Wednesday, February 28th, 2024

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference Session and Check-In

Younes Conference Center, 416 W Talmadge Rd, Kearney, NE 68845

About the Event

Coming Soon!

4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Exibitor Set-Up

Younes Conference Center, 416 W Talmadge Rd, Kearney, NE 68845 (Tables will be assigned and indicated with business names.)

Thursday, February 29th, 2024


7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.


Younes Conference Center South, 416 W Talmadge Rd,

Kearney, NE 68845

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Conference Welcome


9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.


Troy Sandidge

Troy Sandidge is an award-winning growth strategist, author, serial entrepreneur, 4x agency builder, keynote speaker, Webby-nominated podcaster, startup advisor, and angel investor who has launched over 35 brands and generated over $175 million in revenue for clients worldwide.

Known as the Strategy Hacker®, Troy specializes in building strategies, systems, and solutions for world-class brands to become more sustainable, scalable, and profitable. He is the author of Strategize Up, the founder of Strategy Hackers, and the host of the iDigress Podcast, which has amassed over half a million downloads and is a Top 0.5% ranked podcast. The podcast is part of the HubSpot Podcast Network and has achieved a multitude of awards. Multiple media outlets named him a Top 100 Marketing Business Leader, and he’s listed in Los Angeles Wire’s 2020 30 Under 30. 

An international speaker at over 600 events on five continents, Troy has shared stages featuring Oprah Winfrey, President Barack Obama, Viola Davis, Daymond John, Emma Grede, Russel Brunson, and Gary Vaynerchuk, to name a few.

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Maria Elena Duron | Increase your Ecommerce Sales
Learn how to promote your products online using Google tools. We’ll show how local brick-and-mortar businesses can list products on a Google Business Profile.  We’ll also cover Google Merchant Center, a no-cost tool that allows both e-commerce and brick-and-mortar businesses to create free Product Listings on Google.
With the right tools and international marketing strategy, businesses are expanding globally to meet new demands. This workshop introduces Google’s Market Finder, a free tool that can help you identify new international business opportunities and plan for success.
In this session we’ll show you how to:
  • Highlight products on your Google Business Profile
  • Use Pointy to promote in-store inventory with your point of sale system
  • Use Google Merchant Center to showcase in-store and online product inventory
  • Discuss the benefits of exporting
  • Introduce Google Market Finder
  • Show you how to use the tool to explore other markets
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.

Leadership/Business Building Track

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Toursim Track

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10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Networking Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

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. Renew. How To Ignite Your Next Season Of Growth.

This season has been jam-packed with a lot for everyone professionally on the job and personally at home and in their personal lives. The growth we want to achieve individually in our position on the job, globally together as a company, and personally outside of the job requires us to do three things: reflect, realign, and renew. Let’s go through each phase to help us unpack to understand what was, acknowledge and align on everything that is, and define our goals and aspirations for the future. Then take action to move forward.


  • Get System to Level-Up Productivity & Teamwork
  • Apply Strategies to Obtain & Maintain Clarity to Stay in Alignment with Goals
  • Clarity. Refocus. Realignment. Revitalization of Passion & Action
Brent Pohlman | Leaders Look Within - Owning Your Heart To Live a Life of Gratitude

Description: Coming Soon!

Tourism Track

Coming Soon!

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


12:30 p.m – 12:45 p.m.

Tourism and Business

John Ricks Executive Director NTC 

12:45 p.m – 1:00 p.m.

Best Nebraska Local Product Award

GROW Nebraska 

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

All Big Businesses Start Out Small – A Panel Discussion

Panelist: Mike Young, GIX Logistics Inc. | Brent Pohlman, Midwest Laboratories |


1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Networking Break


2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Wesley Gizel | Amazon E-Commerce

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Maria Elena Duron | Power your Business with AI
Boost your small business with AI tools! See how using Chat GPT, Google Bard, Google Drive Tools and AI can benefit your business.In this session we’ll show you how to:
  • Understand and assess AI tools
  • Identify productivity opportunities to use AI to fine tune your outreach, competitive analysis, and growth strategy.
  • Identify practical application opportunities for AI use in your business
  • Best prompts to use to teach your AI
Troy Sandidge | Title: Coming Soon

Description: Coming Soon

Tourism Track

Coming Soon!

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Networking Break

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Maria Elena Duron | Reach Customers Online
Learn how your business can be found online with Google. This workshop explains how Google Search works and how you can improve a website’s visibility with Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The session also introduces products like Google Business Profile, Google Trends, Search Console, Google Ads, and more.
In this workshop we’ll discuss best practices for:
  • Improving your website’s visibility in Google’s organic search results, on all devices
  • Creating a free Google Business Profile
  • Advertising your business on Google
Social Media Track

Coming Soon!

Adam Di Frisco | How To Make Your Content Work For You

Description: Coming Soon

Tourism Track

Presenter: Steve Maly

4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

NSBAA Grant + Closing

4:45 p.M. – 6:00 p.m.

Networking Happy Hour

McCue’s Taproom, 2008 A Avenue, Kearney