Aurora Coop – Wood River

Wood River Vision 20/20 Business of the Month Spotlight  “Aurora Coop - Wood River !” 236 South Schauppsville Road “Putting Owners’ Equity to Work” For more than a century, Aurora Cooperative has been a partner in the success of agriculture in our part of the world, providing high quality, competitive products and services growers rely on every day. That partnership is founded in core values Aurora Coop shares with the people it serves. Living up to one’s commitments. Living within one’s means. Just plain living right. Aurora Coop is not content to simply change with the times. It is about creating change. Anticipating what’s next and being prepared for it. Having the strength, financial footings and vision to lead in times of prosperity, in times of challenge. The Aurora Coop – Wood River, located at 6236 South Schauppsville Road, east of Wood River, offers fertilizer, herbicides, grain, fuel, precision agronomy services and real farm research and has … [Read more...]

Back to Back Chiropractic

Wood River Vision 20/20 Business of the Month Spotlight Back to Back Chiropractic 15832 West Wood River Road at the Fairbanks Irrigation location  Everyone is invited to attend an open house, hosted by Back to Back Chiropractic, at 15832 West Wood River Road at the Fairbanks Irrigation location from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19.  Snacks and beverages will be served as well as drawings for prizes. Back to Back Chiropractic Having each other’s back, and treating yours “We are excited to have the opportunity to be back in our hometown to treat the great people of Wood River and surrounding communities,” said Dr. Sean and Dr. Shane Smith, owners of Back to Back Chiropractic, which was established in January of this year. The Smith brothers are Wood River natives and are 2007 graduates of Wood River Rural High School and are members of the Wood River Vision Business Association. When asked about the motivation for opening their business … [Read more...]

Fairbanks Irrigation, Inc.

Wood River Vision 20/20 Business of the Month Spotlight Fairbanks Irrigation, Inc. 15832 West Wood River Road Fairbanks Irrigation building business on customer service Well drilling business started in 1943 Fairbanks Irrigation, Inc., was established in 1943 by Lyle and Mary Fairbanks, of Wood River. The firm began in the Wood River area, drilling wells for local farmers. The first well was drilled on March 6, 1943, using a sand bucket drill rig. That well is currently located on the Dobish Farms property. Mr. Fairbanks retired in 1973 and his son, Bill Fairbanks, entered the business. Bill hired Marvin Kubert in 1979 to partner and manage the business. Many wells were drilled in the 1960s and 70s according to Marvin, but more and more emphasis is now placed on repair and maintenance. In July of 2000, Rick Kirschner and Mike Smith purchased Fairbanks Irrigation. Marvin retired in 2008. Rick and Mike continue to operate the business in the same manner … [Read more...]

Precision Agronomy Solutions

Wood River Vision 20/20 Business of the Month Spotlight Precision Agronomy Solutions 105 West 9th St. Wood River NE An open house will be held for Precision Agronomy Solutions at the Wood River American Legion this Tuesday, March 14, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to stop by and learn about the services this business provides to its community and area farmers Efficient farming is goal of Precision Agronomy Solutions Precision Agronomy Solutions at 105 West Ninth Street in Wood River, provides precision irrigation agronomic tools and service. Their goal is to help growers become as efficient as possible with their irrigation systems. Most fields are over-irrigated because the tools are not in place to manage water efficiently. The business was established in 2013 by owners Matt Maloney and Nick Lammers who strive to make sure every drop of irrigation water is placed at the right spot in the field, at the right time, and in the right … [Read more...]

Midwest Independent Soil Samplers

Wood River Vision 20/20 Business of the Month Spotlight Midwest Independent Soil Samplers 611 Walnut Street OPEN HOUSE! Wednesday, February 8th from 4-7 to learn more about what they do. They will be giving tours of their new facility and explanations of the cutting edge technology they employ to help ag producers. One of the newest additions to the Wood River business community is Midwest Independent Soil Samplers (MISS). Established in 1981 as Tri-County Crop Survey, MISS began providing crop scouting in south central Minnesota. The company grew into Midwest Independent Soil Samplers in 1995, focusing on intensive soil sampling servicing agronomy centers in Iowa and Minnesota, according to Jake Hofman, Western Regional Manager, explaining the company’s history. “We expanded into Nebraska and Northern Kansas in the early 2000's. In the fall of 2010 MISS was purchased by a group of longtime MISS employees and active outside investors.” In 2013 the … [Read more...]

