NE Diplomats host 44th Passport Weekend
The Nebraska Diplomats Passport Weekend got underway Friday, September 9 at The Cornhusker, a Marriott Hotel in Lincoln with 430 eager attendees.
Master of Ceremonies Terry McMullen, Managing Director of Target Logistics Services in the Greater Omaha area and 2011 Diplomat President, moderated the 2011 CEO Roundtable on reasons for choosing Nebraska in which to do business. Panelists included Hobson Powell, Director of Search Creative Development for Yahoo! in Omaha, Chris Roth, President of Reinke Irrigation in Deshler, Jack Schreiner, President of Bruckman Rubber Co., in Hastings, and Hardy Shao, President of Worldlawn Power Equipment Inc., in Beatrice.
The Diplomats hosted representatives from Argentina, the German State of Bavaria, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Spain, United Arab Emirates, the U.S., and Vietnam.
Governor Dave Heineman presented the following Diplomats’ awards during the annual Friday evening banquet:
Diplomat of the Year Award went to Larry Johnson, President and CEO of Nebr. Trucking Assoc., in Lincoln
*Community of the Year Award went to Plattsmouth, Nebraska
Business of the Year Award went to Reinke Irrigation, in Deshler
Power-Is-In-The-Partnership Awards went to Midland University in Fremont and Gallup Inc., in Omaha
The 2011 Banquet also marked the induction of the following new Diplomats:
• Fairbury—Fred Arnold, Canning Truck
• Grand Island—Jay Kaspar, Insur, Inc.
• Holdrege—Roger Allmand, Allmand Bros., Inc.
• Lincoln—Sally Clayshulte, Bayer CropScience; Amanda Medcalf, WLA Consulting, Inc.
• Omaha—Christopher Hoyme, Jackson Lewis LLP; Gregory Key, The Weitz Company; David Mayer, Koley Jessen P.C. LLO; Paul Plofchan, Pfizer Inc.; Ryan Sevcik, Koley Jessen P.C. LLO
• Stuart—Donald Schmaderer, The Tri-County Bank
• York—Arnie Kopcho, Community Title Company
With a membership of more than 360 business executives and community leaders, the Nebraska Diplomats Inc. is the largest economic development organization in Nebraska.
Plattsmouth Public Library
The new computers have been installed at the library. The library is still working out some bugs, so staff asks for your patience during this time.
click here for virtual tour
Call owner 402-960-6421
Due to the flooding in Plattsmouth,
the Recycling Trailer
can be found in the North parking lot of
Rhylander Park. (By the baseball fields)
Community Sustaining Sponsors 2011