A sustainability workshop for commercial businesses
The MacArthur Boulevard Business Association (MBBA) is pleased to announce its upcoming sustainability workshop entitled “Building a Better Boulevard”. The event is open to any and all commercial businesses at a cost of ten dollars for current MBBA members and twelve dollars for non-members. The event will be taking place Wednesday April 11th, 2012 from 12-3 pm at Laurel United Methodist Church (631 South Grand Ave W.)
During the event a light lunch will be provided and attendees will be able to learn and have opportunities to ask questions about practical ways to make their business both more profitable and sustainable through the utilization of various green ideas, technologies, and initiatives including:
- Energy Conservation
- Green Business Certification
- New Local Commercial Recycling Programs
- and much more
Space is limited. Those wishing to attend need to complete a reservation form (see below). If you have any questions please contact MBBA intern and event coordinator, Michael McPeek at email@example.com or by phone at 217-825-8052.
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Internship leads to ideas for MacArthur Boulevard
Michael McPeek says he didn’t have to look beyond MacArthur Boulevard for his master’s degree project in urban renewal. McPeek, whose daytime job is in maintenance with the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, has spent his free time since last fall working on ideas for improving the appearance of one of Springfield’s most heavily developed corridors.
“History has always interested me, and urban development,” said the Taylorville native, who moved to an area just off MacArthur about a year ago. We keep making our cities bigger and bigger, and what’s left behind is falling apart,” said McPeek. “It’s not just Springfield, it’s all over the country.”
McPeek, 30, signed on as an intern with the MacArthur Boulevard Business Association as part of his work toward a master’s in environmental studies and planning at the University of Illinois Springfield. He is scheduled to graduate in May and plans to share hise project results with MBBA. This week alone, McPeek said, he met with 15 to 20 shop owners.
McPeek also is coordinating a sustainability workshop for businesses, “Building a Better Boulevard,” on April 11.
MBBA President Cimarossa said she expects a combination of energy efficiency, beautification and recycling ideas from the project. She added that the association decided to open up the April workshop to business owners beyond MacArthur Boulevard. “Our focus is on the boulevard,” said Cimarossa, “but we think it’s a valuable resource for the entire community.”
“We want people to know they have arrived at a destination,” said McPeek, “and that there’s a diverse group of businesses on MacArthur Boulevard.”
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