Nebraska Bison Featured on NFDTV

Nebraska Bison Featured on NFDTV

GROW Nebraska Member Nebraska Bison Featured on NFDTV

 

 

Local GROW Nebraska member, Nebraska Bison, was featured on NFDTV with their Bison Ranch business.

The article states the following, “An estimated 16 million bison used to roam our continent. Now it is down to only about 400,000.

Market Journal recently visited a Nebraska herd to learn more about the livestock in honor of National Bison Month.

Once the bison on BJ’s operation reach a finished weight, some are processed and sold under the brand, Nebraska Bison. For more information or to order bison meat, visit here.”

GROW Nebraska is happy to be a carrier of some great bison raised products from Nebraska Bison. They are truly paving the way in their industry and bringing a little recognition to their local operation!

Check out the article and video by NFDTV below! You can also order Nebraska Bison on the Buy Nebraska sight!

https://www.rfdtv.com/story/47002746/want-to-add-some-healthy-and-flavorful-additions-to-your-diet-try-bison

https://buynebraska.com/collections/nebraska-bison 

Article by NFDTV  

About the GROW Nebraska® Foundation

The GROW Nebraska® Foundation helps entrepreneurs get the resources they need to live in Anywhere, NE and make a sustainable living. Since the inception of GROW Nebraska® in 1998 our vision and mission has never wavered: to create viable economic development through business training, technical assistance, promotion, and access to markets. We create impactful opportunities for small business owners and entrepreneurs to live in “Anywhere”, Nebraska and make a sustainable living.

Bianchi Candles Expands in New Nebraska Game and Parks Candle Line

Bianchi Candles Expands in New Nebraska Game and Parks Candle Line

Bianchi Candles Expands in New Nebraska Game and Parks Candle Line

Not many success stories start at twelve years old, but for Nic Bianchi that’s exactly when it all began. He got a candle making kit for his birthday and only grew from there. He started a couple of lines of candles, Bianchi Candle Company, and Yes You Candle.

Nic continues to grow his line with a mutual GROW Nebraska member, Nebraska Game and Parks, who collaborated with Bianchi Candles on an outdoor citronella candle. Nic states, “When the opportunity arose for us to work with Nebraska Game and Parks it was a no brainer to proceed. They work so hard to bring people out in nature and conserve the parts of our state that make Nebraska living, the good life.”

This line is under their customizable line. It is called the Lavender Eucalyptus Citronella Game and Parks Candle. Customizable lines like this require a little information from the buyer. Nic states, “We strive to make sure that every custom candle project we work on is completely unique to the person or company we are partnered with. This begins with a design meeting to talk through ideas and match your vision with something we can bring to life.”

Margot DesRocher from Nebraska Game and Parks states, “The process was collaborative and easy. We were able to sample different scent components ultimately deciding on a Lavender Eucalyptus in addition to the citronella, which are both lovely scents with the added bonus of insect repelling properties. Once we decided on the scent and designed our packaging it was a quick turnaround to get our inventory and we couldn’t be more pleased with the final product.”

They hand pour every candle in their factory in Omaha. When you order custom candles, you get final approval of the line. What your design is and more. Nic states “Often custom candles are used as client or employee gifts, and we truly get to see how much thought the leaders in our community put into showing their appreciation.”

The candles are a complement to enjoying the outdoors with a wonderful crackling wood wick and natural insect repelling properties. Margot states, “In addition to supporting Bianchi Candle Company, a homegrown Nebraska business, the proceeds from the sales will go to the parks’ fund for improvement projects, including improved infrastructure, new amenities, and added accessibility.”

Nic has been a member of GROW Nebraska for a little over a year, he states, “Grow Nebraska has helped us with spreading the word about Bianchi Candle Co. We have seen many great partnerships and connections come from our relationship with GROW Nebraska. We are very excited to continue this amazing partnership as our companies grow together.”

This is not the first project Nebraska Game and Parks has worked with GROW Nebraska on, they also worked with several other businesses last year to make their first ever centennial line of merchandise to celebrate 100 years of the establishment of the first ever state park being open in Nebraska. This included t-shirts, magnets, stickers, tumblers, and more. GROW Nebraska could not be more grateful for both partnerships, and all the businesses who have participated to make this whole line possible!

