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(Neb.)-Panhandle Entities Invited To Entrepreneurship Workshop

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 03/13/2014 07:31 AM

(SCOTTSBLUFF)-The Panhandle Partnership for Health and Human Services (PPHHS) and Panhandle Area Development District (PADD) are holding the first in a series of four workshops to help inform and educate Panhandle organizations, businesses, economic development entities, levels of government and funding institutions on the concepts of social entrepreneurship.
 
The event will take place at the Harms Advanced Technology Center in Scottsbluff on Thursday, March 27th, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
 
Chuck Karpf with PADD says, “We believe social entrepreneurship provides an economic and community development opportunity in rural areas.”
 
Participants will develop collaborative understanding and agreement about whether social entrepreneurship is a viable framework for pursuing new levels of collaboration, engagement, and community investment in the Panhandle.
 
“We hope the result of this planning process will be regional support for social entrepreneurship as an economic and technical assistance framework for community projects,” said PPHHS board member Jason Stratman.
 
Those interested in attending may register online at http://www.panhandlepartnership.com/training-
academy.html or by calling Brook Raschke at 308-487-3600, ext 100.
 
The Panhandle Partnership for Health and Human Services, a membership-based non-profit organization, and the Panhandle Area Development District, a public non-profit council of governments serving the 11 counties in the Nebraska Panhandle, have entered into a collaborative agreement to promote information and opportunities around social entrepreneurship.
 
Additional workshops will be held:
--May 8, 2014
--June 12, 2014
--September 17, 2015
--TBA: Regional Conference with National Speakers
 
--Panhandle Partnership for Health and Human Services


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