NEWTON, MA – (Oct. 7, 2015) A majority of members of the Newton-Needham Chamber support the proposed mixed-use project at Austin Street in Newtonville, according to a survey conducted by the Chamber in late September.
Fifty-seven percent of Chamber members who responded to an emailed survey said they would like to see the special permit for the Austin Street project “approved by Newton’s Board of Aldermen,” while 18 percent of respondents said they would like to see the special permit application “rejected.” Approximately 13 percent of responding members said they would like to see the project “modified further” while another 13 percent were undecided.
Support for the Austin Street development was slightly higher among Newton-Needham Chamber members than it was among overall respondents from the business community, the survey showed. But support still outnumbered opposition by more than two-to-one.
Among both members and non-members who responded to the email survey, 47 percent favored approval of the project while 21 percent want aldermen to reject the special permit.
The proposed project by Austin Street Partners LLC would redevelop the existing 74,000 square foot municipal parking lot with a mixed-use residential building that includes 68 units of rental housing (25% of which will be deed restricted as affordable) approximately 5,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space, 127 at-grade public parking spaces and 90 underground parking spaces for the residential units and retail employees.
Newton’s Board of Aldermen is expected to vote on the special permit for the project in November.
Overall, the business community expressed mixed feelings in the survey about the changes to the project that were introduced by Austin Street Partners this past May 2015.
For example, when asked about Austin Street Partners’ decision to reduce the square footage for retail space by 45 percent (to 5,000 square feet) one-third of respondents said the reduction was “a loss of needed retail space” while 21 percent described it as “an improvement” and 13 percent felt the amount of available retail space was “not small enough.”
Asked about the decision to reduce the overall number of residential rental units, from 80 to 68 apartments, 26 percent of all respondents said they considered that to be “a loss of needed housing units” while 23 percent thought it was “not small enough” and 22 percent thought the reduction in total apartments was “an improvement.”
Finally, 57 percent of all respondents said it was “an improvement” that the number of proposed street level parking spaces was increased from 85 to 127 public spaces (the same amount of public parking spaces currently available), while 16 percent felt it was “not enough parking” and eight percent felt it was “too much parking.”
Chamber President Greg Reibman said he was not surprised to see many divergent views expressed about the project.
“Generally speaking, business owners in our market see this mixed-use transit oriented project as a way to bring more customers to our local restaurants and retailers and to provide needed rental units for employees,” Reibman said.
“On the other hand, there have been very understandable concerns about a loss of parking during an expected six to nine months of construction,” Reibman said. “Newtonville businesses and the Chamber are looking forward to reviewing a proposal from the working group of municipal officials and local businesses who are collaborating with Austin Street Partners on an interim parking plan.”
The Chamber’s Austin Street Survey was conducted Sept. 18-29, 2015. Just under 200 participants completed the poll. The survey was sent to Newton-Needham Chamber members as well as other business owners and recent attendees at Chamber-sponsored programs and events.
The Newton-Needham Chamber’s Board of Directors has not taken a position on the project but is scheduled to discuss the special permit at its Oct. 21 board meeting.
US EDA grant and added fundraising will support competiveness study and marketing plan Newton, MA, August 6, 2015
The Newton-Needham Chamber has been awarded a federal grantdesigned to advance economic development in the section of Newton and Needham known as the N2 Innovation Corridor, U.S. Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III announced today.
The $50,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has been matched with an additional $50,000 from local businesses and non-profits and from the City of Newton and Town of Needham. It will fund a year-long competitiveness study and create a marketing plan for the N2 Corridor as the Corridor enters a period of marked expansion and development.
“By partnering and promoting their shared assets, Newton and Needham are uniquely positioned to attract industry and drive development,” Kennedy said. “This N2 Initiative grant will help leverage the Corridor’s unique strengths and capitalize on our rapidly expanding innovation sector as we continue our efforts to expand access to economic opportunity throughout our Commonwealth.”
