Archive for January, 2011

Paydirt Receives Certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise

January 19, 2011

Paydirt is excited to announce that we have received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Center-Chicago, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

WBENC’s national standard of certification is a thorough process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.

By including women-owned businesses among their vendors, corporations, and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier/vendor diversity programs.


Kicking Off the Year with Green Resolve

January 12, 2011

In the United States, the most popular New Year’s resolutions fit into a few predictable categories: getting fit, saving money, reducing stress, and getting organized. Unfortunately, environmental sustainability doesn’t even grace the list of the top ten most common resolutions.

Imagine what a huge impact we could have if everyone added just one “green” resolution to their list (and then kept their promise!) This year, identify one pragmatic step you can take to reduce your personal environmental footprint. Your resolution doesn’t need to be life-changing, but it should be meaningful and make a measurable impact. The New Year is the perfect opportunity for a fresh start.

Here is a short list of ideas to get your creativity flowing!

  • Pledge to take alternative transportation to work at least once a week
  • Skip the daily disposable coffee cup by making java at home
  • Finally get around to planting that garden in the spring
  • Call your local utility to arrange for a home energy audit
  • Reduce your shower time or invest in low-flow faucets and shower fixtures
  • Purchase a basket for your bike so you can run errands without burning fossil fuels