GenPro Energy Solutions, BHSU, and SD CEO to partner on workshops

Author: BHSU Communications/Thursday, February 11, 2016/Categories: 2016

Katherine Greer

Molly Brown

Tim Tesslink

The South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity (SD CEO) Women's Business Center at Black Hills State University, in partnership with GenPro Energy Solutions and Black Hills State University Facilities Services will be holding a workshop, "Make Energy Make Cents for Your Business" in Rapid City and Spearfish. The workshops will be held Wednesday, March 2 from 9 am-noon at BHSU-RC in room 105 and again Thursday, March 3, 9 am-noon at BHSU in Spearfish at the Joy (Proctor) Krautschun Alumni/Foundation Welcome Center.

The workshops will be instructed by Molly Brown, Director of Marketing and Program Management for GenPro Energy Solutions, Katherine Greer, Assistant Director for BHSU Facilities Services, and Tim Teeslink, Solar Energy Specialist for GenPro Energy Solutions.

Workshop attendees will find out what energy efficiency measures and renewable energy options are right for their business-and how to afford them. "Energy works the same for everyone, the only difference is scale and how it is paid for," says Greer.

The workshop will give attendees an introduction to energy efficiency, solar and wind energy, explain where each project is most suitable, and dissect how to get the best return on investment including detail on grants, rebates, and tax incentives.

Cost of the workshop is $40 per person. Registration deadline is Feb. 29. To register or to learn more, visit www.BHSU.edu/SDCEO or call Andrea Bakeberg, assistant director for SD CEO, at 605-642-6435.

The SD CEO is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration through such funding does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of any of the components or participants' opinions, products or services. SD CEO operates under Cooperative Agreement SBAHQ-14-W-0018. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. All SBA programs and services are provided to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Accommodation will be provided to clients with Limited English Proficiency when requested in advance.
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