Irish Fest a Success!
Posted by Mark Brubaker on Aug 12, 2016
- No meeting on September 2
- Celebration of life for Paul Buchanan is tonight starting at 6pm at the Cedarbrook Nursery. Please register for this event and bring an appetizer, side dish, or dessert (depending on last name). Similar to a perfect party, meat, beer, and wine is being provided. Lots of laughter and memory sharing is the main event.
- The social committee has registration open for the Columbus Clippers game on Sunday, August 28, 4:05pm. This will be a great way to wind down summer before the season is over.
- Andy Keeler thanked all volunteers for their service with the alcohol inventory during the Dublin Irish Festival. Similarly, we thank Andy for leading our effort in preparation and execution as he made it easy for us to both work and enjoy ourselves during our shifts. (Special kudos to those who worked the Friday noon - 4pm shift where the lion's share of work was done in the heat and humidity.)
Page Vornbrock and Dr. Todd Hoadley introduced our speaker, Ryan Prestel, CEO, JadeTrack, as they have gotten to know him through his work with the Dublin Schools Business Advisory Council. Todd noted that Ryan has saved the Dublin school district $3.7 mm through his work on sustainability. Ryan is a 2002 graduate of the Dublin school system and is an exemplary example of our school system and the impact being made in our own community.
Ryan began by providing a description of what is meant by sustainability, including what it means to different people and varying perspectives. He created JadeTrack which provides technology-enabled energy and sustainability solutions. Through a combination of software, data, and analytical tools, organizations can improve their energy management, carbon management, building analytics, and sustainable surveys. To highlight the importance of this, Ryan noted that companies are utilizing JadeTrack's tools for ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) reporting to meet regulatory requirements and the needs of a variety of stakeholders who monitor corporate social responsibility. Examples of what has been done with the Wendy's Corporation and Dublin City Schools were highlighted. The company currently has 7 employees and is expected to grow to 10 before the end of the year. To learn more, check out the JadeTrack website (www.jadetrack.com).