Winter  2007      Vol. 16, No. 1  REAP HOME PAGE  A publication of the Center for Rural Affairs    
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Why No One Should Miss the MarketPlace
REAP members are invited to be an integral part of our new small business conference

On Wednesday, February 28, 2007, MarketPlace: Opening Doors to Success is coming to the Ramada Inn in Kearney, Nebraska. This is the first conference of its kind in this part of the country and will focus on how entrepreneurship and innovation can help our rural communities thrive. It is based on proven rural strategies to build assets and create economic opportunities from within.

Exhibiting at MarketPlace provides an excellent opportunity to reach a diverse audience, and entering products for sale at the MarketPlace store is another great opportunity for small businesses. Only a few exhibit spots remain act quickly to reserve yours!

Individuals attending the conference can make professional contacts, network with other entrepreneurs, and locate potential customers and suppliers. Marketplace attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in teach-ins focusing on financing, marketing, community capacity, innovative agricultural opportunities, small business development, and public policy. Experts in many fields such as attorneys, accountants, web designers, etc. will be available to answer participant questions.

Entrepreneurs, farmers, ranchers, community leaders, rural developers everyone interested in revitalizing rural communities and rural economies will find opportunities to meet, listen to, and talk with their peers and other experts about rural small business development and issues impacting rural communities.

Early bird registration has been extended until February 7, 2007 $25 for an individual and $15 for a guest. Register now for MarketPlace: Opening Doors to Success.

See you on February 28 in Kearney!

Contact: Monica Braun, REAP Women's Business Center Director, 402.643.2673 or for more information.
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