SASBA Plans Series of
The Siouxland Area Small Business Association (SASBA)
meets every month on the second Tuesday at 7:00 pm at
the Cardinal Opportunity Center at 2101 Dakota Ave.
South Sioux City, Neb. for networking, loans,
educational classes, and more.
Upcoming programs include:
- Sept. 9 - Russ Gifford - Quick Tricks for Quick
- Oct. 14 - Leeann Orr - Harvesting Your Advertising
- Nov. 11 - Gaila Gilliland - Management Issues for
the Micro Business
- Dec. 9 - Russ Gifford - Simple Strategies to
Maximize Your Time
For more information on SASBA, contact Northeast
Business Specialist, Karen Linnenbrink at 402-372-3840
Business Specialists Funded
The Nebraska Department of Economic Developmentís
support for REAPís five Business Specialists has been
continued for another two years through June 30, 2005.
This support, delivered through the Department of
Economic Developmentís Community Development Block Grant
(CDBG) program, has been instrumental in expanding REAP
to all rural areas of Nebraska.
It makes business specialists possible across the state
to provide lending, training, networking, and one-on-one
technical assistance to rural startup and existing small
REAPís goal is to assist small businesses as they strive
to find success for themselves, their families, and
their communities. REAPís mission of strengthening rural
communities through small, self-employed business
development is made possible with this key funding
piece. We are proud to have the Nebraska Department of
Economic Development as our partner.
Reynolds Named to Post
The Nebraska Microenterprise Partnership Fund (NMPF) is
a statewide financial intermediary dedicated to
supporting microenterprise practitioners. The NMPF Board
decided at its December 2002 meeting to invite
representation from an NMPF grantee organization to join
the NMPF Advisory Committee.
The Nebraska Enterprise Opportunity Network (NEON) was
asked to put forth the name of a candidate for this
position. NEON is a policy and training organization for
microenterprise organizations in Nebraska.
REAP Program Director Jeff Reynolds was nominated. The
NMPF Board approved this nomination at its May 2003
meeting. Jeff Reynolds will serve a two-year term in
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