Center For Rural Affairs Presents Prestigious Award To Axtell Business Woman Rickard

The Center for Rural Affairs has announced that Colleen Rickard of Axtell was honored for her entrepreneurship and her dedication and involvement among women business owners in her community.
Colleen received the Center’s REAP Women’s Business Center Entrepreneur of the Year Award at a special awards banquet on March 11 at the Elks Country Club in Columbus. Using services from the Center’s Rural Enterprise Assistance Program (REAP), Colleen is successfully operating and growing her business. This exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit so crucial to women-owned businesses and the rural Nebraska communities they call home.
Rickard, along with her husband Larry, are the owners of C-Pap Easy Clean, LLC, a device that uses UVC lighting to clean C-Pap and Bi-Pap equipment or clear plastic, such as breast pumps, baby pacifiers, etc., from molds, bacteria, and viruses. It sterilizes all plastic to 99.9 percent clean.

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