Governmental Affairs

Works to provide an effective business voice at the local, state and national levels of government as well as creating goodwill between 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. 


Whoopers & Hoopers

Our annual Whoopers & Hoopers tournament is always held the third full weekend in March. Whoopers and Hoopers is one of the Midwest's largest adult 5 on 5 basketball tournament. There are 8 divisions with 5 for men and 3 for women, the Elite divisions play for a cash prize.  Over 140 teams from all over the country participating in this annual event.


Diplomats Council

Serving as the official link between the chamber and its members, to recognize area business and community achievements and to provide 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 Strategic Pioneer to conduct a retail study to help us identify the community's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Dr. Stutte broke information down into several presentations geared toward specific market segments. 

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


Wellforce

Provides resources for business and industry to develop and implement worksite health promotion programs.  This committee meets on the first Friday of every month. Some of the events and activities this committee promotes are:

  • Well-being Week
  • Active Hastings Week

If you would like more information or have questions, please contact Becky Sullivan at 402.460.5852 or bsullivan@marylanning.org.

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Wellbeing Week Schedule of Events

Event Descriptions


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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