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Volunteer Recognition Ceremony
The city of Albany has recently held an ceremony to recognize the efforts of individuals and organizations who have helped in keeping the area beautiful and in top shape. Westover Animal Hospital...more

Nebraska Department of Economic Development Awards $10,000 in Tax Credits
The Nebraska Department of Economic Development has provided Community Development Assistance Act tax credits of up to $10,000 to establish a credit union. The Community Development Resources Inc....more

Education: Paving the Way for Economic Growth
James Smith, president of the Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland, wants workforce developers to work with school districts to furnish employees with the skills to meet the growing demands of...more

Michigan Human Trafficking Report Set for Release
Michigan's special commission on human trafficking is geared to release a final report to lobby to the legislation to curb the illegal practice. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has...more

MSHDA Provides Community Development Block Grant Funds
The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) allocates $715,800 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to two cities and three counties. The funding is to be used to upgrade...more

Legal Expert Advice: 6 Tips in Starting a Social Enterprise
Melissa Ip, founder and editor of Social Enterprise Buzz, shares her six tips learned from legal experts in starting a social enterprise. For up-and-coming social entrepreneurs: Don't view legal...more

Lauren Bush Lauren: The Power of Social Business
Entrepreneur highlights Lauren Bush Lauren as part of its South by Southwest (SXSW) coverage on innovations and ideas that change the world and transform lives. Lauren helms in a special session...more

Businesses in York County: Transformative or Transformational?
York County witnessed the transformative or transformational powers of businesses during company launches and expansion projects. Businesses have partnered with educational institutions, local...more

Spring Break Is Urban Plunge for a Group of SPU Students
For Seattle Pacific University (SPU) students, their spring break consists of spending five days on Seattle streets, living like homeless people. The project of living in someone else's homeless...more

A Peek Behind Nova Scotia\
A group advocating for safe and affordable housing released reports suggesting that a portion of homeless people in Halifax is young people. The reason for homelessness in Nova Scotia is lack of...more

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Social Enterprise Aims to Improve Sanitation and Hygiene Through Soaps

Social Enterprise Aims to Improve Sanitation and Hygiene Through Soaps
Soap Cycling is a social enterprise founded by David Bishop, also a law professor at Hong...

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