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Whitham Group named the #1 Executive Search Firm in Renewable Energy in the US by Solar Power International

 
 
 
 

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For Immediate Release December 8th, 2016

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San Francisco, CA – Since becoming a GBB-certified green business, Whitham Group has evolved to become the market leader in recruiting candidates for companies in the renewable energy industry. The company has embraced the commitment to going green with a passion for renewable energy and the people who have dedicated their talent to protecting and sustaining the environment, with a strong belief that even small actions can make a big impact. In 2015, Whitham Group joined the Green Business Bureau (GBB), which is a national membership organization that uses an online assessment to certify green businesses.

 

In keeping with their sustainable business vision, Whitham Group has incorporated numerous green initiatives:

  • Adopt Environmentally Sound Business Practices, one being “Green Marketing”, where the website is 100% green and powered by renewable energy. Their entire office is powered by renewable energy as well.
  • 90% of marketing materials are all online, and their team also has business cards with chips so instead of massively printing them, employees just swipe the chip on their client/candidate’s cell phones, and the V-Card is automatically loaded into their phones instead of their hand.
  • For the holidays, the firm sends e-cards to all of their clients and candidates instead of paper holiday cards. The Huffington Post states, “The 2.65 billion Christmas cards sold each year in the U.S. could fill a football field 10 stories high. If we each sent one card less, we’d save 50,000 cubic yards of paper.” So, Whitham Group did not send even one card on Thanksgiving or Christmas, saving approximately 10,000 cards from being printed. The firm now sends cards electronically without the additional postage costs and waste.
  • 90% of employees drive electric or hybrid vehicles.  

 
A consistent mindset throughout the organization is key to making a positive, sustainable impact on the environment, and Whitham Group embodies the goal toward becoming a truly sustainable business. Having already achieved GBB Gold Certification status, all of Whitham Group’s employees have adopted a greener lifestyle from recycling at home to energy efficiency. In the office, they recycle toner cartridges and do not print anything unless necessary. They also do not allow plastic bottles in the office and have a water station with reusable glasses. And since their core business is within renewables, clients and candidates are all very savvy in terms of green lifestyles; having the certification solidifies their commitment to preserving the environment.

 

For more information on Whitham Group, please visit http://www.whithamgroup.com
For more information on the GBB program, please visit http://www.gbb.org

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About Whitham Group: Whitham Group is a Recruitment Firm that has a focus on Renewable Energy, Construction, Engineering, Utilities and Environmental Services. The firm recruits candidates from Managers to CEOs and recently have been named the #1 Executive Search Firm in Renewable Energy in the US by Solar Power International.

Contact:
Carina Whitham, President
Whitham Group Renewable Energy Executive Search
388 Market Street, Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA. 94111
1.888.238.1273 x101
Carina@Whithamgroup.com

 

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Master Odor Removal Joins Green Business Bureau

 
 
 
 

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For Immediate Release November 4, 2016

 

Boca Raton, Florida – By committing to going green, Master Odor Removal is paving the way for future growth that will make the odor removal services company more competitive. Their commitments will reduce their environmental footprint, which in turn will support their clients’ environmental objectives. Since their services include the use of nontoxic products without harmful chemicals, Master Odor Removal feels a particular obligation to be responsible with their choices and actions. Reinforcing their values of environmental responsibility and public health awareness, Master Odor Removal has joined Green Business Bureau, which is a national membership organization that uses an online assessment to certify green businesses. Master Odor Removal was impressed by Green Business Bureau’s detailed processes and awareness, and hopes to explore other ways that contribute to the goal of being the most environmentally responsible and ethically engaged SME in the industry.

