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Businesses for the Bay Announces 21 Founding Members

Annapolis, MD (June 8, 2016) The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay announces recognition of the twenty-one Businesses for the Bay Founding Members. Through its Businesses for the Bay program, the Alliance helps businesses, both large and small, throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed to support the environment by taking voluntarily and measurable actions to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed lands, rivers, and streams.

Businesses for the Bay provides a network for its Members to share environmental strategies and success stories with each other and partners, as well as opportunities for Members to engage their employees in environmental efforts. All Businesses for the Bay Member actions align with the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. This membership association is designed to meet contemporary corporate sustainability goals and help the public understand the critical role of the business community in the environment. Through Businesses for the Bay, the Alliance spotlights the valuable role each Member is playing in Bay restoration efforts.

The Alliance recognizes the following 21 Founding Members for their commitment to Chesapeake Bay protection and restoration:

  • AKRF, Inc. – Maryland Office
  • Altria Group
  • Dancing Grass Designs
  • Digital Ink
  • Earth & Water Group
  • EcoLogix Group
  • ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC
  • Environmental Resources Management
  • InClime Solutions
  • LandStudies, Inc.
  • Lockheed Martin – Manassas, VA
  • Louis Berger Group
  • Luck Companies – Corporate Campus
  • Mohawk Industries – Glasgow, VA
  • MowCow Lawn & Landscape – GrowCow
  • Octoraro Native Plant Nursery, Inc.
  • Perdue Farms
  • Recycling Perks
  • Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
  • Smithfield Foods
  • Stormwater Maintenance & Consulting

Corinne Stephens, the Alliance’s Business Partnerships Manager, stated, “Through Businesses for the Bay, businesses are making a positive impact on Chesapeake Bay restoration, expanding their own sustainability programs, and being recognized for their environmental successes.”

Member Marty Bullins, Mohawk Industries-Glasgow, VA Sr. Process Engineer and Sustainability Coordinator, says, “The Chesapeake Bay has a longstanding history of supporting industry in the area, but the Bay has seen some hard times with cases of pollution and depletion of wildlife. Mohawk is absolutely committed to sustainability in our business and our communities, and we are excited to help Businesses for the Bay in their mission to restore the health of the Bay.”

“We’re proud to be members of Businesses for the Bay and to do our part for sustainability and protecting the Chesapeake Bay. The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay leads so many crucial initiatives, and we’re glad to be a part of it”, says Member Jason Unger, Digital Ink Founder.

Businesses for the Bay is currently welcoming Members, Sponsors, and Networking Partners.

For more information about the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s Businesses for the Bay and its Founding Members, visit:http://businesses.allianceforthebay.org/members/directory/

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Marissa Spratley Communications Manager, Maryland & DC Office

Marissa is the Communications Manager at the Alliance’s Headquarters. Her job includes managing communications strategies across the organization and our regional offices.

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