Monthly Archives: September 2010

Sep
30
2010
Deadline to Enter $10,000 COSE Energy Efficiency Competition Monday, October 11

The Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) has extended the deadline for entries for its small business Energy Efficiency Challenge to close of business Monday, October 11, 2010. COSE has cash prizes for businesses in four categories: $10,000 – Grand prize winner $2,500 – Goods and services sector $2,500 – Office/retail sector …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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Sep
29
2010
October 1 Deadline: Conference on Globalization, the Economic Crisis, and the Future of the American South

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is pleased to announce its fifth interdisciplinary conference on the globalization of the southern United States, focusing on the effects of the 2007- 2008 economic crisis on the region. *How have the South and the constitutive parts thereof fared in the period …

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Sep
27
2010
Green Plus Partner Discount Program

Yes! Solar Solutions, newly certified as a Green Plus company, is also the inaugural partner in the new Green Plus Discount Program, designed to encourage sustainable companies to support each other with economic incentives.

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Yes! Solar Solutions is a Cary, NC based energy solutions company. Owners Stew and Kathy Miller are longtime small business owners in Cary and assembled a team of professionals passionate about energy conservation and alternative energy solutions. We specialize in solar photovoltaic systems and...
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Sep
22
2010
New Opportunities for Cleveland Area Businesses

The Council of Smaller Enterprises and the City of Cleveland are offering exciting opportunities for members and local businesses. A new Cleveland procurement policy gives local and sustainable certified businesses a 4% discount on bids for the city. COSE is offering a $200 rebate on Green Plus as well as a $250 …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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Sep
22
2010
COSE Offers Grants to Help Businesses Meet Cleveland's Sustainability Guidelines

(By John Funk for the Plain Dealer) “The Council of Smaller Enterprises is offering grants to companies that want to qualify for more favorable treatment when bidding to supply the city of Cleveland. The city since March has given a discount of up to 4 percent to local companies in …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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Sep
21
2010
Green Plus Gives Businesses Edge Under In City of Cleveland Local & Sustainable Bidders Preference

First of a Kind Law Gives Bid Advantages, Triple Bottom Line Sustainability Training to Local Businesses The City of Cleveland, the Institute for Sustainable Development, and the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) have teamed up to help northeast Ohio businesses save money, improve their operations, and gain opportunities for new …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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Sep
20
2010
Video Invitation to the COSE Small Business Conference

The fifth annual COSE Small Business Conference is a two-day, first-class conference experience packed with educational workshops, national keynote speakers, a business-to-business tradeshow and effective networking opportunities. Register today and reserve your seat on October 20 and 21 for this one-of-a-kind special event! Click here to check out the COSE …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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Sep
20
2010
NC State, Institute for Sustainable Development Partner to Help Small Businesses

At a Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Green Plus™ recognition event today, the Institute for Sustainable Development announced a new partnership with North Carolina State University.  The Institute is a consortium of universities and chambers of commerce to help small businesses and communities become more sustainable, and to help foster a new generation …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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Sep
19
2010
Region's Largest Companies Embrace Green Economy as Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Summit Begins This Week

Cleveland, Ohio, is embracing regional sustainability as an important part of its economic future: “Despite the recession and mixed signals from Congress about greening American industry, some of Cleveland’s largest companies are embracing a revolutionary concept called sustainability. And when Sustainable Cleveland 2019 holds its second annual summit in the …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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Sep
16
2010
Green Plus Partner Discount Program

Green Plus is proud to announce a new program designed to encourage Green Plus businesses to work with one another and enable them to save money while doing so. Click on the link below to learn more about the offers participating businesses are making available exclusively to other Green Plus …

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