July 3

June Chamber Review

Chamber of Commerce March month at a glance

Special Coffee Connections: The City of Aurora hosted a special Coffee Connection on June 3rd to allow the public to see the new changes to the fire station as the EMS transitioned to the city. 
June Coffee Connections: Nitta's Bed and Breakfast hosted June's Coffee Connection on June 4th. Coffee Connections is a networking event that brings customers and businesses closer. July's Coffee Connection will be on July 2th at Nebraska Kinesiology Center starting at 8 AM to 9 AM.
Chamber of Commerce Conference: The Aurora Chamber of Commerce sent current Chamber Coordinator Justise Rhoden to Kearney for a conference with multiple other Chambers across the state. She learned about what other chambers are doing across the state and how to better improve the chamber for the future. 
Business After Hours: Nebraska Kinsiology Center hosted Business After Hours on June 13th. Community members were invited to enjoy some snacks and get a tour of the facility. The next Business After Hours is scheduled for August and more details will come out at a later date. 
A'ROR'N Days: The Aurora Chamber of Commerce was invited to help participate in the biggest celebration in Aurora. A'ROR'N Days was June 20-23 and consisted of many events including a family night, car show, pole vaulting, parade and lots of food! Mark your calendars for next year's A'ROR'N Days on June 25-28, 2020.
New Community Motto Unveiling: The Aurora Chamber of Commerce, City of Aurora, and Aurora Development Corporation teamed up to create a new community motto for Aurora. We unveiled the new motto at A'ROR'N Days during family night on June 20. The new community motto is "Opportunity Grows Here." The motto was selected by community members who voted on a survey earlier this year. 
Ribbon Cutting: During A'ROR'N Days the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, City of Aurora, and the Airport Authority held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, June 22 at 9 AM for the new airport runway.  
Ribbon Cutting: On Saturday during A'ROR'N Days on June 22 the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, City of Aurora, Cornerstone Bank, and Soccer Committee held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the new soccer field located on the north side of Streeter Park.  
Fireworks Display: The Aurora Chamber of Commerce held their annual fireworks display Saturday, June 22 during A'ROR'N Days to kick off summer! It was located at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds and due to weather it started at 10 PM. 
Ground Breaking: A current Chamber Member held a ground breaking for a permanent location on June 25. Jo Jo's Gelato & Grill has announced they will be building a new restaurant at their current location and offer hours all year round.  
Ribbon Cutting of Most FitnFun Circuit: On Wednesday, June 26th the Aurora Chamber of Commerce welcomed Most FitnFun back to Aurora. Formerly known as "Curves" they are now located at 1218 K Street they will be offering classes and 24/7 access. 
Chamber Golf Classic: The Aurora Chamber of Commerce held their annual Commerce Golf Classic on Friday, June 28th. We had 18 teams compete on the hot afternoon. The winners of the Golf Classic was Aurora Insurance and runner up was Salon Blu. 

New Members

Every month we will recognize our new members that join the chamber. To see a full list of all chamber members please visit


  • The Makers- Bakers & Builders

Helpers of the month

The Aurora Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize the Chamber Members that help us do what we do for the community. We want to thank all of our members that helped make the Chamber  Golf Classic a huge success. Prizes were donated by Interstate Battery, Aurora Meat Block, NAPA, Aurora Screen Print, Heartland Jewelry, Monets, TO Hass, and Cornerstone Investments. We also want to thank Cornerstone Bank for helping sponsor a golf team. A huge thank you to Poco Creek for providing a beautiful facility for the scramble and The Leadership Center for providing lunch. 


Coffee Connections and Business After Hours

This is a new event to promote networking within the community members and businesses. If you are interested in signing up for a month please contact Justise Rhoden at (402) 694-6911 or at

Coffee Connections                            Business After Hours

July: Nebraska Kinesiology Center     July: Available
Aug: Available                                     Aug: Unavailable (more details to come)
Sept: Grandview Cafe & Lounge        Sept: East Park Villa


Individual Member of the Month

The Aurora Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize an individual member of the Chamber each month. This month we want to recognize:

Jim Koepke

If you are interested in being an individual member of the chamber please contact Justise Rhoden at  (402) 694-6911 or at

Meet the Chamber Board of Directors

The Aurora Chamber of Commerce will be featuring one of our many Chamber Board of Directors each month.  

Marni Danhauer

Marni is the owner of JoJo’s Gelato & Grill and also works for Central Community College. She was born and raised in Hamilton County and has lived here a total of 38 years.  She said she left briefly in the late 1980’s to attend college and then worked in Omaha, Denver and Kansas City before returning to live on a family acreage near Marquette in 1998. Her favorite things about Hamilton County are the downtown square in Aurora with the beautiful, historic courthouse and tree filled greenspace. She also loves Tooley and Bader parks along the river. When asked why she wanted to join the Chamber board she said, "I was excited to see the chamber board being reactivated in our community and understand the importance of volunteerism to make organizations such as the Chamber thrive.  As a new business owner, I saw it as a chance to give back to my community while also learning more about my community."

Board of Directors include: Pres. Damon  McDonald,VP. Sara Sutherland,Tres. Alan Anderson, Sect. Jeri Willis, Mayor Marlin Seeman, Lukas Griess, Jeremy Heeg, Sara Labrie, Mitchell Lyon, Julie Wasem, Kylie Rader, Marni Danhauer and Shelba Vasquez

What to look forward to next Month

Member of the Month

Check out this months Member of Heartland Jewelry on our Facebook Page.

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