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    Coffee Shop Fueled by Budget-Conscious Pricing

    by on September 23, 2013

    When Adam Banks opened a coffee shop in Chicago’s trendy Wicker Park neighborhood in July, he was determined not to gouge customers with $5 to $7 espresso drinks. Coffee, he believes, should be accessible to everyone, including people on a tight budget. Beve…

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    Competing With Big-Box Stores for Back-to-School Dollars

    by on September 3, 2013

    According to data from the National Retail Federation, the average family with schoolchildren will spend $634.78 — or $836.83, if the students are in college — this year on purchases of clothing, shoes, school supplies, and electronics. Total back-to-scho…

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    Intuit Helps to Shape the Clay School's Future

    by on May 22, 2013

    When Kirsten Bassion received a master’s degree in ceramics from the School for American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2004, she knew she wanted to give back to her community through education. Two years later, with friend and fellow potter …

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    Intuit Gives a Lift to Historic Community Theater

    by on May 20, 2013

    More than a century ago, a small casino with a big future opened its doors in the town of Rosendale, N.Y.

    By the early 1920s, the casino had expanded its offerings and begun screening some of the earliest films ever produced. As a result, the venue quickly be…

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    Intuit Grant Gives Lucky Birds a New Lease on Life

    by on May 17, 2013

    Tropical parrots are among the most exotic, beautiful, and intelligent creatures that may be kept as domesticated pets. As such, they’re always in demand. But caring for the birds — which are known for their colorful plumage, hooked bills, and blunt tongu…

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    Intuit Grant Is a "Sign" of Good Things to Come for Dairy Farm

    by on May 16, 2013

    Nestled in the far northwestern corner of Massachusetts, where it’s flanked by Vermont and New York, Williamstown — a charming community of 8,200 residents — is home to one of the oldest dairy farms in the region, Cricket Creek Farm.

    In 2002, Dick and J…

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    Intuit Helps Bread SRSLY Make Some Serious Dough

    by on May 15, 2013

    Love brought Sadie Scheffer to San Francisco, but loaves keep her there.

    “I moved to San Francisco to follow a boy that I liked, and he had a gluten allergy,” says Scheffer, who relocated from the East Coast in the summer of 2009. “I started baking just…

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    Intuit Helps Renew Kitchen at Old-Fashioned Grocery

    by on May 14, 2013

    At first, Alexe van Beuren and Kagan Coughlin weren’t sure what to do with the derelict building — a historic home — that they’d rescued in their community of Water Valley, Miss.

    “We had this building that my husband [Kagan] had been renovating on n…

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