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In Volunteering, Home is Where My Heart Is

By Jimmy Wester, Store Manager, Walmart #562

Editor’s note: When 27 Walmart associates and Jimmy Wester, manager of a store in Leeds, Alabama, showed up at a Habitat for Humanity project last September, the only thing in place was a concrete slab – which the team quickly turned into a home. This story originally appeared in Walmart World, the… Read More

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Through Sam’s Club, a Sweet Score for Tabitha’s Small Business

By Carrie Moore, Small Business Initiatives – Communications, Sam’s Club

Growth is a sure sign of success. For Tabitha Birdsong and Pamela Collins, co-owners of Miss Birdsong’s Sweet Tooth in Memphis, Tennessee, growth is occurring and success is evident. Their small business, which offers more than 30 flavors of candy apples as well as artisan candies, has recently… Read More

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A Long-Term Leg Up for Entry-Level Workers

By Maria Flynn, Sr. Vice President, Jobs for the Future

No matter where we are in the workforce, there’s one thing we all have in common: Everyone started somewhere. On the other hand, the factors that influence where we’re able to go next are countless. Skills and certifications rank toward the top when it comes to advancement. But in retail, the… Read More

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Beyond Welcome Home: Banding Together to Help Veterans

By Staff Sgt. Tommy Rieman, U.S. Army

Being a part of the military has a different meaning for every veteran. For me, it was an opportunity to see the world outside of Kentucky while protecting our nation’s freedom at the same time. Serving in the military is a true honor and something I knew I wanted to do at a very young age. I can’t… Read More

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Big Small Business Dreams? Enter the American Small Business Championship

By Susan Koehler, Sr. Manager, The Walmart Foundation – Sam’s Club Giving Program

Stephen and Jennifer Robichaux turned a sweet tooth into sweet success as co-owners of Sweet Robichaux, a custom cookie bakery based in Gonzalez, Louisiana. Fueled by a love of cookies and baked goods, and experience working in bakeries and coffee shops, the couple was inspired to pursue their… Read More

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