Networking event set for Aug. 20 in Tekamah

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Lori Schrader, northeast Nebraska loan specialist,, 402.687.2100 ext. 1026; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager,, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

TEKAMAH, NEBRASKA – Small business owners and managers, aspiring business owners, and community partners are invited to Coffee Tables for the Burt and Cuming counties area. The free networking event is hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP), Burt County Economic Development Corporation, Cuming County Economic Development, West Point Chamber of Commerce, and Tekamah Chamber of Commerce.

Coffee Tables is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Chatterbox Brews, 203 S. 13th St., in Tekamah, Nebraska.

“The event offers an opportunity for those involved in small businesses to talk with others who may have the same experiences,” said Lori Schrader, loan specialist with the Center for Rural Affairs. “We will have a meet and greet so you can make contacts, and we plan to host speakers on various topics related to business.”

Coffee Tables will be held monthly, with the first session focusing on networking. Future topics may include business succession, sales tax, motivational speakers, and workshops.

“The idea is to rotate the event among communities in Burt and Cuming counties so all business owners can attend,” Schrader said. “You don’t have to be a client of REAP or even a business owner to attend.”

For more information, visit To RSVP, contact Schrader at or 402.687.2100 ext. 1026; Teri Lamplot, Cuming County Economic Development Director, at or 402.372.6001; or Patti Plugge, Burt County Economic Director, at or 402.374.2953.