Two local businesses, based in Bayfield and Durango, are among a select group chosen to be honored on National Philanthropy Day in 2020.
The local honorees are Bayfield’s Power to Act, a nonprofit which supports women who are unhoused or who have experienced domestic violence, and The Riber Co. Inc., a remodeling business based in Durango. The awards help affirm that philanthropic efforts, particularly in a tough economic year because of the coronavirus pandemic, make a difference.
“I was floored,” said Kristen Carico, director of Power to Act. She didn’t expect the small, mostly volunteer nonprofit to be chosen for state recognition. “I was blown over that our little organization was selected.”
The annual national philanthropic celebration began as a grassroots effort to honor philanthropic people and organizations in the 1980s. President Ronald Reagan designated Nov. 15 as National Philanthropy Day in 1986.
Every year in November, Association of Fundraising
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From refurbished furniture to loudspeakers, more companies get serious about circular business models | News | Eco-Business
Announcing the campaign last month, IKEA franchisee Ingka Group—which operates 380 IKEA stores in 31 countries—said buying back furniture is one way it is “transforming to promote and develop circular services and sustainable consumption for customers”.
Only two of the 27 participating countries, Japan and South Korea, are in Asia.
But there are plans to launch a buy-back programme at IKEA’s Bang Yai store in Bangkok by August 2021, said IKEA Southeast Asia’s head of communications Corinna Schuler. Ikano, which owns and operates IKEA stores in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, will learn from the Bang Yai experience and “assess possibilities for our other markets moving forward”, Schuler told Eco-Business.
Other companies that recently launched initiatives to promote the circular economy are German loudspeaker systems manufacturer d&b audiotechnik and Dutch brand Philips Professional Display Solutions.
In August, d&b launched its first certified pre-owned speakers. Last month, Philips Professional Display Solutions said
- Designer Nicole Crowder uses traditional techniques and her own unique taste to upholster furniture by hand.
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Every piece of furniture tells a story for Nicole Crowder.
The Washington, DC, designer hand-makes custom upholstery using traditional techniques, even though most furniture nowadays is mass-produced in factories.
“I think a lot about preservation, you know. How do you take care of something?” Crowder told Business Insider Today. “And I don’t have children, so I think my furniture has become my children. It’s something that I really have to take my time nurturing from start to finish.”
Crowder started her upholstery business in her small Washington
PETOSKEY — Grocery chain Aldi recently announced its Petoskey store will reopen on Thursday, Nov. 5, following a remodeling and expansion project.
Changes made to the store at 2130 Anderson Road in recent months have included a slight southward expansion of the building’s footprint, as well as some revisions on the interior. The store remained open during early stages of the remodeling, but portions of the project prompted a temporary closure of the store earlier this fall.
In a press release, Aldi stated the work is part of a remodeling and expansion intiative targeting more than 1,300 of the value-focused chain’s stores nationwide. The project brings updates to the Petoskey store’s layout as well as enhancements to the on-site refrigeration, allowing for the selections of fresh and convenience foods to be expanded.
“The updated store will feature additional storage for even more fresh produce, meat and dairy,” said Aldi Webberville
Five years ago when he was working as a physical therapist in New York, Kirk Chapman figured he would get a new job to buy a better car and then go back to graduate school.
On the advice of a friend, he took a job at Power Home Remodeling — and his life changed. Now Chapman works as a team mentor in the company’s expanding Austin office and he has his eyes set on his next promotion.
“I saw the company’s growth and how the business was being run,” Chapman recalled recently. “I thought I could plant my flag here and have an impact. I think this company is the real deal and I can go far with it. Joining it was one of the best decisions of my life.”
Power says its task is to make sure its employees are not just happy, but fulfilled. “Power is a dream