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  • Accelerating Agriculture with Hemp

    Accelerating Appalachia is excited about making real connections throughout Appalachia. Smiling Hara Tempeh, LLC in North Carolina is campaigning to create the first-ever Hempeh, soy-free tempeh, with hemp from Kentucky’s Growing Warriors. From the Smiling Hara kickstarter campaign: Sarah Yancey and Chad Oliphant started Smiling Hara (which translates to “happy belly”) in 2009 with the more »

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  • Accelerating Appalachia Chosen for BALLE’s Local Economy Fellowship

    National Business Alliance Names Third Cohort of Localists Leading the New Economy Accelerating Appalachia Chosen for BALLE’s Local Economy Fellowship BALLE (the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies) today announced its third cohort of BALLE Local Economy Fellows – 17 leaders from across North America chosen as the top pioneers of the Local Economy Movement. more »

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  • The Nature of Investing at #SOCAP14

    At SOCAP 14 in San Francisco, 2500 entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and community leaders from across the globe are coming together to discuss breaking new ground in social impact and Igniting Vibrant Communities. Check out our video interview with SOCAP co-founder and executive producer, Rosa Lee Harden. The Nature of Investing discussion was led by Katherine more »

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