 

Among Master Odor Removal’s key environmental initiatives:

  • Product is water diluted, non-toxic, non-staining, non-ionic, non-carcinogenic and hypo-allergenic
  • Zero waste during the course of licensees’ servicing interiors for odor removal issues
  • Zero waste after a service that is flushed back into the environment
  • Use of only micro-fiber cloths to clean up
  • Use of electronic billing statements
  • Use of post-consumer recycled materials
  • Since Master Odor Removal is a home-based business, employees are not required to commute to a brick and mortar location, waste electricity or have a duplicitous carbon footprint to operate the business

Master Odor Removal is in a niche business category, i.e. the firm only does odor removal. Consumers typically have not had any real exposure to odor removal specialists. Real estate professionals, auto dealerships, and the general public for the most part only knew that if they had a tobacco, pet or food odor problems, hiring a maid service for a deep house cleaning or auto detailing without any guarantees regarding chemicals used or real effectiveness was the only option. To create instant acceptance of what Master Odor Removal provides and to justify pricing, it was important to emphasize the advantages over traditional services. With the continuous release of new scientific studies regarding the toxic nature of retail chemicals used as air fresheners and cover-ups, the company realized they were already in line with green practices, which seamlessly added to the narrative for Master Odor Removal as being the best choice for odor elimination service.

 

For more information on Master Odor Removal, please visit https://www.masterodorremoval.com/

For more information on the GBB program, please visit http://www.gbb.org

 

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About Master Odor Removal: Master Odor Removal™ (MOR) is a national leader in providing odor removal and abatement solutions. MOR’s “white-glove” and green certified odor removal systems offer a 100% Guarantee that solve auto, home and commercial odor issues such as tobacco, marijuana, food, cooking odors, pet, mildew and air conditioning problems through our corporate and licensee network across the world. Our unique service is non-toxic, non-staining, non-ionic, and hypo-allergenic and we never use ozone or toxic cover-ups!

 

Contact:

Mark Miller, President
21346 St. Andrews Blvd # 163
Boca Raton, FL 33433
800-462-0377
info@masterodorremoval.com

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Green Business Bureau Receives 2016 Houston Award

 
 
 
 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Green Business Bureau Receives 2016 Houston Award

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Houston Award Program Honors the Achievement

HOUSTON September 15, 2016 — Green Business Bureau has been selected for the 2016 Houston Award in the Business Management Consultant category by the Houston Award Program.

Each year, the Houston Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Houston area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2016 Houston Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Houston Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Houston Award Program

The Houston Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Houston area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Houston Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Houston Award Program

CONTACT:
Houston Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@localawardscenter.org
URL: http://www.localawardscenter.org

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Cotto’s Cleaning Services Joins Green Business Bureau

 
 
 
 

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For Immediate Release September 20 2016

 

Cotto’s Cleaning Services Joins Green Business Bureau

 

Loysville, PA – By committing to going green, Cotto’s Cleaning Services is paving the way for future growth that will make the cleaning services firm more competitive. The company provides janitorial services for residential homes and commercial buildings including offices, banks and schools. Reinforcing their values of using only safe, environmentally sustainable cleaning solutions and chemicals, Cotto’s Cleaning Services has joined the Green Business Bureau, which is a national membership organization that uses an online assessment to certify green businesses. With green certification through GBB, the firm embodies the goal to be the most environmentally responsible and ethically engaged SME in the industry.

The company strives for safety and quality for both their staff and clients. Prior to putting a higher priority on being green, Cotto’s chemicals had pH levels that were beyond a safe concentration for the team to utilize, which caused respiratory issues, headaches and nausea. Management is still in the process of finding the best possible products and gradually switching cleaning chemicals that are comprised of biodegradable components with lower pH levels.

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Among the green initiatives they have in place, Cotto’s Cleaning Services uses a biodegradable multi-purpose cleaning solution, and is currently in search of bathroom and floor cleaners with the same concept. In addition, the team carpools to reduce emissions and greenhouse gases and also ensures that all recyclables are disposed of in proper recycling receptacles. Rechargeable batteries and vacuum cleaners are presently being researched as well. Since joining Green Business Bureau, the firm will start providing either/or hard copy or electronic resources to be distributed to clientele to expose the importance of being green and why our involvement with this organization is essential.

