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Northwest Area Foundation Grant Recipient

For the Nimiipuu Community Development Fund, 2019 was a year of success, milestones achieved, and dreams bestowed. In the final quarter of 2019 alone, the NCDF awarded 97 grants totaling more than $4.8 million. That brought the total to over $15.5 million in grants awarded throughout 2019. The NCDF, a non-profit agency that provides financial…

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Grant Award from Northwest Area Foundation

Article provided by Northwest Area Foundation Q3 Grantmaking Supports Native-Led Asset Building, 2020 Census Efforts, and More Third-quarter grantmaking continues our commitment to devote 40 percent of new grant dollars to Native-led organizations working to advance economic, social, and cultural prosperity in Native communities. Overall, we provided 46 grants totaling $5,742,163 in the third quarter…

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AgPlan and FishBiz Business Planning Tools

Develop you own business plan FOR FREE!  AgPlan and FishBiz is a powerful website developed to help with developing a business plan.  Brought to you by University of Minnesota’s Center for Farm Financial Management.   AgPlan is free of charge for anyone to use individually or in educational programs.  AgPlan is designed to provide customized assistance to different types…

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2018 “Women in Business” Expo

Name: 2018 Business Expo “Women in Business” sponsored by LCCU Date: October 25, 2018 Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDT Registration: Register Now The Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce presents the 2018 Business Expo sponsored by LCCU on Thursday, October 25th from 9AM-4PM at the Elks Lodge in Lewiston. This year’s theme is…

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Investment Partners Long-Term Impact on Native Communities

We know that Native community development financial institutions (CDFIs) are game-changers for Native communities. But it’s not just us. Foundations, banks, asset management firms, financial institutions, and other funders and partners do, too! In this new video, created by Northwest Area Foundation, you’ll hear about some of the many reasons why they’ve invested in Native…

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LCSC Small Business Development Center Workshop

Please contact NCDF or Barbara Leachman at LCSC SBDC office for more information on registering for classes.  You can also register online by clicking on the schedule below.  

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Why Tip?

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  I’m a server at a restaurant and get frustrated when Native customers don’t tip. I work hard to provide good service and it’s not only insulting but tough financially when my own people stiff me. What’s up with Natives who don’t tip? Signed, Tips Please Dear Tips, Although I’ve heard this complaint before,…

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Jobless Benefits Fraud

Dear Dr. Per Cap: I received a 1099-G that lists over $3,000 in unemployment benefits paid by the state in 2020.  I didn’t receive any unemployment last year.  What should I do? Signed,  Working through the Pandemic Dear Working, Report this as fraud through your state unemployment agency website immediately.  There’s been a huge surge…

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Return Fraud

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  Someone approached me online with an offer to buy my Amazon account.  It seemed kind of sketchy so I didn’t reply.  Why would someone want to buy an account when they can just open their own? Signed,  Pueblo Shopkin Dear Pueblo Shopkin People buying Amazon accounts is a shady practice linked…

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Short on Change

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  Is it true the government is going to do away with small coins?   Signed,  Thrifty Nickel Dear Thrifty Nickel While it might appear that pennies and nickels are more out of date than a Ronald McDonald vs Hamburglar commercial – don’t expect them to disappear any time soon.  In fact one…

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Family Bargain

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  My sister makes her living as an artist and I buy her paintings for gifts.  However, she always wants to give me a deal which makes things uncomfortable.  I think she’s insulted when I try to pay more.  What’s a respectful way to tell her to charge me full price like…

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Gift Card Exchanges

 Dear Dr. Per Cap:  I got a bunch of gift cards for Christmas.  Some are for stores I don’t shop.  What’s the best way to exchange them? Signed,  Too Many Cards Dear Too Many Cards, With so many people social distancing and staying away from stores, purchases of gift cards were way up this past…

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