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Lane County to Re-Offer Economic Development Grants
Lane County government officials have announced the re-offering of $200,000 in grant money for economic development. Since 2011, Lane County has not offered funding to small businesses until now...more



Logan County Unites With Economic Development Group to Bring In New Local Jobs
Logan County has been approved to coalesce with an economic development group to draw new jobs and businesses in the area. The current regional Economic Development Administration consists of Peoria,...more

Is Play The Key To Solving Social, Economic Challenges?
A recent study conducted by psychologists at the University of Hildesheim in Germany learned a "surprisingly high" interconnection between childhood play and social success in adulthood. The...more

Risks of Student Cyberbullying
In a soon-to-be published report in the International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments, a survey of middle and high school student attitudes to cyberbullying and online...more

Habitat for Humanity Homeowner Fought Homelessness and Addiction
Randall Lewis used to be homeless and afflicted with drug and alcohol addiction. But with some assistance from Room in the Inn, a homeless shelter in Nashville, he was able to find work and a place...more

Obama Offers Job Creation to Squash Unemployment
President Barack Obama promises to build and attract new job offers without lifting the current deficit. Obama calls his new job creation project "North Star", which is geared towards the middle...more

Rural Sewage Treatment Lagoons – Efficient Removal of Most Pharmaceuticals
Researchers at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center evaluated water samples from rural lagoons for the existence of pharmaceuticals, personal care products and hormones. The test is to...more

Social Enterprise Sector Urges Connecticut Lawmakers to Recognize B-Corps
The social enterprise sector and its supporters are lobbying Connecticut lawmakers to allow social enterprises to register as B-Corps, or benefit corporations. A Hartford-based Social Enterprise...more

How Social Media Is Linked With Social Skills in Children
As part of the growth of the Internet and mobile communication enterprises, researchers study how new forms of media affect social skills, values, and relationships in children. To address the...more

Local Housing Agencies Receive Federal Funding to Fight Homelessness
A federal funding valued over $181,780 will be awarded to local housing agencies to help homeless families and individuals get housing support and shelter. The federal funds come from the United...more






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Declara’s Social Enterprise Network Garners $16M Funding, Helps Teams Communicate Efficiently


Declara’s Social Enterprise Network Garners $16M Funding, Helps Teams Communicate Efficiently

Declara’s founder Ramona Pierson has recently raised a new $16 million for her company to further its global operations and build out a smarter team.




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