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First-Ever Annual Social Enterprise and Crowdfunding Conference at Snowbird, September 2013
The first annual Social Enterprise and Crowdfunding Conference will be held at Utah on September 27, 2013 at Snowbird in Salt Lake County. The one-day conference will be hosted by experts Devin D....more



House Rejects Farm Bill, SNAP Not Taken Out
The trillion-dollar legislation known as the farm bill will move to separate nutrition assistance from agriculture subsidies, which means that food stamps, or SNAPs, will get removed as...more

Immigrants Greatly Benefit from Medicaid Growth
The Center for Immigration Studies presented new government data that finds immigrant families hugely benefit from the Medicaid expansion. Evidence suggests that the Medicaid growth linked with...more

Harnessing Infant Power to Teach Empathy in D.C. Schools
The District's Maury Elementary School's newest teachers are bald, cuddly babies who aim to teach a thing or two about kindness to children. The program is called Roots of Empathy, which was...more

A Virtual Computer-based Platform May Be an Effective Learning Environment
A study that is currently published online in BMC Medical Education finds that a virtual computer environment is an effective learning environment. The project involved participants engaged in a...more

Bookmate Invests $3M to Bring Social-reading Love to Turkey, Scandinavia, Latin America
Social-reading subscription service Bookmate has announced it is taking a $3 million funding to share the love of reading to Turkey, Scandinavia, and Latin America this 2014. Russian consumer...more

Herkimer Foods Receives Economic Development Grant
Herkimer Foods, an Ilion-based cheese company, has received an economic development grant to help the company expand their online sales and marketing efforts. Herkimer Foods bigwigs hope that...more

Women in Longview Day Volunteer Inspires Other Women
Sandra Skoog, a Linden-resident and long-time volunteer, hopes to empower and help other women through the organization she volunteers for - Women in Longview Day. Women in Longview celebrates the...more

McGruff the Crime Dog Injects Life into Meridian Veterans Post
Vietnam Navy veteran Frank Griffith joined the Meridian Veterans of Foreign Wars post have volunteered his extra hours to serve the community. Griffith wanted to turn things around, so he started...more






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Vicki Butler-Henderson Launches SMaRT Garage Social Enterprise

Vicki Butler-Henderson Launches SMaRT Garage Social Enterprise
Racing driver and renowned television presenter, Vicki Butler-Henderson, launches a Crayford garage run as a social enterprise, SMaRT...



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