A Washington Court House native recently received a 2019 Best of Cincinnati Award for his business and efforts to impact the environment.
According to a press release, GreenBird LLC — owned by David Allen, a WCH native — was selected for the award in the “Products and Services” category by the Cincinnati Award Program. This program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Cincinnati area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The organization works exclusively with those local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. The mission of the program is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2019 Cincinnati Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity, and winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Cincinnati Award Program and data provided by third parties.
“Each year, the Cincinnati Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category,” the press release said. “These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Cincinnati area a great place to live, work and play.”
The press release states that GreenBird LLC contributes to the environment with their biodegradable paperboard birdhouse and other green products. Its website, www.greenbirdhouse.com, promotes contributing to the wild bird population which has been dwindling due to urban sprawl, deforestation and global warming.
All GreenBird products are made from recycled paper and other natural, sustainable materials.
“All of this happened so fast and came through just a short while ago,” Allen said while visiting the Record-Herald Monday. “The business I chose to get into is something I have enjoyed, but it is not a great money maker. The recognition is important and all of our products lean toward green and impacting the environment. For anyone looking to the future, I would say to be aware of what is going on in the world. Find something you feel positive about and do it.”
Allen is a graduate of Washington High School and The Columbus College of Art and Design. In 2008 Allen designed the GreenBird House and started GreenBird LLC. He added a green “Nesting Material Box” and “Seed Pies.” Seed Pies are recycled paper patties that contain seeds of flowers birds like to eat. Plant the Seed Pie, grow flowers and when the flowers die, the birds eat the seeds.
The information in this article was provided by David Allen and GreenBird LLC. For more information call Allen at (513) 241-4300 or visit www.greenbirdhouse.com.
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