News

CEAR E-recycling becomes our newest Certified Sustainable Business!

As of August 2018, CEAR (California Electronic Asset Recovery) has been certified as a Sacramento Area ​ Sustainable Business in ALL 6 Categories. Not only are they responsible for diverting and recycling approximately 20 million pounds of E-waste a year, their operations on site are going above and beyond current regulations in order to improve their sustainability practices.​​

Click the link below to see a ​KVIE video to get a peak into their facility !​

For more information visit their website: www.cearinc.com

 

City of Sacramento's EV Program Updates

NEW: Green City Programs Announcement

On June 13, 2018 the City of Sacramento and Electrify America announced new zero-emission Green City initiatives. The programs will include new types of zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) car share programs, ZEV shuttle and bus routes, and state-of-the-art electric vehicle charging systems. Read the press release, infographic, and fact sheets at: www.cityofsacramento.org/Green-City

 

Curbside EV Charging Pilot: Draft Guidance Now Available

On June 14, 2018, the Department of Public Works (DPW) released draft policy guidance for the Curbside EV Charging Pilot Program. This guidance is now available for public review and comment.


 

WANTED: Staffing Support

Each year SMUD awards at least 20% of their contracts to local small businesses through their SEED (Supplier Education and Economic Development) program. Once your business is certified as a Small Business with the CA Department of General Services (DGS), your business can bid on these contracts. 

Get SEED Certified here:

 http://www.dgs.ca.gov/pd/Programs/OSDS/GetCertified.aspx​

Click the link below to place your bid.

 

WANTED: Small Business Contractors

​SMUD is looking for local small business contractors to bid on the construction of the new Station E Substation. Click the link to learn more about the $25 million in contracting opportunities.

 

Events

SBA Award Nominations

​Nonminate a business for the annual Small Business Award!

  • Link to nominate: https://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/nomination/84183/2019/2019-small-business-awards
  • Deadline: January 9
  • Categories 
    • Contractor of the Year: The candidate should have a presence in their community and be successful in business.
    • Jeffrey Butland Family Owned Small Business of the Year: A family-owned business with at least a 15-year track record that has passed from one generation to another.
    • Pam McGuffin Financial Services Champion of the Year: Exceeds expectations and requirements for advocating for changes to assist small businesses.
    • Small Business Exporter of the Year: Significantly increased export sales and profits, encouraging other firms to export, increased jobs through exports, and innovative methods of creating markets. 
    • Start-up Small Business Owner of the Year: For developing a growing business with assistance through SBA loan programs or as a client of one of the SBA technical service providers, at least a three-year track record, and 5 or fewer employees.
    • Veteran Small Business Owner of the Year: For developing a growing business, three-year evidence of success in sales and profits, increased jobs, innovative product, demonstrated potential.
    • Woman Small Business Owner of the Year: For developing a growing business, three-year evidence of success in sales and profits, increased jobs, innovative product, demonstrated potential.
    • Young Entrepreneur of the Year: The owner will not reach 30th birthday by June 1, 2019, three-year evidence of success in sales and profits, increased jobs, innovative products, demonstrated potential. ​


 

SMUD and BERC Present the Sustainability Series

​Join us for a new Sustainability Series and learn
how sustainable business practices can improve
productivity, generate profit and protect the planet.
Attend this 8-month program led by BERC
(Business Environmental Resource Center) that
provides sustainable solutions to you from subject
matter experts on innovative solutions.

Each Sustainability Series registrant will receive a
single-user, full-year license to a special Internal
Champion’s Edition of Selling in 6™ which
includes more than 100 six-minute lessons that
can be viewed on a smartphone, tablet or other
internet-connected device.
We hope you’ll attend the entire series but
understand if you can’t – please join us for a class
or two.

Sign up today and learn from our experts on
how your business can adopt sustainable
strategies that make good business sense.


 

Free SMUD Workshops Click Here->

​Click the link below to see what workshops SMUD is offering to local businesses and community members.​