Hernandez to receive Latino Business Center Entrepreneur Award

Small Business

Kim Preston, Rural Enterprise Assistance Project director, kimp@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext. 1008; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

LYONS, NEBRASKA – The Center for Rural Affairs has chosen Yomara Hernandez, owner of Florist Angel's, in Schuyler, Nebraska, to receive the 2019 Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Latino Business Center Entrepreneur Award. She will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Friday, March 13, in York, Nebraska.

The Latino Business Center Entrepreneur Award is presented annually to an entrepreneur who has effectively utilized the services of the REAP Latino Business Center, is successfully operating and growing their business, and who best exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit that is so crucial to Latino-owned businesses and the rural Nebraska communities they call home.

“Yomara has been a REAP client since 2013, participated in different trainings throughout the years, and received multiple sessions of technical assistance,” said Kim Preston, Rural Enterprise Assistance Project director. “She is a great client, and has grown her business from the very beginning with REAP by her side.”

Hernandez is a well-known entrepreneur in Schuyler, Columbus, and surrounding areas, and has clients in Omaha. She participates in city events and has volunteered her time and her business at the annual Schuyler Area Chamber of Commerce event.