Hair Salon Gets a Stylish Boost

Elaine Mullin Receives Funds to Expand Business
The REAP Women’s Business Center recently recognized Elaine Mullin with a $3,000 award provided by the Women & Co.® Microenterprise Boost Program. Elaine owns and operates Elaine’s Hair Studio in Pawnee City, Neb. and has built a clientele of over 150 people in the area. She has over 30 years of experience working as a hair stylist.

REAP Staff Attends AEO Conference

Arlington, Virginia was the setting for the 2009 Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) Conference on May 16-19, 2009. Five REAP staff attended the training event.

REAP Staff Receive Awards

REAP staff Jerry Terwilliger and Eugene Rahn both received awards recently recognizing their outstanding work with the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP).

Calendar Dates

REAP Activities:
Two Computer Basics Workshops in Spanish will be offered in July by the REAP Hispanic Business Center in partnership with the University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension, Northeast Community College, and Wakefield Gardner Public Library. In August, a Business Plan Basics Training in Spanish is coming to Imperial. Look below for details on these and other events.

REAP Award Recipients

Entrepreneur Award
Larry Harbour, established LB Custom Chrome and Detail, LLC, in Broken Bow, Nebraska, as a side job in 2001 and officially since October 2006. The business provides “quality detailing with unsurpassed service.”


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