By Amanda Ponzar @LivingUnited Many organizations publish top 100, top 50, top 10 lists. So here are my top 7. United Way Worldwide –- the largest privately funded nonprofit in the U.S. and the world –- just announced its highest national awards for philanthropy, volunteer engagement and community impact. Companies... Read more →


By Amanda Ponzar @LivingUnited (Check out the end of this post for FREE Microsoft tools.) Let’s be clear, I’m a BIG fan of Microsoft. Why? Their corporate citizenship team (whom I’ve worked with for five years) is great. These talented tech experts are committed to changing the world by leveraging... Read more →


From The Editor's Desk. This came to us recently and we wanted to share it with the entrepreneurs that read our posts. Valpak, a leader in print and digital coupons, is searching for North America’s favorite small business to win its Dough to Grow Award, a contest for small businesses... Read more →


When I hear the folks on the 'other side' talk (I'm a Democrat), I feel as if they're part of a select, elite, "me and mine" group that excludes people like me. Not the Democrat me. I'm talking about the woman, the person, the business owner. This image, created by... Read more →


by Yvonne DiVita Who's a fan of professional athletics? Me! Me! I love watching sports that require hard work - it's invigorating and exciting. I'm a huge fan now of baseball, thanks to Tom. And, I always enjoyed gymnastics, given my eldest was big into it when she was a... Read more →


by Yvonne DiVita Well, well, a lot has been going on around the community. That being this big world of ours. It's one big community, yes? Some thoughts... The shooting in Aurora. This is close to where I live. I might have been in that theater - certainly the movie... Read more →


by Yvonne DiVita A good friend of mine, Bruce Peters, sent me a link to a blog post he called "eloquent." A lonely post. A post with amazing clarity - written with perspective, by a 22 year old author. On this day, this Friday at the end of a tremendously... Read more →