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Spend Time & Do Business in Aurora

By Aurora Chamber of Commerce

Check out our awesome and unique businesses in Aurora Nebraska where we call home. Each month we will showcase a business here in Aurora, how they got started, where they see themselves going, and some helpful tips if you want to start your own business.
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Special Edition: Aurora Chamber of Commerce
Special Edition: Aurora Chamber of Commerce
We have a special episode of Spend Time and Do Business in Aurora this month. Executive Director Justise Rhoden shares some insight on the Chamber as a whole. She talked about some of the history of the chamber and talks about what they see for the future of Aurora.  For more information about the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, our information can be found at auroranebraska.com. If you want to have your business featured on Spend Time and Do Business in Aurora, contact Justise Rhoden at hello@auroranebraska.com. New episodes will come out on the 15th of each month. 
34:29
November 15, 2022
Grape Frog
Grape Frog
An Aurora native felt the call of home much later in life and found some changes to Aurora upon his return. We talked with Loren Berthelsen the owner of Grape Frog about why he came back to the place he calls home and answered some of the burning questions people have had about their shop.   For more information about Grape Frog or if you want to do business with Loren, their information can be found in the business directory of auroranebraska.com. If you want to have your business featured on Spend Time and Do Business in Aurora, contact Justise Rhoden at hello@auroranebraska.com. New episodes will come out on the 15th of each month.
20:09
October 15, 2022
Tri-FitAurora
Tri-FitAurora
Passion is the name of the game for Amy and Nick Owens who bought a gym just about a year ago and are already growing to meet the needs of all ages that are looking for a healthier lifestyle. We talked with the owners of Tri-FitAurora that turned their passion of fitness into a business.  For more information about the Tri-FitAurora or if you want to do business with Amy or Nick, their information can be found in the business directory of auroranebraska.com. If you want to have your business featured on Spend Time and Do Business in Aurora, contact Justise Rhoden at hello@auroranebraska.com. New episodes will come out on the 15th of each month.
17:47
September 15, 2022
Payroll Vault
Payroll Vault
A new business in town is looking to help other small businesses grow by helping them take a large burden off their plate, payroll. We talked with Jenny Majerus about her experience with opening Payroll Vault and gave us an insight on how franchises work to help local people.  For more information about the Payroll Vault or if you want to do business with Jenny, their information can be found in the business directory of auroranebraska.com. If you want to have your business featured on Spend Time and Do Business in Aurora, contact Justise Rhoden at hello@auroranebraska.com. New episodes will come out on the 15th of each month.
10:56
August 15, 2022
Aurora Mall/Jim's Food
Aurora Mall/Jim's Food
If you have spent any time in Aurora you are familiar with the Aurora Mall. We talked with Dalton Aksamit about some of the big changes that have happened in (and out) of the store and how Covid helped push them to try new things.  For more information about the Aurora Mall or if you want to do business with Dalton, their information can be found in the business directory of auroranebraska.com. If you want to have your business featured on Spend Time and Do Business in Aurora, contact Justise Rhoden at hello@auroranebraska.com. New episodes will come out on the 15th of each month.
21:23
July 15, 2022
Hamilton Community Foundation
Hamilton Community Foundation
We were in for a treat with this episode, we talked with Tammy Morris at the Hamilton Community Foundation and learned about their humble beginnings and how they are a key leader in our community when it comes to helping those in need. We discussed how they have changed over the last several years and the process to get involved in philanthropic giving to grow and impact our community. For more information about Hamilton Community Foundation or if you want to do business with Tammy, their information can be found in the business directory of auroranebraska.com. If you want to have your business featured on Spend Time and Do Business in Aurora, contact Justise Rhoden at hello@auroranebraska.com. New episodes will come out on the 15th of each month.
34:54
June 15, 2022
Hairy Situations Dog Spa, Self Wash & Resort
Hairy Situations Dog Spa, Self Wash & Resort
We talked with a Jodi, owner of Hairy Situations Dog Spa, about how she turned her love of animals into a growing business. We learned about how her plans of opening a self-wash turned to grooming and now they offer boarding to keep your furry friends safe while when you have to leave town.  For more information about Hairy Situations Dog Spa or if you want to do business with Jodi, their information can be found in the business directory of auroranebraska.com. If you want to have your business featured on Spend Time and Do Business in Aurora, contact Justise Rhoden at hello@auroranebraska.com. New episodes will come out on the 15th of each month.
