• What's New In The Community

  • Chamber and Community Calendar

    Beginning Monday, April 9th 

    Free Trees Program 

    Offering a limited number of free trees to customers through their Energy-Saving Trees Program. Trees can reduce your energy costs by up to 20%! Learn more about how you can reserve a free tree and learn of the benefits trees provide to one's energy costs at www.arborday.org/blackhillsenergy. 

    Brought to you by Black Hills Energy and Arbor Day Foundation


    Tuesday, April 10th  

    Runza Day with Crete Teammates

    Location: Crete Runza 

    Dine at Runza of Crete and they will be donating 10% of sales to Crete Teammates Mentoring Program. 


    Friday, April 13th at 6pm

    Doane Relay for Life 

    Location: Fuhrer Field House


    Saturday, April 14th from 2:00pm - 4:00pm 

    Paws on the Prairie

    Location: Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center

    Bring your dog or cat and enjoy a walk on the prairie, fun and informal presentation on pet and wildlife safety as well as great pet available for adoption from Capital Humane Society. Free community event. Dogs and cats MUST be on leash. 


    Tuesday, April 17th at 9:00am

    Crete Public Schools - Community Coffee

    Location: Early Learning Center

    1122 Main Avenue 


    Friday, April 20th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Crete Elementary School's Carnival Game 

    Location: Crete Elementary School 


    Saturday, April 28th at 8:30am

    14th Annual Put Your Foot Down Against Sexual Assault 10K and 2 Mile Run/Walk 

    Location: Fairbury City Park 

    Registration begins at 7:30am. Cost to participate is $20 per person for pre-registration by Friday, April 6th. An additional $10 will be added to registrations after the Friday, April 6th early bird registration. Cost includes t-shirt and bag. Registration available on Hope Crisis Facebook, Website and Instragram. Online registration available. 

    This event is brought to you by: Hope Crisis Center. 


    Sunday, April 29th from 10:30am - 2:30pm 

    Benefit for Roger Foster and Family

    Location: 4-H Exhibit Building at Tuxedo Park

    Come and support the Roger Foster and his family at this breakfast benefit at Tuxedo Park. The benefit will include sausage and waffles by the Waffleman, a silent auction as well as free will donations. 

    This event is brought to you by: CWA Local 7470 and Friends of the Foster Family


    Sunday, April 29th from 11:00am - 2:30pm 

    Words for Birds

    Location: Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center 

    Two free writing workshops, one for children and one for adults, will be available to take at this community event. Bring your own picnic to this event in which it will follow the conclusion of the workshops. The adult workshops will be lead by Marjorie Saiser and Amy Plettner. Jason, "The Birdnerd" will be leading the kids poetry fun. 


    Throughout April

    Extreme Makeover - Prom Edition

    Location: Crete High School - Cardinal Union 

    Crete High School's After School Program - Cardinal Union is collecting GENTLY USED prom attire. Donations will be used as part of a project that will be assisting students who otherwise could not afford to attend prom. 

    Currently seeking all styles and sizes: Women's Formal Dress, Guys Formal Wear, Shoes, Jewelry, Hangers, Small Purses/Clutches, Coats, Jackets and Cover-Ups. 

    Items can be picked up or dropped off at the High School. Vouchers are available to use for tax donations. 


    First Week of May - Community Clean Up Week 


    Saturday, May 5th from 9am - 11am

    Community Shred Event

    Location: Pinnacle Bank - Crete Branch

    143 E 13th Street, Crete, NE 68333

    Join us on Spring Cleanup Day for our Community Shred Event. Bring in your unwanted or old documents, and we'll shred them for free! Please no 3 ring binders. Maximum of 10 boxes per person. For more event details, please call Pinnacle Bank at 402-826-2121.  


    Tuesday, May 15th at 7:00pm

    Watoto's Signs & Wonders Concert 

    Location: Heckman Auditorium - Doane's Campus

    Brought to you by: Crete Berean Church 

    Come join us for an evening of fellowship and music at the Watoto's Signs & Wonders concert. There is no cost to attend this community event. 


