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Palmer Public School

Area Churches

St. John’s Lutheran Church
502 Utica St – 308-894-3545

United Methodist Church
1012 Commercial St – 308-894-3045

Wesleyan Church
802 Omega St – 308-894-8345

Palmer Bible Fellowship
812 Commercial St

First Church of Christ
515 Stanwick Ave

Zion Lutheran Church
1653 Worms Rd,
St. Libory, NE – 308-687-6314

Employment

Real Estate

Ruby Sciuga

Century 21 Da-Ly Realty

Cell 315-374-8988

 

Realtor.com

 

Zillow.com

 

Area Businesses

Branding Iron Cafe

914 Commercial St. - (308) 894-2700

Brooks Tasa Carpentry

(308) 750-6895

Firehouse Repair

1006 Commercial St. - (308) 894-3000

The Pinnacle Agency

912 Commercial St. - (308) 894-2085

Pinnacle Bank

912 Commercial St. - (308) 894-2085

Palmer Veterinary Clinic

2484 61A Spur Rd. - (308) 894-5125

Triple E Signs & More

2471 61A Spur Rd. - (308) 894-5605

Triple E Enterprises LLC

2471 61A Spur Rd. - (308) 894-5605

It's in the Details

384 12th Ave. - (308) 850-3540

Dubs Pub

913 Commercial St. - (308) 894-9028

Kunze Repair

901 Commercial St. - (308) 894-5145

Dave's Do It Best

904 Commercial St. - (308) 894-2125

Blauhorn Law

902 Commercial St. - (308) 894-9050

Volunteering

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Emergency Medical Technician Squad & Fire Department 

Individuals that wish to be on the EMT squad first need to take the required basic training and then pass an exam to become certified. Currently there are fourteen Emergency Medical Service volunteers on the Palmer Rescue Squad.

Palmer Economic Development Group

The Palmer Economic Development Group is open to all Palmer residents wishing to boost economic growth in the community. Meetings are held to discuss upcoming events and to brainstorm other viable options to aid in economic development efforts. The Palmer Economic Development Group is currently working to acquire property located along the old rail lines that are being removed as they are no longer in use. The Palmer Economic Development Group is also working on an economic development plan & activities, which will eventually lead to the creation of a General Redevelopment Plan.

Palmer Community Club

The Palmer Community Club is a volunteer organization that helps with the promotion and success of the Fall Festival, Old Fashioned Christmas, and other smaller events and happenings in the community. Without the volunteers that participate in Palmer Community Club the overall success of vital local celebrations would not be possible.   palmercommunityclub@gmail.com

Youth Athletics

Palmer has a youth baseball and youth softball teams. Volunteers can be coaches, help prepare for practices and meets/games, be referees, and/or work the concession stands. The baseball and softball teams begin practice in April and go through the beginning of August.

Booster Club

The Booster Club is a volunteer group of parents of school athletes. The parents sell Palmer Tigers merchandise at games to raise money for the school’s athletic programs.

Red Cross Blood Drives

Blood drives are coordinated by the local Methodist church and the Red Cross. Red Cross Bloodmobile The Bloodmobile comes to Alma multiple times a year. Volunteers collaborate with Red Cross staff to set up, check in blood donors, escort donors to available blood donation stations, and make & serve food to the donors and workers.

Merrick County 4-H

Merrick County 4-H utilizes volunteer adult mentors for kids participating in the various 4-H activities. These volunteer mentors work with the children and encourage them to take on proactive leadership roles.

Financing & Business Resources

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Emergency Medical Technician Squad & Fire Department 

Individuals that wish to be on the EMT squad first need to take the required basic training and then pass an exam to become certified. Currently there are fourteen Emergency Medical Service volunteers on the Palmer Rescue Squad.

Palmer Economic Development Group

The Palmer Economic Development Group is open to all Palmer residents wishing to boost economic growth in the community. Meetings are held to discuss upcoming events and to brainstorm other viable options to aid in economic development efforts. The Palmer Economic Development Group is currently working to acquire property located along the old rail lines that are being removed as they are no longer in use. The Palmer Economic Development Group is also working on an economic development plan & activities, which will eventually lead to the creation of a General Redevelopment Plan.

Palmer Community Club

The Palmer Community Club is a volunteer organization that helps with the promotion and success of the Fall Festival, Old Fashioned Christmas, and other smaller events and happenings in the community. Without the volunteers that participate in Palmer Community Club the overall success of vital local celebrations would not be possible.   palmercommunityclub@gmail.com

Youth Athletics

Palmer has a youth baseball and youth softball teams. Volunteers can be coaches, help prepare for practices and meets/games, be referees, and/or work the concession stands. The baseball and softball teams begin practice in April and go through the beginning of August.

Booster Club

The Booster Club is a volunteer group of parents of school athletes. The parents sell Palmer Tigers merchandise at games to raise money for the school’s athletic programs.

Red Cross Blood Drives

Blood drives are coordinated by the local Methodist church and the Red Cross. Red Cross Bloodmobile The Bloodmobile comes to Alma multiple times a year. Volunteers collaborate with Red Cross staff to set up, check in blood donors, escort donors to available blood donation stations, and make & serve food to the donors and workers.

Merrick County 4-H

Merrick County 4-H utilizes volunteer adult mentors for kids participating in the various 4-H activities. These volunteer mentors work with the children and encourage them to take on proactive leadership roles.

LOCAL FINANCING OPTIONS

Pinnacle Bank

(308) 894-2085 Business owners can work with the local Pinnacle Bank to secure a loan for operating costs, building acquisition, and other various business needs. https://www.pinnbank.com/contact/find-a-branch/912-commercial-street

Tax Increment Financing

The Village recently passed their Blight Study, formed a CDA, and when they formally adopt a General Redevelopment Plan, they will be eligible to utilize TIF.

