Jerry Gohl of Golight, Inc. at Culbertson was recently presented the Champion of Small Business Regional Award from the Nebraska Business Development Center and the University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Business Administration.
Gohl’s development of his company from its beginning in 1994 to supply the agriculture market to a leading global designer and manufacturer of remote controlled and handheld lighting solutions lead to his nomination for this award. In addition to building a viable employer in the rural Curtbertson area, Gohl offers his time to helping other people in becoming entrepreneurs. He regularly speaks to students at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis and to students at Mid Plains Community College. Gohl takes time to work with inventors that come to him with ideas to help them see if they are viable business ideas. He is also a member of the McCook Economic Development Corporation Board./
His nomination was made by Scott Knapp of the Nebraska Procurement Technical Assistance at the Nebraska Business Development Center Kearney office and Jason Tuller, Director of the Nebraska Business Development Office in North Platte.