Green Plus Launched in Arkansas

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Rogers Lowell First Chamber of Commerce in state to offer Green Plus. With the launch by the Rogers Lowell Chamber of Commerce, Arkansas became the third state where businesses can gain a Green Plus Chamber Partner discount. Four area businesses, including Brick Street Botanical, Don’s Cold Storage & Transportation, Stitt Energy Systems, Rock Fish Interactive have already begun the program.

“We are really impressed by the entrepreneurial spirit in North West Arkansas and look forward to working with these and other Rogers – Lowell Chamber members,” said Chris Carmody, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development. “Each launch in a new territory also expands the value of the network for our current participants and the value of the Green Plus Certification for those who do ultimately qualify for certification,” Carmody concluded.

Green Plus offers small businesses cost effective, practical training in saving and making money as they become more green and sustainable, access to a network of like-minded businesses, and possible certification and brand support for their efforts. Sole proprietors and home based businesses may sign up through their (participating) chamber for $75; businesses with four or more employees pay $350 if their chamber is a member – a discount of $200 of the the normal price.

“(Green Plus) creates a meaningful certification program with a lot of checks and balances,” said Bethany Stephens, Senior Vice President of the Rogers Lowell Chamber of Commerce.

Information sessions for interested businesses will be conducted by Chris Carmody, director of the Green Plus program and the Institute for Sustainable Development in the North Carolina Research Triangle.

Chris will present in person at the information session on Aug. 26 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Rogers Lowell Chamber.

A second information session by teleconference featuring Chris will be held on Sept. 3 from 3-4 p.m. Both sessions will be conducted at the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce.

For additional information on this innovative program or to enroll your business, contact Beth Stephens at 479-619-3192 or beth@rogerslowell.com.

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