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(Kearney, Neb.) If your business wants to learn the latest trends and marketing tips to have a banner year in 2024 then you need to act fast and sign up for the 2024 MarkeTech Conference.  GROW Nebraska is pleased to present the annual MarkeTech Conference along with our key partners Nebraska Tourism Commission, Nebraska Enterprise Fund and Center of Rural Affairs. The event brings nationally recognized speakers to central Nebraska on topics such as digital marketing, search engine optimization, video, AI, and other tools essential for small business success.

The MarkeTech Conference takes place at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney on Thursday, February 29 .  Registration opens at 7 a.m. with the conference kick-off at 8:30 a.m.

2024 MarkeTech Speakers Include:

  • Adam Di Frisco | Evolution of SEO Tools: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

Adam will discuss the evolution of SEO tools, their usefulness, and how to use their features effectively to help your website. He will talk about the different types of SEO tools available, how they report on website performance, and which ones are useful and which ones are not. With the introduction of AI to SEO tools, Adam will discuss how these changes can be game-changing or just gimmicks that can get you in trouble. He will also share insights on how to get the very best out of your SEO tools.

  • Zoe Terry & Haley Roberts| Mastering Canva: Elevating Your Marketing Strategy

Explore the expansive realm of Canva and unleash a plethora of tools to elevate your marketing endeavors. Delve into the intricacies of post creation, dissecting each element for perfection. Discover the artistry of content curation and repurposing to amplify your influence. Gain profound insights into understanding your audience and tailoring content to suit various networks. Solve the perennial puzzle: What content holds the key to success? Unravel the strategic significance of timing your posts for maximum impact and engagement. Elevate your social media prowess with this comprehensive guide, revolutionizing your approach to digital marketing.

  • Ben Jones | Optimizing Your Attraction: Leveraging Nebraska Tourism for Success

Marketing specialist for Nebraska Tourism, Ben Jones will cover best practices for using Visit Nebraska’s free tools for promoting your attraction, destination, business, and events, including creating website and travel guide listings, submitting trip itineraries and coordinating social media content. You’ll also learn about Visit Nebraska’s mission, board, staff, grant programs, the Nebraska Passport and more.

  • Abby Jordan | Optimizing for Conversion: Homepage

This session focuses entirely on the homepage experience – from navigation to value props and more. In this session you will get clear, obvious, and actionable content.

  • Troy Sandidge | Reflect. Realign. React. How To Ignite Your Next Season of Growth

The growth you want to achieve as an individual and a business requires three things: reflection, realignment, and reaction. Understanding what was, acknowledging and aligning on everything that is, and defining goals and aspirations for what you want the future to be is the way. Then take the necessary action to move forward for growth to manifest.

  • Brent Pohlman | Leaders Look Within – Owning Your Heart to Live a Life of Gratitude

In this dynamic session based on the insightful book, “Leaders Look Within by Brent Pohlman,” we delve into the transformative power of internal leadership. However, true leadership begins by looking inward, tapping into personal strengths, values, and purpose.

  • Madison Johnson | All Things Nebraska Passport

Join Passport Program Manager Madison Johnson as she details all the necessary requirements for becoming a Nebraska Passport stop, plus tips and tricks to make your business stand out come selection season. Learn how previous stops went above and beyond to maintain customer satisfaction during peak Passport mania and facilitated enjoyment of not only their business, but the wider community.

  • Wesley Gizel | Simple Selling on 3rd Party Sites: Navigating Amazon as a Seller

Businesses can leverage third party websites to help increase their presence online and in local areas, allowing consumers to experience their brand in new ways. During this session, attendees will understand how third-party retailers can help enhance their business and hear case studies of those who have done this successfully.

Plus, even more great speakers and content that will provide tips to help any business grow.  Check out the agenda and more at  The conference is almost full, so it is highly recommended you act fast to reserve your ticket or exhibitor booth.  

About GROW Nebraska

The GROW Nebraska® Foundation was founded with the idea of expanding resources to businesses and entrepreneurs alike to make a sustainable living anywhere within the state of Nebraska. As a 501(c) 3 educational foundation, the GROW Nebraska® Foundation was founded in 1998 and now works to extend resources, training, a brick and mortar store, as well as an eCommerce site full of Nebraska products to help elevate Nebraska-based businesses and connect Nebraska entrepreneurs to the global marketplace. Support or join GROW Nebraska Foundation’s efforts by visiting