Heritage Bank, Heritage Insurance & HGI Realty

Wood River Vision 20/20 Business of the Month Spotlight Current and prospective Heritage Group customers alike are invited to the Holiday Open House on Wednesday December 14th from 4-7 pm. It will be held at 110 E 9th Street (main floor only this year). Appetizers and beverages will be served so come enjoy good friends and Christmas Cheer!   At 110 E 9th Street in downtown Wood River, you’ll actually find three affiliated businesses:  Heritage Bank, Heritage Insurance and HGI Realty.  They were founded in 1952 by the late Charles E. “Chick” Moyer and built by many loyal associates and valued customers along the way.  Over the past 64 years the company has expanded into thirteen Nebraska communities, which has a number of advantages for customers: Bank customers can transact business at any of the Heritage Bank locations. For example, many people live in Wood River and work in Grand Island or Kearney, so they can stop by either banking office … [Read more...]

McGuire Appraisal Co.

Wood River Vision 20/20 Business of the Month Spotlight McGuire Appraisal Co. 906 Main Street in Wood River  Stop into McGuire Appraisal Co’s open house October 26th from 4-7 pm. Appetizers will be served! ____________________________ Meet Patrick & Rhonda McGuire, owners of McGuire Appraisal Co. Patrick has been a certified appraiser since 1993 but just opened up a formal office in downtown Wood River a year ago. McGuire is a graduate of Kearney State College and Drake University. In addition to his banking employment, he has operated the appraisal business from home for years. Patrick specializes in agricultural and commercial appraisals. Being from a fourth generation Nebraska farm family, he has a personal and thorough knowledge of valuing agricultural or commercial properties with expertise.     The firm also provides consultation services including: Buying, selling or dividing real estate Condemnation proceedings … [Read more...]

Barb’s Hair Shoppe & Junk Yard Treasures

Wood River Vision 20/20 Business of the Month Spotlight  “Barb’s Hair Shoppe & Junk Yard Treasures ” 704 Cottonwood Street in Wood River (along Highway 11 on the west edge of Wood River, just ¼ mile north of Hwy 30).  Barb’s Hair Shoppe and the Wood River Area Housing & Economic Development Corporation will be co-hosting an open house on Tuesday, September 20th from 4-7 p.m. Everyone welcome! Central Nebraska has gained a fabulous new salon/boutique! Owner Barb McCoun is joining her husband Barry’s location at 704 Cottonwood Street in Wood River (along Highway 11 on the west edge of Wood River, just ¼ mile north of Hwy 30). Wood River welcomes Barb McCoun with her new local business adventures. Prior to Barb’s 21 year career with the USPS, Barb attended beauty school and spent 11 years as a hair stylist. Since retirement from the postal service, she has been gradually been getting back into the hair care business. Barb’s Hair Shoppe is now … [Read more...]

Shear Power – Maddie (Heise) Brown

Wood River Vision 20/20 Business of the Month Spotlight  “Shear Power - Maddie (Heise) Brown!” Shear Power’s New Stylist – Open House July 19th 4-7 pm! Maddie (Heise) Brown is excited to be working back in her hometown at Shear Power, 123 W 9th St, Wood River. She and salon owner, Deb McTavish, have been talking about this since Maddie was a little girl. Maddie completed her cosmetology schooling at Xenon in January 2016, and started work right away. “I’m excited! Knowing so many people already has enabled me to develop my business faster, but I’m also eager to add new clients!” Maddie can assist anyone with haircuts, colors, perms, and styles as well as waxes. Hair is her favorite part of the job – she’s enjoying using the latest techniques she learned at Xenon to ensure everyone leaves looking their best. Maddie and her husband Bryan gave the back half of the Shear Power salon a facelift in January with new paint and flooring. Bryan is a land … [Read more...]

Wood River Family Care

Wood River Vision 20/20 Business of the Month Spotlight  “Wood River Family Care!” Raffle for  a FitBit to be held June 6-10, come by Wood River Family Care to enter your name in a raffle to win a Fitbit!! Establishing a medical clinic in Wood River was a long-term goal for the community. Wood River Economic Development Board and Mary Lanning Healthcare partnered to make the clinic a reality. In December 2015, Wood River Family Care opened its door to provide primary care services for all ages in Wood River and the surrounding communities. The clinic is open 8 am – 5 pm (closed 12-1 for lunch) Monday through Friday. Same-day appointments are readily available. Most major insurance plans, along with Medicare and Medicaid are accepted. Uninsured patients may be eligible for discounts through Mary Lanning’s financial assistance. The clinic team includes medical receptionist Laurie Johnson, nurse Holli Bode, and nurse practitioner Monica … [Read more...]