GreenNOW Seminar Teaches Business Advantages Of Sustainability
Posted on Friday 9th October 2009

GreenNOW is for businesspeople who want to learn how current trends in sustainability can help their business grow and profit NOW.

The half-day program on Thursday, October 22, at Lincoln Financial Field’s SCA Club Lounge, will explore how adopting the latest sustainability practices can create an advantage for companies, especially as the nation emerges from the economic downturn.

“With most major regions of the world turning toward green initiatives, this kind of educational forum is vital for businesses to keep pace with the latest trends and maintain a competitive edge,” said Chamber President & CEO Rob Wonderling.

The first panel discussion will focus on how “The Convergence of Health and Sustainability” can pay off in increased productivity and profitability. Moderated by Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia’s Leanne Krueger-Braneky, speakers will include Stevens Krug of Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc., and epidemiologist Allison Aiello, from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

A second panel will look at “Green as an Economic Driver” to share updates about green funding sources, ways to reduce carbon footprint while improving ROI, and what other companies have experienced as they transitioned through the green evolution. Speakers will include Green and Save President Charlie Szoradi; Robert Marino, Founder of Mway Technical Services; and Julien F. Gaudion, Small Business Ombudsman for the Office of Energy and Technology Deployment at Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection. Delaware Valley Green Building Council’s Heather Blakeslee will moderate.

GreenNOW is presented by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce in partnership with title sponsor SCA, and co-sponsors Philadelphia Eagles, Campbell Soup Company, Cigna, Philadelphia Business Journal and Anro.

The program will open with a networking breakfast at 7:30 a.m., and end by 11:00 a.m. To learn more about topics, speakers, exhibiting opportunities and complimentary parking, please visit or contact Lauren Kulp at or 215-790-3618.

As the premier advocate for the region’s business community, the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce works to attract, retain and grow jobs for companies and residents, promotes sound public policy, and offers outstanding programs and benefits. A private, not-for-profit organization, the Chamber represents 5,000 member companies in 11 counties across three states with one voice. Join us.

Contact: Mary Flannery 215-790-3813 (cell 215-900-6263) Linda Brooke 215-790-3615 (cell 267-324-6759)

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