About The Chamber

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The Minden Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization committed to advancing the economic, commercial, industrial, professional, civic, and cultural interests and general welfare of the City of Minden, Nebraska, and its trade area. We are proud to be a part of Minden’s past and will continue to work toward its bright future.


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Established in 1942, the Minden Chamber is a diverse group of businesses and individuals working together to create a vibrant and thriving community right here in Central Nebraska!

We offer a range of programs and services designed to help our members grow their  businesses, connect with other business leaders, and give back to our community.

As the voice of the local business community, the Chamber is dedicated to advocating for policies that support a strong and healthy local economy. Whether working with local government, state and federal agencies, or other organizations, the Chamber is always working to promote the interests of our members and the wider business community.


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Our Board of Directors

Melanie Buehler


Cassidy Lupkes

Vice President

Cassandra Tomsen


Chelsey Oltman


Angie Horine

Emily Young

Farm Bureau

Jeanne Jons

Jadia Crowell

Sally Jurgensmier

Kathi Bradley

Color Street Stylist & Non-Profit Owner

Shelba Peters

Chelsey Jensen

Minden Public School

Lindsay Buechler

Independent Marketing Consultant

Josh Jorgensen

We want to welcome Board members who are new in 2024 including:

Lindsay Buechler

Lindsay has a passion for community development and brings a wealth of experience in designing and executing marketing strategies for non-profit organizations. She currently serves on the Minden Booster Club, CLJMS Parent Advisory Committee, Teammates Mentor, and the Kearney County Health Services Fund.

Chelsey Jensen

Chelsey is the current Principal at CL Jones Middle School in Minden. Her and her husband have 2 children. A proud University of Nebraska at Omaha alumni, Chelsey has a vast experience working with students from ages 3 through 21. Originally from Syracuse, Nebraska, she knows and appreciates the value of raising a family in a small-town atmosphere. Minden has felt like home immediately and there is a strong send of belonging within the community. Her and her family are proud to be Minden Whippets!

Michael Krings

In a growing attempt to work closely with the City of Minden, City Administrator, Michael Krings, is an official member of the Chamber's Board of Directors. His past experience with the Hastings Chamber of Commerce is invaluable to help plan events and make Minden a town people are proud to live in and excited to visit.

Josh Jorgensen

Our Executive Director

Josh was born and raised in Minden. He grew up working in the family business and on the family farm.  

After working in the collegiate athletics field in many different capacities at many different places, he came home, and took over the family farm in 2019. 

Along with volunteering at Whippet games and working alongside his family (wife-Angela, son-Duke, daughter-Dallas) on the farm, he is eager to see where he can help businesses in the Director role.

His experience, education (B.S.,M.S., D.B.A.), and energy, makes him a great fit to work with the Chamber members.

Josh will be in the Chamber office Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8am to Noon.

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Our Members

Our members are made up of a diverse group of businesses, individuals, and organizations. Some of the industries represented by our members are as follows:


Recreation/ Entertainment


Jewelry/Floral/ Gifts







Nursing Home Care

Real Estate/ Auctions


Plumbing/ Electrical

Hair Care



Funeral Services

Lawn Care

Individual community members





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PO Box 375
325 N Colorado Ave
Minden, NE 68959

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