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Grow Financial Federal Credit Union employees pose for a group portrait in front of the federal credit union headquarters. [Times (2018)].
Published Apr. 5

Did you know that:

Grow Financial Federal Credit Union's first store operated out of a broom closet in an office building at MacDill Air Force Base.

Power Design, an electrical contractor, donates the proceeds from selling scrap metal collected at its job sites to local charities.

Employees at TradeWinds Island Resort speak more than 15 languages.

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Aldi tests all of its own-brand products in a kitchen in Batavia, Ill.

More than 35 percent of defense contractor's CACI International's employees are veterans.

The headquarters of ReedTMS Logistics, which arranges freight shipping, is powered by solar energy.

When food and beverage manufacturer Monin recycles syrups, it sends them to a Florida beekeeper, who feeds them to queen bees.

Achieva Credit Union started in 1937 with $99.25 and seven charter members.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is among the famous people who attended Barbizon Modeling & Acting.

Twenty percent of the employees at Tops Software are lefties.

University Area CDC, a non profit that helps children and families, has a "Biggest Loser'' fitness challenge with a day off and cash awards.

Contact Susan Taylor Martin at smartin@tampabay.com or (727) 893-8642. Follow @susanskate.

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