IN THIS ISSUE
- Science-themed gifts available at the Bradbury
New kiosk sells items to benefit STEM education
- Lab positions local women business owners for success
ChallengeHER event provides resources on contract acquisition
- Smoking damages DNA
After one year, study shows hundreds of mutations in every lung cell
- Snow angel
Lab employee Bill Purtymun keeps local ski areas safe
- In other news
Scholarships, an education summit, and turkey
- For your calendar
Holiday events and more
GRANT WRITING SUCCESS
Congratulations to the Dixon Coop Market, which is successfully operating a new delicatessen after receiving a $50,000 USDA 2014 Rural Business Development Grant. Grant writing assistance was provided by the Laboratory’s grant writing assistance program.
Other improvements made with the grant include more energy efficient cooling and refrigeration units, financial management software, and increased square footage to make room for more products. A solar power unit will be installed in 2017 to increase energy efficiency and lower operating costs. Improvements to the parking lot, façade, and portale are also planned.
For Laboratory employees, the season of giving is in full swing. More than $2.2 million was donated to area nonprofits in the recent Employee Giving Campaign, our holiday food drive produced Thanksgiving meals for hundreds of local families, and our ongoing gift drive will surely result in smiles on Christmas morning. Here in the Community Partnerships Office, we are grateful to all the employees who have supported our recent giving initiatives.
Community Partnerships Office, Director
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