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HOLYOKE – Mayor Alex B. Morse and Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce President Kathy Anderson announce the ribbon cutting for a new business in Holyoke, Simple Diaper and Linen, located in the historic Wauregan Building at 415 Dwight Street. The ribbon cutting will take place on Wednesday, February 20, 2012 at 11AM.
Simple Diaper & Linen recently opened their doors for business in downtown Holyoke, expanding their eco conscious business in a Green City. They have transitioned their business from a home based operation in Northampton to a commercial location, now serving families and businesses from northern CT to Greenfield, MA.
“We are excited to have our business in a vibrant city that is committed to green business like we are,” says Jessica Montagna, worker/owner at Simple Diaper & Linen and resident of Holyoke.
The company was provided approximately $6,000 from the Holyoke Gas & Electric in energy conservation assistance and a 10% discount on their utility bill for three years as an economic development incentive for new businesses. These incentives allowed Simple Diaper & Linen to make needed upgrades to the location and secured their move into the City.
“I think it is wonderful that Simple Diaper and Linen has chosen to move their business to Holyoke,” Mayor Morse commented. “Their move signifies the trend in economic development that we have been witnessing over the last year in Holyoke; as we continue to offer tax incentives and affordable prices for investors, making it easier for businesses to open their doors and prosper in our City.”
Simple Diaper & Linen is a pioneer in the diaper service industry for not only introducing the North East to compostable diapers, but also for being the first diaper service in the region to become a worker-owned co-operative. Co-operatives are businesses owned and operated by their members and exist to build a better community through cooperative values and principles.
Simple Diaper & Linen is a women run, worker-owned cloth and compostable diaper service and commercial linen service. They provide cloth diapering and linen laundering services that reduce waste and improve the comfort and health for children and businesses. Simple Diaper & Linen has been in business (under Mother Herb Diaper Service) since 2009. It is run by Angie Gregory (founder) and Jessica Montagna. To learn more about their business, please visit their website at www.simple.coop
CONTACT: Jessica Montagna, Simple Diaper and Linen 413-749-6232 (office). Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Simplediaper
Posted on February 19, 2013 by cityadmin