North Carolina

Business Pushes Back Against Discrimination Laws - The Minute

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Bank of America is at the center of an unusual business coalition. Joined by American Airlines, Lowe’s, Facebook, and PayPal and some 90 other national corporations doing business in North Carolina, it is publicly leading corporate arguments for repeal of that state’s new law that forbids municipal ordinances protecting people against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

More Than 400 GM Dealerships Join Green Program

Ten percent of company’s U.S. dealers track, improve environmental performance
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DETROIT, March 31, 2016  /3BL Media/ – When Lee Davis became the fourth-generation owner of Davis Chevrolet in Lexington, North Carolina, he used his expertise as an environmental scientist to upgrade the dealership. From heating the service department and body shop with used vehicle oil to buying lunch for employees with money from recycling soft drink cans, he is integrating sustainable practices into daily operations.

RSF Social Finance Reflects on NC’s Shared Gifting

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By Kelley Buhles

What is the best way to distribute money amongst a group a non-profits? This is a question that foundations and donors struggle with on a regular basis. Non-profits, the ones on the receiving end of these decisions, don’t often get to take up this question. In an effort to change this common dynamic in philanthropy, RSF Social Finance held a meeting in the Triangle Area of North Carolina in September.

Action Team Captains Take Action Against Hunger, Featured in Local Paper

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Oct. 16 marked the annual celebration of World Food Day. It was also the day that Glenn High School Principal Brad Craddock walked into his office to find his entire desk covered with non-perishable canned and boxed food, 192 items to be exact.

The Action Team captains at the school in Kernersville, N.C., had covered his desk with the donated food in celebration of World Food Day.

“We wanted to get involved because we heard that there was such a need for non-perishable food,” Action Team coordinator and English teacher Laura Horn explained.

The United Crops of America

By Brandie Piper, Monsanto Corporate Engagement
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The United States has a diverse climate and the ability to grow all kinds of crops throughout the country. And while farmers in most of the United States grow a lot of corn, soybeans, wheat and cotton (these crops, called “commodity” or “row” crops, account for almost 240 million acres of the 325 million acres planted to crops), farmers also grow a wide range of fruits and vegetables, from apples to lettuce to pumpkins, and everything in between.

29 North Carolina Companies and Investors Urge Gov. McCrory's Timely Implementation of EPA's Clean Power Plan

Letter stresses clean energy solutions as the most cost-effective way to drive business investment and generate jobs in transition to a low-carbon economy
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BOSTON, Jul 31, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Today, 29 businesses and investors with a significant presence in North Carolina issued a letter to Governor Patrick McCrory offering strong support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan for existing

TWC Honors Our Fallen Heroes

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By Karine Stallings, Director Internal Communications, Time Warner Cable

Across Time Warner Cable – employees from Los Angeles to Albany, NY – came together to recognize our fallen heroes this past Memorial Day.

Exciting Accelerator News!

By: Jacob Saperstein
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We hoped that we’d see our Aspire Accelerator participants grow, succeed and reach their goals while they are part of our program… and so far, so good!

Lea(R)n, one of the companies in the class, has just announced a new partnership with the state of North Carolina. This means that the state can now easily harness the expertise of North Carolina’s 98,000 teachers to make decisions about what technologies work well in the classroom.

Beyond GSK: An insider look at STEMAccelerator

STEMAccelerator is helping kids prepare for exciting STEM careers and is supported through GSK's $1 million grant.
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The new Beyond GSK segment is centered on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education and GSK’s one million dollar commitment to NC New Schools’ brand new initiative called STEMAccelerator. In this episode, you will meet Cyclops, a robot made from nuts, bolts, sensors and switches. Cyclops is one way that high school students in North Carolina are being inspired by science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). 

Local Nonprofits Contributing to a Healthier Community Encouraged to Apply for Ten $40,000 Awards

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April 14, 2015 /3BL Media/ - GlaxoSmithKline (@GSKUS) and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (@PhillySJUnited) today issued the call for applications for the GSK IMPACT Awards.  This annual awards program will honor up to ten local nonprofit organizations with $40,000 each in recognition of their exceptional achievements in contributing to a healthier Greater Philadelphia Region.

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