Last week, the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce Business & Education Committee welcomed new Kearney area teachers by distributing teacher gift bags.
Chamber members were invited to introduce their businesses to new teachers by providing items to fill the bags. The Chamber appreciated all items that were provided – we received everything from hand sanitizers, to gift cards, to complimentary drink cards, brochures, koozies, and coupons (among many other unique and useful items!).
Volunteers from the Business & Education Committee met to help stuff new teacher bags. Because of the committee’s help, bags were provided to over 70 new teachers in the Kearney area!
A big THANK YOU to all of our wonderful volunteers: Renae Zimmer (Five Nines), Susan Tonniges (Susan Tonniges, CPA), Stan Zimbelman (Kearney Works), Aliese Hoffman (UNK), Mark Liljehorn (USA Communications), Jared Maxson (US Cellular), Ali Hemmann (Tri-City Title), Brant Hollister (US Cellular), Jamie Bernu (Great Western Bank), Angie Fransk (Kearney Public Schools), Dustin Favinger (UNK).
Thanks so much to our donating businesses who helped make this year’s bags a success: AAA Nebraska, Ameriprise Financial , Ashley Furniture Homestore, Barista's Daily Grind, BraveHearts, Buffalo County Community Partners, Central Community College, Click Family Healthcare, Daylight Donuts, Eaton Corporation, Edith Joi Boutique, Egg & I Restaurant, Entertainment Plus, Exact Eye Care, First National Bank, Funtastic, Inc., Fusion Therapy, Home Real Estate, Joseph's College of Cosmetology, Kearney Area Children's Museum, Kearney Family YMCA, Kearney Hub, Kearney Visitors Bureau, KSO CPA's, PC, Lyon Family Dentistry, Mary Kay-Buffi Kamery, Michole Yaw Agency American Family Insurance, Midway Auto Dealerships, Museum of Nebraska Art, NebraskaLand National Bank, Petersen Chiropractic Center, Prairie View Gardens, Qdoba, School Mate, SCORR Marketing, Sixth Street Self Storage, Trails & Rails Museum, Trius Federal Credit Union, University of Nebraska Federal Credit Union, UNK - eCampus, UNK Alumni Association, Vertical Focus Realty, Wells Fargo Bank, Yellow Van Cleaning Service