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Our mission is to supply the tools, resources, and connections people need to improve their economic status.

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Local organizations receive $1 million dollar grant


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) —
 Local organizations Coalfield Development and Unlimited Future Incorporated received a $1 million grant from the Rockefeller Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to increase economic opportunities in the Tri-State on Tuesday.

The grant will go toward improving the economy of 100 local communities.

Click here to read full story on WSAZ.com

Creative Placemaking rose to the top of Unlimited Future’s playbook in 2018. Creative placemaking by definition is a multifaceted approach to the design, planning, and management of public spaces. Lauren with her work at Central City Antiques District​ is featured in our Annual Report.https://www.unlimitedfuture.org/UFI-2018-Annual-Report-single.pdf

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As you go into this next phase of life, may you enjoy the very best that life has to offer.

UFI is celebrating Gail Patton, Executive Directors next phase of life... retirement. You will be greatly missed by all of the UFI staff, the board of directors, and clients. 

Pictured left to right: Bre Shell, Abby Reale, Gail Patton, MaRia Hill, Ursulette Huntley, Bruce Felder, Michael Thomas, Sarah Bostic, Jason Shepherd, and Lauren Kemp (selfie taker).

 

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Congratulations Gail Stoll Patton -- thank you for tireless leadership, cooperative partnership, and for being such a force to be reckoned with for advancing small business innovation in WV! Enjoy dancing and your grandbabies and whatever else you decide to do in this next chapter; I know you will do it with all your heart. You will be so missed!! <3

Congrats to Gail! Bless you in all new endeavors! Cheers!

Congratulations and thank you for all the advice, support, and time you have been great and wish you the best in your next phase of life. Dance Dance Dance...!

Congrats on your retirement

Now that's a room full of positive, motivated, forward thinking, talented folks right there. Awesome!

Happy retirement🎉🌹

Celebrating along with you and your team Gail, your contributions will live on in the people you have empowered. Your light shines so bright in Huntington and throughout his state. On top of that, you are a kind,generous and creative person. Thank you and all the best in the next chapters. 🌷❤️🥂🥇

Congrats Gail Stoll Patton and thank you for your tireless work. I’m sure you will remain involved in your community because your caring spirit. Happy retirement!

Congratulations, Gail, enjoy your rest and retirements...hope to see more beautiful trips you go on.

What an impact you have had Gail!! It’s going to be strange doing this work without you. Thanks for everything you’ve given and good luck in this next phase of your journey!!

Congratulations, Gail! Why do I feel you’re not going to slow down in your retirement though? Can’t wait to see what you do next! 😎

Congratulations on your retirement Gail. All the love. I hope to see you soon at Yoga. 💓

Congratulations Gail. Job well done. You will be missed.

Congratulations Gail Stoll Patton. I hate to see you leave as you've been such a leader for years. But I'm sure you set them up for success to continue the mission. Best of luck in your "next phase".

Gail, thank you for your big heart and strong leadership focused toward the betterment of our beloved Huntington. We appreciate all that you have done to strengthen the entrepreneurial spirit for so many! Congratulations on a job well done and best wishes in your new chapter 😊

Congratulations! Enjoy your next chapter!!

Congrats Gail. Thank you for your vision and energy here helping shape our area.

So happy for you, my friend. Thank you for all you have done and all the lives you have changed for the better. Enjoy your well deserved retirement! ❤️

Best wishes for a happy and healthy retirement. Enjoy!!!

It’s been a fabulous journey with lots of twists and turns, but I’m thrilled to be leaving the organization in such capable hands! Ursulette Huntley will be a strong and effective leader. Lauren Kemp and Sarah Bostic will help keep the momentum going. UFI is in good hands!

Congratulations Gail! You have been such a gift to so many excited to watch your next chapter unfold 💕

An amazing person with heart, vision and tenacity. You will be missed. Enjoy your retirement.

Good work, Gail! Congratulations!

Congratulations to my sweet sister in love❤️❤️❤️❤️. Enjoy.

Congratulations on a well earned retirement Gail!

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Meet Kari! Kari began her Thirty-One Gifts Business in 2010 based mainly out of her Huntington home. However, as a home party style business, it is mobile and takes place in living rooms, churches, restaurants, and more. Kari sells fashionable, functional products such as lunch boxes, pillows, weed décor, etc. These products may be personalized with photos, initials, phrases, you name it! 
“But Thirty-One is all about empowering Her to dream bigger for her family. Our business model is providing families income as a side gig or a full time career like I have, all while fundraising and contributing to our community partners and missions to build up strong girls and families within our markets. Unlimited Future Inc. invited me to take part in their business incubator program as a brand new business owner and helped provide connections to resources and events that enabled me to launch a successful business. I needed a flexible business where I decided my work hours that could replace my corporate career income and the direct sales party plan business model was and still is one of the most flexible and economical ways to launch a business.”
 Kari encourages others to feel free to ask her anything about her products or business plan. You can reach her on her Facebook page: Kari Shumakers Page4Giving or on her website: http://www.mythirtyone.com/shopwithme

 

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Thanks Gail Stoll Patton! You and your team have inspired so many business owners in our area, grateful 💕

Congratulations Kari!

Our mission is to supply the tools, resources, and connections people need to improve their economic status. 

We’re so grateful to our donors and supporters who help make that possible. This #GivingTuesday, help spread the word by sharing why you support Unlimited Future!
Cicada Books & Coffee is a bookstore 📚and coffee shop☕ that has created a third space in West Huntington for people to gather. The bright blue facade and an eclectic interior create a relaxing and cozy vibe with lots of nooks to sit with a book or meet with a friend. 

Dawn Norman has always wanted to start a bookstore and has owned AMS Direct, a direct mail, and marketing company for 25 years. Cicada is an opportunity to share her vision and experience as an entrepreneur with her daughter Katie. After living in Central City, Dawn decided “this is the place that I want to invest in and show people why it’s a great place.”

Read more about Cicada in our Annual Report today. https://www.unlimitedfuture.org/UFI-2018-Annual-Report-single.pdf
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