Cooperative Business Enterprise Network


The Cooperative Business Enterprise Network was developed to provide a "local" contact to help emerging groups develop their project. The following list of professional people have had training on the steps involved with developing a cooperatively owned (multi-owner) business, and are aware of various resources that may be appropriate to aid in that development.

To enlist the assistance of a CBEN member, please contact Charlotte Narjes at 402-472-1724.


Scottsbluff Cheryl Burkhart-Kriesel UNL Panhandle Research and Extension
Scottsbluff Jim Schild UNL Extension Educator
Sidney Connie Hancock UNL Extension Educator
Kearney Cindy Houlden Nebraska Cooperative Development Center
Lincoln Joan Scheel USDA-Rural Development