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Oct 16, 2010
Paulina Meat Market has been supplying fresh cuts to meat lovers in Chicago since 1949. Its old-world recipes and traditions attract a loyal, multigenerational customer base. In 2007, long-time manager and butcher Bill Begale seized the opportunity to buy the market from its original owners… learn More about Paulina Meat Market: A New-Age Business with Old-World Charm
Jan 03, 2011
The mission of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI) is to improve neighborhoods one block at a time. They do so by enhancing streetscapes, designing monuments and building green spaces in underserved communities… learn More about Enhancing a Green Gathering Place in East Los Angeles
Sep 25, 2011
Millions of tourists flock to Florida every year for the beaches, the amusement parks, the sunshine and the Everglades. Ask folks about their plans and you’re sure to hear excited kids talk about meeting their favorite mouse in person or happy adults explain how they’re looking forward to quiet time at beachside resorts… learn More about Discovering Educational Opportunities in Ft. Lauderdale
Nov 02, 2011
Founded nearly 20 years ago by two immigrants in a row house, Fells Point Wholesale Meats has become a leading meat processor in the Baltimore-Washington region, serving high-end restaurants, hotels, clubs and other institutions… learn More about Business Is Sizzling at Baltimore’s Premiere Meat Processor
Nov 01, 2011
In a South Florida area ridden with drugs and alcohol, Overtown Youth Center is a safe haven for children, changing their lives through enriching educational programs… learn More about Making a Difference in the Lives of South Florida's Children