15:59
April 15, 2022
Rose Chiropractic Center
Rose Chiropractic Center
Rose Chiropractic Center is a family owned Wellness Clinic with that has embraced Aurora and Hamilton County since day one. Jo and Derek talk about their adventure turning the old clinic into their home many years ago and what this mother son duo has in store for the future of the practice.  For more information about Rose Chiropractic Center or if you want to do business with Jo & Derek, their information can be found in the business directory of auroranebraska.com. If you want to have your business featured on Spend Time and Do Business in Aurora, contact Justise Rhoden at hello@auroranebraska.com. New episodes will come out on the 15th of each month.
27:04
March 15, 2022
Tempo Performing Arts Studio
Tempo Performing Arts Studio
Aurora Alum Ashley Nissen talks about her experience going from performing on the big stage to opening her own studio here in Aurora to help make kids dreams come true of performing also. Although they started their business in the middle of a pandemic, Ashley shares her struggles of getting starting but showing that if you believe in what you are doing, it will happen.   For more information about Tempo Performing Arts Studio or if you want to do business with Ashley, their information can be found in the business directory of auroranebraska.com. If you want to have your business featured on Spend Time and Do Business in Aurora, contact Justise Rhoden at hello@auroranebraska.com. New episodes will come out on the 15th of each month.
27:36
February 15, 2022
Fontel, Inc.
Fontel, Inc.
Fontel, Inc. is a family owned business that chose Aurora not just because of family but overall quality of life in a small community. We talk with Vice President of Operations Brett Mitchell about the future of the company and how telecommunications has changed from payphones to what it is today.  For more information about Fontel, Inc. or if you want to do business with Brett their information can be found in the business directory of auroranebraska.com. If you want to have your business featured on Spend Time and Do Business in Aurora, contact Justise Rhoden at hello@auroranebraska.com. New episodes will come out on the 15th of each month.
12:07
January 15, 2022
The Plainsman Museum
The Plainsman Museum
We are taking a step into history and learning about The Plainsman Museum. Executive Director Tina Larson talks about big projects coming, what it's like to hold all the history of Hamilton County and how community is what brings us together even in uncertain times.  For more information about The Plainsman Museum or if you want to do business with Tina their information can be found in the business directory of auroranebraska.com. If you want to have your business featured on Spend Time and Do Business in Aurora, contact Justise Rhoden at hello@auroranebraska.com. New episodes will come out on the 15th of each month.
33:21
December 15, 2021
Jim's USave Pharmacy
Jim's USave Pharmacy
This month we visited a business with rich history in Aurora. Jim and Tammy Morris with Jim's USave Pharmacy talked with us about how the business has changed over the last several years and how they have helped serve the community by bringing more than just medicine to their customers.   For more information about Jim's USave Pharmacy or if you want to do business with Jim & Tammy their information can be found in the business directory of auroranebraska.com. If you want to have your business featured on Spend Time and Do Business in Aurora, contact Justise Rhoden at hello@auroranebraska.com. New episodes will come out on the 15th of each month.
15:36
November 15, 2021
Dream Designs Bridal
Dream Designs Bridal
Long time business owner Deanna Powell tells us about some of her favorite memories while working at Dream Designs Bridal and how she got started over 20 years ago.  For more information about Dream Designs Bridal or if you want to do business with Deanna, their information can be found in the business directory of auroranebraska.com. If you want to have your business featured on Spend Time and Do Business in Aurora, contact Justise Rhoden at hello@auroranebraska.com. New episodes will come out on the 15th of each month.
11:39
October 15, 2021
Westfield Quality Care
Westfield Quality Care
Director Chris Young and Board Director Kirk Penner talk about the newly build Westfield Quality Care and how they are helped took precautions to keep residents safe during a global pandemic that affected much of their industry. They also spoke about the process of getting a new facility built in our community and how they are working to be more than just a nursing home for the community of Aurora.  For more information about Westfield Quality Care or if you want to do business with Ashley their information can be found in the business directory of auroranebraska.com. If you want to have your business featured on Spend Time and Do Business in Aurora, contact Justise Rhoden at hello@auroranebraska.com. New episodes will come out on the 15th of each month.
