On: December 26, 2012

Some of the participants in the breakfast. Back row, from left: Dan Larner, SMAMS; Robert Weiss; Mihir Parikh, A Better City; Luis Perez and Yomiris Rodriguez, Sea Breeze Mexican Grill; Bill Howland, Carney Hospital; Jack Cunningham, Ross Common Quilts; Tim Deihl, The Residential Collaborative; City Councilor Charles Yancey.  Front:  Brandon Guillermo, Diverse Elements Online Marketing and Consulting

Thanks to all who attended SMAMS’ Business Task Force networking breakfast November 8 at Sea Breeze Mexican Grill, 1782 Dorchester Ave.

The breakfast focused on ways for businesses to save energy and money.

Mihir Parikh, of A Better City, told participants about ABC’s Challenge for Sustainability, which helps participants to shrink their carbon footprint and grow their bottom line.  The challenge features hands-on technical assistance and guidance, and direct access to city, state, and private incentives and subsidies.

To see the impact the Challenge has had on one local participant, please click here for a short video.

Steve Rumpler, from Boston’s Office of Business Development, gave information on two valuable City programs:

  • Renew Boston – Partnerships with utilities that can reduce, by up to 70%, the cost of lighting and mechanical upgrades.
  • Boston Buying Power – Group purchasing of electricity and natural gas that can reduce and stabilize energy costs

Lt. Commander Bill Fleming of MBTA Transit Police and Officer Tim Golden of Boston Police Area C-11 gave safety updates, and we welcomed Bill Howland from SMAMS’ newest corporate sponsor, Carney Hospital.

For further information on any of the energy saving programs, or the Business Task Force, please call the SMAMS office at 617-825-3846 or email us at office@smams.org


Lt. Commander Bill Fleming, of MBTA Transit Police, gives a safety update.

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