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February 5, 2013

Legacy Environmental Services to be recognized by ISBDC

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. - A Purdue Research Park-based firm that works with businesses, industries, schools and municipalities to incorporate green, clean and sustainable activities and practices will be recognized Wednesday (Feb. 6) by the Indiana Small Business Development Center.

Legacy Environmental Services Inc. will be one of several Indiana companies recognized in the Established Business category of the 2013 Economic Development through Growth and Entrepreneurship awards program.

The awards recognize entrepreneurship's effect on the state's economic development and growth. Indiana Small Business Development Center clients who used the organization's resources, participated in programming or underwent one-on-one counseling were eligible for the awards. Economic Development through Growth and Entrepreneurship award recipients are selected by regional Indiana Small Business Development Center staff.

Lorrie Lisek, co-founder of Legacy Environmental Services, said the Indiana Small Business Development Center has proven to strengthen privately owned business throughout the state.

"Working with the Indiana Small Business Development Center gave us the confidence to advance the growth of our company," she said. "It provided the tools we needed to effectively assess our business. Their guidance, along with additional resources provided by the Purdue Technology Center of Northwest Indiana, has been invaluable to the success of our company."

Legacy Environmental Services creates Strategic Sustainability Plans for clients based on the challenges and opportunities associated with corporate sustainability. The plan outlines the following elements:

* Identifying the client's environmental impact.

* Establishing sustainability objectives and associated costs.

* Identifying and facilitating the adoption of environmentally responsible principles and practices.

* Developing management procedures and practices to ensure implementation success.

* Securing grants and developing financing mechanisms for marketing and business development programs to increase awareness of corporate sustainability responsibility.

The last business based in the Purdue Research Park of Northwest Indiana to earn an Economic Development through Growth and Entrepreneurship award was Voice to Print Captioning LLC, which renders spoken language into print. It was recognized in the Emerging Business category in 2012.

About Legacy Environmental Services Inc.

Legacy Environmental Services is a future-focused environmental consulting firm. Legacy works with businesses, industries, schools and municipalities in their efforts to incorporate green, clean and sustainable activities and practices into their everyday existence.

About Purdue Research Park

The Purdue Research Park has the largest university-affiliated business incubation complex in the country in four locations across Indiana. The park network is home to nearly 240 companies that employ more than 4,000 people and are located in West Lafayette, Merrillville, Indianapolis and New Albany.

Purdue Research Park contact:

Steve Martin, 765-588-3342, sgmartin@prf.org

Source:

Lorrie Lisek, 219-644-3690, legacyenv@comcast.net