Yearly Events

Home and Leisure Show, McCook, NE

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 award is to encourage and recognize outstanding performance in education, with special emphasis on motivating students to reach their highest potential. Nominations for the award are open to active and certified teachers, administrators, counselors and coaches in public and religious schools offering K-12 classes. 

Jamie Mockry, Executive Director or the McCook Area Chamber of Commerce, presents Shelly Sehnert the 2017 Educator of the Year award. The award was established by Allen Strunk, former publisher/owner of the McCook Daily Gazette.
(Lorri Sughroue/McCook Gazette)

Chamber 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, Chamber annual car show, and more!

Color Me Crazy Run - July

Young Professionals 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 while 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.