Extra Mile Award Recipient Named - First Central Bank Loan Production Office in Curtis Receives REAP Extra Mile Award from Center for Rural Affairs

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Dena Beck, Center for Rural Affairs, denab@cfra.org or Phone: (308) 528-0060
or Elisha Smith, elishas@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007

Lyons, NE - The lending staff of First Central Bank Loan Production Office in Curtis have proved they go the extra mile in their professions by receiving the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Extra Mile Award. The organization was recognized for their efforts and presented the REAP Extra Mile Award at a special awards banquet held in Columbus on March 11.

“The First Central Bank Loan Production Office of Curtis are great partners of REAP and other resource providers in Southwest Nebraska,” said Dena Beck, Center for Rural Affairs Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Loan Specialist.
According to Beck, Gilbert Larson, Peggy Fritsche, & Byron Brown have worked with REAP over the years to meet the needs of the community.
“Gilbert and crew go above and beyond to make deals happen to sustain and grow their community," said Beck. "They work with the entrepreneurs, the local revolving loan fund, as well as SBA loan guaranty to put deals together.”
The REAP Extra Mile award is given annually to a person or organization that have demonstrated outstanding support for REAP and exceptional dedication to small business development in rural Nebraska. 
For pictures of Byron Brown accepting the award on behalf of The First Central Bank Loan Production Office of Curtis, visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cfra/albums/72157665779926872/with/2516818...  (Pictures courtesy of the Center for Rural Affairs.)
For more information about this and other Center for Rural Affairs awards please visit: www.cfra.org.

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