In case you missed them — favorite 15 blog posts of 2012

    We’ve enjoyed blogging all year and are highlighting our favorite 15 blog posts of 2012, just in case you missed them.

    In February, Travois New Markets was awarded a $70 million New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation. Check out our website to see the new projects they’ve been working on and read more about the allocation here.

    March was an exciting month of posts. Ryan Red Corn (Osage) came to our Kansas City office and created an amazing mural. Read the blog here.

    In early 2012, we turned on our amazing 330-panel, 75-kilowatt solar array that completely offsets our annual electrical needs at our headquarters in Kansas City, Mo. See photos here.

    Phil Glynn, vice president of economic development, shared his experience of attending the grand opening of Little Big Horn College’s new Health and Wellness Center. Read here.

    In April, David Bland was invited to a radio show to talk about our solar panels. David stole the show! Listen to the program here.

    A Travois client, Colville Indian Housing Authority, was honored in May for their Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) project. Colville Homes II was selected as the Rural Housing winner in the Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Awards competition. Get all of the details here.

    In June, we were honored to be named one of Kansas City’s top ten small businesses of 2012. We are very proud of our excellent relationships with our clients and our employees and that our little company was recognized as a top candidate. Read more here.

    July was a month of advocacy. David Bland, representing Travois, and the National American Indian Housing Council testified about American Indian housing to the Senate committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. And Don Coyhis of White Bison visited our office and taught us how his organization advocates for and encourages intergenerational healing.

    The Travois 12th Annual Affordable Housing and Economic Development Conference was held in September in Tucson, Ariz. I don’t know how we managed to get out a blog in those four busy days, but we did! See all of the fun here.

    October was a month of sending congratulations. Three Travois clients were celebrating exciting accomplishments. Read about each: Spokane Indian Housing Authority and Lower Elwha Housing Authority close with investors, Yavapai-Apache Nation Tribal Housing wins Housing Hero Award, and Lower Elwha Housing Authority’s John Williamson wins Friend of Housing Award.

    In December, we were able to share photos of Lac Courte Oreilles’ beautiful new homes. The homes were designed by Travois Design & Construction Services.

    We were also able to share our new social media sites. Follow us, like us, link with us!

    Here’s to another great year of posts. What would you like to read about in 2013?