REGIONAL FINANCING OPTIONS

South Central Economic Development District, Inc. (SCEDD)

Executive Director: Sharon Hueftle, (308) 455-4770, email: sharonh@scedd.us SCEDD has a revolving loan fund available for eligible small businesses in the District, to which Palmer and Merrick County belongs. http://www.scedd.us/
Center for Rural Affairs /Rural Enterprise Assistance Program (REAP) – South Central Region Loan Specialist: Dena Beck, (308) 528-0060, email: denab@cfra.org REAP offers the financing option of micro-loans to eligible businesses.

United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA RD)

Business Programs Specialist: Bill Sheppard, (402) 371-5350 ext. 104, email: Bill.Sheppard@ne.usda.gov The financial programs offered by USDA RD promote economic development through loans to businesses provided through banks, credit unions, and community-managed lending pools.

Central Community College

SBI Coordinator: Don Hulme, (402) 461-2461, email: hhulme@cccneb.edu Central Community College established the Small Business Institute to provide financial assistance to aid in the startup of a new business and to provide loan funding to existing businesses.

Nebraska Enterprise Fund

(402) 685-5500, email: nef@nebbiz.org Nebraska Enterprise Fund provides various lending options to small and micro-businesses to support their capital needs and growth. These programs include: direct lending, GAP
financing, invoice financing, loan guarantees, and intermediary lending.

Small Business Administration

Nebraska District Office, (402) 221-4691, email: michael.foutch@sba.gov Small Business Administration provides the following funding opportunities: general small business loans, disaster loans, microloans, real estate & equipment loans.

Nebraska Economic Development Corporation

Loan Officer: Will Sailors, (402) 483-4622, email: will@nedcoloans.org Provides assistance with SBA 504 loans to small business owners in Nebraska. These loans can help finance new infrastructures and repair existing establishments.

 

BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL ASSISTANCE

South Central Economic Development District, Inc. (SCEDD)

Executive Director: Sharon Hueftle, (308) 455-4770, email: sharonh@scedd.us SCEDD staff provides technical support to businesses in all phases of development, including business start-up, business expansion or retention, or business succession.

Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED)

Business Development Consultant/Central Region: Kelly Gewecke, (308) 627-3151, email: kelly.gewecke@nebraska.gov DED is the official lead economic development agency for Nebraska. The Business Development Division provides direct assistance to businesses, while also providing assistance to communities with business and economic development programs and recruiting businesses to the state. https://opportunity.nebraska.gov/start-your-business/ https://opportunity.nebraska.gov/expand-your-business/ https://opportunity.nebraska.gov/move-your-business/

University of Nebraska

Lincoln Extension – (308) 946-3843 UNL Extension offers connections to resource providers for business assistance. The Community Vitality Initiative is a UNL Extension program that focuses on working with resource providers and programs to help grow businesses. https://epd.unl.edu/county.php?county_fips_id=121

Nebraska Business Development Center

Business Consultant: Sara Bennett, (308) 382-9210, email:  bennettsa2@unk.edu Nebraska Business Development Center provides technical assistance for businesses through financial planning, aiding in the development of loan applications and proposals to various funding sources, completing business plans, and many other vital services that promote economic growth. https://www.unomaha.edu/nebraska-business-development-center/index.php

Center for Rural Affairs /Rural Enterprise Assistance Program (REAP)

South Central Region Loan Specialist: Dena Beck, (308) 528-0060, email: denab@cfra.org Through business training, technical assistance, and networking, REAP strengthens rural communities through small, self-employed business development. http://www.cfra.org/reap

United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA RD)

Business Programs Specialist: Bill Sheppard, (402) 371-5350 ext. 104, email: Bill.Sheppard@ne.usda.gov USDA RD offers technical assistance and information to help agricultural producers and cooperatives start their businesses and improve the overall effectiveness of their operations. https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/programs-services-businesses

Nebraska Enterprise Fund

(402) 685-5500, email: nef@nebbiz.org Nebraska Enterprise Fund provides business acceleration training, business acumen workshops, and one-on-one mentoring with cash flow analysis, market planning, and business planning. http://nebbiz.org/business-resources/training-and-mentoring

Small Business Administration

Nebraska District Office, (402) 221-4691, email: michael.foutch@sba.gov Small Business Administration assists with business planning, launching a business, business management, and business expansion. https://www.sba.gov/business-guide

GROW Nebraska

(308) 493-5394 Grow Nebraska provides business training, technical assistance, promotion, and access to markets. Grow Nebraska also provides free training that is open to the public and is known as Third Thursday Training. Grow Nebraska also hosts the MarkeTech Conference to inform attendees of how to integrate marketing and technology into their business strategy. http://www.grownebraska.org/about-us/awards-and-accomplishments/grow-nebraska-serves/

SCORE Central Nebraska

(402) 817-3822 SCORE provides business assistance for startups, current businesses, or business owners looking to transition out/retire. Business owners are paired with a mentor to receive business advice. SCORE also hosts workshops covering topics from marketing, finance and accounting, management, and more. SCORE also provides free tools to business owners that vary from local business templates, guides, current blogs, and other various resource tools. https://centralnebraska.score.org/

Women’s Business Center

Monica Braun, (402-687-2100), email: monicab@cfra.org The Women’s Business Center is part of REAP. The Women’s Business Center provides specialists that provide training and outreach to rural women entrepreneurs. Other services provided include connecting to resources to launch a business, business expansion, and getting into the global marketplace. https://www.cfra.org/reap/wbc

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