PCDC Hall of Fame Banquet Set for October 26

PCDC Hall of Fame Banquet Set for October 26 Main Photo

19 Oct 2023


Governor Jim Pillen will speak, and two local businesses will be honored at the Phelps County Development Corporation’s Business Hall of Fame Banquet on Thursday, October 26, in downtown Holdrege.

Holdrege’s Nebraskaland Aviation and Bertrand’s Pretty & Fabulous Custom T-shirts & Boutique will share the spotlight as the community celebrates the businesses and their impact on the local economy.

“We have selected two businesses, one large and one small, who have invested in their communities making our local economy stronger and providing quality jobs,” PCDC Executive Director Ron Tillery said.

The event takes place at the Holdrege Sun Theater and Event Venue and will start at 6:30 pm with a buffet reception, champagne, and a chocolate fountain.

The program will begin at 7:30 pm with a keynote speech by Governor Jim Pillen. He was sworn in as Nebraska’s 41st governor in January. He entered the office with goals of protecting, training and keeping youth in Nebraska, cutting taxes, growing agriculture and defending Nebraska’s commonsense, conservative values. Pillen grew up on a farm in Platte County. He graduated from Columbus Lakeview High School and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he was on the Husker football team, and is a successful agricultural entrepreneur in the swine industry.

Following the keynote speech, PCDC will recognize two local businesses.

Nebraskaland Aviation, 1002 Brewster Road, is a family-owned business headquartered in Holdrege that provides aerial application services to farmers along with ground liquid custom applications, dry fertilizer custom applications and chemical and fertilizer sales to growers who do their own spraying. Read more here: https://www.phelpscountyne.com/in-the-news/p/item/53493/nebraskaland-aviation-selected-as-large-business-of-the-year

Pretty & Fabulous started as a part-time custom t-shirt design shop In 2012. It is now a retail store at 619 Minor in Bertrand featuring custom-designed t-shirts and clothing, mugs and cups that can also be customized, candles, crafts, lotions, toys, earrings, dips and jams, and she has a section of plus-sized clothing. Read more here: https://www.phelpscountyne.com/in-the-news/p/item/53496/pretty-and-fabulous-named-small-business-of-the-year

The Hall of Fame Awards Banquet is open to the public. Advance tickets are available for $30 per person by calling PCDC at (308) 995-4148 or by emailing Stacy@PhelpsCountyNE.com. Tickets will be available at the door for $40 per person if space is still available.

The Phelps County Development Corporation works together with investors and partners to grow a vibrant Phelps County economy. PCDC’s work includes attracting residents, recruiting new and retaining existing businesses and manufacturers, securing a quality workforce and promoting Phelps County as a great place to live, work and conduct business. PCDC is funded through private investors supplemented by program income from voter-approved LB840, which directs city sales tax proceeds to economic development.