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

Angie Horine


4th Street Salon

Melanie Buehler

Vice President

Jones Group

Cassandra Tomsen


Minden Exchange Bank

Chelsey Oltman


American Foods Group

George Sinsel

Cozy Corner Catering, Christmas, Cocktails & Creating

Jeanne Jons

4th Street Salon

Cassidy Lupkes

Cassidy's Daycare

Jadia Crowell

Bloomin' Wild Images

Sally Jurgensmier

Sculptures by Sally

Dr. Cade Craig

Kearney County Health Services

Kim Snavely

State Farm

Shelba Peters

Pizza Hut

Kathi Bradley

Color Street Stylist & Non-Profit Owner

Heather Riggleman

Executive Director

We want to welcome Board members who are new in 2023 including:

Jeanne Jons

Jeanne has been a long-time member of the Minden community. She is a previous board member who stays involved with the Christmas Traditions Committee. Jeanne currently sits on the Minden Community Players Board of Directors and is often found on stage at the Minden Opera House. She works at 4th Street Salon, is married to Jerry.

George Sinsel

George is a Minden native with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. George worked as Assistant Manager for WIlks True Value in Kearney before opening "The Corner Cafe" with his wife. In February 2022, after struggling with staffing for both cafe and catering, they decided to close the cafe and offer catering only and opened the Christmas Store in late May. Owning your own business is both amazing and stressful at the same time. George believes the Chamber is important in helping businesses in our community and is excited to be part of that.

Cassidy Lupkes

Cassidy was born and raised in Minden. She is married to Curt Lupkes and has 2 kids and 2 granddaughters. She is the 10-year owner/operator of Cassidy's Playhouse and in-home daycare. Her daycare is a Chamber member and she understands the importance of a Chamber in a community of this size.

Kathi Bradley

Kathi has lived in Minden for the past 15 years. Originally from Kearney and married to Josh Bradley, they have 4 children (Brandon, Chayce, Caden & Gracelyn). Kathi homeschools and works full-time for Simplot Grower Solutions in the Distribution area of Innvictis. She also runs a non-profit 501c3 that supports all the schools in the county and is a second-year owner of a small home-based business called Color Street. She loves being involved in the community and serving in any capacity to our little town.

Shelba Peters

Shelba has been in Minden for 2 years, taking over as manager of Pizza Hut. Originally from Broken Bow, she has embraced the community and desires to be more involved. Recently married, Shelba enjoys baking and spending time with her "fur kids."

Jadia Crowell

Jadia Crowell is a mom to 4 tiny humans, two boxer dogs, and 3 ragdoll cats. She is the face behind the lens of her camera and owns Bloomin' Wild Imagery. She is full of creative ideas to help grow and celebrate our community. Her favorite holiday happens to be Christmas and she can't wait to help with our Christmas Festivities.

Heather Riggleman

Our Executive Director

Heather Riggleman has been our Chamber Executive Director since the summer of 2022. She is a former, award-winning journalist and author with a strong background in social media and public relations. She brings a lot to the Chamber in terms of her knowledge, experience, organization, and enthusiasm! She is married to her high school sweetheart Chris of 24 years and they have three kids, a few cats, and lots of chickens.

When she isn’t busy at the Chamber, she can be found on Riggleman Homestead hanging out with her crew, homeschooling her kids, or attending Minden football games. 

The family moved to Minden three years ago from Kearney, and they love being a part of the community here. Fun fact: She managed to survive living in a camper for four months with her kids, cats, and husband while they waited for their home to be completed.

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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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