2016 REAP Office Hours in Ogallala Announced - Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Services Discussed

Release Date: 

01/25/2016

Contact(s): 

Nancy Flock, nancyf@cfra.org, REAP Loan Specialist, Phone: (308) 534-3508

 

North Platte, Nebraska - On Friday, February 5, 2016 Nancy Flock, central and southwest bilingual Nebraska Loan Specialist with the Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project-REAP will hold office hours in Ogallala.  Hours will be 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Keith County Area Development Office located at 10 North Spruce St., Suite C.

The Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) and its services are available to rural communities across Nebraska.  REAP offers technical assistance, educational and networking opportunities, and a loan program for small businesses. 
 
According to Flock, “REAP is designed to assist all types of small businesses, including businesses with 10 or fewer employees, self-employed full-time, part-time, home-based, start-up, and store-front businesses.”
 
Flock plans (weather permitting) to be in Ogallala the first Friday of every month.
 
"KCAD is very excited about this new partnership with REAP and Nancy Flock,” said Travis Haggard, KCAD Executive Director. “Small business development and entrepreneurship is truly the backbone for economic development in rural America. Nancy brings great knowledge and enthusiasm to the business loan packaging side of finance. The REAP programs give us another tool for businesses to obtain down payment assistance, gap financing and non traditional lending opportunities that could be essential in the success of new business development and expansion."
 
REAP has eight regionally based Business Specialists, including 3 bilingual Specialists that also work with REAP’s Latino Business Center and also operates a Women’s Business Center. These Business Specialists can get involved in assisting entrepreneurs at various stages of their business progress.
 
For more information or to schedule an appointment contact Flock at 308-534-3508 or nancyf@cfra.org
 
More information on the Center for Rural Affairs and REAP can be found at  www.cfra.org/reap.
 

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