NCBAT Honors a Charter Member
At the February meeting of the Nemaha County Business
Assistance Team (NCBAT) in Auburn, Linda Myers was
honored with a plaque and lifetime membership by the
group. Jeff Reynolds, REAP Program Director, was on hand
to surprise Linda with the award.
Linda is a charter member of the association, which got
its start in 1994. Linda served as an officer several
times through the years and has been an active member in
the associationís many community activities.
Linda was owner and manager of Midwest Business Systems
in Auburn. At the end of 2003 she retired from the
business and planned to retire her group membership. In
granting a lifetime membership to Linda, the group hopes
she will continue her involvement with them as much as
Cass County Forms a New
With the support of the Plattsmouth Main Street Program,
Plattsmouth Foundation, and REAP, entrepreneurs in Cass
County have formed a new REAP Association. They will be
known as CCASH-Cass County Association for Small
Business Help. The new association is hosting the
Business Plan Basics course in March.
Loan Tree SBA Hosts Legal
Services Attorney Steve Virgil
The Loan Tree Small Business Association (Merrick
County) hosted Steve Virgil of Nebraska Legal Services
at their January meeting. Steve presented information
about the advantages and disadvantages of various legal
structures for small businesses. He was available for
individual consultations and is open to scheduling
appointments with REAP members.
Celebrate Once in Awhile
As many of our REAP associations mature and continue to
meet and do great things for their members and
communities, itís good to take time to celebrate!
In February, the Richardson County Business Development
Association had an evening out and dinner at the Falls
City Country Club. They celebrated their 5-year
anniversary as a group, and it turned out to be a great
membership recruiting event as well, with at least four
potential new members attending.
Saying thanks to each other and celebrating can give
your members and the association a nice boost of energy
to continue on behalf of current and future business
owners in the community.