City of O'Neill

Business and Entrepreneurial Assistance

The Center for Rural Affairs – Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) 
Lori Schrader, Loan Specialist, PO Box 136, Lyons, NE 68038.  Phone: 402-687-2100 ext. 1026
Mobile: 402-870-7070  Email: Lori Schrader (  Website:

The U.S. Small Business Administration partnering with local lenders
Great Western Bank, Great Plains State Bank, BankFirst, Pinnacle Bank, and Tri-County Bank.

Northeast Community College Center for Enterprise
Northeast Community College Extended Campus in O’Neill
Merri Schneider, Director of Extended Campus – O’Neill.  Phone: 402-336-3590  E-mail: Merri Schneider ( 


Nebraska Enterprise Fund – NEF 
April Myers serves as the Director Business Development: Greater Nebraska and can be contacted by Phone: 308-440-7917 or E-mail: April Myers (aprilb@nebbiz.org

Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) 
Loren Kucera, Wayne Center Director.  Phone: 402-375-7575  Email: Loren Kucera (

Nebraska Department of Economic Development
Sheryl Hiatt, Director of Housing and Field Operations.  Phone: 402-340-6180  E-mail: Sheryl Hiatt ( ) 

USDA-Rural Development 
Kelley Messenger, Business Programs Specialist.  Phone: 308-455-9837  E-mail: Kelley Messenger (

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