Help Wanted: Finance Director at Rural Action

Rural Action is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Finance Director. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Finance Director works closely with the CEO to build and manage effective and streamlined administrative and financial systems including budgeting, audit, accounting, legal, and human resources. The finance director will perform these functions for all […]

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ROGERS WOODWORKING: PRECISION, MINDFULNESS & HEART

The following post was originally shared with us by our partners at ACEnet on January 12th, 2021. You can find it here. Rogers Woodworking, founded and owned by Justin Rogers, is a woodworking business that produces cabinets, furniture, and custom pieces to complement a home or business. Many of the finished pieces  produced are large […]

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The Voice Behind the Baileys

The following post was originally posted on the Baileys Trail System website and was shared with us by our partners at ACEnet. You can find it here. Written by Jasmine Facun. THE VOICE BEHIND THE BAILEYS Published: December 22, 2020   “WHEN I LOOK DOWN AT THIS REGION FROM UP ON THE TRAIL, I SEE […]

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Community Farm Alliance Releases Farmer Resiliency Initiative Summary Report

CAN anchor organization CFA has released a report summarizing the Farmer Resiliency Initiative in 2020. This initiative includes the Central Appalachian Family Farm Fund (CAFFF) and the Kentucky Black Farmer Fund (KBFF). While CFA served as the regional facilitator for this initiative and administered funds in Central/Western KY, collaborations powered this work. The Foundation for […]

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Feature Tenant: McAvoy Massage

This blog was originally posted on the ACEnet website, you can find it here McAvoy Massage Open for Business and Taking Every Precaution McAvoy Massage owners, Leila and Aaron McAvoy, a tenant business in Building B on the ACEnet Athens incubator campus, are happy to welcome back their customers during these stressful times. Aaron explains, “As medical […]

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Briarwood Studios Flower Essences: Supporting Balance and Transformation

This blog was originally posted on the ACEnet website, you can find it here. Flower essences are made from fresh blossoms infused in water, activated in sunlight, and preserved with brandy. Flower essences work through the body’s electrical system and are considered a form of energy healing. The electrical pattern of the flower carried in […]

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The Joys of Ohio’s Winding Road: Reciprocity and a Return to Regional Roots

This post was originally published on Ohio’s Winding Road website. BY GRANT JOY Photos courtesy of Dustin Massengill Historically in Appalachian Ohio, there was an emphasis placed on subsistence farming. Before the timber and coal booms of the 19th century, Ohio’s hill country was dotted with small-scale family farms. Recently, the region has started to […]

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Snowvillians at Work

This blog was written by ACEnet’s Microenterprise Program Trainer, Kyle Verge and published on their website here.  Snowville Creamery, located just South of us in Meigs County, has provided our families with high quality dairy for years. Known for their use of A2/A2 genetics, which some research has found to be more digestible than the […]

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Organizational Best Practices in the Time of COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis brought a new reality & shifted the way we all live and work. Nonprofits are adjusting quickly to their staff working from home. This new way of working is surfacing a variety of issues and further exacerbating the systemic inequalities that affect historically marginalized folks. Challenges commonly faced by rural communities such […]

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Why Appalachia Is Ready for a Reuse Corridor

Written by: Jacob Hannah, Coalfield Development Corporation TRADITIONALLY, the notion of “sustainability” as we know it today was being humbly pioneered here in Appalachia. We can all recall stories of how the “grandparent generation” canned and dried their excess food, planted their own gardens, made their own tools, repaired them when they broke, and used […]

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