Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Greening of Taipei

Taipei is going green. This bustling city of eight million is making a remarkable transformation to become a leader in green urban living. Recycling is the rage, and thousands of volunteers take to the streets to collect just about every scrap of reusable material. The air is cleaner too, in part due to the city's new subway system - and tighter regulation of restaurant and industrial pollution.

This Asian success story is a testiment to what can happen when people work together for a cleaner environment. Way to go Taipei!

Photo: Owen George with Leo Lin of Taiwan Fuhbic Corporation. Taiwan Fuhbic's new hotel construction project incorporates technology that will fliter waste kitchen water of oil and grease - helping to preserve the overall environment.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Owen George addressed an audience of Rotary Foundation scholars from around the world as a featured speaker at the Rotary Foundation Alumni Celebration, part of the 100th Rotary International Convention held this summer in Birmingham, England.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Hope Remains for Dignity in Our Time

New York Times columnist David Brooks hits the mark in his recent publication that describes the strict moral code that guided the life of our nation's founding father, George Washington. These days, notes Brooks, far too many of our cultural and political leaders have fallen from any standard of dignity. To read Brooks' column in its entirety, go to:

Pictured: David Brooks with Owen George during the 2009 Emerging Issues Forum in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Trade Winds Europe Forum 2009 A Great Success

Executives from 47 USA based companies participated in the 2009 Trade Winds Europe Forum April 19-22 in Warsaw, Poland. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the event offered participants the opportunity to meet one on one with U.S. Senior Commercial Officers from across Europe, to learn about regional trends and business opportunities - and to meet with Polish companies that had been prescreened as potential partners in specific business areas.

Representing North Carolina's Thermaco, Inc. at Trade Winds, Owen George was impressed by the amount of hard work and coordination that the U.S. Department of Commerce had put into the event. "I am greatly impressed by our team of Senior Commercial Officers and dedicated staff - career commerce professionals that work hard every day to help USA based companies compete in the European marketplace," said George.

Pictured: Robert Connan, Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Mission to the E.U., discusses environmental policy with Owen George.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Emerging Issues Forum Focus on Infrastructure Spending

Public policy leaders gathered at the 2009 Emerging Issues Forum to focus on Infrastructure Spending in North Carolina. Hosted by North Carolina State University, the annual event brought together a dynamic group of forward thinking leaders who shared strategies for creating jobs, rebuilding the economy and tackling the challenges that North Carolina faces with infrastructure deficiencies.

Pictured: Owen George with Emerging Issues Leader, Gov. Jim Hunt

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Owen George Communications helps Make Energy Work

Owen George Communications joined a group of the nation's top energy and economic experts at the Making Energy Work: Building a Sustainable Energy Economy in the Southeast forum in Raleigh, N.C. on February 3rd. Hosted by the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association, the event brought together nearly 400 leaders that share a unified vision to develop economic growth by creating business opportunities and jobs, revitalizing manufacturing, and enhancing our energy security.
pictured: Owen George with the Honorable Otis Johnson, Mayor of Savannah, Georgia