Inside the Tourism Industry – Pt 2

Follow along as we go inside the tourism industry in Buffalo County. Today we are taking a closer look inside our office here at the Kearney Visitors Bureau. Meet Sarah Focke, our Tourism & Convention Sales Manager (aka our local event planning expert). Did you know that Kearney hosts more than 1,350 events each year? … Continue reading “Inside the Tourism Industry – Pt 2”

Conventions, Tourism

Tourism Matters in Buffalo County

It’s National Travel and Tourism Week and Kearney, along with other communities across the country celebrate how travel matters to American jobs, economic growth and personal well-being. This year’s theme, “Travel Matters,” highlights the innumerable ways in which travel makes up our community culture and economy. Tourism is Nebraska’s 3rd largest industry and supports over … Continue reading “Tourism Matters in Buffalo County”

Conventions, Events, Tourism

Meetings Made Easy in Kearney

The Center for Grassland Studies has held its Nebraska Grazing Conference in Kearney for a number of years. The central location has made it easy access for participants coming from across the state.
By Margo McKendree, Administrative Coordinator, Nebraska Grazing Conference

Conventions, Guest Bloggers

Why I Choose to Meet in Kearney

It doesn’t matter if it is a meeting of twenty people or a thousand, it is a joy to plan an event because of the depth of experience and the amount of care given to every detail that needs attention.
By LeRoy Janssen, NACO Meeting Coordinator

Conventions, Guest Bloggers

Hey Locals: We Need Your Help!

So you live, work and play in the Kearney area? Why should you care about its tourism? Or even tourism in Nebraska? You may not realize how much our visitors to Nebraska impact local businesses and the economy. By the way – it’s a lot!
By Krystal Webster

Conventions, Dine & Draft, Events, History & Fine Arts, Just For Fun, Shopping, Sports