23:60
September 15, 2021
Upper Big Blue NRD (Pioneer Trails)
Upper Big Blue NRD (Pioneer Trails)
We took a trip to York to meet with the people that have brought us a beautiful oasis right here in Hamilton County. Assistant General Manager Rodney Verhoeff and Lead Maintenance Worker Michael "Mick" Northrop talk about all the changes that have worked on and what they would like to see for the future of Pioneer Trail located just north of Aurora.  For more information about Upper Big Blue or Pioneer Trails their information can be found in the business directory of auroranebraska.com. If you want to have your business featured on Spend Time and Do Business in Aurora, contact Justise Rhoden at hello@auroranebraska.com. New episodes will come out on the 15th of each month.
21:36
August 15, 2021
Ashley Brooke Jewelry
Ashley Brooke Jewelry
We met with one of our newest business owners Ashley Nisley, the owner of Ashley Brooke Jewelry. She talks about her adventure of coming to Aurora and how she wanted to get involved right away in our wonderful community.  For more information about Ashley Brooke Jewelry or if you want to do business with Ashley their information can be found in the business directory of auroranebraska.com. If you want to have your business featured on Spend Time and Do Business in Aurora, contact Justise Rhoden at hello@auroranebraska.com. New episodes will come out on the 15th of each month.
11:33
July 15, 2021
The Leadership Center
The Leadership Center
With a long history in Aurora, we talked with Executive Director Maile Ilac Boeder of The Leadership Center about the changes they have seen over the years. She also talks about how they have kept their mission in the forefront as they expand programs to serve their clients and grow our community.  For more information about The Leadership Center or if you want to do business with Maile, their information can be found in the business directory of auroranebraska.com. If you want to have your business featured on Spend Time and Do Business in Aurora, contact Justise Rhoden at hello@auroranebraska.com. New episodes will come out on the 15th of each month.
24:41
June 15, 2021
Grosshan’s International
Grosshan’s International
We sat down with Alan Anderson with Grosshan's International to talk about how the agriculture industry has changed over the years. He gives us an insight on how implement dealers are changing with times and how his experience lead him to calling Aurora home.  For more information about Grosshan's International or if you want to do business with Alan their information can be found in the business directory of auroranebraska.com. If you want to have your business featured on Spend Time and Do Business in Aurora, contact Justise Rhoden at hello@auroranebraska.com. New episodes will come out on the 15th of each month.
22:42
May 15, 2021
Aurora Fitness Center
Aurora Fitness Center
Aurora native Sara Sutherland talks with us about her experience of going from big city business to opening her own business in town and what she took from those experiences to help her run a successful business. Sara also gives some great advice on how to make sure your business is running best for you and your family. For more information about The Aurora Fitness Center or if you want to do business with Sara their information can be found in the business directory of auroranebraska.com. If you want to have your business featured on Spend Time and Do Business in Aurora, contact Justise Rhoden at hello@auroranebraska.com. New episodes will come out on the 15th of each month.
25:18
April 15, 2021
Prairie Plains Resource Institute
Prairie Plains Resource Institute
We talk with Mitchell Lyon about what it is like to be the new Executive Director of the Prairie Plains Resource Institute and how two people started with a dream that is now growing into something to benefit the whole community.  For more information about Prairie Plains Resource Institute or if you want to do business with Mitchell their information can be found in the business directory of auroranebraska.com. If you want to have your business featured on Spend Time and Do Business in Aurora, contact Justise Rhoden at hello@auroranebraska.com. New episodes will come out on the 15th of each month.
18:45
March 15, 2021
Woods Bros Realty with Julie Wasem
Woods Bros Realty with Julie Wasem
Julie Wasem with Wood Bros Realty takes talks to us about how it is being an independent sales person in a small town. She shares with us some of the advantages of working under a company and how she has many freedoms to do what she wants with her business. For more information about Wood Bros Realty or if you want to do business with Julie their information can be found in the business directory of auroranebraska.com. If you want to have your business featured on Spend Time and Do Business in Aurora, contact Justise Rhoden at hello@auroranebraska.com. New episodes will come out on the 15th of each month.
19:54
February 15, 2021
Logic Nebraska
Logic Nebraska
Jeremy Heeg from Logic Nebraska (formerly known as Nemetric) talks to us about how he started from the basement of his home to now having multiple employees around Central Nebraska. For more information about Logic Nebraska or if you want to do business with Jeremy their information can be found in the business directory of auroranebraska.com. If you want to have your business featured on Spend Time and Do Business in Aurora, contact Justise Rhoden at hello@auroranebraska.com. New episodes will come out on the 15th of each month. 
22:43
January 15, 2021