These candles are available for local delivery and pickup! For more information on Bianchi Candles go to their website below, or to order your game and parks candle, slide on over to the GROW Nebraska website!

https://bianchicandleco.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwio6XBhCMARIsAC0u9aGITqwZbYPEXLBWf2VRnP4ntPrDIz6S5PuZlcFFzr8eivN5Hu26pscaArAZEALw_wcB

 

https://buynebraska.com/products/citronella-candle

 

 By Katee Daly 

About the GROW Nebraska® Foundation

The GROW Nebraska® Foundation helps entrepreneurs get the resources they need to live in Anywhere, NE and make a sustainable living. Since the inception of GROW Nebraska® in 1998 our vision and mission has never wavered: to create viable economic development through business training, technical assistance, promotion, and access to markets. We create impactful opportunities for small business owners and entrepreneurs to live in “Anywhere”, Nebraska and make a sustainable living.

GROW Nebraska Women’s Business Center helps bring digital transformation to diverse small businesses in Nebraska with Verizon Small Business Digital Ready

GROW Nebraska Women’s Business Center helps bring digital transformation to diverse small businesses in Nebraska with Verizon Small Business Digital Ready

 GROW Nebraska Women’s Business Center helps bring digital transformation to diverse small businesses in Nebraska with Verizon Small Business Digital Ready

In partnership with Next Street and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Verizon Small Business Digital Ready aims to focus on women- and minority-owned businesses in under-resourced communities

 

The online curriculum will provide resources and in-depth support – including coaching, networking and incentives

 

Omaha, Nebraska —7/14/2022—Today, Grow Nebraska Women’s Business Center announced its plan to help bring a new online curriculum to small businesses across Nebraska: Verizon Small Business Digital Ready. In partnership with Next Street and LISC, the Verizon Small Business Digital Ready online curriculum is designed to give small businesses the tools they need to thrive in today’s digital economy, including access to personalized learning plans, coaching from experts and networking opportunities with diverse, industry-specific businesses.

 

More than 100,000 small businesses closed due to the pandemic, with a disproportionate impact on Black and Latinx-owned small businesses. Verizon Small Business Digital Ready offers businesses support, aiming to enable digital readiness and drive digital transformation through a customized curriculum that accounts for industry, size and interests. GROW Nebraska Women’s Business Center is proud to be working with Verizon to reach those businesses most in need of support within Nebraska.

 

GROW Nebraska Women’s Business Center Director Eden Butler states, “The GNWBC is honored to have been chosen as a catalyst for the advancement of this amazing opportunity. The initiative of this program coincides with our already existing mission – to serve our community by providing access to quality training to help obtain successful business ownership. Thanks to Verizon Small Business Digital Ready were able to propel that mission forward.”

 

Developed by small businesses, Verizon Small Business Digital Ready provides a personalized experience – providing resources, networking and coaching tailored to a small business’s specific needs. The program can help small businesses move forward in four ways:

 

  • Personalized Learning

Content presented by small businesses through brief, information-packed lessons small businesses can use right away.

  • Expert coaching

Guidance from business experts across marketing, business planning, legal, and more.

  • Peer Networking

Connections to other small businesses to build their networks.

  • Incentives

A marketplace of tools, solutions, products and services that can help small businesses. Participants will also be eligible to apply for grant funding exclusive to users of Verizon Small Business Digital Ready.[1]

To register and access, visit verizon.com/smallbusinessdigitalready.

 

This initiative is one part of Verizon’s commitment to providing one million small businesses with digital tools and resources by 2030 and is central to Verizon’s responsible business plan, Citizen Verizon, for economic, environmental and social advancement. Launched in 2020 to move the world forward for all, Citizen Verizon leverages technology, innovation and resources to address the world’s most pressing issues across digital inclusion, climate protection and human prosperity. As part of Citizen Verizon, Verizon plans to exceed $3 billion in its responsible business investment from 2020-2025 to continue helping vulnerable communities bridge the digital divide and prepare for the digital economy of the future.

 

 

ABOUT VERIZON

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) was formed on June 30, 2000 and is one of the world’s leading providers of technology, communications, information and entertainment products and services. Headquartered in New York City and with a presence around the world, Verizon generated revenues of $128.3 billion in 2020. The company offers data, video and voice services and solutions on its award-winning networks and platforms, delivering on customers’ demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.

 

 

[1] Participants who register for Verizon Small Business Digital Ready and complete two courses or mentoring events will be eligible to apply for a $10,000 grant.

 

 

About the GROW Nebraska® Foundation

The GROW Nebraska® Foundation helps entrepreneurs get the resources they need to live in Anywhere, NE and make a sustainable living. Since the inception of GROW Nebraska® in 1998 our vision and mission has never wavered: to create viable economic development through business training, technical assistance, promotion, and access to markets. We create impactful opportunities for small business owners and entrepreneurs to live in “Anywhere”, Nebraska and make a sustainable living.

