Chamber Sponsored & Co-Sponsored Events
Together we all accomplish more. The Chamber sponsors, co-sponsors, and assists in many activities and projects for the McCook area businesses and community throughout the year. Helping to promote our member business' opportunity to succeed. Most events are open to the public and members can receive discounts on some event fees.
Annual Banquet - January
Chamber members and community leaders enjoy an evening of entertainment and celebration of the accomplishments from the past year.
- State of the Chamber Address
- Award Recipients Recognized
Home & Leisure Show - March
Due to low attendance numbers, the Chamber Board has voted to take a break from organizing the Home Show for 2016. Check back with us for updates in the future for new events.
- Helping Showcase Businesses for Over 25 Years
- Drawings for Give Aways
- Free Will Donation for Admission
Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon - April
A lunch provided to all our volunteers for their selfless acts of service at chamber activities and events throughout the year.
Teacher Appreciation - May
The Chamber gives all the McCook teachers a candy treat each year to thank them for their contribution and to support their value to our community.
McCook Area Educator Award - May
The McCook Area Educator Award is presented annually to an area K-12 educator along with a monetary stipend. The Chamber Education Committee chooses the recipient based on information given by the person making the nomination and with additional info from the candidate after they have been told of their nomination. It is a way to recognize educators who truly are "special educators" and are having a significant impact on students.
Linda Wood, representing the McCook Area Chamber of Commerce, presents Les Roggenkamp the 2016 Educator of the Year award on Thursday, April 28, 2016. The award was established by Allen Strunk, former publisher/owner of the McCook Daily Gazette.
(Lorri Sughroue/McCook Gazette)
Chamber Crazy Days Golf Tournament
A one day golf tournament to support the Chamber with all the events that we provide for our members and the community..
Crazy Days - July
Don't miss this fun annual event and enjoy great savings. Three big days of super savings from your local retailers.
Color Me Crazy Run - July
Young Professional's Group Saturday morning Color 5K Run to help with their scholarship program.
Heritage Days Celebration - September
Our largest annual celebration, held the last weekend of September, features a weekend of activities for the whole family. Enjoy a craft fair, entertainment in Norris Park and the Heritage Day’s Parade.
New Teachers Breakfast - September
A welcome to new area educators to show appreciation and support as they begin their teaching career in southwest Nebraska.
Halloween Parade - October
This event is co-sponsored with the McCook Gazette. The annual parade encourages participants to trick or treat through downtown McCook and Halloween bags are given out.
Christmas Light Parade - December
Co-sponsored with High Plains Radio to kick-off the Christmas season with a "Light Up the Bricks" light parade, refreshments, and Santa Claus Lane.
Retail Christmas Promotion - December
The Marketing Committee plans and coordinates a promotion that will work best for our retail members as well as the community as a whole. Working together to bring business to McCook and surrounding areas during the holiday season.