Local Business Tour to Highlight Columbus’s Vibrant Community

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Adele Phillips, adelep@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1022

or Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007

Lyons, NE - Columbus’s vibrant community will have the opportunity to showcase their thriving small businesses during a tour of local businesses on October 15. 

The tour is a celebration of Columbus’ diversity, will promote cooperation and inclusion, and further strengthen the city’s role as a welcoming community.  

The tour will begin at El Tapatio on Tuesday, October 15 at 5:30 pm. Entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds representing eight local businesses will be featured during the tour, inviting local residents to hear the story of their business, sample products, and learn about high quality goods and services offered in Columbus. 

Local organizations and leaders, alongside Nebraska Appleseed and the Center for Rural Affairs, have come together to make this event possible.

“We have really been impressed with the voluntary leadership from the community which is making this tour possible," said Adele Phillips with the Center for Rural Affairs. "Similarly, we greatly appreciate the local entrepreneurs who are going the extra mile to welcome this tour to their businesses and give tour-goers a behind-the-scenes perspective."

Discover Columbus! Local Business Tour
When and Where:
Tuesday, October 15 at 5:30 pm
Columbus, NE
Starting at El Tapatio


Businesses included on the tour: 

El Tapatio
2721 13 St.
Servicios en General, LLC.
2472 33rd Ave.
Venemex Productions
1816 8 St. 
Mother Nature’s Emporium
2707 13 St. 
Fabulous Forever
2508 13 St. 
Lavender Thyme Gifts
2402 13 St. 
First Class Auto Detailing
2323 13 St. 
Kay’s Place for Massage Therapy
1559 23 Ave. 


The tour is free and open to the public. Light snacks will be available. For more information contact Adele Phillips with the Center for Rural Affairs at (402) 687-2103 ext. 1022adelep@cfra.org or Christa Yoakum with Nebraska Appleseed at (402) 438-8853 ext. 114cyoakum@neappleseed.org