Celebrating Kearney’s Community Spirit: A Look at the First Impressions Program and Nest:Space


In the heart of Kearney, Nebraska, a unique initiative has been making waves, showcasing the power of community and collaboration. The First Impressions Program, a pioneering effort that took place in July, brought together volunteers from Kearney and Hays, Kansas, in a mutual agreement to explore and assess each other's towns. This marked a great multi-state assessment to gather fresh insights to foster development and engagement.

Among the highlights of this program was the inclusion of Nest:Space, a premium coworking space in Downtown Kearney, which stood out as a beacon of innovation and collaboration within the revitalized downtown area. The feedback from the visit to Nest:Space was overwhelmingly positive, underscoring the importance of such spaces in nurturing a vibrant business ecosystem.

❤️ The Vibrant Heart of Kearney

Downtown Kearney, with its rich tapestry of businesses, from quaint boutiques to gourmet dining options, plays a pivotal role in the city's character and appeal. Beyond its dynamic business landscape, Downtown Kearney is steeped in rich history, showcasing a remarkable journey of revitalization. From its historical roots, the downtown area has transformed into a lively district, blending its storied past with a renewed spirit of commerce and local engagement.

Nest:Space, nestled within this evolving district, exemplifies the innovative spirit that propels the local economy. The blend of historical architecture and modern revitalization efforts creates a unique atmosphere that fosters community and belonging, inviting residents and visitors to explore its rich heritage and contemporary charm.

🚀 The Role of Nest:Space in Kearney's Business Landscape

Nest:Space has emerged as a pivotal element in Kearney's business landscape, offering a dynamic and flexible working environment for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and remote workers.

During the First Impressions visit, the volunteers were particularly impressed by the tour of Nest:Space, where the manager's answers to their questions underscored the coworking space's dedication to creating a supportive atmosphere.

🤝 A Testament to Community and Collaboration

The First Impressions Program and the spotlight on Nest:Space serve as a testament to the spirit of togetherness that defines Kearney. The initiative's approach to gathering feedback through trained volunteer visitors provides a model for other towns looking to assess and improve their local ecosystems.

The positive interaction between the staff at Nest:Space and the volunteers underscores the welcoming and inclusive nature of Kearney's business community. Despite the space being members-only, the willingness to offer tours to visitors reflects a commitment to openness and engagement.

⏩ Moving Forward

As Kearney continues to build on the insights gained from the First Impressions Program, the role of Nest:Space as a hub of innovation and collaboration will undoubtedly be key. The initiative has not only highlighted the strengths of Kearney, but also pointed out opportunities for growth and improvement.

Nest:Space, with its focus on creating a dynamic coworking environment, stands as a model for how spaces can adapt to meet the needs of modern professionals while contributing to the local economy and Central Nebraska spirit.

The First Impressions Program has opened up new avenues for development, collaboration, and mutual support, setting the stage for Kearney to continue thriving as a town where innovation and tradition go hand in hand. As we look to the future, initiatives like these remind us of the power of first impressions and the lasting impact they can have on local development and engagement.

In embracing these opportunities, Kearney sets an example for cities everywhere, proving that innovation, collaboration, and a deep sense of community can drive meaningful progress and development.

For a comprehensive look at the insights and detailed observations from the First Impressions Program, including the full scope of its impact on Kearney and Nest:Space, Click Here to read the full report.

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Expand Your Central Nebraska Reach with Nest:Space™ Remote Office!


Hello, Nest:Space™ community! We're thrilled to share some exciting news with you. Nest:Space™, your favorite community-centric workspace in Central Nebraska, is all set to take your professional journey to new heights with our latest offering – the Remote Office. 🏢💼

🗺️ Get Google Maps Verified in Central Nebraska

Are you a professional, freelancer, or entrepreneur looking to establish a Central Nebraska presence? Look no further! With Nest:Space's Remote Office plan, you can now get your business Google Maps verified right here in the heart of Central Nebraska. 📍

No need to invest in a long-term office space or bear the hefty costs of a lease. We provide you with a professional business address that will put your venture on the map, quite literally! 🌐

🚀 Expand Your Reach. Attract Statewide Clients.

With Nest:Space's Central Nebraska location, you have the opportunity to attract clients and partners from all corners of the state. Whether you're a startup aiming to gain statewide recognition or an established business looking to expand your customer base, our Remote Office plan is the solution you've been waiting for.

Imagine having a prestigious Central Nebraska address that impresses clients and partners. It's a game-changer for building trust and credibility in the professional world. 🤝

🏢 More Than a Google Maps Location!

By choosing the Remote Office plan, you not only get a verified Google Maps location, but also gain access to our office space and all the amazing perks that Nest:Space™ offers:

  • ✨ Meeting Location – Meet with clients, team members, and/or prospects in the Nest:Space™ Conference Room or main area
  • ☕ Unlimited coffee, tea, and snacks to fuel your productivity.
  • 🌐 High-speed internet for you & your guests.
💼 Sign up for a ‘Remote Office' Today!

Ready to give your business the Central Nebraska presence it deserves? It's easier than ever with Nest:Space's Remote Office.

To expand your reach & attract statewide clients, you'll only pay $299/month (+ an optional $20/mo mailing address add-on – to receive mail at Nest:Space™ securely).

Join us in embracing the future of work. Nest:Space™ – Where Community Meets Opportunity! 🌟

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ENVISION Youth Leadership Event – 2022

Nest:Space Events

Our Nest:Space™ Team is proud to host the 2022 Annual ENVISION Youth Leadership Event! This event will be from 9:30 am to 10:40 am, and over 60 of the best and brightest local high school Juniors and Seniors will be participating within Nest:Space™ during this event!



ENVISION is a one-day youth leadership summit that focuses on personal development, career readiness, and community connection. The overall goals for this program are to give students the opportunity to ENVISION a future where they are encouraged to find growth, support, engagement, and opportunity within their community. Through doing so, students are able to connect with like-minded individuals, feel inspired to always continue growing, and let their voices be heard.


Through our program, ENVISION helps gear up Buffalo County high school students for the future. Focusing on leadership skills and obtaining the tools and training to make a positive change happen in their communities. ​

Students get a chance to develop their leadership skills and find ways that they can help our community grow. YLK allows them to build connections with like-minded individuals. By investing in our youth they in return will help us form a better future for Kearney.

2021 was the first year for ENVISION. It was created to give Buffalo County students an opportunity unlike any other program available to them. Recognizing that there was a need to retain our next generation of leaders in Buffalo County, the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce team created ENVISION. The mission of ENVISION is to empower students to envision their future in Kearney through business relationships. Participants are provided with tours, roundtable discussions, and speakers throughout the day.

Buffalo County high school sophomores and juniors are hand-selected by the administration to attend.


ENVISION takes place in Downtown Kearney with sessions featuring the following:

  • Gallup StrengthsFinder
  • Kearney Tomorrow
  • Best Leadership Practices
  • Marketing Yourself Online
  • Scholarship Essay Tips & Tricks
  • Establishing Entrepreneurship
  • Speed Interviews
  • Community Leader Panel
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