Chamber Banquet, an evening of magic

Heather Goddard/Special to the Herald Magician Cody Landstrom and Bank of the West Branch Manager Kathy McConaughey perform his opening trick at the Chamber Banquet.

LUSK – Chamber members and their friends and family gathered on Friday, Nov. 15, to celebrate another year of business in Niobrara county. The evening was a rare opportunity for Chamber members to network, relax and let someone else do the work. 

Held at the Lusk Elk’s Lodge with a cash bar, the evening started out with appetizers and cocktails at 6 p.m. The meal was prepared and served by the Lusk Does. Menu options included prime rib or chicken cordon bleu, baked potato, salad and dessert. 

 “This is not a fundraiser or intended to be a promotional event,” Chamber Director Jackie Bredthauer said. “It is the chance for Chamber members and supporters to come together and celebrate their businesses and our community.”

Nationally recognized magician Cody Landstrom provided the evening’s entertainment. He delighted attendees with sleight of hand and card tricks performed table-side prior to the main show. Calling upon several volunteers and utilizing over 30 years of experience as a magician, Landstrom provided an evening of excellent entertainment and laughs. 

The $40 per plate fee was a small price to pay for a couple of hours of entertainment and a wonderful meal. Anyone in the community is welcome to attend the Chamber banquet and members are encouraged to come and enjoy the experience. This annual event rotates through venues and caterers and is slightly different every year. 

The Niobrara Chamber of Commerce is focused on promoting the community and businesses of Lusk, Manville and Lance Creek. Anyone can belong to the Chamber as an individual, business or organization. Dues are dependent on affiliation category and run from $50 to $400 depending on level of membership. There are open spots on the Chamber Board and anyone wishing to serve on this board can contact Bredthauer. 

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