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Walt's Car Wash on Saturday held an all-day fundraiser for the Cancer Center at Rice Hospital. Cancer Center director Barb Hoeft said Walt's provided food, prizes and the accommodations. "All we had to do was bring our staff; this was awesome," she said. This business-sponsored fundraiser is a good example of the charitable giving that goes on with little fanfare or recognition. The Willmar Lakes Area Chamber honors about two dozen local businesses annually for participating in Minnesota Business Gives, ...

Even through recession, local businesses donate generously to community causes

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WILLMAR -- Last year the employees at the Conway, Deuth and Schmiesing accounting firm gave more than 3,200 hours of volunteer time to 100-plus community causes.


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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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