Statewide sustainability symposium/awards event returns to GR

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Best & Brightest Sustainable Companies


Michigan's Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies
 celebrates organizations that inspire and produce green technology to impact the industry and environment. This premier awards symposium celebrates those companies that are making their businesses more sustainable, the lives of their employees better and the community, locally and globally, more responsible as a whole. Winning companies will be listed in the September 15 issue of Grand Rapids Business Journal.

Event Celebration: Davenport University, September 16, 2014   

7:30 a.m. Registration/Exhibits Open/Strolling Breakfast Served

8:15 a.m. Welcome and Kickoff
Jennifer Kluge, President, National Association for Business Resources

8:20 a.m. Positive Economic Impact for Sustainable Practices
Gabe Wing, Herman Miller
Rich Daniels, RNS Packaging

8:40 a.m. Waste Management Best Practices
Tonia Olson, Granger
Doug Wood, Kent County Dept. of Public Works

9:10 a.m. Energy and Water Efficiencies
Cheri Holman, Clark Retirement Community
Mike Ignatoski, Clark Retirement Community
Gregory L. McPartlin, Parjana Distribution

9:30 a.m. Governors Recycling Council
Bill Lobenherz, Michigan Soft Drink Association
Mike Csapo, Resource Recovery and Recycling Authority of Southwest Oakland County

10:00 a.m. Speaker 
John Viera, Ford Motor Company

10:45 a.m. Networking Break

10:55 a.m. Awards Presentation - Auditorium
Master of Ceremonies: Steve Kelly, WOOD Radio     

Call 888.277.6464 or visit to register or for more information 





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