Clint Seibel receives a congratulatory handshake from Lyman Adams, president of the Hillsboro Development Corp. Board of Directors, during the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon July 14. Seibel was recognized for his service to the community during eight years as HDC executive director and economic development director for the city. Seibel officially retired from the post June 30. Cynthia Fleming, Chamber president, offered comments of appreciation in addition to reading remarks from City Administrator Larry Paine, who was unable to attend. Seibel was affirmed for the various ?hats? he wore during his years of service, and for his preference to work behind the scenes to help the city grow. One of Seibel?s signature accomplishments was Hills?boro?s designation as an (Entrepreneurial) E-Community by NetWork Kansas. This enabled the city to raise $300,000 through the sale of tax credits for a revolving loan fund to assist local businesses with start-up, expansion and acquisition capital. In total, $225,000 in loans leveraged an additional $1 million for business development. In response to the accolades from his peers, Seibel said he has had a great team to work with. ?We can all be proud of this town,? he added.
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