Comprised of nearly 500 acres of commercial, educational, retail and recreational land along the Newton-Needham line, the N2 Innovation Corridor is home to some of the nation’s fastest growing and most well-known innovation companies. In addition to being the new location of TripAdvisor’s world headquarters, which opened in July, it’s also home to PTC, Turbine, SharkNinja (formerly Europro), Verastem, CyberArk, Big Belly Solar and Karyopharm Therapeutics, among others, What lies ahead for the N2 Corridor has the power to transform the region. Earlier this year, Normandy Real Estate Partners purchased a 28-acre parcel in the Needham Crossing section of the Corridor with plans of large redevelopment.
The parcel is expected to be home to a 400-unit affordable housing complex, creative office space, restaurants and retail. Additionally, at the Wells Ave. office park in Newton, several significant property expansions are in the planning stage. Considerable roadway improvements -- including a new dedicated exit ramp off of I-95 at Kendrick Street leading to the two office parks -- are currently under construction. A renovation of Needham Street and Highland Ave. has just been funded. “This grant ensures that the early success we’ve enjoyed establishing the N2 Corridor as a work-live-learn-play destination will be relevant and sustainable over the long term,” said Newton-Needham Chamber President Greg Reibman.
“We are extremely grateful to the EDA, to our municipal partners in Newton and Needham and to the 18 businesses and non-profits who’ve contributed financially towards this project,” Reibman added. “The N² Corridor is a great example of how municipalities and private partners can work together to more effectively advocate for the resources needed to finance projects based on holistic plans that will have a big impact on the area,” said Newton Mayor Setti Warren.
“This grant will enable us to get the expertise needed to create the strongest, most effective plan to spur the economic development that will attract innovative companies, entrepreneurs, and high-paying jobs to Newton and Needham. “I am proud of the work we have done through this private-public partnership with the Town of Needham and the Newton-Needham Chamber and look forward to continuing to grow this initiative and see how we can apply our success here towards the creation of other innovation districts, such as the Charles River Mill District. I would like to thank Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Jay Williams and the EDA for their support of the N² Corridor,” Warren added.
“This grant recognizes the value of both the N2 area and the constructive regional approach that Needham and Newton have taken together in partnership with the Newton-Needham Chamber and the businesses in both communities,” said Maurice Handel, chair of the Needham Board of Selectman. “We also recognize the key role played by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council and our elected representatives.”Kennedy announced the grant at a press conference at Karyopharm Therapeutics’ headquarters on Wells Ave. in Newton.
“I commend Mayor Warren, Selectman Handel and Greg Reibman on earning this grant and look forward to working together as we move this initiative forward.” Kennedy said. EDA grants are awarded through a competitive process based upon the application’s merit, the applicant’s eligibility, and the availability of funds, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. In addition to the financial support from the EDA, the Chamber received financial contributions totaling $50,000 from City of Newton, the Town of Needham, financial contributions and the following Newton-Needham based businesses and non-profits:
Normandy Real Estate Partners
The Bulfinch Companies
Mount Ida College
Boston Realty Advisors
Cabot, Cabot and Forbes
Residence Inn Needham
New England Development
Dunn-Gaherins Food & Spirits
Fairway Independent Mortgage
RL Tennant Insurance
Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston
Bakers’ Best Catering
The Chamber is presently interviewing consultants to work with the Chamber, the N2 Task Force and its municipal partners on the creation of a strategic business plan for development of the corridor. “None of this would have been possible without careful guidance and support from the Steven Winter, Economic Development Manager at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) in Boston and Chris Steele, COO and North America President at Investment Consulting Associates and a member of the N2 Task Force,” Reibman said. “I’m deeply grateful to have Steve, Chris and the support from the Chamber’s Board of Directors on this initiative,” Reibman said. “We at MAPC are thrilled to partner with Newton, Needham, and the Newton-Needham Chamber in announcing this economic development grant, which will help to promote the N2 Corridor as an attractive area for innovative businesses to locate and grow,” Winter said.
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Mayor Setti Warren announced today that Newton has reached agreement with MassChallenge, the world renowned Boston-based start-up accelerator, to create an innovation center in the former Newton Corner Library building in the Newton Corner area of Newton.
"The innovation sector is one of the major engines for sustainable jobs and opportunity for all workers in the 21st Century," Warren said. "This is a tremendous opportunity to work with MassChallenge to encourage entrepreneurship in Newton while also opening up access to the innovation economy to Newton residents of all backgrounds."
