Businesses for the Bay Winter 2017-2018 Newsletter

Winter 2017-2018

The Businesses for the Bay Membership Association (B4B) is a partnership of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the Business Community

Agronomic Lawn Management Inc. employees clean-up trash from the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay! A great way to spend a winter day!

Welcome, New B4B Members

Welcome, New B4B Networking Partners

Recent B4B Membership Renewals

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Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

  • February 12, February 26, & February 28, 2018 (Norfolk, Virginia Beach, & Williamsburg) Free Tourism Business Resilience Workshops (Is your Tourism Business prepared for the increasing threat of flooding and other natural hazards? Will you be resilient when the next storm impacts our region?)
  • February 13, 2018 (Free Lunch&Learn Webinar) Free B4B Webinar:The Economics of Eco-functioning Spaces (During the webinar, you’ll learn: How to meet B4B Membership Requirements, Save Money, Increase Economic Value, and Create Goodwill in Every Project You Do.)
  • February 24, 2018 (Richmond, VA) Shiver in the River 2018 (Join B4B Networking Partner, Keep Virginia Beautiful; you can clean up, walk/run, or jump in the James River — or do all three!)
  • March 2018-December 2018 (online) Throughout 2018: Upcoming FREE Lunch and Learn Webinars (We’ll hold five webinars– each based on one of the five themes of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. Participants will learn tips and tricks about the themes and how B4B Members can and are working towards accomplishing them!)
  • March 1-2, 2018 (Virginia Beach, VA) 5th Annual Virginia Green Travel Conference & Awards (Join B4B Networking Partner, Virginia Green Travel Alliance, for their annual conference and awards celebration.)
  • March 22, 2018 (Lancaster, PA) Lancaster County Conservancy’s Doug Tallamy Lecture (Hear from University of Delaware Professor Doug Tallamy, author of the book Bringing Nature Home and coauthor of The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden.)
  • April 6, 2018 (Lancaster, PA) Lancaster County Conservancy Lecture: Underwater World of Riverland Streams (This lecture will explore the amazing world of our nation’s freshwater rivers and streams from beneath the surface, granting us new perspectives and reasons to care about the importance of clean water.)
  • May 22-May 23, 2018 (Lancaster, PA) 9th Annual Choose Clean Water Conference (B4B Networking Partner, Choose Clean Water Coalition’s, conference brings together a diverse group of more than 300 people from throughout the Chesapeake Bay region.)
  • July 30-August 3, 2018 (Baltimore, MD) 36th International Conference on Coastal Engineering (The conference will provide an opportunity to learn from and network with coastal engineers, researchers, academics, and scientists from around the world.)
  • August 14-15, 2018 (St. Michaels, MD) Environmental Concern’s 2018 Wetland Plant ID Course (The course is designed for wetland professionals to improve vegetation identification skills.)

If you have an article or event to share, please email Corinne, Alliance Business Partnerships Manager.


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