Dillon honored with Entrepreneurial Spirit Award

Small Towns

Jessica Campos, Women’s Business Center director, wbc@cfra.org, 402.870.1521; or Teresa Hoffman, senior communications associate, teresah@cfra.org, 402.687.2100, ext. 1012

LYONS, NEBRASKA – The Center for Rural Affairs has chosen Alexandra Dillon, of Kearney, to receive its 2021 Entrepreneurial Spirit Award.

The Entrepreneurial Spirit Award is presented annually to an individual or individuals who best exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit that is so crucial to the future prosperity of Nebraska’s rural communities. This person or organization has demonstrated outstanding support for the Center and exceptional dedication to small business development through technical assistance, business training, lending, and networking across rural Nebraska.

Dillon is the early learning connections coordinator with ESU 10, in Kearney. She has been instrumental in helping implement “Safe With You” courses in central Nebraska by providing Spanish-speaking trainers and meals to participants.

“Alexandra is very passionate about the work she does, and she’s very intentional,” said Jessica Campos, Center for Rural Affairs Women’s Business Center director. “She’s also very resourceful when it comes to helping a community she is working in.”

Dillon has worked with the Center for the past year to connect the organization with resources and potential partners and collaborators for this project, including coordinating with Nebraska Children and Families Foundation and H3C.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, no award ceremony will be held this year.

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