This move marks MassChallenge first expansion in Massachusetts outside of Boston's Innovation District. The non-profit will design programming for entrepreneurs as well as the community at large and will collaborate with Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC). These organizations are both locally and internationally recognized with proven track records in the innovation space.
MassChallenge has also agreed to host interns from the Mayor's summer high school internship program and to conduct workshops for both students and other community groups on business practices, some in conjunction with the Newton Free Library.
"We're thrilled that MassChallenge and the Cambridge Innovation Center recognized the value of setting up their first Massachusetts expansion in Newton," said Greg Reibman, president of the Newton-Needham Chamber. "Newton offers easy access to the Boston area but with our own unique amenities, access, affordability and talent.
"This is an extraordinary economic development opportunity for Newton and our efforts to establish the N2 Innovation Corridor and the Charles River Mill District as destinations for innovation-economy sector companies and support businesses. It also brings focus to Newton Corner which is already home to a number of growing companies as well as a small restaurant and bar scene," Reibman added.
MassChallenge runs startup accelerators designed to catalyze a global renaissance by connecting high-impact startups with the resources they need to launch and succeed. Anyone can apply to MassChallenge, with any early-stage startup, in any industry, from anywhere in the world. MassChallenge does not take equity or place any restrictions on the startups it supports.
With programs in Boston, Israel and the UK, MassChallenge provides entrepreneurs with mentorship, office space, education, access to a vast network, and other resources during four months of acceleration. MassChallenge awards over $2 million in non-dilutive grants to the startups demonstrating the highest impact and highest potential. A nonprofit organization, MassChallenge is funded by corporate, public and foundation partners. To date, the 617 MassChallenge alumni have raised over $947 million in funding, generated $485 million in revenue and created 5,105 jobs. For more information, visitwww.masschallenge.org.
"Mayor Warren and Newton are offering an excellent opportunity to help inspire and support more entrepreneurs," said Scott Bailey, Managing Director of MassChallenge Boston. "By engaging with the Newton community, we hope to forge more connections and help entrepreneurs launch and grow."
MassChallenge and the city previously discussed opening a branch in Newton Centre. This initiative replaces that prior plan.
Meredith Dunn, Laura Hasenfus, Greg Tormey and Seana Gaherin of Dunn-Gaherin’s Food & Spirits took first place in the chamber’s 24th Annual Children’s Charitable Golf Tournament Monday August 3 at Woodland Golf Club. Photo by Michelle DeSimone of Needham Bank.
Over one hundred golfers formed twenty-six teams to compete in the Newton-Needham Chamber’s 24th annual Children’s Charitable Golf Tournament Monday August 3 at Woodland Golf Club in Newton. In first place was a foursome from Dunn-Gaherin’s Food and Spirits: Seana Gaherin, Meredith Dunn, Laura Hasenfus and Greg Tormey. Walter & Lynn Tennant and Rick & Lauren Grisolia from R.L. Tennant Insurance captured the second place title. Rounding out the podium in third place was the foursome from JN Phillips Auto Glass: Steve Marino, Tom Dwyer, Dave Grich and Mike Gallahue.
Out of approximately 16 golfers who hit the green on the fourth hole, Noah Ehrenpreis, who played with the Ares Management foursome, was randomly selected to win $100 gift card to the Capital Grille in Chestnut Hill. Proceeds from the Hit the Green contest supplemented the chamber’s contribution to this year’s charity beneficiary, The Second Step, Inc., a Newton-based nonprofit providing support for adult and child victims of domestic violence. Sarah Perry, executive director of The Second Step, spoke briefly during the reception immediately following the tournament thanking participants for their support. A chamber member since its founding in 1992, The Second Step, Inc. provides a wide range of services including safety planning, advocacy, long-term transitional housing, children’s programs, legal case management, peer support groups, and outreach prevention services. Noah Ehrenpreis, who also won $500 in the event’s 50/50 raffle, generously donated a portion of his winnings to The Second Step, Inc.
The Village Bank returned as the title sponsor for this year’s tournament. Wingate Residences was the lunch sponsor for the event. Also sponsoring the tournament were R.L. Tennant Insurance Agency, Beth Israel Deaconess Needham, Rockland Trust, Century Bank, Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Needham Bank. Whole Foods Market and RCN provided snacks for golfers out on the course.
