Next Week Proclaimed as 'Nebraska Entrepreneurship Week'

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Kathie Starkweather,, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1014
<br />Barbara Chamness,, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1009
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Lyons, Nebraska – Next week is Entrepreneurship Week USA. On February 14, Governor Dave Heineman proclaimed the week of February 24 through March 3, 2007, as Nebraska Entrepreneurship Week.

Entrepreneurship Week provides an opportunity to focus on the innovative ways in which entrepreneurship education can bring together the core academic, technical, and problem-solving skills essential for future entrepreneurs and successful workers in future workplaces.

Entrepreneurship is vital to Nebraska’s growth and prosperity. Most of the new jobs created throughout the United States in the past decade have come from the creative efforts of entrepreneurs and small businesses.

As part of Entrepreneurship week, more than 200 colleges and universities across the country will be taking part in the celebration. Central Community College campuses are hosting several entrepreneur-related events. In addition to those activities, 30 students and 5 instructors from CCC’s three campuses will attend an entrepreneurship conference, sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs. The “MarketPlace: Opening Doors to Success” conference is scheduled for February 28 at the Kearney Ramada Inn.

The MarketPlace conference will provide networking opportunities, teach-ins focused on professional development, entrepreneurial communities, and agriculture entrepreneurship. Experts in many fields – attorneys, CPA’s, web designers, etc. – will be available throughout the day to answer participant questions.

Registrations are filling up for MarketPlace, and space is limited. This is a great opportunity for students, young and old and those looking to expand their horizons as well as community development. There is still time to register. Visit: to register or for more information.

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The Center for Rural Affairs is a private nonprofit specializing in strengthening small businesses, rural communities, and family farms and ranches.

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