UPCOMING EVENTS​​​​

APRIL 25:  Blueprint for Summer - Check out all activities available to Fillmore County youth this summer at the Geneva Public Library 5:30 - 7:30 pm

APRIL 27:  BLT Club 5K Donut Run starting at the Shickley Community Center - 7:30 am registration, race starts at 8 am.  Registration forms available at 5 Loaves, Shickley Village office and Heartland Bank Shickley branch

MAY 18:  Milligan Community Shred Day.  9 am - Noon at Farmer's and Merchant's Bank  501 Main Street, Milligan

May 18:  Shickley Community Garage Sales and Hazardous Waste Clean-up.  For more information contact the Shickley Village Office

JUNE 1: "Country Market" at All Things Consignment Shop in Geneva. Vendors can reserve a spot by calling 402-768-8635

JUNE 7-9:  Milligan June Jubilee

JUNE 15:  Ohiowa Days

JUNE 21-23:  149th Old Setts Picnic, Fairmont

JUNE 22:  Longhorn Days Celebration - Shickley 

JUNE 29:  Rock and Roll Under the Stars - Proceeds benefit the American Freedom Defenders Veteran's Memorial fund.  Fairmont Pool Park  7 - 10 pm 

JULY 4-6:  Geneva Days Celebration - Parade Theme:  #NebraskaStrong

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ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES AT FCDC:  In an effort to be responsive to current and changing needs of Fillmore County, the FCDC Board of Directors will be shifting economic development efforts to be FCDC Board and Committee implemented with the assistance of a full-time Coordinator to perform the administrative duties for the FCDC Organization. The former Executive Director position will become a volunteer member of the FCDC Board with a responsibility of overseeing the newly appointed Coordinator.  The FCDC Board of Directors will establish committees to tackle 3-5 initiatives a year based upon the current needs of Fillmore County as it relates to Economic Development (see 2019-20 initiatives below).  Expectations are to have a Coordinator hired prior to June 1st.  If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Susan Lynch, [email protected] or reach out to any of the following FCDC Board of Directors:

  • Marcus Ruhl, FCDC Board President
  • Bryce Kassik, FCDC Board Vice President
  • Derek Betka, FCDC Board 2nd Vice President
  • Charlie Trauger, FCDC Board 3rd Vice President
  • Cindy Myers, FCDC Board Secretary
  • Kory Kahlandt, FCDC Board Treasurer
  • Susan Lynch, FCDC Board Liaison
  • Bart Brinkman
  • Don Bristol
  • Nathan Hughes
  • Jeff Spiehs
  • Jodi Kleinschmidt   

Leadership Committee:  Professional Training and Development, Odegeo
Workforce Development Committee:  County Labor Market, Job Bank and Housing
Business Development Committee:  Business Development Loans, Business Start-ups and FCDC Member Promotions
Marketing/PR Committee:  County Branding, Outreach, Public Awareness and Career Day
We are seeking volunteers committed to the economic health of Fillmore County to serve on any of the above committees.  For more information on committee details, time commitment and/or how to join a committee, please contact [email protected]
BUSINESSES OF THE WEEK:  On April 3rd we launched our 1st Business of the week on Facebook.  Three weeks and nine businesses later we have had over 10,710 views of our 9 featured businesses.  Want to get some of that action?  Simply email [email protected] and let us know you would like to be a featured business.  No cost, it’s a perk of FCDC Membership!

BUSINESS LOANS AVAILABLE THROUGH FCDC:  Funds are currently available for new and expanding businesses in Fillmore County seeking assistance with financing.  To obtain an application or for more information, contact [email protected]

JUST ANNOUNCED – FILLMORE COUNTY VIDEO CONTEST: “WHY FILLMORE COUNTY?” Individuals, Teams, Businesses and Organizations are encouraged to capture, via video, what they perceive to be the “best” of Fillmore County and why a person, family or business would want to choose Fillmore County as their home.  Creativity and content that embraces the values and community spirit found in Fillmore County should be emphasized.  Cash prizes will be awarded!  For more information
EMPLOYERS – DON’T FORGET TO SEND US YOUR CURRENT JOB OPENINGS! Full-time, part-time, temporary, internships and ALL skill levels.  We will post your openings at no cost along with sending the credentials of any “good fit” your way.
As always, I welcome your input and suggestions.  Please feel free to call, text or stop in at any time.

Susan Lynch, FCDC
402-759-1572 (cell/text) - [email protected]