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Entrepreneur Contest


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Contest Information

By winning this contest, you will receive a 3-day and 2-night trip to Neligh that will allow you to explore the possibility of opening your business! We will work with you to help develop your business and make that dream a reality.


  • Lodging: (2 nights)
  • Trip for winning business (up to 4 individuals) 
  • $100 in gas fees
  • Meals are provided by our local restaurants!  (Sly’s, Imperial, Burrito Loco, Neligh Deli, Subway, Cubby’s, Casey's)


While you enjoy your stay in Neligh, we will have a few complementary activities for you to partake in! This includes:

  • Tour of Neligh 
  • Private Tours of Our History
    • The Neligh Mill
    • Antelope County Museum
    • Pierson Wildlife Museum
    • One Room Schoolhouse
    • Pioneer Church
    • White Buffalo Girl Grave
  • Attend the Drive-In

Other possible activities include:

  • Kayak down the Elkhorn River
  • Bike through Riverside Park, Down Town, or the Cowboy Trail
  • Fishing at Fred Penn Lake
  • Swimming at Neligh City Pool
  • Walking and Exploring the Cowboy Trail 

Explore Ways to Help Your Business Grow:

  • Commercial Property Tour (for sale or rent)
  • Connect with the Business Community by attending Business After Hours with you as our special guests!

If you choose to have your business in Neligh following your visit, you will have the support of the community! Many business owners have worked together to provide you with:

  • Phone- 3 months of free Fiber Internet from Stealth Broadband
  • 1-year Premier Banking Services with no service fee from Pinnacle Bank
  • Legal LLC work and services donated by Klein
  • Discount on Merchandise from 319 Graphics and T's
  • Free Consultation on Microenterprise Tax Credits donated by Regina Krebs
  • Business Front Signage presented by Blackburn Manufacturing

Personal Perks donated as a new community member:

  • 1 Year Gym Membership donated by 719 fitness
  • Discounted Membership for a single individual at the Antelope Country Club
  • Chamber Membership
  • NYMC Membership 

Incentives offered by the City & Economic Development Office:

  • LB 840 Loans
  • Digital Façade Grants
  • Facade Grants
  • AST Electric Incentive Program (10% off electric Bill 1st year, 5% off second year)

The contest ends on Wednesday, September 5th at 5 PM CST

Questions or want to learn more? Contact 402-887-4447,  email lauren@neligh.org or edad@neligh.org