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Applications Now Open for Retail Revival Program in Austin

Small business owners in Austin can now apply to join eBay’s Retail Revival program.
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This fall, eBay is expanding its Retail Revival program to the Texas capital. Applications are now open for Austin small businesses to join Retail Revival, an innovative program designed to equip local retailers with the skills and training needed to thrive in our global marketplace. 

Creating Sustainable Communities Through the Power of Green Sports

Kick off Conference Season with Labor Day Savings on 3BL Forum!
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The competition, the elation, the despair, the intensity—it's that time of year again.

But we're not talking about football being back. We're talking about the kick off to conference season!

No industry has more potential to change the hearts and minds of consumers than sports—putting stakeholders in a unique position to be a force for good by inspiring positive change where we live and play. That’s why 3BL Forum: Brands Taking Stands - What’s Next is proud to partner with Green Sports Alliance.

Bridgestone Bloomington Plant Achieves “Gold Level” in Caterpillar Supplier Quality Excellence Process Certification

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Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) announced that its off-the-road (OTR) plant in Bloomington, Illinois recently achieved the Gold Level in the Caterpillar Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) Certification.

Registration for 2019 America Recycles Day Now Open

Keep America Beautiful Encourages Americans to Join the Effort to Recycle More and Recycle Right
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STAMFORD, Conn., September 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Keep America Beautiful®America Recycles Day®, the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States, has opened registration for businesses, community organizations, government entities, individuals and others planning to host an America Recycles Day-themed event.

Earthquakes Set Stage for Emergency Planning Drill

A companywide exercise in response to a mock 7.8 magnitude earthquake is part of SCE’s ongoing emergency preparedness efforts.
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by Justin Felles 

IRWINDALE, Calif.—Southern California sits in the middle of earthquake territory and eventually the day will come when a damaging quake hits, potentially crippling vital lifelines in the region for days, weeks — even months.

You can never be too prepared. 

As part of its ongoing emergency preparedness planning, Southern California Edison recently hosted a daylong multi-agency drill to simulate a major 7.8 earthquake.  

10 Years on: 74 Walk Friendly Communities Recognized through Road Safety Program Sponsored by FedEx

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C., August 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ —The Walk Friendly Communities program (WFC) recognized three U.S. cities for their commitment to prioritize pedestrians and create safe, comfortable and inviting places to walk. The Walk Friendly Community designations include a Platinum-level designation for Portland, Oregon, only the fourth community to receive that honor. Both Burlington, Vermont, and Bellevue, Washington, were recognized as Silver-level Walk Friendly Communities.

Cisco and Innogy Develop Concept for Climate-Neutral Energy Supply

By Alex Hills
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The joint project “SmartQuart” by innogy, the Co-Innovation Center Cisco openBerlin and eight other partners was selected by the Federal Ministry of Economics as one of 20 winners of the “Reallabore der Energiewende” competition. In the cities of Essen and Bedburg in Nordrhein-Westfalen and Kaisersesch in Rheinland-Pfalz, the proposed project will network individual city districts within themselves and with each other.

Millennium Challenge Corporation, Bechtel and Côte d’Ivoire Government Launch New Strategic Collaboration

The partnership will focus on developing an infrastructure master plan that could become a template for other countries in the region.
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RESTON, Va. /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has announced its intent to deploy a new strategic collaboration with Bechtel Infrastructure Corporation (a Bechtel company) and the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, focusing on national infrastructure master planning.

MCC CEO Sean Cairncross joined Bechtel’s Regional President of Africa, Sir James Dutton, and Secretary General to the President of Côte d’Ivoire Minister Patrick Achi in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, today to sign a Memorandum of Understanding memorializing the partnership.

The Place Makers Episode 3 - Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

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Watch Amanda Steele, CBRE’s Executive Managing Director, Property Management, chat with Pauline Goh, CBRE’s Chairman – South East Asia, on the importance of green space and the wonderful culture of placemaking in Singapore, particularly evident at Gardens by the Bay. To watch CBRE’s full episode of ‘The Place Makers’ go to Ten Play.

Black & Veatch: Electric Industry Must Adapt, Embrace the Concept of ‘New Energy’

Strategic Directions Report reinforces the need for the industry to evolve
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., August 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Electric utilities are navigating one of the industry’s most dynamic times across diverse geographies and stakeholders, presented with a mix of opportunities as they work to meet changing customer demands along with the need to deliver reliable, resilient power, Black & Veatch’s new 2019 Strategic Directions: Electric Report finds.

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