Angie Moore

Arapahoe Chamber of Commerce

President

Arapahoe, Neb.

2020 Experience

Focus: Economic and Community Development

The students will work on a variety of community and economic development projects. One goal is to connect local store fronts and homes with alumni and entrepreneurs. Students will also focus on a campaign to secure the passage of LB840 in the November election. Other projects will include building the new economic development organization through determining community and business needs, helping local businesses get an online presence, developing community marketing, and more.

Team:
Students: Aline Abayo, Megan Tofflemire
Peer: Kate Warner

Sponsored By: Arapahoe Economic Development, City of Arapahoe

Angie’s Nebraska Story

I was born in Benkelman, Nebraska, lived in Palisade, Nebraska and started school in Chappell, Nebraska. I moved to Arapahoe in the 2nd grade and have lived here ever since.

What do you hope to gain?

I hope we can create a recruitment program for Arapahoe Alumni to buy/take over/build businesses in our community.

Why do you think it important community leaders have this type of experience in terms of inclusive leadership development?

It is always good to plan ahead in any business and from a new perspective as well.

Why is this contribution of students from University of Nebraska significant to you and/or your community?

It is important to get the ball rolling for future development and to get/be present in the minds of those that own and operate businesses now and for those who have aspirations of being business owners themselves.

Why is rural important?

Rural has a lot of agriculture, which feeds the urban, but it is also a way of life that is safe, secure, and appealing to young families. We are diverse, adaptable, and hard working.

Why does now provide tremendous opportunity to move rural communities forward?

I would like to implement a program that provides an avenue for our alum to move back to our communities and continue and/or build our businesses. Alumni are our target audience because they already have an investment in this community.