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Tetra Tech: What’s in a Name?

Celebrating our rich history by exploring how our founders came up with the name Tetra Tech
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Tetra Tech’s name has withstood the test of time. However, you may have wondered about the derivation of our name. Here’s a little history lesson in the etymology of Tetra Tech.

Tetra is the Greek word for the number four, representing the company’s four founders: Nicholas Boratynski, Henri Hodara, Bernard LeMéhauté, and Don Stern. Each founder was a well-known expert in one of the firm’s four core technical disciplines—coastal engineering, research and development, geophysics, and systems analysis.

Shining a Light on Trade

Defenders of free trade need a better pitch amid growing skepticism of the global movement of goods.
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Laura Dawson | Canada Institute

As an idealistic graduate student, I was convinced that trade agreements were bad for everybody except large corporations.

Accenture, The University of Notre Dame, and The Rural Development Company in South Africa Launch Renewable Energy Program in KwaZulu-Natal, Delivering Clean, Affordable Electricity

Local entrepreneurs have solar energy, Internet connectivity, skills training, and mentors to build businesses and create jobs
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NEW YORK; July 14, 2016 /3BL Media/– Accenture (NYSE: ACN), the University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) and The Rural Development Company have launched the first solar-powered microgrids in the northern KwaZulu-Natal district of uMkhanyakude, South Africa, as part of the Connectivity, Electricity and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) program.
 

CTU and AT&T 2016 V4 Hackathon Winners Celebrate

By Filip Svab
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Team Babble won the US$10,000 grand prize at the CTU and AT&T* 2016 V4 Hackathon. The team created the winning mobile app during the 24-hour development contest.

The CTU and AT&T V4 Hackathon was the first event of its kind held in the Czech Republic by the 2 host organizations. The idea originated with Jaromír Novák, chairman of the CTU Council. It’s part of his effort to drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the Czech Republic and the V4 region working with the private sector.

Detroit Development Fund, JPMorgan Chase and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Announce First Loan Recipients of the Entrepreneurs of Color Fund

Four Detroit-based minority-owned small businesses receiving $325,000 in loans are providing lighting, construction and retail services from the city’s neighborhoods to downtown
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Detroit, December 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The Detroit Development Fund (DDF), JPMorgan Chase & Co. and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) today announced the first four Detroit-based minority-owned small businesses receiving loans and lines of credit from the Entrepreneurs of Color (EOC) Fund. The lending from this $6.5 million program is going to Detroit-based neighborhood businesses owned by entrepreneurs of color and businesses that primarily hire people of color.

Wealth for African-Americans and Latinos Continues to Decline Since Recession While the Wealth of White Families Recovers

Lower Rates of Financial and Business Assets Seen as a Cause for Racial Wealth Gap
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Chicago, November 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ -  Micro- and small- business development strategies can help tackle the growing racial wealth gap in the United States, according to a new funder’s brief released by the Asset Funders Network (AFN). Lower levels of business and financial assets held by African-American and Latino households are one of the key reasons for the racial wealth gap, suggesting that business ownership may be an important means to narrow the gap

Kiva.org and Capital One Launch Kiva San Francisco

Kiva San Francisco Connects Local Small Businesses Owners with 0% Interest Crowdfunded Loans to Help Them Start, Sustain and Grow Their Enterprises
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October 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ - San Francisco-based Kiva.org—best known for crowdfunding 1.7 million entrepreneurs globally—is now going local with the launch of “Kiva San Francisco.” In partnership with Capital One, this initiative will bring 0% interest crowdfunded loans to hundreds of San Francisco small business owners who are socially impactful and financially excluded from mainstream lending options.

When Taking a Different Path Leads to Self-Discovery

by Shalini Datta
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AfterTaste is a partner of Cisco CSR. Cisco sponsors The Huffington Post's ImpactX section.

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AfterTaste is a partner of Cisco CSR. Cisco sponsors The Huffington Post's ImpactX section.

A World Now Open for Business

Creating opportunity through trade.
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Jim Barber | UPS

The following is based on a speech given by Jim Barber, president of UPS International, at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum in Atlanta.

I have deep respect for small and mid-sized businesses and the entrepreneurs who turn on the lights in the morning, stand behind the counter all day and lock the doors at night.

I love to hear the stories about how they took that first step toward entrepreneurship. And how they picked themselves up after that inevitable first misstep.

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