Community Energy Challenge can help your business save money

Learn more about how the Community Energy Challenge can help your business save money from an expert!

Molly Williamson from Sustainable Connections will share information on the Community Energy Challenge and a few other sustainable business practices.

The Community Energy Challenge makes achieving energy efficiency as easy as possible from start to finish. We provide each participating household or business with quality information, a full energy assessment, a customized energy action plan detailing cost-effective measures, assistance with utility and tax rebates, reliable contractors, and quality assurance.

The Community Energy Challenge is a non-profit partnership between Opportunity Council and Sustainable Connections. The two-fold goal of the Community Energy Challenge is to encourage and support residential and commercial energy efficiency retrofits, and to boost local economic development in the construction sector. It began as one of eight energy efficiency pilot programs in Washington, created with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 stimulus package. Originally serving Whatcom County, the Community Energy Challenge has now grown to include four counties: Whatcom, Skagit, Island and San Juan.

10-point financial health checkup for small business & sole proprietors

Do you know the building blocks for a financially health small business? Are you structured properly? Are you paying the minimum legal and ethical amount in tax? Can you spot financial difficulties before they arise so you can resolve them before they hit? Is your business plan supporting your life plan?

WWN member Siobhan Murphy, CPA with Thrive Business Group, will talk you through a 10-point financial health checkup for your small business. This will help you determine if your foundation is complete, your day-to-day factors are running smoothly and to your benefit, and your business is serving your bigger picture goals and vision.

Come hear Siobahn's tips at our Nov. 30 meeting, noon at the Gateway Centre.

Meet Dr. Betty Callen

One of WWN's newest members, Dr. Betty Callen will talk about her chiropractic practice at the Nov. 16 meeting. Dr. Callen uses a method known as Chiropractic BioPhysics in adjusting her patients as well as specializing in scoliosis treatment. Whether a patient needs to get out of pain, avoid spinal surgery or wants to prolong an active lifestyle, Dr. Callen can help.