Janell Anderson Ehrke

Founder and CEO

CEO Janell Anderson Ehrke founded the organization in 1998 and remains part of the driving force.  The program has over 417 business members statewide.   She loves social media and online marketing and is an entrepreneur enthusiast!  She is a strong supporter for buying local and believes the internet has created an equal playing field for Nebraska’s small businesses. Ehrke is involved in agriculture businesses with her husband and family.  She lives on a farm in Orleans, Nebraska with her husband Leon and has two adult children.  Haley, who is the director of marketing for Ag Valley Co-op and Parker a student at University of Nebraska-Kearney, who is also the student coach for the UNK girls’ basketball team.