Land Betterment Corporation Applauds Cureate for Being Selected as a Recipient of the Life Works Here Talent Initiative

Kim Bryden, Independent Director of Land Betterment, Founder and CEO of Cureate is expanding Cureate’s footprint to the Midwest to connect local food suppliers to institutional purchasers

SOURCE: Land Betterment Corporation


FISHERS, Ind., March 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, is proud to announce that its independent director, Kim Bryden, and her company Cureate, have been selected by the Northwest Arkansas Council as a recipient of “Life Works Here” talent initiative.  Cureate was one of 25 recipients selected from more than 26,000 applicants, spanning 115 countries and all 50 states.  The “Life Works Here” initiative was launched by the Northwest Arkansas Council with backing from the Walton Family Foundation as an incentive program to leverage the growing regional resources and contribute to the vibrancy of its local market and economy.  

“The Northwest region of Arkansas is flush with retail and agriculture resources, but not yet fully equipped to connect big and small businesses, which is where we come in,” said Kim Bryden, Founder and CEO of Cureate. “We specialize in curating these connections and empowering local food and beverage suppliers so that large institutional purchasers can localize their supply chains and redirect revenue back to local businesses.” 

Cureate, founded by Bryden in Washington, D.C. in 2014, has been growing steadily to meet the demands of large purchasers who have consumers that increasingly want to support small businesses that align with their values. Currently, U.S. institutional food service is a $72 billion industry, and Cureate acts as the master supplier of local goods to #shiftthedollar back to local economies to seize a piece of that purchasing power. Additionally, Cureate provides entrepreneurship education and training to small business suppliers, as well as consulting to city governments and economic development departments who are looking to fundamentally reimagine how big and small businesses work together to build a more interconnected, economically-vibrant community. The result is a more consistent and collaborative ecosystem serving all stakeholders, from big corporations, to small businesses, to local consumers. 

As Independent Director of Land Betterment, Bryden is helping advise the Company on is various initiatives to bring innovation and real solutions to the Appalachia and Midwest region.  In particular, Land Betterment’s Betterment Harvest division aims to repurpose and upcycle former mining and industrial sites to develop the entrepreneurial growth and needs of the regional ag tech industry to create a more resilient and local supply chain. 

Cureate is a social enterprise, women-owned business building an empowered food and beverage supply to meet a changing consumer demand.  To learn more about Cureate, visit:


About Land Betterment Corporation

Land Betterment Corporation, an Indiana Benefit Corporation and Pending B-Corp, is an environmental solutions company focused on fostering a positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation.  The Company utilizes a complete solution-based lifecycle program to restore and rehabilitate the environment and revitalize communities in need of change and opportunity. Land Betterment accomplishes this by identifying un-reclaimed, run-down and neglected coal mining sites, fixing the environment through reclamation and remediation, and then repurposing the land to support a sustainable business that serves the community.  Land Betterment firmly believes that with real solutions it is possible for restoration of impacted areas to live side-by-side long term employment, while building sustainable and safe surroundings for communities and our planet.  For more information visit or connect with the Company on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other important factors that could cause the Company’s actual results, performance, or achievements or industry results to differ materially from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.  These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Land Betterment Corporation’s control.  The words “believes”, “may”, “will”, “should”, “would”, “could”, “continue”, “seeks”, “anticipates”, “plans”, “expects”, “intends”, “estimates”, or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words.  Any forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date of this release.  The Company does not undertake any obligation to update or supplement any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.  The Company cannot assure you that the projected results or events will be achieved.

Company Contact:

Mark LaVerghetta

317.537.0492 ext. 0

Chief Governance Officer, Corporate Finance

Source:  Land Betterment Corporation

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