TripAdvisor officially opened in 282,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility on July 21 and has already become an important economic driver in our efforts to establish the N2 Corridor as a destination for innovation-economy companies and supporting businesses, said Newton-Needham Chamber President Greg Reibman.
“This is a milestone event for our regional economy,” Reibman said. “Congratulations to TripAdvisor, Normandy Real Estate Partners and the Town of Needham on making this project happen in just short years.”
Trip’s jaw-dropping facility houses nearly 1,000 employees with room for an additional 500 new hires. It features dazzling large collaborative work spaces, an outdoor amphitheater, a game room, pub and fitness club.
“The Chamber is grateful to TripAdvisor president & CEO Steven Kaufer and Mark Roopenian, Principal at Normandy, for their ongoing support of the Chamber and our N2 collaboration with our partners at the Town of Needham and City of Newton,” Reibman said.
On Saturday December 5, the Needham Business Association and the Community Center of Needham, in conjunction with the Town of Needham, are sponsoring the second annual Needham Lights from 12:00-8:00 p.m. This annual event combines the Holiday Stroll, The Needham Business Association’s annual Blue Tree Lighting, and the Community Center of Needham’s annual Luminary Stroll and celebration.
Activities are planned throughout the day on the Town Common and in Town Hall. In addition, many local merchants will be featuring festive window displays, special treats and discounts. A hot chocolate stand will warm up strollers on Town Common between 1-3 p.m. Featured entertainment at Town Hall between 2-5 p.m. includes singers, gymnasts, dancers, soft rock band, comic, juggler, lantern making, balloon artist, face painting, and on the Common, a lantern parade and fire show. There will be collection boxes for the Needham Firefighters’ Toys for Tots and for the Needham Community Council (seeking new adult hats, scarves, mittens and gloves). The annual blue tree lighting ceremony will commence at 4:45 p.m. followed by Santa’s arrival in style on a Needham Fire Truck at 5:30 p.m. A complete event schedule and list of participants can be found at www.discoverneedham.com and www.NeedhamLights.org.
Please join the Department of Planning and Development and Mayor Warren along with our team of consultants for the Housing Strategy Location Selection Workshop. This is the third public meeting in a 9-month program to develop a City-wide housing strategy.
HELP DEFINE THE CRITERIA FOR LOCATING HOUSING IN NEWTON
SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 22, 2015
NEWTON NORTH HIGH SCHOOL – CAFETERIA
1:00 – 4:30 PM
The purpose of the Housing Strategy Location Selection Workshop is to engage the Newton community in identifying preferred locations for the development of diverse housing units within the next five years. Through presentations from the consultant team (RKG & Sasaki) and a hands-on location selection exercise, participants will be walked through the opportunities, challenges, and constraints of developing new housing in Newton while providing valuable feedback to the City on what types of housing they would like to see built and in which locations. Participants will be presented with a menu of housing typologies to consider as well as a map outlining development opportunities and constraints.
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Chuck Tanowitz and Chris Steele were presented with the Newton-Needham Chamber’s prestigious RL Tennant Award -- – the chamber’s highest honor – at the chamber’s annual Achievement Breakfast on Nov. 6.
Tanowitz, vice president of public relations at independent marketing and PR agency Eric Mower & Associates and Steele, an economic development specialist with Investment Consulting Associates, both played a crucial role in the establishment of the N2 Innovation Corridor – an area of Newton and Needham designed to attract innovation-driven companies.
The N2 Innovation Corridor stretches for nearly 500 acres along I-95 on the Newton-Needham line. It’s home to such companies as TripAdvisor, PTC, Big Belly Solar, Turbine, SharkNinja (formerly Europro), Verastem, CyberArk, and Karyopharm Therapeutics. Both Tanowitz and Steele were instrumental in guiding the Chamber’s board on the establishment of this community.
“Chuck and Chris epitomize the volunteer spirit that drives this Chamber, a spirit that is the real reason why we’re the fastest growing chamber in the state and how we’re able to host 100 events in one year,” said Chamber President Greg Reibman.
