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Kauffman Applauds Local Business on Obtaining State Grant
Rep. Kauffman congratulated The Pet Store in Chambersburg, which was selected to receive a state grant for energy-efficient lighting upgrades. Pictured are (front row, left to right) Keila Fitz, general manager of The Pet Store; Kauffman; Charles Haney, environmental consultant for the Shippensburg Small Business Development Center; Jason Abela, legislative liaison for DEP; and Jay Moyer, small business ombudsman for DEP. Pictured (back row) are gentlemen from Daystar Lighting Solutions.
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Rob Kauffman (Cumberland/Franklin) recently had the opportunity to join an official from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in congratulating Keila Fitz of The Pet Store in Chambersburg upon the award of a $6,743 state grant toward upgrading lighting throughout the store.

“Doing things better and more efficiently is becoming a way of life for most businesses and The Pet Store recognized that with a switch in its lighting that it could reduce its energy costs and become more environmentally responsible,” said Kauffman. “I applaud businesses like The Pet Store that take the steps necessary to improve themselves and set an example for other businesses and homeowners.”

The Pet Store used the Advantage Grant to help offset the cost of changing over existing overhead florescent lighting to energy-efficient LED lighting.

The Advantage Grant program provides 50 percent matching grants, up to a maximum of $9,500, to enable a Pennsylvania small business to adopt or acquire energy-efficient or pollution prevention equipment or processes. Businesses must save 25 percent plus $750 annually as a direct result of implementing the grant-supported project.

Advantage Grants are administered by the DEP with assistance in applying for the grants available through the state’s Small Business Development Centers.

State Representative Rob Kauffman
89th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Tricia Lehman
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