Home sweet home: Humane Society begins historic move to new site

It's just about a five-minute drive from the Humane Society of Greenwood's current location to its new facility along Airport Road. But the journey to get there? That's been a trip years in the making - and one that triumphantly ends today when nearly 200 stray cats and dogs move into a modern, $3.1 million facility that brings added safety and comfort to employees and animals alike.

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Posted on August 25, 2018

Development group working to recruit and retain quality employees

Attracting and retaining professionals to the Yakima Valley will be one focus of a new five-year fundraising campaign launched this summer by the Yakima County Development Association, or YCDA, the county’s economic development arm. The initiative aims to raise 
$3 million for a variety of economic development initiatives, including recruiting and retaining skilled workers, developing small businesses, aiding existing industries and businesses and recruiting new companies to come to the Yakima Valley.

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Chamber launches campaign

The Cleveland/Bradley County (TN) Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that it had raised 65 percent of its $1.6 million goal during its campaign to raise funds to promote its workforce and economic development plan. Campaign funds will promote workforce development, entrepreneurial development, a buy local campaign, tourism-based economic development, Chamber facility, website and equipment upgrades and economic and community development support.

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Meet NCEDA’s June 2018 Patron Sponsor

Much of Convergent’s work has sprung from a sea-change in the economic development organizations profession that began 20 years ago, when government funding was no longer sufficient to fuel the increasingly competitive process of job creation and global business recruitment. “There is clearly a direct correlation between economic development success and funding,” Kiernan says. Private funds help organizations sharpen marketing, improve BRE programs, and develop workforce attraction and development strategies, among other things. “Conversely, organizations without those budgets don’t do nearly as well.”

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Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA announces capital campaign for new building

The Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA has announced their 'Building for the Future' capital campaign to build a new facility. 'This campaign is not about a building but what happens inside the building. This facility will serve as a community center, providing gathering space for other non-profits and community groups,' said President & CEO of the Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA, Sharon Covey.

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Posted on May 31, 2018