Lance Hedquist Receives REAP Friend of the Year 2008 Award

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Adriana Dungan,, Phone: (402) 494-1013 or Elisha Smith,, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007
Lyons, NE – On the eve of the Center for Rural Affairs’ MarketPlace: Opening Doors to Success conference held in Columbus, Nebraska on February 27, 2008, Lance Hedquist was honored for his efforts, integrity, and leadership. Lance received the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Friend of the Year award.
Lance is the City Administrator of South Sioux City, Nebraska, and a strong supporter of REAP, a small business development program that offers business training, technical assistance, loans, and networking across rural Nebraska. Lance encourages individuals to use REAP services, and every time he has an opportunity to speak about REAP he does.

“I am truly honored for this prestigious award. I am extremely fortunate to work for a great community that seeks to advance economic opportunities for all of our citizens,” said Hedquist.

The REAP Hispanic Business Association in South Sioux City has benefited greatly from Lance’s support, as has the overall business community. “When there are Minority Business Meetings he is always there and willing to give his support in any way he can. Lance has helped many Hispanic business owners in town with their business needs and is a great help in finding the right resources for REAP clients,” said Adriana Dungan, the REAP Hispanic Business Center Director.

For pictures of Mr. Hedquist receiving his award, visit:
(Woman in picture is Adriana Dungan, REAP Hispanic Business Center Director)
(Pictures courtesy of Rhea Landholm from Sheldon, IA)


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