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Event jump starts Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s 10th annual National Women Build Week

Fifty women corporate leaders swapped their smart phones for hammers to help kick off Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s 10th annual National Women Build Week. The Mayor of Charlotte and leaders from the Charlotte Hornets, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and Novant Health joined Lowe’s and others to help build two new homes for families in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Since being founded in 1983, Habitat Charlotte has served over 1,600 families in need of affordable housing through core programs of homeownership and critical home repair. The benefits that follow homeownership, or the ability to stay in a repaired home, are innumerous and life changing. Families can see improvements in health, educational outcomes and safety, just to name a few.

This year, Habitat Charlotte has a goal to serve 129 families: 57 through homeownership and 72 through critical home repair.


Related Links: Habitat.org

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Build a Makerspace Workbench For Under $100

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If you look around, you’ll see you’re surrounded by fasteners!

They are around us in almost everything we do, from the cars we drive to the house we live in. From the computer on our desk to the lawn mower we cut our grass with.They are fasteners. Most people don’t use that word to describe them; they call them instead nuts and bolts, or screws, [...]

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Youngstown Business Incubator Appoints New CEO

Today the Youngstown Business Incubator held a press conference to officially announce Barb Ewing as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI). The process has been 12 months in the works.Barb Ewing joined the YBI as its Chief Operations Officer in 2011 after 8 years as the Economic Development Director to Congressman Tim Ryan. Prior [...]

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What Is Ohio? From grilled cheese to Craigslist, Ohioans are changing the way we interact with the world.

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YSU STEM Graduate Student Encourages Kids to Explore 3D Printing

Recently, President Barack Obama announced that The Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute in Los Angeles would be the ninth manufacturing hub awarded by the Obama Administration. Among the other hubs is the very first in the country, America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, which we are lucky enough to have here in downtown Youngstown. America Makes is “the [...]

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Make Youngstown 2016 | The Movers, Shakers and Makers in Youngstown, Ohio

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Fastener Compatibility with Profiled Metal Roof and Wall Panels

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THE CITY OF YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO CELEBRATES MANUFACTURING DAY, OCTOBER 2ND, 2015

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