Here's what we're working on, and possibly some news you can use.
So proud of Revolution Research for advancing to finals on last evening's episode of Greenlight Maine. Judges unanimously selected their innovative bio-based rigid foam insulation as worthy of well-deserved support. Revolution Research has already received a grant from the National Science Foundation and I helped them apply for supplemental MTI grants to fund their R&D.
Periodically I'm going to share writing tips and common errors. No one is perfect and it isn't a bad thing to be reminded of our elementary school English once in a while.
Just in time for the holidays, how to pluralize your last name! No, no, no, you don't need an apostrophe unless you're making it possessive. So no "Dear Talbot's" or "Merry Christmas from the White's." Even though Word defaults to the apostrophe, just say no.
If the name ends in s, x, z, ch, or sh - add "es."
Names ending in ALL other letters - add "s."
Funny article on this subject: http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2014/11/25/how_to_make_your_last_name_plural_on_holiday_cards_and_avoid_apostrophe.html
Revolution Research, Inc. (RRI) developing a biodegradable rigid foam insulation that will replace the petroleum-based foam boards that pose health risks, are not sustainable, and whose production results in release of numerous air toxins. RRI has already received a substantial R&D grant from the National Science Foundation. CJTalbot Services helped RRI prepare an MTI Seed Grant application and a Business Accelerator Grant application. We will be supporting preparation of a NSF Phase II grant application in 2016.
CJTalbot Services managed preparation of a Maine Technology Institute (MTI) Development Loan application for Forager1, who is developing an exciting new mobile software platform that will revolutionize how local food producers and buyers manage their orders, payments, and inventory.
With a little bit of support from me, E2Tech was selected from over 400 applicants to receive a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration to work connecting Maine's energy and environmental entrepreneurs with opportunities in Maine, New England, and New York.