NGage News
Annual Investor Meeting & Banquet

On February 28, 2023 we held our annual investor meeting and banquet. It was an honor to host Governor, Jim Pillen as our guest speaker for the banquet. Thank you to all other dignitaries and members in attendance. We would like to thank our 2022 NGage Board as well as welcoming Heath Stewart to our 2023 board of directors.

Board Strategic Planning 

In March our board and staff worked to develop our strategies for NGage in the next 3 years.
Five to Thrive

In order for a community to thrive, it must meet five indicators for every age group. Those five indicators are: live, learn, work, play, and connect In what areas do we meet these indicators? In what areas do we need to improve? These are questions that we’ll be asking ourselves to direct our goals and scope of work in 2023.
NGage Community Updates
Manufacturing Day for Johnson County Central and Tri-County.
NGage worked with area schools to coordinate a Spring Manufacturing Day in which 94 kids attended. There was a range of 7-12th graders that came and toured Beatrice manufacturers.
NGage worked with the SBA to provide a Business Start-Up 101 workshop.
NGage hosted the Small Business Administration to come present a Starting a Business 101 workshop. We had 12 registrations for this educational opportunity.
Kinney Manufacturing continues to grow in Beatrice Industrial Park
"Kinney Manufacturing came to Beatrice in 2018 and has been expanding since with the purchase of three other local industrial businesses. Randy and Debby Kinney both grew up on family farms in northeast Nebraska. They married in 1991 and spent time working for different companies in Louisiana, Texas, and Kansas. They returned to Lincoln in 2005."

Read more about this here!
NGage is working with Beatrice Public Schools to plan a job/career fair for high school students on April 28th, 2023! The job fair will go from approximately 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. This event provides a great opportunity to help fill part-time, full-time, and seasonal positions. While also allowing high school students to explore different career pathways and helping efforts to grow and retain our future workforce.
What's that building?
719 Market St.
Did you know about this opportunity for a build to suit office building? It is located at the corner of 8th and Market St. Beatrice, Nebraska.

Find more information about leasing this available building on our website!
What we're reading
Suzy's Sweets & More is a full service bakery

Walking into Suzy's Sweets and More in Adams seems like going to visit a friend. Suzy Ruyle greets most everyone by their first name and talks to them about their family or their weekend plans before asking them what they would like to try...

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Papa B's has a unique special every Saturday

Papa B's in Blue Springs offers a unique atmosphere in a small town with good food. Since opening in mid-August 2022, they've served people from the area and guests who come specifically to eat at Papa B's. Owner Steve Borgman said he bought and...

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Exmark launching new products

Exmark Manufacturing is well ingrained in Gage County as both a mower manufacturer and a company that gives back to its community. And the company has no plans to slow down in 2023, with new products on the horizon and another year of community...

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UNL Report Shows Success of Business Innovation Act

A new report by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Bureau of Business Research shows a strong return on investment from the State's Business Innovation Act (BIA) programs. The report analyzed the overall economic impact BIA programs...

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NGage Staff
Rachel Kreikemeier
Executive Director
Megan Wicht
Marketing Coordinator