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KeyBank Provides $15.1 Million in Financing to Harmony Housing for Affordable Housing Properties in North Carolina and Texas

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CLEVELAND, September 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - KeyBank Real Estate Capital has provided a total of $15.1 million through a Fannie Mae credit facility for the acquisition of five affordable housing properties in North Carolina and Texas by Harmony Housing, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing safe, clean and comfortable affordable housing throughout the United States. The credit facility is based on a creative structure that allows Harmony Housing to easily add to its existing portfolio.

Leading and Following by Example: Companies Taking a Public Stance on Social Issues

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COMMIT!Forum will convene hundreds of corporate social responsibility leaders and CEOs from CR Magazine’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking.  The event includes a pre-conference workshop on integrated CSR and sustainability reporting from BrownFlynn.  Emcees for COMMIT!Forum include Aman Singh, editor in chief of Futerra, and Icema Gibbs, head of CSR at Jetblue Airways. More information here.

By Daryl Brewster
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COMMIT!Forum will convene hundreds of corporate social responsibility leaders and CEOs from CR Magazine’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking.  The event includes a pre-conference workshop on integrated CSR and sustainability reporting from BrownFlynn.  Emcees for COMMIT!Forum include Aman Singh, editor in chief of Futerra, and Icema Gibbs, head of CSR at Jetblue Airways. More information here.

What Does the Solar Eclipse Mean for Solar Power?

This unusual eclipse is a balancing act for energy companies
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When the Great American Eclipse glides over the country on Aug. 21, the moon will block more than 90 percent of the Carolinas' sunshine. That much darkness presents a first-of-its-kind puzzle for the Duke Energy employees managing solar energy.

Duke Energy Helping Home Fund to Serve 700 Additional Income-Qualified North Carolina Families

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  • Households will receive energy-saving upgrades through $2.5 million investment.
  • 3,500 North Carolina families already have benefited from program since 2015.
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  • Households will receive energy-saving upgrades through $2.5 million investment.
  • 3,500 North Carolina families already have benefited from program since 2015.

Duke Energy Sponsors Solar Installations in North Carolina Habitat Homes

Installations lowers energy costs and advance workforce development
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There have been more than 1,000 Habitat for Humanity homes built in Charlotte since 1983. Those with solar panels on the roof? Only a handful.

But with North Carolina second in the nation for solar power – only behind California – that could be changing.

Duke Energy’s $1 Million Grant Adds 200 EV Charging Stations Across North Carolina

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Between Main Street’s flowering trees and the patchwork facades of historic buildings, the Shute Family Parking Garden provides about 60 parking spaces for downtown Monroe, N.C. Soon, the parking garden will become even more green when the city installs its first electric vehicle charging station.

Duke Energy Selects North Carolina Locations for Economic Development Program

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  • Six properties to participate in company’s Site Readiness Program
  • Program helped attract more than 2,400 jobs and $3.3 billion in capital investment since 2005
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  • Six properties to participate in company’s Site Readiness Program
  • Program helped attract more than 2,400 jobs and $3.3 billion in capital investment since 2005

Students Help Build Hope for Victims of Hurricane Matthew

Columbus County, NC, high school students learn skills while building bed frames for Hurricane Matthew victims
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Amid the sawdust and hum of power tools, students at East Columbus High School in Lake Waccamaw, N.C., are helping rebuild their community.

Students built 50 wooden bed frames in their classroom workshop for Columbus County residents whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Matthew. The October 2016 storm started in Florida and moved up the coast, killing nearly 50 people and damaging more than 100,000 homes and businesses in North Carolina.

In rural Columbus County, flooding caused the most damage in Fair Bluff, a town about an hour from the coast.

Education, Workforce Development in North Carolina Energized by $2.7 Million in Duke Energy Grants

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More than 70 NC organizations receive support for high-impact programs and initiatives

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More than 70 NC organizations receive support for high-impact programs and initiatives

Duke Energy and YMCA Team Up to Give Back

by Hannah Welker, WCNC
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Originally posted on WCNC.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Duke Energy is finding ways to give back during the month of May through projects across the Charlotte area.
 
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