Chamber Sponsored Events
The Superior Chamber of Commerce is actively involved in many activities, projects and events for the Superior area businesses and residents. We are the driving force for building a strong economy and a vibrant business community.
Listed below are major events sponsored by the Superior Chamber of Commerce – making it easier for Chamber members to increase their exposure, take advantage of networking opportunities and become more involved in our community’s overall success.
A look back into Superior’s past reveals an abundance of history and Victorian heritage. Known as the Victorian Capital of Nebraska, Superior is proud to host their Victorian Festival every Memorial Weekend Honoring Lady Evelene (Evelyn) Brodstone Vestey.
Born in 1875, she graduated from high school at the age of 14 and left Superior to study stenography. After completing school, she worked as a stenographer in Chicago with the Vestey Cold Storage Company. From there, she rose through the ranks to become chief auditor and troubleshooter for the Vestey Cold Storage Company, one of the biggest conglomerates of England.
Evelene married the man who built an empire shipping refrigerated meat to the allies during WWI, William Vestey, Lord of the British realm. After they were wed on August 9, 1924, Lord William asked her to adopt the British spelling for her name, Evelyn. They made their home at Kingswood, a historic castle in London. Lord Vestey died in December of 1940 and five months later on May 23, 1941, Evelyn passed away. Her ashes were sent back to Superior for interment at Evergreen Cemetery, making her the only nobility to be buried in the State of Nebraska.
Superior is committed to honoring its past every Memorial Weekend. For more information and/or a brochure highlighting the Victorian Festival events contact the Superior Chamber of Commerce at 402-879-3419, email email@example.com or like their Facebook page – Victorian Festival of Superior.
The Superior Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Banquet allows our members to gather for an evening of reflection honoring individuals and businesses that made major contributions throughout the year.
Pumpkins on the Square
The Chamber Board of Directors plan and host this fall evening event with plenty of family fun enjoyed by all ages. There is a chili feed, bake sale, pumpkin decorating, cooking demonstrations and children games galore.
Small Business Saturday
A national campaign, “Small Business Saturday”, is aimed at getting people to shop at locally owned retailers on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Superior merchants offer coupons for one day only shopping specials.
According to Civic Economics, an economic analysis consulting firm, for every $100.00 spent at a local small business, $68.00 returns to the community. Join Superior as they kick off the holiday season and dedicate your day to supporting small business on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year.
Christmas Bucks Drawing
The Superior Chamber of Commerce sponsors a Christmas Bucks Drawing. Funding is provided by area businesses who are interested in the continued economic growth of our community. Beginning in November, businesses that choose to participate will begin offering registration slips to customers who shop Superior. The registration slips will be entered into the Superior Chamber of Commerce Christmas Bucks Drawing. Over a four-week time spa,n a total of $1,000.00 will be given away confirming the fact “it pays to shop local”.
Once Upon a Christmas
Holiday celebration for everyone to enjoy held in downtown Superior. Live window displays, holiday specials, children’s activities, refreshments and socializing. Spend an evening with the Superior community where you can shop, have fun and enjoy the season.
Even though we’ve provided detailed information in regards to the above Superior Chamber of Commerce sponsored events, there are other events that are just as important. You can find additional information in advertising done through our local newspaper, The Superior Express, our local radio station KRFS and, of course, Superior Chamber of Commerce Office staff. Contact the Superior Chamber of Commerce at 402-879-3419 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.