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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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Risky Business

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  I have student loans and a car loan.  Why did I have to provide so much more personal information when applying for the car loan as opposed to the student loans, especially when the student loans amount to a lot more borrowed money? Signed,  Studying Hard Dear Studying Hard: I’m glad…

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Happy Meal Price Hike

 Dear Dr. Per Cap:  I know they’re not the healthiest option but for a single parent on the go, I buy a lot of Happy Meals.  I heard McDonald’s is raising the price.  What’s up? Signed,  Happy Dad Dear Happy Dad: I think Happy Meals are the go to treat for a lot of Native…

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Making a Change

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  Every month I try to manage my money better but I keep overspending.  I ask myself if something is a want or a need but in the end I keep making the same mistakes and fall further behind with my bills.  Getting ahead financially is not as easy as people make…

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OST Name Change

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  Why did the Office of the Special Trustee change its name and how will this impact my IIM account? Signed, Interested Beneficiary Dear Interested Beneficiary: On October 1st the Bureau of Trust Funds Administration assumed the fiduciary duties previously managed by the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians aka OST.  …

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Break the Funk

Dear Dr. Per Cap: I’ve been having a hard time focusing on my financial goals lately.  I just can’t seem to stay motivated to save for a down payment on a house.  My kids are really looking forward to having a place of their own too.  How can I break this funk? Signed, Loosing Focus…

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Zombie Debts

Dear Dr. Per Cap: Last week a collection agency contacted me about an old debt from ten years ago.  I thought they couldn’t chase down debts more than seven years old so what gives? Signed, Don’t Want to Pay Dear Don’t Want to Pay Yikes!  We’ve seen an increase in aggressive collection practices in recent…

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