LYONS, NEBRASKA – Jessica Campos, of Grand Island, Nebraska, has been appointed director of the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women’s Business Center.
The Women’s Business Center organizes training events for rural entrepreneurs throughout Nebraska. Events focus on online marketing, QuickBooks training, business plan basics, tax tips, and more.
“Jessica has the skills and the passion to lead our work assisting women entrepreneurs in rural Nebraska,” said Kim Preston, Center for Rural Affairs Rural Enterprise Assistance Project Director.
Campos brings more than a decade of banking and financial experience to her new position, including providing financial education to consumers, business owners and their employees. She has also spent a decade as a business advocate, partnering with community organizations to ensure community growth through small businesses.
“I want the Center to have such an impact in our communities that we will be the first option people think of when it comes to training and developing a business entrepreneur or an existing business owner wanting additional group or one-on-one training,” said Campos. “Personally, I would like to build relationships that will allow us as an organization to thrive in our communities.”
Campos will coordinate with partner organizations to provide training and technical assistance opportunities to borrowers and prospective borrowers; assist business specialists in developing individualized technical assistance plans and provide guidance on implementation; and develop relationships with borrowers and potential borrowers.
“This position combines my passions,” said Campos. “I’m so excited to help small businesses and entrepreneurs, as well as see our communities thrive.”