“Chuck is an amazing vision guy,” Reibman said. “He was instrumental in helping us think about the role that inner suburban communities can play in the innovation economy, but he’s also frank about the very real challenges we face. He steered our branding effort, leading the conversation when we came up with the N-squared name. He helped us create programs, events and messages designed to grow awareness of this effort, and his impact is clear as the Corridor continues to succeed.
“Chris is the guy who had us roll up our sleeves and really think seriously about what needs to be done in the corridor, and how we get there. He’s been my mentor in understanding how businesses make location decisions and how business districts thrive. He introduced the chamber to Steve Winter, from the Metropolitian Area Planning Council, and together the three of us collaborated on our application for the federal grant we received this summer from the US Economic Development Administration to create a competiveness study and marketing approach for the N2 Corridor.
Tanowitz and Steele have donated a significant amount of their professional expertise and passion to the success of this project. Because of their dedication, this is the first time the award was presented to two members of the chamber.
“I believe that the Newton and Needham area can play a central role in the innovation economy of the greater Boston area,” Tanowitz said. “Of course, the work here is far from over. In fact, the N2 project continues with a research effort based on a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to help establish the N2 Corridor as a live, work, play destination. Chris and I see this as a long-term effort that will yield results long into the future.”
"I'm proud of the work we have done to enhance our communities' profile in regional economic development,” commented Steele. “Our goal is to make the N2 Corridor part of a much larger effort to grow the entire metro-Boston region, which is why we're also excited by the success of places like the Charles River Mill District. It's gratifying that our work has helped demonstrate how the City of Newton and the Town of Needham are welcoming and supportive of innovation-driven businesses."
The RL Tennant Award is the chairman’s award, presented in recognition of a Newton-Needham Chamber member’s outstanding contributions to the economic and/or cultural vitality of the communities. Recent honorees include Ken Brennan of the Village Bank, Dr. Michael Jellinek of Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Peter Smith of Green Newton.
On October 26, the Newton Economic Development Commission and Mayor Setti Warren presented the 2015 Business Excellence Awards to 10 businesses, two non-profits, and one individual. The Village Business Awards were given to Whole Foods @ Four Corners, Johnny's Luncheonette, O'Hara's Food & Spirits, Cabot's Ice Cream and Restaurant, West Street Tavern, and Harris Cyclery. The Charles River Mill District Award was presented to Fairlane Properties. The N2 Corridor Award was presented to SocialMadeSimple.
The Innovation Business Award was presented to The Bulfinch Companies. The Destination Business Award was presented to Leventhal-Sidman JCC, of the JCCs of Greater Boston. The Community Business Award was presented to Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and the Citizen Champion Award was presented to Steven Feinstein of Newton Highlands. A Certificate of Recognition was presented to Newton Community Farm.
Ed Olsen, Superintendent of Parks and Forestry for the Town of Needham, will be honored by the Newton-Needham Chamber on Nov. 6 for his outstanding service to the community.
Olson will receive the Newton-Needham Chamber’s annual Commitment to Community Award at the Chamber’s 100th annual Achievement Breakfast at the Newton Marriott Hotel on Nov. 5 at 7:30 a.m.
When Olsen began working for the town in 2010, many of Needham’s parks, fields, and playgrounds were in desperate need of repair. Over the past five years, he lead the effort to rebuild Greene's Field, a premier park and playground in Needham Center, as well as spearheaded the complete reconstruction and improvements of eight major fields with two more fields to follow in the upcoming years.
In addition to these efforts, Olsen has been instrumental in the creation of two new recreational amenities, Needham’s Rail trail and Needham’s Off Leash Dog Park. The Needham resident is also being recognized for his volunteer efforts to help establish Needham’s 9/11 memorial and Needham’s Fallen Brave memorial, honoring all those from Needham who died in battle.
In addition to honoring Olsen, the Chamber will also present its annual Young Entrepreneur Award to a Needham High School student. This year’s keynote speaker will be John Harthorne, founder and CEO of the world-renowned start-up accelerator MassChallenge.
The Newton-Needham Chamber and Marcum LLP, a top national accounting and advisory services firm, announce the 2015 Regional Real Estate Forum, a discussion of the top real estate trends in Greater Boston and surrounding areas poised for growth. The event will take place Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 4-7 p.m. at the Needham Sheraton.
