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Category: Sustainable Business :: Socially-Responsible Investing
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Steamboat briefs: Routt Schools Federal Credit Union celebrates 50th anniversary 24.3.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Routt Schools Federal Credit Union will celebrate its 50th anniversary during the group’s annual board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Crawford Room at Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. All credit union members are invited to attend. Current membership includes employees or family members of employees of Steamboat Springs, South Routt, Hayden and Walden school districts, Northwest Colorado BOCES, Colorado Mountain College, city of Steamboat Springs, Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, Routt County, Discovery Learning Center, Heritage Christian School, Mount Werner Water District, LIFT-UP of Routt County, Casey’s Pond Senior Living and Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. According to Susan Strong, credit union manager, the organization has grown from 35 potential members at the first board meeting in 1964 to its current membership of 840. Initially serving only teachers, the credit union has expanded to include 15 member groups. Local Sustainable Business Consortium meeting April 3 The ...
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Colorado makes an eco-devo investment in music industry at SXSW 11.3.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Among the thousands of bands, bloggers, CEOs, celebrities and consumer brands heading to Austin, Texas, this week for the annual South By Southwest Music Festival will be a couple of state government employees looking to drum up interest in Colorado's music industry.
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Agency-by-agency summary of Obama budget 5.3.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
An agency-by-agency summary of President Barack Obama's proposed budget for fiscal 2015, beginning next Oct.
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Are vacation rentals good for Durango? 28.2.2014 Durango Herald
Durango already has a tight housing market, and the rising popularity of vacation rental homes isnx2019t helping simplify matters. Conflicts between property owners have popped up over parking, property uses, regulation and lifestyles. Some residents view renting their property short-term as a right and a way to provide financial security.
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Utah foundation’s competition awards $40K to two local nonprofits 19.2.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Shawn Peterson, a fifth-generation farmer who heads the Green Urban Lunch Box program in Salt Lake City, knows the importance of grant writing. Money from the government, private donors, corporations or foundations provides most of the funds that keep non-profits such as his viable. Friday, he got a big boost. He successfully completed the Community Foundation of Utah’s first annual Utah Fund Social Investors Forum process, and he received double the $10,000 his group requested. The Community ...
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Report: Immigration agency should seek EB-5 help 5.2.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Sioux Falls, S.D. • The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services should get help from the Department of Commerce to oversee projects funded by the federal EB-5 investment-for-green-cards immigration program, a Washington think tank says in a report released Wednesday. The Brookings Institution’s study agreed with a December report by the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General that found that the visa program for foreign investors goes far beyond the immigration agency’s mission and...
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Immigrant reform might raise price of citizenship 3.2.2014 azcentral.com | news
Immigrant reform might raise price of citizenship
Crowdfunding businesses turn out to be viable ongoing entities 2.2.2014 Denver Post: Business
Crowdfunding businesses turn out to be viable ongoing entities
Getting carbon out of your portfolio is tricky 30.1.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
New York • If you are like millions of Americans and own a broad stock index fund, you own parts of Exxon Mobil, Peabody Energy and other companies that earn money selling oil, coal and other fossil fuels. For some, that’s great. Fossil fuels give us light, keep us warm, help grow our food, deliver our products and jet us around the planet. And companies such as Exxon, Chevron and Southern Co. are stable and profitable and offer consistent dividends that pad retirement accounts nicely. For other...
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Our View: Group sales program a smart investment 19.1.2014 Steamboat Pilot
We support Steamboat Springs City Council’s decision this week to grant Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association CEO Tom Kern’s request for $21,000 from the city general fund to help attract more convention business to the community. We consistently have taken the position that there is no getting around the fact that our city government, which is one of only a few municipalities in Colorado that does not have a property tax and depends largely on sales tax receipts, essentially is in the tourism business. For that reason, we think it is not just defensible, but essential, that the city invest in driving sales tax receipts generated by our visitors. We also would point out that unlike most Colorado resort communities, ours has chosen to spend its lodging taxes on causes other than tourism marketing. We spend it on building amenities and such projects as expanding the biking trails system. Contrary to council member Scott Ford’s remark this week — he was quoted as saying it’s not City ...
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Federal Reserve vacancies prompt push to name community banker 9.1.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
The Federal Reserve Board of Governors that's taking shape under Janet Yellen has a conspicuous and unusual absence: anyone with a community-banking background.
Text of Sen. Morgan's Carroll's speech 9.1.2014 Denver Post: All Political News
This is the prepared text of the speech that Senate President Morgan Carroll gave on the floor of the Colorado Capitol on Jan. 8, 2014.
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Op-ed: Medicaid isn’t charity; it’s community investment 28.12.2013 Salt Lake Tribune
Sen. Allen Christensen, chair of the Senate Social Services Appropriations Committee, argued in a recent Tribune op-ed (“Medicaid expansion is just forced charity,” Opinion, Dec. 22) that taxpayer-supported health services for the poor should be considered forced charity. Alternatives to this philosophy should be considered by Gov. Gary Herbert as he decides about expanded Medicaid coverage for Utah. First, a few facts should be clarified. Sen. Christensen states that a “huge proportion [of Me...
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Utah community shares holiday spirit with kids at Lincoln Elementary 20.12.2013 Salt Lake Tribune
The holiday spirit filled the halls of Lincoln Elementary Thursday as each student received gifts donated by Utahns from across the state. The 550 students there each received two gifts: a “need” and a “want.” The residents of five Utah counties — Salt Lake, Tooele, Carbon, Washington and Iron — purchased the gifts, which were listed on handmade ornaments the students crafted and were hung in the lobbies of HeritageWest and SouthWest Community Credit Unions, along with staff and volunteers from ...
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Mergers and acquisitions forecast for community banks 29.11.2013 Denver Post: Business
Mergers and acquisitions forecast for community banks
Former CEO of Bank of Choice settles lawsuit over securities 22.11.2013 Denver Post: Business
Former CEO of Bank of Choice settles lawsuit over securities
Community Agriculture Alliance: Health insurance cooperative launches in Colorado 24.10.2013 Steamboat Pilot
Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Cooperative Development Center Director Bill Stevenson will discuss Colorado HealthOP at a regional meeting Oct. 30 in Hayden.
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Group challenges CoBank's financing of Verizon-Vodafone deal 23.10.2013 Headlines: All Headlines
The national organization representing community banks wants to know how Greenwood Village-based CoBank, one of the largest rural lenders in the country, managed a $725 million stake in the
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Business groups keep backing Boehner, plan to target Tea Party 18.10.2013 Denver Post: All Political News
Despite presiding over a chamber that nearly drove the country to a debt default, John Boehner still has the enduring support of a group that would've been most harmed by that event: the business community.
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Diane Mitsch Bush: Support Amendment 66 18.10.2013 Steamboat Pilot
The first question I ask on any bill that comes before the Colorado House of Representatives is: How will it affect my constituents in Routt and Eagle counties? I get answers by carefully reviewing all materials presented by both sides and asking questions of proponents and opponents. Then I request more data from staff.
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