Michigan’s 101 Best & Brightest Sustainable Companies to be Recognized April 18
WARREN, Mich., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Being green has become a standard of good business strategy in Michigan and the companies that have demonstrated the sharpest focus on inspiring sustainability and showing leadership in Green initiatives will be among the first to be named a 101 Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies(TM).
The 101 Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies awards program honors companies from all industries that are focused on being more sustainable, improving the lives of their employees and are committed to the local and global environments. The winning companies will be honored at a symposium and awards celebration on April 18, 2012 at Davenport University in Grand Rapids. (See following list of winners.)
Winning companies were evaluated and scored by an independent research firm in the following categories: Education, Communication, Strategic Planning & Operational Implementation, Innovation & Problem Solving, Building & Grounds, Community Leadership, Workforce and Financial Performance. Each company’s entry is evaluated based on a point system; those receiving the highest points in relation to the company’s sustainable initiatives category are selected as the winners.
This educational symposium and awards gala will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will feature networking and panel discussions on “Sustainability Strategies as Drivers of Innovation,” “High-Profit Supply Chains,” “The Many Business Opportunities of Waste ” and “Engaging Stakeholders.”
Keynote speaker Fred Keller, founder and CEO of Cascade Engineering, will present “Doing Good While Making IT Good Business – Certified B Corp vs. Benefit Corporation.” Steve Kelly of Wood Radio will host the luncheon and awards ceremony that starts at 11:15 a.m. Elite winners for each category will also be announced at the close of the event.
Tickets for the symposium and awards luncheon are $75 each; table of eight is $500. For sponsorship, advertising and exhibit opportunities call 586-393-8800 or visit www.101bestandbrightest.com/sustainable.
The 101 Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies is co-presented by Corp! magazine, Davenport University, and dmStrategists. The event is being sponsored by DTE Energy, Grand Rapids Business Journal, Cascade Engineering, Comcast Business Class, ITC Holdings, WOOD Radio and WJR 760 AM.
The 101 Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies celebrates organizations that inspire and produce green technology to impact the industry and environment. This is the premier awards symposium that celebrates those companies that are making their businesses more sustainable, the lives of their employees better and improving the community locally and globally as a whole. The 101 Best and Brightest program provides yearlong education, benchmarking, assessment tools and interaction throughout Michigan.
Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies
1-800-Law-Firm Southfield Acoustics By Design, Inc. Grand Rapids Advanced Battery Concepts Clare Allied PhotoChemical, Inc. Kimball Beaumont Health System Royal Oak Brewery Vivant Grand Rapids Cascade Engineering Grand Rapids Clean Energy Coalition Ann Arbor Clothing Matters Grand Rapids CMU Research Corp. Mt. Pleasant Go Green Salon St. Clair Shores Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Acme Greenfundraiserstore.com Oxford GreeningDetroit.com Detroit Harbor Industries Grand Haven Haworth Holland Herman Miller Zeeland Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown Grand Rapids Hyatt Place Grand Rapids South Wyoming Information Systems Resources Dearborn Integrated Architecture Grand Rapids IPAX Cleanogel Inc. Detroit iscg, inc Royal Oak JW Marriott Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Key Green Solutions Grand Rapids Lowry Computer Products Brighton Luurtsema Sales, Inc. Jenison Meadowlark Builders Ann Arbor Metro Health Wyoming Pepsi Bottling Group Detroit Schupan Recycling Kalamazoo Selestial Soap Traverse City Steelcase Grand Rapids Sunblossom Solar Gifts, LLC Manchester Sustainable Computing at University of Michigan Ann Arbor Sustainable Energy Financing, LLC Holland Thomas J. Newhouse-Design Grand Rapids TruAir Solution Troy Turner Construction Company Detroit Webasto Roof Systems Inc. Livonia West Michigan Shared Hospital Laundry Grand Rapids
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