    Saturday, May 19th beginning at 9:00am

    6th Annual Duck'N'Run 

    Location: Fairbury Community Building 

    601 City Park Road in Fairbury 

    This event is brought to you by: Blue Valley Community Action 

    This community event includes a 10K run, 2 Mile Run/Walk, 1 Mile Duck Dash & Obstacle Course, Lucky Duck Drawings and Kid Activities. Registration costs vary for each event. For more information or to receive registration for event, contact www.bcva.net.   


    Week of July 9th - 13th from 5:45pm - 8:00pm

    VBS Program on July 15th 

    Vacation Bible School - Shipwrecked Rescued by Jesus

    Hosted By: Crete Berean Church 

    For more information or to register your child today, contact Danielle Sears at 402-826-3134. 


    Utilize your Chamber membership through event postings! Let us help you promote your events! Contact the Chamber via email at cretechamber@gmail.com or call 402-826-2136 to include your event within our Chamber publication. Must be a Chamber member to submit.  

  • Crete Chamber 2018 Calendar of Events

    Tuesday, April 10th from 11:45am - 1pm

    Chamber Lunch & Learn - Emotional Intelligence

    Location: UBT

    Brought to you by: UBT & Crete Chamber of Commerce

    Join the Chamber for a professional development workshop with guest speaker, Steph Vanous providing the latest tips and tricks over HR trends and strategies. 


    Friday, April 20th from 9:00am - 4:00pm 

    NCCE Mini-Institute - Statewide Conference

    Location: Downtown Crete 

    Brought to you by: Nebraska Chamber of Commerce Executives (NCCE) and Crete Chamber of Commerce


    Tuesday, April 24th from 12:00pm - 3:30pm

    Mock Interview & Networking Day  

    Location: Doane University- Perry Campus Center (Perry Boardroom & Trobough Room)

    Join the Chamber and event partners, Doane University's College to Career Center and Human Resources Club as we bring this young professionals event to the community. We are seeking volunteers for this event to help conduct interviews! Contact the Chamber to learn more!


    Friday, May 4th from 11:00pm - 5:00pm

    17th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament 

    Contact the Chamber to sign up a team or be an event sponsor!


    Tuesday, July 3rd at Dusk

    Crete Community Firework Display

    Location: College Heights Country Club


    Friday, August 3rd TBD

    New Educators Ice Cream Social / Business After Hours 

    Location: Red Dog Tavern

    More information to be unveiled in the coming months!


    Friday, October 5th from 5:00pm - 8:00pm 

    Swine & Wine - Pork Feed 

    Location: The Brew House  

    1206 Main Avenue

    All funds raised go towards our Crete FBLA Scholarship Fund! 

    Co-Sponsored By: Crete Chamber of Commerce and The Brew House


    Friday, October 5th - Sunday, October 7th 

    Crete's Great Pumpkin Festival 

    Location: Downtown Crete


    Thursday, October 11th from 11:45am - 1pm 

    Legislative Forum

    Location: TBD

    Co-Hosted By: State Chamber and the Crete Chamber of Commerce


    Monday, November 19th at 6pm 

    Crete Holidays' Kickoff Celebration 

    Location: TBD 


    Crete Holidays - Shop Local Promotion

    Tuesday, November 20th - Saturday, December 22nd 


    Crete Holidays' Grand Prize Drawing 

    Location: TBD



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  • Thank you to our Easter Egg-stravaganza Sponsors for your generous donations!

    Jindra Irrigation

    Culligan of Crete

    Pinnacle Bank

    Kuncl Funeral Home

    Waddell & Reed Inc. L. Sue Placek, CFP

    Casey’s General Stores

    Orscheln Farm & Home

    Crete Area Medical Center

    The Brew House

    Heath Sports & Tees

    Dairy Queen


    Nestle Purina

    Spring Creek Prairie Audubon

    Doane Athletics

    Saline Medical Specialties

    Moser Accounting

    Crete Lions Club

    Gold Star Martial Arts

    Ken’s Pharmacy

    Crete Chiropractic Center

    Doane Admissions

    POYDS Dance Company, LLC

  • 4th Annual Crete's Great Pumpkin Festival 

    Friday, October 5th - Sunday, October 7th, 2018

    First Full Weekend In October 

    Times and Schedule of Events will be posted later in 2018. 

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