$2,174 through the Small Business Advantage Grant Program. Launched by
Governor Rendell in July 2004, the grant program provides a 50-percent
match for equipment or processes to reduce energy consumption and promote
pollution prevention for Pennsylvania manufacturers and service providers.
One-Stop Communications is one of 48 Pennsylvania businesses that are
investing in energy efficiency. "The high costs of electricity and fuel
are affecting all of us," said Governor Rendell. "From families to small
businesses to large corporations, these rising costs are making it harder
to stretch a budget or earn a profit, but there are steps that we can
take. These innovative firms recognize that and they are making the
investments necessary to use energy in a smarter fashion, which means
lower expenses and higher margins."
One-Stop Communications has matched the $2,174 grant to purchase and
install high-efficiency heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning
equipment with zone controls to conserve energy at their Newport location.
For more information on Pennsylvania's energy initiatives, visit DEP's Web
site at <http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/> www.depweb.state.pa.us, Keyword:
One-Stop Communications of PA, Inc. is a local retailer that has been
providing the local central Pennsylvania market with personal and business
communication products for over 10 years. They are located at 126
Electric Avenue, Lewistown, and 100 North 4th Street, Newport.