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Oct 21st

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Wedge Co-op announces 2008 Wedgeshare Grant recipients

The Wedge Co-op, a Minneapolis natural and organic food cooperative with almost 14,000 member-owners, last week announced the 13 2008 WedgeShare organizations that received a total of  $50,000 in financial grants from the Wedge Co-op.
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Study shows disconnect between African American attitudes and actions when it comes to personal finance planning

COLUMBUS, OH--Afrcan Americans are more optimistic about their financial future over the next year than the general population, but the majority of those responding acknowledge they don’t have a financial game plan and many don’t know where to start. A new survey of 1,200 participants commissioned by The Smiley Group and Nationwide Insurance shows 58 percent of African Americans expect their household situation to be better a year from now, compared to only 30 percent of the general population sharing similar optimism.
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IRS reaches out to Minnesotans experiencing financial hardship

IRS reaches out to Minnesotans experiencing financial hardshipThe Internal Revenue Service and community partners nationwide will open hundreds of locations on Super Saturday, March 21, in an effort to reach Americans who may be struggling through difficult financial times and low- to moderate-income taxpayers who need help preparing tax returns.
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Expert wedding photographer balks at the idea of a lack of diversity in wedding industry

Columbia, MD (BlackNews.com) - While weddings are their expertise, many major celebrities and notables such as baseball Hall of Famer Dwight Gooden, iconic anchorman Roger Mudd, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, Congressman Elijah Cummings, and Hollywood producer Cleveland O'Neil have all found their way in front the lens of a MorningStar photographer.
While serving every possible client MorningStar has broken away from the herd and focused primarily on the ethnic client. "There is an assumption out there that Black, Indian and Asian women don't get married as frequently as everyone else, it may be statistically true but it is not borne out by the people who come to us."


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Northeast Bank Officer Promotions - 2009

Gary D. Ingle has been promoted to Assistant Vice President – Commercial Loans. Gary started at our Minneapolis office as a Personal Banker II in late 1998. After about six months, he transitioned to the Finance and Planning Administrator position.

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Kick the can’t: Confidence for career minded professionals

Walking down Nicollet Mall, it seems easy to spot the most successful among us:  shined shoes, straight backs, massive smiles, blue tooth hooked up and arms swinging:  confidence practically pours out of some people.  Or does it?  Confidence is not something we are born with.  It has to be cultivated and constantly recharged.  So what do these mall walkers have that everyone else is missing?  Nothing, really, except an upbeat attitude and an inner voice that constantly says, “You can.”
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DEED awards $1.2 million in infrastructure grants to five cities

ST. PAUL Five Minnesota communities have received infrastructure grants totaling $1.2 million from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
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