Monday, June 15, 2009

Strategies: Shriver's big on small loans, for good reason

It was an ordinary day at the San Francisco offices of Kiva — the online community that enables people to loan very small amounts of money to aspiring entrepreneurs and small businesses in developing countries.

The young president, Premal Shah, and CEO, Matt Flannery, were in the midst of one of their daily arguments. All of a sudden, with no warning, in walked the first lady of California, Maria Shriver.

Click here to learn more about Kiva and micro-loans.

Parton delivers 'Many Colors' patch to scouts

"Country singer Dolly Parton delighted hundreds of Tennessee Girl Scouts when she made a surprise entrance at a ceremony to present them with a patch created in her honor.

Parton appeared on stage at the Pines Theatre in Pigeon Forge, where 400 Girl Scouts were receiving the new 'Coat of Many Colors' patch. It is named for Parton and her 1971 song of the same name."

Click here for more on this special occasion.