Synergy Leaders is building momentum, creating “green” partnerships and expanding the green economy in Southeast Michigan.
The group of civic, business and environmental leaders formed earlier this year through collaborations with GreeningDetroit.com, an environmental information portal known as the “Big Green Umbrella,” for green businesses and resources in the area.
“We’ve become known as connectors of resources for the community, bringing people and community leaders from different sectors in the community together,” said John Carlos, founder and executive director of GreeningDetroit.com.
Synergy Leaders plans to meet three times per year for members to discuss what they’re working on in an open-table format. The group met July 26 at the headquarters of a new member, Automation Alley of Troy.
“It was a wonderful meeting, where we could share our skills, connections and create collaborations to help grow the economy, particularly the green economy,” said Debra Rowe, convener of the Detroit Area Green Skills Alliance.
GreeningDetroit.com highlights companies that can provide green products and services (manufacturing, industrial, commercial and residential) ensuring global competitiveness; renewable energies; sustainability; industry standards of reduction of consumption; and the healthy side of greening.
“The leaders keep coming to these meetings because of the synergies among themselves and the opportunities that are created with it,” Carlos said.
“I’ve had a lot of positive results from the two times we’ve met in advancing the mission of OU Inc.,” said Amy Butler, executive director at Oakland University OU Inc. “There was so much interaction, the group is really diverse so there’s a lot of opportunity to share.”
“As a business incubator, one of my focuses is information technology. As a result of the meeting, I was able to connect with a lawyer that businesses could reach out to, to connect and be a resource for information technology legal aspects,” Butler said.
25 Aug 2013 | By KATHY BLAKE firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: The Oakland Press