Member Benefits

Learning:

Leadership Cheyenne County- Leadership Cheyenne County (LCC) is a ten-month program that promotes a better understanding of our community, builds leadership skills, and develops a network of community leaders.

Red Carpet Training- Red Carpet Training is a two hour seminar geared towards increasing employees understanding of the contributions travelers and tourists make to the local economy.

Partnered Community Trainings- The Chamber partners with other organizations, such as Western Nebraska Community College, to provide a variety of trainings for employees and employers. 

Visibility:

Weekly & Monthly Newsletter- The chamber send a digital weekly and monthly newsletter keeping members the most up to date with Cheyenne County.

Social Media- We are your biggest fans! We want to share your social media and show you off on ours too. 

Directory Listing- Chamber members receive their own customizable directory listing on our website. 

Website Presence- Chamber members can post their job openings and promotional offers directly to our website.

Customer Referrals- When we are asked, chamber members are always the first to be recommended!  

Community:

Chamber Ambassador- The Chamber Ambassadors are a group of volunteers who take time to welcome, support, and encourage our Chamber members, through Ribbon Cuttings, Business after Hours, and Chamber events.  They are the people in Red, with a smile on their face, engaging our business community.

Chamber Committees/Chamber Board- The Chamber Board serve as elected representatives of the membership in the governance of the Chamber. There are a variety of Chamber Committees open to both board members and community members.

Outside Volunteering- The chamber works with many non profit, groups, clubs and organizations who offer opportunity to get involved.

Dress Down Days- The Ladies Chamber designed the Dress Down Day project to assist charitable projects within Cheyenne County.  Employers and Employees in our community pay to participate in a dress down day. Those funds are awarded to one applicant a month. 

Chamber Bucks- Chamber Bucks is our local gift certificate program. It is a zero-cost zero-risk program for Chamber member businesses. They can be used like cash at all participating businesses.

Karuna Counseling has been a proud member of the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce since 2018. We have taken advantage of many Chamber marketing and networking resources including: presenting and hosting Leadership Cheyenne County, designing of our trifold brochure, and the distribution of information on the website, monthly newsletters and weekly emails. They also recently assisted in the design of our trifold brochures. Their goal is to help small businesses like mine succeed – it has worked for us, and can work for you too!

Nichole Peralta M.A., LIMHP, LPC, LADC, CCTP, Karuna Counseling

Resources:

WNCC Innovation & Entrepreneur Center – The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center was formed in 2018 in response to the hundreds of displaced workers in the southern Nebraska Panhandle over the last few years, and is meant to help entrepreneurs start new businesses in the Cheyenne County area. 

Business Incentives in Partner with the City of Sidney- Façade Enhancement Grant Program, Signage Grant Program, and Rental Assistance.

Department of Labor-  DOL helps Nebraskans accelerate their return to the workforce. Provides reemployment services to job seekers, as well as helps employers find talent and programs that fit their needs. 

Center for Rural Affairs- REAP offers four essential services: financing (microloans), business training, technical assistance, and networking. They can assist in creating a business plan, researching potential markets and marketing ideas, discussing management issues with experienced business specialists, and applying for a small business loan.

The Nebraska Enterprise Fund- NEfund envisions a vibrant small business eco-system where every small and micro business has the opportunity to start, grow and prosper. They supports underserved communities by providing micro and small businesses with access to training, technical assistance and capital.

Grow Nebraska-The GROW Nebraska® Foundation helps entrepreneurs get the resources they need to live in Anywhere, NE and make a sustainable living. Their vision and mission is to create viable economic development through business training, technical assistance, promotion, and access to markets. 

Voice:

Host Legislative Leaders- The Chamber invites a variety of legislative leaders to speak to our community and businesses to keep us up to date. 

City of Sidney Council Meetings- The Chamber attends City Council meetings to stay informed on matters that affect you.

Chamber Board Meetings- The Chamber host monthly open board meetings.

Partnerships- The Chamber maintains strong partnerships with the Cheyenne County Tourism, City of Sidney and Cheyenne County Office’s to ensure we are serving our community and members to the best of our ability together. 

Networking:

Business to Business Connections- Starting a new business is no small task. That’s why we have 260+ member businesses who we can connect you with for support. We are stronger together! 

Chamber and Community Events- The chamber host 7 annual events for the community and our members. ( Banquet, Ag Social, Girls Day Out, Glow Golf, Downtown Sounds, Stronger Together, Holiday’s in Hickory.)

Ribbon Cuttings- We want to celebrate you and your amazing accomplishments. All Chamber members have the opportunity to schedule a ribbon cutting for their grand openings. 

Business After Hours- Networking makes the world go round. A business after hours event is a great way to connect with others in an upbeat environment.