Green Stories

Posts written by GP staff about members which appear on the top home page.

Feb
24
2012
Hitachi Foundation In Search Of Young Entrepreneurs Improving American Communities

Are you, or do you know, the next Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneur? Did you establish a financially viable business with the intention of offering low-wealth individuals in America a leg up? Have you been in business for 1-5 years? Were you under the age of 30 when you launched your business? …

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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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Feb
24
2012
BCLC Seeking Social Innovator Speakers for National Conference (4/17)

The Business Civic Leadership Center is seeking proposals for speakers to participate on a plenary session – “Business Solutions to Address Community Challenges.” The session will take place on Tuesday, April 17 from 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at the Westin in Atlanta, GA. Specifically, they are looking for a …

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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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Jan
30
2012
Webinar Notes: Small Businesses Majority / Energy Efficiency Discussion

On January 18, we had the opportunity to participate in a webinar titled “How Ohio Businesses Can Make Money By Going Green,” hosted by the organization Small Business Majority.  Along with representatives from Duke Energy, American Electric Power (AEP), and Small Business Majority, the Green Plus team discussed how sustainable business …

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Jan
17
2012
Green Plus Partner Discount Pays Off

Our Yes! Solar Solutions Green Plus Partner Discount continues to offer benefits.  Our very first discount to Irregardless Café, who we met at our first Green Plus event when we were both “movers” was for an energy audit.  Among the recommendations for energy efficiency was the use of solar to …

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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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Jan
16
2012
SJF Portfolio Company eRecyclingCorps Secures $35M from Kleiner Perkins

eRecyclingCorps, a SJF Ventures portfolio company that partners with global wireless carriers and retailers in the management of wireless e-waste as an asset, raised $35 million in a fundraising round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The investment marks yet another milestone for eRecyclingCorps (ERC), which already counts Sprint …

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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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Jan
14
2012
Green Business Award Nominations Deadline Extended to February 17

Green Plus recognizes smaller enterprises for their excellence in green and sustainable practices each year.  Each year, we recognize outstanding small and medium-sized employers from around the U.S. for their leadership in sustainable enterprise — combining cutting edge business, environmental, employee and community practices.  Check out the video from our 2011 Green …

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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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Jan
13
2012
Free Webinar for Ohio Businesses Jan. 18 - 'Saving Money by Going Green'

Wednesday, January 18, at 10am EST, the Green Plus Team will be participating in a free webinar, open to any Ohio business, on saving money by going green, focused especially on energy savings.   space You can register for the webinar by clicking here. space The webinar, presented by the Small Business Majority, …

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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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Jan
10
2012
Podcast: Wind Energy Innovations in North Myrtle Beach, SC

Alternative energy is a hot topic these days.  Every year, more and more companies and entrepreneurs are creating new and innovative technologies designed to produce clean energy, and more and more consumers are investing in these technologies.   Municipalities are now taking an active interest in providing clean energy to …

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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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Dec
3
2011
Cleveland's Buckeye Neighborhood Working to Become Green Retail District

“Over the past year, more than $48,000 has been invested in energy audits and “green” retrofits for merchants along Buckeye Road on Cleveland’s East Side. According to Deepa Vedavyas, Associate Director for Development at Buckeye Area Development Corporation (BADC), this is just the beginning. She hopes to see Buckeye Road …

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Nov
24
2011
Buy From a Small Business on 'Small Business Saturday' - And Throughout the Holiday Season

“First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. Now, there’s the 2nd annual Small Business Saturday, the day people support small businesses. Pledge to Shop SmallSM on Nov 26th. If millions of Americans shop small, it will be huge.” Small businesses employ most Americans and create most new American jobs. If you own …

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