Small Business News

REAP Bilingual Service Coming to McCook and Red Willow County

While Dena Beck continues to pursue her work with REAP, she will expand her region further east, while Nancy Flock will take over the reins for McCook and the southwest region.

Dena shares her thoughts with us below.

As I head to McCook for my last day of office hours, some thoughts came to me….

Rural Rockstars: Greg and Kristy Parr Receive Prestigious Award

Greg and Kristy Parr of Norfolk, Nebraska, have been chosen as our Entrepreneur of the Year Award recipients. They were honored for their efforts to establish and grow their business Custom Sports, as well as their integrity and leadership.

The Entrepreneur Award is presented annually to those who best exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit that defines and is so crucial to the future prosperity of Nebraska’s rural communities.

Congratulations to 2015 REAP Award Winners

Every year REAP recognizes entrepreneurs and individuals who have worked with us to strengthen small towns and rural communities through small, self-employed business development. This year the awards will be given on March 11, 2016, at our annual awards banquet. You will be able to read more about these folks in the Spring edition of the REAP Business Update. For now, here's a sneak peek of this special group.

Silver Anniversary Recap and Look Ahead

As the Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) heads into its 26th year of operation, we hope you have enjoyed reading our 25th Anniversary eNews publications! This represents the final edition of the special 12-month run in celebration of REAP’s silver anniversary.

The REAP 25th Anniversary eNews series was designed to:

Remembering Rick Wallace

The Microenterprise and small business community in Nebraska recently lost a good friend. Rick Wallace passed away on January 4, 2016 after a prolonged illness.

He leaves behind a legacy of helping hundreds of small businesses succeed and shaping the state’s microenterprise development industry. From humble beginnings, Rick helped transform microenterprise into a mainstream economic development strategy to assist startup and expansion of small businesses in the state.

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