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GenPro Names Michelle Livengood as Financial Manager

GenPro Energy Solutions is pleased to announce that Michelle Livengood has joined the company as the Financial Manager.

Michelle’s career includes 9 years with Black Hills Energy, where she held different positions, most recently as a Corporate Accountant.

“I am delighted to join the GenPro team and contribute to their ongoing and future successes. This is a wonderful opportunity help the company grow and the reward of working within the renewable energy industry is priceless.” - Livengood

Michelle has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Phoenix.

As the financial manager, Livengood will be responsible for maximizing return on financial assets by establishing financial policies, procedures, controls, and reporting systems.

Michelle grew up in the Black Hills and feels truly blessed to live in this beautiful area.  Outside of the office she enjoys playing softball, researching her ancestry and playing poker.  Most importantly she loves spending time with her family.



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July 10, 2017 marks the start of the installation of the new LED lights at the Rushmore Little League's Red Pesek field in Rapid City, SD by GenPro Energy Solutions.  The purpose of the new lighting is to improve safety and to reduce crime in the area surrounding the Red Pesek Field with the goal to light the area surrounding the field year-round to reduce vandalism, prostitution and drug use that currently takes place near the field.  The project is funded by the Rapid City Vision Funds.

"It has nothing to do with the game of baseball. It's not going to make Rushmore Little League any more competitive on the field,” said Jim Bussell, President, Rushmore Little League. “What it is helping us do, is to be good neighbors and helping us make this neighborhood safer, both for the users of the Rushmore Little League area, but most of the time it's going to be better for the users of the Roosevelt Park Neighborhood.



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Thursday, June 22, 2017. 9:22 am

Going green, small business benefits

Small businesses are facing competition not only on a local level, but online as well.  With so many different products and services to choose from, going green is one of the greatest way to make a small business stick out form the competition.  Going green does not only decrease the impact on the planet, it can save your company money.  Take a look at how your business can make simple switches today to greatly affect not only your future, the planets future as well.

  1. The timing has never been better to make the switch to LED lights.  As prices are dropping on the low energy consuming bulbs, LED lights are more affordable than ever.  Not only will you save money overtime by using LED lights, you will save on maintenance since they have an average life span of 50,000 hours, which is 5 times that of the CFL bulb.

  2. Go digital. In the age of technology, we have the resources to cut down on our paper use. One tree on average makes 16.67 reams of copy paper.  The average cost of a tossed-out piece of paper is 6 cents.  The average employee prints and tosses out an average of 1,410 per year.  By going digital you could save roughly $84.60 per employee each year.

  3. Solar power during the day.  If your business runs during the day, your power could be produced by solar panels.  Since most business’s today run from 8am-5pmthe lights, copiers, computers, etc.… are used all during sunlight hours, which could run from solar energy. The investment tax credit (ITC), also known as the federal solar tax credit, allows you to deduct 30 percent of the cost of installing a solar energy system from your federal taxes.  There is no better time than now to make the switch!

  4. If your company travels for business and sales meetings, trade shows, etc. consider alternative fuel or hybrid vehicles. By reducing your carbon footprint, you are also saving fuel costs.

  5. Buy local. Factor in the costs of shipping when ordering promotional materials, office products and more and think about the ways that you’re also saving on emissions.  Not only are you supporting other small businesses, you are saving on your overall carbon footprint.

Those are a few ways that your company can make small changes that will make huge impacts!  Not only will you save money, but customers, now more than ever, care about the general behavior of companies.  Going green is a trending theme that is easily promotable and it seems that everyone is interested in it.  If you are going green or have already, make sure to let your marketing team take advantage of this!



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RAPID CITY, S.D. (2/12/16)  --  GenPro Energy Solutions has donated the installation of new hi-tech LED lighting for the the Black Hills Home Builders Association’s Rapid City office, a move that will save the organization an estimated $1,200 per year in lighting costs.
LED — light-emitting diode -- technology uses the interaction between electrons and protons to produce light. The diodes emit virtually no heat and send the light rays in a single direction. LED is much more energy efficient and cost-effective than incandescent lights, which create a great deal of heat and splash light in all directions.
Increasingly, LED lighting is finding its way into single family homes, apartments and other residential settings as homeowners seek ways to reduce their environmental footprints and cut their electric bills. That’s why the Black Hills Home Builders Association is a good way to introduce builders to the advantages of LED lighting.
“The long-term money and energy savings are well-established facts,” said Todd Houghton, vice president of sales for GenPro. “However, we still hear concerns about the brightness or the quality of the lighting for home use. The staff at Black Hills Home Builders Association will tell you that LED light is brighter, cooler and more comforting to the eye than the old incandescent bulbs.”
GenPro, based in Piedmont, donated the labor for installation of the lights.
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