Fredericksburg, VA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 20, 2011
For 2010, EBJ has awarded Marstel-Day a bronze medal for business achievement for small firms (of size less than $20 million in assets). In stating the reason for the business achievement award, EBJ noted that since 2008, Marstel-Day has doubled its employment of quality researchers, analysts, and subject specialists “. . . in a continuingly expanding portfolio of studies and analyses providing pioneering work in the conservation of environmental resources, habitat, and open space, including introducing the use of ecosystem services and climate adaptation studies into its award-winning encroachment management and sustainability practice, water resources conservation and planning, stakeholder communication, engagement and facilitation, sustainable energy compatibility studies, and strategic planning” (http://www.ebiresearch.com/2010_EBI_%20Awards).
EBJ awarded the project merit award for Marstel-Day’s conceptualization and ongoing work in facilitating the development of the Eastern North Carolina Land Use Strategy (ENCLUS) – which is a 25-county comprehensive conservation effort to preserve farm and forest land located under the Marine Corps’ low-level aviation training routes in eastern North Carolina. EBJ noted that ENCLUS highlights “ecosystem services such as migratory pathways and endangered species habitat, in addition to working-lands values.” It also incorporate[s] the concept of ‘layering and leveraging’ (multiple) agencies’ funds to monetize conservation values, (thereby) enhancing conservation programs’ financial attractiveness to landowners” (http://www.ebiresearch.com/2010_EBI_%20Awards).
In learning of the announcement of the awards, an elated Rubin stated, “What is significantly special about these awards is in knowing that it is the people who are closely observing the environmental business sector who have recognized our successes and contributions to the environmental industry. That we’ve received such recognition on an annual basis nearly since the company’s founding makes these awards just that much more special.”
The Environmental Business Journal is a monthly publication produced by Environmental Business International, Inc. (EBI), a company that researches and publishes strategic business information and intelligence highly beneficial to the growing environmental industry. The Environmental Business Journal is one of EBI’s monthly publications, offering “a strategic overview and independent perspective on environmental industry trends and business strategy” (http://www.ebiresearch.com/ebi_history).
The Environmental Business Journal staff bases their award decisions on the results of various surveys they conduct within the environmental industry to find which firms the industry itself recognizes for outstanding business performance in the environmental industry. Winners are divided into multiple categories based on business achievement by; size and segment, merger and acquisition, new practice areas, and international expansion. Additional categories recognize firms for outstanding projects and new technology development or applications through project merit or technology merit awards. Firms are also recognized for contributions to the industry and society at large.
In March, Marstel-Day will send representatives to the 9th annual Environmental Industry Summit. The Environmental Business Journal will present the awards to all recipients at a special ceremony held at the summit on March 9, 2011.
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