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The Solar Finance Fund Awarded $1.5M by the ARC’s POWER Initiative

The Appalachian Solar Finance Fund is a new project to catalyze commercial & institutional solar projects in coal-impacted communities throughout Central Appalachia. Through the Appalachian Solar Finance Fund, Appalachian Voices will partner with the Central Appalachian Network, Partner Community Capital, Invest Appalachia and New Resource Solutions to accelerate solar development and economic growth in the […]

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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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Solar United Neighbors launches SUNtober to shed light on solar

Solar can be a complex topic. But not during SUNtober! Solar United Neighbors is hosting a month-long series of virtual sessions about solar energy. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to go solar from real solar homeowners, speak with nationally acclaimed solar experts, and connect with fellow solar supporters from around the country.

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