For many first-time grant writers, seeking and applying for grant funding can be a daunting task.
In these tough economic times, many communities in Southern and Eastern Kentucky often have a vision for the future but lack the funds necessary to make that vision a reality.
During its next Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) funding cycle, The Center for Rural Development will be awarding federally funded mini-grants to help advance strategic planning efforts throughout the region.
Top-level business executives, educators, and community leaders from throughout Kentucky were at The Center for Rural Development this week to learn how they can move their organizations to higher levels of efficiency and productivity at a one-day technology event, “Executive Outlook — Information Technology Trends of 2014.”
2013 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award (EIEA) recipient Paul D. Dole knows to be a successful entrepreneur you have to take risks.
“The definition of an entrepreneur is one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risk of a business or enterprise, and that’s exactly what we do at KCEOC,” said Dole, president and CEO of KCEOC Community Action Partnership Inc. “We organize people, we organize programs, and we all take a risk in our endeavor to end poverty.”
Dole was named one of the region’s top entrepreneurs in Southern and Eastern Kentucky and celebrated his win in the Not-For-Profit award category on Oct. 21 at an EIEA Hometown Event in Barbourville.
Elizabeth G. Burton, MPA, EDFP, Director of Business Development and Public Relations at The Center for Rural Development, has been named a “Woman Worth Watching” by the Profiles in Diversity Journal, a bi-monthly magazine focused on diversity and inclusion in business, government, nonprofit, higher education and military settings. Burton, a recent addition to The Center’s leadership team, is responsible for new business development, strategic initiatives, and overall marketing and public relations strategy.
The Center for Rural Development announced today that Elizabeth Burton has joined the organization as Director of Business Development and Public Relations. She will focus on developing new business, expanding existing client relationships, fostering strategic relationships and partnerships, as well as overall marketing strategy and public relations management.
Sixty incoming high school freshmen from Southern and Eastern Kentucky have been at Eastern Kentucky University and Morehead State University this week for the final two summer sessions of the 2013 Rogers Explorers program.
Pre-registration forms are now available online for The Center for Rural Development’s first-ever “Dollars for Scholars” 5K Walk/Run to support the Rogers Scholars summer youth leadership program. The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, at 9 a.m. at The Center in Somerset and will include a $100 cash prize and trophy for the overall male […]
Thirty-two rising high school juniors from Southern and Eastern Kentucky graduated Friday night from the second and final summer session of the 2013 Rogers Scholars youth leadership program. Lonnie Lawson, president and CEO of The Center for Rural Development, and Delaney Stephens, community liaison and youth programs coordinator, presented each graduate with a certificate acknowledging his […]
A Pulaski County woman is the winner of a Houseboat Vacation on Lake Cumberland. Christine Dudley of Somerset will receive a Houseboat Vacation package valued at up to $3,500, including a $200 fuel allowance, from Conley Bottom Resort Marina as the grand-prize winner of The Center for Rural Development’s regional fund-raising campaign to support Rogers Scholars. U.S. […]