Locations of Small Business Network Meetings Set - New Project Links Rural Small Businesses to Larger Urban Businesses

Release Date: 

03/16/2009

Contact(s): 

Kathie Starkweather, kathies@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 438-8496 or Stephanie Fritz, stephanief@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1021
LYONS, NE - The Center for Rural Affairs in partnership with the Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District will hold several Small Business Network meetings in Northeast Nebraska.
The meetings will discuss a new project that ties rural small businesses to larger urban businesses.

The project intends to identify larger urban businesses that have needs for goods and services that could possibly be "rural sourced" to a network of small rural businesses. This is an opportunity to enhance existing businesses or create new businesses.

At the meetings Center for Rural Affairs staff will share information about the project and ask for input on how to make the idea work better. Community leaders, economic developers and small business owners or potential small business owners are all invited to attend.

"This is an exciting opportunity to potentially expand your existing business or to jump start a business plan you have been putting together," said Stephanie Fritz, Center for Rural Affairs. "Individuals who have attended previous Small Business Network meetings have opened up networking opportunities that may enhance the outcome of the small business partnerships as a result of this grant."  

What: A community discussion on a new project that ties rural small businesses to larger urban businesses.

When and Where:

Tuesday, March 24
11:00 - 1:00 PM (Lunch Provided)
Community Center
101 S Broadway Street
Bloomfield, NE

Wednesday, March 25
11:00-1:00 PM. (Lunch Provided)
Cornerstone Bank
240 S 3rd
Albion, NE
 
Tuesday, April 7
11:00 to 1:00 PM (Lunch Provided)
Wayne State College Student Center (Elkhorn Room)
Wayne, NE
 
Wednesday, April 8
11:00 to 1:00 PM (Lunch Provided)
Neligh Public Library
710 Main Street
Neligh, NE
 
Tuesday, April 14
11:00 to 1:00 PM (Lunch Provided)
City Council Chambers
1615 1st Avenue
South Sioux City, NE
 
Monday, April 20
11:00 to 1:00 PM (Lunch Provided)
Pizza Ranch
245 South Main
West Point, NE

Those interested in attending can reserve a seat by calling (402) 687-2100 ext. 1021.

For more information contact Kathie Starkweather at kathies@cfra.org or (402) 438-8496.

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