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Final Week to Apply! Submit Your 2017 Citizens Awards Nomination!

Chamber Foundation and media partner USA TODAY Network, seek to honor best in business
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Hurry, it's the final week to apply for the 2017 Corporate Citizenship Awards, held with support from media partner USA TODAY Network.  Submit a nomination before June 23 to be recognized for the impact

SOIL – Slow Opportunities for Investing Locally

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by Woody Tasch, founder, Slow Money 

I often refer to Slow Money as “the CSA of investing.” As with community-supported agriculture, our efforts revolve around informal, direct relationships and shared risk. Slow Money funding is flowing in a variety of ways in dozens of communities across the United States (and a few in Canada and France) — peer-to-peer lending, investment clubs, angel networks and pitch fests at public events large and small.

KitchenAid, Community Volunteers Pitch in on Day of Caring

By Tony Wittkowski
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BENTON HARBOR — Chris Ball and his colleagues spent the better part of his workday pushing mulch on a playground.

This workday was different for Ball because he was taking part in the annual Day of Caring, where dozens of KitchenAid volunteers find local nonprofit organizations to help for a day.

How to Initiate a Local Foodshed Resilience Program

A Call to Action
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by Theo Ferguson; founder, Healing Living Systems and Stuart Valentine; founder, Centerpoint Investment Strategies

Imagine you are seated on a patio in the Tuscan countryside. The fresh mozzarella coupled with sweet tomatoes, ripe from the warm sun, pairs beautifully with the garlic sourdough bread and crisp local wine. The setting opens the heart and soothes the soul. The vineyard you overlook is in its crucial stage of ripening, that last conversion of acid to sugar, and the company of friends and family couldn’t be better.

Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Recognizes Students and Sodexo Employees Who Are Fighting Hunger in Their Local Communities

Students each awarded $10,000 in scholarships and grants for fighting hunger in local communities, while employees granted $5,000 for local charities
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Today, Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation announced five students as national Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship honorees and recognized five Sodexo employees as Heroes of Everyday Life® for their efforts in leading the fight against hunger in their local communities.

Community Investment in Tough Economic Times

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As companies navigate the economic climate, community investment budgets are often impacted. Oil & Gas, Mining, Manufacturing, Forestry, Retail... the list of companies working through change is endless and ever-changing itself!

Among those that have experienced declines in community investment budgets, companies within LBG Canada demonstrate that a community footprint can be maintained, in partnership with stakeholders.

Must-Attend Event: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Resilience Forum 2017

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Register today for Promoting Resilience and Cross-Sector Collaboration for a Sustainable Future, June 26 in Washington, D.C. Reserve your spot today to learn from top business and disaster preparedness response experts. Register here!

Bloomberg Celebrates Asian Pacific Heritage Month in the U.S.

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Originally posted on www.bloomberg.com

This month, Bloomberg is proud to recognize the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States and within our own company. We’ve asked some employees to reflect on what it means to be a part of Bloomberg’s culture of innovation and how it’s helped them find success in their career.

Michael Bloomberg Gives $75 Million to Shed Arts Center

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The ambitious new arts center known as the Shed, rising in Hudson Yards, has received $75 million from Michael R. Bloomberg, showing just how much the Far West Side continues to be shaped by a small group of influential billionaires.

They include Stephen M. Ross, the chairman of Related Companies, and Barry Diller, the media mogul. Mr. Bloomberg on Wednesday added $60 million to a $15 million contribution he had made to the Shed in 2012, which was previously undisclosed.

Duke Energy Awards $1.1 Million in Water Resources Fund Grants to Improve Local Water Quality

Summary: 
  • 27 counties across North Carolina and South Carolina to benefit from supported projects
  • Investment is part of $10 million multiyear commitment to protect and improve the environment
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  • 27 counties across North Carolina and South Carolina to benefit from supported projects
  • Investment is part of $10 million multiyear commitment to protect and improve the environment

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