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Consumers Energy Supports Michigan Communities With First ‘Put Your Town on the Map’ Competition

Local projects will receive funds; contest ends in April
Press Release

JACKSON, Mich., Jan. 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy is strengthening its commitment to rural Michigan communities by announcing a new competition to provide funding for projects that will help energize towns in the Lower Peninsula.

The “Put Your Town on the Map” competition will provide a total of $15,000 to three initiatives that are designed to build a stronger sense of community. Up to 10 finalist communities will compete for the funding at the 2019 Small Town and Rural Development Conference on April 17 in Thompsonville, Mich.

Tacos with a Side of Purpose – Taco Bell® Unveils New 2019 U.S. Commitments

The brand's first vegetarian menu, increased Live Más Scholarship funding and improved packaging recyclability are just a few ways Taco Bell is delivering on purpose
Press Release

IRVINE, Calif., January 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ – This New Year, millions of Americans have once again committed to a fresh batch of resolutions, though it is statistically proven that most will not stick for more than a couple of weeks. While that fall-off is currently beginning for many, Taco Bell is announcing its set of New Year’s “commitments” that the brand will follow through on in 2019, and beyond.

5 Corporate Social Responsibility Trends to Watch in 2019

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2018 proved to be an active year in Corporate Social Responsibility with issues related to sustainability, globalization, advocacy on social issues and multiple natural disasters in the forefront. Some of these issues and trends will continue into 2019, but leaders should expect to see the following noteworthy changes:

Keep America Beautiful and Nestlé Waters North America Partner to Clean up National Parks During Government Shutdown

Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., January 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ – As national parks face issues with unmanaged waste during the government shutdown, Keep America Beautiful, the largest community improvement organization in the United States, and Nestlé Waters North America, one of the leading beverage companies in North America, announced today that they are teaming up to help mobilize affiliate organizations and volunteers across the country to clean up these shared public spaces.

Duke Energy Named to Black Enterprise’s “50 Best Companies for Diversity” list

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Black Enterprise Magazine has once again named Duke Energy to its “50 Best Companies for Diversity” list. The companies singled out for distinction demonstrated a significant commitment to diversity in four key areas: board of directors, employee base, senior management and supplier diversity.

The announcement reflects Duke Energy’s long-standing commitment to foster diversity in our workplace and communities, as well as with the suppliers and providers with whom we partner to serve our customers. Among the programs that Duke Energy offers to advance diversity and inclusion are:

Subaru of Indiana Automotive Foundation Awards More Than $90,000 in Grants to 12 Indiana Nonprofit Organizations

Press Release

LAFAYETTE, Ind., January 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ - During a ceremony at Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA), 12 Indiana nonprofit organizations were awarded capital grants totaling more than $90,000 by the SIA Foundation.

Since its establishment in 1997, the SIA Foundation has awarded more than $1.5 million to fund nonprofit projects across Indiana. Recipients at today’s event represented Dearborn, Lake, Marion, Porter, Putnam and Tippecanoe counties.

Fulfill Your Resolution to Start an Employee Volunteer Program in 2019

Everything You Need to Know to Get Started
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The benefits of employee volunteering are well documented. This video showcases some of the highlights.  If you're convinced but don't know how to get started, check out the collection of resources below.

What is an Employee Volunteer Program?

Why are Employee Volunteer Programs Important?

MegaMex Foods Donates a Fire Truck to the City of Sabinas, México

Article

Sabinas is a city of 63,000 residents in the northern state of Coahuila, México. Since 1990, Avomex, the local subsidiary of MegaMex in México, has been producing Wholly Guacamole® dips.

The company is one of the major local employers in the area, providing about 3,200 jobs.

Duke Energy Protects Carolinas' Waterways With $800,000 in Grants

Summary: 
  • Grants to support 11 projects spanning 58 counties across North Carolina and South Carolina
  • Investment is part of Duke Energy's $10-million multiyear commitment to protect and improve the environment
Press Release
  • Grants to support 11 projects spanning 58 counties across North Carolina and South Carolina
  • Investment is part of Duke Energy's $10-million multiyear commitment to protect and improve the environment

Truck of Books Event Gives 40,000 Books to Local Teachers

Blog

Domtar joined forces with First Book and Classroom Central for the third annual Truck of Books event. The two-day literacy promotion offered 40,000 free books for teachers to share with students in Charlotte, North Carolina, including nearby York County, South Carolina.

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