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Experience Small Businesses

April 10 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT

CCC Entrepreneurship Center

We extend a heartfelt invitation to explore the communities of Central City and Grand Island to be inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit, shop the must-have items and come away reassured that the American dream is alive and well.

The agenda

  • 8 a.m. – Gather at the Innovation Center, 2311 14th St., for a cinnamon roll and coffee. Amazing opportunities happening in Columbus will be shared by Scott Mueller, Columbus In Action; Nicole Saalfeld, Barrel House; and Kelli Faltys, CCC E-ship Center.
  • 8:45 a.m. – Depart for Central City.
  • 9:30 a.m. – Arrive at Wild Roots Greenhouse & Market, an expanding nursery that has become an impressive destination known statewide for its community involvement and beautiful flowers and plants.
  • 10:15 p.m. – Depart for Grand Island
  • 11 a.m. – Explore downtown Grand Island. Experience the friendly and welcoming atmosphere of such small businesses as a trendy clothing boutique, a home décor store with unexpected finds, a store filled with much loved books that are recycled and repurposed, an impressive art gallery along with established antique stores, a recently opened lush plant store and more.
  • 1 p.m. – Lunch at the Chocolate Bar (downtown Grand Island). A delicious lunch served in a cool vibe atmosphere.
  • 2 p.m. – Board bus for Prairie Creek Vineyard and Winery.
  • 3 p.m. – Three Central City family members started on ambitious journeys to revitalize their community by establishing Prairie Creek Vineyard and Winery, Wild Roots Greenhouse & Market and The Dentist. Enjoy a charcuterie board and a glass of wine is available at your expense.
  • 4 p.m. – Travel back to Columbus with a new appreciation of the entrepreneurial spirit found in Nebraska.

The fee includes transportation, a homemade cinnamon roll and coffee, lunch at The Chocolate Bar, and a charcuterie board at Prairie Creek Vineyard and Winery.

The registration deadline is March 18.

Please note: Refunds will not be issued two weeks before a trip due to confirmation of tickets, meal purchases and other necessary arrangements. This applies to all bus trips

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