Wednesday July 6, 2011
Going Green and Staying Lean
Among our clients, there are a few who use the power in their web data systems to automate their work processes very effectively. Some have grown substantially without adding staff and overhead by automating parts of their business.
Ideally, there is a server somewhere automatically gathering valuable data, auto-selling it online, and then auto-paying the electric bill. Automatically depositing the surplus in the organization’s checking account is the last step. In some info-only organizations, this is not far-fetched at all. It’s even realized.
GORGES client of some years, Certified Naturally Grown
, is building a community of farmers who produce to a high standard of quality. They join online and apply for certification online. The certification group is notified and submits its response online. The certificate is automatcially sent, as is an alert about the new peer. Now they may form groups with other members and the groups have a set of automated online functions for organizing their agenda, meetings, and events, online or in a green field.
This national organization of 800 members, after 9 years, has just hired a second employee, part-time of course.
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Cans for Causes
Many offices have struggled with the management of the empty cans and bottles including the question of what happens to the deposits.
GORGES is pleased to be making management software for Cans for Causes, an entrepreneurial project involving Cornell students. Their idea, which is in its second year as a business, is to collect cans and bottles on a scheduled basis and pass the deposits to the charity selected by each office. Their business is a licensed recycler, so it earns a few cents above the five the charity receives.
We signed them up and they signed us up. It’s a win-win situation.
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Team GORGES Steps Up To The Plate
A GORGES Client, Amy Cronin, Director of New York Six, called our bullpen with the request to sponsor an Ithaca Cal Ripken League minor team. In the opener our third base coach, Chris Grant, gave the “hit away” sign and the royal blue GORGES nine and ten year olds took the field for a season of the national pastime. Between showers, the GORGES Nine pitched, caught, hit, ran, scored and sometimes, sadly, struck out.
There was some ice cream after the game to soothe that last one. These smiling guys remind us of how vital playing a game can be for our boys and girls. For them, and for us, it’s about the “fun”damentals.
Great job guys! Keep your head in the game and hit for the fences. Find out more about the league: www.IthacaBabeRuthonline.com
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