April 2020 Updates
Seneca Area Chamber & Downtown Impact

Thank you all for continuing to shop local and be a bright spot in our community.

Kylee Luckeroth
Executive Director. Seneca Area Chamber & Downtown Impact
A few notes about the Paycheck Protection Program:
 It's main purpose is to provide businesses with funding to continue to pay their employees even if their doors are closed or have fear that they may have to close their doors. This program is being implemented through financial institutions, all of our local Seneca banks are SBA Approved Lenders, please contact your financial institution to inquire and apply.
Questions? Contact the Seneca Area Chamber & Downtown Impact at senecaimpact@gmail.com
Here is a list of websites with helpful information and links to resources.

Kansas Together
This site is intended to be a one-stop resource for Kansas families and business owners seeking quick access to the information and tools they need to navigate and mitigate the impact of coronavirus in our state.
In collaboration with Governor Kelly, the Kansas Legislature, community leaders and Kansans all across this state, we are partners in protecting the health and safety and future of the people of Kansas.

Department of Labor (DOL)
The U.S. Department of Labor has resources to help workers and employers prepare for the COVID-19 virus, including the effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act and job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Wage questions can be asked at: 866-487-9243

Offering services virtually. Customers can call 316-771-6800 or access the chat feature on   Kansasworks.com

Unemployment for Individuals
Where to file for Unemployment

Resources for Employers

Be safe and stay healthy!

News from the STEP Foundation:
STEP Announces Spring 2020 Grant Recipient

The STEP Foundation Board of Directors has announced recipients for the first-round of 2020 grants. The grants are awarded for charitable purposes to enhance and improve the quality of life for the residents of Nemaha County. Requests totaled $10,400 for this round of grants, and the STEP Foundation awarded $4,000. 
Centralia Schools will be receiving an award of $4,000 from the Glen J. Meyer Advisory Fund to replace the playground border and mulch with an 8-inch rubber border and rubber mulch. Larry Glatczak, principal, shared in the grant application that “the Centralia Schools playground has been deteriorating for some time now. The current playground equipment was installed in 1998, and the school has added different equipment throughout the years. The plastic pipe border around the playground is worn and has passed its useful life. Also, the rubber mulch inside the playground is deteriorating and washing away. When completed, the playground will be safer as the mulch will stay within the playground and around the equipment. By adding the border, the mulch will stay inside the perimeter of the playground and make the appearance much more attractive and safer for kids to play on.”
Grants are awarded twice a year through the STEP Foundation, with the next deadline being July 15, 2020. For current applications and more information, visit www.nemahastep.org or contact Tory Jost at 785-294-0312. For the latest updates, like and follow STEP on Facebook. 

The  Big Kansas Road Trip  has been postponed until September 10 - 13, 2020

If you have questions or need help don't hesitate to reach out to us either on Facebook, email (senecaimpact@gmail.com),
or call (785-336-1313)
Visit: my2020census.gov to participate today!

Please r each Wendi at  census@lkm.org  if you have questions.
Mission Statement:
Seneca Area Chamber/SDI is dedicated to promoting, encouraging and improving the business, civic, historical and cultural vitality for the Seneca area; to create a vibrant, environmentally sound, thriving and economically strong community.
Diamond Members:
Platinum Members:
◆ Highland Community College Western Center
◆ United Bank & Trust

Gold Members:
◆ J-Six Enterprises, LLC
◆ Ag Partners COOP 
◆ Stallbaumer Lumber

Silver Members:
 1st Heritage Bank
36 Alleys
AHRS Construction
Air Med Care Network
Altenhofen Inn & Suites
Audio Unlimited
B & T Contracting
Blue Valley Tele-Comm.
Bruna Implement Co.
Buggy Days
Casey's General Store
Capture Photography
Chad Baker - Farm Bureau Financial Services
China Restaurant
CJ Foods, Inc.
CMT DeSigns
Cornerstone Coffee Haus
Doug Heiman - Shelter Insurance
Durland Auto Parts
Eisenbarth Plumbing
Elk State Bank
Freddy's Pizza Palace
G & R Printing
Galloway, Wiegers, & Brinegar, PA
Gatehouse Media
Hammes Trucking
Haug Communications
Heinen Brothers Agra Service
Heinen True Value & Just Ask Rentals
Helena Chemical Co.
Henry's Liquor & Deli
Heritage Real Estate
Heritage Tractor
Honeyman Ford
Invisor Financial
Jeff Russell - Edward Jones Investments
Jerry Nolte - Farmers Union Insurance
Kanza Mental Health & Guidance
Kickhaefer & Buessing, PA
Kirby Schmelzle - Knights of Columbus Insurance
Kneaded Uniquely Massage
Koch and Company
Kramer Enterprises
K-State Extension Office Meadowlark District
Lauer-Love Funeral Home Life Care Center of Seneca
Liz's Bridal and 
Formal Wear
Log Cabin Service & Café
Lori's Café
McDonald's of Seneca
Medial Arts Pharmacy
Mitchell Appliance
Nancy Gafford
Navrat's Office Products
Nemaha Country Training Center (NCTC)
Nemaha County Abstract & Title Company
Nemaha County 
Historical Society
Nemaha Valley Community Hospital
Nemaha Valley Motors
O'Keefe Law Office
Oakley Place of Seneca
Picture This
Rainbow Communications
Ray's Applemarket
RE Jorgenson, Inc.
Rolling Hills Realty
S&S Automotive
Saylor Insurance
SBS Insurance
Schendel Pest Control
Schmitz Drive Thru 
Liquor & Deli
Sheer Expressions Salon
Seneca Florist
Seneca Free Library
Seneca Furniture
Seneca Housing Authority
Seneca Ready Mix
Seneca Theater
Seneca Variety
Seneca Vet Clinic
Seneca Wholesale
Silver Creek Capital, LLC
Soul Provider
Spanky's Bar & Grill
Spring Creek Golf Course
Starlite Motel
Strategic Impact Advisors
Sts. Peter & Paul School
Sure Crop
Suther Building Supply
Sweet Peas Bakery
Teresa's Styling & 
Tanning Salon
The American Legion
The Courier-Tribune
The Market Greenhouse
The Shoe Center
The STEP Foundation
The Willows Restaurant
Tom Hilbert - State Farm
USD 115 Nemaha Central
Washburn Small Business Development Center
Water Conditioning 
of Seneca
Whittaker Eye Associates
Young Backhoe & Trenching