GROW Nebraska is Back for 2022 State Fair

GROW Nebraska is Back for 2022 State Fair

GROW Nebraska is Back for 2022 State Fair

Deep fat fried food, animals all around, carnival rides, sweet tooth cravings to fill up on! What could all of this mean except Nebraska State Fair is getting ready to roll into town again! GROW Nebraska is happy to be a vendor there again this year with a store front booth inside the Pinnacle building!

Many members are gearing up to join in on the fun! Heartlandia stickers, magnets, and apparel based out of Omaha Nebraska, and Gold Dust kettle corn company based out of Grand Island, Nebraska are a few of the many members attending this year who have attended in previous years.

Amy the owner of Heartlandia states, “We love selling our products to local people.” Last year Amy brought her business to the state fair for the first time. She said it was a no brainer to be a part of it. She goes on to state, “State fair really helped us get the brand in front of people who may not have seen it otherwise. What better way to show a Nebraska based product than at the state fair.” She has many designs of stickers, magnets, koozies, and hats. All with a fun Midwestern theme.

Heartlandia is not the only one who has felt this way. Gold Dust Kettle Corn co-owner Rhoda Shurigar says that coming to the state fair has really helped their business. “Gold Dust Kettle Corn would not be in existence without the State Fair GROW Store! Samples sell product better than anything and you don’t get a bigger audience to give samples to and get feedback from.”

Rhoda Shurigar and co-owner Mike Lagsding have been going to the state fair for several years now. Rhoda states “The first year was just pure excitement of being a part of something so big! Now it is a tradition!”

Small Town Famous store out of Hastings and Grand Island states, “We love being a part of the grow booth. It helps so much with getting exposure for our business and sales are always good. It’s a good fit with our shirts and I highly recommend to any small business with Nebraska made products.”

Nebraska Bison who have been selling Bison since 2011 state, “We have always been able to count on strong sales during the state fair store, and appreciate the visibility it provides.”

 

If you are interested in being a vendor at the state fair, you must be a member of GROW Nebraska first! Call us today at 308-338-3520, and we can work with you on this to get you in in time for state fair!  If you are already a member sign up below or get more information on the website but hurry up deadline is fast approaching! GROW Nebraska is all about teamwork making the dream work! Come see us at the state fair!

GROW Nebraska state fair sign up link:

https://grownebraska.org/buy-nebraska-buy-local-store/

 

Article by Katee Daly   

About the GROW Nebraska® Foundation

The GROW Nebraska® Foundation helps entrepreneurs get the resources they need to live in Anywhere, NE and make a sustainable living. Since the inception of GROW Nebraska® in 1998 our vision and mission has never wavered: to create viable economic development through business training, technical assistance, promotion, and access to markets. We create impactful opportunities for small business owners and entrepreneurs to live in “Anywhere”, Nebraska and make a sustainable living.

GROW Nebraska Welcomes New Board Member

GROW Nebraska Welcomes New Board Member

GROW Nebraska Welcomes New Board Member

GROW Nebraska is excited to announce a new board member, Gary Peterson! Although he may be new to the board, Gary has been a part of the GROW Nebraska foundation since the very beginning. He was an early adviser when the foundation started in 1998.

Gary has the background to be a great leader. He has been practicing law in Nebraska for 21 years. Not only is he on our board, but he has also been a part of the Thedford Area Community Foundation and he has been an advisory board member to Congressmen Dr. Tom Osborne’s Rural Economic Advisory Council. He has also served on the Board of Directors and volunteered for the Nebraska One Box Pheasant Hunt for over 20 years. When he’s not on the board or advising he’s also been trained to instruct NX Level EDGE business plan writing courses and taught several of these courses in rural Nebraska.

Gary states “I am most looking forward to the opportunity to be part of a team that has and continues to do an outstanding job of assisting entrepreneurs in creating and operating successful businesses in rural Nebraska.”

His favorite part of the GROW Nebraska foundation is the relationships developed and the true team atmosphere.

The founder and CEO of GROW Nebraska Janell Anderson Ehrke states, “I am excited to have Gary on our board. I think he will do great things.”

Welcome to the board Gary Peterson!

 

Article by Katee Daly   

About the GROW Nebraska® Foundation

The GROW Nebraska® Foundation helps entrepreneurs get the resources they need to live in Anywhere, NE and make a sustainable living. Since the inception of GROW Nebraska® in 1998 our vision and mission has never wavered: to create viable economic development through business training, technical assistance, promotion, and access to markets. We create impactful opportunities for small business owners and entrepreneurs to live in “Anywhere”, Nebraska and make a sustainable living.

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