At the recent Nebraska Enterprise Fund (NEF) Annual Board of Directors meeting, Winsley Durand III, of Omaha was elected new board chairman.

Durand accepted the chairman position with the Nebraska Enterprise Fund board, stating that he looks forward to assisting with NEF’s growth and development as a program that provides gap financing to small /micro businesses and serves as a statewide intermediary organization for micro business development.

Durand serves as the Director of Retail Attraction and Minority Development for the Greater Omaha Chamber and serves as the lead staff person responsible for the implementation of the Chamber’s Minority Economic Development Council.  Through his work, the creation of an environment conducive for establishing and maintaining small business has been a key objective.

The Nebraska Enterprise Fund (NEF) was established in 1994 to support programs that serve Nebraska’s small and micro businesses.  NEF is a Certified Community Development Financial Institution that provides capital to programs and in participation with other lenders, provides gap financing for businesses.

For more information about Nebraska Enterprise Fund (NEF), please contact Glennis McClure at glennism@nebbiz.org or call (402) 645-3096 or find them on the web at www.nebbiz.org.