Parker to serve small businesses in central Nebraska

Small Towns

Becky Parker, loan specialist,, 308.534.3508; or Teresa Hoffman, senior communications associate,, 402.687.2100, ext. 1012

NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA – Becky Parker, of North Platte, has recently been hired as a loan specialist for the Center for Rural Affairs based in Lyons, Nebraska.

Parker’s role is to work with new and existing small businesses to help them develop business plans, obtain funding, and receive training. The one-on-one business counseling is provided at no cost. 

She also assists rural Nebraskans with home loans that can be used for the purchase of a home, owner-occupied rehabilitation or renovation, or emergency repair to a property.

“I serve the central region of Nebraska, where I process loans, communicate with clients, and connect with different sources for loan funding,” Parker said. “Each day, I get to help make a difference in small and rural communities.”

Parker brings experience to the Center working with a company that manages U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and tax credit properties. She is also Nebraska Investment Finance Authority loan certified.

“My goal is to use that knowledge and experience to help make a difference for people looking for homes or those wanting to own their own business,” Parker said.

Kim Preston, lending services director, said Parker will be a valuable asset to the team.

“Becky brings a passion for assisting her neighbors in building assets for their future, whether through home ownership or business development,” Preston said. “She is deeply rooted in rural communities and can relate to the folks we aim to help.”

Parker serves the central Nebraska area, including Arthur, Blaine, Brown, Buffalo, Chase, Custer, Dawson, Dundy, Franklin, Frontier, Furnas, Garfield, Gosper, Grant, Harlan, Hayes, Hitchcock, Hooker, Kearney, Keith, Keya Paha, Lincoln, Logan, Loup, McPherson, Perkins, Phelps, Red Willow, Rock, Sherman, Thomas, and Valley counties. 

She is based out of her home office in North Platte and can be reached at or 308.534.3508.

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