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Recent posts by Liz Daehnke

Columbus business owners receive award for entrepreneurial spirit

With dreams of becoming successful entrepreneurs, Eduardo and Mary Rosa Morales opened their photography business, Venemex Productions, in Columbus, Nebraska, in 2008.

A year later, they discovered their business could benefit from training and guidance from the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP). Through years of hard work, commitment to their business, and some help along the way, their entrepreneurial dreams have come true, and the business owners are being recognized for their dedication.

Staff spotlight: Suzi helps gardeners plant seeds of success on Omaha Reservation

When Suzi French helps people grow plants in their gardens, she’s also helping them build businesses from the ground up.

A community food associate with the Center for Rural Affairs, Suzi has been assisting residents on the Omaha Reservation since 2015. She wears many different hats in her role and takes pride in every aspect of her work.

Bryan Health pushes to use locally-sourced foods

The idea of a large institution using local foods to supplement their day-to-day meal services sounds next to impossible.

But, it’s not.

Lincoln, Nebraska, is home to Bryan Health, a 550-bed, nonprofit, locally owned, health care organization that serves patients throughout Nebraska, as well as parts of Kansas, Iowa, South Dakota, and other states in the region.

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