REAP Announces New Business Specialist for Hispanic Business Center

Release Date: 

04/02/2008

Contact(s): 

Adriana Dungan, adungan@msn.com, Phone: (402) 494-1013 Nancy Flock, npflock@msn.com, Phone: (308) 534-3508
Lyons, NE - The Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP), a program of the Center for Rural Affairs, recently hired Nancy Flock as the new Southwest/ Central 2 and Hispanic REAP Business Specialist.
“We are very excited about the hiring of Nancy and also very excited about the future of our Hispanic work in rural Nebraska,” commented Adriana Dungan, Director of the REAP Hispanic Business Center.

In addition to the Hispanic work in rural Nebraska Flock will be providing REAP services in the following Southwest/ Central Nebraska counties:  Chase, Dundy, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, and Perkins.

Nancy holds an AS in Business Administration from Mid Plains Community College.  Most recently Nancy worked as Loan Operations/Cash Management/Cash Services Representative at First National Bank at North Platte, NE. She was also involved with her family owned Mexican Crafts business.  

Dungan added, “Nancy’s background will be a great benefit to the existing and startup small businesses in the Southwest/ Central region 2.”

Nancy will operate from a home based office in North Platte. She can be reached at 308.534.3508 or npflock@msn.com.

REAP is Nebraska’s largest microenterprise program. REAP provides lending, loan packaging, training, networking, and technical assistance opportunities for startup and existing small businesses.
For more information about REAP and its services, www.cfra.org/reap.

REAP collaborates with many other individuals and organizations and is a member of the Nebraska Enterprise Opportunity Network (NEON).  NEON is the trade association in Nebraska for microenterprise programs and offers policy and training opportunities for microenterprise programs and practitioners.  A listing of microenterprise service providers in Nebraska can be found at http://www.nebbiz.org/gsearch.php.

Funding to make the work of REAP possible comes from many sources and includes: the Community Development Block Grant program through the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Share Our Strength Foundation, WealthSpring Fund through the Nebraska Community Foundation, Nebraska Microenterprise Partnership Fund through the Nebraska Microenterprise Development Act, Small Business Administration Microloan & Women’s Business Center Programs, and from the United States Department of Agriculture.

 

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