Monthly Archives: October 2010

Oct
22
2010
Taylor Companies Recognized at Crain's Cleveland Business Emerald Awards

On Thursday, October 21, the Taylor Companies was one of the businesses recognized at Crain’s Cleveland Business second annual Emerald Awards held at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History in University Circle.  These awards honor Northeast Ohio companies, organizations, and leaders that implemented and benefited from sustainable priorities that significantly …

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I am President and CEO of The Taylor Companies. Taylor is the oldest furniture manufacturer in the United States. Taylor is headquartered in Bedford, Ohio and has a second manufacturing facility in Lynwood, California, I earned a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Miami University and a...
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Oct
21
2010
COSE Launches Free Small Business Energy Efficiency Guide and Web Site

In partnership with the Institute for Sustainable Development, the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) has launched the COSE Energy Efficiency Guide – a free online resource for small businesses. The COSE Guide, developed in conjunction with Institute staff and Green Plus Fellows, gives small businesses Inspiring Stories of Success Quick Wins Energy …

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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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Oct
19
2010
$50,000 Challenge Grant: Help Us Help American Small Business Become Sustainable

The Institute has been issued a $50,000 Challenge Grant. Every dollar we raise by June 30, 2011 will be matched with another dollar – up to $50,000. We’ll use the new dollars to better support the nearly 200 small employers in the Green Plus network as they strive to become …

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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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Oct
19
2010
GreenBiz: 5 Reasons Why Small Businesses Should Care about Sustainability

These days leaders of small businesses have their hands full just trying to survive. So why would they add a sustainability strategy to their already overloaded priorities? Because sustainability strategies are all about business survival. Like it or not, sustainability offers both threats and opportunities for small businesses. And 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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Oct
13
2010
Geisel Mechancial Services Featured in National Trade Magazine Cover Story

Some contracting firms acquire a unique persona; it may come from the community they’re in or the work they gravitate toward. There are those, too, that feel small, act small and remain small despite a wealth of opportunity. And there are those that become successful through deliberate leadership, the building of longterm
customer relationships and dedication to craft. Elyria, Ohio-based Geisel Mechanical Services falls quite naturally into this category.

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Since 1986 Andy Culberson has been the President of Geisel Mechanical Services. Geisel is a Design-Build Mechanical Contractor serving northern Ohio since 1935. In 1981 Andy began working full time at Geisel after receiving a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Ohio State...
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Oct
13
2010
Geisel Mechanical Services Wins Environmental Award from COSE

Helping customers solve their heating, air conditioning and plumbing needs for 75 years, Geisel Mechanical Services knows what it is talking about when it comes to energy efficiency. It is the go-to source for those looking to reduce their water usage, save money on their electric bill or cool their home or business for less.

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Since 1986 Andy Culberson has been the President of Geisel Mechanical Services. Geisel is a Design-Build Mechanical Contractor serving northern Ohio since 1935. In 1981 Andy began working full time at Geisel after receiving a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Ohio State...
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Oct
12
2010
Two Newly Certified Business Announced, Recognized at Raleigh Chamber Luncheon

The Institute for Sustainable Development is proud to announce the two newest Green Plus Certified businesses: The Irregardless Café & Catering, Raleigh, NC and Yes! Solar Solutions of the Triangle, Cary, NC.  Both businesses are members of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and were announced at the Chamber’s Green Plus Recognition luncheon at the Irregardless …

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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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Oct
11
2010
Marketing Green Responsibly on November 8

The Institute is proud to announce our newest educational presentation/webinar: Marketing Green Responsibly We realize that most small businesses and nonprofit organizations are working hard to be more sustainable. We also realize that communicating your sustainable efforts to your customers can be a daunting task. “Marketing Green Responsibly” is set …

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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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Oct
10
2010
Brattle Group Study Assesses Economic Impact of CA Law on Small Business

“According to a new study by The Brattle Group, California’s landmark clean energy law (AB 32) will have virtually unnoticeable impacts on small business… The report, issued by the California Business Alliance for a Green Economy, uses empirical data on the cost characteristics of small businesses to estimate the economic impacts of AB 32. …

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Chris has spent over 20 years helping communities utilize sustainability, social entrepreneurship, and philanthropy as catalysts for economic growth. Chris serves as Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development and the Green Plus™ -- a program dedicated to helping America's...
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Oct
8
2010
Nov. 15 Deadline: Triangle USGBC / Sustainable Rhythm Green Building Survey

The North Carolina Triangle Chapter of the USGBC and Sustainable Rhythm (a green building market research firm) have developed a research study to explore market perceptions and communication issues within the green building market. This study is designed to be a 360 degree survey to encompass all those affected by …

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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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