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Faith programs led to energy enterprise

When people think of Father Baker and the OLV Campus in Lackawanna, they generally focus on the Basilica, human service programs and troubled youth.

But for more than 100 years, energy creation and distribution has been a part of Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity, which rebranded last summer as OLV Charities.

It started when Father Nelson Baker had a hunch and drilled for natural gas at the campus. And found it.

David Kersten, CEO of OLV Charities, oversees the operation, which provides IT…

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How a Florida shopping center saved money and energy by upgrading to LED lighting

The Konover South, LLC. shopping plaza, Stuart Centre, approached Florida Power & Light (FPL) during the summer of 2019 to find a maintenance-free way to access the benefits of LED lighting with minimal up-front costs.

The 200,000-square-foot shopping plaza in Stuart, Florida, faced the twofold goal of controlling annual energy and maintenance costs while providing shoppers with a brighter, uniformly lit, and secure parking environment.

Konover South, LLC. management reached an agreement with…

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Companies, organizations offer assistance for small businesses, nonprofits

Business organizations across the Twin Cities are banding together to provide resources to assist business seeking help or resources to survive the disruption of the coronavirus pandemic. Here are a few resources readily available to business. To submit additional resources for this list, email Editor Dirk DeYoung at ddeyoung@bizjournals.com This page will be continually updated.

COVID-19 Business Toolkit: The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce is regularly updating this page with information and resources…

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Wolf vetoes petrochemical tax credit bill amid signing COVID-19 legislation

Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday vetoed a comprehensive bill designed by House Republicans to foster the growth of the petrochemical industry in Pennsylvania, noting the COVID-19 crisis should cause a re-evaluation of the commonwealth’s limited resources in the face of the novel coronavirus.

The veto came as Wolf approved several other bills sent to his desk, including $50 million for critical medical equipment and supplies, waiving the 180-day requirement for schools, a streamlining of the unemployment…

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