North Platte is welcoming new businesses, services and opportunities.

On Nov. 4, the North Platte Area Chamber and Development hosted another ribbon cutting for a new business in our community, the sixth new business to hold a grand opening since August.

All Makes, located at 621 S. Dewey, opened its doors to their newest showroom of office furniture.
Owner Amee Zetzman said she and her brother, Jeff Kavich, are fourth generation owners of the company which is now in its 102nd year.

Sonja Voycheske will spearhead the North Platte location and is looking forward to bringing the high-quality furniture to the area.

Amee Zetzman, at left, wields the ribbon-cutting scissors with Sonya Voycheske.

In October, three businesses held grand openings.

Platte Insurance Services, LLC, owned by Mark Werkmeister with agent, Whitney Kester, offer several health insurance services specializing in Medicare assistance. They are in the Nebraskaland Bank building at 1400 S. Dewey St. in suite 300.

Wendy Kester says come on in.

AT&T Noble Wireless Group is an independent AT&T authorized dealer located at 201 E. Leota in suite 100. They bring a new option for a cellular provider along with a vast array of technology devices and JBL speaker systems.

Manager Tracy Berg at AT&T Noble

Amanda Zeller was excited to cut the ribbon at her new venture, The Gathering Spot, where she can provide a cozy venue for any type of event. Amanda said this is her lifelong dream. One of the benefits that she offers is providing most of the décor, hosting everything from baby showers to graduation parties. You can find The Gathering Spot at 1218 N. Ash.

Top photo of The Gathering Spot: From left: Abby, Nate and Amanda Zeller, Kate Sperle of the Chamber, and ZJ Zeller at the ribbon cutting.

September brought the expansion of the well-known Flower Market on the bricks with their Flower Market Home store. It is located right next to the Flower Market at 502 S. Dewey.

Sarah Talbott, the owner, said she goes to market twice a year and sees items she wants to add to the store, but she has not been able to bring them to North Platte due to space restrictions.

She said when the storefront became available next door, she jumped at the opportunity. The store provides kitchen gadgets, bath items, bedspreads, along with some new foods, coffees, and teas.

Sales associate Kelly Hoatson at Flower Market Home

In August, an accounting agency, Bookkeeping Plus, opened a North Platte office at 521 East Fifth, in suite 2.

Owner and accountant Krissy Shapland moved to North Platte to be closer to family and expand her business from Scottsbluff.

Krissy Shapland receives her first dollar in North Platte from Dalene Skates of the Chamber.

She is really excited to help new and established businesses and build client relationships in the area.

Bookkeeping Plus can help with all your tax, payroll, and general accounting needs.

Thus far this year, the North Platte Area Chamber and Development has held more than 20 ribbon cuttings, bringing new and expanded businesses to the forefront of their awareness.

“Small businesses like these bring a vast variety of services and fill the needs of the community,” said Katelyn Sperle from the North Platte Area Chamber.

(This report was first published in the Bulletin’s Nov. 9 print edition. To subscribe, tap the button at the top right of the page.)

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