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Top Concern Is Planning In Uncertain Times, According To Chicago Business Owners

Planning in uncertain times is the top concern of middle-market companies, according to the fourth meeting of the Grant Thornton Business Owners Council.
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Exelon Helps Fermi Laboratory Reduce Energy Costs

Exelon Services Federal Group received a Department of Energy (DOE) 2002 Departmental Energy Management Award in honor of outstanding achievements in energy and water management for the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) Pumping Retrofit Project.
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Strategic Approach To Energy The Right Prescription For Hospital System

The delivery of patient care may be the primary mission in the healthcare business, but controlling costs and mitigating risk in today’s economy can distract even the most proficient of caregivers. Here’s how one 10-hospital system took a strategic approach to developing an energy initiative that saves over $1 million a year in utility costs while enhancing the environment of care.
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Chicago MCA Offers Education Programs To Enhance Business Growth

Stephen Lamb, CAE, executive vice president of the Chicago Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA), has been working to position the organization as the “Education Association.” The Chicago MCA has made educating members its top priority, according to Lamb.
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Iowa Contractor Selected HVAC Contractor Of The Year By PHCC

Ron Newman, Lakes Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc., Spirit Lake, IA, was named the HVAC Contractor of the Year at the recent annual convention of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) in Toronto, ON, Canada.
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Continuity Programs Develops Customer Follow-Up System For HVACR Dealers

Continuity Programs Inc. (CPI), a marketing company headquartered in Walled Lake, MI, has announced the development of a new customer follow-up system for the HVACR industry.
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Children's Memorial Hospital Project Awarded To Team Mechanical

Industrial and commercial HVAC firm Team Mechanical Inc. (TMI) is working on a $4.5 million project for Children's Memorial Hospital's new research facility in Chicago, IL.
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Scholarships Awarded To Minnesota Votech School Students

The Excellence Alliance Foundation (EAF), along with Excellence Alliance Inc. (EAI) member Bonfe’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Service Inc., St. Paul, MN, has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Adam Matzek and to Jacob Niebur at Minnesota State Southeast Technical College.
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Ohio Contractor Participates In Heart Walk

Apple Heating Inc., Ashtabula, OH, formed a team to participate in the Ashtabula portion of the American Heart Walk on Sunday, October 6, 2002. Apple Heating's team captain was service manager Stan Zwaduk, the survivor of two heart attacks.
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Iowa Dealer Sells 10-Year Extended Labor Plans

Who’s buying the Tempstar Homeowners’ Extended Labor Plan (HELP)? According to an article in The Dealer Star, Tempstar’s dealer newsletter, most customers who purchase Tempstar equipment from Bettendorf Heating & A/C, in Bettendorf, IA, are buying it.
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