Nebraska Roots Owner on the importance of community
Nebraska Roots: Bring businesses to Broken Bow
Kearney Hub, February 23, 2015
By getting involved in a town board, city council or any other community leadership role, Province said, community members can make more of a difference than they might think.“It really isn’t that
difficult to affect policy,” Province said. “It’s not the government that makes the laws — it is people who make the laws. Those who sit and complain about what our government is doing to us are
missing out on their opportunity to affect change.” (Read more here.)
Nebraska ROOTS seeks to revitalize small towns
Grand Island Independent, February 15, 2015
Deena Province wants to see fewer miles between Nebraska towns when she’s driving on the highway. Growing up in the state, she has seen schools consolidate and businesses close. Walking
door-to-door to canvass on campaigns, she has seen firsthand the results of people trickling out of small towns. She also saw the results of last year’s election, when she scanned down rows of
races with write-in candidates or no one running at all. “To me, these two things I’m talking about go hand-in-hand,” Province said. “When we don’t have people willing to step up and be community
leaders, this is the result that we have.” Now, she’s trying to change that. (Read more here.)
Nebraska Roots Ribbon Cutting Held February 13, 2015
Sandhills Express, 2/16/2015
A ribbon cutting was held at the new office of Nebraska Roots in Broken Bow. Deena Province started to business in hopes of helping communities that are shrinking get back on their feet. Province says they have several different things they can do to assist small communities or organizations; such as working with community leaders to give them direction and help them promote organizations within their communities. Nebraska Roots is located across the street from Ace Hardware on South C between 7th and 8th Avenues in Broken Bow.
Press Release: Nebraska ROOTS Announces Grand Opening
February 6, 2015
A new business in Broken Bow has announced they will be opening their doors next Friday, February 13th, with a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Chamber of Commerce, followed by a reception.
(Read more here.)
Nebraska ROOTS on KBEAR!
January 13, 2015
We'll be on KBEAR 92.3 in Broken Bow at 9:45 a.m. today. Make sure to listen in to hear more about ROOTS!
Nebraska ROOTS seeks to mobilize rural progressives
NTV, January 12, 2015
Some may not think of a community like Broken Bow as a hotbed of progressive activism, but organizers of Nebraska ROOTS think the recent minimum wage vote shows there are
people interested in issues like these. Province was among those who circulated petitions to put the minimum wage on the ballot. (Read more and watch the video here.)