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Nationwide Receives Energy Star Award

Washington — Nationwide Marketing Group (NMG) was named a 2009 Excellence in Energy Star Promotion Award winner for the third year in a row.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy recognized NMG for their

efforts in Energy Star promotions at an awards ceremony, here, last week.

According to the EPA, organizations recognized with the Excellence Award are strong promoters of energy-efficient homes, products, practices to employees, consumers and the community at large. NMG earned the award based on its outstanding contributions to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions by sponsoring significant consumer education efforts through energy-efficient product promotions.

“Eight-eight percent of consumers care about energy efficiency,” said Richard Weinberg, appliance merchandising VP at NMG. “Selling Energy Star-qualified products not only increases sales by giving an outstanding value to consumers but most importantly, positively impacts our communities and the environment we live in.”

Last month, Weinberg presented NMG’s 2009 Energy Star initiative and encouraged continued participation in Energy Star campaigns and local events at PrimeTime! in New Orleans, and focused on promotional offers and consumer incentives from all of the major manufacturers and NMG itself.

“We are honored to be recognized for our promotional efforts for the third time,” said Weinberg. “The Energy Star initiative is not a side component of NMG’s, or our members’, corporate strategy. Rather, it is a major platform within our promotional strategy, and assists us to distinguish ourselves from the rest of the retail distribution in America.”