Creighton and Bloomfield Locations of Small Business Network Meetings - New Project Links Rural Small Businesses to Larger Urban Businesses

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Kathie Starkweather,, Phone: (402) 438-8496 or Stephanie Fritz,, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1021
LYONS, NE - The Center for Rural Affairs in partnership with the Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District will hold several Small Business Network meetings. The first will take place in Creighton on Wednesday, March 11, 11:00 - 1:00 p.m. (lunch provided) at Drovers, 408 Rice Street. The second will be held in Bloomfield on Tuesday, March 24, 11:00 - 1:00 p.m. (lunch provided), at the community center, 101 S Broadway St.
The meetings will discuss a new project that ties rural small businesses to larger urban businesses.
The project intends to identify larger urban businesses that have needs for goods and services that could possibly be "rural sourced" to a network of small rural businesses. This is an opportunity to enhance existing businesses or create new businesses.

At the meetings Center for Rural Affairs staff will share information about the project and ask for input on how to make the idea work better. Community leaders, economic developers and/or potential small business owners are all invited to attend.

Stephanie Fritz, Center for Rural Affairs said, "This is an exciting opportunity to potentially expand your existing business or to jump start a business plan you have been putting together. This is the time to update your database and do some networking to enhance your business."
For more information contact Kathie Starkweather at or (402) 438-8496.

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