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Re-Discover BUILD!
This is an exciting time for our little City of Louisville Nebraska!

The next 7 or 8 years, should be truly remarkable.

All you need to do is look at the new water tower on the horizon, or the multi-million dollar highway projects that are underway or are soon to begin, and our full Main Street business district to get that feeling we are headed the right direction!

We are very fortunate to have the smart, hard working and dedicated people we have running the show at City Hall.

You don't have to look very far, for examples of communities that are not as fortunate as we are in there local Government.
Be thankful for our Mayor Dave, Our City Council and their Staff: Dan, Dee, Randy, Larry and Jack. Simply the best!

B.U.I.L.D. stands for "Businesses United In Louisville's Development" and it is an organization of the business owners of Louisville, NE.
This group was originally founded by Lynn Berner-Smith as an outgrowth of the renovation to Main Street in summer of 2000.

BUILD President, Terri Scholting announced at the June Meeting,
(Click Here to read BUILD Meeting Minutes )
a special effort to bring new and fresh energy into the group beginning with the July Meeting entitled Re-Discover BUILD

Next Tuesday Morning at the Senior Center we will have our Re-Discover BUILD meeting and all active members have been given the responsibility of bringing one new, or inactive member to this meeting.

President Scholting has announced that Membership, and participation in the various exciting Action Committees will be opened for the first time to anyone that wants to participate, and contribute their ideas and energy.

This is a major change, as previously Membership had been denied to anyone that was not a Louisville Business Owner. This is an exciting opportunity if you have an interest in playing a role in the Future of Louisville Economic Development.

Here is the message from President Scholting:

Just a reminder that BUILD will be holding it's "REDISCOVER BUILD" Meeting on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at 7:15AM for refreshments, meeting formally begins at 7:30AM.
Location: Senior Center.

Due to the Independence Day/Holiday this meeting is a week later than we normally meet.
Be sure to remember to bring along either a member who has not attended a meeting for a while or a person who may be interested in joining our group. It can be anyone!
Each person is being "challenged" to bring at least one person/guest.
C'mon folks! Help us out here! We really need everyone to participate!

Please let me know if you have any questions,

Have a Safe & Happy 4th of July!

Terri Scholting
B-U-I-L-D President

For those of you that are unfamiliar with BUILD; it is divided into 5 Action Committees to allow people with different interests, and different talents to participate in ways that are meaningful, and satisfying to each individual.
These are the Committees:

Chair: Carla Knott. Active Members include Rod Little, Jeanne Anderson, Mitch Wendlandt and Kevin Hall.

The Welcome Committee is responsible for maintaining and delivering the Welcome Basket to all new residents in our area. The Welcome Basket is intended to show Louisville Hospitality and acquaint new area residents with municipal and business services that are available to them. The area includes Louisville, South Bend, Cedar Creek, & Manley.
Welcome Committee needs basket items from the following businesses: Ash Grove, First Christian Church, Good Times, Havenmakers, Louisville Antiques/Bird House, Louisville Family Dental, OPPD, Physician Clinic, Snow Dog Printing, Style Shoppe, Taylor Quick Pik.

EVENTS COMMITTEE: Chair: Nancy McManis. Active Members include Betty Bridges, Linda Grunewald, Dee Arias, Steve Sherman, Dr. Jason Rohrs, Ken and Nancy Kratky.

The Events committee is responsible for planning and coordinating special events in Louisville. Responsibility extends to and includes but is not limited to recruiting, engaging and coordinating with other groups in town such as the JayCees, the City Council, various Civic Groups, etc. Responsible to create and maintain a Community Events Calendar.

PRESENTATION COMMITTEE: Chair: Joan Payne. Active Members include Barnita Williams.

The Presentation Committee is responsible for coordinating and improving the physical appearance and image of Main Street Louisville. The Presentation Committee will coordinate with any and all groups that display in any manner on Mainstreet to insure consistency with seasonal themes and programs through out the year. Responsibility extends to and includes but is not limited to signage, banners, business fronts and facades, etc.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE: Chair: John Plucknett. Active Members include Todd Ray, Dee Arias, Bob Copple, Irina Harrington, & Joe Pittack.

This committee is responsible for promoting and coordinating economic development efforts and initiatives within Louisville and the surrounding areas.Responsibility extends to and includes but is not limited to: Roads, CRA, LB 840 funds, EDGE, business recruitment, business retention, as well as communication with other County and State Economic Development Groups.

MARKETING COMMITTEE: Chair: Lexie Scholting. Active Members include Postmaster Allison Gifford, USPS, and Mike Krambeck, Krambeck Photography.

The Marketing Committee is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive Marketing Plan that will create an enduring positive perception of Louisville as a desirable community for family and/or business location.
Marketing shall specifically target the greater Omaha and Lincoln and Council Bluffs areas. Responsibility extends to and includes but is not limited to: Planning, Budgeting and implementing Advertising, and coordinating with local business and active groups such as the JayCees, the City Council and other BUILD Committees.

Are expected to provide leadership and coordination for their committees, develop submit and maintain an annual budget, and communicate with the group as a whole. They are to present their status and goals once monthly at the General Membership Meeting.

Click Here to See Current BUILD Membership

Louisville Interactive
Last week, we introduced a new way for you to communicate with the BUILD group, and in turn the city your ideas about the future of Louisville. We had a remarkable response and we would like to try it again in an expanded survey.

Please Pass This Survey Around To Friends and Neighbors! The first survey, produced some very interesting, and surprising results so we are expanding it and asking you to take another whack at it. We are looking for trends, and it is interesting the things that are starting to appear!

All comments will be saved, reviewed and considered, so this is your chance to say what you think! We will post summary results, but not individual responses.

Take The New Survey http://www.b-u-i-l-d.com/talk_to_build.htm

Classified Ads
We made a couple changes to the Classified Section, and the popularity of this section has grown dramatically! You can now add a digital photo of whatever it is you have for sale.
Anyways the classified section, is now the most frequently visited section of the website, so get out there and sell something! Click HERE!

Anybody in Louisville can contribute a story..
 or a Guest Editorial on pretty much any subject by Clicking HERE:

http://www.louisvillenebraska.com/news/submit.htm and typing the story in the little box.
This represents access to about 430 of our neighbors, and you don't have to pay to get your message to the Community. (message must be approved by the Cat however)

Join Club Louisville
Be sure and check out all the Local Discussion by going to: Click Here:> http://www.louisvillenebraska.com/discus/ and clicking on "Last Week" the top left hand side of your screen.

Hey, Life is Better Here!
If you are among the geographically challenged that happen to live somewhere else...
Come and Join Us! Easy as 1, 2, 3..... 4
Select a lot in our new Subdivision, drive down and check it out,
get a loan, build a house then buy some firewood!
you too can experience the Better Life!

Computer John

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