City thanks MAC for donation

The City of Colby would like to thank The Talent Initiative Inc. (The MAC) for their generous donation to help the Colby Event Center become a reality. A great way to end the year!

Cybersecurity Essentials for Small Businesses workshop

The SBDC is sponsoring a Cybersecurity Essentials workshop for small business on Tuesday, Jan. 19 starting at 11:30 a.m.  This webinar covers the cybersecurity fundamentals that all small business owners should understand and take action on. The purpose of the presentation is to address the common risk points that make most small businesses susceptible to a cyber-attack or data breach. Topics to be covered include why small businesses are the number one target, understanding the risks for small businesses, identifying weak points in your systems, best practices and low-cost risk reduction, preparation and response tactics as well as resource links to help prepare/protect your business. To register for this free webinar visit:

Colby Community College New Academics Director

Dr. Tiffany Evans began her new role as the Colby Community College vice president of academic affairs on Monday. She fills the position vacated by Brad Bennett, who stepped down in October to become president at Seward County Community College.
“Colby Community College is extremely excited to have Dr. Evans join our team,” said CCC President Dr. Seth Carter. “She brings an incredible depth and breadth of knowledge, and we feel she is a wonderful addition to the Colby family.”
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Evans has also lived in Texas, Utah, North Carolina, and Kentucky. Her appointment at CCC comes after serving in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System as the special assistant to the system chancellor. Earlier posts were interim president and CEO at Henderson Community College and provost and chief academic officer at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. She was also the chief academic officer at South Piedmont Community College in Monroe, N.C., after working as a dean at Salt Lake Community College in Utah and Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.
Evans said her lifelong passions are building stronger communities through educational opportunities.
“There is no greater honor than being entrusted with the responsibility of education and developing communities into robust opportunity hubs where students, residents, and business and industry can flourish.”
She holds a doctorate in library and information science from the University of Pittsburgh. Her resume also includes three master’s degrees covering library and information science from Kent State University, non-profit management from the University of Akron, and art history from Cleveland State University. Evans moved to Colby with her husband, Douglas Fox. In her free time, she enjoys creating digital and mixed media collages, writing creative non-fiction, and attending Jimmy Buffett concerts.

Farmers Bank & Trust makes Christmas donation

What a great way to start 2021… giving money to the Colby community! The Farmers Bank  Trust Colby branch manager, Jennifer Shelton presented a $500 check to Thomas County Senior Progress Center and Homestead Nutrition Project representative, Kayla DeBoer. The funds were raised as part of our Giving Tree Christmas promotion.

Walk with Purpose!

When coaching clients, you’ll hear Brenda Mazanec encourage them to walk with a purpose, stand tall, balanced body, eyes up, with a destination. Today, walking with a purpose is at new level in Downtown Colby. Anklin’ Down Franklin – the Downtown Colby walking tour is in full swing!

Take the Downtown trek… 26 participating locations with QR codes (like the one here) in the windows. Walkers can pause, scan the QR code with their phone and be taken to information about each specific location, with historic pictures of previous businesses as well as current business products and services.

Walk with a purpose! History… education… leisure… HEALTH! Make Anklin’ Down Franklin, Downtown Colby Walking Tour your destination!

Have you added staff, received an award, or have expansion plans? Why not share it with the Chamber? Just send the information to and we’ll add it to the member news in next month’s chamber Communicator. We just ask that you get us the info by the 15th of the month so we’ll have time to get it in.