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A final toast to 2021

A final toast to 2021

Here’s to a year that’s now in the rearview mirror, but not forgotten. We had many wins and we’re proud to share this recap as a proper 2021 sendoff. Cheers to what’s to come in 2022!

A pandemic positive?

A pandemic positive?

Mother Nature likes a hybrid workforce, too. Raise your glasses – iBec Creative has now been carbon neutral for two years! In this past year, we also met an unlikely ally that helped our environmental mission – the pandemic. In this blog, we’ll share exactly what offsetting carbon means, our own numbers, and how it’s changed with a hybrid model. We’ll also detail how you can act right now, especially since climate change may soon be powered by the home office.

iBec Creative is now a Benefit Corporation

iBec Creative is now a Benefit Corporation

It’s official – iBec Creative is now a Benefit Corporation here in Maine. It’s different from a B Corp (we are still in the process of getting certified as a B Corp), and we’re going to break it all down for you right here. We couldn’t be more excited to share this latest milestone in our journey, so let’s jump in!

How to get the most from your WordPress site

How to get the most from your WordPress site

WordPress is the most popular CMS and it's used by many of our clients. Get to know a little more about your WordPress site with topics ranging from from creating posts, to customizing your UI, to upping your security.

Greetings from: The new normal?

Greetings from: The new normal?

After 15 months away, the first time venturing into the office was bizarre. We’ve heard that most of you felt the same way – seeing calendars frozen in March 2020 or mugs with the last sip of coffee you never got to – a bit post-apocalyptic. Luckily, today looks different. While it’s not what it “used to be,” we’re finding “what can be” is redefining our work culture (here at iBec and collectively as a society) in many positive ways.

Using Business as a Force for Good

Using Business as a Force for Good

We’re feeling so inspired this month, and it’s not just what we’re doing on our own B Corp journey. We’re also fueled by the collective good of our Maine entrepreneurs, and are blown away by the wonderful things happening in our state.

Calculating carbon neutral offsets and celebrating LD 846

Calculating carbon neutral offsets and celebrating LD 846

This month, we’d love to share two things with all of you. First, we’ll share our process for calculating carbon impact. It’s a pretty daunting requirement for the B Corp assessment, and we hope this will be helpful for fellow companies that have this on their to-do list. Then, we’ll share our experience providing a testimonial to the Maine Committee on Taxation to express our strong support for the Resolve to Promote Benefit Corporations (L.D. 846). Spoiler alert, there’s some good news to celebrate!

Contributing to Maine B Corp resources

Contributing to Maine B Corp resources

While we’re still working hard on the B Corp process, we’d like to share our current in-tandem project that we’re really excited about. We’re joining the business leaders spearheading the B Corp group in Maine to help launch a new Maine B Corp resource website. We’re volunteering our resources to help get this off the ground and raise awareness about B Corps in Maine. Curious to learn more about this, or if it’s something your business would like to be part of? We’re happy to share a sneak peek into these early stages! By: Becky McKinnell

Getting closer to B Corp submission!

Getting closer to B Corp submission!

We just started our B Corp journey last month, and it’s been so nice knowing you’re all alongside us and cheering us on! We have some cool things to share this month, so let’s dive in. By: Becky McKinnell