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Jeff Furman Award for Social Responsibility in Business

The annual Jeff Furman Award for Social Responsibility in Business honors an Alternatives member business that has distinguished itself through business practices that demonstrate the owner's commitment to social responsibility.  Past award winners and nominees have included member businesses dedicated to paying their employees a living wage, trading in responsibly produced goods, being good stewards of the environment, fighting for social justice, or otherwise using their enterprises as both an example of and a platform for promoting social responsibility in business.

Nominate your favorite socially responsible business (even your own)! Send a letter explaining briefly why you are nominating the business and how their business practices exemplify social responsibility in business.  For more information or to submit a nomination, contact Karl Graham.

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Joe Nolan, Home Green Home

My family's credit union has been Alternatives since '96; We liked the mission, and who could resist banking in a converted house? In 2005 I started thinking about a retail start-up called "Home Green Home" that would sell healthy and eco-conscious home furnishings and renovation supplies. The Business CENTS class helped me to understand and develop the elements of a business plan, and set me on the path to taking the big leap.

At every stage, I've felt well supported by Alternatives' friendly staff. From one-on-one consultation to business banking and credit needs, I've received quick, helpful service at Alternatives. We always look to partner with organizations that share our values, and Alternatives fits the bill.

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