Chappell couple recognized with entrepreneur award
LYONS, NEBRASKA – The Center for Rural Affairs has chosen David and Nancy Jones, of Chappell, Nebraska, to receive the Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) 2018 Entrepreneur Award. Center staff will recognize them at an award ceremony on March 8 in York, Nebraska.
The Entrepreneur Award is presented annually to an individual or individuals who best exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit that defines and is crucial to the future prosperity of Nebraska’s rural communities.
In 2015, Nancy and David became owners of Moon-Glo Tile and Cleaning Service, an established business. They sought out one-on-one technical assistance and financing through the Center for Rural Affairs.
“Nancy and David have been very good clients, and have managed their loan and business in an outstanding fashion,” said Anthony Gurrola, loan specialist with the Center for Rural Affairs. “They have expanded their business footprint and continue to look for opportunities to refine and grow their business opportunities.”
The business owners have incorporated new cleaning techniques, equipment, and products and services into their business. They have also increased marketing efforts.
In addition to technical assistance and financing, the couple has taken part in the Center for Rural Affairs’ training opportunities. David has attended a QuickBooks training course and Nancy went to the annual Women’s Entrepreneur Conference.