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Past Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge Winners Offer Advice to 2021 Applicants

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The kickoff for the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2021 was just announced, with our largest prize pool ever and expanded eligibility criteria. The Challenge, now in its fifth year, is an online competition that awards cash prizes to early-stage tech entrepreneurs solving the world’s toughest problems.

Nanomik Biotechnology Protects Crops From Fungi Using Biomimetic Principles

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Nanomik Biotechnology protects crops from fungi by controlling the release of plant defense molecules found throughout nature.

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Nanomik Biotechnology protects crops from fungi by controlling the release of plant defense molecules found throughout nature.

Entergy Shareholders Award $11.3M in Charitable Contributions Year-to-Date to Help Communities Thrive

Third quarter grants included $2.7 million to fund disaster relief efforts, educational programs and economic development
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NEW ORLEANS, October 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ - During the first three quarters of 2020, the Entergy Charitable Foundation has helped power stronger, healthier communities by awarding $11.3 million to more than 1,200 nonprofit organizations located across Entergy’s service area of Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Michigan and New York.

Entergy shareholders powered communities during the third quarter of 2020 with more than $2.7 million in grants to fund educational programs, economic development and help families and communities recover from hurricanes Laura and Delta.

Republic Services, Rebuilding Together Select $1 Million in Small Business Revitalization Projects

Committed to Serve grants will support critical repairs and renovations to help locally owned businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic
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PHOENIX, Oct. 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Nine local affiliates of Rebuilding Together will receive a total of $1 million in grants from the Republic Services Charitable Foundation to help revitalize locally owned small businesses that have been disrupted during the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding is part of Republic Services' Committed to Serve initiative, which was launched this spring to help support the Company's employees, customers and communities through the pandemic.

Atlanta Creative Scene Thriving at Cam Kirk Studios, With a Little Help From PayPal

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The Atlanta art scene wouldn’t be the same without Cam Kirk Studios. Named after owner and professional photographer Cameron “Cam Kirk” Kirkland, the studio opened three years ago as a space for creatives of all levels to sharpen their skills and conduct business.

Vistra and Dynegy Donate $100,000 to Fund Critical Urban League Programming in Chicago and Pittsburgh

Donation is part of a $10 million commitment to support organizations working for social justice and equity
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Vistra (NYSE: VST) and Dynegy have announced two $50,000 donations to the Chicago Urban League and the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh. The donations are part of a $10 million commitment from Vistra to support organizations that grow minority-owned small businesses, enhance economic development, and provide educational opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds.

Comcast Offers Thousands of Grants, Equipment, Marketing and Tech Resources to Small Businesses Hardest Hit by COVID

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NEW YORK, October 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) today launched Comcast RISE, an initiative created to help strengthen and empower small businesses hard hit by COVID-19. The Comcast RISE program will help thousands of small businesses over the next three years.

The multi-faceted program offers grants, marketing and technology upgrades, including media campaigns and connectivity, computer and voice equipment, as well as free marketing insights to all applicants.

Northern Trust: Giving Our Time and Talents

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Community engagement is an important part of Northern Trust's culture. Through our volunteer programs, our employees listen, learn and work closely with our communities to address their specific needs.

Our annual volunteering initiative looks different this year, but our commitment to serving our communities remains constant.

FedEx Distributes $1 Million #SupportSmall Grants to Entrepreneurs

Initiative to Assist Small Businesses Financially Impacted by COVID-19
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MEMPHIS, Tenn., October 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ — FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) recently announced the completion of the company’s #SupportSmall Grants program. Two-hundred business owners were chosen out of almost 50,0000 applications to receive a $5,000 check as well as a $500 credit for FedEx Office® print and business services to help support their small business during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

COVID-19 Grants Help Pretzel Factory, Small Businesses in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana

Minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses assisted by Duke Energy and local chambers
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Even a pretzel factory in Northern Kentucky couldn’t escape the COVID-19 pandemic.

When COVID-19 regulations shut down a majority of Marilyn Baker’s Yankee Doodle Deli customer base, she lost almost all her wholesale accounts. “I posted on social media that I thought I would be closing,” Baker said. “Financially, I was looking at a bleak situation.”

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