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22Jul 2016
health care costs

A Brief History of the U.S. employer-based Healthcare system by Alice Faryna M.D. The USA is unique in the industrialized world in avoiding a move to an equitable form of universal coverage, stemming back to the post depression era of the 1930’s. Blue Cross was created to help Baylor University’s troubled HC facilities, by offering […]

20Jun 2016

Policy Forum on Conservative Thought and Sustainability   OSBC was an organizing partner for this interactive policy forum — bringing together national and Cleveland area business leaders, policy makers, the media and RNC delegates — to examine the financial benefits that companies large and small are realizing through environmental sustainability practices. Held July 20th Cleveland-Marshall College […]

11Jun 2016
Village Bakery Athens Ohio

Congratulations to OSBC member, Christine Hughes, owner of the Village Bakery & Cafe! Village Bakery & Cafe is one of the three winners of Green America’s Spring 2016 People & Planet Award, in the organics category. Each winner receives a $5,000 prize to support their business’s green mission. “We are so thrilled to accept this […]

24Mar 2016

By Zach Bernstein The debate over whether climate change is real is essentially settled. Now the question is, what are we going to do about keeping temperatures from rising out of control? Here’s one idea: Support a carbon tax. This might seem odd, especially given the name, but carbon taxes are becoming more and more […]

26Oct 2015
sustainability return on investment

For many of us running a business in a sustainable manner just feels like the right thing to do. But at the end of the day, we need to convince hard nosed business practitioners that there is a benefit to investing time and money in sustainability initiatives, especially those that look at core business practices […]