For more information on the GBB program, please visit http://www.gbb.org

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About Cotto’s Cleaning Services, LLC: We provide janitorial services for residential homes to commercial buildings including offices, banks and schools. We offer a range of flexible, affordable, quality services to meet the needs of our clients for standard, moving, deep, and construction cleans. We go above and beyond to guaranty we leave an impression for our clients and ensure 100% satisfaction  – “We clean, so you won’t have to.”

Contact:
Claudio Cotto – Owner/Operator
Cotto’s Cleaning Services, LLC
5453 Blain Rd.
Loysville, PA 17047
(717) 421-9835
ClaudioCotto@cottoscleaningservices.com

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Stony Point has been Certified as a Green Business by the Green Business Bureau

 
 
 
 

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For Immediate Release September 20, 2016

WINTER PARK, FL – Stony Point, Inc. has joined the Green Business Bureau and achieved green business certification.

Stony Point is committed to encouraging employees to make greener choices in the areas of energy conservation and waste reduction. The Green Business Bureau provides guidance on sustainable practices as Stony Point seeks to continue lowering its environmental impact.

“Everyone has a responsibility to ensure the health of our planet for future generations. Our philosophy of having an entirely remote workforce ensures our employees are green and simultaneously increases their quality of life by giving them back at least 5 hours every week in commuting time.” said Steve Wasula, President of Stony Point, Inc.

Since its founding, all Stony Point employees have worked from home providing the following collective benefits to the environment:

  • Saving 96,000 miles a year that would have been driven during commutes
  • Reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 39,456,000 grams per year*
  • Saving over $100,000 in energy costs for an office by utilizing Regus shared office space when necessary

*Based on average statistics in the following document:https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-02/documents/420f14040a.pdf

 

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 About Stony Point:

Founded in February 2011, Stony Point, a Salesforce Consulting Partner, has rapidly become a leader in promoting Salesforce Adoption. Stony Point offers consulting, training and recruiting services throughout the world with a focus on helping clients recognize a high rate of return on their investment in Salesforce. To learn more about Stony Point and the products and services offered, please visit www.stonyp.com.

Salesforce and others are trademarks of salesforce.com, Inc.

 

Contact:
Hunter Austin
hunter.austin@stonyp.com
(469) 261-9459

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Freedom Fresh Joins The Green Business Bureau

 
 
 
 

 

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For Immediate Release August 2, 2016

 Miami, Florida– According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, approximately 40% of food in the U.S. goes to waste. Freedom Fresh is committed to going green in order to create a more sustainable produce supply chain from seed to fork. Their goal is to implement sustainability practices that will improve environmental impact and to ensure the availability and safety of produce to their customers. Because their services support minimizing waste and energy usage, Freedom Fresh feels a particular obligation to be responsible with their choices and actions.

Reinforcing their values of saving natural resources, Freedom Fresh has joined the Green Business Bureau, which is a national membership organization that uses an online assessment to certify green businesses. Freedom Fresh embodies the goal to be the most environmentally responsible and ethically engaged enterprise in the industry and looks forward to working with GBB to implement sustainable business practices in all areas of our business: people, product and performance.

 

Among Freedom Fresh’s key environmental initiatives:

  • Donating unsold produce to Monkey Jungle, a local Miami zoo
  • Dumping expired produce into our aerobic, on-site digester that converts waste into fresh water
  • Purchasing recyclable office materials whenever possible
  • Donating a portion of our profits to Greener Fields Together’s Cultivating Change local farm grant program.
  • Monitoring all our truck routes and providing our trucks with fuel-efficient gasoline

For more information on Freedom Fresh, please visit http://freedomfresh.com
For more information on the GBB program, please visit http://www.gbb.org

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About Freedom Fresh: Freedom Fresh is a South Florida leader in the distribution of fresh produce to cruise ships, export, foodservice and retail establishments.

Contact Information:
Freedom Fresh
8901 NW 33rd Street
Suite 100
Doral, FL 33172
(305) 715 – 5700
info@freedomfresh.com
Point of Contact: Yamilette Ayala, Marketing Manager

 

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