Working together, celebrating each other: a diversity and inclusion conversation

My hometown of Lexington, Nebraska, is beautifully diverse. We work side by side with various cultures every day from the bank tellers to the certified nursing assistants at our clinic. We see the rise of the immigrant and refugee entrepreneurial spirit when we drive our downtown streets. There is no hiding it, we are a very diverse city in rural Nebraska.

With our diversity, there is always opportunity in all realms—to showcase what the future of diverse youth looks like, and to lead rural Nebraska in entrepreneurship opportunities and innovation. Our population has so much to offer to the arts, academics, and the economy.

In our efforts to continue building an inclusive community, the Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce, Dawson Area Development, and the Center for Rural Affairs has invited Yesenia Peck, board president of the Nebraska Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, to join us during a Chamber Coffee conversation on diversity and inclusion. Yesenia has led the way in diversity, equity, and inclusion work in Nebraska. She will share her key advice to helping communities with their inclusion goals.

We invite you to join us for the Chamber Coffee on Thursday, March 19, at 9 a.m., at Madeline's Café & Bakery, 501 N. Washington St., in Lexington. We welcome you to this interactive conversation and vision for future inclusion efforts in Lexington and the surrounding communities.

Please RSVP to me at gladysg@cfra.org or call 402.318.3689.