The event is expected to draw more than 150 real estate professionals from across New England. Ryan McCormick, Senior Vice President and Counsel for The Real Estate Roundtable, will deliver the keynote address.
In addition, a panel of three high-profile real estate developers will discuss several major multi-phased projects currently under development in the New England region. Panelists include Dick Marks, Executive Vice President, WS Development; Peter Palandjian, Chairman and CEO, Intercontinental Real Estate Corp.; and Eric D. Schlager, Chief Executive Officer, The Bulfinch Companies, Inc. Catherine Carlock, the Real Estate Editor at the Boston Business Journal will be the panel moderator.
“This event is an opportunity to hear from some of the most influential leaders in the New England real estate industry and to gain new insight into current trends shaping the market in this region, as well as perspective on anticipated developments in the near future,” said Dennis Pellechia, partner-in-charge of Marcum’s Needham, MA, office and co-leader of the Firm’s New England Real Estate Industry Practice group.
For registration and event details, visit Regional Real Estate Forum event listing
The Newton Fair Housing Committee is pleased to announce this program which explores the recent US Supreme Court decision in the area of housing discrimination law and recent regulatory developments at H.U.D.
Come hear what obligations Newton has with respect to fair housing law, and the potential consequences of any failure to act.
Opening Remarks: Henry Korman, Esq., Partner, Klein Hornig LLP
Panelists who will respond with state, regional & local specifics:
- Judith S. Jacobson, Deputy Director & General Counsel Massachusetts Housing Partnership;
- Ald. Marcia Johnson, Alderman at Large, Ward 2, Chair of Zoning & Planning Committee; and
- James Freas, Acting Director Planning & Development Department, City of Newton.
October, 22 at 7:30
Newton Senior Ctr., 345 Walnut St.
John Harthorne, founder and CEO of the world-renowned start-up accelerator MassChallenge, will deliver the keynote address at the Newton-Needham Chamber's 100th Annual Achievement Breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Newton Marriott.
7:30-9:30 a.m. (Program begins at 8 a.m.)
Newton Marriott, 2345 Commonwealth Ave.
Individual Tickets: Chamber members: $50, Non-Members $60
Day of event: $65 for all
$600 for a table of 10 (includes logo display on table and mention in program book)
The Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation has partnered with law enforcement and security experts to present an overview of cyber threats to businesses and corporations in Massachusetts as well as practical learning experience and resources to manage these evolving threats. Addressing cyber threats requires priority and focus from the executive leadership team at not only the largest corporations but the smallest businesses as well. This event is designed for CEOs and senior management of a wide range of businesses to help them address one of today’s most challenging aspects of risk management. Abreakfast and lunch will be provided.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
CEOs, partners, directors, managers, and executive staff are encouraged to attend to learn about threats that exist and the steps they can take to manage those threats and to bring that knowledge back to their businesses to strengthen risk management and cybersecurity in an actionable way.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 8:30am to 3:45pm
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Marlborough
265 Lakeside Avenue
Marlborough, MA 01752
NOTE ON ACCOMMODATIONS: Please contact Robin Putnam if you require accommodations or have allergies or special food requirements by Tuesday, October 13, 2015 to ensure that we will be able to address your accommodation needs. We will make every effort to make accommodations for notices received after that date. Presented by: The Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation and its Division of Banks.
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The Toxics Use Reduction Institute at UMass/Lowell is offering grants to small businesses who are looking to start reducing the use of toxic chemicals within their facilities. Eligible business sectors include, but are not limited to: dry cleaners, nail salons, hair salons, auto repair shops, auto body shops, car or truck washes, mortuaries, bathtub or furniture refinishers, restaurants, janitorial companies, gymnasiums, child care facilities, and microbreweries. Non-profits are also eligible.
Who may apply:
- Small community-based businesses providing services direct to consumers
- Businesses prepared to purchase and install new equipment or materials to reduce the use of toxic chemicals
- Businesses willing to allow TURI to collect data on their materials usage or processes to create case studies to teach others in the sector about alternatives
The deadline to apply is Oct. 30, 2015. View the application here.
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