About The Chamber

We are for you.

Our

mission

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.

Who

we are

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.

What

we do

Our Board of Directors

Melanie Buehler

President

Cassidy Lupkes

Vice President

Cassandra Tomsen

Secretary

Chelsey Oltman

Treasurer

Angie Horine

Vacant

TBD

Jeanne Jons

Jadia Crowell

Sally Jurgensmier

Currently vacant

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.

TBD

In filling a board vacancy, this member will be serving until December 2025 to help fulfil the Chamber's goals and more!

Vacant

Our Executive Director

We are currently looking for someone who is passionate about Minden and can oversee all functions of the office and the organization. While the majority of the
functions of the Chamber are carried out by the volunteer base, the Executive Director serves as 
coordinator,advisor and member advocate.

Who are

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:

Technology

Recreation/ Entertainment

Ag/Irrigation

Jewelry/Floral/ Gifts

Attorneys

Antiques/Art

Construction

Automotive

Childcare

Banking/Finance

Nursing Home Care

Real Estate/ Auctions

Medical/Dental

Plumbing/ Electrical

Hair Care

Food/Drinks

Photography

Funeral Services

Lawn Care

Individual community members

Lodging

Manufacturing

Accounting

Insurance

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PO Box 375
325 N Colorado Ave
Minden, NE 68959

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