The youngest realtor in Nebraska, Nelson Jett of North Platte, recently received recognition from Rep. Adrian Smith.

Smith stopped at the Great Plains Realty office in North Platte as he was traveling through the area and personally presented a plaque to Jett, recognizing him as an outstanding young entrepreneur.

Smith started the young entrepreneur recognition to honor youth who are succeeding the business world.

Jett has been a licensed realtor for just a year, but he is not a newcomer to the real estate business. He is the grandson of veteran Realtor JoAnn Perlinger. He spent a lot of time in her office growing up.

The two now operate as a full-fledged business team.

“Together we make each transaction as seamless as possible,” Jett says on the company website that he designed.

Smith established the Young Entrepreneur Award to recognize the newest generation of rural Nebraskans who are committed to increasing economic opportunity and empowering communities through hard work, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Jett was nominated by associates in the Great Plains office.

He did not place in the top four in the contest, but Smith was pleased to recognize his effort and accomplishments.

One of the top four entrepreneurs in the contest is connected to North Platte — Cody Dame, the owner of Game On, a company headquartered in McCook.

Dame pursues his passion of building a community through creating a fun and experiential gaming environment for all ages.

He quickly grew from a 1,000 square foot retail space to a much larger location in McCook, then expanded into North Platte, Kearney and Grand Island.

Game On has become a successful regional retail business, committed to strengthening communities in which they are present.