News

Anniversaries

Martha’s Village & Kitchen celebrates 28 years of service

Happy 28th Birthday, Martha's Village & Kitchen! "Martha's began in 1990 when the founders served meals to their homeless neighbors with a donation of $5.00. The organization has come a long way since these humble beginnings and has grown to be one of the largest providers of homeless services in Coachella Valley, serving over 6,000 people each year from its campus in Indio, CA. For the next 28 years and beyond, Martha's Village & Kitchen is committed to providing hunger relief in the community, housing those with nowhere to call home, and creating the opportunity for struggling and hurting community members to overcome seemingly unsurpassable obstacles. Toward that end, the agency is launching a $5 million campaign, MVK: Renewing Hope, Rebuilding Lives."

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Project Updates

SCEDC campaign launch casts 5-year vision

On Thursday, March 29, area business and community leaders gathered at the Ronald L. Neeley Conference Center at Terra State Community College in Fremont, OH to celebrate the official launch of the Sandusky County Economic Development Corporation’s five-year funding campaign Forward Thinking 2018-2022. The campaign details five strategies for continuing to build the Sandusky County economy. Through the Forward Thinking funding campaign, the SCEDC is seeking funding commitments totaling $1.32 million from the public and private sectors to fully implement the plan. Thus far, pre-commitments have totaled nearly $1.15 million towards this goal.

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Posted on March 29, 2018
Major Announcement

Guzzo jump-starts organizational transformation for Cultural Center

The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach (CCPVB) is on a mission to reinvent itself, and new Executive Director Donna Guzzo isn’t wasting any time to initiate that transformation. 'We’re hitting the ground fast,' said Guzzo, who was appointed to her leadership role Jan. 29. 'There’s no time to sit around and think about it.' The new executive director is additionally leading the charge to reconstruct the organization’s programming. The Cultural Center’s board of directors, she said, hired an Atlanta-based company to conduct a feasibility study on the organization in November/December, and that study revealed challenges in the programming department. Guzzo explained that the center is mostly seen as a place for infants, toddlers and seniors, with a considerable gap in between those generations.

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Posted on March 29, 2018
Miscellaneous News

Past in progress at Jekyll stables

A large concrete wedge dominates one half of the building. Unseen bugs reign. It helps to have a bit of an imagination, but that will not be necessary for long — plans remain for the multimillion-dollar Jekyll Island MOSAiC Musem to open early next year. The Jekyll Island Foundation ended its fundraising campaign for the facility in December 2016, pulling in thousands of dollars more than the $3.134 million goal. Gov. Nathan Deal said at the time, 'The MOSAiC will offer anyone who visits an opportunity to know the island's past, enjoy its present and help protect its future.'

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Posted on March 23, 2018
Project Updates

Highlands Economic Initiative launches next phase

The Highlands Economic Partnership is forging ahead with new investors. Now entering its fourth phase, the program is going even further with the investor base and the development of a workforce and economic development advocacy program that covers the entire region. The regional partnership that focuses on workforce and economic development began in 2006 with just three counties and the respective cities...

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Posted on March 15, 2018
New Leaders/Jobs

Rumler to lead Quad Cities Chamber

Quad-Cities native Paul Rumler has been named the new president/CEO of the Quad Cities Chamber, effective April 16. "Paul has an established track record demonstrating forward-thinking and collaborative leadership," said Pat Eikenberry, chair of the Quad Cities Chamber Board of Directors and a member of the CEO Search task force. "There is strong positive momentum in the Quad-Cities right now, and under Paul’s leadership the Chamber will be positioned to advance its work in creating a strong economy and more vibrant community," Mr. Eikenberry said. Mr. Rumler said he was 'thrilled' to be returning to the community to lead the Quad Cities Chamber.

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Posted on March 12, 2018
Project Updates

Mayor Alexander announces major new addition for TCC in Norfolk’s NEON District

Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander announced today at his annual State of the City address an innovative new partnership with Tidewater Community College that will transform Norfolk’s NEON District by providing increased educational and economic opportunities for the community and all of Hampton Roads. The City of Norfolk is donating to the TCC Real Estate Foundation the site of the former Greyhound bus station at the corner of Brambleton and Monticello avenues to make way for a dynamic cultural and academic building in the heart of the NEON District. The project, with an anticipated completion date of summer 2020, will be funded entirely by private donations raised through Go Further! TCC’s Campaign for a Competitive Workforce. Norfolk’s Patricia and Douglas Perry are the lead donors in the initiative.

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Posted on March 9, 2018
Project Updates

$2.7 million pledged to Martha’s Village fundraising operation

Martha's Village & Kitchen has reached a significant milestone for its funding campaign for facility and program improvements. $2,700,000 in pledges was announced yesterday towards Martha's $5,000,000 campaign goal. In addition, another $1,000,000 is pledged as soon as the campaign reaches $4,000,000 leaving just $1,300,000 left to raise. This fundraising success sets a trajectory for the organization to reach, and even exceed its goal.

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