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MARKETECH 2023 

March 1 – 2, 2023 | Kearney, Nebraska

Younes Conference Center

2023 Keynote Speaker, Sarah Calhoun

Sarah Calhoun has two decades of leadership experience in both the non-profit and small business sectors, working in the outdoor education industry before founding Red Ants Pants in 2006.  Tired of wearing men’s work pants that didn’t fit, she designed pants that would fit, function, and flatter working women. Red Ants Pants is based out of White Sulphur Springs, Montana.

In 2011, Calhoun created the first annual Red Ants Pants Music Festival, where 6,000 fans came to celebrate rural Montana in a cow pasture. The Festival is a program of the Red Ants Pants Foundation whose mission is to support of women’s leadership, working family farms and ranches, and rural communities.

Calhoun’s grit has brought national recognition to her enterprises over the years. She was named the 2012 National Women in Business Champion for the Small Business Administration and the 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year for the State of Montana. In 2018, the Festival was named the Event of the Year by the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development and Calhoun was inducted into the Montana Business Hall of Fame.

In her spare time, Calhoun enjoys the outdoors, cutting firewood, hunting, and camping.

MarkeTech is more than a conference. It’s cutting edge training, valuable networking, and a technology showcase. Be inspired, be engaged, and work hands on with today’s most innovative tools.

MarkeTech is more than a conference. It’s cutting edge training, valuable networking, and a technology showcase. Be inspired, be engaged, and work hands on with today’s most innovative tools.

“Great job and I loved the speakers. Fantastic content and opportunity to network. Nicely done.”

2022 Attendee

Did you miss MarkeTech 2022? Check out the photo gallery below to see what you missed! A day full of learning and making new connections!

Thank you for all your efforts into the conference – that was WONDERFUL! You guys did an excellent job. I also just loved meeting you all in person. What a wonderful team you have a GrowNE!

-2021 attendee

“Thank you Janell and GROW Nebraska Staff for the Market Tech Conference. I was very impressed with how well it was organized. The session topics were valuable. Presenters were excellent. Lunch was great. My wife and I attended nine sessions total. Took away lots of valuable information. We enjoyed the day very much. Great job. Looking forward to next year. Thanks again.” 

– Anonymous Attendee

“Excellent conference!!!! I could have used 4 days of those topics! Phenomenal!” 

– Kate Ellingson | Director of Marketing and Public Relations | Nebraska Department of Economic Development