Tue June 23, 2009
BATAVIA MAINSTREET NEWS RELEASE
4 ½ W Wilson St.
Batavia, IL 60510
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Britta McKenna
June 19, 2009 firstname.lastname@example.org
Betsy Zinser (BEC)
BATAVIA MAINSTREET DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES TO HELP PROMOTE BATAVIA’S
NEW PEAK ELECTRICITY PROGRAM
Batavia, IL: Batavia volunteer Betsy Zinser is “Always Moving, by Nature,” like the Batavia MainStreet slogan, so it seems logical that she connected Batavia MainStreet to the new City of Batavia Peak Electricity Reduction Program. The program encourages Batavia businesses and residents to “live greener” by simple changes to their habits (recycling, using washable cups instead of paper or plastic cups, turn up the thermostat from 3-6 pm on Peak days etc.). Betsy has brought her enthusiasm to both the City of Batavia and MainStreet and hopes the special promotions offered by participating downtown Batavia businesses are the additional incentive and reward for folks to participate.
Thank you to the following downtown Batavia businesses who are participating in special promotions on Peak Energy days: 10 South Coffee House, Andre’s Restaurant (5 Webster St.), Batavia Creamery (4 N Island Ave), Batavia Park District/Hall Quarry Beach, Limestone Coffee and Tea (15 E Wilson St), Panera Bread (154 W Wilson St), Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant (4 S. VanBuren St.), Prairie Path Cycles (122 W Wilson St), and the RendezVu Restaurant (1 E Wilson St). Their discounts and promotions will be emailed to all residents and businesses that have signed up for the City of Batavia Peak Electricity Program 24 hours prior to each Peak Energy day. So, now is the time to sign up for the free program by going to the City of Batavia website at www.cityofbatavia.net and selecting the Batavia E-News Sign Up and select Electric News & Tips .
What is a Peak Energy Day and why is it important to participate? Betsy Zinser explains, “A Peak time occurs when electricity usage is running at full capacity. During a summer afternoon, when it is hot from here to the East Coast, air conditioners are pumping and electricity is in full production. These times are economically challenging for our municipal utility and environmentally taxing on our natural resources. Curbing electric use during these times benefits everyone. Sign up to receive emails from the city so you too can POWER DOWN during these peak times.”
The Batavia MainStreet program is one of 67 non-profit, community based Main Street organizations in the state of Illinois. The mission of Batavia MainStreet is to enhance the identity of Batavia’s downtown area as the heart of our community. MainStreet members work through the four points: Design, Economic Restructuring, Organization and Promotion to improve the downtown district. MainStreet volunteers believe the revitalization of Downtown Batavia is essential to our community’s sense of pride, place, and heritage for this and future generations. For more information Batavia MainStreet or to volunteer, please contact the office at (630) 761-3528, email email@example.com or check online at www.downtownbatavia.com.
Click HERE for MainStreet Peak Promotions.