March  2003      Vol. 12, No. 3  REAP HOME PAGE  A publication of the Center for Rural Affairs    
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GROW Nebraska Market

Wholesale buyers from across the nation will be in Lincoln, Nebraska March 29-30 to locate unique Nebraska-made and designed products for their store shelves. Open to the trade only, the show will be held at the Lancaster Events Center in Lincoln.

Other Market events include a Saturday evening reception hosted by First Lady Stephanie Johanns. Buyers are encouraged to pre-register by calling GROW Nebraska at 888.476.9632, or accessing the GROW Nebraska website at: www.growneb.com.

Beatrice Business Resource and Development Seminar

A Business Resource and Development Seminar will be held March 26, 2003 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express in Beatrice, Nebraska. Registration starts at 9 a.m. A $5 fee will be collected at the door for lunch, breaks, and materials.

This seminar will feature resources available to financial institutions for business start-up and expansion lending, programs offered to communities to assist in community-wide business development, and assistance at hand to prospective businesses and business leaders.

Gain business insight from a resource panel of experts from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, USDA Rural Development, U.S. Small Business Administration and the Rural Enterprise Assistance Project.

The seminar is sponsored by USDA Rural Development, U.S. Small Business Administration, Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Nebraska Development Network-Southeast Region, Beatrice Chamber of Commerce, and Gage County Economic Development. Contact Cliff Kumm, USDA Rural Development at 402.223.3125, ext. 4 for more information.

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