Small business offered help on becoming sustainable

August 28, 2013 by  

The next Sustainability and Small Business Summit is taking place this September. Sponsored by Verizon, it is designed for small business leaders who want to adopt a more maintainable strategy within their company.

The summit will feature panel discussions from such business leaders as Sarah Robinson of the DC Sustainable Energy Utility, Dawn Hawkins-Nixon from the Prince George County Government, Ryan Wallace of MWW Group, and John Columbus from Verizon. Other panelists will represent the Department of Energy, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and business leaders from public and private companies.

Guests will learn how they can save money and increase profits while becoming more environmentally friendly and sustainable. Experts will be on hand to advise businesses on how to get started on the road to adopting a greener and more resourceful style of operation. It will also be a networking opportunity for local businesses, and there will no doubt be plenty of time to exchange digital business cards or discuss business during breaks.

It is possible that some of the business leaders speaking at this summit will have experience working with or for Arlington printing companies. The printing industry is a good example of how companies can become for environmentally friendly, as most printers now use vegetable based inks, purchase recyclable paper and dispose of harmful chemicals safely.

The Sustainability and Small Business Summit will take place at Artisphere on September 24 from 7:30 am – 2:00 pm, and is free to attend.