Grand Island Area People in Business

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts stopped in Grand Island Friday to visit the Grand Island Public Library after a legislative session.

Enck elected president of the state association of house builders

Grand Island contractor Todd Enck, owner of TC Enck Builders, is the new president of the Nebraska Home Builders Association.

Enck was elected at the state meet last month in York. He was elected to the position of vice president Greg Geisowner of Island Indoor Climate in Grand Island.

Todd Enck


Other construction professionals from the Grand Island area who serve on the board, as directors or alternates, are Dar Barnes, Tim Uhrich with Truss Craft and Brian Fox by Fox Construction.

Enck and Geis will represent Nebraska at national meetings and events.

The Central Nebraska Home Builders Association also installed new members and officers. Board members are: Barnes, Enck, Fox, Geis, Dana Jelinek, Wayne Martin, Chris Meister, Barry Obermiller, Justin Oseka, Mark Rainforth and Uhrich.

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CNHBA is the voice of experts in the construction industry in the field. Its members are committed to ethical business practices, the highest building standards, the education of their membership and community, and the dream of home ownership. The organization supports educational opportunities for students through participation in and sponsorship of SkillsUSA. He also supports the Career Pathways Institute and established the Jim Roth Memorial Scholarship. The Central Nebraska Home Show and the Jim Roth Memorial Golf Tournament help the organization continue its outreach efforts.

The NSHBA is a non-profit trade association comprised of local associations throughout the state of Nebraska. The NSHBA actively works to address issues that are critical to the survival and success of the home building industry. NSHBA also focuses on housing affordability and workforce development issues.

For information about the CNHBA or the Central Nebraska Home Show, contact Diane Jorgensen at 308-627-2730 or email [email protected]

A local sportscaster deserves an industry honor

KEARNEY – One of Nebraska’s most respected sports reporters has received the industry’s highest statewide award.

The National Sports Media Association announced Doug Duda as Nebraska Sports Journalist of the Year. Duda serves as sports director at ESPN Tri-Cities and 98.9 The Vibe. He also provides sports coverage on News Channel Nebraska TV.

Duda hosted the “Doug & Daddy Show” on ESPN Tri-Cities for nearly 20 years, providing central Nebraska with the region’s only daily sports talk show. Ord native also brings radio play-by-play and TV comparative reports for high school sports. His radio sports news has informed local sports fans for decades.

Doug Duda


Duda is the first sportswriter outside of metro Lincoln and Omaha to win the award from KHAS Radio’s Dave Brock in Hastings in 1996.

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