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Sidebar to Sam’s Place article. From the March 2019 issue of The Marketplace magazine By John Longhurst We handle it every day, so we never think about how challenging our

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MEDA staff try groundnut farming

Members of environment committee learn about the challenges facing farmer clients By Dennis Tessier and Salihu Samuel Wamdeo (Editor’s note: Several MEDA offices have Green Teams, volunteers who work on

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Making Events look effortless

B.C. event planner handles behind the scenes tasks at MEDA conventions Ann-Michele Ewert works hard to be low-profile.Not that the gregarious event planner is unhappy to chat.It’s just that Ewert,

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Focusing on what’s important

Turnaround expert applies business lessons to succeeding in life As Published in The Marketplace magazine For all his business adventures, Greg Brenneman thinks of personal relationships when asked about his

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Success through lean manufacturing

Indiana businessman adapts to make his trailer firm more efficient after losing a business As Published in The Marketplace magazine Eleven years ago, Steve Brenneman had two thriving businesses. After

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Coffee chats

Souderton restaurant builds relationships As Published in The Marketplace magazine By Eileen R. KinchSouderton, PA — When Pam and Andy Brunner went into the restaurant business 17 years ago, they did

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Reflections on Business Journeys

Young Kansas entrepreneurs share stories of lessons learned in building their businesses. As Published in The Marketplace magazine By Susan Miller Yoder, Kan. — Many youths get their first entrepreneurial experience

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Functional Art

Elkhart woodworker turns discarded trees into high-end furnishings As published in The Marketplace Magazine Nov-Dec. 2018 Elkhart, IND — Discovering the potential of wood has been a lifelong interest for

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A tradition of quality

Miller Poultry named supplier of the year by Whole Foods As published in The Marketplace Magazine Nov-Dec. 2018 GOSHEN, IND — Miller Poultry has enjoyed remarkable growth in recent years. Its

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Sustainable waste disposal

University student wins MEDA 5K pitch competition with system to help visually impaired people As Published in The Marketplace Jan-Feb 2019 Hillary Scanlon doesn’t want vision loss to prevent people from sustainably

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Combining faith and finance

Skills developed over 25 years in banking help Ken Hochstetler lead Everence Goshen, IND — Ken Hochstetler’s office at Everence’s corporate headquarters isn’t adorned with the trophies, diplomas and awards

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Building capacity in Nigeria

MEDA’s work in northern Nigeria is “the right project, in the right place at the right time,” strengthening businesses, creating jobs and fostering women’s equality, MEDA staffer Kim Pityn says.

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Helping more people realize better lives

MEDA posts record results for second consecutive year Indianapolis — As Allan Sauder’s leadership of Mennonite Economic Development Associates ended in 2018, the organization’s success in creating business solutions to

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From medicine to development

MEDA’s new president is first doctor, woman to hold the position As printed in The Marketplace – 2018 – November-December As a child growing up in Cameroon, Dorothy Nyambi wanted

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