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Intuit Helps to Shape the Clay School's Future

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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 Doreen Mastandrea, Bassion opened a small studio in Lynn, Mass., that would later [...]

Intuit Gives a Lift to Historic Community Theater

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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 became a regional entertainment hot spot. A stage [...]

Intuit Grant Gives Lucky Birds a New Lease on Life

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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 tongues — is a massive responsibility that many owners are unable or unprepared to handle. [...]
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Intuit Grant Is a "Sign" of Good Things to Come for Dairy Farm

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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 Jude Sabot purchased the farm from their neighbors in the hopes [...]

Intuit Helps Bread SRSLY Make Some Serious Dough

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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 to get him to hang out with me, [...]

Intuit Helps Renew Kitchen at Old-Fashioned Grocery

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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 nights and weekends,” van Beuren recalls. “No one else seemed to [...]

Port City Moped Revs Up for Summer With Intuit Grant

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A hundred years after his great-grandfather opened the first Schwinn bicycle dealership in the city of Charleston, S.C., Jordan Chaplin decided to enter the family business. He’d met his future business partner, Dave Jarman, in 2010, while both were employed by a national car-rental service. The pair recently quit their jobs to follow in Granddad’s [...]

Intuit Grant 'Floors' Dance Teacher in Virginia

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Melissa Floyd never envisioned owning and operating her own dance studio. But when the opportunity to help others presented itself, she couldn’t turn away the talented young performers who needed her. “I was teaching for another studio locally and, unfortunately, there were some parents unhappy with the way things were going,” Floyd recalls. “I had [...]