Direct Energy and Pittsburgh Magazine are committed to Southwestern Pennsylvania and continue to recognize the region’s unsung heroes who go above and beyond in the community. With that commitment in mind, the two companies recently introduced the Small Business Community Heroes award program. The program will recognize a small business owner who exemplifies the volunteer spirit in the community. Please take a few minutes to nominate that individual by Sunday, May 19, 2013 by 11:59 p.m. at www.directenergy.com/heroes.
For purposes of this program, a small business is defined by having less than 100 employees, and nominees do not need to be Direct Energy customers. The award is open to all residents of communities in the Pittsburgh Magazine market area (i.e. Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland counties). Nominations should be no longer than 500 words and must detail the specific contributions the small business owner has made to improve the community through volunteerism.
Maura Clark, president of Direct Energy Business, graciously accepted a Pittsburgh Business Times’ Energy Leadership Award on May 8 at the awards ceremony. The awards celebrate the Pittsburgh region’s burgeoning energy market recognizing key organizations and individuals.
Maura thanked many including the PAPUC and the hardworking state legislators whose tireless work and advocacy allow Direct Energy Business to make a real impact on the customers; the company’s customers, because without them, Direct Energy Business would not exist; the city of Pittsburgh for its talent pool, the communities and energy of the city, which continues to help Direct Energy Business stand as a major player in the Western Pennsylvania energy hub; and the Pittsburgh Business Times for selecting her as an Energy Leadership Award winner.
Read the coverage via The Pittsburgh Business Times:
PBT honors region’s energy leaders (video)
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Growth is good. And that’s exactly what we are seeking to do. Direct Energy Business, a retail energy supplier that helps organizations and businesses of all sizes capitalize on power and gas choices, is seeking to hire 30 individuals for various teams such as Sales, IT, Operations and more. Apply today!
We have to include some facts and figures, right? We promise to be brief. Direct Energy Business…
- is part of a Global 500 organization, Centrica plc, that has a market cap of about $30bn (in a nutshell – we’re stable and growing)
- provides natural gas and electricity to small-, medium- and large-sized businesses, public institutions and government facilities
- is the 3rd largest commercial & industrial retailer in North America based on customer numbers
- has products available in 5 Canadian provinces and 14 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia
- has customer relationships with more than 50% of the Fortune 100 companies
On April 16, Direct Energy was honored by Governor Jan Brewer and the Arizona Commerce Authority for retaining and creating jobs in the state through our new Phoenix Call Center. Steven Murray, Jessica Mahaffey, Matt George and others represented Direct Energy at the meeting.
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Centrica plc, the U.K.-based parent company of Direct Energy, partnered with Qatar Petroleum to buy $1 billion in natural gas and crude oil assets in western Canada Monday from Suncor Energy. Direct Energy will now own the production assets to supply 60% of its retail gas customers in North America. Currently, they provide 20% of its own gas. Centrica will operate the business, which is subject to regulatory approval of the Canadian government.