CCED, Inc. recognized several individuals and a local manufacturing company on Sunday, April 29th at the 7th Annual Dinner. Below are the recipients as well as the video that B & B Video created for the event.
Community Entrepreneur of the Year – Bancroft – Adam Rief – Rief Design/RM Sales/Triple C
After graduating from UNL’s mechanized system program in 2008, Adam returned to his hometown of Bancroft. He worked along his dad at Rief Design, which Adam founded in 2006 during his sophomore year.
In early 2017 Adam partnered with Jon Toft to purchase Triple C products. This opportunity gave them a larger manufacturing area and machinery to expand operations.
The custom-built equipment that is designed and manufactured at Rief Design is sold across the country.
According to his nomination letter Adam is constantly seeking new, creative ways to expand and grow his business in order to benefit his community and communities in the area.
Community Entrepreneur of the Year – Beemer – Stan Ortmeier – Stan Ortmeier & Company
Stan Ortmeier is a valuable asset to the Beemer community as well as the surrounding area for numerous reasons.
He owns and operates Ortmeier Construction, Ortmeier Heating & Plumbing, Ortmeier True-Value and Schlickbernd’s Appliance in Beemer which allows area residents to shop locally rather than going to the “big box” stores.
Recently the company purchased the West Point Home Center in order to expand the West Point True-Value store as well as meet the continuous supply demands of local contractors and residents.
Basically Stan Ortmeier & Company can build or expand your home, furnish your home and fix any heating & plumbing issues you may have.
Community Entrepreneur of the Year – West Point – Brian Kreikemeier – B & B Video/Best Point Design
Brian has started 3 businesses over the past 30 years. Each business has become a success and grown through the years. He recently sold one of the businesses, The Wedding Storytellers, to a young entrepreneur that had worked for him.
He continues to operate B & B Video traveling across the state to capture special moments in people’s lives or help with marketing a business.
His desire to give back to his community is seen in many aspects of his life whether thru his professional life or personal life. He created a business, Best Point Design, to engage high school students in the business of web design. Best Point Design not only helps students master the art of designing websites but also fulfills the need businesses have to marketing their products/services.
Community Entrepreneur of the Year – Wisner – Jeremy Uhing – Jeremy Uhing Trucking
Jeremy is a forward thinker as stated in his nomination letter. He is always cultivating new ideas and opportunities for the betterment of his community.
He started his own business, Jeremy Uhing Trucking, in 2010. He offers many services such as commodities hauling, side dump hauls and gravel for drives and roads.
Cuming County Manufacturer of the Year – West Point Design
West Point Design has been in the manufacturing business for 25 years. The company is always seeking new, innovative ways to make customer driven improvements to the current product line and expansion of products and services offered to the area.
Staying current on the latest technology and using up-to-date manufacturing equipment is key to the success West Point Design has achieved. They have worked with companies to integrate the use of GPS systems to insure proper application practice. West Point Design also houses a R & D department to properly test new design techniques.
The company encourages their staff to volunteer within their local community and have taken on projects themselves, such as the current renovation of the former school building in West Point which will make more housing available to Cuming County residents.