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Does this sound familiar? A Hastings soap company donates a bar of soap for each one sold. A local bakery purchases produce, grains, eggs and honey from local farms. A local service provider helps homeowners do energy retrofits and pay for them over time on their (reduced) energy bills. A local garbage hauler provides curbside, single-stream recycling to its residential customers. A local community college creates a 20-year sustainability plan for water, zero waste, education and awareness, health and wellness, energy and carbon, sustainable sites and landscapes, material, resources and trade, and investments.
Julie Diegel has created the "Good Company" sustainable business training program, partnered with B Labs to promote the B Impact Assessment in Nebraska, and manages business services for WasteCap Nebraska.
Understanding generational differences in the workforce Currently, we have five different generations active in the workforce. Each g..
United Way finds success through partnership Lisa Parish – United Way of Kearney Lisa Reese Parish has served as the Executiv..
Foundation of a successful partnership Many business forms or structures exist, one of which is a business partnership – wi..
Public library offers valuable resources for business owners When most folks think of the public library, they think sto..
Keeping talent in Central Nebraska According to a 2014 Gallup study, millennials— people who are 30 years old an..
Come together... right now People come together for many reasons including similar hobbies, sports, cultural celebrations, communi..
Placemaking 101 I love strolling through a vibrant and distinct shopping district— perusing the shops and finding gems to take ho..
Resources for budding (and established) farm businesses Nebraska is well-known for its broad fields and herds of livestock, but it's also..
One FAN-tastic ag program Agriculture is a pillar of Nebraska’s economy. That pillar has been maintained by generations of livestoc..
Wage increase brings varying opinions Effective January 1, Nebraska’s minimum wage increased to $8.00 per hour. Accord..
Use or lose funding opportunity Last year, the State of Nebraska awarded training grants to Nebraska organizations in the amount of $1,3..
Creating your network We have all tested that theory of six degrees of separation— we know a person who knows a person who knows a pe..
It's all in the follow-up When dealing with business to business (B2B) interactions, expectations are often set after the first tran..
Fighting the "nice" fight SOURCE: NEBRASKA ATTORNEY GENERAL (http://www.ago.ne.gov/consumer_protection) The Attorney..
Being your best marketing tool What is the biggest and best marketing tool in your business? YOU! What you say about your business a..
Make a mark with your marketing message Even if you create a product that is positively revolutionary, it will never amount to mu..
Creating connections with future employees In Nebraska, we are very lucky to have a low unemployment rate, but this can cause i..
Program creates a channel to talent Searching for a quality internship to support your collegiate studies? Interested in offering in..
Why It Matters We all have an idea of what teamwork is, but with a diverse group of people and personalities, how do you achiev..
One Man's Trash is the City of Kearney’s Treasure Imagine 175 semi-trucks lined up and full of trash, or at least what most people..
WasteCap Nebraska, B Labs provide Benefit Impact Assessment Does this sound familiar? A Hastings soap company (/stories/social-mission-co..
Narrowing down grant eligibility in your field (http://www.innovativegrants.com/) Internships or training, innovation or expans..
Making sure a business foundation is solid As I sat in a meeting the other day with an exciting local startup, I was reminded of the import..