You're invited!




Formal Invitiation

 Caterer Proposals for food service:

The Thayer County Economic Development Alliance (TCEDA) is seeking proposals from Thayer County catering businesses for their Annual Meeting banquet. The event will be held at the Stastny Community Center, 1350 Dove Rd, Hebron, NE 68370. Social networking hour will begin at 5:30pm with the meal served at 6:30pm. We anticipate approximately 100 attendees. Upon receipt of the RSVPs, we will confirm the total number of attendees on the deadline date selected by caterer.

Responses to this request are due no later than 5:00pm on Tuesday, May 24th. Please deliver your proposal by email to or in person to TCEDA, 310 Lincoln Ave, Hebron, NE 68370. To obtain more information regarding this opportunity, please contact TCEDA office (402) 768-7407. TCEDA will notify selected caterer by June 1st.

Please download the Caterer RFP informational .pdf and the RFP template below:

Caterer RFP .pdf       RFP Template


RSVP and Ticket Information:

$15      Individual Banquet Ticket

$130    Reserved Table (8 tickets)


  • To register online, click HERE
  • To RSVP now and pay later, email
  • Mail checks to PO Box 254, Hebron, NE 68370, drop off at 310 Lincoln Ave, Hebron, or pay at the door
  • Make check payable to TCEDA


Questions? Contact TCEDA office. 

Keynote Speaker:

Richard J. Baier

President & CEO

Nebraska Bankers Association


Richard J. Baier currently serves as President & CEO of the Nebraska Bankers Association (NBA) and the Nebraska Bankers Insurance Services Company (NBISCO), the for-profit insurance arm of the NBA. In this role, Baier leads the primary financial services trade association in Nebraska. The NBA and NBISCO fulfill their mission through public advocacy, government relations, banker education, industry marketing and promotion and delivery of vital insurance products. Baier also serves as President of the NBA Foundation.

Baier previously served as executive vice president of the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Prior to his position with the Chamber, Baier served more than eight years as Director of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development for Governors Johanns and Heineman. Baier’s other professional experiences include positions with the Development Corporation of North Platte, the Greater York Area Chamber/York County Development Corporation, and the city of La Vista.

Currently, Baier is involved with various industry and community organizations including: Invest Nebraska Corporation Executive Committee, Nebraska Council on Economic Education Executive Committee, Graduate School of Banking at Wisconsin Board of Trustees, Nebraska Diplomats Inc., Nebraska Economic Developers Association, American Bankers Association Community Bankers Council, and Knights of Columbus.

A native of La Crosse, Kansas, Baier holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Fort Hays State University and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Baier and his wife Amanda have two children, Matthew and Corinne, and reside in Lincoln. Matthew is a medical resident at University Health in Kansas City, and Corinne is a business analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. In his free time, Baier enjoys watching sports, Husker athletics, traveling, golf and being active in his church.

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