June  2003      Vol. 12, No. 6  REAP HOME PAGE  A publication of the Center for Rural Affairs    
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Member Survey Deadline Extended to June 15
If you haven’t sent or faxed in the one-page REAP annual follow-up survey, please send it in now! It is especially important to hear from members and clients we have served the past year.

The survey was an insert in last month’s REAP newsletter. A reply envelope was included for your convenience. We requested the survey be returned by May 15 (just so you wouldn’t wait and forget).
We still have time and need to have a good bunch returned, so please get yours in. Give your area REAP Business Specialist a call if you have any questions.

You can download a copy of the survey: REAP Member Follow-up Survey

Corrections to the REAP Member Business Directory
You have received your 2003 edition of the REAP Member Business Directory. Hopefully your business is listed just as it should be. If something is incorrect, please contact Peggy Mahaney at 402.846.5428 or peggym@cfra.org.

For example, we heard from Cottonwood Lane, LLC (p.32 of the directory). Their business description should read:

Floral, gift, and tea room shop for special parties in a rural setting.

Cottonwood Lane is located in Loop City, Nebraska. Please make this change in your copy of the directory.

Basic eCommerce for Small Business in McCook
REAP Women’s Business Center is partnering with McCook Community College and the Nelson Institute to provide eCommerce training to McCook area small businesses. The class started May 22 and was scheduled to finish June 5, 2003.

REAP cooperates with the Center for Applied Rural Innovation and the UNL Extension Service to use the Minnesota Electronic Main Street for its eCommerce classes. The main goal of the course is to provide an overview and to explore electronic commerce.

The last session will focus on bringing REAP services to the McCook area.

EARN hosts eCommerce Training
The Business of Internet-preneurship: The Entrepreneur Association of Rural Nebraska (EARN) based in Hamilton County is currently hosting the Basic eCommerce training.

Participants are learning basic internet skills, how to use the internet as a business tool, determining if their business needs a website and what a website should contain and look like to make money for the business.
Christine Angerame of SenseSeekers Company is facilitating the training and is the current Chair of EARN.


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