Dubuque businesses are leading the sustainability movement in Eastern Iowa through their participation in the Petal Project, a green business certification program. The Petal Project is proud to announce that Premier Bank has completed all of the certification criteria and is now a Petal Certified business. This announcement positions Premier Bank as the fourth business to achieve all requirements and become fully Petal Certified.

Premier has parted with the traditional green ribbon cutting, in favor of a more sustainable option. We opted to celebrate our organization’s dedication to environmental sustainability through completion of the Petal Project by hosting an e-green ribbon cutting. We actively working to reduce the amount of travel between offices for face to face meetings and instead opt for teleconferences. Thus, having an e-green ribbon cutting instead of asking people to get into their cars (mostly by themselves) and drive across town to the green ribbon cutting better aligns with our sustainability goals.

To become certified, Premier Bank completed all of the mandatory and a specified number of optional criteria within each of the five concentration areas: waste reduction, energy conservation, staff education, pollution prevention, and water conservation.

Additional information on the Petal Project certification program and Premier Bank’s accomplishments can be found at www.Petal-Project.com .