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$400 Million Donation to Fund Kalamazoo Government Projects | Business News

By DREW LINDSAY of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Chronicle of Philanthropy

It began with a highly unusual offer from two business executives — who both have billions in wealth — to bankroll a distressed city government. Five years later, the marriage of government and philanthropy born of that $70 million gift looks as though it will last forever.

Kalamazoo, Michigan, officials gathered on the steps of their nearly century-old, Art Deco city hall on Wednesday to announce an anonymous commitment of $400 million to an endowment established in 2017 to spin off annual revenues for the city indefinitely. The Kalamazoo

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Umoja Biopharma Expands Management Team with Key Hires in Research and Business Development | State News

SEATTLE, July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Umoja Biopharma, an oncology company leveraging its proprietary integrated technologies to reprogram immune cells in vivo to create next-generation immunotherapies for the treatment of solid tumors and hematologic malignancies, today announced the appointments of three new hires in the company’s research and business development functions, including Bruce Kerwin, Ph.D. as Senior Vice President of Process and Product Development, Ryan Larson, Ph.D. as Vice President and Head of Translational Science, and Mike Fitzpatrick as Vice President of Business Development and Operations.

“I am excited to welcome Bruce, Ryan, and Mike to the

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The Philippine president told unvaccinated people ‘for all I care, you can die any time’ as he continues his brutal threats against vaccine deniers

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. REUTERS/Ezra Acayan

  • The president of the Philippines is continuing threats against those who deny coronavirus vaccines.

  • He said to people who don’t want the vaccine: “For all I care, you can die anytime.”

  • He also said police may restrict their movements, having previously threatened to jail them.

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The president of the Philippines said he doesn’t care if people who deny the coronavirus vaccine die from the virus.

Rodrigo Duterte told a national address on Wednesday: “For those who do not want it, well, for all I care,

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18th and Vine District business owner hopes lawsuit will spur city to renovate blighted properties

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One Kansas City, Missouri, business owner hopes that a recently filed lawsuit will spur the city to renovate damaged properties in the Jazz District.

“My goal is to get them to fix up their own blighted properties or sell them to someone who will,” said Henry Service, who filed suit in early July, “and to compensate the people who they’ve been hurting for decades down here.”

Service owns the Lincoln Building in the heart of the Jazz District at 1601 East 18th Street.

The lawyer and business owner said he feels investments into the 18th and

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Omaha teens learn entrepreneurial skills by starting their own businesses | Local News

“You always have to have your friends and family helping you out,” she said. “It’s the best thing ever.”

Peterson helps her students from start to finish.

“It’s so interesting to have them start with an idea and they’re like, in disbelief. Like, ‘I can’t create a business,’ “ she said.

In less than five weeks, students in the program go from disbelief to reality.

“It’s really a transformation for them to go from an idea to actual product and bringing it to reality,” Peterson said.

Nebraska startup gets backing from Silicon Valley 'kingmaker' that boosted Airbnb, other tech stars

At 17, Peterson was an emancipated minor living on her

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Will Business Travel Come All the Way Back After COVID-19?

Notably, the nascent business travel recovery at Delta Air Lines Inc. and American Airlines is being led by customers at small-to-medium-sized businesses, not the largest corporations. Quite a few of these bigger public companies are pleased with how much money they’ve saved from not sending workers out on airplanes. Factory-floor distributor Fastenal Co. is aiming for a 30% to 40% reduction in air travel over the long haul, thanks to “some of the technology tools we have and some cultural changes as far as working from a distance and communicating from a distance,” Chief Executive Officer Dan Florness said earlier

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