Charlottesville Better Business Challenge

 
 
Dave Koehn, Voice of the Cavaliers, at the 2019 Better Business Challenge Awards Night. Check out 2018-2019 Challenge Winners  here!

Dave Koehn, Voice of the Cavaliers, at the 2019 Better Business Challenge Awards Night. Check out 2018-2019 Challenge Winners here!

 
 

What’s the Challenge?

The Better Business Challenge is a friendly competition that helps organizations of all types and sizes save energy, adopt renewables, and innovate around sustainability. Join a fast-growing network of businesses who care about their bottom line AND their community impact! 

We work with homegrown businesses like High Tor Gear Exchange and Firefly to national companies like WorldStrides and the CFA Institute, to local schools like Albemarle County Public Schools and Peabody, and even congregations. Check out what the 2018-2019 participants achieved:

 

Challenge by the Numbers

Here is what our 93 participants collectively accomplished through 506 climate actions!

 
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The Challenge pushed us to move forward on initiatives that have been on the back burner... It energized our team and got us excited about the future.
— Josh Skiles, Career Advisor for UVA Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
 

Why Join?

We Give You a Leg Up!

We know businesses don’t have a lot of time, so we’ve made the Challenge easy and flexible for your business! We equip every player with the tools necessary to cut costs and increase their bottom line.  Participation includes access to:

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  • Energy Scorecard with 46 action items to reduce and improve energy use

  • Energy Catalyst Toolkit, an easy-to-use digital tool kit to tailor solutions to your business needs

  • Catered Lunch n’ Learns on key topics to stay ahead of the curve

  • A Challenge Coach who works with your busy schedule to get things done*

  • An Energy Walkthrough to uncover opportunities for savings*

 

We Tout Your Success!

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Engaging in the Challenge is a smart investment in your company’s brand.

We love to spotlight your success wherever and whenever we can.  Whether it’s one action or many, we find every opportunity to tell your green business story!

During the last Challenge:

●   700 participant shout-outs on social media

●   12 news stories giving 800,000 local audience “touches”


The Challenge helps all businesses, but especially small businesses... Every dollar counts when you own a small business.
— Mary Loose DeViney, co-owner Tuel Jewelers

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We’re Ready!


 

The Challenge is powered by

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with Proud 2018-2019 Challenge Sponsors

 
 
 

and Proud Community Partners